- Nov 19, 2019
Hey Ya! deserves to be up there but Get Ur Freak On? C'mon man!
Outkast deserves to be up there but definitely not for Hey Ya.
I'd say B.O.B. or Rosa Parks. Both also way more fitting for the current political climate.
That selection alone makes me think these folks didn't actually listen to the artists' catalogues.
This is correct.Not to be dismissive but who the fuck cares what rolling stone thinks about music anymore
I always found it funny that one album later they'd be criticizing the media for the way they reported about Flavor Flav hitting his girlfriend, and not "getting the story straight." Hypocrites who recklessly spread an urban legend, but don't say bad things about them before doing research.Fuck Public Enemy. They really unfairly did a lot of damage to Elvis' reputation. A lot of people think Elvis was racist because they just assume Public Enemy did their research. Even Mary J. Blige said Elvis was a racist.
I can understand being bitter that Elvis was dubbed the "King of Rock n Roll" but that wasn't Elvis' fault. He never referred to himself as "The King" and when it was brought up he would refer to his friend Fats Domino.
Great article about it in the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/11/opinion/11guralnick.html
okay maybe he brought it up once:
It's not there because it's a good song. It's there because it was probably their biggest song, and because it had a "dance" you could do that made it even more memorable.Hey Ya! deserves to be up there but Get Ur Freak On? C'mon man!
This is what it would look like if IGN had a music list. They had to put all the new age trash in there to appeal to the current market. It's pretty bad that they put a legendary masterpiece behind some garbage. Bohemian Rhapsody behind Crazy In Love? Stairway To Heaven is way too high. Get Ur Freak On is in no way the 8th best song of all time.
Total waste. 0/10 wouldn't recommend.