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
1,155 641
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Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock
3
932 429
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Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music
4
815 401
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Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
5
822 509
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New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk
6
732 386
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Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
7
792 537
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
607 507
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Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music
9
491 350
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New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music
10
326 351
Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music
11
468 444
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Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk
12
351 284
Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop
13
273 241
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Valdave added Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco
14
322 245
Grand Funk Railroad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
15
320 245
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Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock
16
339 309
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Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock
17
299 379
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music
18
273 302
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New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music
19
260 189
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music
20
207 213
America is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock
21
185 212
The Jam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music
22
218 213
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Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock
23
206 213
James Gang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Hard rock
24
131 116
Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Valdave added Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock
25
117 123
The Supremes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added Girl group, Doo-wop, Psychedelic soul