Saturday, March 12, 2016

Top 400 Songs of All Time (1996 Facepalm Edition)

"Hey what were the '90s like?"

Fuck this question.

Just found this list from pretty much 20 years ago - probably written sometime around May 1996 while bored during several classes - and figured we would relay it here. This was months prior to a bizarre 18 month span of high school when we loved Phish but didn't like Nirvana. Extremely high school. Many lolz to be found. Some ridiculous choices.

Almost completely free of R&B, soul, hiphop, new wave, dance music or mainstream pop. High school made those genres seem scary. INXS and Def Leppard are probably the most quintessentially '80s things here. There's a Squeeze song in there somewhere. It's almost entirely free of indie rock, with a few bizarre exceptions like Sonic Youth or Ween.

Some notes:
- As strange as this may seem, the list is ordered. "A Day In The Life" was our choice for the all time greatest song, and so on.
- The big winner here was clearly The Beatles with a whopping 30 songs, not including 9 solo John Lennon songs and 7 solo Paul McCartney songs.
- Runners up include Phish (21 songs), Jimi Hendrix (21 songs), Pink Floyd (16 songs), The Police (13 songs), The Who (13 songs), The Doors (11 songs), Led Zep (10 songs) and Pearl Jam (10 songs). Eric Clapton also appears in 11 songs: 4 with Derek and the Dominoes, 3 with Blind Faith, 2 with Cream, 1 with John Mayall and 1 solo song.
- Nirvana appears 7 times, although 5 of those songs curiously fall between #351 and #401 and the remaining 2 were b-sides. Even stranger, the only Nirvana song in the Top 200 is "Marigold" - a song written by Dave Grohl. It appears at #95, while no songs by Foo Fighters made the cut at all.
- Other notable artists with multiple inclusions: Elton John (7), Jethro Tull (7), Frank Zappa (7), Billy Joel (6), Yes (6), Queen, (6), The Eagles (6), Boston (6), Steve Miller Band (5), Grateful Dead (5), Rolling Stones (5), Ween (4), Badfinger (4), Todd Rundgren (4), David Bowie (4), The Moody Blues (4), Paul Simon (4), and Edgar Winter (4). (Steve Winwood appears in 6 songs between Blind Faith, Spencer Davis Group and Traffic.)
- The only song here that was actually released in 1996 is Rage Against The Machine's "Vietnow" (#374) which had only been out for 6 weeks at the time this list was written. Bush's "Machinehead" (#241) was not released as a single until April 1996, although it appears on their debut 1994 LP.
- Pretty sure we've never actually heard the song at #271, Randy Crawford's "Rio de Janeiro Blue" from 1981.
- Many of these choices are blocks of songs from albums, similar to how classic rock stations would occasionally group album segments with segues and transitions intact.

1. The Beatles "A Day In The Life"
2. Pink Floyd "Comfortably Numb"
3. Jimi Hendrix "1983, A Merman I Should Turn To Be"
4. The Beatles "Strawberry Fields Forever"
5. Led Zeppelin "Moby Dick" / "Bring It On Home"
6. Phish "Maze"
7. Jethro Tull "Locomotive Breath"
8. Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here"
9. The Beatles "I Am The Walrus"
10. The Police "Tea In The Sahara"
11. Led Zeppelin "What Is and What Should Never Be"
12. Pink Floyd "The Great Gig In The Sky"
13. Phish "You Enjoy Myself"
14. The Police "Synchronicity II"
15. The Doors "The Crystal Ship"
16. Pink Floyd "Shine On You Crazy Diamond"
17. The Who "Miracle Cure" / "Sally Simpson"
18. Jethro Tull "Aqualung"
19. Jimi Hendrix "Villanova Junction" / "Purple Haze"
20. The Beatles "Across The Universe"
21. Phish "My Friend My Friend"
22. Pearl Jam "Porch (Unplugged)"
23. Led Zeppelin "The Lemon Song"
24. The Eagles "Already Gone"
25. Jimi Hendrix "Voodoo Child"

