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
    + 9270
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    the people's #1 & most listed Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 9951
    - 3611

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 7713
    - 3134

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 6095
    - 3644

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

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 7578
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    ranked low on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 4707
    - 2789

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 5069
    - 2372

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 5696
    - 3050

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  9. 9
    + 4374
    - 2737

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  10. 10
    + 4766
    - 3659

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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  11. 11
    + 4050
    - 3149

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  12. 12
    + 3779
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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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  13. 13
    + 3543
    - 2796

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 3346
    - 2488

    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 4157
    - 2683

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 3274
    - 2110

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

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  17. 17
    + 3263
    - 3414

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

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  18. 18
    + 3043
    - 2149

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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  19. 19
    + 2891
    - 2137

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  20. 20
    + 2268
    - 2286

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

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 2588
    - 2347

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

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  22. 22
    + 2932
    - 1858

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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  23. 23
    + 3030
    - 1965

    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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  24. 24
    + 2701
    - 1935

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 2748
    - 2021

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 2237
    - 1734

    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 2163
    - 1652

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1824
    - 1513

    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 1902
    - 1934

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

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  30. 30
    + 2149
    - 1594

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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  31. 31
    + 2502
    - 1550

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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  32. 32
    + 1718
    - 1447

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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  33. 33
    + 1955
    - 1474

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  34. 34
    + 2252
    - 1662

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 2058
    - 2167

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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  36. 36
    + 2356
    - 1553

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 1845
    - 1733

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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  38. 38
    + 1543
    - 1358

    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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  39. 39
    + 1500
    - 1371

    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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  40. 40
    + 1678
    - 1476

    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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  41. 41
    + 1647
    - 1298

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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  42. 42
    + 1421
    - 1357

    Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 1822
    - 1653

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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  44. 44
    + 1749
    - 1433

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

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  45. 45
    + 1753
    - 1429

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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  46. 46
    + 1158
    - 1325

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

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  47. 47
    + 1416
    - 942

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

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  48. 48
    + 1206
    - 930

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  49. 49
    + 1380
    - 1388

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  50. 50
    + 1051
    - 887

    Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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