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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Top 25 singles from 1977-2003

A few years ago, I particpated in a poll listing the 100 best singles released betweeen 1977 and 2003 for a cool pop culture Web site called PopMatters. I just found my list while digging through the immense Steve Hyden archives. I still stand by it, though I might rank "Sweet Child O' Mine" a little higher today.

Any disagreements?

1. “One” by U2
2. “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve
3. “Glad Girls” by Guided by Voices
4. “Paranoid Android” by Radiohead
5. “Sweet Child O Mine” by Guns N Roses
6. “How Soon is Now” by The Smiths
7. “Heroes” by David Bowie
8. “Alison” by Elvis Costello
9. “Surrender” by Cheap Trick
10. “It Was a Good Day” by Ice Cube
11. “Supersonic” by Oasis
12 “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N Roses
13 “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
14 “Just What I Needed” by The Cars
15 “The One I Love” by R.E.M.
16 “Stan” by Eminem
17 “Photograph” by Def Leppard
18 “Dancin’ in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen
19 “Big Bang Baby” by Stone Temple Pilots
20 “Nothin’ But a G Thing” by Dr. Dre
21 “Buddy Holly” by Weezer
22 “Today” by Smashing Pumpkins
23 “Under Pressure"/"Ice Ice Baby” by Queen/David Bowie/Vanilla Ice
24 “First it Giveth” by Queens of the Stone Age
25 “B.O.B.” by OutKast


Anonymous Sharon said...

I would not have Sweet Child O Mine on the list at all. I hate that song. Axl Rose sounds like Katherine Hepburn on speed.

4:42 PM  
Blogger paul said...

It is hard to criticize someone else's list without offering your own. It would be a fun experiment though to load up my Ipod with my archaic music collection and see which songs are still getting the most 'spins'.

"Don't Stop Believin'" has to be in the top 25 though. Hold on to that feeling!

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man, what about all those great 1976 songs.

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Paul's right. It's hard to criticize someone's list without offering your own. But "Bittersweet Symphony" at #2? What are you, stupid?

12:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

steve, bitersweet is a pretty memorable song for me. i'd tell you more but this is a family blog. or is it? actually...


12:39 AM  
Anonymous Cheddar said...

Steve, I thought you were a down you-know-what. Where the heck is "Regulate"?

3:01 PM  

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