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
1,119 625
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Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

3
908 423
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Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

4
791 392
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Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

5
800 500
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New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

6
706 380
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Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

7
766 524
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
595 493
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Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

9
537 225
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
482 343
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New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

11
318 342
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
454 435
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Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

13
330 278
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
265 234
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
251 182
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
202 210
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
130 113
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
201 212
James Gang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Hard rock