Most Influential Music Artists Everisrael08
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Nirvana brought grunge into the mainstream. Their story is interesting. They were the soundtrack to teens lives in the nineties. Iggy Pop said, and I quote,"Kurt Cobain was truly a nobody from nowhere who reached out and touched the world. And he may have touched it right in its wound"
Why Nirvana is so low on the list? They are the kings of their genre. They changed the face of music in 90's. Cobain is one of the most influential musicians of all time. Common people!
Nirvana changed music forever and when kurt died rock died with him. his lyrics tell us that it is okay for us to be different and that we should be ourselves no matter what, he influences still so many people and was one of the greatest artists of all time. period.
The most impressionist band everV 3 Comments
She is the worlds most famous vocalist ever hands down. - israel08
"Preacher's Wife" said it all-this is what love sounds like.
The Greatest Vocalist of all-time! She singlehandedly changed the way pop/soul singers deliver vocals.V 1 Comment
Influenced a generation of musicians and song writers. Gone way to early.V 1 Comment
One of the most seminal acts in punk music. For releasing only one full length studio album and only being around for a few years, they've influenced just about every punk, pop punk band after them in one way or another, with their influence a conscious thing, or not, they are huge.
The sex pistols started everything with out them they showed people that they can show how they feel through there music although only producing one studio album the sex pistols inspired many groups such as U2, the Foo Fighters etc
They are the reason you're not wearing a suit and tie today.
More than the ramones for sureV 1 Comment
Another American, iconic punk band. Search and destroy, forget about it. Amazing guitar, drums, bass, and vocals. The total package.
How is Metallica above Black Sabbath? Don't get me wrong, I like both, but without Black Sabbath there wouldn't be any metal at all.
They created and Influenced the whole Heavy Metal scene. Need I say more?
They created the greatest music genre we will ever see
Created metal and laid the foundation's for all it's subgenres They are truly influentialV 1 Comment
The seminal punk band, period. They started the whole thing. People heard them and said we can do this too. And everyone did.
Defined the punk rock sounds with roots from MC5, changed the face of heavier punk
The origins of "indie" - but also the best live band alongside Led Zepp for me. They need to be nearing the Top 10
Pearl Jam, Black Crowes, Rage Against The Machine and even the Sex Pistols claim they were influenced by Rod Stewart and the Faces. Need I say more? - phr
Without Sinatra, most of this list wouldn't exist. And his body of work is the standard by which all others are measured.
Frank Sinatra should be in the top 10 he helped JFK get elected and greatly influenced his era.
In the wee small hours is agruably the first concept album, and is the first classic album - RecklessGreed
One band that gave us genre defining brilliance, light hearted tunes and good Vibrations!
One of the best performers of all time. The ability to dance and keep your voice steady is so hard. She also doesn't age. Like at all
She's made tonnes of dance crazes which have swept the world into mimicking the dance. Like crazy in love, baby boy and the most influential music video - single ladies. - fisto77
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She is the bestV 3 Comments
Metallica brought about a whole new music technicality and revolutionised the metal and rock genre, especially in terms of the meaning behind a song and how it can tell a story and evolve throughout it's duration.
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