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TOP 50 DJS OF 2014

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Above & Beyond

Armin van Buuren



Eric Prydz

Markus Schulz

W & W

Dash Berlin



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<![CDATA[26 Athletes Who Are Also Musicians]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-are-musicians/people-in-sports
This list contains information about athletes who are also musicians, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous baseball players, boxers, and NBA all-stars are also musicians. Some of these athletes' albums flopped, while others are Grammy-winning musicians. One famous athlete even learned to play guitar from some of the greatest guitarists in the world.

Who is the most famous athlete who is also a musician? Kobe Bryant tops our list. In the late-1990s, NBA player Kobe Bryant released a rap album entitled K.O.B.E. Shaquille O'Neal released four rap albums in the 1990s. His debut Shaq Diesel was certified platinum in the U.S. Besides being a champion boxer, Oscar de la Hoya is also a Grammy-nominated singer for his eponymous 2000 CD.

Tennis player John McEnroe sang and played guitar in The Johnny Smyth Band. He learned to play guitar from Eddie Van Halen and Eric Clapton. Barry Zito plays guitar, and he co-wrote the song "Butterflies," which was featured in the film A Thousand Words. Chris Webber released the rap album 2 Much Drama, and he also produced two tracks for Nas.

Are you surprised that so many professional athletes are also musicians? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Barry Zito
Barry Zito plays guitar and he co-wrote the song "Butterflies," which was featured in the film A Thousand Words.
Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders released the rap album Prime Time in 1994.
John McEnroe
John McEnroe sang and played guitar in The Johnny Smyth Band. He learned to play guitar from Eddie Van Halen and Eric Clapton.
Kobe Bryant
In the late-1990s, Kobe Bryant released a rap album entitled K.O.B.E.
Manny Pacquiáo
Manny Pacquiáo is an accomplished vocalist and has released several albums and singles from 2006-2013.
Mike Piazza
Mike Piazza is featured on the album Stronger Than Death by Black Label Society.
Oscar de la Hoya
Besides being a champion boxer, Oscar de la Hoya is also a Grammy-nominated singer for his eponymous 2000 CD.
Roy Jones Jr.
Boxer Roy Jones, Jr. has released solo albums and rapped with the group Body Head Bangerz.
Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal released four rap albums in the 1990s. His debut Shaq Diesel was certified platinum in the U.S.
Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain was a radio DJ at the University of Kansas in the mid-fifties.

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-artists-of-the-_80s
The greatest and most prolific artists of music's most colorful decade are remembered on this list. This list is based solely on the artists' work in the 1980s. Though, there may be better George [Michael], better RHCP, better Sade, or better... okay, maybe not better Sting, in previous or future decades, we will acknowledge each artists for the impact they made in the '80s. Who were the greatest musical artists of the '80s?

From synth pop, to hair metal, to the rise of punk rock, to the fall of disco, to the birth of hip-hop, all genres are recognized, including classic albums, as long as they were the best of the best during this fabulous decade. Vote up all of your favorite artists that were transformative to the music scene during the 1980s, and add anyone who isn't already on the list. Just make sure they're were some of the top musicians during the '80s.

Billy Idol

Culture Club

David Bowie



Michael Jackson



The Police

Whitney Houston

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/100-greatest-women-in-music-of-the-last-thirty-years
The greatest female artist since the 1980s are ranked and voted on through this countdown. In 1998, VH1 ranked the greatest women in rock, from the beginning of music all the way to the 1990s as voted on by fellow female artists. On this list, we ask music fans to rank the greatest female singers and artists who have made music and were active for the last thirty years. These women were chosen not only for their talent, but for their popularity and cultural impact on music. Among these women are Madonna, who changed the landscape and format of pop music forever, as well as Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Cher, Tina Turner, Joan Jett, and Stevie Nicks, who were recognized for their amazing contributions to their respective genres.

Fans, remember to only view each artist for their work made since the 1980s. Anything before that is completely irrelevant. The music scene began to shift in the 80s, and since then, video and imagery played a part in how people viewed or recognized music. Some have had major impact because of their videos. Others because of their vocal ability. Many for their everlasting popularity. Either way, these artists will never be forgotten for the lasting impression they made on the music world. And this list salutes these particular women, so feel free to vote, music fans, to see which female artist left the biggest mark in music history.


Annie Lennox

Celine Dion

Cyndi Lauper


Mariah Carey

Shania Twain

Stevie Nicks

Tina Turner

Whitney Houston

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<![CDATA[The Best Movies About Music]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-about-music/ranker-film
The films on this list of the best movies about music have been ranked as the best. This list features the best music movies and is compiled from the most popular titles on the subject of music, including both feature films about bands and musicians as well as music documentaries. What are the best films about music? Which music films are the greatest? These films are about the greatest rock bands and musicians, whether fictional or real, and surely have some of the best film soundtracks as well.
This list includes titles that have been top box office hits and many of the films featured on this list have are award winners as well. Some of the these films about musicians and music feature (or are based on) true events, while others are completely fictional in nature. A variety of genres are also covered, including drama, comedy, documentary, and romance.
The top music movies on this list feature many famous film stars and include films like Walk the Line, Ray, Dazed and Confused, Woodstock, The Doors, American Hardcore, Singles, Almost Famous, and The Blues Brothers. Vote up the best movies about music below or add a film that you think is great but isn't already on the list.

