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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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list ordered by
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Pedro Infante is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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José Alfredo Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ranchera, Mariachi
3
Javier Solís is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Popular music, Bolero, Ranchera
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Juan Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera
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Vicente Fernández is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera
6
Luis Miguel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop
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Mariachi Los Galleros de San A... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ismael Alatorre added

Mariachi

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Rocío Dúrcal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ranchera, Mariachi
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Pepe Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Pop music, Ranchera, Mariachi
10
Lola Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Huapango, Ranchera
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Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Mariachi Vargas added
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Lucha Villa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Ranchera
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Angélica María is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Lucha Reyes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added
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Amalia Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Bolero, Ranchera
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Estela Nunez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added
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Yolanda del Río is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added
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Mariachi los Camperos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
19
Joan Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Banda music, Latin pop, Mariachi
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Alejandro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero
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Aida Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ranchera, Mariachi
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Pedro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Banda music, Pop music, Folk music
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Flor Silvestre is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
jsnungaray added Bolero, Ranchera, Mariachi
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David Záizar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ranchera, Mariachi
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Vikki Carr is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Pop music, Traditional pop music, Latin pop