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Lists of Important, Impactful Albums/Songs

There are a bunch of these kinds of lists not currently included at Acclaimed Music- though hopefully once Henrik gets everything going with his next site revisions and updates, they'll come along later.

These kinds of lists aren't always necessarily about the best (though many of them indeed include classic songs)- but acknowledgment of impact/importance surely is a form of acclaim.

AM does include some lists of this kind already (i.e. "Most Important Songs/Albums," "Most Exciting Tunes," etc. etc.) One list we're probably pretty familiar with that currently isn't included at AM is Q's 100 Songs That Changed the World- most of those songs on the list are acclaimed in their own right outside of it (except the Milli Vanilli track, that maybe had a negative impact on things. hehe Or, a positive one, maybe, as it clued people more into lipping).

Henrik doesn't have any plans in the immediate future to add these (as he's got enough on the plate for the moment), so I thought I'd mention some here in the meantime.

A few others:
* Life's Dozen Discs That Shook the World (published in its special edition Rock & Roll at 50 book)

* The Observer's 50 Moments That Shaped Pop History (a lot of this is phrased, "such-and-such is released"- either an album or single. Even though it's titled "moments," if the album or song title is focus of the text, then it's an acclaim citation):

* Denver Westword- Songs of a Century:

Impact: Songs That Changed the World

This was a program that aired on CMT (Country Music Television, USA). It then looks like it was picked up by Australia, though with 4 fewer songs. Two articles on it:

CMT Launches 14- Part Documentary Series Impact: Songs That Changed The World

December 16, 2002

Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel . Bee Gees' Stayin' Alive . Beatles' I Want To Hold Your Hand . Chuck Berry's Maybellene . Madonna's Like A Virgin . Shania Twain's Any Man Of Mine . BandAid's Do They Know It's Christmas . Bob Marley/Eric Clapton's I Shot The Sheriff . Rankin Family's Fare Thee Well Love . Aretha Franklin's Respect . Gloria Estefan's Conga . Beach Boys' Surfin' USA . Ian Tyson's Four Strong Winds

CMT debuts its brand new fourteen-part documentary series Impact: Songs That Changed The World on January 17, 2003. Each week Impact explores the cultural impact of a particular song and the way it set trends in music, fashion and dance. Guests include recording artists, music industry executives, cultural and political experts, radio and TV commentators, musicologists and the music fans themselves.

"Every year there are five to ten songs which are massive hits and everyone comes to love and sing along to. But Impact songs are more than just hit records, their resonance is more profound than just sales figures. The series focuses on a number of songs that in their own remarkable way made an indelible mark," says Ted Kennedy, music consultant for the series.

Pop music, or popular music, whether country or rock 'n' roll has the image of being frivolous and disposable. But certain songs have proved to be the catalyst for the transformation of the cultural and political landscape. Chuck Berry defined what rock 'n' roll would become with his guitar-playing and the attitude coming through his lyrics; dance music and fashion were changed forever by the Bee Gees and the film Saturday Night Fever; Ian Tyson's Four Strong Winds defined Canadian music; BandAid's Do They Know It's Christmas marked a new era of raised social consciousness; Shania Twain re-invigorated country and brought it to a broader audience and John Lennon once commented that if there had been no Elvis, there would have been no Beatles.

Martin Melhuish produced the series for CMT. A published author of a number of books including biographies on "Supertramp" and "Bachman-Turner Overdrive", he has also written "Heart of Gold: 30 Years of Canadian Pop Music", "Oh What A Feeling: A Vital History of Canadian Music", "Celtic Tides", " Bound For Movin' On: A History of Canadian Country Music" and 'Wired For Sound".

Impact is an original CMT program commission produced by Corridor Group Productions Inc. The series producers are Gregory Hall & Martin Melhuish. Ted Kennedy is music consultant.

CMT host Elissa Lansdell launches Impact: Songs That Changed The World from Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on CMT on Friday, January 17 from 9 - 9:30 p.m., with a snapshot of the series, highlighting all 13 songs.


In his book 31 Songs, released last year, English author Nick Hornby wrote about the tunes that changed his life.

Such inspiring songs can lift the mood of their singer's fan base every time they are played.

Songs have also been made scapegoats for everything from subverting culture to inspiring school shootings. They have provided a soundtrack to the anti-war movement, raised awareness of famine in Africa and highlighted women's liberation.

But does a song really have the power to change the world?

A new nine-part American documentary series, Impact: Songs that Changed the World, analyses the power of song and in particular a song's lasting impact on music styles, fashion, mores, culture and society.

Screening each Wednesday on SBS at 7.30pm from next week, the hour-long show will analyse the power of nine songs, starting with Chuck Berry's Maybellene.

Rock commentators claim the image of a duckwalking Berry introduced rock'n'roll to the mainstream while breaking down racial barriers and symbolising freedom to postwar teenagers.

Other songs chosen for their influence include Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel, Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees and Madonna's Like A Virgin.

It's controversial stuff. Melbourne singer-songwriter, author and presenter of ABC TV show Words, James Griffin, says two glaring omissions from the list are Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone and Jimi
Hendrix's incendiary mangling of the US national anthem Star Spangled Banner.

