Favorite Music Artistsby WeAintFoundShin | created - 14 Jan 2014 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Soundtrack | The Martian
ABBA is a Swedish pop group, formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group's name derives from the first letter in each of the first names of its members. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of ...
Frida Lyngstad. Take a Chance On Me
Soundtrack | The Commitments
Andrew Strong was born on November 14, 1973 in Dublin, Ireland.
Try a Little Tenderness
4. The Bee Gees
Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Although it's often believed that the group's name is an acronym for the Brothers Gibb, they have said that the name was to honor two friends with the same set of initials who gave them a lot of help when they were first starting out: a man named Bill Goode and a disc jockey named Bill Gates.
Barry Gibb. How Deep Is Your Love
Soundtrack | Backdraft
Bruce Hornsby was born on November 23, 1954 in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA as Bruce Randall Hornsby. He has been married to Kathy Lynn Yankovich since December 31, 1983. They have two children.
Every Little Kiss, Mandolin Rain.
6. Bryan Adams
Soundtrack | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams rose to fame with the release of his third album, "Cuts Like a Knife" (1983). The album made him popular throughout the United States. However, it was his fourth album "Reckless" (1984), which is referred to as one of the best albums of the decade that made ...
7. Busta Rhymes
Actor | Halloween: Resurrection
Trevor George Smith Jr. (born May 20, 1972), known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, singer, musician, record producer, record executive, and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the moniker Busta Rhymes, after NFL and CFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes. He is best ...
Trevor Smith, Jr. Put Your Hands Where Where My Can See
10. The Cult
Soundtrack | Layer Cake
The Cult is a British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current name in January 1984, the band performed under the name Death Cult, which was an evolution of the name of lead singer Ian Astbury's previous band Southern Death Cult. Picking up the pseudo-mysticism and Native American...
Ian Astbury. Sun King
11. The Cure
Soundtrack | Ant-Man
Members have included Robert Smith, Perry Bamonte, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, Jason Cooper, Roger O'Donnell, Laurence Tolhurst, Andy Anderson, Phil Thornalley, Michael Dempsey, and Matthieu Hartley.
Robert Smith. Lullaby
12. David Bowie
Soundtrack | Labyrinth
David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...
David Jones. Let's Dance
13. Def Leppard
Soundtrack | Last Action Hero
Def Leppard is an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitars, backing vocals), ...
Joe Elliot. Love Bites, Hysteria. Animal, Photograph.
14. Depeche Mode
Soundtrack | Atomic Blonde
Depeche Mode is an English electronic band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980. The group consists of founders David Gahan (lead vocals, co-songwriting), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, chief songwriting), and Andrew Fletcher (keyboards). Depeche Mode have had 50 songs in the UK Singles Chart and ...
Dave Gahan. Blasphemous Rumors
15. Duran Duran
Soundtrack | A View to a Kill
Duran Duran is an English new wave and synth pop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. The band grew from alternative sensations in 1982 to mainstream pop stars by 1984. The band achieved 14 singles in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100, and have sold over 100 million ...
Simon Le Bon. New Moon On Monday
Soundtrack | The Big Lebowski
Don Henley. Glenn Frey. Take It to the Limit
17. Eddie Money
Soundtrack | Over the Top
Eddie Money was born on March 21, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA as Edward Joseph Mahoney. He was married to Laurie Money and Margo Lee Walker. He died on September 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Edward Mahoney. I Wanna Go Back
18. Elizabeth Daily
Actress | Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Elizabeth Daily was born on September 11, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Elizabeth Ann Guttman. She is an actress, known for Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), The Powerpuff Girls (1998) and Happy Feet (2006). She was previously married to Rick Salomon.
Say It, Say It
19. Elvis Presley
Soundtrack | Tickle Me
Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School. ...
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You
20. Fleetwood Mac
Soundtrack | Frequency
Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands. In 1998, select members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit ...
