Top Ten Music Lists on TheTopTens Where the Number One Items are Number One Items Probably Thanks to Spam Voting

Spam voting = one person returns for certain lists day by day to vote for one item and make it number one.

The Top Ten

1 Rod Stewart (Top Ten Most Influential Musicians of All Time) Rod Stewart (Top Ten Most Influential Musicians of All Time) Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

I voted on that list, and saw the percentages: Rod Stewart 27%, Bob Dylan 9%, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson and John Lennon 7%, Beethoven 5%, and Chuck Berry 3%. Wow. - allamassal

He's not more influential than Chuck Berry - christangrant

He is a fantastic singer but he can barely play a guitar.

Illustration of one of TTT's worst features, the re-mix. A single re-mix done on an older poll can equal 600-800 "regular" votes. Why bother voting at all?

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2 Freddie Mercury (Best Singers of All Time) Freddie Mercury (Best Singers of All Time) Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

The spam voter who got Rod Stewart to #1 on many lists, votes for this item every day... - Metal_Treasure

Metal_Treasure you are mistaken; it's the Justin Bieber voters that think he's the best singer and the sun shine's out of his a...

Your comment doesn't even make sense. Were you high or drunk when you wrote it? - Metal_Treasure

It's the Bieber voters that vote this, they know where the anti-Bieber voters come from.

We got it - you love Rod Stewart and Justin Bieber, and hate Freddie Mercury. I'm not surprised - fans of subpar singers can't appreciated great singers. - Metal_Treasure

I love Freddie, Rod, David, Mick, Bruce, Paul, Otis, Sam,... what kind of *ùµ£% list is this?
Who makes list's like this?
He must be some frustrated troll.

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3 Rod Stewart (Most Talented Rock Singers) Rod Stewart (Most Talented Rock Singers) Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

He's not more talented than singers like Freddie Mecury, Rob Halford, Ronnie James Dio etc - christangrant

He's talented but definitely not the most talented. And again, since persons like Freddy Mercury, Dio, Bruce Dickinson, Robert Plant, Elvis Presley etc. are on the list, he's surely not the original nr.1 item.

Rod Stewart - 28%
Freddie Mercury - 17% (He's not nr.2 because of spam voters, many people votes for him)
Everything else - Under 10%

4 Hot Legs - Rod Stewart (Top 10 Most Instantly Recognizable Song Intros)

Could also be that a lot of people like this song...a lot.

Oh, and the spam voter also spam voted (voted up) this pathetic comment multiple times. Wow. - Metal_Treasure

I don't even know this song... - christangrant

Wow, #1 Hot Legs 28%, #2 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple, 10%.
The distance between #1 and #2 is very big. I guess this is a small list - with not many other votes and not enough remixes (it has only 5 remixes). - Metal_Treasure

Update as of May 2018:
(because phr was exposed in Dec 2017, but didn't stop spam voting, here are % on May 17, 2018):
#1 Hot Legs - Rod Stewart, 35%
#2 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple, 9%. - Metal_Treasure

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5 Black Star - David Bowie (Worst Albums of All Time)

This album is extremely overrated but spam voting it to number 1 on Worst Albums of All Time list is just pathetic it in no way is the worst of all time - christangrant

I couldn't agree more - it's extremely overrated but not the worst of all time - Metal_Treasure

Irregardless of whether or not you like Bowie or if you thought that Blackstar was a misstep, to call this the worst album of all time when there is far worse music on the list is ridiculous. I'm sorry. - Gg2000

This comes from the Bieber fans; they know exactly where the anti-Bieber voters come from. - phr

You blame Bieber fans even though you were the one who voted this album to number 1 on that list. - christangrant

Black Star by Bowie - 12%
Everything else - Under 10%

6 David Phelps (Top 10 Male Singers With the Most Powerful Voices)

This is my list - the spam voter is a user with 3 accounts (votes with all 3 and also logged out). The user wrote about 100 praising comments about David Phelps (anonymous, of course). And then voted them up... multiple times.
As of Dec 30, 2017:
David Phelps - 32%
Luciano Pavarotti - 14% (and I've been voting for him from time to time trying to fix this list)
Freddie Mercury - 11% - Metal_Treasure

7 Stay with Me - The Faces (Top Ten Headbangers)

To be fair this song is pretty headbangable (i've only heard a Def Leppard cover of it) but it doesn't belong on that list - christangrant

Haha, the fact a song is the nr.1 item on a list that's actually about persons...

