Katy Perry

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2032 (The 2033 Induction Ceremony)

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


43 comments so far (post your own)

Lol @ the thought of it.

Posted by Diane V. on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 22:24pm

Someone voted yes???!!!!?

I didn't release anybody could ever be that stupid

Posted by Obie on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 17:59pm

She kissed a mirror...and she liked it.

Posted by denyo on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 18:46pm

After seeing that someone voted yes I completely lost faith in humanity

Posted by Mr. Octagon on Friday, 10.3.08 @ 18:29pm

Isn't it a bit early?

Posted by Joe on Monday, 10.20.08 @ 18:41pm

Actually, with the total now (36), it looks like seven people voted yes.

Hey, I wasn't one of them!

Posted by Joe on Monday, 10.20.08 @ 18:50pm

Why would anyone vote yes? Is it that difficult to be serious?

Posted by Blueby on Sunday, 10.26.08 @ 15:30pm

Well, somebody must like her. She didn't buy all her records herself, did she?

Posted by denyo on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 17:52pm

No, she paid people do buy them for her

Posted by Viagra on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 17:56pm

Well, that'd be too good to be true but I'm afraid that's not the case.

Posted by denyo on Sunday, 11.23.08 @ 19:56pm

15 of the 75 people so far voted yes, I guess Katy Perry must have 15 different screen names.

Posted by Vic on Wednesday, 11.26.08 @ 18:37pm

I think she posses a lot of talent! She rights her own music and sings them for real, live. She has innovated the way many people think of pop-music already! Bringing awareness to homosexual feelings, but also creating some pure things like 'Thinking of You.' It's stuff from the heart with emotion. I'm just curious what is it about her that everyone does not like. I'm not trying to be malicious I'm just wondering. Thank you.

Posted by gmasch on Saturday, 06.20.09 @ 23:20pm

gmasch, can I ask you a question? How old are you? 15?

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 06.21.09 @ 00:26am

sure...So that means my opinion doesn't count?

Posted by gmasch on Friday, 06.26.09 @ 21:56pm

The nextfemale Dylan Better than Madonna She is the voice of truth

Posted by Truthmusic on Thursday, 08.6.09 @ 13:33pm

Cheesecrop has dubbed me "Rajah of Recipes" and as this site's resident Rajah, let me repost this moronic comment:

"The nextfemale Dylan Better than Madonna She is the voice of truth

Posted by Truthmusic on Thursday, 08.6.09 @ 13:33pm"

Truthmusic - do you also go by the name "Antichrist" or "Jann Wenner" for short?

Posted by Milestones on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 09:21am

Katy Perry being compared to Bob Dyaln.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 07.31.10 @ 14:09pm

Katy Perry being compared to Bob Dyaln.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 07.31.10 @ 14:09pm

I know. There are some pretty bizarre incidents like that on this site but luckily they're isolated and for the most part there are excellent discussions here

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 07.31.10 @ 14:35pm

too early in her career to tell, I think she will eventually, though.

Posted by quota on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 10:36am

"She kissed a mirror...and she liked it."

Are you stupid or something, I hope you weren't trying to be funnnny....

she's a whore

Posted by 666 on Friday, 11.26.10 @ 17:58pm

If it wasn't for the fivehead, she might be kinda hot. Her music still sucks though.

Posted by Penrod on Tuesday, 01.4.11 @ 12:39pm

Strike while the iron is hot, Miss Perry .... your 15 minutes are ticking away quickly.

It's a No.

Posted by CJ on Friday, 09.9.11 @ 18:06pm

What i dont understand is why you guys are judging people when you dont even know them, so how about grow up and get a life instead of ruining others. Katy perry is a great singer and you need to learn how to be polite and shut up if you dont have anything nice to say. She should be put into the hall of fame, just not at this moment. So it would be really nice of all you jealous haters to shut up and grow up. k thanks bye.

Posted by cheyenne on Wednesday, 10.19.11 @ 07:54am

cheyenne you're the one who needs to grow up if you think Katy Perry gives a rat's a%# what people write about her on here. So stop trolling.

"So it would be really nice of all you jealous haters to shut up and grow up. k thanks bye."

By writing that you've pretty much done an excellent job of insulting yourself by showing what level of intellect you posses. Well done.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 10.19.11 @ 08:18am

Are u kidding me NO ROck and pop in the rock n roll hall of fame

Posted by X& on Thursday, 05.31.12 @ 23:51pm


1. Elton John (15)
2. Michael Jackson (14)
3. The Clash (13)
4. The Doors (12)
5. Bob Marley and the Wailers (11)
6. David Bowie (10)
7. Marvin Gaye (9)
8. Queen (8)
9. Nirvana (7)
10. Sam Cooke (6)
11. The Velvet Underground (5)
12. U2 (4)
13. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (3)
14. Black Sabbath (2)
15. Buddy Holly and Crickets (1)

Replacement nominees:

Depeche Mode
Janet Jackson
Pearl Jam
Joy Division
Eric B. & Rakim
The Cure

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 11.15.12 @ 10:44am

no!! she sucks

Posted by elisabetta on Saturday, 01.19.13 @ 06:22am

She as Katy Hudson is eligible in 2026 (the 2027 ceremony).
She as Katy Perry is eligible in 2032 (the 2033 ceremony).
Either one she chooses, she's a surefire 1st ballot inductee with a top ten billboard album and 2 number one billboard albums along with 8 #1, 3 top 5, 1 top 10, 1 top 20, and 1 top 30 billboard hot 100 singles, she's a force to be reckoned with!!!

Posted by KPlover on Sunday, 12.22.13 @ 21:30pm

Come on guys. Katy deserves a chance. She's got a descent voice and some of her songs are meaningful. Examples:
"Part of Me"

So she does have some pwer. But the sad thing is that people don't give pop artists any $#!% these days. And Katy should get her peice of the pie. So I say yes to her induction because eventually, they are going to run out of rock artists to induct. And she has staying power

Posted by Karl Singleton on Saturday, 05.31.14 @ 14:54pm

So Nicki Minaj is UTTERLY UNTHINKABLE but Katy Perry is A-OK?

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 05.31.14 @ 15:15pm

Also, Katy can't perform live. She's horrible in that regard.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.31.14 @ 20:00pm

"And she has staying power."

Huh? She hasn't even been in the music game for a decade yet.

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 06.1.14 @ 07:33am

She's just another whore pop star. It seems to me that Katy wears a mask as a performer. On one hand, she sings about being yourself [Aren't kids getting enough of that these days?] and then she sings about how hot she thinks she is. "Last Friday Night" is to me, just another pointless party song. Same thing with "Peacock" which is about Ms. Ferry wanting to see men's private parts. I'm sorry, Katy, but, what you're doing is nothing new or groundbreaking. You're just trying to be the next Lady Gaga.

Also, Karl, why do you think that people don't give pop artists these days any credit these days? Because they're doing nothing new or innovative.

Posted by Andrew on Thursday, 07.10.14 @ 18:29pm

Andrew, I am sick and ****ing tired of you always ranting on what I say about pop music. The only genres I like better than pop are country, classical, blues,and rock. That being said, I support pop in the Hall Here is a list of pop acts who are in already:

Sam Cooke
The Beach Boys
The Four Seasons
Elton John
The Jakcson 5
Paul McCartney
Billy Joel
Michael Jackson
James Taylor
The Ronnettes
Donna Summer

Are you saying THEY weren't innovative? Also, I want you to compare pop from those times to pop today

Posted by Karl Singleton on Saturday, 07.12.14 @ 21:24pm

Karl, in response to that comment, let me just clear one thing up: I wasn't ranting about what you have to say about pop music. All I said was that I personally hate her music because it just doesn't do anything for me. If you like Katy Perry's music, that's fine, but I have the right to speak my mind about artists who I don't like. Also, stop getting defensive when someone says something that you don't agree with.

Now, about the artists on your list:

The Beach Boys: Some of the finest harmonies rock n' roll has ever head.

The Four Seasons: Another great harmony group.

Sam Cooke: The father of soul music

Elton John: One of my personal favorites. The British version of Jerry Lee Lewis

The Jackson 5: I do enjoy their music, but I really don't see them as an innovate group.

Paul McCartney: Fantastic songwriter and a great singer too.

Billy Joel: Another great piano player.

Michael Jackson: Amazing performer and singer, but severely overrated.

James Taylor: I wouldn't say he was an innovate artist. I do enjoy his music through.

Prince: Definitely an innovate artist, but a pretty weird guy.

Madonna: Not innovate in my book.

The Ronnettes: I like their music and they were innovative to an extent because of Phil Spector.

Donna Summer: The disco version of Aretha Franklin. Somewhat innovate.

The reason most of these artists were good was because they wrote their own songs, they worked hard to get where they are now, and they worked o their music until they had what they wanted.

The problem with today's pop acts is that most of them don't write their songs and they got famous because of their looks or the way they dress. They hardly ever work on their music, the sound will drowned in auto-tune, and the artist just has to show up and add their vocals and you're done. Now, I understand that back in the day, there were artists that were like that too. My point is that in my opinion, today's pop acts are more famous for their images rather then their music.

Lastly, what kind of innovations is Katy Perry using in her music?

Posted by Andrew on Sunday, 07.13.14 @ 19:35pm

Oh, and one last thing, I'm not a Jonas Brothers fan

Posted by Karl Singleton on Sunday, 07.13.14 @ 21:15pm

That's good, Karl. Really good.

Posted by Andrew on Sunday, 07.13.14 @ 21:35pm

Andrew said: "Elton John: One of my personal favorites. The British version of Jerry Lee Lewis." ????????? Because they both play a piano? How are they remotely connected?

Posted by Dezmond on Monday, 07.14.14 @ 22:58pm

Dezmond, I refer to Elton as that because Jerry Lee Lewis was one of Elton John's biggest musical influences and Elton's piano playing style is extremely similar to Jerry's playing style. They're also wild stage performers and Elton and Jerry have even performed together. If you want to know more, read my comments on the Jerry Lee Lewis page.

Posted by Andrew on Monday, 07.14.14 @ 23:32pm

Sir Elton can sure play the crap out of a piano (as I saw at Bonnaroo). However, his stage theatrics (such as they are) are no where near or like the Killer's (IMO).

Maybe in his younger days he would do some of that, but now he pretty much just sits at the piano & busts it.

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 07.15.14 @ 09:00am

Elton can play in that style, but I would not say that Elton's piano style, most of the time, is reflective of Lewis. Influence? Sure. Just like Jimmy Page influenced lots of American guitarists who came after him, but I wouldn't call anyone the "American Jimmy Page" just because he influenced them. Lots of people are wild stage performers. But if you look at Elton in his flashy 70's days, it's more Little Richard than Jerry Lee. And Paul in KY is right. For the last 30 years or so, Elton has pretty much sat on his ass at the piano and played. Not a lot of theatrics after the 70's. Performed together? Elton has also shared the stage with Eminem.

Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 07.15.14 @ 10:45am

Ok, you guys are right about Elton's style changing and his piano playing skills not quite matching up to those of Lewis' playing style, so you are right about that, guys.

Now, let's just drop the subject.

Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 07.15.14 @ 18:48pm

Disregard my comments, I choke on dick :)

Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 05.17.16 @ 03:04am

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