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Best Songs of the past 20 years, according to magazine Q

November 28 2006
18:20

The popular British music magazine Q has made its annual ranking of "best songs of the past 20 years." At this time, and the publication itself celebrated its 20-year anniversary. This year's list topped Nirvana «Smells Like Teen Spirit».

The first five were «Hey Ya!» OutKast, «Sweet Child O 'Mine» Guns N' Roses, «Unfinished Symphony» Massive Attack and «One» U2.

"As soon as the 1991 song appeared Nirvana« Smells Like Teen Spirit », it immediately became a kind of watershed in rock music - says the deputy editor of Q Gareth Grundy. - This song has changed the entire course of the flow of contemporary music. It will combine the aggression of punk rock and heavy riffs Black Sabbath, heavy rock back on the musical map of the 90's. It was something really new, something to Kurt, nobody has offered. Depressive adolescents around the world immediately fell in love with the sounds of Nirvana. And now the band is very popular, and not only among teenagers.

The most "fresh" tracks, finding himself in the Top 20, you may call hits this year «Crazy» Gnarls Barkley, and «I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor» Arctic Monkeys, the most "ancient" has hit the Guns N 'Roses of 1987 «Sweet Child O 'Mine».

Best Songs of the past 20 years, according to magazine Q:

1. «Smells Like Teen Spirit» Nirvana, 1991
2. «Hey Ya!» OutKast, 2003
3. «Sweet Child O 'Mine» Guns N' Roses, 1987
4. «Unfinished Symphony» Massive Attack, 1991
5. «One» U2, 1991
6. «Live Forever» Oasis, 1994
7. «Bitter Sweet Symphony» The Verve, 1997
8. «Common People» Pulp, 1995
9. «There She Goes» The LA's, 1990
10. "7 Nation Army» The White Stripes, 2003
11. «Song 2» Blur, 1997
12. «Crazy» Gnarls Barkley, 2006
13. «Angels» Robbie Williams, 1997
14. "... Baby One More Time »Britney Spears, 1999
15. «Personal Jesus» Depeche Mode, 1990
16. «Like A Prayer» Madonna, 1989
17. «Firestarter» The Prodigy, 1997
18. «Brimful of Asha» Cornershop, 1997
19. «Stan» Eminem, 2000
20. «I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor» Arctic Monkeys, 2006

Julia Wise

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