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. 430
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    Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  2. 393
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    added by KenHall Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave

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  3. 522
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    added by Juba Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music

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  4. 281
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    ranked low on reranks Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

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  5. 181
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    ranked low on reranks Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

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  6. 368
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock

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  7. 179
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    Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap

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  8. 424
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    Alternative rock, Indie rock

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  9. 254
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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk

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  10. 498
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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock

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  11. 329
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    added by groovius Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

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  12. 31
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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  13. 233
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  14. 75
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  15. 344
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    ranked low on reranks Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop

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  16. 346
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    Americana, Chicano rock, Heartland rock

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  17. 128
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    Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music

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  18. 456
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    Americana, Noise rock, Rock music

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  19. 512
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    Americana, Rock music, Latin American music

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  20. 458
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    Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop

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  21. 197
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    often listed Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music

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  22. 68
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    Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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  23. 372
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    Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music

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  24. 422
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    Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Soul rock

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  25. 312
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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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  26. 235
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    ranked low on reranks Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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  27. 142
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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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  28. 172
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    ranked low on reranks Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  29. 360
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    ranked low on reranks & added by srpulk Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  30. 48
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  31. 276
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  32. 484
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  33. 126
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    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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  34. 440
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    added by KenHall Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave

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  35. 220
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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock

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  36. 288
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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  37. 323
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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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  38. 156
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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  39. 241
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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  40. 214
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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  41. 18
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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

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  42. 210
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  43. 437
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  44. 34
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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  45. 203
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  46. 367
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  47. 269
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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  48. 159
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  49. 7
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  50. 49
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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