Best Music Debates Ever

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1Which song is the best ever, Bohemian Rhapsody or Stairway to Heaven

Bohemian Rhapsody! Stairway to Heaven has a ripped off element (from the song Taurus by Spirit) and this turns me off. Also, Bohemian Rhapsody has better vox. - Metal_Treasure

If you mean tempo, Rhapsody clearly is faster. And if you think Stairway is "more energetic," then you conception of "energy" certainly is curious.

I prefer stairway to heaven over bohemian rhapsody. bohemian rhapsody seems to be boring to me.I like other songs of queen such as we will rock you,hammer to fall but stairway to heaven is little faster and more energetic song than bohemian rhapsody - zxm

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2Who is the better singer, Elvis Presley or Michael Jackson

Aw, I thought this was gonna be rap battles. - keycha1n

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3Who is the better guitarist, Jimmy Page or Eric Clapton

This is a hairy one, and depends entirely on personal taste. Think, however, Page has recorded more celestial moments than Clapton.

Guys that's why I have made this list. All of them/these are very famous and almost close to their competitors.

These are ongoing debates

Anyway I prefer Page over Clapton.He could play more genres of rock than Clapton.He also created some hard-core guitar riffs and solos which led hard-rock to heavy metal. - zxm

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4Which is the better metal band, Metallica or Iron Maiden

Metallica went downhill in the 90s and haven't really gotten back up. Iron Maiden had Blaze Bailey for a while but even then they produced some of their best live songs such as Sign of the Cross and The Clansman. Check out the Rock in Rio live versions of both of those songs. They will blow your mind. The studio versions are good too.
Maiden's band members also have better and more likeable personalities. - IronSabbathPriest

Metallica, guys. Metallica. Though Iron Maiden are also good. - RiverClanRocks

I can't choose. Metallica went downhill in the mid-90s but don't forget that Iron Maiden also had that episode with Blaze in the 90s. - Metal_Treasure

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5Who is the better singer, Freddie Mercury or Robert Plant

Freddie was the best singer we all know but Robert Plant did have a very good vocals although his singing technique wasn't very good - zxm

Definitely Freddie but Plant is very good, too. - Metal_Treasure

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6Which is the better metal band, Metallica or Megadeth

I'd tie them. Both went downhill but in their early days produced substantial material. - IronSabbathPriest

This is the biggest real debate in the metal community. I know the advatages and disadvantages of these two bands, like them both but if I have to choose I would probably go with Metallica. - Metal_Treasure

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7Who is better, Led Zeppelin or The Rolling Stones

If you're talking pure rock 'n' roll (with inherent forays into R&B), Stones every time.

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8Who is the better singer, Freddie Mercury or Elvis Presley

Elvis was more influential rock artist.

Freddie had better singing abilities. - zxm

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9Who is the better guitarist, Jimmy Page or Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore. Page is extremely overrated. - Metal_Treasure

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10Who is better the hard rock vocalist, Bon Scott or Brian Johnson V3 Comments

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11Who is the best singer of the Beatles, Paul McCartney or John Lennon

McCartney's range once was mind-boggling, but Lennon's was much more distinctive, with qualities suited to several sub-genres.

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12Who invented heavy metal, Black Sabbath or Deep Purple

Deep Purple. Black Sabbath played heavy blues rock in the 70s (confirmed by Tony Iommi himself) but metal has nothing to do with blues. Heavy metal and heavy blues rock are stylistically different - metal uses classical scales and not blues scales. For the same reason Led Zep have never been a metal band - they were also blues inspired. So Deep Purple is the answer - they had classically inspired songs. - Metal_Treasure

I wish if someone added Led Zeppelin with it - zxm

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13Who's better screamer, Ian Gillan or Rob Halford

I can't choose, both are awesome but Gillan started it all, especially in metal singing so Halford himself was influenced by Gillan. Gillan also was Bruce Dickinson's vocal idol. - Metal_Treasure

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14Who's more talented, Rush or Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin is a tighter band, however Rush is, overall, more talented. - BeatlesFan1964

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15Who's the best vocalist, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey or Celine Dion

Of those choices, Whitney Houston easily takes the cake. - BeatlesFan1964

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16Who was the best member of Guns N' Roses, Axl Rose vs Slash

Those who like vocal more normally they choose Axl
And those who like guitar more they choose Slash

I like guitar but I think Axl is better (for me) - zxm

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17Who is worse, Rebecca Black, Nicki Minaj, or Justin BieberV2 Comments
18Who is better rock vocalist, Mick Jagger or Robert Plant

Robert Plant is a better singer, however, Mick Jagger has a more distinctive tone to his voice. - BeatlesFan1964

Plant had a great voice, but his falsetto always sounded like a cartoon cat with its tail on fire.
Jagger's voice well-suited to the Stone's repertoire.

If I would choose then

Plant He had better voice.His voices on tangerine,fool in rain,stairway to heaven are very awesome.They aren't like other songs of Led Zeppelin - zxm

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1. Who is the better singer, Elvis Presley or Michael Jackson
2. Who is better, Led Zeppelin or The Rolling Stones
3. Who is the better guitarist, Jimmy Page or Eric Clapton
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1. Who is the better singer, Freddie Mercury or Robert Plant
2. Which is the better metal band, Metallica or Megadeth
3. Which song is the best ever, Bohemian Rhapsody or Stairway to Heaven
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