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Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 12

Here’s their list.

1. Rehab – Amy Winehouse (#194)
2. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Warren Zevon (orig. Bob Dylan, #192)
3. Stayin’ Alive – Big Daddy (orig. Bee Gees, #191)
4. Who’ll Stop The Rain? – Creedence Clearwater Revival (#188)
5. Please Please Me – The Beatles (#186)
6. Free Fallin’ – Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs (orig. Tom Petty, #179)
7. Don’t Worry Baby – The Beach Boys (#178)
8. Dancing Queen – ABBA (#174; also a version from the “Mamma Mia” soundtrack)
9. Dream On – Aerosmith (#173; also a cover by Rebecca Turner)
10. Losing My Religion – REM (#170)

Song you shouldn’t ask for as an encore unless you really want to hear it: “Freebird”, Lynyrd Skynyrd (#193). Because Freebird. Surely, somewhere some band is playing it now.
Song I don’t have but should, part 1: “The Thrill Is Gone”, B.B. King (#185). You know that Will “The Thrill” Clark used to use this as his answering machine greeting, back when answering machines were a thing, right?
Song I first heard as a MOB arrangement: “Hey Ya”, Outkast (#182). Most of the songs we play in the MOB these days that I don’t otherwise know are songs I’m too old to have heard on the radio.
Song I don’t have but should, part 2: “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, Joy Division (#181). I have a much better appreciation of music I disdained back in the day thanks to the “classic alternative” channel on Sirius.

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  1. Michael says:

    I can recommend either the June Tabor/Oysterband version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” or else the Nouvelle Vague version.