09 July 2007

Greatest Song/Album/Guitarist of all time

Was browsing through Wikipedia today and out popped this article call The Rolling Stones Magazine 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. It was an interesting read, so I researched a bit more and ended up with a new blog posting (I was getting sick of the Cheeky Girls' faces anyway).

The Top 10 songs from the The Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time:

1. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
2. Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
3. Imagine - John Lennon

4. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

5. Respect - Aretha Franklin

6. Good Vibrations -The Beach Boys

7. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

8. Hey Jude - The Beatles

9. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

10. What'd I say - Ray Charles

It is difficult to rank greatest songs, compared to ranking albums and guitarists. Some may even say "The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)" deserves to be in the Top-500. I agree with most of the songs listed for the Top-10 as I have heard all of them before except for Ray Charles "What'd I say" although I do not think Nirvana deserves a number 9 ranking.

The Top 10 albums from the The Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time:

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

2. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys

3. Revolver - The Beatles

4. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan

5. Rubber Soul - The Beatles

6. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

7. Exile on Main Street - The Rolling Stones

8. London Calling - The Clash

9. Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan

10. The Beatles ("The White Album") - The Beatles

Now albums are easier. Agree with all the Beatles albums listed although I believe Let It Be should be in the Top-10 as well. The Clash's "London Calling" deserves its number eight, and it is a remarkable achievement for a punk band.

The Top 10 guitarists from the The Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time:

1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Duane Allman - Allman Brothers Band
3. B.B. King
4. Eric Clapton
5. Robert Johnson
6. Chuck Berry
7. Stevie Ray Vaughan
8. Ry Cooder
9. Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin
10. Keith Richards - Rolling Stones

I am not going to argue with Jimi for being voted number 1 (deep bow). As long as Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimmy Page are in the list, I am happy.


The Knitter said...

There's no Mick Taylor on the list !!!!

Wombat said...

Mick Taylor of...?

Kay Kastum said...

I agree. These boys are legends in their own right.