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quarta-feira, 29 de julho de 2015

500 Greatest Songs of All Time

A lista das "500 melhores canções de todos os tempos" (Originalmente 500 Greatest Songs of All Time) foi feita em 2004 pela revista norte-americana Rolling Stone e publicada em novembro de 2005. A escolha foi baseada na votação de 172 músicos, críticos, e pessoas ligadas a indústria da música. Assim como outras inúmeras listas existentes, as escolhas causam controvérsias e muito debate em vários círculos. A lista é composta predominantemente por artistas norte-americanos e britânicos, sendo 357 dos Estados Unidos e 117 do Reino Unido. Segundo a lista mais atual, publicada em 2009, a musica mais recente é "Moment of Surrender" (#160) do U2, do ano de 2009. Com 23 canções, os Beatles estão em primeiro lugar em número de canções na lista. Eles são seguidos pelos Rolling Stones com 14 canções; Bob Dylan com 12; Elvis Presley 11; The Beach Boys 9; U2 8; Jimi Hendrix 7; Chuck Berry; James Brown; Prince; Led Zeppelin e Sly & the Family Stone 6; Elton John; Ray Charles 5; e Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, Nirvana e Aretha Franklin com 4 canções.

Top 10:  As dez canções melhor posicionadas segundo a publicação:

01 "Like A Rolling Stone", Bob Dylan
02 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", The Rolling Stones
03 "Imagine", John Lennon
04 "What's Going On", Marvin Gaye
05 "Respect", Aretha Franklin
06 "Good Vibrations", The Beach Boys
07 "Johnny B. Goode", Chuck Berry
08 "Hey Jude", The Beatles
09 "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Nirvana
10"What'd I Say", Ray Charles

Estatísticas: A lista é composta na maior parte de artistas americanos e britânicos.

357 são dos EUA;
117 do Reino Unido.
O terceiro país mais representado é a República da Irlanda com doze canções, depois vem o Canadá com dez. A lista só inclui uma canção não cantada na língua inglesa, "La Bamba" de Ritchie Valens e só três canções do Século XXI.

A canção mais recente da lista é o sucesso Irlandês, de 2009, do U2: "Moment of Surrender" (160º lugar).

O conjunto com mais canções é:
The Beatles, com 23 canções na lista.
O único artista ocupando dois lugares no top 10 é:

John Lennon (solo, 3º lugar, e com o grupo, The Beatles, 8º lugar).
Entre outros conjuntos com múltiplas canções, encontram-se:

Bob Dylan (treze canções)
Rolling Stones (doze canções)
Elvis Presley (onze canções)
U2 (oito canções)
The Beach Boys (sete)
Jimi Hendrix (sete)

E, os demais que tem seis canções cada:

Chuck Berry
James Brown
Led Zeppelin
Sly & The Family Stone

A lista vai mudando a medida que são realizadas novas pesquisas. É lógico que não concordo com a maioria, mas assim caminha a humanidade...

A great song doesn't attempt to be anything — it just is.
By Jay-Z

When you hear a great song, you can think of where you were when you first heard it, the sounds, the smells. It takes the emotions of a moment and holds it for years to come. It transcends time. A great song has all the key elements — melody; emotion; a strong statement that becomes part of the lexicon; and great production. Think of "Bohemian Rhapsody," by Queen. That song had everything — different melodies, opera, R&B, rock — and it explored all of those different genres in an authentic way, where it felt natural. When I'm writing a song that I know is going to work, it's a feeling of euphoria. It's how a basketball player must feel when he starts hitting every shot, when you're in that zone. As soon as you start, you get that magic feeling, an extra feeling. Songs like that come out in five minutes; if I work on them more than, say, 20 minutes, they're probably not going to work. When I was starting out, I was just trying to tell stories. I wasn't thinking about melodies. Then I started to marry storytelling with every­thing I was learning from all these other great records: the great writers like Babyface and Lionel Richie; Rakim's technique and syncopation; Dre's whole package on the Chronic albums; Quincy Jones, the greatest producer of all time; Rick Rubin, who's not too far behind because of all his genre-jumping. Technology has caused the songwriting process to lose some of the magic. A lot of times now, people working on a song aren't in the same room. Imagine if Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones hadn't been in the same room! Those records would have been totally different. I've had times when I changed one word because of something that somebody said in the studio, and it changed the whole song. It's so important to have other people in the room, vibing, saying, "No, this part is good, put that there." I spend a lot of time fighting myself to stay out of the way of a great song. It's hard for me to leave a song alone, in its natural state. I want it to have that mass appeal, but once I start trying to push it too far, you can feel that something isn't right. When you can hear what a writer is trying to do, it's like watching a dancer and seeing him counting his steps. Music is emotional — if you're singing that you're in love with somebody but it doesn't really feel like you are, people can tell. Some of my best songs aren't the biggest ones. A song like "Can I Live" is so full of emotion to me — it was better than "Hard Knock Life" or "Empire State of Mind," but it lacked that accessibility. ­Michael Jackson's Off the Wall album may not have been bigger than Thriller, but the songs had better melodies. But when a phrase gets stuck in your head like a great melody and becomes part of everyday culture, that's when it can become something great. When your music signifies a time in the culture or continues on in everyday life, like "Say It Loud — I'm Black and I'm Proud" or "A Change Is Gonna Come." Or when something like "Bling Bling" even makes it into the dictionary. Then you know you've done your job.

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4 comentários:

  1. Jayme da costa, Maceió, AL30 de julho de 2015 16:34

    Muito agradecido por este sensacional post, e também pelos anteriores...

  2. Olá, Javanes.
    Só agora tive contato com este fabuloso post.
    Parabéns pelo trabalho, e obrigado por compartilhar.

  3. Muito obrigado. Permita sugerir para retificar o nome da canção 394 para Magical Mistery Tour. Parabéns pelo trabalho


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