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
    + 13614
    - 6692

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

    ) open buy at  
  2. 2
    + 14850
    - 5606

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 11404
    - 4775

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 9085
    - 5232

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

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 11440
    - 4305

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 6851
    - 4087

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 8537
    - 4508

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 7293
    - 3419

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

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 6277
    - 4027

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 7358
    - 5244

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 6127
    - 4732

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 5387
    - 4114

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 6393
    - 3937

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 5066
    - 3893

    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 5460
    - 3810

    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 4789
    - 4846

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

    ) open buy at  
  17. 17
    + 4977
    - 2895

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 3304
    - 3301

    often listed
    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 4215
    - 3137

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 4370
    - 3043

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 4694
    - 3035

    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 3628
    - 3391

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

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 3957
    - 2788

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 4136
    - 2503

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

    ) open buy at  
  25. 25
    + 2020
    - 1927

    often listed & added by prostoemail97
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 4117
    - 2950

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 3250
    - 2480

    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 2597
    - 2133

    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 3120
    - 2384

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 2672
    - 2651

    often listed
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 3630
    - 2276

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 3303
    - 2442

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 2927
    - 2371

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 3043
    - 2953

    often listed
    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 2736
    - 2186

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 2401
    - 1965

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 2997
    - 2649

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 2565
    - 2532

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 2778
    - 2170

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 2456
    - 1885

    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 2262
    - 1953

    Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 2328
    - 2201

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 3234
    - 2286

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 1983
    - 1530

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 2022
    - 1313

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

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 2365
    - 1990

    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 2428
    - 1942

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 1920
    - 1901

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

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 2199
    - 1435

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

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 2474
    - 1991

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

    ) open
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