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.

What the heck is a "Lil Wayne"?

10 Elvis Presley Death

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 Chester Bennington's Suicide
20 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.

21 Marvin Gaye Shot Dead by Father
22 Rick Allen Car Crash In Losing His Arm
23 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper Killed In a Plane Crash
24 Whitney Houston's Death
25 Milli Vanilli Exposed As Lip Synchers
26 John Lennon's Remark "More Popular Than Jesus"
27 Manchester Bombing in Ariana Concert

Poor Ariana

28 Lady GaGa Madonna Fashion
29 Miley Cyrus Naughty Photos
30 Eleven People Die at a Concert In Cincinnati by The Who, Trampled to Death
31 100 People Die In a Fire at a Great White Concert In Rhode Island
32 Stevie Ray Vaughan Killed In a Helicopter Crash
33 Legendary Promoter Bill Graham Killed In a Helicopter Crash
34 Otis Redding Killed In a Plane Crash
35 Patsy Cline Killed In a Plane Crash
36 Toto's Jeff Porcaro Dies of a Heart Attack
37 Gary Glitter Sexual Abuse Scandal
38 Sinead O'Connor Tears Up Pope's Picture on Live U.S. Television
39 Meredith Hunter Killed During Rolling Stones Performance at Altamont
40 Madonna's "Like a Prayer" Controversy
41 Dio Gets Cancer and Dies

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

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