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Thread #75651   Message #1331291
Posted By: GUEST
18-Nov-04 - 01:52 PM
Thread Name: Dylan: Rock Legend, Maybe Folk Legend?
Subject: RE: Dylan: Rock Legend, Maybe Folk Legend?
I can remember still how I felt when "Like a Rolling Stone" came on the radio, and it felt a bit like a "soundtrack to the 60s" sort of feeling, the same way "Satisfaction" was. But both songs were overhyped and overplayed then, and are still overhyped now as "greatest songs".

I do still look to the Top 40 lists to distinguish between the soundtrack of the era sorts of songs, and the zeitgeist sorts of "greatest" sorts of songs, like "Born in the USA" for example. "Imagine" is in the latter category, "Like a Rolling Stone" in the former category.

And excuse me but, why aren't the Everly Brothers on the top 20 list? Shouldn't either "Cathy's Clown" or "Wake Up Little Susie" be there?