Top 10 Solo Artists Deserving to Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


The Top Ten

1 Phil Collins Phil Collins Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who has also worked as a record producer and actor.


2 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.

He's scary...but good

A screaming, incoherent burnout.

He did, In 2005

3 Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Who .

Pete Townshend's Top 100 solo songs (no Who songs)
Rank Song Album
1 Let My Love Open the Door Empty Glass
2 Slit Skirts All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
3 White City Fighting White City
4 My Baby Gives It Away Rough Mix
5 Rough Boys Empty Glass
6 Prelude All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
6 Face Dances Part 2 All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
7 Give Blood White City
8 Keep Me Turning Rough Mix
9 A Little is Enough Empty Glass
10 Stardom In Acton All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
11 Crashing By Design White City
12 Heart To Hang Onto (with Ronnie Lane) Rough Mix
13 And I Moved Empty Glass
14 Somebody Saved Me All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
15 Brilliant Blues White City
16 Misunderstood Rough Mix
17 I Am an Animal Empty Glass
18 North Country Girl All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
19 Hiding Out White City
20 Street In The City Rough Mix
21 Jools and Jim Empty Glass
22 The Sea ...more - Garjen

4 Whitney Houston 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 more.

Guess it doesn't matter if it's not rock 'n' roll. Never has with the "hall."

Ew, nope.

5 Pat Benatar Pat Benatar Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, known professionally by her stage name Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award winner. V 1 Comment
6 Billy Idol Billy Idol William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor.
7 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.

The band is in already, but he's accomplished a lot since he's broken off as a solo artist, too - Shake_n_Bake13

8 Diana Ross Diana Ross

Not rock 'n' roll.

9 Ted Nugent Ted Nugent

Talented musician but a racist douche - InsertCleverName

10 Joe Cocker Joe Cocker John Robert "Joe" Cocker was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs.

The Contenders

11 Stevie Nicks Stevie Nicks Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums.
12 Ben E. King Ben E. King
13 Warren Zevon Warren Zevon

One of America's most well respected but underrated singer songwriters

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14 Sammy Hagar Sammy Hagar Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar, also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, musician and entrepreneur.

His solo work deserves more recognition

Diamond Dave is better, don’t kill me for my opinion - InsertCleverName

15 Johnny O'Keefe

Johnny O'Keefe was a major influence for many Australian artists.

Johnny O'Keffe was Australia's first rock star of the 50's he biggest hit was The Wild One ( Real Wild Child ) which was covered by Iggy Pop in the 80's

16 Olivia Newton John

She was massive in the 70's and 80's

17 Iggy Pop Iggy Pop James Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor.

The Clash and The Ramones got in for their influence on punk, and Iggy being the founder of the genre or at least proto-punk, he deserve to get in.

18 Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig

Founded the misfits.
Invented horror punk.
Continues to kick ass in his solo band Danzig.

19 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

He was a brilliant musical pioneer and no one could touch his lyrics, his poignancy, his honesty and his humanity - Pfeifferpfan

John Lennon is already in since a long time ago. - Undistinguished

20 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams

Pfft... you call this guy rock? - InsertCleverName

21 Steven Wilson Steven Wilson Steven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre. He is best known for his band Porcupine Tree.
22 Weird Al Yankovic Weird Al Yankovic Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music video director, film producer, and author.

His man has created his own genre Just let him in to the rock n roll hall of fame

23 John Farnham John Farnham John Peter Farnham, Jr., formerly billed as Johnny Farnham from his professional debut in 1967 until 1980, is an English-born Australian pop singer.

Although John Farnham success has been limited to Australia and Europe Farnham's career spans 50 years.. Australia highest selling album within Australia is Farnham 1986 comeback album Whispering Jack selling nearly 2,000,000 in 1986 - 87 when Australia's population was just 18 million.. Regarding as one of the biggest successful Musical comebacks of all time... Farnham's hit single from Whispering Jack, You're The Voice is timeless classic anthem.

24 Paul Kelly

Australian Influential singer songwriter has influenced many Australian and International songwriters..
Great songs like "Before Too Long "" Too Her Door " "Dumb Things " " From Little Things Big Things Grow " How To Make Gravy "

25 Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue

Australia most successful solo artist.. 50 million in album sales

26 Tori Amos Tori Amos
27 Joe Satriani Joe Satriani Joseph Satriani (born July 15, 1956) is an American instrumental rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, with many of his former students achieving fame, such as Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie more.
28 Russell Morris

Russell Morris is Australian pop rock singer that has been in the Industry since the 60's his signature song " The Real Thing " was a massive hit in 1969... But in recent years has reinventing himself has a blues singer with his albums gaining acclaim.

29 PJ Harvey PJ Harvey Polly Jean Harvey, known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer.
30 Beck Beck Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.
31 Jeff Buckley Jeff Buckley Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. more.
32 Jon English

Jon English is another underrated Australian singer that deserved more international recognition.. He was massive in Australia through out the 70s and early 80s... Before he died in early 2016 he was help young and upcoming muso's get a start

33 Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper
34 Sarah McLachlan Sarah McLachlan
35 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.
36 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams

It never crossed my mind that he wasn't inducted yet. Vote him up guys! - Undistinguished

37 Mike Oldfield Mike Oldfield Michael Gordon Oldfield is an English musician and composer. His work blends progressive rock with world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, and new-age music.
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