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Pretty terrible listing imo. They were iconic no doubt, but 4 songs in the top 25...C'mon now. The rap song feels way too obligatory and its the wrong one on top of that. Same goes for the only punk rock song, but its a much better selection than the rap choice. Don't know if I pick em, but when I saw the songs at #9, #3 and #2 I was cool with it. Definitely wouldn't have picked the songs at #17 and #18, but I can't be mad that they were picked either. Song at #5 imo is weak . That band way better choices to pick from their catalogue.

Songs at #13, #14 and #19 are no surprise though I'd of went with other songs from that particular particular sound/genre with $14 n #19. The artist at #23 didn't get near the love he deserves and there's a lotta songs better than the choice made.

It's all about opinions though and you what they say. Everybody's got one.

 

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Wack list. Joe guisto the writer is a dumbfuck who surely wasnt alive for any of those songs run thru the charts. Plus the link is ad mecca.
 

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Wack list. Joe guisto the writer is a dumbfuck who surely wasnt alive for any of those songs run thru the charts. Plus the link is ad mecca.
Heh. Really. I thought dude was a little older than me with that list. Trying to be hipster. No doubt on the ads.
 

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Best of all time?

I think the earliest song was Johnny B Goode from 1958.

Dancing Queen was the only song from other than England or the US. And it's in English.

This is just somebody's "songs I like" list.
 

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Best of all time?

I think the earliest song was Johnny B Goode from 1958.

Dancing Queen was the only song from other than England or the US. And it's in English.

This is just somebody's "songs I like" list.
When its all said and done. That's all anyone's listing of greatest songs, movies, athletes etc is.
 

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Pretty terrible listing imo. They were iconic no doubt, but 4 songs in the top 25...C'mon now. The rap song feels way too obligatory and its the wrong one on top of that. Same goes for the only punk rock song, but its a much better selection than the rap choice. Don't know if I pick em, but when I saw the songs at #9, #3 and #2 I was cool with it. Definitely wouldn't have picked the songs at #17 and #18, but I can't be mad that they were picked either. Song at #5 imo is weak . That band way better choices to pick from their catalogue.

Songs at #13, #14 and #19 are no surprise though I'd of went with other songs from that particular particular sound/genre with $14 n #19. The artist at #23 didn't get near the love he deserves and there's a lotta songs better than the choice made.

It's all about opinions though and you what they say. Everybody's got one.

Great article and commentary, Breed. I agree with most of what you had to say here. Especially about Biggie and The Rolling Stones having way better songs in their catalogue than "Juicy" and especially with "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." I do see myself as a bit higher on "Juicy" than you, because I think there is a case to be made that's it deserving of appearing on the list. Just from a popularity standpoint, plus it is a great song IMO. But songs like "Mo Money Mo Problems" or "Everyday Struggle" or "Kick in the Door" or "What's Beef?" or a certain song that has a certain word in the song title that I'm not going to say due to being white... but it's a fucking bad ass song describing how "people" bleed just like us... and running just ain't in my protocol, etc, etc.

And then for the Stones I could probably name 50 songs that are way fucking better than "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (which honestly is just a slightly above average song for me). I don't know what'd I go with for their greatest song for a list like this... maybe "Wild Horses," maybe "You Can't Always Get What You Want"... if I had to choose myself based off of my own views, I'd probably go with "Sweet Virginia" or "She's a Rainbow."

I think you basically have to have "Johnny B. Goode," "Imagine," "Respect," "Like A Rolling Stone,"and "God Only Knows" on here... there may be some others but I think most all top 25 songs of all time lists will have those 5 songs, so good on this article for having them. Of the five, I like "Johnny B. Goode" but personally I think "Maybellene" and "Roll Over Beethoven" are much greater songs (I also love The Beatles' cover of "Roll Over Beethoven" with Harrison on lead vocals and lead guitar). I like "Respect" but that's really the only song I could name off of the top of my head for Aretha Franklin... which is probably a blind spot. "Imagine" is arguably one of my least favorite songs of all time (along with "Let It Be" which also somehow got included on this fucking list) but at least I understand and agree with "Imagine" and its place on the list. "God Only Knows" and "Like A Rolling Stone" are both in my personal favorite 25 songs of all time, and both The Beach Boys and Bob Dylan are each in my top 5 music artists of all time.

