100 Greatest Non-English British
Rock Artists

Van Morrison and Donovan
Criteria: The artists were ranked for their popularity, critical acclaim and influence on rock music from an international point of view. Artists must be from Great Britain, but not from England (meaning Scotland, Wales and North Ireland. Isle of Man is also eligible, but no artists from there are on the list).

Last Updated: 2011-08-31
Greatest Non-English British Rock Artists
  1. Van Morrison (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  2. Donovan (Glasgow, Scotland)
  3. The Jesus and Mary Chain (East Kilbride, Scotland)
  4. Simple Minds (Glasgow, Scotland)
  5. Manic Street Preachers (Blackwood, Wales)
  6. Primal Scream (Glasgow, Scotland)
  7. Franz Ferdinand (Glasgow, Scotland)
  8. Tom Jones (Pontypridd, Wales)
  9. Average White Band (Dundee, Scotland)
10. John Cale (Garnant, Wales)
11. The Undertones (Derry, Northern Ireland)
12. Badfinger (Swansea, Wales)
13. Them (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
14. Annie Lennox (Aberdeen, Scotland)
15. Stiff Little Fingers (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
16. Gerry Rafferty (Paisey, Scotland)
17. Cocteau Twins (Grangemouth, Scotland)
18. Bay City Rollers (Edinburgh, Scotland)
19. Belle and Sebastian (Glasgow, Scotland)
20. Travis (Glasgow, Scotland)
21. Super Furry Animals (Cardiff, Wales)
22. Gary Moore (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
23. Big Country (Dunfermlime, Scotland)
24. Sheena Easton (Bellshill, Scotland)
25. Lloyd Cole and the Commotions (Glasgow, Scotland)
26. Dave Edmunds (Cardiff, Wales)
27. Al Stewart (Glasgow, Scotland)
28. Aztec Camera (Glasgow, Scotland)
29. Lulu (Glasgow, Scotland)
30. Nazareth (Dunferlime, Scotland)
31. Teenage Fanclub (Glasgow, Scotland)
32. The Incredible String Band (Edinburgh, Scotland)
33. Ash (Downpatrick, Nothern Ireland)
34. Snow Patrol (Dundee, Scotland)
35. Bonnie Tyler (Skewen, Wales)
36. The Blue Nile (Glasgow, Scotland)
37. Orange Juice (Glasgow, Scotland)
38. Therapy? (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
39. Julian Cope (Deri, Wales)
40. The Shamen (Aberdeen, Scotland)
41. Mogwai (Glasgow, Scotland)
42. Young Marble Giants (Cardiff, Wales)
43. The Associates (Dundee, Scotland)
44. Stereophonics (Cwmaman, Wales)
45. The Beta Band (Edinburgh, Scotland)
46. Budgie (Cardiff, Wales)
47. Jack Bruce (Glasgow, Scotland)
48. Wet Wet Wet (Glasgow, Scotland)
49. The Proclaimers (Edinburgh, Scotland)
50. Duffy (Bangor, Wales)
51. Del Amitri (Glasgow, Scotland)
52. Boards of Canada (Edinburgh, Scotland)
53. The Divine Comedy (Derry, Northern Ireland)
54. David Byrne (Dumbarton, Scotland)
55. Texas (Glasgow, Scotland)
56. The Rezillos (Edinburgh, Scotland)
57. Frankie Miller (Glasgow, Scotland)
58. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (Glasgow, Scotland)
59. Deacon Blue (Glasgow, Scotland)
60. Mark Knopfler (Glasgow, Scotland)
61. Catatonia (Cardiff, Wales)
62. Danny Wilson (Dundee, Scotland)
63. Edwyn Collins (Edinburgh, Scotland)
64. David Holmes (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
65. Altered Images (Glasgow, Scotland)
66. The Skids (Dunfermline, Scotland)
67. Man (Swansea, Wales)
68. Mary Hopkin (Pontardawe, Wales)
69. One Dove (Glasgow, Scotland)
70. Camera Obscura (Glasgow, Scotland)
71. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci (Carmarthen, Wales)
72. Josef K (Edinburgh, Scotland)
73. The Alarm (Rhyl, Wales)
74. Arab Strap (Falkirk, Scotland)
75. Gun (Glasgow, Scotland)
76. Midge Ure (Montreal, Scotland)
77. Fish (Edinburgh, Scotland)
78. Amen Corner (Cardiff, Wales)
79. Biffy Clyro (Ayrshire, Scotland)
80. The Bluebells (Scotland)
81. Pilot (Edinburgh, Scotland)
82. Sasha (Bangor, Wales)
83. Feeder (Cardiff, Wales)
84. Idlewild (Edinburgh, Scotland)
85. The Pastels (Glasgow, Scotland)
86. Finley Quaye (Edinburgh, Scotland)
87. That Petrol Emotion (Derry, Northern Ireland)
88. Jimmy Somerville (Glasgow, Scotland)
89. The Soup Dragons (Bellshill, Scotland)
90. Feargal Sharkey (Derry, Northern Ireland)
91. The Vaselines (Edinburgh, Scotland)
92. The Delgados (Glasgow, Scotland)
93. Lostprophets (Pontypridd, Wales)
94. John Paul Young (Glasgow, Scotland)
95. Shakin' Stevens (Cardiff, Wales)
96. Frightened Rabbit (Selkirk, Scotland)
97. The Trash Can Sinatras (Irvine, Scotland)
98. mclusky (Cardiff, Wales)
99. Mull Historical Society (Isle of Mull, Scotland)
100. World Party (Prestatyn, Wales)

