Most Influential Music Artists Everisrael08
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Nirvana brought grunge into the mainstream. Their story is interesting. They were the soundtrack to teens lives in the nineties. Iggy Pop said, and I quote,"Kurt Cobain was truly a nobody from nowhere who reached out and touched the world. And he may have touched it right in its wound"
Why Nirvana is so low on the list? They are the kings of their genre. They changed the face of music in 90's. Cobain is one of the most influential musicians of all time. Common people!
Nirvana changed music forever and when kurt died rock died with him. his lyrics tell us that it is okay for us to be different and that we should be ourselves no matter what, he influences still so many people and was one of the greatest artists of all time. period.
The most impressionist band everV3 Comments
She is the worlds most famous vocalist ever hands down. - israel08
"Preacher's Wife" said it all-this is what love sounds like.
The Greatest Vocalist of all-time! She singlehandedly changed the way pop/soul singers deliver vocals.V1 Comment
Influenced a generation of musicians and song writers. Gone way to early.V1 Comment
It is mind-boggling why U2 is not even #3 only behind The Beatles and Michael Jackson, yet they are the most influential live rock band (listen to how some rock bands try to copy their vibe) and rock music overall. With larger-than-life rock riffs/vibe, Bono's powerful voice, and convincing lyrics (about world peace), U2, still to this day, has remained one of the most influential figures in music, as evidenced by their ubiquitous media presence into the 21st century
And who can forget Bono's glasses?
U2 not only was one of the few rock bands to survive through turbulent periods in rock music, but they have stayed together for over 30 years. They rose to superstar status in 1987 and have only climed uphill since. Bono's influence as an activist for ending poverty and making peace has led to his nomination for the noble peace prize. Perhaps only The Beatles can match the influence U2 has had over the entire world.
How is Metallica above Black Sabbath? Don't get me wrong, I like both, but without Black Sabbath there wouldn't be any metal at all.
They created and Influenced the whole Heavy Metal scene. Need I say more?
They created the greatest music genre we will ever see
Created metal and laid the foundation's for all it's subgenres They are truly influentialV1 Comment
The seminal punk band, period. They started the whole thing. People heard them and said we can do this too. And everyone did.
Defined the punk rock sounds with roots from MC5, changed the face of heavier punk
One of the most seminal acts in punk music. For releasing only one full length studio album and only being around for a few years, they've influenced just about every punk, pop punk band after them in one way or another, with their influence a conscious thing, or not, they are huge.
The sex pistols started everything with out them they showed people that they can show how they feel through there music although only producing one studio album the sex pistols inspired many groups such as U2, the Foo Fighters etc
They are the reason you're not wearing a suit and tie today.
More than the ramones for sureV1 Comment
Another American, iconic punk band. Search and destroy, forget about it. Amazing guitar, drums, bass, and vocals. The total package.
The origins of "indie" - but also the best live band alongside Led Zepp for me. They need to be nearing the Top 10
Without Sinatra, most of this list wouldn't exist. And his body of work is the standard by which all others are measured.
Frank Sinatra should be in the top 10 he helped JFK get elected and greatly influenced his era.
In the wee small hours is agruably the first concept album, and is the first classic album - RecklessGreed
One of the best performers of all time. The ability to dance and keep your voice steady is so hard. She also doesn't age. Like at all
She's made tonnes of dance crazes which have swept the world into mimicking the dance. Like crazy in love, baby boy and the most influential music video - single ladies. - fisto77
Bow Down for the Queen. We love Beyonce
She is the bestV3 Comments
One band that gave us genre defining brilliance, light hearted tunes and good Vibrations!
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