Top Ten Artists That Will Still Be Remembered and Played In 50 Years

Whether you like them or not, there's no doubt, they'll still be talked about for many years to come.

The Top Ten

1 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

They better be. With the way kids are forgetting the best decades in music (60's, 70's, 80's) in favor of the empty fluff that makes the top 40 these days, I fear that real music will be dead in my lifetime. - BKAllmighty

Their debut was over 50 years ago, so they have already made it.

Even after they all die their music won't - anonymonstrum

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2 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

Who would take the risk to kill the doctor to save Michael Jackson? - FerrariDude64

Please, he'll be remembered and played in hundreds of years from now.

He's simply a legend, but I think that others (Rolling Stones, The Beatles, David Bowie etc.) should be remember for their greatnes. They are all icons and they'll be remembered for centuries to come.

3 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). more.


4 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.

It's almost 50 years of Led Zeppelin and stairway to heaven is still the best rock song ever - zxm

5 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles more.

I highly doubt she will be remembered and played in 50 years. Her music simply doesn't pack the same punch as the greats on this list, like the Beatles or the Stones. - Doom

I agree completely. She is a great singer, but is just another pop artist with a couple singles like Hello and Rolling in the Deep. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Adele is one of the best modern artists, but unless she can constantly pump out extraordinary material like she's doing now, she has no power to stay. - WonkeyDude98

I'm sorry, Adele is a great artist, but I don't think that she's exactly a revolutionary classic. I'd love to be proved wrong, but I just don't think people will listen to her in 50+ years.

nope - waldo

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6 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), more.

Then it will be reality... - waldo

7 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.

OK, OK, I'm being predictable. Whatever.

David Bowie's music will still get airplay in fifty years, because that music is... progressive folk, folk rock, glam rock, hard rock, heavy metal, soul, funk, experimental, pop, disco, R&B, punk, post-punk, electronic, new wave, ambient, industrial, jazz, and even show tunes. The man did damned near everything. - PetSounds

8 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. more.
9 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Francis 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.

Ol' Blue Eyes has been popular since he first appeared on the music scene in 1939; that is 77 years and counting.

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10 Mozart Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg.

We still play him hundreds of years later - waldo


The Contenders

11 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney 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 more.

One of the best female artists ever - FerrariDude64

Only 46 more years! - WonkeyDude98

12 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

"Whether you like them or not", I am 100% sure about them. - Metal_Treasure

Oops, they're already rusting in peace! - anonymonstrum

13 Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach

Ah, Bach! - Torchpost

14 Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, more.

Sure, he's popular now, but will his music stand the test of time? - Torchpost

15 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, more.
16 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .
17 Elton John Elton John

I'll pick Sir Elton John I over this mans music & this Rocket man bette robe remembered 100 years from now! - Curti2594

18 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964 . The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and Won't Get Fooled more.
19 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian more.
20 Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

By far the greatest singer ever captured via recordings. It may be that Enrico Caruso was better, but his career was ending about the time that recordings began, so we have only a scant few of poor quality. Those who mention Freddie Mercury in the same breath as Pavarotti need to go to their room and stand in the corner.

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