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Bryan Adams will be a rock n roll hall of fame inductee in 2007 he have to !
Posted by anuar on Thursday, 02.15.07 @ 14:23pm
Bryan truly is a classic case of a one-album wonder. Take everything from the "So Far So Good" album out of his resume and you're looking at one of the worst artists of his time.
Posted by Creepozoid on Monday, 04.23.07 @ 01:29am
Remember though that if that one album was big and innovative, it might be enough for the HOF. Sex Pistols had just one album and they made it in.
Posted by maplejet on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 13:03pm
True, but the Sex Pistols' one album changed (or helped change) the course of rock and roll. Bryan Adams' greatest hits collection or "Reckless" did not do that. It was just a good set of 80's rockers. I really like "Reckless", it's a great 80's rock record, but not enough for Hall of Fame consideration.
Posted by Dezmond on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 13:59pm
I agree with Dezmond....BA's music was catchy, but it was not innovative nor did it have some profound influence on rock ...sorry
Posted by Anon on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 15:17pm
I think Bryan is more than a "One Album Wonder" as one person put it. Reckless was really good, but everyone forgets the "Cuts Like a Knife" album (1983) was the year before Reckless and produced three solid hits.
Posted by Jim on Thursday, 10.4.07 @ 21:26pm
Yeah, Bryan Adams was kind of kickass in the '80s. Then he started out the '90s with that super-sappy song from the Robin Hood movie* and it was all downhill from there. (* I thought both that song and that movie were awesome at the time, of course, but I was 15.)
Posted by A-Killa on Friday, 11.16.07 @ 09:13am
Bryan Adams is better than all of you lousy "critics"
Posted by Dodge on Saturday, 11.22.08 @ 19:27pm
Ok... Bryan Adams maybe is not sex pistols ... But c´mon, he is one of the most selling artist n the past 30 years... he is ver talented singer/songwriter, he has a lot of respect from musicians ... and true is very hated for others... I think reckless is not his only good album, and "the robin hood song" is great all his followers albums were produced by him with robert mutt lange... his concerts are really amazing and his guitarist keith scott is incredible... his is in this busines for more than 30 years ... what more do you want ??
Posted by patty on Saturday, 02.14.09 @ 19:08pm
"what more do you want ??"--patty
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 02.14.09 @ 22:11pm
i love this guy rock on
Posted by alec heldreth on Tuesday, 04.7.09 @ 08:08am
Why is Madonna in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and Bryan Adams isn ´t? I mean he is one of the greatest Rockstars ever.
Posted by Robin on Sunday, 12.27.09 @ 16:13pm
No... no he is not.
Posted by Philip on Monday, 12.28.09 @ 18:18pm
I like some of his stuff, but it's pretty normal pop-rock, and is nothing I haven't heard before, and he's not all that influential, plus consider all the worthy artists who are still waiting. No, he shouldn't get in.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 02.5.10 @ 17:12pm
An apology from Canada.
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 03.9.10 @ 19:37pm
The greatest canadian artist of all time and one of the most underrated.
Posted by Badfan on Sunday, 03.14.10 @ 07:40am
A sad commentary on Canadian artists overall.
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 03.14.10 @ 16:59pm
GO PLAY SOME HOCKEY YOU FILTHY CANUCKS
Posted by CJ on Sunday, 03.14.10 @ 17:18pm
Bryan Adams should be inducted into the hall of fame.Here is why,he is still recording, writing and touring around the world with great success.He still draws a crowd after all these years and kids today enjoy his music.Plus if you ever heard him live he sounds great.A true rock-n-roller.Not this recording studio crap they doctor up today.So put him in now!
Posted by bill on Monday, 03.15.10 @ 16:00pm
The same could be said of alot of other artists not in the Hall. You can't induct everyone.
