Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Rock of Ages: 100 Great Songs
I mentioned that I was putting a list of perfect pop songs before and I kinda threw that idea to the wind. Instead, I have decided that instead of making my 100 favorite songs, why not I do 100 artsits and 100 great songs? This made the list more diverse and more exploratory of what kind of music I truly loved. I now call this list "Rock of Ages" and it spans 50 years of pop music. Starting with the rockabilly of Buddy Holly and transcending through to the sonic barrage of Portishead, popular music as entertainment and art has changed drastically, but has remained awesome and relevant to this day. The list will be in chronological order and has a large chunk of music from the 1970's and the 2000's. 1970 is apparently my favorite music year and although a lot of my favorite bands were born in the 60's, their best songs didn't come until later. Anyway, I'm doing this track by track so expect a lot of updates starting with the first entry, seperate from this post, for Buddy Holly's "That'll Be the Day."