Josh (desh) wrote,

Final XPN countdown tally

Their top 10:

10. U2 - One
9. Beatles - Hey Jude
8. Beatles - A Day in the Life
7. Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
6. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
5. Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
4. Beatles - In My Life
3. Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
2. John Lennon - Imagine
1. Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road

Where my top 10 ranked: (4 in top 10, 6 in top 25)

1. Doors - Light My Fire (XPN rank: 161)
2. The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again (XPN rank: 25)
3. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (XPN rank: 6)
4. Derek and the Dominoes - Layla (XPN rank: 16)
5. Billy Joel - Piano Man (XPN rank: 178)
6. John Lennon - Imagine (XPN rank: 2)
7. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (XPN rank: 72)
8. Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone (XPN rank: 3)
9. Beatles - Hey Jude (XPN rank: 9. Am I good or what?)
10. U2 - Sunday, Bloody Sunday (XPN rank: 166)

Top non-Beatles non-Dylan song: Well, number 1. I'm surprised at the choice for 1, I have to say, but I think it's as good a choice as any of their top 6 would've been.

Top song I don't think I know: 7.
Top song I'm sure I don't know: 17. The Band - The Weight.
Top song I'm sure I don't like: I don't know. I skimmed the top 100 and didn't find one.

Most covered song: I found three Hallelujahs. Leonard Cohen at 302, Rufus Wainwright at 228, and Jeff Buckley at 29. (So I guess that answers that question, jre and ruthonfire.) There might be another 3- or 4-occurence song, but I have no guesses.

Beatles songs: 48, by my count. (Plus more that aren't listed as Beatles, like Imagine.)
Dylan songs: 33.
Springsteen songs: 27.
Stones songs: 26.
Joni Mitchell songs: 19.
U2 songs: 16.
Led Zeppelin songs: 14.
REM songs: 10. (With 3 from Automatic, including Nightswimming as top REM song! Nice!)
The Who songs: 9.
Pink Floyd songs: 9.
Elton John songs: 9.
Elvis Costello songs: 8.
Elvis Presley songs: 6.
Indigo Girls songs: 6.
Pearl Jam songs: 4.
They Might Be Giants songs: 0.

Top song by a woman: 15. Joni Mitchell - A Case of You

Songs named "Stay": 0. (No Jackson Browne or Lisa Loeb? What the hell?)

Location of select other songs mentioned in my last post:
18. Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
20. Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
30. Simon and Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence
32. Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet
36. Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee
41. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge over Troubled Water
73. Eagles - Hotel California
86. Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
89. Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay
173. Pearl Jam - Black (and the highest rated PJ song, which I'm very impressed at)
196. Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
264. Alexi Murdoch - Orange Sky
283. Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place
300. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
446. Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat
617. Pink Floyd - Dogs
NR. lots of flyinbutrs's and krisispm's songs


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