Some very glaring song/artist omissions for me:

  • "Waterloo Sunset" by The Kinks (I also would have accepted "Lola")
  • "Purple Rain" by Prince... not sure how this got excluded.
  • "Space Oddity" by David Bowie... seriously, Bowie got 0 songs on that list? I would have gone with the aforementioned "Space Oddity" but also maybe "Station to Station" or "Ashes to Ashes."
  • "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys... I know the Beach Boys already had a song on that list but I think "Good Vibrations" is arguably the greatest pop song of all time.
  • "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson... I don't even remember what song they used for Michael Jackson and I'm too lazy to look it back up with all the click throughs you had to do on that website. But I think it's gotta be "Billie Jean" or "Thriller" for MJ.
  • "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang... Seriously, if there is only 1 spot for hip-hop on a list like this (which I personally disagree with); but if there is only gonna be 1 song that's hip-hop, it's gotta be "Rapper's Delight" IMO.
 
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But songs like "Mo Money Mo Problems" or "Everyday Struggle" or "Kick in the Door" or "What's Beef?" or a certain song that has a certain word in the song title that I'm not going to say due to being white... but it's a fucking bad ass song describing how "people" bleed just like us... and running just ain't in my protocol, etc, etc.
Here, I meant to say that the songs listed (plus a few more) are Notorious B.I.G. songs that I personally like more than "Juicy" (even though "Juicy" is more popular than all of them).
 

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What a horrible list. I agree with maybe three of them.
 

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Great article and commentary, Breed. I agree with most of what you had to say here. Especially about Biggie and The Rolling Stones having way better songs in their catalogue than "Juicy" and especially with "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." I do see myself as a bit higher on "Juicy" than you, because I think there is a case to be made that's it deserving of appearing on the list. Just from a popularity standpoint, plus it is a great song IMO. But songs like "Mo Money Mo Problems" or "Everyday Struggle" or "Kick in the Door" or "What's Beef?" or a certain song that has a certain word in the song title that I'm not going to say due to being white... but it's a fucking bad ass song describing how "people" bleed just like us... and running just ain't in my protocol, etc, etc.

And then for the Stones I could probably name 50 songs that are way fucking better than "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (which honestly is just a slightly above average song for me). I don't know what'd I go with for their greatest song for a list like this... maybe "Wild Horses," maybe "You Can't Always Get What You Want"... if I had to choose myself based off of my own views, I'd probably go with "Sweet Virginia" or "She's a Rainbow."

I think you basically have to have "Johnny B. Goode," "Imagine," "Respect," "Like A Rolling Stone,"and "God Only Knows" on here... there may be some others but I think most all top 25 songs of all time lists will have those 5 songs, so good on this article for having them. Of the five, I like "Johnny B. Goode" but personally I think "Maybellene" and "Roll Over Beethoven" are much greater songs (I also love The Beatles' cover of "Roll Over Beethoven" with Harrison on lead vocals and lead guitar). I like "Respect" but that's really the only song I could name off of the top of my head for Aretha Franklin... which is probably a blind spot. "Imagine" is arguably one of my least favorite songs of all time (along with "Let It Be" which also somehow got included on this fucking list) but at least I understand and agree with "Imagine" and its place on the list. "God Only Knows" and "Like A Rolling Stone" are both in my personal favorite 25 songs of all time, and both The Beach Boys and Bob Dylan are each in my top 5 music artists of all time.

Some very glaring song/artist omissions for me:

  • "Waterloo Sunset" by The Kinks (I also would have accepted "Lola")
  • "Purple Rain" by Prince... not sure how this got excluded.
  • "Space Oddity" by David Bowie... seriously, Bowie got 0 songs on that list? I would have gone with the aforementioned "Space Oddity" but also maybe "Station to Station" or "Ashes to Ashes."
  • "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys... I know the Beach Boys already had a song on that list but I think "Good Vibrations" is arguably the greatest pop song of all time.
  • "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson... I don't even remember what song they used for Michael Jackson and I'm too lazy to look it back up with all the click throughs you had to do on that website. But I think it's gotta be "Billie Jean" or "Thriller" for MJ.
  • "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang... Seriously, if there is only 1 spot for hip-hop on a list like this (which I personally disagree with); but if there is only gonna be 1 song that's hip-hop, it's gotta be "Rapper's Delight" IMO.
W/O looking at the list again (Had me feeling like I was in that South Park episode about ads the first time I looked at it) I like The Kinks, but I dunno if they make the list. If theey did though. I'd have to go with Destroyer, a song that imo is truly iconic . Prince didn't make the cut on that list? Yeah, that's whack. Not my fave by a long shot, but Purple Rain should've made it. I just listened to a concert Prince did in Switzerland, him and 3 women, Prince and 1 of the babes on guitar, another babe on the bass n a babe on the drums. The word genius gets used too often imo, but Prince certainly was one. He's arguably the greatest musician of all time imo. Its whack that Bowie didn't make it either. His Ziggy Stardust persona probably turns too many people off, but songs like Fame or Golden Years or Lets Dance or something after the Ziggy years could be used.

