Top Ten Once Good Artists That Should Stop Making Music


The Top Ten

1 Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

I guarantee you would not be saying that if you had been to one of McCartney's concerts. He may not be the singer he once was, but the man's still got it.

Taking it a step further, why should any musician stop producing new material? Granted, New isn't be on the same level as Revolver. (What really is? We hold Paul to ridiculously high standards.) But as an artist, you need to produce art for yourself first and the rest of the world second. What's wrong with that? I'd like to know. - PetSounds

99-year old Paul McCartney could go onstage in a wheelchair and burp his songbook, and it would still be better than whatever pathetic excuse for a music artist is popular today.

Thank you for putting him first on this list. I get slated for saying he's lost his mojo. Clearly I'm not the only one who thinks so. He's had his day. - Britgirl

Paul McCartney in the Beatles - OH MY GOD YES!

Paul McCartney in the Wings - Wow! This is pretty good, but it's no "Sgt. Pepper's"...

Paul McCartney in the Wings years later - Hmm... this is decent, but it's no "Band On the Run"...

Paul McCartney solo - Hm. I guess I'll buy this record. I mean-he WAS in the Beatles...

Paul McCartney solo today - Wait- why do I keep buying his albums?

Silly Paul, solo albums are for John!

and that applies to Ringo too... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

I actually thought New was a solid album, "Save Us" and "Early Days" being the standout tracks. - PetSounds

2 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative more.

What?! Why is Green Day on here? Because their newest stuff isn't punk...? The reason for that is because they are EXPERIMENTAL and aren't willing to stick with just one genre of music and be snobs about it like other artists. Maybe it's not your thing, but it's not bad.

Bands like Weezer and The Rolling Stones still going, yet have lost so much relevance. Green Day on the other hand, is still going because like Radiohead, they keep experimenting.

They should have quit after Warning. But then they would be an overrated "what could've been" band like Nirvana. So maybe if they release American Idiot and show that Green Day could suck then that would have been a good album to quit after.

Guys, Revolution Radio has redeemed this once almost ruined band. Get it off number 1.

I like revolution radio. It's actually really good and still has a trace of their once punk/political songs - AnonymousChick

3 Coldplay Coldplay 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 more.

They're just boring man, I don't know what to say. They were original and cool in the early 2000's but turned into an alternative boy-band. I really can't say I'm still a fan, I deleted all my Coldplay songs around 2014 so I wouldn't get beat up. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

They used to be quite good alt rock/indie rock, now they turned EDM. The worst thing is, people still like them. - CabadePartyhunter

They're just another pop act nowadays - RalphSaad

Coldplay sucks!

4 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of more.

I thought people like 4:44. - JoLeKosovo

I would put Dr. Dre on this list if he didn't still make decent music, however Jay-Z is on it because he's basically the bad music making version of Dre... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

5 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top more.

Her time is done

She was great in the early 90's, but ever since she made Butterfly her material has been bad 90% of the time. - RnBLover

Surprisingly, Caution was actually pretty good and she seems to be improving. - DaWyteNight

6 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

When Fall Out Boy went on hiatus in 2009, they should have never came back together as a band. "Under the Cork Tree" was enjoyable, there were some ok songs in that album, so why continue as a band when you've got a popular album that fans and critics love, and especially when the emo scene was losing momentum? Well, to sell out, make even worse pop songs, and lose all respect people once had for them. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Fall out boy should make one more album that should be bad and that's it - Th3Zm0nst3r

Heck why are they on here there good - TopTenListmaker

No, in fact they shouldn't be on here because they were never good. - Brobusky

They should stop making music and slit their wrists already jc - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

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7 Madonna Madonna 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 more.

What happened to her after Ray of Light? Rebel Heart was only very mediocre, and the hits from it basically scream retirement. - Swellow

Sus used to be good, now she's desperatelly trying to be "hip" and "cool" just to stay on the charts. - Martinglez

8 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., (born, October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.

I loved Doggystyle, it was pure real hip hop. Then I started listening to Bush and after the second song I realized the whole album will be as horrible as the first 2 songs.

I can't believe he still raps... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Yes... snoop dogg can stop - Th3Zm0nst3r

Just shut up

9 Weezer Weezer Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

Look, look, Rivers man, this thing is getting old. Your first 2 albums- awesome man, really great, but uh, here's the thing... When you think you're still 19 making silly rock songs while playing electric guitar at the Playboy mansion. You have kids man! Your over 40 years old!

You get a little sad for the guy when you look at the album covers, from Blue, to Green, to red albums... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Their doing much better now then they were in the 00s. The White album, EWBAITE and Hurley are great. - Cyrobian

Weezer from 2004-2010 should have been on this list but not anymore. Because they have redeemed themselves with EWBAITE and The White Album. There were some good tracks from Hurley but they clearly don't come close to Blue& Pinkerton.

10 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching more.

While never a master of his craft, West at least in the noughties and early 2010's had some talent and produced some really good songs and albums along the way. However, over the past few years, he seems to be more concerned with the celebrity aspect of his career, and is perfectly content with letting his music go to the wayside. As such, his music has dropped in quality dramatically over the last few years, as he is now more concerned with egotistical vanity projects (especially his recent Rihanna and Paul McCartney collaboration) in order to prove that he's a true auteur than he is making any more good music. Please stop Kanye, and if not just please get your act together instead. - Mrveteran

Grumble grumble grumble mumble mumble mumble, is the chorus of one of his songs. Need I say more?

