and there was a "5 most influential guitarists"
so I started thinking about how I'm more influenced by musicians who aren't necessarily guitarists

I did a search

so I guess list the most influential artists in a general view and then you're top 5 most influential, and i guess we can discuss??

I would say
Bjork- has influenced almost all great modern lead singers, including Cedric Bixler Zavala of TMV, Brandon Boyd of Incubus, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Max Bemis of Say Anything
NAS has influenced almost all modern rap, it's undeniable- I could also say Common

I can't think of any more but I'll post some

Mine are
Max Bemis- lyricist/vocalist of Say Anything
Brandon Boyd- vocalist/congo player of Incubus
Joseph Tobias- vocalist/pianist Kunek
Ian Mettzinger- vocalist/lyricist of Dear and The Headlights

there are more I could name, Mozart, Van Gogh, Heath Ledger
And we will weave in and out of sanity unnoticed
Swirling in blissfully restless visions of all our bleary progress
Glowing in radiant madness