“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
– Bob Marley
There is no such person in the world who doesn’t listen to music, they do have their difference in choices but everyone does listen to music.
There are some who like a specific genre and there are others who like a particular band. Different people like different kinds of music be it reggae, slow rock, metal, classic rock, blue, latin, punk rock, dubstep, house etc.
There are many good artists in the world. It isn’t possible to list out each and everyone’s name but here are a few which I think deserve more recognition than the others.
1) LED ZEPPELIN
It was an English rock band that was formed in the year 1968. It consisted of 4 members i.e. Jimmy page (guitarist), Robert Plant (singer), John Paul Jones (bassist and keyboardist) and John Bonham (drummer).
They usually had songs of the following genres i.e. hard rock, folk rock, blues rock and heavy metal.
This band was initially unpopular and was also criticized alot. They earned their fame after the song ” Stairway to Heaven” which is one of the most popular songs in the history of music.
The top songs from this band were :-
- Stairway to Heaven
- Rock and roll
- Whole lotta love
- Since I’ve been loving you
2) THE BEATLES
This is a band that needs no introduction. Everyone knows about this band and its popularity. Though let me throw a little light on this exceptional band.
The Beatles was a London based band formed in the 1960’s. They consisted of 4 members namely John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. These 4 the members that were usually there in most of the albums Composed by The Beatles, there were others also in the band but these 4 were the crucial members.
They also visited India a couple of times and George Harrison even took sitar lessons from Pandit Ravi Shankar.
They had many songs under their belt so I’m just putting out a list of a few of them here..
- Across the Universe
- Can’t buy me love
- Hey Jude
- Let it be
- A day in the life
U2 is an Irish rock band from Dublin. It was formed in 1976 with the main members being Adam Clayton, Bono, The edge and Larry Mullen Jr. They were a very popular band and people to this day still love to hear their songs.
They were once even labelled the “Biggest band of all times”. Their most famous album “The Joshua Tree” lifted them and turned them from heroes to superstars.
Here are a few songs that were composed by U2
- With or Without you
- I still haven’t found what I’m looking for
- Sunday Bloody Sunday
- Beautiful Day
- Pride (In the name of love)
4) Pink Floyd
One of the greatest bands that has ever existed on this planet. The music that is composed by this band is in literal terms heavenly. They were also an English rock band and have many amazing songs under their belt.
They had five members in their band namely Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Syd Barrett, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. They have had record breaking sales in most of their albums and this is one band that never seizes to amaze me. They have their album coming out after a very long time in October, 2014.
Here a few songs that are considered to be the best of the best
- Comfortably Numb
- Coming Back to life
- Shine on you crazy diamond
- Wish you were here
- Brain Damage
- High Hopes
One of the biggest bands in the history of music. They have etched their name into the history like no other band. A truly exceptional band and also one of the most popular bands in the world.
They were a British based rock band formed in 1970. They consisted of 4 members namely Freddie Mercury (vocalist, pianist), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar) and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals).
These are few songs that are considered to be the greatest creation by this band
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- The show must go on
- Don’t stop me now
- We will rock you
- We are the champions
- Somebody to love
- Another one bites in the dust
6) The Doors
They were a American based band that was formed in 1965. They consisted of 4 members namely Jim Morrison (vocalist), Ray Manzarek (keyboardist), John Densmore (drummer) and Robby Krieger (guitarist).
They were the number 1 band in america during their era and has many hit songs under their belt.
Here are a few of them
- Riders on the storm
- Light my fire
- The end
- People are strange
- L.A. Woman
- Roadhouse Blues
7) Guns N’ Roses
It is an American rock band formed in 1985 in Los Angeles. It consists of the following members Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler and Saul Hudson A.K.A Slash. These were the major members of the group though there were other members like DJ Ashba, Richard Fortus, Ron Thal etc.
They had many hits and their album Appetite for Destruction broke several records.
Here are a few great songs that were composed by this band
- Paradise City
- Sweet Child O’ Mine
- Welcome to the Jungle
- November Rain
- Don’t Cry
- Knockin on Heavens Door
“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.”
– Jimi Hendrix