Bands/Musicians The Best Tejano Bands/Artists  

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The roots of Tejano music are as widespread and diverse as the traditions of the people that invented it. The main root of Tejano or Tex-Mex music is Mexico, where most Tejano artists originated from - but that is only half of the story. Tejano bands are also heavily influenced by the culture of their adopted homeland of South and Central Texas. While most Tejano singers hail from Mexico, it is in the United States where Tejano singers like Carlos Santana, Los Lonely Boys, and female Tejano singers like Selena, "The Queen of Tejano" developed their songs and became internationally known.

This list of the top tejano music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Tejano music 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 tejano music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest tejano music bands of all time, since the most famous tejano music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best tejano music music.

Any complete list of Tejano bands must include names like ZZ Top, Carlos Santana, Ry Cooder, and Calexico. All important, significant and iconic names in tejano music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely.

The list includes all new tejano music 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 tejano music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into tejano music 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 tejano music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent tejano music bands.

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

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1,055 134
Selena is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Mexican cumbia, Pop music, Latin American music

2
602 131
Emilio Navaira is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Country, Tejano music

3
591 143
La Mafia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin pop, Tejano music

4
531 125
Intocable is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Norteño, Tejano music

5
513 133
Little Joe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin American music, Norteño, Country

6
370 114
Ruben Ramos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Tejano music

7
300 88
Freddy Fender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Rock music, Country, Tejano music

8
263 81
Texas Tornados is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Country rock, Tejano music

9
297 104
Fama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Pop music, Regional Mexican, World music

10
188 45
Michael Salgado is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
rsp173 added

11
239 100
Los Lonely Boys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music

12
257 121
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

13
220 102
A.B. Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

14
113 21
Jimmy Gonzalez y el Grupo Mazz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Antonio Castillo added

15
184 79
Xcelenica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
SteveMireles added

16
200 100
Grupo Límite is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin pop, Norteño, Tejano music

17
189 97
Los Lobos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Americana, Chicano rock, Heartland rock

18
88 18
Gary Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added

19
94 30
David Lee Garza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added Tejano music

20
140 81
Grupo Stampede is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
GrupoStampede added

21
152 95
Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal

22
54 18
La Fiebre is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added

23
119 91
AJ Castillo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin American music, Tejano music

24
49 20
Johnny O. Y Su Conjunto (encin... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists

25
131 110
Abraham Quintanilla Jr is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Doo-wop, Polka, Tejano music

26
79 81
Ricky Vela is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Mexican cumbia, Pop music, Latin American music

27
31 22
David Farias is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Gonzalo Reyna added

28
35 27
Los Texmaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Rita A Leach added

29
82 96
DJ Kane is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

30
30 31
Pio Trevino/ Majic is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added

31
24 25
La Movida is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added

32
80 109
Pee Wee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

33
0 0
PROYECTO INSOMNIO is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Mike Armenta added

34
19 28
Pio Trevino/ Majic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added

35
46 75
Esmi Talamantez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

36
35 68
Los Super Seven is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Americana, Rock music, Folk music

37
28 58
The Champs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Chicano rock, Rock music, Rock and roll

38
26 56
Karen Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin pop, Tejano music

39
28 65
Cruz Martínez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Regional Mexican, Latin pop, Reggae

40
20 63
Roland Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Reggae, Cumbia