New channel "Top 1000 Countdowns"

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There have been several hundred such songs. Here are a few:

All That Money Wants - Psychedelic Furs (1/1988)
Alligator - Of Monsters & Men (2/2019)
Almost Easy - Avenged Sevenfold (6/2007)
Between Something & Nothing - Ocean Blue (2/1989)
Black Madonna - Cage The Elephant (2/2020)
Black Metallic - Catherine Wheel (9/1992)
Bodysnatchers - Radiohead (8/2007)
Broken Home - Papa Roach (9/2000)
Caught In My Shadow - Wonder Stuff (8/1991)
Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins (7/1993)
Chlorine - twenty one pilots (1/2019)
Coming Of Age - Foster The People (4/2014)
Congregation - Foo Fighters (5/2014)
Crank - Catherine Wheel (5/1993)
Crash - Primitives (3/1988)
Dangerous Night - Thirty Seconds To Mars (2/2018)
Deleter - Grouplove (4/2020)
Dizzy - Throwing Muses (8/1989)
Down - Blink-182 (10/2004)
Eardrum Buzz - Wire (2/1989)
Ends - Everlast (7/1999)
Gepetto - Belly (8/1993)
Ghost Of Texas Ladies' Man - Concrete Blonde (2/1992)
Give It Up - Hothouse Flowers (2/1990)
Got Me Wrong - Alice In Chains (7/1994)
Here Comes Your Man - Pixies (3/1989)
Honesty - Zwan (7/2002)
Honeybee - The Head & The Heart (2/2019)
Human Behaviour - BjÖrk (2/1993)
James Brown - Big Audio Dynamite (2/1989)
Just Stop - Disturbed (4/2005)
Make Me Bad - Korn (7/2000)
Merry Go Round - Replacements (1/1990)
Mess Around - Cage The Elephant (1/2015)
Missed Connection - The Head & The Heart (1/2019)
Money Grabber - Fitz & The Tantrums (2/2011)
November Spawned A Monster - Morrissey (6/1990)
Our Frank - Morrissey (2/1991)
Out Of Control - Hoobastank (9/2003)
Out Of My League - Fitz & The Tantrums (3/2013)
Pearl - Chapterhouse (7/1991)
Prayer Of The Refugee - Rise Against (7/2006)
Psycho - Puddle Of Mudd (2/2007)
Ready To Let Go - Cage The Elephant (1/2019)
Saint Joe On The School Bus - Marcy Playground (8/1998)
Short Skirt/Long Jacket - Cake (7/2001)
Social Cues - Cage The Elephant (1/2019)
Something From Nothing - Foo Fighters (1/2014)
Stand Up - Trapt (3/2005)
Starseed - Our Lady Peace (10/1995)
Stone Cold Yesterday - Connells (3/1990)
Stupify - Disturbed (10/2000)
The Bird & The Worm - The Used (9/2007)
The Hype - twenty one pilots (1/2019)
The Only One I Know - Charlatans UK (5/1990)
The Road - The Alarm (7/1990)
Then - Charlatans UK (4/1990)
Tomorrow - Morrissey (1/1992)
Top Of The Pops - Smithereens (2/1991)
Until The End Of The World - U2 (4/1992)
Up In The Air - Thirty Seconds To Mars (3/2013)
Used To Like - Neon Trees (4/2019)
Wake Up - Lostprophets (9/2004)
Walk On Water - Thirty Seconds To Mars (2/2017)
Want You Bad - Offspring (10/2001)
Weirdo - Charlatans UK (1/1992)
Welcome To Your Life - Grouplove (5/2016)
Wild Hearted Son - The Cult (4/1991)
You Wouldn't Believe - 311 (7/2001)
It's actually a cool list, as it includes real alt bands like Catherine Wheel (and many others), without the pseudo-alt pop fluff.
 

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I found the list of the Top 1000 Classic Rock Songs they'd played on Channel 30 (and may play again?).

Like I did with the Alt Songs Countdown, I have the top 30. Before I post their rank, here they are alphabetically in case anyone wants to try to pick which ones are in the top 5 for the hell of it.

AC/DC - Back In Black
Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
Beatles - A Day In The Life
Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Bob Dylan - Knockin On Heaven’s Door
Boston - More Than A Feeling
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
Cream - White Room
Derek And The Dominos - Layla
Eagles - Hotel California
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
John Lennon - Imagine
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog
Led Zeppelin - Over The Hills And Far Away
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall Part 2
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
Rolling Stones - You Can’t Always Get What You Want
The Doors - Light My Fire
The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
The Who - Won’t Get Fooled Again
Tom Petty - Refugee
U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Van Halen - Panama

#1 seems pretty predictable to me (like "Teen Spirit" on the Alt list).
#2 it seems predictable they'd go with this band, but I can't comment on the song they chose.
#3 glad they didn't pick the later, sleepier version.
#4 I recently told a story about this one from my childhood.
#5 is in the top 10 all time just posted by @IdRatherBeSkiing
 

scotchandcigar

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First, let me repeat the following
I think the purpose of these countdowns is to drive people batshit crazy. The alt-rock one made me mental. It's best to just look away.
How the fuk does Back in Black ('80) and Pride ('84) get on the same list as the Beatles, the Stones, Dylan, Cream, and Hendrix (all '60's)? Why would Hey Jude not be on the list? Who decided that a song written in 1984 is "classic rock"? No Black Sabbath, but a 1981 song by Ozzy? And then for the next 3 years, there are no top classic rock songs, until U2's Pride comes out? Not even Sunday Bloody Sunday or New Year's Day, which came out more than a year earlier. Just another piece of crap.
 

scotchandcigar

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And the Top 1000 includes six Led Zeppelin songs – but not Stairway To Heaven. I demand a recount!
I found the list of the Top 1000 Classic Rock Songs they'd played on Channel 30 (and may play again?).

