My 100+ Favorite Classic Rock Artists (in order)

by TheHestinator | created - 06 Jul 2016 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

Note: Donnie Iris should be #70 (between Asia and David Lee Roth), Axe should be #96 (between Europe and The B-52s), Budgie should be #149 (between The Black Crowes and Steely Dan) and Coverdale•Page should be #158 (between Santana and Yes), but IMDb doesn't have pages for them.

The definition of "classic rock" used for this list is: any music created by a non-alternative* rock band/artist that was at their/his/her peak between the rockabilly and grunge/alternative eras (so, in other words, rock artists from the early-ish, mid-ish 1960s to the early 1990s).

*The definition of "alternative" here does not include New Wave, punk rock, and post-punk.

The following genres could be considered subgenres of other genres, so I didn't include the larger grouping when listing them to avoid redundancy:

arena rock/AOR/melodic rock ---> hard rock, soft rock hair band ---> hard rock New Wave ---> pop-rock punk rock ---> hard rock

The profile for Donnie Iris would look like this:

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock -pop-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. That's the Way Love Ought to Be 2. Ah! Leah! 3. Do You Compute? 4. Love Is Like a Rock 5. Tough World 6. Agnes 7. I Can't Hear You 8. She's So European

The profile for Axe would look like this:

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Rock 'n' Roll Party in the Streets 2. Heat in the Street 3. Burn the City Down 4. I Think You'll Remember Tonight 5. Foolin' Your Mama Again 6. Young Hearts 7. Holdin' On 8. I Got the Fire

The profile for Budgie would look like this:

Primary Genre(s): -heavy metal -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Breadfan 2. Napoleon Bona-Part One/Napoleon Bona-Part Two 3. Panzer Division Destroyed 4. Crash Course in Brain Surgery 5. Parents 6. I Ain't No Mountain 7. Baby, Please Don't Go 8. Homicidal Suicidal

The profile for Coverdale•Page would look like this:

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock -blues-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Take a Look at Yourself 2. Whisper a Prayer for the Dying 3. Feeling Hot 4. Shake My Tree 5. Waiting on You 6. Take Me for a Little While 7. Absolution Blues 8. Pride and Joy

Note: I do not have a Facebook account, so I cannot reply to any comments made about this list.

1. Kansas

Soundtrack | Pitch Perfect

Formed in 1970, the band Kansas, originally called Reasons Why, did not start to gain in popularity until 1973 and really did not have a hit until the release of their 4th album, "Leftoverture" in October 1976, which produced a hit single, "Carry on my Wayward Son". Some of their songs have been ...

Primary Genre(s): -progressive rock -hard rock (with an arena rock/AOR/melodic rock period in the '80s)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Carry On Wayward Son 2. Icarus II 3. The Wall 4. Miracles Out of Nowhere 5. Child of Innocence 6. Fight Fire with Fire 7. Play the Game Tonight 8. Song for America

2. 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...

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock -blues-rock -folk-rock -progressive rock (debatable)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Stairway to Heaven 2. Rock and Roll 3. Achilles Last Stand 4. Over the Hills and Far Away 5. Immigrant Song 6. When the Levee Breaks 7. Dazed and Confused 8. No Quarter

3. Iron Maiden

Soundtrack | Murder by Numbers

Studio Albums: Iron Maiden (1980) Killers (1981) The Number of the Beast (1982) Piece of Mind (1983) Powerslave (1984) Somewhere in Time (1986) Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) No Prayer for the Dying (1990) Fear of the Dark (1992) The X Factor (1995) Virtual XI (1998) Brave New World (2000) ...

Primary Genre(s): -heavy metal -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Flight of Icarus 2. Run to the Hills 3. Can I Play with Madness 4. Paschendale 5. Running Free 6. Where Eagles Dare 7. 2 Minutes to Midnight 8. Aces High

4. Def Leppard

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Def Leppard is an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitars, backing vocals), ...

Primary Genre(s): -hair band

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Photograph 2. Pour Some Sugar on Me 3. Wasted 4. Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes) 5. Promises 6. Rock of Ages 7. Bringin' On the Heartbreak/Switch 625 8. Rocket

5. Deep Purple

Soundtrack | Twister

In the early 1970s the band was signed to play a one-night concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, which turned into a nightmare. The stadium they were to play in only held 25,000 seats, but the promoters sold 125,000 tickets. When fans who couldn't get a seat started to riot, the police and the army were ...

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock -psychedelic rock ('60s output)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Burn 2. Knocking at Your Back Door 3. Highway Star 4. Perfect Strangers 5. The Battle Rages On 6. Fireball 7. Comin' Home 8. Hard Lovin' Man

6. Van Halen

Soundtrack | Spaceballs

Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. The band went on to become major stars, and by the early 1980s they were one of the most successful rock acts of the time. 1984 was their most successful album. The lead single, "Jump", became an international hit and ...

Primary Genre(s): -hair band

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Runnin' with the Devil 2. Jump 3. Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love 4. Panama 5. Eruption/You Really Got Me 6. Everybody Wants Some!! 7. On Fire 8. Hot for Teacher

Primary Genre(s): -progressive rock -soft rock -pop-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Games People Play 2. I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You 3. (The System of) Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether 4. Sirius/Eye in the Sky 5. Don't Answer Me 6. What Goes Up... 7. Day After Day (The Show Must Go On) 8. Don't Let It Show

8. Chicago

Soundtrack | Deadpool

The band was formed when a group of DePaul University music students began playing a series of late-night jams at clubs on and off campus.

