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The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time  

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Here are the greatest duos in rock music history. Rock and roll has been alive and well for decades now. However, when it comes to packing stadiums and creating songs everyone wants to sing along to, it takes more than one person to get the job done. Some bands may need a dozen people backing them up, but for these bands, they know how to create hits with just two people onstage. These are the best rock duos of all time. Some are still rocking while others are long gone, but they have all made an impact on the music scene.

One of the most well-known rock duos of all time is The White Stripes. Consisting of Jack and Meg White, this band still gets consistent radio play with their hit songs "Seven Nation Army" and "Fell in Love With a Girl." Of course, no list of famous rock duos would be complete without mentioning Tenacious D, one of the most epic bands to walk the earth. Their rock could not be contained to just albums. In 2006, they starred in the film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. Other popualr rock music duos include The Black Keys, Page & Plant, and Hall & Oates.

Out of all these bands, who do you think rocks the loudest? Vote for the best duos in rock music right here.

 

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Hall & Oates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
Daryl Hall and John Oates, known more commonly as Hall & Oates, are an American musical duo from Philadelphia. Daryl Hall is generally the lead vocalist of the pairing, and also plays a wide ...more
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The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
The White Stripes were an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The group consisted of Jack White and Meg White. After releasing several singles and three albums within the ...more
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Page & Plant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, both formerly of the English hard rock band Led Zeppelin, recorded and toured in the mid-1990s under the title Page and Plant. The pair re-united in 1994 and, after ...more
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Jan and Dean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
Jan and Dean were an American rock and roll duo consisting of William Jan Berry and Dean Ormsby Torrence. In the early 1960s, they were pioneers of the California Sound and vocal surf music ...more
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Sonny & Cher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
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Sonny & Cher were an American pop music duo, actors, singers and entertainers made up of husband-and-wife team Sonny and Cher Bono in the 1960s and 1970s. The couple started their career in ...more
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Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
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Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic pop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. Pet Shop Boys have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, and are ...more
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They Might Be Giants is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
They Might Be Giants is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. During TMBG's early years Flansburgh and Linnell frequently performed as a duo, ...more
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Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
Tears for Fears are an English new wave band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Founded after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate, they were initially ...more
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The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
The Black Keys are an American rock duo formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001. The group consists of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. The duo began as an independent act, recording music in basements ...more
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Erasure is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
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Erasure are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke. They formed in London, and entered the music scene in 1985 with ...more
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Roxette is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
Roxette is a Swedish pop rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late 1980s, when they released their breakthrough ...more
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The Carpenters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. Together, they produced a distinctively soft musical style, later becoming one of ...more
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Seals and Crofts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
Seals and Crofts were an American soft rock duo made up of James "Jim" Seals and Darrell "Dash" Crofts. They are best known for their Hot 100 No. 6 hits "Summer ...more
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Tenacious D is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
Tenacious D is an American comedy rock duo that was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1994. Composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jack Black and lead guitarist and vocalist Kyle Gass, the ...more
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Cat's Eyes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
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Don & Dewey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
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MGMT is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
MGMT is an American psychedelic rock band founded by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James ...more
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Ween is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
Ween was an American experimental rock band from New Hope, Pennsylvania that formed in 1984. The key members were vocalist and songwriter Gene Ween and guitarist Dean Ween, the stage names of ...more
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Royal Blood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
Royal Blood are an English rock duo formed in Brighton in 2013. The band's sound is reminiscent of and rooted in modern blues rock, hard rock and garage rock.
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Rashad Haughton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
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Rashad Haughton is an American writer, film director and screenwriter. He is the older brother of the late R&B singer Aaliyah.
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Jon & Vangelis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
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Jon and Vangelis is the collaborative effort between the singer Jon Anderson and the Greek synthesizer musician Vangelis Papathanassiou. Together they released a number of successful albums ...more
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Wye Oak is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
Wye Oak is an American indie rock duo from Baltimore, Maryland, United States, composed of Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner. Andy Stack's parents originally hail from Tramore, Co. Waterford, Ireland, ...more
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Nina Sky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
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Nina Sky is an American R&B duo composed of identical twins Nicole and Natalie Albino. Their debut single "Move Ya Body" in 2004 was a success, reaching number 4 on the Billboard
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Brandy & Monica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
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Changing Faces is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rock Duos Of All-Time
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Changing Faces is an American female R&B duo that was popular from 1993 until 2000. The group consisted of members Cassandra Lucas and Charisse Rose.