My fav groups & bands.

by cobalt_s | created - 15 Aug 2011 | updated - 21 Aug 2011 | Public

1. The Supremes

Soundtrack | The Sixth Sense

The greatest girl group ever had its origins in the late 1950s in Detroit's Brewster Projects. At the beginning the girls formed a quartet and named themselves "The Primettes", achieving mild success locally and recording a single for the Lupine record label. They ended up being a trio in 1960 ...

2. The 5th Dimension

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

When they first formed in 1965 they called themselves The Versatiles. Their producer, Johnny Rivers, suggested they come up with a newer-sounding name. That night they sat around trying to think up a new name, and member Ron Townson came up with The Fifth Dimension.

3. Smashing Pumpkins

Soundtrack | The Saint

Ranked #49 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists.

4. 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 (...

5. Aerosmith

Soundtrack | Armageddon

Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" since they were formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, including over 70 million records ...

6. 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 ...

7. America

Soundtrack | The Nice Guys

America was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

8. The Andrews Sisters

Soundtrack | Hollywood Canteen

The defining sister act of all time with well over 75 million records sold by which the swinging big-band era could not be better represented were the fabulous Andrews Sisters: Patty, Maxene, and LaVerne. With their precise harmonies and perfectly syncopated dance moves, the girls reached heights ...

9. Little Anthony and the Imperials

Soundtrack | Peggy Sue Got Married

Known as The Chesters before changing their name to Little Anthony & The Imperials.

10. The Arbors

Actor | Toast of the Town

Members have included Edward Farran, Tom Hernick, Scott Hernick, Fred Farran.

11. 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 ...

12. The Archies

Soundtrack | Archie's Funhouse

Another creation by rock impresario Don Kirshner, who unleashed The Monkees on an unsuspecting world, The Archies were never a group, in the commonly accepted sense of the word--the voices for this animated cartoon series were supplied by session singers (among them Andy Kim, who later went on to a ...

13. Artie Shaw and His Orchestra

Soundtrack | Murder on the Orient Express

Artie Shaw started his first swing band in 1936. He formed and dissolved groups several times throughout the 30s and 40s, his last organisation being a short-lived band playing bop-style jazz in 1949. His best-known orchestra enjoyed a lengthy residency at the Blue Room of the Hotel Lincoln on New ...

14. The Association

Soundtrack | Congo

Even though the members of the group were excellent musicians they rarely, if ever, played their own instruments on their records. Most of the instrumentation was provided by Los Angeles session musicians. Hal Blaine usually played the drums on their recordings.

15. The Bangles

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

The Bangles are a hugely popular and successful all-female rock group from Los Angeles, California. The band first formed in 1981. The original line-up was: Susanna Hoffs (vocals/guitar), Victoria Peterson (vocals/guitar), Vicki's sister Debbi Peterson (drums/vocals) and Annette Zilinskas (bass/...

16. Bay City Rollers

Soundtrack | Love Actually

Members have included Eric Faulkner, Derek Longmuir, Alan Longmuir, 'Stuart 'Woody' Wood' , Leslie McKeown, Nobby Clarke, Big Jim Sullivan, John Devine, David Paton, Billy Lyall. NOTE: Paton and Lyall were at one point members of Pilot ("It's Magic").

17. 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, Dennis, and Carl Wilson; their cousin Mike Love; and their friend Al Jardine. The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, ...

18. 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...

19. Stone Temple Pilots

Soundtrack | Battleship

Stone Temple Pilots is an American alternative rock band from San Diego, California that were formed in 1989 under the name Mighty Joe Young. They have released seven studio albums and has become one of the most commercially successful bands of the 1990s, selling more than 18 million albums in the ...

20. The Bee Gees

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Although it's often believed that the group's name is an acronym for the Brothers Gibb, they have said that the name was to honor two friends with the same set of initials who gave them a lot of help when they were first starting out: a man named Bill Goode and a disc jockey named Bill Gates.

22. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

Soundtrack | Captain America: The First Avenger

Members have included Benny Goodman, Harry James, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa (drums), Ziggy Elman (trumpet), Helen Ward (vocalist), Martha Tilton (vocalist), Dave Tough, Bud Freeman, Smith Ballew (vocalist), Al Hirt (trumpet), Peggy Lee (vocalist), Dick Mains (trumpet), Teddy Wilson, Helen Forrest ...

23. Chic

Soundtrack | Super 8

Members have included Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards, Tony Thompson.

24. Chick Webb

Soundtrack | When Harry Met Sally...

Chick Webb was born on February 10, 1905 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as William Henry Webb. He was married to Sallye. He died on June 16, 1939 in Baltimore.

