5. Spinal Tap (This is Spinal Tap)
Originally a mockumentary film about the metal scene in the late 70s and early 80s, Spinal Tap grew to be something much bigger than the film. The fictional band went on to release albums and actually played Glastonbury, not bad for a band who’s best known for their moronic lyrics and string of drummers who kept on dying.
4. Stillwater (Almost Famous)
This fictional band pays homage to the bands of the 1970s, mainly Led Zeppelin and The Eagles as they go all out on stage. However, it’s clear Stillwater are more interested than the sex and drugs aspect of the rock n’ roll scene, despite their talents.
3. The Blues Brothers (The Blues Brothers)
Starting off as a sketch on Saturday Night Live, the characters created by Dan Akroyd and John Beluschi quickly rose to stardom as they got their on film. The blues and soul duo gave us some iconic tracks from the film such as Shake A Tail Feather which featured Ray Charles himself, and Everybody Needs Somebody To Love.
2. Marvin Berry and The Starlighters (Back To The Future)
Although their cover of the classic Earth Angel is a great part of the film, the fictional band will always be remembered for their amazing cover of Johnny B. Goode. Despite it being ahead of its time for the young crowd at Marty’s parent’s prom, it did seem to impress Marvin’s cousin, Chuck.
1. The School of Rock (School of Rock)
This is definitely more of a nostalgic pick. Admittedly, I might be a bit biased to put The School of Rock as number 1 having grown up on the film. However, I grew up listening to Teacher’s Pet over and over as this fictional band holds a special place in my heart.