Sinead O'Connor

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2012 (The 2013 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
I Do Not What What I Haven't Got (1990)

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Nothing Compares 2 U (1990)

Sinead O'Connor @ Wikipedia

Sinead O'Connor Videos

Will Sinead O'Connor be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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Sinéad has a great voice, a unique sound, and has made some great music - even beyond the Prince song. But it's not all about the music. Sinéad O'Connor has a habit of biting the hand that feeds her, having routinely denounced the Grammys, the music industry, America, the Pope, etc., etc. If she gets inducted, she's almost certainly going to tell the Hall to shove it, so I think they'll lavish their induction on someone who will show them the gratitude they feel the honor deserves.

Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 03.6.07 @ 23:47pm


A RNRHOF inductee doesn't have to be nice all the time. Sinead may be controversial, but she puts a stamp on what she believes, and she's the only woman who can get away with being bald.

Posted by Seth on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 15:43pm


Also, about lavishing the induction on those who want it? May I remind you that just last year the Sex Pistols were inducted and they refused to attend saying that they didn't want to be inducted and that the hall was a s*** stain( that was in their actual letter to the hall of fame.)So if they inducted them, they most surely will induct Sinead O'Connor.

Posted by Evan on Monday, 04.9.07 @ 15:30pm


Two things. One: The Pistols actually called the Hall a "piss stain." Two: Their one album changed music. I haven't really listened to Sinead aside from the absolutely magnificent Prince cover (the people who previously owned my guinea pig named her after Sinead), but I haven't heard anyone say she changed music. Still, I've got some Irish blood in me so I'll keep an open mind and do some research. However, she ruined her career in the US with the aforementioned antics, and she only stayed in the mainstream for her first album. Unless she makes some spectacular commercial comeback in the next two years, then there's about a 1-5% chance of her being inducted.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 07.21.10 @ 16:41pm


"she only stayed in the mainstream for her first album."

I believe you're referring to her second album, I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got. The Lion and the Cobra, her first album, was also successful with the minor hits Mandinka and Jump in the River.

But, she really deserves to get in. Sinead was hugely influential to many 90's female artists, especially Alanis and the Cranberries.

Posted by crack on Sunday, 01.9.11 @ 22:53pm


"Who's the chick and what's with the bald head??" - SInatra

Hey if you're too wierd and wild and rock n' roll for snoozy balladeer Frank Sinatra, they need to put you in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Besides, she ripped up a picture of the Pope on national television. That's one of the greatest 'rock and roll moments' ever!!!

Posted by Joey on Friday, 12.30.11 @ 05:53am


"she ripped up a picture of the Pope on national television. That's one of the greatest 'rock and roll moments' ever!!!" - Joey

Or an inept and unconvincing publicity stunt aimed to stir controversy among conformists.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 12.30.11 @ 07:35am


"an inept and unconvincing publicity stunt aimed to stir controversy among conformists"

That's an excellent definition of Rock & Roll and should appear in every dictionary.

Posted by Evangelist on Friday, 12.30.11 @ 12:03pm


Ah yes, Chuck Berry was trying to be very non conformist when he, erm, played his guitar and did nothing else.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 12.30.11 @ 12:34pm


Still a badass to this day. Only behind Siouxsie Sioux and PJ Harvey in terms of female snubs.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 08.23.13 @ 22:01pm


Still a badass to this day. Only behind Siouxsie Sioux and PJ Harvey in terms of female snubs.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 08.23.13 @ 22:01pm


If you guys need a great laugh right now go to Sinead's Facebook page and read her latest post bashing the Kardashians and Rolling Stone.

Wow, I didn't realize she was 'previously considered'. Sure, she's a great singer/songwriter (or was) from Ireland. I did like a few of her songs, despite her wacko-ness. Do I think she'll get in? Who knows. I think the public still hasn't forgotten the SNL performance from '92....

Posted by Jason Voigt on Tuesday, 07.14.15 @ 18:59pm


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