26. Phish "Run Like an Antelope"
27. Boston "Foreplay / Long Time"
28. Frank Zappa "I Am The Slime"
29. Jimi Hendrix "Highway Child"
30. The Beatles "Yes It Is"
31. The Who "We're Not Gonna Take It"
32. Pearl Jam "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter In A Small Town"
33. Boston "More Than a Feeling"
34. Chicago "25 Or 6 To 4"
35. Pink Floyd "Another Brick In The Wall Part 3" / "Goodbye Cruel World"
36. Grateful Dead "Friend of the Devil"
37. Billy Joel "She's Got a Way"
38. The Beatles "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"
39. Queen "You're My Best Friend"
40. Traffic "Pearly Queen"
41. Chicago "Make Me Smile"
42. Buffalo Springfield "For What It's Worth"
43. Jimi Hendrix "Castles Made of Sand"
44. Cream "White Room"
45. Jimi Hendrix "Rainy Day Dream Away"
46. Lynard Skynard "Sweet Home Alabama"
47. Elton John "Tiny Daner"
48. Eric Clapton "Easy Now"
49. Billy Joel "Honesty"
50. Phish "The Squirming Coil"

51. The Police "Bombs Away"
52. Pink Floyd "Sheep"
53. David Bowie "Diamond Dogs"
54. The Eagles "Hotel California"
55. Led Zeppelin "Celebration Day"
56. Crosby Stills and Nash "Helplessly Hoping"
57. Grateful Dead "Uncle John's Band"
58. Paul McCartney "Junk"
59. John Lennon "Look at Me"
60. The Beatles "I'm Only Sleeping"
61. Edgar Winter's White Trash "Tobacco Road"
62. The Police "Message In A Bottle"
63. Santana "Black Magic Woman"
64. Jimi Hendrix "Third Stone from the Sun"
65. Edgar Winter "Frankenstein"
66. Live "Operation Spirit (Unplugged version)"
67. James Taylor "Sweet Baby James"
68. Jethro Tull "Teacher"
69. Creedence Clearwater Revival "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?"
70. Frank Zappa "Montana"
71. The Moody Blues "Nights In White Satin"
72. The Beatles "Norwegian Wood"
73. Elton John "I've Seen That Movie Too"
74. Paul McCartney "Band On The Run"
75. Phish "If I Could"

76. Billy Joel "Piano Man"
77. The Police "O My God"
78. Doobie Brothers "Jesus Is Just Alright"
79. Rolling Stones "Jumping Jack Flash"
80. Def Leppard "Photograph"
81. Spencer Davis Group "I'm a Man"
82. The Beatles "And I Love Her"
83. The Doors "Love Me Two Times"
84. Live "T.B.D."
85. John Lennon "Jealous Guy"
86. The Police "Next To You"
87. Pearl Jam "Nothingman"
88. Traffic "Glad / Freedom Rider"
89. The Beatles "It's Only Love"
90. Badfinger "Baby Blue"
91. Phish "Reba"
92. The Police "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
93. Billy Joel "Captain Jack"
94. Cheap Trick "I Can't Take It"
95. Nirvana "Marigold"
96. Creedence Clearwater Revival "Looking Out My Back Door"
97. Jim Croce "Operator"
98. Bush "Come Down"
99. Stevie Wonder "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing"
100. David Bowie "Suffragette City"

101. The Doors "Love Her Madly"
102. Steve Miller Band "Wild Mountain Honey"
103. The Beatles "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
104. Led Zeppelin "How Many More Times"
105. Pink Floyd "Us and Them"
106. Jethro Tull "Cross Eyed Mary"
107. Phish "Fee"
108. Grateful Dead "Truckin'"
109. Elton John "Levon"
110. U2 "One"
111. The Police "So Lonely"
112. Yes "Long Distance Runaround"
113. The Who "I'm Free"
114. Boston "Peace of Mind"
115. Pearl Jam "Indifference"
116. Jimi Hendrix "Jam Back at the House (Beginnings)"
117. Blind Faith "Can't Find My Way Home"
118. The Beatles "I'm a Loser"
119. Frank Zappa "Dinah Moe Humm"
120. Todd Rundgren "Hello It's Me"
121. Badfinger "No Matter What"
122. Crosby Stills & Nash "4 + 20"
123. Yes "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
124. Phish "The Wedge"
125. The Who "5:15"

126. Jethro Tull "Hymn 43"
127. Doobie Brothers "Long Train Runnin'"
128. The Beatles "Sexy Sadie"
129. Led Zeppelin "Kashmir"
130. David Bowie "Space Oddity"
131. Blind Faith "Presence of the Lord"
132. Santana "Oye Como Va"
133. Yes "I've Seen All Good People"
134. Jimi Hendrix "All Along the Watchtower"
135. Cream "Sunshine of Your Love"
136. Violent Femmes "Kiss Off"
137. Simon & Garfunkel "The Sounds of Silence"
138. Mountain "Theme from an Imaginary Western"
139. Elton John "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
140. Yes "Roundabout"
141. Pink Floyd "Time"
142. Elton John "This Song Has No Title"
143. The Beatles "Cry Baby Cry" / "Revolution 9"
144. Led Zeppelin "Ramble On"
145. Jim Croce "Time In A Bottle"
146. The Byrds "Eight Miles High"
147. The Doors "L.A. Woman"
148. Elton John "Rocket Man"
149. Phish "Split Open and Melt"
150. John Lennon "#9 Dream"