Good Vibrations is an excellent choice. I think California Girls would be another good choice. It's not like that anymore, but at 1 time. Both those jams were quintessential southern California, at least from a fantasy perspective. For the Stones I agree completely about Satisfaction. Its iconic for the message it has, but the song itself is just blah. Gimme Shelter on the other hand is timeless. The guitars and Merry Clayton's backing vocals are haunting to me. Billie jean is a great choice and how much cooler would the Beat It video be now if had Eddie Van Halen playing the guitar solo on those crates in the warehouse. Triller would've worked to. Jackson maybe more than any other artist really made the television in Music Television pop with Thriller.

If I could only go with 1 rap song for me it would be The Message from Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five. Any list dealing with great rap songs has to include The Message. Its the first rap song that actually touched on serious content and made you think as opposed to just wanting to bob your head or dance or laugh. Not saying rap doesn't make it as a genre w/o it, but before it came out. There were discussions about whether rap could be sustainable or something more than feel good music. The Massage answered all that and more with a resounding yes it can. I'll never forget hearing Rapper's Delight for the first time though. We were up in the projects getting high, it was just past midnight and it came on 1580 KDAY am radio. That was one of those defining music moments for me.

When I really think about it. I'm not sure I could narrow it down to a list of 25 songs so while I don't with a lotta selections on that list. I do gove the person props for them being able to do it. Just reading your post and seeing Dylan, Chuck Berry, Lennon, Beach Boys, Stones, Aretha, Biggie. All are deserving imo. So are Ice Cube, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Zep, Eric Clapton and so many more. And don't remember if the list was genre specific, but the blues, country, jazz, opera never seem to get any love on these things And while I can't say I'm a huge fan of any of those genres. there are song, or maybe more specific artists that are definitely worthy of being named and placed on the list. Muddy Waters, Miles Davis, Mario Lanza, whoever composed Fiddler On The Roof. Heh. I love that shit. I forgot how much I like Curtis Mayfield's music till I was jammimg it the other day. Catch me on the right day and I'll say a Tom Jones song or two needs to be given some love .
 

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W/O looking at the list again (Had me feeling like I was in that South Park episode about ads the first time I looked at it) I like The Kinks, but I dunno if they make the list. If theey did though. I'd have to go with Destroyer, a song that imo is truly iconic . Prince didn't make the cut on that list? Yeah, that's whack. Not my fave by a long shot, but Purple Rain should've made it. I just listened to a concert Prince did in Switzerland, him and 3 women, Prince and 1 of the babes on guitar, another babe on the bass n a babe on the drums. The word genius gets used too often imo, but Prince certainly was one. He's arguably the greatest musician of all time imo. Its whack that Bowie didn't make it either. His Ziggy Stardust persona probably turns too many people off, but songs like Fame or Golden Years or Lets Dance or something after the Ziggy years could be used.

Good Vibrations is an excellent choice. I think California Girls would be another good choice. It's not like that anymore, but at 1 time. Both those jams were quintessential southern California, at least from a fantasy perspective. For the Stones I agree completely about Satisfaction. Its iconic for the message it has, but the song itself is just blah. Gimme Shelter on the other hand is timeless. The guitars and Merry Clayton's backing vocals are haunting to me. Billie jean is a great choice and how much cooler would the Beat It video be now if had Eddie Van Halen playing the guitar solo on those crates in the warehouse. Triller would've worked to. Jackson maybe more than any other artist really made the television in Music Television pop with Thriller.