101. Gene Loves Jezebel (Porthcawl, Wales)
102. Malcolm Middleton (Falkirk, Scotland)
103. Eddi Reader (Glasgow, Scotland)
104. Strawberry Switchblade (Glasgow, Scotland)
105. The Fratellis (Glasgow, Scotland)
106. Love Sculpture (Cardiff, Wales)
107. The Exploited (Edinburgh, Scotland)
108. KT Tunstall (St. Andrews, Scotland)
109. Mike Scott (Edinburgh, Scotland)
110. The Twilight Sad (Glasgow, Scotland)
111. bis (Glasgow, Scotland)
112. Los Campesinos! (Cardiff, Wales)
113. Geneva (Aberdeen, Scotland)
114. The Yummy Fur (Glasgow, Scotland)
115. Cerys Matthews (Cardiff, Wales)
116. Future of the Left (Cardiff, Wales)
117. The Darling Buds (Cardiff, Wales)
118. Neon Neon (Cardiff, Wales)
119. Nicolette (Glasgow, Scotland)
120. The Automatic (Cowbridge, Wales)
121. Paolo Nutini (Paisley, Scotland)
122. The Joy Formidable (Yr Wyddgrug, Wales)
123. We Were Promised Jetpacks (Edinburgh, Scotland)
124. The Supernaturals (Glasgow, Scotland)
125. K-Klass (Wrexham, Wales)
126. Stiltskin (Scotland)

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25 Greatest Irish Music Artists
Criteria: The artists were ranked for their popularity, critical acclaim and influence on rock music from an international point of view. Artists must be from the Republic of Ireland, which is not apart of Great Britain (as it is sometimes incorrectly believed to be), but is in fact its own country. Northern Ireland remains apart of Great Britain and artists from that area are eligible for the main Non-English British Rock Artists list, but not this one.
  1. U2 (Dublin)
  2. Rory Gallagher (Ballyshannon)
  3. Thin Lizzy (Dublin)
  4. My Bloody Valentine (Dublin)
  5. The Cranberries (Limerick)
  6. The Boomtown Rats (Dublin)
  7. Sinéad O'Connor (Glenageary)
  8. Hothouse Flowers (Dublin)
  9. Bob Geldof (Dún Laoghaire)
10. The Frames (Dublin)
11. The Saw Doctors (Tuam)
12. The Corrs (Dundalk)
13. The Fatima Mansions (Cork)
14. Taste (Cork)
15. JJ72 (Dublin)
16. Bell X1 (Lucan)
17. Westlife (Sligo)
18. The Swell Season (Dublin)
19. The Thrills (Dublin)
20. The Script (Dublin)
21. Boyzone (Dublin)
22. Glen Hansard (Dublin)
23. Microdisney (Cork)
24. B*Witched (Dublin)
25. Imelda May (Dublin)

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