This week’s Entertainment Weekly published Uncle Stevie’s list of the top 24 greatest rock songs of all time. This is an interesting list and I find myself agreeing with a lot of Steve’s picks. One that caught my eye was “I Want to Help You Ann” by Lyres. Now I have to admit that, not only have I never heard of this song, I have never heard of Lyres. So, I headed over to the iTunes Music Store for a quick demo. All I can say is – we’ll it’s loud!
In the final analysis though I have to discount Steve’s list. Even though Steve is in a semi-rock band himself (any band including Dave Barry is, of necessity, semi) he just didn’t get this list right. Any list of the top rock songs that fails to mention “Accidentally in Love” by Counting Crows or Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name” can’t be taken seriously.