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
Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

2
163 70
José Alfredo Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ranchera, Mariachi

3
140 57
Javier Solís is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Popular music, Bolero, Ranchera

4
106 41
Pedro Infante is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

5
116 56
Juan Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera

6
100 54
Rocío Dúrcal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ranchera, Mariachi

7
84 49
Pepe Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Pop music, Ranchera, Mariachi

8
82 54
Luis Miguel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

9
76 54
Angélica María is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added

10
51 32
Lola Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Huapango, Ranchera

11
27 10
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Mariachi Vargas added

12
41 28
Lucha Villa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Ranchera

13
32 21
Amalia Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Bolero, Ranchera

14
41 31
Estela Nunez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added

15
31 20
Lucha Reyes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added

16
46 40
Alejandro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

17
42 38
Mariachi los Camperos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

18
30 25
Yolanda del Río is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added

19
33 29
Aida Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ranchera, Mariachi

20
38 38
Joan Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Banda music, Latin pop, Mariachi

21
36 40
Pedro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Banda music, Pop music, Folk music

22
25 26
Flor Silvestre is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Bolero, Ranchera, Mariachi

23
4 1
Mariachi Los Galleros de San A... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ismael Alatorre added

Mariachi

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24 29
David Záizar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ranchera, Mariachi

25
16 33
Manuel Vargas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Mariachi