Stay With Me by the Faces - 51%
Roll Over Lay Down by Status Quo - 15% (it's also a spam voted item)
Everything else (persons, who's actually the list about) - under 8%

8 Dimash Kudaibergen (Best Male Vocalists of Today) Dimash Kudaibergen (Best Male Vocalists of Today) Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (Commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of a talent show "Singer 2017" in China where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide ...read more.

Wow, it's already 48%-48% both nr.1 and nr.2... I feel a huge sorry for the creator of the list 'Suzypooh'

Spam voted on basically every list of Best Singers of [INSERT RECENT YEAR HERE], and he is also on Sexiest Male Singers at both #1 and #18. - allamassal

The most spam voted list ever (both 1st and 2nd place got spam voted)
Dimash Kudaibergen 50%
David Phelps 44%
Everything else under 3%

9 Han Geng (Best Music Icons of the World)

I'm sorry but a Icon of music is not some lame K Pop Group - christangrant

So a Kpop singer is the best music icon of the world who's not even that popular outside S.Korea? Sure. And also, the nr.2 item on the list are 'Super Junior' a Kpop band, and he is a member of this band.

Han Geng - 16%
Super Junior - 11%
Everything else - Under 10%

10 'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore - David Bowie (Most Offensive Songs)

You willl notice a lot of David Bowie on this list - christangrant

The Newcomers

? David Bowie (Worst Live Singers/Performers)

David Bowie- 29%
Everyone else- 10% and under
I figured that I would stop seeing the imprints of the David Bowie spamdom, but no. I just keep digging up more and more of it. - Gg2000

? Home Free (Top Ten Best Bands With Three or More Vocalists)

Home Free- 46%
Everything else- 7% and under.
I just hope that Home Free spam voting isn't on the same level as it is for Dimash Kudaibergen or Jackie Evancho.
Edit: It's worse than I thought. - Gg2000

The Contenders

11 Rod Stewart (Most Influential Male Singers) Rod Stewart (Most Influential Male Singers) Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

A really stupid comment about him:
'All the Brit rock/pop bands are influenced by Rod Stewart and the Faces.
All the American grunge bands are influenced by Rod Stewart and the Faces.
Not forgetting the British Punk bands.'

Uhm just WHAT? American grunge bands are influenced by Rod Stewart? WHAT? And british punk bands were not influenced by Rod Stewart and the Faces either, they were influenced by '60s garage rock bands and early '70s glam rock acts.

Rod Stewart - 38%
Elvis - 11%
Everything Else - Under 10%

12 Rod Stewart (Artists Who Sold Over 200 Million Albums Worldwide) Rod Stewart (Artists Who Sold Over 200 Million Albums Worldwide) Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

Beatles, Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen are all better artists than Rod Stewart - christangrant

Rod Stewart: 20%

Michael Jackson: 10%

Everyone else: <10%

May I say more? - KingSlayer93316

The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Elvis and so on do not belong in the list of 200 million, the belong in the list of 300 million sales. So this list is maybe not correct. It's like comparing cars with engines of 2000 cc to cars of 3000 cc. Other category, other list.

Maybe Rod Stewart sold over 200 Million Albums, but since acts like Beatles, Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen etc. are on this same list, Rod Stewart surely not the original nr.1 item.

