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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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Boston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Boston Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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Journey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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Heart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Heart Pop music, Melodic Rock music, Folk rock

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+ - 86 43
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Foreigner Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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Styx is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Styx Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Toto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Toto Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Pop music

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Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Bad Company Blues-rock, Hard rock

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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Survivor Melodic Rock, Rock music, Pop rock

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REO Speedwagon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
REO Speedwagon Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Van Halen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Europe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Europe Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Dokken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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Cheap Trick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Cheap Trick Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Night Ranger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

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Kansas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Kansas Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Deep Purple Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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Giuffria is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Giuffria Rock music, Hard rock

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Loverboy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Loverboy Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

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Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Thin Lizzy Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Dio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Dio Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 58 43
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

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Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Bad English is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Bad English Glam metal, Rock music, Hard rock

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The Cars is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
The Cars Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
FireHouse Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

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Nazareth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Nazareth Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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Winger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Winger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Rainbow Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

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Asia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Asia Rock music, Arena rock, Pop rock

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John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
John Mellencamp Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music

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Great White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Three Dog Night Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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Harem Scarem is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Harem Scarem Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Heavy metal

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The Babys is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
The Babys Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Free is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Free Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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The Outfield is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
The Outfield New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands

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UFO is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
UFO Blues-rock, Rock music, Space rock

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Wishbone Ash is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Wishbone Ash Melodic Rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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House of Lords is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
House of Lords Glam metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Aldo Nova is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Aldo Nova Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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Magnum is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Magnum Melodic Rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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Gotthard Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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FM Space rock, Progressive rock