Primary Genre(s): -jazz-rock -pop-rock -soft rock (with an arena rock/AOR/melodic rock period in the '80s-early-'90s)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. 25 or 6 to 4 2. Questions 67 and 68 3. Chasin' the Wind 4. Make Me Smile 5. Along Comes a Woman 6. Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away 7. I'm a Man 8. Dialogue (Part I)/Dialogue (Part II)

9. 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 "...

Primary Genre(s): -blues-rock -hard rock -soft rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Gimme Shelter 2. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 3. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 4. Paint It, Black 5. Sympathy for the Devil 6. One Hit (To the Body) 7. Brown Sugar 8. Little T&A

10. Dio

Soundtrack | Bad Teacher

Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member Vinny Appice, the band's drummer. The name Dio was chosen because it made sense from a commercial ...

Primary Genre(s): -heavy metal -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Holy Diver 2. Rainbow in the Dark 3. We Rock 4. Don't Talk to Strangers 5. Stand Up and Shout 6. Dream Evil 7. Rock 'n' Roll Children 8. Caught in the Middle

11. REO Speedwagon

Soundtrack | The Goonies

Their song "Ridin' the Storm Out" is unique in that the recorded studio and live versions feature different lead vocalists. Mike Murphy sang the studio version, replacing Kevin Cronin after Cronin left due to creative differences, while Cronin later sang the live version on "You Get What You Play ...

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Only the Strong Survive 2. Take It on the Run 3. Back on the Road Again 4. Roll with the Changes 5. Golden Country 6. Ridin' the Storm Out [Live] 7. Smilin' in the End 8. Rock & Roll Music

12. Foreigner

Soundtrack | The Hitman's Bodyguard

Foreigner is an English-American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones ex-Spooky Tooth and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm. Jones came up with the band's name as he, McDonald and ...

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Juke Box Hero 2. Hot Blooded 3. Urgent 4. Break It Up 5. Reaction to Action 6. Tooth and Nail 7. Head Games 8. Night Life

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Don't Stop Believin' 2. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) 3. Any Way You Want It 4. Stone in Love 5. Faithfully 6. The Party's Over (Hopelessly in Love) 7. City of Hope 8. Be Good to Yourself

14. Electric Light Orchestra

Soundtrack | Super 8

The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970, by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan. During ELO's original 14-year period of active recording and touring, they sold over 50 million records worldwide. From ...

Primary Genre(s): -progressive rock -pop-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Do Ya 2. Evil Woman 3. Telephone Line 4. Don't Bring Me Down 5. Mr. Blue Sky 6. 10538 Overture 7. The Diary of Horace Wimp 8. Sweet Talkin' Woman

15. Cheap Trick

Soundtrack | Pixels

Cheap Trick is known for his work on Pixels (2015), Top Gun (1986) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).

Primary Genre(s): -pop-rock -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. I Want You to Want Me [Live] 2. Surrender 3. Dream Police 4. He's a Whore 5. She's Tight 6. Gonna Raise Hell 7. Elo Kiddies 8. The Flame

16. ZZ Top

Soundtrack | Back to the Future Part III

The first songs that they played live in a movie were, in order: "The Battle Cry of Freedom", an instrumental version of "Doubleback" and "Clementine", all of which they played as the band at the town festival to dedicate the courthouse clock in Back to the Future Part III (1990). "Doubleback" was ...

Primary Genre(s): -boogie rock -blues-rock -hard rock (with an arena rock/AOR/melodic rock period in the '80s-early-'90s)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Gimme All Your Lovin' 2. Sharp Dressed Man 3. La Grange 4. Sleeping Bag 5. Burger Man 6. Just Got Paid 7. Got Me Under Pressure 8. Legs

17. U.F.O.

Soundtrack | The Way Way Back

Although the band had a few hits on FM radio, they are largely known only for having had Michael Schenker as their lead guitarist.

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Lights Out 2. Love to Love 3. Doctor Doctor 4. Rock Bottom 5. Let It Rain 6. When It's Time to Rock 7. Only You Can Rock Me 8. Too Hot to Handle

18. Styx

Soundtrack | The Virgin Suicides

Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and became famous for its albums released in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding hard rock guitar balanced with acoustic guitar, synthesizers mixed with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks with power ballads, and ...

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock -progressive rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) 2. Come Sail Away 3. Mr. Roboto 4. Renegade 5. Man in the Wilderness 6. Miss America 7. Too Much Time on My Hands 8. Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)

19. Saxon

Soundtrack | Dèmoni

Saxon is an actor, known for Demons (1985), Brütal Legend (2009) and Top of the Pops (1964).

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock -heavy metal

Top Favorite Songs: 1. 747 (Strangers in the Night) 2. Crusader 3. Princess of the Night 4. Set Me Free 5. Rock the Nations 6. We Came Here to Rock 7. Machine Gun 8. This Town Rocks

20. Devo

Soundtrack | Tank Girl

Performed at the Ventura Theater at 26 South Chestnut Street in Ventura, California in 1990. It was their first (possibly the only) time.Mike Johansen was present in the audience.

Primary Genre(s): -New Wave

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Peek-a-Boo! 2. Jocko Homo 3. Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA 4. Time Out for Fun 5. Whip It 6. Uncontrollable Urge 7. Beautiful World 8. Gates of Steel

21. Aerosmith

Soundtrack | Armageddon

Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" since they were formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, including over 70 million records ...

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Sweet Emotion 2. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing 3. Train Kept A-Rollin' 4. Toys in the Attic 5. Lightning Strikes 6. Draw the Line 7. Mama Kin 8. Walkin' the Dog

22. 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, ...

