Either way I’ve been enjoying reading them. The issue that came yesterday featured a list ( I love lists) of the top 100 singers of all time. What’s cool about the list is that the write-ups on each of the top 10 singers were written by…singers.
To my surprise the entire top ten was composed of singers that I know all too well from the days of riding in the car with mom dukes.
Here’s the list just for good measure:
10. James Brown – Written by Iggy Pop
9. Stevie Wonder – Written by Cee-Lo
8. Otis Redding – Written by Booker T. Jones
7. Bob Dylan – Written by Bono (U2)
6. Marvin Gaye – Written by Alicia Keys
5. John Lennon – Written by Jackson Browne
4. Sam Cooke – Written by Van Morrison
3. Elvis Presley – Written by Robert Plant
2. Ray Charles – Billy Joel
1. Aretha Franklin – Mary J. Blige
Other notables on the list include Al Green (#14), Whitney Houston (#34), Luther Vandross (#54) and Mary J closed it out at #100. She’s the only “hip hop” artist ( I tend to categorize Mary as Hip Hop & B)on the list.
Anyway, those are my thoughts on the list. Feel free to throw your two pennies in.
Meanwhile, Bow to the queen: