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    Rolling Stone: "40 Songs That Changed The World"



    This is not nearly as bad as most of their recent lists.
    Can't really argue with most of the choices. Even the ones I don't like.

    Exceptions - the last two. I really don't think Titney Spears or the White Stripes changed shit - except for demonstrating that corporatist labels now completely push image over talent.
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    Where the fuck is Bing Crosby's "White Christmas"?

    To not include a single track from "Saturday Night Fever", (which changed the culture of America through dance in the seventies) is inexcusable.

    Yes, the Moroder/Donna Summer collaboration changed the way records were made, true. Yet we're talking actual cultural impact here.
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    Nirvana...RunDMC/Aerosmith....White Stripes....

    Another fine list from RS....

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    Good list.
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    I never felt the world was the same after "Nothing But a G Thang" came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Where the fuck is Bing Crosby's "White Christmas"?

    To not include a single track from "Saturday Night Fever", (which changed the culture of America through dance in the seventies) is inexcusable.

    Yes, the Moroder/Donna Summer collaboration changed the way records were made, true. Yet we're talking actual cultural impact here.
    I despise disco, but without the Donna Summer song, Saturday Night Fever might not have ever been made. Seems to be where many of these choices come in.... might not necessarily be the "best" song of any particular genre, but is the one that launched it. Grandmaster Flash's "The Message" was a much better song than "Rapper's Delight", but without the Sugarhill Gang breaking through first, it might not have happenned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    I despise disco, but without the Donna Summer song, Saturday Night Fever might not have ever been made. Seems to be where many of these choices come in.... might not necessarily be the "best" song of any particular genre, but is the one that launched it. Grandmaster Flash's "The Message" was a much better song than "Rapper's Delight", but without the Sugarhill Gang breaking through first, it might not have happenned.
    I think "I Feel Love" was more of a precursor to electronic dance music than to disco. "Love to Love You Baby" was an earlier Donna Summer song that was more of a trailblazer for disco IMO.

    Either way, Stayin Alive certainly had more of an impact then a few of the songs at the bottom of the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menlow View Post
    I never felt the world was the same after "Nothing But a G Thang" came out.

    It started the gangsta rap craze of the 90's which eventually made the cover of Time and Newsweek because of the lyrics and the east/west rap rivalry. So I see it fitting on here.

    However, the White Stripes????? I guess they are one of the "it" bands that Rolling Stone feels it has to promote for no apparent reason.

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    I can't believe some of you think that's a good list. LOL.
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    I think Jailhouse Rock impacted everyone more than That's Alright. That and Heartbreak Hotel.

    That is one shitty-ass list. Why the Run DMC version? Because it made rap popular. It was a shit version, but made more of a cultural impact than the original, which is ironically much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    I can't believe some of you think that's a good list. LOL.
    I was thinking the same thing. #1 "That's alright" LMAO


    And Britney making the list in any way shape or form voids it immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G3fan View Post
    I think Jailhouse Rock impacted everyone more than That's Alright. That and Heartbreak Hotel.

    That is one shitty-ass list. Why the Run DMC version? Because it made rap popular. It was a shit version, but made more of a cultural impact than the original, which is ironically much better.
    That's Alright was the song which got Elvis signed to Sun Records, which made it possible for him to sign with RCA two years later and release "Jailhouse Rock".

    And the RUN-DMC/Aerosmith collaboration changed the world because it made rap acceptable to some rock fans, and allowed future rap to be based on rock songs, rather than strictly the disco beats that early rap was mostly built around. I was into Run-DMC even before then myself, but I appreciate the significance of it. Later, I would read that, due to hip hop DJ's, John Bonham appeared on more records after his death than he ever actually recorded with Zeppelin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. #1 "That's alright" LMAO


    And Britney making the list in any way shape or form voids it immediately.
    The songs are ranked in chronological order, not in order of importance. "That's Alright" gets the first mention because it was arguably the first rock n roll hit, and definitely Elvis' first.
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    Those songs changed the world?? Yeah, ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    And the RUN-DMC/Aerosmith collaboration changed the world because it made rap acceptable to some rock fans, and allowed future rap to be based on rock songs, rather than strictly the disco beats that early rap was mostly built around. I was into Run-DMC even before then myself, but I appreciate the significance of it. Later, I would read that, due to hip hop DJ's, John Bonham appeared on more records after his death than he ever actually recorded with Zeppelin.
    That's pretty much what I meant buddy.

 

 

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