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Last Updated on January 26, 2024 by Justin Thomas

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Author: Teemu Suomala

I first grabbed the guitar in 2009. I started this website in January 2020 because I couldn’t do window installation anymore due to my health problems. I love guitars and have played dozens and dozens of different guitars through different amps and pedals over the years, and also, building a website interested me, so I decided to just go for it! I got lucky and managed to get awesome people to help me with my website.

I also got lucky because I have you visiting my website right now. Thank you. I do all this for you guys. If you have any recommendations, tips, or feedback, just leave a comment, I would love to chat with you. I have also been fortunate to produce content for several large guitar websites, such as SongsterrMusicnotesGuitarGuitar, and Ultimate Guitar.

I spend my spare time exercising and hanging out with my wife and crazy dog (I guess that went the right way…).

Listen…this data is pulled straight from Spotify. So this is not my opinion, this is what rock bands people listen to most right now. And I also know that some of these bands are more of a metal bands than rock bands. Nevertheless, I think lists like these are really interesting…these reveal what people really listen to.

So remember, I just forward stuff…just like Michael Scott (haha):

Check the most popular metal bands on spotify right now here.

Let’s check this out!

The 50 Most Listened Rock Bands on Spotify Right Now

Below I will give a more detailed explanation of Spotify’s Popularity Rating, but if you don’t care about that, just remember: the closer the number is to 100, the more popular the artist is right now. This data was pulled on January 5, 2023, so this is fresh from the oven!

Artist NamePopularity Score
Arctic Monkeys85
Imagine Dragons85
Linkin Park84
Queen84
The Beatles83
Elton John83
Hozier82
The Neighbourhood82
Red Hot Chili Peppers82
Elvis Presley81
OneRepublic81
Radiohead80
Nirvana80
Metallica80
Wham!80
Daft Punk80
Fleetwood Mac80
Green Day79
Brenda Lee79
AC/DC79
Fall Out Boy78
Tame Impala78
System Of A Down78
Creedence Clearwater Revival78
Pink Floyd78
The Rolling Stones78
Twenty One Pilots78
Deftones77
The Lumineers77
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Paramore77
Gorillaz77
Foo Fighters77
The Smiths77
Panic! At The Disco75
The Beach Boys75
Slipknot75
The Ronettes75
Nickelback75
Billy Joel75
Led Zeppelin75
My Chemical Romance76
The Killers76
Eagles76
Dominic Fike75
Bon Iver75
Luke Bryan74
Jason Aldean72
Jon Pardi72

Spotify’s Popularity Score Explained

Spotify’s popularity rating, also known as the Popularity Index, is a dynamic measure that gauges the relative frequency of plays for tracks or artists on the platform. This rating, ranging from 0 to 100, is calculated based on the number and recency of plays. A higher rating indicates more current popularity, rather than overall play counts.

This rating is used within Spotify’s recommendation algorithms but doesn’t necessarily reflect musical quality. The exact calculation formula is confidential to avoid manipulation. This metric is significant for artists, especially new ones, as it influences their visibility on Spotify and in the music industry.


My Top 5 ROCK BANDS on THIS LIST

Here’s the top 5 of mine:

  1. Metallica
  2. Foo Fighters
  3. Red Hot Chili Peppers (the older stuff)
  4. Queen
  5. Led Zeppelin

How I Put This List Together

The Python code on action inside Visual Studio Code. (I had to blur my personal credentials.)

Simple rundown:

  • I used Spotify for Developers page to get access to the Spotify Developer Credentials and API.
  • I used Visual Studio Code for writing and running Python code.
  • Then I extracted the data and changed it to a cleaner format using ChatGPT.

It took a few hours, but it was pretty simple. I hope you enjoyed this list and if you found it cool, share it!

PS. I think I will create more articles like this, just out of pure curiosity about what people listen to right now…

Teemu Suomala

I first grabbed the guitar in 2009. I started this website in January 2020 because I couldn’t do window installation anymore due to my health problems. I also noticed that most guitar websites don’t do a really good job, so I decided to just go for it! I got lucky and managed to get awesome people to help me with my website. I also got lucky because I have you visiting my website right now. Thank you. I do all this for you guys. If you have any recommendations, tips, or feedback, just leave a comment, I would love to chat with you. I have been fortunate to produce content for several large guitar websites, such as Songsterr, Musicnotes, GuitarGuitar, and Ultimate Guitar. I spend my spare time exercising and hanging out with my wife and crazy dog(I guess that went the right way…). Expertise: guitar learning techniques, electric guitars, and guitar amplifiers. You can connect with me on LinkedIn or just email me.
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Santiago

Hey, I’ve seen Linkin Park really high on many rankings, above bands like Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and even The Beatles! If you would have told me this a decade ago, I couldn’t have ever guessed they were going to be so high up the charts after the Nü Metal fever is so long gone! I thought Limp Bizkit and Korn would survive more than they did!

Teemu Suomala

Me neither… They have gained extreme popularity

Pranshu Nigam

Kinda expected to see names like Imagine Dragons & LP at the top… They’ve got that mainstream appeal…

Teemu Suomala

Yes.. Catchy and simple songs can work.