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Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

List Criteria: Only bands or singers who are in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

A complete list of bands and artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ranked in order of preference by music fans. For a list of artists who deserve to be inducted but haven't been yet, check out this guide to Artists Who Belong in the Rock Hall of Fame. And be sure to vote down all the artists you don't think belong in the Hall of Fame!

The Rock Hall of Fame - located in Cleveland, Ohio - was established in 1986 and is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage and memorabilia associated with rock music. Each year, a list of bands and artists is nominated to join the pantheon of all-time greatest musical acts in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Out of these nominees, only a handful are then chosen as actual Hall of Fame inductees. To be eligible, a musician or band must have released their debut album at least 25 years previously. (This eliminates flash-in-the-pan or "fad" artists from getting through, leaving the honor of joining the Hall of Fame open only to those artists who have made a lasting impact on rock music.)

2012's inductees are Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laura Nyro, Donovan and The Small Faces. Nominated acts that were not selected this year include Eric B. & Rakim, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Spinners, Donna Summer and War. The Rock Hall of Fame decision-making process has been criticized frequently, for collecting all the power in the hands of a few individuals, and for ignoring genres that are not considered "purely" rock (such as hip-hop.) As well, some critics cite the numerous classic, iconic artists who are eligible but have not been inducted. These include Hall & Oates, Yes, Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, Rush, KISS and Sonic Youth.
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    The Beatles

    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
    100
    Inducted in 1988. Inducted Members: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo ... more
  2. 2
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    Down 108
    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music More
    91
    Inducted in 1986.
  3. 3
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    Down 99
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    87
    Inducted in 1989. Inducted Members: Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart, ... more
  4. 4
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    Down 93
    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music More
    84
    Inducted in 1992. Inducted Members: Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding.
  5. 5
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    Down 111
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    81
    Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim ...
  6. 6
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    Down 90
    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock More
    81
    Inducted in 1996. Inducted Members: Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and ... more
  7. 7
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    Down 107
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music More
    80
    Inducted in 1995. Inducted Members: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant ... more
  8. 8
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    Down 76
    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music More
    78
    Inducted in 1986.
  9. 9
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    Down 76
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    78
    Inducted in 1988.
  10. 10
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    Down 86
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll More
    77
    Inducted in 1986.
  11. 11
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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop More
    77
    Inducted in 1988. Inducted Members: Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson and ... more
  12. 12
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    Down 98
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    77
    Inducted in 2001. Inducted Members: John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor. more
  13. 13
    Up 216
    Down 78
    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    75
    Inducted in 1994.
  14. 14
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    Down 84
    Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly More
    75
    Inducted in 1986.
  15. 15
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    Down 88
    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music More
    73
    Inducted in 1990. Inducted Members: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete ...
  16. 16
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    Down 71
    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music More
    72
    Inducted in 1990. Inducted Members: Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies and Peter Quaife.
  17. 17
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    Down 87
    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana More
    69
    Inducted in 1992.
  18. 18
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    Down 73
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae More
    69
    Inducted in 2000.
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    Down 69
    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    68
    Inducted in 1987.
  20. 20
    Up 179
    Down 71
    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop More
    67
    Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, John Fogerty and Tom Fogerty.
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    Up 175
    Down 97
    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock More
    67
    Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Randy ... more
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge More
    67
    Inducted in 1995.
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
    65
    Inducted in 1999.
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    Down 67

    ranked low on reranks
    Fleetwood Mac

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    65
    Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny ... more
  25. 25
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    Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music More
    64
    Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Carlos Santana, Jose Chepito Areas, David Brown, Mike ... more
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    Down 100
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    64
    Inducted in 2003. Inducted Members: Phil Rudd, Brian Johnson, Bon Scott, Cliff Williams, Angus ... more
  27. 27
    Up 129
    Down 93
    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
    63
    Inducted in 1987.
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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal More
    63
    Inducted in 2006. Inducted Members: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward.
  29. 29
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    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock More
    63
    Inducted in 1994.
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    ranked low on reranks
    David Bowie

    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music More
    61
    Inducted in 1996.
  31. 31
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    Down 99
    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music More
    60
    Inducted in 1989.
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Billy Joel

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    59
    Inducted in 1999.
  33. 33
    Up 147
    Down 98
    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    59
    Inducted in 2004.
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    Up 152
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    ranked low on reranks
    Janis Joplin

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    59
    Inducted in 1995.
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    Up 182
    Down 100
    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    58
    Inducted in 1999.
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    Up 154
    Down 78
    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock More
    58
    Inducted in 2006. Inducted Members: Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, Gary ... more
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alice Cooper

    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock More
    58
    Inducted in 2011. Inducted Members: Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway ... more
  38. 38
    Up 137
    Down 64
    Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music More
    58
    Inducted in 1987.
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    Up 150
    Down 84
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    58
    Inducted in 2001. Inducted Members: Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler and ... more
  40. 40
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    Down 57
    Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
    58
    Inducted in 1989. Inducted Members: Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, David ... more
  41. 41
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    57
    Inducted in 2007. Inducted Members: Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth, Alex Van ... more
  42. 42
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    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock More
    57
    Inducted in 2002. Inducted Members: Tom Petty, Ron Blair, Mike Campbell, Howie Epstein, Stan ... more
  43. 43
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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music More
    57
    Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton.
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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock More
    57
    Inducted in 2013
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    often listed
    Michael Jackson

    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music More
    55
    Inducted in 2001.
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    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk More
    54
    Inducted in 2002. Inducted Members: Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Marky Ramone ... more
  47. 47
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    Down 59
    Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    54
    Inducted in 1993.
  48. 48
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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave More
    53
    Inducted in 2003. Inducted Members: Terry Chimes, Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and ... more
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    Reggae More
    53
    Inducted in 1994.
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    often listed
    Frank Zappa

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal More
    52
    Inducted in 1995.
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