Maister brought up an interesting point regarding music. Some people and some songs deserve to be in the RRHOF, some should not have ever been recorded.
Some songs were sung by what could have been very talented people, but the song it self destroyed there career. Then there are some song writers who have created phenomenal songs and are true musical poets, but they can’t sing a note to save their lives.
Songs such as “I’m too sexy” “I’m a Barbie Girl” (Z-man’s favorite), and “The Macarena” are the thorn in some performers sides. They may be able to do another song better than anyone else, yet their legacy will be judge on something that destroyed there career.
On the flip side,
Some songs are just sung by the wrong person, but are phenomenal songs. The one name that comes to mind the most is Bob Dylan. This guy sucks at singing... but his words are so good, that we overlook it.
What are some other examples that you can think of? What do you think of REM or the Beastie Boys?