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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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La Mafia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
La Mafia Latin pop, Tejano music

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Emilio Navaira is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Emilio Navaira Country, Tejano music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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Los Lobos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Los Lobos Americana, Chicano rock Heartland rock

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Xcelenica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists

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A.B. Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
A.B. Quintanilla Hip hop music, Pop music Latin pop

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

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

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Abraham Quintanilla Jr is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Abraham Quintanilla Jr Doo-wop, Polka Tejano music

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AJ Castillo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
AJ Castillo Latin American music, Tejano music

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Jimmy Gonzalez y el Grupo Mazz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists

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Ricky Vela is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Ricky Vela Mexican cumbia, Pop music Latin American music

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David Lee Garza is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
David Lee Garza Tejano music

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DJ Kane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
DJ Kane Hip hop music, Latin pop Reggae

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Gary Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Gary Hobbs

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La Fiebre is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists

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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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Los Texmaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists

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Pio Trevino/ Majic is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Pio Trevino/ Majic

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Esmi Talamantez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Esmi Talamantez Pop music, Rock music Rhythm and blues

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Pio Trevino/ Majic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Pio Trevino/ Majic

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La Movida is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
La Movida

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David Farias is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists

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Karen Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Karen Rodriguez Latin pop, Tejano music

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

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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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Cruz Martínez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Cruz Martínez Regional Mexican, Latin pop Reggae

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Roland Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Roland Gutierrez Hip hop music, Reggae Cumbia

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Calexico is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Calexico Americana, Rock music Alternative country

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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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Los Cenzontles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Los Cenzontles Son Jarocho, Chicano rock Norteño

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Peter Rowan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Peter Rowan Folk music, Folk rock Country rock

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José Rodrigo Arango is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
José Rodrigo Arango Pop music, Teen pop Pop rock