Ben Folds Five

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Eligible in: 2020 (The 2021 Induction Ceremony)

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Will Ben Folds Five be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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yes they deserve to be inducted. Ben Folds proved that you dont need a guitar to rock out

Posted by Adam on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 15:45pm


First of all, if you want innovative then just listen to any of the Ben Folds albums. Their songs aren't boring, they don't sound remotely alike, yet they still reamin true to what they've always done, the lyrics don't complain, they aren't depressing, they are witty and smart and it's just all around good music. This band has the talent to turn away from conventional mainstream music and turn it into something that I have yet to hear from any other band out there. I wish more bands were able to stop following trends and make more music like them. Finally, if you can remake one of snoop dogs songs on a flippin piano, what more needs to be said?

Posted by Bee on Wednesday, 03.21.07 @ 17:40pm


Darn good band while they lasted. But they didn't last long enough.

Posted by A-Killa on Wednesday, 03.21.07 @ 18:27pm


A refreshing group to listen to in the late 90s. Refreshing compared to that smog and haze of grunge that permeated the air during that time.
It was nice to know that there was someone semi-mainstream out there that remembered the musical instrument known as the piano.

Posted by Arrow Man on Friday, 12.28.07 @ 00:46am


"B*tches can't hang with the streets" lol. Perhaps the best parody (intentional or not) of Hip-Hop/Rap

Posted by The Drummer on Saturday, 11.7.09 @ 11:17am


Probably my favorite band, but no.

You need more than three albums to get there.

Posted by Bill Gorman on Wednesday, 09.29.10 @ 16:16pm


Ben Folds Five For Fighting

Posted by Roy on Monday, 07.11.16 @ 21:29pm


Technically, they have five now. Four at the time of your original post. Six if you count their live album.

Those albums would be:

Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever Amen
Naked Baby Photos
The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Mesner
The Life of the Sound of the Mind
Ben Folds Five Live

And that's just the band. If just Ben Folds were to be inducted, he'd have an even bigger resume.

Posted by Jeremy on Sunday, 04.30.17 @ 01:59am


Note: this comment is just for Ben Folds, not for the other two guys

Saw Mr. Folds the other night in concert. Just Ben and his piano, belting out covers and a lot of his good songs. You really had to be a fan to enjoy that show, and luckily I was familiar with a lot of his forgotten radio songs from back in the day. The first set was his own playlist, while the second half was straight-up 10 requests from the audience. They had to submit them by writing them on paper and throwing them on stage as paper airplanes.

There are many ways to describe Ben Folds, but he is truly one of the most underrated. And knowing him, he probably prefers it that way. He could be more mainstream if he wants. He can be nerd-rock, with a lot of humor and reality in his music. Ben has been around the block, performing with several great artists, such as Weird Al. In fact, the first time I saw Folds live was at Bonnaroo '14 when headliner Elton John invited him on-stage for a few songs. Two nights ago was when I first saw a full set by Folds.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Sunday, 11.5.17 @ 12:19pm


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