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Reply #30 posted 08/17/19 8:35pm

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Philly76 said:



Missmusicluver72 said:


I am just happy he made the list. cool




U shouldn´t take lists like these too serious. Many artists are randomly placed. Ozzy on #7 speaks for itself. This dude can´t even sing. Roger Daltrey on 4? I really have to get the shit the author smoked.



for real...WTF?
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Reply #31 posted 08/26/19 6:21pm

MickyDolenz

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PeggyO said:

You're too funny...I think you are onto something!

It's like the audience for adult contemporary and teen idols (the singers & bands you might see in Tiger Beat & Right On!) is majority female.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #32 posted 08/26/19 7:45pm

alandail

Prince should be higher and how in the world did Barry Gibb not even make the list?

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Reply #33 posted 08/27/19 3:29am

SanMartin

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Philly76 said:

Considering Prince´s vocal recognition value and his vocal range (https://www.concerthotels.com/worlds-greatest-vocal-ranges) he should definitely in the top #20 if not higher.


One of my favourite vocalists is Charly García. He's probably mostly unknown around here because he's Argentine and sings in Spanish, but his decades-spanning career, broad artistic vision and sheer talent are easily comparable to someone like Prince or Bowie. The point is that his vocal range isn't particularly impressive and neither is his voice very 'pleasant' to listen to. However, his rough and ready style of singing perfectly complements his songwriting. An X Factor finalist, for example, though by some measure a more 'skilled' singer, wouldn't be able to do his music justice in the same way. Basically, I don't think vocal range and technical skill are everything, especially in the loud and energetic world of rock music.

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Reply #34 posted 08/29/19 3:46pm

MickyDolenz

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alandail said:

how in the world did Barry Gibb not even make the list?

If you're going to put him, then might as well have El DeBarge, Frankie Valli, & Philip Bailey. razz The Bee Gees are no more rock than they are

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #35 posted 08/30/19 8:26pm

Nonamesfan

Yeah I don't like any of those lists. It's just one person's opinion ( and usually a white male at that).

Ignore it. If you like Prince you know he is special no matter what any list of the 100 best whatevers says.

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Reply #36 posted 09/07/19 7:20pm

alandail

MickyDolenz said:

alandail said:

how in the world did Barry Gibb not even make the list?

If you're going to put him, then might as well have El DeBarge, Frankie Valli, & Philip Bailey. razz The Bee Gees are no more rock than they are

That's the misguided perception, but the Bee Gees certanly were rock. Like Prince, the Bee Gees spanned all genre's. For the first half dozen years of their career they were considered rock. Had their career ended then, they woudl still be known as a 60s rock band. What genre are songs like Loney Days if not representive of that era's Rock? Had the Beatles recorded them, they certainly woudl be considered rock? Even the title track to the very last Bee Gees album, "This is where I came in", was a rock song. At least that's what it'd be called if anyone else recorded it.

Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees get so criminally underrated, and the root cause is the unprecidented level of success he had as a singer/songwriter/producer in 1978. Nobody else in the rock era had the level of success he had that year, not peak Elvis, not peak the Beatles, not peak Michael Jackson. Yet instead of being the cherry on the top of a great career, it completely overshadowed everything else they did.


The people you listed never did the kind of rock songs the Bee Gees did.

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Reply #37 posted 09/08/19 5:43am

dandan

Little Richard's placement is criminal.

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