Friday, December 14, 2018

The Top 100 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Hopefuls

First posted 10/11/2011. Updated 12/14/2018.

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Bashing the Rock Hall has become the quite vogue thing to do. Of course, they have inducted hundreds of deserving artists alongside those who raise many music fans eyebrows. However, fans get outraged this time every year when their favorites get snubbed…yet again.

In the true spirit of Dave’s Music Database, the occasion for a list presented itself. Just who are the biggest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubs, those acts which fans most think have been overlooked? More than 60 lists were consolidated to create the DMDB list of 100 deserving acts. Here we go:

1. Iron Maiden
2. The Smiths
3. Motorhead
4. Judas Priest
5. Depeche Mode
6. T-Rex
7. Kraftwerk
8. Warren Zevon
9. Chic
10. The Replacements

11. Todd Rundgren
12. Pixies
13. Pat Benatar
14. The Doobie Brothers
15. Jethro Tull
16. Joy Division
17. Nine Inch Nails
18. Bad Company
19. King Crimson
20. Devo

21. MC5
22. New York Dolls
23. Soundgarden
24. Joe Cocker
25. Thin Lizzy
26. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
27. Kate Bush
28. The Monkees
29. Gram Parsons
30. Peter Frampton

31. Sonic Youth
32. Slayer
33. Duran Duran
34. The Guess Who
35. Boston
36. Big Star
37. LL Cool J
38. Whitney Houston
39. Steppenwolf
40. J. Geils Band

41. Motley Crue
42. Dick Dale
43. Jane’s Addiction
44. War
45. Foreigner
46. Link Wray
47. Three Dog Night
48. Spinners
49. Styx
50. The Scorpions

51. The B-52’s
52. Carole King (as a performer)
53. Los Lobos
54. Ozzy Osbourne
55. Pantera
56. Procol Harum
57. Afrika Bambaataa
58. Tina Turner (as a solo performer)
59. Rufus/Chaka Khan
60. Ben E. King

61. Ted Nugent
62. New Order
63. Eurythmics
64. Blue Öyster Cult
65. Smashing Pumpkins
66. Captain Beefheart
67. Megadeth
68. Willie Nelson
69. The Meters
70. Brian Eno

71. Eric B. & Rakim
72. Joe Tex
73. Weird Al Yankovic
74. Nick Drake
75. Black Flag
76. Grand Funk Railroad
77. Tommy James & the Shondells
78. Chuck Willis
79. Sting
80. Television

81. Barry White
82. Little Feat
83. Sir Douglas Quintet
84. Jimmy Buffett
85. Love
86. Mary Wells
87. The Marvelettes
88. Harry Nilsson
89. The Runaways
90. Kool & the Gang

91. Chubby Checker
92. Alice in Chains
94. The Dominoes
95. John Conltrane
96. Bjork
97. Dead Kennedys
98. X
99. The Shangri-La’s
100. Rage Against the Machine


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1 comment:

  1. Willie Nelson before Pat Boone, Connie Francis or Paul Anka? Pleaseeeeeeeee!

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