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What are some songs you imagine may hit the charts once jazz, vocal, and world music are included in the formula? Here are some I think might make the cut:
Glenn Miller "In The Mood"
Louis Armstrong "What A Wonderful World"
Miles Davis "So What"
Billie Holiday "Strange Fruit", "God Bless The Child"
Frank Sinatra "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Come Fly With Me", "Theme From New York, New York"
Bing Crosby "Pennies From Heaven", "White Christmas"
Benny Goodman "Sing, Sing, Sing"
Hopefully there will be a good number of songs from these genres to make the list, but some of the above seem like obvious contenders. Anyone else?
Here's a list of 3 songs outside rock and/or pre-1949 that surely will make the Acclaimed Music list.
1. Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
2. Robert Johnson - Cross Road Blues
3. Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land
4. Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife
5. Thelonius Monk - Round Midnight
6. John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen
7. Bill Monroe - Blue Moon of Kentucky
8. Leadbelly - The Midnight Special
9. Bing Crosby - White Christmas
10. Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
11. Louis Armstrong - West End Blues
12. Judy Garland - Over the Rainbow
13. Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child
14. Les Paul & Mary Ford - How High the Moon
15. Frank Sinatra - I've Got You under My Skin
16. Glenn Miller - In the Mood
17. Duke Ellington - Take the 'A' Train
18. Dave Brubeck - Take Five
19. Gene Autry - Back in the Saddle Again
20. Benny Goodman - Sing, Sing, Sing
21. Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto - The Girl from Ipanema
22. Coleman Hawkins - Body and Soul
23. Mahalia Jackson - Move on Up a Little Bit Higher
24. Edith Piaf - La vie en rose
25. Jimmy Rodgers - Blue Yodel (T for Texas)
26. T-Bone Walker - Call It Stormy Monday
27. Hoagy Carmichael - Star Dust
28. Roy Acuff - Wabash Cannonball
29. The Chordettes - Mr Sandman
30. Duke Ellington - Moon Indigo
31. Louis Jordan - Caldonia
32. Robert Johnson - Hellhound on My Trail
33. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (Part 1: Acknowledgement)
Henrik, are you going to include world music, jazz etc. into the existing Acclaimed Music lists, or make separate ones for those genres?
Awesome. Some truly excellent pieces there that I'd overlooked. I really hope some more Sinatra manages to wiggle its way in... it'd be sad to see him fall outside the upper reaches of the artists list, but I guess that's the way it goes when so few critics consider such artists for their lists.
surely something by Ms. Fitzgerald must be close?
The non-rock songs will be included in the existing AM list. I might also present lists by genres, but it's so difficult to categorize some artist that I am not sure I will ever do that.
Ella Fitzgerald's votes are spread over her huge catalogue, but hopefully at least a couple of her songs will be included.
My guess for Ella is "Every Time We Say Goodbye". I know I've seen that a couple places. (Plus, it's fantastic!)
I'm continually surprised by the short shrift gospel gets on critic's lists when you consider virtually all of them acknowledge the debt of rock and roll to it. (Tons of rock and rollers having honed their singing talents in church.)