Leaders in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Voting with Days to Go
Hey, Hey, My, My, rock and roll will never die, but the voting will this Friday, April 28th in the 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan vote. It looks to be a sure thing that George Michael and Cyndi Lauper will be, deservedly so, headed to the hall.
If it were up to me, every one of this year’s nominees would be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but that’s not how it works.
George Michael and Cyndi Lauper, who played a huge part in the soundtrack of the lives of those of us who grew up in the eighties, are the top two artists leading this year’s voting as of today. George Michael is approaching a million votes to lead the list, and Cyndi Lauper is not far behind him with just under nine hundred thousand votes.
Both of them have had an enormous impact on the music scene and pop culture. George, was huge during his time with Andrew Ridgely and Wham, followed by his legendary solo career. Cyndi Lauper’s Grammy-winning albums, the aptly titled “She’s So Unusual” a “True Colors” exploded on radio stations everywhere including Magic 98.3 back in the mid-eighties.
The others holding a place in the top five are Warren Zevon, Iron Maiden, and Soundgarden, with Willie Nelson and Kate Bush not far behind. Kate has been enjoying a resurgence since her song, “Running Up That Hill” was featured in “Stranger Things,” which most likely helped her grab a few extra fan votes.
Additional nominees this year include Sheryl Crow (currently in 9th place), The Spinners, Rage Against the Machine, Joy Division + New Order, The White Stripes, Missy Elliott, and A Tribe Called Quest.
You can check out the full list of results so far at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan vote page to see how all of the nominees are doing with just days to go.
Voting is open until this Friday, April 28. To cast your vote go to vote.rockhall.com.
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