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Friday random eight: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 21

Here’s their list.

1. Maybelline – Simon and Garfunkel (#18, orig. Chuck Berry)
2. I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles (#16)
3. Blowin’ In The Wind (A Female Perspective) – The Chenille Sisters (#14, orig. Bob Dylan)
4. My Generation – The Who (#11)
5. What’d I Say? – Ray Charles (#10)
6. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Meat Puppets/Tori Amos/of Montreal (#9, orig. Nirvana)
7. Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys (#6)
8. Imagine – John Lennon (#3)

And in the end, there weren’t ten songs out of the top 20 that I had in my library. One of them is a parody, and one was the second half of a live medley (that would be “Kodachrome/Maybelline”, from S&G’s Concert in Central Park). Not sure why that was the case after having such a high percentage of the rest of the top 100, but so be it. I’ve enjoyed this exercise, and now I have a shopping list for iTunes. I’m soliciting a couple of Random Ten lists from Olivia and Audrey, which will run after Thanksgiving. Happy Friday!

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