<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Music Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//music http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//music <![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.
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Almost Famous


Coal Miner's Daughter

Pink Floyd – The Wall


School of Rock

The Blues Brothers

The Doors

This Is Spinal Tap

Walk the Line

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<![CDATA[The Best Musical Duos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/music-duos/jacob-shelton
From the dawn of pop music, duos have been an important part of music history. Famous musical duos from the '50s and '60s actually wrote a lot of songs that would go on to be covered by giant bands, and become radio standards that are still played today. Even now, tracks like “I’ve Got You Babe,” and “Proud Mary” are inescapable. Power trios like Nirvana, and giant musical collectives like Crass or Broken Social Scene may have more visibility or even street cred, but there’s something effortlessly cool about two people locking in and creating great music.

From classic folk bros like Simon & Garfunkel, to the rock explosion of The White Stripes, the two-piece has secretly reigned over popular and indie music for close to sixty years. Call your best friend, or your ex-wife (who you refer to as your sister maybe), and check out this list of the best musical duos.

Whether you prefer rock, hip hop, folk, or electronic music, there’s a duo on this list for you. When putting together a collection of the best musical duos, you have to listen to a lot of music and the musical pairs on this list of the best musical duos rose to the top. As per usual, vote up the duos in music you think are the best, and if there are some better musical duos out there then add them to the list!


Daft Punk

Hall & Oates

Ike & Tina Turner

The White Stripes

Massive Attack


Simon and Garfunkel

Tegan and Sara

The Postal Service


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<![CDATA[Current Real Housewives, Best to Worst]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/current-real-housewives-best-to-worst/bubbletrouble
Is your favorite Real Housewife closer to the top of the heap, or nearer to the bottom? Cast your votes, or re-rank the entire list. 

Be sure to share this list with others.

Sonja Morgan
New York City, Cast Member Since Season 3
Carole Radziwill
New York City, Cast Member Since Season 5
Heather Dubrow
Orange County, Cast Member Since Season 7
Kyle Richards
Beverly Hills, Cast Member Since Season 1
Dorinda Medley
New York City, Cast Member Since Season 7
Lisa Vanderpump
Beverly Hills, Cast Member Since Season 1
Luann De Lesseps
New York City, Cast Member Since Season 1
Lisa Rinna
Beverly Hills, Cast Member Since Season 5
Eileen Davidson
Beverly Hills, Cast Member Since Season 5
Bethenny Frankel
New York City, Cast Member From Season 1 to Season 3, Returned for Season 7

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<![CDATA[The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-video-game-music-soundtracks/ranker-games
Asking a group of gamers what the best video game soundtrack of all time is is like asking baseball fans who the best pitcher of all time is - there are sure to be very strong opinions and definitely a few heated arguments. For this list we've compiled some of the greatest video game music of all time, and we're leaving it up to you to decide which is best. In recent years games like Braid and Bastion have been praised for their beautiful songs, while older favorites seem to be Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and Final Fantasy 7

Video game music can be good for different reasons. Some songs are epic, some sweet, some scary, intense, catchy, sad, etc... Whatever the reason, vote for the video games that you truly believe have the greatest soundtracks of all time.

If one of your favorite games with great music is missing, feel free to add it to the list so it has a chance for other people to vote on it too. You can add a game from any console, whether it's an older platform like SNES or it's a newer game for PC. Just make sure it has an amazing soundtrack before throwing it with these other greats!


Chrono Trigger

Kingdom Hearts

Metal Gear Solid

Super Mario 64

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario World

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

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<![CDATA[Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/musicians-who-belong-in-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame
Update:  Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2014. Each new crop of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees brings with it with it a good share of controversy. Who is most deserving of being in the Rock Hall of Fame? Vote for the bands and musicians that you think most belong in the Rock and Roll HOF, or make your own ranked list of the rockers who have been left out of the Rock Hall

This list collects artists that Ranker voters and listers think belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but who are not currently inducted. Remember, bands and musicians are only eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their debut album, so popular acts from the late '80s, '90s or '00s would not yet be eligible. Don't suggest them!

Check out more lists like the worst albums created by the best artists, badly aged rock stars and celebrities who took their own life


Cheap Trick

Deep Purple

Iron Maiden

Jethro Tull

Judas Priest

Ozzy Osbourne
Deserves to get in as a solo artist
The Doobie Brothers

The Moody Blues



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<![CDATA[The Best Albums of the 1990s]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-albums-of-the-1990s

List of the best albums released in the 1990s, from the years 1990 to 1999. These albums span all music genres – though tend to focus largely on popular music genres like rock, hip-hop, R&B and pop – and cover both new '90s bands that exploded on the scene along with older acts from previous generations that continued making music at the time. The list order is based both on votes and on individual lists made by users – to have the most influence on the rankings, add your own list of favorite '90s albums.

Popular trends in the '90s largely carried over from the previous decade, including a fascination with teen pop and dance pop music, along with the growing popularity of hip-hop and rap albums among a mainstream audience. The early 1990s were dominated by the West Coast gangsta rap sound, particularly following the release of Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" in 1992. The mid '90s were notable for the shocking, violent deaths of two of the era's most popular rappers – Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka Notorious BIG). Wallace's producer and collaborator, Sean "Puffy" Combs, went on to dominate the mainstream hip-hop charts in the ensuing years.

