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This piano rock artists list ranks the best piano rock bands and musicians by votes. This list of top rock pianists and artists let’s you see who piano rock fans think are the best in piano rock. Rising to prominence in the 1970s, piano rock has been one of the most underrated subgenres of rock music. Though pianos have an understated presence in rock music, the best piano rock artists have managed to capture the hearts and minds of music listeners due to their catchy songs, unmistakable lyrics, and overall great live shows. Piano rock has had an important role in rock since its initial run and some of the best piano rock bands are still making music and dominating the radio today. People can't get enough of piano rock and with good reason: it's fun and melodic, and who doesn't love that?

So, who are the best piano rock bands and piano rock musicians? Any list of piano rock bands has to include classic performers like Elton John, Billy Joel, Tori Amos, Coldplay,Sarah McLaughlin, and Rufus Wainwright. These are some of the biggest names in piano rock and with good reason. They continue to be associated with good piano rock music and are widely considered some of the best piano rock artists out there. 

Ultimately, it's up to you to determine who are the best piano rock bands. If you think someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best piano rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest piano rock musician ever?" 
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1
533 227
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

2
432 193
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

3
241 98
Queen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
rohit.patnala16 added Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

4
397 328
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

5
490 439
Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music

6
149 103
Muse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
takingtheblame added Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

7
252 222
Ben Folds Five is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Piano rock, Power pop

8
67 24
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Chris Crépon added Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

9
181 172
Ben Folds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock music, Piano rock, Power pop

10
234 246
Keane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

11
36 19
Keith Emerson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
smellsrank added Classic rock, Rock music, Classical music - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

12
93 107
Bruce Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Blues-rock, Musical improvisation, Heartland rock

13
173 205
The Fray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Indie pop, Adult album alternative, Pop music

14
48 43
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Gregory Morris added Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

15
30 5
Supertramp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Cheryl E added New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

16
162 191
Fiona Apple is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Indie pop, Rock music, Piano rock

17
37 39
Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
AndyPlacko added Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

18
42 43
Jack's Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
ChrisWarren added Pop punk, Rock music, Piano rock

19
33 14
Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Thom Ovacek added Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

20
28 10
Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
RobertAndersson added Rock music, Rockabilly, Honky-tonk

21
90 123
Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

22
106 134
Something Corporate is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop punk, Piano rock, Emo

23
26 31
Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

24
63 102
Rufus Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Piano rock, Operatic pop, Baroque pop

25
340 561
In Legend is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
laura54campbell added Piano rock/power vocals/piano metal

26
92 129
Sara Bareilles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Adult album alternative, Blue-eyed soul

27
64 109
Five for Fighting is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Heartland rock, Rock music, Piano rock

28
53 91
Vanessa Carlton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

29
51 91
Sigur Rós is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
pierusch added Shoegazing, Experimental rock, Minimalist Post Rock

30
20 37
Tom Odell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
LeonZelvys added Indie pop, Folk music, Acoustic music

31
26 52
Sonata Arctica is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
JavierGildeÁvila added Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

32
57 98
The Dresden Dolls is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Soft rock

33
7 21
Carole King is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Thom Ovacek added Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

34
20 72
Eric Carmen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
EileenMcDanielSykes added Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

35
4 31
A Silent Film is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
kellie-liston added Soft rock, Alternative rock

36
17 79
Starsailor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

37
16 86
Daniel Powter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Indie pop, Piano rock, Pop rock

38
2 19
Three Mile Pilot is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
emilyl added Noise rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

39
2 19
Jellyfish is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
phonietwohundred added Pop music, Power pop, Indie rock

40
3 35
Tea Leaf Green is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
MikeMurawski added Rock music, Jam band