If I could only go with 1 rap song for me it would be The Message from Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five. Any list dealing with great rap songs has to include The Message. Its the first rap song that actually touched on serious content and made you think as opposed to just wanting to bob your head or dance or laugh. Not saying rap doesn't make it as a genre w/o it, but before it came out. There were discussions about whether rap could be sustainable or something more than feel good music. The Massage answered all that and more with a resounding yes it can. I'll never forget hearing Rapper's Delight for the first time though. We were up in the projects getting high, it was just past midnight and it came on 1580 KDAY am radio. That was one of those defining music moments for me.

When I really think about it. I'm not sure I could narrow it down to a list of 25 songs so while I don't with a lotta selections on that list. I do gove the person props for them being able to do it. Just reading your post and seeing Dylan, Chuck Berry, Lennon, Beach Boys, Stones, Aretha, Biggie. All are deserving imo. So are Ice Cube, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Zep, Eric Clapton and so many more. And don't remember if the list was genre specific, but the blues, country, jazz, opera never seem to get any love on these things And while I can't say I'm a huge fan of any of those genres. there are song, or maybe more specific artists that are definitely worthy of being named and placed on the list. Muddy Waters, Miles Davis, Mario Lanza, whoever composed Fiddler On The Roof. Heh. I love that shit. I forgot how much I like Curtis Mayfield's music till I was jammimg it the other day. Catch me on the right day and I'll say a Tom Jones song or two needs to be given some love .
I assume the babe on drums for Prince was Sheila E.? If so, you're absolutely right about her being a babe... especially if you ever saw the 1985 film Krush Groove. Which is also a film worth checking out if you want to see Rick Rubin look like a normal person and not like a homeless dude like he does today lol.

And yeah Prince is a genius. Here's my favorite song from him... not sure about the music video but the actual song is truly amazing pop psychedelia.



You're definitely right about "The Message." See, I wasn't alive for the release of any of these songs, but every old-school hip-hop guy I talk to is always bringing up "The Message." I think it's a good song, though personally I like Nas' song "The Message" from It Was Written better. But with regards to cultural influence and its impact on the genre you're definitely right about it being up there. Also, I remember reading an interview where Questlove had a similar experience to you with "Rapper's Delight." His friends started calling him up the very night it premiered on the radio and he said for him and his community, it was like their version of Orson Welles' War of the Worlds.

I was going to mention in my original post that this guy really does not like jazz or country. I'm not the hugest fans of either genre either but I can get into both a little bit and I'll admit that both have grown on me over the years. Mainly the old country guys like Hank and Merle Haggard when I'm drinking whiskey. And something like Bitches Brew or Kind of Blue works pretty well when you're getting stoned.

And I like "It's Not Unusual" as much as the next guy but I don't know if Tom Jones deserves to be on this list:D
 

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I assume the babe on drums for Prince was Sheila E.? If so, you're absolutely right about her being a babe... especially if you ever saw the 1985 film Krush Groove. Which is also a film worth checking out if you want to see Rick Rubin look like a normal person and not like a homeless dude like he does today lol.

And yeah Prince is a genius. Here's my favorite song from him... not sure about the music video but the actual song is truly amazing pop psychedelia.



You're definitely right about "The Message." See, I wasn't alive for the release of any of these songs, but every old-school hip-hop guy I talk to is always bringing up "The Message." I think it's a good song, though personally I like Nas' song "The Message" from It Was Written better. But with regards to cultural influence and its impact on the genre you're definitely right about it being up there. Also, I remember reading an interview where Questlove had a similar experience to you with "Rapper's Delight." His friends started calling him up the very night it premiered on the radio and he said for him and his community, it was like their version of Orson Welles' War of the Worlds.

I was going to mention in my original post that this guy really does not like jazz or country. I'm not the hugest fans of either genre either but I can get into both a little bit and I'll admit that both have grown on me over the years. Mainly the old country guys like Hank and Merle Haggard when I'm drinking whiskey. And something like Bitches Brew or Kind of Blue works pretty well when you're getting stoned.

And I like "It's Not Unusual" as much as the next guy but I don't know if Tom Jones deserves to be on this list:D
Heh. Nah, it wasn't Sheila E. Maybe she was an international star I hadn't heard of or maybe just a really skilled studio musician. I'd be remiss here if I didn't mention that her husband was on cowbell. So really it was Prince, 3 babes and a dude on cowbell.. It wasn't Wendy n Lisa either from Purple Rain fame either. Just 3 females i've never heard of before, but they could all get down. I read something from the Foo Fighters Dave Grohl where he said he jammed with Prince somewhere overseas I believe and how amazing Prince was. I used to think it was a drag that Prince had a falling out with WB cuz it prevented him from making music for so long, but it didn't prevent from that. He made a shit-load of music with all kinds of people it was just never publicly released. That Prince jam is from what? Around The World In A Day. That was a trippy album. Prince's acid phase maybe.

