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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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    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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    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music More
    92
    Inducted in 1986.
  3. 3
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    85
    Inducted in 1989. Inducted Members: Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart, ... more
  4. 4
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    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock More
    83
    Inducted in 1996. Inducted Members: Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and ... more
  5. 5
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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music More
    82
    Inducted in 1992. Inducted Members: Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding.
  6. 6
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    81
    Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim ...
  7. 7
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    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music More
    80
    Inducted in 1986.
  8. 8
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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music More
    79
    Inducted in 1995. Inducted Members: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant ... more
  9. 9
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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll More
    76
    Inducted in 1986.
  10. 10
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    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    76
    Inducted in 2001. Inducted Members: John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor. more
  11. 11
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    76
    Inducted in 1988.
  12. 12
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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop More
    75
    Inducted in 1988. Inducted Members: Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson and ... more
  13. 13
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    74
    Inducted in 1994.
  14. 14
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    Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly More
    73
    Inducted in 1986.
  15. 15
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    Down 89
    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music More
    73
    Inducted in 1990. Inducted Members: Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies and Peter Quaife.
  16. 16
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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music More
    71
    Inducted in 1990. Inducted Members: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete ...
  17. 17
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    68
    Inducted in 2003. Inducted Members: Phil Rudd, Brian Johnson, Bon Scott, Cliff Williams, Angus ... more
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    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana More
    68
    Inducted in 1992.
  19. 19
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    Down 98
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae More
    67
    Inducted in 2000.
  20. 20
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    Down 90
    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    66
    Inducted in 1987.
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    66
    Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny ... more
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Aretha Franklin

    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
    66
    Inducted in 1987.
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop More
    66
    Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, John Fogerty and Tom Fogerty.
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    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock More
    65
    Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Randy ... more
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    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music More
    65
    Inducted in 1996.
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    ranked low on reranks
    Janis Joplin

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    65
    Inducted in 1995.
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge More
    64
    Inducted in 1995.
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
    63
    Inducted in 1999.
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    Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music More
    61
    Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Carlos Santana, Jose Chepito Areas, David Brown, Mike ... more
  30. 30
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    ranked low on reranks
    B.B. King

    Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music More
    61
    Inducted in 1987.
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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal More
    61
    Inducted in 2006. Inducted Members: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward.
  32. 32
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    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock More
    60
    Inducted in 1994.
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    often listed
    Billy Joel

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    60
    Inducted in 1999.
  34. 34
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    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music More
    59
    Inducted in 1989.
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    ranked low on reranks
    Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock More
    59
    Inducted in 2006. Inducted Members: Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, Gary ... more
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    Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
    59
    Inducted in 1989. Inducted Members: Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, David ... more
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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    59
    Inducted in 2001. Inducted Members: Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler and ... more
  38. 38
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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music More
    59
    Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton.
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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    58
    Inducted in 1999.
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    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock More
    58
    Inducted in 2002. Inducted Members: Tom Petty, Ron Blair, Mike Campbell, Howie Epstein, Stan ... more
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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    58
    Inducted in 2004.
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    58
    Inducted in 2007. Inducted Members: Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth, Alex Van ... more
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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock More
    58
    Inducted in 2013
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    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock More
    58
    Inducted in 2011. Inducted Members: Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway ... more
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal More
    56
    Inducted in 1995.
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Jackson

    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music More
    55
    Inducted in 2001.
  47. 47
    Up 98
    Down 64
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave More
    55
    Inducted in 2003. Inducted Members: Terry Chimes, Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and ... more
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    often listed
    Ramones

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk More
    55
    Inducted in 2002. Inducted Members: Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Marky Ramone ... more
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    ranked low on reranks
    Van Morrison

    Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    55
    Inducted in 1993.
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    Reggae More
    55
    Inducted in 1994.
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