Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs Flying off Shelves!

May 31, 2010  
Filed under Music

Look, I`ve stopped in every shop I can think of to find a copy of Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. They were sold out of it everywhere I stopped, which includes Randles, Whole Foods and Book People, but I finally found it in stock at Waterloo Records. So far, I`ve only leisurely perused it. But now I`m starting to get serious about the entries and where they are placed in the cascading scale of the 500 primo ditties of all time.

I will not reveal, say the top twenty, because I don`t want to spoil it for you. I know you will want to pick up this Special Collectors Edition for yourself, so you can see if your taste jives with the cats over at The Stone. I`m sensing some congeniality for myself; this is a source of relief since I`ve been listening to Rock `N` Roll for some 50 years now.

I will, at least, mention three songs that caught my eye for unknown reasons. The Stone put Louie Louie by The Kingsmen at 54. This song was a staple for every garage band that ever formed in the USA. The lyrics are supposedly lewd, but undecipherable, even if you listen with primo Bose headphones. The FBI actually investigated the lyrics at one time. Another is 235, We Gotta Get Out of This Place by The Animals. This was a favorite of Vietnam soldiers who wanted to get the hell out of Dodge. Oh my goodness, Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones comes in at 495! Kinda low. That`s a bummer!

So pick up the mag for yourself, and let`s compare notes. Let`s see, did they get # 244 right? Yea, they did!


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