Most Influential Music Artists Ever

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101 Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.
102 Guns N' Roses
103 Journey Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.

I'm almost angry that these fantastic artists are ranked so low, especially with the influence they still have on the modern culture

Why are they so low what the heck

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104 R.E.M. R.E.M. R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. V 1 Comment
105 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

He should honestly be number 1 this docent make sense

HE SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 OR 20 THIS IS CRAZY. IMAGINE? SERIOUSLY Miley Cyrus IS AHEAD OF HIM I'm SO MAD

106 Neil Young Neil Young Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.

Should be top 20, remember godfather of grunge? Remember buffalo springfield? Remember one of the few to never sell out for the extra bucks or fame? All the younger groups love him, like pearl Jan, foo fighters, Dave Mathews. I could name a 100 more. Revise your list!

107 Van Morrison Van Morrison
108 Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
109 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.
110 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.

Should be at the top 5 as one of the shapers of modern music which on it all the other modern day artists were based.

111 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato

She is such a positive examples to young girls and even boys on bullying. She also wrote a book which is like a devotional so I think she could be higher

112 Skrillex Skrillex Skrillex is an American (Born in 1988, in Los Angeles, California) EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on ...read more.
113 Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren is a highly underrated artist. He is a multi instrumentalist who literally Kills on Guitar. He would play all of the instruments on a lot of his albums. He opened new doors for music. He made 30 minute experimental pieces! He was way ahead of his time. Not to mention he produced bands such as "New York Dolls", " Hall And Oates", "Meat Loaf- he played guitar in Bat Out Of Hell also" "Cheap Trick" "XTC", and "Patti Smith". Some works to check out by him are " Something/Anything? ", "A Wizard, A True Star", " Todd", "Initiation", " Hermit of Mink Hollow", "A Capella ", " Global" "No World Order".

114 The Jacksons
115 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.
116 Rakim Rakim
117 Belinda Carlisle Belinda Carlisle Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer who gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time.

Belinda's Heaven is place on Earth is everlasting song - Alexandr

118 Spice Girls Spice Girls The Spice Girls were an English pop girl group formed in 1994. The group consists of Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham, née Adams. V 1 Comment
119 Beastie Boys Beastie Boys The Beastie Boys are an American Rap/Rock group that was formed in 1981 by its three original members, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.

The original mixture of Punk Rock and Rap. Storytellers with style that didn't get hung up on trends or popularity.

One of the first, if not the first white hip hop bands. Influential as hell!

120 Bo Diddley

Didn't he like invent rock guitar or something? This man is the start of modern music, just saying. - mikeford

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