Primary Genre(s): -progressive rock -psychedelic rock ('60s output)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Wish You Were Here 2. Comfortably Numb 3. Time 4. Have a Cigar 5. Money 6. Run Like Hell 7. The Nile Song 8. The Happiest Days of Our Lives/Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)

23. Mötley Crüe

Soundtrack | Charlie's Angels

Mötley Crüe was an American hard rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead singer Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars. Mötley Crüe has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 25 ...

Primary Genre(s); -hair band

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Home Sweet Home 2. Dr. Feelgood 3. Kickstart My Heart 4. Helter Skelter 5. Hell on High Heels 6. Saints of Los Angeles 7. In the Beginning/Shout at the Devil 8. Primal Scream

24. Eagles

Soundtrack | The Big Lebowski

Their 1976 album "Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" is the bestselling album in U.S. history, surpassing the previous record holder, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on 10 November 1999. To date, it has sold 29,000,000 copies (2009) to Jackson's "Thriller", the second bestselling album, which has...

Primary Genre(s): -country-rock -soft rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Desperado 2. Life in the Fast Lane 3. Already Gone 4. One of These Nights 5. Take It Easy 6. Take It to the Limit 7. Hotel California 8. In the City

25. James Gang

Soundtrack | Straw Dogs

Members have included Joe Walsh, Jim Fox, Tom Kriss, Philip Giallombardo, Ronnie Silverman, Greg Grandillo, Dennis Chandler, Glenn Schwartz, Bill Jeric, Kenny Weiss, Dale Peters, Roy Kenner, Domenic Troiano, Tommy Bolin, Richard Shack, Bubba Keith, Bob Webb, Mark Avsec, Bill Appleby, Gia Ciambotti, ...

Primary Genre(s): -boogie rock -hard rock -soft rock -blues-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Walk Away 2. Tend My Garden/Garden Gate 3. The Bomber: Closet Queen/Boléro/Cast Your Fate to the Wind 4. It's All the Same 5. Collage 6. Funk #49 7. I Don't Have the Time 8. Funk #48

26. Night Ranger

Soundtrack | Sixteen Candles

Night Ranger is an American rock band from San Francisco formed in 1979 that gained popularity during the 1980s with a series of albums and singles. The band's first five albums sold more than 10 million copies.

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Don't Tell Me You Love Me 2. When You Close Your Eyes 3. The Secret of My Success 4. Restless Kind 5. (You Can Still) Rock in America 6. High Road 7. Four in the Morning 8. Goodbye

27. Uriah Heep

Soundtrack | Life on Mars

Members have included lead singer David Byron, Mick Box, Philippe Melançon, Bernie Shaw, Russell Broom, Ken Hensley.

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock (with an arena rock/AOR/melodic rock period in the late-'70s-early-'90s) -progressive rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. July Morning 2. Gypsy 3. Easy Livin' 4. Bird of Prey 5. Stealin' 6. Pilgrim 7. Look at Yourself 8. Suicidal Man

28. Heart

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Heart was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock (with an arena rock/AOR/melodic rock period in the '80s-early-'90s) -folk-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Crazy on You 2. Never 3. If Looks Could Kill 4. Barracuda 5. Alone 6. I Didn't Want to Need You 7. Who Will You Run To 8. Wild Child

29. Eddie Money

Soundtrack | Over the Top

Eddie Money was born on March 21, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA as Edward Joseph Mahoney. He was married to Laurie Money and Margo Lee Walker. He died on September 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Take Me Home Tonight 2. Baby Hold On 3. Two Tickets to Paradise 4. Shakin' 5. Gimme Some Water 6. Think I'm in Love 7. I Wanna Go Back 8. Walk on Water

30. The Who

Soundtrack | The Kids Are Alright

Roger Daltrey formed the Detours in 1962, with several member changes and role swaps abound, John Entwistle joined. Sometime later, on John's recommendation, Pete Townshend was added to the line up. In the meantime, The Detours had become a four-piece band; the drummer was changed with Keith Moon ...

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock -pop-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Baba O'Riley 2. Won't Get Fooled Again 3. You Better You Bet 4. Who Are You 5. Another Tricky Day 6. Happy Jack 7. Pinball Wizard 8. My Generation

31. KISS

Soundtrack | The Nice Guys

KISS is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley. Well known for its members' face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid-to-late 1970s with their elaborate live performances, which featured ...

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock (with a hair band period in the mid-'80s-early-'90s)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Detroit Rock City 2. God of Thunder 3. War Machine 4. I Love It Loud 5. Deuce 6. Calling Dr. Love 7. Love Gun 8. Creatures of the Night

32. Queen

Soundtrack | Flash Gordon

Queen were one of the longest-lasting and most commercially successful bands to emerge from the British heavy rock scene of the early 1970s, but unlike their contemporaries such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, they soon became just as popular with pop fans as fans of hard rock and ...

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock -glam rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Under Pressure 2. Sheer Heart Attack 3. Stone Cold Crazy 4. Hammer to Fall 5. Fat Bottomed Girls 6. We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions 7. The Hitman 8. Tie Your Mother Down

33. April Wine

Soundtrack | Drive Angry

Band member Jim Clench died of cancer on November 3, 2010, at age 61.

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. I Like to Rock 2. Sign of the Gypsy Queen 3. This Could Be the Right One 4. You Could Have Been a Lady 5. Roller 6. 21st Century Schizoid Man 7. All Over Town 8. Get Ready for Love

34. AC/DC

Soundtrack | Iron Man

AC/DC is a legendary rock band from Australia, formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. AC/DC have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 71.5 million albums in the United States, adding them to the list of highest-certified music artists in the United States ...

