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Sometimes, you can’t associate music to a region. Coming from the American South, The B-52’s redefined what music was supposed to be from there. Then again, nothing was ever typical with the B-52’s.

Arriving in the late 70’s with their retro chic look, The B-52’s also had a sound as unique as their appearance. Their music had trace elements of Disco and with driving surf guitars and unique interchanges between the three singers they created a danceable New Wave style that was as eccentric as it was fun. Although they meet the Hall’s key requirement of innovation, their campy lyrics and look may overshadow what is a real solid Rock band.


B-52s

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Should The B-52's be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 88.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2010: #56
    2011: #59
    2012: #59
    2013  #58
    2014: #57
    2015: #57
    2016: #58
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 2004
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Athens, GA)
  • Why they will get in: They are a lot more respected than people think.
  • Why they won't get in: They may not be able to overcome their kitschy image.
  • Essential Albums: The B-52’s (1979)
    Wild Planet (1981)
    Bouncing off the Satellites (1986)
    Cosmic Thing (1989)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Rock Lobster (From The B-52’s, 1979)
    Planet Claire (From The B 52’s, 1979)
    Party out of Bounds (From Wild Planet, 1981)
    Give Me Back My Man (From Wild Planet, 1981)
    Private Idaho (From Wild Planet, 1981)

Should The B-52's be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 88.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3.5%
Last modified on Monday, 05 March 2018 03:58

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0 #3 Thomassss 2018-03-18 15:42
Love shack and Roam are being played daily on german radio and they are not in the hall of fame ?

a shame

Kate Pierson has made some songs by other people big

candy by iggy pop or Shiny happy people by REM
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0 #2 plee22 -0001-11-30 00:00
ROCK ON ROCK LOBSTER :D !!!!
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+3 #1 Musicologist999 -0001-11-30 00:00
On the downside, the B-52's songs are pretty meaningless, lyric-wise. And naming Yoko Ono as a musical influence is BAD. BUT....the B-52's are, and always have been, a party-music band, and they are arguably the world's best party-music band. Their music is designed to get you up on your feet and dance, dance, dance. And, for the most part, they succeed. The B-52's are FUN! They're kooky, they're appealing, and they'll certainly get you grooving in no time. (And I also happen to think that "Bounci ng Off The Satellites&q uot; is an underrated gem in their catalog). The B-52's are cool in my book, and putting them in the Hall Of Fame would be fun.
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