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Old 11-20-04, 07:06 PM
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Originally posted by mike1978
I can't trust any list that has two U2 songs on the Top 100, unless it's a list of the worst things ever.
Are you serious? U2 should have 10 more in the list. An One is better than half the songs that come before it.

I have heard that anti-u2 people exist, but to suggest u2 shouldn't have several songs in the top 100 is just crazy, when you are a fan or not. They are fantastic song writers.
Old 11-20-04, 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by shaggy
Are you serious? U2 should have 10 more in the list. An One is better than half the songs that come before it.

I have heard that anti-u2 people exist, but to suggest u2 shouldn't have several songs in the top 100 is just crazy, when you are a fan or not. They are fantastic song writers.

Mostly political BS......


i hate em.....

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I don't mind U2 having a song in the top 100 - especially "One".

I like seeing "Sympathy for the Devil" in there though.
Old 11-21-04, 02:58 AM
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http://www.rollingstone.com/news/sto...96661/500songs

There are 111 songs on this list I do not know by name.

JP
Old 11-21-04, 12:21 PM
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If The Doors had titled their song Light My Rolling Stone, it would have been #3.
Old 11-21-04, 09:11 PM
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I'm definately not the biggest Bowie fan out there, but....no Space Oddity?
WTF?
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I'm not even going to comment on that list. I knew that Rolling Stone was pure bullshit, but seriously, goddamn...
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Originally posted by Burnt Alive
I'm definately not the biggest Bowie fan out there, but....no Space Oddity?
WTF?
i always thought that was more of a fan favorite, rather than one of his best, or more well-known songs...
Old 11-22-04, 03:08 AM
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ROLLING STONE mag died about the same time good r&b music and rock music did back in the early 1990's.
Old 11-22-04, 08:51 AM
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If they retitle that list "100 tired songs that suck ass" I'll agree with every item in it.
Old 11-22-04, 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by Trigger
If they retitle that list "100 tired songs that suck ass" I'll agree with every item in it.
haha. worst songs ever.
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It's a silly list and voting causes inferior but more famous songs to rise to the top: Satisfaction over Gimme Shelter or You Can't Always Get What You Want? I don't think so.

But at least Fuck Tha Police is on there!

I can't be sure (I just scanned) but anyone care to guess what is (or might be) the only song to appear on the list twice?
Old 11-22-04, 05:37 PM
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I'll bet that most of the people who voted have never even heard more than 500 songs in their lifetimes... hence, the list that never changes.
Old 11-22-04, 10:03 PM
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Uuh...

...[C]ompiled from votes by 172 critics and musicians that included Brian Wilson, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and others.
This has everything to do with the list being the result of a poll and absolutely nothing to do with the list being a result of Rolling Stone. Get over it, people.
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maybe i should throw in an "i'd hit it" to balance this thread out.
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Originally posted by tommy28
I guess I'm more main stream but,"Stairway To Heaven"#31(should be top 10)- "Born To Run"#21,drop it below 100
Heh, when I was growing up in the mid 80's in NYC, WNEW used to to do their top songs. Stairway was always #1 and Born to Run was usually 2 or 3.
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Feh. All of these are "hits".

I put it to you that Hendrix's "Spanish Castle Magic" is the best song he ever recorded. Certainly better than "Purple Haze". You won't see it on there.

The Beatles' "I Am The Walrus", "Here There & Everywhere", heck even "Blackbird", are better than "Hey Jude". And I love "Hey Jude".

Why do critics moisten their shorts over both "Imagine" and "Satisfaction"? Neither represents either artist/band at his/their best. For Lennon give me "God" or "Instant Karma", and as far as the Stones the entire Side 1 of "Let It Bleed" works fine.

Feh.
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Originally posted by Gil Jawetz
I can't be sure (I just scanned) but anyone care to guess what is (or might be) the only song to appear on the list twice?
Come on, can no one guess the answer to this?
Old 11-23-04, 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by Gil Jawetz
Come on, can no one guess the answer to this?
I haven't looked but is it either "Proud Mary" or "I Heard it Through the Grapevine?"
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I can neither confirm nor deny that those are on there twice although i didn't notice them (they're not the one I noticed). I do have the issue here (thanks Hot Deals Forum) so I can check again later.

ETA: I seriously doubt a second version of Grapevine would make the list. Marvin's is definitive. And I think only the CCR Proud Mary is there.
Old 11-23-04, 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by Gil Jawetz
I can neither confirm nor deny that those are on there twice although i didn't notice them (they're not the one I noticed). I do have the issue here (thanks Hot Deals Forum) so I can check again later.

ETA: I seriously doubt a second version of Grapevine would make the list. Marvin's is definitive. And I think only the CCR Proud Mary is there.
Yep. My only other guess was Blue Suede Shoes, but I think Perkins' is the only version on there.
Old 11-23-04, 02:18 PM
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Originally posted by Gil Jawetz
Come on, can no one guess the answer to this?
Mr. Tambourine Man?

(I just ran through Dylan covers in my head. And this is the only one that could conceivably be on the list for Dylan and another artist.)
Old 11-23-04, 02:19 PM
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is it "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks and Van Halen?
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That wasn't the one I meant but both versions of Blue Suede SHoes are there. I told you my observation wasn't scientific!
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Originally posted by Gil Jawetz
That wasn't the one I meant but both versions of Blue Suede SHoes are there. I told you my observation wasn't scientific!
Thank goodness they were on there, at least. I'm racking my brain. Everytime I think I've got it, I see that I'm wrong.

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