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1. 10CC

Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy

10cc is an English rock band founded in Stockport, England, who achieved their greatest commercial success in the 1970s. The band initially consisted of four musicians - Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme - who had written and recorded together for some three years, before ...

2. 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 ...

3. AC/DC

Soundtrack | Iron Man

AC/DC is a legendary rock band from Australia, formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. AC/DC have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 71.5 million albums in the United States, adding them to the list of highest-certified music artists in the United States ...

4. Ace of Base

Soundtrack | You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Ace of Base was a Swedish pop group, originally consisting of Ulf Ekberg and three siblings: Jonas Berggren, Linn Berggren and Jenny Berggren. The group released four studio albums between 1992 and 2002, which sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, making it the third-most successful Swedish ...

5. Adrian Erlandsson

Actor | Paradise Lost: Fear of Impending Hell

Adrian Erlandsson is a London-based prolific Swedish heavy metal drummer. As soon as he could hold down his first beat, Adrian Erlandsson and a friend formed a band and covered classic rock songs. Erlandsson plays for several bands like At the Gates, The Haunted, Netherbird, and Nemhain. He has ...

6. 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 ...

7. Alain Johannes

Soundtrack | 2012

Alain Johannes Moschulski is a Chilean-American multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, whose primary instruments are guitar and drums. He is a founding member of several bands, including the alternative rock group Eleven, and has been involved with acts such as hard rock band Queens of the Stone Age, ...

8. 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 ...

9. André Skaug

Actor | Clawfinger: Nigger

André Skaug is the bass player in the Swedish metal bands Clawfinger and Pain. He got involved in Clawfinger when they needed a bass player for the live gigs. André is famous for headbanging his massive hair on stage while spinning around since he is the only one with long hair in the band.

10. Anette Olzon

Actress | Imaginaerum

Anette Ingegerd Olsson, known by the stage name Anette Olzon, is a Swedish singer, best known as the lead vocalist of Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish from 2007 to 2012. She is also the vocalist of Swedish classic rock band Alyson Avenue. Anette is also known for her collaboration with ...

11. Anthrax

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Anthrax is an American heavy metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker. The group was considered one of the leaders of the thrash metal scene during the 1980s and is one of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands with Metallica, Megadeth, and ...

12. Army of Anyone

Composer | Army of Anyone: Goodbye

Army of Anyone was a rock super group formed by Filter frontman Richard Patrick with two members of rock band Stone Temple Pilots. In addition to Patrick on vocals, the band featured brothers Dean DeLeo and Robert DeLeo on guitar and bass respectively, and Ray Luzier on drums. The band released one...

13. Ash

Soundtrack | Shaun of the Dead

Ash are a Northern Irish alternative rock band, formed in Downpatrick in 1992 by vocalist and guitarist Tim Wheeler, bassist Mark Hamilton and drummer Rick McMurray. As a three-piece, they released mini-album Trailer in 1994 and full-length album 1977 in 1996. This 1996 release was named by NME as ...

14. Attack

Self | BingoLotto

Attack was a popular Swedish pop group from the suburb Huddinge outside the capital Stockholm. They were active between 1980-1985, scoring chart successes in Sweden during the early 1980s. Attack was shortly reunited in 1992. In Sweden they will always be remembered for their biggest hit "Ooa hela ...

15. Audioslave

Soundtrack | Miami Vice

Audioslave was an American rock super group formed in Los Angeles in 2001. The four-piece band consisted of Soundgarden lead singer/rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell and Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello (lead guitar), Tim Commerford (bass/backing vocals), and Brad Wilk (drums). In its six ...

16. Bauhaus

Soundtrack | The Butterfly Effect

Bauhaus were an English goth rock band, formed in Northampton, England in 1978. The group consisted of Daniel Ash (guitar, saxophone), Peter Murphy (vocals, occasional instruments), Kevin Haskins (drums) and David J (bass). The band was originally named Bauhaus 1919 in reference to the first ...

17. Black Flag

Soundtrack | Repo Man

Black Flag was an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. Initially called Panic, the band are widely considered to be one of the first hardcore punk bands as well as one of the pioneers of post-hardcore. After breaking up in 1986, Black Flag reunited in 2003 and again ...

18. Black Sabbath

Soundtrack | Iron Man

Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre ...

