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When VH1 polled fellow artists to name the greatest artists of all time, it seemed like a good idea---but in reality, the list was truly flawed. According to them, Coldplay is better than Pearl Jam, Mariah Carey is only greater than six artists, etc! Not to mention other impactful artists were left off of the list. So I thought that maybe we try the countdown one more time, only this time with the perspective of true music fans...YOU..

This list will begin in no particular order, you will see some names that didn't appear in VH1's version, no artist appears on the countdown twice, and the order is not my personal opinion (I personally think Bob Marley is the greatest artist of all time). If you don't like how the list looks, you have the power to change it. This list includes some of the greatest female vocalists of the past 10 years, and many of the best rock bands and artists of all time. Many of them are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - and some will be, eventually.

So many questions will be answered with the voting results on this list. Nirvana or Pearl Jam? 2Pac or Biggie? The Beatles or the Rolling Stones? Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston? Is Michael Jackson still the King or is Elvis the true immortal? Is Madonna still the undisputed Queen of Pop? Does anyone rock harder than Hendrix? Are Jay-Z and Beyonce the most powerful couple in music history? It's up to you to decide!
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AC/DC

Elvis Presley

Jimi Hendrix

Led Zeppelin

Michael Jackson

Pink Floyd

Queen

The Beatles

The Who

The Rolling Stones


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<![CDATA[The Best Original MTV VJs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/original-mtv-vj_s/todd-ramrod
List of former and original MTV VJs with photos where possible. A VJ on MTV (sometimes spelled MTV VeeJays) was originally just a DJ, MTV personalities intended to tie the broadcast together by hosting the music videos. But they became popular in their own right, viewed as music journalists, and would soon be given their own shows on the network.

Who are the best VJs in the history of MTV? This MTV VJ's list contains the first MTV VJs, the old ones, and those who followed throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. While the channel isn't really about the music anymore, you can still remember the glory days of MTV with this list of the greatest MTV VJs.
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Colin Quinn

Daisy Fuentes

Julie Brown

Karen Duffy

Kurt Loder

Mark Goodman

Martha Quinn

Nina Blackwood

Alan Hunter

Pauly Shore


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<![CDATA[The Greatest White Rappers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-white-rappers-of-all-time
A list of the greatest white rappers of all time. Though it took a while for the music to catch on with them, some of the best rappers in hip hop history are white. While this may be hard to fathom or even accept for some, white rappers have not only been some of the most unappreciated or scoffed at in the game, but frequently fly under the radar. These white rappers are getting the due they deserve, since after all, they are considered some of the best in history.

Beginning with the introduction of the Beastie Boys (Ad-Rock, MCA, and Mike D) in the late 1980s, it became culturally acceptable for white rappers to be accepted by the larger hip hop community. In addition to the groundbreaking Beastie Boys, in 1999, after years of mainstream white hip hop diluted the pool, Eminem became one of the most popular and respected MCs of his time. With provocative and controversial lyrics, along with association with legendary producer Dr. Dre, Slim Shady catapualted to the top of both the album charts and became at one point one of the best rappers in the game.

More recently, Macklemore has become one of the most popular rappers on the planet. His socially conscious lyrics combined with the slick production of Ryan Lewis have combined two elements of hip hop to create one of the catchiest, and most acclaimed sounds in recent memory. While there are still some people who can't stand his brand of rap, Macklemore is easily one of the greatest white rappers of all time.

This is the Ultimate List of the greatest white rappers of all time. If you notice someone is missing, feel free to add him or her. Vote on who you consider to be the best white hip hop artist of all time.
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Aesop Rock

Beastie Boys

Brother Ali

Eminem

Paul Wall

MGK

Yelawolf

Mac Miller

Macklemore

Rittz


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Albums of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-albums-of-all-time
This is a list of the greatest albums of all time, created and ranked by music fans worldwide. Music is as subjective as any art form, but most people can agree there are works that rise above the rest. This is not a list of your 'favorite' albums, but a list of the 'greatest' albums. Whatever your musical tastes, vote and rank the albums you think had the most impact on music, the most influence on culture and other musicians... the greatest relevance to their genre.

If you see an album that should be listed here, be sure to add it! And to really impact this list's order, add your own version of how these albums should be ranked. You can also explain your choices for the best albums of all time in the comments section below. 

So what are the best albums ever? Vote now!
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Abbey Road

The Dark Side of the Moon

Led Zeppelin IV

Rumours

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The White Album

Who's Next

Wish You Were Here

Led Zeppelin

Revolver


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<![CDATA[The Best Rock Vocalists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rock-vocalists/rockboy
The best rock vocalists of all time are the frontmen of our favorite rock bands or those solo artists whose voices are some of the best ever. These talented men and women of rock could easily captivate audiences with just their vocals. Their voices set them and their bands above the rest and define them as the best rock singers of all time. List includes both men and women. 

To be included on this list, the vocalists must be primarily known for their association with rock music and (obviously) must have a great voice. That really doesn't narrow down the many greatest rock singers in recent rock music history, though a certain few stand out as above and beyond all the rest. Greats like Robert Plant, David Bowie, Steve Perry and Neil Young come to mind, as do icons like Bono, Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen.

