Sheryl Crow

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2018 (The 2019 Induction Ceremony)


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Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)

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All I Wanna Do (1993)
Everyday Is A Winding Road (1996)

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Will Sheryl Crow be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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Certainly not deserving, but she's a future inductee due to being one of the few female mainstream artists to cobble together a successful career for over a decade.

Posted by Casper on Wednesday, 01.17.07 @ 16:03pm


Couldn't have said it better Casper.

Posted by AZ Dave on Sunday, 03.4.07 @ 10:42am


Certainly deserving. Even though she was as influenced as influencing, I imagine that she is a lock (proved by her inducting Fleetwood Mack back in 1998).

Posted by Joe on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 17:50pm


"Certainly not deserving.."

Why certainly not?

Posted by shawn mc on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 00:53am


This ho says we should limit ourselves to one square of toilet paper per dump. I say we use her albums instead. It would at least put them to some good use.

Posted by Creepozoid on Monday, 06.25.07 @ 08:57am


If she's so talentless then have so many artist ask her to pruduce thier albums. How come so many people want to collaberate with her if she's no good. None of you guys don't know shit.
She is a kick ass rock chick and deserves to be in the HOF.

Posted by Anthony Long on Saturday, 06.30.07 @ 20:38pm


If her music holds up as well as it has up through now, then yes, I think she will be deserving of the honor.

Posted by Joe on Monday, 12.24.07 @ 08:55am


She is deserving, but only after others such as Heart, Pat Benatar, and probably others that I am omitting.

Posted by Joe on Saturday, 07.5.08 @ 20:09pm


I say she has a pretty good chance. While she hasn't been much in the way of influence yet, her stuff has a different feel to it, whether or not it's actually any new and/or creative sounds. She's not "beach music" or "surf music", and yet, her stuff feels like it was written at the beach and may even have been intended to be performed while sitting in the sand. Similar to the Greenwich Village coffeehouse type motif, but a different locale. There aren't too many artists that I can say give me that feel. Songs to be blared out of a battery-powered transistor radio while at the beach, yeah plenty of those, but songs there the artist can be there with a guitar and do those songs.... no, not too many others. I know, not much to go on, but I think that it may help her chances.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 07.28.08 @ 03:03am


I'm just not a big Sheryl Crow fan. To me, if her music was a Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavor, it would be vanilla. Her music just doesn't excite me...at all!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 08.7.08 @ 18:49pm


Yeah, Gitarzan, I hear you. I remember being over a friend's house drinking a couple beers and he put on Tuesday Night Music Club. Other than the biggie "All I Wanna Do" (is have some fun) I thought just about every other tune was a downer.
Way overrated. The tunes I think are her best are the upbeat ones on the 2nd CD like "Every Day Is A Winding Road" and "A Change Would Do You Good." In order for Sheryl to keep my attention, she needs to keep rockin.

Posted by classicrocker on Thursday, 08.7.08 @ 20:13pm


If you're looking for upbeat from her, check out her new song, "Love Is Free." A little bit of a satirical edge to it, but it's an upbeat and fun song.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 08.7.08 @ 20:30pm


The sad part is that she really does have a chance to get in. She's done a few good straight semi-hard rock songs (and I say semi quite loosely here) and a pile of straight forward folk/surf style stuff, as was previously mentioned here.

Amazingly enough, that is also a perfect description for much of Jack Johnson's work. I don't mind it, much as I don't necessarily mind Crow either. Now how many of you would say Johnson's Hall worthy? That ought to give you a good idea where Crow stands.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 08.8.08 @ 19:22pm


I like her vocals... but please someone tell her she is NOT a BASS player!!!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 10.29.08 @ 21:55pm


"I'm just not a big Sheryl Crow fan. To me, if her music was a Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavor, it would be vanilla. Her music just doesn't excite me...at all!!"

