Britney Spears

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2023 (The 2024 Induction Ceremony)


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Baby One More Time (1999)
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Will Britney Spears be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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NO, NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. At first it was about the music (but not really) then it was about the pop stardom (which she owned!) then it was all about her publicity. LEAVE THE GIRL ALONE! SHES NOT DOING ANYTHING TO MAKE HER WORHY OF READING ABOUT! YEAH, SHES SCREWED UP, maybe thats why she's getting so much press coverage AND IF THATS THE REASON YOUR ALL SICK AND TWISTED AND HAVE NO LIVES!! LEAVE THE POOR GIRL ALONE!

Posted by Anna on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 17:54pm


Brit rocks ! brit deserves to be ! there are many ultra commercial people plastic pop there so then Britney must be there

Posted by Arthur on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 15:25pm


Hell NO!

Posted by Pablo on Wednesday, 04.4.07 @ 13:09pm


God help us if they admit her I swear I burn down the museum.......

Posted by EPN on Sunday, 04.15.07 @ 14:13pm


The voters menu should have only the choice of NO. LOL

Posted by ANTHONY on Sunday, 04.15.07 @ 14:52pm


Someone who doesn't have a single song categorized as Rock (of ANY form) should not be in the ROCK hall of fame.


Put her in the Pop hall of fame or something, no one cares about that (except Justin Timberlake, who cries himself to sleep every night wishing he was in it).

Posted by King Wiley on Wednesday, 04.25.07 @ 17:16pm


LOL! She probably blew her chances by shaving her head.

Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 05.17.07 @ 12:02pm


I do not, and have never recognized BS as a rock star. She is a media celebrity, which is a totally different thing. Although I am not interested in her tabloid cover exploits, I am aware of her presence in the media. However, when you take that nonsense out of the equasion, what you are left with is a run-of-the-mill pop/dance act with little inspiration and even less musical influence. Therefore, Britney is definitely not a viable candidate for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and never will be.

Posted by Barry Smith on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 17:19pm


I think Britney deserves a recognition like this. She is a freakin ICON. She may or may not be what is considered an "artist", but one thing is for sure. Just like everyone else who has been inducted before, she has given it her all, musically, professionally, etc. She's Britney Spears, all that needs to be said.

Posted by Kenny on Monday, 05.28.07 @ 21:59pm


I Like Britney! shes not that bad!

Toxic is a great track!

Posted by Joshua on Monday, 05.28.07 @ 23:03pm


She may or may not be what is considered an "artist",

End of discussion then.

Posted by Kit on Monday, 05.28.07 @ 23:44pm


"She may or may not be what is considered an "artist".."

If showing your clam to the world is art, then Britney is a Picasso.

Posted by shawn mc on Tuesday, 05.29.07 @ 12:13pm


she does playback . she doesn't deserve anything

Posted by josh on Tuesday, 05.29.07 @ 19:28pm


Forget about her musical skills,She can't even suck properly.
:(

Posted by Kevin on Wednesday, 05.30.07 @ 00:17am


rofl Christina fans are just jealous. We can tell who votes on these things. Like this matters anyway lmao. Christina can't sell any albums.

Posted by frank on Wednesday, 05.30.07 @ 00:49am


She's been called a legend now. She definitely will deserve her place somewhere. She is a great talent, and a great person. Her career has so many highs and she achieved them with grace. I can't wait to see her achieve many more records and break the current ones because she always does.

Posted by Jamie on Wednesday, 05.30.07 @ 00:53am


noooo
she's not a good artist

Posted by alphex on Wednesday, 05.30.07 @ 07:16am


"She's been called a legend now."

Um, who said that? Do they still have a job?

"Her career has so many highs and she achieved them with grace."

....Oh My God.

Posted by Kit on Wednesday, 05.30.07 @ 13:44pm


"Her career has so many highs and she achieved them with grace."

So many, so many. A shining beacon of dignity and elegance for the young girls of the earth. Letting a skateboard punk backup dancer wanna-be rapper mount and mate her... twice. Putting a frame around her beaver and saying "Smile!", taking charm lessons from a skanky debutant, going G.I. Jane in a destructive weekend fit.
Grace personified.

Posted by shawn mc on Wednesday, 05.30.07 @ 16:00pm


Christina fans are pissed off man. lol you people are manipulating the poll. Sad lives some of you have.

Posted by Jake on Wednesday, 05.30.07 @ 16:47pm


Christina fans are pissed off man. lol you people are manipulating the poll. Sad lives some of you have.

Posted by Jake on Wednesday, 05.30.07 @ 16:47pm


Who the Hell is R&R if not Brit ?
She rocks like no other !
Rock is not a holy bible u Brithater !

Posted by Manowar on Thursday, 05.31.07 @ 08:00am


Britney Spears impact in 1998 with Baby One More Time cannot be forgotten. Her cultural worldwide influence was phenomenal. If you judge her on that merit. Her pop career 1998-2003, then I do think she deserves heavy consideration to be inducted.

Granted, the girl has fucked it up royally. And she needs to seriously get it together to ever consider a comeback. As of now it seems she doesnt have it in her. But if she makes it through and keeps consistence with her pop career. She has every chance. She just needs to hire good songwriters to give her pop gems. And stay home for a while.

Girl is trashy and overexposed these days. Stay home and then come out later with a new image and album.

Posted by Luke on Thursday, 05.31.07 @ 08:31am


Manowar,
This is what i wrote for another groupie similar to britney,and here's for this "musician",barely:

The term "rock star" is being used too loosely these days.
Even groupies like Spears,whose interest is more on the body and least on the music.
May the Gods of rock enlighten you.

Posted by Jason on Thursday, 05.31.07 @ 09:08am


Yes! Of course, Brit rocks! I love Britney! I love rockn roll!

Posted by Anica on Thursday, 05.31.07 @ 09:55am


Ahahaha lol Britney in the hall!!! Ahahaha
Maybe she has her place in the hall of shitty music. But rock! She's so far away from being rock

Posted by romo on Thursday, 05.31.07 @ 11:01am


Anica:
"Yes! Of course, Brit rocks! I love Britney! I love rockn roll!"

That's just a stupid POP song ruining the name of Rock n Roll.

Posted by Anthony on Thursday, 05.31.07 @ 11:44am


name of Rock n Roll ????
POP is the new Rock u asshole !!
Brit rocks definitly !

Posted by Manu on Thursday, 05.31.07 @ 12:40pm


Who the hell is votehacking this? This is not even HOF material.

Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 05.31.07 @ 13:59pm


Manu,you piece of pop shit
Modern Rock is doing just fine with new bands as well as some classic rock bands pitching in.
Rock does not need some lip synching morons like Spears Aguilera Enrique Ricky Martin Timebrlake.
These clowns should stick to doing what they do best..making shitty pop music for teeny boopers like you.

Posted by Anthony on Friday, 06.1.07 @ 00:21am


britney is the greatest of them all! she is one of the best

Posted by luna on Friday, 06.1.07 @ 11:49am


"britney is the greatest of them all! she is one of the best"

2 sentences, 13 words - that's all it took for this poor soul to contradict herself in one fell swoop. Remarkable.

Posted by shawn mc on Friday, 06.1.07 @ 15:46pm


I really like Britney, plus she seems to be the biggest most famous female singer to come out. She is an icon for music videos, and performances. Plus she still has her records and nobody has broken them. She will break her record for 4 #1 albums to it being 5 #1 records. When her album comes out in the fall.

Posted by Yanna on Friday, 06.1.07 @ 16:31pm


I love rock'n roll and Britney Spears!


BRITNEY ROCKS A LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

Posted by Mandy on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 08:01am


sure! it's britney spears and she gonna rocks it and rolls and pulls it out in her new album , britney is doing alot of recording and mixing , so many preducers are working with her and saying she really doing great job and so many preducers said:she've got beats that everyone gonna talk about, infact she sounds rea;lly different and she puts more power into her sound,it's fun it's hot it's weird it's catchy but it's weird.so be ready her songs gonna hit the clubs soon.that what they said

Posted by ALBUM !!EVERYONE GONNA TALK ABOUT on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 08:13am


She deserves it, because just about every girl who's trying to make it in Hollywood is, somehow, inspired by Britney, what leads to the fact that Britney's an icon.
I think she should be inducted.

Posted by Dante on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 08:46am


I wouldn't induct her now, but surely I would later on in her career...Maybe 10 years from now. I would like to see Madonna be inducted before Britney though...But yes, I think Britney will and should be inducted into The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.

Posted by Aaron Darr on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 10:00am


I love Britney!

Posted by Natalie on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 10:57am


britney has that it is in this show why it is the best one of all does not advance what it makes or leaves to make plus it is best! pra me it is forever! it can settle with an animal that I not me emporto! plus it pra me is pra always! e is because I am of Brazil!

Posted by erida lais g- de lima on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 11:40am


Britney i love u!

Posted by Fra on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 11:45am


YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
britney is the best... now & 4ever!!!
i love u

Posted by niko89 on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 11:53am


I'm going to cry.

Posted by Kit on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 12:34pm


Britney is the best.
She rocks

Posted by Laura on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 13:03pm


What the fuck is this phenomenon - it's even worse than the Bon Jovi avalanche from last week. Who has unlocked the doors of hell and unleashed the minions of the Devil? The nonstop bumper sticker declarations of love for Ms. Toxic, witness the creepy vote bombing again.... I feel like we are under seige from killer bees or we're in a zombie movie.
Very disturbing.

Posted by shawn mc on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 13:24pm


go girl!! you're the princess , you have to be there....... LOVE YOUU BRITNEY!!!!!

Posted by alex on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 16:37pm


britney is the most hard-working person i`ve ever known.she can do impossible.she is someone who is much more than just a human.we can be proud of her! I LOVE YOU, BRIT:)))))))))

Posted by christina on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 21:46pm


We need to put some heads on pikes to discourage these rampant vote-bombers.

I have a hard time believing she has anywhere near a 52% likelihood of induction.

Posted by William on Monday, 06.4.07 @ 02:12am


oooooo...YES!!!...Brit Rocks!

Posted by Jasmine on Monday, 06.4.07 @ 12:22pm


Haters just get over it. Britney fans can vote on this to. Go hate on the Backstreet boys, nsync, jessica simpson, mandy moore, and christina aguilera sections.

They have offered nothing to the pop music industry. Britney Spears has though. She is what people define Pop. When pop comes to your mind you think Britney Spears out of all of those people.

Britney is talented, beautiful, caring, and is an extremely successful artist through hard work. great pop music, etc.

Posted by Sally on Monday, 06.4.07 @ 16:28pm


"Britney is talented, beautiful, caring.."

Huh. I musta missed that section of the Rock Hall's induction criteria that mentioned looking good in a mini skirt and being "nice" as qualifying; someone was asleep at the security booth when Johnny Rotten slipped in I guess.

Posted by shawn mc on Monday, 06.4.07 @ 17:10pm


"They have offered nothing to the pop music industry. Britney Spears has though."-Sally

What exactly did she bring to pop that wasn't there before?

"When pop comes to your mind you think Britney Spears out of all of those people."-Sally

No, I don't. I really don't think of any of those. I try to think about good things.

Posted by William on Monday, 06.4.07 @ 17:20pm


YES YES YES YES!!!! HOPE SHE DOES! SHE GOT HER LIFE BACK AND CANT WAIT UNTIL HER ALBUM!
PEOPLE (HATER) NEED TO JUST THE HELL UP! IF YOU DONT LIKE HER THEN WHY ARE YOU WASTING YOUR TIME WRITING YOUR HATES! WELL BRIT YOUR FANS STILL LOVE YOU!

Posted by Enrique on Monday, 06.4.07 @ 19:46pm


An intelligent human being can type a thought in a matter of seconds. I understand it might take you longer, but this uses only a fraction of my time.

Posted by William on Monday, 06.4.07 @ 20:50pm


obviously!!

britney is the best!!

she deserve this and more!!

she rocks!!

we lov u britney!

Posted by maguix on Monday, 06.4.07 @ 22:08pm


@William
Our excuse is that we can vote for whoever we want.It is our own opinion if we like Britney.Your just mad that britney has 80% "Yea".

Posted by Lily on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 03:16am


What do you look for in music that you find in Britney? Honestly.

Of course the answer is obvious. Like most people, you just want to be mindlessly entertained.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 10:21am


Oh please, you cant persuade me to listen to a differnt artist.You like your kind of music and we like our kind of music.Accept it and live with the fact that Britney has fans who support her.
Mindlessly entertained?I could say the same for rock artists.But it is okee because Im not interested in them.

Posted by Lily on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 11:03am


Stop. She is not a musician and hardly a singer and definitely not a rock artist so stop talking about her please.

Posted by romo on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 11:07am


I go on this site to speak and learn about music not about pop stars. It's just like if you spoke about the last playboy in a litterature forum.It's useless

Posted by romo on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 11:12am


Then dont go in the Britney section.Or dont go on this site.

Posted by Emma on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 11:30am


I'm discussing the various reasons that she does not belong in here. It's topical.

Name one reason she does.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 13:15pm


I havent put her on this site.But I support her even though she is not Rock.
All the ather pop artists(Christina,Backstreet Boys,Jlo,avril...) arent rock either.But why is everybody making a bid deal about Britney?
I understand your poin of view.She is not rock.But she is here(it is not her fault and not mine) and Ill vote for her no matter what.

Posted by Lily on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 13:26pm


she's not even GOOD pop. Find someone else's beef curtains to stare at.

Posted by Kit on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 13:52pm


@Kit
This is your opinion.150 million people who bought her singels and album have a different opinion.

Posted by labello on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 14:19pm


Saying something is an opinion doesn't make it any less valid. Show me a musical arguement (not a sales arguement) as to why she'll be remembered even five years from now.

If this site was here in the late 80s, would we be having the same talk about Tiffany?

Posted by Kit on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 14:47pm


Your numbers are way off.....150 million different people haven't bought her albums and singles....probably more like 25 million. I feel sorry for all of them.

Posted by Casper on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 14:48pm


If this site had been around in 1989, Debbie Gibson would've been called a no-brainer.

I'm also having a hard time understanding why so many people are coming out in support of Britney. Being a fan of hers is one thing, and I respect that, but can someone please make a real argument as to why she belongs in the Hall of Fame? A logical argument, not "I really like her!"

Posted by A-Killa on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 15:22pm


For you haters to be commenting on her period shows the how much impact she's made. You may not like her but obviously there are people who do. I like all different types of music. Britney being one artist that I do like. Sure she may not be rock but then why would she be featured on this site at all? She's made more of an impact than any other female artist that came out after her. She's set standards, and have broken records, and set them and they still are intact.

If you truly didn't care about her, then you wouldn't be posting on here, and wasting your energy pressing no, and then commenting on her negatively.

Posted by Bill on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 20:00pm


"For you haters to be commenting on her period shows the how much impact she's made."-Bill

No, it means I'm responding to other people by disagreeing. That's the dumbest argument I've had the displeasure to hear repeated constantly.

"She's made more of an impact than any other female artist that came out after her."-Bill

Somehow I doubt you know any female artists that don't pop on the teevee daily.

"If you truly didn't care about her, then you wouldn't be posting on here, and wasting your energy pressing no, and then commenting on her negatively."-Bill

I care. I care that worthless, unoriginal, uncreative "artists" like her have fans who actually want her in the hall where she doesn't belong. I care enough to see that she doesn't get in.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 20:05pm


Stop calling Britney an artist. She's a product.

Posted by Kit on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 20:34pm


Of course, yes! She is idol for millions teens and adults! And don't forget, that she is only 25 - her life only start, but she is superstar, millionar and mother of 2 beautiful babies. And her future singles will be MEGAhits.
So, she has everything to become a part of the Rock Hall. As a result she is dommed for success.

Posted by Shaim on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 21:25pm


Being a mother doesn't exactly have anything to do with her music. At all. At. All.

