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100 Most Popular Rock Bands

Can you name the 100 most popular rock bands?
Solo acts not included
Based on records sold, Wikipedia, Billboard, and Spotify stats
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Quiz by FlabberBapper
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Last updated: August 9, 2021
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First submittedFebruary 18, 2020
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Most Popular Song
Band
100
Don't Speak
No Doubt
99
Hail to the King
Avenged Sevenfold
98
Friend of the Devil
Grateful Dead
97
Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon
96
Man in the Box
Alice In Chains
95
Hall of Fame
The Script
94
Wrong Side of Heaven
Five Finger Death Punch
93
Uprising
Muse
92
Killing In The Name
Rage Against The Machine
91
How to Save a Life
The Fray
90
Reelin' In The Years
Steely Dan
89
Bring Me To Life
Evanescence
88
Friday I'm in Love
The Cure
87
The Power Of Love
Huey Lewis & The News
86
Wind Of Change
Scorpions
85
Need You Tonight
INXS
84
I Hate Everything About You
Three Days Grace
83
Duality
Slipknot
82
Renegade
Styx
81
Iris
The Goo Goo Dolls
80
You're Gonna Go Far, Kid
The Offspring
79
Down with the Sickness
Disturbed
78
You Really Got Me
The Kinks
77
Freak On a Leash
Korn
76
Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)
Limp Bizkit
75
Crash into Me
Dave Matthews Band
74
The Joker
Steve Miller Band
73
I Will Wait
Mumford & Sons
72
Do I Wanna Know?
Arctic Monkeys
71
One Last Breath
Creed
70
Chop Suey!
System Of A Down
69
1979
The Smashing Pumpkins
68
Push
Matchbox Twenty
67
Poison
Alice Cooper
66
Can't Fight This Feeling
REO Speedwagon
65
Drive
The Cars
64
Africa
TOTO
63
Smoke on the Water
Deep Purple
62
Kryptonite
3 Doors Down
61
Wonderwall
Oasis
60
The Trooper
Iron Maiden
59
Zombie
The Cranberries
58
Misery Business
Paramore
57
Mr. Brightside
The Killers
56
Enjoy the Silence
Depeche Mode
55
Listen to the Music
The Doobie Brothers
54
More Than a Feeling
Boston
53
Creep
Radiohead
52
The Beautiful People
Marilyn Manson
51
Old Time Rock & Roll
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
50
Sultans of Swing
Dire Straits
49
All The Small Things
blink-182
48
High Hopes
Panic! At The Disco
47
Mr. Blue Sky
Electric Light Orchestra
46
Feel Good Inc.
Gorillaz
45
La Grange
ZZ Top
44
Tom Sawyer
Rush
43
I Was Made For Lovin' You
KISS
42
Losing My Religion
R.E.M.
41
Invisible Touch
Genesis
40
Counting Stars
OneRepublic
39
Dancing Queen
ABBA
38
Free Fallin'
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
37
Every Breath You Take
The Police
36
Centuries
Fall Out Boy
35
Barracuda
Heart
34
Everlong
Foo Fighters
33
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Def Leppard
32
How You Remind Me
Nickelback
31
Paranoid
Black Sabbath
30
I Want to Know What Love Is
Foreigner
29
Alive
Pearl Jam
28
Basket Case
Green Day
27
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
26
Riders on the Storm
The Doors
25
Something Just Like This
Coldplay
24
Wouldn't It Be Nice
The Beach Boys
23
Baba O'Riley
The Who
22
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana
21
If You Leave Me Now
Chicago
20
Smooth
Santana
19
Fortunate Son
Creedence Clearwater Revival
18
Don't Stop Believin'
Journey
17
Jump
Van Halen
16
With Or Without You
U2
15
Livin' On A Prayer
Bon Jovi
14
Memories
Maroon 5
13
Under the Bridge
Red Hot Chili Peppers
12
In the End
Linkin Park
11
Dreams
Fleetwood Mac
10
Dream On
Aerosmith
9
Sweet Child O' Mine
Guns N' Roses
8
Enter Sandman
Metallica
7
Hotel California
Eagles
6
Back in Black
AC/DC
5
Paint It, Black
The Rolling Stones
4
Another Brick in the Wall
Pink Floyd
3
Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen
2
Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin
1
Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles
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Level 71
Aug 9, 2021
Yeah yeah if you're boutta complain about how [insert band name] isn't actually rock, take it up with Business Insider, I'm just using their source aight?
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Level 58
Aug 5, 2020
Can you accept SOAD for System?
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Level 71
Aug 8, 2020
Sure
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Level 22
Sep 25, 2020
Liked it alot, a few things tho. Pretty sure Counting Stars is OneRepublics most popular song. I dont know what you define as a rock band but i wouldnt count maroon five if you don't count for example Imagine Dragons. Enjoyed it overall!
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Level 76
Jun 3, 2021
Wow, this list is an outrage for the most part. But then, already Pythagoras said "Popular taste in music must be always treated with deserved contempt." (rough quote) and the dude pretty much kicked the music rolling for entertainment and medicine for general population (aka outside "holy" use). If we are to believe the historical texts, that is.
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Level 60
Aug 9, 2021
I doubt that ABBA is a rock band.
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Level 86
Aug 9, 2021
I was coming here to say just that. Waterloo might make the cut, but definitely not Dancing Queen...
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Level 93
Aug 9, 2021
Yeah, now how do we take it up with Business Insider force them to print a retraction...?
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Level 64
Aug 9, 2021
Gorillaz a rock band? Mumford and Son?

Anyway, thanks for making the quiz.

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Level 69
Aug 9, 2021
Putting aside the question of whether these bands are any good, I think the methodology they used came up with a pretty accurate reflection of which bands are most popular. Nice quiz!
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Level 57
Aug 9, 2021
Is the song by Slipknot actually "Duality"? Not "Quality"?
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Level 71
Aug 9, 2021
Yes it is, I can't read apparently. Should be fixed now
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Level 69
Aug 9, 2021
Can you accept 3 days grace?

Also, it's a bit weird to have Bad company for Five Finger Death Punch, since the song is better known by the band Bad Company. Maybe omit covers?

Otherwise, cool and fun quiz!

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Level 93
Aug 9, 2021
Only missed Creed and Paramore. Only way I could be happier is if I'd also missed Nickelback. :D
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Level 69
Aug 9, 2021
good quiz, but tbh as a non-US, it was kinda weird. i mean, is Matchbox 20 still famous? and also, how a-ha and Tears for Fears didn't make the cut to be here? or are they not considered rock? (tho these who consider ABBA rock tend to put synthpop as rock as well).

and yep i'm going to be that kind of person and complain about the bands in top10. gosh AC/DC and GnR are such bad bands. it's not like Metallica, which i don't like but can see why people like. they are just... horrible. anyway, it takes all sorts, i guess.

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Level 67
Aug 9, 2021
All these bands are definitely more popular than Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.
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Level 59
Aug 9, 2021
Right?
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Level 27
Dec 20, 2021
Where's Kansas And Carry On wayward son
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Level 2
Oct 12, 2022
position of nirvana is a joke