151. ZZ Top "La Grange"
152. James Taylor "Fire and Rain"
153. Paul Simon "Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard"
154. Chicago "Saturday In The Park"
155. Oasis "Wonderwall"
156. The Moody Blues "The Story In Your Eyes"
157. Edgar Winter Group "Hangin' Around"
158. Creedence Clearwater Revival "Who'll Stop The Rain"
159. The Police "It's Alright For You"
160. John Lennon "Hold On"
161. Phish "The Divided Sky"
162. The Easybeats "Friday On My Mind"
163. Jethro Tull "Mother Goose"
164. Pearl Jam "Rearviewmirror"
165. Dave Clark Five "Catch Us If You Can"
166. The Doors "Hello It's Me"
167. The Who "Christmas"
168. Violent Femmes "Add It Up"
169. Def Leppard "Love Bites"
170. Journey "Lights"
171. The Beatles "Every Little Thing"
172. Bread "Everything I Own"
173. The Eagles "Peaceful Easy Feeling"
174. The Who "Going Mobile"
175. Grateful Dead "Casey Jones"

176. Phish "Lifeboy"
177. Blind Faith "Sea of Joy"
178. The Hollies "Bus Stop"
179. The Beatles "Ticket To Ride"
180. The Beatles "Happiness Is A Warn Gun"
181. Tommy James and the Shondells "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
182. Crosby Stills and Nash "Wooden Ships"
183. Foreigner "Double Vision"
184. The Byrds "Mr. Spaceman"
185. The Beatles "Because"
186. Boston "Something About You"
187. Simon and Garfunkel "Mrs. Robinson"
188. Badfinger "Sometimes"
189. Jimi Hendrix "Spanish Castle Magic"
190. The Beatles "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
191. Phish "Dog Faced Boy"
192. The Beatles "Blackbird"
193. America "I Need You"
194. Simon and Garfunkel "The Boxer"
195. Wings "Hi Hi Hi"
196. Phish "Contact"
197. John Lennon "Isolation"
198. Bread "Make It With You"
199. The Moody Blues "Lovely To See You"
200. Boston "Don't Look Back"

201. Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody"
202. Phish "Golgi Apparatus"
203. Stone Temple Pilots "Creep"
204. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers "Hideaway"
205. Paul McCartney "Another Day"
206. The Police "Every Breath You Take"
207. The Hollies "Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress"
208. Vanilla Fudge "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
209. The Rolling Stones "Let's Spend The Night Together"
210. Pink Floyd "Run Like Hell"
211. The Doors "Riders On The Storm"
212. Stevie Wonder "Boogie On Reggae Woman"
213. Red Hot Chili Peppers "Breaking The Girl"
214. The Who "Tommy Can You Hear Me / Smash The Mirror"
215. The Beatles "Glass Onion"
216. Derek and the Dominoes "Bell Bottom Blues"
217. Todd Rundgren "I Saw The Light"
218. Arlo Guthrie "Coming Into Los Angeles"
219. The Who "Behind Blue Eyes"
220. Phish "Sparkle"
221. Steve Miller Band "Rock N' Me"
222. Paul McCartney "Every Night"
223. Pink Floyd "Money"
224. Def Leppard "Hysteria"
225. Elton John "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word"

226. Squeeze "Tempted"
227. Derek and the Dominoes "Layla"
228. The Beatles "With a Little Help from My Friends"
229. Billy Joel "Streetlife Serenader"
230. John Lennon "I Found Out"
231. Alice In Chains "What The Hell Have I"
232. Frank Zappa "Disco Boy"
233. Phish "Glide"
234. The Beatles "I Don't Want To Spoil the Party"
235. Queen "Fat Bottom Girls" / "Bicycle Race"
236. Nirvana "Verse Chorus Verse"
237. Paul McCartney "Junior's Farm"
238. Badfinger "Day After Day"
239. Three Dog Night "Mama Told Me Not To Come"
240. Steelers Wheel "Stuck In The Middle With You"
241. Bush "Machinehead"
242. Pearl Jam "Oceans"
243. The Beatles "If I Fell"
244. Aerosmith "Dream On (MTV 10 Live)"
245. Led Zeppelin "Whole Lotta Love"
246. Grateful Dead "Touch Of Grey"
247. John Lennon "Mind Games"
248. Pink Floyd "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2"
249. Neil Young "Cinnamon Girl"
250. Pink Floyd "Brain Damage / Eclipse"

