TOP 100

VH1 list has compiled a list of the “100 Greatest Songs of the Past 25 Years.” Their choices are, shall we say, rather suspect:

1. Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
2. Michael Jackson, “Billie Jean”
3. Guns N’ Roses, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
4. Eminem, “Lose Yourself”
5. U2, “One”
6. Run-D.M.C., “Walk This Way”
7. Prince, “When Doves Cry”
8. Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You”
9. The Police, “Every Breath You Take”
10. Madonna, “Like a Virgin”

They’ve GOT to be kidding. Michele?

Update (1200): Heh. I knew she’d have something to say on this. The first of a three part series is here.

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Comments

  1. Charyl says:

    Not one song in the top ten without a music video that played endlessly on MTV.

  2. John Lemon says:

    I was going to blog on this, but just thought it was just plain silly. Oh, hell. I think I will blog on it. Gotta go.

  3. I haven’t paid any attention to any of the MTV channels since they largely stopped playing videos. And there was that documentary (yes, I’m joking) a few years back that explained how it was all about cross promotion to get disposable cash anyway . . .