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
    + 11420
    - 4251

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 10662
    - 5201

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 8837
    - 3624

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 6958
    - 4125

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

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 8721
    - 3288

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 5333
    - 3154

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 6599
    - 3437

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 5714
    - 2725

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

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 4918
    - 3124

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 5564
    - 4133

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 4669
    - 3630

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 3894
    - 2892

    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 4094
    - 3155

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 4280
    - 3017

    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 4838
    - 3052

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

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 3720
    - 3868

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

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 3738
    - 2374

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 2580
    - 2604

    often listed Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 2910
    - 2646

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

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 3464
    - 2416

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 3292
    - 2425

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 3558
    - 2262

    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 3072
    - 2184

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 3310
    - 2062

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 3131
    - 2275

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 2543
    - 1946

    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 2449
    - 1863

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 2054
    - 1707

    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2106
    - 2146

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

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 2387
    - 1806

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 2851
    - 1753

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 2346
    - 2404

    often listed Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 2579
    - 1900

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 2181
    - 1660

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 1926
    - 1598

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 2049
    - 1945

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 2613
    - 1747

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 1979
    - 1527

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 1752
    - 1587

    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 1753
    - 1525

    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 1616
    - 1534

    Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 2180
    - 1913

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 1879
    - 1627

    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 1942
    - 1584

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 1669
    - 1092

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

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 1964
    - 1597

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 1446
    - 1397

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

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 1533
    - 1575

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 1329
    - 1475

    often listed Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 1428
    - 1094

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

    ) open
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