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) 2. Moneytalks 3. Back in Black 4. Let There Be Rock 5. You Shook Me All Night Long 6. T.N.T. 7. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 8. Hells Bells

35. Elton John

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (...

Primary Genre(s): -soft rock -glam rock -pop-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 2. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting 3. Levon 4. Tiny Dancer 5. Something About the Way You Look Tonight 6. Can You Feel the Love Tonight 7. Someone Saved My Life Tonight 8. I'm Still Standing

36. Meat Loaf

Actor | Fight Club

Meat Loaf was born in Texas, and moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to play in local bands and appear in musicals such as "Hair" and "As You Like It". He made his film debut with a memorable role in cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). In 1977, he and lyricist Jim Steinman released an operatic...

Primary Genre(s): -Wagnerian rock -progressive rock -hard rock -soft rock -pop-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Bat Out of Hell 2. Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are 3. I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) 4. Life is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back 5. The Monster is Loose 6. Everything Louder than Everything Else 7. Paradise by the Dashboard Light 8. Midnight at the Lost and Found

37. Poison

Soundtrack | Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Rock band.

Primary Genre(s): -hair band

Top Favorite Songs: 1. So Tell Me Why 2. Look What the Cat Dragged In 3. Talk Dirty to Me 4. Nothin' but a Good Time 5. Sexual Thing 6. Fallen Angel 7. Back to the Rocking Horse 8. Ride the Wind

38. Scorpions

Soundtrack | Knight and Day

"The Zoo" was written about their first trip to New York.

Primary Genre(s): -hair band

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Rock You Like a Hurricane 2. No One Like You 3. Still Loving You 4. Dynamite 5. Wind of Change 6. I'm Leaving You 7. I Can't Explain 8. Don't Believe Her

39. Grand Funk Railroad

Soundtrack | Sahara

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 ...

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock -blues-rock -boogie rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. We're an American Band 2. The Loco-Motion 3. Take Me 4. Some Kind of Wonderful 5. Gimme Shelter 6. Walk Like a Man 7. I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home) 8. Bad Time

40. 38 Special

Soundtrack | Super Troopers

Members have included Don Barnes, Donnie Van Zant, Danny Chauncey, Bobby Capps, L.J. Junstrom, Gary Moffat.

Primary Genre(s): -Southern rock -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Caught Up in You 2. Hold On Loosely 3. Fantasy Girl 4. Rockin' into the Night 5. Back Where You Belong 6. Back to Paradise 7. If I'd Been the One 8. Chain Lightnin'

41. Boston

Soundtrack | The Limey

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.

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Something About You 2. More Than a Feeling 3. Foreplay/Long Time 4. Rock and Roll Band 5. Smokin' 6. Higher Power 7. Cool the Engines 8. Surrender to Me

42. The Cars

Soundtrack | Transformers

New Wave synth-pop band of the 1970s and 1980s.

Primary Genre(s): -New Wave

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Magic 2. Just What I Needed 3. Heartbeat City 4. You're All I've Got Tonight 5. You Might Think 6. Free 7. Since You're Gone 8. Drive

43. Ratt

Soundtrack | Point Break

Rock group.

Primary Genre(s): -hair band

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Round and Round 2. Lay It Down 3. Wanted Man 4. Lack of Communication 5. Shame Shame Shame 6. One Step Away 7. The Morning After 8. City to City

44. Judas Priest

Soundtrack | Adventureland

Judas Priest is an English heavy metal band formed in West Bromwich in 1969. The band have sold over 50 million copies of their albums to date. They are frequently ranked as one of the greatest metal bands of all time. Despite an innovative and pioneering body of work in the latter half of the ...

Primary Genre(s): -heavy metal -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. A Touch of Evil 2. Turbo Lover 3. Exciter 4. Breaking the Law 5. The Ripper 6. You've Got Another Thing Comin' 7. Diamonds and Rust 8. The Hellion/Electric Eye

45. Hall & Oates

Soundtrack | Pixels

Members were Daryl Hall and John Oates.

Primary Genre(s): -soul-rock -pop-rock (with a New Wave period in the '80s) -soft rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) 2. Private Eyes 3. Out of Touch 4. You Make My Dreams 5. Rich Girl 6. Family Man 7. She's Gone 8. Maneater

Primary Genre(s): -boogie rock -soul-rock -roots rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. China Grove 2. Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) 3. I Cheat the Hangman 4. What a Fool Believes 5. Black Water 6. Jesus Is Just Alright 7. Rockin' Down the Highway 8. Long Train Runnin'

47. Rainbow

Soundtrack | S.F.W.

Rainbow is a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, active from 1975 until 1984, 1993 until 1997, and 2015 until present. The band formed in 1975 in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England and the name was inspired by the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1...

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock (with an arena rock/AOR/melodic rock period after Ronnie James Dio left the band)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Kill the King 2. Since You Been Gone 3. Stargazer 4. Stone Cold 5. Street of Dreams 6. Man on the Silver Mountain 7. A Light in the Black 8. Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

Primary Genre(s): -psychedelic rock -hard rock -blues-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 2. All Along the Watchtower 3. Purple Haze 4. Crosstown Traffic 5. Fire 6. Foxy Lady 7. Are You Experienced? 8. Burning of the Midnight Lamp

49. Blue Öyster Cult

Soundtrack | Zombieland

Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band formed in Long Island, New York in 1967.

