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Old 10-24-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Time Magazine All-Time 100 Songs

Time magazine released today their list of the 100 all-time songs from 1923 (when Time was started) to the present as selected by their editors. 100 Greatest Popular Songs: TIME List of Best Music | Entertainment | 'Tightrope' | TIME.com

This list is unranked and includes most of the usual top artists: Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Aretha, The Supremes, Judy Garland, Springsteen, MJ, Madonna, Prince, Sinatra, Crosby, Ella, Hank Williams. Among newer artists they have included songs from Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne, Gaga, and Kanye.

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Old 10-24-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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U2 don't need to be represented on every list.
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I would say that on such a list that includes, bafflingly, Lil Wayne, yes they should be on there, but I'm not going to start a riot about it or anything.
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Strange list.
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Despite how much we all love U2, it should come as no surprise that a lot of other people absolutely hate them, so it is what it is. Regardless, Time Magazine isn't exactly the definitive source for music journalism.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:38 PM   #6
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U2 don't need to be represented on every list.
Didn't say they did. Just said I'm surprised they didn't make this list. I think 'One' is better than at least a quarter of the songs that did.

But, that said, the reason I posted this in the 'general' forum is because I was intending it to be about the list itself and not specifically about U2.
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Okay, I'm going back and editing out my comment in my original post about U2 not being included on the list because people apparently took that as the point of the post instead of being about the list in general.
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Actually, surprised about a couple of the missing artists here.

No U2, Pink Floyd, Frank Sinatra, or Jimi Hendrix. I believe. I scrolled through the list quickly so there are probably other big names I missed.
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Yeah, if you're making a point to start all the way back to 1923, you can't fit some Frank Sinatra in there?

Lil Wayne .... but no Frank?
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Sinatra is on there.

"I've Got You Under My Skin" is in the '50s portion of the list.
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Side note, but I'm annoyed stand internet lists / articles that make you click through pictures for each and every item they list.
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Sinatra is on there.

"I've Got You Under My Skin" is in the '50s portion of the list.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Never mind then. Carry on.
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I have never understood the purpose of 'best of' rankings of songs, artists, bands, actors, schools, etc.

What's up with Time's 100 Influential People list too? What are they trying to sell with all this crap of rankings all the time?
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I have never understood the purpose of 'best of' rankings of songs, artists, bands, actors, schools, etc.

What's up with Time's 100 Influential People list too? What are they trying to sell with all this crap of rankings all the time?
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Side note, but I'm annoyed stand internet lists / articles that make you click through pictures for each and every item they list.
Great way to push up click counts. Ruined Television Without Pity for me, because they started reducing it to one paragraph of recap per page.
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