Bands/Musicians The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time  

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Known for their snazzy charro uniforms and seemingly endless number of bandmembers, the best Mariachi bands are some of the most well known musicians in Mexico. Mariachi bands, once you look past their outfits, are actually Mexican folk musicians. Originally called Mariachi bands due to their presence at weddings, the best Mariachi bands actually don't have a single traditional lead singer. Instead, they rely the expertise of their many musicians. When you think of traditional Mexican music, generally Mariachi bands are the first to come to mind.

So, what are the best Mariachi bands? If you're thinking Mariachi, some of the first names to come to mind are Vicente Fernandez, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Rocio Durcal and Pepe Aguilar. These are some of the biggest names in Mariachi, and in the case of Fernandez, it has translated into international success and sold out arenas. The best Mariachi bands are able to get people to dance along to their music, in one of the many dances associated with the genre.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Mariachi bands. If you notice that a band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best mariachi bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest mariachi 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 mariachi bands that you might've heard of. (36 items)

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Vicente Fernández is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Vicente Fernández Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

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Javier Solís is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Javier Solís Popular music, Bolero, Ranchera

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José Alfredo Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
José Alfredo Jiménez Ranchera, Mariachi

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Pedro Infante is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

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Juan Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Juan Gabriel Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera

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Rocío Dúrcal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Rocío Dúrcal Ranchera, Mariachi

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Pepe Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Pepe Aguilar Pop music, Ranchera, Mariachi

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Luis Miguel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Luis Miguel Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

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Angélica María is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Angélica María

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Lola Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Lola Beltrán Huapango, Ranchera

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Amalia Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Amalia Mendoza Bolero, Ranchera

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Estela Nunez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Estela Nunez

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Lucha Reyes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Lucha Reyes

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Lucha Villa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Lucha Villa Ranchera

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Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Mariachi Vargas added Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

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Alejandro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Alejandro Fernández Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

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Aida Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Aida Cuevas Ranchera, Mariachi

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Mariachi los Camperos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

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Yolanda del Río is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Yolanda del Río

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Joan Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Joan Sebastian Banda music, Latin pop, Mariachi

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Flor Silvestre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Flor Silvestre Bolero, Ranchera, Mariachi

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Pedro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Pedro Fernández Banda music, Pop music, Folk music

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David Záizar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
David Záizar Ranchera, Mariachi

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Mariachi Los Galleros de San A... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ismael Alatorre added Mariachi Los Galleros de San Antonio Mariachi

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Manuel Vargas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Manuel Vargas Mariachi

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Vikki Carr is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Vikki Carr Pop music, Traditional pop music, Latin pop

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The Herb Spectacles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

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Ruben Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ruben Fuentes Mariachi

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Lucero is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Lucero Duranguense, Pop music, Folk music

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Juan Villagrana is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Juan Villagrana Regional Mexican, Mariachi

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Ruben Rodriguez and His Guadal... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ruben Rodriguez and His Guadalajara Kings Rock music, Latin American music, Jazz

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Victoria Acosta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Victoria Acosta Teen pop, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

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Raquel Olmedo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Raquel Olmedo Pop music, Folk music, World music

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Manuel Mijares is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Manuel Mijares Folk music, Latin pop, Mariachi

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Cristina Eustace is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Cristina Eustace Latin pop, Mariachi

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Manoella Torres is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Manoella Torres Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop