My Favorite Bands

by tiheimbaugh | created - 06 Oct 2018 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

1. R.E.M.

Soundtrack | Man on the Moon

R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe. R.E.M. was pivotal in the creation and development of the alternative rock genre. In 2007, the band was ...

3. Florence and the Machine

Soundtrack | Snow White and the Huntsman

Florence and the Machine (styled as Florence + The Machine) are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, keyboardist Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists. The band's music received praise across the media, especially from ...

4. 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 ...

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, ...

6. Genesis

Soundtrack | American Psycho

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 ...

7. 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 ...

8. Metallica

Soundtrack | Mission: Impossible II

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship ...

10. Run the Jewels

Soundtrack | Deadpool 2

American hip hop supergroup of El-P and Killer Mike.

11. Paramore

Soundtrack | Twilight

On Tour with No Doubt.

12. Tegan and Sara

Soundtrack | To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Tegan and Sara was born on September 19, 1980 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

13. Tears for Fears

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

Tears for Fears are an English pop rock band formed in Bath in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Their debut album, The Hurting, released in 1983, reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, while their second album, Songs from the Big Chair, released in 1985, reached number one on the US ...

18. Fleetwood Mac

Soundtrack | Frequency

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands. In 1998, select members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit ...

19. Depeche Mode

Soundtrack | Atomic Blonde

Depeche Mode is an English electronic band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980. The group consists of founders David Gahan (lead vocals, co-songwriting), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, chief songwriting), and Andrew Fletcher (keyboards). Depeche Mode have had 50 songs in the UK Singles Chart and ...

20. Radiohead

Soundtrack | Vanilla Sky

Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. After signing to EMI in 1991, Radiohead released their debut single "Creep" in 1992. It became a worldwide hit after the release of their debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). Their popularity and critical standing rose in ...

21. The Shins

Soundtrack | The Amazing Spider-Man

Members are James Mercer, Yuuki Matthews, Mark Watrous, Joe Plummer, and Richard Swift.

22. Sleater-Kinney

Soundtrack | The Horse Whisperer

Sleater-Kinney is a rock band formed in 1994 in Olympia, Washington. Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker play guitar and do vocals. Janet Weiss plays drums. The band has released 8 studio albums -- Sleater-Kinney (1995), Call the Doctor (1996), Dig Me Out (1997), The Hot Rock (1999), All Hands on ...

23. The Black Keys

Soundtrack | I Am Number Four

Modern blues-rock band.

24. The National

Soundtrack | Win Win

Members of the band are Aaron Dessner (guitar, keyboards), Bryan Devendorf (drums), Bryce Dessner (guitar), Matt Berninger (vocals), and Scott Devendorf (bass).

25. Nirvana

Soundtrack | Shoot 'Em Up

Nirvana was an American rock band formed by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting and best-known being Dave Grohl, who joined in 1990. Despite releasing only three ...

26. Pearl Jam

Soundtrack | Big Fish

Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has consisted of Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass). The band's fifth member is drummer Matt Cameron (also of ...

27. Cocteau Twins

Soundtrack | Judge Dredd

Cocteau Twins were a Scottish rock band active from 1979 to 1997.

28. Parquet Courts

Composer | Talisa

Members are Andrew Savage (vocals, guitar), Austin Brown (vocals, guitar), Sean Yeaton (bass), and Max Savage (drums).

29. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Composer | Chunky Shrapnel

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard is a composer, known for Chunky Shrapnel (2020), Action Movie (2020) and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: People-Vultures (2016).

30. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Soundtrack | Twister

Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock. Currently, the band consists of founding members vocalist ...

32. Earth Wind & Fire

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

33. 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...

34. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Soundtrack | The Lobster

Members included leader Nick Cave.

35. Beach House

Soundtrack | Wild Target

American dream pop band composed of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally.

36. T. Rex

Soundtrack | Whiteout

T. Rex were an English rock band, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan.

38. The Smiths

Soundtrack | (500) Days of Summer

Members were singer Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

39. Belle & Sebastian

Soundtrack | Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Members are Richard Colburn, Mick Cooke, Chris Geddes, Stevie Jackson, Bob Kildea, Sarah Martin, and Stuart Murdoch.

40. Okkervil River

Soundtrack | Cedar Rapids

Current members are Will Sheff, Will Graefe, Cully Symington, Benjamin Lazar Davis, and Sarah Pedinotti.

