My Personal Favorite Bands

by sam032419 | created - 24 Sep 2011 | updated - 24 Apr 2013 | Public

My favourite bands in the whole world! and my favourite song by them :) Not in any order really, except for the fact that Heart rules!! I'm a Heartmonger for life, so deal with it.

1. Heart

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Ranked #40 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.

Heart of Darkness

2. Yes

Soundtrack | Apollo 18

Peter Banks died in March 2013.

Yours Is No Disgrace

4. Rush

Soundtrack | Small Soldiers

Rush were awarded a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, Canada.

The Spirit of Radio

5. Pink Floyd

Soundtrack | Doctor Strange

Syd Barrett: vocals, guitar (born: Roger Keith Barrett; 6 January, 1946; Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK). In 1968, Syd Barrett left the band. Syd died in July, 2006 at aged 60 from pancreatic cancer.

David Gilmour: vocals, guitar (born: David John Gilmour; 6 March, 1946; Cambridge, ...

Comfortably Numb

6. Def Leppard

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Rick Allen was only 15 years old when he joined Def Leppard to be their full time drummer.

Love Bites

7. Linkin Park

Soundtrack | Transformers

Released their second album of new material in March, 2003 called "Meteora". It sold more than 810,000 copies in its first week.


8. Coldplay

Soundtrack | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Band Members: Chris Martin Lead Vocals, Piano, Guitar. Jon Buckland Lead Guitar. Guy Berryman Bass. Will Champion Drums.

White Shadows

9. 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, ...

Killer Queen

10. Nickelback

Soundtrack | The Punisher

Their CD "Silver Side Up" has gone 8 times platinum in Canada.


11. Styx

Soundtrack | The Virgin Suicides

Dennis DeYoung was ousted from the band in 1999 and has never been invited to return.


12. Aerosmith

Soundtrack | Armageddon

CD: "Devil's Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith", 2006 (Columbia/Geffen).

Dream On

13. U2

Soundtrack | Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

U2 has been perhaps the biggest music act in the world since the late 1980s to the current day. They take prominent stands on human rights issues, expressed through their lyrics and other public statements and actions. The band's lead singer, Bono, has become quite prominent in charity movements ...

New Year's Day

14. Metallica

Soundtrack | Zombieland

On September 27, 1986, during a European leg of shows, bassist 'Cliff Burton' was killed near Ljungby, Sweden, when the band's tour bus skidded off an icy road and flipped over.

Enter Sandman

15. Arcadia

Soundtrack | Now That's What I Call Music 6

Arcadia is an actor, known for Now That's What I Call Music 6 (1985), Arcadia: The Promise (1986) and Arcadia: Say the Word (1986).

Election Day

16. Power Station

Soundtrack | Commando

1980s band.

Some Like it Hot

The Edge

18. Foster the People

Soundtrack | Boyhood

Members include bassist/backup vocalist Cubbie Fink.


19. The Bee Gees

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Bee Gees were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

This is Where I Came in

Mad World

21. Bon Jovi

Soundtrack | Spaceballs

The band has had eight #1 albums on the European charts, seven #1 albums on the World Charts, three #1 albums in the USA, five #1 albums in the UK and seven #1 in Australia, as well as many #1 albums throughout Europe, Japan, Canada and Germany.

It's My Life

22. Boston

Soundtrack | Supernatural

Members have included Sib Hashian, Tom Scholz, Gary Pihl, Curly Smith, Jeff Neal, Tommy DeCarlo, Tracy Ferrie, Beth Cohen, Bradley Delp, Jim Masdea, Fran Sheehan, Barry Goudreau, David Sikes, Doug Huffman, Fran Cosmo, Anton Cosmo, Anthony Citrinite, Michael Sweet, David Victor, Kimberley Dahme.

Peace of Mind

23. KISS

Soundtrack | The Nice Guys

KISS was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

I Was Made For Loving You

24. The Velvet Underground

Soundtrack | Juno

The Velvet Underground had its origins, oddly enough, in the world of manufactured pop music, around 1965. Long Island native songwriter/singer/guitarist Lou Reed had gone from college at Syracuse University to a day job as a staff composer and musician for Pickwick Records, whose specialities (...

Femme Fatale

25. INXS

Soundtrack | Donnie Darko

1977: The group first forms in Sydney as The Farriss Brothers.

Never Tear Us Apart

26. New Order

Soundtrack | The Beach

Performing at a concert the lead singer/guitarist said between songs, "These instruments cost as quite a lot of money. We would appreciate it if you clapped a little louder".

True Faith

27. Judas Priest

Soundtrack | Adventureland

Members have included Rob Halford, K.K. Downing, Glenn Tipton.

Breakin the Law

28. Depeche Mode

Soundtrack | Atomic Blonde

At first Depeche Mode consisted of: Vince Clarke, Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher and David Gahan. Vince Clarke left soon after the first album "Speak and Spell", 1981. Alan Wilder didn't join until after the release of their second album 'A Broken Frame', 1982.

Enjoy the Silence

29. Blur

Soundtrack | The Beach

British band.

Girls and Boys

30. Oasis

Soundtrack | The Butterfly Effect

A record-breaking 250,000 people attended the Oasis concert at Knebworth on August 9, 1996. In addition, a record-breaking 20,000 attended the Earls Court concert.


31. Fleetwood Mac

Soundtrack | Frequency

"Rumours" is the 13th best selling album of all time in the UK with sales of over 3.3 million. It was also placed 4th in a poll to find Britain's favorite album. Their 1987 album "Tango in the Night" is also in the top 50 best selling albums of all time in the UK with sales over 2 million. It's ...

