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. 452
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    Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  2. 397
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    added by KenHall Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave

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  3. 521
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    added by Juba Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music

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  4. 171
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

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  5. 390
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock

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  6. 189
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap

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  7. 419
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    Alternative rock, Indie rock

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  8. 307
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    Down 89

    added by but chickens double d Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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  9. 236
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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk

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  10. 288
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    Down 153

    added by groovius Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

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  11. 251
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    Down 280

    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  12. 81
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  13. 335
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    Down 61

    ranked low on reranks Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop

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  14. 383
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    Americana, Chicano rock, Heartland rock

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  15. 125
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    Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music

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  16. 477
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    Americana, Noise rock, Rock music

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  17. 517
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    Americana, Rock music, Latin American music

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  18. 458
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    Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop

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  19. 181
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    Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music

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  20. 71
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    Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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  21. 291
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    Down 109

    Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music

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  22. 415
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    Down 81

    Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Soul rock

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  23. 135
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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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  24. 158
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    Down 194

    ranked low on reranks Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  25. 391
    Up 67
    Down 102

    added by srpulk Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  26. 47
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    often listed Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  27. 298
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    Down 111

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  28. 130
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    Down 328

    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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  29. 444
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    Down 56

    added by KenHall Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave

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  30. 211
    Up 156
    Down 143

    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock

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  31. 320
    Up 84
    Down 109

    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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  32. 341
    Up 62
    Down 67

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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  33. 145
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    Down 237

    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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  34. 239
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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  35. 219
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    Down 192

    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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  36. 16
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

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  37. 199
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    Down 153

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

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  38. 405
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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  39. 32
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  40. 206
    Up 169
    Down 229

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  41. 311
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    Down 81

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  42. 243
    Up 86
    Down 143

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  43. 151
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    Down 368

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  44. 7
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  45. 46
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    Down 1276

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  46. 252
    Up 90
    Down 168

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  47. 184
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    Down 304

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  48. 465
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    Down 53

    Blues-rock, British blues, Jazz fusion

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  49. 127
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    Down 234

    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

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  50. 55
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    Down 831

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

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