Bands/Musicians The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists  

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List Rules Upvote your favorite British Invasion bands. The British invasion took place between 1964 and 1966. No other bands from outside that era should be included on this list.

British invasion artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good british invasion bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top british invasion bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. British invasion groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all british invasion bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest british invasion bands of all time, since the most famous british invasion artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best british invasion music.

You can click on the british invasion band names to see more information about that particular notable british invasion group. If they're near the top of the best british invasion artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top british invasion bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the british invasion band names themselves.

Artists here include everything from The Yardbirds to Donovan Leitch. Make sure to rock the vote by upvoting the best artists on this list. Which is better for this list, The Small Faces or Mick Avory?

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The list includes all new british invasion bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of british invasion, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into british invasion music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good british invasion bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent british invasion bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best british invasion bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest british invasion musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular british invasion bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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218 59
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

2
169 61
The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

3
173 67
The Who is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

4
170 73
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

5
105 66
Eric Burdon & the Animals is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, British blues

6
108 69
The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Blues-rock, Rock music

7
97 66
The Zombies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

8
82 56
The Hollies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

9
90 67
The Dave Clark Five is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

10
82 60
Herman's Hermits is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music

11
19 5
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Bodh Gaïa added Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

12
55 43
Donovan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop

13
53 41
The Small Faces is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Classic rock, Pop music

14
25 14
Peter and Gordon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
GregerNordstrom added Pop music

15
55 46
Gerry & the Pacemakers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music

16
45 38
The Troggs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

17
38 33
Chad & Jeremy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Folk music, Soft rock

18
32 28
The Tremeloes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Psychedelic pop, Merseybeat

19
36 35
Marianne Faithfull is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

20
28 26
Freddie and the Dreamers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Merseybeat

21
9 4
John Mayall and the Bluesbreak... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists

22
30 29
The Honeycombs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Merseybeat

23
51 54
Manfred Mann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Psychedelic pop, Rhythm and blues

24
50 53
The Spencer Davis Group is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

25
18 16
Status Quo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
GregerNordstrom added Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

26
29 30
The Mindbenders is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Merseybeat

27
6 4
The Equals is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Bodh Gaïa added

28
27 30
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music

29
17 18
The Shadows is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
GregerNordstrom added Pop music, Rock music, Instrumental rock

30
28 33
The Move is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music

31
31 38
Petula Clark is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music

32
4 5
The Equals is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Bodh Gaïa added Pop music, Rock music, Reggae

33
20 26
The Hullaballoos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Merseybeat

34
2 8
MountainMan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Bodh Gaïa added

35
13 29
The Fortunes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music

36
12 29
Georgie Fame is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Rhythm and blues, Jazz

37
7 25
Love Sculpture is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
brian-bingham added Rock music, Blues

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10 31
Love Affair is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Pop music, Soul music

39
5 22
New Vaudeville Band is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
GregerNordstrom added

40
6 30
The Remo Four is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Rock music, Merseybeat

41
5 29
We All Together is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Rock and roll, Psychedelic rock