Rhiannon(will you ever win)

32. REO Speedwagon

Soundtrack | The Goonies

The band's name is taken from a model of truck put out by REO Motors at the beginning of the 20th century.

Take it on the Run

33. Blue Öyster Cult

Soundtrack | Gone Girl

The band's name is a combination of a recipe their manager once saw in a cookbook for "Blue Oysters" and the band's interest in the occult.

Don't fear the Reaper

the Logical song

35. Kansas

Soundtrack | Supernatural

Rock band.

Dust in the Wind

36. 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...


37. Gorillaz

Soundtrack | Cloverfield

Formed in Essex, England, UK, in 1998.


Love Song

39. Guns N' Roses

Soundtrack | Body of Lies

Their song "Welcome to the Jungle", which proved to be their breakthrough hit to MTV and rock radio, is considered by many to be the definitive anthem to L.A.'s harsh underbelly of violence and sleaze. Ironically, singer Axl Rose wrote the lyrics to the song while in Seattle.

You Could Be Mine

40. Van Halen

Soundtrack | Argo

April 2012 - Gibson Guitars Reader's Poll votes Van Halen #1 American Band of All-Time.

"Respect the Wind"

43. Jefferson Airplane

Soundtrack | Four Brothers

Skip Spence died of lung cancer at age 52 on April 16, 1999.

white rabbit

Sister Christian

45. Soundgarden

Soundtrack | The Avengers

Soundgarden are an internationally successful American alternative rock band, who first appeared from amidst the damp and misty city of Seattle, Washington. Along with Alice in Chains, Mudhoney, Nirvana and the Screaming Trees, they formed what was referred to as the 'Grunge' movement of the early ...

Black Hole Sun

46. The Sex Pistols

Soundtrack | The A-Team

Were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, but they refused to attend the ceremony, calling the museum "a piss stain".

Anarchy in the UK

47. The Boomtown Rats

Soundtrack | Un amore

After the success of "I Don't Like Mondays", songwriter Bob Geldof received a letter from Brenda Spencer, the school shooter who inspired the song, in which she professed pride in what she had done, because the song had made her famous.

I Don't Like Mondays

48. Anthrax

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Music producer Bruce Robb chose Anthrax to perform the original score for director John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars. The band played to picture in Robb's Cherokee Studios and can be seen in the bonus feature available on the DVD with Carpenter and Robb.


49. Blondie

Soundtrack | Los cronocrímenes

Blondie rates highly as the single most popular and successful group to emerge from the 1970s New York City punk/New Wave music scene. Blondie was founded by singer/songwriter Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein in 1974. Drummer Clem Burke, bass player Gary Valentine and keyboardist Jimmy Destri...

Heart Of Glass

50. Live

Soundtrack | Virtuosity

Members of this group include Edward Kowalczyk, Chad Gracey, Chad Taylor and Patrick Dahlheimer.

Lightning Crashes

51. Grand Funk Railroad

Soundtrack | Law Abiding Citizen

Grand Funk Railroad is an American trio band formed in 1969, and named after the Grand Trunk Western Railroad in Michigan. The founding members were Mark Farner, Don Brewer, and Mel Schacher. They were precursors of heavy metal and were promoted as "the loudest rock and roll band in the world" in ...

We're an American Band

52. Mötley Crüe

Soundtrack | Charlie's Angels

Ranked #29 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists.

Kickstart My heart

53. Whitesnake

Soundtrack | Man Up

Rock band.

Sill of the Night

54. Chicago

Soundtrack | Deadpool

Despite boasting a top five hit single in "Will You Still Love Me?", "Chicago 18" (1986) only went gold. However, the band recovered with "Chicago 19", released in the spring of 1988. Among its singles, "I Don't Want to Live Without Your Love" made the top five, "Look Away" topped the charts, and "...


55. ZZ Top

Soundtrack | Back to the Future Part III

Are referenced in the song "Life is a Rock but the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.

Sharp Dressed Man

56. Goo Goo Dolls

Soundtrack | Transformers

Ranked #50 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.


57. Megadeth

Soundtrack | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Members have included Dave Mustaine, Dave Ellefson, Shawn Drover, Chris Broderick, Gar Samuelson, Lee Rausch, Chris Poland, Mike Albert, Jay Reynolds, Chuck Behler, Jeff Young, Nick Menza, Marty Friedman, Jimmy DeGrasso, Al Pitrelli, James MacDonough, James Lomenzo. NOTE: Mustaine formed the band ...

Rust in Peace

58. 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...

Let it Be

59. 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 "...

Sympathy For the Devil

60. R.E.M.

Soundtrack | Independence Day

Announced on September 21, 2011 that the band were splitting up after 31 years of making music together.

Losing My Religion

61. Dire Straits

Soundtrack | Argo

They won Grammys in following categories: "Money for Nothing" (Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocal) (1985); "Brothers in Arms" (Best Music Video, Short Form) (1986).

Money For Nothing

62. Train

Soundtrack | Abduction

Rock band.

Drive By

63. AC/DC

Soundtrack | The Avengers

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

Highway to Hell

64. Warrant

Soundtrack | Bring It On

Members have included Jani Lane, Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Steven Sweet, Joey Allen, Robert Mason, Adam Shore, Max Asher, Josh Lewis, Chris Vincent, Scott Warren, Terry Ingram, David "Dave" White, Rick Steier, James Kottak, Danny Wagner. Bobby Borg, Vik Foxx, Mike Fasano, Keri Kelli, Billy Morris, ...

Cherry Pie