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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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496 212
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

2
381 188
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

3
197 87
Queen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
rohit.patnala16 added Queen Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

4
138 73
Muse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
takingtheblame added Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

5
373 306
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Coldplay Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

6
483 422
Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Tori Amos Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music

7
74 29
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Chris Crépon added The Beatles Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

8
238 210
Ben Folds Five is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Ben Folds Five Pop music, Piano rock, Power pop

9
166 157
Ben Folds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Ben Folds Rock music, Piano rock, Power pop

10
225 229
Keane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Keane Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

11
42 24
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Gregory Morris added Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

12
86 97
Bruce Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Bruce Hornsby Blues-rock, Musical improvisation, Heartland rock

13
40 22
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Chris Crépon added Paul McCartney Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

14
165 192
The Fray is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
The Fray Indie pop, Adult album alternative, Pop music

The Best Rock Vocalists

15
34 22
Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
AndyPlacko added Counting Crows Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

16
38 32
Jack's Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
ChrisWarren added Jack's Mannequin Pop punk, Rock music, Piano rock

17
157 182
Fiona Apple is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Fiona Apple Indie pop, Rock music, Piano rock

18
89 111
Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Sarah McLachlan Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

19
22 17
Keith Emerson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
smellsrank added Keith Emerson Classic rock, Rock music, Classical music - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

20
21 3
Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Thom Ovacek added Steely Dan Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

21
100 123
Something Corporate is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Something Corporate Pop punk, Piano rock, Emo

The Best Female Vocalists Ever

22
60 90
Rufus Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Rufus Wainwright Piano rock, Operatic pop, Baroque pop

23
91 115
Sara Bareilles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Sara Bareilles Adult contemporary music, Adult album alternative, Blue-eyed soul

24
21 22
Dr. John is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Dr. John New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

25
53 79
Vanessa Carlton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Vanessa Carlton Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

26
340 547
In Legend is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
laura54campbell added In Legend Piano rock/power vocals/piano metal

27
62 96
Five for Fighting is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Five for Fighting Heartland rock, Rock music, Piano rock

28
51 79
Sigur Rós is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
pierusch added Sigur Rós Shoegazing, Experimental rock, Minimalist Post Rock

The Worst Rock Bands of All Time

29
18 25
Tom Odell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
LeonZelvys added Tom Odell Indie pop, Folk music, Acoustic music

30
14 5
Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
RobertAndersson added Jerry Lee Lewis Rock music, Rockabilly, Honky-tonk

31
24 40
Sonata Arctica is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
JavierGildeÁvila added Sonata Arctica Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

32
56 88
The Dresden Dolls is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
The Dresden Dolls Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Soft rock

33
4 2
Supertramp is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Cheryl E added Supertramp New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

34
7 12
Carole King is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Thom Ovacek added Carole King Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

35
20 60
Eric Carmen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
EileenMcDanielSykes added Eric Carmen Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

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2 10
Jellyfish is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
phonietwohundred added Jellyfish Pop music, Power pop, Indie rock

37
2 10
Three Mile Pilot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
emilyl added Three Mile Pilot Noise rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

38
3 22
A Silent Film is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
kellie-liston added A Silent Film Soft rock, Alternative rock

39
15 70
Starsailor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Starsailor Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

40
3 25
Tea Leaf Green is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
MikeMurawski added Tea Leaf Green Rock music, Jam band

41
16 77
Daniel Powter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Daniel Powter Indie pop, Piano rock, Pop rock

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1 21
eight53 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
johnson.darrell1976 added eight53 Piano grunge, piano rock, alternative

43
6 72
Jeff Reinholds is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

44
0 16
Joshua Kadison is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time