<![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 Funniest Music Jokes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/music-jokes/jack-napier
The jokes and music puns on this list are not only funny, but they’re mostly true or at least come from a place of truth (we don’t really want to run over any conductors). Guitarists tend to think they’re the coolest guys in any room, drummers aren’t known to be card-carrying members of Mensa, and no one likes a conductor (maybe it's their bossiness, maybe it’s their weird hand gestures). Musicians are a rare breed and no matter which instruments they play, they’re perfectly suited to be the butts of jokes. Whether you’re a musician or not, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the music humor on this list.

We don’t want to toot our own horn, but we’ve been known to tickle the ivories every once in a while. And despite any generalizations about musicians, we’re totally normal members of society with real jobs and friends. What do you think we are, trombone players? We’ve hardly scratched the surface of jokes about musicians on this list. How can we truthfully say we’ve collected them all when a new bass player is born every day? Tune up your gitfiddles and plug in your amps, this list of the funniest music jokes is gonna rock your socks off!

Vote up your favorite jokes about musicians, and if you’ve got a musical joke you think we haven’t heard before, then go ahead and shred it out in the comments!
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What Do You Call a Guitar Player Who Only Knows Two Chords?
A music critic. 
How Do You Make Musicians Complain?
Pay them. 
What's the Difference Between a Pianist and God?
God doesn't think he's a pianist.
What's the Difference Between Terrorists and Accordion Players?
Terrorists have sympathizers.
How Many Folk Singers Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?
One to change it and five to sing about how good the old one was.
What Do You Call a Beautiful Woman on a Trombonist's Arm?
A tattoo. 
What Do You Call a Drummer In a Three-Piece Suit?
The defendant.

What Do You Call a Guitar Player Without a Girlfriend?
Homeless.
What Do You Get When You Drop a Piano Down a Mine?
A Flat Miner.
What Do Drummers and Philosophers Have in Common?
They both perceive time as an abstract concept. 

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<![CDATA[The Best New York Rappers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-new-york-rappers/ranker-hip-hop

It probably goes without saying, but New York City is undeniably the birthplace of rap. Its impact is still very much alive as the genre continues to grow and change around the world. This a list of the best New York rappers.
 

The Big Apple can count Biggie, Jay-Z, Rakim, 50 Cent, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, KRS-One, Mos Def, Slick Rick, Nikki Minaj, Run-D.M.C., Mase and Wu Tang among its influential children, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to rappers from New York! While a pretty good amount of research went in to compiling this list, there's always room for improvement. There are so many New York rap luminaries to choose from, finding a spot for them all is near impossible. Please vote on the list and add your favorites or anyone that you think is missing from this list of New York Hip Hop artists.
 


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50 Cent

Busta Rhymes

Jay-Z

KRS-One

LL Cool J

Nas

Public Enemy

Rakim

The Notorious B.I.G.

Wu-Tang Clan


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<![CDATA[The Best Rappers from Compton]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rappers-from-compton/ranker-hip-hop

Compton, a small city located a few miles south of downtown LA, has a rich and vibrant history and continues to leave its mark on popular culture as hip hop’s west coast mecca. These are the best rappers from Compton.
  

While it’s generally believed the LA scene came together around the same time as rap took hold in New York, the West Coast didn’t exactly hit its stride until the late 80s with the arrival of N.W.A. After that, the floodgates opened. Throughout the 90s, gangsta rap was the most popular sub genre of hip hop and Compton was its ground zero.

But everybody has to grow up. By the 2000s, interest in gansta rap waned. Dre and other Compton rappers, who were only getting older, branched out as businessmen and film stars. West coast hip hop hasn’t died, however. Rappers like Kendrick Lamar still carry the torch and continue to influence a new generation.
  

Vote for your favorite Compton rapper below, and be sure to add anyone we forgot to the list! Who is your favorite Compton Hip hop artist?



