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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1,261 580
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Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
2
1,149 641
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Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock
3
928 429
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Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music
4
813 400
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Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
5
819 509
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New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk
6
729 386
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Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
7
789 537
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
606 507
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Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music
9
553 231
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
490 350
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New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music
11
325 351
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
466 444
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Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk
13
349 283
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
272 240
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
322 245
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
319 245
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Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock
17
339 309
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Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock
18
298 378
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music
19
273 302
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New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music
20
257 189
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
206 213
America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock
22
183 212
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
217 213
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Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock
24
138 115
Toto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
michael-reilly added Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Pop music
25
205 213
James Gang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Hard rock