Greatest Music Artists of All Time

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81 Bright Eyes
82 Ke$ha Ke$ha Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America

*note that she is no longer called Ke$ha for the incident I'm about to cover below*

You know, I've said some really mean things about Kesha. How she's this noxious valley-girl who can barely sing and can only talk about drugs and partying.

How terrible of me to discount her longtime producer Dr. Luke. Not only was he the primary producer of Only (one of the worst songs ever instrumentally), he caused her mental trauma, forced excessive fasting because she looked "like a refrigerator", drugged her, and abused her.

He also prevented her from making more mature work than Tik Tok and BlahBlahBlah. To this day he still has control over her, which is a real shame because she has the potential to be amazing. - WonkeyDude98

She sucks worst artist ever

Ke$ha is a horrible artist

One of the better music artists of today

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83 Garth Brooks Garth Brooks Troyal Garth Brooks, known professionally as Garth Brooks, is an American country pop singer-songwriter.

Simply the best there is

84 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

John Lennon was included in the Beatles and Beatles are #1 and John Lennon made a huge contribution to the Beatles so he should also be near #1

How is John Lennon so low? He actually believed in writing music for peace, yet One Direction is higher?

The greatest songwriter of all time

Let Me Name The Least Number Of Artists That Shouldn't Be Higher Than John Lennon:
Eminem
Linkin Park
Bruce Springsteen
Foo Fighters
Jackie Evancho
Maroon 5
Mariah Carey
2pac
Whitney Houston
Taylor Swift
Imagine Dragons
My chemical Romance
Demi Lovato
Coldplay
Ariana Grande
Avenged Sevenfold


Seriously What Are These People Doing In Front Of John Lennon? Someone Tell Me Why? - 12cc

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85 Smashing Pumpkins Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation.
86 A Day to Remember A Day to Remember A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist ...read more. V 1 Comment
87 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They ...read more.

Yay Pantera is in the top 50 at least - christangrant

Pantera is thr best groove metal band - Lucretia

88 Hopsin Hopsin Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California.

Where is he - samicus

89 Daft Punk Daft Punk Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.

I think they're the best all time because they have a ton of hits (get lucky, around the world, one more time) and they have used different genres in their songs from all the way from rock to disco. People only hate them because they've only heard get lucky, which is still great.

Dang it, I voted Gorillaz before I saw them! Anyways, how are they this low?! Synthesizer doesn't equal trash! - Donut

At least in the top 20, they are the greatest electronic artists

Very Good Techno Mixers Along With Deadmau5 - VideoGamefan5

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90 Tom Delonge Tom Delonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975 . When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game . He also used to play the ...read more.

He deserves to be much higher on the list. He is underestimated just because he made All The Small Things(that song is fun, not bad, but people find it a bad song). In my opinion, he is a lot better than the music artists considered good. He makes so much good music, I haven't heard a single song that I hate from him, all his songs are good, most music artists at least make one bad song. His guitar riffs are so catchy and great, especially in songs like Obvious, All Systems Go, Go, Secret Crowds, and Snake Charmer. People think all he can do is pop punk, but he is greater than that, he has a wide range of genres, from skate punk to pop punk to emo to post hardcore to space rock to electronic and even made an indie rock song. His lyrics can go from fun, silly songs, to extremely depressing and sad songs. He always adds a unique sound to his music, and is never boring, and experiments. And his vocals are so unique, no one can imitate his singing, his raspy high pitched voice with the ...more - AnimeDrawer

As much as I love Billie Joe Armstrong and Mark Hoppus, they don't deserve to be above Tom DeLonge to be honest, a lot of people will disagree, but honestly Tom deserves higher than both of them. Mark Hoppus is actually a great songwriter, he wrote Adam's Song, but some of his songs don't have very great lyrics(most of the songs in California). Plus, Mark Hoppus lacks progressing, even though his music is good, his band 44+ was basically just Blink-182 without Tom, that is it, even though the songs are good, he does great in everything except progressing. I really love his voice, it is soothing and calm, but I prefer Tom's voice. Billie is actually pretty good technical, and a great songwriter too, but he really isn't that creative, he is, but not that mcuh. His new album Revolution Radio has good songs, but the new song he released this year is honestly not that great, and the trilogy from his band wasn't good. Tom DeLonge on the other hand, progresses, and is very creative when it ...more - AnimeDrawer

Yay! He is at 73! He has so much talent and creativity, best music artist of today. He is one of the few music artists that restores my faith in modern music. So underrated and underappreciated. He can write great lyrics, play catchy, creative riffs, his singing voice is unique and good. Very artistic too, he made the Blink-182 logo. He deserves the fame that Taylor Swift and other undeserved artists have. He has good messages in his songs unlike most modern pop which is about partying and stuff like that. - AnimeDrawer

91 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer ...read more.

Freddie was an artist with a voice straight from heaven. he energized every performance, every song so much that he blows almost every other singer out of the water. Freddie should be at least 100 places higher!

Freddie should be WAY higher in this list. He has inspired over a BILLION people to be themselves. The notes he could reach were incredible, and it's REAL music to my ears. How is Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Meghan Trainor higher than him?

Freddie is and will always be the greatest singer of all time. His amazing vocals allowed him to reach notes like no other. Truly one of a kind. He was gift-wrapped right from God to bring billions together.

How is Adele higher than him

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92 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

Should be in top 10

Katy should be higher in this list

93 Kiss Kiss Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

Are you kidding me they are the best. They should be in 1 place

94 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...read more.

She should be more creative in her music. All she ever sings about are break ups and constantly comparing herself to popular people. Her music should have a wider variety of themes to it.

Bland and boring. Her songs compared to millions of other artists songs no big deal. No deep message for humanity here and has not had a song with such a deep impact on humanity really. Why then should she be on this list. Oh yes her songs are so monument over such songs as Imagine by John Lennon or 1000's songs of that caliber, NOT. Not impressed by her at all, sorry. HO Hum!

Inspiration for what? And why should kids listen to her lyrics. Relationships and breakups. Excuse me kids should not relate to this. Your to young to even know what relationships of the type she sings about and breakups. You don't fool me your still kids! Guess that's why some do find her a bit juvenile all together.

Taylor Swift is very uncreative at her music. ALL of her songs are about her exes. It means that she's a lazy song-writer because she can't found an idea for a song. - guitar

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95 Kid Cudi Kid Cudi Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

Come ON guys! Of COURSE this guy's the best! Laugh out loud to every1 who voted for kid cudi and the guy that made the option!

Let's get Kid Cudi to number 1 and show really how pointless these kind of charts are?

Day and Night is the best song ever! #coolest! - JDagger500

96 Skrillex Skrillex Skrillex is an American (Born in 1988, in Los Angeles, California) EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on ...read more.

I hate dubstep, and skrillex is the reason why.

Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites is the best song! - JDagger500

His music hurts my ears. - RiverClanRocks

How the heck is Skrillex not at least in the top 20?

97 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.

Amazing progressive rock artist!

98 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.

Green Day in top 20? No way what man. If talent was measure in length they would be a grain of sand and Clapton would be the entire universe. - guyritchi

Best guitarist ever what should be top ten - guyritchi

He's literally the most influential guitarist of all time

CLAPTON IS GOD

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99 Beastie Boys Beastie Boys The Beastie Boys are an American Rap/Rock group that was formed in 1981 by its three original members, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch. V 1 Comment
100 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take ...read more.

Worst band ever!

So... putting 5SOS before Deep Purple & Ray Charles?

There name is actually 5 Seconds of Sellouts, people - Lucretia

Terrible band

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