BeatleLinks LogoNav Panel New Sites Cool Sites Top Rated Fab Forum Add A Site Link To Us Revolution Radio New Products



Go Back   BeatleLinks Fab Forum > Other Forums > Not Only A Northern Song


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jun 11, 2003, 04:37 AM   #1
SF4-EVER
Moderator
 
SF4-EVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 28, 2001
Location: Chicago Area, IL, USA
Posts: 11,969



Default Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

LINK to story.

BY CHRISTY LEMIRE, AP Entertainment Writer

NEW YORK - Here they are now, entertaining us — or at least entertaining VH1, which named Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" the greatest song of the past quarter-century. The Seattle band's groundbreaking grunge anthem is No. 1 on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Songs of the Past 25 Years."

The whole countdown will air over five nights, starting at 10 p.m. EDT Monday on the video music channel. The series will feature clips of videos and performances by the artists along with interviews from musicians and celebrities discussing why the songs matter.

Of "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan said: "That was really a breakthrough for a great scene that had been going on for a long time up in Seattle. And it was kind of another victory, I think, for a misunderstood music, you know. The dam broke when 'Teen Spirit' came out."

While no one performer or group dominated the countdown, which was chosen by a panel of VH1 executives, several had two songs featured.

Michael Jackson had the second-highest song, "Billie Jean," and was at No. 40 with "Beat It." Eminem reached No. 4 with "Lose Yourself," while his "My Name Is" was No. 85. Madonna's "Like a Virgin" was No. 10 and her "Ray of Light" was No. 100.

Rounding out the top 10 were "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses, "One" by U2, "Walk This Way" by Run-D.M.C., "When Doves Cry" by Prince, "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston and "Every Breath You Take" by The Police.

In May 2001, VH1 picked the 100 greatest videos of all time; Jackson's "Thriller," a 17-minute mini-movie, was No. 1, but it didn't even make the list this time.
SF4-EVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2003, 01:01 PM   #2
Mona_J
Apple Scruff
 
Mona_J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 18, 2003
Posts: 132
Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

What? I don't think it's that good.
My friend, who is a huge Nirvana-fan, said, that she doesn't like Smells Like Teen Spirit, because it's so overplayed and overrated.
Mona_J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2003, 01:29 PM   #3
ChrisG134
Sun King
 
ChrisG134's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 09, 2001
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,636

Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

Quote:
Originally Posted By Magill:
I'm sorry, but yeah, 'Teen Spirit' is a crankin' song..the best of the past 25 years?!? C'MON! Couldn't they come up with something better than that?
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">No way, that's a Great song!It is one the best Rock songs ever!I can't think of anything better.
ChrisG134 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2003, 01:43 PM   #4
Hari Krishna
Nowhere Man
 
Hari Krishna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 08, 2003
Posts: 253
Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

All right, as much as I love Nirvana and their music, it's not the best song in a quarter-century. I mean, a song about angst and depression is the best? Why not a song about peace or had a profound impact on our society, something that everyone knows.
Hari Krishna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2003, 01:46 PM   #5
Magill
Sun King
 
Magill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 02, 2002
Location: Back to where I once belonged
Posts: 13,597

Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

Quote:
Originally Posted By ChrisG134:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Originally Posted By Magill:
I'm sorry, but yeah, 'Teen Spirit' is a crankin' song..the best of the past 25 years?!? C'MON! Couldn't they come up with something better than that?
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">No way, that's a Great song! It is one the best Rock songs ever!I can't think of anything better.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">And if I was still a metalhead, I'd probably agree. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I do like the song, but it is overplayed, especially here in So-CA. I can think of better songs. But really. These are the same guys who ranked the Beatles at #25 (or whatever it was) on the "100 Sexiest Artist" list. What the heck do they know?
Magill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2003, 01:53 PM   #6
Rellevart
Moderator
 
Rellevart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 15, 2000
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Posts: 13,764


Send a message via MSN to Rellevart
Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

