Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Top 100 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Hopefuls

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Note: this list was originally presented October 21, 2011. It has been updated to exclude acts which have subsequently been inducted.

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. The Cure
2. Iron Maiden
3. The Smiths
4. Motorhead
5. Depeche Mode
6. Judas Priest
7. T-Rex
8. Def Leppard
9. Roxy Music
10. Warren Zevon

11. Pat Benatar
12. The Replacements
13. The Doobie Brothers
14. Joy Division
15. Kraftwerk
16. Pixies
17. Bad Company
18. Jethro Tull
19. Todd Rundgren
20. Chic

21. Devo
22. The Zombies
23. Thin Lizzy
24. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
25. Janet Jackson
26. Peter Frampton
27. Nine Inch Nails
28. New York Dolls
29. King Crimson
30. Joe Cocker

31. Boston
32. MC5
33. Soundgarden
34. The Monkees
35. The Guess Who
36. Big Star
37. Sonic Youth
38. Duran Duran
39. Gram Parsons
40. Whitney Houston

41. Slayer
42. Foreigner
43. Motley Crue
44. Dick Dale
45. Three Dog Night
46. Steppenwolf
47. Styx
48. The B-52’s
49. War
50. J. Geils Band

51. Kate Bush
52. New Order
53. The Scorpions
54. LL Cool J
55. Spinners
56. Link Wray
57. Television
58. Barry White
59. Brian Eno
60. Ted Nugent

61. Pantera
62. Nick Drake
63. Bjork
64. Jane’s Addiction
65. Blue Oyster Cult
66. Carole King (as a performer)
67. Jimmy Buffett
68. Love
69. Captain Beefheart
70. X

71. Grand Funk Railroad
72. Los Lobos
73. Tommy James & the Shondells
74. Willie Nelson
75. Tina Turner
76. Weird Al Yankovic
77. Little Feat
78. Ozzy Osbourne
79. Ben E. King
80. Smashing Pumpkins

81. Black Flag
82. Afrika Bambaataa
83. Procol Harum
84. Mott the Hoople
85. Megadeth
86. Jim Croce
87. Harry Nilsson
88. Eurythmics
89. Johnny Burnette & The Rock N’ Roll Trio
90. Rufus/Chaka Khan

91. Husker Du
92. Dead Kennedys
93. Nick Cave
94. The Clovers
95. The Runaways
96. Eric B. & Rakim
97. Billy Idol
98. The Meters
99. Cher
100. Faith No More


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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, 1986-2018

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Congratulations to the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees – Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Click on the name of the acts to see their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bios.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was established in 1983 to, as the website says, “recognize the contributions of those who have had a significant impact on the evolution, development, and perpetuation of rock and roll.” As the site says, “to be eligible for induction as an artist (as a performer, composer, or musician)…the artist must have released a record, in the generally accepted sense of that phrase, at least 25 years prior to the year of induction and have demonstrated unquestionable musical excellence.” Among considerations are the artist’s influence on other artists, length and depth of career, body of work, and innovation and superiority in style and technique.

Here is an alphabetical listing of all inductees from 1986 to 2018. Click on the act’s name to go to the DMDB music maker encyclopedia entry. Click on “hall bio” to go to the act’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame page.


A


B


C


D


E


F


G


H


I


J


K


L


M


N


O


P


Q


R


S


T


U


V


W


X-Y


Z


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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Adult Album Alternative (AAA): Top 100 Songs

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In 1996, Billboard magazine lanched the adult album alternative (AAA) chart. The radio format is a spinoff of the album-oriented radio format rooted in music from the ‘60s and ‘70s. AAA includes some of that genre’s most noted acts (Eric Clapton, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen), but expands to include a variety of genres generally broader than most other radio formats, encompassing alternative rock, alt country, folk, jazz, and blues.

As of December 9, 2017, here are the top 100 AAA songs. They are listed based on most weeks at #1. Songs with the same number of weeks on top are ranked based on most points in Dave’s Music Database.

