The year’s most eclectic list of VIPs is out once more, and the honorable rankings have been bestowed to everyone from politicians to musicians. TIME’s Most Influential 2011 includes all the normal faces like Oprah, Zuckerberg, and Obama, and some surprising selections too. Find out who’s made the top 100 below!

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Perhaps the oddest inclusion in this year’s rankings is Korean singer Rain, who completely dominated the TIME.com poll with a whopping 400,000 votes. Other oddities include Tennis star Kim Clijsters, TV star Blake Lively, and Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi.

“The Time 100 are artists and activists, reformers and researchers, heads of state and captains of industry,” says Time’s Assistant Managing Editor Radhika Jones. “Their ideas spark dialogue and dissent and sometimes even revolution.”

Still, I can’t help but wonder what Lively or Clijsters are doing on the same level as Google executive Wael Ghonim, and don’t get me wrong, I’m sure they’d agree. Ghonim, who also got a place on the list, was the Egyptian socialite who founded the Facebook group that basically made the Egyptian revolution possible.

Then again, there are certainly celebs who really have had an influential 2010-2011. One such deserving young man is Glee’s Chris Colfer. Playing Kurt on the FOX musical show, Colfer really has opened some eyes with his unabashed honesty about the treatment of gay students in schools.

Another man who will be happy to have made the list is GOP leader and House Speaker John Boehner. The Republican has done a solid job in uniting the conservatives, who have been recently split by the Tea Party faction, and getting some things done in Congress at a time when most predicted an endless stalemate between parties.

But I do have one major complaint. One essential group left off of TIME’s most influential 100 list for 2011 is the Fukushima 50. Yes, the nuclear disaster in Japan is now ranked on par with Chernobyl, but these workers sacrificed their own safety, and possibly their lives to stop a full out nuclear meltdown that would have changed the world. I can’t think of a better definition for “influential.” Oh well, maybe next year! What do you think of TIME’s top 100 for 2011? Check out the full list here and let me know your thoughts in the comment section!

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