Top 10 Best Music Debates

There have always been music debates. Here's some of them.

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The Top Ten
1 Which song is better, Bohemian Rhapsody or Stairway to Heaven?

Both are good, Stairway tells a story and is very iconic (and no they did not steal it, it is confirmed) and its one of my favourite songs, along with one of the greatest guitar solos. But I prefer Bohemian Rhapsody because it is nothing like other music made in those days, it is unique and fun to sing along ith.

Bohemian Rhapsody! Stairway to Heaven has a ripped off element (from the song Taurus by Spirit) and this turns me off. Also, Bohemian Rhapsody has better vox.

If you mean tempo, Rhapsody clearly is faster. And if you think Stairway is "more energetic," then you conception of "energy" certainly is curious.

I prefer stairway to heaven over bohemian rhapsody. bohemian rhapsody seems to be boring to me.I like other songs of queen such as we will rock you,hammer to fall but stairway to heaven is little faster and more energetic song than bohemian rhapsody

2 Who is the better singer, Elvis Presley or Michael Jackson?

ELVIS! And I'm not a fan of either of them.

Elvis Presley is better

Elvis is better

King of pop vs king of rock

3 Who is the better singer, Paul McCartney or John Lennon?

McCartney's range once was mind-boggling, but Lennon's was much more distinctive, with qualities suited to several sub-genres.

Paul McCartney has a better range, but John Lennon has an iconic soft voice. Paul McCartney still wins.


Paul wins.

4 Who is the better singer, Freddie Mercury or Elvis Presley?

Elvis was more influential rock artist.

Freddie had better singing abilities.

Freddie. I love Elvis, but Freddie had an amazing vocal range.

Freddie, easily, however I love Elvis.

Without a doubt - Freddie!

5 Who is the better singer, Freddie Mercury or Robert Plant?

Definitely Freddie but Plant is very good, too.

Freddie. Plant isn't a rival for him.

Freddie. Robert is good too.

Freddie. They aren't rivals.

6 Which is the better metal band, Metallica or Iron Maiden?

Metallica are a great band, but Iron Maiden are more talented, and still make awesome music til this day, although Hardwired wasn’t an awful album.

Metallica went downhill in the 90s and haven't really gotten back up. Iron Maiden had Blaze Bailey for a while but even then they produced some of their best live songs such as Sign of the Cross and The Clansman. Check out the Rock in Rio live versions of both of those songs. They will blow your mind. The studio versions are good too.
Maiden's band members also have better and more likeable personalities.

I can't choose. Metallica went downhill in the mid-90s but don't forget that Iron Maiden also had that episode with Blaze in the 90s.

Metallica, guys. Metallica. Though Iron Maiden are also good.

7 Which is the better metal band, Metallica or Megadeth?

Metallica definitely have a better singer, but Megadeth were slightly more talented, and Rust In Peace is the one of the best metal albums of all time, lyrically and instrumentally.

I'll go with Metallica. Megadeth is a great thrash band, but Metallica did stuff other than thrash well, just not as good as they did thrash. Plus, Metallica caused Megadeth to be created.

This is the biggest real debate in the metal community. I know the advatages and disadvantages of these two bands, like them both but if I have to choose I would probably go with Metallica.

I'd tie them. Both went downhill but in their early days produced substantial material.

8 Who is worse, Rebecca Black, Nicki Minaj, or Justin Bieber?

Rebecca is only hated for Friday, Justin has some decent songs and Nikki has nothing to redeem her.

Bieber. Easy

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj.

9 Who is better, Led Zeppelin or The Rolling Stones?

If you're talking pure rock 'n' roll (with inherent forays into R&B), Stones every time.

I like Led Zeppelin more

but stones are also awesome

Rolling Stones better than Led Zep.

Led Zeppelin

10 Who is the better guitarist, Jimmy Page or Ritchie Blackmore?

Ritchie Blackmore. Page is extremely overrated.

Ritchie Blackmore is more skilled

Ritchie Blackmore

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11 Which is the better Linkin Park song, Numb or In The End?

Meh, LP have had better songs and I'm beginning to like Minutes to Midnight and The Hunting Party more than their first two albums.

Neither cause both songs suck.

Both songs are quite mediocre, but In The End has better lyrics, so I’ll go with that.

12 Who is the better guitarist, Jimmy Page or Eric Clapton?

Neither. When Eric Clapton quit the Yardbirds, he was replaced by Jeff Beck, and nobody missed Clapton. When Jeff Beck left the Yardbirds, he was replaced by Jimmy Page, and everybody wanted Jeff Beck to come back. Out of frustration, Page changed the group's name to Led Zeppelin.

Guys that's why I have made this list. All of them/these are very famous and almost close to their competitors.

These are ongoing debates

Anyway I prefer Page over Clapton.He could play more genres of rock than Clapton.He also created some hard-core guitar riffs and solos which led hard-rock to heavy metal.

This is a hairy one, and depends entirely on personal taste. Think, however, Page has recorded more celestial moments than Clapton.

Jimmy Page by far bro

13 Who invented heavy metal, Black Sabbath or Deep Purple?

Deep Purple. Black Sabbath played heavy blues rock in the 70s (confirmed by Tony Iommi himself) but metal has nothing to do with blues. Heavy metal and heavy blues rock are stylistically different - metal uses classical scales and not blues scales. For the same reason Led Zep have never been a metal band - they were also blues inspired. So Deep Purple is the answer - they had classically inspired songs.

I wish if someone added Led Zeppelin with it

Deep Purple and what Metal_Treasure said.

Deep Purple, although I'm not a fan of them.

14 Which is best Taio Cruz song, Dynamite or Break Your Heart?
15 Who's better screamer, Ian Gillan or Rob Halford?

I can't choose, both are awesome but Gillan started it all, especially in metal singing so Halford himself was influenced by Gillan. Gillan also was Bruce Dickinson's vocal idol.

Halford, close though.

16 Who is the better singer, Ronnie James Dio or Bruce Dickinson??

Both of them are

17 Who is the better hard rock vocalist, Bon Scott or Brian Johnson?

Brian is more energetic

Brian Johnson

18 Who's more talented, Rush or Led Zeppelin?

Led Zeppelin is a tighter band, however Rush is, overall, more talented.

Rush because they’re more original. Led Zeppelin plagiarizes for simply being lazy.


19 Who is the better heavy metal band, Iron Maiden or Judas Priest?
20 Who was the best member of Guns N' Roses, Axl Rose vs Slash?

I have no idea. Both are equally talented.

Slash don't care for the rest of Guns N' Roses.

I don't know. Slash?

Slash, Axl is a giant dick.

21 Who's the better vocalist, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey or Celine Dion?

Of those choices, Whitney Houston easily takes the cake.

Personally I can only tolerate the first two.


Whitney Houston.

22 Who is more a queen of pop, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Adele, or Sia?

Well, most people would say Madonna. Some argue that it’s Janet Jackson though.

I forgot to add Ariana Grande to this list :(

23 Which is the better band, Oasis or Blur?
24 Who is the better guitarist, Steve Harris or Dave Mustaine?

Steve Harris is the greatest man who ever lived

25 Who is better rock vocalist, Mick Jagger or Robert Plant?

Plant had a great voice, but his falsetto always sounded like a cartoon cat with its tail on fire.
Jagger's voice well-suited to the Stone's repertoire.

Robert Plant is a better singer, however, Mick Jagger has a more distinctive tone to his voice.

If I would choose then

Plant He had better voice.His voices on tangerine,fool in rain,stairway to heaven are very awesome.They aren't like other songs of Led Zeppelin

Robert is better, but I like Mick's music more.

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