Students in U. What songs do you consider to be among the greatest of all time? What do you love or appreciate about these songs? Is it the instrumentation, vocals, lyrics or something else that makes the music so outstanding?
Would others echo your opinion, or do you think your choices are unusual? This countdown is an oasis amid the sands of monotony and worse. So far, the usual suspects find themselves overrepresented. Joni Mitchell currently leads the song count among women. Morris offers up some of his own song suggestions, while also analyzing the subjectivity and potential disputation of such a list:. One compelling aspect of this countdown business is philosophical. What would a more epochal undertaking look like? Would WMMR find a way to make inroads there, too?
And what would the same countdown reveal at a similar station in Anchorage or Montgomery or Chicago or the Bay Area? Can a chart still quantify local taste? Would an accurate answer prove as vexing as precise electoral polling data, because, in part, we now live on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube? Is this entire process just too random and subjective to be worth continuing?
Students, read the entire article, then tell us:. What belongs on your list of most beloved songs? Is there a common theme or mood they evoke? What, if anything, does your catalog of beloved songs say about you? Have your musical tastes changed over the years or largely stayed the same? Do you have a love for a specific genre or style? Or do your tastes defy categorization? Are there any songs that your hometown or neighborhood has a special connection with?
Are your favorite songs the same as those of your siblings and peers? What about your parents, teachers or other adults? Are you a fan of such lists? Why, or why not? Tell us about it. Students 13 and older in the United States and the United Kingdom, and 16 and older elsewhere, are invited to comment.
All comments are moderated by the Learning Network staff, but please keep in mind that once your comment is accepted, it will be made public. Morris offers up some of his own song suggestions, while also analyzing the subjectivity and potential disputation of such a list: One compelling aspect of this countdown business is philosophical. Students, read the entire article, then tell us: What belongs on your list of most beloved songs? Home Page World Coronavirus U.