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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
    + 13731
    - 6766

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

    ) open buy at  
  2. 2
    + 14986
    - 5650

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 11510
    - 4818

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 9178
    - 5278

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

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 11544
    - 4346

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 6921
    - 4121

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 8616
    - 4538

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 7359
    - 3444

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

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 6328
    - 4070

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 7425
    - 5289

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 6188
    - 4774

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 5436
    - 4154

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 6447
    - 3979

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 5111
    - 3932

    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 5506
    - 3845

    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 4824
    - 4891

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

    ) open buy at  
  17. 17
    + 5025
    - 2920

    ranked low on reranks
    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 3330
    - 3340

    often listed
    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 4249
    - 3166

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 4405
    - 3078

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 3657
    - 3420

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 4725
    - 3066

    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 4174
    - 2520

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

    ) open buy at  
  24. 24
    + 3991
    - 2808

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 2048
    - 1947

    often listed & added by prostoemail97
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 4179
    - 2970

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 3276
    - 2501

    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 2621
    - 2150

    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 3148
    - 2401

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 2697
    - 2667

    often listed
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 3668
    - 2289

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 3326
    - 2466

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 2959
    - 2387

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 3072
    - 2972

    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 2759
    - 2208

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 2421
    - 1982

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 3018
    - 2678

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 2581
    - 2553

    often listed
    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 2796
    - 2190

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 2478
    - 1898

    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 2280
    - 1968

    Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 3251
    - 2305

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 2349
    - 2216

    often listed
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 1997
    - 1550

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 2048
    - 1326

    added by BaruchLalaev
    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 2384
    - 2001

    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 2447
    - 1953

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 1939
    - 1923

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 2218
    - 1449

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

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 2495
    - 2010

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

    ) open
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