"Rolling Stone was a landmark because it was so long, which was unheard of at the time, and because it wasn't positive," Griffin says. "It reflected a time, a turning point, and it opened a lot of doors for people who started writing 'finger-pointing songs'. And with his Star Spangled Banner, Jimi showed that you could be ironic about sacred national icons."

Life's Dozen Discs, Part 1...

Since this isn't available online anywhere, here it is, for those interetsed to peruse.

* "Rock Around the Clock"
In 1955, Bill Haley & His Comets, who had already covered Ike Turner's "Rocket 88," blasted off for uncharted spaces with that ethereal entreaty,
"One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock- Rock!" it was the first anthem for the nascdent but already huge teenage audience that was Rock 'n' Roll Nation, as well as a dynamic theme song in the film Blackboard Jungle.

* Bringing It All Back Home
Blonde on Blonde was the very definition of magnum opus, and its immediate predecessor, Highway 61 Revisited, is rightly considered one of the
greatest-ever- and most influential- rock records. But it was here, in 1965, on his fifth album, that we first heard a rock 'n' roll band behind the Dylan lyrics- "Subterranean Homesick Blues," "Maggie's Farm"- and heard the band declare "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue."

* Fresh Cream
It's hard to say whenrock got harder but fair to say that in late '66 this debut album by the brilliant trip Cream told us it was time to turn the volume up to 11. Cream opened the door for the quick acceptance of artists like Jimi Hendrix and, in a corollary, paved the way for lesser bands to gain success playing distortion-racked music. Their legacy is seen in the
many permutations of today's metal scene.

* Revolver
Before Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and Paul McCartney of the Beatles staged their much ballyhooed creative showdown with Pet Sounds and Sgt. Pepper, this 1966 album showed the Fab Four had left behind the world of conventional pop songs and was starting toexplore new realms. Rock was never the same.

* "Say it Loud- I'm Black and I'm Proud"
When James Brown said it loud in 1968, black people, young and old,
listened, as the song provided a new kind of backing for a movement- black pride- that was already up and running. To hear a music god shout the slogan through the airwaves, in the very year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, made real changes seem within reach.

* Sweetheart of the Rodeo
In the same year Brown released "Say it Loud," the Byrds issued an album that was the sonic antithesis of that song and all the psychadelia floating around, but was still very much in the realm of rock. Most heavily
influenced by the band's newest member, Gram Parsons, Sweetheart of the Rodeo took rock 'n' roll down yet another road. To Sweetheart, with its sittin'-on-the-porch country feel, such followers as Poco, Linda Ronstadt, the Eagls, Loggins and Messina, Tom Pettuy and Wilco owe a great deal.

Life's Dozen Discs, Part 2...

* What's Going On
James Brown notwithstanding, most doo-wop and soul music of the 1950s and '60s was about baby love and in the still of the night, or hearing things through the grapevine; Marvin gaye himself waxed his share of it. When Gaye came forth with this jazzy, introspective album in 1971, with its wonderings about the political and ecological fate of the earth, it was a revelation,
and told all performers- black and white- to start thinking harder.

* Saturday Night Fever
The 1977 soundtrack of the John Travolta film was essentially Disco's Greatest Hits. For better or worse, this is the emblematic record of an era,
a half decade when you sported an open-necked shirt, polyester pants, a flouncy dress and spiked heels on weekend evenings. Yes, you did.

* "God Save the Queen"
Talk about a backlash! Hearing disco, the punks blasted back. This Sex
Pistols song caused the loudest commotion. It reached No. 2 on the British charts in 1977- during the Queen's Silver Jubilee- and set off an outcry nearly as raucous as Johnny Rotten himself. The nilhilist Pistols weren't just attacking establishment Britain, they were attacking everything , and claiming they spoke for their g-g-generation. From the punks through Guns N'Roses to grunge and Garbage, loud, angry rock 'n' roll has never again been out of fashion.

* "The Message"
Grandmaster Flash was a pioneer of the turntables when rap was finding its feet. In 1982 he and the Furios Five, who had been rapping since 1976 and
had developed a rabid following in New York City, delivered their message to the nation: Our culture is our own, it sounds like this, its concerns are these- violence, brutality, inequality, death- and we're going to express ourselves this way.

* "Like a Virgin"
Madonna had already notched a couple of club hits when this became her first No. 1 in 1984. Melodically, it was just another pop song, but it sent an entirely different message than her earlier music had, and allowed for the rise and rise of women in rock 'n' roll. Madonna's persona, developed here and in "Material Girl," was now touch and raunchy. Most Important, Madonna was definitely in charge. Byt the end of the decade, Janet Jackson could dance just as dirty as Michael, and Courtney Love could front a band every bit as loud and nsty as Kurt Cobain's.

* Backstreet Boys
The boy band from Florida first conquered Europe, and this CD, culled from two that had previously been released abroad, didn't become a multiplatinum smash in this country until 1998. At that point, however, it rang the bell for rock 'n' roll's latest round of teenage frenzy. The mania tradition dates to Elvis, Fabian and the Beatles, of course, and extends through
Menudo, New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men. However, it may be said that, as far as phenomena go, rock had never seen a kiddie invasion like the one spurred by the B Boys and quickly joined by 'N Sync and that dangerous mini-Madonna, Britney Spears. The next generation awaits.

Just Posted It Separatrely...

but figured I may as well as it to this thread.


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