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The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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Melodic rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good melodic rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top melodic rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Melodic rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all melodic rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest melodic rock bands of all time, since the most famous melodic rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best melodic rock music.

You can click on the melodic rock band names to see more information about that particular notable melodic rock group. If they're near the top of the best melodic rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top melodic rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the melodic rock band names themselves.

List features artists like Dokken, Great White. Vote for your favorites to get them to rise to the top of the list. The fun part of voting on multiple artists is making the hard choices, like what's better Winger or Toto?

All important, significant and iconic names in melodic rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new melodic rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of melodic rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into melodic rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good melodic rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent melodic rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best melodic rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest melodic rock 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 melodic rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Journey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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    Heart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    Pop music, Melodic Rock music, Folk rock

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    Boston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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    Toto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

    Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Pop music

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    Survivor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

    Melodic Rock, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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    Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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    Dokken is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

    Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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    Cheap Trick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

    added by RobinGallego
    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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    Europe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    REO Speedwagon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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    Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

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    Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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    Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

    Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

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    Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

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    The Cars is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Great White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

    Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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    Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    Loverboy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

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    Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

    added by Mark Lanzarotta
    Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

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    Kansas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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    Glam metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Melodic Rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Heavy metal

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    Tyketto is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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    Dio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

    added by Mark Lanzarotta
    Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Hard rock

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    Melodic Rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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    Space rock, Progressive rock

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    Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Melodic Rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

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    Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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    added by Mark Lanzarotta
    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Rock music

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    Melodic Rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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    Rock music, Hard rock

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Progressive rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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

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    The Outfield is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

    added by RobinGallego
    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Hard rock

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