Stevie Nicks. Christine McVie. Tusk
21. The Four Tops
Soundtrack | Four Brothers
On July 4, 1987 performed on "Welcome Home (Viet Nam Veterans"), an all day music special seen on HBO US cable.
Levi Stubbs. I Can't Help Myself
Soundtrack | The Great Gatsby
Shawn Corey Carter was born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York City. Carter was a school friend of The Notorious B.I.G.. He first started releasing records in the late 1980s. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend, Jaz ("The Originators") and Original Flavor ("Can I Get Open"), ...
Can I Get A...
24. Jerry Lee Lewis
Soundtrack | Dick Tracy
Jerry Lee Lewis was born on September 29, 1935 into a very religious family . His family, though not very wealthy, sold their house when he was a child to get their son a piano. He loved to play piano. He was sent to a religious school, but was soon thrown out shortly thereafter -- he did a boogie ...
Great Balls of Fire
25. The Jets
Soundtrack | Jaws: The Revenge
You've Got It All, Crush On You
Soundtrack | TRON
Steve Perry. Lights, Still They Ride, Forever Young
27. Johnny Cash
Soundtrack | The Johnny Cash Show
Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Carrie Cash (Rivers) and Raymond Cash. He made his first single, "Hey Porter", for Sun Records in 1955. In 1958 he moved to Columbia Records. He had long periods of drug abuse during the 1960s, but later that decade he successfully ...
Flushed From the Toilet of Your Heart
28. Kate Bush
Soundtrack | The Line, the Cross & the Curve
Kate Bush began playing piano at a young age and, by her mid-teens, had composed over 200 songs. Her talent caught the notice of David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd) who assisted in arranging her contract with EMI. The first song she released, "Wuthering Heights", soared to #1 in England in 1978. Since ...
29. The Lafayettes
Soundtrack | Hairspray
Members included Lee Bonner, Phil Huth, drummer Ben Proctor, pianist Jamie Hess, lead singer Frank Bonarrigo, guitarist Steve Taylor, alto saxophonist Dick Svehla, and Bob Kirschner on tenor sax. Most of them attended Towson High School.
Life's Too Short
Actress | Evita
The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn ...
31. Michael Jackson
Soundtrack | Michael Jackson: Thriller
Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson (no relation to Joe Jackson, also a musician), had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Michael's ...
Man In the Mirror
32. The Miracles
Soundtrack | Wild Things
Mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.
You Really Got a Hold On Me
Soundtrack | Torque
MxPx (Magnified Plaid) are a pop-punk band and they were formed sometime in 1992 in Bremerton, Washington by three 15-year-old students from high school, Mike Herrera (vocals, bass), Andy Husted (guitars) and Yuri Ruley (drums). The band was signed to Tooth & Nail Records in 1993 when MxPx played a...
Soundtrack | Kiss of the Dragon
Mystikal was born on September 22, 1970 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Michael Lawrence Tyler.
Soundtrack | It
Please Don't Go Girl
36. Otis Redding
Soundtrack | Top Gun
Otis Redding was born on September 9, 1941 in Dawson, Georgia, USA as Otis Ray Redding Jr. He was married to Zelma Atwood. He died on December 10, 1967 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Try a Little Tenderness
37. The Platters
Soundtrack | The Dreamers
Preeminent vocal group of the late 50s and early 60s, hugely successful in the U.S., as well as in England and Australia. Formed in Los Angeles in 1953, the original line-up of The Platters consisted of Tony Williams (lead vocals), David Lynch (tenor), Alex Hodge (1935-1982, baritone) and Herb Reed...
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon
Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, ...
39. Rachel Sweet
Soundtrack | Tank Girl
Rachel Sweet began her career as a singer before moving towards acting, writing, and producing. She started out at 12 years old as a Country singer, mostly in New York and Nashville, but had already been in a few TV commercials before that. Her debut record was released in 1976 ,and two years later...
