Re: Who's Your Top Five Greatest Artists of All Time? (Music)
If you limit it to the 20th/21st Century, then it really isn't a list of "All Time." Mozart and Beethoven were the rock stars of their time. Likewise, the music of composers such as Edvard Grieg ("in the Hall of the Mountain King"), Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, and Johann Strauss (Blue Danube Waltz) contain some of the best pop hooks in music. Their music is still heard everywhere and influences modern artists every day. You might even find yourself humming or whistling the tune of their music even if you don't know who wrote it.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.