Top 50 Iconic Songs

Some fella by the name of Dr Mick Grierson, from Goldsmiths, University of London used some form of mathematical/computational theory whatever to come up with the top 50 iconic songs and what a crock of shit his end list is (see here for the story and list).

Looking through the list I could probably agree with two or three, the rest are just pure crap down to and including a sodding cover song – shit if you’re going to call a song iconic, atleast credit it to the original artist.
Anyway, I (amongst probably 1,000’s of other bloggers) have decided to create my own top 50 iconic songs and if you don’t agree with me then tough shit, do I look like I give a fuck?

They’re not in any particular order, just as they come to mind.

  1. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
  2. 32-20 Blues – Robert Johnson
  3. Seasons of Change – Blackfeather
  4. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
  5. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  6. Smoke on The Water – Deep Purple
  7. That’s Amore – Dean Martin
  8. My Way – Frank Sinatra
  9. In A Gadda Da Vida – Iron Butterfly
  10. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
  11. Toys in the Attic – Aerosmith
  12. School’s Out – Alice Cooper
  13. Death Walks Behind You – Atomic Rooster
  14. Can’t get Enough – Bad Company
  15. Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy) – Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
  16. 21st Century Schizoid Man – King Crimson
  17. In For The Kill – Budgie
  18. You Are The Sunshine of my Life – Stevie Wonder
  19. White Room – Cream
  20. She Loves You – Beatles
  21. Riders on the Storm – The Doors
  22. For Your Love – The Yardbirds
  23. Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
  24. Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland (although I prefer Billy Thorpe’s version)
  25. Heart of the Sunrise – Yes
  26. Pictures at an Exhibition – Emerson, Lake and Palmer
  27. Billy The Mountain – Frank Zappa
  28. Wishing Well – Free
  29. Child In Time – Deep Purple
  30. Iron Man – Black Sabbath
  31. Be My Lover – Alice Cooper
  32. Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
  33. Babe – Styx
  34. Back in to the Future – Man
  35. Gypsy – Uriah Heep
  36. Thick as a Brick – Jethro Tull
  37. Race With The Devil – Gun
  38. Mesmerisation Eclipse – Captain Beyond
  39. Breadfan – Budgie
  40. Us and Them – Pink Floyd
  41. Julia – Pavlov’s Dog
  42. Aqualung – Jethro Tull
  43. All Right Now – Free
  44. Atom Heart Mother – Pink Floyd
  45. Sheer Heart Attack – Queen
  46. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
  47. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Rick Wakeman
  48. Cross Road Blues – Robert Johnson
  49. Bloody Well Right – Supertramp
  50. Fantastic Piece of Architecture – Bloodrock

Well that’s my 50, it could easily be 100 but hey Grierson started it!


Musical Update

Added a few more CD’s to the list, a couple of Ken Hensley, a Pavlov’s Dog, a couple of Abiogenesi and some others that escape me 🙂

If you’d prefer to read them all as one complete list as opposed to a break down under the CD list page, click AQUI (you must be bored LOL)