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  • "Greatest" 100 songs of the last 25 years......

    ....according to VH1. if "teen spirit" is the "greatest" of the last 25 years then my dog's turds are the Queen of England.

    nirvana/teen spirit gets my vote for MOST OVERATED band/song during that period. give me a friggin' break!!! they were borderline decent at best, plus i have no respect for any idiot who's a junkie and blows their brains out because of their own idiocy!! cobain ain't missed in my book.

    weigh in on your thoughts here. i'm sure there is a LOT to disagree about.

    100) Madonna - Ray Of Light
    99) Norah Jones - Don’t Know Why
    98) Hanson - MMMBop
    97) Devo - Whip It
    96) Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)
    95) Oasis - Wonderwall
    94) Cheap Trick - Surrender
    93) Nine Inch Nails - Closer
    92) Salt 'N Pepa - Push It
    91) Melissa Etheridge - Come To My Window
    90) The Police - Roxanne
    89) Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
    88) Metallica - Enter Sandman
    87) The Who - Who Are You
    86) Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
    85) Eminem - My Name Is
    84) Radiohead - Creep
    83) Band Aid - Do They Know It’s Christmas
    82) Soft Cell - Tainted Love
    81) OutKast - Ms. Jackson
    80) Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
    79) Destiny’s Child - Say My Name
    78) Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
    77) Missy Elliott - Work It
    76) Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
    75) The Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
    74) Hall & Oates - I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)
    73) L.L. Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
    72) John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
    71) Dave Matthews Band- Crash Into Me
    70) Culture Club - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
    69) Mary J. Blige - Real Love
    68) Chic - Good Times
    67) John Cougar Mellencamp - Jack And Diane
    66) Squeeze - Tempted
    65) Nelly - Hot In Herre
    64) The Knack - My Sharona
    63) Beck - Loser
    62) Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
    61) Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
    60) Santana feat Rob Thomas - Smooth
    59) Meat Loaf-Paradise By The Dashboard Light
    58) The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy & Mase- Mo Money Mo Problems
    57) Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven
    56) Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do
    55) Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
    54) Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
    53) Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
    52) The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
    51) George Michael - Faith
    50) Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way?
    49) Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’
    48) Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.
    47) Shania Twain - You’re Still The One
    46) Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure
    45) Aerosmith -I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
    44) Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
    43) The Go-Go’s - Our Lips Are Sealed
    42) Blondie - Heart Of Glass
    41) Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
    40) Michael Jackson - Beat It
    39) Tom Petty - Free Fallin’
    38) The Clash - London Calling
    37) Alicia Keys - Fallin’
    36) Joan Jett - I Love Rock ‘N Roll
    35) The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper’s Delight
    34) Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
    33) Tina Turner - What’s Love Got To Do With It
    32) Pearl Jam - Jeremy
    31) Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg - Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang
    30) Janet Jackson - Nasty
    29) Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.
    28) Britney Spears - …Baby One More Time
    27) Grandmaster Flash - The Message
    26) Bon Jovi - Livin’ On A Prayer
    25) Rick James - Super Freak
    24) Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
    23) Prince - Little Red Corvette
    22) Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
    21) U2 - With Or Without You
    20) AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
    19) Public Enemy - Fight The Power
    18) R.E.M. - Losing My Religion
    17) Def Leppard - Photograph
    16) No Doubt - Don’t Speak
    15) Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
    14) Sinead O’Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
    13) TLC - Waterfalls
    12) Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
    11) Van Halen - Jump
    10) Madonna - Like A Virgin
    09) The Police - Every Breath You Take
    08) Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
    07) Prince & The Revolution - When Doves Cry
    06) Run-D.M.C. - Walk This Way
    05) U2 - One
    04) Eminem - Lose Yourself
    03) Guns N’ Roses - Sweet Child O’ Mine
    02) Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
    01) Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
    I'll post, You argue.

  • #2
    Ok, I have a bit of a problem with this list. Ok, the best of the last 25 years. Shouldn't a list like this have songs on it that everyone has heard of?

    Who is missing from the list? How about The Cars, Poison (Every Rose has its Thorn), Inxs, Motley Crue.......

    97) Devo, Whip It. Everyone knows this song, it has lasted the test of time. It should be higher. At least it beat MMMBop.

    95)Oasis, Wonderwall. These guys are cooler than the Beatles (just ask them). Kick them right off the list.

    65) Nelly, Hot in Here. Over rated. In a couple years, everyone will have forgoten this song, Thank God.

    61) Backstreet Boys, I want it that way. Great song, it inspired a bunch of Burger King commercials.

    40) Michael Jackson - Beat It. Wasn't that by George Michael. Oh, wait, nevermind, I was thinking of something else.

    35) The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper
    Drug Recognition Expert

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    • #3
      Just makes me feel old. 25 YEARS.....did a lot of first to some of those songs...dont be perverts....first dances, first kiss, first cigarette...stuff like that.
      I am not a Nirvana fan and dont know why so many people find Cobain so awe-inspiring; he was not that great of a musician.
      "You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas."
      Davy Crockett

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      • #4
        How in the world did they come up with this list? If they're going to pick the top songs of the past 25 years, they should do so by looking at how long each one of them stayed on the Billboard charts and what positions they rose to. Obviously this didn't even enter the picture!

