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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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Rush Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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856 455
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Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

3
622 376
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The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

4
684 330
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

5
568 309
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Cream Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

6
529 299
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ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

7
582 376
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

8
468 354
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Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

9
365 159
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Pink Floyd Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

10
377 261
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Motörhead New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

11
243 256
Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Thin Lizzy Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

12
356 328
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Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

13
239 193
Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Beastie Boys Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop

14
188 160
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Valdave added Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

15
226 200
Grand Funk Railroad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Grand Funk Railroad Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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257 231
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Primus Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

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223 236
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Stray Cats New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

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220 204
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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187 121
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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236 305
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Sublime Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

21
151 160
America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
America Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

22
138 156
The Jam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
The Jam Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

23
146 169
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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74 81
The Supremes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added The Supremes Girl group, Doo-wop, Psychedelic soul

25
149 178
James Gang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
James Gang Rock music, Hard rock

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141 172
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Triumph Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

27
93 178
Train is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Train Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

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126 186
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Hüsker Dü Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

29
77 88
Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Valdave added Three Dog Night Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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69 81
Toto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
michael-reilly added Toto Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Pop music

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117 195
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Dinosaur Jr Noise rock, Grunge, Alternative rock

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71 137
Everclear is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Everclear Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

33
50 77
TLC is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
TLC Hip hop music, Girl group, Alternative hip hop

34
65 107
Dixie Chicks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added Dixie Chicks Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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98 184
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King's X Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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78 114
Mountain is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Mountain Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

37
69 82
A-ha is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added A-ha Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave

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57 71
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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38 54
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Chevelle Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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26 53
Fugees is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Fugees Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Reggae

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33 88
Lady Antebellum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Lady Antebellum Country pop, Pop music, Country

42
51 94
Peter, Paul and Mary is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Peter, Paul and Mary Folk music, Folk rock

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26 60
Salt-N-Pepa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Salt-N-Pepa Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop rap

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44 73
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Silverchair Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

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16 48
Rascal Flatts is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Rascal Flatts Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music

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65 139
The Outfield is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
The Outfield New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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19 51
Queen + Paul Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
EveryIdeaStolen added Queen + Paul Rodgers Blues-rock, Rock music, Hard rock

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44 111
Destiny's Child is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added Destiny's Child Urban contemporary, Girl group, Hip hop music

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19 51
The Band Perry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added The Band Perry Country pop, Rock music, Bluegrass

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59 135
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Minutemen Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock