Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Bands/Musicians
Ultimate List
95  items 26,411 votes 1,198 voters 35,666 views more info

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.
  • 12 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
The List
Comment
Embed
Options
rerank list
  1. 1
    Up 364
    Down 268

    the people's #1 & most listed Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock Inducted in 1988. Inducted Members: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo ...

    open
  2. 2
    Up 341
    Down 239

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1986.

    open
  3. 3
    Up 322
    Down 104

    ranked low on reranks Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music Inducted in 1996.

    open
  4. 4
    Up 300
    Down 248

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk Inducted in 1989. Inducted Members: Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart, ...

    open
  5. 5
    Up 357
    Down 241

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock Inducted in 1996. Inducted Members: Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and ...

    open
  6. 6
    Up 325
    Down 253

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music Inducted in 1995. Inducted Members: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant ...

    open
  7. 7
    Up 325
    Down 243

    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal Inducted in 2001. Inducted Members: John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor.

    open
  8. 8
    Up 270
    Down 182

    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1986.

    open
  9. 9
    Up 267
    Down 155

    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1990. Inducted Members: Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies and Peter Quaife.

    open
  10. 10
    Up 255
    Down 245

    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music Inducted in 1992. Inducted Members: Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding.

    open
  11. 11
    Up 258
    Down 250

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim ...

    open
  12. 12
    Up 298
    Down 123

    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music Inducted in 1995.

    open
  13. 13
    Up 229
    Down 217

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly Inducted in 1986.

    open
  14. 14
    Up 244
    Down 228

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll Inducted in 1986.

    open
  15. 15
    Up 248
    Down 174

    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana Inducted in 1992.

    open
  16. 16
    Up 218
    Down 138

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny ...

    open
  17. 17
    Up 321
    Down 231

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music Inducted in 2003. Inducted Members: Phil Rudd, Brian Johnson, Bon Scott, Cliff Williams, Angus ...

    open
  18. 18
    Up 226
    Down 187

    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Randy ...

    open
  19. 19
    Up 225
    Down 249

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop Inducted in 1988. Inducted Members: Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson and ...

    open
  20. 20
    Up 250
    Down 208

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1990. Inducted Members: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete ...

    open
  21. 21
    Up 214
    Down 149

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, John Fogerty and Tom Fogerty.

    open
  22. 22
    Up 230
    Down 161

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae Inducted in 2000.

    open
  23. 23
    Up 164
    Down 111

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Inducted in 2007. Inducted Members: Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth, Alex Van ...

    open
  24. 24
    Up 174
    Down 124

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music Inducted in 2001. Inducted Members: Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler and ...

    open
  25. 25
    Up 146
    Down 113

    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock Inducted in 2002. Inducted Members: Tom Petty, Ron Blair, Mike Campbell, Howie Epstein, Stan ...

    open
  26. 26
    Up 197
    Down 143

    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1987.

    open
  27. 27
    Up 81
    Down 79

    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock Inducted in 2013

    open
  28. 28
    Up 249
    Down 215

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1994.

    open
  29. 29
    Up 163
    Down 145

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1999.

    open
  30. 30
    Up 208
    Down 141

    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock Inducted in 1999.

    open
  31. 31
    Up 174
    Down 163

    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock Inducted in 1994.

    open
  32. 32
    Up 219
    Down 190

    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Inducted in 1987.

    open
  33. 33
    Up 202
    Down 111

    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music Inducted in 1987.

    open
  34. 34
    Up 181
    Down 123

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock Inducted in 2006. Inducted Members: Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, Gary ...

    open
  35. 35
    Up 217
    Down 226

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music Inducted in 1988.

    open
  36. 36
    Up 164
    Down 183

    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock Inducted in 1999.

    open
  37. 37
    Up 178
    Down 173

    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal Inducted in 2006. Inducted Members: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward.

    open
  38. 38
    Up 151
    Down 150

    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock Inducted in 2011. Inducted Members: Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway ...

    open
  39. 39
    Up 158
    Down 160

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge Inducted in 1995.

    open
  40. 40
    Up 166
    Down 100

    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton.

    open
  41. 41
    Up 170
    Down 141

    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music Inducted in 1989.

    open
  42. 42
    Up 78
    Down 51

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Inducted in 2013

    open
  43. 43
    Up 132
    Down 88

    Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Inducted in 1989. Inducted Members: Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, David ...

    open
  44. 44
    Up 127
    Down 82

    New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Inducted in 1994.

    open
  45. 45
    Up 101
    Down 68

    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk Inducted in 2003. Inducted Members: Stewart Copeland, Sting and Andy Summers.

    open
  46. 46
    Up 130
    Down 67

    Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music Inducted in 1987.

    open
  47. 47
    Up 125
    Down 80

    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave Inducted in 2003. Inducted Members: Terry Chimes, Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and ...

    open
  48. 48
    Up 171
    Down 140

    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock Inducted in 2004.

    open
  49. 49
    Up 110
    Down 80

    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock Inducted in 2005. Inducted Members: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen.

    open
  50. 50
    Up 154
    Down 153

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Carlos Santana, Jose Chepito Areas, David Brown, Mike ...

    open
96 +

Something missing? Add it!

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists