Hootie & The Blowfish

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2017 (The 2018 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Cracked Rear View (1994)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Only Wanna Be With You (1994)

Hootie & The Blowfish @ Wikipedia

Hootie & The Blowfish Videos

Will Hootie & The Blowfish be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


15 comments so far (post your own)

I have a question about the date. Hootie and the Blowfish's first album was released in 1994, which under the Hall's 25 year rule, would make them Eligible in the year 2019. Using the date here and subtracting 25 years, that makes it 1992. What gives?

Posted by Hoshie on Tuesday, 01.9.07 @ 23:21pm

Before their first album, they independently released an EP in 1992 called Kootchypop.

Posted by Bookhouse88 on Sunday, 01.14.07 @ 08:27am

I did enjoy their music when it first came out but as far as influence anyone I doubt that happenend so I dont think they will get in.

Posted by D on Monday, 03.12.07 @ 15:24pm

They're one of my favorite bands. I grew up listening to these guys

However, the question asks IF they will get inducted, not DO I WANT them to get inducted.

So, with that being said, it's a "no" vote from me.

Posted by K-Money on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 08:30am

Wow, what a one-album-wonder. Over 30 Million Units sold, and I'm just the 6 person to leave a comment.

Posted by pablo on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 16:44pm

Cracked Rear View was one of the greatest albums of all time. If it were up to me, they would be in, but I don't see it happening. Back when they broke in in the mid 90s I don't think we understood just how special Darius Rucker was. His success with Hootie, now coupled with a chart topping country album. Whats next? One of the most underrated vocalists ever. Some of the covers they have performed are legendary in the South.

Posted by Henry on Sunday, 05.10.09 @ 00:41am

I love Hootie but there is no chance in hell of this happening. After Cracked Rear View they fell off the face of the earth. I own all of their albums and I am a true fan but they really don't belong in the HOF.

Posted by Trent on Sunday, 05.31.09 @ 22:08pm

Hmm, I don't know. Personally, I don't think they will make it (at least for a LONG time), but I think there is a distinct possiblity that they WILL. After all, they were one of the most popular mainstream Rock Acts in the mid-90s. It is really a question of how their legacy will go down in History, if at all

Posted by Jonny on Sunday, 05.31.09 @ 23:08pm

You're only talking two albums of real note here. I know they released other material afterwards, but none of it had the impact that "Cracker Rear View" & "Fairweather Johnson" had. In 95, 96, 97 they we're going pretty good, but they pretty much disappeared after that as a critical or commercial force of note. Rucker has a pretty good voice & the band itself is solid. They're one of those acts that will always pick up a few votes, but probably won't make the grade.

Unless we're talking album names here...

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 06.1.09 @ 05:26am

Amazing post, honest!

Posted by Leslie on Wednesday, 03.2.11 @ 14:09pm

Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better.

Posted by creacuale on Thursday, 04.7.11 @ 10:22am

Hootie will be elected in the RRHOF someday.Cracked Rear View was just a Classic CD. It sold over 20 million CD's + off the top of my head. So many Hits Let Her Cry,Hannah Jane,Hold My Hand,etc. Rucker was also a Great vocalist & his success in country music shows his talent. I thought Fairweather Johnson was a strong follow up.
These guys should make it but it is so difficult to be inducted.Chicago,Deep Purple,Def Leppard,& Duran Duran are still waiting for election. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 21:37pm

Their first record was in 1994. That means they won't be eligible until 2019.

Posted by A on Monday, 02.13.17 @ 13:14pm

Their first demo was in 1991.

Posted by AA on Monday, 02.13.17 @ 13:15pm

The demo doesn't count. The eligibility year should be changed.

Posted by MC on Monday, 04.10.17 @ 19:00pm

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