I disagree. If she were a flavor of ice cream, it would be someting along the lines of "Diarrhea Suprise"

Posted by Randy on Monday, 11.24.08 @ 00:58am


all of you need to seriously look at the music and not the style, influence, not whether you personally like it or not.

Posted by quota on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 10:53am


Sheryl is one of the very few famous people to come from outside my city (St. Louis) and I've seen her put on a great show and I've heard how she worked her way up and paid her dues. Even if it meant singing backup for Michael Jackson. I'd say because she does perform with other members of the RRHOF and because she has been featured in Rolling Stone many times I'd say she actually has a great chance for getting in.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Monday, 09.6.10 @ 07:26am


You guys are idiots and it's a good thing great artist like Sting will be making the decision rather than u weekend warrior wannabe rock stars embryos. Sheryl has gone platinum in more countries than Baskin Robbins you've performed in. There are so many undeserving artist in the hall but she is not one of them. Her humanity efforts have raised funds and awareness all over the world. This chic rocks and is a first ballot diva - easy.

Posted by ThomThom on Friday, 09.30.11 @ 09:43am


I only wish I could be as stupid as you Thom.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 09.30.11 @ 12:04pm


Sheryl Crow will definitely be inducted into the RRHOF in the 2020 years. I still remember reading a article where the writer thought Sheryl Crow would be a flash in the pan. Laugh out loud.

Tuesday Night Music Club produced some big hits. All I Want To Do... for one the biggest & she bursted onto the scene 1993 time frame. Crow filled a void in women's rock/pop/folk & has been making music at a steady pace since 93.

The Sheryl Crow & The Globe Sessions were excellent. I'm partial to If It Makes You Happy & My Favorite Mistake. Nice groove .

Can't find many faults with Sheryl Crow. She crafts good songs usually with a hook that grabs you. I don't think her Crow's voice is as powerful as Pat Benatar or Ann Wilson but it is very strong & very pleasant to listen to.

Sheryl Crow a RRHOF for sure. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 01.29.14 @ 19:33pm


really? Innovation? Nil. Influence? She did nothing that others haven't done better. Quality of work? Pretty middle of the road stuff. I see no rockhall credentials whatsoever with her.

Posted by Dezmond on Wednesday, 01.29.14 @ 21:04pm


I think Sheryl Crow will be inducted someday Dezmond. She has popularity from people of all music spectrums. I agree that her music isn't the most innovative but she has a great ability to cross over to rock folk surf country different styles.

Shes a good compromise RRHOF candidate. Some people don't like the real hard metal stuff or the synthetic pop stuff. She fits nicely in the middle.

Sheryl Crow has been pretty prolific over the last 21 year's or so. She gets her hits on the charts & most of her CD's The self titled one & The Globe Sessions were excellent. I didn't like the C'mon C'mon CD gave it away to someone I believe.

SC is also smart in that she's in the public eye. Her relationship with famous cyclist Lance Armstrong & the causes she believes in. Has nothing to do with induction but it's good to be seen & heard.

Her history shows she will produce 2 more CD's before her induction date 2018 I think. It will also help that she is a talented female singer-writer-musician.The Hall likes to find & induct deserving female artists. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 13:10pm


More research I do Sheryl Crow will be inducted RRHOF. Has sold over 50 million CD's worldwide including the Diamond selling TNMC CD. Also SC has won 9 Grammys out of 32 nominations & 16 Awards out of 51 nominations.

Forgot about the live Central Park CD.Collaborated with Stevie Nicks,Eric Clapton,& Keith Richards all respected musicians & Rock & Roll Hall of Famers.

Sheryl Crow has the critical acclaim & success. 50 million + CD sales,Top 40 hits,well-received albums,longevity in music,influence...

Has everything she needs to be inducted. By 2018,Sheryl Crow will be closer to 75 million CD's sold. In an age of downloading & such,it's an impressive feat. KING


Posted by KING on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 14:16pm


She has nothing she needs to deserve induction. That does not mean that she won't get in. She might. Bur she will be one of the least deserving inductees if she does get in.

