100 most popular rock bands of all time – 24/7 Wall St.

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Rock and roll has been a huge cultural force since bursting onto the music scene in the 1950s. Not only has it dramatically altered the evolution of popular music, but it has also influenced fashion, human behavior and cultural norms. in general.

Traditionally, rock music has been especially popular among young adults and teenagers. Music was associated with rebellion and youth. In 2017, however, for the first time, R&B and hip-hop became the most dominant genre in the United States, according to Nielsen Music, overtaking rock music. Yet while many have turned their backs on the genre and the list contains relatively fewer recent acts compared to more established classic rock bands, rock and roll is still alive and well.

Using a number of different metrics, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the 100 most popular rock bands of all time. The selection of these artists is based on metrics such as record sales, Billboard performance, Wikipedia page views, and popularity on the online streaming platform Spotify.

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