My Favorite Musical Artists

by TravisChaplin | created - 11 Jul 2015 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Cause why not? The top five are pretty solidified the rest are in alphabetical order.

1. Pink Floyd

Soundtrack | Doctor Strange

Syd Barrett: vocals, guitar (born: Roger Keith Barrett; 6 January, 1946; Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK). In 1968, Syd Barrett left the band. Syd died in July, 2006 at aged 60 from pancreatic cancer.

David Gilmour: vocals, guitar (born: David John Gilmour; 6 March, 1946; Cambridge, ...

Cloudless every day you fall upon my waking eyes Inviting and inciting me to rise And through the window in the wall Come streaming in on sunlight wings A million bright ambassadors of morning

And no one sings me lullabies And no one makes me close my eyes So I throw the windows wide And call to you across the sky.

2. The Doors

Soundtrack | The Doors

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and John Densmore on drums. The band got its name, at Morrison's suggestion from the title of Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception. They were ...

Cancel my subscription to the Resurrection Send my credentials to the House of Detention I got some friends inside

The face in the mirror won't stop The girl in the window won't drop A feast of friends "Alive!" she cried Waitin' for me Outside!

3. Bruce Springsteen

Soundtrack | The Wrestler

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born September 23, 1949 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. His father, Douglas Frederick Springsteen, worked as a bus driver, and was of Irish and Dutch ancestry. His mother, Adele Ann (Zerilli), worked as a legal secretary, and was of Italian descent. He has an...

I'm driving a stolen car On a pitch black night And I'm telling myself I'm gonna be alright But I ride by night And I travel in fear In this darkness I will disappear

4. Tom Waits

Actor | Seven Psychopaths

Thomas Alan Waits was born in Pomona, California, to schoolteachers Alma Fern (Johnson) and Jesse Frank Waits. Described as one of the last beatniks of the contemporary music, Waits in fact has two separate careers. From 1973 (LP "Closing Time") to 1983 ("One From The Heart" soundtrack), he ...

I always play Russian Roulette in my head It's seventeen black and twenty-nine red How far from the gutter How far fron the pew I'll always remember to forget about you

5. Bob Dylan

Soundtrack | Renaldo and Clara

Robert Allen Zimmerman was born 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota; his father Abe worked for the Standard Oil Co. Six years later the family moved to Hibbing, often the coldest place in the US, where he taught himself piano and guitar and formed several high school rock bands. In 1959 he entered the...

Yes, I received your letter yesterday About the time the door knob broke When you asked me how I was doing Was that some kind of joke ? All these people that you mention Yes, I know them, they're quite lame I had to rearrange their faces And give them all another name Right now I can't read too good Dont send me no more letters no Not unless you mail them From Desolation Row.

6. Arcade Fire

Soundtrack | Her

Canadian rock band.

Children, wake up. Hold your mistake up before they turn the summer into dust.

If the children don’t grow up, our bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn up. We’re just a million little gods causin' rain storms, turnin’ every good thing to rust.

7. The Beatles

Soundtrack | The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles were an English rock band that became arguably the most successful act of the 20th century. They contributed to music, film, literature, art, and fashion, made a continuous impact on popular culture and the lifestyle of several generations. Their songs and images carrying powerful ideas...

In their styes with all their backing They don't care what goes on around In their eyes there's something lacking What they need's a damn good whacking. Everywhere there's lots of piggies Living piggy lives You can see them out for dinner With their piggy wives Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon.

8. Billy Bragg

Soundtrack | Love & Other Drugs

Billy Bragg - the so-called 'Bard of Barking' - came to widespread attention as a sort of one-man Clash, busking around Britain, with a guitar and portable amp. Having briefly joined the Army, Bragg formed a punk band, Riff Raff, but it was not until he released his first mini-LP, "Life's a Riot" ...

Take down the Union Jack It clashes with the sunset And put it in the attic with the emperors old clothes When did it fall apart? Sometime in the eighties When the great and the good gave way To the greedy and the mean Britain isn't cool, you know It's really not that great It's not a proper country It doesn't even have a patron saint It's just an economic union That's past its sell-by date

On a winter Sunday I go To clear away the snow And green the ground below April all an ocean away Is this the better way to spend the day? Keeping the winter at bay What were the words I meant to say before you left? When I could see your breath lead where you were going to Maybe I should just “let it be” and maybe it will all come back to me Sing oh January oh!