8 Mile


Coal Miner's Daughter

Pink Floyd – The Wall

Pulp Fiction

School of Rock

The Blues Brothers

The Doors

This Is Spinal Tap

Walk the Line

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<![CDATA[The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-sophomore-albums-of-all-time
The best sophomore albums of all time include some of the greatest albums of all time and will largely divide music fans as to whether they're the best second albums ever or just another record in a musician's collection. Many of these second albums by bands are superior to the first albums, while others are simply better than most other albums ever released.

It was Elvis Costello who once said something to the effect of "you have your whole life to write your first record and six months to write the second"; it's quite the daunting task for a musician or band who has found themselves fast in the spotlight and under pressure to turn out a second album that's as successful as the first. Most bands fail when it comes to record #2 and never rebound (The Strokes, Futureheads, Tokyo Police Club) while others have done some of their best work many albums in (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bad Religion, Gogol Bordello). Many of the bands on this list of the greatest sophomore albums went on put out albums better than the first or second, and some just gave up after their sophomore effort.

What is the best sophomore album of all time? What band put out the greatest second album? What bands had better second records than the first? This list of the best second albums by bands is sure to spark a debate among music fans, and that's precisely the point. Make sure to vote for your favorite sophomore album and feel free to add any great second albums that aren't on the list.

If your favorite band made an awful second album, do not put them on the list just because they are your favorite band! This list is about the top second records by bands, not a list of bands that people like. These are important albums that have stood the test of time that will still be the top albums in years to come. If you're out to vote for the best bands ever, check out the greatest bands of all time and vote there.

Axis: Bold as Love

Led Zeppelin II



Paul's Boutique

Ride the Lightning

Siamese Dream

The Colour and the Shape


The Bends

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Film Scores of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-film-scores-of-all-time
This list contains greatest movie themes and scores ever recorded, chosen by the Ranker community. (NOTE: This list is for film SCORES, the instrumental music from movies. We also have a list of The Greatest Movie Soundtracks, designed for collections of songs taken from films.) These are the most iconic, memorable themes and collections of background music ever.

Film scores also include dialogue and special effects. This means you should rank the film scores on how important you think they were in delivering the atmosphere the film was trying to achieve?



Star Wars: A New Hope

The Indiana Jones Trilogy

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy


Raiders of the Lost Ark


The Godfather

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Rappers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-rappers-of-all-time
Best rappers of all time. From the early '80s to present day, this list counts down rap's best lyricist and game changers in history. Lil' Wayne, Method Man, Jay-Z, Eminem, Andre 3000, and T.I are among the artists that appear on this amazing countdown. Rappers from all cities, both genders, and all races are all vying to be crowned the greatest rapper of all time.

What makes a rapper great? There are a number of differing definitions and philosophies. Rapper J. Cole (who finds himself on the Ultimate List below) cites consistency as the most important attribute, and says it's important to look both for the big humorous "punch" lines as well as the underlying message of the rapper's songs. Nas (another MC featured on the list) focuses as well on the meaning of the songs, as well as the scale and ambition of the rapper's narratives and storytelling. (He has also gone on the record as saying that there is no such thing as the "best rapper" or "Greatest of All Time" - often abbreviated as G.O.A.T.)

Numerous different skills and attributes all must come together to make a truly legendary MC. Obviously, a rapper must display a sense of rhythm and an ability to compliment the beat in unpredictable and exciting ways. A gift for lyricism and vocabulary is similarly essential - you can have the flow of the century, but if the words don't come together to tell a compelling story or present a unique point of view, it's still not going to translate into a great hip-hop song. But of course there's also an intangible element that elevates some rappers into the ranks of the greatest of all time. Who are these rappers who stand heads above the competition? You tell us, by voting for your favorites below or making your own list of Top Rappers.

André 3000

Dr. Dre


Ice Cube




Snoop Dogg

The Notorious B.I.G.

Tupac Shakur

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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.

Dimebag Darrell

Eddie Van Halen

Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy Page

Joe Satriani

Randy Rhoads

Steve Vai

Yngwie Malmsteen

Angus & Malcolm Young

Dave Mustaine & Marty Friedman

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<![CDATA[The Best DJs in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-djs-in-the-world-1
This is a list of the top DJs in the world right now. So, who are the best DJs of all time? It’s a crowdranked list, which means everyone gets to determine the ranking of the best DJs in the world. Who are the best DJs in the wordl? There are a lot of great house, trance, drum and bass, dubstep, and techno DJs in the world, but it is up to you to help determine the best DJ in today’s scene. A lot of people have different preferences for DJs, so make sure your voice is heard! It just begs the question, who are the greatest DJs? If you don’t see your favorite DJ as one of the top 10 DJs on this list, than make sure to start your own contributing list. This list doesn't include electronic bands like The Chemical Brothers or Prodigy who also perform from DJ sets.

Armin van Buuren

Calvin Harris

Daft Punk

David Guetta



Swedish House Mafia




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