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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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893 382
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Rush Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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2
834 442
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Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

3
605 369
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The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

4
669 324
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

5
559 300
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Cream Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

6
518 292
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ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

7
566 365
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

8
459 343
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Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

9
373 254
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Motörhead New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

10
355 151
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Pink Floyd Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

11
239 251
Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Thin Lizzy Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

12
348 322
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Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

13
232 184
Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Beastie Boys Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop

14
183 154
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Valdave added Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

15
220 196
Grand Funk Railroad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Grand Funk Railroad Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

The Songs About The Number Three The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

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251 225
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Primus Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

17
235 298
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Sublime Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

18
217 233
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Stray Cats New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

19
216 199
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

20
183 116
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

21
150 153
America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
America Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

22
133 152
The Jam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
The Jam Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

23
140 164
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

24
149 172
James Gang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
James Gang Rock music, Hard rock

25
139 167
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Triumph Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

26
73 76
The Supremes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added The Supremes Girl group, Doo-wop, Psychedelic soul

27
89 174
Train is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Train Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

28
124 181
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Hüsker Dü Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

29
75 84
Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Valdave added Three Dog Night Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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30
71 132
Everclear is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Everclear Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

31
116 191
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Dinosaur Jr Noise rock, Grunge, Alternative rock

32
64 79
Toto is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
michael-reilly added Toto Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Pop music

33
77 109
Mountain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Mountain Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

34
97 180
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King's X Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
48 73
TLC is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
TLC Hip hop music, Girl group, Alternative hip hop

36
63 102
Dixie Chicks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added Dixie Chicks Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

37
64 80
A-ha is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added A-ha Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave

38
53 67
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

39
38 49
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Chevelle Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

40
30 84
Lady Antebellum is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Lady Antebellum Country pop, Pop music, Country

41
43 69
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Silverchair Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

42
26 49
Fugees is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Fugees Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Reggae

43
15 45
Rascal Flatts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Rascal Flatts Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music

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44
63 136
The Outfield is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
The Outfield New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

45
58 132
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Minutemen Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

46
16 48
Queen + Paul Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
EveryIdeaStolen added Queen + Paul Rodgers Blues-rock, Rock music, Hard rock

47
26 57
Salt-N-Pepa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Salt-N-Pepa Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop rap

48
51 90
Peter, Paul and Mary is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Peter, Paul and Mary Folk music, Folk rock

49
46 117
Thompson Twins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Thompson Twins Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

50
14 42
Bell Biv DeVoe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Bell Biv DeVoe Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B