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The world's most dedicated fanbases - as voted by you

  • We recently asked a few dedicated music fans to tell us why theirs is the ultimate fanbase, and they gave very convincing arguments. But we decided to hear from the rest of you to find just just which band has the ultimate fanbase. The poll is officially closed, so here are the results. Just sneaking in at No. 20 are Two Door Cinema Club.

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    Added: 13 Apr 2012

  • 19. Radiohead. Having stuck with the band through some challenging albums, Radiohead fans are a dedicated bunch. Fansite Green Plastic Radiohead, for instance, has been running for 15 years.

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    Added: 03 Feb 2012

  • 18. Florence And The Machine. Flo fan Rachael Scarsbrook told NME.com that the The The Florence And The Machine Army is "the leading fanmade fanbase for FATM, as noticed by Florence herself! Florence is aware, supportive and an honorary member of the club!"

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    Added: 25 Nov 2011

  • 17. Oasis. Even though they're not together as a band any more (for now), Oasis have a handful of active online fansites (including Oasis Fanatic, Oasisnet and The Oasis Fan Guide.

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    Added: 28 Apr 2011

  • 16. Lady Gaga. Surprisingly, Gaga's Little Monsters only clocked in enough votes to rank in 16th place. Considering she's got one of the biggest Facebook followings out there (with nearly 50 million fans), it's a shock she's not at least in the top three. Maybe this hat put them off. Or the meat dress...

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  • 15. Arctic Monkeys Looks like the Sheffield lads have a lot of love from their fans. And who can blame them?

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    Added: 05 Apr 2012

  • 14. Placebo. No matter how much people might try to knock these guys down, their fans have stood by them during their 20 years of making music. Why? Read one confessional here.

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    Added: 25 Nov 2011

  • 13. Nirvana. Word has it that Kurt might have recorded an entire solo album before he died. Is it true? Who knows. But clearly, we'd all like to hear it if it does actually exist.

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    Added: 02 Nov 2011

  • 12. The Strokes. It's true - everyone just loves The Strokes. Want further proof? Check out this video from Reading Festival 2012, as fans give their verdict on the band's performance. (Warning: they all loved it).

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    Added: 21 Dec 2011

  • 11. My Chemical Romance. The MCRmy, as they go by, has over 44,000 Facebook likes and an impressively active fansite. "We are the MCRmy. We support My Chemical Romance and each other," claims their Facebook page. "We are a family. Will you join us?"

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    Added: 30 Aug 2011

  • 10. Manic Street Preachers. Fan Eloise Wood wrote on NME.com: "I have been a fan for 18+ years, and have seen MSP 38 times. There are fans that travel from abroad, even to just a book signing and we have a very close and highly creative fanbase. We write fanzines, make our own shirts and jewellery, we swap crafty gifts with other fans or give something to our boys."

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    Added: 04 Oct 2011

  • 9. Paramore. "Our family is so strong and united that no matter what we will love and cherish our band’s music, past, present and future," fans Bradley Gardiner & Jordan Pringle told NME.com. "With over 20 million members of the Parafamily, we will love Paramore and gain more members for years to come."

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    Added: 24 Jan 2011

  • 7. Muse. Despite winning the "Most Dedicated Fans" award at the NME Awards 2012, Matt and co. only ranked in 7th place this time. Muse Army's Anaëlle Martinez told NME.com: "We believe in a lot of values like respect and peace, and we also act like a big family who happen to have the same interest: the band Muse."

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    Added: 04 Nov 2011

  • 6. The Horrors Despite the occasional hiccup (back in January, Faris Badwan was been accused of punching a crowd member in the face at the band's show in Liverpool), Horrors fans appear to be a dedicated crowd.

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    Added: 14 Oct 2011

  • 5. Tokio Hotel. Fright-haired German rockers, who can't get arrested in the UK but are huge in countries with lower standards. "You can say whatever you want about us, just don’t touch our fans," the band once said.

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    Added: 24 Jan 2011

  • 4. Michael Jackson. Fan Maria Paraskevi wrote on NME.com: "We were there for him any time he needed us, not only at his concerts, live performances, or during his achievements as a singer or performer. We were there for the most beautiful man we ever met. And we will always be there for his legacy now just like we were there for him. I love you Michael and I miss you so much!"

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    Added: 28 Apr 2011

  • 3. 30 Seconds To Mars. “We never want to be a band that keeps our fans at arm’s length," Jared Leto once said of his fans, 'The Echelon'. "This has always been about us and our fans together. We’ve been on an amazing journey with our fans already, but knowing that the best is still to come is a pretty exciting feeling for all of us.”

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    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • 2. The Killers. It's a good thing these guys have some dedicated fans. With all the side projects going on, there's a lot of new music to go around. And to think, it all started with 'Mr. Brightside'.

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    Added: 24 Jan 2012

  • 1. Katy Perry. And so, the public have spoken. So blame them. After weeks of frantic voting, turns out Katy Cats are the most dedicated music fans out there. Although considering the sugary sweet singer recently revealed "My music is about to get real f**king dark", it will be interesting to see what her fans make of it...

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    Added: 13 Apr 2012