Greatest Music Artists of All Time

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21Bruce Springsteen

This guy is THE BOSS, just listen to some of his most well known songs (that are in the 100 best songs of all time).

They don't call him the boss for nothing!

He can't sing. Listen to his version of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town and you'll see what I mean. - RiverClanRocks

Best one here

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22Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

One of the best singing groups, I hope they continue singing

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23ColdplayColdplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

Coldplay are already too high. It's a joke that people think they should be higher. They have made a few decent pop songs but there's a reason they have never been anywhere near as high on any music critic's lists.

Should be way higher on the list. Their music is amazing with every album they do...they always try new things and they are very good in doing so. They have made their mark in music history

Not even rock their pop although they have good songs and occasionally plays guitar but doesn't do much with it was overrated but because of music now rated

Not real music

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24AC/DCAC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.

SERIOUSLY?!?!? , 14th place isn't an acceptable position for these absolute legends. Need I say more? , they've appealed to all generations of people for 4 decades now and are the best rockers out there. With over 200 million album sales and over 50 million on back in black alone (the best selling rock album of all time). With Hits that never have/will get old like Thunderstruck, You shook me all night long, Highway to hell, Hells bells, Back in black AND THE LIST GOES ON. The best of the best and always will be. For those about to rock, we salute you

Best rock band of all time. no way in hell Green Day and My Chemical Romance should be above them. love both those bands, but neither compares to the legend that is AC/DC

This should be ahead of imagine dragons and many others, one of the best rock bands

So amazing. Who hasn't heard black in black?

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25Guns N' Roses

There a great artist. There album Appetite for Destruction is great. I remember listen to the album when I was younger. It sound so cool and was good. The songs on the album are great. The album is hard. There are songs on the album like Sweet Child o' Mine and Rocket Queen Sound nice not very hard but have a nice beat to it.

Why is Linkin Park higher than guns n' roses?

Green Day and Linking Park are higher than Guns N' Roses. Why am I even wasting my time voting.

They are the best band/ artists of all time.

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26Lynyrd SkynyrdLynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s.

The artist is one the list because of the song Free Bird. I know that is only one song but lynyrd Skynyrd is one of the best artist and good artist can be good in their own way. If I had to pick a favorite song besides from my favorite artist it would be Free Bird. Why because the song has a nice beat to it. It is soft but it has a hard beat in it but not too hard.

Yeah baby these guys are awesome

27James Brown

The Hardest working man in show business should be in the top ten.
It's so typical that when there's a list that any fool can vote on, MJ makes the top. He shouldn't be in the top ten. He shouldn't even be in the top 15. And yes I know; he was an amazing entertainer (probably the best) and yes he danced incredibly good and always put on a show. And yes, he could sing in a very special and great style, he' s one of the greatest singers ever. But unfortunately for him, this is a list over the Greatest Musical Artists of all the time. MJ has not made that much to push music forward. He was very succesfull and he became EXTREMELY popular and he still is. But he's not the king pop. Could he even play any instruments.
I'm a musician myself and as many of us musicians think, it's really frustrating when this man always shows up at these kinds of lists. It' s annoying when non-musicians who doesn't really know that mich about music, talks as he was the biggest thing that ever happened ...more

Want to know who Michael Jackson copied? Look no further than James Brown.

This guy created funk. Enough said.

28Foo FightersFoo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of obviously Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, songwriter), Pat Smear (lead guitarist, pianist), Nate Mendel ...read more.

You people put skrillex above these guys? Faith in humanity has been lost

29MadonnaMadonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

This is the right answer: The Queen Of Pop: Madonna (400 Millions Of Albums Sold)

Her impact in the pop culture is endless.

Should be 150th or something like that.

Madonna is for ever the Queen of Pop. Bow down to her.

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30Stevie WonderStevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Can't believe Stevie Wonder is so far down! An absolutely fantastic artist with a sensational voice who creates beautiful songs. He is definitely my favourite and his music always cheers me up.

Stevie Wonder at this placement is crazy! Stevie Wonder should be in the top 10 undoubtedly! This man is a musical genius. His vocals are basically responsible for modern R&B. His songs and their composition... no words. This list ain't doing justice to Stevie at all.

I think he should be on number one. He's the greatest musician I ever heard. He can plays any instrument and sing very well in all genres! The lyrics he made are very touching with "catchy" melody. However, with his disability, he can create a magical music, many great musician inspired his music. that's why he called Stevie WONDER. He's WONDERFUL.

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31Tupac ShakurTupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

TUPAC IS #26?!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Demi Lovato and my chemichal romance are above this man?!
THE GOD OF HIP HOP? THIS LIST IS A JOKE

Talented rapper! Rappers should have their own list. I mean how the hell can you compare Eminem to Led Zeppelin? Totally different styles in music!

