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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277 113
Vicente Fernández is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

2
159 69
José Alfredo Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ranchera, Mariachi

3
137 55
Javier Solís is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Popular music, Bolero, Ranchera

4
99 40
Pedro Infante is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

5
111 56
Juan Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera

6
98 54
Rocío Dúrcal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ranchera, Mariachi

7
81 49
Pepe Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Pop music, Ranchera, Mariachi

8
78 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 31
Lola Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Huapango, Ranchera

11
40 28
Lucha Villa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Ranchera

12
32 21
Amalia Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Bolero, Ranchera

13
41 31
Estela Nunez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added

14
22 10
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Mariachi Vargas added

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

16
45 40
Alejandro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

17
33 28
Aida Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ranchera, Mariachi

18
41 38
Mariachi los Camperos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

19
29 25
Yolanda del Río is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added

20
38 37
Joan Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Banda music, Latin pop, Mariachi

21
25 26
Flor Silvestre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Bolero, Ranchera, Mariachi

22
34 40
Pedro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Banda music, Pop music, Folk music

23
24 29
David Záizar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ranchera, Mariachi

24
2 1
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

25
15 33
Manuel Vargas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Mariachi

26
13 31
Vikki Carr is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Pop music, Traditional pop music, Latin pop

27
12 32
Ruben Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Mariachi

28
18 43
Lucero is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Duranguense, Pop music, Folk music

29
6 22
The Herb Spectacles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

30
9 30
Juan Villagrana is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Regional Mexican, Mariachi

31
6 24
Ruben Rodriguez and His Guadal... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Rock music, Latin American music, Jazz

32
6 29
Victoria Acosta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Teen pop, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

33
5 29
Manuel Mijares is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Folk music, Latin pop, Mariachi

34
5 31
Raquel Olmedo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Pop music, Folk music, World music

35
4 29
Cristina Eustace is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Latin pop, Mariachi

36
4 31
Manoella Torres is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop