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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

What is the greatest American band?

Any genre, rock, pop, country, r&b, even rap/hip hop. But here's the catch no bands after 1990. The reason is they haven't been around long enough. Support your opinions with something tangible, like:

Record Sales, #1 Songs, critical reviews, concert sales, peer influence, and influence on subsequent artists, staying power.

Here are some suggestions...Aerosmith, Alabama, The Doors, The Eagles, Journey, Styx, Public Enemy, N.W.A., Boston, Bad Company, Lynard Skynard, The Allman Brothers Band, .38 Special, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Bruce Springsteen and the East Street Band, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Jefferson Starship, The Supremes, The Drifters, The Jackson 5, The Bee Gees, CCR, Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, Guns N Roses (Appetite was before 1990), Prince and the Revolution...well I think you get the idea.


Oh I forgot to add Run DMC, the Beastie Boys, The Beach Boys...well you should definitely have the idea by now.

Update 2:

Other than peachy and miss parker, did any of you bother to read the whole question...SUPPORT YOUR OPINION. Why is your band the best?

Update 3:

Sorry cliff, but if mcr is so good how come you're the only person to have ever heard of them.

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Of all of them you have listed, I'm going with the Eagles. They have one of the biggest selling records in US history with their first greatest hits album. At times, it surpasses "Thriller." Also, they have had several tribute albums and other artists love remarking their songs. I know one of my favorite artists was influenced by the band and even worked with a few of them members on his albums. You could also talk about the influence they had with their solo careers. "Boys of Summer" by Don Henley is still awesome to this day.

  • 1 decade ago

    The greatest American band was the U.S.Marine band under John Phillip Sousa

  • Aqua!
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Lynard Skynard! yeah

  • 1 decade ago

    The Beach Boys..The reasons? Brian Wilson, Pet Sounds...What else needs to be said? :-)

    The Bee Gees aren't American, but they are a great group

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  • Metallica

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Boston rocks

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    that is so narrow minded. bands lyke mcr have huge fanbases, great songs, sensible opinions that they r not afraid 2 share and they have influenced many other bands. uim not listening 2 ur catch cuz thats wrong. my chemical romance is the best band around.

  • 1 decade ago

    All Time Low

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