Biggest Sellouts of the History of Music

a7x,antar

The Contenders: Page 4

61 Armin Van Buuren Armin Van Buuren V 1 Comment
62 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
63 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

V 1 Comment
64 Marilyn Manson

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

65 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Their second album is the definition of sophomore slump.

66 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.
67 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.
68 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.

69 Chicago

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

70 Jimmy Buffett

Margaritaville Restaurants, Margaritaville Hotels, Margaritaville Tequila, even Margaritaville Casinos.

71 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.

72 Liz Phair Liz Phair Elizabeth Clark Phair is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist born on April 17, 1967 in Connecticut. ...read more. V 1 Comment
73 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.

74 H2O

Wrote songs making fun of sellouts and being hardcore and then... Proceeded to sell out playing pop punk crap. Don't forget your roots laugh out loud

75 New Politics
76 Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more.

As a fan, I will happily disagree. While Turner's actions are questionable at points, their music is still very good, and isn't too radically different to be considered selling out. Their AM album is slightly too alternative and mellow to be a pop album, and they haven't strayed too far from their initial sound to alienate long time fans. So no, they aren't selling out. They're not Metallica. - Mrveteran

I haven't listened to them in a couple of years, Arctic Monkey first to albums were perfect than I quit. Its like Alex doesn't even bother to make rock n roll anymore! I checked out there new album AM and its rubbish! Some girl on Facebook shared a link to a song of it so I asked her did she like any other album's by them she said she only new the AM album fml...

77 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

They sold out BIG TIME. I liked it's my life, but it was just a sellout song.

78 The Faceless The Faceless The Faceless is an American technical death metal band from the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

The faceless has never sold out what I was shocked to see them on here

79 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

How could anyone forget them? Apparently they had a grunge sound at the beginning, and then decided to go all radio-friendly with the latter of their albums

They were never good

80 Busta Rhymes Busta Rhymes Trevor George Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, record producer and record executive.

He rapped with Justin Bieber once. He deserves to be higher.

The true definition of a sell out.

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top 10 Biggest Sellouts In Hip Hop History Most Popular Types of Music in History Top 10 Biggest Jerks In Music Top 10 Biggest Lunatics In History Biggest Badass In Video Game History

List StatsUpdated 21 Feb 2017

800 votes
122 listings
4 years, 205 days old

Top Remixes (8)

1. Metallica
2. Green Day
3. KISS
cmparker
1. Metallica
2. 30 Seconds to Mars
3. Fall Out Boy
AngryByrd
1. Metallica
2. The Black Eyed Peas
3. U2
Fernox213

WRemix
View All 8

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P