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        • #5
          EVERYONE knows....or at least those of us old enough to remember going 'parking'....that Meatloaf's Paradise by the Dashboard Lights oughta be on this list! What a crock......
          "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
          -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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          • #6
            quote:
            Originally posted by shooter1201:
            EVERYONE knows....or at least those of us old enough to remember going 'parking'....that Meatloaf's Paradise by the Dashboard Lights oughta be on this list! What a crock......

            #59
            "A man's got to know his limitations" --Inspector Harry Callahan in Magnum Force

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            • #7
              quote:
              Originally posted by nickg:
              ....

              78) Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)


              Oh Please...


              73) L.L. Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out


              Don't even get me started...


              67) John Cougar Mellencamp - Jack And Diane

              GAG ME! The most overplayed, overrated top 40 song in this country for years...


              46) Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure


              Under Pressure? 'Another One Bites the Dust' was far better. So, for that matter, was 1986's 'Who Wants to Live Forever' and 1991's 'Innuendo' and 'The Show Must Go On'. <sigh>


              38) The Clash - London Calling

              I love this song, though not the live version; odd that the Sex Pistol's 'God Save the Queen' isn't on here (oh wait, too old; 1977, just before the Silver Jubilee)


              29) Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.

              Overrated purely on it's patriotic nature. Bjorn in der U.S.A, don'tcha know.



              22) Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time


              Time After Time, but not "Girls Wanna Have Fun"?


              21) U2 - With Or Without You

              I like U2, but I much prefer "Seconds", and, for that matter, "Sunday, Bloody Sunday".


              20) AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long


              Angus whatshisface can't sing, and this song is near the top of the many reasons I never attended any dances in high school, where it would be sure to be played at least five times a night, along with some horrid song about a vegetarian...



              15) Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)

              Finally, something I can agree with.

              Notable omissions, to my mind:

              1999
              Gangsta's Pair o' Dice, er, you know...
              We Didn't Start the Fire
              Burning down the House
              Hook
              Christmas Eve, Sarajevo, 12/91
              99 Red Balloons / 99 Luft Balloons
              Safety Dance
              Manic Monday
              Love Shack
              Breakfast at Tiffany's (too old?)

              I'm also quite suspicious about the release dates of a few of these songs from the "last 25 years"... But, presumably, VH1 knows best.

              [ 06-11-2003, 07:15 PM: Message edited by: MikeinMN ]
              Sarcasm: Just another valuable service I provide.

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              • #8
                I can honestly say that I have heard every song on here. Can see many ommissions, some placed way too low/way too high and some pleasent surprises. Mostly I think they make these lists just for conversation.
                In God we trust, all others are run MILES and NCIC.

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                • #9
                  I thought Stairway to Heaven was #1!!

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                  • #10
                    Oops.... I forgot.....last 25 years..... [Eek!]

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                    • #11
                      Dang! #59? No wonder I didn't see it.....and I went through the list TWICE! Well....it SHOULD be in the TOP 10!
                      "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
                      -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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                      • #12
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by nickg:
                        ....according to VH1. if "teen spirit" is the "greatest" of the last 25 years then my dog's turds are the Queen of England.

                        91) Melissa Etheridge - Come To My Window

                        Excellent tune...bizarre video. Funny how she really didn't become mainstream till she came "out of the closet." Shame...she's a marvelous singer. I've been to several of her concerts. Boy do my wife and I look out of place! [Wink]

                        86) Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
                        You've got to be kidding

                        83) Band Aid - Do They Know It’s Christmas
                        83rd by VH1, but number two in most overplayed song behind We Are The World.

                        55) Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
                        A good choice...unlike so many of these

                        34) Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
                        They chose that over Sledgehammer?

                        03) Guns N’ Roses - Sweet Child O’ Mine

                        01) Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
                        These last two are reasons I listen to 70's rock and country music.

                        The last 25 years have been dreadful for music. It was painful growing up in the 80s!
                        "A man's got to know his limitations" --Inspector Harry Callahan in Magnum Force

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                        • #13
                          Ok, while I am not the greatest Nirvana fan in the world, I can honestly say that they single handedly changed the direction of rock. You need to look at it in the perspective that before Nirvana made it big, rock music was nothing more than washed up hair bands. Pop music was king, with the New Kids at the top of the pile. Then Nirvana came along and everyone remembered the rebellious side of rock and roll, that it was cool to be an angry young person. Rock was no longer just for the beer swilling mullet heads. Rock was back. Granted, there were a lot of bands that paved the grunge way for Nivana, but they took their style mainstream. Many contemporary rock bands credit Nirvana as a major influence. Was "Teen Spirit" the best song of the last 25 years? Nah, but it was most likely the most influential.
                          Just my .02

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                          • #14
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by KYGlockShooter:
                            Ok, while I am not the greatest Nirvana fan in the world, I can honestly say that they single handedly changed the direction of rock.

                            That's the bottom line. and very well said. Nirvana 'Unplugged' is one of the best CD's ever. i didnt get to read the whole list yet, but if they're looking for influential songs, Smells Like Teen Spirit is one. just because he was a drug addict and killed himself, dont hold it again the band. and dont hate

                            Also, Green Day "Time of Your Life" is a CLASSIC... in my book, anyway. alot of people aren't into the newer music. hey, i'm not into country, that's why i didnt comment on that list [Wink]

                            i just got home from work, but i'll read over the list later.
                            "You did what you knew how to do...and when you knew better, you did better." ~~Maya Angelou

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                            • #15
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Deputy Joe:

                              35) The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper
                              "You did what you knew how to do...and when you knew better, you did better." ~~Maya Angelou

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