    16 weeks:

  1. U2 “Beautiful Day” (2000)

    15 weeks:

  2. Coldplay “Clocks” (2002)
  3. Kings of Leon “Waste a Moment” (2016)

    14 weeks:

  4. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010)
  5. The Wallflowers “One Headlight” (1996)
  6. Matchbox 20 “Bent” (2000)
  7. Matchbox 20 “3 A.M.” (1996)

    13 weeks:

  8. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011)
  9. Santana with Rob Thomas “Smooth” (1999)
  10. Jack Johnson “Upside Down” (2006)
  11. Pearl Jam “Just Breathe” (2009)

    12 weeks:

  12. Train “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” (2001)
  13. Beck “Dreams” (2015)
  14. Dave Matthews Band “Funny the Way It Is” (2009)

    11 weeks:

  15. Coldplay “Viva La Vida” (2008)
  16. Mumford & Sons “I Will Wait” (2012)
  17. Portugal, the Man “Feel It Still” (2017)
  18. The Lumineers “Ophelia” (2016)
  19. Jack Johnson “You and Your Heart” (2010)
  20. KT Tunstall “Hold On” (2007)

    10 weeks:

  21. Sarah McLachlan “Building a Mystery” (1997)
  22. George Ezra “Budapest” (2013)
  23. Death Cab for Cutie “Soul Meets Body” (2005)
  24. The Black Keys “Fever” (2014)
  25. Jack Johnson “If I Had Eyes” (2007)
  26. Jack Johnson “Good People” (2005)
  27. David Gray “Fugitive” (2009)

    9 weeks:

  28. U2 “Vertigo” (2004)
  29. Coldplay “Speed of Sound” (2005)
  30. Train “Calling All Angels” (2003)
  31. Hootie & the Blowfish “Old Man & Me (When I Get to Heaven)” (1996)

    8 weeks:

  32. Green Day “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (2004)
  33. Lorde “Royals” (2013)
  34. Snow Patrol “Chasing Cars” (2006)
  35. The Lumineers “Ho Hey” (2012)
  36. Coldplay “Paradise” (2011)
  37. Milky Chance “Stolen Dance” (2013)
  38. R.E.M. “The Great Beyond” (1999)
  39. Counting Crows “Hanginaround” (1999)
  40. The Lumineers “Stubborn Love” (2012)
  41. Norah Jones “Sunrise” (2004)
  42. Tracy Chapman “Telling Stories (There Is Friction in the Space Between) (2000)
  43. The Head and the Heart “All We Ever Knew” (2016)
  44. Michael Franti & Spearhead “The Sound of Sunshine” (2010)
  45. Death Cab for Cutie “You Are a Tourist” (2011)
  46. David Gray “You’re the World to Me” (2007)
  47. Serena Ryder “Stompa” (2013)

    7 weeks:

  48. New Radicals “You Get What You Give” (1998)
  49. The Fray “You Found Me” (2008)
  50. The Black Keys “Lonely Boy” (2011)
  51. Sheryl Crow “Soak Up the Sun” (2002)
  52. Eric Clapton “My Father’s Eyes” (1998)
  53. U2 “Staring at the Sun” (1997)
  54. Coldplay “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” (2011)
  55. Kings of Leon “Radioactive” (2010)
  56. Dave Matthews Band “Where Are You Going?” (2002)
  57. U2 “Window in the Skies” (2006)
  58. Dave Matthews Band “Stay (Wasting Time)” (1998)
  59. Natalie Merchant “Kind and Generous” (1998)
  60. Dave Matthews Band “Everyday” (2001)
  61. U2 “You’re the Best Thing About Me” (2017)
  62. Snow Patrol “Crack the Shutters” (2008)
  63. John Butler Trio “Better Than” (2007)
  64. Spoon “Hot Thoughts’ (2017)

    6 weeks:

  65. Gnarls Barkley “Crazy” (2006)
  66. Sam Smith “Stay with Me” (2014)
  67. Phillip Phillips “Home” (2012)
  68. John Mayer “Waiting on the World to Change” (2006)
  69. Goo Goo Dolls “Slide” (1998)
  70. The Killers “Read My Mind” (2006)
  71. John Mellencamp “Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)” (1996)
  72. Sheryl Crow “A Change Would Do You Good” (1996)
  73. U2 “Electrical Storm” (2002)
  74. Jack Johnson “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” (2005)
  75. Blues Traveler “Most Precarious” (1997)
  76. Arcade Fire “Everything Now” (2017)
  77. Norah Jones “Chasing Pirates” (2009)
  78. Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs “Beg, Steal or Borrow” (2010)
  79. Daid Gray “The One I Love” (2005)
  80. Pete Yorn “Life on a Chain” (2001)