10. Frank Zappa

Soundtrack | Baby Snakes

Of all the qualities that typified Frank Zappa, perhaps the most striking is that he was a paradox. A workaholic perfectionist rock star who eschewed the hippie culture of the 1960s, deploring its conformism, spurious ideals and drug use, Zappa was not only a brilliant rock guitarist but an ...

I am gross and perverted I'm obsessed 'n deranged I have existed for years But very little has changed I'm the tool of the Government And industry too For I am destined to rule And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious But you can't look away I make you think I'm delicious With the stuff that I say I'm the best you can get Have you guessed me yet? I'm the slime oozin' out From your TV set

11. Jane's Addiction

Soundtrack | Southland Tales

Members have included Dave Navarro, Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins, Martyn LeNoble, Christopher Brinkman.

Jane says, "I'm done with Sergio" He treats me like a ragdoll" She hides the television Says, "I don't owe him nothing, but if he comes back again Tell him to wait right here for me or, Try again tomorrow I'm gonna kick tomorrow I'm gonna kick tomorrow"

12. Johnny Cash

Soundtrack | The Johnny Cash Show

Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Carrie Cash (Rivers) and Raymond Cash. He made his first single, "Hey Porter", for Sun Records in 1955. In 1958 he moved to Columbia Records. He had long periods of drug abuse during the 1960s, but later that decade he successfully ...

I'm gonna write a tear stained letter: I'm gonna put it to a tune. So I'll be sendin' with it, A sweet melody for you. And not some red-hot, upbeat zinger, That'll set your body on fire. But a hunk of love included, Meant to take you a little higher. And to settle on your sweet, sweet mind, At night when you retire.

13. The Kinks

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

Robbie Williams made the cover of their song "Lola" to celebrate the 40th birthday of BBC Radio 1 (2007).

Put on your slippers and sit by the fire You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher You're in your place and you know where you are In your Shangri-la Sit back in your old rocking chair You need not worry, you need not care You can't go anywhere

14. Led Zeppelin

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

Led Zeppelin are a popular British band best known for their iconic "Stairway to Heaven" as well as for co-creating the music genre of heavy metal. Since their nine albums were recorded between 1968 and 1979, Led Zeppelin has been one of the most popular bands of all time, having sold more than 300...

And yesterday I saw you standing by the river, And weren't those tears that filled your eyes, And all the fish that lay in dirty water dying, Had they got you hypnotized? Yesterday I saw you kissing tiny flowers, But all that lives is born to die And so I say to you that nothing really matters, And all you do is stand and cry

15. Leonard Cohen

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Leonard Cohen was born on September 21, 1934 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Leonard Norman Cohen. He died on November 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Like a bird on the wire Like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free

16. Lou Reed

Soundtrack | V for Vendetta

He formed the group The Velvet Underground with Welsh multi-instrumentalist John Cale, second guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Maureen Tucker in New York in 1965. The group soon became a part of Andy Warhol's Factory scene, which housed a great number of the most freaked and experimental ...

And I am the Water Boy, the real game's not over here But my heart is overflowin' anyway I'm just a tired man, no words to say But since she lost her daughter It's her eyes that fill with water And I am much happier this way

17. Marilyn Manson

Soundtrack | Detroit Rock City

Marilyn Manson was born Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969 in Canton, Ohio, to Barbara Jo (Wyer) and Hugh Angus Warner. He has German and English ancestry. During his childhood, one of his neighbors molested him several times until the young Brian broke down one day and told his mother what ...

My world is unaffected, there is an exit here I say it is and then it's true, There is a dream inside a dream, I'm wide awake the more I sleep You'll understand when I'm dead

Sleep inside Ocean has miles It shimmers and it glows For some people I know it shines I know it shines

Stay inside Don't the colors make you blind They hold me inside Count my stars Let them shine I know they shine

19. Neil Young

Composer | Dead Man

Neil Young is one of the most respected and prolific rock/folk guitarists of the late 20th century. Raised in Canada, he first became well-known as a guitarist and occasional vocalist for the band Buffalo Springfield. After the band's breakup, Young became a solo performer. However, he also has ...

Shelter me from the powder and the finger Cover me with the thought that pulled the trigger Think of me as one you'd never figured Would fade away so young With so much left undone Remember me to my love, I know I'll miss her.

