Sunday, September 11, 2005

"TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART" BETTER BE IN THE TOP 10: Blender Magazine, which takes delight at tweaking the Baby Boomer-skewing Rolling Stone, will once again mock Jann Wenner's baby by counting down the 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born (provided you are 25 or under) in its next issue. The list is a direct response to RS's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time last year, in which Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" (no relation) topped the list. Blender's list is headed by an obscure R&B artist named Michael Jackson who had some hits in the '80s before becoming embroiled in legal troubles. His "Billie Jean" is followed by Outkast's lament about the former name of the Arizona Diamondbacks home field, "B.O.B." and Guns N' Roses' cover of the Sheryl Crow song "Sweet Child O' Mine," a song which forever convinced the band the key to their success was dropping the consonants off its prepositions.

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