The Best Rock Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians

The Best Rock Bands of All Time

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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
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock See The Best Beatles Songs 

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  2. 2
    + 21,103
    - 7,697

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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music See The Best Led Zeppelin Songs

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  3. 3
    + 12,935
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    often listed
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk See The Best Rolling Stones Songs

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    ranked low on reranks
    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock See The Best Pink Floyd Songs

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  5. 5
    + 16,232
    - 6,048


    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal See The Best Queen Songs

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  6. 6
    + 9,741
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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music The Best Who Albums

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  7. 7
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music See The Best AC/DC Songs

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  8. 8
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    - 4,908


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock See The Best Jimi Hendrix Songs

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  9. 9
    + 8,749
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk See The Best Doors Albums

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  10. 10
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    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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  11. 11
    + 7,313
    - 5,618


    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock See The Best Eagles Songs

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  12. 12
    + 7,479
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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music See The Best Aerosmith Songs

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  13. 13
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    often listed
    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal See The Best Metallica Songs

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  14. 14
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    - 4,047

    ranked low on reranks
    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop See The Best Creedence Clearwater Revival Albums

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  15. 15
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    ranked low on reranks
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music See The Best Guns N' Roses Songs

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  16. 16
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    often listed
    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock See The Best U2 Songs

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  17. 17
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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal See The Best Black Sabbath Songs

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  18. 18
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop See The Best Beach Boys Songs

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music See The Best David Bowie Songs

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  20. 20
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal See The Best Van Halen Songs

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  21. 21
    + 5,988
    - 4,185


    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music See The Best Elvis Presley Songs

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    + 6,472
    - 4,557


    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music See The Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs

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    - 3,439


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae See The Best Eric Clapton Songs

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    - 2,950

    often listed & added by prostoemail97
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music See The Best Bob Dylan Songs

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  25. 25
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    - 4,222


    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal See The Best Rush Songs

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  26. 26
    + 5,349
    - 3,784


    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock See The Best Lynyrd Skynyrd Songs

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  27. 27
    + 4,478
    - 3,515


    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk See The Best Police Albums

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    + 4,438
    - 3,314


    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music See The Best Fleetwood Mac Songs

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  29. 29
    + 3,206
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock See The Best Bruce Springsteen Songs

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  30. 30
    + 3,666
    - 3,052


    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock See The Best Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Albums

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    - 3,161


    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal See The Best Deep Purple Songs

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    - 3,227


    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music See The Best Cream Albums

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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave See The Best Clash Songs

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  34. 34
    + 4,600
    - 3,559


    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge See The Best Pearl Jam Songs

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music See The Best ZZ Top Songs

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    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog See The Best Radiohead Songs

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  37. 37
    + 3,585
    - 2,656


    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music See The Best Kinks Songs

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  38. 38
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    - 2,710


    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll See The Best Chuck Berry Albums

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  39. 39
    + 4,061
    - 3,283


    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge See The Best Foo Fighters Songs

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  40. 40
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    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock See The Best Green Day Songs

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    + 3,519
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    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk See The Best Ramones Songs

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  42. 42
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock See The Best Journey Albums

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  43. 43
    + 4,398
    - 3,178


    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music See The Best John Lennon Songs

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  44. 44
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    Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock See The Best R.E.M. Songs

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  45. 45
    + 3,290
    - 2,190


    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music See The Best Dire Straits Albums

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  46. 46
    + 3,408
    - 2,697


    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge See The Best Neil Young Albums

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  47. 47
    + 3,348
    - 2,736


    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music See The Best Simon and Garfunkel Songs

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    - 2,281

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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock See The Best Iron Maiden Songs

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    - 2,116


    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock See The Best Genesis Songs

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal See The Best Kiss Songs

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