Musicians You Would Bring Back From the Deadjestina1292
The Top Ten
This is in response to the comment I just read about the Queen fan who doesn't listen to much else other than Queen anymore... We must've been separated at birth! You sound just like me! Once I 'discovered' Queen, finally, I really didn't care to listen to anyone else either! After Freddie's amazingly magnificent voice, everyone else is a let-down. Plus, it took me so long to finally find the perfect band that it just doesn't interest me to hear anyone else now. And I'm going to make up for lost time! Plus there's so much to explore. I still cannot get over what a fabulous voice Freddie had. It simply blows me away! Songs I've heard tons of times will suddenly just stun me b/c of their incredible brilliance. So, it's hard to move on from my favorites b/c they still captivate me so much.
So, yes, if I had the chance to bring a musician back, it would definitely be Freddie, the greatest/best singer ever to grace the Earth!
Happy Birthday, dear sweet Freddie!
If Freddie came back, Queen could reunite and we could have real music again. No more Miley Cyrus (or Hannah Montana) or Jonas Brothers or Rhianna. I could actually say I listen to "modern music". haha - ObsessedwFreddie
If Freddie were still alive, Queen may still be alive and kicking today, instead of a shadow of its former self. After Freddie died, John left the group. Supposedly he became depressed and is still depressed today. Brian and Roger wouldn't have to try and substitute someone for Freddie, because you can't substitute Freddie.
I would trade any other singer for him.V 22 Comments
He didn't deserve to get shot. - InsertNameHere
Got shot. Needless death, didn't need to get shot. No motive was there. Left us far too soon John. I hope Chapman dies and rots alone.
John Lennon's death was the number one tragic death. People were shocked and grieved beyond anything imaginable. He was just coming back to us after a five year hiatus during which he continued his soul searching and raised his younger son. He was an amazing, beautiful, peace loving, flawed and brutally honest and loving musician and a giant among humans. He will be forever missed and is irreplaceable on every level.
No one's death was ever as sad as johns. No loss is comparable. Most of our hearts died that day and he is missed every moment of every day. It's been close to forty years and feels as though it was yesterday!V 38 Comments
When I was little, about 6 or 7, only a couple days after his tragic death, my parents and my sisters and me were watching a collection of his music videos. I loved his voice, so I asked my mom, "Who is that guy mommy? " And she answered, "That's Michael Jackson sweetie. He's claimed to be one of or the best singer ever born." So I smiled and said, "He's a wonderful singer." Then it came to me, and I asked, "Will I get to meet him? ". My parents stopped and looked at me. My mom smiled and my dad took a sip of his drink and said, "Sorry sweetie. He's dead.". I paused and looked at the screen, and started to sob, not even knowing who he was. My parents asked, "Whats the matter? " And I just flat out screamed, "I MISS Michael JACKSON! " And to this day, that was a little embarrising, but now I know I meant it. He was an outrages man. He was great, spectacular, fantabulous, I could go on. I miss this guy, A LOT. - LpsDisneyTmntFreak
Let's just say that if he did come back we'd be listening to actual music instead of hearing some prepubescent kid with women's jeans say "baby over and over again.
(Then again, if he did, those tabloids would print more fake bull crap about him again. )
Michael Jackson is the greatest entertainer that ever lived. He gave us such beautiful music that will be listened to forever. He sang with such passion and love, when you listen to him you could just hear God working trough him. He was also such a loving, beautiful person who really cared about the world and people. It is a shame that he is not here
That doctorV 30 Comments
This guy must return... A few more albums and songs needed! The last real rockstar who ever lived
Bring back Kurt! We miss him :'( also bring back (Elvis, Mj, John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Tupac, & Jim Morrison) but especially Kurt.
He is just too good not to revive. His voice is perfect.
Greatest musician of all time, he didn't have to shred a guitar or play with his teeth in order to make an impact on the music industry as a whole. Live Kurt Cobain forever.V 32 Comments
man, Cliff should totally be in the top ten. he had way more talent than Eazy-E or Kurt Cobain. Cliff was the reason why I learned bass. Man you guys should go listen to "anesthesia" - latinometalhead94
For Cliff The Bell Tolls. Gave us hellaciously good music and was flung out of a bus window for doing so. That fateful night in September changed Metallica forever.
