Top 100 Greatest Musical Artists

Name the top 100 musical artists according to Rolling Stone.
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Hit Song
Years Active
#
Answer
Burning Down the House
1975 - 1991
100
Talking Heads
Blue Suede Shoes
1946 - 1998
99
Carl Perkins
Move On Up
1960 - 1999
98
Curtis Mayfield
Losing My Religion
1980 - 2011
97
R.E.M
Stop! In the Name of Love
1959 - 1977
96
Diana Ross and the Supremes
Sweet Home Alabama
1964 - 1977, 1987 - Present
95
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Head Like a Hole
1988 - Present
94
Nine Inch Nails
Green Onions
1962 - 1971, 1973 - 1977, 1994 - Present
93
Booker T. and the MGs
Sweet Child o' Mine
1985 - Present
92
Guns N' Roses
Free Fallin'
1969 - Present
91
Tom Petty
Evil Ways
1965 - Present
90
Carlos Santana
Heart Full of Soul
1963 - 1968, 1992 - Present
89
The Yardbirds
Takeover
1986 - Present
88
Jay-Z
Return of the Grievous Angel
1963 - 1973
87
Gram Parsons
Keep Ya Head Up
1987 - 1996
86
Tupac Shakur
Paranoid
1968 - 2006, 2011 - Present
85
Black Sabbath
Fire and Rain
1966 - Present
84
James Taylor
Stan
1992 - Present
83
Eminem
Fortunate Son
1967 - 1972
82
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Save the Last Dance for Me
1953 - Present
81
The Drifters
Man Out of Time
1970 - Present
80
Elvis Costello
It's the Same Old Song
1953 - Present
79
The Four Tops
Search and Destroy
1967 - 1974, 2003 - 2016
78
The Stooges
Sabotage
1980 - 2012
77
Beastie Boys
Will Love You Tomorrow
1957 - 1982
76
The Shirelles
Hotel California
1971 - 1980, 1994 - 2016
75
Eagles
I Saw the Light
1937 - 1953
74
Hank Williams
Paranoid Android
1985 - Present
73
Radiohead
Back in Black
1973 - Present
72
AC/DC
Montana
1955 - 1993
71
Frank Zappa
Roxanne
1977 - 1986, 2007 - 2008
70
The Police
Lonely Teardrops
1953 - 1975
69
Jackie Wilson
My Girl
1960 - Present
68
The Temptations
Sunshine of Your Love
1966 - 1968
67
Cream
Take Me to the River
1967 - Present
66
Al Green
You Really Got Me
1963 - 1996
65
The Kinks
Be My Baby (Cover)
1958 - 2009
64
Phil Spector
What's Love Got to Do With It
1958 - Present
63
Tina Turner
Big Yellow Taxi
1964 - 2007
62
Joni Mitchell
Enter Sandman
1981 - Present
61
Metallica
Pretty Vacant
1975 - 1978, 1996 - 2001, 2002 - 2003, 2007 - 2008
60
The Sex Pistols
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
1970 - Present
59
Aerosmith
One Nation Under a Groove
1968 - Present
58
Parliament - Funkadelic
Casey Jones
1965 - 1995
57
Grateful Dead
Nuthin' But a 'G Thang
1984 - Present
56
Dr. Dre
Layla
1962 - Present
55
Eric Clapton
Smokestack Lightning
1940s - 1976
54
Howlin' Wolf
Whipping Post
1969 - 1976, 1978 - 1982, 1986, 1989 - 2014
53
The Allman Brothers Band
Bohemian Rhapsody
1970 - Present
52
Queen
Comfortably Numb
1965 - 1995, 2012 - 2014
51
Pink Floyd
Hit Song
Years Active
#
Answer
The Weight
1964 - 1977, 1983 - 1999
50
The Band
Rocket Man
1962 - Present
49
Elton John
King of Rock
1981 - 2002
48
Run-DMC
Because the Night
1971 - Present
47
Patti Smith
Kozmic Blues
1962 - 1970
46
Janis Joplin
Eight Miles High
1964 - 1973, 1989 - 1991, 2000
45
The Byrds
Fight the Power
1982 - Present
44
Public Enemy
Everday People
1967 - 1983
43
Sly and the Family Stone
Into the Mystic
1958 - Present
42
Van Morrison
Light My Fire
1965 - 1973
41
The Doors
Bridge Over Troubled Water
1957 - 1970
40
Simon and Garfunkel
Space Oddity
1962 - 2016
39
David Bowie
Imagine
1970 - 1975, 1980
38
John Lennon
Oh, Pretty Woman
1953 - 1988
37
Roy Orbison
Like a Virgin
1979 - Present
36
Madonna
Thriller
1964 - 2009
35
Michael Jackson
Rockin' in the Free World
1960 - Present
34
Neil Young
The Price of Love
1957 - 1973, 1983 - 2005
33
The Everly Brothers
I Don't Blame You at All
1955 - 1978, 1980 - 1983, 1993 - 2011
32
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
I Walk the Line
1954 - 2003
31
Johnny Cash
Smells Like Teen Spirit
1987 - 1994
30
Nirvana
Baba O'Reilly
1964 - 1982, 1989, 1996 - Present
29
The Who
Rock the Casbah
1976 - 1986
28
The Clash
Purple Rain
1976 - 2016
27
Prince
Blitzkreig Bop
1974 - 1996
26
Ramones
Be My Guest
1947 - Present
25
Fats Domino
Lewis Boogie
1954 - Present
24
Jerry Lee Lewis
Born to Run
1964 - Present
23
Bruce Springsteen
Mysterious Ways
1976 - Present
22
U2
Try a Little Tenderness
1958 - 1967
21
Otis Redding
Say Man
1943 - 2006
20
Bo Diddley
Sweet Jane
1964 - 1973, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996
19
The Velvet Underground
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
1970s - 1984
18
Marvin Gaye
Hoochie Coochie Man
1941 - 1982
17
Muddy Waters
Chain Gang
1951 -1964
16
Sam Cooke
Superstition
1961 - Present
15
Stevie Wonder
Stairway to Heaven
1968 - 1980
14
Led Zeppelin
That'll Be the Day
1955 - 1959
13
Buddy Holly
Good Vibrations
1961 - Present
12
The Beach Boys
Redemption Song
1962 - 1981
11
Bob Marley
Georgia
1947 - 2004
10
Ray Charles
Think
1956 - Present
9
Aretha Franklin
Tutti-Frutti
1947 - Present
8
Little Richard
I Got You (I Feel Good)
1953 - 2006
7
James Brown
Purple Haze
1963 - 1970
6
Jimi Hendrix
Johnny B. Goode
1955 - Present
5
Chuck Berry
Sympathy for the Devil
1962 - Present
4
The Rolling Stones
Jailhouse Rock
1953 - 1977
3
Elvis Presley
Like a Rolling Stone
1959 - Present
2
Bob Dylan
A Day in the Life
1960 - 1970
1
The Beatles
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Level 79
Jul 2, 2016
It's strange that "John" is all you need for Elton John, but "Beatles" isn't good enough for the Beatles.
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Level 74
Jul 2, 2016
Equally strange that some bands need a "the" but not others. Please make consistent.
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Level 76
Jul 2, 2016
Why not accept "Morrison" for Van Morrison? He's a person, not a band.
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Level 57
Jul 2, 2016
or CCR for Credence.?? that's pretty commonplace acceptance.
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Level 41
Jul 3, 2016
Sorry about the lack of different type ins. I totally forgot about adding them. I will put in the ones suggested and a couple more.
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Level 63
Nov 27, 2018
allman brothers should be enough for allman brothers band