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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Rush Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

2
911 496
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Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

3
739 353
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

4
663 409
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The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

5
618 327
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Cream Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

6
566 319
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ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

7
636 407
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
499 377
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Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

9
405 171
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Pink Floyd Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

10
406 276
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Motörhead New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

11
262 272
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
386 352
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Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

13
261 213
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
212 174
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

All One Piece Opening Songs, Ranked Best to Worst

15
238 213
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

16
273 245
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Primus Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

17
231 213
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

18
227 251
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Stray Cats New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

19
244 321
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Sublime Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

20
201 137
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
158 172
America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
America Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

The Best Genres of Music

22
150 166
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
158 180
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
84 86
The Supremes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added The Supremes Girl group, Doo-wop, Psychedelic soul

25
157 185
James Gang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
James Gang Rock music, Hard rock

26
152 181
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Triumph Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

27
132 196
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Hüsker Dü Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

28
95 190
Train is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Train Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

The Best Songs About The Number Two

29
82 93
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

30
75 88
Toto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
michael-reilly added Toto Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Pop music

31
77 144
Everclear is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Everclear Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

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120 204
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Dinosaur Jr Noise rock, Grunge, Alternative rock

33
54 85
TLC is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
TLC Hip hop music, Girl group, Alternative hip hop

34
71 114
Dixie Chicks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added Dixie Chicks Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

35
105 194
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King's X Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

Rappers with the Coolest Post-Rap Careers

36
81 120
Mountain is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Mountain Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

37
73 88
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
62 77
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
34 57
Fugees is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Fugees Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Reggae

40
44 62
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Chevelle Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

41
58 99
Peter, Paul and Mary is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Peter, Paul and Mary Folk music, Folk rock

42
35 96
Lady Antebellum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Lady Antebellum Country pop, Pop music, Country

Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide

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29 68
Salt-N-Pepa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Salt-N-Pepa Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop rap

44
48 82
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Silverchair Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

45
69 147
The Outfield is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
The Outfield New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

46
49 119
Destiny's Child is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added Destiny's Child Urban contemporary, Girl group, Hip hop music

47
63 142
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Minutemen Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

48
21 56
Queen + Paul Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
EveryIdeaStolen added Queen + Paul Rodgers Blues-rock, Rock music, Hard rock

49
18 57
Rascal Flatts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Rascal Flatts Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music

50
51 127
Thompson Twins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Thompson Twins Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music