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Top 10 Musician Physical Trademarks

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Script written by Q.V. Hough. The marks of our favorite musical magicians. In this video, WatchMojo.com counts down our picks for the top 10 musician physical trademarks. Our list highlights the most unique aspects of musicians that can be identified by the human eye. John Lennon’s spirit will not be included nor will Robert Johnson’s deal with the devil. We’re talking schnozzes, giant boobs and even one rather profound booty. Be sure to also check out our list of the Top 10 Most Shocking Music Myths. Special thanks to our user Grace Glubb for submitting the idea on our Suggest Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Q.V. Hough

Top 10 Musician Physical Trademarks


The marks of our favorite musical magicians. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Musician Physical Trademarks.

Our list highlights the most unique aspects of musicians that can be identified by the human eye. John Lennon’s spirit will not be included nor will Robert Johnson’s deal with the devil. We’re talking schnozzes, giant boobs and even one rather profound booty.

#10: David Bowie’s Different Colored Eyes

Contrary to popular belief, the eyes of Ziggy Stardust himself are actually the same color. When David Bowie was a teenager, his friend George Underwood socked him in the eye over a girl, which caused his unequal pupil size known as anisocoria. Both men would later collaborate on Bowie’s most popular albums, and the ocular catastrophe proved to be a rock star blessing. Don’t get any ideas, teenage Mojoholics – talent comes first.

#9: Jennifer Lopez’s Booty

The entertainment world has seen its share of popular backsides over the decades, but the almighty booty of Ms. Jennifer Lopez is a true American treasure. J.Lo burst onto the movie scene in the mid-90s, and caused a collective raised eyebrow once she started shaking that thang as an award-winning pop star. What are the actual dimensions of boo-tay? Nobody knows. It’s an evolving American portrait and we all simply watch in awe.

#8: Madonna’s Tooth Gap and Mole

While some physical trademarks may cause teasing at a young age, they often become a defining part of an individual’s beauty. Madonna innovated the role of pop star during the 80s, and her elegant imperfections elevated her iconic persona. The mole provided a high fashion look, and the slight gap between her teeth reminded everyone that sex symbols come in a variety of forms. She was born with talent and capitalized to the fullest, while even male performers like Elton John and Flea embraced their gap-toothed gifts.

#7: ZZ Top’s Long Beards

About ten years after the formation of their blues-rock band in 1969, Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill returned from extended vacations with matching, thick bushy beards. Rather than taking on the look of their clean-shaven drummer, ironically named Frank Beard, the duo let their facial hair grow into Gandalf-like beards of pure southern rock magic. The chest length facial hair has become its own entity, as the beards have become just as famous as the men behind them. There are beards, and then there are ZZ Top beards. Respect.

#6: Thom Yorke’s Dropping Eyelid

The lead singer of Radiohead has become well known for the depth of his lyrics, but his depth perception often suffers through no fault of his own. Thom Yorke was born with a paralyzed left eye and was forced to wear an eye patch for most of his childhood. Although it’s not the worst thing in the world, a botched surgery made things more problematic for Mr. Yorke, as it gave him the dropping eyelid he is known for now. It all worked out in the end however, as he is now fronting one of the most acclaimed rock bands of all time.

#5: Dolly Parton’s Huge Breasts

She has a big voice and an even bigger…personality. Her gigantic smile continues to endear after all these years, and although she may often disappear from the spotlight, her breasts remain as huge as ever. Dolly Parton hasn’t been shy about her most famous assets over the years, and numerous musical artists have referenced them in appreciation. Even Drake and Nicki Minaj got in on the action. God bless you, Dolly, and God bless America.

#4: Tina Turner’s Legs

This soul superstar once had a pair of stems that could make Beyoncé drool. Tina Turner once tore up the stage with sweaty performances, and the physical beauty of her legs often hypnotized people in the first few rows. Despite her small stature, Turner’s legs have always been large and in charge, thus allowing for a unique command of the stage along with both men and women’s eyes. She was one hard working diva, but her extraordinary legs made the job easier.

#3: Michael Jackson’s Nose

Once upon a time lived a pop superstar who retreated into a life of fantasy and plastic surgery. We’ll never know the true motivations behind Michael Jackson’s numerous plastic surgeries, but his bizarre nose ultimately made him a cartoonish figure and overshadowed his enormous talent. After going under the knife one too many times, the King of Pop’s snout became a massive hole that left fans curious about the pressure of fame.

#2: Mick Jagger’s Lips

When an ancient swamp creature is named after your lips, they must be pretty special. Yes, researchers called a new aquatic discovery the “Jagger’s Water Nymph,” which is in reference to the Rolling Stones singer’s massive smoochers. While most men his age have settled for a life of retirement, Jagger continues to storm across worldwide stages with his enormous lips puckering for the fans. There’s no magical formula behind such a pair of lips, it’s just plain science and Jagger’s made the most of his physical gift.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

Shane McGowan’s Teeth

Seal’s Facial Scars and Teeth

Lemmy Kilmister’s Wart

Freddy Mercury’s Teeth

#1: Gene Simmons’ Tongue

It’s the subject of endless rock music urban legends and a physical trademark worth millions. Gene Simmons has sold more than 100 million albums as a member of KISS, and his reptilian tongue has long been a defining feature of live performances. Some people actually maintain that Simmons had his tongue exchanged with that of a cow’s, while more reasonable lunatics believe he simply sliced his tendons for more elasticity. Does it really matter? Perhaps the KISS groupies can provide some answers.

So, do you agree with our selections? What is your favorite musician physical trademark? For more mind-blowing Top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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