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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1,023 129
Selena is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Mexican cumbia, Pop music, Latin American music

2
590 126
Emilio Navaira is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Country, Tejano music

3
584 139
La Mafia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin pop, Tejano music

4
525 118
Intocable is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Norteño, Tejano music

5
506 132
Little Joe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin American music, Norteño, Country

6
365 114
Ruben Ramos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Tejano music

7
288 88
Freddy Fender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Rock music, Country, Tejano music

8
293 102
Fama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Pop music, Regional Mexican, World music

9
253 79
Texas Tornados is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Country rock, Tejano music

10
183 45
Michael Salgado is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
rsp173 added

11
233 97
Los Lonely Boys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music

12
251 114
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

13
183 78
Xcelenica is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
SteveMireles added

14
211 101
A.B. Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

15
197 92
Grupo Límite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin pop, Norteño, Tejano music

16
103 20
Jimmy Gonzalez y el Grupo Mazz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Antonio Castillo added

17
187 91
Los Lobos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Americana, Chicano rock, Heartland rock

18
91 26
David Lee Garza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added Tejano music

19
76 18
Gary Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added

20
137 81
Grupo Stampede is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
GrupoStampede added

21
151 95
Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal

22
52 18
La Fiebre is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added

23
118 91
AJ Castillo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin American music, Tejano music

24
130 109
Abraham Quintanilla Jr is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Doo-wop, Polka, Tejano music

25
79 73
Ricky Vela is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Mexican cumbia, Pop music, Latin American music

26
34 26
Los Texmaniacs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Rita A Leach added

27
26 19
Johnny O. Y Su Conjunto (encin... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists

28
81 92
DJ Kane is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

29
23 21
David Farias is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Gonzalo Reyna added

30
27 30
Pio Trevino/ Majic is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added

31
21 24
La Movida is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added

32
79 108
Pee Wee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

33
18 27
Pio Trevino/ Majic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added

34
46 74
Esmi Talamantez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

35
35 67
Los Super Seven is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Americana, Rock music, Folk music

36
28 57
The Champs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Chicano rock, Rock music, Rock and roll

37
25 55
Karen Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin pop, Tejano music

38
28 64
Cruz Martínez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Regional Mexican, Latin pop, Reggae

39
20 61
Roland Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Reggae, Cumbia