Oingo Boingo

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2005 (The 2006 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Oingo Boingo @ Wikipedia

Oingo Boingo Videos

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


16 comments so far (post your own)

How do you out there feel about this band? Danny Elfman obviously has it going for movie music work, but I thought the band was incredibly tight. I'm not saying they'll ever be considered, but an interesting group just the same.

Throw your opinions in here!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 09:15am

Doubt they'll be considered
Only 3 votes? Most unnuasual for an older act usually the acts who only have 2 or 3 votes are those who are eligible in around 2028

Posted by Randy on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 17:28pm

It might be that Future Rock Hall just added this page not too long ago. They are constantly adding new pages after people email them to tell them about missing artists. For example I just emailed them a week or so ago to tell them they were missing a Juliana Hatfield page and now they have 1.

Posted by classicrocker on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 17:44pm

If Oingo Boingo deserve to be in a hall of fame, then they should be in a "Dumbest Band Name Ever Hall of Fame" along with bands like Right Said Fred, Be Your Own Pet, The Go! Team, Kajagoogoo, Porno For Pyros, Nickelback, Limp Bizkit, Puddle of Mudd, Hot Hot Heat, The The, Mr. Mister, Panic! At the Disco, Chumbawamba, Enuff Z'nuff, Mott the Hoople, Toad the Wet Sprocket, New Kids On the Block, Hootie and the Blowfish, 14120912519, 60 Feet of Stupid

and of course !!! (No joke, a band called !!!)

Posted by Atrocities on Saturday, 08.30.08 @ 14:06pm

Atrocities...by the looks of your post, I'd say you never listened to them. About the only thing dumb about them was their name. You, on the other hand...

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 08.30.08 @ 14:17pm

Looks like you misunderstood me, some of the bands I listed aren't bad at all. They just have unfortunate names. As for Oingo Boingo's music I myself don't find it that bad, just not good enough for RRHoF

Posted by Atrocities on Saturday, 08.30.08 @ 14:29pm

Atrocities...so I did!!! I'll apologize as soon as I pry my foot out of my mouth!!!

We are in total agreement!! However, you forgot to add the Blow Monkeys and Butthole Surfers. If I were in a band with either of those names I'd never go outside...LOL!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 08.30.08 @ 15:13pm

Here's another stupid band name Barenaked Ladies

It's almost as horrible as the band's music

Posted by Reddy on Sunday, 09.7.08 @ 12:15pm

I would think that you could argue that virtually any band has a bad name.

In the case of Oingo Boingo, their music is certainly better than their name! I don't think they'll get inducted. However, I like some of their stuff and I'm fairly optimistic so I'll say yes to the group anyway.

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 10:37am

Oingo Boingo is one of the most awesome most inventive bands EVER! they should be inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame for sure! plus if theyre inducted it might be the only way we hardcore boingo fans will ever get to see a reunion!

Posted by Nate on Saturday, 02.6.10 @ 22:02pm

Oingo Boingo might be the most underrated band of all time. Problem is people think of them as goofy a novelty act. They were theatrical but people just didn't understand. Incredible group of performers. Listen to their Farewell concert. Great stuff. No chance in hell though.

Posted by Downboy on Sunday, 05.30.10 @ 02:52am

seriously under rated but not the most. best bat man music before bat man even came out! :)

Posted by djm2142 on Friday, 03.30.12 @ 23:02pm

you got to like this california band

Posted by Happy on Saturday, 03.31.12 @ 00:20am

Oingo Boingo was absolutely one of the most talented bands ever. Those who do not agree, just simply didn't get it. Besides look at some of the bands and performers in there. Your telling me that Boingo doesn't deserve induction.

Posted by gary walters on Friday, 07.22.16 @ 08:33am


Posted by Dezmond on Friday, 07.22.16 @ 15:57pm

Oingo Boingo had a few of the most iconic songs from the 80s. They should be in... Much better than Steely "pure crap" Dan...

Posted by PD on Sunday, 10.29.17 @ 10:05am

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