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I am not certain, but I think "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)" by Frank Sinatra was recorded in 1958, not 1943 (I think Fred Astaire's original was in 1943). See http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE4781EDA46AC7120C99B3C4CC8B17FBF0BCC56F7833E35435ACBB47F4D89186AEF4BFADD91E8AC20F87AB0FE26BB580FD3CCA257FED66338378FEDB60045&sql=33:8uapq855oj0a
From the AMG page, there are links to boxes of "The Columbia Years 1943-52", including "One for My Baby", but I'm not sure Sinatra recorded the song as early as 1943. Anyway, all the critics who have listed the song has referred to the version from "Only the Lonely", so I'm going to change the year to 1958.
You have Alanis Morissette's name misspelled as "Morrisette."
I love the site, and check it almost every day. Very cool. I was wondering what other Beatles or solo Beatles songs and albums came close to making the list (but didn't)? I am surprised that neither "Michelle," "Here, There and Everywhere," "Blackbird," or "Here Comes the Sun" are on the list. I'm surprised "Let It Be" isn't a little higher, but that could just be because I'm used to seeing lists like Rolling Stone's Top 500, and VH1's Top 100, both of which it made the top 50. If I were to guess, I would say that other Beatles records that might make the top 3000 could be John Lennon's "Watching the Wheels," "Happy Xmas," "Love," "Mind Games," "#9 Dream," "Woman," Paul McCartney's "Band on the Run," "Mull of Kintyre," McCartney[/i], Tug of War[/i], Flaming Pie[/i], Chaos and Creation in the Backyard[/i], George Harrison's "What Is Life," "All Things Must Pass," "Give Me Love," Cloud Nine[/i], Brainwashed[/i], the Traveling Wilburys' "Handle with Care," "End of the Line," Ringo Starr's "Photograph"
Would you ever consider extending your list to 3000 or even 5000 (or is there not really enough data)? Also, would you ever consider the option of being able to not only view the top artists by country, but the top songs and albums by country. Also, I think it would be neat if you could sort the artists/songs/albums by major genre (Rock/R&B/Rap/Country/Jazz/Blues/Vocal/Electronica/etc).
Thanks Daniel for the correction.
The Beatles (or Beatles-related) song that is closest to the current top 2500 is "And I Love Her", but "Here There and Everywhere" and "Here Comes the Sun" could easily make the list too with just another critic listing the song. Surprisingly however, "Blackbird" and "Michelle" have not appeared in any of the critics lists I have.
Shouldn't Jay-Z be credited for "Crazy In Love"? It stands to reason that if he is credited for "Frontin'" and "Mundian To Bach Ke", he should be credited for "Crazy In Love" too.
I don't think Jay-Z is credited on the outer sleeve (he's probably somewhere though) so that's my reason. However, I realise that this may still not make sense to you.
What I meant was
I don't think Jay-Z is credited for "Crazy in Love" on the record's outer sleeve (there's probably a note somewhere though where he is mentioned). This is why I haven't given Jay-Z credit for "Crazy in Love", but I can understand if you have a different opinion.
Hey Henrik, how r ya? Your site is still great!
But here are 2 things I found:
1> Top songs of 1982 - Michael Jackson's "Beat It" and "Billie Jean" were both released as singles in 1983...although the album they're from ("Thriller") was released in December, 1982.
2> How can any critic's list miss out Editors' debut album "The Back Room" from last year's (2005) list of best albums is beyond me...
I'm fine & I hope you have a great time in the UK with lots of music around you! Great to see you writing here in the forum.
About a year ago I switched from singles to songs and then moved the songs to the year they were first released. "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" are just two of many cases, so this is not an error.
Blur's 13 is placed at #82 on Pitchfork's best of the 90's [1999 edition] list, that list doesn't appear with the other "Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc." on the 13 album page.
Since Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" was released on her 2004 album 'Breakaway,' shouldn't it be listed as a 2004 release, rather than the year of its single release (much like you did for the singles released from Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' album)? Also, if that is the case, Britney Spears' "Toxic" was released on her 2003 album 'In the Zone,' even though the single was released in 2004. Also, you have 'Afrika Bambaataa' misspelled as 'Afrika Baambaata,' and Billboard.com lists 'Rubin Blades,' not 'Ruben Bladés.'
I love the site!! Keep up the great work!!
...also, I know that this isn't really an error, but I was surprised to see that Manfred Mann's only Top 2500 song is "Pretty Flamingo," and just barely making the list at #2484. I would have expected his, what I would call, classic version of "Blinded by the Light" to be an obvious choice for the top 2500, and also possibly "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" and their version of "Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)." Are any of Manfred Mann's other songs (possibly some of the ones I've listed above, or any others) close to making the top 2500? Thanks again
Yes, "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" and "Mighty Quinn" are not too far away from the top 2500. Surprisingly, the only list that has "Blinded by the Light" is Rolling Stone's end of year list from 1976.
Thanks for the corrections!
For Oasis' What's the Story (Morning Glory)? you forgot to give the album credit for being ranked 92 in the NME's 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2006)
actually nevermind I guess I skipped over it....sorry about the misunderstanding!
Some corrections, mostly year of release stuff.
Public Enemy's Apocalypse '91: The Enemy Strikes Black is listed as ...Strikes Back. Their song "Welcome to the Terrordome" was released as a single in 1989.
Mike Jones' "Still Tippin'" appeared on the compilation The Day Hell Broke Loose 2 in 2004.
Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" appeared on her album Love Angel Music Baby in 2004.
Kanye West's "Through the Wire" and Twista's "Slow Jamz" were both released as 12" singles in 2003.
The original version of Panjabi MC's "Mundian to Bach Ke" was released in 1998. (The version with Jay-Z's overdubbed vocals was released in 2003, however.)
Lil' Jon & the Eastside Boyz' "Get Low" appeared on their album Kings of Crunk in 2002.
Sean Paul's "Get Busy" appeared on his album Dutty Rock in 2002.
Henrik, can you tell me, por favor, if Outkast's ATLiens is anywhere near the list. Thanks in advance!
Hmmm. Questions end with question marks.
Thanks for all these corrections! ATLiens probably needs to appear in a couple of lists before it enters the top 2500.
Henrik, I hate to rain on the parade of the brilliant new update by pointing out an error, but I feel obliged to point out that the correct title of the Arctic Monkeys album is WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT'S WHAT I'M NOT (not WHATEVER THEY ...).
Thanks for the update!
There's no "Are" in Gwen Stefani's "What You Waiting For?".
So are the dates about year of release or year of impact? Even if "Since U Been Gone" was on a 2004 album, it was a single/hit in 2005 and appeared on 2005 best-of lists.
Year of release.
Art Brut's album Bang Bang Rock and Roll wasn't released in the US until May 2006. So, should the album's statistics should be transferred to the 2006 acclaimed list? By the way, the Metacritic score has changed for the album to an 82.
Is the US release more important than other releases? I definitely do not think so, and "Bang Bang Rock & Roll" will be kept in the 2005 list. Thanks for the metascore correction.
I wasn't saying that a US release was more important by any means...I was just wondering if, when it gets ranked on best of 2006 lists in US, it was going to still be considered a 2005 release.
Henrik, I just noticed that the Amazon link for PRESENTING THE FABULOUS RONETTES FEATURING VERONICA is to an entirely different anthology of early recordings by the group that doesn't contain any Spector productions at all. The original 1964 album doesn't appear to be available on CD in any form whatsoever. The best equivalent would be to have a link to the BEST OF THE RONETTES collection, which features 10 of the 12 tracks from the LP (the only ones missing are covers of "What'd I Say" and "Chapel of Love").
Harold, you're absolutely right, I don't know how this happened. Thanks for the correction.
Two random and unnecessarily nitpicky corrections:
The Unicorns' 2003 album is listed as WHO WILL CUT YOUR HAIR WHEN WE'RE GONE?, the correct title is WHO WILL CUT OUR HAIR WHEN WE'RE GONE?. The irony emerges!
The Flaming Lips' 2002 album is listed as YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOT, the correct title is YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS (plural)
Two random errors!!! Are there many others that you've found?
The 'robots' error annoys me, as it is one of my personal faves. However, there is only one robot on the front cover...
The Amazon link to "Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica" is not to this album. It's a pre-Phil Spector Ronettes album. As far as know, "Fabulous Ronettes" has never been released on CD. Will this album ever come out on CD?
You can find 10 of album's 12 tracks on "Best of the Ronettes."
The same comment was made by Harold Wexler a few weeks ago. It will be corrected in the next update.
Pitchfork's lists were all moved, none of the old links are working.
Henrik, in looking up the cast album from HAIR, I noticed that, since HAIR and the original WEST SIDE STORY album are both credited to "the original Broadway cast", The Original Broadway Cast has been transformed into an artist and has landed at #565 on the artist list. This should probably be corrected.
Jacek, Harold, thanks for your comments.
The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (no robot)
Thank you for yor excelent www
Here's another one, actually.
Arctic Monkeys' overhyped debut is titled
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
as opposed to
Whatever They Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
I'll just slowly report these as I find them. Can you tell I look at your site a lot?
The Rolling Stone(Mexico) list for the 100 greatest albums of all time(2004) has many albums with the same placement at #11. My guess is that these are albums 11-100.
Also, I noticed you placed Ontario as being part of the US, it's actually part of Canada.
Well, there is an Ontario in California. I don't where that list came from, but it's possible that it's Ontario in the U.S.
I think Keith meant that I erroneously categorized Bryan Adams under "USA (Ontario)" when it should be Canada. Thanks Keith for the correction.
Re the Mexican RS list, you're correct that the albums at place 11 were listed without order at place 11-100. But I need to give each album a fix number in order to perform my calculations, so therefore I will not change this.
If I had actually looked at the mexican list prior
to posting the "error" I would have seen that #'s 11-100 were not listed in order. I was just going by the reviews listed for each album.
What I meant by the Ontario thing is that Ontario is a canadian province and not a US state. Where you categorize Bryan Adams makes no difference to me.