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock (with an arena rock/AOR/melodic rock period in the late-'70s-mid-'80s)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll 2. (Don't Fear) The Reaper 3. Burnin' for You 4. Godzilla 5. Dominance and Submission 6. Dancin' in the Ruins 7. Take Me Away 8. Shooting Shark

50. Ozzy Osbourne

Soundtrack | Little Nicky

One of the pioneers of heavy metal and one of its most commercially successful and iconic artists, Ozzy Osbourne was born in Birmingham, England, as John Michael Osbourne. After leaving school and having many odd jobs, he ended up in a band with Geezer Butler. This group then split, leading Ozzy ...

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock -heavy metal

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Crazy Train 2. No More Tears 3. Mama, I'm Coming Home 4. Road to Nowhere 5. Shot in the Dark 6. I Just Want You 7. See You on the Other Side 8. S.I.N.

51. Loverboy

Soundtrack | Pixels

Members have included Mike Reno, Paul Dean, Doug Johnson, Matt Frenette, Ken "Spider" Sinnaeve, Scott Smith, Martin Gerschwitz.

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Working for the Weekend 2. For You 3. Lovin' Every Minute of It 4. Ain't Looking for Love 5. Turn Me Loose 6. Hot Girls in Love 7. The Kid is Hot Tonite 8. Notorious

52. Creedence Clearwater Revival

Soundtrack | Battleship

"Susie Q" was the band's only Top 40 hit that wasn't written by John Fogerty.

Primary Genre(s): -swamp rock -roots rock -Southern rock (even though they're from California) -blues-rock -country-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Fortunate Son 2. Good Golly Miss Molly 3. Born on the Bayou 4. Green River 5. Someday Never Comes 6. Travelin' Band 7. Commotion 8. Suzie Q

53. Bon Jovi

Soundtrack | Spaceballs

Volkswagen designed a Bon Jovi version of the Golf in 1996.

Primary Genre(s): -hair band

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Livin' on a Prayer 2. Runaway 3. Bad Medicine 4. You Give Love a Bad Name 5. Keep the Faith 6. It's My Life 7. Let It Rock 8. Lay Your Hands on Me

54. Queensrÿche

Actor | Queensrÿche: Silent Lucidity

Queensrÿche is an American heavy metal band. It formed in 1980 in Bellevue, Washington out of the local band the Mob. The band has released 15 studio albums and continues to tour and record. Queensrÿche has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, including over 6 million albums in the United States....

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock -heavy metal -progressive rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Empire 2. I Don't Believe in Love 3. Jet City Woman 4. Queen of the Reich 5. Eyes of a Stranger 6. The Needle Lies 7. Another Rainy Night (Without You) 8. Best I Can

55. Motörhead

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

Motörhead was an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox. The band are often considered a precursor to the new wave of British heavy metal, which revitalized heavy ...

Primary Genre(s): -heavy metal -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Ace of Spades 2. Overkill 3. Orgasmatron 4. Iron Fist 5. The Train Kept A-Rollin' 6. Louie Louie 7. Metropolis 8. Bomber

56. Thin Lizzy

Soundtrack | A Knight's Tale

Facebook.com: Announced that new name for band going forward is "Black Star Riders."

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. The Boys Are Back in Town 2. Jailbreak 3. The Rocker 4. Thunder and Lightning 5. Bad Reputation 6. Chinatown 7. Dedication 8. Do Anything You Want To

57. Yesterday & Today

Music_department | The Princess Academy

Yesterday & Today is an actor and composer, known for The Princess Academy (1987), Y & T: Lipstick and Leather, Live (1984) and Y & T: Mean Streak (1983).

Primary Genre(s): -hair band

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Contagious 2. Summertime Girls 3. Beautiful Dreamer 4. Mean Streak 5. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 6. Don't Stop Runnin' 7. Midnight in Tokyo 8. Black Tiger

58. Lynyrd Skynyrd

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Secret Service

The band's name is a variation of the name of the gym coach of Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida, that several of its members attended: Leonard Skinner. Skinner was a very conservative man who would punish anyone who broke the school's strict dress code, which banned long hair and sideburns.

Primary Genre(s): -Southern rock -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Free Bird 2. Saturday Night Special 3. Simple Man 4. Gimme Three Steps 5. Gimme Back My Bullets 6. Tuesday's Gone 7. That Smell 8. What's Your Name

59. Billy Joel

Soundtrack | Oliver & Company

Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as William Martin Joel. He has been married to Alexis Roderick since July 4, 2015. They have two children. He was previously married to Katie Lee, Christie Brinkley and Elizabeth Weber.

Primary Genre(s): -pop-rock -soft rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Only the Good Die Young 2. Big Shot 3. We Didn't Start the Fire 4. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me 5. You May Be Right 6. Captain Jack 7. New York State of Mind 8. A Matter of Trust

60. Sweet

Soundtrack | Hot Fuzz

Sweet, a '70s British rock band that was part of the "glam" movement, got its start in 1965 with the band Wainwright's Gentlemen. Among its members were Mick Tucker and Ian Gillan (later to join Deep Purple). Gillan left the band and was eventually replaced by vocalist Brian Connolly. In January of...

Primary Genre(s): -glam rock -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Fox on the Run 2. The Ballroom Blitz 3. Sweet F.A. 4. Set Me Free 5. Action 6. Teenage Rampage 7. Little Willy 8. Hellraiser

61. Guns N' Roses

Soundtrack | Body of Lies

Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. The lineup, when first signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Guns N' Roses has ...

Primary Genre(s): -hair band

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Sweet Child o' Mine 2. You Could Be Mine 3. Civil War 4. Hair of the Dog 5. Welcome to the Jungle 6. November Rain 7. Nightrain 8. Mr. Brownstone

62. 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...

