You’ll find this list to be amusing, infuriating or both. Rolling Stone calls it “a celebration of the greatest rock & roll songs of all time, chosen by a five-star jury of singers, musicians, producers, industry figures, critics and, of course, songwriters.”
I expected to find lots of songs by The Beatles (23) and The Rolling Stones (14), but how do Hank Williams (2) and Muddy Waters (4) qualify as rock & roll?! And while Radiohead deserves at least two songs in this list, who nominated “Fake Plastic Trees” to be one of them?!
When this list is edited or expanded in a few years, I hope it includes Wilco and The Flaming Lips. (Incidentally, both bands contributed tracks to the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie soundtrack and will perform in Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve.)