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 03.21.10 @ 20:09pm
Bryan deserves induction because he preserved and touched a wide audience around the globe. He is the most successful Canadian artist ever and hit it bigger in the UK than any other Canadian artist. He is a truly global monster. What do you have against catchy music. Everyone, great is great and the number of top 10's and #1's are eye-popping as is his longevity. Innovative or not he has has touched many of us. He is a true musician and consumate artist of the masses. Those of you who say no dice. Look up his resume and compare it with many who have been inducted- similar popular artists like Aerosmith, ho may have not been so original but had us singing and weeping when it called for it.
Posted by john tzikas on Monday, 07.5.10 @ 21:36pm
Bryan deserves induction because he preserved and touched a wide audience around the globe. He is the most successful Canadian artist ever and hit it bigger in the UK than any other Canadian artist. He is a truly global monster. What do you have against catchy music. Everyone, great is great and the number of top 10's and #1's are eye-popping as is his longevity. Innovative or not he has has touched many of us. He is a true musician and consumate artist of the masses. Those of you who say no dice. Look up his resume and compare it with many who have been inducted- similar popular artists like Aerosmith, and Rod Stewart. They may have not been so original but had us singing and weeping when it called for it.
Posted by john tzikas on Monday, 07.5.10 @ 21:37pm
Neil Young is a more successful Canadian artist than Bryan Adams.
Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 07.6.10 @ 07:52am
I appreciate the sentiments, john. I defend anyone's right to like whoever they please. Unfortunately, some of your points are wrong.
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 07.6.10 @ 15:34pm
Bryan Adams is a big singer and songwriter, and over 30 years of story of rock and multi millions album and singles on the world....Bryan Adams is legend of music .
Posted by Luigi on Sunday, 10.17.10 @ 18:28pm
I love Bryan Adams' music, but let's face it, he is a SAFE rocker. Like all those rock bands from the 80's (Journey, REO speedwagon, 80's chicago, Richard Marx, Rick Springfield, etc.). In the beginning of the 90's he just sold out to the radio ballads and adult contemporary charts.
Posted by Sean on Saturday, 11.6.10 @ 19:46pm
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 13:10pm
A clear example of an artist whose hall case actually dimished with subsequent material. If he had stopped at Waking Up The Neighbours or not gone on that ballad for a movie phase he might've been held in higher esteem and thus possibly more influential, but he decided to wussy out for continued success. Thanks Bryan, the Canadian Hall is enough for you.
Posted by Jim on Saturday, 12.11.10 @ 20:36pm
The song, Everything I Do I Do It For You, from the 1991 Robin Hood movie and soundtrack, starring Kevin Costner, and from the Bryan Adams album, Waking Up The Neighbors, was originally offered to Peter Cetera to sing. Peter Cetera turned it down, as did Annie Lennox.
Posted by Roy on Friday, 12.24.10 @ 03:15am
You have to love the fact that sales are only 4th on the criteria list because...well...millions of people must be wrong while just the few voting for the R&R HOF are...right? That is, well, wrong. It's like Jack Nicklaus not getting into the Golf Hall of Fame with his 18 majors because he dressed poorly and didn't throw enough clubs...but Tommy Bolt gets in because he won a few tournaments and cursed better than every player on Tour. Or 300-game winner Greg Maddux waits to get into the Baseball HOF because he's "too clean cut," but Oscar Gamble gets in because he had a cool Afro in the '70s. And this, my friends, is exactly why the R&R HOF has ZERO credibility. It discounts #1 songs, Top 10 hits, concert attendance and longevity -- all of which are by-product (or should I say "buy"-product) of music fans who make every act viable or not. Basically, the R&R HOF is a (relatively) small group of arrogant people with their own tastes who say, "Bleep you" to music fans, and "We know better than you do."
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Posted by Jim on Sunday, 02.27.11 @ 20:51pm
Also, I find it interesting that Wikipedia says hes "highly influential in the Canadian Music Industry" but provides no examples. Perhaps its his overall effect on the Canadian culture?
Posted by Jim on Sunday, 02.27.11 @ 20:54pm
yeah right Bryan Adams did not attempt to suicide, so he's no influential. gimme a break. Billy Joel is there. Rod Stewart is there. why no Adams? Reckless was the first rock album in history that produced six Top 15 hits and btw I do not consider it as Adams' best work. What about "On a Day Like Today"? it's damn masterpiece. And also he didn't go to standard radio ballads in 90s, all those "Please Forgive Me", "Everything I Do", "All for Love", "When You're Gone" still gets heavy airplay. "Spirit" has to be the best soundtrack album of the last decade, he's the most successful Canadian male artist of all time, and as a live performer, he's just incredible. First rock concert in Russia history, first Western artist performed in Vietnam and Pakistan, there have been times that his tickets sold out in 20 minutes and he got the biggest audience in some countries history (such as Turkey 92). I admire his passion for music and the fact that after all those years, he's still around, still sells and still gets young audience.
Posted by Turkan on Monday, 03.7.11 @ 03:30am
"First rock concert in Russia history"
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 03.29.11 @ 09:38am
don't know why he's gone on the way of Phil Collins. I mean why you guys here bash him so much. This guy broke Billboard records, his tickets sold out in minutes, done concerts in Vietnam, in Germany at a time when no white face had a plan to go, still radios play his songs all the time, his albums still sells but he doesn't talk big. does he?
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Posted by Roy on Sunday, 04.3.11 @ 23:19pm
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Posted by Roy on Sunday, 04.3.11 @ 23:31pm
The biographies for the Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees were online a few years ago, but now they are not. I don't know when they will be back up!
Posted by Roy on Monday, 04.4.11 @ 00:11am
"He can sing (unlike Jon Bon Jovi)"
Posted by Sam on Monday, 04.11.11 @ 11:56am
"Sorry, JBJ is a better singer."
Posted by A.S. on Wednesday, 05.4.11 @ 12:26pm
Michael jackson deserves in as one of the greatest pop artists in the past 40 years.
Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 05.4.11 @ 12:39pm
Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, The Supremes, Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, The Jackson 5
Posted by Sam on Monday, 05.9.11 @ 14:58pm
Straight From The Heart * Cuts Like A Knife * Run To You * This Time * Summer Of '69 * Heaven * Somebody * It's Only Love * Hearts On Fire * Heat Of The Night * Victim Of Love * (Everything I Do) I Do It for You * Can't Stop This Thing We Started * There Will Never Be Another Tonight * Do I Have To Say The Words? * Thought I'd Died And Gone To Heaven * All For Love * Please Forgive Me * Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? * Let's Make A Night To Remember * The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You * I Finally Found Someone * Back To You * Here I Am * Cloud Number Nine
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.29.11 @ 07:41am
Bryan Adams has all the cards to be inserted into the Rock and Roll All of Fame, more than 30 year career, millions of albums and singles sold worldwide, has performed concerts all over the world, has participated in events such as Live Aid in 1985, Conspiracy of Hope in 1986, the Wall in Berlin, Prince's Trust Rock Aid Armenia and many others, was the first Westerner to do a concert rockers in Vietnam and Pakistan, still manages more than 100 concerts ad'effettuare year, has written songs for icons such as Kiss, Joe Coker, Tina Turner and many of his colleagues, its low profile makes the Canadian rocker a human person is not an exhibitionist, ad'oggi on the music scene is second only to the Boss (opinion staff) as the promoter and disseminator of real Rock and healthy
Posted by Luis on Saturday, 01.21.12 @ 08:13am
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Posted by Roy on Saturday, 06.23.12 @ 21:42pm
Bryan Adams for his long career, for his story, and 'was always underestimated by the media reference, perhaps the most underrated artist in his class, but has always proven to be a simple person who does not use special effects to capture attention, but only and always maximum simplicity ', its many successes in the 80' and 90 'are of a Canadian point of reference in the world and in rock history, deserves to be part of this important award.
