Friday, August 18, 2006
A change of pace, and back to music for a moment. Today, Pitchfork wraps up their list of the 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s. The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" comes in at Number 1. I'm glad to see that Iggy and the Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog" made the top 20, and Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" ranked third. I'm also glad to see The Ronettes' "Be My Baby" up there. Very different songs, but all masterpieces. Check out the list, let me know what you think.
Oh, and speaking of somewhat embarrassing tastes below (and I've expressed my love for Pilot, which is another embarrassing one, but also the hipsterly acceptable Robert Pete Williams, and many others here and here), I'm now really into... Lily Allen. 20 years old. There, I've admitted it. The Pilot days wash over me again and the metalheads beat me up behind the bleachers. Make of it what you will, but first do me a favor and listen to the eminently catchy tunes, "LDN" and "Smile." I know this will come back to haunt me like my Spice Girls global groupie days or my early years buying beers at 7-11 for the Backstreet Boys.