Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Top 50 Songs of All Time

Per the challenge posed by godihateyourband, here's my list of the Top 50 songs post-1950, in no particular order. Although the polling fascists are counting this as my 1-50, instead of assigning each song an equal 25.5 points as requested, here we are. Apologies for Crimson and Clover getting 49 points.

This would no doubt change next week, if I did it again.

Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
Crimson and Clover - Tommy James
I'm So Lonesome (I Could Cry) - Hank Williams
Tryin' Times - Roberta Flack
Pretty Polly - The Stanley Brothers
Psychotic Reaction - The Count Five
I Wish I Was the Moon - Neko Case
Papa Was a Rolling Stone - Temptations
Fever - Peggy Lee
You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
Wichita Lineman - Glenn Campbell
Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen
Wonderwall - Oasis
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Rocky Top-The Osborne Brothers
California Dreaming - Mamas and the Papas
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Little Fury Things - Dinosaur Jr
The Weight - The Band
Downtown - Petula Clark
What'd I Say - Ray Charles
Blue Moon of KY - Elvis Presley
Love and Happiness - Al Green
Waterloo Sunset - Kinks
You Said Something - PJ Harvey
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
Dancing Barefoot - Patti Smith
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
Fairytale of NY- Pogues
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown
Marquee Moon - Television
Loose - Stooges
Message of Love - Pretenders
I Can't Explain - The Who
Monkey's Gone to Heaven - Pixies
Los Angeles - X
Touch Me I'm Sick - Mudhoney
Here Comes a Regular - Replacements
Don't Let it Bring You Down - Neil Young
How Soon Is Now - The Smiths
Rocky Mountain High - John Denver
Windfall - Son Volt
Venus - Shocking Blue
Moon River-Henry Mancini
Blank Generation - Richard Hell

On the cusp, mostly totally gay and thus irrelevant:
Steve Earle - I'm Nothin' Without You; Someday
Jane Says - Jane's Addiction (i hate this band, but love this song)
TLC - No Scrubs
Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
U2 - Beautiful Day
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Commodores - Easy (Like Sunday Morning)
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Eminem - Lose Yourself
Little Feat - Willin'
Gram Parsons - $1000 Wedding

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