Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically ...read more.
I think that it should either simply call itself the music hall of fame or there should be a hall of fame for other genres. - Powell
Madonna does not deserve to be in the Rock n Roll Hall of fame, for one, since she's not rock, and secondly, she's teen pop and does not have any meaning in her lyrics what so ever except love and partying.
The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame encompasses all genres of music. It probably should be renamed as the "Music Hall of Fame". Do you think that 50s soul and doo wop singers should be kicked out too? Everybody on this list deserves to be in the Hall of Fame due to their contributions to music as a whole. It should not be dependent on what "genre" you are. - phillysports
This list is very interesting. Yes, most of these people aren't rock. - Metal_Treasure
Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.
Never made a rock album
Rap, not rock - InsertCleverName
N.W.A was an American hip hop group from Compton, CA. They were among the earliest and most significant popularizers and controversial figures of the gangsta rap subgenre, and are widely considered one of the seminal groups in the history of hip hop music.
Rock and roll hall of fame is now becoming the music hall of fame so everyone on this list still deserved to get inducted - venomouskillingmachine
N.W.A is Rap, not Rock, yet they're in The Rock n Roll hall of fame. Something is not right about that.
This is nothing like rock.
4 Aretha Franklin
Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.
Aretha does not belong in the hall of fame for doing nothing for rock, and not being rock.
The most overrated female singer ever.
5 Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
Beat It is definitely a rock song. The guitar riffs were done by Eddie Van Halen.
Michael Jackson does not deserve to be in The Rock and Roll Hall of fame, because for the same reason for Stevie and Madonna, because he's just not Rock. The only thing that he ever did which was even close to rock was his collaboration with Eddie Van Halen. Even then that's just one song.
Michael Jackson never made rock music. He's also the King of Pop. How is he on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? - TheFourthWorld
6 Stevie Wonder
Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Stevie Wonder does not deserve to be in the rock n roll hall of fame, for not being rock, just like with #1. However, he's at least a better songwriter than Madonna, so he's lower.
It's a wonder... I wonder if Stevie wonders why he's there too. I like him but you're right, he doesn't quite belong in RnR HoF. I might push for me to become inductee too. I have as much right as he does. - Britgirl
ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
Don't get me wrong I love ABBA, but they are only the greatest pop group ever, not rock. - SoldierOfFortune
Same as Jackson 5.
8 Public Enemy
Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord, and the S1W group.
Yup, a hip hop band is there. But Iron Maiden aren't... Shame. - Metal_Treasure
9 The Jackson 5
The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, also known as The Jacksons in later years, is an American popular music group. Formed in 1963 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon.
The Jackson 5 are nothing but Funk, pop, and early disco. They have nothing to do with rock.
10 Donna Summer
LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
Run-DMC was an American pioneering hip hop group consisting of Run, DMC, and Jam Master Jay. They were formed in 1981 and disbanded in 2002 after Jam Master Jay was murdered.
12 Laura Nyro
Laura Nyro was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession and New York Tendaberry, and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension recording her songs. ...read more.
13 Bob Marley
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
14 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative ...read more.
They deserve it to be in it... because they at least play rock music unlike Madonna or Michael Jackson (Even though I like Michael Jackson)
15 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
16 Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson is a singer and dancer who is well known for her sexually graphic records, iconic performances, and slightly weak voice. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and videos.
I honestly think the only reason she was even considered was because they needed a big name to draw in tickets for the ceremony. Her music style does not draw from rock at all. - Gg2000
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.
KISS does not deserve to be in the rock in roll hall of fame for not being talented and having really bad instrumentation and lyrics.
Kiss are glam metal which is a kind of rock - InsertCleverName
Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.
Have your ears tested. Queen is a ROCK BAND!
They're pop and overrated.
Why? - Userguy44
19 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.
I like this band, but they are not worth being in the hall of fame. They, in my opinion, did not do anything good enough to be in there.
Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
It's a bit exaggeration. Maybe they sold out, but they rocked back in their early days, and they were extremely important.
I disagree with this - with all their mistakes, they are still an iconic metal band with some great albums.
"...lack of talent presented in Metallica's music"?! Oh... - Metal_Treasure
Metallica does not deserve to be in the rock n roll hall of fame for being sellouts, and for lack of talent presented in Metallica's music.
Even if they did "sellout" their "sellout" album still remains one of the largest classics in Metal. - SoldierOfFortune
21 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
If they disn't deserve to be in that stupid hall of fame then who does! No one help define rock music more than they did! Just dumb! - AliBab
I think they should be there although I think they are overrated - Metal_Treasure
Maybe overrated but very influential too. - Userguy44
Seriously? The Beatles is the most popular rock band of all time they deserve the RnR HoF
22 Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian. He is known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working class and sometimes political ...read more.