She's already past her relevancy.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 21:27pm


really YES, britney ha sido una de las artistas ke ms ha influido en estos aos, todos quieren saber de ella, o hablar de ella. Britney hizo regresar a la algo ovidada musica Pop de nuevo a la escena musical, si bien ultimamente ha tenido muchos problemas, She will do it again!, brit se merece estar en el salon de la fama del rock n' Roll, ella es uan princesa, un idolo, y a para algunos, por lo menos para mi, un modelo a seguir, ella me ha enseado muchas cosas, las cuales siempre tengo presentes. Los que dicen que NO merece estar aqui, es porke nunca han visto a la verdadera brit, como muchos fans la han visto, y es esa brit interor la que hace que creamos en ella.... Brit U rocks!!!!!

Posted by Francisco on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 22:19pm


WHAT THE HECK IS THIS! NO SHE SHOULDN'T LOOK AT THE INFLUENCE SHE GIVES HER AUDIENCE AND TELL HER TO WRITE HER OWN LYRICS! HER MUSIC SUCKS!

Posted by ERIK on Wednesday, 06.6.07 @ 12:09pm


she WRITES HER OWN LYRICS !!!
Not all, but enough to recognize her in her lyrics

Posted by manu on Thursday, 06.7.07 @ 03:30am


eu adoro muiiiiiiiiiiito britney eu sou do brasil e tem muita gente que gosta dela aqui beijosssssssssssssss

Posted by gustavo on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 16:37pm


Here's how I feel about Britney being inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame:

I'm a guy that's all about great singers. If you're a fantastic singer, then 9 times out of 10, you'll have my buck when you release an album. Britney Spears is not a great singer. She's a fantastic performer, but that credit goes to Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson. She clearly hijacked her routines from those 2. I'm not a fan of hers at all, but she's got some pretty hot records ("Toxic" being the best yet). The R&R Hall website also talks about "significance & importance."

No matter your distaste for her, you cannot deny that Britney's been a dynamic influence. She almost single-handedly ushered in the revival of teen pop in the late '90s, and she helped make it possible for *NYSYNC, Christina Aguilera & the Backstreet Boys to sell major records in the U.S., and those bands came out before her. Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, O-Town, 98 Degrees and many others also experienced success that is somewhat due to Britney's breakthrough.

And all this comes from a non-fan of her music. I'm an R&B enthusiast, and even I can't deny Britney's influence, despite her obvious lack of any sort of natural talent. Proves that personality & sexy looks go a long way. I'd do her.

Posted by Michael H. on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 21:47pm


Yes!!!!!!!!!!! Britney is the best of the best!!!She really cool!She rocks!!!

Posted by Aiganym on Saturday, 06.9.07 @ 10:47am


I did a mistake in my last comment."She's really cool!". Britney FOREVER!!! Бритни Спирс рулит!!!

Posted by Aiganym on Saturday, 06.9.07 @ 11:05am


Britney has been writing her own lyrics since her third album. Haters know nothing, so don't act like you do.

Posted by Carmen on Tuesday, 06.12.07 @ 17:00pm


Britney is definitely a pop culture icon. This isn't just for "rock" artists. This is for people who've made a culture impact on music.

Posted by Evelyn on Thursday, 06.14.07 @ 15:37pm


If she hadn't of made an influence on pop culture you all wouldn't be posting your objections now. She has sold more then 76 million albums, and has deffinitely sculpted the pop scene of today.

Posted by Tyler on Wednesday, 06.20.07 @ 16:34pm


"If she hadn't of made an influence on pop culture you all wouldn't be posting your objections now."-Tyler

By that logic, any artist on here with any comments whatsoever should be in.

That's the dumbest thing I've heard today.

Posted by William on Wednesday, 06.20.07 @ 19:21pm


Only today?...I think it is the dumbest thing I have ever seen on these blogs!

Yeah, she has definitelty sculpted the pop culture...she gives the paparazzi and the trash magazines plenty to work with...anyone that admires brittany spears is working on one brain cell

Posted by Anon on Thursday, 06.21.07 @ 11:26am


NO! Just NO, pop isn't rock, pop/rock isn't rock, she doesn't sing pop/rock so I don't know why I said it. But NO.

Posted by Darkmagic410 on Saturday, 06.23.07 @ 09:16am


"NO! Just NO, pop isn't rock, pop/rock isn't rock"-Darkmagic410

This part is absolutely not true.

Posted by William on Saturday, 06.23.07 @ 09:19am


yeah britney is cool and she has to be there i love her

Posted by sophie on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 09:15am


This is a rock hall of fame. If she gets in then the Apocalypse has come already. She'll never get in. If so, it'll prove its a popularity contest. It'll prove its a Music Hall of Fame. It used to be about the music. Where has the music gone????

Posted by Chance on Wednesday, 07.18.07 @ 15:24pm


I'm shocked the induction chances are as high as 53%- it wouldbe very surprising if she were even considered, unless thgere's some major shifting that occurs in the next 17 years or so. She has yet to have a critically successful album, and she's only had less than a handful of pretty good singles. She's done nothing of note in the videos depatment, other than have them be visually appealing- unfortunately, she may be the biggest female in terms of pop culture aince Madonna, but she doesn't have her musical relevance (compare The Immaculate Collection to GH: My Prerogative, for instance) or her importance, both as an entertainer and cultural force.

Posted by JR on Monday, 07.30.07 @ 19:57pm


53%? That's a joke right?

Posted by Nicole on Wednesday, 08.8.07 @ 14:54pm


oh come on, no way in hell that she'll get into ROCK hall of fame -_-

Posted by Martin on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 11:24am


"Show me a musical arguement (not a sales arguement) as to why she'll be remembered even five years from now."

Heck, even I can't remember any of her 'songs'

Posted by liam on Saturday, 09.8.07 @ 16:40pm


Seriously, you think she's got a chance after the VMAs on Sunday? This site needs to reset the vote counts on this poor singer.

Posted by maplejet on Friday, 09.14.07 @ 07:41am


She should be inducted all right. Into the Non-Rock/Pop Crack Addicts Hall of Fame. Just because she's an icon doesn't mean she'll be inducted if she's not Rock. Rap's one thing but POP! That's like inducting N'Sync or the Backstreet Boys.

Posted by MaulYoda on Friday, 09.14.07 @ 18:32pm


To anyone whos still reading or buying Rolling Stone: Its time to boycott Jann Wenners flagship magazine.

I dont know anyone who buys or reads Rolling Stone, but someone must, since Wenner Media seems to make money. It cant all be Us Weekly.

Until real rock is served by the Hall of Fame, please dont buy Rolling Stone or click on any of the ads on its Web site. Then maybe Wenner will get the message that no one can take his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seriously anymore.

Posted by Zac Efron on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 14:31pm


To anyone whos still reading or buying Rolling Stone: Its time to boycott Jann Wenners flagship magazine.

I dont know anyone who buys or reads Rolling Stone, but someone must, since Wenner Media seems to make money. It cant all be Us Weekly.

Until real rock is served by the Hall of Fame, please dont buy Rolling Stone or click on any of the ads on its Web site. Then maybe Wenner will get the message that no one can take his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seriously anymore.

Posted by Zac Efron on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 14:31pm


Sorry, Britney doesn't define pop. I think that honour goes to Madonna, or someone that came before her.

Fuck Britney, she's such a twat. She made a mess of herself at the MTV awards, what a joke. And her voice is shitty and processed with computers and shit.

Posted by Tom on Sunday, 11.11.07 @ 11:57am


people who can't sing or play an instrument or write a song above the brain capacity of an 8 year old should not be inducted and thats if they play rock music to begin with which this talentless bitch does not.

Posted by gyro on Tuesday, 11.20.07 @ 21:40pm


Yes, I think she deserves to be inducted. She is one of the biggest singers and entertainers on this planet. Everybody makes mistakes and does stupid things in their privat life, but when Britney does something like that, people make it seem like it is so outrageous. It is not Britney herself that is saying "Put me on the front page", "Take pictures of me 24/7", or "Invade my privat life". And if she wants to hang out with her friends in a club, well that is her business, but that doesn't mean that she is gonna get drunk or cannot sing. She is being stalked every single day. Could you imagine being stalked by about 200 people every day? I don't think so. They make her do stupid things or even make up stories about her. This is why it is called tabloid, because it is NOT true! Haters will always think that Britney Spears is so successful just bedcause of the so-called scandals/tabloids, even though we all know that is not why.
My point is, stay out of her privat life and focus on her career and talent. She is a wonderful singer, with a beautiful unique voice , with lots of talent, and by the way she can play an instrument (the piano)! Of course this is just an opinion, just like any one else's, but she wouldn't be on top if it wasn't for her music. They even gave her a star on the walk of fame and she won a Grammy award besides several other awards. She deserves to be inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

Posted by Nancy on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 03:59am


I totally agree with you! Britney is a great artist! She deserves to be inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! I respect every opinion, but I think nobody can say that she doesn't have talent and that she is not a good performer. She can sing and her music made her famous. Britney's haters will say she doesn't deserve to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but the same people will say that Cristina Aguilera would deserve it! That doesn't make sense to me.

Posted by Brian on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 04:13am


People will alway remember Britney Spears, even in a hundred years they will talk about her. Just how we do now about Marilyn Monroe or Elvis. And I am not even the biggest fan of Britney. I like other kind of music, but I can't deny that she doesn't have any influence. I am sure lots of people love her and her music. I think she deserves to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Posted by Tom on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 04:18am


Same person. Same person. Same person.

Posted by William on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 04:21am


Britney Spears deserves to be inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

Posted by Susan on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 04:21am


I hope she makes it!

Posted by LoveBrit66 on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 04:30am


I hate her. I can't believe I am wasting my time with this. BUt serieously, she should stop being an artist and be a mother!

Posted by you_not_here on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 04:37am


@you_not_here: What does being a mother have to do with being inducted in the Hall of Fame?

Posted by Nancy on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 04:41am


Britney sucks!

Posted by Will.i.am on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 04:43am


Oh my- to those saying she should be inducted- are you aware that the girl has yet to make a truly great album and only has less than a handful of notable singles? None of her albums are acclaimed, and, let's face it- if an album is well-revered by many out there, then chances are it's pretty strong. She is not a ghreat artist by any stretch of the imagination, and, seriously, I bet those on the HOF committee (and possible future HOF people) laugh whenever they see anyone go on about how she would be deserving of such a thing.

There was never anything special about the music, even from the start- she was Max Martin's female answer to Backstreet Boys and N Sync (Martin was a one-trick production pony at the time if there ever was one). It's not like her music/work on the whole was the soundtrack of an era, defined the times, like others' have for their eras. This is one of the areas she falls short following Madonna, who like Spears, was the biggest female name for their times-it may not be fair to compare her to Madonna, who is the template for pop over the last two decades+ and in a league of her own- but, it's a point to show that Spears' work just doesn't cut it.

She has time to make a good album, but up until now, the way things look, nope, no HOF possibilities.

Posted by JR on Thursday, 11.29.07 @ 10:57am


Well, she actually makes good records, even if she is a whack job with a technically limited singing voice. But to get into the Hall she needs to survive her current personal crisis and make a few dozen more hit singles. She might actually do both those things.

Posted by Timothy Horrigan on Thursday, 11.29.07 @ 22:57pm


no chance that little sick nasty chick is going to make it. she cant even make it with her kids haha....
her music video is dumb too. what does she want more OF??? be specific. i mean i know some people have messed up lives but this chick is like dee dee dee.

Posted by bubbbbaaaa on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 08:17am


I MISS YOU BABY!!!!

Posted by kevin federline on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 08:18am


Britnaaaayyyy is a stupid...person...yeah thats it...The only one who would like her is that Chris Crocker Person. She SUCKS. She is a bad mom, she is mean to her kids, how many husbands has she had???,and her music is stupid,her vedios are stupid, she is a stripper, she has no fasion sence and she is really bad i mean "Gimme More" WTF??? she sucks...I mean Chris Crocker is the only kind of fan that she could have he is a boy but alot of people think he is a girl...i just dont get him very much...well only a person like britany would...well she just should not be in there okay...bye
=-=-=Tori <3

Posted by Tori on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 08:25am


Britnaaaayyyy is a stupid...person...yeah thats it...The only one who would like her is that Chris Crocker Person. She SUCKS. She is a bad mom, she is mean to her kids, how many husbands has she had???,and her music is stupid,her vedios are stupid, she is a stripper, she has no fasion sence and she is really bad i mean "Gimme More" WTF??? she sucks...I mean Chris Crocker is the only kind of fan that she could have he is a boy but alot of people think he is a girl...i just dont get him very much...well only a person like britany would...well she just should not be in there okay...bye
=-=-=Tori <3

Posted by Tori on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 08:28am


Hi I want you back you are a sexy person...I Still am in love with you
<3 Justin

Posted by Justin Timberlake on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 08:32am


BRITNAY I LOVE SO MUCH YOU ARE MY IDOLE I LOVE YOU LET GET TOGETHER SOMETIME...DID YOU SEE MY YOUTUBE VEDIO ABOUT YOU??? I WAS YELLING AT THE PPL TO LEAVE YOU ALONE...YOU ARE THE BEST LOVE YOU
CHRIS

Posted by Chris Crocker on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 08:34am


omg brittney i freaking ♥ you. i wish that i could like marry you its crazzzzzaaayy. YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY!!!

Posted by ♥ on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 08:35am


Truthfully- the only people who would be voting "Yes" have to be mega-fans- ain't no way anyone connected to the HOF would have her on a final nominees list, at least up through now. And do we really believe that if she hasn't been a great, impactful artist up until now, she will be? Chances look pretty slim.

Thank goodness the HOF's induction process is NOT left up to public voting, where mega-fans can vote incessantly, even if they know their favorite act isn't worthy.

Posted by JR on Thursday, 12.6.07 @ 09:53am


Does anyone actually think she'll live long enough to be inducted (not posthumously)?

Posted by Joe on Tuesday, 12.25.07 @ 10:00am


no. no. no. unless there is a Hall of skanks of music.

Posted by gary on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 14:18pm


"If this site had been around in 1989, Debbie Gibson would've been called a no-brainer."

Heck, even Debbie Gibson wrote her OWN crappy pop music. And then went on to have a respectable career in theater. Comparing the two is apples and oranges. A better comparison would be Tiffany - like her, Britney's only future lies in the pages of Playboy.

Posted by gary on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 14:21pm


"Britney's only future lies in the pages of Playboy." - gary

Nah; we all saw her pussy in that photo.

Posted by l i a m on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 14:23pm


"Britney's only future lies in the pages of Playboy." - gary

"Nah; we all saw her pussy in that photo."

Yeah, but Playboy would show us the boobs, man!

Posted by gary on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 14:24pm


I MISS YOU BABY!!!!

Posted by kevin federline on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 08:18am


hahahahaha

Posted by Kit on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 14:30pm


"Yeah, but Playboy would show us the boobs, man!"

Again, I don't think I'd PAY to see her tits. Maybe I could stay awake through a full on sex scene, but I don't know.

Posted by l i a m on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 14:34pm


britney rocks!
She devers it!
She is the 8 BEST selling female artist in American Music History!
And she is 26 years old!!!!

Posted by Andre on Thursday, 12.27.07 @ 13:55pm


K-Fed got over on Little Miss "I'm Not That Innocent" big time.....Hah!!! Hah!!! LOL.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 12.27.07 @ 14:38pm


God help us!!!

If she can have a Madonna kind of career, we can then revisit this issue. Right now, she is a joke.

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 12.29.07 @ 09:13am


PLEASE! LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE! (sobbing)













(I'm trying to sound like that kid in the YouTube video. I've never actually heard it, so hopefully, you get the joke.)

