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List of Famous Bands from Germany

Updated June 8, 2017 71.7k views693 items

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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  • 1
    Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Scorpions

    Glam metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsBlackout, Love at First Sting, Animal Magnetism, Lovedrive, In Trance

    Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 2
    Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Rammstein

    Industrial metal, Gothic metal

    AlbumsSehnsucht, Rosenrot, Mutter, Reise, Reise

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  • 3
    Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Opera, Classical music

    AlbumsSymphony Edition, Classical Anthology, Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (feat. piano: Cyprien Katsaris), Eternal Classics, The Perlman Edition (disc 15: Bach)

    Ludwig van Beethoven ( (listen); German: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːthoːfn̩] (listen); baptised 17... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 4
    Nico is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Nico

    Pop music, Folk music

    AlbumsThe Velvet Underground & Nico, Desertshore, Chelsea Girl, The Marble Index, The End...

    Christa Päffgen (16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988), known by her stage name Nico, was a German... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 5
    Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Kraftwerk

    Krautrock, Synthpop

    AlbumsThe Man-Machine, Autobahn, Trans-Europe Express, Radio-Activity, Computer World

    Kraftwerk (German: [ˈkʁaftvɛɐ̯k], lit. "power station") is a German band formed in Düsseldorf... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 6
    Helloween is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Helloween

    Progressive metal, Melodic music

    AlbumsKeeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2, Walls of Jericho, Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part I

    Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, West Germany by members of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    Accept is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Accept

    Glam metal, Thrash metal

    AlbumsBalls to the Wall, Restless and Wild, Metal Heart, Objection Overruled, Breaker

    Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Tangerine Dream

    Krautrock, New Age music

    AlbumsHyperborea, Tangram, Exit, Force Majeure, The Keep

    Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. The group... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 9
    Kreator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Kreator

    Thrash metal, Gothic rock

    AlbumsEnemy of God, Pleasure to Kill, Phantom Antichrist, Extreme Aggression, Outcast

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  • 10
    ATB is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    ATB

    Balearic beat, Electronic dance music

    AlbumsNo Silence, Dedicated, Two Worlds, Trilogy, Hold You

    André Tanneberger (German pronunciation: [ʔanˈdʁeː ˈtanəbɛʁɡɐ]; born 26 February 1973), better... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 11
    Milli Vanilli is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Milli Vanilli

    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsBlame It on the Rain, Girl You Know It's True, The Moment of Truth, Keep on Running, All or Nothing

    Milli Vanilli was a German R&B duo from Munich. The group was founded by Frank Farian in 1988... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 12
    Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Tokio Hotel

    Pop punk, Rock music

    AlbumsScream, Humanoid City Live, Automatic, Schrei, Best Of

    Tokio Hotel is a German pop rock band, founded in 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 13
    Markus Schulz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Markus Schulz

    Trance music, Progressive house music

    AlbumsProgression, A State of Trance 500, Without You Near, Los Angeles '12, Scream

    Markus Schulz (; German: [ˈmaɐ̯kʊs ˈʃʊlts]; born 3 February 1975) is a German-American DJ and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 14
    Nena is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Nena

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsNena, Unser Apfelhaus, Bongo Girl, 99 Luftballons, Jamma nich

    Nena (pronounced [ˈneːna]; born Gabriele Susanne Kerner, 24 March 1960) is a German... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    Modern Talking is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Modern Talking

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsThe 1st Album, America, Alone, The Golden Years, Year of the Dragon

    Modern Talking was a German duo consisting of singer Thomas Anders and arranger, songwriter... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 16
    KMFDM is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    KMFDM

    Electro-industrial, Electronic body music

    AlbumsNaïve: Hell to Go, Sturm & Drang Tour 2002, Xtort, Boots, Angst

    KMFDM (originally Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid, loosely translated by the band as "no pity... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 17
    Blind Guardian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Blind Guardian

    Thrash metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsImaginations From the Other Side, Nightfall in Middle-Earth, A Twist in the Myth, Somewhere Far Beyond, At the Edge of Time

    Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in 1984 in Krefeld, West Germany. They are... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 18
    Alphaville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Alphaville

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsCatching Rays on Giant, Afternoons in Utopia, The Singles Collection, Stark Naked and Absolutely Live, Prostitute

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  • 19
    Atari Teenage Riot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Atari Teenage Riot

    Synthpunk, Electronic music

    Albums1995, The Future of War, 60 Second Wipe Out, Is This Hyperreal?, Deutschland Has Gotta Die / Riot 1996

    Atari Teenage Riot (abbreviated ATR) is a German band formed in Berlin in 1992. The name was... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 20
    Cosmic Gate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Cosmic Gate

    Electronic music, Hard trance

    AlbumsA State of Trance 500, Techno Club, Volume 14, Back 2 The Future (The Classics 1999-2003 remixed), Rhythm & Drums

    Cosmic Gate is a German trance duo made up of Claus Terhoeven and Stefan Bossems. Both hail... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 21
    CAN is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    CAN

    Krautrock, Rock music

    AlbumsTago Mago, CAN, The Lost Tapes, Can / Out of Reach, Silent Night

    Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne in 1968 by the core quartet of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 22
    Cluster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Cluster

    Krautrock, Electronic music

    AlbumsApropos Cluster, Cluster & Eno, Old Land, Cluster II, One Hour

    Cluster was a German experimental musical group who influenced the development of contemporary... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    Bad Boys Blue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Bad Boys Blue

    Pop music, Italo disco

    AlbumsBad Boys Blue: Greatest Hits, 25 (25th Anniversary Album), ...continued, Game of Love - House of Silence, Bad Boys Blue

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  • 24
    Digitalism is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Digitalism

    Dance-punk, Electronic music

    AlbumsPogo, Zdarlight (Edition Moonlight / Discodrome), Idealistic, Circles Remixed, Idealism

    Digitalism are a German electronic music duo formed in Hamburg in 2004, consisting of Jens... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 25
    Neu! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany

    Neu!

    Krautrock, Electronic music

    AlbumsNeu! 2, Neu! '75, Neu! 4, Neu!, Vinyl Box

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