When was the last time you listened to a song on loop? Maybe it’s running in the background even now. Music is a universe language that everyone can understand without uttering a word. It transports us to another world, connects us with a global community, we tie memories of our first heartbreak and annual school fest to it. The minute we listen to a song, like Adam Levine of Maroon V sings, the “Memories” come back to us in a flash. The makers of this magic, are who we call, musicians. there are music generations of bands and singers have poured their heart and soul into creating a piece that has outlived their lives.
The world without music would be a quiet, scary place(pun intended). Musicians have saved the world from that disaster and transformed reality to a place only the soul can EnRoute to.
Whether you’re a classic rock fan or indie is your vibe, there’s a band for everyone. Here are the famous 5 iconic bands of their times whose sings have been soaring billboards and winning hearts.
Embarking their music careers on the 12th of June 2013, BTS is one of the K-pop bands that have set trends and broken records on an international level. The BTS Army, (what BTS fans call themselves), probably know their songs like the back of their hand, but here is what they might not know.What initially was a duo of RM and Iron in 2010 grew into a group of 7 by 2013. Their last song on the school- trilogy, ‘Skool Luv Affair‘, the then #3 on Billboard’s World Album Chart, rose them to fame. Although their ‘Highlight Tour‘ in the USA was a disaster due to disorganization, their Army defended the disrespect and stood by their side. Ever since, the boy band has risen like a Phoenix. Their most recent song, “Dynamite” currently holds the title for the biggest Spotify Debut of 2020 with registered 7.778 million streams on its debut day, surpassing Taylor Swift’s previous record of 7.7742 million streams for “Cardigan”.
Here’s their latest, record breaking Dynamite
The Beatles to this day is considered the most successful band with 183 million units, although they only had a short run playing between 1960-1970.
The band was formerly called the Quarrymen or the Silver Beatles, by name Fab Four. The English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The September of 1962 marked history for The Beatles with their first hit Love Me Do, which charted in the UK, and reached the top of the US singles chart.
If you are a true blue Beatles fan we already know which one you’re humming!
Go back in time with this classic “Hey Jude”
The Local Train
This H”indie” band from Delhi is one among the few bands that have gained commercial success and gained a cult following in India since their inception. The musicians only met a few years ago in Chandigarh, where they decided to jam. Eventually, one thing led to another and the dream band was formed. Bollywood music was a heavy influence on the musicians in their initial days until they discovered the magic of rock.
They truly touched the hearts of their fans with Choo Lo
Coldplay started performing at London in 1996 and instantly blew up as a major rock band in Britain. The world was only a few listens away. The band has stayed relevant and produced music that people of different generations have fallen in love with.
The name of the band was inspired from a book of poems named Child’s Reflections, Cold Play written by Philip Horky. It was Tim Crompton, a buddy of Chris who penned the name for the band.
Even for the uninitiated, Paradise, is a signature Coldplay song
Founded at the heart of music learning, Berkeley, Greenday is a punk rock back that has made many heads bang since 1987. The 14-year-old Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, vocals) and Mike Dirnt formed their first band, Sweet Children, in Rodeo, California. In 1989, the group had added drummer Al Sobrante and renamed themselves as Green Day. They set the souls of teens all around the globe on fire with their emo-alternative rock rhythms.
Here’s from Greenday and us hoping that wherever you are,
you have the time of your life
If some day you dream of making it to the charts like these 5 bands did, you don’t have to wait that long. QShala gives you the chance to discover the musician in you!
QShala presents to you a Music Workshop
Enter a world of trivia about music, recognise and connect with music pieces and even create your own musical instruments out of waste.
QShala works with children across all ages to help them acquire a mindset of lifelong learning. Children have an innate curiosity that is slowly lost as they fall into habits of rote learning and use exam performance as an indicator of progress. We hope to stem this and keep the spirit of curiosity and lifelong learning alive.