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
    + 13083
    - 6366

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

    ) open buy
  2. 2
    + 14122
    - 5389

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 10866
    - 4580

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 8674
    - 5041

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

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 10925
    - 4103

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 6547
    - 3918

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 8170
    - 4294

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 6999
    - 3296

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

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 5998
    - 3882

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 7056
    - 5042

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 5838
    - 4511

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 5150
    - 3932

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 4839
    - 3754

    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 6103
    - 3769

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

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 5238
    - 3671

    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 4581
    - 4677

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

    ) open buy
  17. 17
    + 4733
    - 2809

    ranked low on reranks
    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 4203
    - 2951

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 4042
    - 3010

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 3156
    - 3177

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

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 3479
    - 3278

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 4487
    - 2906

    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 3969
    - 2447

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

    ) open buy
  24. 24
    + 3788
    - 2690

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 3937
    - 2853

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 3113
    - 2384

    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 2486
    - 2060

    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 2968
    - 2299

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2557
    - 2559

    often listed
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 3490
    - 2186

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 3172
    - 2344

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 2822
    - 2282

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 2922
    - 2855

    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 2296
    - 1901

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 2630
    - 2100

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 2839
    - 2511

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 2475
    - 2420

    often listed
    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 2623
    - 2033

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 2222
    - 2091

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 2324
    - 1825

    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 3117
    - 2168

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 2122
    - 1874

    Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 1870
    - 1434

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 1885
    - 1208

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

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 2310
    - 1877

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 2256
    - 1920

    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 2359
    - 1916

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 1814
    - 1807

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 2076
    - 1378

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

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 1639
    - 1757

    often listed
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
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