Depends on the age range you're talking about too. I know that Nirvana had a HUGE impact on my friends who are 10-15 years younger than I am and virtually NO impact on people my age. I bet not more than one or two of my friends who are my age could even sing one line of it. Oh well, at least it's a better choice than "Sweet Child O Mine" (BLECH!!!!!) or "I-E-I-E-I Will Always Love Youuuuuuuuuuuuuu" (double BLECH!).
Rellevart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2003, 03:20 PM   #7
ringo_rama
Old Brown Shoe
 
ringo_rama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 08, 2003
Posts: 3,114
Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

So how old are you Rellevart? Just want to see if your theory is correct. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
ringo_rama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2003, 03:50 PM   #8
ImaginePeace78
Dr. Robert
 
ImaginePeace78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 28, 2001
Location: Arlington Heights, Illinois
Posts: 1,469
Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

Yes, Nirvana had an impact in music, but the best? Not a chance! Yeah, a lot of people in my age range really like the song (when it came out--almost ten years ago now), but I didn't really care for it.
-Kristi
ImaginePeace78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2003, 05:42 PM   #9
IWantToTellYou
Sun King
 
Join Date: Dec 07, 2002
Location: France
Posts: 9,963
Send a message via MSN to IWantToTellYou
Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

This was my exact expression when I read this:

[img]graemlins/images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

Puh-leeease! Nirvana? "Smells Like Teen Spirit"? Is that they best they could come up with? 25 years of music, and the best song out of all of those 25 years is "Smells Like Teen Spirit"? Good grief...What is this world coming to?!?
IWantToTellYou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2003, 08:15 PM   #10
SF4-EVER
Moderator
 
SF4-EVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 28, 2001
Location: Chicago Area, IL, USA
Posts: 11,969



Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

Personally, I prefer Weird Al's "Smells Like Nirvana."
SF4-EVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2003, 09:28 PM   #11
Magill
Sun King
 
Magill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 02, 2002
Location: Back to where I once belonged
Posts: 13,597

Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

Quote:
Originally Posted By SF4-EVER:
Personally, I prefer Weird Al's "Smells Like Nirvana."
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">[img]graemlins/laugh2.gif[/img]
Magill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2003, 11:09 PM   #12
HeyBeatle
Sun King
 
HeyBeatle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 30, 2000
Location: lost in my own thoughts
Posts: 5,814
Send a message via AIM to HeyBeatle Send a message via MSN to HeyBeatle
Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

I never understand those countdowns. I don't think you can judge the last 25 years because the last ten have yet to show exactly what their long term impact is.
HeyBeatle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2003, 11:23 PM   #13
Magill
Sun King
 
Magill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 02, 2002
Location: Back to where I once belonged
Posts: 13,597

Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

I'm sorry, but yeah, 'Teen Spirit' is a crankin' song..the best of the past 25 years?!? C'MON! Couldn't they come up with something better than that?
Magill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2003, 11:49 PM   #14
ringo_rama
Old Brown Shoe
 
ringo_rama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 08, 2003
Posts: 3,114
Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

I agree with them, it's an influential song and Nirvana rules, so it does deserve the top spot.

Did you really think any of the Beatles' solo work would make it (besides Lennon at 72)?
ringo_rama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2003, 03:50 AM   #15
Rellevart
Moderator
 
Rellevart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 15, 2000
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Posts: 13,764


Send a message via MSN to Rellevart
Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

Quote:
Originally Posted By ringo_rama:
So how old are you Rellevart? Just want to see if your theory is correct. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">A woman never reveals.... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

No, seriously, I'm 40-ish. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Rellevart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2003, 04:13 AM   #16
HMVNipper
Sun King
 
HMVNipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 26, 2001
Location: New York City, USA
Posts: 11,672

Send a message via AIM to HMVNipper
Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

Quote:
Originally Posted By ringo_rama:

Did you really think any of the Beatles' solo work would make it (besides Lennon at 72)?
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">No, actually, I didn't...and of ALL the solo songs they could have chosen, THAT one wouldn't be my top pick in any case.

