Greatest 100?

Posted: December 1, 2009 in Australian TV, Hall Of The Lame, Media Watch, Music, TV, WTF
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MX newspaper is perhaps the stupidest media outlet on the planet. This free Murdoch newspaper aimed squarely at Generation Y, which fills it’s pages with idiotic opinions, the twitterings of Z-list celebrities and press releases and advertisers buy-ins trumped itself on Monday with an opinion piece by Jane Watkins, who claims that she ‘puts the squeeze on pop culture’. Watkins took aim at Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown of all time, that was held six months ago, because the list was full of male dominated classic rock. She then wrote how refreshing Music Max’s Hummingbird 100 countdown of the top 100 songs by female artists of all time, not just because it was a list of great female artists, but because many of the songs were released in the last five years.

Watkins spoke about how all genres of music were featured in the list, not just rock and roll, and cited some of the artists such as Lady Gaga, Fergie, Katy Perry, Rihanna, M.I.A., Taylor Swift, Paramore and La Roux who made the list as a reason why Max’s list is more relevant than the Triple J one. I just wonder if Jane Watkins is really that idiotic that she thinks that and of those artists belong in a list of the top 100 songs by a female OF ALL TIME. To me this list is a complete and utter failure not just because these artists were featured but because there was not a single song from Janis Joplin, one of the greatest icons of popular music.

Here is the complete list. (Colour highlighted text shows which songs do not belong in the list)


  1. Respect – Aretha Franklin
  2. Pink – So What
  3. Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
  4. Abba – Dancing Queen
  5. Madonna – Like a Prayer
  6. Lady Gaga – PokerFace
  7. Bangles – Eternal Flame
  8. Fergie – Big Girls Dont Cry
  9. Blondie – Heart of Glass
  10. Madonna – Like a Virgin
  11. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart
  12. Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl
  13. Madonna – Vogue
  14. Rihanna – Umbrella
  15. Beyonce Knowles – Single Ladies
  16. Lady Gaga – Just Dance
  17. Gwen Stefani – Holla Back Girl
  18. TLC – Waterfalls
  19. Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly
  20. Alanis Morrisette – You Oughta Know
  21. Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings
  22. Pink – Dear Mr. President
  23. Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made For Walking
  24. Beyonce Knowles – Crazy In Love
  25. Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  26. Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
  27. Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
  28. Blondie – Call Me
  29. Beyonce Knowles – Halo
  30. Tina Turner – Whats Love Got to Do With It
  31. Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
  32. Alanis Morrisette – Ironic
  33. No Doubt – Don’t Speak
  34. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  35. Fergie – Glamourous
  36. Pink – Funhouse
  37. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
  38. Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious
  39. Bangles – Walk Like An Egyptian
  40. Aaliyah – Try Again
  41. Christina Aguilera – Lady Marmalade
  42. Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
  43. Destiny’s Child – Say My Name
  44. Irene Cara – Flash Dance
  45. Bic Runga – Sway
  46. TLC – No Scrubs
  47. Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
  48. Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
  49. Carly Simon – You’re So Vain
  50. Toni Braxton – Unbreak My Heart
  51. Rihanna – Disturbia
  52. Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach
  53. Roxette – Listen to Your Heart
  54. Christina Aguilera – Genie In A Bottle
  55. Kate Miller-Heidke – The Last Day on Earth
  56. Toni Basil – Mickey
  57. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out of My Head
  58. Salt N Pepa – Push it!
  59. Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie
  60. Alicia Keys – Fallin
  61. Tracey Chapman – Fast Car
  62. Destiny’s Child – Independent Women
  63. Dusty Springfield – Son Of A Preacher Man
  64. Pink – Who Knew
  65. Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
  66. M.I.A – Paper Planes
  67. Lily Allen – Not Fair
  68. Portishead – Glory Box
  69. Sarah McLachlan – Angel
  70. Alicia Keys – If I Aint Got You
  71. Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl
  72. Aretha Franklin – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
  73. Pink – Get the Party Started
  74. Carole King – I Feel the Earth Move
  75. Alanis Morrisette – Hand In My Pocket
  76. Amy Winehouse – Rehab
  77. Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For?
  78. Berlin – Take My Breathe Away
  79. Cranberries – Zombie
  80. Lily Allen – F**k You
  81. Sia – Breathe Me
  82. Roxette – The Look (Most of the song is sung by a bloke!!!)
  83. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  84. Pink – Sober
  85. Belinda Carlisle – Summer Rain
  86. Regina Spektor – Fidelity
  87. Blondie – The Tide Is High
  88. Paramore – Decode
  89. Pink – Just Like A Pill
  90. Lesley Gore – It`s My Party
  91. Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing)
  92. Taylor Swift – Love Story
  93. La Roux – Bulletproof
  94. Roxette – Joyride
  95. Christina Aguilera – What a Girl Wants
  96. Beyonce Knowles – If I Were A Boy
  97. Dolly Parton – Jolene
  98. Etta James – At Last
  99. Regina Spektor – Samson
  100. Rihanna – Take A Bow

That’s a pretty horrendous list. As I said the omission of any Janis Joplin songs automatically makes the list a complete FAILURE. This list is a complete trainwreck and the more that you look at it the worse it gets. No Supremes or Nina Simone or Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holliday or Bjork or the Pretenders or Joan Jett or Patti Smith or Joni Mitchell or Martha and the Vandellas or the Go-Gos… I could go on and on about the great female artists who were left off the list for horrible pop idols like Rihanna, Lily Allen, Leona Lewis and Katy Perry.

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  3. Kerry Cooper says:

    I love how this is filed under WTF. “Umbrella” at 14 reduced me to tears… of laughter.
    No-one who had actually lived a real life and listened to music of all genres could have compiled this list.
    As one might say in modern parlance… Epic Fail.

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  5. Millsie says:

    If you say so!

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