Friday, October 6, 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 Moody Blues
2. The Cure
3. Iron Maiden
4. The Smiths
5. Motorhead
6. The Cars
7. Depeche Mode
8. Judas Priest
9. Bon Jovi
10. T-Rex

11. Def Leppard
12. Roxy Music
13. Warren Zevon
14. Pat Benatar
15. The Replacements
16. The Doobie Brothers
17. Joy Division
18. Kraftwerk
19. Pixies
20. Bad Company

21. Jethro Tull
22. Todd Rundgren
23. Chic
24. Devo
25. The Zombies
26. Thin Lizzy
27. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
28. Janet Jackson
29. Peter Frampton
30. Nine Inch Nails

31. New York Dolls
32. King Crimson
33. Dire Straits
34. Joe Cocker
35. Boston
36. MC5
37. Soundgarden
38. The Monkees
39. The Guess Who
40. Big Star

41. Sonic Youth
42. Duran Duran
43. Gram Parsons
44. Whitney Houston
45. Slayer
46. Foreigner
47. Motley Crue
48. Dick Dale
49. Three Dog Night
50. Steppenwolf

51. Styx
52. The B-52’s
53. War
54. J. Geils Band
55. Kate Bush
56. New Order
57. The Scorpions
58. LL Cool J
59. Spinners
60. Link Wray

61. Television
62. Barry White
63. Brian Eno
64. Ted Nugent
65. Pantera
66. Nick Drake
67. Bjork
68. Jane’s Addiction
69. Blue Oyster Cult
70. Carole King (as a performer)

71. Jimmy Buffett
72. Love
73. Captain Beefheart
74. X
75. Grand Funk Railroad
76. Los Lobos
77. Tommy James & the Shondells
78. Willie Nelson
79. Tina Turner
80. Weird Al Yankovic

81. Little Feat
82. Ozzy Osbourne
83. Ben E. King
84. Smashing Pumpkins
85. Black Flag
86. Afrika Bambaataa
87. Procol Harum
88. Mott the Hoople
89. Megadeth
90. Jim Croce

91. Harry Nilsson
92. Eurythmics
93. Johnny Burnette & The Rock N’ Roll Trio
94. Rufus/Chaka Khan
95. Husker Du 96. Dead Kennedys
97. Nick Cave
98. The Clovers
99. The Runaways
100. Eric B. & Rakim


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