Kim Carnes

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1997 (The 1998 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Bette Davis Eyes (1981)

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


4 comments so far (post your own)

Interesting voice, one huge hit, performed on "We are the World", pretty much disappeared since...probably not going to be inducted.

Posted by Joe on Tuesday, 12.25.07 @ 10:05am

I would think Kim Carnes should be inducted because she has a nice voice plus her Smash ht single ''Bette Davis Eyes''

Posted by Corey on Wednesday, 07.23.08 @ 08:47am


- 25 hits on Billboard's charts, between 1976-1992 ("Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer" Pop Singles #4, "More Love" Pop Singles #10, "Bette Davis Eyes" Pop Singles #1, "What About Me" AC #1, "Crazy In The Night" Pop Singles #15, etc.)

- Successful songwriter: Songs performed by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Big Mamma Thorton, Kenny Rogers ("Gideon" album - Country Albums #1, "Make No Mistake, She's Mine" duet - Hot Country Singles & Tracks #1), David Cassidy, Andy Williams, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire & Vince Gill ("The Heart Won't Live" - Country #1), etc.

- Number Of Grammy (2):
In 1981 for "Bette Davis Eyes" (from "Mistaken Identity").
In 1983 for "I'll Be Here Where The Heart Is" (from "Café Racers") from the motion picture Flashdance.

Posted by Guilherme on Sunday, 07.27.08 @ 17:06pm

Is she Rock N Roll material???
She has indeed a great voice, but most of her recordings were orientated to pop music rather than Rock N Roll, however...considering that the Hall inducted the horrible Madonna who has got just nothing to with Rock N Roll, why not inducting Kim Carnes who, at least, can sing!

Posted by Tony on Wednesday, 01.14.15 @ 14:24pm

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