Most Influential Music Artists Everisrael08
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Rip to an icon who's shows were the stuff of legends. The soundtrack to my youth. He rocked therefore he was! The very best up there with the greats
With today's male artists copying his style, it's safe to say that he is the most influential, probably top 5. Plus, couldn't Prince play like 59 (? ) instruments?
How can this guy be after ANYONE? Almost everybody who plays music today is influenced by Prince to a degree...
Ultimate GeniusV 8 Comments
Basically any on stage pyrotechnics were thanks to these guys. They were the kings of wrecking instruments. Yes, it is true that it doesn't take much skill to destroy an instrument, but the Who were just so good at putting that into shows. Plus, Pete Townsend introduced the Windmill arm for guitarists - VaticanCameos
Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Prince all claimed him as a huge influence (with Prince and Michael claiming him as their primary influence). That alone should earn him a place on the top 10, but the fact that he's the most sampled musician ever and laid the groundwork for rap & funk should make him top 5. James Browns loops and yells and horn stabs will be featured on rap & electronic music forever, and his dance moves will be and were watched by any credible dancer that followed him. For him not to be in the top 10 is ignorant
Without The Godfather of Soul, there would be no King of Pop.
Without question, this guy HAS to be in the Top 10
He should be #1 with MJ on second! without James brown there would be no funk, hiphop, rap, no MJ no prince no rappers he chanced the whole music industryV 3 Comments
Influenced a generation of musicians and song writers. Gone way to early.
He should be in the top 20 no doubt.
How the hell is he not 1
It sounds strange, but he isn't so inflential for todays music:
Where comes todays music from, let's see:
Rock comes (most) from rock'n'roll.
Rock'n'roll comes (most) from blues.
Blues comes (most) from work songs.
Let's do it with Pop:
Pop comes (most) from traditional pop
Traditional pop comes (most) from swing.
Swing is a form of jazz.
Jazz comes (most) from blues.
And we already know where blues comes most from.
What's about hip hop?
Hip Hop comes (most) from funk.
Funk comes (most) from Soul
Soul comes (most) from rhythm and blues.
Rhythm and blues comes (most) from (you know it) blues.
Blues comes (most) from work songs.
Ok what popular genres are there...
It comes (most) from blues rock.
Blues rock comes (most) from electric blues.
And electric blues comes from blues.
Punk rock? This comes from rock'n'roll... and we already know from what this genre comes ...more
"Preacher's Wife" said it all-this is what love sounds like.
She should be number 5 or 6
She is the worlds most famous vocalist ever hands down. - israel08
She is the most influential female singer of all time. its either you wanna dance like Michael or sing like WhitneyV 1 Comment
The inventor of the riff, basically. If it wasn't for his iconic duh duh duh duh symphony (Number 5 ), then nothing would be the same. Just think how many songs and genres rely on riffs - VaticanCameos
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.
Best band ever in my opinion
The origins of "indie" - but also the best live band alongside Led Zepp for me. They need to be nearing the Top 10
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
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.
Sinatra made the music industry what it is today.
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!
NWA was one the most influencial music groups of all time. When society and the law enforcement and many struggles stood in their way, they fought harder. This group was determined to spread messages through many of their tracks and they achieved this many times. For many reasons- this group is and will always be in the top 5 for the most influencial artists of the 21st century.
Put above the Stone Roses at the least. It's just a matter of dignity, man.
Go listen. Should be top 10.
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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