It’s the greatest Radio weekend of the year.
For those who don’t know the Philly 500 is a count down of the 500 greatest rock songs of all time. Starting today at 2pm on 102.9 MGK, and for the rest of Memorial Day Weekend you will hear no repeats and you also get some deep tracks we all forgot about.
Now a lot of people say “Why do you care doesn’t Stairway to Heaven just win every year?” Wrong. Sure it has the most wins but there is nothing like sitting there on Monday evening and hearing it come in at #2, or #3 or sometimes #4!
Here is a last years top ten:
10. Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
9. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
8. Bruce Springsteen – Jungleland
7. The Beatles – A Day In The Life
6. The Beatles – Hey Jude
5. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
4. Eagles – Hotel California
3. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
2. Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven
1. The Who – Who Are You
I have been on record saying Who are You has no Business being number one. I actually don’t know if I would have it in the top ten.
Also A Day in the Life is better than Hey Jude.
Bohemian Rhapsody only got pushed so high because of the movie and that will return to a 20-15 rank soon.
So now that leads to Gary what is your top ten? Well I am glad you asked see my list below.
10. Derek and the Dominos – Layla
9. Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion
7. John Lennon – Imagine
6. Tom Petty – Free Fallin’
5. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
4. Bruce Sptingsteen & The E Street Band – Born To Run
3. Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven
2. The Beatles – A Day in the Life
1. Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
Yes I know I dropped The Who. I do love their music I just don’t have any of their songs over those ten.
A lot of People forget about Derek and the Dominos and think Layla is a Clapton song. Well you are wrong. Clapton was the lead singer of Derek and the Dominos and then went on to preform Layla in his solo career but Layla is credited to Derek and the Dominos.
Also Clapton Unplugged Layla Acoustic WOW.
And all you “Stairway should be number one no matter what people” shut up. Yes it is a great song and Zeppelin is the biggest Rock band of all time but my 1 and 2 are perfect songs.
Just give them a listen and you will submit.
Anyway enjoy the best weekend of radio you will ever hear until next Memorial Day.
I’ll see you on the other side.