Maestro Maven - Classic Rock (1962-1978)
Top 100 Singles List...
I often look through "top" lists for music online and the fundamental problem is that the selections are always the ones that totally offend no one but also never completely satisfy anyone. We can all agree that "Hey Jude" is a good song but is it actually anyone's favourite? It seems like other Beatles songs are ranked higher for given individuals, but Hey Jude makes a top 3 or 5 or 10 list most often. My XHT Music lists are never concerned with "popular" choices, but instead focus on my own personal taste. By definition, this means that only I am totally satisfied with the list. Nevertheless, I have made my top 100 classic rock n' roll singles list. The period that I am assigning to "classic rock" starts with the Beatles in 1962 and ends in 1978 while including bands that are usually considered part of the official "hard rock" category. This 27-year era in music is unbelievably rich and I certainly passed over some great singers and bands for reasons of personal taste. If I don't like the vocalist then I usually don't listen to the band, even if the music is great. The list is in order of my preference for the top 10 and then the rest of the selections are in chronological order (11-100). One other thing worth noting is that I really don't care whether an artist is doing a cover as long as I think they did the best job (ie. Hendrix's Hey Joe or Joplin's To Love Somebody).