The Best Rock Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians

The Best Rock Bands of All Time

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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 Criteria: Only rock bands or rock artists with solo careers. No other genres

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  1. 576
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    Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    24
  2. 523
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    Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music More
    24
    added by: Juba
  3. 321
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    ranked low on reranks
    Cyndi Lauper

    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music More
    29
  4. 236
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock More
    30
  5. 357
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    ranked low on reranks
    Air Supply

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock More
    29
  6. 534
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    Mocah

    Alternative Rock More
    24
    added by: ongowave
  7. 178
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    Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap More
    33
  8. 469
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    Down 16

    about to drop off
    Shack

    Alternative rock More
    26
  9. 428
    Up 13
    Down 26
    Alternative rock, Indie rock More
    27
  10. 530
    Up 19
    Down 20
    Alternative rock, Indie rock More
    24
  11. 249
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    Down 92
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk More
    30
  12. 456
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    Down 41
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock More
    27
  13. 284
    Up 30
    Down 72

    niche appeal
    Hüsker Dü

    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore More
    30
    added by: groovius
  14. 31
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    Down 908

    often listed
    Bruce Springsteen

    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
    54
  15. 214
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    31
  16. 77
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    42
  17. 560
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    24
  18. 295
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    Down 14

    ranked low on reranks
    John Fogerty

    Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop More
    29
  19. 422
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    Americana, Chicano rock, Heartland rock More
    27
  20. 128
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    Down 156
    Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    36
  21. 572
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    Down 7

    about to drop off
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    Americana, Noise rock, Rock music More
    24
  22. 494
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    Down 37
    Americana, Rock music, Latin American music More
    25
  23. 475
    Up 4
    Down 15

    about to drop off
    John Coltrane

    Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop More
    26
  24. 201
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    Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music More
    32
  25. 70
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    Ballad, Ska, Rock music More
    43
  26. 264
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    Down 32
    Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music More
    30
  27. 378
    Up 9
    Down 31

    about to drop off
    The Average White Band

    Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Soul rock More
    28
  28. 421
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    Down 43

    ranked low on reranks
    Annie Lennox

    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
    27
  29. 211
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    Down 41
    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
    31
  30. 172
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    Down 114
    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music More
    33
  31. 500
    Up 6
    Down 23

    about to drop off
    Joss Stone

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Neo soul More
    25
  32. 170
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    Down 46
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    33
  33. 209
    Up 56
    Down 40
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    31
    added by: srpulk
  34. 48
    Up 510
    Down 616
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    48
  35. 279
    Up 40
    Down 35
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    30
  36. 426
    Up 9
    Down 21
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    27
  37. 132
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    Down 128
    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock More
    36
  38. 197
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    Down 25
    Blues-rock More
    32
  39. 399
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Disco More
    28
  40. 327
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    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    Bonnie Raitt

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    29
  41. 161
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    Down 88

    ranked low on reranks
    Joe Cocker

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    34
  42. 328
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    Down 30
    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    29
  43. 210
    Up 80
    Down 85
    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    31
  44. 18
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    Down 996
    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop More
    61
  45. 407
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    Down 51

    ranked low on reranks
    38 Special

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    28
  46. 41
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    Down 684
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    51
  47. 253
    Up 89
    Down 101
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    30
  48. 557
    Up 10
    Down 11
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    24
  49. 268
    Up 33
    Down 47
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    30
  50. 152
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    34
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