1 Kylie Minogue
Kylie Ann Minogue is an Australian-British singer and actress. She achieved recognition starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson.
She's Australian & she admitted she "wanted to be all Newton-John" who was 1 of her biggest inspirations (along with Prince, David Bowie, Michael Jackson & Madonna) for her music & she continued making music with multiple genres including dance, country & contemporary to this day.
Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically ...read more.
She was clearly influenced by her (along with David Bowie & Michael Jackson) & continues exploring so many genres (like dance genres along with jazz, country, contemporary & many more) & became the main queen of pop for it.
3 One Direction
One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.
Their hit What Makes You Beautiful was an obvious interpolation of Summer Nights (with John Travolta) from Grease & became their biggest hit to this day.
4 Pat Benatar
Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, known professionally by her stage name Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, and four-time Grammy Award winner.
Her song Hit Me With Your Best Shot was clearly influenced by Summer Nights (with John Travolta) from Grease.
5 Doja Cat
Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini, known professionally as Doja Cat, is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter from Los Angeles. She is known for her songs "Mooo!", "Juicy", and "Say So", the latter of which reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Her vocals in Kiss Me More (with SZA) interpolated Physical & it's her biggest collaborative hit.
The vocals in biggest hit Kiss Me More (also by Doja Cat) interpolated Physical.
7 Miley Cyrus
Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the ...read more.
8 Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa (born 22 August 1995) is an English singer and songwriter. Dua Lipa was born in Westminster, London, to Albanian parents.
Her song Physical was influenced by Olivia's same-titled song & Prisoner (with Miley Cyrus) interpolated her song. Plus We're Good was apparently influenced by There Are Worse Things I Could Do (with John Travolta) from Grease.
Coldplay are a British pop 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.
Their song My Universe (ft. BTS) was apparently influenced by Summer Nights (with John Travolta) from Grease). It uses 3 chords instead of 4 though.
10 Victorious Cast
Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013 . The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her ...read more.
The vocals at the end of their song It's Not Christmas Without You were apparently influenced by You're the One That I Want (with John Travolta) from Grease.
11 Bella Poarch
12 Delta Goodrem
Delta Lea Goodrem is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age.
She was related & preferred her rock music. Therefore her main genre is rock.
13 Tegan and Sara
Tegan and Sara are a Canadian indie pop band formed in 1998 in Calgary, Alberta, composed of identical twin sisters Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin. Both musicians are songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. The pair have released eight studio albums and numerous EPs.
The lyrics in their song Closer was based off of Physical, so they were obviously influenced by her.
14 The Corrs
Their song Summer Sunshine is an apparent indication they were inspired by her. It resembles Summer Nights (with John Travolta) from Grease & it has summer in the name. Plus Baby Be Brave sounds like Magic.
15 Cyndi Lauper
Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights activist. Her career has spanned over 40 years.
Apparently she's been trying to use her music style & versatility.
16 Emeli Sande
Her song Next to Me has vocals somewhat similar to You're the One That I Want (with John Travolta) from Grease, indicating she was apparently influenced by her.
17 Taylor Swift
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter.
She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing personal songs and for having won 11 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old, and after watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt that she should go to Nashville to begin a country music career. She then signed a contract with RCA Records and began to write songs.
Liv did You're the One That I Want (with John Travolta) from Grease, which apparently inspired Emeli Sande to do Next to Me, which in turn inspired Taylor Swift to sing Me (ft. Brendon Urie). The vocals tell all.
18 Brendon Urie
Brendon Boyd Urie, more commonly known as Brendon Urie, was born April 12, 1987, in St. George, Utah. He is an American singer, songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is best own as the lead singer of the American pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco. He is the only original remaining member. ...read more.
Taylor Swift's song Me (which he was featured on) was inspired by Emeli Sande's Next to Me which in turn was apparently inspired by You're the One That I Want (with John Travolta) from Grease.
19 Little Mix
Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.
The melody in their uptempo anthem Breakup Song was apparently influenced by Summer Nights (with John Travolta) from Grease. The 1st chord was removed & the last chord was extended in the melody.
20 Joshua Bassett
His song Telling Myself was apparently influenced by Physical in vocals & it came out shortly after Prisoner by Miley Cyrus & Dua Lipa which obviously interpolated the vocals.
21 Ava Max
The melody of her song So Am I was apparently influenced by There Are Worse Things I Could Do (with John Travolta) from Grease.
22 Bangtan Boys (BTS)
BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment.
The song My Universe by Coldplay (where they were featured on) was apparently influenced by Summer Nights (with John Travolta) from Grease. It uses 3 chords instead of 4 & the last chord is extended to double time.