Bands/Musicians We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?  

Dom Kelly
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List Rules Vote up the artist you think has never recorded a bad song, ever.

Everyone has a favorite artist, and most likely, you have a favorite album or song by that artist. Still, it's safe to say that most artists have one or two (or twenty, or more) songs that are too awful to listen to.

We asked the Ranker audience if there were any artists that have not one single bad song, and we got a lot of answers. Some of the answers were expected, and others were pretty surprising - bands or musicians with no bad songs seem to inspire a lot of debate. Chime in yourself and vote up the artists you think have never released a bad song. This ranking should reflect who the most consistently good songwriters - or in some cases, song choosers - are in recorded music history. 

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1,155 550
Queen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
A Night at the Opera, Queen, Innuendo
2
882 614
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Disney's Sing-Along: The Lion King, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
3
754 510
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin II
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893 649
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Abbey Road, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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844 636
Prince is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Purple Rain, Sign 'O' the Times, 1999
6
641 500
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
American V: A Hundred Highways, American IV: The Man Comes Around, At Folsom Prison
7
646 536
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here
8
588 490
Creedence Clearwater Revival is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Green River, Cosmo's Factory, Willy and the Poor Boys
9
574 493
Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Full Moon Fever, Wildflowers, Highway Companion
10
624 549
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Hunky Dory, Diamond Dogs
11
586 518
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Rumours, Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night
12
552 517
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
The Stranger, Piano Man, 52nd Street
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604 599
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Thriller, Bad, Off the Wall
14
493 512
AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Back in Black, Highway to Hell, Let There Be Rock
15
443 498
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Jailhouse Rock, The Sun Sessions, From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential '60s Masters
16
398 447
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
First Rays of the New Rising Sun, Band of Gypsys, Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection
17
423 502
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Toys in the Attic, Pump, Permanent Vacation
18
407 485
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Christmas With the Rat Pack, In the Wee Small Hours, Christmas Songs by Sinatra
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393 468
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Sun Is Shining, One Love, Rainbow Country
20
362 480
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Let It Bleed, Exile on Main St., Sticky Fingers
21
323 448
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
What's Going On, Here, My Dear
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247 350
The Police is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Synchronicity, Ghost in the Machine, Zenyattà Mondatta
23
292 440
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Slippery When Wet, New Jersey, Cross Road
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181 282
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Saturday Night Fever, Main Course, Spirits Having Flown
25
196 313
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Artist Has No Bad Songs?
Songs in the Key of Life, Innervisions, Talking Book