Favorite Music Artists

by WeAintFoundShin | created - 14 Jan 2014 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

1. ABBA

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

2. Alabama

Soundtrack | Road House

Country music group.

Randy Owen. The Closer You Get, She And I.

3. Andrew Strong

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

5. Bruce Hornsby

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 ...

Heaven

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

Lauren Mayberry. Recover

9. Cradle of Filth

Soundtrack | Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Members include vocalist Dani Filth.

Nymphetamine (Fix)

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

16. Eagles

Soundtrack | The Big Lebowski

"Hotel California" was their first album with Joe Walsh and last with Randy Meisner.

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

22. Geto Boys

Soundtrack | Narc

Still

23. Jay-Z

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

The Jets is an actor, known for Jaws: The Revenge (1987), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and Burglar (1987).

You've Got It All, Crush On You

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 ...

Wuthering Heights

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

30. Madonna

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 ...

Cherish

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

33. MXPX

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...

Silver Screen

34. Mystikal

Soundtrack | Kiss of the Dragon

Mystikal was born on September 22, 1970 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Michael Lawrence Tyler.

Murderer

35. New Kids on the Block

Soundtrack | It

New Kids on the Block is an actor, known for It (2017), Free Willy (1993) and The Wizard (1989).

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

38. Prince

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, ...

Kiss

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...

Everlasting Love

40. Rancid

Soundtrack | Idle Hands

Rancid was born in 1991 in California, USA.

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...

You Lie

43. The Righteous Brothers

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

45. The Rolling Stones

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 "...

46. Roxette

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...

Cupid

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?

50. Static-X

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

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 ...

5150

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

Mexican Radio

58. Wilson Pickett

Soundtrack | The Commitments

Wilson Pickett was born on March 18, 1941 in Prattville, Alabama, USA. He was married to Bonnie Covington. He died on January 19, 2006 in Reston, Virginia, USA.

In The Midnight Hour



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