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. 514
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    Acid house, Madchester, Electronic music More
    23
    added by: Coolza
  2. 496
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    Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    23
  3. 529
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    Down 24
    Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave More
    22
    added by: KenHall
  4. 523
    Up 36
    Down 49
    Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music More
    22
    added by: Juba
  5. 297
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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music More
    28
  6. 228
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock More
    31
  7. 380
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    ranked low on reranks
    Air Supply

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock More
    26
  8. 195
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    Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap More
    32
  9. 418
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    Alternative rock, Indie rock More
    25
  10. 245
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    Down 110
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk More
    30
  11. 490
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    Down 58
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock More
    24
  12. 326
    Up 40
    Down 89
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore More
    27
    added by: groovius
  13. 33
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
    55
  14. 207
    Up 122
    Down 188
    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    32
  15. 77
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    Down 432
    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    43
  16. 338
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    John Fogerty

    Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop More
    27
  17. 341
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    Americana, Chicano rock, Heartland rock More
    27
  18. 130
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    Down 192
    Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    37
  19. 443
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    Americana, Noise rock, Rock music More
    25
  20. 492
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    Down 55
    Americana, Rock music, Latin American music More
    24
  21. 459
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    Down 31
    Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop More
    24
  22. 203
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    Down 186
    Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music More
    32
  23. 69
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    Down 398
    Ballad, Ska, Rock music More
    45
  24. 373
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    Down 52
    Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music More
    26
  25. 424
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    Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Soul rock More
    25
  26. 368
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    ranked low on reranks
    Annie Lennox

    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
    26
  27. 237
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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
    30
  28. 166
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    Down 145
    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music More
    34
  29. 171
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    Down 83
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    34
  30. 363
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    ranked low on reranks
    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    26
    added by: srpulk
  31. 51
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    Down 770
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    48
  32. 283
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    29
  33. 480
    Up 13
    Down 37
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    24
  34. 129
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    Down 164
    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock More
    37
  35. 451
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    Down 26
    Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave More
    25
    added by: KenHall
  36. 217
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    Down 49

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    Derek and the Dominos

    Blues-rock More
    31
  37. 340
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Disco More
    27
  38. 316
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bonnie Raitt

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    28
  39. 168
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    ranked low on reranks
    Joe Cocker

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    34
  40. 253
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    ranked low on reranks
    Free

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    29
  41. 215
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    31
  42. 19
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    Down 1235

    ranked low on reranks
    Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop More
    63
  43. 275
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    ranked low on reranks
    38 Special

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    29
  44. 445
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    25
  45. 35
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    54
  46. 223
    Up 106
    Down 128
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    31
  47. 366
    Up 24
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    26
  48. 256
    Up 49
    Down 68
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    29
  49. 162
    Up 193
    Down 234
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    34
  50. 7
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    75
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