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. No other genres

The best rock bands ever, ranked by music fans worldwide. 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 of the best rock bands, and see how your taste in music stacks up against everyone else's. Because 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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 5320
    Down 1782
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    The Beatles

    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 3382
    Down 1952

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Rolling Stones

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 4213
    Down 1615
    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock More
    88
  5. 5
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    Down 1483

    ranked low on reranks
    Queen

    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    85
  6. 6
    Up 2593
    Down 1437
    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music More
    82
  7. 7
    Up 2735
    Down 1270
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    75
  8. 8
    Up 2731
    Down 1781
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    74
  9. 9
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    Down 1507
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    73
  10. 10
    Up 2426
    Down 2055
    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock More
    69
  11. 11
    Up 2074
    Down 1489
    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal More
    66
  12. 12
    Up 1792
    Down 1238
    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock More
    66
  13. 13
    Up 1853
    Down 1590
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    65
  14. 14
    Up 1730
    Down 1668
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    65
  15. 15
    Up 2106
    Down 1778
    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    65
  16. 16
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    Down 1480
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    64
  17. 17
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    Down 1833

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    U2

    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    63
  18. 18
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    ranked low on reranks
    Elvis Presley

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music More
    63
  19. 19
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    Down 1155

    ranked low on reranks
    Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop More
    62
  20. 20
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    Down 1219
    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop More
    61
  21. 21
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    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music More
    61
  22. 22
    Up 1544
    Down 1215
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    60
  23. 23
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    Down 1120
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae More
    60
  24. 24
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    Down 1167
    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock More
    58
  25. 25
    Up 1416
    Down 1081
    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music More
    57
  26. 26
    Up 1580
    Down 1200
    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    57
  27. 27
    Up 1250
    Down 965
    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk More
    56
  28. 28
    Up 1161
    Down 948
    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    56
  29. 29
    Up 1476
    Down 934
    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana More
    55
  30. 30
    Up 1046
    Down 1182

    often listed
    Elton John

    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock More
    55
  31. 31
    Up 1287
    Down 889
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music More
    55
  32. 32
    Up 1144
    Down 1146
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave More
    55
  33. 33
    Up 1077
    Down 1052
    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
    55
  34. 34
    Up 998
    Down 794
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll More
    54
  35. 35
    Up 1115
    Down 1264

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Radiohead

    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog More
    54
  36. 36
    Up 1473
    Down 892

    ranked low on reranks
    Deep Purple

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal More
    54
  37. 37
    Up 1387
    Down 886
    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    53
  38. 38
    Up 1079
    Down 805
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    53
  39. 39
    Up 991
    Down 795
    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock More
    53
  40. 40
    Up 1174
    Down 954
    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge More
    53
  41. 41
    Up 808
    Down 1272

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Jackson

    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music More
    52
  42. 42
    Up 1091
    Down 1059
    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk More
    52
  43. 43
    Up 1049
    Down 849
    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge More
    50
  44. 44
    Up 869
    Down 715
    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music More
    50
  45. 45
    Up 947
    Down 806
    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock More
    49
  46. 46
    Up 854
    Down 812
    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music More
    49
  47. 47
    Up 696
    Down 703
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock More
    49
  48. 48
    Up 706
    Down 745
    Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock More
    49
  49. 49
    Up 724
    Down 847
    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock More
    48
  50. 50
    Up 844
    Down 816
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    48
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