Triple M’s Super 10’s Countdown Charts

Posted: November 1, 2009 in Media Watch, Music

Triple M is currently running a series of Top 10 countdowns on their website and playing the results of the vote on air. The mix of songs is quite eclectic with a few tunes that don’t regularly get played on Triple M getting airplay. However these ‘Super’ countdowns automatically fail by not having Joan Jett’s I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll in the Chicks That Rock Top Ten. In fact, let’s look at the ways in which these polls fail and ask who the morons who vote for these songs are…

Top 10 Movie Soundtracks

10 Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jnr.
9 Blaze Of Glory – Jon Bon Jovi
8 Danger Zone – Kenny Loggings
7 I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
6 Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
5 Everybody Needs Somebody – Blues Brothers
4 You Could Be Mine – Guns N Roses
3 Oh Yeah! – Yello
2 Good Times – INXS & Jimmy Barnes
1 Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor

Why the hell did Ghostbusters make this list? I thought that it was well established that Ray Parker Jr. blatantly ripped off Huey Lewis’ I Want A New Drug with this song. Also I’m sure there are several thousand other soundtrack songs that could go in this list ahead of Kenny friggin’ Loggins.

Top 10 Greatest Guitarists

10 Jimmy Page – Led Zeppelin
9 Eddie Van Halen – Van Halen
8 Dave Gilmour – Pink Floyd
7 Chris Cheney – Living End
6 Mark Knopfler – Dire Straits
5 All Along The Watch Tower – Jimi Hendrix
4 John Frusciante – Red Hot Chili Peppers
3 Always With Me Always with You – Joe Satriani
2 Angus Young – AC/DC
1 Slash – Guns ‘n’ Roses

FAIL. No Clapton, no Keith Richards, no Peter Green, no Jeff Beck, no Pete Townshend, yet the dude from the Living End makes the list. I wasn’t expecting Triple listeners to vote for Robert Johnson but WTF is wrong with them?

Top 10 Cover Versions

10 You Really Got Me – Van Halen
9 I Will Survive – Cake
8 Sympathy For The Devil – Guns ‘n’ Roses
7 Mrs.Robinson – Lemonheads
6 Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon – Urge Overkill
5 Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm
4 Cats In The Cradle – Ugly Kid Joe
3 Suspicious Minds – Fine Young Cannibals
2 Knockin’ On Heavens Door – Guns ‘n’ Roses
1 Black Betty – Spiderbait

Umm… NO! That’s just fucked up! Especially the piece of shit that was GNR’s version of Sympathy For The Devil. Also Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door features in about half these polls, which is just wrong. That Spiderbait cover is just a direct knock-off of the Ram Jam cover version of the ol’ Lead Belly song.

Top 10 Greatest Concerts Ever

10 Pearl Jam – Melbourne Park – 1998
9 Crowded House Farewell – Opera House – 1996
8 Green Day – Telstra Dome – 2004
7 Pink Floyd – National Tennis Centre – 1988
6 INXS – Wembley Sradium – 1991
5 Pink – Rod Laver Arena – 2009
4 Midnight Oil – Sound Relief, MCG – 2009
3 U2 with BB King – National Tennis Centre -1989
2 Kiss Symphony – Telstra Dome – 2003
1 Guns N Roses – Calder Park – 1993

How many Triple M listeners attended that INXS gig at Wembley?I’m surprised that Live Aid wasn’t listed, and wasn’t there bands other than Midnight Oil at Sound Relief?

Anyway the full lists can be found here. Also I feel that I need to right this wrong by making vastly superior lists…

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