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 Post subject: 100 Greatest Soft Rock Artists
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:31 am 
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100 Greatest Soft Rock Artists

Criteria: - AKA, 'Adult Contemporary', 'Mellow Rock'.
These are the artists that you would hear on a 'Mellow Rock'
radio station by having a more mellow character and less abrasive tone.

Edited By: Lew
Last Updated 6-16-08

Link: http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_artists-adu.html

1. Fleetwood Mac
2. The Eagles
3. Billy Joel
4. Elton John
5. Neil Diamond
6. Paul Simon
7. Sting
8. James Taylor
9. Chicago (80's work)
10. Journey
11. Eric Clapton (later work)
12. Celine Dion
13. Phil Collins
14. Joni Mitchell
15. Moody Blues
16. Linda Ronstadt
17. Carly Simon
18. Van Morrison
19. Bread
20. Jimmy Buffett
21. Don Henley
22. Carol King
23. Sarah McLachlan
24. Stevie Nicks
25. Bee Gees
26. America
27. Lionel Richie
28. Jackson Browne
29. Toto
30. Hall & Oates
31. Steve Winwood
32. Rod Stewart
33. John Denver
34. Three Dog Night
35. Peter Cetera
36. Michael McDonald
37. Foreigner
38. Supertramp
39. Doobie Brothers
40. Seals and Crofts
41. Luther Vandross
42. Barry Manilow
43. The Carpenters
44. Todd Rundgren
45. Kenny Loggins
46. Steely Dan
47. Sade
48. Beach Boys (later work)
49. Harry Chapin
50. REO Speedwagon
51. Don McLean
52. Boz Scaggs
53. Seal
54. The Police
55. Sheryl Crow
56. Air Supply
57. Richard Marx
58. Chris de Burgh
59. Enya
60. Natalie Merchant
61. Shawn Colvin
62. Peter Gabriel
63. Gordon Lightfoot
64. Norah Jones
65. Genesis
66. Sinead O'Connor
67. Melissa Etheridge
68. Styx
69. Chris Rea
70. Bryan Ferry
71. Coldplay
72. Dan Fogelberg
73. Anita Baker
74. Jewel
75. Alanis Morissette
76. Tracy Chapman
77. Paul McCartney/Wings
78. The Corrs
79. k.d. lang
80. Dave Mason
81. Chris Isaak
82. Mark Knopfler
83. Steve Perry
84. Sophie B. Hawkins
85. The Wallflowers
86. Bruce Hornsby & The Range
87. Bryan Adams
88. Orleans
89. Hootie and the Blowfish
90. Gloria Estefan
91. Crowded House
92. Joan Armatrading
93. Cliff Richard
94. Simply Red
95. Gin Blossoms
96. Starship
97. Clay Aiken
98. Shawn Mullins
99. Loverboy
100. Marc Cohn

101. Roxette
102. Christopher Cross
103. Al Stewart
104. John Waite
105. Aimee Mann
106. Five For Fighting
107. Eric Carmen
108. Train
109. Berlin
110. Cowboy Junkies
111. Del Amitri
112. England Dan & John Ford Coley
113. Ben Harper
114. Juice Newton
115. Wilson Phillips
116. Crystal Gayle
117. Dionne Farris
118. Mike and the Mechanics
119. Firefall
120. The Honeydrippers
121. Natalie Cole
122. Matchbox 20
123. Blues Traveler
124. K.T. Tunstall
125. Fiona Apple
126. The Cranberries
127. Carrie Underwood
128. Dido
129. Paula Cole
130. Nicolette Larson
131. Los Lobos
132. Ambrosia
133. Counting Crows
134. Matthew Good Band
135. The Sundays
136. Belinda Carlisle
137. Ben Folds
138. Paul Young
139. Jann Arden
140. Michael Franks
141. Joan Osborne
142. Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
143. Atlanta Rhythm Section
144. Dan Hill
145. The Beautiful South
146. Billy Vera & the Beaters
147. Melissa Manchester
148. Stephen Bishop
149. Climax Blues Band
150. Squeeze
151. The Babys
152. Soul Asylum
153. Bonnie Tyler
154. Dobie Gray
155. Portishead
156. Bobby Caldwell
157. Billy Ocean
158. Jim Brickman
159. Everything But The Girl
160. Rickie Lee Jones
161. Robbie Dupree
162. Kelly Clarkson
163. a-ha
164. Mazzy Star
165. Tracy Bonham
166. Daniel Powter
167. The Fray
168. Freddy Johnston
169. Indigo Girls
170. Beth Orton
171. Corinne Bailey Rae
172. Blue Rodeo
173. The Finn Brothers
174. Benny Mardones
175. Kelly Sweet
176. Goo Goo Dolls
177. David Gray
178. Katrina Carlson
179. The Eels
180. Neil Finn
181. Sam Philips
182. Joe Henry
183. Toby Beau
184. Nina Gordon
185. Walter Egan
186. Michael Penn
187. Savage Garden
188. Pure Prarie League
189. Robert John
190. Pablo Cruise
191. Joshua Kadison
192. Bob Welch
193. Kristin Hersh
194. Kimberley Locke
195. Ron Smith
196. Ayla Brown
197. Kirsty McColl
198. Matthews' Southern Comfort
199. Chrisette Michele
200. Kimberly Dahme


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Soft Rock Artists
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If I ever had to listen to the shit on this list all day I would pray for someone to shoot me and put me out of my misery.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Soft Rock Artists
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Bruce wrote:
If I ever had to listen to the shit on this list all day I would pray for someone to shoot me and put me out of my misery.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Soft Rock Artists
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Georgi wrote:
Bruce wrote:
If I ever had to listen to the shit on this list all day I would pray for someone to shoot me and put me out of my misery.


NO ONE CARES


Is that goofball in the avatar you?

ROFLMAO


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Bruce wrote:
Georgi wrote:
Bruce wrote:
If I ever had to listen to the shit on this list all day I would pray for someone to shoot me and put me out of my misery.


NO ONE CARES


Is that goofball in the avatar you?

ROFLMAO


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Soft Rock Artists
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Georgi wrote:
Bruce wrote:
Bruce wrote:
If I ever had to listen to the shit on this list all day I would pray for someone to shoot me and put me out of my misery.


Is that goofball in the avatar you?

ROFLMAO


Image


Looks like a KGB operative.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Soft Rock Artists
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I'd say The Beatles could probably be added for songs like 'Hey Jude', 'Let it Be', 'Here Comes the Sun', etc.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Soft Rock Artists
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Carpenters WAY too low...could even make a case for #1 on this list...


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Soft Rock Artists
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lew wrote:
71. Coldplay
85. The Wallflowers
95. Gin Blossoms
105. Aimee Mann
110. Cowboy Junkies
111. Del Amitri
125. Fiona Apple
126. The Cranberries
135. The Sundays
145. The Beautiful South
150. Squeeze
155. Portishead
164. Mazzy Star
172. Blue Rodeo
179. The Eels
193. Kristin Hersh


Perhaps you should include that this list includes "Adult Alternative" music as well? Arguably these artist aren't "soft" by any means, but they are certainly in the ill-defined "Adult Alternative" radio format/"genre".


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The Who should be on this list because their worst album is called It's Hard.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Soft Rock Artists
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The list is pretty good. But there are some names that are low: Bee Gees, Roxette and Christopher Cross.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Soft Rock Artists
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ClashWho wrote:
The Who should be on this list because their worst album is called It's Hard.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Soft Rock Artists
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ClashWho wrote:
The Who should be on this list because their worst album is called It's Hard.


Hahahahaha.

But seriously, It's Hard is a great album.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Soft Rock Artists
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Jack wrote:
ClashWho wrote:
The Who should be on this list because their worst album is called It's Hard.


Hahahahaha.

But seriously, It's Hard is a great album.


I just couldn't enjoy those last three albums knowing Moonie wasn't there anymore. :sad:
They were great though, nonetheless.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Soft Rock Artists
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Bones wrote:
Jack wrote:
ClashWho wrote:
The Who should be on this list because their worst album is called It's Hard.


Hahahahaha.

But seriously, It's Hard is a great album.


I just couldn't enjoy those last three albums knowing Moonie wasn't there anymore. :sad:
They were great though, nonetheless.


Last 3? Are you talking about 'Face Dances' 'It's Hard' and 'Who's Last', or was the third you were referring to McVicar? (Which is as much a who record as Endless Wire, or any cover they have ever done)


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