Top Ten Shocking Music Moments

The Top Ten

1 John Lennon's Assassination


Lennon's influence was far beyond music. Truly a citizen of the Earth.

There will never be another John Lennon, and that's all I have to say about that.

Go to hell mark chapmen

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2 Michael Jackson Death

My BFF waited 6 hours in line juss 4 The This is it concert... and well... bam he died - SmoothCriminal

Wasn't expecting it in the slightest. Came as a huge shock.

Laugh out loud How is this not number one, that's odd

If it wasn't 4 this, I wouldn't be a MJ fan... MICHAEL JACKSON FOREVER - SmoothCriminal

3 Kurt Cobain Commited Suicide

Amazing artist who was distinguished in his prime... Sadly, by himself. But he leaves behind truly monumental and timeless music.

There were some people who killed themselves too over this. Was a major moment in music. - VADERtheIMPALER

this was such a great loss. he was such a great artist left us too soon. - lucario411

4 The Notorious B.I.G. Death
5 VMA Kanye West & Taylor Swift

Sorry for Taylor Swift. Kanye! What were you thinking!? Go somewhere else... I agree with you Beyoncé having a great video but that!? Are you even crazy!? - kontrahinsunu

6 Tupac Alive Death Rumors
7 Cliff Burton's Death

Thinking what difference would have been made in the legacy that Metallica have made and the level that he would have taken the genre of heavy/thrash metal sends chills down my spine. If he was alive, he would possibly have been one of the best songwriters of today. On that tragic day the heavy metal genre(the whole art of music in general) had lost a priceless Jewel before he could even reach the pinnacle of his song writing.

8 Jay-Z Leaving Roc A Fella
9 Lil Wayne In Jail

Who cares about Lil Wayne in jail. He put himself into that situation anyway.

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10 Elvis Presley Death

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11 Lil Kim & Nicki Minaj Beef

I'm gonna be honest, if this feud didn't exist, then Stupid Hoe wouldn't exist.

12 Fantasia Tries to Commit Suicide
13 Bon Scott's Death
14 Death of Freddie Mercury

He was a singer. He was an amazing performer. He was a LEGEND.R.I.P. freddie.


15 Swizz Beatz Leaves Wife For Alicia Keys
16 Jason Newstead leaving Metallica

WHAT?!? I only just found out this... Oh that is awful I almost cried when I saw this, I wish he didn't leave :'( poor james wth that was random

17 The Rev's Death

He was a great drummer. R.I.P. Rev foREVer

18 Dimebag Darell Assassinated
19 John Lennon & Yoko Ono Two Virgins album Cover

I cannot believe (even still to this day) that I saw John Lennon naked!
John I love you, but you went too far this time.

20 Marvin Gaye Shot Dead by Father
21 Rick Allen Car Crash In Losing His Arm
22 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper Killed In a Plane Crash
23 Whitney Houston's Death
24 Milli Vanilli Exposed As Lip Synchers
25 John Lennon's Remark "More Popular Than Jesus"
26 Chester Bennington's Suicide
27 Lady GaGa Madonna Fashion
28 Miley Cyrus Naughty Photos
29 Eleven People Die at a Concert In Cincinnati by The Who, Trampled to Death
30 100 People Die In a Fire at a Great White Concert In Rhode Island
31 Stevie Ray Vaughan Killed In a Helicopter Crash
32 Legendary Promoter Bill Graham Killed In a Helicopter Crash
33 Otis Redding Killed In a Plane Crash
34 Patsy Cline Killed In a Plane Crash
35 Toto's Jeff Porcaro Dies of a Heart Attack
36 Gary Glitter Sexual Abuse Scandal
37 Sinead O'Connor Tears Up Pope's Picture on Live U.S. Television
38 Meredith Hunter Killed During Rolling Stones Performance at Altamont
39 Madonna's "Like a Prayer" Controversy
40 Dio Gets Cancer and Dies

It's too bad the media didn't give a crap about his death.

41 George Harrison Dies
42 Mayhem Vocalist Euronymous Stabbed to Death
43 Mayhem Vocalist "Dead" Found Dead
44 Varg Vikernes Murdering Euronymous
45 Tupac Shakur Assassinated
46 Varg Vikernes Inciting Racial Hatred Against Jews and Muslims
47 Selena Quintanilla's Murder
48 Jerry Lee Lewis Marrying His 13-year Old Cousin
49 Mayhem's Dawn of the Black Hearts Album Cover
50 Miley Cyrus Pole Dancing at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards
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