top ten recording artist of all time. (why not?)

Not the authoritative list, but just a quick one i thought of off the top of my head. I’m open for suggestions…bored…wow. I’m not sure what the criteria is – i guess quality of the artists???

1. The Beatles

2. Bob Dylan

3. Neil Young

4. Elvis Presley

5. Micheal Jackson

6. Nirvana

7. Ray Charles

8. Janis Joplin

9. Tom Petty

10. MUSE

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7 thoughts on “top ten recording artist of all time. (why not?)

  1. mrparks says:

    wow, this is a difficult list to make!!! hmmm, are we looking at length of time that the artist has been recording, volume of work, impact, pure numbers – ahh, it’s impossible! one thing that i would definitely say is that muse should move up in the ranks. although i love tom petty, i think that overall his songs are pretty similar – although he really has staying power and has done some amazing collaborations (travleing wilburys, stevie nicks, etc.) anyway, we could discuss this for a while when i get home. i love you and miss you so so so much!!!!

  2. Reverend Strange says:

    Michael Jackson…? On numbers alone, maybe, but he certainly doesn’t do it for me. I guess that’s the beauty of pop music, though; each to our own, eh? I’d have the Kinks in there, as you wouldn’t have most post 60s pop without them, and Muse, well, they’re kinda like the b*stard son of Queen and Radiohead, but I guess I’d still have them in my top 100.

  3. Andy says:

    Muse? I think Coldplay and Queen are definite contenders.

  4. jobakin says:

    How About Pink Floyd Or At Least 2 Pac Fuck Janis Joplin

  5. mrparks says:

    well as i said, it is not an authoritative list – just my own (for the moment) 2 pak – NO WAY. Janis was on there for a bit then she got bumped…

  6. mrparks says:

    First of all Andy, Queen was probably a major influence for MUSE, and as for Coldplay…are you kidding? You cannot even put MUSE and Coldplay in the same sentence. I mean i like Coldplay – i’ll listen to it in the background or something but you’ve got to be kidding me.

  7. mrparks says:

    from mrs. parks….
    the beatles, john lennon, bob dylan, nirvana, muse, neil young, i don’t know who else – i’m not sure if i’m making the list based on artists i love or the all around winners. if we’re going with artists i love, then i would also add alice in chains, tenacious d, the killers, elliot smith

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