I don't know why, but for whatever reason I always think an artists' 1st album is their best work. That said, while I won't say it Prince's best work. He is credited with writing every song and playing every instrument on his first album self titled Prince at the age of 17 I believe. That just damn impressive any way you wanna look at it.

My father was in the AF and we spent a few years in the south, Georgia n Okla in the 70s. Back then while there were genres am radio just played whatever became or was popular. So on the same station you could hear Zep's Dyer Maker, followed by Curtis' Superfy, then Johnny Cash's A Boy Named Sue, That's The Night That The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence, Santana's She's Not There, Ringo Starr's Your 16, Cher's Gypsies Tramps and Thieves and Stevie Wonder's Living For The City etc On the weekends though you get these country n blues stations that played some serious serious blues n country all day long with no commercials. AM radio was king back then. I think if you grew up in that time you couldn't help but like a variety of music and I'm thankful for that.

Hcre's something you might get a chuckle at. While I heard Rapper's Delight by SugarHill before this. This was pretty much the 2nd rap song I ever heard back in 1980. I was hipped to it by a 17 year old white girl from Florida. Jaylynn, we had some good times listening to this and doin other thangs. Don't play this around any woke folks or people who might have issues with racial or trans prejudice. It's 40 years old, but still pretty raunchy and in the vein of Millie Jackson and Rudy Ray Moore.

 

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Heh. Nah, it wasn't Sheila E. Maybe she was an international star I hadn't heard of or maybe just a really skilled studio musician. I'd be remiss here if I didn't mention that her husband was on cowbell. So really it was Prince, 3 babes and a dude on cowbell.. It wasn't Wendy n Lisa either from Purple Rain fame either. Just 3 females i've never heard of before, but they could all get down. I read something from the Foo Fighters Dave Grohl where he said he jammed with Prince somewhere overseas I believe and how amazing Prince was. I used to think it was a drag that Prince had a falling out with WB cuz it prevented him from making music for so long, but it didn't prevent from that. He made a shit-load of music with all kinds of people it was just never publicly released. That Prince jam is from what? Around The World In A Day. That was a trippy album. Prince's acid phase maybe.

I don't know why, but for whatever reason I always think an artists' 1st album is their best work. That said, while I won't say it Prince's best work. He is credited with writing every song and playing every instrument on his first album self titled Prince at the age of 17 I believe. That just damn impressive any way you wanna look at it.

My father was in the AF and we spent a few years in the south, Georgia n Okla in the 70s. Back then while there were genres am radio just played whatever became or was popular. So on the same station you could hear Zep's Dyer Maker, followed by Curtis' Superfy, then Johnny Cash's A Boy Named Sue, That's The Night That The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence, Santana's She's Not There, Ringo Starr's Your 16, Cher's Gypsies Tramps and Thieves and Stevie Wonder's Living For The City etc On the weekends though you get these country n blues stations that played some serious serious blues n country all day long with no commercials. AM radio was king back then. I think if you grew up in that time you couldn't help but like a variety of music and I'm thankful for that.

Hcre's something you might get a chuckle at. While I heard Rapper's Delight by SugarHill before this. This was pretty much the 2nd rap song I ever heard back in 1980. I was hipped to it by a 17 year old white girl from Florida. Jaylynn, we had some good times listening to this and doin other thangs. Don't play this around any woke folks or people who might have issues with racial or trans prejudice. It's 40 years old, but still pretty raunchy and in the vein of Millie Jackson and Rudy Ray Moore.

Yeah, "Paisley Park" was off of Around The World In A Day. It also had "Raspberry Beret" and "Pop Life" on it too... it was definitely his acid phase. I don't know if I've ever listened to For You in its entirety but I like "Soft and Wet" off of it.

Cool story about your father. There literally exists no radio station like that today. Even if they tried to ironically do something like that, it would never be as strange as all of the songs you listed being played on the same station. I think I'm similar in that I listen to a lot of different music and have throughout my life, but most all of the music I listen to is from different periods of history that I wasn't actually around for. I'm only 24 but I couldn't name hardly any artists today on the radio that I like (with a few exceptions). But I'm always trying to challenge myself and expand beyond my horizons... you can never let yourself get too comfortable listening to music, so I'm always open to new suggestions.