Only reason I didn't vote cliff is that with him alive, In my Darkest Hour, To Live is to Die, and other songs like that wouldn't exist. Still, RIP Cliff.
Without his death, I doubt there we would have Enter Sandman and stuff like thatV 7 Comments
I literally came to this list just to see if dime was on it. He's here but lower than I thought. Sadly. I hope dime cliff and bonzo are jamming away as we speak. Rip boys
This guy doesn't even have a PICTURE! He sure as Heck deserves one! Rip Dimebag.
Unique guitarist of all time
Where is his picture?!V 3 Comments
A talented white blues guitarist in Tacoma, Washington State once described Jimi Hendrix like this "...he was a COMPOSER...he can take a song and play it and that thing will come out different everytime..." It's not about technique, good looks, gimmicks, etc. It's about EMOTION and CONNECTING with the listener. Jimi Hendrix could do that and blur categorization. Jimi would sleep with his guitar, go to the restroom with it, and Jimi even cried when someone threw it off the bus when they thought Jimi stole from them! - rahighsucks
Come on this list is crap. Aaliaya, Eazy-E, Kirk Cobain, and freakin' left eye from TLC or whatever they were called in the top 10 that's a disgrace to have real legends like Hendrix, Harrison, SRV, and Marvin Gaye behind people like that. - Chris-1
He is a better musician than most people nowadays and he would bring back classic blues and rock!
How isn't Hendrix number one? If he came back, there wouldn't be anymore pop garbage around. Then him and SRV could finally meet if Stevie came back too. - BrianScott01V 7 Comments
The man invented rocking out a cover song. Not to mention he had quite a few amazing originals. - Christian.H.Mills
it wouLd be awesome if we couLd... He died so younq =( - rebeLLious
Elvis is #1 for sure! Everyone knows it! - Alexandr
He still is the Man The Myth and The Legend,
When Elvis was in the Building, everyone else seemed invisible
What a masterpiece. Definitely deserves the number one spot. So legendary in the world of metal, and more generally, MUSIC.
He had an amazing voice and was one of the best singers that ever lived. I was sad when he died. I would love to bring him back if I could.
He's honestly a metal version of Freddie Mercury in my opinion
My dad and I will listen to his music in the car a lot. He brought me closer to my dad, and he helped to bring me (13 yr old girl) into the world of hard rock and heavy metal. It's pretty impressive to get a thirteen year old on the rock sideV 4 Comments
In one of my favorite bands of all time and had unbelievable amount of talent and skill, sad he's gone
He is my favourite drummer ever. I wish we could bring him back, they haven't been the same since he died.
He needs to be higher... Michael Jackson is seriously overrated. Freddie Mercury rightfully deserves his spot, but the Rev does too...
He's too gpodV 5 Comments
Nobody played like Jeff. Slayer is in my TOP 5, that is saying Pink Floyd, Prince, Slayer, Mozart, Beethoven!
2Pac was a rap legend! Never gets old! Unfortunately he is no longer with us but his legacy lives on. To be honest I would have 2Pac, Biggie, Aaliyah and tons of other legends on this list, rap or not, back on Earth. If that was to happen, mumble rap, crappy pop music, including Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, shall be no longer, much to the extent that awful music these days would have never existed in the first place, and music (including rap) shall be restored to its glory. 2Pac should be the president of music as he would make music great again.
He was a great artist period, in every field from music, acting, poetry. I would bring him back because I feel that he had so much more to accomplish. He accomplished so much in just 25 years but I feel had so much more to do and say. He wasn't perfect like the most of us and I think he would've evolved and took interest into other areas but would've stayed close to rap. I feel he would've did a lot more for his people and helped them succeed. Man I just miss him do much. The world and hip hop needs him
HE achieved so much in only 5 years on the map, only 25 years old and produced substantial amounts of music if he had another ten years on the scene he wouldn't have just changed rap but the world! He would have been by far the best music artist ever
No way Pac should be anywhere but 1st on this list.
He was such an influential artist who used his popularity to spread a positive message for the next generation, telling them not to do drugs, stay in school, and he also raised social issues in his songs, like the need for support of children by their families and the fact that many people are discriminated against and told because of their colour, race, place of birth, or social status, that they are less important than people of a "higher status" than them.
Really! Why isn't Jim in the top 10! Only lasted 5 years and look how much great music and poetry has been written by him! I'm surprise The Doors didn't have more #1 hits. - westofohio
Come back Jim, we need you! We'll trade in Justin beiber or something.
