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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