Posted by Joe on Wednesday, 01.2.08 @ 22:52pm


She has never been the same since I dropped her and I decided to become the white Michael Jackson. Oh wait, Michael is whiter than I am. Has anyone seen Janet? Maybe I should N'snyc back up with Britney. Better yet, maybe I should sync up with K-Fed! That's it, I will join forces with K-Fed and Michael and we will call ourselves Creamier Cream.

Brit - cry me a river!!!!

Posted by Justin Timberlake on Thursday, 01.3.08 @ 06:36am


Babies having babies.....Poor Jamie Lynn. Talk about role models. The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree... No sir!!!

Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 01.3.08 @ 08:34am


Britney must be there!

Posted by Ass twelve on Friday, 01.4.08 @ 07:30am


Britney must be there!

Where would that be? Oh right, in an institution sharing a room with Amy Whinedrunk or whatever her name is.

I say this with all due respect to Spears fans and I truly don't mean to make fun of the emotionally impaired. They are both young and I would guess there is plenty of time for both of them. Let's see what the next 10 years has in store for. I just don't see her music growing enough to ever be more than a minor blip on the chart.

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 01.4.08 @ 07:40am


"Oh right, in an institution sharing a room with Amy Whinedrunk or whatever her name is."

Actually, I read that Amy is more parial to horse tranquilizers and Hydochloric Acid nowadays

(I am kidding about the HCl, but not the OTHER thing I mentioned...)

Posted by liam on Friday, 01.4.08 @ 09:08am


"I say this with all due respect to Spears fans and I truly don't mean to make fun of the emotionally impaired. They are both young and I would guess there is plenty of time for both of them..."

Are you saying, Dameon, both Amy Winehouse and Britney Spears, or BOTH OF THEIR FANS?

Posted by Joe on Friday, 01.4.08 @ 10:56am


I did notice my faulty English on that comment after I posted it. I was wondering when someone would laughingly slap me upside the head for that one. Thanks!! I guess that in some way, by defending this person (Spears - Oh G*d, I am getting sick), I have caused some of my few remaining brain cells to completely die.

The reference was made about the two artists and not their fans. I actually believe in a fans right to love anyone they so choose. More than anything else, music is still all about entertainment and who am I to say what should and shouldn't entertain another.

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 01.4.08 @ 11:15am


Another shiny day today in the life and times of Britney.

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 01.4.08 @ 17:21pm


"I did notice my faulty English on that comment after I posted it. I was wondering when someone would laughingly slap me upside the head for that one. Thanks!! I guess that in some way, by defending this person (Spears - Oh G*d, I am getting sick), I have caused some of my few remaining brain cells to completely die.

The reference was made about the two artists and not their fans. I actually believe in a fans right to love anyone they so choose. More than anything else, music is still all about entertainment and who am I to say what should and shouldn't entertain another."

I am glad that you took my comment in the (light) matter as was intended, Dameon. Though you/we are probably not far off in the Britney Spears fan count (Amy Winehouse is another matter): Most of the fans she had in her youthful days have grown up (as do we all) and out of Britney worship, and I doubt that her later/latest escapades have won her any new ones.

Except, perhaps, Dr. Phil. Did he collect anything for that impromptu thereapy session?

Posted by Joe on Saturday, 01.12.08 @ 10:17am


Aren't her 15 minutes about up?

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 01.27.08 @ 16:53pm


Britney is not a "rocker" (maybe a "roller" in bed). She can't play an instrument,her songs are meaningful only to young girls and young teen and 20 something boys in heat.

From her 1st single to her last,she demonstrates that she's got nothing for her but her body. Her dancing is laughable,her singing is even more pathetic than when Madonna first arrived on the scene in 1983. Only difference,Madonna got better.

I won't comment on her personal life because it's already a sad enough tragedy.

She never should have been allowed near a recording studio,a microphone or Hollywood itself. She needs to leave the business, go to her hometown and stay there.

Posted by Justin T on Tuesday, 02.5.08 @ 16:02pm


Still speechless as to how this site can have her induction chances as high as 53%- I mean, reality is not that difficult to comprehend-
Future Rock Hall is pretty decent with most of its percentage chances, but very off on this one. Outside a few singles, there's nothing notable about the woman (barring commercial success, which is not what gets someone into the HOF) other than a casebook of how one's life spirals WAY out of control. Once she turned legal, the schtick was over (young girl dressing like Lolita).

Posted by JR on Thursday, 02.7.08 @ 12:35pm


Please, feel free to not mention Britney Spears and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the same breath. How could anyone in their right mind vote "yes"? The only influence she has is being an example of how NOT to conduct yourself as a public figure. Another "media creation", if you ask me. I figure shes on 14 minutes & 59 seconds...

Posted by Terry on Saturday, 02.9.08 @ 13:37pm


If you're going to vote "yes" for this person then you probably don't even need to be looking at this site because it's obviously and totally GREEK to you as to what Rock & Roll is and what it takes to get into the Hall Of Fame!

I'm usually not this boisterous about a particular "artist" (with her I use that term lightly), but come on people...GET REAL!!!! To me she's a prime example of whats wrong with popular music today (and NO, it doesn't have anything to do with MY so-called generation)! Giving her notoriety (not to mention millions of dollars) is like giving a monkey a stick of dynamite!!

I like this site when people are willing to have intelligent input about serious artists who have a good argument about being inducted, but even considering Spears is just RUBBISH!!!!

I guess I really shouldn't worry, in 10 years no one will remember who she was anyway!

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 08:19am


Britney is the most rocking person in this world.

Posted by Sweeety on Sunday, 02.17.08 @ 06:44am


If you're going to be a great singer, at least be in the same KEY as your back-up band!! Isn't she at about 14 min. and 59 sec.? She needs to learn the saying "if you can't take the heat...!!", and go get some help!

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.17.08 @ 08:17am


"Britney is the most rocking person in this world"

William...another case of inner-cranial flatulence that proves your point!

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.17.08 @ 11:00am


Ok...can we be serius? Isnt Britney Spear we are talking about? Since when she is a rock star???She is a Pop-bitch nothing more...Leva her alone in the rehab house

Posted by Ely Akari on Tuesday, 02.19.08 @ 07:25am


And yet the site STILL hasn't adjusted her chances to a realistic percentage. But then again, it also has Mariah Carey's chances at a similar percentage, and I don't think she has nearly that good a chance, either (takes more than huge commercial success, after all). But, Carey definitely would have a greater chance than Spears.

Posted by JR on Tuesday, 02.19.08 @ 10:26am


Ever since her third album she doesn't deserve it. However, her first two albums were perfect. Her image, her songs and videos were perfect in 1998, 1999 and 2000. She shouldn't have become a b*tch since her third album, but she did it - her songs became awful, and her image was not good - she wore such ugly clothes! She shouldn't have changed after the Oops! I did it again album.

Posted by cool_man on Saturday, 02.23.08 @ 03:49am


Perfect? Her first two albums were interchangeable fluff. Granted, the albums thereafter were no marvels, but she did progress a tad with In the Zone- and some find her latest to be her best album to date- but, not saying much, is it? She in no way- up to this point- is HOF worthy (or even worthy of discussion).

Posted by JR on Sunday, 02.24.08 @ 08:46am


Why would anyone vote "yes" for her??? Even in jest???

Posted by Terry on Saturday, 03.1.08 @ 07:55am


Britney Spears is very talented. She has a great voice, she has great songs, and she can dance. Her albums are some of the best on the market! She is the most talented entertainer in a long time! It would be a shame if she won't be inducted!!! People that say that she doesn't deserve it, have no idea of what they are talking about! Britney Spears can keep up with any other good artist in the business! She is one if the best that we have, and I am not even the biggest fan of her... you can't deny!

Posted by Leonardo71 on Friday, 03.7.08 @ 09:05am


Yeah - we can hold the induction ceremony at the mental ward in Bellvue Hospital.

HoF - are you friggin kidding me. Let's see if she does any noteworthy music over the next 15 years before we even bring this to a legit discussion again.

And if she is inducted based on only past performance, there is a good chance I will already be dead and will not have to witness it.

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 03.7.08 @ 09:24am


if this 'artist' EVER gets into the hall, may the earth open up and swallow it whole...our culture has forgottent what it means to rock

Posted by spike on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 11:23am


she hasn't been out long enough.

Posted by amber on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 01:01am


the mickey mouse club doesn't count.

Posted by amber on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 01:02am


YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
britney is the best... now & 4ever!!!

Posted by Marco on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 04:40am


she's a legend,she's talent,she's unique,she's britney and she deserve it,those saying she doesn't are probablly haters,they'll gonna say no to everything brit is included in,go to hell losers,hellllllll yeah she deserve it

Posted by dali on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 05:32am


of course she deserve it she's way better than this madonna,and she's rock'n'roll,she's rocking my world

Posted by mia on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 05:35am


Hahahahahahahahaha! Please. The woman does not have a rock & roll bone in her body.

Posted by Steve on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 07:16am


"The woman does not have a rock & roll bone in her body."

Except when she slept with Fred Durst!

Posted by mel on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 07:44am


Heh.

Posted by Steve on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 07:48am


It would be a shame if rock & roll became so diluted that she would even be considered. Fortunately, at the rate she's going her career will be long dead and buried by 2024.

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 18:45pm


she will never be inducted.
especially because she is needed...for the harvest.
RECTUS DOMINUS

Posted by MikeP on Monday, 03.24.08 @ 20:28pm


NO!

Posted by M on Saturday, 04.19.08 @ 20:00pm


What if she gets the award, but dies before ever receiving it?

Posted by freak on Friday, 04.25.08 @ 20:53pm


Nothing. Death didn't stop Elvis from getting inducted.

Posted by The-Claw on Friday, 04.25.08 @ 21:39pm


NO NO NO! GIVE BE A BREAK....SHE IS NOTHING! SHE REMINDS ME OF ONE OF THOSE POLE DANCERS...NO TALENT AND HAS NOT CONTRIBUTED TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY...GET HER OFF HERE!

Posted by Maureen on Monday, 04.28.08 @ 16:25pm


Maybe shes not so rocknroll but shes a freaking icon and a superstar! s I think she deserves it!

Posted by diana on Thursday, 06.12.08 @ 15:04pm


NO, NO, NO, AND MORE NO!!

She's never done anything original and hasn't contributed anything to real Rock and Roll. Who cares if she's a super-star pop icon?? None of that is for her music - she's just a sex symbol!!! And half the reason she gets so much press is because she's going freakin crazy and that's probably because of all the press she gets in the first place!!!

She's NOT ROCK HALL MATERIAL!!!

Posted by Mountaineer on Tuesday, 07.15.08 @ 13:14pm


Hmmm I strongly agree with what Luke said.

Given her success with "Baby One More Time" of course...but now...No.

Posted by Angel on Wednesday, 08.13.08 @ 19:13pm


BURGER KING-AND TACO BELL ARE HIRING,BRITNEY SPEARS COMPLETLY SUCK'S-THIS IS NOT ROCK-ITS TRASH.............

Posted by GEOFF BELLE-ISLE on Monday, 08.18.08 @ 12:02pm


OMG...NO!!!!!
Okay, she has been successful in the music business, but she IS NOT Hall of Fame material! Anyone who thinks she IS, does not understand what the criteria encompasses, and what the 'HoF' represents! If she does make it in, the 'HoF' will lose 100% of its credibility!

Kevin F.
(Not who you think it is...LOL!)

Posted by Kevin F. on Tuesday, 08.26.08 @ 07:57am


i love her and i think she gotta be there! OMG! she totally deserve it! :)

Posted by britney's fan! on Tuesday, 08.26.08 @ 16:36pm


Dearest "britney's fan";
"Loving" an Artist or Group does not mean they deserve induction. I love many groups that I know will never be inducted. Britney Spears is not/and has not been an "influential" Artist by any means what-so-ever. She has achieved success, but that alone does not merit the honor of induction. Look at the history of Rock & Roll, and at the previous inductees and you'll see what I'm referring to. Yes, you might "love" Britney, but she should never be inducted in to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I'm sorry to burst your narrow-minded bubble.

Kevin F.

Posted by Kevin F. on Tuesday, 08.26.08 @ 17:40pm


For The Love Of God NO!!!!!

Posted by Ty W. on Tuesday, 08.26.08 @ 23:42pm


Dear "britney's fan";
...I'm still baffled as to why you think "she deserves it"?
Why?
Tell us.
What accolades credit her with induction status?
I have a feeling you won't be able to site one true achievement.....

Kevin F.

Posted by Kevin F. on Wednesday, 08.27.08 @ 14:23pm


Yes- the fact that FRH has her induction chances as high as 53% is baffling. I e-mailed the site about it even- makes no sense. This girl made a big impact with her very first single- and then that was it, pretty much. The allure was that she was an underage girl dressing like a Lolita- but once she became legal, who cares. She never made an effort to push buttons like her mentor, nor has she crafted music that was nearly as strong- nor is she as engaging a performer as her mentor. In all apsects, she's a (very) poor man's Madonna- only thing is that she's one of the most famous women in the world- but for all the wrong reasons. It's not her work- or anything she's done in it- that has commanded all the ink written about her.

So, it would be HIGHLY bizarre if she were considered even as a nominee, based on the last nearly 10 years. And, let's face it- if there's little in the first 10 years to make one noteworthy as an artist, probably not gonna happen in the 10 years to follow (especially if they're well into adulthood).

Posted by JR on Saturday, 08.30.08 @ 10:02am


Will somebody please talk about Britney Spears for a moment (I don't believe I'm saying this).

Enough with Coven!

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 09.18.08 @ 05:21am


I gotta admit, despite all she's been through, I'd probably still do her. With her hair grown back, she looks hot. I wouldn't brag to my friends about it, and I'd go see the doctor right away, but I'd still love to plow that.

Not proud to admit it, but admission is the first step, right?

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 09.18.08 @ 17:18pm


The closest thing to rock she ever did was shave her head, and I don't think a Rob Halford haircut makes her Hall of Fame worthy... I think I'd bring the gas and help EPN if she was to get in! And, whoever said pop is the new rock can eat shit and die... :)

Posted by BakerBoy86 on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 23:33pm


hay britney gewinnt die 3 ich druck dir die daumen susse engelchen peace in love sunshine

Posted by delal serin on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 16:51pm


BALD WOMAN ON THE LOOSE! CALL KEVIN! I think shes a dumb ass and all druged up. The only good bald people in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are men.

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 10.4.08 @ 20:08pm


OH MY GOD

Posted by David on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 15:33pm


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jana on Saturday, 10.18.08 @ 05:51am


Well, she may be insane and vacuous but she makes good dance records and she meets the Blondie criterion (i.e., is she as good as Blondie?) If she survives the next 20 years and keeps making records and grows as an artist, she will deserve a plaque in Cleveland. Sadly none of those three things are givens.

She did manage to put out a very good album during the height of her recent spell of insanity.

Posted by Timothy Horrigan on Wednesday, 11.12.08 @ 16:11pm


Timothy Horrigan said about Ms. Spears: 'Well, she may be insane and vacuous but she makes good dance records and she meets the Blondie criterion (i.e., is she as good as Blondie?)'

IMO, there is no effing way she is as good as Debby Harry. No way in Hell.

She may be as pretty (or prettier), but musically?!?! God, no.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 11.13.08 @ 06:17am


LOL Of course she's not as strong (or near it) as Blondie. Spears has yet to make an album that leaves people in awe- none of her albums have been big critical hits (see acclaimedmusic.net). So, I'd think the chances that the Hall will consider her are rather slim, at least based on what she's done thus far. I really don't see her progressing to become some great artist, either.

Posted by JR on Monday, 11.24.08 @ 21:15pm


Oops- forgot- wouldn't her eligibility year be 2023 (for the2024 ceremony)? "...Baby One More Time" was released in late 1998. Again, not that it matters in her case, just trying to keep the years straight.

Posted by JR on Monday, 11.24.08 @ 21:16pm


I'm already angry enough Madonna got in and in 2024 she might be an iductee? That would make me demented in the brain.

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 12.10.08 @ 07:06am


I don't know who but 5 minutes ago someone voted yes. WOW!

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 15:22pm


Mike, unlike Spears, though, Madonna has been and is regarded as an important musical figure. You may not like Madge, but no denying her importance and acclaimed-enough output.

Spears has little more a chance than Backstreet Boys (or Christina Aguilera) to be considered- so it still baffles why this site has her inductions chances at 52%, when they shouyld be closer to the 18% that BSB has.

Posted by JR on Friday, 01.2.09 @ 12:42pm


okay this is really really pissing me off. brittney spears is not rock n roll. she is pop and she has been called that plenty of times, i've even heard the queen of pop. but most certainly not rock, and i find it very very displeasing that she has a better chance than Nirvana, that is just plain sad and uncalled for.

Posted by Stephy Rose on Thursday, 01.15.09 @ 18:57pm


Where did you get the idea she has a better chance than Nirvana? Both aren't even eligible, and there is no reason to think the Hall of Fame would prefer Britney over Nirvana. In fact, it's probably the opposite. Nirvana's status as an historically important band is so large, they probably won't be ignored by the Nominating Committee in their first year of eligibility.

Posted by The_Claw on Friday, 01.16.09 @ 06:31am


She may have been referred to as the Princes of Pop, but no queen. Her music isn't asrevered as the Queen of Pop's, and she certainly hasn't had the impact Madonna has. So of course she likely won't be considered, at least based on the first 10-11 years' worth of work.

It's laughable that anyone would think the HOF would consider her before Nirvna!

Posted by JR on Saturday, 01.17.09 @ 09:07am


YES SHE IS AT THE EDGE OF ROCK !!!!
YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 01.27.09 @ 20:28pm


talk about the ultimate Hollywood Hype

mrxyz you are really being ridiculous

Posted by Brian on Tuesday, 01.27.09 @ 20:30pm


alk about the ultimate Hollywood Hype

mrxyz you are really being ridiculous

Posted by Brian on Tuesday, 01.27.09 @ 20:30pm


Hey she be HOT..! good stuff..!
Hype or not..She knows it is and says so "Truth in Lending" YES !

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 01.27.09 @ 20:46pm


, . ;)

Posted by on Sunday, 02.1.09 @ 13:00pm


Saying Britney Spears has a better chance than Nirvana is like saying 50 Cent has a better chance than Pearl Jam.
No, no, and no.
Her only chance is if they start inducting like 15 artists a year, and even then it would be years of eligibility before she got nominated.
And to think... someone just voted yes on her. She's junk musically.
If we're talking tabloids, she's pure gold. Platinum even (no blonde jokes intended), but we have the Queen of Pop, Madonna. That's enough teen idol celebrity fever for one Hall to deal with.

Posted by Paul Kagebein on Thursday, 02.5.09 @ 11:13am


Britany Spears has a way better chance then Jessica Sinpson.

Posted by Mike on Friday, 02.20.09 @ 07:30am


HELLLLLLL NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

The day that Britney Spears is honored in the same hall as Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, and REAL musicians and artists is the day that the RRHOF loses ALL credibility. Real artists don't need TNA to sell their albums, and they aren't Mouseketeers and they PLAY MUSIC. Britney Spears would've never sold an album if she didn't have music videos to go along with them because 99% of her appeal is the music videos where she's half naked and 12 year old boys are beatin off to it and 12 year old girls are seeing that and wondering if they themselves look slutty enough to be successful.

Posted by Mountaineer on Friday, 02.20.09 @ 21:15pm


Music aside, I think she should get in because, from age 18 to 20, she was just TOO FINE!!!

Posted by ray on Wednesday, 03.4.09 @ 17:18pm


I like most of her music
{SMILE}

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 03.4.09 @ 20:19pm


The most untalented artist of the 21st century.It would be a capital crime to induct her.

Posted by S.R on Friday, 03.6.09 @ 17:26pm


Now if you want to see someone who sucks big time in teh 90's it's Britney spears. See don't pick on metallica when you've got Briteny cause she sucks!!! I guess i shouldn't pick cause she's o.k. if you liek that stuff but I'm not a fan. You know, I tried to read but I still can't get to bed, and I tried to avoid getting on the cmputer, but it just happened. I dont want to disturb anybody w/my tv so I figured this would be ok cause it's quiet.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 05:13am


Hey I just saw somebody vote. You want to talk about something?

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 05:18am


I saw you on this page, you voted for Coven. You want to talk about Covan? IT says Leave your comment: Dont be afraid.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 05:28am


HOW is Britney's chances higher than New Order, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Blur, and countless others that actually played rock?

Posted by lame on Friday, 03.27.09 @ 23:43pm


I don't like the music she does but she haves a rockstar attitude

Posted by Julian on Saturday, 03.28.09 @ 16:35pm


I hope to GOD this is a joke.

Posted by PunkRockFreak on Monday, 04.6.09 @ 15:49pm


Heck No. Britney is a skanky pole dancer, not much else.

Posted by Hank on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 14:24pm


Heck No. Britney is a skanky pole dancer, not much else.

Posted by Hank on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 14:24pm

LOl... I like her more than Madonna .. Britney has a few cool hits !

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 16:13pm


Heck No. Britney is a skanky pole dancer, not much else.

Posted by Hank on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 14:24pm
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"a skanky pole dancer"...


Britney's Polish???!!!


So Am I! And I'm a skanky dancer too!

Wow... will wonder's never cease...

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 18:17pm


Cheesie...you mean to tell me you dance with a pole? Do you want me to, I don't know, say words over you or something...????

Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 18:20pm


say words over you or something...????

Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 18:20pm
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In order for you to say words over me, I'd have to be looking up. This is not an altogether uncommon situation for me. Frequently heard phrases spoken by the opposite gender have included such gems as:

"get up you left-footed monstrosity"

"what am I dating, a dust-buster!"

"I don't wear contact lenses, now get up"

and other witty non-sequiters of that nature.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 18:33pm


Here's another good dance floor line for ya from "Saturday Night Fever";

Travolta: What makes you think you're so good in bed?
Fran Drescher: Why else would men send me flowers the next day?
Travolta: I don't know...maybe they thought you was DEAD!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 18:57pm


I've wramed to Britney a little more than I had before- I can enjoy her for what she is- harmless, fun pop. There's nothing much beyond the surface (unlike her mentor/idol, so she doesn't have that kind of importance; plus, the music's not as strong as her mentor's, either), so based on everything up until now, I'd say, no, she wouldn't be considered strongly for the HOF.

She still has a little less than 15 years before she's eligible (first single was out in late 1998, so that'd be 2023), but do I see her doing anything remarkable to improve her chances? Probably not.

Posted by JR on Friday, 04.17.09 @ 10:17am


Yes Yes Yes

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 05.27.09 @ 00:37am


A true rocker ! YES

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 07.12.09 @ 20:26pm


One word basically sums up my feelings about this: No

Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 07.16.09 @ 10:28am


I'm not a fan, however, seeing that the Hall of Fame is not Rock oriented any more, she should get inducted. POlease don't kill me here, but she has had an enormous influence on pop music. I am not a fan (I REPEAT), but like her or not, she has influenced music to a great point

Posted by James on Thursday, 07.23.09 @ 18:18pm


She's got like ZERO influence...unless it's how to be a total fry-baby brained, no talent nitwit...!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 07.23.09 @ 18:40pm


I like Britney She is one crazy rocker and her songs are a true self expression of the way it be for her,, Great production oringal stuff ! rock on!!
YES

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 07.24.09 @ 10:03am


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Posted by Nazozysat on Wednesday, 08.12.09 @ 20:50pm


So she would be eligible in 2023, no (since her debut single was out in late 1998?) That leaves her 14 years to produce an amzzing album that will be highly praised, fare well on year-end/best-of lists, all that. Can't see it happening. Her Greatest Hits shows how much her artisitc output is in contrast to her huge celebrity (unlike her mentor, whose first compilation defined its era, has won high critical marks, etc.)

A couple of highly acclaimed singles ("...Baby One More Time," "Toxic") isn't going to do the trick. Her live shows probably are entertaining, but offer little to showcase a great artist. Same for the videos. And these are the things to look for when determing one's HOF worthiness. Doesn't make one a hater, just a realist.

Posted by JR on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 21:13pm


WHY NOT!!!!?? {SMILE}

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 09.4.09 @ 22:17pm


There's nothing to do with Britney in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! I hope she not gonna get in. The Beatles and Britney???? or Rolling Stones and Britney???? nooooo waaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!!

Posted by Suzy on Tuesday, 09.22.09 @ 03:00am


OMG!!!OMG!!!OMG!!!OMG!!!

No.

Posted by Chris on Tuesday, 12.15.09 @ 21:44pm


If & when this piece of $h!T gets in, I'll pi$$ on Elvis' grave.

Posted by Francesco Di Pacelli on Saturday, 12.19.09 @ 18:24pm


I think Britney has no talent in singing, songwriting and playing instruments, she is just a good entertainer. She is of course not rock, she is pop, but not all members of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame are Rock. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Jackson 5, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Supremes, Bob Marley, Run DMC, Johnny Cash and others are not Rock.

Posted by Robin on Sunday, 12.27.09 @ 13:43pm


Anyone who lip-synchs during a show can't be considered a good entertainer...period. People pay good money to hear the artist perform...they can stay home and listen to recordings...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 12.27.09 @ 13:54pm


"Huh. I musta missed that section of the Rock Hall's induction criteria that mentioned looking good in a mini skirt and being "nice" as qualifying; someone was asleep at the security booth when Johnny Rotten slipped in I guess." Hah Hah. Shawn never fails to deliver; she does look good in a mini skirt, and I'd plow her any second (but then, I'm a misogynist a-hole.)

"She has yet to have a critically successful album, and she's only had less than a handful of pretty good singles. She's done nothing of note in the videos depatment, other than have them be visually appealing- unfortunately, she may be the biggest female in terms of pop culture aince Madonna, but she doesn't have her musical relevance (compare The Immaculate Collection to GH: My Prerogative, for instance) or her importance, both as an entertainer and cultural force." Someone gets it.

"No matter your distaste for her, you cannot deny that Britney's been a dynamic influence. She almost single-handedly ushered in the revival of teen pop in the late '90s, and she helped make it possible for *NYSYNC, Christina Aguilera & the Backstreet Boys to sell major records in the U.S., and those bands came out before her. Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, O-Town, 98 Degrees and many others also experienced success that is somewhat due to Britney's breakthrough."
Wrong. Her first album came January '99. The Backstreet Boys' first U.S. album came in August '97, came in at #4 and on December 16, 1998 (a month before Britney's album) was certified by the RIAA for being 9x platinum (sales of 9 million copies.) As for worldwide, their first international album, released in 1996, hit #1 in Switzerland, Canada and Germany, #7 in the Netherlands and Sweden, #6 in Australia, #12 in the U.K., #15 in New Zealand and #54 in Japan. Their second international album, released in August '97, hit #1 in Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Sweden and Switzerland, #2 in the U.K. and New Zealand and Australia, and #23 in Japan. Needless to say, I think both international albums would've done just fine in the U.S. (not a BSB fan.) As for NSYNC, their first album was released in March '98 everywhere; it hit #2 in the U.S. #30 in the U.K. #1 in Canada #34 in New Zealand #1 in Germany. Jessica Simpson did come after her, though with not nearly as much success. Mandy Moore did as well, but only her first album went platinum. O-Town (who?) came after her as well, though they only had one platinum album and vanished as quickly as they came; a footnote in music history. 98 Degrees (who?) did reach #14 in '98; again, a footnote. Christina Aguilera did indeed come after her. The only relevant bit, however, would be if these three female artists are influenced by her (citations, please.) Moreover, even though they weren't teens, it would appear that The Spice Girls were the ones who really got the ball rolling for this type of music (they appeared after the Backstreet Boys, true, but it would appear that they were bigger than them in the beginning.) So, if anything, the Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls paved the way for Britney.

"People will alway remember Britney Spears, even in a hundred years they will talk about her. Just how we do now about Marilyn Monroe or Elvis." Tom, to even suggest that is true insanity. If there was no Elvis there wouldn't be The Beatles or Led Zeppelin (and probably some other important artists), and if there was no Beatles or Zeppelin then things would be very boring, also due to the artists who exist because of them. Can you think of any important artists who wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Britney?

"There was never anything special about the music, even from the start- she was Max Martin's female answer to Backstreet Boys and N Sync (Martin was a one-trick production pony at the time if there ever was one). It's not like her music/work on the whole was the soundtrack of an era, defined the times, like others' have for their eras. This is one of the areas she falls short following Madonna, who like Spears, was the biggest female name for their times-it may not be fair to compare her to Madonna, who is the template for pop over the last two decades+ and in a league of her own- but, it's a point to show that Spears' work just doesn't cut it.

She has time to make a good album, but up until now, the way things look, nope, no HOF possibilities." Exactly.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 02.11.10 @ 18:55pm


to sam...

did you REALLY just spend all that time putting that novel together just to tell everybody that britney spears sucks and doesn't deserve in??? we already know this...

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Posted by georgesover on Saturday, 02.20.10 @ 12:49pm


to sam...

did you REALLY just spend all that time putting that novel together just to tell everybody that britney spears sucks and doesn't deserve in??? we already know this...
Posted by Chris on Friday, 02.12.10 @ 13:10pm

What can I say? I was bored. I just saw some comments that I thought needed responding to. If things have changed at all in 2015 or 2020 I might even do a Keltner analysis.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 02.22.10 @ 19:40pm


She definitely has been the biggest pop star of the last 11 years- but, again, her work up until now doesn't cut it, nor does her overall impact as an *artist*. By now, one would think she would have shown some glimmer of merit where you could go, "OK, I can see her being considered down the road"- but, no.

And, unlike some others, much of what people have talked about with her in the last several years was her crazy personal life- not related to anything she did via her work.

Posted by JR on Wednesday, 03.17.10 @ 09:15am


Correct. No innovation, influence or impact to speak of. If that changes I might change my mind to yes, but right now absolutely not.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 03.23.10 @ 17:58pm


Ok...first off this voting thing shouldn't be biased and britney extremists ( both the haters and lovers) shouldn't try to push your ideals on us all. You can put out your opinion nicely can't you? And the haters, you do not have to show the world or the people going this website that you hate her...just leave a comment on why u don't agree and move on..same goes for the "britney lovers".

Secondly, I would agree with the induction of britney into hof only if she shapes up and stays up for the next decade or so to make up for the disasters she has had these past few years. The info says its eligible 2023 so she still has time.

I mean, I don't hate britney... she seems really sweet if u don't take into account her crazy episodes...but she needs to pull herself together and from what I've heard, she's doing rather well right now...hopefully she stays stable.

Another thing is that she needs to try to diversify and strengthen her singing skills and type of music she brings out, put a little more of herself in it rather than come off as "pop-machine", enough to make a lasting impression to those who didn't grow up listening to her songs.

Lastly, you guys have to remember that hall of fame is just that...hall of fame...in terms of fame, she has more than enough...all she needs to do is prove she can learn and progress..I wish her all the best.

Posted by Mimi on Wednesday, 05.19.10 @ 17:00pm


YES! Thank you. A more logical perspective can appear when you listen to Joy Division. That, Mimi, was more like it. What she has to do to get in is try and see what else she can do and see if she can mature... she might really turn out to be like her mentor (Madonna for all we know), though as of now no. Does she deserve it right now? No way. Might she in the future? Yes. It's refreshing to see someone have an opposite opinion without being ignorant and arrogant (cough cough, Randy, cough cough.) We'll see... she seems to be in a good place now.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 05.20.10 @ 21:49pm


As of right now she gains attention by doing anything BUT music...which is a path that's hard to divert from, especially in this day of "instant media". I'm afraid she'd have to do something absolutely mind-blowing to right her ship.

I, for one, don't think she's got the talent to pull that off, and sooner than not her "15 minutes" will be over...

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 05.20.10 @ 21:59pm


You have to remember Gitarzan that talent is not the only factor when you want to make it in the showbiz industry...if there is one thing I admire about britney is that she has the drive to get where she wants to go...I mean, even after all the crap she's gone through, it looks like she's still willing to get up and try again...to me, that kind of dedication is already enough to earn my respect, if not as a singer than at least as a perfomer.

Posted by Mimi on Friday, 05.21.10 @ 00:45am


To be a great performer it helps to have immense "talent"...which I think Spears is severely lacking. Drive is nothing without talent, and lip-synching concerts and "vocal sweeteners" in the recording studio will only get you so far...she didn't need to add all the other crap. She's kind of the "Lindsey Lohan of music"...marginally talented, and one dumb move from being out of the public eye totally.

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 05.21.10 @ 21:30pm


I don't think she doesn't have the talent to sing so much as she doesn't nurture her talents. She has a great singing voice but didn't bother working on it to the best of her abilities, instead she relied on her dance moves and her popularity.

I find it impossible that she can't hold a tune because if that were the case her producers would not have signed her up in the first place and when she first came out, it was in the late 90's when vocal sweeteners were not widely used yet.

I think the reason she doesn't sing live much anymore is because people keep saying she lip-synchs a lot. She used to ding live quite a lot but what don't understand is that a lot of her performances are very tiring and if she were to sing while dancing, it would seriously affect her singing.

Granted, she should've at least kept the lip-synching to a minimum and worked on her singing but I don't think her singing is that bad.

Posted by Mimi on Saturday, 05.22.10 @ 03:51am


A few years ago HBO showed a concert of hers from the MGM Grand in Vegas. There was a distinct difference in "what was live...and what was memorex". When she sung live she was off-key about a mile and totally out of breath...then she would do a song with a fast paced choreography routine and be clear as a bell with perfect pitch.

People pay good money to see artists perform "live", so I just don't subscribe to this type of concert...at all. Earlier artists got booed off the stage for even attempting it (of course, there's the world's number one culprit...Madonna!!!). Spears has very little room for error at this point of time the way it is...

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 05.22.10 @ 07:00am


That's probably true. But back to the topic, I stil think she should be put in hof even if its not right now because lip-synching and crazy episodes aside, she was and still is a major pop icon and I know that this is a rock n roll hof but if I'm not mistaken there are people in it that aren't related to rock n roll..so yeah, if she's still as big as she is now in 5-10 years or so, I'd say just put her in hof.

Posted by Mimi on Saturday, 05.22.10 @ 13:43pm


For what it's worth some fans in Australia did ask for their money back because she was lipsynching. She's made a huge comeback into being remembered for music, but we'll see how she does down the road. I'd say she's the Madonna of the 2000's and late 90's, but even that's a stretch since she's unlikely to have the cultural impact Madonna has had. The same influence as Madonna? That's to be determined, but probably nowhere near. You see, if it was just about popularity we'd also have to induct NSYNC, Justin Timberlake, Black Eyed Peas (Gitarzan probably knows as well as I do that if you want electronic rhythms, keyboards and drum machines you should go listen to New Order), the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys. Not to mention a bunch of Disney channel stars further down the line. Max Martin and Lou Pearlman are both one-trick ponies.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 05.22.10 @ 16:48pm


Yeah, you're right Sam. I suggest that she goes for a makeover if that's the case...change her style of singing, tackle different kinds of music...something to change the way people view her musically. Her album Circus was a great indicator of a musical makeover as her songs weren't her typical pop songs. If she can keep it up, maybe we'll be able to see someone with the kind of influence Madonna has in the near future.

Posted by Mimi on Saturday, 05.22.10 @ 17:16pm


For reasons already discussed, Britney Spears would need one helluva makeover and impact to be considered for the Hall of Fame. Of all the Madonna "wanna-bes" to emerge, Lady Gaga shows the most potential of embodying the elements that made Madonna... well, Madonna. Of course even she could never have the kind of cultural impact that she had- partly because we live in a different world now. Spears has shown none of the artistic/musical qualities of her mentor/idol, and her music overall does not compare to hers, either. Outside if a couple of singles, her music is not well-revered or acclaimed, nor thought of as important., and as an artist, she pretty much phones it in.

Posted by JBR on Saturday, 05.22.10 @ 17:27pm


Britney's actually much more critically acclaimed than NSYNC or the Backstreet Boys or Christina Aguilera, but yes I agree with both of you. Did Madonna herself deserve induction? Well yes, but not before a LOT of people not yet in. New Order, Joy Division, Gang of Four, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Rush... a shortlist of people who deserved in first. I wouldn't consider her (Britney that is) important at this point, but somewhere down the line who knows? This Hall of Shame is getting it wrong in so many ways that I'll probably be prepared for anything by 2023, if that Definitive 200 list is anything to go by (runs away to puke.)

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 05.23.10 @ 21:21pm


In my opinion, there aren't many influential singers left in this day and age...I've seen so many artists come and go that I think its actually really tough for britney to stay relevant to the music industry for over 10 years while holding on to such a large fan base.

And in terms of influence, I think a lot of people don't realise just how strong her influence is. Most singers/entertainers/performers etc , especially teen ones want to be like britney career-wise (I read in an article that even gaga admires her and her songs were largely influenced by Britney's Blackout...not sure if that's true or not though...lol). And isn't that the kind of influence that got madonna into hof? One of the reasons madonna got an induction into hof was because she managed to become someone who has largely influenced the younger generation to become just like her.

The fact of the matter is that people like to make fun of britney. And who could blame 'em? But what they don't understand or want to admit is that she has actually made her name synonymous to Pop.

I've known 60 year old men (guys from my firm) that when asked if they knew who britney spears was replied " thats the girl who sang Stronger isnt it? the popstar?". This coming from men who don't watch mtv, whose profession has got nothing whatsoever to do with music and lives on the other side of the world. As opposed to 20 something young men exposed to the media and its influencing powers, watching britney's sexy music videos and then goes on to bang on her lack of talent claiming that she has no influence(while still watching her videos...such irony).

So yeah, I think we should at least consider her as a candidate for hof rather than just a flat out no. Because if Madonna who has nothing whatsoever to do with rock n roll can get in (scoffs), britney sure as hell has a chance whether we like it or not.

Posted by rocker21 on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 12:35pm


"And in terms of influence, I think a lot of people don't realise just how strong her influence is. Most singers/entertainers/performers etc" - rocker21

Oh yeah? Really? like WHO exactly? Or is it "just everybody, you know...THEM, the nameless masses"

And I'm not even mentioning you actually PROVING influence and not simply making it up


"So yeah, I think we should at least consider her as a candidate for hof rather than just a flat out no." - rocker21

Alright I'll give you that, mind you she's still not eligible for over a decade, and as her body of work stands right now the committee would think to themselves.. "Britney Spears? Er...NO, next candidate"

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 12:52pm


I'm not saying she deserves to be in hof now but it kind of pisses me off when people say that britney has no influence whatsoever. Thats BS in the first degree. The thing is she has influence, look at freaking miley cyrus and her britney spears wannabe act with the stripper pole. And lily allen herself said that britney is a legend.

"Spears has also become an major influence among many new artists, including Kristinia DeBarge,[208] Lady Gaga,[209] Little Boots,[210] Taylor Swift,[211] Selena Gomez & The Scene,[212] Pixie Lott[213] and Miley Cyrus who has cited Spears as one of her biggest inspirations and has also referenced Spears in her hit song "Party in the U.S.A.".[214][215] Bebo Norman wrote a song about Spears, called "Britney", which was released as a single. Boy band Busted also wrote a song about Spears called "Britney", which was on their debut album.[216] She is also mentioned in P!nk's song "Don't Let Me Get Me". Richard Cheese called Britney Spears "a remarkable recording artist" and also went on to say that she was "versatile" and what the industry calls an "artist". People magazine and MTV reported that October 1, 2008, Bronx's John Philip Sousa Middle School, named their music studio in honor of Britney Spears.[217] Spears herself was present during the ceremony and donated $10,000 dollars to the school's music program."

Taken directly from wikipedia.

The thing with britney is that her influence is not always about her musically but about people wanting to be like her career wise. You have to admit that she is a highly successful person whose name generates a lot of hype and sales, whose success has set the bar for aspiring singers and entertainers.

The only thing she actually really needs to do is to tell her producers to back off and let her write her own music because obviously her producers are only interested in sales and she could produce better songs like her song Everytime.

Posted by rocker21 on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 14:05pm


See rocker21...that's more like it!! Actual facts even if it is from wikipedia

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 14:17pm


Although I must admit your facts lose credibility when you start to say things like "she influenced Miley Cyrus" do you really think that works in her favour????? Far to the contrary....

We're talking about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame here, not the Hall of Pretty Decent Music, the same Hall with Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin!!! Britney Spears can hardly sing without lip synching, 40 years ago she wouldn't have received a recording contract!! She has absolutely no talent with any sort of musical instrument and as far as I'm concerned she has done very little to "develop and perpetuate the art form of Rock & Roll" sure she's famous, sold a lot of records, has a lot of fans, people look up to her, etc, means nothing when discussing innovation and influence to Rock & Roll. Look at Madonna, she was inducted two years ago to much controversy, and you can hardly say Britney Spears' career even comes close to matching the significance of Madonna's! If you can't convince some rock critics about Madonna's induction then how are you going to convince them about Britney Spears??

If what you say is true that her producers need to back off so she can produce these better songs then she's going to have to do something really BIG in the next 10 years, otherwise she'll be a footnote in the history of Rock & Roll (which in the long term she's probably less than right now)

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 14:31pm


Lol, thats funny Tahvo. I get what ur both saying but the thing is Tahvo yes I agree partially with rocker21 on her being influential musically to a certain degree especially in pop music because i really dont think that a popstar, who can compete with ppl like gaga and beyonce in sales even after a notorious breakdown, would be able to do that if she did not have at least some musical talent. Most popstars make it big for the first few years and then die out, never to be heard of again.

However rocker21, she needs to "update" herself because we are living in the media-oriented era and people expect and want variety. Britney needs to really work on her music, give it something different. She could even change her singing if she so wished because i know the sex-kitten voice she makes is not the original way she sings. She could really sing when she was younger. It would be hard work but not impossible to change for the better.

Posted by Mimi on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 14:49pm


And Tahvo, i agree with you on not inducting her in hof mainly because of the genre of her music but going by the way the committee actually accepted madonna of all people into hof, i fear that britney might actually have a chance a decade down the road. Its sad really. I dont think madonna has sung a rock n roll song in her entire career.LOL

Posted by Mimi on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 14:55pm


"i fear that britney might actually have a chance a decade down the road." - Mimi

Yeah, that wouldn't surprise me, especially with the state the Hall's been going in the last decade, with a few exceptions....

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 15:09pm


Yeah, I heard there were a quite a bit of protests when madonna was inducted and I don't blame them. If they want britney in there then she better really change for the better musically because she is not a rock n roll singerfor one thing. That is already going to be a major drawback for her if the committee decides to induct her.

Funny thing is i think she could have sung rock better when she was younger and still had her really big and strong voice. I blame her label for trying to change her so much.

I agree with rocker21 when he/she said that the producers really need to back off and give her some space professionally. They're making her look like she's some kind of money making machine or something which does not give her plus points on cultural impact.

Posted by Mimi on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 15:25pm


As we speak I hear that Spears is having another major meltdown at the Disneyland Hotel...cutting her hair off again & everything. I think society in general is getting pretty fed up with all of these celebrity tantrums...and sooner than not it's going to adversely affect their popularity and clout when it comes to concert attendance, record sales, box office, etc...

I think Spears is at about 00:14:59.9...and the clock is running!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 19:56pm


As we speak I hear that Spears is having another major meltdown at the Disneyland Hotel...cutting her hair off again & everything. I think society in general is getting pretty fed up with all of these celebrity tantrums...and sooner than not it's going to adversely affect their popularity and clout when it comes to concert attendance, record sales, box office, etc...

I think Spears is at about 00:14:59.9...and the clock is running!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 19:56pm


I think she really needs to slow down, relax and go spend some time with her kids. I dun think she's completely ready as of yet to be under the scrutiny of the public. You can't have a meltdown a few months before and be completely fine after that. And taking that break could actually help in giving her ideas on how to improve on her music...like most performers do when they're stuck for inspiration.

Posted by Mimi on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 20:22pm


No argument there, Mimi...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 20:46pm


"This coming from men who don't watch mtv, whose profession has got nothing whatsoever to do with music and lives on the other side of the world." -rocker21

Well if they watch the video on mute then it's a perfect way to get a hard-on if they don't feel like they're getting one from their wives. Seriously though, I do appreciate seeing a genuine argument rather than seeing someone shout "Britney rocks!" with 50 different usages of the word "haters". If she really does have that kind of influence then that will help her chances (even if I fail to hear a connection between her and Taylor Swift).

"Although I must admit your facts lose credibility when you start to say things like 'she influenced Miley Cyrus' do you really think that works in her favour????? Far to the contrary...." - Tahvo PaParvianen

See, that's what annoys me. The criteria is "influence", not "positive influence". It's possible that Alice in Chains will be kept out of the Hall under the reasoning that they're influential but not in a good way. While I would agree that the majority of their influence (the uncreative alt-metal and post-grunge that was everywhere during the mid to late 90's and early 2000's) wasn't really positive, neither was Pearl Jam's influence, yet they're a lock (they're both great bands to be honest.) Critics hate the hair bands but Van Halen still was inducted (rightfully so.) Either a band is influential or they're not.

"As we speak I hear that Spears is having another major meltdown at the Disneyland Hotel" - Gitarzan

Hah. That's funny. One thing she does have going for her is that she's in a good place now. She's got the two kids and that BF/agent, so there's at least some stability. It's clear by the meltdown she had in '05-'07 that she wasn't ready for the spotlight, much less being a public figure AND becoming a mother.

By the standards the Hall have now, Mimi, she could not belong by 2023 and still be inducted (the "Definitive 200" tells you what I'm talking about). I do agree with you that if she wants to be taken seriously she should take a break from Max Martin and the outside writers and do something for herself, see what else she can do on her own. I don't see any reason why she shouldn't; she certainly doesn't desperately need more money.

Posted by Sam on Friday, 05.28.10 @ 21:24pm


Sam...wasn't kidding!! She was actually having another meltdown at the Disneyland Hotel a couple of days ago...

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 05.28.10 @ 21:46pm


I agree with Sam on this...I really think she needs to find back the girl with the big dreams who went to hollywood and made it. She was so talented when she was younger and truth be told, she could actually give christina a run for her money when it comes to singing. I've seen videos of her singing when she was young and it was nothing short of amazing. There is no way she couldn't sing the way she used to if she just concentrated on her singing for a while.

The problem is a lot of people judge her but don't know anything about her. Sure, she really needs to lay off the lip-synch stuff cuz it really hurts her rep and probably needs to start changing her image a little but these things can be done.

As far as influence goes, I admit she has more influence than a lot of other artists out there. And in this day and age, being able to have the kind of influence britney has is actually almost impossible because of our "in today, out tomorrow" frenzy. Her influence is actually the only thing going for her to get into hof and the fact of the matter is its not enough.

She should take Simon Cowell's advice and spend time being normal before putting on her performer persona. And I think she's finally taking his advice seriously.

And Gitarzan, its perfectly normal for her to have a few breakdowns now and then. SHe just came out of rehab not too long ago and rehab does not cure you instantly. Considering she hasn't done anything nuts for the past 2 years or so I think thats a major improvement from her hair-shaving times.

