Collective Soul

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2018 (The 2019 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Collective Soul (1995)

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Shine (1994)
December (1995)

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


17 comments so far (post your own)

One of the 90's most continually successful rock acts on radio (netting more #1 rock hits than anyone but Metallica last I heard).....a guilty pleasure from my youth, they never really branched out much creatively. A "no" in my book.......think of them as this generation's Styx or Yes or Genesis. A group that doesn't deserve inclusion into the Hall, but have a massive amount of fans from "way back when" that are delusional enough to think they do.

Posted by Casper on Wednesday, 01.17.07 @ 16:08pm

Collective soul should be in the HOF. The number of singles and quality of music should get them in, when the time is right. I wouldn't consider them influential though, and that will hurt them when the votes are made. "Shine", "December", "The World I Know" were 3 of the Top singles in 90's Rock!!! Without a doubt!!!!

Posted by Cowman on Sunday, 04.22.07 @ 20:20pm

Collective Soul is on the very short list of 90's bands I have respect for, so let 'em in.

Posted by Creepozoid on Monday, 04.23.07 @ 01:25am

"think of them as this generation's Styx or Yes or Genesis."

Kreist, Casper - don't you think that's a bit brutal and uncalled for? I too enjoy their 1st 3 discs, the last one was pretty good too, and I too think they fall very short of the Hall... but likening them to Styx???
The may be no more nutritionally valuable than a simple Big Mac, but they're not a Shit Sandwich like the author's of Kilroy Was Here! Take it back, Casper!

Posted by shawn mc on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 00:59am

I've stopped off at the Collective Soul page because I believe they are a very good act, and one that is rather underrated. Judging by the time limit criteria, they would've released their first album right around the time that Grant Lee Buffalo put out their first one. I am wondering why there is no page here for them. GLB is one of the truly awesome acts of the 90's, and Grant Lee Phillips has perhaps the best voice of anyone in the decade. The song "Mockingbirds" from the Mighty Joe Moon album in 94 is quite arguably the most stellar vocal performance of the decade by anyone, anywhere. I've got their first release as 1993, but I'm aware the earlier Shiva Burlesque had a release in 87. I still can't find a listing. If I'm rong on the dates, I'd appreciate someone dropping me a line on this. I see a lot of acts on here that can't hold a candle to these guys.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 06.25.08 @ 03:15am

Collective Soul? What's so collective about

a soul? I don't get it


Posted by Carter on Tuesday, 06.30.09 @ 21:30pm

Who is Carter and where di he learn such descriptive narration...?

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 06.30.09 @ 21:33pm

Yes they are still making great music and touring non stop. Saw them twice this year and they never disappoint.

Casper disappear will ya?

Posted by Damon on Sunday, 09.20.09 @ 16:41pm

Come on... what other 90's band is as consistent as they were? They WERE and ARE rock music. Who else besides perhaps pearl jam or smashing pumpkins were as enduring from the 90s?

Posted by Cliff on Wednesday, 10.7.09 @ 00:59am

Come on... what other 90's band is as consistent as they were? They WERE and ARE rock music. Who else besides perhaps pearl jam or smashing pumpkins were as enduring from the 90s?
Posted by Cliff on Wednesday, 10.7.09 @ 00:59am

I don't know. Green Day? Stone Temple Pilots? Alice in Chains (you can hear them in modern rock just like Pearl Jam)? Foo Fighters? Oasis? Radiohead? Just a few. Good band, but I'd say no way.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 02.24.10 @ 20:33pm

Good band and underrated, but they don't belong in. Just like Stone Temple Pilots (whom I also like), does anyone really think that either band is a rock legend?

Posted by Jason on Thursday, 02.10.11 @ 17:01pm


Turn your head now baby just spit me out

Is this a song about oral sex?

Posted by Xdec1 on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 08:39am

Essential Songs:
The World I Know
and many many more, so many of their best songs were not among their hits ....

Posted by Lily on Tuesday, 12.17.13 @ 21:25pm

No way. I'd say Counting Crows, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, etc.. long before Collective Soul. The above bands all had hits throughout their career. Collective Soul had a couple hits early on.

Posted by Andy on Thursday, 10.9.14 @ 14:00pm

I would say NO to Collective Soul RRHOF although I like the group. Probably Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins,Soundgarden,Counting Crows, DMB and a few others 90's bands ahead of them. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 05.2.15 @ 19:58pm

I like Collective Soul but they have to wait behind a long list of quality bands Chicago, Duran Duran, The Cure, Deep Purple, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Judas Priest, Moody Blues etc. Love the post on Grant Lee Buffalo, Cheesecrop. They had to be the most underrated group of 90's. Definitely a King FAV. My FAV GLB song Lone Star Song. Mockingbirds excellent song especially the high falsetto. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 05.16.15 @ 12:45pm

Some people just don't understand great ROCK music. Branching out? Seriously, if you really understand the lyrics you will find great song writing and that December song has nothing to do with acts of sex. Their concerts are nothing short of fantastic. No dancers nor fancy pyrotechnics they don't need that. They ABSOLUTELY belong in the ROCK HALL FAME. GOT MY VOTE!!

Posted by Roz on Saturday, 12.9.17 @ 10:46am

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