August 11, 2011

"Please tell me you're not putting 'That's the Way I Like it' over this song!!!"

Did List-a-Beefy stumble at #66 in the list of the 200 best #1 songs of all time?

31 comments:

Paddy O said...

un huh

DADvocate said...

"That's the Way I Like It" shouldn't be on the list, period. Not even if the list was the top 500.

Carol_Herman said...

To each his own list.

And, then? In #1 would be Happy Birthday.

ndspinelli said...

"That's the Way I Like It" should only be played in porn movies.

Original Mike said...
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Original Mike said...

Paddy beat me to it.

My compliments, sir.

Fred4Pres said...

Please tell me you are not putting up a post listing the greatest songs of all time!!!

madAsHell said...

Who's posting this crap, and what have you done with Ann??

Pastafarian said...

Commenters, my advice is: Don't bother with this link. This list isn't available in list-form, you have to click through to each page.

And all that time and effort to see the opinion of an idiot who puts "We Are the World", that godawful Rhianna earworm "Umbrella", and the Bee Gees ahead of Rod Stewart, the Rolling Stones, Bill Withers, and Simon and Garfunkel.

edutcher said...

Please tell me you aren't seriously considering either of these songs worthy of consideration on ANY "Best of" list.

Russ said...

The list is available in 'list' format.

http://jumbledpileofperson.typepad.com/list/

That doesn't excuse their general poor taste, though.

So many craptastic R&B/hip hop like recent tunes in the list, while ignoring quite a bit of history and songs with staying power.

The Crack Emcee said...

"Good Vibrations" is a masterpiece.

"That's the way I like it" is a good song - anyone who doesn't like it is a prude who doesn't understand Pop or Disco. It's a classic of the form.

I don't get the beef, but "Good Vibrations" wins.

Salamandyr said...

Honestly, I've never understood the critical appreciation of the Beach Boys. Perhaps I am too young to have discovered them when they were edgy, and only encountered them as tired middle agers, struggling through a set of yesterday's hits at the local Six Flags.

They always sounded like a has-been novelty act.

Paul Zrimsek said...

If not for the fact that his URL suggests a liking for They Might Be Giants, I would have written this guy off as a philistine long ago.

Amartel said...

I like it. KC's music. Pure pop, no pretense. Not so much the Beach Boys.

Phil 3:14 said...

"Good Vibrations" good

"That's the way I like it" not so good

"200 best #1 songs of all time" ???

(PS Is the a list of the #100 best lists of the #100 best songs? Then I could judge better.)

Joe said...

Gwen Stefani is #64?

This is yet another list of songs the author (or groups of authors) like and are trying to justify. Bore me.

Wally Kalbacken said...

Inextricably linked to that song are memories of The Stone Hearth (a/k/a "The Stone Bone") on Park Street, just south of the railroad tracks. So, no, it should not be on the list.

victoria said...

Oh, Ann, we are the same age. I remember this song in Junior High. Ah,
the first concert I ever saw was the Beach Boys and Paul Revere and the Raiders, Sacramento Civic Auditorium, in 1965. I was 13 years old and took 2 friends. How different was it then? My parents dropped us off in front of the auditorium and said, "We'll be back in 3 hours." Wow, how times have changed. When my daughter was 13 (25 now) there is no way I would have dropped her off in front of a venue. Too many preditors.She went to Lollapalooza with her older brother and her uncle when she was 15 and, even with all those masculine men with her, the pervs still tried to pick her up.

Ah, things were so simple back then.


Vicki from Pasadena

sorepaw said...

Yawn.

Shanna said...

If not for the fact that his URL suggests a liking for They Might Be Giants, I would have written this guy off as a philistine long ago.

They Might Be Giants is making pretty entertaining kids music now.

t-man said...

OT -

Is Drudge right now suggesting that Rick Perry is gay?

BT said...

Everybody will have their own favorites and bitch about who is left off. As far as I am concern any list that does not include THIS!!! is just not worth it.

traditionalguy said...

Good vibrations celebrated the free wheeling California youth culture before the Great Drugs Tsunami washed it all away by the late 60s.

For further insight, see American Graffiti.

Lauderdale Vet said...

My wife and I saw KC perform that live recently at the South Beach Food and Wine festival. The crowd really got into it. Was actually really nice.

jamboree said...

@Salamandyr

Brian Wilson. End of reason.

Lucius said...

Brian Wilson, along with Axl Rose and that dude from Boston (not the late vocalist, but the one who wrote/produced everything) is the great visionary of American popular music.

Triangle Man said...

Man, nowhere to discuss the positive economic news and surging stock market. Bummer.

Ann Althouse said...

"(PS Is the a list of the #100 best lists of the #100 best songs? Then I could judge better.)"

He's using the Billboard top 100 lists going back to -- I think -- 1955. Only songs that got to #1 on those weekly lists are eligible.

Phil 3:14 said...

He's using the Billboard top 100 lists going back to -- I think -- 1955. Only songs that got to #1 on those weekly lists are eligible

What's the total # of songs to choose from?

themightypuck said...

The real shocker is Hollaback Girl above them both at 64.