10 Best Two Male Bands Of All Time
Best two male band members of all time are duos like 1. Eric B and Rakim 2. Outkast 3. Chainsmokers and more. Honorable mentions also go to Eminem and Royce.
Eminem and Royce formed a hip-hop band called "Bad Meets Evil" and released multiple albums and tracks. The duo was active for more than a decade, they are still together but rarely release music.
Infamous band duos also include artists like The White Stripes, Sonny and Cher, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross, and many others. However, these consist of members from different genders.
The focus of this article is bands with two men, with both singing/rapping, or one person singing and the other person preforming with the instruments, or both. There is a wide variety of talent in two-male bands, and we are here to explore just that.
10 Best Two Male Bands Of All Time
|The Chainsmokers||New York City, U.S|
|LMFAO||Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles|
|Sam & Dave||Miami, Florida|
|Daft Punk||Paris, France|
|Eric B & Rakim||Long Island, New York|
|Tenacious D||Los Angeles, California|
|Tears For Fears||Bath, Somerset, England|
|The Black Keys||Akron, Ohio, U.S|
1. The Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers are a two-man band of artists, Drew Taggart and Alex Pall. Their music genre is EDM, Pop, Electropop, and Future Bass.
The singers have been making music since 2012. They have multiple accomplishments including Billboard Hot 100 charting hits and Grammy award nominations and wins.
The Chainsmokers' second studio album Sick Boy (2018), in particular, received a wide array of praise from both critics and audiences. They achieved the number one position onBillboard Dance 100.
They have received Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for their song "Don't Let Me Down" which was also featured in the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100. Their best songs are as follows:
- Something Just Like This
- Don't Let Me Down
LMFAO is a 2 men band composed of Red Foo and Sky Blue. They were active from 2006-2012, but went into hiatus indefinitely.
This duo's music can be categorized as Hip house, EDM, and Pop-Rap. Their unique presentation led to them selling more than 12 million records.
LMFAO won the 2012 Billboard Music Awards for "Top Digital Song," "Top Rap Song," "Top Dance Song," and "Top Pop Song." The members were also nominated for many Grammy awards.
The artists have released two studio albums "Party Rock (2009)," and "Sorry For Party Rocking (2011)." Their best songs are as follows:
- Party Rock Anthem
- S*xy and I Know It
- Sorry For Party Rocking
- Champagne Showers
Gorillaz was formed by two male members, Daman Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, in 1998 in London. Albarn is also the lead singer for band called Blur.
To elaborate, Gorillaz is a virtual band that consists of four fictional members: 2-D (vocals and Keyboard), Russel Hobbs (drums), Noodle (guitar), and Murdoc Nicols (Bass Guitar).
Hewlett is a comic artist who focuses on the visual component of the band whereas Albarn is the music composer of the band.
Gorillaz won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Feel Good Inc." Their best songs are as follows:
- Feel Good Inc
- On Melancholy Hill
- Empire Ants
- Clint Eastwood
- O Green World
4. Sam & Dave
Sam & Dave are a 2 male bands consisting of Sam Moore and Dave Prater. They also have multiple nicknames, with their most famous being "The Dynamic Duo."
The band was active during 1961-1970 and again from 1971-1981. They consistently released music for nearly two decades, and have been honored with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Vocally, they are countertenor (Sam Moore) and tenor (Dave Prater) singers who have influenced multiple popular artists like Bruce Springsteen, Al Green, and Michael Jackson. The singer's biggest hit was a cover of Soul Man.
They received Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 for their song "Soul Man." Their best songs are as follows:
- Hold On, I'm Comin
- Soul Man
- Soothe Me
- Wrap It up
5. Daft Punk
Daft Punk is a two-male band made up of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Homem Christo. Their genre is French house, electronic, dance, and disco.
They have released four studio albums, nineteen music videos, twenty-three singles, and one soundtrack album.
The artist has secured six Grammy awards. Daft is also one of the successful and best EDM artists in terms of their music and net worth.
They received five Grammy Awards in a single year (2014). The best songs of Daft Punk are as follows:
- Get Lucky
- One More Time
- Instant Crush
- Around the World
Outkast is a 2 male band formed by Andre 3000 and Big Boi. They are from Atlanta, Georgia.
The band was active from 1992-2006. Andre's band music category was Southern hip-hop and progressive rap.
They are considered one of the greatest hip-hop duos. The rappers also experimented with funk, jazz, psychedelia, and techno sounds in their music.
Outkast has released six studio albums have won six Grammy awards throughout their short period. Their best albums are "The Way You Move," "ATLiens," "Aquemini," and "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below."
Also, their best songs are as follows:
- Hey Ya!
- Ms. Jackson
- So Fresh, So Clean
7. Eric B & Rakim
Eric B & Rakim are the two members of the band with the same name. They are known for their genres East Coast Hip-hop genre.
The duo is one of the most successful DJ/MC teams in hip-hop. The artists have released four studio albums, nine music videos, and fifteen singles.
Their debut album "Paid in Full" was ranked at number 58 on Billboard 200. Their album was also certified platinum by RIAA.
Except for "Don't Sweat the Technique" all other albums of the artist were certified Gold by RIAA standards.
Similarly, their every album was featured on the U.S Billboard charts. The artist's best songs include songs like:
- Don't Sweat The Technique
- Know The Ledge
- Paid In Full
- I Ain't No Joke
- Keep The Beat
8. Tenacious D
Tenacious D is a 2 comedy male band duo made up of actors Jack Black and Kyle Grass. Their name is derived from the phrase "Tenacious Defense."
The male-member band has released four studio albums, one live album, eight singles, and ten music videos. Jack's band's song tribute received platinum certification in Australia and Gold certification in New Zealand.
Tenacious's best albums are their first two albums "Tenacious D" and "The Pick of Destiny." Also, their singles like "Tribute" and the music video "The Complete Master" also received platinum certification.
The best songs from the two male members of the band are as follows:
- The Metal
9. Tears For Fears
Tears for Fears are two male bands consisting of Manny Elias and Ian Stanley. Manny and Ian were in the group from 1981 to 1986.
The current members are Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. They have been in the group since 1981-present.
They represented the genres of new wave, pop-rock, and synth-pop, and are influencers of groups like Imagine Dragons. Tears have released seven studio albums, two live albums, eleven video albums, and thirty-nine singles.
The band won the Brit Award for their song "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" in 1986. Their third album titled "The Seeds of Love (1986)" was certified platinum.
The duo were also awarded the Ivor Novello award for "Outstanding Song Collection" in 2021. Their most streamed songs are as follows:
- Everybody Wants To Rule The World
- Head Over Heels
- Mad World
- Woman In Chains
10. The Black Keys
The Black Keys are a 2 male band which consist of artists Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. Their genre is Garage rock, blues-rock, punk blues, and indie rock.
The band has been active since 2001. They have won six Grammy awards, and secured three Grammy awards for their single "Tighten Up" from the album "Brothers" in 2010.
Also, they won another three Grammy awards for their eighth album "Turn Blue" and its single "Lonely Boy."
They have released eleven studio albums, twenty-three music videos, twenty-two singles, and two EPs. Their best songs are as follows:
- Lonely Boy
- Howlin' For You
- Gold on the Ceiling
- Tighten Up
- Wild Child
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