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A year later and it's still March! Somehow we've all survived arguably the worst 12 months of our lives, which calls for a celebration — and a new edition of the annual tournament you've all been waiting for. You don't even have to wear a mask.

 

Yes, it's that time again. As college basketball fever sweeps the nation, we here at ATRL turn to what we do best: pitting celebrities against one another. We've already crowned the dreamiest song by a teen idol, the supreme girl group track, the most bloody brilliant British single, the most iconic album cover, Oscar's gold standard Best Original Song, our favorite female video, the one-hit wonder we'll never tire of, the best Record of the Year winner, the greatest #1 hit of all time and Hollywood's hottest hottie.

 

For our 11th (!) edition, we're leaning into our veteran status and turning our attention to another controversial cultural institution that honors the stars of yesteryear. Hate it or love it, nothing else in the music industry confers legacy and legitimacy quite like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. From ABBA to ZZ Top, more than 220 acts have been recognized by this shadowy cabal of industry insiders over the past three and a half decades for their artistic excellence and their impact shaping the history of rock and roll. Now we'll decide which inductee is the most legendary of them all.

 

Throughout the tournament, everyone will have a chance to participate by voting for their favorite artists in one-on-one match-ups, whittling down the field of 64 icons until we reach our champion. But I need your help before we can begin! Please nominate your list of the top ten Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees (no ranking necessary) in the thread below. You can find the entire list of performers who have been honored here. These ballots will be used to determine the final list of competitors and help decide their tournament seeds. Now get to it, because the fun begins in just a few days and you don't want your picks to be left out!

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SleepingTigers

Aerosmith

Bon Jovi

Bee Gees

Cheap Trick

Johnny Cash

Earth, Wind and Fire

Fleetwood Mac

Hall and Oates

Whitney Houston

Michael Jackson

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17 minutes ago, Beautiful Garbage said:

@supaspazthe list is no longer available in the link embedded. 

Thanks! I fixed it.

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  • Blondie
  • David Bowie
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • The Cure
  • Depeche Mode
  • The Doors
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Prince
  • Heart
  • Madonna

Ugh, this was so hard!

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ABBA
David Bowie
Fleetwood Mac
Aretha Franklin
Whitney Houston
Janet Jackson
Brenda Lee
Madonna
Queen
Donna Summer

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David Bowie

The Cure

Led Zeppelin

Metallica

Nine Inch Nails

Nirvana

Radiohead

Green Day

Queen

The Beatles

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allforyou

Janet Jackson

Madonna

Whitney Houston

Donna Summer

Michael Jackson

Aretha Franklin

The Supremes

Stevie Nicks

Prince

David Bowie

 

 

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rooby.booby

The Beatles

Aretha Franklin

Whitney Houston

Michael Jackson

Janis Joplin

Janet Jackson

Madonna

Metallica

Elvis Presley

Queen

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1. Madonna

2. Donna Summer

3. ABBA

4. Whitney Houston

5. David Bowie

6. Prince

7. Depeche Mode 

8. Queen

9. Pink Floyd 

10. Stevie Nicks 

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andresg770

Oh dear, only ten?  I'll have to be strategic to get at least some of my faves into the conversation...

  1. Roy Orbison
  2. R.E.M.
  3. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  4. The Pretenders
  5. Peter Gabriel
  6. The Cars
  7. Elvis Costello and the Attractions
  8. The Clash
  9. Talking Heads
  10. Bruce Springsteen

Sheesh, felt terrible not voting for Prince, Bowie, Elton, Janet, Madonna, Depeche Mode, Roxy Music ( :weeps: ), The Cure, etc., but there are just too many artists to choose from -- and most of these don't need my help here  :dancehall:

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Oh, and if we were doing singles by HOFers, The Ronettes would've made my top 10 without hesitation:

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Reverie said:

WERE VOTING FOR STEVIE WONDER

Yes, I love her song that got sampled in “Bootylicious”!

