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The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

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Known for their snazzy charro uniforms and seemingly endless number of bandmembers, the best Mariachi bands are some of the most well known musicians in Mexico. Mariachi bands, once you look past their outfits, are actually Mexican folk musicians. Originally called Mariachi bands due to their presence at weddings, the best Mariachi bands actually don't have a single traditional lead singer. Instead, they rely the expertise of their many musicians. When you think of traditional Mexican music, generally Mariachi bands are the first to come to mind.

So, what are the best Mariachi bands? If you're thinking Mariachi, some of the first names to come to mind are Vicente Fernandez, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Rocio Durcal and Pepe Aguilar. These are some of the biggest names in Mariachi, and in the case of Fernandez, it has translated into international success and sold out arenas. The best Mariachi bands are able to get people to dance along to their music, in one of the many dances associated with the genre.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Mariachi bands. If you notice that a band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best mariachi bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest mariachi musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular mariachi bands that you might've heard of. (36 items)
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    Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

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    Popular music, Bolero, Ranchera

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    Rocío Dúrcal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

    Ranchera, Mariachi

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    Ranchera, Mariachi

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    Huapango, Ranchera

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    Estela Nunez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

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    Ranchera

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    Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera

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    Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

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    Pop music, Ranchera, Mariachi

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    Bolero, Ranchera

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    Lucha Reyes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

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    Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

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    Ranchera, Mariachi

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    Bolero, Ranchera, Mariachi

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    Yolanda del Río is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

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    Ranchera, Mariachi

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    Mariachi los Camperos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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    Banda music, Pop music, Folk music

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    Banda music, Latin pop, Mariachi

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    The Herb Spectacles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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    Regional Mexican, Mariachi

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    Pop music, Traditional pop music, Latin pop

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    Duranguense, Pop music, Folk music

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    Ruben Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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    Hip hop music, Ska, Rock music

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    Victoria Acosta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

    Teen pop, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

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    Rock music, Latin American music, Jazz

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    Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

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    Latin pop, Mariachi

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    Pop music, Folk music, World music

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    Folk music, Latin pop, Mariachi

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    Willy DeVille is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

    Doo-wop, Americana, Rock music

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