Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced; who should make it in?

Joan Jett's 'Bad Reputation'
Joan Jett's 'Bad Reputation' album cover. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are nominated to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
Album cover

When the nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2013 were announced in October, the debate began. Who from the list should be inducted? Who was left off the list? Are pioneering hip-hop group Public Enemy and disco queen Donna Summer really considered Rock and Roll?

And for the first time in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's history, fans will have a say. Until Dec. 3, you can vote for which five acts you think should be inducted in the April ceremony.

Ann Powers, NPR music critic and correspondent, joined The Daily Circuit Tuesday to talk about the list. Mark Wheat, host on MPR's The Current, also joined the discussion.

This year's nominees

1. Paul Butterfield Blues Band

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Years active: 1965-1972

Signature track: "Driftin' Blues"

2. Chic

Years active: 1977-present

Signature track: "Good Times"

3. Deep Purple

Years active: 1968-present

Signature track: "Smoke on the Water"

4. Heart

Years active: 1975-present

Signature track: "Crazy on You"

5. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Years active: 1979-present

Signature track: "I Love Rock N' Roll"

6. Albert King

Years active: 1954-1992

Signature track: "Born Under a Bad Sign"

7. Kraftwerk

Years active: 1970-present

Signature track: "Radioactivity"

8. The Marvelettes

Years active: 1961-1970

Signature track: "Please Mr. Postman"

9. The Meters

Years active: 1969-present

Signature track: "Look-Ka Py Py"

10. Randy Newman

Years active: 1968-present

Signature track: "Short People"

11. N.W.A.

Years active: 1987-1991

Signature track: "F--- Tha Police"

12. Procol Harum

Years active: 1967-present

Signature track: "A Whiter Shade of Pale"

13. Public Enemy

Years active: 1987-present

Signature track: "Fight the Power"

13. Rush

Years active: 1973-present

Signature track: "Tom Sawyer"

14. Donna Summer

Years active: 1968-2012

Signature track: "Last Dance"

Discuss on the blog: Who should be inducted this year?