Where do things stand with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan voting?

Let’s be clear: The fan voting component of voting for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is barely a token gesture. Even though millions of people will participate, the collective exercise worth exactly one vote towards the winning artist. That one vote is thrown into the pool of the 900-ish insiders who determine who gets in.

Still (and despite you can vote more than once), it’s an interesting look at the musical zeitgeist. Here’s where fan voting stands as of this morning (February 21). If you want to vote, go here.

  1. Fela Kuti, 151,129
  2. Tina Turner, 132,662
  3. Foo Fighters, 98,658
  4. Iron Maiden, 86,599
  5. Carole King, 81,330
  6. Go-Go’s, 77,711
  7. Rage Against the Machine, 58,390
  8. Dionne Warwick, 58,171
  9. Chaka Khan, 55,574
  10. Devo, 54,365
  11. Todd Rundgren, 54,146
  12. Mary J. Blige, 45,701
  13. Jay-Z, 40,499
  14. LL Cool J, 39,298
  15. New York Dolls, 37,003
  16. Kate Bush, 36,052

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Where do things stand with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan voting?

  • February 21, 2021 at 12:27 pm
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    How the eff is it possible that Kate Bush is lowest in the fan votes?

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  • February 21, 2021 at 8:49 pm
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    What’s the point of fan voting, if the collective votes are only one amidst the almost 1000 of those cast by “music insiders”?

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