Posted by Mimi on Monday, 05.31.10 @ 10:33am


You see, thats what I'm talking about Mimi. Most people deny britney's influence but the thing is its everywhere. The fact that people are talking about her and knowing facts about her to the point where it seems stalker-ish is proof that she has influence.

You gotta understand the meaning of influence. Influence is the power to affect persons or events or causing something without direct or ant apparent effort. With this definition she is definitely influential. If she did not hold so much influence then why is she ranked as top ten as most searched person in yahoo for so long?

And musically, she may not be the best singer, but she knows how to use what she has to max. Her singing is very versatile. Why do you think people love her songs? because they're always very different in each album. And those who think she only uses autotune all the time, thats complete BS. The people who use that excuse obviously don't know how autotune works. To change a person's singing in autotune, the person has to at least hit a note relatively close to the required note. If they used the machine to make the sound, it would be very obvious it was not her singing and the sound wouldn't resemble her at all. Come on people, don't blind yourself to hate and think objectively.

Posted by rocker21 on Monday, 05.31.10 @ 10:47am


And to Sam, thank you for your views. Its reassuring that there are still some who can exercise an impartial view when judging people. I know that britney has done things that she should not have done but everyone makes mistakes. The difference is that her mistakes are out there for the whole world to see whereas ours generally do not involve more than 10 people. And we don't receive death threats and hate mail everyday.

Posted by rocker21 on Monday, 05.31.10 @ 11:10am


You've got to be kidding...if anyone is their own worst enemy, it's her! Her talent is marginal...period. When you have marginal talent, self-destructing is a really bad idea (by the way, she WAS cutting her hair in this latest episode). She has no influence or innovation, and sooner than not her only recourse in entertainment is going to be with studios called "Vivid", making movies with a bunch of "X's" in the ratings.

When you become more entertaining outside of the music industry than you are in it...that's bad!!! It's also Britney...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 05.31.10 @ 11:34am


There's no judgement here, and I'm impartial because I really don't care about her either way. What I do have are two eyes and two ears...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 05.31.10 @ 11:37am


At this point in time, we can only wait and see what will happen. Gitarzan, marginal talent is still talent and talent should never be underestimated or belittled. To me Madonna had marginal talent at best but she still made it. We shouldn't be putting down people that we don't even really know. So we can't say that she will end up with studios called "Vivid", making movies with a bunch of "X's" in the ratings down the road. I think even she is not stupid enough to do that. She was crazy, yeah, but stupid she was not. And you don't need to have a college degree to have common sense.

Posted by Mimi on Monday, 05.31.10 @ 12:00pm


I think common sense is something that Spears is severely lacking in, otherwise she wouldn't keep making the same mistakes over and over. One thing you have to remember about Madonna...she had MTV to fall back on. No MTV, no Madonna...plain and simple. Nowadays, that medium is no longer a force in music...everything is about "reality". The more she screws up, the more interesting she becomes...for all the wrong reasons.

Someone with an undeniable wealth of talent and all the common sense in the world has trouble dodging "reality"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 05.31.10 @ 13:47pm


"To me Madonna had marginal talent at best but she still made it." - Mimi

True, but the difference between Britney and her mentor is that even those who don't really care for Madonna (like me) cannot deny the impact she's had on pop-culture, which is at least ten times higher than Britney's (though as far as female artists are concerned Heart, Pat Benatar and The Runaways all deserved it first, as they were before her). Plus, most importantly, she has influenced a lot of female solo artists that came after her, including Britney and Christina Aguilera, and it's possible you could count Britney's influence on artists on one hand (not saying this is true). Second difference: Astute businesswoman, able to update her image and sound to keep up with the changing musical times (Gitarzan's an old-timer and I was born in '89 so he'll know more about that than me). Third: Madonna's scandals were much less numerous and much less self-harming (those just mostly had to do with lyrics and videos, divorces aside), and were good for publicity, whereas Britney's scandals just hurt the public perception of her and made it more difficult for people to take her seriously as an artist.

And now when we're having a real discussion the crazed fanboys have disappeared. The irony. Perhaps they'll have learned if they come back that popularity alone doesn't earn you a spot (more on that later, as it's late right now.)

Posted by Sam on Monday, 05.31.10 @ 21:31pm


Maybe she should change to an older, more mature image of the past britney...I mean she has kids know and I think sooner or later she would have to change her image to suit her life and fans. Thing is I think quite a lot of fans would be pleased if she actually concentrated on singing live properly instead of just putting on a show..I mean I like shows but sometimes you just wanna hear the artist sing. And the sad thing is that she has the potential to really sing but she doesn't. To me this is the first thing she needs to do. All the cultural impact and whatnot will come naturally if she started being serious about her singing.

Then again maybe she doesn't care about these things anymore considering she is a mother and approaching 30 years old. She's had to work very hard since young to get herself to where she is now. I wouldn't be surprised of she decided to retire and only come out with albums without her usual tours and shows.

Posted by Mimi on Tuesday, 06.1.10 @ 09:37am


Yeah, the best bet might be to just settle down for now with the agent guy and the two kids. Plus, that leaves more time to focus on actual singing rather than lip-synching. If I had a ton of money I'd certainly be slowing down a bit.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 06.2.10 @ 20:55pm


BRITTANY IS POP! NOT ROCK! IF SHE GETS IN ROCK AND ROLL IS THEN OFFICIALLY DEAD! KISS AND ALICE COOPER NEED TO GET IN STILL!!! NEEDS TO SHUT UP NOBODY LIKES HER!!!

Posted by Bassclefking12 on Friday, 06.25.10 @ 10:39am


NO NO NO And NO She will not be inducted big deal she did a cover of joan jett i love rock n roll but still britney is not rock nor does she even desrve to be listed same goes with nsync hanson backstreet boys, etc.

Posted by Spider on Friday, 07.23.10 @ 16:52pm


"Put her in the Pop hall of fame or something, no one cares about that (except Justin Timberlake, who cries himself to sleep every night wishing he was in it)."
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This is an old comment from the very beginning, but in seriousness is there an existing Pop Hall of Fame? I don't think there is, and there really needs to be one. Then the purists can stop frothing at the mouth over the idea of these pop stars 'tainting' their beloved ROCK HOF, and the people who are genuine fans of pop can finally 'honor' their most beloved artists without having to argue with someone else over so-called critical merit.

Pop in itself is full of influential artists (both on subsequent acts and on culture in general) who will be remembered forever; Britney is one of them. But the thing is, the genre gets little to respect from critics; this lack of critical respect single-handedly bars just about any pop act from ever getting into the RHOF, before you can even make it to the argument over whether the act has ever done anything remotely rock or not. I'm not necessarily saying critics (esp. rock ones) need to give pop any due respect, but creating a Pop HOF bypasses the argument entirely and makes everyone happy.

It will be interesting to see how RHOF nominations turn out by the time Britney et. al. are eligible, as this roughly coincided with the end of 'true' rock. Corporate rock kicked in soon after...might we all be forced to acknowledge the musical prowess that are Creed and Nickelback? *shudder* I will tell you in advance before you rock heads even try to send them away, the Pop HOF doesn't want them either...

Posted by mallor on Wednesday, 09.29.10 @ 06:18am


I'd have no problem with her being in a POP Hall of Fame. But, considering what she has done up until now, she does not warrant being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- some pop-oriented acts do warrant induction into the HOF, and some are currently in.

besides not making music that's regarded as sojme of the best, outside of a couple of singles, I don't see how the HOF will ever consider someone who's so mechanical and cold on record, and who's so anti-live singing in concerts- that Circus Tour didn't include a single note of live vocals. it's not like she just had a few performances that relied on a prerecorded track- it was the WHOLE show. Maybe if in the next few years she established that she actually can sing live- regardless of the fact that she's not the greatest singer- she could earn a teenie-weenie bit of respect in that department. At least the fans don't seem to mind.

Posted by JR on Wednesday, 09.29.10 @ 06:59am


The Gorgeous Babes Hall of Fame? Because you and I both know, JR, that if she had the looks and body of Piers Morgan or Gene Simmons she wouldn't have gotten anywhere, because the music just isn't earth-shattering as far as I can tell. As other people have said, sex sells. Jive saw an opportunity to corner the young girls market and get males interested (you think men or young boys weren't pleasuring themselves to her videos while their wives/girlfriends/mothers whichever is the case weren't looking?) and it worked like a charm. Britney is for the most part a product (hey, maybe the Products Hall of Fame.)

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 09.29.10 @ 09:49am


That is true, Sam. That's why I cannot comprehend anyone using Madonna as justification for an act like Spears getting into the HOF. Comparing the two, artistically, isn't much different from comparing the Beatles to Backstreet Boys. Granted, Spears has been much more of a pop culture figure than BSB overall (thanks to some loony behavior), but the general idea is the same.

I like some Spears songs, but she clearly isn't a great *artist*. And she doesn't really try to be or pretend to be- she is what she is (unlike Christina Aguilera, who thinks so highly of herself when the fact is that she's not nearly as good as she likes to think she is- voice aside).

Posted by JR on Saturday, 10.9.10 @ 08:21am


In a way, JR is right. She hasn't yet proved she is a true artist. I see some effort yes but not enough to be considered exceptional, which is what she has to be if she wants people to recognize her as a real music artist. So, until she manages to make another shocking impact musically like when she first came out with BOMT ( and nailing the bubblegum pop style), she shouldn't really be considered an artist and more of a performer. Thus disqualifying her, for now, from any kind of hall of fame. And yes, I do agree with the idea of a POP hall of fame as I can't see britney doing a rock song. Lol.

Posted by Mimi on Tuesday, 10.19.10 @ 05:51am


Truth well spoken. However, rock varies in it's definition. The question is has she changed music? I'd say no. Neither has Christina Aguilera before anyone thinks I'm going that way (great singer though.)

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 10.19.10 @ 13:57pm


Hmmm... this is interesting. Turns out she does have some real influence. According to Rhapsody, a singer named Kristinia DeBarge is influenced by her. Lady GaGa is apparently influenced by her, though I can't confirm this yet (I can confirm she was a huge Britney fan when younger, having the posters on her wall and everything.) Apparently Little Boots as well, though Rolling Stone's screwed up their site so it's impossible for me to confirm that. Apparently Selena Gomez & the Scene, and confirmed: http://www.theprophetblog.net/selena-gomez-inspired-by-old-school-britney-spears-for-sophomore-album
(In addition: "In a way, Britney can be someone to look up to. She was constantly being looked at and picked on.")

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 11.2.10 @ 09:00am


Wiki says Pixie Lott as well, though I didn't get any actual handing off the baton or inspiration vibe from this: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/aug/27/pixie-lott-diary

Miley Cyrus as well. AllMusic lists as followers: Tomas Lindberg, Alex Young, Brooke Hogan, Elie Lanto, Gloria Aura, Kendall Gaveck, Nami Tamaki, Eddie Robson, Kristinia DeBarge, Nikki Cleary, Hillary Duff, Victoria Acosta, Carrie Underwood, Pixie Lott, Lindsay Lohan, BoA, Demi Lovato, Varsity Fanclub, Angel, The Saturdays, t.A.T.u.

Samples from her AllMusic biography: "More than any other single artist, Britney Spears was the driving force behind the return of teen pop in the late '90s. The blockbuster success of the Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys certainly paved the way for her own commercial breakthrough, but Spears didn't just become a star -- she was a bona fide pop phenomenon. Not only did she sell millions of records, she was a media fixture regardless of what she was (or wasn't) doing; among female singers of the era (many of whom followed in her footsteps), her celebrity star power was rivaled only by Jennifer Lopez." "Its success touched off a wave of young pop divas that included Christina Aguilera, P!nk, Jessica Simpson, and Mandy Moore." So my original idea of her not being influential was probably a bit dishonest. What does everyone else think?

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 11.2.10 @ 09:17am


Most of the artists you've listed that she "influenced" are totally inconsequential and irrelevant. Not to mention the complete lack of innovation on her part and by those she's "influenced".

This is the same as the KISS argument. Greatness begets greatness; whereas, in the case of KISS and Britney Spears, shit begat shit.

Posted by Chalkie on Tuesday, 11.2.10 @ 14:03pm


"Most of the artists you've listed that she 'influenced' are totally inconsequential and irrelevant."

Agreed, but I could find the same thing for any Hall of Famer.

"Not to mention the complete lack of innovation on her part and by those she's 'influenced'."

Again, I agree, but most of us agree you generally have to be innovative OR influential to stand out. If innovation was a requirement for a musician then Guns 'n' Roses, Pearl Jam and Green Day (who will all be in the Hall eventually) would all be out of a job, as would Oasis and Coldplay, who will all be in eventually. Which of the above people SHOULD be inducted is another matter, but ultimately irrelevant to this discussion. As would The Smiths (should be in but will never be), T. Rex (see The Smiths), AC/DC (in), Bon Jovi (about to make it), J. Geils Band (see Bon Jovi) and The Sex Pistols (in.)

"Greatness begets greatness; whereas, in the case of KISS and Britney Spears, shit begat shit."

That's a totally subjective statement. I don't like her music or any of the people I listed (I know, I've got a funny way of showing it), but I'm just one man, so what the hell do I know? Again, you could say the same thing about any Hall of Famer.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 11.9.10 @ 13:55pm


"Agreed, but I could find the same thing for any Hall of Famer."

The difference being that "any Hall of Famer" (with a few exceptions) has influenced at least a dozen artists of relevance and consequence. Britney Spears, on the other hand, has not and probably never will.

"If innovation was a requirement for a musician then Guns 'n' Roses, Pearl Jam and Green Day (who will all be in the Hall eventually) would all be out of a job, as would Oasis and Coldplay, who will all be in eventually."

I think it can be argued (although I'm not willing to do it right now) that GnR, Pearl Jam and Oasis (where's Liam when you need him) were innovative in some way or another, their music was at least of some degree of quality. Britney Spears on the other hand...

"As would The Smiths (should be in but will never be), T. Rex (see The Smiths), AC/DC (in), Bon Jovi (about to make it), J. Geils Band (see Bon Jovi) and The Sex Pistols (in.)"

You've lost me here. Are you actually trying to argue that the Smiths, T. Rex and the Pistols (and even AC/DC to some extent) WEREN'T innovative?

Posted by Chalkie on Tuesday, 11.9.10 @ 14:26pm


"Most of the artists you've listed that she 'influenced' are totally inconsequential and irrelevant."


Although I do agree that she hasnt influenced the most impressive acts, its inconsequential to YOU. Remember, there are people out there who enjoy that stuff. Plus from a sales perspective (not saying this makes their case, it doesnt) they've at least been somewhat relevant, not to mention teen pop has been a major musical force in the last decade.

Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 11.9.10 @ 15:00pm


"...its inconsequential to YOU"

...and anyone else who has a brain and actually listens to music as more than just background noise.

"not to mention teen pop has been a major musical force in the last decade"

You'll have to elaborate here.

Posted by Chalkie on Tuesday, 11.9.10 @ 15:29pm


"...and anyone else who has a brain and actually listens to music as more than just background noise"

Unfortunately theres alot of mindless drones out there, but thats the way it is.

"You'll have to elaborate here"

Ever since the explosion of the teen poppers of the late 90s (Spears, Christina Aguilera etc.) modern teen pop has probably been one of the most consistently sucessful (if ridiculously shitty) forms of music. Is it hall-worthy? Of course not, (except for maybe miss Spears, if Sam is right, I stress the word maybe) but a major part of late 90s/ 2000s pop has been teen pop.

Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 11.9.10 @ 15:37pm


I understand what you guys are saying, but I don't think that it's necessarily the quantity of artists you influence. And being that quality is largely (unfortunately) subjective, it can't be the quality alone of artists either. Obviously there needs to be some sort of balance. With Spears though it's a laughably large quantity of shit.

Posted by Chalkie on Tuesday, 11.9.10 @ 15:45pm


"Unfortunately theres alot of mindless drones out there, but thats the way it is."

They don't matter then. The Rock Hall is for people that actually give a shit about music, not Joe and Jenny who buy a record at WalMart because their TV or Radio told them to like it and it was easier that way.

Posted by Chalkie on Tuesday, 11.9.10 @ 15:50pm


A balance in the two is plausible, the only problem is that when you go into the quailty aspect it becomes quite difficult to judge. With quantity its much more black and white. I think that future artists (like the ones influenced by miss Spears, for example) should be judged on the relevance their career had (be it chart sales, I & I or any other means) rather than personal opinion. But thats just me.

Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 11.9.10 @ 15:57pm


"They don't matter then. The Rock Hall is for people that actually give a shit about music, not Joe and Jenny who buy a record at WalMart because their TV or Radio told them to like it and it was easier that way."

But thats something of an elitist idea. Those who mock the mindless drones as having music not worthy of consideration are really being as ignorant as those mindless drones. Modern Teen pop is all throwaway, but kickstarting it once again, especially considering how huge of a market it still is, is at least an accomplishment.

Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 11.9.10 @ 16:02pm


Also those who mindlessly buy music based on image have existed for generations, and are pretty much on the same level as those who fainted when they saw Elvis Presley. Or idolized Madonna on MTV. Or chased down the Jackson 5 at public places. But that certainly doesnt become a negative when looking at their cases. Why? Because it proves enormous impact.

Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 11.9.10 @ 16:05pm


"but kickstarting it once again, especially considering how huge of a market it still is, is at least an accomplishment."

Not when it never went away in the first place.

"Also those who mindlessly buy music based on image have existed for generations, and are pretty much on the same level as those who fainted when they saw Elvis Presley. Or idolized Madonna on MTV. Or chased down the Jackson 5 at public places. But that certainly doesnt become a negative when looking at their cases. Why? Because it proves enormous impact."

Elvis... essentially kickstarted what we know as rock'n'roll by introducing black music to white america

Jackson 5... probably the top teen vocal group of all time and in the innercircle of Motown's greatest bands

Madonna... an iconic figure and more than competent songwriter in her own right, helped bring new dimensions to pure dance/pop music

Brittany Spears... brought absolutely NOTHING new or innovative to the table that hadn't been done better and earlier by the likes of Madonna, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, etc.

Posted by Chalkie on Tuesday, 11.9.10 @ 16:18pm


The only possible argument for any innovation to me on G'n'R's part is "November Rain", a masterpiece that I struggle to pin down. However, as great as AFD was, musically it was done earlier and done better by Aerosmith and AC/DC (more of the former, I think.) Oasis: Well, I suggest you talk to the people who call them the world's most famous Beatles tribute band, or world's worst Beatles tribute band (both ludicrous statements, especially as it never seems to be backed up with anything concrete... even one of their most vocal critics, John Harris, has defended them in that regard, even though it was a slightly backhanded defense as he suggested they touched on The Beatles' sound in only the crudest of terms; the actual quote is in "Britpop!: Cool Brittania and the Spectacular Demise of English Rock". In addition, I may be opening a can of worms by reminding some of those people that Blur, who were definitely a great band with the exception of Think Tank, got recognized by ripping off The Stone Roses. Let's not forget the mighty Pulp started out as post-punk bandwagoners.) Anyway, I just can't find any originality in what they did, though John Robb has suggested that they were "every great moment in British pop all rolled into one". Pearl Jam: Well, a perfectly good band, but basically Classic Rock revivalists. What set them apart was that nobody in the past sounded like Eddie Vedder, and nobody has since (except for people like Scott Stapp who try to copy him.)

"You've lost me here. Are you actually trying to argue that the Smiths, T. Rex and the Pistols (and even AC/DC to some extent) WEREN'T innovative?"

I did kind of put myself in hot water with the T. Rex thing, in retrospect. I was just thinking that as great and influential as they were, what I'd heard with them I'd heard before. Same with The Smiths (who I admittedly don't really care for; I think Pulp, Blur, Suede, Radiohead and Oasis [though that's a bit harder to argue] did stuff that was far more interesting, a student's became the teacher's kind of thing, but I'm going off topic.) I'll concede that Morrissey's voice was distinctive, but what I've heard from them I'd heard earlier... for example, Marr's jangly guitar sound you can hear in New Order's Power, Corruption & Lies. The Pistols: Well, I'm kind of playing devil's advocate on this one. When I first heard The Stooges and the MC5 the Pistols came to mind, at least in the guitar sound.

"their music was at least of some degree of quality. Britney Spears on the other hand..."

I totally agree.

"Not when it never went away in the first place."

Sorry Jim, I'm going to agree with that statement. New Kids On The Block broke up in '94; two years later The Spice Girls became one of the biggest groups in the world. Sorry to look like I'm contradicting myself but they and The Backstreet Boys (who began to achieve international recognition around the same time) basically paved the way for Spears' success (AllMusic will back me up on that.)

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 11.10.10 @ 12:23pm


I don't wanna make it seem like I'm splitting hairs, but I think theres a difference between group bubblegum pop and solo bubblegum pop. But thats just me. I think more of todays pop stars take from miss Spears rather than say, the Spice Girls or the Backstreet Boys. (That you can hear in their music)

Posted by Jim on Wednesday, 11.10.10 @ 15:30pm


Well maybe. I think the main point is that Britney is at best a borderline candidate for the Hall (I didn't say she is borderline, I said AT BEST) and there's no reason to think that will change (the new album she's coming out with will be telling.)

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 11.11.10 @ 08:33am


Chalkie, Madonna is a rock singer , the queen of rock, she brought the disco/dance and new wave-rock.

THE JACKSON FIVE WAS A GREAT SOUL MUSIC GROUP,
THAY ARE IMPORTANT PART OF THE ROCK HISTORY

Michael Jackson the only king of rock since 1984 did the black rock (soul, funk, disco, dance, etc) and the white rock (hard rock), he is one of the most important rock stars of all time.
Elvis Presley just was the king of rock and roll of the 1950s.

ABOUT BRITNEY, SHE IS A GREAT ROCK STAR, SHE DID BASICALLY SOUL/R&B INFLUENCED BY DANCE MUSIC AND SHE IS STILL A SUCCESSFUL ROCK SINGER

POP IS JUST AN ABBREVIATION OF POPULAR. POP MUSIC (POPULAR MUSIC), POP CULTURE (POPULAR CULTURE), POP ART (POPULAR ART)

Posted by Alexander on Friday, 11.12.10 @ 10:43am


Alexander, you better be shitting me.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 11.12.10 @ 10:46am


Why is there even a page dedicated to such a nonsence suggestion? This lost little girl will never be a rock and roll great, dream on.

Posted by Paul on Saturday, 11.13.10 @ 13:50pm


She's been called a legend now. She definitely will deserve her place somewhere. She is a great talent, and a great person. Her career has so many highs and she achieved them with grace. I can't wait to see her achieve many more records and break the current ones because she always does.

Posted by iani on Wednesday, 12.1.10 @ 05:50am


HELL YES she will be up there. Too iconic and legendary to not be in the Hall of Fame with Michael and Madonna. I'll look forward to it!

Posted by Mari on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 21:36pm


Seriously? No really. SERIOUSLY?!

Posted by Marissa on Thursday, 12.16.10 @ 18:28pm


She wouldn't even make the Pop Hall of Fame, because of her complete and utter lack of talent.

Posted by Hazel on Friday, 12.31.10 @ 23:20pm


ummm, NO! She did the most nasty guy in the world.. Criss Angel!?!? shes trash for making that move; and so is he..and her music is lame

Posted by Gia Brigitte Angel on Monday, 01.10.11 @ 07:58am


ONE WORD TO ALL U BRITNEY HATERS....GO SUCK A CUCK!........HALF OF U ALL CANT EVEN SELL 10 ALBUMS FAR LESS FOR THE 172 MILLION ALBUMS BRITNEY HAVE SOLD AND IS STILL SELLING IN JUST TEN YEARS......HER LATEST SINGLE "HOLD IT AGAINST ME" IS BREAKING RECORDS WORLDWIDE!......ENGLISH IS REALLY A COMPLEX LANGUAGE BECAUSE MOST OF U CUCK SUKERS ON HERE ARE TAKING THE WORD "ROCK N ROLL" VERY LITERALLY........BRITNEY WOULD PROBABLY LAUGH OUT LOUD IF SHE SAW SOME OF THESE COMMENTS NOT THAT SHE WOULD CARE ANYWAYS..... LEGENDS ARE BORN NOT MADE.....BRITNEY WAS BORN TO ROCK!!!

Posted by mojaza on Wednesday, 01.12.11 @ 00:55am


What's a "cuck"? Do they taste good?

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 01.12.11 @ 01:09am


What's a "cuck"? Do they taste good?

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 01.12.11 @ 01:09am

Based on the context, I'd imagine a "cuck" as short for cuckoo clock.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 01.12.11 @ 05:45am


"ENGLISH IS REALLY A COMPLEX LANGUAGE BECAUSE MOST OF U CUCK SUKERS ON HERE ARE TAKING THE WORD "ROCK N ROLL" VERY LITERALLY" - mojaza


uhhhhh......yeah

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 01.12.11 @ 05:48am


Caps Lock. Turn it off. Radio/Top 40 station. Turn it off. Deadwing/In Absentia/Fear of A Blank Planet/Wrath/Crack the Skye/Black Gives Way to Blue/Up the Bracket. Get a copy of each of those (for the 90's: Siamese Dream, Facelift, Definitely Maybe, Blur, Suede, Dog Man Star, Coming Up, and others I can't be bothered to list). Made up words. Don't use them. Sales. Don't use them as the last word.

Do all of that and you'll feel better.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 01.18.11 @ 16:44pm


I'd have to say that in the case of Britney, she is the type of person you either really hate musically but respect the amount of influence she has on the music scene or that you really love her and become fanatical about everything that is Britney.

Personally I don't think that she is completely talentless. I believe that anybody who has as much fame and fortune as she does considering she started off with practically nothing must have some talent whether we realize/admit it or not. So the bit about being talentless is a moot point in my opinion.

Musically, I admit that she has influenced pop music quite a lot as her name has grown synonym to pop nowadays. Most ppl don't realize that she must be pretty good at what she does to still continue being one of the biggest stars in this era. I mean, Christina Aguilera came out at the same time as her but she never had the kind of megastar vibe around her. She's extremely talented as a singer, don't get me wrong but when you put them side by side, you start to realize that one of them must have something special/extra that the other did not have or had less of. Or, as Simon Cowell said, the X-factor.

Which brings me back to my earlier observation that in the case of Britney, she is in a totally different league. She is somewhere between Madonna and Rihanna in terms of "legend" status.

However, if you want to judge whether she is qualified as a rock singer, she might come up short as her forte has always been pop of any kind. Her voice just isn't suited for the conventional rock songs. So, unless she manages to incorporate her pop-ish voice with rock music, she is not considered a rock singer, thus disqualifying her in the HOF.

Then again, that would only happen in the ideal world. I reality, whoever is responsible for inducting artists into HOF may just put her in it just because she was "big" enough in terms of relative influence and sales. Lol. We can never say never. It could happen in a few years.

Posted by Mimi on Wednesday, 01.19.11 @ 03:00am


"I'd have to say that in the case of Britney, she is the type of person you either really hate musically but respect the amount of influence she has on the music scene or that you really love her and become fanatical about everything that is Britney."--Mimi

Or... just hear me out... you really hate Britney and have nothing but disrespect for her contributions to the music, as it is a vortex of prefab, assembly-line, synth teeny-pop. Yeah, that sounds about right.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 12:11pm


Or... just hear me out... you really hate Britney and have nothing but disrespect for her contributions to the music, as it is a vortex of prefab, assembly-line, synth teeny-pop. Yeah, that sounds about right. --Philip

Yeah, I forgot that option. Lol. I mean her songs were ok when I was a tween but you just can't take too much of her synthesized songs as you get older. They're catchy but classics they are not. Except for her first single I guess. There's no substance and depth in her songs. Just like most mainstream pop songs nowadays. Sigh...where have all the good music gone.

Posted by Mimi on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 12:50pm


Her music has hooks to it, but nothing to really be respected or liked too much.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 14:25pm


OMG !!!

Britney & Rock??? NOOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by Hal on Friday, 01.28.11 @ 03:58am


I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I think if we accept the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a historical documentation of music, then Britney Spears has a place. It may or may not be a good thing, but she's influenced too many of these goddamn tweener pop stars and has outlasted many of her peers, and if the hall is about documenting those who shaped music for better or worse, then she deserves it. Barring a 2nd meltdown I'm fully expecting her to get in relatively quickly when she becomes eligible, and she might even be a necessary evil for our hall.

Excuse me while I throw up, typing that last paragraph took alot of self control and I hope I never have to do that again.

Posted by Jim on Sunday, 03.27.11 @ 13:05pm


It think people see the Hall as too open. Now I don't think it should become a rawk only thing, nor is it. but jesus christ, let's not open it up to every pop singer, she may have a big influence on shitty pop artists but is that something to be proud of?

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 05.22.11 @ 13:40pm


GFW, I share much of your distaste of modern pop. I think when musical historians look back, the 2000s may even be viewed as something of a Dark Ages for rock. With that being said, the question of "should we let someone in for influencing shitty pop artists" was already answered when the hall inducted Madonna first ballot. While its all crap, much of what shes influenced has been the mainstream for quite some time. For a the Rock Hall, which prides itself on being a historical documentaion of rock and roll, to bypass someone like her cause shes not RAWK enough would be hypocritical, seeing as how bands like Pearl Jam and Green Day, who have influenced just as much crap as Ms. Spears, will both likely be in by the time she's eligible.

Posted by Jim on Sunday, 05.22.11 @ 17:33pm


"I think when musical historians look back, the 2000s may even be viewed as something of a Dark Ages for rock."

I totally disagree with this statement. The 2000's have had a ton of great rock acts. Many are from other era's, but it was overall a pretty good decade.

Radiohead, Coldplay, U2, System Of A Down, The White Stripes, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, The Strokes, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tool, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Wilco, Muse, Dave Matthews Band, The Mars Volta, The Flaming Lips, Mastodon, Black Keys, etc.

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 05.22.11 @ 17:50pm


Gassman, half of those bands you mentioned came from the 80s and 90s. I'm talking bands who came to age or have reached their peak of popularity in the 2000s. This has really been the first decade in a long time that rock has played 2nd fiddle to other genres. I look at that list of bands, and out of the ones who became popular in the 2000s, only see Coldplay, The White Stripes, SOAD, Wilco and maybe The Strokes as HOFers. You're telling me that out of ten years of rock, we could only muster up 5 HOFers? Lets face it, when it comes to the 2000s its going to be slim pickings for actual rock bands. This decade Rock took a major backseat to Pop and R&B.

Posted by Jim on Sunday, 05.22.11 @ 18:03pm


*By 5 HOFers, I mean rock bands, obviously there are more who aren't necessarily "rock" who deserve it.

Posted by Jim on Sunday, 05.22.11 @ 18:04pm


Jim, I would add Arcade Fire to your list. At the rate they're going, if they have 1 or 2 more successful and acclaimed records, they're going to be locks. Just my opinion. :)

I think you could also make strong cases for Modest Mouse, Queens of the Stone Age and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but they're still huge question marks to me at this point.

Posted by Antonio on Monday, 05.23.11 @ 09:57am


"Lets face it, when it comes to the 2000s its going to be slim pickings for actual rock bands. This decade Rock took a major backseat to Pop and R&B."

It didn't to the people who turned off music videos and top 40 radio.

And also: "Actual rock bands", something about your wording here doesn't sit well with me.

