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2 tone artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good 2 tone bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top 2 tone bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. 2 tone groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all 2 tone bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest 2 tone bands of all time, since the most famous 2 tone artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best 2 tone music.

You can click on the 2 tone band names to see more information about that particular notable 2 tone group. If they're near the top of the best 2 tone artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top 2 tone bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the 2 tone band names themselves.

You can rank all of these artists, from The Police to Lily Allen. Vote for the best artists to see them graduate to the top of the list. Not a fan of The Specials or Madness? Them vote them down!

All important, significant and iconic names in 2 tone music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new 2 tone bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of 2 tone, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into 2 tone music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good 2 tone bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent 2 tone bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best 2 tone bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest 2 tone musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular 2 tone bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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The Specials is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
The Specials New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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The Beat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
The Beat New Wave, 2 Tone, Pop music

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Madness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Madness New Wave, 2 Tone, Pop music

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The Bodysnatchers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
The Bodysnatchers 2 Tone, Ska, Rocksteady

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Neville Staple is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Neville Staple New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska

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Bad Manners is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Bad Manners 2 Tone, Ska

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The Toasters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
The Toasters 2 Tone, Pop music, Ska punk

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Eddy Grant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Eddy Grant 2 Tone, Rock music, Reggae

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The Ordinary Boys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
The Ordinary Boys Indie, 2 Tone, Ska

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Mad Not Madness is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Mad Not Madness New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska

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Mike Barson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Mike Barson New Wave, 2 Tone, Pop music

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Gil Sharone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Gil Sharone Hip hop music, 2 Tone, Ska

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David Steele is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
David Steele New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska

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Special Beat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Special Beat 2 Tone

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Beshara is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Beshara New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska

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7 Seconds of Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
7 Seconds of Love 2 Tone, Ska

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King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
King New Wave, 2 Tone, Pop rock

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Mashina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Mashina New Wave, 2 Tone, Pop music

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Def P & Beatbusters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Def P & Beatbusters Old-school hip hop, 2 Tone

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John Spence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
John Spence 2 Tone, Ska punk, Ska

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Kontraritam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Kontraritam New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska

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Bix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Bix 2 Tone, Post-punk

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Prljavo kazalište is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Prljavo kazalište New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska

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The Babylon Whackers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
The Babylon Whackers 2 Tone, Ska, Reggae

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Gentleman's Dub Club is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2 Tone Bands/Artists
Gentleman's Dub Club Dubstep, 2 Tone, Ska