Contemporary R&B and soul – sometimes in the '90s grouped under the term "urban music" – also remained extremely popular with acts such as En Vogue, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Babyface, and R. Kelly dominating the charts.

Rock in the '90s was notable for the explosion of the "grunge" sound in the early part of the decade, with bands like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam bringing the grimy, less polished style of the Pacific Northwest to mainstream radio. Later, the grunge trend melded with the popularity of what was termed "alternative rock," an umbrella term incorporating styles as varied as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, and Sublime. British acts making up the "Britpop" sub-genre of rock, which remained popular throughout the decade, included Blur, Oasis, Pulp, and Supergrass.

What are greatest albums of the 90s? Take a look here and you'll see.


Blood Sugar Sex Magik



OK Computer

Siamese Dream



In Utero



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<![CDATA[Best Blues Artists of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-blues-artists-of-all-time
Whether you like Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, or that bluesy broad Etta James, there's now denying they're all some of the most famous blues musicians of all time. This list of blues singers, ranks the best blues music artists, singers, and musicians, and has been voted on and ranked by blues fans worldwide. Add your own list or vote on the top blues artist in history here. These best blues singers are known for their great voices and music that will stand the test of time.

Note that this ranking is for blues artists only - no best blues/blues rock bands here. Many of the greatest bluesmen, old blues singers, and female blues artists are sadly no longer with us, but their legacies live on, often in rock artists who sold millions more records with versions of classic blues songs written by these great blues legends.

Who are the greatest blues artists? These are best blues musicians the world has to offer, from the Mississippi Delta to the streets of Chicago, Detroit, and even London. Make sure to vote for the musicians you consider to be the top blues artists of all time.

Albert King

Buddy Guy

B.B. King

Howlin' Wolf

John Lee Hooker

Lightnin' Hopkins

Muddy Waters

Ray Charles

Robert Johnson

Stevie Ray Vaughan

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-living-rock-songwriter/lons
Who is the best songwriter alive today? The musician responsible for the lyrics and music that's the most memorable, significant and lasting in all of rock history, who is still with us today. We're talking, over the course of an entire career, the person who has written the most great songs--the best songwriters of the 21st century. A few things to keep in mind: (1) Songwriting teams are acceptable if they truly worked together (for example, Elton John writing music to Bernie Taupin's lyrics). When possible, as in the case of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, separate them and focus on individual songwriting. (2) LIVING songwriters. Living. (3) I think the ratio of "great songs" to "not good songs" is important to consider. If someone has 2 classic albums of great songs and then 5 albums worth of garbage, that impacts the overall view of the career, no matter how good the original work was. Something to keep in mind.

Add your own selections below and vote up the people you feel are worthy of the title of Greatest Living Rock Songwriter. PLUS, if you have Spotify, you can listen to full songs from each of the listed songwriters on our Ranker playlist!

Billy Joel

Bob Dylan

David Bowie

Neil Young

Paul McCartney

Paul Simon

Ray Davies

Stevie Wonder

Mick Jagger & Keith Richards

Elton John and Bernie Taupin

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<![CDATA[The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-coveted-female-singing-voice/carlybobarly
What female singer's voice would you most like to have? This is a different question than "who has the best female voice ever?" Some of the greatest vocalists have most distinct voices that may not suit your needs. Like, can you imagine Amy Winehouse singing "Sk8er Boi"? Or Whitney Houston singing a Dolly Parton song? ...What famous woman singer do YOU wish you could sound like? Say you can steal any voice like Ursula steals Ariel's. Whose would be the most fun to whip out at parties? Which would best equip you to sing your favorite songs? Which is the most versatile? Which coveted female singing voice would make you the most money?

 When you're done here, go vote on the same question for men: What male singing voice do you most wish you had?


Amy Winehouse

Barbra Streisand

Christina Aguilera

Donna Summer

Ella Fitzgerald


Tina Turner

Whitney Houston

Lana Del Rey

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<![CDATA[Make Your Voice Heard: Who Are the Best Female Jazz Singers?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-female-jazz-singers/rockboy
The best female jazz singers in music history have a sound that's like no other. Their melodies and tones captivate us and keep us coming back for more. Many of the women on this list have been gone for decades, but their incomparable jazz vocals will live on forever. Vote for your favorite famous female jazz vocalists and vote down any artists you don't like. Also, if you have a favorite who isn't listed here, add her! You can also rerank this list of top female jazz vocalists any way you like, including all of them or just a few. Enjoy!

How can any list of top female jazz vocalists not include the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan? Their unparalleled talents are indisputable. Once you get into the best female jazz singers' top 10, it's really hard to pick one over the other.

Arguments can be made, of course, that Sarah Vaughan's versatility makes her the best. Some might say that no one can or will ever match Ella Fitzgerald's incredible tone (and certainly her scat abilities). Others would argue that Billie Holiday is not only the greatest female jazz singer in history, but one of the best female vocalists ever.

Some of the best modern female jazz singers include the always wonderful Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, and certainly Esperanza Spalding and yes, even Norah Jones. Norah's sound is more of a jazzy fusion, but she makes the list. Defining a pure jazz singer isn't always easy: Like Norah, some of the women listed here are both jazz and blues. Either way, they're all fabulous, so vote!

Amy Winehouse

Anita O'Day

Billie Holiday

Dianne Reeves

Dinah Washington

Ella Fitzgerald

Nina Simone

Norah Jones

Peggy Lee

Sarah Vaughan

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