Sunday, January 20, 2013

Song of the Week - Eighteen by Alice Cooper

In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine published a list of what they called the top 500 songs of all time. I happened to run across the list on-line last year. These kind of lists are always fun whether you agree with them or not. This list is actually a list of great rock and roll songs that have come out since about 1950. It's a solid list of great tunes and I already had a bunch of them on iTunes. I've been collecting the ones I don't have ever since. I've got 353 of them now.

"Eighteen" by Alice Cooper is #487 on the list, so it barely squeezed on. I like the song but it wouldn't be on my top 500 songs of all time. No date on the video but it looks contemporary with when the song was released in 1975. There is a live YouTube video from 2011 and Alice is a bit heavier and a bit uglier then he looks here.

1 comment:

Backstop Cards said...

One of my favorite episodes of the short lived TV show "Freaks and Geeks" is when the school counselor is trying to show the kids how hip he is, so he tries to empathize with them by playing "Eighteen" on his guitar. The kids were pretty unimpressed by it, except for Jason Segal's character, who seems confused as to wether or not the counselor is cool or not. Pretty funny.