Like I did with the Alt Songs Countdown, I have the top 30. Before I post their rank, here they are alphabetically in case anyone wants to try to pick which ones are in the top 5 for the hell of it.

Led Zeppelin - Black Dog
Led Zeppelin - Over The Hills And Far Away
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
 

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My mistake. The '70s On 7 channel played a countdown of the top 700 songs of the 1970s and that is the list that included six Led Zeppelin songs but not Stairway To Heaven. There have been so many lists and countdowns lately, I've gotten more confused than usual.
 

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My mistake. The '70s On 7 channel played a countdown of the top 700 songs of the 1970s and that is the list that included six Led Zeppelin songs but not Stairway To Heaven. There have been so many lists and countdowns lately, I've gotten more confused than usual.
Alternate countdowns.
 

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I'm exonerated! Channel 177 played a countdown of the Top 1000 rock and metal songs – and Stairway To Heaven was not included. Here are the top ten:

1. Back In Black - AC/DC
2. Enter Sandman - Metallica
3. Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N' Roses
4. In The End - Linkin Park
5. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
6. Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
7. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
8. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
9. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
10. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
 
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I'm exonerated! Channel 177 played a countdown of the Top 1000 rock and metal songs – and Stairway To Heaven was not included. Here are the top ten:

1. Back In Black - AC/DC
2. Enter Sandman - Metallica
3. Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N' Roses
4. In The End - Linkin Park
5. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
6. Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
7. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
8. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
9. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
10. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
Ok, but that's because it's a list of hard rock songs, and Stairway to Heaven is a ballad.
 

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First, let me repeat the following

How the fuk does Back in Black ('80) and Pride ('84) get on the same list as the Beatles, the Stones, Dylan, Cream, and Hendrix (all '60's)? Why would Hey Jude not be on the list? Who decided that a song written in 1984 is "classic rock"? No Black Sabbath, but a 1981 song by Ozzy? And then for the next 3 years, there are no top classic rock songs, until U2's Pride comes out? Not even Sunday Bloody Sunday or New Year's Day, which came out more than a year earlier. Just another piece of crap.
It's just like a DRC Madness countdown.
Ok, but that's because it's a list of hard rock songs, and Stairway to Heaven is a ballad.
Well, part of it.
 

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I'm exonerated! Channel 177 played a countdown of the Top 1000 rock and metal songs – and Stairway To Heaven was not included. Here are the top ten:

1. Back In Black - AC/DC
2. Enter Sandman - Metallica
3. Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N' Roses
4. In The End - Linkin Park
5. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
6. Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
7. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
8. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
9. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
10. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
I love NIN. And Closer is a great song (not their best, but great). But I have a hard time calling it rock or metal. To me, March Of The Pigs is rock. Closer is alternative. Anyhoo, like @scotchandcigar said, they must be intentionally trying to drive people nuts.

Person 1: "Ok here's a place to start for the top 30."
Person 2: "Yep all legit choices. Now let's take 3 out and put 3 ludicrous ones in there just to piss people off."
Person 1: "As always!"

Oh, and I would include Stairway in a rock and metal countdown even though it's 2/3rds ballad. But I would disqualify it if it were a countdown of the top 1000 rock and metal singles, because Stairway wasn't released as one.
 

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Well, part of it.
While most of my childhood consisted of uncomfortable awkwardness, an especially awkward moment was at the end of every school dance, when you're slow dancing to either Stairway or Freebird, and the song transitions to the fast, hard rock part, and you just don't know what to do. If you're cool, you can quickly break into a fast dance, but I'd first try to slow dance faster, which doesn't work.
 

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While most of my childhood consisted of uncomfortable awkwardness, an especially awkward moment was at the end of every school dance, when you're slow dancing to either Stairway or Freebird, and the song transitions to the fast, hard rock part, and you just don't know what to do. If you're cool, you can quickly break into a fast dance, but I'd first try to slow dance faster, which doesn't work.
I'm known for being able to help with music questions, problems, etc. For example, when my wife's sister got married she wanted the UB40 version of "Can't Help Falling In Love" but her mother wanted the slower Elvis one, so using audio software I was able to seamlessly blend the two. About 2/3rd into Elvis' version it subtly speeds up and the UB40 version replaces it.

My wife's college friend got married and chose Lifehouse "Hanging By A Moment" as their wedding song. Very awkward, like those school dances, watching them try to figure out how to do their big dance to a song that switches between a barely-slow-danceable verses and a hard rockin' chorus. They'd embrace, awkwardly separate, come back together. It was a mess. I said afterwards, "I wish you'd have asked me. I have a beautiful acoustic version of that song on MP3 that would have been perfect...."
 
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