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Arabian Prince

B.G. Knocc Out

Coolio

Ice Cube

MC Eiht

MC Ren

N.W.A

2nd II None

Dre

Easy E


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-soundtracks-of-all-time
The best soundtracks ever are more than just a collection of songs in a particular order; they evoke and accentuates the feelings of a movie during, and long after, it has been viewed. This is a list of the greatest soundtracks ever recorded, as ranked by the Ranker Community. Sometimes a great soundtrack can elevate a mediocre movie into something that makes it iconic. Top Gun, Footloose, Grease... (best soundtracks ever!) these are great soundtrack albums that you listened to over and over, making the songs themselves so ingrained with the movie that they BECAME the movie in your head.

What are the top soundtracks ever? Vote on this list of the best soundtracks of all time: pick your faves, add what's missing and rank the best!
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A Hard Day's Night

Dirty Dancing

Grease

Pink Floyd – The Wall

Pulp Fiction

Purple Rain

Saturday Night Fever

The Breakfast Club

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Sound of Music


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Rappers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-rappers-of-all-time
Finally, a definitive list of the best rappers of all time, ranked by fans all over the world. From the early '80s to present day, this list counts down rap's best lyricists 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 ever.

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.
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André 3000

Dr. Dre

Eminem

Ice Cube

Jay-Z

Nas

Rakim

Snoop Dogg

The Notorious B.I.G.

Tupac Shakur


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<![CDATA[The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-coveted-male-singing-voice/carlybobarly
What male singer's voice would you most like to have? This is a different question than "who are the best vocalists ever?" - or even the best rock vocalist. Some of the greatest singers of all time have very distinct voices that may not suit your needs when, say, singing '90s alt rock at karaoke or narrating what your pets are doing (in song). What famous male singer do YOU wish you could sound like? Which voice would be the most fun to treat your friends with at parties? Which would best equip you to sing your favorite songs? Which is the most versatile? Which could make you the most money?

When you're done here, go vote on the same question for women: What great female singers do you most wish you could sound like?
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David Bowie

Elvis Presley

Frank Sinatra

Freddie Mercury

Jim Morrison

Johnny Cash

Marvin Gaye

Paul McCartney

Robert Plant

Steve Perry


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<![CDATA[The Best Singers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/20-greatest-singers
Who are the best singers of all time? That's a tough question to ask. This list includes many of the greatest vocalists ever, from all genres of music. Whether it's the incomparable, late, great Whitney Houston with her extraordinary pop and R&B tones or rock icons like Freddie Mercury from Queen, Jim Morrison from The Doors or John Lennon and/or Paul McCartney from The Beatles, this list spans decades of incredible musicians. What singers do you feel are the greatest of all time? What are some of the greatest voices in music? Vote for your favorites, vote down any you don't like and feel free to rerank this list your way.

Vote: The Best Rock Vocalists

Putting together the top singers in music history is a tall order. Everyone has an opinion. Some might lean more toward rock vocalists as their personal favorite (think Ann Wilson, Stevie Nicks and Mick Jagger), while others might prefer excellent pop or R&B vocalists like the late Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, or even Stevie Wonder, James Brown or Aretha Franklin.

Rank: The Top Female Vocalists of the Last Decade

Country musicians could also easily be included on this list. Musicians like Johnny Cash and Keith Whitley gave new meaning to great vocals with outstanding country songs. Female country artists, including modern era vocalists like Carrie Underwood could also be included. If country's your thing, vote and add away!
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Aretha Franklin

Barbra Streisand

Christina Aguilera

Elvis Presley

Frank Sinatra

Freddie Mercury

Luciano Pavarotti

Madonna

Michael Jackson

Whitney Houston


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<![CDATA[The Catchiest Songs of 2014]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/catchiest-songs-of-2014/michael-wojtas
A good hook is universal. If a song is catchy enough, it sticks with you, whether you're a music snob or a Top 40 fan. In fact, sometimes the earworm tracks that stay in our heads the longest are the ones we'd file under "guilty pleasure." On this list of the catchiest songs of 2014, there's no room for biases. Love or hate these songs, there's no denying that they quickly get stuck in your head and are hard to forget.
 
