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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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    Escape, Frontiers, Evolution

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    Boston, Greatest Hits, Third Stage

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    Toto IV, Legend: The Best of Toto, Turn Back

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    Dreamboat Annie, Little Queen, Heart

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    Eye of the Tiger, Reach, Survivor

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    Tooth and Nail, Breaking the Chains, Back for the Attack

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    The Final Countdown, Prisoners in Paradise, Wings of Tomorrow

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    Live: You Get What You Play For, Good Trouble, Can't Fight This Feeling ...

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    Cheap Trick at Budokan, In Color, Dream Police

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    Crimes of Passion, Greatest Hits, Best Shots

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    FireHouse, Hold Your Fire, Category 5

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    In the Heart of the Young, Winger, Pull

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    Seven Wishes, Dawn Patrol, Big Life

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    ...Twice Shy, Hooked, Once Bitten

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    Danger Danger, Revolve, Screw It!

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    Loverboy, Big Ones, Keep It Up

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    Domino Effect, G., Dial Hard

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    Argus (bonus disc), Pilgrimage, Wishbone Ash

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    Candy-O, The Cars, Just What I Needed: The Cars Anthology

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    Don't Come Easy, Strength in Numbers, Shine

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    Backlash, Bad English, Greatest Hits

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    Rise Up, W.E.T., One Live - In Stockholm

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    Giuffria, Silk & Steel

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    Goodnight L.A., On a Storyteller's Night, Wings of Heaven

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    Human Nature, Rubber, Mood Swings

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    Aldo Nova, Twitch, Nova's Dream

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    World Upside Down, Come to My Kingdom, The Power and the Myth

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    Big Innings: Best of The Outfield, Playing the Field, Diamond Days

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    Tonight, Black Noise, City of Fear

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    White Widdow, Serenade

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    Van Halen, 1984, Diver Down

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    Machine Head, Live in Japan, Deep Purple in Rock

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    Lukather, Candyman, Luke

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    Streets: A Rock Opera, The Wake of Magellan, Edge of Thorns

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    The Robe, Essential Collection 1995-2005, Stormwarning

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    Til All Are One, Dial 818 888-8638, The Child Within

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    Slippery When Wet, New Jersey, Cross Road

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    Blackout, Love at First Sting, Animal Magnetism

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    The Grand Illusion, Paradise Theatre, Pieces of Eight

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    Point of Know Return, Leftoverture, Kansas

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    The Destiny Stone, The Roaring of Dreams, Pride of Lions

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    The Storm, Eye of the Storm

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    Sunstorm, Emotional Fire, House Of Dreams

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    Live and Dangerous, Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy, Renegade

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    Angel Dust, The Real Thing, King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime

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