Band members: Bill S Preston, Theodore Logan, Elizabeth, Joanna, Death
Why they're awesome: The saved the entire world. You don't get much bigger than that. The fact that they solved air pollution with air guitar should also be highly commended.
Most famous song: “God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II” - actually written by KISS
Band members: Dewey Cox, Sam McPherson, Theo, Dave
Why they're awesome: These guys spanned so many genres of music over the years. Even the Beatles were huge fans of Cox (*hahaha*).
Most famous song: “Walk Hard” - actually written by Marshall Crenshaw, John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan
Band members: Buckaroo Banzai, Rawhide, Reno, Perfect Tommy, Pecos, Billy Travers, Big Norse, Pinky Carruthers and Sidney Zweibel aka New Jersey(debatable as to whether he's an actual band member as we never see him play).
Why they're awesome: Much like Wyld Stallyns these guys saved the world and still managed time to crank out awesome hits and play small intimate venues.
Most famous song: “Rocket 88” - actually written by Ike Turner
Band members: Guy Patterson, James Mattingly, Leonard Haise, T. B. Player
Why they're awesome: Sure, they only had one hit but what a hit it was. Seriously, I bought the cassette single when the movie came out and wore it out by playing it so much.
Most famous song: “That Thing You Do” - actually written by Adam Schlesinger, the bassist of Fountains of Wayne.
Band members: Russell Hammond, Jeff Bebe, Dick Roswell, Ed Vallencourt, Larry Fellows
Why they're awesome: Sure they never made it big but it's not about how famous you get it's about the journey, man.
Most famous song: “Fever Dog” - actually written by Nancy Wilson
Band members: David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls
Why they're awesome: Nothing phases these guys – embarrassing Japanese tours, miniscule Stonehenge models, the deaths of several drummers...
Most famous song (okay, it's my favourite anyway): “Sex Farm” - actually written by Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer
Band members: Jake Blues, Elwood Blues, Tom "Bones" Malone, Willie "Too Big" Hall, Steve "The Colonel" Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, and Murphy "Murph" Dunne and "Mr. Fabulous"
Why they're awesome: These guys saved an entire orphanage. Okay, not the entire world but still they should be commended.
Most famous song: “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” - actually written by Bert Berns, Solomon Burke and Jerry Wexler
Band members: Cassandra Wong and other guys
Why they're awesome: While I can't say I love them, if someone as cool as Wayne Campbell likes them that's good enough for me.
Most famous song: “Ballroom Blitz” - actually written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman for 70s rockers Sweet
Band members: Scott Pilgrim, Stephen Stills, Kim Pine, Young Neil
Why they're awesome: Rough around the edges they may be but this scrappy garage band deserved to win the battle of the bands instead of Crash and the Boys
Most famous song: “Threshold” - actually written by Beck
Band members: Johnny Van Owen, Jazz, Sir D
Why they're awesome: Umm... well... you see it's difficult to... let's just say “Yo drop that zero and get with the hero!”
Most famous song: “The People's Choice” - actually written by Vanilla Ice and others who would like to remain nameless