25. The Cowsills

Soundtrack | Dumb and Dumber

The chirpy, bubble-gum singing family from Newport, Rhode Island who inspired TV's The Partridge Family (1970) (not to mention the sibling-oriented groups "The Jackson 5" and The Osmonds") would expand over the years to include siblings Billy (born 1948); twins Bob and Dick (born 1950); Paul (born ...

26. Culture Club

Soundtrack | The Day After Tomorrow

Culture Club is an English band that was formed in 1981. The band comprised Boy George (lead vocals), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Mikey Craig (bass guitar) and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). They are considered one of the most representative and influential groups of the 1980s. Culture Club ...

27. Daughtry

Soundtrack | Wanderlust

Rock band.

29. The Delfonics

Soundtrack | End of Watch

Members have included William Hart, Wilbert Hart, Randy Cain, Major Harris.

30. The Donnas

Soundtrack | The Hangover

The Donna's formed when all four girls were In the 8th grade. They formed for a school talent show and have been together ever since.

31. Earth Wind & Fire

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

They were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

32. The Doors

Soundtrack | The Doors

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and John Densmore on drums. The band got its name, at Morrison's suggestion from the title of Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception. They were ...

33. 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 ...

36. Fall Out Boy

Soundtrack | Sex Drive

For the album Infinity On High, each member of the band wrote their own part for the songs. However, Patrick acted as the maestro for it all.

37. The Four Seasons

Soundtrack | Sleepers

Members have included Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, Joe Long, Gerry Polci, Lee Shapiro.

39. The Five Stairsteps

Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy

Clarence, the eldest brother, was the group's producer and choreographer. He played guitar and wrote many of the songs, including their first single, "You Waited Too Long." He was 16 years old when it rose to No. 6 on Billboard's R&B charts in 1966. Other hits included "World of Fantasy," ''Don't ...

40. The Four Tops

Soundtrack | Four Brothers

The group's original members were Levi Stubbs, Renaldo Benson, Abdul 'Duke' Fakir and Lawrence Payton.

41. Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers

Soundtrack | This Boy's Life

Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers were formed by a group of students at Edward W. Britt Junior High School in New York City's Washington Heights district. Originally called The Earth Angels, the group went through a string of name changes--among them The Coupe de Villes, The Ermines--before settling ...

42. Gary Puckett and The Union Gap

Soundtrack | Zodiac

Members of the Union Gap have always changed. Members have included Gary Puckett, Tim Withem, Kerry Chater, Dwight Bement, Paul Wheatbread, Jackie Ward, Sally Stevens, Stan Farber, 'Ron Hicklin (I)', John Bahler, Tom Bähler, Gene Morford.

43. 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 ...

44. Hall & Oates

Soundtrack | Pixels

Members were Daryl Hall and John Oates.

45. Harpers Bizarre

Soundtrack | Aloha

The 1960s soft-rock group Harpers Bizarre hit the scene in 1966. Its members--Ted Templeman, Dick Scoppettone, Dick Young, Eddie James and John Peterson--came from other bands (Peterson had been the drummer for The Beau Brummels). They were soon signed to Warner Brothers Records by producer Lenny ...

46. Honey Cone

Soundtrack | Because I Said So

Female R&B trio consisting of Edna Wright, Carolyn Willis and Shellie Clark. The group was formed in 1969 and disbanded in 1973.

49. Jackson 5

Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy

Group formed in 1964 containing siblings Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Michael Jackson. In 1975, they changed their name to The Jacksons and replaced Jermaine with another brother, Randy Jackson.

50. Jefferson Airplane

Soundtrack | Four Brothers

Jefferson Airplane, a rock band based in San Francisco, California, was one of the pioneering bands of psychedelic rock. Formed in 1965, the group defined the San Francisco Sound and was the first from the Bay Area to achieve international commercial success. They were headliners at the three most ...

51. The Ronettes

Soundtrack | Goodfellas

The group split up in 1967.

52. The Killers

Soundtrack | Spider-Man 3

Won Best New Artist in a Video at the 2005 MTV VMAs. They were also nominated for Best Rock Video, Best Group Video, and Best Art Direction in a Video for "Mr. Brightside".

53. 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...

55. The Mamas and the Papas

Soundtrack | The One I Love

They named The Beatles as influences on their own music. The two bands would become friends after meeting for the first time in 1966 during a promotional trip that the Mamas and the Papas undertook in England in 1966.

56. The Manhattan Transfer

Soundtrack | A League of Their Own

Cheryl Bentyne replaced Laurel Masse in 1979 and has been with the group ever since.

58. The Miracles

Soundtrack | Wild Things

Mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.

