Clapton is so so very overlooked. He is still throwing music out today, and it still sounds good. I just love that he stays out of the limelight. I wish he got more credit, but I wouldn’t change a thing about him.
I’m sorry, your opinion is your opinion. If somebody here thinks the other is wrong, it’s you who thinks I am wrong. Proof: “Your opinion isn’t original or valid”. I don’t want to come off as an asshole but you’ve pushed me into a corner and I need to defend myself.
You’re being hypocritical and narrow minded. You’re just another person that can’t stand to hear that someone feels that the Beatles don’t deserve the reigning position in music. I don’t care if my opinion isn’t original because neither is yours. (You clearly aren’t the first person to try to knock me down and tell me my OPINION is wrong). Opinion is neither right nor wrong. Once again, there’s no need to come off so hostile, I feel as though I offended your mother or something. It’s very simple to get the Beatles, they did start off as wanting to be a rock and roll band but they followed as their producer told them to, which ultimately change their style.
I love them, but to be unwilling to let anyone think that they get a little more credit than they deserve only proves my point, so thank you.
If anybody else wants to tell me my opinion is wrong please don’t. I’m sorry if I sound like a prick, but it’s my opinion and I obviously thought it up and felt it myself.
Yes alone should be there, Yes is just an amazing band and Steve Howe is one of my all time favorite guitarists. Fragile is a great album and Tales from Topographic Oceans is an amazing concept album. Very unique band.
The Wall? We certainly do have different taste, I find Animals to be a better album and very overlooked. But anyways, you shouldn’t be so hostile. I made assumptions as you did about my taste in music. Instead of attacking me and fending for the Beatles why don’t you look at what you’ve typed and admit your faults as have I.
I’m done here, I’ve only wasted my time and yours, but my stance with the Beatles remains. If I had one song to use to describe the Beatles, it would be “Welcome to the Machine” from Wish You Were Here.
Goodbye and good day.
I second Jefferson Airplane
I don’t mean to sound offensive but you are being quite the narrow minded bigot. I love the Beatles, and as you can see by others that posted, not referring to the Beatles as the greatest band ever is simply taboo. Can you prove that I ever said they didn’t have a lot of #1 hits? That’s what a pop band does, make hits. I happen to see Pink Floyd as a band with considerably more depth (best concept albums came from them), but you probably don’t agree. I believe that Roger Waters was a greater songwriter than both Lennon and McCartney, but you probably don’t. I can name many artists that show a similar or even greater musical influence like Eric Clapton, The Yardbirds, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, BB King, Chuck Berry, etc. You’ve probably never even listened to some of them or even know who they are, but that’s fine with me. You have a differing opinion, that’s fine with me. You get my point here? I sincerely mean to offer no harm, just a taste of enlightenment. So, as Mr. McCartney once said, why not “live and let die”?
Yes, I agree completely, where’s BB King and Muddy Waters?
I’d love to argue with you but your opinion is your opinion. Invalid to some, valid to others. They are the history of pop, not rock. Cheers
Forgot The Smiths, oh god i love them.
*To avoid confusion, my stating Freddy Mercury’s talent refers to Queen, not Pink Floyd (obviously, but not for those who are not familiar with them)
I understand this is subjective but…
artists too close to #1:
The Beach Boys
Artists not close enought to #1:
Alicia Keys (top 80)
Janis Joplin (top 40)
Pearl Jam (top 75)
The Doors (top 30)
Rush (top 50)
Pink Floyd (top 10)
Queen (top 10)
The Smashing Pumpkins?
The Beatles are always chosen as #1 even when people don’t know why, they just pick them. There is no depth to The Beatles, it’s all fun pop. They have good tunes but that’s it. I’d either put Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin as #1. Prince should not be below Elvis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Neil Young, let alone be in the top 20. Aerosmith, AC/DC, and GN’R should definitely be no closer to #1 than Van Halen. The intelligence of Roger Waters is enough to throw Pink Floyd closer to #1 and Freddie Mercury’s talent.
Why are Paul McCartney and John Lennon on here and not Eric Clapton? He’s probably had the most experience out of all these musicians.
I don’t know how some of these guys are even on the list (Justin Timberlake, Green Day, Coldplay, etc.) Some don’t even make their own music! I’m glad to see Neil Young low on the list (one of the greatest).
Overall a crappy list, oh well it’s VH1…