Sarah McLachlan

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Eligible since: 2014 (The 2015 Induction Ceremony)

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Will Sarah McLachlan be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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10 comments so far (post your own)

I think Sarah has very good chances to get nominated when her year comes. She was the organizational force behind 90's feminist phenomenon Lilith Fair, she has quite a unique style to her music, she is quite obviously talented, and she made Paul McCartney stumble and choke when he had to follow her singing "Arms of an Angel" on some awards show (I think Linda had just passed).

Bonnie Raitt said at a previous induction ceremony that if you can make people believe what you're singing, they'll love you. She fits that bill quite well.

Posted by Moni3 on Tuesday, 05.8.07 @ 22:28pm

She not rock

No I say

Posted by Bad Grammer on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 15:40pm

She's quite depressing. No thanks.

Posted by Brittany on Saturday, 01.8.11 @ 12:18pm

Unfortunately, Brittany, depressing is the paradigm of rock and pop music (outside the realm of dance/R&B). Has been since Nirvana, really.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 01.8.11 @ 13:05pm

depressing is the paradigm of rock and pop music (outside the realm of dance/R&B). Has been since Nirvana, really.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 01.8.11 @ 13:05pm

I humbly disagree w/that. I can give you a list of songs over the past 20 yrs. or so that had some kind of notable success w/out being depressing:

Foo Fighters - Big Me
Blur - Song 2
Blues Traveler - Run Around
Collective Soul - Shine
New Radicals - You Get What You Give
The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Andrew W.K. - Party Hard
Matthew Sweet - Sick Of Myself (bad title for a not so sad song)
Urge Overkill - Sister Havana
Wanderlust- I Walked
Imperial Teen - You're One
Monster Magnet - Space Lord

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 01.8.11 @ 17:14pm

Yeah, but very few of those acts have had any real staying power.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 01.8.11 @ 17:46pm

Foo Fighters and Blur are the only ones there that werne't one hit wonders. Hell, the most commercially sucessful modern rock band, Coldplay, aren't exactly cheerful are they?

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 01.9.11 @ 06:25am

First off, I'd say that Collective Soul was hardly a one-hit wonder. They were all over the place in teh 1990's, releasing four albums that put a pile of songs on the airwaves. If rock radio is only playing one song by them any longer, that's rock radio's fault, not the band's. It's not as though "December", "The World I Know", "Heavy", etc. just vanished into thin air.

I think the same can also be said for Matthew Sweet, to a lesser extent ("Girlfriend", "Sick Of Myself", "Where You Get Love").

Secondly - Why does it even matter that some of these acts were one shots? The question wasn't "are they going to get into the Hall?", but rather that depression is the "alleged" order of the day for rock over the past 20 yrs. I could give you an extended list, but I think what I put down serves enough already.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 01.9.11 @ 09:31am

Well okay, it was a bit silly of me to brand them as one hit wonders, it's just I haven't heard of them on the radio.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 01.9.11 @ 10:15am

Sarah McLachlan 2017 Canadian Music Hall of Fame Induction

Posted by Roy on Monday, 04.3.17 @ 19:26pm

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