While there are many notable vocalists of today's rock music, arguably many of the best rock vocalists of all time are those from earlier generations. Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury from Queen, John Lennon from The Beatles, Jim Morrison from The Doors and Bob Dylan are only a few of some of the best rock vocalists ever but also some of the most influential singers of all time. Freddie Mercury especially had an amazing voice and was ranked second only to Mariah Carey by MTV for the best voices in music ever.

A perfect combination of range, power, articulation and control is needed to become one of the greatest vocalists of all time. All of those can be taught but the natural ability to have that golden voice, as all of these great rock vocalists possess, is nothing that can be learned. Have a favorite rock singer that we missed? Think one vocalist should be above another? Want to put these singers in your own order? You can do all that and more be voting on, re-ranking and adding rock vocalists below! Rock on!
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David Bowie

Elvis Presley

Freddie Mercury

Jim Morrison

Johnny Cash

John Lennon

Mick Jagger

Paul McCartney

Robert Plant

Steven Tyler


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<![CDATA[The Best Pop Artists of the 1980s]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-pop-artists-of-the-1980s
The 1980s was a huge decade in terms of breaking pop stars. With the rising popularity of cable television, movie channels were popular and along with the introduction of the CD, MTV in its own right was a cultural phenomenon that became a kingmaker in terms of helping create larger than life pop stars. Singers like Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna, largely considered three of the biggest pop artists of the 1980s were greatly impacted by these new outlets. Their iconic videos revolutionized the way people consumed music.

In a sense, the '80s turned run of the mill musicians into major pop stars. Artists like Billy Ocean, Huey Lewis & The News, Rick Springfield and Richard Marx all had brushes with fame during this decade. While the merits of their respective widespread fame and acclaim can be debated, no one can doubt or diminish their achievements as one of the biggest stars of the 1980s. Some of the decade's biggest pop artists have endured to the present day. Bon Jovi, Journey and the late Whitney Houston are examples of artists whose music was able to endure and are considered classics from that time period.

Here is your chance to pick the best pop artist of the 1980s. This Ultimate List will determine who the greatest pop star of the decade and it's up to you decide who takes the honor.
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Bon Jovi

Tears for Fears

Cyndi Lauper

Duran Duran

George Michael

Madonna

Michael Jackson

Olivia Newton-John

Prince

Whitney Houston


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<![CDATA[The Best Rock Bands of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-rock-bands-of-all-time
The best rock bands ever, ranked by music fans worldwide. Anyone can vote on this best rock bands list, which makes these rankings a trustworthy way to find out which great rock artists are truly the best. You can also add your own rankings to this list of the best rock bands, and see how your taste in music stacks up against everyone else's. Because listening to great rock music is fun, but showing off your superior rock and roll taste is even better.

For more rock music, check out this list of the Best Beatles Songs of All Time, or vote on these lists of the Best Rock Vocalists and the Best Female Rock Vocalists of all time.
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AC/DC

Jimi Hendrix

Led Zeppelin

Pink Floyd

Queen

The Beatles

The Doors

The Who

The Rolling Stones

Nirvana


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<![CDATA[The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-metal-guitarists-and-guitar-teams
List of the greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time, with photos. Clearly, the list contains a broad selection of guitarists who can still be classified as "metal," though some of the featured guitarists predate the period in which "heavy metal" was enjoying mainstream, popular success. It also includes guitarists such as Brian May and Jimi Hendrix who are not typically referred to as "metal guitarists" as their primary genre.

Who are the best metal guitarists of all time? The list also notably contains memorable duos or guitar groups, as line-ups featuring multiple guitarists who compliment one another is such a fixture of the metal genre. Guitarists who are featured as part of a group (such as Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman or KISS's Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley) should not be listed individually except in rare circumstances where that guitarist had notable success and a specific style while playing solo as well as with a metal group.
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Brian May

Dimebag Darrell

Eddie Van Halen

Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy Page

Randy Rhoads

Steve Vai

Yngwie Malmsteen

Angus & Malcolm Young

Dave Mustaine & Marty Friedman


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<![CDATA[The Sexiest Women in Rock]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-top-10-sexiest-rockers
The sexiest women in rock are counted down on this list from best to worst (hottest to still hotter than every other woman you know). These sexy female singers and musicians are not only some of the most talented women in the world, they're some of the best current female singers and the best female rock vocalists ever. Sexy, talented, sexy...what more can you ask for?

These hottest women in rock represent hard rock (Amy Lee of Evanescence), alternative rock (Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs), indie rock (sexy Zooey Deschanel of She & Him), and the multi-talented, very hot Gwen Stefani (what doesn't No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani do?). These gorgeous women of rock are sure to make your heart beat and your foot tap all at the same time.

Who are the hottest women in rock & roll? If you have an opinion, vote for the sexiest woman in rock by liking them on this list of the hottest women in rock. If you don't see your favorite hot female singer on the list of the hottest women in rock, make sure to add her and vote for her to take the top spot as the hottest woman in rock.
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Amy Lee

Avril Lavigne

Debbie Harry

Gwen Stefani

Hayley Williams

Stevie Nicks

Susanna Hoffs

Zooey Deschanel

Katy Perry

Lzzy Hale


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<![CDATA[My 20 Favourite Love Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/my-20-favourite-love-songs/cristianfrq09
not too dramatic, not so predictable, just beautiful.
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Fly Me to the Moon

Shelter From the Storm

You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away

Hallelujah

Into My Arms

There Is a Light That Never Goes Out

Because the Night

Heroes

Can't Help Falling in Love

You and Me


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