Time.com readers have voted and chosen Iranian opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi as their #1 most influential person of 2010, and close behind at #5 is Lady Gaga.
If you like dance and pop, the music is great -- well-produced and delightfully contagious. But the spectacle that is Lady Gaga is not really about the music, even though she did win two Grammys this year. It's not even about the outfits, including the crazy glam-rock bodices and odd headgear. Rather, Stefani Joanne Germanotta has become famous by being obsessed with fame (her two albums are called The Fame and The Fame Monster). It's performance art, and at least for now, everyone is loving the performance.
Such distinction placed Gaga ahead (at least in the voters' minds) of Barack Obama (#21), Bill and Melinda Gates (#70), and Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan (#43). Although, to be fair here, these discerning voters also placed the Korean pop star Rain at #4, and Ashton Kutcher and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi in the top 100.
Read the full list here; other musicians who made it include Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and T-Bone Burnett.