Yes Jim. You were such a kind man when I knew you. You will always be remembered
Wow he would had been my #1. I'm surprisedV 8 Comments
Knew him personally and a too kind and gentle soul to leave us so soon.
Wouldn't expect him to be here. Glad he is!
A great musician, a great friend to those who knew him, founder of the Traveling Wilburys, and a man we lost far too soon. - chriscg
Should totally be in top ten! He's my favorite Beatle!V 5 Comments
I wanna dance with somebody! With somebody who loves me! - Swiftdawn
We'll always love you!
I love you whitney
Whitney deserves to be at least number 3!
David was more than music... He was creativity at its finest. Never one to shy away from originality for originality's sake. He was Visual, Visceral, Graphic and "Out There" when the world was stuck in the state of "The Formula" of success. His music was what shaped the stars of the world from Debbie Harry and Madonna, the Clash to the Trews and Nine Inch Nails. The creativity never stopped. Each album was entirely different. And always one to point out what he liked and hated in his own work. ( Tonight was not one he liked well, he claimed he was under so much pressure he put it out. He said in an interview that he didn't feel it was allowed to flow or develop in his usual process Which was a great experience because he really went back to being himself not what the sales or labels wanted.) These days there are so many acts that rely on a labels idea of what they are and not what they really are. His sound was unique and his voice was both haunting and warm all at ...more
Definitely want Bowie back. He was so musically active til the end. Gives me chills to think about what he would've created if he had more time with us.
Did more with music than any other artist. There wasn't a style that he couldn't put his own thing on.
RIP - SwiftdawnV 9 Comments
Why is Cash not in the top ten? Top five? Top three? He was what ask musicians strive to be. He was a musician for the people, loved by the people, and you listened to him when he sang. And if you had the guts to speak when he was singing, you'd learn fast to shut up and listen. Ask any musician, and they'll tell you that yeah...Johnny was the ultimate musician.
Johnny Cash deserves to live forever. He's one of only a few people that's is in the country and rock and roll's hall of fame he's the greatest
Many people who say they don't like country music will still say they love Johnny.
Better than tupacV 1 Comment
He put east coast rappers on the map!
Had so much more to give us...
R.I.P. To the God of the east coast rap game.
I don't know half of the artists above him so yeah B I G the G O D
Hell yes! We miss you Loon!
I think he would die few days later - waldo
Very unique drumming style...one of a kind. Little bit crazy, though. - BobG
Beautiful woman. Beautiful voice. I wish someone could have found a way to help her.
I could only imagine what else she would have sung or created. There is no other alto that can match her style and clarity! - funtigg
Karen needs to be higher on this list...
i miss youV 2 Comments
Can't believe I had to add this legend
Good thing you did.
He was taken too soon
Forty-two, thirty-nine, fifty-six
You could say she's got it all - dek
Buddy, so much in such a short time, you died in 1959 at age of 22, and we still miss you.
Buddy Holly is one of the first people I think of, with singer-songwriters who should have kept living...
While he isn't top pick he should be up there. He was only 22 - 2storm
"The Day the Music Died" was a very sad day.
If Randy would live more, he would be the best guitarist for now. He had so much talent and it was so bad that he died.
One of my favorite guitarists of all time. His work on all the three Ozzy Osborne albums is nothing short of perfect - Crazy Trains, for example, has one of the most recognizable riffs ever.
No way he belongs here, he had SO many great years ahead of him - UFasten8Me
Raised the bar on what was expected from metal guitarV 3 Comments
Aaliyah I would absolutely bring back to life because not only was her music good and she was beautiful but she could also Dance I loved her Dance moves, she Dance so confident and made every dance step look so sexy but Hip Hop at the same time, and her face was worth a million dollars she was beautiful and her movies were really good Queen of the Damned is still one of the best Vampire movies ever Aaliyah we miss so much I just wish she'll come back to us I am about to cry.
Aaliyah was just entering her prime at the time of her death. She sang like an angel and had great dance moves. What I really love about her is her personality, she was never trashy. Aaliyah carried herself like a lady, she was very mature for her age and she was very sweet. The angels took her too soon, I wasn't even born at the time of her passing. RIP Baby girl, she really should be higher on this list - FlakyCuddles43
She was a pioneer, and was on her way to becoming the next janet jackson or pop icon taking over the music world. Music hasn't been the same since she left. Its quality has gone down dramatically.
