Interesting debate – and OK fine, it may look more like the Top 15 than the Top 5, but there’s a reason. There are different definitions of Rock. There is what I view as Rock: Often referred to as Hard Rock, Metal, Pure Rock, or just plain Rock n' Roll. Whatever it is called, it is the way rock was initially intended to be played in my view. But, then there is that other kind of rock. Not too heavy, and has a little bit of Pop infused into it. It still has some edge to it, not enough to be carried in the same grouping as Led, and carriers chops that are slightly above that of WHAM's - and I guess at the end of the day should be recognized as well. Finally, just out of a feeling of giving some their due, I decided to include a list that includes solo artists.
- Frank Sinatra
- Billy Joel
- Michael Jackson
- Prince (strong showing at Super Bowl pushed him ahead of Elton John)
- The Beatles
- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
- The Rolling Stones (hate them)
- The Police
Top 5 - Rock
- Led Zeppelin (hate them)
- The Who
Dishonorable mention: The Scooter for his suggestion of Nirvana in the Top 5. The movement should be able to last longer than 24 months for it to have any meaning. Suspension from site and fines are being considered for that level of blasphemy.