Some of the most popular rock bands of all time are the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, AC/DC and the Rolling Stones. There are also a number of popular individual artists, such as Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.
In terms of record sales, the Beatles are the most popular rock band by far, with over 178 million units sold as of 2015. The Beatles are also often cited as the greatest rock band ever by popular music critics. Some bands, such as Talking Heads and The Velvet Underground, are highly acclaimed by critics despite selling fewer records than other groups.