Biggest Sellouts of the History of Music

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61 Blink-182 Blink-182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

After their self titled album, they became too mainstream

62 Chicago

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

63 Jimmy Buffett

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

Easily #1 on the list. Biggest sellout of all time

64 No Doubt No Doubt No Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986. Since 1994, the group has consisted of vocalist Gwen Stefani, bassist and keyboardist Tony Kanal, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Dumont, and drummer Adrian Young.

No Doubt didn't sell out, Gwen Stefani on the other hand... - Gruunge

65 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.

They tried to sell outt all through their career. Lots of album singles werent even played live. Examples: subterranean jungle and mostly end of the century were sell out albums in my opinion.

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

66 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 ...read more.

They never sold-out, they always stuck to their roots, in fact Led Zeppelin 4's album cover without text was considered a way of making less money, they never sold out.

How did Zeppelin sell out? They were only around for 12 years and all none of their albums were aimed for money only.

When did they sell out?

I think I'd rather see Zep tour without Robert Plant than hear "Rock and Roll" in a Cadillac ad. At least they could have picked a cool car by a company that isn't about to go belly up. - a7x,antar

I'm sorry, THAT is why you think they sold out? One commercial does not make a band a sellout, and they never became a sellout band in the first place. - Songsta41

67 Bret Michaels Bret Michaels Bret Michael Sychak, professionally known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and reality television personality.

If you take a look at his resume of advertising accomplishments you would put him in the top ten

Did anyone else hear about his country career?

i love it

68 Against Me!

Anarchicist punk band turns radio friendly and becomes one with what they used to fight against.

69 New Politics
70 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

From pure blues rock to utter crap
They preach this work ethic of only using heavy guitar riffs and hating chords and having just the two of them, what happened?

71 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

72 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.

73 Big Ben Dix Band

First album is the best

74 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
75 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

They are an amazing band, but the only reason that they are so good is because they sold out. Their 80's albums were pure punk, because that was popular at the time. Then in 1991 when grunge became popular, they released Blood Sugar Sex Magik, a grunge album. Then, in 1995, music was going in a more alternative direction, so they released One Hot Minute, which was somewhere along the lines of grunge and alternative. Then, in 1999, they released Californication, when alternative became dominant, and it was an alternative album. Alternative has been popular for a while now, and it still was when they released albums in 2002, 2006, and 2011. Alternative still is rather popular, but it has lost its fame to pop. I'm afraid that this band is now going to make a pop album. Even though following the trend makes them sellouts, if they didn't, they would not be as good as they are today. Thank you Red Hot Chili Peppers for selling out. - Songsta41

76 Marilyn Manson

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

77 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.
78 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.
79 The Killers The Killers The Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.
80 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.

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