The Best Rock Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians
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The Best Rock Bands of All Time

List Criteria: Only rock bands or rock artists with solo careers.

There are thousands of rock bands that have existed throughout the decades ever since the dawn of rock and roll, but only the greatest ones have stood the test of time and continue to be classic and popular bands to listen to with their timeless music. Who are the greatest rock bands of all time?

Anyone can vote on this best rock bands list, which makes these rankings a trustworthy way to find out which great rock artists are truly the best. You can also add your own rankings to this list and see how your taste in music stacks up against everyone else's. Listening to great rock music is fun, but showing off your superior rock and roll taste is even better.

For more rock music, check out this list of the Best Beatles Songs of All Time, or vote on these lists of the Best Rock Vocalists and the Best Female Rock Vocalists of all time.
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  1. 1
    + 9916
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    the people's #1 & most listed Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 10667
    - 3894

    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 6490
    - 3875

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  4. 4
    + 8253
    - 3372

    ranked low on reranks Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 8113
    - 3070

    ranked low on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 5006
    - 2969

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 5359
    - 2536

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 6123
    - 3221

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  9. 9
    + 4626
    - 2925

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  10. 10
    + 5135
    - 3862

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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  11. 11
    + 4346
    - 3366

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  12. 12
    + 3792
    - 2955

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  13. 13
    + 4015
    - 2832

    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 3598
    - 2660

    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 4488
    - 2838

    ranked low on reranks Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 3479
    - 3616

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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  17. 17
    + 3466
    - 2243

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

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  18. 18
    + 3235
    - 2276

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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  19. 19
    + 2727
    - 2464

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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  20. 20
    + 2413
    - 2433

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 3075
    - 2255

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 3278
    - 2087

    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 3092
    - 1948

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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  24. 24
    + 2863
    - 2038

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

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  25. 25
    + 2913
    - 2133

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  26. 26
    + 2374
    - 1816

    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 2287
    - 1739

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1925
    - 1600

    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

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  29. 29
    + 1996
    - 2032

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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  30. 30
    + 2246
    - 1674

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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  31. 31
    + 2402
    - 1768

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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  32. 32
    + 2191
    - 2254

    often listed Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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  33. 33
    + 2655
    - 1633

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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  34. 34
    + 1805
    - 1512

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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  35. 35
    + 2048
    - 1555

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 1945
    - 1806

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 2481
    - 1624

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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  38. 38
    + 1626
    - 1426

    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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  39. 39
    + 1786
    - 1383

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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  40. 40
    + 1616
    - 1447

    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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  41. 41
    + 1993
    - 1746

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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  42. 42
    + 1771
    - 1545

    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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  43. 43
    + 1507
    - 1434

    Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

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  44. 44
    + 1834
    - 1490

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

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  45. 45
    + 1526
    - 1003

    ranked low on reranks Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  46. 46
    + 1235
    - 1384

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  47. 47
    + 1845
    - 1508

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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  48. 48
    + 1437
    - 1468

    often listed Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  49. 49
    + 1299
    - 996

    ranked low on reranks Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  50. 50
    + 1313
    - 1279

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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