An English band that was around during the British invasion. At first they made poppy music. What they musically contributed to the world of music was not their style, but experimenting. They were the first pop group to experiment.

They can't be the best band ever because there is no best band ever. They may be your favorite band but that doesn't mean they're the best band ever. Because music is entirely subjective.

People tend to exaggerate their influence. People say they influenced everything. Not true. They influenced musicians in a way to think outside the box and do something new. No bands really derived from their sound, but how they constantly did something different and weren't afraid to.

The music the hipsters listen to would have existed without The Beatles. The Beatles main influence was in the field of Rock, particularly in the sub-genres of Experimental, and Psychedelic.

Mainstream music is Pop-Punk, R&B, Electronic, Rap, and mixtures of those styles.

The Beatles had a strong influence on music, but only on some of the biggest sub-genres of Rock at the time. As I mentioned above, Experimental and Psychedelic.

They had no influence on Punk which inspires a lot of Rock today.
The Beatles are a very influential band, but not influential to all music.
by joe725 February 13, 2008
The most overrated band of all time. Sure, they were influential, you can't deny that, but their music is not as great as everyone makes it out to be. They do have a couple great songs (including Come Together, If I Fell, and I Saw Her Standing There), but it's not like all of them are fucking gifts from God, which is what is widely believed.
Mike: The Beatles are fucking GODLIKE!

Steve: Dude, their incredibly overrated.

Mike: Shut up, you're just a 13 year old that doesn't know what the hell he's talking about!
by Prof. Goldman February 21, 2010
An arse kicking band from Liverpool who wrote brilliant songs and had cool hair. The band consisted of George, John, Paul and Ringo.
John Lennon and Ringo Star are dead, but that's okay because George is my favourite Beatle.

The greatest Beatle song is probably either Blackbird or Yellow Submarine.
by WrestlesWithHobbits January 16, 2005
A decent and very influential rock band from the 1960s. Although good and revoloutionary to the music industry, they are overrated to an extent. No, this is not coming from a "Linkin Park brainwashed fag". I don't even listen to Linkin Park or any other Nu-Metal.
Billy- The Beatles are good, but not as good as everyone thinks.

Joe- HOW DARE YOU SPEAK SUCH BLASPHEMY! *Pulls out magnum, shoots Billy needlessly*
by Rabid Gerbil June 08, 2005
The most overrated band in history.
40+ years of people obsessing over them, when they're really not that good. All of their songs follow the same formula and are overplayed. Plus kids think they're so special and unique if they say they like The Beatles.

Please! Get over it!
by rachaelwithana September 05, 2007
Highly over-rated band. Everyone likes different music and the beatles were not the greatest band in history - a lot of people liked them but not everyone.
Jim: Hey man everything else sucks the beatles rule
Bob: Actually I quite like Abba instead
Jim's Gang: Wot did you say??? (about to kill him)
God: Leave Bob alone, we all have different tastes!
Jim: Okay, sorry God
by GRIMEY!! June 28, 2006
Rock Band from the 60's.
Impressed hoardes of fans, but their fame was enhanced by the media.
They may have been very influantial, but the fans on this site whe cite them as the most talented band ever are getting caught up in the frenzy. Most fans will pass this off as another teenager who thinks the beatles are oversated. However, any moron can listen to a band with TALENT that plays a similar style and hear the difference.
Beatles > moronic lyrics, on par with modern 'pop sensations' such as the backstreet boys (ok, not close to THAT bad)

Eagles > Equal or better playing talent, and 1000x better lyrics. If you like the beatles better, you are a TRENDWHORE or STUPID!
by pabl0 March 28, 2005
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