Jay-Z is writing for Rolling Stone’s next issue that drops the Top 500 Greatest Songs of all time. Camel’s piece is said to be enlightening and:
Rap star and entrepreneur Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) recently wrote a piece for Rolling Stone magazine to discuss what makes for a great song. In the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, Jay-Z will discuss what music means to him, as well as how music has changed for better and for worse.
In case you’re wondering about the list, the Top 5 songs are “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye, “Imagine” by John Lennon, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by Rolling Stones, and “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan. Music afficionados may disagree and debate the list at length, but that’s how it stands with RS.
Top 5 songs of all time – By Rolling Stone mag.
#5 – “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
#4 – What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye
#3 – “Imagine” by John Lennon
#2 – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones
#1 – “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan
The Rolling Stones Top 500 songs of all time will hit newsstands on Friday. The first edition of this list came out in 2005 and has been updated for 2010. To determine the Greatest Songs of all Time, Alan Light, Contributing Editor, said they took votes from musicians, journalists, executives and others to compile a list. Harry Smith of CBS interviewed Light on CBS’ Early Show and noted that the list is very heavy with 60′s and 70′s music. Light said about 25-30 songs from the last five years to the list, so some hip hop and newer music has been factored in.
Well, we can’t hate. Jigga has been doing it for a minute and respect is due, but the man still resembles Joe Camel to us.