Posted by Chalkie on Monday, 05.23.11 @ 17:34pm


Chalkie et al, I hate to burst your bubble, but unless the NomCom gets completely overhauled and reworked, indie will NEVER be well-represented in the Hall. The names from indie or underground that are getting in are those that either have major name recognition or did also have some crossover mainstream success. They will never take a stance of "indie's the only thing worth recognizing". Never. So yes, it is kinda slim pickings for realistic choices, because it'll never include Professional Murder Music, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Nineteen Wheels, etc.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 05.23.11 @ 17:41pm


I can't believe I forgot Arcade Fire, Animal Collective and The Killers. Add those to the list.

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 05.23.11 @ 17:41pm


"Actual rock bands", something about your wording here doesn't sit well with me."

No Chalkie, I'm not pushing for Nickelback. It's genre distinction. I believe when all is said and done more R&B/rap/pop acts will be realistic choices for the hall than the rock groups of the 2000s.

That is if the HOF decides to acknowledge this decade that much. A good parallel could be drawn from the 2000s to the halls current perception of indie/early-alternative the 80s. I'm sure you'd argue that indie/college rock is one of the only things in the 80s worth recognizing, and they haven't really given that much consideration unless the act had commercial success.

Posted by Jim on Monday, 05.23.11 @ 18:09pm


Gassman: Have The Killers broken up or just on hiatus?

No to Britney right now, but if she can build a Madonna-like career for herself the rest of the way then why not?

Some of the names thrown about here are on pace to deserve consideration, but I reserve comment for now. Aside from discussing them when their careers (with the possible exceptions of Britney, The Killers and System Of A Down) are far from over, you're operating under the assumption that they'll even be a Hall by the next decade.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 06.4.11 @ 09:35am


she definitely deserved it !!! she is a icon

Posted by genesis on Monday, 09.5.11 @ 12:51pm


yes she does deserve it. people complain about how she doesnt deserve it because of her personal problems. what does that have to do with being in a musician hall of fame?

Posted by cmaw on Thursday, 09.8.11 @ 18:18pm


Hmmm - maybe because she's not a 'musician'?

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"yes she does deserve it. people complain about how she doesnt deserve it because of her personal problems. what does that have to do with being in a musician hall of fame?"

Posted by CJ on Thursday, 09.8.11 @ 18:19pm


GAGA SUCKS

Posted by troll on Thursday, 09.8.11 @ 18:23pm


She's flawless and y'all will have to deal.

Posted by Roman on Thursday, 09.8.11 @ 18:24pm


She's gonna get in and all of you are gonna be mad as you sit by yourself, angrily taking out your dentures so that you can chew your Total.

Posted by Santana on Thursday, 09.8.11 @ 18:26pm


"Hmmm - maybe because she's not a 'musician'?"
She doesn't make music? Oh....

Posted by CMAW on Thursday, 09.8.11 @ 18:29pm


All these bitches is Britney's sons.

Posted by TJ on Thursday, 09.8.11 @ 18:33pm


Thank you so much for this! Our next performer is the biggest talent of our generation. Ladies and gentlemen please welcome Beyonc!

Posted by Britney on Thursday, 09.8.11 @ 18:42pm


lol why y'all mad tho?

Posted by Ty on Thursday, 09.8.11 @ 18:55pm


P-R-E-S-S-E-D

Posted by Eddie on Thursday, 09.8.11 @ 19:14pm


Britney has sold over 100 Million records world wide in just 13 years, has had 27 #1 singles around the world, broken countless of records for sales, debuting, radio play. she has 2 DIAMOND albums in the US (sold more then 10 million of 1 album). so just becos u might not like her music DOESNT mean she isnt a icon already, u can hate on her music and style BUT u cant over look everything she has done. She even broke the US seating records on Billboard Boxoffice for her Circus Tour.

Posted by itisme on Thursday, 09.8.11 @ 22:15pm


Said it before, but it bears repeating. I'd be HIGHLY surprised, based on her output up until now, if the HOF committee considered Spears when she becomes eligible. She doesn't seem to care much about the artistic process, and she phones in pretty much all of her performances. Aside from a couple of singles, you won't find her music or her on many best-of/greatest features- not that all HOF inductees have major acclaim, but it certainly helps.

Posted by JR on Thursday, 09.8.11 @ 23:11pm


Oh, and I would agree she's an icon- but not for her music or what she does in her work. And, commercial success (BTW- not even close to 27 #1 hits, unless we count every chart- no matter how insignificant- around the world)- is not a major factor for the HOF, BTW.

Posted by JR on Thursday, 09.8.11 @ 23:16pm


Wow, music elitists are so much fun. I honestly wonder: do you feel better about yourself when you bitch about her? I think you do. I think you are patting yourself on the back for disliking her and it makes you feel all happy inside that you know who should or shouldn't be here.I'm willing to bet all of you outraged by this feel like a special little snowflake because you know good music.
What defines an artist? Writing their own material? Playing an instrument? Not lipping a concert? By that logic most of the greatest artists of all time should not be in the HOF or considered for the HOF.
Even if you don't like her personally and you can't see the appeal at least have the decency to not be a total elitist asshole about her career.
You don't think she is worthy? Fine. But raging and bitching about it while at the same time denying her influence just makes you look stupid and like bratty children that don't get their way.

Posted by Wicked on Friday, 09.9.11 @ 06:04am


Sure, Britney has enjoyed amazing success. Does that make her RRHOF worthy? maybe/no

Sure, Britney has some #1 singles. Does that maker her RRHOF worthy? no. (insert Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber, etc.)

Is Britney innovative, influential, trendsetting, pushing the envelope, changing the music game? That's a resounding no.

Commercial success does not warrant induction to the RRHOF. Britney still has until 2023 to wow us, though.

Posted by CJ on Friday, 09.9.11 @ 09:36am


"Is Britney innovative, influential, trendsetting, pushing the envelope, changing the music game? That's a resounding no.'
Yes because every female in the pop genre that came after her wasn't modelled and in some cases desperately created in her image. What an utterly dumb thing to say.
Even today she has brought dubstep, which has been a fairly underground sound, to the mainstream with her new album. And what do you know, more artists are using just that in their recent work.
Let me quote someone you all probably heard of. Phill Collen of Def Leppard:
"Everyones still copying Britney Spears, its really interesting. She actually started a huge trend and theyre still trying to do this. I listen to the L.A. radio stations and theres all these girls singing about being a bad girl and all this stuff and it all wants to be Britney."
Saying she hasn't is simply ignoring what is happening in pop culture today so I must conclude you live under a rock somewhere.
And many of her peers and even people you consider great musicians have acknowledged her and her efforts.
I'm just curious why if they can acknowledge this you can't. Frankly, I take the word of musician over a biased random hater online any day.

Posted by Wicked on Friday, 09.9.11 @ 10:35am


Dubstep became popular before she released her album.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 09.9.11 @ 11:50am


Influence: Britney has been really, really influential on the modern day pop scene. Yes
Innovation: Not particularyl innovative. NO
Critical Respect: Unlike, say, Beyonce or Madonna she dosen't really get much critical respect. No
Commercial: SHe's among the biggest sellers of the past decade. yes

Halfway.

Alo Sanatana, I'll be scared if I need dentures in 2023, i'll only be 26!

Posted by GFW on Friday, 09.9.11 @ 11:55am


I agree with GFW. It's obvious that the girl has been successful. But, that only goes so far.

She can't even be considered until 2023, so hopefully she'll step away from the vocoder and auto-tuner and put something out that's meaningful and from HER heart. (not the record label execs or her puppeteers)

Posted by CJ on Friday, 09.9.11 @ 12:56pm


"She can't even be considered until 2023, so hopefully she'll step away from the vocoder and auto-tuner and put something out that's meaningful and from HER heart. (not the record label execs or her puppeteers)"

THIS. I'm not a fan but she could do something convincing if she stopped doing formulaic electronica and dance pop. Most of the ones who are remembered fondly are the ones who had the balls to drop a succesful formula; artists who were only afraid of making the same album twice. Blur had it several times (self-titled, 13 and Think Tank, making what they wanted instead of what their public wanted), Pulp had it (This Is Hardcore), Pink Floyd had it (Wish You Were Here), Suede had it twice (Dog Man Star, Head Music), Metallica (The Black Album, Load), Soundgarden (Down On The Upside), David Bowie (Station To Station), The Jesus & Mary Chain (Darklands), U2 (Achtung Baby)... just to name some examples. Most of these changes were positive... a few didn't quite do it for me, but even when those ones don't measure up in comparison to past works I can still give them credit for trying.

Where am I going with this? Although I don't fully share the opinion of the article I'm about to post, read it and you'll understand what I'm trying to say: http://thequietus.com/articles/02621-oasis-split-what-next-for-noel-gallager

Posted by Sam on Friday, 09.16.11 @ 18:09pm


I really cannot believe the comments I am seeing. Britney Spears is the biggest artist of the past generation. Her 100 million records sold, her record breaking sold out tours, and she's still doing exceptionally well on Billboard. You people are putting what happened in 2007/2006 into NOW. She over-came that. ALL big named Legends in music had that period. Michael, members of the Beatles, Elvis, Whitney. She is past that and is still making good music. Quit being so biased and give the woman her props.

Posted by Cameron on Friday, 10.28.11 @ 19:48pm


I would say no!! This is not about sales, popularity. This is about talent and Britney has none. I watched her most recent tour and she lip synced the entire concert and did not make up with her dancing and stage presence. Britney had it in the 90's and early 2000 only as a performer still lip syncign though but has been doing the same old techno pop music with has no impact and influence. 2023 is pretty far ahead. she will be 53 years then have anyone pictured her as an artist in the future. still techno pop, skimpy outfits, lip syncing? HELL NO SHE DOESN'T DESERVE THIS HONOR. She gets worst as her years multiple. f

Posted by sandy on Friday, 12.2.11 @ 07:23am


You all are stupid, especially the ones that are like "Well she would deserve it if she were like she was back when she first came out." For 1, Elvis was dead when he was inducted, michael wasnt at his prime either, neither was prince, madonna etc. . . It's how big of an impact you had. She had a huge impact, the fact that you are arguing about her is proof right there. Her name is the most recogized name on earth, go to any country any city and ask a civilian who britney spears is, they would know. She is a huge icon. For 2, those of you who bitch and wine because she hasnt wrote that many songs, um, look at ELVIS he didnt write a damn thing, in fact, he stole everthing! For those of you who claim she hasn't had an impact on anything, all the female music that you hear today is a derived from the britney era. Keshas music is very britney, gagas music is very britney, in fact their videos and the way they perform are very "britney". Do you not remember how everyone tried to do the oops i did it again moves?The baby one more time outfit? The crazy controverseys over her performances that were amazing? She sexed up music, there is no denying that, she is the reason why all the females are sexing everything up to the core, with some help from madonna, she pushed the envelope MUCH farther.
Now let's go on to the idiot who claimed dubstep was big before her album. She first did dubstep back in 2007, with her song freakshow. Her album blackout inspired rihannas new direction, it inspired the fame by lady gaga, it even inspired janet jacksons discipline an madonnas new tracks as well. Britney brought dubstep to mainstream whether you like it or not, because the artists that your listening to that are mainstream and now include dubstep, they were all introduced by britneys song freakshow.
You all are ignorant as hell! An artist isn't "not worthy" to be inducted just because you don't like them. She is still an Icon. Shes been out going strong for almost 15 years. She sold over 100 million records and shes only 30, she is one of a few artists to have 6 albums at number 1. She ties in place with janet jackson and mariah carey, only beaten out by madonna (7) and barbra streisand (9) with the most number 1 albums. Tell me again that she doesnt deserve it!

Posted by pat on Monday, 12.12.11 @ 04:27am


Britney Spears has had no impact on MUSIC at all. She's a pop culture icon, not a musical icon. She doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame.

Posted by Shawn on Sunday, 06.24.12 @ 15:25pm


I have to disagree. The day 'Baby One More Time' entered the charts marked the end of the boyband and girlgroup formulas and caused the return of the solo female singer as the cornerstone of teenpop, which is 13 years later still the dominant strategy in the industry.

Posted by The_Claw on Sunday, 06.24.12 @ 16:42pm


I enjoy much of her music You never know

Posted by Happy on Sunday, 06.24.12 @ 20:39pm


How dare people forget the seminal influence of Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. :)

Posted by astrodog on Monday, 06.25.12 @ 01:31am


I swear to god, if Britney gets in I will set fire to the world.

Posted by Till Lindemann on Thursday, 10.11.12 @ 00:46am


She's a trendsetter who changed the music industry with her debut. We can't forget what she caused when she first came out.
Her 6th album Blackout is the most influential album of the last decade and she was the first mainstream artist in featuring dubstep.

Posted by Elvis on Saturday, 10.27.12 @ 22:04pm


"Her 6th album Blackout is the most influential album of the last decade"

lol

"first mainstream artist in featuring dubstep"

except, you know, skrillex.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 10.28.12 @ 06:06am


ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! are you kiddin'???

Posted by elisabetta on Sunday, 01.20.13 @ 13:27pm


Blackout has already been included in the r&r hof library as of June 2011. Her pouty auto tuned voice is internationally recognizable, and she made many other young women's careers possible - for better or for worse of course. People who don't like her music, behavior etc, that's fine. To each his or her own. But her influence is a fact of the matter, and the induction of her poorest selling album to date into the hof's library is probably a good indicator that she will be inducted if she continues her string of hit-making. Scream and shout #1 in how many countries again? .... Exactly. And I think a few doowop, disco and pop acts are already in there like diana ross, the supremes, etc. so it's not a genre issue. She'll probably get in, and it's not really up to us, anyway.

Posted by Adam on Tuesday, 07.9.13 @ 23:25pm


I would love to see Britney Spears get inducted just to see how people would react. Not that I'm a huge proponent of her candidacy or anything, but I wouldn't object to it either. Every generation gets the Madonna it deserves.

Posted by Idlewild on Saturday, 10.19.13 @ 16:07pm


"Every generation gets the Madonna it deserves"

Who was Madonna in the '70s? '60s? But you have to give Britney some credit. I never have listened to her, but I think she has staying power. She was important to the 90's teen pop movement. Who was appearing on all those covers of teen magazines with the Backstreet Boys & *NSYNC? She also was able to last into her late 20's which is impressive considering how long most teen idols last. She was able to open up her sound in some of her later albums. So all in all, I say Brittney Spears could be in. But not before 2027.

Posted by Karl Singleton on Saturday, 03.22.14 @ 19:29pm


Britney Spears' musical career is the equivalent of a used-up condom. She's a fart in a mitten and the smell just won't go away.

She's terrible in every sense of the word. She's not musically inclined and her vocal abilities are questionable.

She has a better chance of losing all that fat in her mid section than ever seeing a nomination attached to her name. She is what's wrong with the music industry and what true artists should not aspire to be.

If the apocalypse was to strike, and the world had to vote on whether or not to let Britney Spears into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in order to save the human race, I would still vote NO. I rather die of hunger and burn in flames than to witness such atrocity towards humanity.

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Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 05.7.14 @ 13:54pm


Now now GFW, don't embrace him just yet. We need to know more about him. For example, how would he feel about some... Ovaltine?! *thunder crash and horse whinnies*

Posted by Philip on Friday, 05.9.14 @ 23:55pm


Britney is already in the hall as the drummer for the Beatles on their "Sgt. Pepper" era.

Posted by Tommy on Sunday, 01.18.15 @ 17:08pm


the comments on here are so biased and here lay down cold hard facts, i'm not denying that shes not rock, not all that good of a musician or the fact she has had some turbulence in her career but she is the 90s madonna and just like madonna, her influence has shook the music industry from the mainstream to the underground, from pop to country and yes, even rock.

although it make my skin crawl to think of her being in RRHOF, i can't be bias and say no

Posted by Timothy on Monday, 05.23.16 @ 05:04am


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