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Full laughable list here: http://www.xfm.co.uk/news/2010/the-top-1000-songs-of-all-time-ab
Did they just put they're entire playlist on shuffle and see what the first 1,000 songs were?
what a list indeed.
but there it is.
That is one terrible list.
but also, so much this
'Revelry' made the cut.
BEST. SONG. EVER.
Razorlight are therefore only two thirds as good as Stereophonics, who have 12. But 8 times as good as Idlewild.
I like how the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Oasis have more entries than the Beatles.
I'm struggling to see any rap in that list too. If anyone finds some, let me know.
What is this "rap" you speak of?
and, er, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
Run DMC w/ Aerosmith
Mumford & Sons Winter Winds
Mumford & Sons The Cave
Mumford And Sons Little Lion Man
so all the singles they've had out basically
Which is so radically different from the rest, of course.
no pop or hip hop acts, not even Michael Jackson yet The Enemy, The Wombats and Reverend & The Makers are
Now where's that landfill indie thread?
It's not to be taken very seriously is it.
Unless my eyes are lying to me I see zero Prince tracks, zero Queen tracks, I don't see Station to Station but I do see Wires by Athlete.
the dreariest, least fun 'single' that ever was released?
Oh, I think it might be...
TWO glasvegas songs
ONE hard fi song
Jimmy Eat World's BIG CASINO? WTF.
They chose the wrong LCD soundsystem track
Lostprophets Last Train Home
Liam Lynch United States of Whatever
Mock Turtles Can You Dig It?
16 Muse songs?
More Oasis, kasabian, muse, coldplay and RHCP entries than Radiohead.
The Verve Love Is Noise - this pick will make the world end.
Obviously, The Walkmen The Rat had to be there
JESUS - Weezer Beverley Hills AND Weezer Pork and Beans
Last Train Home is a fucking tune.
RARGH SWING IT
subjective and all that
...should be there. What a tune!
They headlined Reading and Leeds before. Lets not forget that.
IDA FUCKING MARIA
This man, this Mike Walsh has actually written about why nine of the greatest songs every are by the Charlatans... part of me almost once to read it...
"End all those pub arguments about music with The Xfm Top 1000 Songs Of All Time"
As a stupid list of songs for us all to go "How have Terrible Bilge-Merchats X got x number of songs, while the Fabulous Y Band haven't got any", it was fine. But to write a book, that suggests they actually on some level believe that these really ARE the best 1000 songs ever. Including Have a Nice Day. That's got to be some of the greatest fiction ever written.
WRITING ABOUT THE XFM IS ALREADY MAKING ME STOOPID
This book is sweeeeet. A) It's massive B) It contains all my favourite bands C) It's from my favourite radio station.
Had some mates over last night and they all wanna borrow it.
but something about them looks as though they're written by some XFM PR person pretending to be a music fan.
Surely this is not written by a real person
best songs of all time listener poll? Shurely missing the point?
three Mumford & Sons songs
five Linkin Park songs
what's that? they're on the list too? oops, i take it back.
and that includes the year i spent working as a Care Assistant,
I have about 70 days worth of continous flowing music on my itunes and yet only about 20 of the greatest 1000 songs of all time, i guess i need to sort my act out
if Female of the Species wasn't in there.
Not even in the top million songs of all time.
elvis presley would have had at least 1 in there?
1000 greatest songs of all time really means nothing to an individual reader anyway, if anything it just provokes argument.
No point having a hissy fit over someone elses favorite songs.
I seriously doubt Mike Walsh believes these are even subjectively the 1000 greatest songs of all time, he just cut and pasted chart indie singles until he's come up with 1000. If even one person who isn't Mike's mum buys the book, then, er, well, I hope they feel bad. ANd I definitely hope Mike's mum feels bad.
The Enemy Away From Here
The Enemy We'll Live and Die In These Towns
The Enemy Had Enough
seriously, bloody hell
so so so amazing
this quote from the book link explains it's awfulness
"Collated from the annual 'Top 1000 Songs of All Time' listener poll, the most requested songs on the 'X-list' and suggestions from radio DJs and celebrity guests"
Every band on this list is INFINITELY better than Sonic Youth.
but I reckon about 100 of those songs would make it into my top 1000.
"Kraftwerk The Model
Ladyhawke Dusk Till Dawn
Ladyhawke My Delirium
LCD Soundsystem Daft Punk Are Playing At My House"
LADYHAWKE IS TWICE AS SIGNIFICANT AS THOSE CHANCERS.
Now how will I ever know whether or not Paul Weller's 'Changing Man' is better or worse than Ian Brown's 'F.E.A.R'?
so that question is still left unanswered.
I remember back when last.fm was a pirate radio station and getting vehemently behind a campaign to get it its first proper legal license or something.
I remember a lot of my favourite bands at the time being involved in a mega-gig to promote it:
erm... Catherine Wheel
I was so excited by the idea of XFM.
...What's My Name by The Ting Tings is ONE OF THE GREATEST SONGS OF ALL TIME.
Now. I'm someone who read yesterday's landfill indie thread going "what's wrong with half of these bands then?" (Like when Homer Simpson discovers Styx in the 'Oldies' section of that record shop: "You've got all the best bands in here!"). Hell I ain't no snob. But this, THIS makes me really, really laugh.
Anyone else find that a tremendously funny concept?
or is there genuinely no Dylan in there while RHCP are represented 19 times?
This may very well be the most ridiculous list ever:
1 album under their belt and Florence and the Machine have made a more significant contribution to music (in terms of great songs) (5) than Bob Dylan (0), Johnny Cash (1) and The Velvet Underground (3) combined.
pretty amazing stat.
Daft Punk Harder Stronger
The Jam Down By The Tube Station At Midnight
The Charlatans Your're So Pretty We're So Pretty
As per my Libertines stealth post in the Landfill Indie thread that you you ^This'd.
In Too Deep by Sum 41 is apparently better than anything The Beach Boys ever recorded. Awesome.
but with 2 white lies songs
make yer own list
Totally surprising? No, of course not. Immune from criticism? Likewise, no. Even by XFM standards, this is a *shocking* list.
if i don't own about 90% if the 1000 greatest songs ever! XFM, you have opened my eyes...
I tweeted @xfm about this list, basically just lol'ing and they just replied;
@goldflakepaint Um, whats the problem? Don't you agree or something?
This is going to be fun :D
I mean, there's creating a 50 best dad rock tracks and then shuffling it slightly every month for Q, and then there's this. This has the whiff of Chris Morris about it.