Barbra Streisand

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1987 (The 1988 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Will Barbra Streisand be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


22 comments so far (post your own)

She is not rock and did not influence rock. Plus, does anyone really think that the RRHOF matters to one of the greatest singing voices in history...give me a break..why is she even listed here.....

Posted by Michael on Thursday, 01.25.07 @ 04:12am

Puh-leeze! Doesn't Babs already have a big enough head?

Posted by punster1941 on Friday, 06.29.07 @ 00:12am

I think thats a big enough nose...

Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 06.29.07 @ 05:38am

All I have to say is.... yechhhh

Posted by Chalkie on Sunday, 09.30.07 @ 19:21pm

Her version of Bowie's "Life On Mars?" is reason enough to banish her for life.

Great voice, though.

Posted by ezwriter on Wednesday, 10.3.07 @ 20:31pm

One of the best vocalist in Rock to Broadway,,
YES YES again Madona is in and she is not ... Hmmmm Strange indeed............?????

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 21:50pm

This woman has the most BORING voice I have ever heard in my entire life. Theres nothing exciting about her voice. Her songs are bland, and dry. I relly don't understand how people call her a "power voice". I mean, at least make a song that gets people going like Whitney, Mariah, Patti, Aretha, even Celine Dion.

Posted by Skye on Thursday, 10.23.08 @ 18:21pm

Barbra rocks...she is the bomb-the best!! I love here"Life on Mars" cover-really superior to Bowie's

Posted by jerry on Monday, 11.10.08 @ 19:06pm

F*ck you Jerry how dare you say barbra is better than Bowie. Go screw barbs you sick schmuck

Posted by Jorge on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 09:56am

She has one of the greatest voices, and is regarded as a legend- but, unlikely ever to be considered for the Rock HOF, if she hasn't up until now. And, Rolling Stone didn't even have her on its list of 100 Greatest Singers- so much for bein' like buttah.

Posted by JR on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 23:31pm

Wanted to add that Babs is an example that ag reat voice alone ain't going to get one considered for the Hall of Fame. So, doesn't look all that good for other big-voiced "divas" who aren't big critical hits (i.e. Whitney, Mariah, Celine- though of those three, Whitney probably would stand the best chance at consideration)

Posted by JR on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 23:33pm

Barbra Streisand? Rock and Roll? No way.

Posted by denyo on Monday, 04.6.09 @ 08:52am


Posted by OKTOBERFEST on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 11:05am


Posted by GFW on Sunday, 12.12.10 @ 15:40pm

"It's Barbra Streisand, it's not rock 'n' roll. I don't even think they let that DNA near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."

- Paul Simon, while inducting Neil Diamond.

Posted by Ralph on Tuesday, 03.15.11 @ 13:25pm

Her version of Bowie's "Life On Mars?" is reason enough to banish her for life.

Great voice, though.

Posted by ezwriter on Wednesday, 10.3.07 @ 20:31pm

Really? Barbra Streisand, of all people, covered David Bowie's Life on Mars? That would be like Ray Conniff and his Orchestra covering The Velvet Underground's Heroin. As a huge Bowie fan, I don't know whether I should fulfill my curiosity to find out how bad her cover is or just enjoy the greatness that is David Bowie's original.

If anyone here is interested in reading some very harsh criticism of Streisand's acting abilities, check out these quotes from film/theater critic John Simon, who flat-out hated her during her prime years in the 1970s, and probably still loathes her. I'm definitely no fan of Streisand, as a singer or an actress, but these are some of the most stinging comments I've read in any review.¶m=887

I still think South Park did the best satire of Streisand.

Posted by Zach on Wednesday, 11.13.13 @ 20:35pm


The South Park satire of Streisand was fantastic. And those film reviews were enough to make me feel bad for Streisand. She is always an artist that can come down a step on the ego ladder, but those reviews were harsh. Although that voice is astounding, I have no idea how she pulls some of those notes out sometimes. It really is a master class in singing when she opens her mouth. Until she buys into that caricature of herself. "Don't Rain On My Parade" is just showstopping, even today at her age she still nails it every time.

Posted by Chris F. on Thursday, 11.14.13 @ 07:48am

Whether Streisand should be in the RRHOF or not is moot as they have inducted lots of non rock and rollers and some terrible performers. Streisand did achieve something only she and Sinatra could during the sixties, she was able to swim against the tide of British rock groups and the emerging singer songwriter performers. Consider her early work when her voice was peerless and if you can't deduce greatness from those first six albums you're tone deaf. So yeah let the old gal in!

Posted by Vince on Saturday, 12.21.13 @ 07:45am

She's not rock but can sing rock- anyone whose seen star is born knows that. She's just as rock as Madonna so let her in. I am a bowie fan but she did a decent cover of life on mars

Posted by kc on Friday, 11.14.14 @ 18:35pm

Enough is Enough with Donna Summer will get her inducted.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 11.14.14 @ 18:55pm

Barbra haters! She's the best and can sing anything. I'm a Bowie fan and her version of Life On Mars isn't great but the fact that she tried it proves she's a daring, great artist.

Posted by kc on Monday, 06.22.15 @ 15:17pm

Barbra wont get induced. She had a brain and opinions... There are many in this boys club that isn't rock and roll....It was actually tarnish her name to be associated with this group of people.. Oh and she holds the record for #1 albums in the most decades... no one in this boys club has it or ever will ...

Posted by jay on Monday, 12.21.15 @ 19:39pm

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