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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    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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    most listed
    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, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Pop music, Piano rock, Power pop

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Rock music, Piano rock, Power pop

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    Indie pop, Rock music, Piano rock

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    Indie pop, Adult album alternative, Pop music

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    Blues-rock, Musical improvisation, Heartland rock

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    added by ChrisWarren
    Pop punk, Rock music, Piano rock

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    added by Gregory Morris
    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop 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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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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

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    In Legend is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

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    Piano rock/power vocals/piano metal

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    added by AndyPlacko
    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Piano rock, Operatic pop, Baroque pop

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    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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    Shoegazing, Experimental rock, Minimalist Post Rock

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    Classic rock, Rock music, Classical music Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Heartland rock, Rock music, Piano rock

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    added by LeonZelvys
    Indie pop, Folk music, Acoustic music

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    Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Soft rock

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    Soft rock, Alternative rock

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    Rock music, Jam band

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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Piano grunge, piano rock, alternative

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    Indie pop, Piano rock, Pop rock

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    Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

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    Jeff Reinholds is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time


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