Greatest Musicians of All Timeanthonybecerra831
The Top Ten
This man was a real thriller, his creativity, talent, dance moves, voice and ability to woo huge crowds was surely ahead of time. to date no body has come close to the magic he pulled. I have a feeling that it will be centuries before a talent like this one comes back to earth. Those who watched him live were lucky. Thanks to YouTube that the world can enjoy his performances.
Not much to be said everyone knows he was the greatest of all time the king of music and the most successful recording artist there will never be another MJ so lucky I was born in his generation.
He has a crown in one of his albums for a reaction,
While I'm not stating that michael wasn't great or important, I would like to say that he was nearly not as great or important as the beatles, for example. And as an added bonus, let's play a game. Name 10 michael jackson songs from between 2000-2009 and tell me why they are better than anything the beatles produced - Topcansuckit
Way more important than the Beatles. The Beatles were never as global as he was. And 2000-2009? What drugs are you even on? - gaali121V 45 Comments
Andy was a talented singer and performer who would still be making hits songs if he did not leave us at a young age. He would have been singing with his brothers the Bee Gees. And Andy loved his fans he is truly missed..
Andy Gibb was a brilliant talented singer, songwriter, and musician. His looks and voice made girls everywhere just love him. He'll always be loved, missed, and remembered by his family, friends, and fans all around the world.
Andy gave everything to the fans and the public. He was able to do broadway, plays, etc. Michael and the rest only sang and Michael didn't go out and do volunteer work and charity functions.
Andy is very special for us, his fans. He is amazing! Wonderful voice, a perfect performance! A young singer that wii never be forgotten! He is always in my heart! Love him.V 44 Comments
How is Andy Gibb before Paul
#1, hands down.
Paul McCartney not only was part of the greatest band in the world, but has done more in music by setting standards and records that many others have to only dream about. Although his music is not as diverse as say David Bowie's, he still sets the bar very high that makes the music we listen to that much more enjoyable and remembered.V 26 Comments
Should be the best for he is the masterpiece of singing - songwriting. John Lennon also the most inspiring and most influential, not only in musical talents but in peaceful activities too. John Lennon should be a gift from heaven, should be a son of God for he is a peace - minded person. Go John Lennon for the win!
He had so much meaning in his music he wanted the world to live in peace and love he thinks like no other artist he has so much empathy and compassion for people and he cares about people so much it breaks my heart knowing the fact someone was cruel enough to kill him god bless him
John Lennon was a musical genius, and belongs in the top 3. He wrote many classic songs and pushed music to new heights. He had the greatest impact on music and without him, music today would never be the same.
Pedophile mj couldn't,make a pimple on a BEATLES arse, they beat him senseless with 1/100th of their catalogV 11 Comments
He has no comparison for music without words.
Had writtwn some of the most beutiful music of all time
His music is amazing, unlike any other, should be at the top - TopTenTed
Beethoven's music challenges the listener to experience deep swings of emotion from agony to elation, from peaceful to triumphant. His music is complex and ever-changing, it can be intentionally atonal in one moment, then rhythmic or melodic the next. It is that constant dynamism which makes his music brilliant, it guides the deep-thinking listener through an experience synonymous to life itself. And, at the risk of sounding shallow, his music is often so ridiculously exuberant, inspirational, and life-affirming that no one--Mozart, Bach, or the greats of our current era--comes even remotely close to matching his otherworldly genius.V 14 Comments
Greatest singer of all time, don't read any of the comment from this Freddie hater above.
Freddie mercury has a very sweet sense of humor he played the piano beautifully and had a beautiful personality
You deserve more than number four on this list, Freddie mercury always was and will remain the best singer that ever lived, and one of the best songwriters to grace us with his presence on this earth, He sung to the best of his ability to the very end, loving and cherishing every minute of it. While this man was sick and dying and was filled with so much pain he could not even stand he propped himself up against a table downed a vodka and vowed "i'l sing till I bleed" if you can't call that legendary then I sincerely doubt you will ever find who your looking for.
Best singer ever, don't make me laugh. I think the most overrated singer ever. He is outgunned by singers like Caruso, Pavarotti and Bocelli. And in rock by singers like Orbison and Franklin. - SintJohn
Greatest LEGEND THERE IS. It's right that he's number one here. He made songs out of great fun and out of pure genius. No one can compare to how genius Freddie was. His music will be forever cherished till the end of time... RIP Freddie Mercury, you were truly the greatest.V 15 Comments
His compositions are pure genius. I take my hat off to him. - TopTenTed
That he's even on the same list with frauds like Slash, Faul McCartney or John Lennon tells us how far music has fallen.