That said, I can't stand Nirvana at all anyway, and I'm with Rell when she says it didn't make much of an impact on people our age. (Rell and I are in the same general age area.) But I also admit that I don't like very much of the music of the past 25 years anyway...give me the oldies anytime! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
HMVNipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2003, 07:45 AM   #17
leonardobeat
Dr. Robert
 
leonardobeat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 23, 2002
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 1,332
Send a message via MSN to leonardobeat
Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

I like Nirvana...

Spirit is a good song, powerfull and awesome and I love that chorus: "Hello hello hello how low..."

However that's not the best song of the band, from a personal point of view I think that song has to be "Come as you are" or "On a plain".

I really couldn't say if Nirvana made the best song of the past 25 years because there are a lot of good songs written mostly by One Hit Wonders but I'm sure that Kurt's band is the best one after The Beatles.

People say that Nirvana is overrated and overplayed. Ok, no one denies that but aren't the Stones and even The Beatles overrated and overplayed too?

You could say "Hey cmon, Beatles are Beatles, there's no comparation" Agreed too but I don't understand people anyways, when you tell them about the best bands after The Beatles they always look for an excuse to disqualify.
If those bands are overrated they ignore them.
If those bands were an influence they inmediatly say that the Beatles were a bigger influence,
If those bands did drugs or suicide they invoke to the holy spirit to reject them like
cowardly rats without force to stand their pains.

I wonder if The Beatles never did drugs and adultery (John and George, oh yes, even the one who sang Hari Krishna) when they were the biggest influence in the world.

So I think that makes no sense when people talk bad things about a band of a musician if they don't base their comments on musical terms.

[size="1"][ Jun 12, 2003, 08:49 AM: Message Edited By: leonardobeat ][/size]
leonardobeat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2003, 02:09 PM   #18
ChrisG134
Sun King
 
ChrisG134's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 09, 2001
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,636

Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

Quote:
Originally Posted By Magill:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Originally Posted By ChrisG134:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Originally Posted By Magill:
I'm sorry, but yeah, 'Teen Spirit' is a crankin' song..the best of the past 25 years?!? C'MON! Couldn't they come up with something better than that?
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">No way, that's a Great song! It is one the best Rock songs ever!I can't think of anything better.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">And if I was still a metalhead, I'd probably agree. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I do like the song, but it is overplayed, especially here in So-CA. I can think of better songs. But really. These are the same guys who ranked the Beatles at #25 (or whatever it was) on the "100 Sexiest Artist" list. What the heck do they know?</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">These are also the same people who ranked The Beatles the best rock artists and they also had the #1 ranked rock album of all time and they also had 4 of the top 10 albums of all time.So they can't be that bad.
ChrisG134 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2003, 07:08 PM   #19
ringo_rama
Old Brown Shoe
 
ringo_rama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 08, 2003
Posts: 3,114
Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

Quote:
Originally Posted By SF4-EVER:
Personally, I prefer Weird Al's "Smells Like Nirvana."
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Actually, I have to agree. The lyrics are better, at least.

And Rellevart, I'm in the 20-25 years younger range then...
ringo_rama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2003, 02:49 AM   #20
Clark Kent
Sun King
 
Clark Kent's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 30, 2002
Location: United Kingdom (NI)
Posts: 5,756
Default Re: Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

Nirvana mean absolutely nothing to me.
Clark Kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Advertisements

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Site Features
Search Links

  Advanced Search
Category Jump



BeatleMail

FREE E-MAIL
@ BEATLEMAIL.COM


Username


Password




New User Sign-Up!
Lost Password?
Beatles History




Donate
The costs of running our database and discussion forum are steadily rising. Any help we receive is greatly appreciated. Click HERE for more information about donating to BeatleLinks.
Extras
» Chat Room
» Current News
» Monthly Contest
» Interviews Database
» Random Site
» Banner Exchange
» F.A.Q.
» Advertise
» Credits
» Legal
» Contact Us
Copyright © 2000-2024 BeatleLinks
All Rights Reserved