Greatest ever in my opinion. Must be in top 5. Please vote for the rose that grew from concrete.

33 are you kidding me PAC deserved better than this he is top 20 one of the greatest musicians of all time. Period.

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32Frank SinatraFrancis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.

Why is Jackie higher than sinatra? This is just stupid - 12cc

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33Mariah CareyMariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. ...read more.

Mariah carey is the artist that everybody wish they could be like especially her singing when you hear her sing her ballads you just wish you can hit those high notes the way she hits those high notes with songs such as vision of love, Emotions, and fantasy her voice is just way to powerful with a 5 octave vocal range and she has the ability to reach high notes in the 7th octave vocal range as well she thrust into the 90's and tookover the 00's with the song we belong together gotta love Mariah Carey.

The greatest female singer of all time!

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34The Beach BoysThe Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.

This is an outrage that the Beach Boys are so low, they belong among the top five. the Beach Boys Vocal Harmonies are among the Best in the World, Though they did not have great sales during the late Sixties and Seventies, They're Albums Pets Sounds (1966), Surf's up (1971), Sunflower (1970), Wild honey (1967), Smiley Smile (1967), and many others are some of the best psychedelic/Baroque rock/pop music, I suggest people listen to these albums. Pets Sounds in My opinion, is the greatest album of All time, and it raised the bar for Pop Music forever, and I think that it has never been surpassed, I have never liked Sgt Pepper, though I have listened to it many times, but it just never got me. It just wasn't my taste. SMiLE is a great album one of the greatest, they're music is a credit to America. In my list of Greatest Artists, The Beach boys and the Beatles are my Top 2, and I think they equally deserve the recognition. This is my opinion, but I hope some people agree.

I didn't come to this list expecting The Beatles to be ranked anything below first (though I don't think they merit a ranking of anything above about 1,000th), but The Beach Boys stand as the figurehead of 60's psychedelic music; Pet Sounds is incredibly innovative and the like, as well as a truly beautiful, nostalgic experience; SMiLE contains the greatest music ever recorded, among Beethoven's Ninth and Pachelbel's Canon; an unrelenting, moving, and, most especially, fun insight into the mind of an insane genius. Their music is the finest in creation.

During the British Invasion, this band was of the few American bands to compete with the Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, etc. They did write surf, but even wrote melodic, harmonic, songs and ballads. One album that demonstrated this was Pet Sounds, an album only to be topped by the all-mighty Sgt. Pepper's album. - camp0112

Although their music wasn't that original, The Beach Boys have created the most familiar tunes today. Their songs inspired Paul McCartney to write The Beatles' "Back in the USSR. "

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35Pearl JamPearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.

Shouldn't be that high, but should be on the top 100. - Powerfultekin

36Avenged SevenfoldAvenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California . Their longest lineup of members was M . Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums) . ...read more.

Even if you're not into the type of the music that is the beatles (like me) you still have to respect them for being pioneers that made bands like avenged sevenfold the possibility of having a career. I guess I'd grudgingly put elvis above A7X also, but I have no respect for the Rolling Stones. A7X should be number 3 (maybe 4) but only below their influences. Though I wonder why no one's added the founder of the best genre of all time. Carcass who founded melodic death metal. Not top ten, but certainly should be close.

You've got to be kidding me. Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Ariana Grande are all higher than Avenged Sevenfold?! What is this world coming to?! - Rorywilbren

What is that. No 25. What the hell is going on? They should be in Higher.

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37Maroon 5Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

This band should be at #1000 of this list. Just terrible

I'm sorry but why is this band higher than music legend David Bowie?

I like some of Maroon 5's stuff, but I am really surprised to see them this high out of all the musicians that ever existed

They are a decent pop music band but over the history of music they are definitely not top 100.

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38Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

One of the best female vocalist ever

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39The Velvet UndergroundThe Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.

It's sad how this list doesn't rank artists in order of talent but instead of popularity, if it was in order of talent there is no doubt in my mind that the velvet underground as well as Simon and garfunkel would be hire, however this is not the case and this list seems to have been overrun by mediocre (in many cases poor) pop artists, it's a shame that my generation seem to struggle to discover music outside of the charts

Their music was amazing, listening to their album "The Velvet Underground & Nico" felt like listening to a philosopher speaking words of wisdom. If the Beatles are the kings of mainstream music, then these guys are definitely the kings of alternative music. - Mun

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40My Chemical RomanceMy Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

At last a list that gives My Chemical Romance the credit they deserve :) My Chemical Romance isn't just a band is a way of seeing life, is hope, is happiness, is also sadness, is life itself with everything that it has for a human beign. My Chemical Romance touched hearts of a lot of people on earth and also they do saved lives... Many lives. They are a band to look up to without a doubt and in my opinion the greatest band ever.

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