41. XTC

Soundtrack | Hot Fuzz

XTC was an English rock band, formed in Swindon in 1972 and eventually disbanded in 2006. They achieved only sporadic commercial success in the UK and US, but attracted a considerable cult following. They had a total of 10 albums and 6 singles that reached the UK top 40. XTC have since been ...

42. The Band

Soundtrack | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Lived together in a pink-colored house called "Big Pink", with the basement used as rehearsal space; their first album was titled "Music From Big Pink". Bob Dylan's jam sessions at the house were recorded, bootlegged, then later released officially as "The Basement Tapes".

44. 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...

45. The Cranberries

Soundtrack | Mission: Impossible

The Cranberries are an Irish rock band formed in Limerick in 1989.

46. 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 show ...

47. 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...

49. Gorillaz

Soundtrack | Cloverfield

Formed in Essex, England, UK, in 1998.

50. The Cure

Soundtrack | Ant-Man

Members have included Robert Smith, Perry Bamonte, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, Jason Cooper, Roger O'Donnell, Laurence Tolhurst, Andy Anderson, Phil Thornalley, Michael Dempsey, and Matthieu Hartley.

52. Oasis

Soundtrack | The Butterfly Effect

Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Oasis have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums. They have won seventeen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for Outstanding Contribution to Music ...

53. Smashing Pumpkins

Soundtrack | The Saint

Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois.

54. The xx

Soundtrack | I Am Number Four

Members are Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie xx.

55. INXS

Soundtrack | Face/Off

INXS were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. The band would achieve international success with a series of hit recordings in the mid-to-late 1980s and the early 1990s, including the albums Listen Like Thieves, Kick, and X, and the singles "...

56. 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...

57. Vampire Weekend

Soundtrack | Paper Towns

New York City indie rock band, founded in 2006.

58. Wilco

Soundtrack | Paper Towns

Formed in 1994, the group's current line-up consists of Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche, Mikael Jorgensen, John Stirratt, Nels Cline, and Pat Sansone.

Former members include Leroy Bach, Max Johnston, Bob Egan, Ken Coomer, and Jay Bennett, who was famously dismissed from Wilco in 2001 following the release...

59. Pet Shop Boys

Soundtrack | The Crying Game

The Pet Shop Boys are an English synth pop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant (lead vocals, keyboards, occasional guitar) and Chris Lowe (keyboards, vocals). The Pet Shop Boys have sold more than 100 million records worldwide and are listed as the most successful duo in UK...

61. MGMT

Soundtrack | Sex Drive

Members are Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser.

62. Bon Iver

Soundtrack | The Place Beyond the Pines

On December 15, 2011 awarded 'Bon Iver, Bon Iver' the number one album of 2011.

65. The Strokes

Soundtrack | Spider-Man

The first band to break into the scene with garage rock revival.

66. Crowded House

Soundtrack | Everest

Crowded House is a rock band from Melbourne, Australia that originally formed in 1985. The band have been on hiatus since 2011, however the group reunited in 2016 for a series of sold out anniversary shows at the Sydney Opera House. The last official lineup for the band is Neil Finn, Nick Seymour, ...

67. Blur

Soundtrack | Southland Tales

Blur is an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. Their debut album Leisure (1991) incorporated the sounds of Madchester. Following a stylistic change influenced by English guitar pop groups such as the Kinks, the Beatles and XTC, Blur released Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994) ...

69. Alice in Chains

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Alice in Chains is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1987 by guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney. Since its formation, Alice in Chains has released five studio albums. Their debut album, Facelift, featuring the hit single "Man In The Box", was released ...

70. Madness

Soundtrack | Grimsby

Madness are an English ska band from Camden Town, north London, who formed in 1976. One of the most prominent bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s 2 Tone ska revival, they continue to perform with six of the seven members of their classic line-up. Madness have had 15 singles reach the UK top ten...

71. Franz Ferdinand

Soundtrack | Dumb and Dumber To

Originally going to have a color scheme with albums, just like Weezer, but named their second album 'You Could Have It So Much Better'.

