The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time Bands/Musicians

The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

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This piano rock artists list ranks the best piano rock bands and musicians by votes. This list of top rock pianists and artists let’s you see who piano rock fans think are the best in piano rock. Rising to prominence in the 1970s, piano rock has been one of the most underrated subgenres of rock music. Though pianos have an understated presence in rock music, the best piano rock artists have managed to capture the hearts and minds of music listeners due to their catchy songs, unmistakable lyrics, and overall great live shows. Piano rock has had an important role in rock since its initial run and some of the best piano rock bands are still making music and dominating the radio today. People can't get enough of piano rock and with good reason: it's fun and melodic, and who doesn't love that?

So, who are the best piano rock bands and piano rock musicians? Any list of piano rock bands has to include classic performers like Elton John, Billy Joel, Tori Amos, Coldplay,Sarah McLaughlin, and Rufus Wainwright. These are some of the biggest names in piano rock and with good reason. They continue to be associated with good piano rock music and are widely considered some of the best piano rock artists out there. 

Ultimately, it's up to you to determine who are the best piano rock bands. If you think someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best piano rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest piano rock musician ever?" 
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    Elton John is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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    Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music

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    Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

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    Pop music, Piano rock, Power pop

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    Queen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

    added by rohit.patnala16
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Indie pop, Rock music, Piano rock

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    added by takingtheblame
    Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Rock music, Piano rock, Power pop

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    Indie pop, Adult album alternative, Pop music

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    added by ChrisWarren
    Pop punk, Rock music, Piano rock

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    Adult contemporary music, Adult album alternative, Blue-eyed soul

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    Pop punk, Piano rock, Emo

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

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    In Legend is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

    added by laura54campbell
    Piano rock/power vocals/piano metal

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    Blues-rock, Musical improvisation, Heartland rock

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    Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Soft rock

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    Shoegazing, Experimental rock, Minimalist Post Rock

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    Piano rock, Operatic pop, Baroque pop

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    added by JavierGildeÁvila
    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    added by AndyPlacko
    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Vanessa Carlton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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    Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

    added by allandburns7
    New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Five for Fighting is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

    Heartland rock, Rock music, Piano rock

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    Tom Odell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

    added by LeonZelvys
    Indie pop, Folk music, Acoustic music

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    Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

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    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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    Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

    added by Chris Crépon
    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    added by smellsrank
    Classic rock, Rock music, Classical music Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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    Soft rock, Alternative rock

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    Piano grunge, piano rock, alternative

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    added by MikeMurawski
    Rock music, Jam band

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    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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    Eric Carmen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

    added by EileenMcDanielSykes
    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Indie pop, Piano rock, Pop rock

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    Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

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    Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Jazz

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    Piano rock, Post-Britpop, Dream pop

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    Mt. Desolation is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

    Country rock, Alternative rock, Alternative country

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    Pop music, Pop rock, Britpop

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    Rock music, Piano rock, Soft rock

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    Jeff Reinholds is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
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    added by beautifulskymusic
    Alternative, Brit Pop, Piano Rock An emerging contended to the piano driven melodic style of Keane and Snow Patrol.

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