The newly-released issue of Rolling Stone names what its editors believe to be the top 500 rock and roll songs of all time — an ambitious task that’s certain to provoke debate and fistfights. Lord knows I disagree with their choice for the greatest song ever — “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan — but disagreements are part of what makes these kinds of lists so much fun to begin with. (Here’s the top five.)
While I might quibble with their pick for number one, I’m thrilled that the group with the most songs on the list — a total of 23 — is the Beatles. Their highest-rated song is “Hey Jude” at number eight, with “Yesterday” clocking in at lucky number 13. In fact, “Yesterday” still holds the record as the most recorded song in pop history.
Let’s take a peek at one of those versions right now, shall we? Here’s “Yesterday” as it was meant to be done: by the VentriloChoir, a sea of ventriloquists and their dummies:
Have a good weekend!