Biggest Sellouts of the History of Music

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61 New Politics
62 The Black Keys The Black Keys The Black Keys is an American indie rock and blues rock duo, that was formed by Dan Auerbach (Vocals, Guitar) and Patrick Carney (Drums). ...read more.

Nah they didn't sell out. They are still a rock band (i mean, have you heard weight of love? ) but just make a different style of rock. It's less blues now and more indie mixed with Pink Floyd.

Such potential! So popular! Then they decided it would be a good idea to abandon all the things that made them popular and become a generic pop band.

I agree that they sold out and their general sound used to be much better, but I like a greater percentage of their newer songs than older ones. - Songsta41

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63 Billy Joel Billy Joel

Stepbrothers references this as there is a band called "uptown girl, southern California's preeminent 80s joel cover band" he's a running joke. We didn't start the fire was offensively bad, whereas you have genius like piano man, AND NO ONE TALKS ABOUT THIS.

Cold Spring Harbor through Glass Houses: A pianist who really ruled the 1970s.
Post-Glass Houses: "Pressure", "Uptown Girl", the Christine Brinkley thing, The Bridge, the concert in Russia, "We Didn't Start the Fire", and he never released an album since 1993.

80s Joel was the most Benine, generic music you've ever heard, as opposed to his artistry in the 70s.

64 Big Ben Dix Band

First album is the best

65 Armin Van Buuren Armin Van Buuren V 1 Comment
66 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York. V 1 Comment
67 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My 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.

Gerard recorded a song with Deadmau5. Need I say more?

According to my friend, before they started making emo music, they had a nice metal/punk edge.

Gerard Way is the definition of a sell out

They sold out.

68 Etienne Sin

he's trash

69 Marilyn Manson

Get ready for extreme disappointment, but he just recently recorded a song with Gucci Mane two years ago.

70 Creed Creed Creed is an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consists of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
71 System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.
72 Moby Moby Moby is an American musician, who has produced inventive new styles to various subgenres of electronic music, inspired by 1950's gospel as much as by modern rock, and musicians from New Order to David Bowie. ...read more.

Made a song with Miley Cyrus. That's all I've gotta say.

73 Chicago

"If You Leave Me Now" made them the second-biggest sellouts of the 1970s.

74 Oasis Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

Why are Oasis not on here!? They were always about the money and desperately tried to emulate the Beatles

They copied the Beatles so for them to be considered a band. Lol.

75 Liz Phair Liz Phair Elizabeth Clark Phair is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist born on April 17, 1967 in Connecticut. ...read more.

Who?

76 The Ramones The Ramones The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.

I don't see how they sold out.
They where punk from beginning to end.

77 Nick Jonas Nick Jonas Nicholas Jerry "Nick" Jonas is an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band he formed with his brothers Kevin and Joe.
78 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.
79 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.
80 Peter Garrett

This bloke should be ahead of Metallica. What Metallica did was start making crappy music & sued their fans, but peter garrett went from writing protest songs with an actual, well thought out message to become yet another lying, theiving, useless politican; the very people his songs protested against.

Then: Protest-happy lead singer of Midnight Oil
Now: All for the stuff he protested against

Midnight oil frontman-turned politican. Wrote & sung songs protesting on environmental & political issues, but as a politican completely turned is back on those issues. Most notable of which is his backflip over U.S. bases on foreign soil; his song U.S. forces was in protest, but as a politican he was ok with an american base being built on australian soil.

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