Saturday, May 07, 2011
Regular readers know that I frequently reference Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. This was published in December 2004. Like any such list, I had my disagreements, but they tended to be minor. I (predictable) made a playlist for my iPod, and I own 327 of the 500 songs.
Well, I just discovered that the folks at Rolling Stone did an update in May of 2010. And I'm rather disappointed. They changed 26 songs , mostly adding newcomers. I had 16 of the 26 dropped, I don't know (much less own) any of the additions.
Question? How can a song that was ranked 114th of all time best in 2004 be off the list in 2010? Granted most of the dropped songs were in the botton 20% of the previous list, but several were in the top 1/2. You can make a case for the departure of "One Nation Under A Groove" or "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", but how can anyone justify dropping songs like Lola, Crossroads and Rhiannan ... I could go on, but I'd rather sit and be grumpy....
Posted by LSqrd