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 Post subject: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
PostPosted: Sep Fri 17, 2021 4:15 pm 
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After hearing some of these songs I sure am glad I use a transmitter.
Many great artists but I wouldn't pick the ones chosen here.
Aretha Franklin, 'Respect' 1967 is the greatest?


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I saw that too. Remember that survey is probably made up of all ages, so what a 20 something person thinks is the best could be vastly different from an older person. Even a 40 year old's opinion will be different from people 60,70 or older. Younger people don't even know who Smokey Robinson is.


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And an ad for every song.

I only glanced at the top. I suspect everything older than 1980, I have, or at least know.I

I wonder how much it's changed since 2004?

I don't have the patience to look through this, let alone compare it with the older list.

People look to these lists as affirmation, they want their favorite songs listed. But I suspect they rarely influence people. So nobody will buy these songs because of the list.

Music is for the young, it's aimed at them and that's when it's most important. You get set in your ways after that. I didn't buy records until 1978, and almost all that I bought were older albums. And then it tapered off after a few years. Getting a CD player in 1997 made me buy more, but again older albums, though more variety.

With used CDs at a dollar, I have bought albums with songs I heard on the radio in the seventies. Before, I never wanted to spend.money on music so available by radio. Now it's cheap, and faded with time.

So much was kept in print for fifty years, but I suspect it's starting to fade.


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 Post subject: Re: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
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'Hold Your Hand' at number 5, best Beatle song? With no guitar solo? :roll: :roll:

'News' played short outtakes from top 20. Yeesh. Not much of what I'd call music.
Lot of screamin and bangin.

"Pop music" became a self-contradictory term longabout 1977.

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 Post subject: Re: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
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A few good songs, a lot of mediocre overplayed songs, and quite a few that I wouldn't listen to if someone was forcing me at gunpoint.


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 Post subject: Re: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
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I take these lists with a grain of salt....they are so subjective to the person making them. It is like arguing about who the better guitarist is when the chances are nearly 100% that they have different styles and appeal to different people.


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Agreed, "Respect", while truly a great song, is a strange choice for the best song of all time.
I skimmed through all five hundred, lots of rap and hip-hop that I've never heard of, Beatles and Stones downgraded quite a bit, next to nothing from the Great American Songbook/movies/Broadway. One big surprise was "Pink Moon" by Nick Drake being included in the list. I wish he had survived to know that.

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 Post subject: Re: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
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Mike Toon wrote:
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/best-songs-of-all-time-1224767/

After hearing some of these songs I sure am glad I use a transmitter.

Agreed, Question by Moody Blues just cycled through.

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35Z5 wrote:
Mike Toon wrote:
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/best-songs-of-all-time-1224767/

After hearing some of these songs I sure am glad I use a transmitter.

Agreed, Question by Moody Blues just cycled through.


Can't go wrong with the Moody Blues!! :)

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One contribution from "The Band" and no "Steely Dan" in the top 100. 10cc isn't there either. What kind of a list is that?


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 Post subject: Re: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
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I saw a song by Oasis at #100 and did what Oasis has always inspired me to do - switched stations.

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You actually can`t go wrong with the rolling stones group from about 1963 for starters, the original drummer, Charlie Watts just died abt. 2 weeks ago at age 80, he never missed a beat, and his photo was shown on every album cover from the start..
Thanks Charlie Watts for the best years anyone could have, the concerts will be seen forever.

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Rest in peace, Rollin Stones drummer, Charlie Watts.

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 Post subject: Re: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
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The only Rolling Stone's song that I really liked was 'Get Off Of My Cloud'.


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The only Rolling Stone's song that I really liked was 'Get Off Of My Cloud'.
Some of their early material was downright magical.

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 Post subject: Re: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
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arbilab wrote:
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The only Rolling Stone's song that I really liked was 'Get Off Of My Cloud'.
Some of their early material was downright magical.


I'll never forget the time I had just recapped a radio, and the first song I heard was " Heart Of Stone" just in time to hear that great Brian Jones guitar solo! It sounded great even on the small speaker...


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 Post subject: Re: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
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I could only see the top 50, but this was obviously compiled by a younger generation. I mean, the highest '50's song is listed at number 33 by Chuck Berry.

If it were truly objective, and based on record sales as a percentage of the population at the time of release, I believe it would display quite differently.

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 Post subject: Re: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
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"... To create the new version of the RS 500 we convened a poll of more than 250 artists, musicians, and producers — from Angelique Kidjo to Zedd, Sam Smith to Megan Thee Stallion, M. Ward to Bill Ward — as well as figures from the music industry and leading critics and journalists. They each sent in a ranked list of their top 50 songs, and we tabulated the results."

I take it there's nothing by Bing Crosby or Dean Martin? Not even Bobby Darin? :D

Sounds like "of All Time" is a bit of a stretch. Recent years is more like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
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The simmering ballad 'Angie' arrives midway through 1973's 'Goats Head Soup,' perhaps the Rolling Stones' most critically polarizing effort.
After a nearly unprecedented run of full-length glory (stretching from 1968's 'Beggars Banquet' to their 1972 masterpiece, 'Exile on Main St.'), The Stones put out one of their moodiest and most difficult albums. But even the band's toughest critics got on-board with 'Angie,' a deeply moving track built on melancholy acoustics, the haunting piano lines of Nicky Hopkins, and -- most importantly -- Mick Jagger's anguished, passionate vocal performance.


Surprisingly, the track was mostly written by Keith Richards as a metaphor for heroin, which he was attempting to quit.
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 Post subject: Re: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
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Surprisingly, the track was mostly written by Keith Richards as a metaphor for heroin, which he was attempting to quit.


I don't think that is the case. There are many conflicting stories about "who" it was about, but I have never see it stated to be a metaphor for heroin. It appears to have just been just a random name that they liked.


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