Rod Stewart - 19% (There's a comment: "This guy has all the luck. His love and passion for music and his fans catapulted him to the top.") Don't believe this, it's only one user who votes for him every day.
Everything else - under 12%

13 Smash - The Offspring (Most Important Albums in Rock History)
14 Jonathan Antoine (Male Singers with the Most Personality) Jonathan Antoine (Male Singers with the Most Personality) Jonathan Antoine is a classically trained English tenor. He rose to fame after appearing on the sixth series of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 as one half of the classical duo Jonathan and Charlotte.
15 Yoshiki Hayashi (Greatest Living Rock Musicians) Yoshiki Hayashi (Greatest Living Rock Musicians) Yoshiki Hayashi is a Japanese musician, songwriter, composer and record producer. Better known by his stage name Yoshiki, he is best known as the leader and a co-founder of the heavy metal band X Japan, for which he is the drummer, pianist and main songwriter. The band achieved breakthrough success ...read more.

There are 11 remixes of this list, but none of them mentions Yoshiki Hayashi. Talking 'bout Spam Voting.

Yoshiki Hayashi - 10%
Ann Wilson - 9% (I think she's also nr.2 because of spam voters)
Jimmy Page - 6% (He's not nr.3 because of spam voters, many people votes for him)
Everything else - Under 5%

16 Absolutely Live - Rod Stewart (Best Live Rock Albums)

How come Rod Stewart is being spam voted by the same jackass? - KingSlayer93316

Oh yes, this list is seriously ruined despite it was remixed 8 times and item #1 isn't on them.
#1 Rod Stewart, 21%
#2 Deep Purple, 8% (Made In Japan)
#3 The Who, 5% (Live at Leeds) - Metal_Treasure

17 Stay with Me - Faces (Best Rock Song Intros)

Faces is Rod Stewart band, so nothing new - Metal_Treasure

18 S.O.S D'un Terrien En Détresse - Dimash Kudaibergen (Top 10 Most Emotional Pop Songs)

41% of the votes... who would believe it's not spam voted?

19 Blackstar - David Bowie (Worst Albums of 2016)
20 Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley (All Time Worst Cover Songs)

Another reason the person who voted for this is a hypocrite he claims there's too much hate yet he voted this to a high number on that list. - christangrant

Yes, I think phr would think now some users hate him because of this list... no, I wasn't even the first who discovered these spam voted lists, there was around 20 other users who discovered about phr's spam votes and they told me. And how do we know phr is the one who spam voted them? Fortunately, because the site is showing every votes on the feed and if a registered user did then it writes his name either.

Yes, phr is a hypocrite - this user is blahblah-ing about "there's too much hate in the world" but the same user has been spam voting Jeff Buckley on many BAD lists. And phr demonstrates hatred by spam voting other people on other bad lists, too. - Metal_Treasure

21 Coast to Coast - Overture and Beginners - The Faces (Best Live Albums)
22 Dickie Peterson (Best Bassists With Lead Vocals)

Just came here from "Top Ten Singing Bassists". After reading your comment, Treasure, I realized that virtually every "singing bassist"-related list has been ruined. I like Blue Cheer, and Dickie Peterson has his talent, but the best? No way! - Gg2000

Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer) - 29%
Geddy Lee - 17%
The Blue Cheer fan is the spam voter (he did it on other lists, too) - Metal_Treasure

23 Michael Schumacher (Biggest Cheaters in Sports) Michael Schumacher (Biggest Cheaters in Sports)
24 'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore - David Bowie (Worst David Bowie Songs)

This song- 58%
All other entries- 10% and under.
The Blackstar spam voting is much worse than you think. - Gg2000

25 Coldplay (Top Ten Music Artists with the Most Plagiarism) Coldplay (Top Ten Music Artists with the Most Plagiarism) Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

I know because it's my list and a user votes for Coldplay every day.

Note: this one is not very false, Coldplay plagiarized a lot indeed. But it's here because it's my list and I know they weren't the original nr.1 item and I know who voted for them everyday.

This list is a fight of Led Zeppelin fans against Coldplay fans, they are voting against each other, one day Zepp's on top, the next day Coldplay. Funny really.

