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

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874 471
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Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

3
704 337
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

4
634 391
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The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

5
582 315
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Cream Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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542 305
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ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

7
601 389
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

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479 363
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Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

9
377 166
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

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388 270
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Motörhead New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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252 262
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

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363 341
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Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

13
249 203
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
197 167
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
231 206
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

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260 239
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Primus Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

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226 243
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Stray Cats New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

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222 208
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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194 127
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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238 313
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Sublime Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

21
152 164
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
145 159
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
149 174
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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76 83
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
152 179
James Gang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
James Gang Rock music, Hard rock

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145 176
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Triumph Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

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129 189
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Hüsker Dü Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

28
93 182
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

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78 90
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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71 82
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

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119 198
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Dinosaur Jr Noise rock, Grunge, Alternative rock

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73 139
Everclear is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Everclear Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

33
51 80
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
66 109
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

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100 187
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King's X Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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70 84
A-ha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added A-ha Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave

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78 116
Mountain is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Mountain Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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58 73
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

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40 57
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

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28 54
Fugees is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
hellodalai added Fugees Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Reggae

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53 95
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

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34 90
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

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28 63
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

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45 76
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Silverchair Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

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67 142
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

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62 137
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Minutemen Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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45 113
Destiny's Child is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
ColinBoddy added Destiny's Child Urban contemporary, Girl group, Hip hop music

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16 51
Rascal Flatts is listed (or ranked) 48 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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19 52
Queen + Paul Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
EveryIdeaStolen added Queen + Paul Rodgers Blues-rock, Rock music, Hard rock

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49 121
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