music The Best Tejano Bands/Artists  

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The roots of Tejano music are as widespread and diverse as the traditions of the people that invented it. The main root of Tejano or Tex-Mex music is Mexico, where most Tejano artists originated from - but that is only half of the story. Tejano bands are also heavily influenced by the culture of their adopted homeland of South and Central Texas. While most Tejano singers hail from Mexico, it is in the United States where Tejano singers like Carlos Santana, Los Lonely Boys, and female Tejano singers like Selena, "The Queen of Tejano" developed their songs and became internationally known.

This list of the top tejano music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Tejano music 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 tejano music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest tejano music bands of all time, since the most famous tejano music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best tejano music music.

Any complete list of Tejano bands must include names like ZZ Top, Carlos Santana, Ry Cooder, and Calexico. All important, significant and iconic names in tejano music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely.

The list includes all new tejano music 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 tejano music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into tejano music 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 tejano music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent tejano music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best tejano music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest tejano music 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 tejano music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Selena is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Selena Mexican cumbia, Pop music, Latin American music

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2
456 89
Emilio Navaira is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Emilio Navaira Country, Tejano music

3
494 104
La Mafia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
La Mafia Latin pop, Tejano music

4
428 85
Intocable is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Intocable Norteño, Tejano music

5
422 95
Little Joe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Little Joe Latin American music, Norteño, Country

6
312 82
Ruben Ramos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Ruben Ramos Tejano music

7
233 65
Fama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Fama Pop music, Regional Mexican, World music

8
229 64
Freddy Fender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Freddy Fender Rock music, Country, Tejano music

9
218 63
Texas Tornados is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Texas Tornados Country rock, Tejano music

10
227 84
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Carlos Santana Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

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134 27
Michael Salgado is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
rsp173 added Michael Salgado

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198 72
Los Lonely Boys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Los Lonely Boys Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music

13
172 65
Grupo Límite is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Grupo Límite Latin pop, Norteño, Tejano music

14
182 75
A.B. Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
A.B. Quintanilla Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

15
160 62
Los Lobos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Los Lobos Americana, Chicano rock, Heartland rock

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157 61
Xcelenica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
SteveMireles added Xcelenica

17
118 59
Grupo Stampede is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
GrupoStampede added Grupo Stampede

18
128 74
Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Chris Pérez Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal

19
49 9
Jimmy Gonzalez y el Grupo Mazz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Antonio Castillo added Jimmy Gonzalez y el Grupo Mazz

20
43 10
David Lee Garza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added David Lee Garza Tejano music

21
120 86
Abraham Quintanilla Jr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Abraham Quintanilla Jr Doo-wop, Polka, Tejano music

22
104 72
AJ Castillo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
AJ Castillo Latin American music, Tejano music

23
35 11
Gary Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added Gary Hobbs

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29 7
La Fiebre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added La Fiebre

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68 52
Ricky Vela is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Ricky Vela Mexican cumbia, Pop music, Latin American music

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79 71
DJ Kane is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
DJ Kane Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

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68 81
Pee Wee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Pee Wee Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

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11 12
Pio Trevino/ Majic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added Pio Trevino/ Majic

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7 7
David Farias is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Gonzalo Reyna added David Farias

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9 11
Pio Trevino/ Majic is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added Pio Trevino/ Majic

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13 17
Los Texmaniacs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Rita A Leach added Los Texmaniacs

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9 12
La Movida is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added La Movida

33
40 55
Esmi Talamantez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Esmi Talamantez Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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2 5
Johnny O. Y Su Conjunto (encin... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists

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29 55
Los Super Seven is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Los Super Seven Americana, Rock music, Folk music

36
23 47
The Champs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
The Champs Chicano rock, Rock music, Rock and roll

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21 45
Karen Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Karen Rodriguez Latin pop, Tejano music

38
23 52
Cruz Martínez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Cruz Martínez Regional Mexican, Latin pop, Reggae

39
18 48
Roland Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Roland Gutierrez Hip hop music, Reggae, Cumbia

40
20 55
Ry Cooder is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Ry Cooder Americana, Rock music, Latin American music

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16 51
Calexico is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Calexico Americana, Rock music, Alternative country

42
12 52
Los Cenzontles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Los Cenzontles Son Jarocho, Chicano rock, Norteño

43
9 48
Peter Rowan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Peter Rowan Folk music, Folk rock, Country rock

44
9 59
José Rodrigo Arango is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
José Rodrigo Arango Pop music, Teen pop, Pop rock