Her, left eye, Tupac,Selena,MJ, Whitney,prince, biggie,eazy e, and prince and John Lennon I would bring back.V 7 Comments
he is simply the worlds greatest with his inspirational music and talent, and all his children have followed in the footsteps of this legend. No. 1
He was a great singer who made some of the best music ever and he needs to be at least top 10 on this list. His quotes were amazing and deep. He was the best musician of his time.
Brought Reggae to the rest of the world. Great, great musician. - Wii360
He-should-be-number-1V 6 Comments
This guy is supposed to be number 1. Died in his prime, his death was a tragedy. The best drummer that ever lived and along with the rest of Led Zeppelin made the best songs ever heard.
Why the hell isn't this higher up? This man made history every song he played was the work of god
Awesome drummer ever too bad he died should be higher on the list especially cause he died young so we never got to see what Led Zeppelin could done
This guy needs to be in the top 3. Never has been and never will be another drummer like him. The raw power and emotion is unheralded. There's no knowing what he and Zep would have accomplished. Long live Bono.V 3 Comments
Man such a great ARTIST. Simply put, I miss him!
Prince was loved by everyone. Was a great artist in the 80s which in my 45 years was the best time in music.
Layne, Layne, Layne! I pick Layne. He was so incredible, his voice and musical talent will never be duplicated. He was growing musically before he died, I can only imagine the incredible music he would have made had he lived longer. Truly an amazing talent! RIP Angry Angel We Miss You
Layne should definitely be in the top 10! He had a beautiful voice and it was taken away from us, I would love to see it back.
I would bring back Layne, he influenced many of his fans to beat their addictions. I think he would have continued to make great music with AIC and given the world a lot more great music.
Man, let's get Layne up to the top 10V 1 Comment
If he still alive he is going to be one of the best Vocalists alive... Nobody will ever forget you chuck you were the best Death Metal Vocalist and you were genius.. And also you were the best death metal guitarist - nooreldeen
We miss you Chuck. I listened to Human while driving home and I shed tears knowing that such a great man no longer walks this earth. Always in our hearts though.
Death metal live long! Thanks chuck for inventing such a wonderful genre
Just imagine the sick solo's he'd have come up with.V 3 Comments
Thank you Luther
With all due respect to Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood, nobody could replace Brian. I would have love to see what Brian could have done post-Stones
A great musician!
I would do ANYTHING to be able to hear more music from him!
Great guitarist, great singer, but his most prominent feature is his soul. He's pure soul, man.
I would do anything to bring him back.
There Was No One Like Him.
He is and always will be missed Mah dude.
Best metal vocalist and probably the single most talented vocalist of all time.
My hero. Either Mitch, Cliff or Randy.V 1 Comment
Simply marvellous is the expression for this beauty! YOU SEE, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOMEONE LIKE beyonce and her is that beyonces voice can easily be immitated but amy had a certain deepness but gentleness to her voice. It could speak to you. Her voice lurred you to go pass just enjoying the song to actually listening to the lyrics! Shes a legend! I wish I met her before she died. She didn't deserve to die so early
The queen of jazz. Should be higher on the list!
An amazing talent, gone too soon.
This cutie should be at #1. - FandomstuckV 2 Comments
I can't believe he doesn't already have a spot on the list.
Legends never die
So many good songs,Long live Linkin Park and their legacy! - Lord28
So sadV 2 Comments
Left-eye was an amazing artist, she was on her way to becoming a solo artist, separate from TLC. She could rap like no other and had a personality that lit up the scene. I miss you L.
I want to bring her back from the dead as a necromancer when Lisa dies and becomes a ghost. - Fandomstuck
Hide was the lead guitarist of X Japan
Simply timeless, my top 5. I always think, we only get to hear covers of your music, what was it like to REALLY see you LIVE!
He was so great. And he was only 35 when he died, which was too early. He had a great voice, great music, and played guitar very well. He will definitely be missed.
I really wish he was still here. He had potential to do so much. - greatesttop10s
The world lost a lot on August 27, 1990 - vwade8
Why isn't he in the top 10? - SirSkeletorThe3rd
He should be higher he was awesome and inspired many
She should definitely be higher up. Best pure voice of all time.
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