Hmmm, I'm hapt to agree with Bombayduck - the top two both have 'Rolling Stone' in either the song or the band name - I sense a fix. As for the winner, oh come on - can't anyone else see that Bob Dylan is a tone deaf hippy with a voice that grates like fingernails on sandpaper.
I'll concede that number two is a decent pop song even though Mick Jagger is a tw@t but Lennon's Imagine at number three? What a dirge... As for the Sex Pistols appearing twice, oh come on...
So yes, modern music is crap but then so was a lot of older stuff too.
can't anyone else see that Bob Dylan is a tone deaf hippy with a voice that grates like fingernails on sandpaper.
At one point I heard U2's One was voted best song - which wouldnt be such a bad thing. Here it is thirty-something Two others make the grade with With Or Without you far, far down than I'd like to see
Another song which I think is fabulous would be Audioslave's Like A Stone.... (not rolling)...
I just noticed something outrageous...
NO PINK FLOYD?!!
No Wall, no Time, no Comfortably Numb!
And with Ozzy on the panel, how the hell doesnt ANYTHING by a metal band make it to the list? No Metallica / Maiden / nothing! Nirvana's Smell's like teen spirit is thankfully there (and rather high too) but thats all is there...
Well, it seems fairly obvious to me that almost all the songs named have been monster hits somewhere when released as singles, and if not, then like Stairway to Heaven, they are iconic tracks known by everybody with an interest.
Our favourite album tracks are not going to rate a mention. Without going through the whole list again, I'd be surprised if Yes, Genesis, Moody Blues, Supertramp, (and yes, Dire Straits and Pink Floyd) got a passing mention. All among my favourite groups, but I wouldn't expect any of their songs to be named in a list like this.
Don't think there was a Stranglers song in there either, from memory.
( I confess that Hey Jude raised my eyebrows a little though.)
Nirvana's Smell's like teen spirit is thankfully there (and rather high too) but thats all is there
See, not that whole Nirvana thing is totally lost on me. I've heard all the bullsh*t hype about Kurt Cobain and Nirvana being a major influence for Gen-whatever-the-hell my generation are supposed to be. I conceed the music isn't that bad, but is it once again a bandwagon (excuse the pun) that many people simply jumped on because everbody else did? And when Cobain decided to comb his hair with the business end of a shotgun, the hype got even worse. I've heard talk of him being one of the greatest influences on teen music ever. His mate Dave Grohl (of Foo Fighters fame) IMHO is far more talented, yet doesn't truely get recognised for his contributions (a bit like Midge Ure for the whole Band Aid thing, but don't get me started on that!)
Jerricho...Brother!...I hear what you're saying. DG is so underated, it's just a joke. The Foo Fighters are just so much better than Nirvana, IMHO. Dave Grohl was the drummer in Nirvana, but is lead vocals & lead guitar (I think) with the FooFighters...Did Kurt Cocaine have as much talent???
Midge Ure...Ultravox...I'm getting all misty again. Rage in Eden, arguably their best album & one I could pull out any day of the week. What a voice that guys got, must be the Scot in him.
Unfortunately Notso you make an excellent point. Recovering from a nasty case of hangover last week I happened to catch a show on VH1 (or something like that) about the top 20 influential deaths in music. This was something I had to watch. Basically, it was a group of wannabe music industry types giving their "Oh, it was really tragic when old mate died" stories. Now, some of them like Freddy Mercury and John Lennon I could kind of see where they were coming from. Then they got to the top couple, and sure enough, Mr Cobain was there with some woman bleating on about how he changed the face of music. What made my blood boil was the way she almost glorified his taking his life, and the message that it sent to his fans was that teenage angst and woes eventually come to and end. Sure is a great role model there. You think your life sucks, here, chew on a Remington sandwich.
Buster, mate! Looks like we finally agree on something
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Funny how they always seem to think these "icons" were amazing after the event. As a youngster I can confirm that Kurt Cobain was an unknown figure amongst kids at school at the time. 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' was a good song but it always annoyed me how Nirvana fans seemed to relish in their apparent misery which if the truth be known they wouldn't have experienced had they not been listening to Nirvana!
You can always spot a Nirvana fan by their self-harming scars.