26 No Plan - David Bowie (Worst Albums of 2017)
27 Foot Loose and Fancy Free - Rod Stewart (Best Albums That Sold 10-19 Million Worldwide)

This time the spam voter even got to #2 another Rod Stewart album. There are 3 more Rod Stewart albums in the top 20. By the way, I know who is the user.
#1, 31%, Foot Loose and Fancy Free - Rod Stewart
#2, 12%, Atlantic Crossing - Rod Stewart
#3, 10%, Like a Prayer - Madonna - Metal_Treasure

28 BABYMETAL (Best Asian Metal Bands)

Babymetal is surely a very popular band but it wasn't even in top 5. Then suddenly it went so high in one day. A lot of votes in one day. Other items like Artcell, Boris, Abominable Putridity etc are popular in their own countries. And by judging the two remixes of users, everything is fine on the list. The author even crossed Babymetal in his remix. But its still on top of the list. - zxm

29 Philippines (Countries With the Best Singers and Bands)

There are 300+ comments, but I'm afraid most of them are by only one person (or a group of filippino people who decided to spam vote the list).
Also, there's no remix where Philippines would be so high, so it's 100% a spam voted item.
Philippines - 32%
USA - 12%
UK - 11%
Everything else: Under 10%

30 Han Geng (Music Artists With the Best Dance Songs)

Same story as on the best music icons list - Hang Geng - 33%, Super Junior 17%, everything else under 5%

31 Jeff Buckley - Grace (Worst Albums of All Time)

The one person who votes for this claims that this list is a hate list, yet all he does is spam vote this on the list of Worst Albums of All time, he was also the person who voted Black Star by David Bowie to Number 1 on that list. just pathetic... - christangrant

I honestly never thought that somebody can hate a person and singer like Jeff Buckley. Because there is no valid reason. There's no logical reason. Until I saw phr spam voting him on bad lists. - Metal_Treasure

32 Angel - Rod Stewart (Jimi Hendrix) (Top 10 Cover Songs Better Than the Original)

You know who got this to number 1, I haven't heard of this cover - christangrant

Me neither, and I have listened to a lot of stuff, so I know that's bad. - Gg2000

33 Sweet Little Rock 'N' Roller - Rod Stewart (Top 10 Cover Songs that Developed the Original Towards Its Logical and Natural Direction)

Thanks, christangrant. You are right - this is my list and the spam voter is, again, phr. I started voting for other items to save my list but I stopped because if spam voters invest their time in spam voting, I have no time to do it every day. And basically, I find it boring. I prefer to do other things that are, I believe, more meaningful. - Metal_Treasure

This list is seriously messed up, this song wasn't on the orignal list by the author, and its not on his remix but it has 32% on that list and everything else is below 20%. - christangrant

34 B. R. Ambedkar (Greatest People of All Time) B. R. Ambedkar (Greatest People of All Time) Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), popularly known as Babasaheb or B. R. Ambedkar, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination towards Untouchables (Dalits), while also ...read more.

Obviously spam voted, but it's not on a music list

35 Blue Cheer (Best Rock Trios) Blue Cheer (Best Rock Trios) Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues rock style, and are also credited as being some of the earliest pioneers of heavy metal, ...read more.

Yes, this has been spam voted. I've seen it. And I know who's the user. - Metal_Treasure

36 asdsees (Top Ten Biggest Metalheads On TheTopTens)
37 Blackstar - David Bowie (Best Albums of 2016)
38 Blue Cheer (Top Ten Best Psychedelic Rock Artists)

Blue Cheer is over 35%. Virtually every list with something Blue Cheer related at the top has been ruined by spam voting. - Gg2000

39 Awakening - Jackie Evancho (Best Albums With One Word Titles)

Awakening- 20%
Everything else- 5% and under.

Yep, it's ruined. - Gg2000

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1. Rod Stewart (Top Ten Most Influential Musicians of All Time)
2. Black Star - David Bowie (Worst Albums of All Time)
3. Smash - The Offspring (Most Important Albums in Rock History)
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1. Rod Stewart (Top Ten Most Influential Musicians of All Time)
2. Rod Stewart (Most Talented Rock Singers)
3. Hot Legs - Rod Stewart (Top 10 Most Instantly Recognizable Song Intros)
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1. Dimash Kudaibergen (Best Male Vocalists of Today)
2. Jonathan Antoine (Male Singers with the Most Personality)
3. David Phelps (Top 10 Male Singers With the Most Powerful Voices)
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