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 Jay-Z Leaving Roc A Fella
8 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.

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

The Newcomers

? Christina Grimmie Assassinated

This was such a horrible time in music. A true angel, killed in the hands of an evil man. RIP Christina.

The Contenders

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
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