Posted by Luis on Tuesday, 08.7.12 @ 21:30pm
A musical career started after the goal 'of the 70's with band Sweeney Todd, Bryan has racked up a string of hits worldwide, has estimated sales turnover of more than 100 million copies between albums and singles, he performed all over the world, still it can carry 120 concerts a year, still a great following of viewers, has made many concerts in favor of and in the social environment and charity, was the first Western artist to perform in Vietnam and the first to perform a concert in the Middle East after the attacks of September 11 and many other events together with other musicians. He has received numerous honors for his career and for his great achievements recognized by the press and music critics, not always kind to him. His long career deserves to be inserted with merit in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Posted by Dave on Thursday, 10.11.12 @ 21:34pm
As much as highbrows don't want to admit it, "Summer of '69" is infectious and is probably every rock critic's guilty pleasure. Anyway, I don't think Bryan Adams has quite enough going for him, you can't induct everybody. Maybe if he made 1 or 2 albums like Reckless, though he does have a lot of sugary syrup that doesn't win him over with the harder rock community.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 11.15.12 @ 16:09pm
This is an interesting question, but if Bryan gets in what about Hall & Oates or The Cars (they belong already!). Before you laugh, consider that Hall & Oates were the most successful duo of the rock era, producing at least 6 #1 hit singles plus a slew of other top 10 hits. As for The Cars, they were big during a very similar timeframe as HOF inductees The Police, and actually produced more top 40 hits and were also favorites of the critics, especially the 1st 2 albums. If Blondie, The Police, Patty Smith, and The Talking Heads are in, The Cars should be as well.
Posted by David Balzano on Friday, 07.5.13 @ 17:04pm
David, I think The Cars and Hall & Oates definitely deserve induction, they are two of the more obvious snubs, in my opinion. Not so much for Bryan Adams. I really like Adams, and I think 'Reckless' kicks ass from start to finish. But there is more to being a Hall of Famer, and I don't think he has it.
Posted by Dezmond on Friday, 07.5.13 @ 19:01pm
Two thumbs up for Bryan Adams RRHOF induction. Reckless was one of the best 80's album. One of my favorites .Hits Summer of 69, Run To You, Heaven,It's Only Love...Those songs rocked.What an album!!!
Posted by KING on Tuesday, 01.28.14 @ 22:09pm
Bryan Adams will be inducted in the 2020-2025 time frame. His contributions to music have been incredible. Humanitarian work,concerts in 3rd world nation's,his dedication to music.
Posted by KING on Saturday, 02.15.14 @ 13:23pm
Bryan Adams is a definite Rock N Roll Hall Of Famer. Reckless is a pure rock and roll album & one of the best of all time. Diamond rated. Also he has sung with the greats Sting,Tina Turner & collaborated with other HOF acts. Many of the groups who are waiting for induction have died or folded their tents years before. Bryan Adams continues to rock venues & write good music. His CD's are excellent. Hard rock or softer. Bryan Adams has perpetuated rock music in various styles for over 30 years. KING
Posted by KING on Saturday, 05.24.14 @ 20:06pm
Straight From The Heart * Cuts Like A Knife * Run To You * This Time * Summer Of '69 * Heaven * Somebody * It's Only Love * Hearts On Fire * Heat Of The Night * Victim Of Love * (Everything I Do) I Do It for You * Can't Stop This Thing We Started * There Will Never Be Another Tonight * Do I Have To Say The Words? * Thought I'd Died And Gone To Heaven * All For Love * Please Forgive Me * Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? * Let's Make A Night To Remember * The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You * I Finally Found Someone * Back To You * Here I Am * Cloud Number Nine * When You're Gone
Posted by Roy on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 22:29pm
Straight From The Heart * Cuts Like A Knife * Run To You * This Time * Summer Of '69 * Heaven * Somebody * It's Only Love * Hearts On Fire * Heat Of The Night * Victim Of Love * (Everything I Do) I Do It for You * Can't Stop This Thing We Started * There Will Never Be Another Tonight * Do I Have To Say The Words? * Thought I'd Died And Gone To Heaven * All For Love * Please Forgive Me * Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? * Rock Steady * Let's Make A Night To Remember * The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You * I Finally Found Someone * Back To You * Here I Am * Cloud Number Nine * When You're Gone
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 07.5.14 @ 07:00am
I believe the only reason Bryan Adams isn't in the HOF is because he's Canadian. While I, being a Canadian, agree that most Canadian music sucks, Bryan Adams is an exception along with a few other names like Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Rush, and the Band. Adams has had an insurmountable amount of success internationally, that alone should get him in. But the fact that his songs aren't actually that generic and are actually very well written and performed, there is no reason why he shouldn't be in the HOF.