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Just now, andresg770 said:

Oh, and if we were doing singles by HOFers, The Ronettes would've made my top 10 without hesitation:

 

 

Ugh, that would have been such a good way to do it! But then maybe Madonna would have had half the draw.

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Mr. Duff

Bee Gees

Bon Jovi

Green Day

Whitney Houston

The Police

The Beatles

Elton John

Radiohead

Led Zeppelin

Nine Inch Nails

 

 

This is so hard, I wanna choose them all!

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12 minutes ago, supaspaz said:

Yes, I love her song that got sampled in “Bootylicious”!

Stevie Wonder an LGBT icon, it's true it's true

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2 minutes ago, Reverie said:

Stevie Wonder an LGBT icon, it's true it's true

I hope Lindsay Lohan’s third album includes a cover of “Isn’t She Lovely.”

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2 minutes ago, supaspaz said:

I hope Lindsay Lohan’s third album includes a cover of “Isn’t She Lovely.”

And then when Ace hosts UOG Teen Dream the ReUp I can give it an 11 so it only goes out in second to last place!

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It's that time of the year again, huh? Ready for my selection to flop again.

 

Shortlisting 10 is a daunting task. Even coming up with the list below was already hard. I don't know how I would select my final 10.

Spoiler

ABBA

AC/DC

Beastie Boyz

The Beatles

Bee Gees

Otis Blackwell

Blondie

David Bowie

Ray Charles

Eric Clapton

Earth, Wind and Fire

Fleetwood Mac

Aretha Franklin 

Green Day

Hall & Oates

Whitney Houston

Janet Jackson

Michael Jackson

Etta James

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Billy Joel

Elton John

Janis Joplin

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Madonna

Bob Marley

Joni Mitchell

Stevie Nicks

The Notorious B.I.G.

Laura Nyro

Elvis Presley

Prince

Queen

R.E.M.

Radiohead

Bonnie Raitt

Otis Redding

Smokey Robinson

The Rolling Stones

The Ronettes

Linda Ronstadt

Santana

Tupac Shakur

Simon & Garfunkel 

Nina Simone

Bruce Springsteen 

Donna Summer

U2

Stevie Wonder

BUT LEMME TRY AND COME UP WITH 10 ARTISTS. THIS IS BASED ON THE MUSIC I GREW UP TO:

 

1. Stevie Wonder

2. Earth, Wind & Fire

3. Green Day

4. Joni Mitchell

5. Janis Joplin 

6. Bruce Springsteen

7. Fleetwood Mac

8. Bob Marley

9. Bonnie Raitt

10. Eric Clapton

 

I decided not to include Madge, Janet, Whitney, Donna, Aretha, Stevie, MJ, Prince and Bowie since they will most likely get more votes and will make the final draft. Looking forward to the final bracket @supaspaz!

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touya kinomoto

Kinda shocked to find out that Kate Bush, Allison Krauss and Natalie Cole aren't HOFers yet. Also surprised to see Carole King not inducted as a performer.

 

Hoping for more female inductees in the coming years. Rooting for Fiona Apple, Alanis Morissette, Tracy Chapman and Garbage.

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12 minutes ago, touya kinomoto said:

 

Kinda shocked to find out that Kate Bush, Allison Krauss and Natalie Cole aren't HOFers yet. Also surprised to see Carole King not inducted as a performer.

There are some egregious snubs. Hopefully to start being addressed this year when Carole King and Tina Turner finally get inducted as performers.

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43 minutes ago, supaspaz said:

Ugh, that would have been such a good way to do it! But then maybe Madonna would have had half the draw.

That's true, the Madonna voting block is pretty strong here...  But surely at some point all her singles would start to split the vote, right?  (Sorry, I spent all of last night on Goldderby  :dancehall: ).

 

Anywho, stream "Be My Baby," people!!!  :jamming:

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Janet Jackson

The Beach Boys

Jimi Hendrix Experience

Pink Floyd

Marvin Gaye

The Velvet Underground

Miles Davis

Nina Simone

Donna Summer

Stevie Wonder

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