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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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330 164
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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136 73
Queen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
rohit.patnala16 added Queen Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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470 396
Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 4 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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334 279
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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94 49
Muse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
takingtheblame added Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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206 193
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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203 210
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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40 12
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Chris Crépon added The Beatles Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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138 142
Ben Folds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Ben Folds Rock music, Piano rock, Power pop

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26 9
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Gregory Morris added Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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155 175
The Fray is listed (or ranked) 12 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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25 6
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Chris Crépon added Paul McCartney Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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75 85
Bruce Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Bruce Hornsby Blues-rock, Musical improvisation, Heartland rock

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153 169
Fiona Apple is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Fiona Apple Indie pop, Rock music, Piano rock

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21 13
Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
AndyPlacko added Counting Crows Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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28 20
Jack's Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
ChrisWarren added Jack's Mannequin Pop punk, Rock music, Piano rock

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84 102
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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15 8
Keith Emerson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
smellsrank added Keith Emerson Classic rock, Rock music, Classical music - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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18 12
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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87 103
Sara Bareilles is listed (or ranked) 21 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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57 79
Rufus Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Rufus Wainwright Piano rock, Operatic pop, Baroque pop

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90 111
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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17 16
Tom Odell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
LeonZelvys added Tom Odell Indie pop, Folk music, Acoustic music

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51 71
Vanessa Carlton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Vanessa Carlton Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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49 69
Sigur Rós is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
pierusch added Sigur Rós Shoegazing, Experimental rock, Minimalist Post Rock

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340 538
In Legend is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
laura54campbell added In Legend Piano rock/power vocals/piano metal

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56 84
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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23 31
Sonata Arctica is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
JavierGildeÁvila added Sonata Arctica Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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55 78
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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3 1
Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Thom Ovacek added Steely Dan Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

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2 1
Carole King is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Thom Ovacek added Carole King Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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2 1
Jellyfish is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
phonietwohundred added Jellyfish Pop music, Power pop, Indie rock

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1 1
Three Mile Pilot is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
emilyl added Three Mile Pilot Noise rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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2 12
A Silent Film is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
kellie-liston added A Silent Film Soft rock, Alternative rock

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17 52
Eric Carmen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
EileenMcDanielSykes added Eric Carmen Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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3 17
Tea Leaf Green is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
MikeMurawski added Tea Leaf Green Rock music, Jam band

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16 69
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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13 62
Starsailor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Starsailor Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

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0 8
Joshua Kadison is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

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0 11
eight53 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
johnson.darrell1976 added eight53 Piano grunge, piano rock, alternative

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6 63
Jeff Reinholds is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time