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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?"

You'll find a few of these artists on this list of fun piano songs.

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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
488 270
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
347 150
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
722 466
Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music
5
125 50
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Chris Crépon added Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
6
434 412
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop
7
188 155
Muse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
takingtheblame added Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music
8
292 260
Ben Folds Five is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Piano rock, Power pop
9
210 211
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
93 72
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Gregory Morris added Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog
11
261 287
Keane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music
12
207 217
Fiona Apple is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Indie pop, Rock music, Piano rock
13
60 24
Supertramp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Cheryl E added New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
14
191 242
The Fray is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Indie pop, Adult album alternative, Pop music
15
51 41
Keith Emerson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
smellsrank added Classic rock, Rock music, Classical music
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
16
104 136
Bruce Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Blues-rock, Musical improvisation, Heartland rock
17
55 62
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
49 26
Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
RobertAndersson added Rock music, Rockabilly, Honky-tonk
19
50 30
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
108 147
Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock
21
82 124
Rufus Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Piano rock, Operatic pop, Baroque pop
22
51 69
Jack's Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
ChrisWarren added Pop punk, Rock music, Piano rock
23
114 156
Something Corporate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop punk, Piano rock, Emo
24
108 150
Sara Bareilles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Adult album alternative, Blue-eyed soul
25
341 583
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