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The Best Reggae Bands/Artists

Reggae artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. Many people mistakenly think of Bob Marley as the only reggae band, but there are many popular reggae bands worth exploring. Use this list of reggae artists to discover new music, look up new reggae band names and vote on groups you already know and love. This reggae artists list includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. Reggae groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all reggae bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest reggae bands of all time, since the most famous reggae artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best reggae music.

You can click on the reggae band names to see more information about that particular notable reggae group. If they're near the top of the best reggae artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top reggae bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the reggae band names themselves.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, like Peter Tosh and Ziggy Marley. Upvoting your favorites gets them to rise to the top of the list. What makes the most sense to vote on, is it between Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley?

All important, significant and iconic names in reggae music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new reggae bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of reggae, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into reggae music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good reggae bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent reggae bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best reggae bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest reggae musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular reggae bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Bob Marley

    Reggae More
    100
  2. 2
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    Reggae, Dub More
    86
  3. 3
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    Down 12
    Ska, Reggae More
    82
  4. 4
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    ranked low on reranks
    Peter Tosh

    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
    80
  5. 5
    Up 48
    Down 4
    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
    75
  6. 6
    Up 54
    Down 18
    Reggae, Dub More
    71
  7. 7
    Up 34
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    Ska, Reggae, Roots reggae More
    69
  8. 8
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lee “Scratch” Perry

    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
    68
  9. 9
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    Reggae More
    67
  10. 10
    Up 44
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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall More
    65
  11. 11
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    The Congos

    Reggae, Roots reggae More
    65
  12. 12
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    Reggae More
    63
  13. 13
    Up 36
    Down 9
    Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae More
    62
  14. 14
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    Reggae, Lovers rock, Reggae fusion More
    59
  15. 15
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Desmond Dekker

    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
    58
  16. 16
    Up 51
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dancehall More
    58
  17. 17
    Up 15
    Down 3

    Groundation

    Reggae, Jazz fusion, Roots reggae More
    58
  18. 18
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    Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae More
    57
  19. 19
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    Down 3
    Reggae, Roots reggae More
    56
  20. 20
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    Reggae More
    55
  21. 21
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    Down 3
    Reggae, Dub, Lovers rock More
    55
  22. 22
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    Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae More
    55
  23. 23
    Up 27
    Down 10
    Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion More
    55
  24. 24
    Up 20
    Down 3
    Pop music, Ska, Reggae More
    54
  25. 25
    Up 29
    Down 6
    Reggae More
    54
  26. 26
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    Reggae More
    54
  27. 27
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    Dub poetry, Reggae More
    54
  28. 28
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    Reggae More
    53
  29. 29
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    The Abyssinians

    Reggae, Roots reggae More
    53
  30. 30
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    Ranking Joe

    Reggae More
    53
  31. 31
    Up 14
    Down 3
    Blue Beat, Ska, Reggae More
    53
  32. 32
    Up 18
    Down 5
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Reggae More
    52
  33. 33
    Up 17
    Down 4
    Reggae, Lovers rock More
    51
  34. 34
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    Reggae, Roots reggae More
    51
  35. 35
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    Dancehall, Reggae More
    50
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  36. 36
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    Reggae More
    50
  37. 37
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    Trip hop, Reggae More
    49
  38. 38
    Up 9
    Down 2
    Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion More
    48
  39. 39
    Up 8
    Down 3
    Dancehall, Reggae, Rocksteady More
    48
  40. 40
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    Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae More
    47
  41. 41
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    Down 1
    Reggae More
    47
  42. 42
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    Reggae, Rhythm and blues More
    47
  43. 43
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    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
    46
  44. 44
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Black Seeds

    Ska, Rock music, Reggae More
    46
  45. 45
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fidel Nadal

    Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae More
    46
  46. 46
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    ranked low on reranks
    Stephen Marley

    Reggae More
    43
  47. 47
    Up 34
    Down 7

    ranked low on reranks
    Morgan Heritage

    Reggae More
    40
  48. 48
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    Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae More
    39
  49. 49
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    Reggae More
    39
  50. 50
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    ranked high on reranks
    Barrington Levy

    Dancehall, Reggae, Ragga jungle More
    39
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