The Most Undeserving Members of Rock Hall of Fame Bands/Musicians
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The Most Undeserving Members of Rock Hall of Fame

List Criteria: Members who are inducted, but shouldn't be. Only include people or bands currently in the Rock Hall. Vote up if you agree they don't belong, vote down if you think they do belong.

The most undeserving members of the Rock Hall of Fame are all respectable and successful musicians and bands but quite simply, not at the level of other Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. These bands and singers are far from the level of legends like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Queen and Elvis Presley but somehow found their way into the Rock Hall regardless.

While all of these least deserving Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members were kind of a big deal back in their day, it's highly likely that most normal people would have never heard of these folks. Ask any 25 year old if they've ever heard of Darlene Love, Bobby Bland or Jimmy Cliff. See if they can tell you who Gene Vincent, Jimmy Reed or The Moonglows are. Challenge them to name one song from Little Willie John, LaVern Baker or The Flamingos. That person might not be able to recognize any of those names but they all are musicians and bands inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Puzzling isn't it?

No one is doubting any of the talent or success of these musicians but when other (better) singers and bands have been snubbed for induction, it's valid to examine the interesting selections. For instance, among the musicians who deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include Deep Purple, Rush, KISS, Journey, Cheap Trick, Jethro Hull and numerous others. Yet these big names were overlooked in place of ancient musicians like Dion, Frankie Lymon and Traffic.

Which Rock Hall inductees do you think are the most undeserving? Think an overrated and already inducted singer or band shouldn't be in the hall while another should? Add those musicians who you think are the most underserving, vote up for those you think are the least deserving and even re-rank this list your way all below on this list of the most undeserving members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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  1. 1
    Up 1587
    Down 661

    added by Ashtro1969 Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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  2. 2
    Up 1002
    Down 654

    added by clash1977 New Wave, Disco, Pop music

    open
  3. 3
    Up 618
    Down 406

    added by clash1977 Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music

    open
  4. 4
    Up 658
    Down 455

    Soul blues, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

    open
  5. 5
    Up 555
    Down 406

    Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

    open
  6. 6
    Up 984
    Down 793

    added by clash1977 Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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  7. 7
    Up 278
    Down 188

    added by RichardBeecher Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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  8. 8
    Up 484
    Down 380

    Doo-wop, Rhythm and blues

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  9. 9
    Up 480
    Down 382

    Pop music

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  10. 10
    Up 432
    Down 346

    Doo-wop, Rhythm and blues

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  11. 11
    Up 439
    Down 359

    Rhythm and blues, Blues

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  12. 12
    Up 411
    Down 336

    Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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  13. 13
    Up 213
    Down 149

    added by DebbyHood Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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  14. 14
    Up 450
    Down 383

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    open
  15. 15
    Up 457
    Down 397

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    open
  16. 16
    Up 727
    Down 666

    added by gamedemon24 Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  17. 17
    Up 434
    Down 379

    Southern soul, Doo-wop, Soul blues

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  18. 18
    Up 374
    Down 322

    Doo-wop, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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  19. 19
    Up 463
    Down 414

    Easy listening, Rock and roll

    open
  20. 20
    Up 344
    Down 304

    Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

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  21. 21
    Up 345
    Down 319

    Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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  22. 22
    Up 431
    Down 413

    Pop music, Rockabilly, Country

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  23. 23
    Up 355
    Down 339

    Rhythm and blues, Blues

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  24. 24
    Up 387
    Down 376

    Girl group, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

    open
  25. 25
    Up 367
    Down 363

    Doo-wop, Christian music, Pop music

    open
  26. 26
    Up 359
    Down 361

    added by bojanthebest Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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  27. 27
    Up 375
    Down 387

    Philadelphia soul, Disco, Quiet storm

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  28. 28
    Up 372
    Down 387

    New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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  29. 29
    Up 345
    Down 360
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  30. 30
    Up 376
    Down 411

    Ska, Reggae

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  31. 31
    Up 600
    Down 680

    added by clash1977 Bubblegum pop, Motown Sound, Disco

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  32. 32
    Up 382
    Down 425

    Rock music, Rockabilly, Rock and roll

    open
  33. 33
    Up 301
    Down 329

    Jump blues, Rock music, Swing music

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  34. 34
    Up 313
    Down 344

    Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music

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  35. 35
    Up 344
    Down 382

    Instrumental rock, Rock and roll

    open
  36. 36
    Up 469
    Down 566

    added by clash1977 Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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  37. 37
    Up 386
    Down 470

    Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

    open
  38. 38
    Up 47
    Down 33

    added by tom_thumb Folk music

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  39. 39
    Up 338
    Down 409

    added by clash1977 British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop

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  40. 40
    Up 554
    Down 699

    added by clash1977 Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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  41. 41
    Up 323
    Down 400

    added by clash1977 Rock music, Swing music, Folk music

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  42. 42
    Up 314
    Down 392

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    open
  43. 43
    Up 340
    Down 436

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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  44. 44
    Up 474
    Down 623

    added by clash1977 Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music

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  45. 45
    Up 351
    Down 460

    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

    open
  46. 46
    Up 359
    Down 475

    Synthpop, Pop music, Spoken word

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  47. 47
    Up 303
    Down 400

    Rock music, Instrumental rock, Surf rock

    open
  48. 48
    Up 160
    Down 206
    No image

    added by FrankLoesch U2

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  49. 49
    Up 38
    Down 36

    added by tom_thumb Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

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  50. 50
    Up 22
    Down 14

    added by DannyMcCoy Progressive metal, Rock music, Power metal

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