Most Influential Music Artists Everisrael08
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Black Sabbath paved the road for metal. And not only that, they are legends. I think people are forgetting the meaning of this list; it's not the best musicians, it's the ones who influence - SoldierOfFortune
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?
Created metal and laid the foundation's for all it's subgenres They are truly influentialV 2 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's amazing. Deserves to be in the top 10. - 906389V 2 Comments
Influenced a generation of musicians and song writers. Gone way to early.
He should be in the top 20 no doubt.
She is the worlds most famous vocalist ever hands down. - israel08
"Preacher's Wife" said it all-this is what love sounds like.
She should be number 5 or 6
She is the most influential female singer of all time. its either you wanna dance like Michael or sing like WhitneyV 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.
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!
Put above the Stone Roses at the least. It's just a matter of dignity, man.
Go listen. Should be top 10.
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
Bow Down for the Queen. We love Beyonce
LOVE foreverV 3 Comments
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