Artist Name: Iggy Pop

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Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop (born James Newell Osterberg, Jr.; April 21, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Though widely known as an innovator and "godfather" of punk rock, Pop's music has encompassed a number of styles over the years, including pop, hard rock, jazz and blues. Pop became known as 'Iggy' in high school, during which time he served as drummer for local blues band The Iguanas. He is vocalist of influential proto-punk band The Stooges (Pop and the other surviving members of the group reunited in 2003), having become known, since the late 1960s, for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics.

Though his popularity has fluctuated through the years, many of Pop's songs have become well-known, including "Lust for Life", "The Passenger", "Real Wild Child", "Candy" (a duet with Kate Pierson of The B-52's), "China Girl", "Nightclubbing", "Search and Destroy" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog".

In 2010, The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Pop was the lead singer of The Stooges, a late 1960s/early 1970s band that featured brothers Ron and Scott Asheton and Dave Alexander and was highly influential in the development of hard rock. The debut album was produced by the Velvet Underground's John Cale. The band's "I Wanna Be Your Dog" is a garage punk standard.

Raw Power was first released in1973, perhaps the first record that could truly be called punk. It was the confluence of The Stooges ages, hormones, creativity, ability, experience, tastes, lack of supervision, contempt for authority and ambition that has made Raw Power one of the most influential albums of all time.

The Stooges were infamous for performances in which Pop leapt off the stage (hence, the "stage dive"), smeared raw meat or peanut butter over his chest and cut himself with broken bottles. A glimpse of the vibrating intensity of Iggy live can be seen in the Ramones movie "End of the Century." Guitarist James Williamson became a key collaborator, a partnership documented on the 1978 album Kill City.

In 25 years as a solo artist, Pop's best-known songs have included the thumping Lust for Life, to be heard on the soundtrack of the find-a-vein, shoot-it-up movie Trainspotting, I'm Bored and The Passenger (the latter based on a poem written by Jim Morrison). David Bowie played a key role in reinvigorating Pop's post-Stooges career and was a collaborator on the albums Lust for Life and The Idiot. Iggy may be under-rated as a songwriter. Bowie and Tina Turner covered his "Tonight". Bowie also put out his own version of "China Girl," while Grace Jones covered the icey "Nightclubbing".

Top Track of Atist: Iggy Pop

The Passenger - Iggy Pop

The Passenger

771,981
4,622,376
Lust For Life - Iggy Pop

Lust For Life

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Nightclubbing - Iggy Pop

Nightclubbing

252,317
947,412
China Girl - Iggy Pop

China Girl

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Candy - Iggy Pop

Candy

153,918
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Sister Midnight - Iggy Pop

Sister Midnight

135,015
445,454
Some Weird Sin - Iggy Pop

Some Weird Sin

134,012
489,149
Funtime - Iggy Pop

Funtime

132,348
460,420
Sixteen - Iggy Pop

Sixteen

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Tonight - Iggy Pop

Tonight

125,232
450,355
Success - Iggy Pop

Success

122,993
396,741
Neighborhood Threat - Iggy Pop

Neighborhood Threat

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Turn Blue - Iggy Pop

Turn Blue

86,319
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I Wanna Be Your Dog - Iggy Pop

I Wanna Be Your Dog

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Real Wild Child - Iggy Pop

Real Wild Child

81,715
283,098
Baby - Iggy Pop

Baby

81,330
278,602
Dum Dum Boys - Iggy Pop

Dum Dum Boys

79,169
277,088
Tiny Girls - Iggy Pop

Tiny Girls

72,580
242,398
Gardenia - Iggy Pop

Gardenia

68,363
264,055
I'm Bored - Iggy Pop

I'm Bored

64,775
205,342
Mass Production - Iggy Pop

Mass Production

63,818
204,830
Cry For Love - Iggy Pop

Cry For Love

56,442
213,402
Home - Iggy Pop

Home

51,371
143,060
Gimme Danger - Iggy Pop

Gimme Danger

44,377
155,670
Wild America - Iggy Pop

Wild America

43,688
123,251
Cold Metal - Iggy Pop

Cold Metal

40,870
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Louie Louie - Iggy Pop

Louie Louie

40,690
143,164
Sunday - Iggy Pop

Sunday

39,618
154,304
No Fun - Iggy Pop

No Fun

37,515
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AMERICAN VALHALLA - Iggy Pop

AMERICAN VALHALLA

36,679
131,835
Little Know It All - Iggy Pop

Little Know It All

33,866
176,762
I'm Sick of You - Iggy Pop

I'm Sick of You

32,265
108,051
Five Foot One - Iggy Pop

Five Foot One

32,083
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New Values - Iggy Pop

New Values

31,540
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Girls - Iggy Pop

Girls

30,491
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Kill City - Iggy Pop

Kill City

30,374
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IN THE LOBBY - Iggy Pop

IN THE LOBBY

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Tell Me A Story - Iggy Pop

Tell Me A Story

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PARAGUAY - Iggy Pop

PARAGUAY

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CHOCOLATE DROPS - Iggy Pop

CHOCOLATE DROPS

27,956
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Vulture - Iggy Pop

Vulture

26,926
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GERMAN DAYS - Iggy Pop

GERMAN DAYS

26,678
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Bang Bang - Iggy Pop

Bang Bang

25,667
77,449
The Endless Sea - Iggy Pop

The Endless Sea

25,294
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Pumpin' for Jill - Iggy Pop

Pumpin' for Jill

24,088
74,533
King Of The Dogs - Iggy Pop

King Of The Dogs

23,825
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