November 24, 2004

More about "Top ____ Songs" Lists

From Dustbury, a link to the 1001 Greatest Singles, compiled in 1989.

Top five from that list:

1. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - "Gaye, Marvin" 1968
2. Johnny B. Goode - "Berry, Chuck" 1958
3. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag -"Brown, James" 1965
4. Reach Out I'll Be There - "Four Tops, The" 1966
5. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - "Righteous Brothers, The" 1964

Next up, Roberto of DynamoBuzz nails that link I couldn't find, to Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Here's my original post.

Posted by Ted at November 24, 2004 06:05 AM
Category: Links

Funny how these lists change over the years. I remember a similar list 'round 1980-81 where the #1 greatest song was "In The Still Of The Night" by the Five Satins. I mean, it's a decent song, but sheesh.

A 1989 list, eh? "I Heard It Through The Gr@pevine"** got a big boost in the late '80s from the singing raisins commercial, but nowadays it's not anyone's mind much anymore.

And, there was a time, back in the mid-'70s, you couldn't knock "Hey Jude" out of 1st place fer nothin'!

It's all a perpetual change, my friend. "Perpetual Change". Hmmm. A decent Yes tune, as I recall...

** Erm... My comment was declined at first because the word "Gr@pevine" contains the word "r@pe". Someone's been messin' with the MT Blacklist without knowing what they're doing again, dagnabbit!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at November 24, 2004 09:00 PM
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