Greatest Music Artists of All Timecamp0112 A list explaining the greatest artists placed in order from 10-1 (1 being the greatest).
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The greatest, the best, the legend, the boss with albums such as born to run, darkness on the edge of town, Nebraska, The River and Born in the USA with songs as Thunder road, backstreets, Born to run, Jungleland, Badlands, The promised land, racing in the street, prove it all night, darkness on the edge of town, out in the street, the river, hungry heart, glory days, Born in the USA, no surrender, dancing in the dark and many more
This guy is THE BOSS, just listen to some of his most well known songs (that are in the 100 best songs of all time).
They don't call him the boss for nothing!
If not the best, surely the awesomest - RecklessGreedV 8 Comments
This is billy Joel, I don't think you heard me so I'll say it again, billy piano man joel. This is a man who should dominate this list. It takes a great artist to be able to learn from other people's sounds and make a much better outcome from them.
I'll put this simply. He is very simply the greatest musician of all time. He should absolutely be in the top 10 or 5. And putting Green Day, Eminem, Metallica, and Nirvana above him is a gross miscarriage of justice. - ATiM
He is number 21 of all time but number 35 of the 20th century. That makes no sense. This list also includes bands and he is still higher. He is my favorite musician.
Better than them allV 7 Comments
Can't believe Stevie Wonder is so far down! An absolutely fantastic artist with a sensational voice who creates beautiful songs. He is definitely my favourite and his music always cheers me up.
Stevie Wonder at this placement is crazy! Stevie Wonder should be in the top 10 undoubtedly! This man is a musical genius. His vocals are basically responsible for modern R&B. His songs and their composition... no words. This list ain't doing justice to Stevie at all.
I think he should be on number one. He's the greatest musician I ever heard. He can plays any instrument and sing very well in all genres! The lyrics he made are very touching with "catchy" melody. However, with his disability, he can create a magical music, many great musician inspired his music. that's why he called Stevie WONDER. He's WONDERFUL.
Stevie Wonder is a genius,definitely one of the best musicians in history and should be among the top 5 in my opinion...
Really unfair for such an incredibly talented artist...
SERIOUSLY?!?!? , 14th place isn't an acceptable position for these absolute legends. Need I say more? , they've appealed to all generations of people for 4 decades now and are the best rockers out there. With over 200 million album sales and over 50 million on back in black alone (the best selling rock album of all time). With Hits that never have/will get old like Thunderstruck, You shook me all night long, Highway to hell, Hells bells, Back in black AND THE LIST GOES ON. The best of the best and always will be. For those about to rock, we salute you
Best rock band of all time. no way in hell Green Day and My Chemical Romance should be above them. love both those bands, but neither compares to the legend that is AC/DC
This should be ahead of imagine dragons and many others, one of the best rock bands
These guys are awesome.V 8 Comments
One of the best singing groups, I hope they continue singing
Blood sugar sex Majik is one of my favorite albums!
This is the right answer: The Queen Of Pop: Madonna (400 Millions Of Albums Sold)
Her impact in the pop culture is endless.
Should be 150th or something like that.
TrashyV 5 Comments
One of the most talented female singers ever! Period!
She should definitely be higher, at least in the top 20
A talented singer, deserves to be higher up on the list
She is dam should be next to EminemV 1 Comment
Are you actually kidding me?
Coldplay, who said themselves 'we are a version of Radiohead' are higher? Let alone all the other rubbish like My Chemical Romance and OneRepublic... I usually respect the people of this website but... come on. OK Computer, Kid A, The Bends and In Rainbows, all some of the most critically acclaimed and best albums of all time, and their other albums like Amnesiac and A Moon Shaped Pool are alone better than half the artists above this.
Why is this so much down below? I know it's everyone's opinion, but come one!
Just "Lucky" by them bashes out half of all the artists above Radiohead.
Maroon 5 is higher than Radiohead? I just lost all faith in humanity.V 13 Comments
Chuck berry is in the top 5 music artists of all time every body took some of his songs can michael jackson play guitar like chuck berry or the beatles or rolling stones or led zeppelin I don't think so michael jackson doesn't belong in the top 20
I was very sad to hear that chuck berry died he is in the 5 best music artists of all time beatles number 1 led zeppelin 2 elvis Presley 3 4 rollin stones number 5 chuck berry those are the 5 best music artists ever
Berry was the first to write about rock and roll stardom, and he was the first to write surf rock (The Beach Boys themselves stole one of his tunes, "Sweet Little Sixteen", for their song "Surfin' USA. ")
Oh god, he is right bellow Kanye West. God is dead - SoldierOfFortuneV 9 Comments
Sorry, but there is no way that Imagine Dragons is a better band than Evanescence. - DCfnaf
People are sick this must be in top 10
50? Should be at least 5, these guys are awesome. - GREYBOYY
HOW IS ARIANA GRANDE ABOVE THIS? , JUST HOW? - VideoGamefan5
There a great artist. There album Appetite for Destruction is great. I remember listen to the album when I was younger. It sound so cool and was good. The songs on the album are great. The album is hard. There are songs on the album like Sweet Child o' Mine and Rocket Queen Sound nice not very hard but have a nice beat to it.
Why is Linkin Park higher than guns n' roses?
Green Day and Linking Park are higher than Guns N' Roses. Why am I even wasting my time voting.