Again, let's look at the official criteria. King, in all of your arguments you make above, none are directed towards stated induction criteria.

innovation is absolute zero. She did nothing new musically and said nothing new. Not even an interesting twist on something old. Her music is as safe, middle of the road as you can get. It is no accident her cds are for sale at Starbucks.

Influence? Depends on your definition. Has ahe inspired some suburban teenage girls to pick up a guitar? Maybe. Are there any significant artists out there who cite her as an influence? I would be shocked. You cannot point to any artists out there who have taken Crow's work and been influenced and then released their own work that benefits from her influence. How do I know? How can I say this definitively? Because Crow herself is completely derivative and unoriginal, so by definition any influence from Crow bypasses her and goes back whoever influenced Crow.

Musical Excellence? Obviously this criterion is the hardest to quantify. It is good, middle of the road rock/pop with occasional other mainstream influences, like folk or country. Hardly the "excellence" that this criterion is meant to capture. To me, Crow is the PERFECT example of the successful, popular, big selling artist (all respectable accomplishments) that even with all of that, has no business entering rhe hall of fame except as a tourist.

Posted by dezmond on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 14:57pm


One other point. This does not mean that I do not like Crow or her music. In fact, I do like some of her music. What I like is irrelevant. I an looking at the HOF criteria as objectively as possible. For example, I am a massive Men At Work fan. I worship Colin Hay as a musician and artist. One of my favorite bands and always will be. But I would never seriously argue that they deserve a spot in the Hall of Fame, though. (Although, moreso than Crow!) I just see no colorable, serious argument for Crow. However you personally feel about her music.

Posted by dezmond on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 15:16pm


Great discussion Dezmond. I love Men At Work & Collin Hay's work as (vwe) well. When Collin does the acoustic version of Overkill,I always get the chills. Just brilliant.

On Sheryl Crow,I say she gets in the Rock Hall of Fame. It reminds me of the NCAA basketball tourney. When a team isn't selected, they might say not enough wins,not enough road wins,poor record vs. Top 50, bad record last 10 games, poor non conf.schedule etc.I remember one year Arizona lost to AZ St. twice & AZ st. was not selected tourneyAZ was. The Chairman made some kind of answer that the watchers rolled their eyes.

It's the same in the Music RRHOF. They say there is this Criteria but an artist (be can ) can be admitted or overlooked for various reasons.Case in Point:Your Cars argument.You demonstrated The Cars had influence,innovation,& commercial success.Then why aren't the Cars elected then? It shows some other factors must be at work to keep them out. Off the top of my head,Burning Down The House was the only big hit of Talking Heads career.They are in RRHOF. The Cars outshines Tom Petty in platinum albums & TP in RRHOF .Cars had more innovation than Tom Petty as well.

Sheryl Crow will get elected. 2025 maybe. Has too many things the RRHOF Committee likes. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 16:35pm


King, I agree that Crow might actually get in. And you are right in that the powers that be often overlook their own criteria.

On some of your points. I agree with your points, but not the examples. Talking Heads is not a good example as they are MORE worthy than The Cars or almost everyone else you listed over in The Cars section when you asked your question. I'm not a huge Talking Heads fan (like Cars much more,) but TH are more important. In fact, may be the most significant New Wave band of all, even though New Wave is not totally accurate for them.

I also prefer Cars over Petty, but I would also say, head to head, Petty is more significant as well.

But I get your point regardless. Each of us here have a list, of varying length, of head scratching snubs, yet Percy Sledge is in the hall.

With The Cars, I think it is a bias against the 80s in general that, I hope, is starting to fade. I mean, no Cure, Smiths, Sonic Youth, Depeche Mode, Devo, Duran Duran, Joy Division/New Order, Cars, Replacements, Def Leppard...this is just stupid. With a changing of the guard (from Committee members who did not come of age in the 60s) perhaps we can fix these issues. And prog rock. And metal. And other woefully underrepresented genres. Why isn't Roxy Music in? I could go on. With all of this, we don't have space to waste with Sheryl Crow.

