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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
Elton John 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
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Tori Amos Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music

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Queen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Queen Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Coldplay Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

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Muse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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Ben Folds Five is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Ben Folds Five Pop music, Piano rock, Power pop

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Keane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Keane Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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Ben Folds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Ben Folds Rock music, Piano rock, Power pop

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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
The Beatles Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Bruce Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Bruce Hornsby Blues-rock, Musical improvisation, Heartland rock

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Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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The Fray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
The Fray Indie pop, Adult album alternative, Pop music

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Fiona Apple is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Fiona Apple Indie pop, Rock music, Piano rock

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Paul McCartney Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Counting Crows Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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Jack's Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Jack's Mannequin Pop punk, Rock music, Piano rock

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Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Sarah McLachlan Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

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Keith Emerson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Keith Emerson Classic rock, Rock music, Classical music - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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Dr. John is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Dr. John New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Rufus Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Rufus Wainwright Piano rock, Operatic pop, Baroque pop

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Sara Bareilles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Sara Bareilles Adult contemporary music, Adult album alternative, Blue-eyed soul

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Something Corporate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Something Corporate Pop punk, Piano rock, Emo

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Vanessa Carlton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Vanessa Carlton Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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Sigur Rós is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Sigur Rós Shoegazing, Experimental rock, Minimalist Post Rock

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In Legend is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
In Legend Piano rock/power vocals/piano metal

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Sonata Arctica is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Sonata Arctica Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Five for Fighting is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Five for Fighting Heartland rock, Rock music, Piano rock

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Tom Odell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Tom Odell Indie pop, Folk music, Acoustic music

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The Dresden Dolls is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
The Dresden Dolls Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Soft rock

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A Silent Film is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
A Silent Film Soft rock, Alternative rock

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Three Mile Pilot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Three Mile Pilot Noise rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Carole King is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Carole King Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Steely Dan Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

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

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Tea Leaf Green is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Tea Leaf Green Rock music, Jam band

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Joshua Kadison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

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Daniel Powter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Daniel Powter Indie pop, Piano rock, Pop rock

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eight53 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
eight53 Piano grunge, piano rock, alternative

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Starsailor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Starsailor Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

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Jeff Reinholds is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time