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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1,205 555
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Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

2
1,100 620
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Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

3
779 388
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Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

4
888 420
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Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

5
791 494
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New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

6
697 376
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Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

7
752 517
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
582 487
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Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

9
529 223
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
476 340
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New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

11
313 338
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
445 431
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Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

13
321 275
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
260 233
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
313 241
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
304 241
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Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

17
325 304
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Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

18
288 374
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

19
269 294
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New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

20
245 180
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
199 208
America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

22
178 207
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
206 208
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Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

24
126 111
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
198 211
James Gang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Hard rock