Posted by dezmond on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 18:22pm


Sheryl Crow is one of the best song writer.Why people don't realize it?Her melody sence and lyrics are seriously miracle and different from other artist.
She can tell us stories by her songs like movies or book.
Leaving Las Vegas,Can't Cry Anymore,Run Baby Run,Everyday Is A Winding Road,If It Makes You Happy,Hard To Make A Stand,Love Is A Good Thing,Sweet Rosalyn,Oh Marie,Ordinaly Morning,Maybe Angels,Ordinaly Morning,Home,A Change Would You Good,Members Only,Gasoline.....She's always great melodies and lyrics!!!

Prince and Johnny Cash covered her songs.
Bob Dylan admit her real talent and gave a song called Mississipi.And she added rich and catchy melody on it which Bob Dylan never have.

She's already deserve it!!!

Posted by Todd on Sunday, 11.23.14 @ 08:53am


Sheryl Crow is one of the best song writer.Why people don't realize it?Her melody sence and lyrics are seriously miracle and different from other artist.
She can tell us stories by her songs like movies or book.
Leaving Las Vegas,Can't Cry Anymore,Run Baby Run,Everyday Is A Winding Road,If It Makes You Happy,Hard To Make A Stand,Love Is A Good Thing,Sweet Rosalyn,Oh Marie,Ordinaly Morning,Maybe Angels,Ordinaly Morning,Home,A Change Would You Good,Members Only,Gasoline.....She's always great melodies and lyrics!!!

Prince and Johnny Cash covered her songs.
Bob Dylan admit her real talent and gave a song called Mississipi.And she added rich and catchy melody on it which Bob Dylan never have.

She's already deserve it!!!

Posted by Todd on Sunday, 11.23.14 @ 08:53am


I don't think Sheryl Crow is 1st ballot but she will be inducted someday. She's in her 50's now but still making good music. Has so many things going for her nomination and induction. Sheryl Crow crafts good songs whether It's Leaving Las Vegas or If It Makes You Happy or My Favorite Mistake in her earlier days and now. I know Influence and Innovation are criteria but you could make the argument she influenced later female singer/songwriters types and she has different styles of music. Some folk pop, surf music, a little country. Not greatest innovation but like Bryan Adams...I think both will be inducted someday for their musical excellence and totality of their work. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 05.20.15 @ 18:15pm


KING, she's going to be at the Pilgrimage Music Fest outside Nashville in Sep. Have a tic to that one & plan on seeing her.

Right now, I am thinking close, but no cigar on her. Hopefully, she can change that opinion.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 05.21.15 @ 07:59am


It will be a good day for music when Sheryl Crow is elected to the RRHOF. She paid her dues as a backup singer and her big album TNMC arrived when she was 30 or so. Some posters have made some convincing arguments about her innovation and influence lacking but Sheryl Crow is too big a star and commercially successful to be ignored. Seems like every year she's collaborating with another RRHOF artist and putting out great albums. Longevity will help her since she's one of those musician's musicians who will keep making music into her 60's. She's well respected and has the right music connections to be inducted. My FAV Sheryl Crow songs If It Makes You Happy, Every Day Is A Winding Road, My Favorite Mistake, The Difficult Kind, Steve McQueen. KING

Posted by KING on Tuesday, 06.2.15 @ 20:04pm


She Rocks! That's It! Put her in the Hall.

Posted by Denis on Saturday, 11.21.15 @ 01:35am


She the best! Enough said!

Posted by Karl boyder on Saturday, 04.9.16 @ 12:00pm


She the best! Enough said!

Posted by Karl boyder on Saturday, 04.9.16 @ 12:00pm


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