Bands/Musicians The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time  

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List Rules 3 piece bands...

Across all types of music what is the best 3 piece band ever? Add your own favorite band...heck even country works... country is a musical genre. Even contemporary country, unfortunately.

These are the best 3 piece bands ever, the best musical trios if you will... the best THREE MAN BANDS if you want to say it that way.


These 3 man bands run the spectrum from very very famous, to not so famous. But don't vote based on fame... some of the best bands aren't super famous. Obviously. It's about the music! it's not a popularity contest. Who is your favorite three piece band?
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Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

2
1,115 625
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Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

3
902 423
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Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

4
788 392
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Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

5
797 499
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New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

6
705 379
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Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

7
763 524
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

8
594 492
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Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

9
535 225
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

10
480 343
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New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

11
317 341
Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

12
451 434
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Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

13
328 278
Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop

14
263 234
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Valdave added Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

15
317 242
Grand Funk Railroad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

16
309 242
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Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

17
327 306
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Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

18
290 375
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

19
271 296
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New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

20
249 182
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

21
201 210
America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

22
178 209
The Jam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

23
209 210
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Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

24
201 212
James Gang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Hard rock

25
129 113
Toto is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
michael-reilly added Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Pop music