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Melodic rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good melodic rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top melodic rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Melodic rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all melodic rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest melodic rock bands of all time, since the most famous melodic rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best melodic rock music.

You can click on the melodic rock band names to see more information about that particular notable melodic rock group. If they're near the top of the best melodic rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top melodic rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the melodic rock band names themselves.

List features artists like Dokken, Great White. Vote for your favorites to get them to rise to the top of the list. The fun part of voting on multiple artists is making the hard choices, like what's better Winger or Toto?

All important, significant and iconic names in melodic rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new melodic rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of melodic rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into melodic rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good melodic rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent melodic rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best melodic rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest melodic rock 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 melodic rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Journey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
RobinGallego added Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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139 65
Boston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
RobinGallego added Boston Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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115 55
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
RobinGallego added Foreigner Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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156 85
Toto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Toto Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Pop music

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134 74
Europe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
mightymuskratmike added Europe Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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136 80
Heart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
mightymuskratmike added Heart Pop music, Melodic Rock music, Folk rock

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132 80
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Survivor Melodic Rock, Rock music, Pop rock

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43 11
The Arcana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
*DSO* added The Arcana Rock music, Baroque rock

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84 50
Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Night Ranger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

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83 50
REO Speedwagon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
mightymuskratmike added REO Speedwagon Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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93 64
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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61 36
Loverboy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
RobinGallego added Loverboy Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

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33 11
Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
James D. Keith added Rainbow Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

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74 48
Cheap Trick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
RobinGallego added Cheap Trick Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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32 12
Asia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
James Adair added Asia Rock music, Arena rock, Pop rock

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54 34
Bad English is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
RobinGallego added Bad English Glam metal, Rock music, Hard rock

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33 15
UFO is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
James D. Keith added UFO Blues-rock, Rock music, Space rock

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35 17
Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
James D. Keith added Bad Company Blues-rock, Hard rock

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72 53
Winger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Winger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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70 56
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
FireHouse Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

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67 53
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

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Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
RobinGallego added Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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40 27
Giuffria is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
RobinGallego added Giuffria Rock music, Hard rock

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52 45
Harem Scarem is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Harem Scarem Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Heavy metal

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25 16
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Sidstr added Blue Öyster Cult

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51 44
Great White is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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18 11
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
oldschoolrockisthebest added Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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42 38
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KatsavidasAee added W.E.T

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The Babys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
RobinGallego added The Babys Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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27 23
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
James D. Keith added Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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50 51
Magnum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Magnum Melodic Rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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KatsavidasAee added Work of Art

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KatsavidasAee added Gotthard Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Aldo Nova is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Aldo Nova Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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20 17
Giant is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
James D. Keith added Giant Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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House of Lords is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
RobinGallego added House of Lords Glam metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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KatsavidasAee added FM Space rock, Progressive rock

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14 12
Free is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
James D. Keith added Free Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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Y & T is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
James D. Keith added Y & T Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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TNT is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
James D. Keith added TNT Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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36 43
Wishbone Ash is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Wishbone Ash Melodic Rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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20 23
Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
MikeCannon added Three Dog Night Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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Ten is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
Ten Melodic Rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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Tyketto is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
mightymuskratmike added Tyketto Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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22 27
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KatsavidasAee added Mark Free

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KatsavidasAee added Sunstorm Hard rock

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29 37
The Outfield is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
RobinGallego added The Outfield New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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14 18
Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
James D. Keith added Eclipse Power metal

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14 18
Montrose is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
James D. Keith added Montrose Classic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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12 16
Revolution Saints is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Melodic Rock Bands
James D. Keith added Revolution Saints