He's still good he just runs his mouth and says regrettable things

He should've have started in the 1st place because his music sucks - Th3Zm0nst3r

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The Contenders

11 R. Kelly R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.

"Marry the p****? " "Lick the middle like an oreo? " "She blow me like a tuba? " Just stop R Kelly, you're making yourself look like one big joke. - DaWyteNight

12 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

They used to be really good... But "Girls like you" and their other new ones honestly suck.

They were pretty good untill 2017... - Monkeywolf228

To me their first few albums were amazing but then they started sucking

How is this not number one?

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13 Taylor Swift 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 break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about more.

She sold out and does crap hipster trend music now instead of the beautiful music that made her famous to begin with. She was actually really good before the fame went to her head, but now I can't stomach her dime-a-dozen songs. I miss the days of Fearless and Speak we're stuck with Red and 1989 and God knows what else there is to come...ugh.

She was never good to begin with.

She is devil

14 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.
15 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

It's pretty sad actually, that these guys think they're still relevant. They had a couple albums in the 80's, and that's where they should have stopped. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Nooo...I love this band! Actually hated them about 10 years ago but they've grown on me and have become one of my favourite rock bands along with Bon Jovi and Nickleback. - Britgirl

The person above ^^^ (Britgirl) Has listed the most annoying bands. Bon Jovi and Nickleback. I'm not denying their talent but they along with definitely Leppard's concerts are 95% head-banging and tryingto get the crowd to cheer. Pathetic.

16 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have more.

Songs of innocence was an amazing album and I was so happy they were appreciate enough to their fans to make it free. I love them so much and hope they continue making music for years to come - YOUnique253

"Songs of Innocence" was released free because no one would pay or appreciate it if it costed 10 bucks... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

U2's next album better be worth my time

17 KISS KISS Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.
18 Meatloaf

I love love love Meatloaf, but I think that Hang Cool Teddy Bear was the last real album left in him. - Xean45

19 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, more.
20 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

No, they are good nowadays. Disagree? Listen to the Hunting Party. - Rorywilbren

They were never good, angsty emo trash

Yes yes yes. please stop linkin park. after the hunting party they should of stopped if they're fans would new if the one more light album was going to be terrible. Nu-metal... no. Nu-pop - Th3Zm0nst3r

21 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from more.

Face it Bey, anything older than three years ago has no relevance here at TTT.

22 Chris Brown Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in more.
23 Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .

I'm pretty sure they've stopped making music, but maybe they'll make a stupid tribute album like they did with Michael Jackson. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

24 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.

He shouldn't be on this list because he wasn't good in the first place.

He sucks and is a bad song artist and needs to go away because he is offending my religion of the one eye baby that likes spaghetti cuts he is cool and stuff and now the baby sun face from the tellitubies will kill you all and burn you ok it's cool when it happens because it gives you cancer and cancer is cool but not cool because it kills people but in this case it is because if Justin Bieber because he sucks and I like video games ok my favorite is Minecraft story mode because it has a good story line and stuff because it is cool

He was bad, now slightly below average - ProPanda

Is he even GOOD? - malamJONES

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25 Rod Stewart Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.
26 Elton John Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

Way past it.

27 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

These guys were really good, but their newest album was horrible - kempokid

28 Rebecca Black Rebecca Black Rebecca Black is a YouTube personality and singer who's infamous for her single "Friday," which was once the most disliked video on YouTube. She has also released other songs, including "My Moment" and "Saturday".

Never good, never talented. - Gehenna

29 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.

They have always sucked.

30 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson more.
31 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). more.

They've been around for more than 50 years now. Their newer stuff really doesn't catch on.

32 Alice In Chains Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.
33 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".
34 Tom Jones Tom Jones Sir Thomas Jones Woodward is a Welsh singer known by his stage name Tom Jones. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s.

Still a great voice unlike McCartney, Rod Stewart and Elton John. Duff choices of overly religious, "preachy" music for the album Praise and Blame means he's lost it for me at least.

35 Noel Gallagher Noel Gallagher Noel Thomas David Gallagher is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis.
36 Rise Against Rise Against Rise Against is an American hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes. They are known for popularizing punk.
37 In Flames In Flames In Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1990. more.
38 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. more.

Excuse me, but Joanne was one of the best folk pop albums I've ever heard. - Swellow

39 Janet Jackson Janet Jackson Janet Jackson is a singer and dancer who is well known for her sexually graphic records, iconic performances, and slightly weak voice. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and videos.
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41 Nas Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper and entrepreneur born on September 14, 1973 in New York City. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.
42 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.
43 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
44 The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips are an American rock band formed in 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The group recorded several albums and EPs on an indie label, Restless, in the 1980s and early 1990s.
45 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.
46 Sex Pistols Sex Pistols The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are considered one of the most influential acts in the history more.
47 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer and actress who was born in McComb, Mississippi, and grew up in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 more.
48 Miley Cyrus 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 more.
49 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. more.
50 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and more.
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