72. The Cardigans

Soundtrack | The Thirteenth Floor

The Cardigans are a Swedish rock band formed in Jönköping, Sweden, in 1992, by guitarist Peter Svensson, bassist Magnus Sveningsson, drummer Bengt Lagerberg, keyboardist Lars-Olof Johansson and lead singer Nina Persson, with the line-up remaining unchanged to this day.

Their debut album Emmerdale (...

73. The Fall

Soundtrack | The Silence of the Lambs

The Fall were an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester.

74. The Mavericks

Soundtrack | Apollo 13

Members are Raul Malo (lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, piano and percussion), Paul Deakin (drums, percussion and marimba), Eddie Perez (electric and acoustic guitars), and Jerry Dale McFadden (piano, organ and celeste).

75. Everything But The Girl

Soundtrack | The Saint

The band took its name from the slogan used by Turners used-furniture store in Kingston-upon-Hull, England.

76. ABC

Soundtrack | Dark

ABC are an English pop band that formed in Sheffield in 1980. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Martin Fry, guitarist and keyboardist Mark White, saxophonist Stephen Singleton and drummer David Palmer. ABC has its roots in the band Vice Versa, a Sheffield band formed in 1977 by ...

77. Live

Soundtrack | Virtuosity

Live is an American rock band from York, Pennsylvania, consisting of Ed Kowalczyk (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Chad Taylor (lead guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass), and Chad Gracey (drums). Live achieved worldwide success with their 1994 album Throwing Copper, which sold eight ...

78. ABBA

Soundtrack | The Martian

ABBA is a Swedish pop group, formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group's name derives from the first letter in each of the first names of its members. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of ...

79. Jethro Tull

Soundtrack | Apollo 18

Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire in 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band later developed its sound to incorporate elements of hard and folk rock to forge a progressive rock signature. The band is led by Ian Anderson, and has featured a revolving door of ...

80. Steely Dan

Soundtrack | R.I.P.D.

Members have included Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, Jeffrey Baxter, Denny Dias, Daniel Alex Esparza, Cornelius Bumpus, Jim Hodder.

82. St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Soundtrack | Fifty Shades of Grey

Ben Griner (trombone, tuba) and James Brangle are former members of the band.

83. 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) ...

84. 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 ...

85. Har Mar Superstar

Actor | Starsky & Hutch

Har Mar Superstar was born on February 6, 1978 in Marshall, Minnesota, USA as Sean Tillmann. He is an actor, known for Starsky & Hutch (2004), Whip It (2009) and Pitch Perfect (2012).

86. Animal Collective

Soundtrack | Shortbus

Members are Noah Lennox, Brian Weitz, Josh Dibb, and Dave Portner.

87. Spoon

Soundtrack | Cloverfield

Current members are Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Rob Pope, Eric Harvey, and Alex Fischel.

88. System of a Down

Soundtrack | Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

System of a Down is an Armenian-American alternative heavy metal band from Glendale, California, formed in 1994. They have released five studio albums and has sold over 40 million records worldwide. System of a Down's music style is highly unorthodox, where they use a wide range of instruments, and...

90. The Beach Boys

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

The Beach Boys is an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Carl Wilson; their cousin Mike Love; and their friend Al Jardine. The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed, ...

91. Simon & Garfunkel

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Members have included Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

92. Extreme

Soundtrack | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Extreme is an American rock band, headed by frontman Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, from Boston, Massachusetts. The band reached the height of their popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Extreme has released five studio albums and has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. ...

95. Sturgill Simpson

Soundtrack | The Dead Don't Die

Sturgill Simpson was born as John Sturgill Simpson.

96. 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 ...

97. Nine Inch Nails

Soundtrack | Man on Fire

Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. The band released two influential albums during the 1990s-The Downward Spiral (1994) and The Fragile (1999)-and has record sales exceeding 20 million copies worldwide, with 10 million sales ...

98. Pixies

Soundtrack | Unbreakable

Kim Deal was the former bassist and female vocalist of the band from 1986-1993 and 2004-2013.

99. Deerhunter

Soundtrack | Boy Wonder

Members are Bradford Cox, Lockett Pundt, Moses Archuleta, and Josh Mckay.

100. Queens of the Stone Age

Soundtrack | Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

Queens of the Stone Age is an American alternative rock band formed in 1996 in Palm Desert, California. The band has released seven studio albums and has won several awards for their live performances. Their best selling album "Songs for the Deaf" was a critical hit and was certified gold in 2003, ...

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