I think Mozart’s songs are amazingly amazing,but I still am quite sad he only lived for 36years.
This is completely and insanely baffling that he is not 1. He was by far the greatest musical mind to have ever lived. This absolutely outrages me to the point of complete loss of sanity.V 9 Comments
Jimi Hendrix wasn't a guitar player, the guitar was an extension of his mind and soul. It was through his guitar that Jimi expressed himself. It represented the way he talked, walked and even breathed. Due to this extreme relationship between a man and his instrument, Jimi became a master songwriter, a soulful vocalist and a studio genius who crafted, with ease, lots and lots of songs which had a life for themselves. This organic characteristic is unparalleled among rock musicians. Since his death, there has not been a single guitar player as important or as revolutionary, but his work has remained so vital and inspirational that his influence over the music world has defeated his death, and therefore he gained his immortality.
Where did Jimi end and his guitar begin and vice versa? Never one like him before, never will be one like him again. - truckturner
Here is why Hendrix is ranked too low: He is ubiquitously recognized as the best guitarist of all time. In concerts he would play behind his back and with his tongue. He is a prodigy, and he can also write songs. He belongs in the top 5 best musicians without doubt.V 4 Comments
It was very hard to choose a beatle to choose, but I eventually chose john. George is amazing though - Topcansuckit
George was a great musician, but among the ten best of all time? That's a bit of a stretch, but I did love the guy.
Why george is no. 5? I think its no. 4?
Great songwriter, singer and has played more than 25 instruments.Still one of the most underrated musicians of his time.RIP
This guy was a legend in the day,it's a shame he died so young,I really wish he was still alive
A legendary singer one of the best selling over all musicians and the best selling solo musician
Best ever the king of rock and roll
Elvis Presley, one talented man of course, but after his death there aren’t any more songs anymore. My favourite song is Hound Dog! Back then he was a rock for our grandparents and parents but I still watch, learn and get inspired to the videos.V 3 Comments
How does this no talent make this list?
Some say Slash doesn't exist. He's like Santa, too good to be true.
Was looking at this list to see if slash was even on it at all, certainly didn't expect this high, but it makes sense!
Best guitarist ever in my opinionV 2 Comments
who? - Topcansuckit
LOL. Isn't he too overrated at #9 (even higher than Mozart...)? - Metal_Treasure
Whoa whoa, that makes him so overrated. - zxm
Hail to the king vocals sums that up
Should be 1, easily beat musician after everything that happened to him
Musicians is someone who make music not only someone who play music he compose his music made beat and write for himself and is definitely king of rap according to me he should be in top 10 and I am only seeing guys here where are female musician Beyonce Taylor Swift mariah carry Adele madonna shakira seriously female musicians don't get credit they deserve people will rather talk about how hot they look
This guy is a genius. The best rapper of all time I think he should be among the top five(5).
Oh god this list is blank without eminemV 15 Comments
Undoubtably the number one spot. He has impacted not only the world of music, but the world a whole more than any other musician ever. He is not only the greatest living poet, but perhaps the greatest musician ever to walk this earth.
Bob Dylan is number 1! No songwriter will ever surpass the one and only Dylan. He is THE LEGEND of Music. Without Dylan, music would not be. First Dylan, then followed by Jackson, McCartney, and so on.
Should be ranked 2nd. Changed popular singing. Greatest lyricist of all time. His influence in music is unmatched. Going electric at the Newport folk festival and his doings in the civil rights movements changed pop culture and the world. There would be no Hendrix Springsteen nirvana and the genre of rap in general if it weren't for Dylan give credit where credit is due!
Bob Dylan practically invented, if not literally invented the song writing process. his music and lyrics are LEGENDARY!, the use of metaphors and his voice are quite entertaining.Not only did he bridge together the cultures of the beatniks and hippies of the time with his catchy and simple melodies combined with his metaphorical lyrics that you can just listen to again and again.V 3 Comments
Gilmour is a much better musician then Waters ever was. Waters was just a better songwriter, and this list is about the best musicians so he should be a lot higher on the list then waters
Am I tripping or is David Gilmour actually rated above the band member who wrote the entire Dark Side of the Moon, and The Wall?
Pink Floyd's only
To the idiot who said "Am I tripping or is David Gilmour actually rated above the band member who wrote the entire Dark Side of the Moon, and The Wall? " :
Waters didn't write the entire of any of those albums idiot. He only wrote 3 of the songs on DSOTM by his self. And if it wasn't for David Gilmore the album would sound like garbage.He was the one that did all the coordination between the band members.
