Eligible since: 2006
Argument for induction: They may have looked like a bunch of Zoolanders, but this gang of Brits churned out an impressive 11 Top 20 hits during the Eighties. It was a decade they helped to define with their haute couture wardrobe and groundbreaking music videos, which became mainstays on a fledgling MTV. Few artists embraced the new medium so completely, and the mutually beneficial relationship launched both into cultural prominence. Flashy visuals aside, the self-penned songs like "Rio," "Hungry Like the Wolf," "Notorious" and the Bond theme "A View to a Kill" proved the band had real substance — and talent.