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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
    + 12346
    - 4678

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 11536
    - 5581

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 9579
    - 3945

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 7537
    - 4432

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

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 9471
    - 3566

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 5792
    - 3420

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 7156
    - 3726

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 6157
    - 2947

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

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 5306
    - 3402

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 6102
    - 4459

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 5081
    - 3926

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 4250
    - 3198

    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 4461
    - 3414

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 4624
    - 3238

    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 5252
    - 3307

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

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 4023
    - 4157

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

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 4096
    - 2542

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 3737
    - 2602

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 2771
    - 2822

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

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 3102
    - 2874

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

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 3568
    - 2614

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 3339
    - 2357

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 3889
    - 2480

    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 3552
    - 2192

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 3487
    - 2506

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 2764
    - 2071

    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 2643
    - 2000

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 2200
    - 1829

    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2274
    - 2299

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 2564
    - 1969

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 3095
    - 1901

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 2809
    - 2038

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 2560
    - 2567

    often listed Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 2076
    - 1705

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 2369
    - 1806

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 2207
    - 2107

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 2803
    - 1892

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 1943
    - 1767

    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 2412
    - 2103

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 1966
    - 1627

    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 2207
    - 1708

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 1789
    - 1648

    often listed Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 2008
    - 1733

    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 1824
    - 1193

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

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 1589
    - 1198

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 2079
    - 1683

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 2129
    - 1698

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 1547
    - 980

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

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 1582
    - 1539

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 1641
    - 1670

    often listed Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
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