Primary Genre(s): -pop-rock -psychedelic rock -soft rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Helter Skelter 2. Hello, Goodbye 3. Hey Jude 4. I Want You (She's So Heavy) 5. Let It Be 6. Revolution 7. Paperback Writer 8. Back in the U.S.S.R.

63. Warrant

Soundtrack | Love, Simon

'Warrant - Born Again' - new album released.

Primary Genre(s): -hair band

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Uncle Tom's Cabin 2. Cherry Pie 3. The Bitter Pill 4. Down Boys 5. Big Talk 6. 32 Pennies 7. D.R.F.S.R. 8. Train, Train

64. Alice Cooper

Soundtrack | Wayne's World

Alice Cooper was born Vincent Damon Furnier, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of a minister. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona, at a young age and still lives in the state today. At age 17, he formed a rock band called the Earwigs, who changed their name to The Spiders and then The Nazz, before finally ...

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock (with a hair band period in the mid-'80s-early-'90s)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Poison 2. Feed My Frankenstein 3. Under My Wheels 4. From the Inside 5. Billion Dollar Babies 6. Clones (We're All) 7. Bed of Nails 8. Hey Stoopid

65. Bad Company

Soundtrack | Friday Night Lights

Bad Company are an English hard rock supergroup formed in Westminster, London in 1973.

Primary Genre(s): -blues-rock -hard rock (with an arena rock/AOR/melodic rock period in the mid-'80s-early-'90s)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. How About That 2. Feel Like Makin' Love 3. Bad Company 4. Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy 5. Shooting Star 6. Run with the Pack 7. Honey Child 8. Ready for Love

66. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Soundtrack | Larry Crowne

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers were an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida formed in 1976. The band was part of Southern rock but also at the forefront of the heartland rock movement, alongside artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, and John Mellencamp who arose in the late 1970s and...

Primary Genre(s): -heartland rock -blues-rock -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. I Need to Know 2. Refugee 3. American Girl 4. Runnin' Down a Dream 5. You Got Lucky 6. Don't Come Around Here No More 7. Don't Do Me Like That 8. You Wreck Me

67. Bob Dylan

Soundtrack | Renaldo and Clara

Robert Allen Zimmerman was born 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota; his father Abe worked for the Standard Oil Co. Six years later the family moved to Hibbing, often the coldest place in the US, where he taught himself piano and guitar and formed several high school rock bands. In 1959 he entered the...

Primary Genre(s): -folk-rock -soft rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Tangled Up in Blue 2. Like a Rolling Stone 3. Hurricane 4. Subterranean Homesick Blues 5. Knockin' on Heaven's Door 6. Jokerman 7. All Along the Watchtower 8. I Want You

68. 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 ...

Primary Genre(s): -post-punk

Top Favorite Songs: 1. New Year's Day 2. Sunday Bloody Sunday 3. Where the Streets Have No Name 4. With or Without You 5. Pride (In the Name of Love) 6. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me 7. Beautiful Day 8. Mysterious Ways

69. Asia

Soundtrack | The 40 Year Old Virgin

Had a big hit with "Heat of the Moment" in 1982.

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Heat of the Moment 2. Days Like These 3. Go 4. Voice of America 5. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes 6. Don't Cry 7. Time Again 8. Sole Survivor

70. David Lee Roth

Soundtrack | The Green Hornet

David Lee Roth was born in Bloomington Indiana in 1954. A few years later, his father Nathan, a doctor, moved the family to sunny California. The move proved to be a good one because while attending Pasadena Community College, David hooked up with the Van Halen brothers and Michael Anthony to form ...

Primary Genre(s): -hair band -pop-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Just Like Paradise 2. Yankee Rose 3. Big Trouble 4. Shyboy 5. Elephant Gun 6. A Lil' Ain't Enough 7. It's Showtime! 8. Stand Up

71. John Mellencamp

Soundtrack | The Perfect Storm

John Mellencamp was born on October 7, 1951 in Seymour, Indiana, USA. He was previously married to Elaine Irwin, Victoria L. Granucci and Priscilla Esterline.

Primary Genre(s): -heartland rock -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Jack & Diane 2. I Need a Lover 3. Hurts So Good 4. Authority Song 5. Cherry Bomb 6. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to 60's Rock) 7. Rain on the Scarecrow 8. Paper in Fire

Primary Genre(s): -pop-rock -soft rock -soul-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Mama Told Me (Not to Come) 2. An Old Fashioned Love Song 3. The Show Must Go On 4. The Family of Man 5. Joy to the World 6. Try a Little Tenderness 7. One 8. Black and White

73. Black Sabbath

Soundtrack | Iron Man

Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre ...

Primary Genre(s): -heavy metal -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. War Pigs 2. Paranoid 3. Iron Man 4. The Mob Rules 5. Sabbra Cadabra 6. Symptom of the Universe 7. Neon Knights 8. Heaven and Hell

74. Cinderella

Soundtrack | The Wrestler

Cinderella was an American rock band formed in 1982 from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose music videos received heavy MTV rotation. Cinderella initially had a heavy metal sound before shifting ...

Primary Genre(s): -hair band -blues-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Somebody Save Me 2. Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) 3. Gypsy Road 4. The Last Mile 5. Nobody's Fool 6. Night Songs 7. Bad Seamstress Blues/Fallin' Apart at the Seams 8. If You Don't Like It

75. Bryan Adams

Soundtrack | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams rose to fame with the release of his third album, "Cuts Like a Knife" (1983). The album made him popular throughout the United States. However, it was his fourth album "Reckless" (1984), which is referred to as one of the best albums of the decade that made ...