Are you kidding me?! Why the hell is Nirvana higher than Guns N Roses? Don't get me wrong, I love Nirvana but Guns N Roses are better than them and more musical. In my opinion, November Rain and Sweet Child O Mine are better than Smells like Teen Spirit. Kurt Cobain is a great singer, but Axl is even better! I grew up with this band and I'm only 14.V 7 Comments
The Hardest working man in show business should be in the top ten.
It's so typical that when there's a list that any fool can vote on, MJ makes the top. He shouldn't be in the top ten. He shouldn't even be in the top 15. And yes I know; he was an amazing entertainer (probably the best) and yes he danced incredibly good and always put on a show. And yes, he could sing in a very special and great style, he' s one of the greatest singers ever. But unfortunately for him, this is a list over the Greatest Musical Artists of all the time. MJ has not made that much to push music forward. He was very succesfull and he became EXTREMELY popular and he still is. But he's not the king pop. Could he even play any instruments.
I'm a musician myself and as many of us musicians think, it's really frustrating when this man always shows up at these kinds of lists. It' s annoying when non-musicians who doesn't really know that mich about music, talks as he was the biggest thing that ever happened ...more
This guy created funk. Enough said.
Want to know who Michael Jackson copied? Look no further than James Brown.
Coldplay are already too high. It's a joke that people think they should be higher. They have made a few decent pop songs but there's a reason they have never been anywhere near as high on any music critic's lists.
Should be way higher on the list. Their music is amazing with every album they do...they always try new things and they are very good in doing so. They have made their mark in music history
Their recent stuff sucks. If they kept on making music the way they did 10 years ago I would rate them way higher.
Not real musicV 12 Comments
You people put skrillex above these guys? Faith in humanity has been lost
Love this artist. Should be way higher! - Donut
My favorite band of all time. By the way, they're coming back in 2016.
TUPAC IS #26?!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Demi Lovato and my chemichal romance are above this man?!
THE GOD OF HIP HOP? THIS LIST IS A JOKE
Talented rapper! Rappers should have their own list. I mean how the hell can you compare Eminem to Led Zeppelin? Totally different styles in music!
Greatest ever in my opinion. Must be in top 5. Please vote for the rose that grew from concrete.
Best ever.V 34 Comments
This is an outrage that the Beach Boys are so low, they belong among the top five. the Beach Boys Vocal Harmonies are among the Best in the World, Though they did not have great sales during the late Sixties and Seventies, They're Albums Pets Sounds (1966), Surf's up (1971), Sunflower (1970), Wild honey (1967), Smiley Smile (1967), and many others are some of the best psychedelic/Baroque rock/pop music, I suggest people listen to these albums. Pets Sounds in My opinion, is the greatest album of All time, and it raised the bar for Pop Music forever, and I think that it has never been surpassed, I have never liked Sgt Pepper, though I have listened to it many times, but it just never got me. It just wasn't my taste. SMiLE is a great album one of the greatest, they're music is a credit to America. In my list of Greatest Artists, The Beach boys and the Beatles are my Top 2, and I think they equally deserve the recognition. This is my opinion, but I hope some people agree.
I didn't come to this list expecting The Beatles to be ranked anything below first (though I don't think they merit a ranking of anything above about 1,000th), but The Beach Boys stand as the figurehead of 60's psychedelic music; Pet Sounds is incredibly innovative and the like, as well as a truly beautiful, nostalgic experience; SMiLE contains the greatest music ever recorded, among Beethoven's Ninth and Pachelbel's Canon; an unrelenting, moving, and, most especially, fun insight into the mind of an insane genius. Their music is the finest in creation.
During the British Invasion, this band was of the few American bands to compete with the Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, etc. They did write surf, but even wrote melodic, harmonic, songs and ballads. One album that demonstrated this was Pet Sounds, an album only to be topped by the all-mighty Sgt. Pepper's album. - camp0112
Basicaly, this means brian wilson. - RecklessGreedV 3 Comments
Nick Cave is one of the greatest. His lyrics are like none other. He is a legend.
How they are not in the top 10 is beyond me
This band should be at #1000 of this list. Just terrible
I'm sorry but why is this band higher than music legend David Bowie?
I like some of Maroon 5's stuff, but I am really surprised to see them this high out of all the musicians that ever existed
0.5 percent is perfect for them - LucretiaV 10 Comments
It's sad how this list doesn't rank artists in order of talent but instead of popularity, if it was in order of talent there is no doubt in my mind that the velvet underground as well as Simon and garfunkel would be hire, however this is not the case and this list seems to have been overrun by mediocre (in many cases poor) pop artists, it's a shame that my generation seem to struggle to discover music outside of the charts
Second most influential band of all time, they have long cemented their place in the history of rock music. I understand why they are not higher. Their music fits right in with the other sounds of today, and they have not recorded an album since 1970 (don't say Squeeze). They don't have the ubiquity of The Beatles, or Elvis, and they don't have the recency of bands like Linkin Park (17? What? ), but that doesn't mean they should be forgotten.
Their music was amazing, listening to their album "The Velvet Underground & Nico" felt like listening to a philosopher speaking words of wisdom. If the Beatles are the kings of mainstream music, then these guys are definitely the kings of alternative music. - Mun
Top 5 for me!
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