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.

The explanation does not make sense either even if Rod Stewart influenced both punk and grunge those are still only minor sub genres of the whole of rock all of which was influenced by Chuck Berry.

Peculiar! He isn’t the most influential. - TopTenTed

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

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 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.

Bruce Dickinson, Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, Ian Gillan, Axl Rose, Devin Townshend, Corey Taylor, Glenn Hughes, Layne Staley, Serj Tankian, Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, I can name so many that are better than him. - MattAffterburner

I’d say Freddie is the most talented. - TopTenTed

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%

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

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

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

Hot Legs by Rod Stewart - 28% (strange, most of the lists where a Rod Stewart related item is nr.1 have all 28% of the votings)
Everything else - under 10%

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4 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%

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

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 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

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 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.

Again, peculiar. - TopTenTed

Half of this list is made up of Rod Stewart. - MattAffterburner

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%

7 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.

It isn't spam voting. Freddie has a lot of fans in every age worldwide.
He is first in a lot of list: The greatest male rock singers of all time, Best male singers, Best rock singers, Best male rock vocalists, Best vocalists of the 20th century, Best lead singers, Best frontmen, Best singing voices, Best singers of the 20th century...etc. So are all these lists are spam votings?

He may be mega talented, but he is spam voted by more than one person. - MattAffterburner

It isn't spam voting, a lot of people love Freddie, he has a million fans. Michael Jackson gets a lot of votes too on this list.

If this item gets to the first place, this list can be featured on itself. - Alkadikce

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8 Smash - The Offspring (Most Important Albums in Rock History)
9 'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore - David Bowie (Most Offensive Songs)

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

10 Han Geng (Best Music Icons of the World)

? Best music icons is a Kpop band? And number 2 is a Kpop band? Where is Elvis? Chuck Berry? Metallica, even? Where are all of these? Hell, where is Queen? Led Zeppelin? - MattAffterburner

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%

The Newcomers

? David Phelps (Greatest Male Tenors) David Phelps (Greatest Male Tenors) David Norris Phelps is an American Christian music vocalist, songwriter and vocal arranger, who is best known for singing tenor in the Gaither Vocal Band.

Went from #124 overnight to #1 and the comment section was immediately closed! Surprise! Surprise! NOT!

The Contenders

11 David Phelps (Top 10 Male Singers With the Most Powerful Voices) David Phelps (Top 10 Male Singers With the Most Powerful Voices) David Norris Phelps is an American Christian music vocalist, songwriter and vocal arranger, who is best known for singing tenor in the Gaither Vocal Band.

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

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

Faces is Rod Stewart band, so nothing new - Metal_Treasure

13 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.

According to Wikipedia he has not sold over 200 million anyway in fact he is nowhere close more like 100 million.

Rod Stewart: 20%

Michael Jackson: 10%

Everyone else: <10%

May I say more? - KingSlayer93316

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

Somebody has a very unhealthy obsession with Rod Stewart. 😑 - TopTenTed

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14 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

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 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.

I know he was spam voted, it's obvious. And I hate spam voting. But he's actually a great singer. Yes, I checked him out and my jaw dropped - incredible vocal skills outta this world. For this reason I don't mind him at #1 on that list. Because for me he's really the best male singer of today. If you don't trust me, check out the list Top 10 Quotes From Vocal Coach Reactions To Dimash Kudaibergen Vocal Performances. PS. As of May 13, 2019, he isn't #1 anymore. It's David Phelps, another massively spam voted item on this site. - Metal_Treasure

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%

17 Blue Cheer (Top 10 Best Power Trios) Blue Cheer (Top 10 Best Power 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.

Oh yes I was a bit surprised but never thought it was spam voting. - JoLeKosovo

Blue Cheer - 30%. Everything else - 16% and under. - Metal_Treasure

18 Coast to Coast - Overture and Beginners - The Faces (Best Live Albums)
19 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.

20 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.
21 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

22 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

23 Rod Stewart/Ron Wood (Top Ten Songwriting Partnerships in Rock and Metal)

Rod Stewart and Ron Wood wrote songs together while in The Faces. They are at 38%, while Lennon/McCartney is at 21%, and Jagger/Richards is at 15%. This disgusts me not only because its one part of many cases of Rod Stewart/Faces related spam voting (regulars of this list will know who's responsible), but the user also neglected to emphasize Ronnie Lane's frequent contributions to the band's songwriting. I know I may be beating a dead horse, but the spam voting really irks me, especially because I love the Faces and don't want to see people be repulsed by them due to one user's spam voting. - Gg2000

24 Grace VanderWaal (Top 10 Singers With Raspy Voices)

Grace VanderWall - 25%
Everyone else- 10% and under. - Gg2000

25 Coldplay (Top Ten Most Offensive Bands) Coldplay (Top Ten Most Offensive Bands) 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.
26 Blue Cheer (Greatest Rock Artists) Blue Cheer (Greatest Rock Artists) 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.

Blue Cheer - 34% as of April 2019. Everything else- 7% and under. - Metal_Treasure

27 David Phelps (Best Male Vocalists of Today) David Phelps (Best Male Vocalists of Today) David Norris Phelps is an American Christian music vocalist, songwriter and vocal arranger, who is best known for singing tenor in the Gaither Vocal Band.

The MOST spamming voter on the whole site votes for this dude.

He's one of the most spam voted items on TTT - Metal_Treasure

28 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.

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.

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.

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

29 Blackstar - David Bowie (Worst Albums of 2016)
30 No Plan - David Bowie (Worst Albums of 2017)
31 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

32 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

33 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

34 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%

35 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?

36 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%

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

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

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

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

The guy wrote multiple troll comments on it, too.

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

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

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

40 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

41 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

42 Michael Schumacher (Biggest Cheaters in Sports) Michael Schumacher (Biggest Cheaters in Sports)

Michael Schumacher - 46%. Everything else - 11% and under (as of April 2019). Michael Schumacher has been regularly spam voted for at least 3-4 years by the same user who spam voted Rod Stewart on good lists. Michael Schumacher wasn't even on the original remix of the author of the list. - Metal_Treasure

43 asdsees (Top Ten Biggest Metalheads On TheTopTens)
44 Blackstar - David Bowie (Best Albums of 2016)
45 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

46 '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

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

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

Yep, it's ruined. - Gg2000

48 Let it Be - Jacob & Jackie Evancho (Best Covers of Beatles Songs)

Jacob and Jackie- 23%
Everything else- 10% and under. - Gg2000

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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. 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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