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    Why is Gasolina in the top 50? I like the song, but there’s no way it should even be close to that ranking, or even on the list.

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    Strange Fruit had the actual world-changing impact Imagine only WISHES it could

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    My Favourite Albums

    Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides - SOPHIE

    Hounds of Love - Kate Bush

    Since I Left You - The Avalanches

    Twin Fantasy - Car Seat Headrest

    Vespertine - Bjork

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    LOVC
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    Now why’d they pick a song that isn’t even in the top half of Lorde’s discography…

    These lists are not just about quality, they are about status and influence. Royals is one of the most influential pop songs of the last decade, it was one of the first pop songs that mixed minimalist production, slow tempo and a key that was not major.

    All these are qualities that have become more and more common in pop music after the release of this song, so if personally I would have preferred to see Liability in terms of quality, I understand that they chose Royal for its importance in redefining 2010s pop music.

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    Why is Gasolina in the top 50? I like the song, but there’s no way it should even be close to that ranking.

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    Similar as with Royals, Gasolina gains its place by influence, Latin music of the first half of the 2000s was dominated by Pop, Rock and tropical music, it was not but thanks to the resounding success of Gasolina that Latin music has become seen dominated by urban music since then, it is the first Reggaeton song to gain recognition throughout Latin America and even in the United States.

    The constant appearance of artists like Bad Bunny on the Billboard Hot 100 charts that we see today can be traced to the success of Gasolina

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    And stop putting Hey Ya as the OutKast’s best song. I can accept B.O.B but tons of songs on ATLiens and Aquemini are better than Hey Ya.

    Very true. B.O.B, International Players Anthem(I Choose You), Rosa Parks, and even a more mainstream track like Ms. Jackson as well are all better songs. Hey Ya is a great song, and it did have a lot of cultural impact, but the only reason it’s ranked higher is because it’s their most mainstream-friendly hit.

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    . Similar as with Royals, Gasolina gains its place by influence, Latin music of the first half of the 2000s was dominated by Pop, Rock and tropical music, it was not but thanks to the resounding success of Gasolina that Latin music has become seen dominated by urban music since then, it is the first Reggaeton song to gain recognition throughout Latin America and even in the United States. The constant appearance of artists like Bad Bunny on the Billboard Hot 100 charts that we see today can be traced to the success of Gasolina

    I see, but I still wouldn’t put it in the top 50.

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    Honey, you can tell white people created this list.  YUCK! 🤢

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    Their Albums list is so much better lol. Thank U Next was ranked too high imo. There was little Mariah and Janet . Old Town Road shouldn’t touched the list tbh …..

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    No WAP?..

    E X A C T L Y !

    Also, call me blind but I don’t think I saw either version of “I Will Always Love You.”

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    Respect by Aretha Franklin should have received a Record of the Year nomination and I would have been happy with a win.

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    P(oweR) Valley
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    E X A C T L Y !

    Also, call me blind but I don’t think I saw either version of “I Will Always Love You.”

    Whitney’s version is on there.

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    E X A C T L Y !

    Also, call me blind but I don’t think I saw either version of “I Will Always Love You.”

    94. Whitney Houston, ‘I Will Always Love You’ 1992

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    Their Albums list is so much better lol. Thank U Next was ranked too high imo. There was little Mariah and Janet . Old Town Road shouldn’t touched the list tbh …..

    The way these lists are made regularly is that many people who work in the industry (musicians, producers, editors, critics …) are asked to make their individual lists, then the publication is in charge of making the average of all these lists adding some other changes made by the editors of Rolling Stone.

    That creates a situation that benefits songs that appear on the largest number of lists regardless of how high or low they are ranked, so artists like Lorde and Ariana Grande who have a song that could be considered an obvious choice for being included (Royals and Thank U Next) end up in quite high places because everyone who wanted to include them chose the same song, on the other hand artists like Lana del Rey who has several songs for which it could be argued that they should be on the list (Born to Die, Video Games, The Greatest …) divide their vote with themselves and it turns out that their only song on the list (No. 456 Summertime Sadness) is the one that appeared on the most lists but probably as a second or third selection in most of the lists that voted for several of her songs.

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    Very true. B.O.B, International Players Anthem(I Choose You), Rosa Parks, and even a more mainstream track like Ms. Jackson as well are all better songs. Hey Ya is a great song, and it did have a lot of cultural impact, but the only reason it’s ranked higher is because it’s their most mainstream-friendly hit.

    I don’t think most of those who contributed to the creation of the list believes that Hey Ya is Outkast’s best song, but I do think it was the Outkast’s song that was on everyone’s list (it should be on everyone’s list to finish in the top 10), most likely as the second or third selection from Outkast’s catalog in many cases.

    The reason it is the highest is because there was no consensus among the other selections (Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You), B.O.B. and Ms. Jackson) for the top position as Outkast’s best song.

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