19. Blur

Soundtrack | Southland Tales

Blur is an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. Their debut album Leisure (1991) incorporated the sounds of Madchester. Following a stylistic change influenced by English guitar pop groups such as the Kinks, the Beatles and XTC, Blur released Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994) ...

20. Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.

Soundtrack | Judgment Night

Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. is an American hip hop group from Carson, California, originally composed of the Devoux brothers Paul, Ted, Donald, Roscoe, Danny, David and Vincent. Their family is from American Samoa. They became popular after touring in Japan in the mid 1980s, where they were initially known ...

21. Bronski Beat

Soundtrack | Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Bronski Beat is a British synth pop trio which achieved success in the mid-1980s, particularly with the 1984 chart hit "Smalltown Boy", from their debut album The Age of Consent, which was their only US Billboard Hot 100 single. All members of the group were openly gay and their songs reflected ...

22. Bush

Soundtrack | Fear

Bush is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1992. In 1994, Bush found immediate success with the release of their debut album, Sixteen Stone, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA. They went on to become one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s, ...

23. Bård Torstensen

Actor | Clawfinger: Hate Yourself with Style

Bård Torstensen is a Norwegian guitarist and record producer from Arendal, best known as a founder and long time member of the rap metal band Clawfinger. Torstensen also plays guitar in the ice skate-country band Melkesyra and the jazz/metal band Okavango, both of which are from his home town. ...

24. China Crisis

Soundtrack | Gone Girl

China Crisis is an English pop/rock band. They were formed in 1979 in Kirkby, near Liverpool, Merseyside with a core of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. China Crisis were part of a wave of new Liverpool acts in the late 1970s and early 1980s, led by OMD and also including ...

25. Chris Gross

Self | Queens of the Stone Age: Over the Years and Through the Woods

Chris Goss is an American record producer and musician. He is best known for producing records for Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age. Goss is also the lead singer and guitarist of the hard rock band Masters of Reality. He has worked with other bands like Screaming Trees, Stone Temple Pilots, Mondo ...

26. Cinderella

Soundtrack | The Wrestler

Cinderella was an American rock band formed in 1982 from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose music videos received heavy MTV rotation. Cinderella initially had a heavy metal sound before shifting ...

27. Clawfinger

Composer | Clawfinger: Nigger

Clawfinger is a rap metal band from Sweden that were formed in 1989 in Stockholm. Clawfinger is known for aggressive but melodic music and tackling political and anti-racist themes in their songs. Clawfinger's debut "Deaf Dumb Blind" has sold over 600,000 copies worldwide and was awarded with two ...

28. Corey Lankford

Actor | Set Free

Corey Lankford (Joshua Singleton) was introduced to the teachings of studio theater under the direction and coaching of Professor Harvey Johnson at Geneva College. He collaboratively established the Oasis Theater Company and went on to create Forgotten (formerly Highway To Heaven) a Christian ...

29. 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 ...

30. D.A.D.

Soundtrack | Farligt venskab

D-A-D is a Danish rock band formed in 1982. It was originally named "Disneyland After Dark", but had to be renamed after The Walt Disney Company threatened a lawsuit. The group made their international breakthrough in 1989 with the record No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims, which was released on the ...

31. Dan Reed Network

Composer | Dan Reed Network: Rainbow Child

Dan Reed Network is a funk rock band formed by Dan Reed in Portland, Oregon, United States, in 1984. They released several albums during the mid- to late-1980s and scored a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Ritual" in 1988. Dan Reed Network made a name for itself with the energetic live ...

32. Daniel Kleinman

Spectre

Daniel Kleinman is a prolific British television commercial and music video director who has designed several title sequences for the James Bond film series. Prior to Bond, Kleinman had directed music videos for artists such as Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Paula Abdul, Simple Minds, Wang Chung, Adam Ant...

33. Dead Kennedys

Soundtrack | The Social Network

Dead Kennedys are an American punk rock band that formed in San Francisco, California, in 1978. The band was one of the first American hardcore bands to make a significant impact in the United Kingdom. Dead Kennedys' lyrics were usually political in nature, satirizing establishment political ...

34. Def Leppard

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Def Leppard is an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitars, backing vocals), ...

