Most Influential Music Artists Ever

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101 Dire Straits Dire Straits Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.
102 Billy Joel Billy Joel

How is Billy Joel so far down? I'm not arguing he should be top ten, even top 20, but seriously he is 100! :/

103 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake

Classical plus hip pop music and unique style of dancing

104 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is an American hip hop group from Cleveland, Ohio. It consists of rappers Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone and Flesh-N-Bone.
105 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.
106 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Too much emotion & hard pounding rhythm to be put into words. Maynard James Keenan is a vocal legend, and he doesn't really care what you think.

107 Benny Goodman

This guy paved the way for rock, pop and of course, jazz music. If it wasnt for his Carnegie Hall concert, There would be no rock music. No he was not a rocker or a popstar but with his swing music he paved the way for more popular music genres to come. Thank this guy for everything - AlbertAngrySami

108 Big Star
109 Rascal Flatts
110 John Coltrane John Coltrane
111 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

successful singer and actress - Alexandr

112 Shania Twain Shania Twain
113 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson
114 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.
115 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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116 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!

117 Van Morrison Van Morrison
118 Kasabian Kasabian Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members consisted of vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Chris Karloff, and bassist Chris Edwards.
119 Blink 182 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

How are they so low? They influenced bands like Sum 41, All Time Low, and New Found Glory, and tons of other modern bands many people like. Without them, all of your favorite modern bands would not exist, they popularized a genre and widespread it. People give all the credit to Green Day and literally no credit to Blink-182. Well, I give credit to both bands because both of them did this, Green Day brought it back, and Blink-182 perfectioned it and made it go widespread and popular. - AnimeDrawer

120 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

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