Re: VH1's new Greatest List
posted at 9/8/2010 11:14 PM EDT
In Response to Re: VH1's new Greatest List
[QUOTE]Here's how the voting went in 1998 (Top 10): 1 - The Beatles 2 - Rolling Stones 3 - Jimi Hendrix 4 - Led Zeppelin 5 - Bob Dylan 6 - James Brown 7 - David Bowie 8 - Elvis Presley 9 - The Who 10 - The Police The Police, I don't know how they got to #10 in that last poll.
Posted by NumbaFouwer[/QUOTE]
So far only the Police have dropped. There are definitely some strange selections. I have no problem with the Hip-Hop choices (I do, but I understand that representation), but Justin Timberlake making the top 100 is absolutely insane.
I have this fear that MJ is going to be number 1. It seems that Bruce will not make the top 20 so I am trying to figure out who will be there.
As of yet, no Motown bands have been named and the Temps, 4 Tops, Supremes, Jackson 5 and Smokey and the Miracles should have been in the top 100. I am guessing all 5 bands make it, but one or two might not.
The obvious seem to be and this is in no special order.
The Who, Zep, Beatles, Dylan, Stones, Hendrix, Nirvana, Queen, Beach Boys, David Bowie, Elvis, James Brown. So that is 12, then you add in the 5 Motown bands and that brings us to 17. Then rounding off the list would be Michael Jackson, Madonna which leaves one last spot.
Now they have not named Buddy Holly or Bo Didley so it could be one of them. Alice Cooper was not named and although he should be in the top 100, I doubt he will be in the top 20, therefore he does not appear at all. Since Johnny Cash made the list, it is always possible that Hank Williams makes the list, but I doubt it. Another missing band is C, S, N, & Y. I think they get that final spot in the top 20. However, since Hip Hop does count for 10 % of this list, it is possible that Grandmaster Flash takes that last spot. And then there is the influence of the Sex Pistols. Maybe they get it. And the wild card is Frank Sinatra. You just never know.
But if MJ even cracks the top 5, I will lose all faith in mankind.