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Heaven 2. Summer of '69 3. Heat of the Night 4. Kids Wanna Rock 5. Run to You 6. Somebody 7. This Time 8. Cuts Like a Knife

76. Sammy Hagar

Soundtrack | Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar was born on October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California, USA as Samuel Roy Hagar. He has been married to Kari Hagar since November 29, 1995. They have two children. He was previously married to Betsy Berardi.

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. I Can't Drive 55 2. There's Only One Way to Rock 3. Heavy Metal 4. This Planet's on Fire (Burn in Hell) 5. Eagles Fly 6. I Don't Need Love 7. Trans Am (Highway Wonderland) 8. Give to Live

77. Pat Benatar

Soundtrack | Metropolis

Pat Benatar was born Patricia Andrzejewski in Brooklyn and raised in suburban Lindenhurst, Long Island. Her mother Millie had sacrificed her own career as an opera singer to bring up Pat and son Andrew. Years later, it was Pat who sang classically, honing the powers of her 4.5-octave voice as a ...

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. I Need a Lover 2. Heartbreaker 3. Shadows of the Night 4. Hit Me with Your Best Shot 5. We Belong 6. Don't Let It Show 7. Take It Anyway You Want It 8. Hell Is for Children

Primary Genre(s): -hair band

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Reach for the Sky 2. Don't Treat Me Bad 3. Love of a Lifetime 4. Rock on the Radio 5. All She Wrote 6. Shake & Tumble 7. Oughta Be a Law 8. When I Look Into Your Eyes

79. Billy Idol

Soundtrack | The Wedding Singer

Born William Michael Albert Broad in Middlesex, England, in 1955, the first child of Bill and Joan Broad. When he was 2, his father moved the family to Long Island, New York, in pursuit of the American dream. They returned 4 years later (now with a baby sister, Jane) to Dorking. America made a big ...

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock -New Wave

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Rebel Yell 2. Eyes Without a Face 3. White Wedding 4. Cradle of Love 5. Mony Mony 6. L.A. Woman 7. Speed 8. Flesh for Fantasy

80. Billy Squier

Soundtrack | St. Elmo's Fire

Billy Squier was born on May 12, 1950 in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, USA as William Haislip Squier. He has been married to Nicole Squier since 2002.

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. The Stroke 2. My Kinda Lover 3. Everybody Wants You 4. Lonely Is the Night 5. In the Dark 6. Don't Let Me Go 7. (L.O.V.E.) Four Letter Word 8. Rock Me Tonite

81. Skid Row

Soundtrack | The Prophecy

Skid Row is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey. The group achieved commercial success in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with its first two albums Skid Row (1989) and Slave to the Grind (1991) certified multi-platinum, the latter of which reached number one on ...

Primary Genre(s): -hair band -heavy metal (output from the '90s on)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Youth Gone Wild 2. Slave to the Grind 3. Wasted Time 4. I Remember You 5. 18 and Life 6. Rattlesnake Shake 7. Big Guns 8. Monkey Business

82. The Doors

Soundtrack | The Doors

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and John Densmore on drums. The band got its name, at Morrison's suggestion from the title of Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception. They were ...

Primary Genre(s): -psychedelic rock -blues-rock -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Light My Fire 2. Touch Me 3. The End 4. Break On Through (To the Other Side) 5. L.A. Woman 6. Roadhouse Blues 7. Riders on the Storm 8. Hello, I Love You

Primary Genre(s): -heartland rock -roots rock -blues-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Old Time Rock and Roll 2. Shakedown 3. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man 4. Her Strut 5. Downtown Train 6. Hollywood Nights 7. Like a Rock 8. Katmandu

84. Rush

Soundtrack | Small Soldiers

The movie poster for Eraserhead (1977) appears 17 seconds into their music video "Limelight" (1981).

Primary Genre(s): -progressive rock -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Tom Sawyer 2. Limelight 3. The Spirit of Radio 4. Working Man 5. YYZ 6. Red Barchetta 7. Freewill 8. 2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx

85. The Marshall Tucker Band

Soundtrack | You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Members have included Tommy Caldwell, Doug Gray, Pat Ellwood, Rick Willis, B.B. Borden, Marcus James Henderson, Toy Caldwell, Jerry Eubanks, Paul Riddle, George McCorkle, Franklin Wilkie, Ronnie Godfrey, Rusty Milner, Tom Robb, Ace Allen, Tim Lawter, Don Cameron, Frank Toler, Mark Pettey, Ronald ...

Primary Genre(s): -country-rock -Southern rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Can't You See 2. Heard It in a Love Song 3. Fire on the Mountain 4. This Ol' Cowboy 5. Long Hard Ride 6. See You Later, I'm Gone 7. Hillbilly Band 8. Take the Highway

86. Bruce Springsteen

Soundtrack | The Wrestler

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born September 23, 1949 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. His father, Douglas Frederick Springsteen, worked as a bus driver, and was of Irish and Dutch ancestry. His mother, Adele Ann (Zerilli), worked as a legal secretary, and was of Italian descent. He has an...

Primary Genre(s): -heartland rock -folk-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Born to Run 2. Born in the U.S.A. 3. Prove It All Night 4. Badlands 5. Cover Me 6. Blinded by the Light 7. Dancing in the Dark 8. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

87. Talking Heads

Soundtrack | True Stories

Started performing in the New York club, CBGBs. They released their first album, "Talking Heads: 77", in 1977. They recorded the film, Stop Making Sense (1984), in 1984, with director Jonathan Demme. After releasing their 1988 album, Naked, the group broke up. In 1992, they released "Popular ...

