Here are the Top 10 Bands of All Time. Longevity is not important. 

White-hot influence on social thinking is important: 

1. The Beatles 
2. Boston 
3. The Rolling Stones 
4. Fleetwood Mac 
5. Peter, Paul and Mary 
6. The Jackson Five 
7. U2 
8. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 
9. The Carpenters 
10. The Ramones


  1. Hi Chris!
    Yes, I think Bono WILL go down in history as the most influential singer of all time. His activism and his caring for all people and not just a narrow band of those in power will set the stage as an example of how public people can perform public service no matter what their station in life expects.