Bands/Musicians Famous Bands from Germany

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List famous German bands and solo musicians, listed by popularity with photos when available. These popular bands from Germany come from a number of different musical genres, including rock, pop, metal, electronic, jam, punk and acoustic. These might not necessarily be the best German bands, but this list contains a majority of the greatest bands from Germany. Music lovers who are looking for new music to listen to can use this list of talented German musicians to discover some great new bands and artists.

Everything from Judith Lefeber to Wolfgang Rübsam is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Which bands are from Germany?" and "Which bands are popular in Germany?"

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Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Opera, Classical music

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Opera, Ballet, Art song

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Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Classical music

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Nico is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Pop music, Folk music, Folk rock

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Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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Zedd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

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Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Classical music

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Klaus Meine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Heavy metal, Hard rock

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ATB is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Balearic beat, Electronic dance music, Drum and bass

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Michael Schenker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Robert Alexander Schumann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Opera, Romantic music, Lied

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Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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Markus Schulz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Trance music, Progressive house music

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Nena is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Richard Wagner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Opera, Romantic music, Classical music

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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Opera, Romantic music, Incidental music

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Anni-Frid Lyngstad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Disco, Pop music, Rock music

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George Frideric Handel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Opera, Classical music, Baroque music

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Meshell Ndegeocello is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Hip hop music, Rock music, Reggae

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Nick Menza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

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Dee Dee Ramone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Hip hop music, Punk rock

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Charli Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

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Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Choral music, Opera, Ballet

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Angela Gossow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Death metal

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Zacky Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Metalcore, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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David Garrett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Classical music, Crossover

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Matthias Jabs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Artur Schnabel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Classical music

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Bettina Köster is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Dark ambient, Avant-garde music

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Jason Newsted is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

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Nina Hagen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
New Wave, Gothic rock, Opera

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Boys Noize is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Dance-punk, Tech house, Electro

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Hans Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Electronic music, Film score, Video game music

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C.C.Catch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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Paul Kalkbrenner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Downtempo, Minimal techno, Electronic music

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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bands from Germany

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Bix Beiderbecke is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
White jazz, Jazz, Dixieland

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Paul Landers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
European industrial metal, Neue Deutsche Härte

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Johann Nepomuk Hummel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bands from Germany

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Klaus Doldinger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Jazz, Film score

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Lisa Middelhauve is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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Lyle Lovett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Americana, Country pop, Country rock

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Wilhelm Kempff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Opera, Classical music

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Christoph Eschenbach is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bands from Germany

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John Kay is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Rock music, Folk music, Blues

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:wumpscut: is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Electro-industrial, Gothic rock, Electronic body music

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Kurt Weill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Ballet

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Graham Coxon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Folk rock, Britpop, Alternative rock

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Hansi Kürsch is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Dorothee Pesch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Bands from Germany
Glam metal, Power metal, Heavy metal