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VH1's 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons - who'd be there now?

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This was VH1 & People Magazine's list of the top 200 greatest pop culture icons back in 2003. Who would be in there now? Obviously this list is American based.

 

This was the criteria at the time:

 

What makes an "Icon?" It's not enough to just be famous or have won a couple of awards. You have to pass one or more of the following criteria:

* Do they pass the one-name test?
* Can you dress up as them for Halloween?
* Did they blaze a trail in pop culture?
* Did they create a signature character in pop culture?
* Can you quote them (or their character) in 10 seconds or less? (Do they have a catch phrase?)
* Did society imitate their sense of fashion? Hairstyle?
* Did "SNL" create a sketch satirizing them?
* Did someone write a song about them?
* Was or is there merchandising/paraphernalia that bears their image?
* Can they be connected to Kevin Bacon?

 

The full list:

 

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1) OPRAH WINFREY

2) SUPERMAN

3) ELVIS PRESLEY

4) LUCILLE BALL

5) TOM CRUISE

6) MARILYN MONROE

7) MADONNA

8) MICHAEL JORDAN

9) PRINCESS DIANA

10) MICHAEL JACKSON

11) FRIENDS CAST

12) THE BEATLES

13) JERRY SEINFELD

14) STEVEN SPIELBERG

15) JENNIFER LOPEZ

16) MUHAMMAD ALI

17) MICKEY MOUSE

18) BILL CLINTON

19) THE BRADY BUNCH

20) BRITNEY SPEARS

21) THE SIMPSONS

22) TOM HANKS

23) JULIA ROBERTS

24) JFK JR.

25) ROLLING STONES

26) JAMES DEAN

27) FRANK SINATRA

28) JOHN TRAVOLTA

29) MARY TYLER MOORE

30) BILL COSBY

31) EMINEM

32) JFK

33) GEORGE CLOONEY

34) AUDREY HEPBURN

35) P. DIDDY

36) JOHNNY CARSON

37) KURT COBAIN

38) BRAD PITT

39) KATIE COURIC

40) THE OSBOURNES

41) CHER

42) FRED FLINTSTONE

43) MARTHA STEWART

44) MICHAEL J. FOX

45) BEE GEES

46) HARRISON FORD

47) JACKIE O.

48) JIM CARREY

49) ELIZABETH TAYLOR

50) JAMES BROWN

51) TIGER WOODS

52) ROBERT DE NIRO

53) JERRY GARCIA

54) JOHN WAYNE

55) ELTON JOHN

56) CARROLL O'CONNOR (AS ARCHIE BUNKER)

57) NICOLE KIDMAN

58) MAGIC JOHNSON

59) LEONARDO DICAPRIO

60) KERMIT & MISS PIGGY

61) MIKE MYERS

62) ANDY WARHOL

63) MEL GIBSON

64) CELINE DION

65) JACKIE ROBINSON

66) BARBRA STREISAND

67) HOWARD STERN

68) BOB DYLAN

69) DENZEL WASHINGTON

70) CAROL BURNETT

71) RUN-D.M.C.

72) JAY LENO

73) BONO

74) SUSAN LUCCI

75) JOHN BELUSHI

76) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

77) BUGS BUNNY

78) ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

79) ROBIN WILLIAMS

80) PAMELA ANDERSON

81) JACK NICHOLSON

82) BILL GATES

83) AEROSMITH

84) KATHARINE HEPBURN

85) EDDIE MURPHY

86) PAUL NEWMAN

87) GRACE KELLY

88) JOHNNY CASH

89) BARBARA WALTERS

90) CLINT EASTWOOD

91) MARVIN GAYE

92) AL PACINO

93) KISS

94) PENNY MARSHALL (AS LAVERNE DEFAZIO)

95) VIVIEN LEIGH & CLARK GABLE (AS SCARLETT O'HARA/RHETT BUTLER)

96) WAYNE GRETZKY

97) STEPHEN KING

98) SHANIA TWAIN

99) HENRY WINKLER (AS THE FONZ)

100) WILL SMITH

101) KEVIN BACON

102) DAVID LETTERMAN

103) ARETHA FRANKLIN

104) CHARLIE BROWN

105) RICHARD PRYOR

106) JOE DIMAGGIO

107) STING

108) ALBERT EINSTEIN

109) JIMI HENDRIX

110) BETTE DAVIS

111) RUDY GIULIANI

112) JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

113) ALFRED HITCHCOCK

114) CINDY CRAWFORD

115) SYLVESTER STALLONE

116) WHITNEY HOUSTON

117) WILLIAM SHATNER

118) E.T.

