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
    + 12325
    - 4667

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 11522
    - 5569

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 9563
    - 3938

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 7523
    - 4426

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

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 9456
    - 3557

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 5779
    - 3415

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 7143
    - 3718

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 6141
    - 2944

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

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 5294
    - 3398

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 6090
    - 4451

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 5071
    - 3916

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 4243
    - 3187

    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 4451
    - 3405

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 4615
    - 3233

    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 5242
    - 3298

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

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 4015
    - 4150

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

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 4085
    - 2540

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 3729
    - 2597

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 2767
    - 2817

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

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 3097
    - 2870

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

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 3562
    - 2610

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 3333
    - 2354

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 3884
    - 2470

    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 3546
    - 2188

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 3479
    - 2503

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 2757
    - 2069

    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 2642
    - 1997

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 2197
    - 1825

    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2268
    - 2298

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

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 2559
    - 1966

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 3088
    - 1896

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 2805
    - 2034

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 2555
    - 2561

    often listed Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 2073
    - 1704

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 2366
    - 1800

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 2197
    - 2105

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 2798
    - 1889

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 1941
    - 1762

    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 2409
    - 2094

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 1957
    - 1627

    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 2201
    - 1702

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 1783
    - 1645

    often listed Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 2006
    - 1732

    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 1823
    - 1191

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

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 1586
    - 1196

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 2076
    - 1682

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 2126
    - 1697

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 1542
    - 979

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

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 1580
    - 1535

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 1637
    - 1669

    often listed Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
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