35. Deftones

Soundtrack | Law Abiding Citizen

Deftones is an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. Formed in 1988, the band was founded by Chino Moreno (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Stephen Carpenter (lead guitar), Abe Cunningham (drums) and Dominic Garcia (bass). The band have released eight albums since their inception...

36. Depeche Mode

Soundtrack | Atomic Blonde

Depeche Mode is an English electronic band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980. The group consists of founders David Gahan (lead vocals, co-songwriting), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, chief songwriting), and Andrew Fletcher (keyboards). Depeche Mode have had 50 songs in the UK Singles Chart and ...

37. Dero Goi

Soundtrack | A Cure for Wellness

Dero Goi is a German musician, poet, and writer. He was born in Wolfsburg, Germany. He is most known as the lead vocalist, drummer and founding member of the industrial metal band Oomph!. Dero has been influenced by bands like The Cure, Killing Joke, AC/DC, Motörhead, Depeche Mode, The Beatles, and...

38. Desert Sessions

Soundtrack | Echelon Conspiracy

The Desert Sessions are a musical collective series, founded by Josh Homme in 1997. Artists such as Brant Bjork, PJ Harvey, Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez), Dave Catching, Nick Oliveri, Mark Lanegan, John McBain, Ben Shepherd, Josh Freese, Chris Goss, Alain Johannes, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean ...

39. Dio

Soundtrack | Bad Teacher

Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member Vinny Appice, the band's drummer. The name Dio was chosen because it made sense from a commercial ...

40. Dokken

Soundtrack | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Dokken is an American metal band formed in 1979. It split up in 1989 and reformed four years later. The band had three charting singles ("Alone Again", "In My Dreams" and "Burning Like a Flame") and have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Beast from the East was nominated for the inaugural...

41. Drain Sth

Actress | Drain Sth: I Don't Mind

Drain Sth was a Swedish all-female metal band from Stockholm who were active between 1993-2000. Live promotion in North America included second stage appearances at the Ozzfest event in 1997 and 1999, and tours with Type O Negative, Corrosion of Conformity, Machine Head, Megadeth, Godsmack and ...

42. Duran Duran

Soundtrack | A View to a Kill

Duran Duran is an English new wave and synth pop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. The band grew from alternative sensations in 1982 to mainstream pop stars by 1984. The band achieved 14 singles in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100, and have sold over 100 million ...

43. Eagles of Death Metal

Soundtrack | Domino

Eagles of Death Metal is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed in 1998. Founded by Jesse Hughes (vocals, guitar) and Josh Homme (drums), the band also includes a wide range of other musicians that perform both on the band's studio albums and at live shows. Hughes and Homme are ...

44. Ebba Grön

Soundtrack | Livet i Fagervik

Ebba Grön was a Swedish punk band formed in the suburb of Rågsved in Stockholm in 1977. In 1978, the time had come for their album debut "We're Only In It For The Drugs" with songs about the tough, yet boring, lives of young people in working-class suburbs. The anarchist lyrics were very ...

45. Electric Boys

Composer | Electric Boys: All Lips and Hips

Electric Boys are a band founded in Sweden in 1988 by Conny Bloom (guitar/vocals) and Andy Christell (bass). In 1989, the band's debut album Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride, including the singles "All Lips and Hips" and "Psychedelic Eyes", was a success in Europe. The follow-up album Groovus Maximus ...

46. 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 ...

47. Elsa Beskow

Writer | Farbror Blås nya båt

Elsa Beskow was a popular Swedish author and illustrator of children's books. Beskow grew up in Stockholm where she studied art. She is most known for Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender that has become a classic and are continually reprinted. The Elsa Beskow Award was created in 1958 to ...

48. Erasure

Soundtrack | Dick Tracy

Erasure are an English synth pop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke. They formed in London in 1985 as part of the club scene. Their debut was single Erasure: Who Needs Love (Like That) (1985). With their fourth single, Erasure: Sometimes (...

49. Extreme

Soundtrack | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Extreme is an American rock band, headed by frontman Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, from Boston, Massachusetts. The band reached the height of their popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Extreme has released five studio albums and has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. ...

50. Faith No More

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

Faith No More is one of the more unorthodox bands on the big metal scene with their mix of traditional heavy metal and a myriad of other music genres. They formed in San Francisco, California in late 1981 and settled under their current name in the autumn of 1983. The band has had several lineup ...


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