59. The Moments

Soundtrack | Men in Black 3

Members have included Kevin 'Ray' Owens, Billy Brown, Harry Ray, Mark Greene, Eric Olfus Sr., Richard Gross, Harry 'Eban' Brown, John Morgan, Johnny Moore, Al Goodman.

60. The Monkees

Soundtrack | The Monkees

Members: Michael Nesmith, lead guitar and vocals; Davy Jones, vocals, percussion and guitar; Peter Tork, bass guitar, keyboards and vocals; Micky Dolenz, vocals, guitar and drums.

61. 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 ...

62. Hole

Soundtrack | Tank Girl

Former bassist Kristen Pfaff brought the lines "I made my bed I'll lie in it, I made my bed I'll cry in it, I made my bed I'll lie in it, I made my bed I'll die in it " for "Live Through This" song "Miss World" from her song "Limited Edition", of her previous band, Janitor Joe ("You made this bed ...

63. Parliament

Soundtrack | Cloverfield

Members have included George Clinton,

64. 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 ...

65. The Police

Soundtrack | Red Planet

The Police were a British rock band formed in London in 1977. For most of their history the band consisted of Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar, primary songwriter), Andy Summers (guitar) and Stewart Copeland (drums, percussion). The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s ...

66. Power Station

Soundtrack | Commando

Members included Robert Palmer, members of Duran Duran and Chic.

67. 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 ...

68. 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 ...

69. The Rolling Stones

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

The Rolling Stones are the legendary British rock band known for many popular hits, such as Paint it Black, Lady Jane, Ruby Tuesday, and (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Almost everyone who attended their shows is quick to comment on their ability to start you up and shake your hips. Their song "...

70. Shalamar

Soundtrack | Beverly Hills Cop

Shalamar is an actor, known for Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Footloose (1984) and D.C. Cab (1983).

73. Sergio Mendes

Music_department | Rio

Sergio Mendes was born on February 11, 1941 in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is known for his work on Rio (2011), Never Say Never Again (1983) and Two Lovers (2008). He has been married to Gracinha Leporace since 1964. They have two children.

74. Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet

Composer | Double Happiness

The members of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet have since been part of a few different bands, Phono-Comb (with Reid and Don) was one of them.

75. The Temptations

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. The group's work with producer Norman Whitfield, beginning with the Top 10 hit single "Cloud Nine" in October 1968, pioneered psychedelic soul, and was ...

76. The Shangri-Las

Soundtrack | Killers

Member Mary Ann Ganser died of encephalitis in 1971, at age 23. Marge Ganser--her twin sister--died of breast cancer in 1996, at age 48.

77. The Shirelles

Soundtrack | True Romance

They were inducted into the 2014 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Entertainment category.

78. The Three Degrees

Actress | The French Connection

The group were nicknamed "Prince Charles' favourites" after he requested that they perform (which they did) at his 30th birthday party in 1978.

79. The Smiths

Soundtrack | (500) Days of Summer

The Smiths were a British alternative rock band who released four studio albums between 1984 and 1987 and became regarded by many music critics as the most influential British guitar band of the period.

80. S.W.V.

Soundtrack | Free Willy

SWV's single "Weak" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

81. TLC

Actress | TLC: Waterfalls

TLC is known for her work on TLC: Waterfalls (1995), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) and The Other Guys (2010).

82. 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 ...

83. Tommy James & The Shondells

Soundtrack | 10 Cloverfield Lane

The original Shondells were Tommy James' teenage band, based in Niles, MI, in the early 1960s. They made one single, "Hanky Panky", for a small label (Niles Records) and broke up. Five years later, "Hanky Panky" became a surprise hit when a radio DJ discovered it in a stack of old singles. After a ...

84. Third Eye Blind

Soundtrack | Game Night

Tony Fredianelli replaced Kevin Cadogan as guitarist for Third Eye Blind. Tony was originally one of the first members of 3EB, but left the band early on. He re-joined the band after Kevin Cadogan was terminated.

85. The Zombies

Soundtrack | The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Zombies were formed in 1961 by students Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson and Hugh Grundy. They later brought in bassist Paul Arnold, who in turn brought in Colin Blunstone as lead singer. They first called themselves The Mustangs, then The Sundowners, before finally settling on The Zombies. The band ...

86. 10,000 Maniacs

Soundtrack | Breaking Bad

Members have included Natalie Merchant, Robert Buck, Amanda Kramer, Jerry Augustyniak, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, Mary Ramsey, Steve Erickson, Chet Cardinale, Teri Newhouse, John Lombardo, Tim Edborg, Jim Colavito, Debbie Heverly, Dave Calhoun, Bob Wachter, Jim Foti, Oskar Saville.

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