Saturday, November 18, 2006

We Need Your Help

My cousin has a bet that he needs to win. What would you declare the best song ever recorded from the eighties, nineties or thousands? It has to beat "the best song ever recorded" from the seventies. It will be voted on by a group of mostly 28-30year olds, mostly women from working-class backgrounds, pursuing a post-grad degree.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.


Jane said...


Indigobusiness said...

-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Hands down, going away.

Indigobusiness said...


When was that recorded?

Might've been on the cusp...

Nothing's going to beat Pink Floyd's 70s stuff, though.

La Sirena said...

Jane, If the whole world loved chumbawumba as much as you, they wouldn't have been relegated to occasional talking heads in rockumentaries -- they'd be doing world tours.

Indigobusiness --
"There's no use in pretending
Your eyes give you away."
Breakdown was recorded in 1976 -- which is impressive, since my all-time favorite Petty work is the CD "She's the One", which I think was recorded about 20 years later. That's staying power.

We're working on the theory that he's going to have to beat "Baba O'Reilly" or something off Led Zeppelin III, IV, or Houses of the Holy.

We kept trying to play songs after "Baba O'Reilly", but nothing has really held up yet.

Currently, U2 is the strongest contender -- although I've been lobbying for hip-hop.

~ Colleen said...

Have given this allot of thought and the winner is....

“U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name”

I really think it can hold it’s own in any decade!!!

La Sirena said...

I think it's a pretty safe bet.