20. New York Dolls

Soundtrack | Kick-Ass

Their first album, New York Dolls (1973), is ranked number 215 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

When everyone goes to your house, they shoot up in your room Most of them are beautiful, but so obsessed with gloom I ain't gonna be here, when they all get home They're always lookin' at me, they won't leave me alone

21. Oasis

Soundtrack | The Butterfly Effect

Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Oasis have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums. They have won seventeen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for Outstanding Contribution to Music ...

Whatcha gonna do when the walls come fallin' down? You never move you never make a sound Where you gonna swim with the riches that you found? You're lost at sea, well I hope that you drown Take me away 'Cause I just don't wanna stay And the lies you make me say Are getting deeper every day These are crazy days but they make me shine Time keeps rolling by All around the world You've gotta spread the word Tell 'em what you heard You're gonna make a better day And all around the world You've gotta spread the word Tell 'em what you heard You know it's gonna be okay

22. R.E.M.

Soundtrack | Man on the Moon

R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe. R.E.M. was pivotal in the creation and development of the alternative rock genre. In 2007, the band was ...

Maybe you did, maybe you walk Maybe you rock around the clock Tick-tock, tick-tock Maybe I ride, maybe you walk Maybe I drive to get off, baby

23. Ramones

Soundtrack | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Punk Rock band formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, USA, in 1974. They are known as one of the pioneers of the punk rock sound. All the band members have adopted the fake surname "Ramone" alongside their stage name. School friends John Cummings (Johnny Ramone ) and Thomas Erdelyi (Tommy ...

Then I took out my razor blade Then I did what God forbade Now the cops are after me But I proved that I'm no sissy

24. The Rolling Stones

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

The Rolling Stones are the legendary British rock band known for many popular hits, such as Paint it Black, Lady Jane, Ruby Tuesday, and (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Almost everyone who attended their shows is quick to comment on their ability to start you up and shake your hips. Their song "...

Well when you're sitting back in your rose pink Cadillac Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day I'll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon And another girl to take my pain away

25. Sparklehorse

Soundtrack | Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Members have included Mark Linkous.

Dreams float up From fishes in the flood At a new dimension Leaving only parts to play Needs are forming again A good life would just never be enough

26. Sufjan Stevens

Soundtrack | Call Me by Your Name

Sufjan Stevens was born on July 1, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

I was dressed embarrassment I was dressed in wine If you had a part of me, will you take your time? Even if I come back, even if I die Is there some idea to replace my life? Like a father to impress Like a mother's mourning dress If you ever make a mess, I'll do anything for you

27. Talking Heads

Soundtrack | True Stories

Started performing in the New York club, CBGBs. They released their first album, "Talking Heads: 77", in 1977. They recorded the film, Stop Making Sense (1984), in 1984, with director Jonathan Demme. After releasing their 1988 album, Naked, the group broke up. In 1992, they released "Popular ...

There's a city in my mind Come along and take that ride And it's all right, baby, it's all right

And it's very far away But it's growing day by day And it's all right, baby, it's all right

They can tell you what to do But they'll make a fool of you And it's all right, baby, it's all right

28. Townes van Zandt

Soundtrack | In Bruges

Townes van Zandt was born on March 7, 1944 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. He was married to Jeanene Munselle, Cindy and Fran Petters. He died on January 1, 1997 in Smyrna, Tennessee, USA.

I rode my old guitar to heaven But heaven didn't feel too much like home So I'm headed out on to them lonesome oceans In my ruby studded houseboat to roam

29. Warren Zevon

Soundtrack | Looper

The son of a gangster who was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and a Mormon Midwestern mother of English descent, Warren Zevon overcame a difficult childhood and an ill-fated start as a folk-rock-singer in the 1960s to establish himself as one of the most offbeat and intelligent singer-songwriters in ...

They say Jesus will find you wherever you go But when He'll come looking for you, they don't know In the mean time, keep your profile low Gorilla, you're a desperado

30. Woody Guthrie

Soundtrack | Drop Dead Gorgeous

Charley and Nora Guthrie named their son after the Democrat elected president that year. Woodrow Wilson Guthrie knew hard times as a youngster (his house burned down, his sister Clara burned to death, his father's small-town business and political careers never went anywhere, his mother suffered ...

Now as I look around, it's mighty plain to see This world is such a great and a funny place to be

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