Thursday, December 11, 2008

I Have Opinions, Rolling Stone Has Opinions

And sometimes ... we have the SAME opinions!

I have never paid for a subscription to Rolling Stone, but they keep sending it to me, and that's largely okay. While hipsters love to hate it, I think there's usually something worthwhile in there.

Anyway, their Top 100 Singles List is out, and it breaks down like this:

Songs that Were Also on My List (13):

2) Santogold, "L.E.S. Artistes"
4) Blitzen Trapper, "Furr"
7) Estelle, "American Boy"
9) Coldplay, "Viva La Vida"
13) Ryan Adams, "Magick"
17) The Killers, "Spaceman"
24) Lykke Li, "I'm Good, I'm Gone"
26) The Rapture, "No Sex for Ben"
27) The Ting Tings, "Shut Up and Let Me Go"
56) The Hold Steady, "Constructive Summer"
59) Low vs. Diamond, "Don't Forget Sister"
65) The Virgins, "Rich Girls"
74) Ra Ra Riot, "Dying is Fine"

Songs by Bands that Also Have Songs on My List (12):

3) MGMT, "Time to Pretend"
5) Lil Wayne, "Lollipop"
10) TI, "No Matter What"
12) TV on the Radio, "Golden Age"
16) Young Jeezy, "My President"
21) Vampire Weekend, "One (Blake's Got a New Face)"
22) Jay-Z and TI, "Swagga Like Us"
31) Conor Oberst, "Moab"
42) Raconteurs, "Salute Your Solution"
49) Jonas Brothers, "Video Girl"
61) Robyn, "Cobrastyle"
94) Los Campesinos!, "Miserabilia"

Absolutely Horrible Songs (5):

5) Lil Wayne, "Lollipop"
18) Kid Rock, "All Summer Long"
20) Katy Perry, "I Kissed a Girl"
44) Panic! At the Disco, "Nine in the Afternoon"
75) Flo Rida, "Low"

These numbers sound about right to me. I think, in any Rolling Stone, I probably like about 25% of the artists they cover and vehemently hate 5%.

But that's not why I'm so excited tonight.

I'm excited because, on this list, of the Rolling Stone Top 100 Singles, which you'd think would include nothing but played-out radio songs ... on this list, there are at least 50 songs I've never heard before. There are probably 10 artists I've never even heard of.

And, if you think I'm going to spend the rest of the night pirating all those songs ... you are correct.


  1. So will Quinn still hire you if you fail all of your finals this year?

  2. Nate - I guess we'll see. Right now, though, I'm lucky enough to be in the middle of a "One final on the 3rd, next final on the 15th" stretch ... so I'm not sure what else I'm supposed to do.

  3. Kid Rock, "All Summer Long"?! Welcome to teh bottom of the barrel Rolling Stone.