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
    + 13165
    - 6409

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

    ) open buy
  2. 2
    + 14229
    - 5418

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 8741
    - 5063

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

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 10939
    - 4605

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 11009
    - 4126

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 6592
    - 3940

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 8219
    - 4326

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 7045
    - 3314

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 6047
    - 3897

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 7093
    - 5070

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 5879
    - 4547

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 5179
    - 3959

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 4858
    - 3776

    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 6140
    - 3794

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

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 5258
    - 3691

    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 4613
    - 4703

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

    ) open buy
  17. 17
    + 4761
    - 2820

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 4223
    - 2961

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 3179
    - 3189

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

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 4061
    - 3032

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

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 3502
    - 3291

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 4516
    - 2926

    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 3994
    - 2454

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

    ) open buy
  24. 24
    + 3811
    - 2709

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 3965
    - 2865

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 3135
    - 2397

    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 2503
    - 2069

    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 2989
    - 2311

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2572
    - 2568

    often listed
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 3501
    - 2197

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 3188
    - 2360

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 2833
    - 2297

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 2936
    - 2869

    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 2307
    - 1907

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 2645
    - 2111

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 2485
    - 2433

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 2856
    - 2529

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 2646
    - 2052

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 2342
    - 1831

    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 2234
    - 2108

    often listed
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 3130
    - 2180

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 2144
    - 1886

    Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 1886
    - 1446

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 1897
    - 1220

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

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 2326
    - 1885

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 2270
    - 1928

    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 2091
    - 1385

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

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 2371
    - 1926

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 1829
    - 1821

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

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 1651
    - 1763

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

    ) open
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