/ 17 September 2021

Showing respect where respect is due

Image source: Rolling Stone
Image source: Rolling Stone

It’s hard enough to name your personal favourite song, let alone the #1 greatest song of all time… Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody? Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off? Joe Dolce’s Shaddap You Face? Nope. It’s the 1967 anthem Respect by Aretha Franklin, according to Rolling Stone. The music mag has updated its list of top 500 songs. And the protests are rolling in… It was originally published in 2014 and was one of the most widely read stories in the magazine’s history. But a lot has changed since then… More than 250 artists, musicians and producers – from singer Sam Smith to American rapper Megan Thee Stallion – were asked to rank their personal top 50s before the results were combined. The result: more hip-hop, modern country, indie rock, Latin pop, reggae and R&B. That’s one helluva good playlist to tee up for your weekend chores…  

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