    5 weeks:

  81. U2 “Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own” (2004)
  82. Primitive Radio Gods “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand” (1996)
  83. The Verve Pipe “The Freshmen” (1996)
  84. Gin Blossoms “Follow You Down” (1996)
  85. Coldplay “Adventure of a Lifetime” (2015)
  86. Sheryl Crow “My Favorite Mistake” (1998)
  87. Mumford & Sons “Believe” (2015)
  88. Sarah McLachlan “Fallen” (2003)
  89. Counting Crows “Accidentally in Love” (2004)
  90. Death Cab for Cutie “I Will Possess Your Heart” (2008)
  91. Shery Crow “Anything But Down” (1998)
  92. Collective Soul “Run” (1999)
  93. John Mayer “Bigger Than My Body” (2003)
  94. John Mellencamp with India.Arie “Peaceful World” (2001)
  95. Dave Matthews Band “I Did It” (2001)
  96. R.E.M. “Supernatural Superserious” (2008)
  97. Rag ‘n’ Bone Man “Human” (2016)
  98. John Mayer “Who Says” (2009)
  99. The Avett Brothers “Ain’t No Man” (2016)
  100. Paolo Nutini “New Shoes” (2006)

Adult Album Alternative (AAA) Acts: Top 100

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In 1996, Billboard magazine lanched the adult album alternative (AAA) chart. The radio format is a spinoff of the album-oriented radio format rooted in music from the ‘60s and ‘70s. AAA includes some of that genre’s most noted acts (Eric Clapton, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen), but expands to include a variety of genres generally broader than most other radio formats, encompassing alternative rock, alt country, folk, jazz, and blues.

As of December 9, 2017, here are the top 100 AAA acts.

1. U2
2. Dave Matthews (solo and with band)
3. Coldplay
4. Jack Johnson
5. Sheryl Crow
6. John Mayer
7. R.E.M.
8. Counting Crows
9. The Wallflowers
10. Train

11. Tom Petty (solo & with Heartbreakers & Mudcrutch)
12. David Gray
13. Ryan Adams
14. Eric Clapton
15. Beck
16. Death Cab for Cutie
17. Snow Patrol
18. Mumford & Sons
19. Adele
20. Red Hot Chili Peppers

21. Bruce Springsteen
22. Sting
23. Matchbox 20
24. Norah Jones
25. Ben Harper
26. Kings of Leon
27. John Mellencamp
28. Sarah McLachlan
29. Ray LaMontagne
30. Green Day

31. Chris Isaak
32. Goo Goo Dolls
33. Collective Soul
34. Keane
35. Wilco
36. Imagine Dragons
37. Barenaked Ladies
38. The Head and the Heart
39. Lenny Kravitz
40. The Black Keys

41. Tracy Chapman
42. The Fray
43. Melissa Etheridge
44. The Avett Brothers
45. Pearl Jam
46. Florence + the Machine
47. Guster
48. Jason Mraz
49. Cage the Elephant
50. Michael Franti

51. Bonnie Raitt
52. The Rolling Stones
53. Matt Nathanson
54. Pete Yorn
55. Alanis Morissette
56. Indigo Girls
57. The Lumineers
58. Blues Traveler
59. KT Tunstall
60. The Decemberists

61. Mark Knopfler
62. Tori Amos
63. Shawn Colvin
64. Spoon
65. Jonny Lang
66. Amos Lee
67. Phish
68. The Killers
69. Shawn Mullins
70. Brandi Carlile

71. Van Morrison
72. Robert Plant
73. Dawes
74. Arcade Fire
Foo Fighters
76. Neil Young
77. Of Monsters and Men
78. Grace Potter
79. John Hiatt
80. Alabama Shakes

81. Lorde
82. Pretenders
83. Hozier
84. Mat Kearney
85. Natalie Merchant
86. Phillip Phillips
87. Santana
88. Paul Simon
89. Fitz & the Tantrums
90. Jewel

91. Michael Kiwanuka
92. Ingrid Michaelson
93. Brett Dennen
94. Paolo Nutini
95. Jackson Browne
96. John Bulter Trio
97. Old 97’s
98. Feist
99. Vance Joy
100. One Republic