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. 1
    Up 5340
    Down 1793
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    The Beatles

    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 3397
    Down 1960
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 4228
    Down 1622
    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 4135
    Down 1490
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    85
  6. 6
    Up 2604
    Down 1442
    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music More
    82
  7. 7
    Up 2747
    Down 1276
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    75
  8. 8
    Up 2742
    Down 1789
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    74
  9. 9
    Up 2482
    Down 1511
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    73
  10. 10
    Up 2432
    Down 2060
    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock More
    69
  11. 11
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    Down 1494
    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal More
    66
  12. 12
    Up 1800
    Down 1241
    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock More
    66
  13. 13
    Up 1860
    Down 1592
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    65
  14. 14
    Up 1735
    Down 1671
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    65
  15. 15
    Up 2113
    Down 1785
    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    65
  16. 16
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    Down 1483
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    64
  17. 17
    Up 1806
    Down 1840

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    U2

    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    63
  18. 18
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    ranked low on reranks
    Elvis Presley

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music More
    63
  19. 19
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    ranked low on reranks
    Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop More
    63
  20. 20
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    Down 1221
    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop More
    62
  21. 21
    Up 1498
    Down 1361
    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music More
    62
  22. 22
    Up 1548
    Down 1218
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    60
  23. 23
    Up 1752
    Down 1122
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae More
    60
  24. 24
    Up 1503
    Down 1168
    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock More
    58
  25. 25
    Up 1421
    Down 1083
    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music More
    57
  26. 26
    Up 1583
    Down 1202
    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    57
  27. 27
    Up 1253
    Down 969
    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk More
    57
  28. 28
    Up 1163
    Down 949
    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    56
  29. 29
    Up 1477
    Down 936
    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana More
    55
  30. 30
    Up 1050
    Down 1185
    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock More
    55
  31. 31
    Up 1290
    Down 890
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music More
    55
  32. 32
    Up 1146
    Down 1147
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave More
    55
  33. 33
    Up 1080
    Down 1054
    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
    55
  34. 34
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    Down 1267

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Radiohead

    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog More
    54
  35. 35
    Up 1001
    Down 795
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll More
    54
  36. 36
    Up 1480
    Down 894

    ranked low on reranks
    Deep Purple

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal More
    54
  37. 37
    Up 1394
    Down 889
    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    53
  38. 38
    Up 1082
    Down 809
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    53
  39. 39
    Up 993
    Down 796
    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock More
    53
  40. 40
    Up 1178
    Down 959
    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge More
    53
  41. 41
    Up 810
    Down 1277

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Jackson

    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music More
    52
  42. 42
    Up 1093
    Down 1063
    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk More
    52
  43. 43
    Up 1053
    Down 851
    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge More
    50
  44. 44
    Up 871
    Down 717
    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music More
    50
  45. 45
    Up 859
    Down 814
    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music More
    50
  46. 46
    Up 949
    Down 809
    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock More
    50
  47. 47
    Up 701
    Down 706
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock More
    49
  48. 48
    Up 712
    Down 747
    Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock More
    49
  49. 49
    Up 726
    Down 850
    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock More
    48
  50. 50
    Up 847
    Down 818
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    48
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