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The Greatest Rock Bands of All Time

The true greats have maintained popularity throughout the ages, and here we’re demonstrating it with the rock bands with the most streams in the modern era.

The greatest rock era’s were certainly in the previous century, but rock never dies and the music lives on – you’ll be surprised who’s number one!

The most streamed rock artist is Queen with 35.01B streams, which includes 34.94B as lead artist and 66.6M from features, followed by Arctic Monkeys (18.16B) and Linkin Park (18.07B).

A countdown of the most famous rock music artists in order of streams as lead artist is as follows:

50
Pearl Jam

Total Streams as a lead: 5.50B
Most streamed song of all time: Even Flow with 597.9M streams

49
The Script

Total Streams as a lead: 5.58B
Most streamed song of all time: Hall of Fame with 1.48B streams

48
Kings of Leon

Total Streams as a lead: 5.67B
Most streamed song of all time: Sex on Fire with 1.47B streams

47
Train

Total Streams as a lead: 5.78B
Streams as a featured artist: 210K
Most streamed song of all time: Hey, Soul Sister with 1.56B streams

46
Van Halen

Total Streams as a lead: 5.88B
Most streamed song of all time: Jump with 900.1M streams

45
The Cure

Total Streams as a lead: 5.92B
Streams as a featured artist: 2.3M
Most streamed song of all time: Friday I'm in Love with 740.6M streams

44
Mumford & Sons

Total Streams as a lead: 5.95B
Streams as a featured artist: 94.6M
Most streamed song of all time: Little Lion Man with 740.0M streams

43
Rammstein

Total Streams as a lead: 6.13B
Most streamed song of all time: Du hast with 586.6M streams

42
Aerosmith

Total Streams as a lead: 6.18B
Most streamed song of all time: Dream On with 1.16B streams

41
Nickelback

Total Streams as a lead: 6.26B
Most streamed song of all time: How You Remind Me with 1.08B streams

40
Glass Animals

Total Streams as a lead: 6.32B
Streams as a featured artist: 7.2M
Most streamed song of all time: Heat Waves with 3.06B streams

39
Dire Straits

Total Streams as a lead: 6.36B
Most streamed song of all time: Sultans of Swing with 1.22B streams

38
Slipknot

Total Streams as a lead: 6.38B
Most streamed song of all time: Duality with 765.4M streams

37
Blink-182

Total Streams as a lead: 6.42B
Most streamed song of all time: All The Small Things with 1.14B streams

36
Muse

Total Streams as a lead: 6.61B
Most streamed song of all time: Uprising with 627.5M streams

35
My Chemical Romance

Total Streams as a lead: 6.86B
Most streamed song of all time: Teenagers with 957.4M streams

34
Oasis

Total Streams as a lead: 6.92B
Most streamed song of all time: Wonderwall with 2.03B streams

33
Billy Joel

Total Streams as a lead: 6.94B
Streams as a featured artist: 463K
Most streamed song of all time: Uptown Girl with 951.6M streams

32
The Lumineers

Total Streams as a lead: 7.00B
Streams as a featured artist: 181.7M
Most streamed song of all time: Ophelia with 1.30B streams

31
Paramore

Total Streams as a lead: 7.13B
Most streamed song of all time: Misery Business with 827.0M streams

30
The 1975

Total Streams as a lead: 7.29B
Most streamed song of all time: Somebody Else with 801.7M streams

29
The Smiths

Total Streams as a lead: 7.49B
Most streamed song of all time: There Is a Light That Never Goes Out with 621.0M streams

28
The Police

Total Streams as a lead: 7.50B
Most streamed song of all time: Every Breath You Take with 2.11B streams

27
Creedence Clearwater Revival

Total Streams as a lead: 7.53B
Most streamed song of all time: Have You Ever Seen The Rain with 1.64B streams

26
Bon Jovi

Total Streams as a lead: 7.55B
Streams as a featured artist: 1.7M
Most streamed song of all time: Livin' On A Prayer with 1.63B streams

25
Tame Impala

Total Streams as a lead: 7.69B
Streams as a featured artist: 1.7M
Most streamed song of all time: The Less I Know The Better with 1.69B streams

24
The Killers

Total Streams as a lead: 7.76B
Streams as a featured artist: 6.9M
Most streamed song of all time: Mr. Brightside with 2.23B streams

23
Foo Fighters

Total Streams as a lead: 7.81B
Most streamed song of all time: Everlong with 1.21B streams

22
System of a Down

Total Streams as a lead: 8.88B
Most streamed song of all time: Chop Suey! with 1.39B streams

21
Hozier

Total Streams as a lead: 8.90B
Streams as a featured artist: 227.3M
Most streamed song of all time: Take Me to Church with 2.51B streams

20
Radiohead

Total Streams as a lead: 9.15B
Most streamed song of all time: Creep with 1.71B streams

19
Fleetwood Mac

Total Streams as a lead: 9.26B
Most streamed song of all time: Dreams with 1.71B streams

18
Led Zeppelin

Total Streams as a lead: 9.69B
Most streamed song of all time: Stairway to Heaven with 991.9M streams

17
Fall Out Boy

Total Streams as a lead: 9.75B
Most streamed song of all time: Centuries with 1.21B streams

16
Green Day

Total Streams as a lead: 10.29B
Streams as a featured artist: 34.2M
Most streamed song of all time: Basket Case with 1.09B streams

15
U2

Total Streams as a lead: 10.29B
Most streamed song of all time: With Or Without You with 1.06B streams

14
Pink Floyd

Total Streams as a lead: 10.44B
Most streamed song of all time: Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 with 901.3M streams

13
Elton John

Total Streams as a lead: 11.19B
Streams as a featured artist: 439.2M
Most streamed song of all time: Cold Heart with 2.06B streams

12
AC/DC

Total Streams as a lead: 11.79B
Most streamed song of all time: Highway to Hell with 1.64B streams

11
Guns N' Roses

Total Streams as a lead: 11.94B
Most streamed song of all time: Sweet Child O' Mine with 1.92B streams

10
The Beatles

Total Streams as a lead: 12.18B
Most streamed song of all time: Here Comes The Sun with 1.35B streams

9
Metallica

Total Streams as a lead: 12.86B
Streams as a featured artist: 1.6M
Most streamed song of all time: Enter Sandman with 1.43B streams

8
Imagine Dragons

Total Streams as a lead: 14.18B
Streams as a featured artist: 14.5M
Most streamed song of all time: Believer with 3.00B streams

7
The Rolling Stones

Total Streams as a lead: 14.40B
Most streamed song of all time: Paint It, Black with 1.23B streams

6
Twenty One Pilots

Total Streams as a lead: 14.85B
Most streamed song of all time: Stressed Out with 2.35B streams

5
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Total Streams as a lead: 15.32B
Most streamed song of all time: Californication with 1.44B streams

4
Nirvana

Total Streams as a lead: 17.42B
Most streamed song of all time: Smells Like Teen Spirit with 2.06B streams

3
Linkin Park

Total Streams as a lead: 18.07B
Most streamed song of all time: In the End with 2.10B streams

2
Arctic Monkeys

Total Streams as a lead: 18.16B
Most streamed song of all time: I Wanna Be Yours with 2.28B streams

1
Queen

Total Streams as a lead: 34.94B
Streams as a featured artist: 66.6M
Most streamed song of all time: Bohemian Rhapsody with 2.53B streams
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