music The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time  

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List Rules 3 piece bands...

Across all types of music what is the best 3 piece band ever? Add your own favorite band...heck even country works... country is a musical genre. Even contemporary country, unfortunately.

These are the best 3 piece bands ever, the best musical trios if you will... the best THREE MAN BANDS if you want to say it that way.


These 3 man bands run the spectrum from very very famous, to not so famous. But don't vote based on fame... some of the best bands aren't super famous. Obviously. It's about the music! it's not a popularity contest. Who is your favorite three piece band?
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Rush Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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826 428
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Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

3
592 361
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The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

4
657 316
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

5
548 293
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Cream Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

6
510 285
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ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

7
555 358
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

8
455 333
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Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

9
370 248
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Motörhead New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

10
349 144
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Pink Floyd Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

11
233 248
Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Thin Lizzy Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

12
342 316
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Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

13
226 176
Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Beastie Boys Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop

14
175 150
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Valdave added Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

15
213 193
Grand Funk Railroad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Grand Funk Railroad Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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245 217
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Primus Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

17
234 291
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Sublime Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

18
213 227
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Stray Cats New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

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211 195
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

20
179 113
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

21
144 152
America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
America Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

22
130 147
The Jam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
The Jam Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

23
136 159
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

24
144 169
James Gang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
James Gang Rock music, Hard rock

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123 175
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Hüsker Dü Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

26
135 164
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Triumph Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

27
85 171
Train is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Train Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

28
68 73
The Supremes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added The Supremes Girl group, Doo-wop, Psychedelic soul

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116 184
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Dinosaur Jr Noise rock, Grunge, Alternative rock

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30
70 82
Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Valdave added Three Dog Night Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

31
69 128
Everclear is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Everclear Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

32
76 107
Mountain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Mountain Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

33
58 79
Toto is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
michael-reilly added Toto Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Pop music

34
97 176
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King's X Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
46 71
TLC is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
TLC Hip hop music, Girl group, Alternative hip hop

36
63 76
A-ha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added A-ha Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave

37
51 60
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

38
61 99
Dixie Chicks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added Dixie Chicks Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

39
37 45
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Chevelle Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

40
28 82
Lady Antebellum is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Lady Antebellum Country pop, Pop music, Country

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43 65
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Silverchair Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

42
26 45
Fugees is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Fugees Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Reggae

43
58 129
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Minutemen Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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26 52
Salt-N-Pepa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Salt-N-Pepa Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop rap

45
60 135
The Outfield is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
The Outfield New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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15 46
Queen + Paul Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
EveryIdeaStolen added Queen + Paul Rodgers Blues-rock, Rock music, Hard rock

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12 44
Rascal Flatts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Rascal Flatts Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music

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50 88
Peter, Paul and Mary is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Peter, Paul and Mary Folk music, Folk rock

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46 113
Thompson Twins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Thompson Twins Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

50
13 38
Bell Biv DeVoe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Bell Biv DeVoe Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B