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. 505
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    Acid house, Madchester, Electronic music More
    23
    added by: Coolza
  2. 495
    Up 36
    Down 56
    Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    23
  3. 522
    Up 11
    Down 17
    Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave More
    22
    added by: KenHall
  4. 521
    Up 34
    Down 42
    Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music More
    22
    added by: Juba
  5. 300
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    ranked low on reranks
    Cyndi Lauper

    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music More
    28
  6. 228
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock More
    30
  7. 376
    Up 36
    Down 48
    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock More
    26
  8. 557
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    Down 33

    Mocah

    Alternative Rock More
    21
    added by: ongowave
  9. 192
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    Down 218
    Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap More
    32
  10. 422
    Up 18
    Down 38
    Alternative rock, Indie rock More
    25
  11. 541
    Up 20
    Down 36
    Alternative rock, Indie rock More
    22
  12. 248
    Up 58
    Down 105
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk More
    29
  13. 486
    Up 14
    Down 54
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock More
    24
  14. 326
    Up 38
    Down 87

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hüsker Dü

    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore More
    27
    added by: groovius
  15. 33
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
    55
  16. 208
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    31
  17. 74
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Band

    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    43
  18. 329
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    ranked low on reranks
    John Fogerty

    Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop More
    27
  19. 340
    Up 35
    Down 40
    Americana, Chicano rock, Heartland rock More
    27
  20. 130
    Up 167
    Down 181
    Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    36
  21. 436
    Up 11
    Down 18
    Americana, Noise rock, Rock music More
    25
  22. 494
    Up 24
    Down 51
    Americana, Rock music, Latin American music More
    23
  23. 459
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    Down 27
    Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop More
    24
  24. 203
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    Down 179
    Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music More
    32
  25. 69
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    Ballad, Ska, Rock music More
    44
  26. 378
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    Down 48

    ranked low on reranks
    Bonnie Tyler

    Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music More
    26
  27. 423
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    Down 45
    Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Soul rock More
    25
  28. 366
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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
    26
  29. 236
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    Down 52

    ranked low on reranks
    Robert Palmer

    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
    30
  30. 167
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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music More
    34
  31. 170
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    Down 72
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    34
  32. 362
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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
  33. 51
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    Down 741

    often listed
    Billy Joel

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    48
  34. 272
    Up 49
    Down 45
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    29
  35. 478
    Up 12
    Down 33
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    24
  36. 550
    Up 2
    Down 4
    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Folk music More
    22
    added by: Freemen11
  37. 129
    Up 144
    Down 153
    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock More
    36
  38. 441
    Up 13
    Down 21
    Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave More
    25
    added by: KenHall
  39. 220
    Up 70
    Down 44
    Blues-rock More
    31
  40. 335
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    Down 58

    ranked low on reranks
    Boz Scaggs

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Disco More
    27
  41. 318
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    Down 21

    ranked low on reranks
    Bonnie Raitt

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    27
  42. 531
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    22
  43. 166
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    Down 108

    ranked low on reranks
    Joe Cocker

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    34
  44. 253
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    ranked low on reranks
    Free

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    29
  45. 216
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    Down 99
    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    31
  46. 19
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    ranked low on reranks
    Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop More
    62
  47. 273
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    29
  48. 450
    Up 12
    Down 15
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    24
  49. 38
    Up 1079
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    53
  50. 221
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    31
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