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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. 556
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    2 Tone, Ska

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  2. 1523
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    A cappella

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  3. 549
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    - 14

    Acid house, Balearic beat, Electronic music

    ) open
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    Acid house, Electronic music, Post-industrial music

    ) open
  5. 494
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    - 15

    Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

    ) open
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    Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

    ) open
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    Acid techno, Acid house, Trip hop

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  8. 382
    + 56
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    Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  9. 343
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    added by KenHall Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave

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  10. 585
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    added by Juba Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music

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    Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music

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    Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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  14. 1230
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    added by minna05 Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music

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  15. 499
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    Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music

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    Adult contemporary music, Dancehall, Pop music

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    Adult contemporary music, Folk music

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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

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    added by minna05 Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Merseybeat

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock

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  22. 1728
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    added by minna05 Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music Australian  

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    added by KenHall Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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  25. 555
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    added by cfletcher4956 Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk

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    added by ongowave Mocah Alternative Rock

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    Alternative country

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap

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  30. 954
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    added by hitz Alternative hip hop, Nu metal, Emo

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    Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

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  32. 1282
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    Alternative rock

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    Alternative rock

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    Alternative rock

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    Alternative rock

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  36. 451
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    - 14

    Alternative rock, Alternative country, Psychedelic rock

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    Alternative rock, Experimental rock, Indie rock

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    - 12

    added by gamedemon24 Alternative rock, Indie rock

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  39. 545
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    Alternative rock, Indie rock

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    Alternative rock, Indie rock

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    Alternative rock, Indie rock

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    Alternative rock, Indie rock

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    - 12

    Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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  44. 378
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    often listed & added by but chickens double d Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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  45. 1216
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    Alternative rock, Punk rock

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  46. 731
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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Avant-garde

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  47. 248
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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk

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  48. 1044
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    - 6

    added by JX75 Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock

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  49. 1544
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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock

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  50. 1302
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    - 67

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock

    ) open
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