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Top 20 American Bands

USA Today's readers pick the Top 20 American rock bands.


Taken with a grain of salt because it is USA Today.


1. Pearl Jam
2. Aerosmith
3. Van Halen
4. The Eagles
5. Journey
6. Guns N' Roses
7. The Grateful Dead
8. Queensryche
9. The Doors
10. R.E.M.
11. The Allman Brothers/Fleetwood Mac (tie)
12. Metallica
13. KISS
14. The Ramones
15. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band/Creedence Clearwater Revival (tie)
16. Dave Matthews Band/Lynyrd Skynard (tie)
17. The Beach Boys
18. Nirvana
19. The Replacements
20. Bon Jovi

Nirvana is 18th and Pearl Jam is 1st. Huh? Queensryche is 8th? I don't know the name of even one of their songs. And that Dave Matthews and Bon Jovi are even on the list at all is just plain goofy. Where's Heart? (On the writer's list but still.) And where are The B-52s? (A personal favorite.)

**Edit** And no Red Hot Chili Peppers?!? What's up with that?

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silverdee
Jul. 10th, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
DLR or nothing, baby!
gypsy_teacher
Jul. 10th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
Holy hell. I agree with you...where's the chicks, man? Hello? Patti Smith? And while I may own a Journey album, they do NOT belong on that list. Nirvana should be first in terms of their influence, the Beach Boys may tie for it. The Doors are second, then the Dead, then Metallica, and I agree that Fleetwood and the Allman Brothers should be tied, but earlier.

What the hell is KISS doing there?

NYAAAAUGH!
silverdee
Jul. 10th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
I am partial to Journey but they should not be #5. And I totally forgot about Patti Smith!
beccak1961
Jul. 10th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
I need a whole shaker of salt when the stones aren't mentioned.
silverdee
Jul. 10th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
The Stones, Zeppelin and Cream would be on my all-time list but this is only American groups. I'm still scratching my head over Queensryche.
beccak1961
Jul. 10th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, American...hmmm
I missed that part:)

Where's the monkees? Partridge family? ;>
kwanyin2004
Jul. 11th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)
no Heart
Metallica has to be above Queensryche. The Replacements? Heart is better than them.
silverdee
Jul. 11th, 2005 07:09 am (UTC)
Re: no Heart
I like The Replacements but was very surprised to see them on the list ahead of Heart.
seamusd
Jul. 11th, 2005 06:36 am (UTC)
That's a pathetic list. It reminds me why most of my favorite musicians are British or Canadian!
silverdee
Jul. 11th, 2005 07:10 am (UTC)
I was thinking of my fave bands that might be missing and almost every one I came up with was British. I was not heartened at all by this list of American bands.
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