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 in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA. She has 14 studio albums (Madonna, Like a Virgin, True Blue, Like a Prayer,... read more
A lot of people don't know what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or rock n' roll is meant to be. It did not start with white long-haired dudes playing at a garage, it started with black people singing blues and doo-wop music in the streets. And then, blues was mixed with country and gospel into something new, called rock n' roll (as a 50s genre), which evolved into rock music. You should also know that blues had two "sons" named R&B and soul, who also gave birth to disco, new jack swing, hip-hop, and is even related to pop. So any outstanding and significant artist, regardless of genre, can be enrolled in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So now it makes sense.
The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame encompasses all genres of music. It probably should be renamed as the "Music Hall of Fame". Do you think that 50s soul and doo wop singers should be kicked out too? Everybody on this list deserves to be in the Hall of Fame due to their contributions to music as a whole. It should not be dependent on what "genre" you are.
2 Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson (Michael Joseph Jackson; August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter. He passed away from cardiac arrest caused by a propofol and benzodiazepine overdose on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under the initials MJ... read more
Michael Jackson does not deserve to be in The Rock and Roll Hall of fame, because for the same reason for Stevie and Madonna, because he's just not Rock. The only thing that he ever did which was even close to rock was his collaboration with Eddie Van Halen. Even then that's just one song.
Michael Jackson never made rock music. He's also the King of Pop. How is he on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Beat It is definitely a rock song. The guitar riffs were done by Eddie Van Halen.
N.W.A was an American hip hop group from Compton, CA. They were among the earliest and most significant popularizers and controversial figures of the gangsta rap subgenre, and are widely considered one of the seminal groups in the history of hip hop music.
This is nothing like rock.
Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was assassinated on September 1996 at the age of 25... read more
If your body of work has NOTHING to do with rock 'n' roll, go play in the Hip Hop Hall of Fame.
He's terrible and he isn't rock in the slightest.
Not much of a rock star, good rapper though.
5 Aretha Franklin
Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.
Referred to as the "Queen of Soul", she has twice been placed ninth in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". With global sales of over 75 million records, Franklin is one of the best-selling music artists from the second half of the 20th century to the present.
Aretha does not belong in the hall of fame for doing nothing for rock, and not being rock.
The most overrated female singer ever.
ABBA are a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
Don't get me wrong I love ABBA, but they are only the greatest pop group ever, not rock.
Same as Jackson 5.
7 Stevie Wonder
Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
It's a wonder... I wonder if Stevie wonders why he's there too. I like him but you're right, he doesn't quite belong in RnR HoF. I might push for me to become inductee too. I have as much right as he does.
Stevie Wonder does not deserve to be in the rock n roll hall of fame, for not being rock, just like with #1. However, he's at least a better songwriter than Madonna, so he's lower.
8 Public Enemy
Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord, and the S1W group.
Yup, a hip hop band is there. But Iron Maiden aren't... Shame.
9 The Jackson 5
The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, also known as The Jacksons in later years, is an American popular music group. Formed in 1963 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon.
The Jackson 5 are nothing but Funk, pop, and early disco. They have nothing to do with rock.
10 Donna Summer
Ladonna Adrian Gaines (31 December 1948 - 17 May 2012) was known by her stage name, Donna Summer. She was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.
11 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.
I honestly think the only reason she was even considered was because they needed a big name to draw in tickets for the ceremony. Her music style does not draw from rock at all.
Run-DMC was an American pioneering hip hop group consisting of Run, DMC, and Jam Master Jay. They were formed in 1981 and disbanded in 2002 after Jam Master Jay was murdered.
13 Bob Marley
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
14 Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983.
The band's members are Anthony Kiedis (Vocals), Michael "Flea" Balzary (Bass), Chad Smith (Drums) and numerous guitarists, most well-known being John Frusciante.
The band is among the most well-known funk bands in music history with albums like "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" and "Californification"... read more
I like this band, but they are not worth being in the hall of fame. They, in my opinion, did not do anything good enough to be in there.
Rock artists deserve this induction.
15 Laura Nyro
Laura Nyro was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession and New York Tendaberry, and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension recording her songs.
16 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk/punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. 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 rock. Some of their influences include The Ramones, Sex Pistols, NOFX, and Bad Religion. They are best known for their songs like ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’, ‘Basket Case’ and their ‘American Idiot’ & ‘Dookie’ albums. American Idiot sold 6 million copies in the U.S. and won a Grammy Award for "Best Rock Album". Green Day have sold over 75 million records worldwide and have won 5 Grammy Awards. They ...read more.
They deserve it to be in it... because they at least play rock music unlike Madonna or Michael Jackson (Even though I like Michael Jackson)
Any rock artists are qualifiable in this induction.
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
Metallica is an American Heavy/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"... read more
I disagree with this - with all their mistakes, they are still an iconic metal band with some great albums.
"...lack of talent presented in Metallica's music"?! Oh...
It's a bit exaggeration. Maybe they sold out, but they rocked back in their early days, and they were extremely important.
Metallica does not deserve to be in the rock n roll hall of fame for being sellouts, and for lack of talent presented in Metallica's music.
19 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English pop rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several genres, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard... read more
If they disn't deserve to be in that stupid hall of fame then who does! No one help define rock music more than they did! Just dumb!
The Beatles were a POP band, not a rock 'n' roll band.
Maybe overrated but very influential too.
20 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
21 Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian. He is known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working class and sometimes political ...read more.
22 Whitney Houston
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.
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.
KISS does not deserve to be in the rock in roll hall of fame for not being talented and having really bad instrumentation and lyrics.
Queen are an English rock band formed in London in 1970. The original lineup was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar, vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury was a fan of Smile and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate... read more
They're pop and overrated.