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
    + 12221
    - 4610

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 11424
    - 5531

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 9480
    - 3902

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 7457
    - 4385

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

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 9369
    - 3526

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 5728
    - 3388

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 7076
    - 3681

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 6086
    - 2919

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

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 5244
    - 3371

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 6027
    - 4416

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 5020
    - 3880

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 4192
    - 3158

    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 4397
    - 3377

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 4576
    - 3205

    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 5179
    - 3271

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

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 3978
    - 4118

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

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 4047
    - 2522

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 3695
    - 2579

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 2744
    - 2797

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

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 3076
    - 2845

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

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 3530
    - 2583

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 3308
    - 2335

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 3850
    - 2443

    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 3518
    - 2176

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 3448
    - 2479

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 2733
    - 2053

    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 2622
    - 1977

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 2182
    - 1810

    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2245
    - 2280

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

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 2545
    - 1946

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 3067
    - 1879

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 2779
    - 2021

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 2534
    - 2547

    often listed Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 2061
    - 1691

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 2342
    - 1783

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 2175
    - 2089

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 2775
    - 1873

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 1919
    - 1744

    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 2383
    - 2072

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 1936
    - 1615

    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 2178
    - 1686

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 1761
    - 1638

    often listed Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 1994
    - 1724

    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 1809
    - 1180

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

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 1567
    - 1186

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 2064
    - 1674

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 2106
    - 1687

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 1520
    - 971

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

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 1568
    - 1524

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 1628
    - 1662

    often listed Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
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