My fav groups & bands.

by cobalt_s | created - 15 Aug 2011 | updated - 21 Aug 2011 | Public

1. The Supremes

Soundtrack | The Sixth Sense

The greatest girl group ever had its origins in the late 1950s in Detroit's Brewster Projects. At the beginning the girls formed a quartet and named themselves "The Primettes", achieving mild success locally and recording a single for the Lupine record label. They ended up being a trio in 1960 ...

2. The 5th Dimension

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

The group was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, CA.

3. Smashing Pumpkins

Soundtrack | The Saint

Ranked #49 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists.

5. Aerosmith

Soundtrack | Armageddon

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

6. Alice in Chains

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

In 2009 they released a new album, "Black Gives Way to Blue". It was the band's first album in 14 years (since their 1995 self-titled album, also known as "Tripod"), and also their first release with new singer William DuVall, who joined the band after the death of original lead singer Layne Staley...

7. America

Soundtrack | American Hustle

1970s folk-rock band.

8. The Andrews Sisters

Soundtrack | In the Navy

The defining sister act of all time with well over 75 million records sold by which the swinging big-band era could not be better represented were the fabulous Andrews Sisters: Patty, Maxene, and LaVerne. With their precise harmonies and perfectly syncopated dance moves, the girls reached heights ...

9. Little Anthony and the Imperials

Soundtrack | Peggy Sue Got Married

Known as The Chesters before changing their name to Little Anthony & The Imperials.

10. The Arbors

Soundtrack | The Danny Kaye Show

Member Edward Farran died on Jan. 2, 2003, of kidney failure. Fred Farran died August 29, 2011, of pneumonia.

11. ABBA

Soundtrack | The Martian

ABBA's musical, "Chess" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 1990 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Musical Production.

12. The Archies

Soundtrack | Archie's Funhouse

Another creation by rock impresario Don Kirshner, who unleashed The Monkees on an unsuspecting world, The Archies were never a group, in the commonly accepted sense of the word--the voices for this animated cartoon series were supplied by session singers (among them Andy Kim, who later went on to a ...

13. Artie Shaw and His Orchestra

Soundtrack | The Aviator

Members have included Artie Shaw, Tony Pastor (tenor sax), Buddy Rich (drums), Helen Forrest (vocals), Ann Sothern (vocals), Billie Holiday (vocals), Roy Eldridge, Peg La Centra (vocals), Georgie Auld (sax), Alexander Albert Avola (guitar), Johnny Best (trumpet), Les Robinson (alto sax), Sid Weiss ...

14. The Association

Soundtrack | Congo

The group was the opening act of the landmark 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

15. The Bangles

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

The Bangles are a hugely popular and successful all-female rock group from Los Angeles, California. The band first formed in 1981. The original line-up was: Susanna Hoffs (vocals/guitar), Victoria Peterson (vocals/guitar), Vicki's sister Debbi Peterson (drums/vocals) and Annette Zilinskas (bass/...

16. Bay City Rollers

Soundtrack | Love Actually

The band got its name when, as a joke, one of them closed his eyes and stuck a pin in a map. It landed on Bay City, Michigan. The "Rollers" part was for "rock & rollers".

17. The Beach Boys

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

The Beach Boys was born in 1961 in Hawthorne, California, USA.

18. The Beatles

Soundtrack | The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles were an English rock band that became arguably the most successful act of the 20th century. They contributed to music, film, literature, art, and fashion, made a continuous impact on popular culture and the lifestyle of several generations. Their songs and images carrying powerful ideas...

19. Stone Temple Pilots

Soundtrack | Battleship

Ranked #40 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists.

20. The Bee Gees

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

When Barry Gibb made a cameo in an episode of Only Fools and Horses.... (1981) set in Miami, David Jason said Gibb was wonderfully self-effacing. He invited Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst into his house, gave them tea and showed them around; the place was like a palace. Gibb was a huge fan of the ...

22. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

Soundtrack | Captain America: The First Avenger

Members have included Benny Goodman, Harry James, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa (drums), Ziggy Elman (trumpet), Helen Ward (vocalist), Martha Tilton (vocalist), Dave Tough, Bud Freeman, Smith Ballew (vocalist), Al Hirt (trumpet), Peggy Lee (vocalist), Dick Mains (trumpet), Teddy Wilson, Helen Forrest ...

23. Chic

Soundtrack | Super 8

Tony Thompson (b. Nov. 15, 1954) died from renal cancer on Nov. 12, 2003, at age 48.

24. Chick Webb

Soundtrack | When Harry Met Sally...

Chick Webb was born on February 10, 1905 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as William Henry Webb. He was married to Sallye. He died on June 16, 1939 in Baltimore.

25. The Cowsills

Soundtrack | Dumb and Dumber

The chirpy, bubble-gum singing family from Newport, Rhode Island who inspired TV's The Partridge Family (1970) (not to mention the sibling-oriented groups "The Jackson 5" and The Osmonds") would expand over the years to include siblings Billy (born 1948); twins Bob and Dick (born 1950); Paul (born ...

