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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    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Disney's Sing-Along: The Lion King, Captain ...

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    The Stranger, Piano Man, 52nd Street

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    Little Earthquakes, From the Choirgirl Hotel, Strange Little Girls

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    A Rush of Blood to the Head, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, ...

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    Whatever and Ever Amen, The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner, ...

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    A Night at the Opera, Queen, Innuendo

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    Origin of Symmetry, Absolution, The 2nd Law

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    When the Pawn…, The Idler Wheel..., Extraordinary Machine

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    Hopes and Fears, Perfect Symmetry, Under the Iron Sea

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    How to Save a Life, The Fray, How to Save a Life

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    Songs for Silverman, Rockin' the Suburbs, Lonely Avenue

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    Little Voice, The Blessed Unrest, Careful Confessions

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    North, Leaving Through the Window, Audioboxer

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    Solace, Wintersong, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

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    Everything in Transit, In Valleys, The Ghost Overground

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    Ballads and Bullets 2011 and Stones At Goliath 2015

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    Yes, Virginia..., The Dresden Dolls

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    The Way It Is, Scenes From the Southside, A Night on the Town

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    Want One, Want Two, Rufus Wainwright

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    Songs of Silence: Live in Tokyo, Orientation, Takatalvi

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    Ágætis byrjun, Takk..., ( )

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    Harmonium, Heroes & Thieves, Be Not Nobody

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    Gris-Gris, Locked Down, Dr. John's Gumbo

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    August and Everything After, Recovering the Satellites, Hard Candy

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    America Town, Message for Albert, The Battle for Everything

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    Long Way Down, Songs from Another Love, The Another Love

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    The City That Sleeps, Sand & Snow, The Projectionist

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    The Christmas Album, Emerson Plays Emerson, Off the Shelf Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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    Eight Fifty Three Piano grunge, piano rock, alternative

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    Midnight on the Reservoir, Taught to be Proud, Radio Tragedy!

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    Still Life, Aqualung, Memory Man

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    All By Myself, Eric Carmen, Change of Heart

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    dp, Turn On the Lights, Under the Radar

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    Love Is Here, On the Outside, Silence Is Easy

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    Like a Brother, The Bossa Project, Skinny Boy

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    The Invitation, Contact, Crystal Sounds

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    Mt. Desolation

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    Tourist, Black Swan, Beyond the Neighbourhood

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    Undeniably The Whitlams, Torch the Moon, Eternal Nightcap

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    Resurgence (EP), Meant To Be (CD) An emerging contended to the piano driven melodic style of Keane and Snow Patrol.

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