Popular culture has seen some truly impressive logos over the last handful of decades. Sometimes the logo itself stands on its own and become an anecdote within popular music. It is evident that a great logo for an artist or band can be just as recognizable as their name itself. Some contain detailed images while several take on specialized typography. In other cases the logo is used for identity purposes (see Prince's "Love Symbol #2."), some were even created by accident.

There could be an argument that there isn't enough emphasis today on logos, but yesterday's timeless gems show an impressive track record. Whether these logos were the face of a movement, a focal point of an elaborate marketing plan, or part of an album artwork, they are the 25 most important of all time. Click here to see who made the list.

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