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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1,081 207
Selena is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Mexican cumbia, Pop music, Latin American music

2
636 216
Emilio Navaira is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Country, Tejano music

3
195 23
Johnny O. Y Su Conjunto (encin... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
conjuntolover added Tejano music/Conjunto

4
601 236
La Mafia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin pop, Tejano music

5
529 212
Little Joe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin American music, Norteño, Country

6
545 228
Intocable is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Norteño, Tejano music

7
382 191
Ruben Ramos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Tejano music

8
325 157
Freddy Fender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Rock music, Country, Tejano music

9
271 131
Texas Tornados is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Country rock, Tejano music

10
304 166
Fama is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Pop music, Regional Mexican, World music

11
156 58
Jimmy Gonzalez y el Grupo Mazz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Antonio Castillo added

12
125 42
Gary Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added

13
200 104
Michael Salgado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
rsp173 added

14
235 136
A.B. Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

15
248 148
Los Lonely Boys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music

16
191 104
Xcelenica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
SteveMireles added

17
266 173
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

18
195 140
Los Lobos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Americana, Chicano rock, Heartland rock

19
168 116
Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal

20
148 101
Grupo Stampede is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
GrupoStampede added

21
74 31
La Fiebre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added

22
139 101
AJ Castillo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin American music, Tejano music

23
204 168
Grupo Límite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin pop, Norteño, Tejano music

24
139 115
Abraham Quintanilla Jr is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Doo-wop, Polka, Tejano music

25
52 26
David Farias is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Gonzalo Reyna added