Primary Genre(s): -New Wave

Top Favorite Songs: 1. (Nothing But) Flowers 2. Once in a Lifetime 3. Burning Down the House 4. Psycho Killer 5. And She Was 6. Life During Wartime 7. Wild Wild Life 8. Memories Can't Wait

88. Blondie

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

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...

Primary Genre(s): -New Wave

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Hanging on the Telephone 2. One Way or Another 3. Call Me 4. Maria 5. Dreaming 6. Rapture 7. Heart of Glass 8. Island of Lost Souls

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock -Southern rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. The Lumberjack 2. I Stand Alone 3. Reach for Me 4. Headed for Destruction 5. Locked and Loaded 6. Dumb Ass Country Boy 7. We're an American Band 8. Screwdriver

90. Huey Lewis & The News

Soundtrack | Back to the Future

Huey Lewis and the News is an American pop rock band based in San Francisco, California. They had a run of hit singles during the 1980s and early 1990s, eventually achieving 19 top ten singles across the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, and Mainstream Rock charts. Their most successful album,...

Primary Genre(s): -pop-rock -soul-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Heart and Soul 2. The Power of Love 3. Do You Believe in Love 4. I Want a New Drug 5. Workin' for a Livin' 6. If This Is It 7. The Heart of Rock & Roll 8. Bad Is Bad

91. Twisted Sister

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

Twisted Sister was an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based on Long Island, New York. They began playing in 1972 and disbanded in 2016. Twisted Sister's best-known hits include "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock", which had music videos noted for ...

Primary Genre(s): -hair band -heavy metal

Top Favorite Songs: 1. You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll 2. We're Not Gonna Take It 3. I Wanna Rock 4. Stay Hungry 5. Come Out and Play 6. The Kids Are Back 7. Shoot 'Em Down 8. The Price

92. David Bowie

Soundtrack | Labyrinth

David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...

Primary Genre(s): -glam rock -New Wave -progressive rock (debatable)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Suffragette City 2. Young Americans 3. Space Oddity 4. Let's Dance 5. Rebel Rebel 6. Modern Love 7. Changes 8. Ziggy Stardust

93. Steve Miller Band

Soundtrack | Baby Driver

Band members have included Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs, Tim Davis, Jim Peterman, Lonnie Turner

Primary Genre(s): -pop-rock -psychedelic rock -blues-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Jungle Love 2. Take the Money and Run 3. Space Intro/Fly Like an Eagle 4. Swingtown 5. Threshold/Jet Airliner 6. Abracadabra 7. I Want to Make the World Turn Around 8. Rock'n Me

94. Europe

Soundtrack | Hot Rod

"Europe" is a Swedish rock band founded by vocalist Joey Tempest and guitarist John Norum. In the first period of its existence, the group belonged to the genre of glam metal, but after the revival moved to modern hard rock and heavy metal. Group Europe was founded in 1979 in Stockholm under the ...

Primary Genre(s): -arena rock/AOR/melodic rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Rock the Night 2. The Final Countdown 3. Seven Doors Hotel 4. Cherokee 5. Ninja 6. Superstitious 7. Scream of Anger 8. Danger on the Track

Primary Genre(s): -New Wave

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Mesopotamia 2. Love Shack 3. Rock Lobster 4. Private Idaho 5. Roam 6. Strobe Light 7. Deadbeat Club 8. Good Stuff

96. Blackfoot

Self | Volunteer Jam Concert Featuring the Charlie Daniels Band

Jakson Spires died on March 16, 2005, at age 53 of a brain aneurysm.

Primary Genre(s): -Southern rock -hard rock (with an arena rock/AOR/melodic rock period in the mid-'80s-early-'90s)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Train, Train 2. Highway Song 3. Good Morning 4. Guitar Slingers Song and Dance 5. Rattlesnake Rock 'n' Roller 6. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme 7. Too Hard to Handle 8. Doin' My Job

97. Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Soundtrack | A Knight's Tale

Bachman-Turner Overdrive, often abbreviated as BTO, is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that had a series of hit albums and singles in the 1970s, selling over 7 million albums in that decade alone.

Primary Genre(s): -boogie rock -blues-rock -hard rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Hey You 2. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 3. Let It Ride 4. Roll On Down the Highway 5. Takin' Care of Business 6. Not Fragile 7. Gimme Your Money Please 8. Stayed Awake All Night

98. The Cult

Soundtrack | Layer Cake

The Cult is a British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current name in January 1984, the band performed under the name Death Cult, which was an evolution of the name of lead singer Ian Astbury's previous band Southern Death Cult. Picking up the pseudo-mysticism and Native American...

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock -post-punk (output from their first two albums)

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Fire Woman 2. She Sells Sanctuary 3. Go West 4. Love Removal Machine 5. Sweet Soul Sister 6. Rain 7. Spiritwalker 8. The Witch

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock -blues-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Mississippi Queen 2. Never in My Life 3. Theme for an Imaginary Western 4. Tired Angels (To J.M.H.) 5. Sittin' on a Rainbow 6. You Can't Get Away! 7. Roll Over Beethoven 8. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin)

100. Nazareth

Soundtrack | CHIPS

Nazareth are a Scottish hard rock band formed in 1968.

Primary Genre(s): -hard rock -blues-rock

Top Favorite Songs: 1. Hair of the Dog 2. This Flight Tonight 3. Expect No Mercy 4. Telegram 5. Razamanaz 6. Ruby Tuesday 7. Piece of My Heart 8. Steamroller



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