251. U2 "New Years Day"
252. Cracker "Low"
253. Santana "Evil Ways"
254. Mott The Hoople "All The Young Dudes"
255. Pearl Jam "Black"
256. The Zombie "She's Not There"
257. The Police "Murder By Numbers"
258. Jimi Hendrix "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"
259. Van Morrison "Moondance"
260. The Beatles "Golden Slumbers" / "Carry That Weight" / "The End"
261. Yes "Siberian Khatru"
262. Derek And The Dominoes "Roll It Over"
263. The Zombies "Time Of The Season"
264. Deep Purple "Hush"
265. Phish "Weigh"
266. The Eagles "Best Of My Love"
267. The Doors "Break On Through"
268. Todd Rundgren "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference"
269. Joe Walsh "Rocky Mountain Way"
270. Steve Miller Band "Take The Money and Run"
271. Randy Crawford "Rio de Janeiro Blue"
272. Edgar Winter Group "Round and Round"
273. U2 "Even Better Than The Real Thing"
274. Toto "Hold The Line"
275. Van Halen "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"

276. INXS "New Sensation"
277. David Bowie "Rebel Rebel"
278. Pink Floyd "Young Lust"
279. Jimi Hendrix "Bold As Love"
280. Dave Matthews Band "The Best Of What's Around"
281. The Beatles "Sun King"
282. The Police "Can't Stand Losing You"
283. The Doors "Light My Fire"
284. Lynard Skynard "That Smell"
285. Rod Stewart "Maggie May"
286. R.E.M. "The One I Love"
287. Alice In Chains "Would?"
288. The Rolling Stones "Happy"
289. Temple Of The Dog "Hunger Strike"
290. Queen "Somebody To Love"
291. Pink Floyd "Mother"
292. Frank Zappa "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow"
293. Steve Miller Band "Jungle Love"
294. The Who "Won't Get Fooled Again"
295. Derek and the Dominoes "Little Wing"
296. Arlo Guthrie "Alice's Restaurant Massacre"
297. Black Sabbath "Paranoid"
298. Soul Asylum "Somebody To Shove"
299. R.E.M. "It's The End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine"
300. AC/DC "You Shook Me All Night Long"

301. Kansas "Carry On My Wayward Sun"
302. John Lennon "Imagine"
303. Van Halen "In A Simple Rhyme"
304. The Beatles "Let It Be"
305. Led Zeppelin "Stairway to Heaven"
306. Dave Matthews Band "Ants Marching"
307. Van Morrison "Brown Eyed Girl"
308. Joe Walsh "Life's Been Good"
309. The Police "Synchronicity I"
310. The Doors "People Are Strange"
311. Jefferson Airplane "White Rabbit"
312. Paul Revere and the Raiders "Kicks"
313. The Who "Baba o'Riley"
314. Pink Floyd "Goodbye Blue Sky"
315. Jimi Hendrix "If 6 Was 9"
316. Jethro Tull "My God"
317. Mountain "Mississippi Queen"
318. Allman Brothers Band "Whippin' Post"
319. Jimi Hendrix "Little Wing"
320. The Moody Blues "I'm Just a Singer In A Rock and Roll Band"
321. The Guess Who "American Woman"
322. Steppenwolf "Magic Carpet Ride"
323. Electric Light Orchestra "Evil Woman"
324. The Beatles "Hey Jude"
325. Emerson Lake and Palmer "Lucky Man"

326. The Beatles "Help!"
327. John Lennon "Love"
328. Phish "Icculus"
329. The Eagles "In The City"
330. The Doors "Waiting For The Sun"
331. Boston "Smokin'"
332. Steppenwolf "Born To Be Wild"
333. INXS "Never Tear Us Apart"
334. Deep Purple "Smoke On The Water"
335. Tool "Sober"
336. Yes "Heart Of The Sunrise"
337. Pearl Jam "Even Flow"
338. Ween "Little Birdy"
339. The Muppets "Mahna Mahna"
340. Rush "Tom Sawyer"
341. Radiohead "Creep"
342. Jimi Hendrix "Hey Joe"
343. Gary Young "Plant Man"
344. Pink Floyd "Breathe In The Air"
345. Red Hot Chili Peppers "Sir Psycho Sexy"
346. Live "All Over You"
347. Rolling Stones "Tumblin' Dice"
348. Phish "Bouncin' Around The Room"
349. Rare Earth "Get Ready"
350. Jimi Hendrix "Fire"

