November 26th, 2004
|10:31 pm - O Fong-Torres, where art thou?|
Right. So Ellen and I were sitting at Uno's enjoying our Chicken & Wild Mushroom pizza, when she brought up the fact that Bravo has been running their list of the 100 Greatest TV Characters. I casually mentioned that Rolling Stone had just published their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and we decided to find the lists online when we got home.
The Bravo list isn't too bad. By the time you read this post, the entire list will probably be available on their website, but we missed tonight's episodes and are unsure of the top ten. We're guessing that the cast of Seinfeld, Archie Bunker, the Simpsons, James T. Kirk, Lucy and Ricky, Fonzie, and Ralph Kramden probably scored pretty high. Maybe Tony Soprano, too. Granted that Dale Cooper shoulda been higher on this list, as should Kermit and Miss Piggy, but otherwise the list seems pretty solid. Even with Steve Urkel on it.
Rolling Stone, on the other hand, is a different story. Ellen can hardly contain her rage and disgust. I am reminded of Albert Einstein's famous quote, "God does not play dice with the universe[, but apparently Rolling Stone does.]"
I'll let Hey Ya!'s position on the list speak for itself:
180. Outkast -- Hey Ya!Missing (though not surprisingly) from the list: Dancing Fool by Frank Zappa, Birdhouse In Your Soul by They Might Be Giants, Alive by Pearl Jam, Under the Bridge by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Revolution by The Beatles, and What Day Is It? by Brak.
191. Lynyrd Skynyrd -- Freebird
202. The Beatles -- Come Together
221. Lou Reed -- Walk on the Wild Side
274. Jefferson Airplane -- Somebody to Love
344. Janis Joplin -- Piece of My Heart
397. Blue Oyster Cult -- Don't Fear the Reaper
399. Metallica -- Enter Sandman
421. Billy Joel -- Piano Man
478. Jefferson Airplane -- White Rabbit
484. Joan Jett -- I Love Rock 'N Roll
486. The Smiths -- How Soon Is Now?
494. The Eagles -- Desperado
500. Boston -- More Than a Feeling
Current Mood: pissed off
Current Music: VH1
I'm more outraged that Freebird is ranked so low.
I'm even further outraged that "Ode to a Superhero" isn't on the list.