That song you posted sounds like it was made by Afroman's father. Like Colt-45 and two zig-zags Afroman was in the studio when they were cutting that track back in 1980. "That cracker's dick was half my size" lol... If that's the second hip-hop song you ever heard in your life, it's no surprise "The Message" felt so revolutionary.

I'm glad to hear things went well with Jaylynn back in the day, but you've gotta be careful with who you tell about seeing her when she was 17... don't wanna end up as the next Roy Moore figure:D

Here's another (sorta) hip-hop song from 1980:

 

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Heh. Nah, it wasn't Sheila E. Maybe she was an international star I hadn't heard of or maybe just a really skilled studio musician. I'd be remiss here if I didn't mention that her husband was on cowbell. So really it was Prince, 3 babes and a dude on cowbell.. It wasn't Wendy n Lisa either from Purple Rain fame either. Just 3 females i've never heard of before, but they could all get down. I read something from the Foo Fighters Dave Grohl where he said he jammed with Prince somewhere overseas I believe and how amazing Prince was. I used to think it was a drag that Prince had a falling out with WB cuz it prevented him from making music for so long, but it didn't prevent from that. He made a shit-load of music with all kinds of people it was just never publicly released. That Prince jam is from what? Around The World In A Day. That was a trippy album. Prince's acid phase maybe.

I don't know why, but for whatever reason I always think an artists' 1st album is their best work. That said, while I won't say it Prince's best work. He is credited with writing every song and playing every instrument on his first album self titled Prince at the age of 17 I believe. That just damn impressive any way you wanna look at it.

My father was in the AF and we spent a few years in the south, Georgia n Okla in the 70s. Back then while there were genres am radio just played whatever became or was popular. So on the same station you could hear Zep's Dyer Maker, followed by Curtis' Superfy, then Johnny Cash's A Boy Named Sue, That's The Night That The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence, Santana's She's Not There, Ringo Starr's Your 16, Cher's Gypsies Tramps and Thieves and Stevie Wonder's Living For The City etc On the weekends though you get these country n blues stations that played some serious serious blues n country all day long with no commercials. AM radio was king back then. I think if you grew up in that time you couldn't help but like a variety of music and I'm thankful for that.

Hcre's something you might get a chuckle at. While I heard Rapper's Delight by SugarHill before this. This was pretty much the 2nd rap song I ever heard back in 1980. I was hipped to it by a 17 year old white girl from Florida. Jaylynn, we had some good times listening to this and doin other thangs. Don't play this around any woke folks or people who might have issues with racial or trans prejudice. It's 40 years old, but still pretty raunchy and in the vein of Millie Jackson and Rudy Ray Moore.

Also, Happy Veteran's Day to your father if he's still around. Was he ever in the shit himself?
 

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This is the most Boomer list ever. It's not terrible but it does give you the impression that music peaked a long time ago
 

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Didn't it? At least compared to today in 2021?
I do think it started declining in the late 80s with grunge and hip hop giving one last dying gasp but I'll be curious to see if people still think that thirty years from now.

Good Vibrations and Billie Jean are better picks than the ones on the list imo

I don't think Bohemian Rhapsody being 1 fits with the general themes of the list.
 

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I do think it started declining in the late 80s with grunge and hip hop giving one last dying gasp but I'll be curious to see if people still think that thirty years from now.

Good Vibrations and Billie Jean are better picks than the ones on the list imo
I agree with you... I don't even really like Nirvana but I would agree that Kurt Cobain was the last "real" rock star. All of the "rock stars" after that were from hip-hop... Lil Wayne and Eminem come to mind.

But specifically, I would say that the vast majority of shit post-2010 I have not understood one fucking bit and quite honestly I think a lot of it is just plain bad.
 

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I do think it started declining in the late 80s with grunge and hip hop giving one last dying gasp but I'll be curious to see if people still think that thirty years from now.

Good Vibrations and Billie Jean are better picks than the ones on the list imo

I don't think Bohemian Rhapsody being 1 fits with the general themes of the list.
I think BR is about the most boomer song to pick after maybe "Stairway To Heaven."

To be fair, both are great songs that have just been played to shit over the years.
 

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Didn't get past # 25, couldn't stop laughing. Have no interest in the rest of what I'm sure is an odd list.
 
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