50 Greatest Glam Rock Artists

Criteria: Artists are ranked according to their popularity, critical and peer acclaim, influence with impact specifically on glam rock music and culture prioritized.

Glam rock is short-lived yet influential rock subgenre reaching its peak during 1971-1975, and going into sharp decline since that, primary a British phenomenon with some artists outside of UK following suit. Visually characterized by flamboyant clothing, make-up and androgynous style. Musically glam rock is divided in two schools. One, lead by T. Rex and followed by the likes of Sweet and Slade, was drawing influences from classic rock and roll, bubblegum pop and hard rock, resulting in catchy hooks and simple melodies. Others, lead by David Bowie and Roxy Music and followed by Sparks and Brian Eno, was strongly influenced by prog and art rock which resulted in more ambitious and dramatic style, both musically and lyrically. Some artists from same time period, which were apart either group musically, like New York Dolls, still got grouped in with glam rock, thanks to their visual aesthetics.

Subgenres which draw influence from glam rock include glam metal, visual key, punk rock, gothic rock and New Romantic, among others.
Greatest Glam Rock Artists
  1. David Bowie
  2. T. Rex
  3. Roxy Music
  4. Queen
  5. Alice Cooper
  6. New York Dolls
  7. Sweet
  8. Slade
  9. Elton John
10. KISS
11. Lou Reed
12. Mott the Hoople
13. Brian Eno
14. Sparks
15. Bay City Rollers
16. Suzi Quatro
17. Gary Glitter
18. Iggy Pop and the Stooges
19. Mud
20. Wizzard
21. The Glitter Band
22. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
23. Be-Bop Deluxe
24. David Essex
25. The Tubes
26. Roy Wood
27. Bryan Ferry
28. Alvin Stardust
29. Alex Harvey
30. Jobriath
31. Richard O'Brien
32. Kenny
33. Smokie
34. Showaddywaddy
35. Geordie
36. Skyhooks
37. The Rubettes
38. Doctors of Madness
39. Fox
40. Neil Merryweather
41. Mick Ronson
42. Silverhead
43. Ian Hunter
44. Jet
45. Hollywood Brats
46. Kim Fowley
47. Hello
48. Angel
49. Metro
50. Racey
David Bowie
T. Rex
Roxy Music
Queen
Greatest Glam Rock Albums
1. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
David Bowie
2. Hunky Dory
David Bowie
3. Electric Warrior
T-Rex
4. For Your Pleasure
Roxy Music
5. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John
6. Transformer
Lou Reed
7. New York Dolls
New York Dolls
8. Aladdin Sane
David Bowie
9. Sheer Heart Attack
Queen
10. Roxy Music
Roxy Music
11. Queen II
Queen
12. School's Out
Alice Cooper
13. Country Life
Roxy Music
14. Here Come the Warm Jets
Eno
15. Mott
Mott the Hoople
16. Kimono My House
Sparks
17. Too Much Too Soon
New York Dolls
18. The Slider
T. Rex
19. Million Dollar Babies
Alice Cooper
20. Rock 'n' Roll Animal
Lou Reed
21. KISS
KISS
22. All the Young Dudes
Mott the Hoople
23. Desolation Boulevard
Sweet
24. Slayed?
Slade
25. The Human Menagerie
Cockney Rebel
Greatest Glam Rock Songs
1. Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie
2. Changes
David Bowie
3. Bang a Gong (Get It On)
T. Rex
4. Walk on the Wild Side
Lou Reed
5. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John
6. All the Young Dudes
Mott the Hoople
7. Rock and Roll, Part 2
Gary Glitter
8. School's Out
Alice Cooper
9. Rebel Rebel
David Bowie
10. Bennie and the Jets
Elton John
11. Love Is the Drug
Roxy Music
12. Starman
David Bowie
13. Killer Queen
Queen
14. Personality Crisis
New York Dolls
15. Rock and Roll All Nite
KISS
16. Cum on Feel the Noize
Slade
17. Fox on the Run
Sweet
18. Crocodile Rock
Elton John
19. 20th Century Boy
T. Rex
20. Virginia Plain
Roxy Music
21. This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us
Sparks
22. Saturday Night
Bay City Rollers
23. Ballroom Blitz
Sweet
24. Search and Destroy
Stooges
25. Elected!
Alice Cooper
Greatest Glam Metal Artists
  1. Van Halen
  2. Def Leppard
  3. Mötley Crüe
  4. KISS
  5. Poison
  6. Ratt
  7. Alice Cooper
  8. Skid Row
  9. Cinderella
10. Quiet Riot

Van Halen
Greatest Neo-Glam Artists
  1. Suede
  2. Placebo
  3. Scissor Sisters
  4. The Auteurs/Luke Haines
  5. Spacehog
  6. Marion
  7. Of Montreal
  8. Manswear
  9. Nancy Boy
10. IAMX

Suede

List Begun: 2017-11-15
Newly added names are in Red