27. Daughtry

Soundtrack | WWE Backlash

Members include Chris Daughtry.

28. The Dave Clark Five

Soundtrack | Catch Us If You Can

In 1983, more than a decade after the group broke up, Dave Clark acquired the rights to reruns of the British pop-rock TV show _"Ready, Steady, Go" (1965). Upon reissue in the expanded version of Volume 1, "The Dave Clark Five" are seen performing several of their hits on tour.

29. The Delfonics

Soundtrack | End of Watch

Members have included William Hart, Wilbert Hart, Randy Cain, Major Harris.

30. The Donnas

Soundtrack | The Hangover

The Donna's formed when all four girls were In the 8th grade. They formed for a school talent show and have been together ever since.

32. The Doors

Soundtrack | The Doors

Ranked #20 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.

33. Electric Light Orchestra

Soundtrack | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Did not work together often as a group. Jeff Lynne wrote the songs, called his bandmates together when he was ready to record, and did post-production (mixing and editing) without them. The next time they usually heard the songs was when the finished records began to appear on radio. They would ...

36. Fall Out Boy

Soundtrack | Sex Drive

For the album Infinity On High, each member of the band wrote their own part for the songs. However, Patrick acted as the maestro for it all.

37. The Four Seasons

Soundtrack | Sleepers

The Four Seasons were nominated for the 2017 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Performing Arts category.

39. The Five Stairsteps

Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy

Clarence, the eldest brother, was the group's producer and choreographer. He played guitar and wrote many of the songs, including their first single, "You Waited Too Long." He was 16 years old when it rose to No. 6 on Billboard's R&B charts in 1966. Other hits included "World of Fantasy," ''Don't ...

40. The Four Tops

Soundtrack | Four Brothers

The Four Tops were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

41. Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers

Soundtrack | This Boy's Life

Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers were formed by a group of students at Edward W. Britt Junior High School in New York City's Washington Heights district. Originally called The Earth Angels, the group went through a string of name changes--among them The Coupe de Villes, The Ermines--before settling ...

42. Gary Puckett and The Union Gap

Soundtrack | Zodiac

Members of the Union Gap have always changed. Members have included Gary Puckett, Tim Withem, Kerry Chater, Dwight Bement, Paul Wheatbread, Jackie Ward, Sally Stevens, Stan Farber, 'Ron Hicklin (I)', John Bahler, Tom Bähler, Gene Morford.

43. Genesis

Soundtrack | Sing Street

One of the most successful British bands of all time, Genesis made their mark in the 1970s as a progressive rock band influenced by classical music, folk and even jazz fusion, before becoming a huge stadium band in the 1980s with a series of big pop hits fronted by a singer who was also a solo ...

44. Hall & Oates

Soundtrack | Pixels

Daryl Hall and John Oates were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

45. Harpers Bizarre

Soundtrack | Aloha

The 1960s soft-rock group Harpers Bizarre hit the scene in 1966. Its members--Ted Templeman, Dick Scoppettone, Dick Young, Eddie James and John Peterson--came from other bands (Peterson had been the drummer for The Beau Brummels). They were soon signed to Warner Brothers Records by producer Lenny ...

46. Honey Cone

Soundtrack | Because I Said So

Female R&B trio consisting of Edna Wright, Carolyn Willis and Shellie Clark. The group was formed in 1969 and disbanded in 1973.

48. The Isley Brothers

Soundtrack | Rush Hour

Not only has their hit "Shout" been sung by The Temptations, its bars have been re-mixed for the opening of House of Pain's 1992 successful rap single "Jump Around".

49. Jackson 5

Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy

Group formed in 1964 containing siblings Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Michael Jackson. In 1975, they changed their name to The Jacksons and replaced Jermaine with another brother, Randy Jackson.

50. Jefferson Airplane

Soundtrack | Four Brothers

The only band to appear at the three major pop festivals of the 1960s; Monterey, Woodstock and Altamont.

52. The Killers

Soundtrack | Spider-Man 3

None of the band members smoke. Brandon Flowers quit smoking on November 22, 2006.

53. Led Zeppelin

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

Led Zeppelin are a popular British band best known for their iconic "Stairway to Heaven" as well as for co-creating the music genre of heavy metal. Since their nine albums were recorded between 1968 and 1979, Led Zeppelin has been one of the most popular bands of all time, having sold more than 300...

55. The Mamas and the Papas

Soundtrack | Okja

According to John Phillips and Michelle Phillips, "California Dreamin'" was written in 1963 while they were living in New York. John dreamed about the song and woke Michelle up to help him write it.

58. The Miracles

Soundtrack | Flipped

Mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.

59. The Moments

Soundtrack | Men in Black 3

Members have included Kevin 'Ray' Owens, Billy Brown, Harry Ray, Mark Greene, Eric Olfus Sr., Richard Gross, Harry 'Eban' Brown, John Morgan, Johnny Moore, Al Goodman.

