The Ten Most Rock and Roll Songs of All Time
Company Culture, Opinions, Public Relations Posted Apr 27, 2017 by chenpr
Listicles—those articles that consist primarily of a “top ten” list and intended to spark heated discussions based solely on the passions people have on the topic at hand—are popular click-bait devices. They are easy to compile and read and require no fact checking. As a PR guy they can be useful ways of generating traffic-driving content for a client.
Some people find them annoying, but few people can resist the urge to read them, especially if the topic is near and dear to the heart of the reader. They also provide a sort of voyeuristic view into the soul of the writer that encourages brief moments of outrage or disdain.
“How could he possibly include her on that list?”
And so, inspired by the musings of an old shipmate who recently trolled me on Facebook with his list of the top Rock and Roll songs of all time, I offer you MY version of that list.
I also offer you the caveat that if I re-read this list next week I might hold myself in deep contempt.
White Punks on Dope (The Tubes)
Thirty Days in the Hole (Humble Pie)
The Great Curve (Talking Heads)
In Every Dream Home a Heartache (Roxy Music)
Back in the USSR (The Beatles)
Fat Bottomed Girls (Queen)
Ah Leah (Donnie Iris)
Run of the Mill (Judas Priest)
Brown Sugar (ZZ Top)
Black Betty (Ram Jam)
That’s my list. What are yours?