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qlarge Наткнулся в инете на список “100 песен, изменивших мир”. Заметка начиналась словами — “Недавно британский журнал…” Я посмотрел на дату публикации – 2009 год. Однако, да, “недавно”! 🙂

А было это в декабре 2002 года. Целый год влиятельный британский музыкальный журнал “Q magazine” донимал музыкантов, критиков и журналистов, пишущих на музыкальные темы одним-единственным вопросом – какая песня, на их взгляд, достойна того, чтобы можно было о ней сказать — “Она изменила мир!” В результате получился вот такой списочек из 100 пунктов (можно, я не буду переводить комментарии к первой десятке? И так все ясно, памому…): А когда время появится, я к ним и треки еще прицеплю. Может быть. Если ветра не будет!  😉 Да — а опубликован этот список был в январе 2003. В первом номере. Но данные полюбому за 2002-й. Хотя… Какая разница для вечной музыки — десять лет — туда, десять лет — сюда… Хоть сто. Эти песни уже — в Вечности.

1. That’s All Right – Elvis Presley
Rock ‘n’ roll history begins here. "If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars." History tells us this was a constant refrain from the mouth of Sun Records boss Sam Phillips, and in 1954 his dream came true. Whether he made a billion dollars is left up to the accountants to determine, but one thing is sure. The singer he found, one Elvis Aaron Presley, changed the face of music forever.

2. I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
The song that broke America. It is one of history’s more notable minor quirks that President Kennedy was assassinated on 22 November 1963, one week before the UK release of The Beatles’ fifth single. The two events might seem unconnected, yet the role of I Wanna Hold Your Hand in the USA’s recovery from this bleak event is unquestionable.

3. God Save The Queen – The Sex Pistols
Punk call-to-arms that raised the spectre of civil war. God Save The Queen created a moment quite unlike anything that has happened before or since in the annals of rock.

4. Rapper’s Delight – Sugarhill Gang
The record that gave rap to the world — Released in 1979 this was the record that took the new form of music around the world.

5. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
The Daddy of grunge. Dave Grohl (of Nirvana, and now The Foo Fighters) said, "A lot of Teen Spirit was derivitive of the Pixies or Sonic Youth. It was just another jam. I didn’t think much of it to be honest."

6. Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday
The song that helped revolutionise America. One of the most moving and eloquent songs of all time, this song was the start of the Civil Rights movement. Covered numerous times, Billie’s version remains the definitive, world-changing version.

7. Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
The sonic start of the counter-revolution. "Like A Rolling Stone changed it all," Dylan said in 1965. "I was something I myself could dig."

8. Walk This Way – Run DMC
The original rap/rock crossover video. Paving the way for the likes of Limp Bizkit, at the time Aerosmith didn’t think it was going to be such a big deal. Aerosmith’s Joe Perry said, :To think that we’d be talking about it 15 years later as ground-breaking — we didn’t think of it like that at all."

9. Blue Monday – New Order
The seven minutes that kick-started UK dance music. While Britain was living under a pale shadow of punk rock this "bold statement," as The Charlatans Tim Burgess called it, came out of seemingly nowhere. "It was daring — it incorporated elements of disco, which no-one liked at the time," Burgess concludes. However, the single went on the be the biggest selling 12" single of all time.

10. Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid
Reinvented the charity single and fed the world. Not everyone’s favourite song, it led Morrissey to say, "One can have concern for the people of Ethiopia, but it’s another thing to inflict torture on the people of England."

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