60. The Monkees

Soundtrack | The Monkees

Early studio tryouts weren't considered good enough to release, and with both heavy filming and appearance (mostly as comedians, not as musicians) schedules looming ahead, the show's producers decided the musical side of the project might best be handled by experts. Thus Don Kirshner and his ...

61. Nirvana

Soundtrack | Lost

Subject of the song "Nirvana" by Wesley Willis.

63. Parliament

Soundtrack | Moneyball

Members have included George Clinton,

64. Pearl Jam

Soundtrack | Big Fish

Ranked #22 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists.

66. Power Station

Soundtrack | Commando

Members included Robert Palmer, members of Duran Duran and Chic.

67. Queen

Soundtrack | Flash Gordon

Formed in London in 1970 following the demise of the band Smile, Queen originally consisted of vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor. The band became popular with audiences via their hit singles, live performances, originality and showmanship, ...

68. R.E.M.

Soundtrack | Independence Day

Music video "Losing My Religion" was ranked #19 on VH1's 100 Greatest Videos.

69. The Rolling Stones

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

The Rolling Stones are the legendary British rock band known for many popular hits, such as Paint it Black, Lady Jane, Ruby Tuesday, and (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Almost everyone who attended their shows is quick to comment on their ability to start you up and shake your hips. Their song "...

70. Shalamar

Soundtrack | Beverly Hills Cop

1970s disco group.

73. Sergio Mendes

Soundtrack | Rio

Sergio Mendes was born on February 11, 1941 in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

74. Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet

Composer | Double Happiness

Shadowy Men used to play before the KITH began their show. Shadowy Men often ended their set with "Having an Average Weekend." As time went on, the sound of "Having an Average Weekend" signaled to the crowd that the KITH were about to begin. The two became linked.

75. The Temptations

Soundtrack | Hardcore Henry

Members have included Ali Woodson (1983-86, 1988-96), Barrington Henderson (1998-2003), Bruce Williamson (2007-), Damon Harris (1971-75), David Ruffin (1964-68, 1982), Dennis Edwards (1968-77, 1980-83, 1987-88), Eddie Kendricks (1961-71, 1982), Albridge Bryant (1961-63), G.C. Cameron (2003-07), ...

76. The Shangri-Las

Soundtrack | Killers

Member Mary Ann Ganser died of encephalitis in 1971, at age 23. Marge Ganser--her twin sister--died of breast cancer in 1996, at age 48.

77. The Shirelles

Music_department | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Their charted US Pop hits from 1961-1962 included "Will You Love Me Tommorrow" #1, "Dedicated To The One I Love" #3 (a reissue from 1959 #89), the two-sided "What A Sweet Thing That Was" #54 / "A Thing Of The Past" #41, Mama Said" #4, Big John (Get Up)" #21 (not the Jimmy Dean song), "Baby It's You...

78. The Three Degrees

Actress | The French Connection

The group were nicknamed Prince Charles' favorites" after he requested that they perform (they did) at his 30th birthday party in 1978.

79. The Smiths

Soundtrack | (500) Days of Summer

The Smiths were a British alternative rock band who released four studio albums between 1984 and 1987 and became regarded by many music critics as the most influential British guitar band of the period.

80. S.W.V.

Soundtrack | Free Willy

1990s R&B singing trio.

81. TLC

Soundtrack | The Other Guys

TLC is known for her work on The Other Guys (2010), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) and We're the Millers (2013).

82. Tears for Fears

Soundtrack | Donnie Darko

Ditched their synthesizers and drum machines for a more organic sound.

83. Tommy James & The Shondells

Soundtrack | 10 Cloverfield Lane

The original Shondells were Tommy James's teenage band, based in Niles, Michigan in the early 1960s. They made one single, "Hanky Panky", for a small label and broke up. Five years later, "Hanky Panky" became a surprise hit when a radio DJ discovered it in a stack of old singles. After a bootleg ...

84. Third Eye Blind

Soundtrack | Roswell

Tony Fredianelli replaced Kevin Cadogan as guitarist for Third Eye Blind. Tony was originally one of the first members of 3EB, but left the band early on. He re-joined the band after Kevin Cadogan was terminated.

85. The Zombies

Soundtrack | The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Zombies were formed in 1961 by students Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson and Hugh Grundy. They later brought in bassist Paul Arnold, who in turn brought in Colin Blunstone as lead singer. They first called themselves The Mustangs, then The Sundowners, before finally settling on The Zombies. The band ...

86. 10,000 Maniacs

Soundtrack | Breaking Bad

Members have included Natalie Merchant, Robert Buck, Amanda Kramer, Jerry Augustyniak, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, Mary Ramsey, Steve Erickson, Chet Cardinale, Teri Newhouse, John Lombardo, Tim Edborg, Jim Colavito, Debbie Heverly, Dave Calhoun, Bob Wachter, Jim Foti, Oskar Saville.