However I don't deny your statement on The Wall because it's kinda true.
What improvisation skills!
One of the best lead guitarist of all time!
A truly great artist, he should be higher on the list
I personally voted for john lennon, but if I could pick a second it would definitely be bowie - Topcansuckit
The phrase "You can do whatever you set your mind to" isn't true... unless you are David Bowie. Bowie managed to stay relevant in the changing music world since the early 70's. He has written and performed countless genius songs. He belongs in the top 10.
Hell yeah bowie for the win rip best musician everV 6 Comments
31th, seriously? Get him into top 10 at least dude! Don't you listen to music anyway?
You always notice that stage where celebrities often do drugs and die from them. Especially what happened to kurt cobain. My theory is that some of them are just scarred. Like, they're scarred of being famous and they just want to be left alone. Now I don't know if this was true with kurt but he did say that the fame was too much for him. Think about it people, when you're on top of the world it gets really overwhelming. There are some people out there who are planning for a future but are scarred to be famous because they are just normal people who want to be left alone. And whether if they're artists some of them didn't plan for their work to stand out from all the others, they've probably done their work just for themselves and for others to enjoy. If you are so famous that you'll be remembered throughout all of history wouldn't that be way too much pressure? Do you really want to waste your life for the hell of stardom? In my opinion, we should only chose art that really stands ...more
Kurt is an ICON and LEGEND Period!
I honestly want to be famous because I want to make a difference. I want to do people a favor by doing something totally new and extraordinary whether it be science, art, sports, politics, or any kind of subject. I don't care if I get famous because I don't care about myself (I'm an atheist, but I'm a really nice guy). So I'm willing to sacrifice my life for the new things I want to bring to humanity. So don't worry about me. I'm doing just fine. As long as I make a difference then humanity will be having new ideas, whether we can use them to help us uncover the secrets of life and the universe as we know it.V 12 Comments
He's the best
By far the greatest musician I've ever heard in my life!
He is one of the greatest right by dean martin
One of the founders of heavy metal. He is a genius of that music, I was going to choose Michael Jackson, but he only has written a few of his songs... and hardly played anything.
Ozzy should be at least in the top ten. He ROCKS! He isn't called the "Prince of Darkness" or the "Godfather of Heavy Metal" for nothing. I LOVE Ozzy! He deserves so much more credit than this. Ozzy forever!
I'm hungry for bats - matthewwilliams2
He started with Metallica, got thrown out (for a reason), this made him depressed for his whole life, he wrote some classic Metallica songs (metal militia, phantom lord and even parts of leper messiah) made up megadeth wich is (as Thrash Metal band) even more popular. He is awesome and will always be it
He does have an amazing voice and Megadeth rocks!
How Can Eminim be higher?! He's 10 times better!
How is this amazing human being so low on this list? He is the mastermind behind The Wall, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and almost every Pink Floyd album in between. He has written some of the greatest lyrics of all time. - Doom
How can he be below David Gilmour?
Gilmour was an amazing guitarist but listen to the stuff Floyd released after waters left. Waters wrote most of Dark side of the moon and the wall by himself and that shows an amazing creative mind. I agree that 22 is about where he should be but I disagree 28th who is above him and he physically can't be below Gilmour
This is the man who played and performed music through his Mind and Halucinations. He translated this music into an Album that is not only influential, but one of the best albums ever created. The Beach Boys are underrated in the Public Eye, but Brian Wilson in particular deserves more recognition, he is a Musical Mastermind.
This is one of those guys who’s involved in like 6 bands and was really good in all of them
He is terrible, his only good music was with Nirvana, Foo Fighters are a terrible band. - matthewwilliams2
Now this is the kind of musician who should be in the top twenty.
One of the greatest guitarists/songwriters in the world. He's amazing!
Page is one of the best guitarists of all time. But as a musician John Paul Jones is better
Page is great, but where in the $&!? $& is John Paul Jones! YEESH!
Lengendary guitarist in a great band.V 1 Comment
Tony is and absolute legend! Should be at least top 20. He is t
He is the greatest MUSICIAN of all-time #1 without a doubt musical genius what he did musically CANNOT even be put into proper perspective he did EVERYTHING!
True musician makes music like he said his mike was always on never sampled
He should be at number three or four
Top 5 at least.V 8 Comments
He was one of the best singers in rock history and he had a darn good voice.R. iP.
Surprised to see he's here. because he remains missing in a lot of good singer lists. - zxm
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