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


The Top Ten

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

One of the most unforgettable singing voices ever.

a big YES - Metal_Treasure


He is genuine - he has soul - and he’s not a show-off!

2 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

3 Bryan Adams Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.

Surprised he wasn't there yet - Metal_Treasure

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

4 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

5 Billy Idol William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor.

Yes! - Metal_Treasure

6 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.
7 Pat Benatar Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, known professionally by her stage name Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award winner.

Class act; great rocker.

8 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

9 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."

Not rock 'n' roll. - Metal_Treasure

Ew, nope.

10 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.

The Contenders

11 Frank Sinatra Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
12 Ted Nugent Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and far right activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock and hard rock.

Talented musician but a racist douche - InsertCleverName

13 John Denver Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s.
14 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.
15 Steven Wilson Steven John Wilson is an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, most closely associated with the progressive rock genre. He is best known for his band Porcupine Tree.

definitely - Metal_Treasure

16 Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter, and musician from Lodi, New Jersey. He is the founder of the bands Misfits, Samhain and Danzig. He owns the Evilive record label as well as Verotik, an adult-oriented comic book publishing company.

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

17 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.

To be fair, most of his punk-type work occurred with the Stooges (who are already in), but I like his solo career material enough to induct him. - Gg2000

18 Meat Loaf Michael Lee Aday, better known by his stage name Meat Loaf, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is noted for his powerful, wide-ranging operatic voice and theatrical live shows.
19 Bjork Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.
20 Diana Ross Diana Ernestine Earle Ross is an American singer, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes.

Not rock 'n' roll.

21 Warren Zevon Warren William Zevon was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician. Zevon's most famous compositions include "Werewolves of London", "Lawyers, Guns and Money", "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" and "Johnny Strikes Up the Band", all of which are featured on his third album, Excitable Boy.

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

Zevon has been waiting to long

22 Ben E. King Benjamin Earl King, known as Ben E. King, was an American soul and R&B singer and record producer. He was perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me"—a US Top 10 hit
23 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

24 Olivia Newton John

Not rock 'n' roll! - Metal_Treasure

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

25 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

26 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

27 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.

28 PJ Harvey Polly Jean Harvey, known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer.
29 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.
30 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.

She was inducted in 2019. - Undistinguished

31 Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

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

32 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 "

33 Kylie Minogue Kylie Ann Minogue is an Australian-British singer and actress. She achieved recognition starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson.

Not rock 'n' roll. - Metal_Treasure

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

34 Tori Amos Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range.
35 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.

36 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.
37 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

38 Cyndi Lauper Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights activist. Her career has spanned over 40 years.
39 Sarah McLachlan Sarah Ann McLachlan is a Canadian singer and songwriter known for her emotional ballads. As of 2009 she had sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
40 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.
41 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.

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

Agreed. He's in for both The Beatles and his solo career; he needs to be removed. - Gg2000

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

42 Link Wray
43 The Notorious B.I.G Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only more.
44 Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper and entrepreneur born on September 14, 1973 in New York City. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.
45 Adam Ant
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