Di recente l’autorevole rivista sulla musica Rolling Stone  ha stilato una classifica speciale, le 500 migliori canzoni di tutti i tempi. Per tenere bene in mente quali siano i pezzi più importanti degli ultimi 50 anni.

La lista è stata curata da Jay-Z  “Una canzone, quando è grande, non deve dimostrare di esserlo. Semplicemente lo è”La classifica è stata stilata in maniera scientifica: Rolling Stone USA ha chiesto infatti ad un super panel di 162 fra artisti, produttori, executive dello showbiz musicale e giornalisti di scegliere le migliori canzoni di tutti i tempi.

Vi elenco i primi 100 classificati:

1. Like a Rolling Stone, Bob dylan
2. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones
3. Imagine, John lennon
4. What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye
5. Respect, Aretha franklin
6. Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys
7. Johnny B. Goode, Chuck berry
8. Hey Jude, The beatles
9. Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana
10. What’d I Say, Ray charles
11. My Generation, The who
12. A Change Is Gonna Come, Sam Cooke
13. Yesterday, The beatles
14. Blowin’ in the Wind, Bob dylan
15. London?Calling, The clash
16. I Want to Hold Your Hand, The beatles
17. Purple Haze, Jimi hendrix
18. Maybellene, Chuck berry
19. Hound Dog, Elvis presley
20. Let It Be, The beatles
21. Born to Run, Bruce springsteen
22. Be My Baby, The Ronettes
23. In My Life, The beatles
24. People Get Ready, The Impressions
25. God Only Knows, The Beach Boys
26. (Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding
27. Layla, Derek and the Dominos
28. A Day in the Life, The beatles
29. Help!, The beatles
30. I Walk The Line, Johnny cash
31. Stairway to Heaven, Led zeppelin
32. Sympathy for the Devil, The Rolling Stones
33. River Deep – Mountain High, Ike and Tina Turner
34. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, The Righteous Brothers
35. Light My Fire, The doors
36. One, U2
37. No Woman, No Cry, Bob Marley e The Wailers
38. Gimme Shelter, The Rolling Stones
39. That’ll Be the Day, Buddy Holly and The Crickets
40. Dancing in the Street, Martha and The Vandellas
41. The Weight, The Band
42. Waterloo Sunset, The Kinks
43. Tutti-Frutti, Little Richard
44. Georgia on My Mind, Ray charles
45. Heartbreak Hotel, Elvis presley
46. Heroes, David bowie
47. All Along the Watchtower, Jimi hendrix
48. Bridge over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel
49. Hotel California, The eagles
50. The Tracks of My Tears, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
51. The Message, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
52. When Doves Cry, Prince
53. When a Man Loves a Woman, Percy Sledge
54. Louie Louie, The Kingsmen
55. Long Tall Sally, Little Richard
56. Anarchy in the U.K., Sex pistols
57. Whiter Shade of Pale, Procol Harum
58. Billie Jean, Michael jackson
59. The Times They Are A-Changin’, Bob dylan
60. Let’s Stay Together, Al Green
61. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On, Jerry Lee Lewis
62. Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley
63. For What It’s Worth, Buffalo springfield
64. She Loves You, The beatles
65. Sunshine of Your, Love Cream
66. Redemption Song, Bob Marley and The Wailers
67. Jailhouse Rock, Elvis presley
68. Tangled up in Blue, Bob dylan
69. Crying, Roy orbison
70. Walk on By, Dionne Warwick
71. Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, James Brown
72. California Girls, The Beach Boys
73. Superstition, Stevie wonder
74. Summertime Blues, Eddie Cochran
75. Whole Lotta Love, Led zeppelin
76. Strawberry Fields Forever, The beatles
77. Mystery Train, Elvis presley
78. I Got You (I Feel Good), James Brown
79. Mr. Tambourine Man, The Byrds
80. You Really Got Me, The Kinks
81. I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Marvin Gaye
82. Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino
83. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), The beatles
84. Every Breath You Take, The Police
85. Crazy, Patsy Cline
86. Thunder Road, Bruce springsteen
87. Ring of Fire, Johnny cash
88. My Girl, The temptations
89. California Dreamin’, The Mamas and The Papas
90. In the Still of the Night, The Five Satins
91. Suspicious Minds, Elvis presley
92. Blitzkrieg Bop, Ramones
93. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, U2
94. Good Golly, Miss Molly, Little Richard
95. Blue Suede Shoes, Carl Perkins
96. Great Balls of Fire, Jerry Lee Lewis
97. Roll over Beethoven, Chuck berry
98. Love and Happiness, Al Green
99. Fortunate Son, Creedence Clearwater Revival
100. Crazy, Gnarls Barkley

Ditemi cosa ne pensate e se aggiungereste altri artisti , dato che mancano gli artisti italiani, e soprattutto tra questi primi cento leggo Gnarls Barkley, Michael jackson, ma non ci sono i Radiohead, Peral Jam, Ben Harper e molti altri! Certo è una questione di gusto…

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Fonte: rollingstonemagazine.it