rock Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  

Ranker Community
Originally by
185.6k votes 7.6k voters 89.9k views 346 items Embed

List Rules Only musicians who haven't been inducted into the Rock Hall

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
list ordered by

1
2,038 749
Ranker Video
Deep Purple Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees The Best Fantasy Movies On Netflix

2
1,432 798
Yes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #2 Yes Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

3
1,373 865
The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Moody Blues Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

4
1,514 881
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Chicago Ballad, Ska, Rock music

5
1,676 928
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

6
1,556 804
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock - Deserves to get in as a solo artist

7
1,387 779
The Cars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Cars Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

8
1,315 765
The Doobie Brothers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

9
1,385 761
Boston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Boston Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

10
1,344 892
Jethro Tull is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jethro Tull Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

11
1,324 667
Journey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #12 | chadg30 added Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

12
1,238 697
Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Electric Light Orchestra Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

13
1,238 807
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Foreigner Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

14
1,312 890
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

15
1,221 849
Cheap Trick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cheap Trick Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

The Most Undeserving Members of the Rock Hall of Fame Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s

16
1,322 764
Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Dire Straits Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

17
1,130 946
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

18
1,080 684
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

19
1,025 810
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Blue Öyster Cult Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

20
1,035 962
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

21
1,266 747
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Def Leppard Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

22
970 488
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
CptNash added Genesis Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

23
1,051 916
Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Motörhead New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

24
1,050 270
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #31 | mark.w.kelley99 added Pink Floyd Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

25
974 653
Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Bad Company Blues-rock, Hard rock

26
1,000 792
Styx is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Styx Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

27
919 807
Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Thin Lizzy Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

28
956 740
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

29
916 590
Steve Miller Band is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
PaulSteiner added Steve Miller Band Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

The Sexiest Women in Rock History, Ranked People We Wish Were Still Alive

30
815 686
Steppenwolf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Steppenwolf Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

31
642 201
The Arcana is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Arcana Rock music, Pop music, Baroque pop/rock

32
656 657
Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Three Dog Night Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

33
796 578
Joe Cocker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Joe Cocker Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

34
583 567
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
StuartGantner added Kansas Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

35
575 704
Emerson, Lake & Palmer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
DerekPointon added Emerson, Lake & Palmer Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

36
721 400
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
AdimAlibaba added Jefferson Airplane Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

37
772 768
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Ronnie James Dio Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

38
602 455
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

39
618 117
Queen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
gavin-bolton added Queen Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

40
725 762
Mötley Crüe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Mötley Crüe Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

41
304 222
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #47 Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

42
616 516
The Guess Who is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
oldrocker added The Guess Who Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music

43
563 867
King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
King Crimson New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

The Best Female Rock Singers The Best Current ABC Comedy Shows

44
626 751
Meat Loaf is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Meat Loaf Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music

45
589 781
Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Soundgarden Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

46
823 613
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
ErinKrause added Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

47
584 730
Dio is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Dio Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

48
449 536
America is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
StuartGantner added America Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

49
493 750
Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rainbow Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

50
403 346
Jim Croce is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
AndrewCraner added Jim Croce Pop music, Rock music, Folk music