Posted by JWSP on Tuesday, 09.16.14 @ 19:57pm
Bryan Adams is overrated. His music is pretty milquetoast. Being Canadian is like... the tenth thing wrong with him.
Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 09.16.14 @ 22:10pm
Bryan Guy Adams OC, OBC (Kingston, November 5, 1959) is a singer-songwriter, musician and Canadian photographer.
Posted by Jimmy on Monday, 11.24.14 @ 21:40pm
Bryan Adams greatness nearly 40 years now. Reckless might be the greatest Rock album of all time song for song. Not a weak track. He's a definite RRHOF artist who continues to make excellent music and sell out concerts. Has so many awards, hits, accolades, and units sold. No holes in the resume. Performed with Sting, Tina Turner, and some of the greatest musicians of all time. It's disappointing when lesser acts to Bryan Adams are inducted. He should be in for his totality of work. KING
Posted by KING on Wednesday, 05.13.15 @ 02:17am
KING said: "Reckless might be the greatest Rock album of all time song for song."?!?! Really?
Posted by Dezmond on Wednesday, 05.13.15 @ 12:49pm
Posted by KING on Friday, 05.15.15 @ 02:13am
Apparently the master copy of Reckless has been lost forever. Does anyone know the details? It was mentioned on the cover of UNCUT, MOJO or Classic Rock magazine a few months ago. I can't remember which. I didn't have the money to buy it.
Posted by Roy on Sunday, 05.17.15 @ 20:10pm
I think Bryan Adams will be inducted. Reminds me of a Hall & Oates type or Rush. Will be inducted for his longevity, musical excellence, and devotion to music. He continues to make new CD's and has outstanding live shows. Unlike many bands or indie artists, Bryan Adams has won several accolades and awards including Canadian Hall of Fame and Star Walk of Fame. He's collaborated with some of music's best artists Rod Stewart, Sting, Tina Turner for example. Reckless continues to be remembered as one of 80's best albums. As the next 5 years moves on, Bryan Adams will move to the top of snubs list. People talk about influence and innovation but really what did Joan Jett & The B, Percy Sledge, and Laura Nyro do in these areas and they were inducted. Bryan Adams continues to rock while other bands disbanded, stalled out, or had members die from various addictions. Bryan Adams is a musician's musician and the Diamond album Reckless puts him in RRHOF. KING
Posted by KING on Thursday, 05.28.15 @ 19:17pm
I had a dream last week that Bryan Adams was inducted into the RRHOF. He has several platinum albums and the Classic Reckless. On criteria Innovation and Influence, Bryan Adams has mostly played good hard rock music in the Reckless days drifting to soft rock and poppier sound on some 90's hits. That's the only thing that might trip up his induction. I would vote YES because of his totality of work and musical excellence. Could see Bryan Adams nominated in the next 5-10 years. KING
Posted by KING on Saturday, 06.13.15 @ 03:58am
As the years pass, Bryan Adams is deserving of Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. He's a musician's musician and easily would fall on Level 3 of the RRHOF pyramid. Now 55 years old, he will continue to put out quality CD's and excellent concerts. I don't know his exact Innovation or Influence but he has put up an outstanding collection of music and concert performances. I could see Bryan Adams receiving a nomination next 5 years and induction 5-10. Unlike many musicians who gripe about RRHOF, Bryan Adams probably would be honored if bestowed the honor. KING
Posted by KING on Thursday, 07.2.15 @ 19:17pm
I hear some good examples of RRHOF snubs but to me Bryan Adams deserves more consideration. He has put the country of Canada on his back with Neil Young,Rush etc to show talents of Canadian artists. The Reckless album remains one of the best 80's albums and followed up with platinum selling Into The Fire. Reckless was a Diamond Selling album and several of Adams albums were platinum or gold.