351. The Doors "Touch Me"
352. Sonic Youth "Bull In The Heather"
353. The Who "The Real Me"
354. Nine Inch Nails "Wish"
355. Paul McCartney "Live and Let Die"
356. Nirvana "Serve the Servants"
357. Primus "My Name Is Mud"
358. Alice In Chains "Got Me Wrong"
359. Jimi Hendrix "The Wind Cries Mary"
360. Metallica "One"
361. R.E.M. "Drive"
362. Ween "Push Th' Little Daisies"
363. ZZ Top "Tush"
364. Todd Rundgren "Slut"
365. Nine Inch Nails "Hurt"
366. Pearl Jam "Satan's Bed"
367. Rage Against The Machine "Bombtrack"
368. Ministry "N.W.O."
369. Jimi Hendrix "Machine Gun"
370. The Who "Substitute"
371. Tom Petty "Running Down A Dream"
372. Ween "Big Jilm"
373. Deep Purple "Highway Star"
374. Rage Against The Machine "Vietnow"
375. Faith No More "Epic"

376. Jimi Hendrix "Foxy Lady"
377. Pearl Jam "Yellow Ledbetter"
378. The Black Crowes "Hard To Handle"
379. Billy Joel "Goodnight Saigon"
380. The Ramones "I Wanna Be Sedated"
381. Led Zeppelin "Communication Breakdown"
382. Ween "I Smoke Some Grass"
383. The Beatles "Tomorrow Never Knows"
384. Frank Zappa "Absolutely Free"
385. The Clash "Rock The Casbah"
386. The Eagles "Tequila Sunrise"
387. Nirvana "Polly"
388. Metallica "Nothing Else Matters"
389. Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the Devil"
390. Stone Temple Pilots "Wicked Garden"
391. T.Rex "Bang a Gong"
392. Cypress Hill and Sonic Youth "I Love You Mary Jane"
393. Jimi Hendrix "Are You Experienced"
394. Sex Pistols "Anarchy In the UK"
395. Nirvana "Sliver"
396. Lynard Skynard "What's Your Name"
397. Steve Miller Band "Jet Airliner"
398. Jimi Hendrix "Red House (Live at Winterland)"
399. Nirvana "Pennyroyal Tea"
400. Red Hot Chili Peppers "Under The Bridge"

401. Nirvana "Lithium"
402. Soul Asylum "Black Gold"
403. Frank Zappa "Camarrillo Brillo"
404. Smashing Pumpkins "Disarm"
405. Phish "Runaway Jim"
406. The Who "I'm One"
407. Doobie Brothers "Minute By Minute"
408. Stevie Wonder "I Wish"

About 40 Phish songs appear after this but we're not gonna continue listing those.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

New Shit Radar In Under 10 Minutes (March 2016)

We are back in the game of bringing you the hottest new shit. Q1 of 2016 has been fucking redonk so far. Here's some of its more recent highlights.

Alex G Did A Video for "Mud"
"Mud" from the album Beach Music has a new vid.

Beak Is Back With New Soundtrack Jamz
New Beak> is here.

Kero Kero Bonito Has a New Video
The new vid is hot. Do not miss it.

Big Ups Claims "Album Of The Week" at TrebleZine
Big Ups hot new alb is the hottest alb on TrebleZine for this past week. They throw down some hot Fugazi/Slint vibes. Check out the whole record right over here:

Leapling's "Leap Day" Premiere
We found out that Leapling is possibly named that way because their singer was born on Leap Day. They posted a new song on Feb 29. Here's the hot jam right over hurr:

Big EIS SXSW Austin Invasion Line-Up
New poster is kind of disturbing. The thing on the right kinda looks like Ren. Confirm/deny?

Whitesnake Announces "Greatest Hits" Tour

Bill Burr is really happy about this. He says, "I still kinda like Whitesnake."
Tour dates and info:

New Spree Wilson Video
New vid!

50 Cent's Home To Be Turned Into Old Folks Home
50 Cent lived in Farmington, CT in a house that he bought from Mike Tyson. He ran for town office and won at one point. So he was very towny and enjoyed the big happy life in CT. And then he moved. So here's the new news about his house that he moved out of.