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. 509
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    Acid house, Madchester, Electronic music More
    24
    added by: Coolza
  2. 452
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    Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    26
  3. 368
    Up 15
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    Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave More
    27
    added by: KenHall
  4. 537
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    Down 51
    Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music More
    23
    added by: Juba
  5. 293
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    ranked low on reranks
    Cyndi Lauper

    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music More
    29
  6. 205
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock More
    33
  7. 387
    Up 37
    Down 55
    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock More
    27
  8. 182
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    Down 232
    Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap More
    34
  9. 431
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    Down 43
    Alternative rock, Indie rock More
    26
  10. 237
    Up 65
    Down 112
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk More
    31
  11. 504
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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock More
    24
  12. 333
    Up 42
    Down 90
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore More
    28
    added by: groovius
  13. 34
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    Down 1132
    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
    55
  14. 234
    Up 124
    Down 190
    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    31
  15. 77
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    44
  16. 347
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    John Fogerty

    Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop More
    28
  17. 354
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    Americana, Chicano rock, Heartland rock More
    28
  18. 131
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    Down 195
    Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    37
  19. 460
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    Americana, Noise rock, Rock music More
    26
  20. 521
    Up 26
    Down 56
    Americana, Rock music, Latin American music More
    24
  21. 469
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    Down 32
    Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop More
    25
  22. 199
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    Down 188
    Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music More
    33
  23. 72
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    Down 410
    Ballad, Ska, Rock music More
    45
  24. 344
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    Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music More
    28
  25. 441
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    Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Soul rock More
    26
  26. 283
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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
    30
  27. 216
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    Robert Palmer

    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
    32
  28. 147
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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music More
    36
  29. 177
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    Down 85

    ranked low on reranks
    Phil Collins

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    34
  30. 373
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    Down 65

    ranked low on reranks
    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    27
    added by: srpulk
  31. 50
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    49
  32. 286
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    30
  33. 492
    Up 13
    Down 38
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    25
  34. 129
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    Down 166
    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock More
    38
  35. 414
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    Down 28
    Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave More
    26
    added by: KenHall
  36. 223
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    Down 51
    Blues-rock More
    32
  37. 299
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    Down 65
    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Disco More
    29
  38. 297
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    29
  39. 159
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    Joe Cocker

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    35
  40. 244
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    31
  41. 222
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    32
  42. 19
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    ranked low on reranks
    Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop More
    63
  43. 220
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    32
  44. 463
    Up 16
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    26
  45. 37
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    ranked low on reranks
    ZZ Top

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    54
  46. 208
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    Down 132
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    33
  47. 338
    Up 25
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    28
  48. 272
    Up 50
    Down 70
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    30
  49. 158
    Up 193
    Down 238
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    35
  50. 7
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    75
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