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List of Famous Bands from Germany

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List of Germany bands, listed by their level of fame. This Germany musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Germany bands are included, as well as many Germany musicians of underground status. This list of Germany musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Germany bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock
Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hannover. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal. The band's only constant member is guitarist ...more
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Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music
Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte/industrial metal band. Formed in 1994 in Berlin, its members are Till Lindemann, Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul H. Landers, Oliver "Ollie" ...more
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Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Opera, Classical music
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and ...more
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Nico is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Pop music, Folk music, Folk rock
Nico was a German singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress who became famous as a Warhol Superstar in the 1960s. She is known for her vocals on the Velvet ...more
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Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music
Kraftwerk are a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf, and fronted by them until Schneider's departure in 2008. The signature ...more
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Helloween is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Progressive metal, Melodic music, Power metal
Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of ...more
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Accept is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Power metal
Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes. Their beginnings can ...more
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Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music
Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music group founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. The band underwent many personnel changes over the years, with Froese being the only continuous member. ...more
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Kreator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal
Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen. Their style of music is similar to their compatriots Destruction, Sodom and Tankard, the other three big German thrash metal bands. All three ...more
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ATB is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Balearic beat, Electronic dance music, Drum and bass
André Tanneberger, under his stage name of ATB, is a German DJ, musician, and producer of techno & dance music. According to the official world DJ rankings governed by DJ Magazine, ...more
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Milli Vanilli is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B
Milli Vanilli was a West German-based R&B, pop, and dance music project created by Frank Farian in Munich in 1988. The group was formed with Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus. The group's debut ...more
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Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop
Tokio Hotel is a German pop rock band, founded in 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom Kaulitz, drummer Gustav Schäfer, and bassist Georg Listing. The quartet have scored four number ...more
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Markus Schulz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Trance music, Progressive house music
Markus Schulz, is a German-American DJ and music producer. He lives in Miami, Florida. He is best known for his weekly radio show titled Global DJ Broadcast that airs on Digitally Imported ...more
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Nena is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
Gabriele Susanne Kerner, better known by her stage name Nena, is a German singer-songwriter, actress, and comedienne who rose to international fame in 1983 with the New German Wave song "99 ...more
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Modern Talking is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
Modern Talking was a German duo consisting of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen. They have been referred to as Germany's most successful pop duo, and have had a number of hit singles, reaching the ...more
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KMFDM is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal
KMFDM is an industrial band led by German multi-instrumentalist Sascha Konietzko, who founded the group in 1984 as a performance art project. KMFDM has released nineteen studio albums and two ...more
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Blind Guardian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal
Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in Krefeld, West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and ...more
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Alphaville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism
Alphaville is a German group which gained popularity in the 1980s. The founding members were lead singer Marian Gold, Bernhard Lloyd, and Frank Mertens. The band was at first named "Forever ...more
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Atari Teenage Riot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Synthpunk, Electronic music, Noise music
Atari Teenage Riot is a German digital hardcore group formed in Berlin in 1992. The name was taken from a Portuguese Joe song entitled "Teenage Riot" from the album "Teen-age ...more
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Cosmic Gate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Electronic music, Hard trance, Trance music
Cosmic Gate is a German trance duo made up of Claus Terhoeven and Stefan Bossems. Both hail from Krefeld,Germany. On October 28, 2009, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 ...more
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CAN is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music
Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany, in 1968. Later labeled as one of the first krautrock groups, they transcended mainstream influences and incorporated ...more
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Cluster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Krautrock, Electronic music, Experimental music
Cluster was a German experimental musical group who influenced the development of contemporary popular electronic and ambient music. They have recorded albums in a wide variety of styles ranging ...more
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Bad Boys Blue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Pop music, Italo disco, Euro disco
Bad Boys Blue are a multinational pop group that was formed in Cologne, Germany. The group performed many international hits including "You're a Woman", "Pretty Young Girl", ...more
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Digitalism is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Dance-punk, Electronic music, Indietronica
Digitalism are a German electronic music duo formed in Hamburg in 2004, consisting of Jens "Jence" Moelle and ─░smail "Isi" Tüfekçi. The duo are signed to French ...more
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Neu! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Krautrock, Electronic music, Protopunk
Neu! was a German krautrock band formed by Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother after their split from Kraftwerk in the early 1970s. Though Neu! had minimal commercial success during its existence, ...more