119) BEN AFFLECK

120) SARAH JESSICA PARKER

121) BRUCE WILLIS

122) BOB DENVER (AS GILLIGAN)

123) JANE FONDA

124) SIGMUND FREUD

125) STEVIE WONDER

126) CHARLIE CHAPLIN

127) TINA TURNER

128) JUDY GARLAND

129) DOROTHY HAMILL

130) DICK CLARK

131) CALVIN KLEIN

132) LED ZEPPELIN

133) JULIE ANDREWS

134) JANET JACKSON

135) WHOOPI GOLDBERG

136) BABE RUTH

137) PRINCE

138) HUGH HEFNER

139) MOLLY RINGWALD

140) JAMES GANDOLFINI (AS TONY SOPRANO)

141) BRUCE LEE

142) GWEN STEFANI

143) RON HOWARD

144) ELLEN DEGENERES

145) DICK VAN DYKE

146) NEIL ARMSTRONG

147) DAVID BOWIE

148) MISTER ROGERS

149) SALLY FIELD

150) GARTH BROOKS

151) SPIDER-MAN

152) BOB HOPE

153) BON JOVI

154) HARRY POTTER

155) CHRISTIE BRINKLEY

156) VENUS/SERENA WILLIAMS

157) BARBARA EDEN (AS JEANNIE)

158) BATMAN

159) RICKY MARTIN

160) FARRAH FAWCETT

161) MONICA LEWINSKY

162) LEONARD NIMOY (AS SPOCK)

163) LIBERACE

164) BURT REYNOLDS

165) DIANA ROSS

166) BETTY FORD

167) THE THREE STOOGES

168) ABBA

169) WOODY ALLEN

170) JIM MORRISON

171) SCOOBY-DOO

172) GIANNI VERSACE

173) ROSEANNE

174) TUPAC SHAKUR

175) JACKIE GLEASON

176) WONDER WOMAN

177) MARIAH CAREY

178) DREW BARRYMORE

179) CHRIS ROCK

180) LARRY HAGMAN (AS J.R. EWING)

181) REESE WITHERSPOON

182) TELLY SAVALAS (AS KOJAK)

183) WINONA RYDER

184) BOB MARLEY

185) ROSIE O'DONNELL

186) HALLE BERRY

187) ROCK HUDSON

188) JOE NAMATH

189) DOLLY PARTON

190) RUSSELL CROWE

191) REGIS PHILBIN

192) BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD

193) ARSENIO HALL

194) DR. PHIL

195) MACAULAY CULKIN

196) AXL ROSE

197) JUDGE JUDY

198) CARTMAN

199) QUEEN LATIFAH

200) THE ROCK

I miss the days when VH1 would have a random greatest list every few months, it was so much better than how they are now :rip: 

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Travis Bickle

Madonna top 5. Beyonce top 10.

jlo and britney OUT

 

4 minutes ago, Coklek92 said:

J.Lo so high. List cancelled :deadbanana4:

It must be because people is involved. :rip:

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Fitzswiftie

To be a period in time when Judge Judy, Cartmen & Queen Latifah were more recognisable than The Rock

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FreeXone

Jlo top 10 and Janet so low?!! Her breast literally reshaped television and gave birth to youtube alone lol.

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Hector
Just now, FreeXone said:

Jlo top 10 and Janet so low?!! Her breast literally reshaped television and gave birth to youtube alone lol.

This was before Nipplegate though. 

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Fitzswiftie
11 minutes ago, FreeXone said:

Jlo top 10 and Janet so low?!! Her breast literally reshaped television and gave birth to youtube alone lol.

2003 was pre-nipplegate and it was peak Bennifer hype

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Saint luv
1 hour ago, Coklek92 said:

J.Lo so high. List cancelled :deadbanana4:

 

right :dies:

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FreeXone
1 hour ago, Hector said:

This was before Nipplegate though. 

 

59 minutes ago, Fitzswiftie said:

2003 was pre-nipplegate and it was peak Bennifer hype

 

1 hour ago, Hector said:

This was before Nipplegate though. 

Oh I did not realize this lol! I wondered why gaga was absent.

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Navyofbadgals

Bey, Gaga, Rihanna, Adele and Taylor would all be there

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EmojiClothes

Trump and the Obamas would probably be here 

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Fitzswiftie

Mister Rogers and Spider-Man would definitely be higher than 150 :deadbanana2:

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Fitzswiftie

Fictional characters Don Draper, Walter White and anyone from GoT would be on it

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Dingdong123

Iron Man

 

Captain America

 

Elsa of Arendelle

 

Taylor Swift

 

Rihanna

 

Adele

 

Beyonce

 

Sandra Bullock

 

Dwayne The Rock Johnson

 

 

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Humoresque

This is actually a non-bull**** list for the most part. If they did it now, virtually everyone pre-1980 would be out and in their place would be people who just got famous two years ago.

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Wildcat

Kim Kardashian

Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi

Floyd Mayweather

Justin Bieber

Beyoncé

Lady Gaga

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Adele

Angelina Jolie

Miley Cyrus / Hannah Montana

Jon Snow / Game Of Thrones

Johnny Depp / Jack Sparrow

Freddie Mercury / Queen

Queen Elsa / 'Frozen'

Shrek

Marvel Characters

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