Posted by KING on Friday, 10.2.15 @ 20:09pm
It might be Bryan Adams time in 2016. He's creeping closer to 60 and has had several Diamond albums if you include Canadian purchases. Probably one of the greatest talents of all time. Reckless continues to be one of the greatest Rock & Roll albums ever. Mr. Adams is not prog and he doesn't have to be. Just great rock and roll and he will be heavily pushed by KING as well as the Scorpions. A salute Sir! KING
Posted by KING on Thursday, 01.14.16 @ 02:02am
2016 should be time for a Bryan Adams nomination. 40 years in music now and continues to have favorable airplay and concert tours. Bryan Adams is a tour de force as singer, guitarist, songwriter, photographer. His many musical accomplishments and awards scroll down the pages. Adams has collaborated with the greats Rod Stewart,Tina Turner, Sting all who are already in RRHOF. Reckless remains one of the best albums ever. Platinum albums, signature songs, longevity, hits...Throw it all together Bryan Adams is a definite Hall Of Famer. KING
Posted by KING on Sunday, 03.20.16 @ 03:08am
Bryan Adams was 10 years old in 1969.
Posted by Roy on Sunday, 05.8.16 @ 08:13am
I grew up listening to Bryan Adams constantly in the 80's. Attended concerts, bought all the albums, etc... Then I drifted away as he became more of a ballad writer. Funny thing: Just saw Bryan Adams live last night for the first time in 20+ years. And now overnight, I find myself a fan of his all over again. He still puts on a quality show of 2+ hours (no opening act, of course, not needed with his catalogue). There were fans in the crowd as young as 7-8 and as old as 65-70. If an artist can draw fans from three generations, he's got to be doing something right - regardless what critics believe his influence or lack thereof might be. He's Canada's version of Bruce Springsteen and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. They both represent their countries with class and integrity. So enough with the comparatives, since in reality most posters here envy his talent and success. If you don't appreciate him and/or his music, then move on and listen to what you enjoy. Respect the talent and skill level of all these great artists, regardless of their induction worthiness. Just my two cents worth...
Posted by Habsfan on Wednesday, 07.27.16 @ 09:41am
Saw him perform tonight outside St. Louis. (I had a $15 off coupon from Live Nation that I used at the last minute) He wasn't on my bucket list, but I'm glad I went. It was actually a great show. Adams has aged greatly, and he still sounds like he did on his radio songs (Run To You, Somebody, Please Forgive Me). It was different because all band members were dressed up spiffy. I found it very interesting that for a guy who hasn't had a real hit in 20 years, there were lots that showed up to see him. Plenty of ladies there that's for sure! Which brings me to this....
Posted by Jason Voigt on Sunday, 09.18.16 @ 00:56am
Jason, glad you got to see him. I saw Ryan Adams earlier in year, so I guess we're even on Adamses.
Posted by Paul in KY on Sunday, 09.18.16 @ 20:29pm
Adams deserves to enter the RRHOF with over 40 years of musical career!!!
Posted by Andy on Thursday, 10.20.16 @ 12:11pm
Overall, really good artist and probably should be inducted, and I predict that he actually might be inducted in the future. I honestly hope so.
Posted by Nathan Miller on Friday, 02.24.17 @ 02:50am
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