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Famous Bands from Scotland

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

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This list answers the questions, "Which bands are from Scotland?" and "Which bands are popular in Scotland?"
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Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music
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Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Angus Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave
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David Byrne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
New Wave, Worldbeat, Experimental music
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Shirley Manson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music
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Mark Knopfler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music
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Donovan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop
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Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-punk
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Ian Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock
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Susan Boyle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Torch song, Pop music, Classical music
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Fish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Neo-progressive rock, Progressive rock
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Belle & Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rock music
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Lulu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
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KT Tunstall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Pop music
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Amy Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music
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Malcolm Young is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Jack Bruce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Blues-rock, Jazz fusion, Acid rock
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Sheena Easton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music
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Alex Kapranos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock
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Al Stewart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music
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Stuart Adamson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Celtic rock, New Wave, Rock music
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Barbara Dickson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Middle of the road
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John Paul Young is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Pop music
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Colin Hay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music