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Spotify’s Top 20 Rock Bands in the World Have Been Revealed

Picture of Ann Lee
Music Editor
Updated: 18 July 2017
Spotify has revealed its list of the top 20 rock acts in the world.

Coldplay has taken the number one spot followed by US band Twenty One Pilots and The Beatles.

Yes, Chris Martin and co. have beaten Liverpool’s finest.

The Beatles were only added to Spotify and streaming services on Christmas Eve 2015.

The list is based on the amount of streams that each act has racked up in the first half of this year so far.

Linkin Park and Red Hot Chili Peppers round out the top five.

The list was released for the ‘International Day of Rock N Roll’ last Thursday, which marks the anniversary of Live Aid concert in 1985.

Spotify’s Top 20 Rock Acts Globally:

1. Coldplay

2. Twenty One Pilots

3. The Beatles

4. Linkin Park

5. Red Hot Chili Peppers

6. Panic! At The Disco

7. Metallica

8. Arctic Monkeys

9. Queen

10. Fall Out Boy

11. Green Day

12. AC/DC

13. Pink Floyd

14. Blink-182

15. Paramore

16. Guns N’ Roses

17. Nirvana

18. The Rolling Stones

19. The 1975

20. Kings of Leon