Bands/Musicians The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time  

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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
1,077 602
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Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

3
760 380
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Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

4
870 414
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Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

5
776 483
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New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

6
679 368
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Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

7
737 508
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
568 476
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Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

9
520 217
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
469 333
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New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

11
310 331
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
440 424
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Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

13
314 269
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
257 228
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
308 235
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
289 237
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Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

17
319 299
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Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

18
284 370
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

19
267 291
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New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

20
239 178
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
196 205
America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

22
174 206
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
200 205
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Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

24
194 209
James Gang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Hard rock

25
124 113
Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Valdave added Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock