With a series of hits that crossed over ballads to traditional Funk, the Commodores certainly have to be considered an intriguing Hall of Fame candidate. They have the success in the 70’s going for them in a genre that is considered Hall respectable. Although their greatest success came form their ballads, they maintained enough Soul in their sound to still give them legitimacy. Combine that with their Funk hits you have a band that has a definite shot for the Hall. The real wild card could be Lionel Richie who eclipsed his former group but really did not have the Rock credo going for him in his solo efforts. Still, inducting the Commodores would allow the Hall to induct Richie without having to acknowledge his solo work.