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 5359
    Down 1804
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 2447

    the people's #1 &most listed
    The Beatles

    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 3406
    Down 1967
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 4245
    Down 1628
    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 4146
    Down 1500
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    85
  6. 6
    Up 2609
    Down 1452
    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music More
    82
  7. 7
    Up 2755
    Down 1286
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    75
  8. 8
    Up 2770
    Down 1797
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    74
  9. 9
    Up 2492
    Down 1515
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    73
  10. 10
    Up 2445
    Down 2070
    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock More
    69
  11. 11
    Up 2087
    Down 1501
    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal More
    66
  12. 12
    Up 1803
    Down 1251
    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock More
    66
  13. 13
    Up 1864
    Down 1600
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    65
  14. 14
    Up 1744
    Down 1676
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    65
  15. 15
    Up 2116
    Down 1792
    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    65
  16. 16
    Up 2087
    Down 1491
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    64
  17. 17
    Up 1812
    Down 1848

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    U2

    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    63
  18. 18
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    Down 1126

    ranked low on reranks
    Elvis Presley

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music More
    63
  19. 19
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    Down 1160

    ranked low on reranks
    Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop More
    63
  20. 20
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    Down 1365
    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music More
    62
  21. 21
    Up 1327
    Down 1228
    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop More
    62
  22. 22
    Up 1553
    Down 1221
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    60
  23. 23
    Up 1759
    Down 1126
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae More
    60
  24. 24
    Up 1508
    Down 1173
    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock More
    58
  25. 25
    Up 1428
    Down 1088
    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music More
    57
  26. 26
    Up 1587
    Down 1207
    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    57
  27. 27
    Up 1257
    Down 972
    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk More
    57
  28. 28
    Up 1168
    Down 952
    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    56
  29. 29
    Up 1482
    Down 940
    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana More
    56
  30. 30
    Up 1050
    Down 1191
    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock More
    55
  31. 31
    Up 1294
    Down 893
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music More
    55
  32. 32
    Up 1148
    Down 1150
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave More
    55
  33. 33
    Up 1084
    Down 1059
    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
    55
  34. 34
    Up 1122
    Down 1272

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Radiohead

    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog More
    54
  35. 35
    Up 1006
    Down 797
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll More
    54
  36. 36
    Up 1484
    Down 896

    ranked low on reranks
    Deep Purple

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal More
    54
  37. 37
    Up 1398
    Down 892
    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    53
  38. 38
    Up 998
    Down 796
    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock More
    53
  39. 39
    Up 1086
    Down 812
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    53
  40. 40
    Up 1179
    Down 962
    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge More
    53
  41. 41
    Up 812
    Down 1282

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Jackson

    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music More
    52
  42. 42
    Up 1100
    Down 1063
    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk More
    52
  43. 43
    Up 1056
    Down 855
    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge More
    51
  44. 44
    Up 873
    Down 720
    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music More
    50
  45. 45
    Up 953
    Down 812
    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock More
    50
  46. 46
    Up 860
    Down 817
    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music More
    50
  47. 47
    Up 703
    Down 710
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock More
    50
  48. 48
    Up 714
    Down 749
    Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock More
    49
  49. 49
    Up 731
    Down 855
    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock More
    48
  50. 50
    Up 849
    Down 823
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    48
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