Since pop music is basically all about memorable choruses, this roundup has plenty of tracks from Top 40 radio royalty (like frenemies Taylor Swift and Katy Perry). Mainstream rap is also heavily represented, which is hardly surprising - it's not exactly easy to score a hip hop hit without an immediately likable hook. That said, indie and alternative favorites like The Black Keys, Jack White, and alt-J also managed to sneak in with some seriously infectious rock tracks.

So what song did you have on repeat all year (whether you wanted to or not)? Which catchy single do you wish you could stop singing to yourself? And what 2014 hit will you still be humming for years to come? Cast your votes for the catchiest 2014 earworms - we're already sorry that now they'll all be running through your head.
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Fancy
Catchiest part: "Remember my name/'Bout to blow"
Boom Clap
Catchiest part: "Boom! Clap!/The sound of my heart/The beat goes on and on"
All About That Bass
Catchiest part: "I'm all about that bass/'Bout that bass, no treble"
Uptown Funk!
Catchiest part: "Don't believe me just watch!"
Anaconda
Catchiest part: "My anaconda don't.../My anaconda don't..."
Shake It Off
Catchiest part: "Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake"
Blank Space
Catchiest part: "But I've got a blank space, baby/And I'll write your name"
Animals
Catchiest part: "Just like animals, animals, like animals"
Chandelier
Catchiest part: "I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier"
Rather Be
Catchiest part: "Nana na na na/no place I'd rather be"

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<![CDATA[The Best Female Vocalists Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-voice-ever
List of the best female singers of all time, ranked by music fans and casual critics like you. Who are the greatest female vocalists ever? This list includes everyone from Aretha Franklin to Stevie Nicks to Christina Perri – those great women in music who have topped the charts for decades. Both solo singers and famous frontwomen in bands are among those on this list, as it is their voices to focus on here, not just their careers.

Vote: The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

This list of the top female singers are both living, like Adele and Madonna, and long gone, like Nico and Amy Winehouse, though their albums and singles continue to sell to loyal and new audiences. Vote up those great female voices you think should be at the top of the list, and vote down those who you think come in a bit flat. Click "rerank" to make a list of your own!

Rank: The Best Singers of All Time
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Adele

Aretha Franklin

Barbra Streisand

Celine Dion

Christina Aguilera

Donna Summer

Ella Fitzgerald

Karen Carpenter

Mariah Carey

Whitney Houston


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<![CDATA[The Dopest Rappers of the '90s]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-_90s-rappers
The best '90s rappers and rap groups brought us some of the best rap songs of all time with artists like Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, and the Notorious B.I.G. dominating the decade. Often described as the "golden age" of hip hop and rap, the 1990s introduced many rappers and rap groups that would go on to become the best rappers of all time.

During the beginning of the decade, prominent acts and rappers like Ice Cube, LL Cool J, and Public Enemy led the charts as their fame, first established in the 1980s, continued. Each brought something new and interesting to the rap world, such as Ice Cube's 1991 release of "Death Certificate," which dealt with real-world issues like racism, Los Angeles gangs, and drugs.

As the decade continued, one of the best rap albums of all time came along in 1992. Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" made the now-legendary producer and rapper's name, along with the name of another up-and-coming rapper, Snoop Dogg, known around the world. Snoop and Dre represented the West Coast of the United States and alongside the late Tupac Shakur and the rest of the Death Row family, these rappers dominated the genre for the next several years. But there was another coast ready to battle for that top spot on the charts.

Enter the Bad Boy family from the East Coast with top names like Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs and Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace. These two sides were crucial in the East Coast-West Coast rap rivalry that not only produced some of the top rap music of the decade but also ultimately ended the lives of 2Pac and Biggie, as both were tragically murdered.

All of these rappers and their music influenced and ushered in a new generation of rappers, the best rappers of the 2000s, and put up a good fight for the best decade for rap music ever. Which 90s rapper is your favorite? Vote for the ones you like the best below or add your favorite to the list!
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DMX

Dr. Dre

Eazy-E

Eminem

Ice Cube

Nas

Snoop Dogg

The Notorious B.I.G.

Tupac Shakur

Wu-Tang Clan


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