Saturday, December 31, 2016

America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame

America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame:


America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame launched in 2012 with a list of 40 nominees for potential induction. To be eligible for the Hall, an act must have charted between 1946 and 1975. There’s no indication of what chart – the site simply says “national charts.” An actual structure for the Hall was supposed to open in a modest 3000-square foot space in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (just outside Pittsburgh) in time for the first ceremony, but as of this post, that had yet to happen. The city, which boasts native sons Perry Como and Bobby Vinton, calls itself the country’s “small town musical capital.” Here are the inductees from 2013 to 2017.

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First posted 12/31/2016; last updated 5/5/2023.


  1. These days I am looking for some old music as to be honest new music is hopeless. Going to listen these songs and hope that it will be good addition to playlist. Thanks for sharing it

  2. Lesley Gore, Dianne Warwick should be in!

  3. Dianne Warwick and Lesley Gore should be in!

  4. Glad the Monkees are in.

  5. What, no Rolling Stones? You are kidding, right?

    1. I wonder if this is sarcasm the rolling stone is rock

    2. I can't speak for the America's Pop Music Hall of Fame selection process. I agree with the follow-up comment here that the Rolling Stones are rock, but I would personally also say they fall under the category of pop as that is essentially a catch-all phrase for any kind of music that becomes widely popular.