Everyone loves lists, right? They’re especially good for generating traffic to websites and boosting the ailing circulation of dead tree publications.
See what you make of this list compiled by The NME of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. I’ll start you off with the top 20.
- Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
- Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
- I Feel Love – Donna Summer
- How Soon is Now? – The Smiths
- Last Nite – The Strokes
- Common People – Pulp
- I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor – Arctic Monkeys
- Blue Monday – New Order
- Be My Baby – Ronettes
- Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
- Eleanor Rigby – Beatles
- There is a Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
- Live Forever – Oasis
- God Only Knows – Beach Boys
- Heroes – David Bowie
- Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
- A Day in the Life – Beatles
- Hey Ya! – OutKast
- Heart of Glass – Blondie
- Girls and Boys – Blur
Meanwhile, Vintage Vinyl News has some interesting comments about the definition of “song.” You can read them here.