Under the Red Hot Moon
41. Ray Charles
Soundtrack | Ray
A tragic fate may have given this visionary a heightened sensitivity, perception, awareness, even expansion to his obvious musical gifts that he may have never touched upon had he not suffered from his physical affliction. Whatever it was, Ray Charles revolutionized American music and was ...
You Don't Know Me
42. Reba McEntire
Actress | Reba
Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since she was 5. In Junior High school, she performed with her musical siblings, aka the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, Reba McEntire followed in the...
Soundtrack | Shindig!
Mentioned in the 1974 song "Life Is a Rock but the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.
For Once In My Life
44. Ritchie Valens
Soundtrack | Grease
Ritchie Valens was born on May 13, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Steven Valenzuela. He died on February 3, 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa, USA.
Stay Beside Me
Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked
The Rolling Stones are the legendary British rock band known for many popular hits, such as Paint it Black, Lady Jane, Ruby Tuesday, and (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Almost everyone who attended their shows is quick to comment on their ability to start you up and shake your hips. Their song "...
Soundtrack | Pretty Woman
Roxette are a Swedish pop rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson (vocals and keyboards) and Per Gessle (vocals and guitar). Formed in 1986, they became an international act in the late 1980s, when they released their breakthrough album Look Sharp! Their third album Joyride, which was released in...
Marie Fredriksson. Dangerous, Half a Woman Half a Shadow, It Must Have Been Love, Paint.
47. Sam Cooke
Soundtrack | Innerspace
Sam Cooke was born January 22, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He was one of eight children of Charles Cook Sr., a Baptist minister. When Sam sang as a little boy in church, everyone made note that his voice had "something special". He sang in church and in local gospel choirs until a group called...
48. Sex Pistols
Soundtrack | The A-Team
They lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album.
Holiday In the Sun
49. Shania Twain
Soundtrack | I Heart Huckabees
Shania Twain was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards in 1965 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, one of three daughters of Clarence and Sharon (Morrison) Edwards (sister Jill is two years older and Carrie-Ann three years younger). When she was age six, her mother remarried Jerry Twain, a full-blooded Ojibwa ...
What Made You Say That?
Soundtrack | Dracula 2000
Static-X was an American industrial metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1994. The line-up fluctuated over the years, but always held constant with band founder, frontman, vocalist, and guitarist Wayne Static. The band rose to fame with their 1999 debut album Wisconsin Death Trip that...
Wayne Static (Wells). Push It
51. Steve Winwood
Soundtrack | Masters of the Universe
Steve Winwood was born on May 12, 1948 in Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, England as Stephen Lawrence Winwood. He has been married to Eugenia Crafton since January 18, 1987. They have four children. He was previously married to Nicole Tacot Weir.
Valerie, The Finer Things
52. Stevie Nicks
Soundtrack | Sweet November
Stevie Nicks was born in Phoenix, Arizona. From an early age, she showed a love and aptitude for music, singing country and western duets with her grandfather when she was 4 years old. After moving to San Francisco, she began songwriting and performing at Menlo-Atherton High School, where she met ...
Stephanie Nicks. Landslide
53. The Temptations
Soundtrack | Ready Player One
The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. The group's work with producer Norman Whitfield, beginning with the Top 10 hit single "Cloud Nine" in October 1968, pioneered psychedelic soul, and was ...
David Ruffin (Davis Ruffin). I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
54. The Tubes
Soundtrack | Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Fee Waybill. She's a Beauty, Talk to Ya Later
55. Van Halen
Soundtrack | Spaceballs
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. The band went on to become major stars, and by the early 1980s they were one of the most successful rock acts of the time. 1984 was their most successful album. The lead single, "Jump", became an international hit and ...
56. Van Morrison
Soundtrack | The Five-Year Engagement
Van Morrison was born on August 31, 1945 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as George Ivan Morrison. He has been married to Michelle Rocca since 2006. They have two children. He was previously married to Janet (Planet) Minto.
Here Comes the Night