Year Eligible: 2016
Debut Album: Leisure (1991)
Why They Should Be Inducted: No other band in history has been able to co-opt a Homer Simpson catchphrase like "woo-hoo!" and turn it into a song that appeals to both Britpop fans and hard-rock radio programmers. Although "Song 2" and "Girls and Boys" were Blur's only big hits in the U.S., the band has always kept a strong fan base in the U.K., where all of their albums have sold at least gold.
Possible Drama: Depends. Earlier this year, Damon Albarn – who is putting out his first solo album, Everyday Robots, this month – told Rolling Stonehe just didn't have time for Blur. Regarding a follow-up record to 2003's Think Tank, he said, "There is material, but I can't foresee us in the near future being in a position to finish it. We're just all doing other stuff." Two years maybe long enough for the band to sort out its differences.