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VH1 debuted their “100 Greatest Artists Of All Time” program this week, chronicling the best artists in music history.

 

The Beatles beat out Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan for number 1. Sounds like a good top 3 that I would agree with! I do have problems with others on the list though…

Uhhh… Public Enemy before Tom Petty, Janis Joplin or ABBA? LL Cool J and Outkast?! Really?! 

What do you think of this list?

100 Alicia Keys
99 Hall & Oates
98 Depeche Mode
97 Pretenders
96 Journey
95 OutKast
94 Mariah Carey
93 Pearl Jam
92 LL Cool J
91 Green Day
90 Elvis Costello
89 Beastie Boys
88 Bee Gees
87 George Michael
86 N.W.A.
85 The Band
84 Curtis Mayfield
83 Earth, Wind and Fire
82 Steely Dan
81 ABBA
80 Mary J. Blige
79 Eminem
78 Judas Priest
77 Lynyrd Skynyrd
76 Run-D.M.C.
75 Rush
74 The Cure
73 Van Morrison
72 Janis Joplin
71 R.E.M.
70 Def Leppard
69 Tupac Shakur
68 Otis Redding
67 Coldplay
66 Justin Timberlake
65 The Doors
64 Talking Heads
63 Notorious B.I.G.
62 Genesis
61 Cream
60 Whitney Houston
59 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
58 Cheap Trick
57 Iggy & The Stooges
56 KISS
55 Peter Gabriel
54 Public Enemy
53 Little Richard
52 Beyoncé
51 Billy Joel
50 Sade
49 Parliament-Funkadelic
48 Rage Against The Machine
47 Jay-Z
46 Ramones
45 Al Green
44 Joni Mitchell
43 Ray Charles
42 Metallica
41 Van Halen
40 The Police
39 The Kinks
38 Sly & The Family Stone
37 Fleetwood Mac
36 Paul McCartney
35 Johnny Cash
34 Tina Turner
33 Guns N’ Roses
32 Black Sabbath
31 John Lennon
30 Aerosmith
29 Radiohead
28 Elton John
27 Aretha Franklin
26 Neil Young
25 Chuck Berry
24 The Velvet Underground
23 AC/DC
22 The Clash
21 Bruce Springsteen
20 Marvin Gaye
19 U2
18 Pink Floyd
17 Queen
16 Madonna
15 The Beach Boys
14 Nirvana
13 The Who
12 David Bowie
11 Bob Marley
10 Stevie Wonder
09 James Brown
08 Elvis Presley
07 Prince
06 Jimi Hendrix
05 Rolling Stones
04 Led Zeppelin
03 Michael Jackson
02 Bob Dylan
01 The Beatles

Kim 😉

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I seriously wanted a monkey after seeing that Micheal Jackson had one! There was a skinny furry caramel colour one at the corner pet shop and man did I want it! I bugged my parents until it finally bit a child and the pet shop had to get rid of it!!!! Crazy! Well, MJ had to get rid of Bubbles in 2003 because it was becoming too agressive with baby Prince Michael ll… but, we found him!

It turns out, the monkey is alive and healthy in a Florida animal sanctuary. Bubbles is 26 years old & his life may not be as glamorous as it use to be — copying MJ’s moonwalk while wearing matching outfits, attending movie premieres,… — but he is quite happy! He spends his days hanging out with his chimp friend Sam, listens to music and loves eating sweet potato!!!

THE BIGGEST NEWS IS THAT BUBBLES MIGHT BE MAKING A COMEBACK!! Rumours are floating around about a hollywood film and lucrative book deal! Who knew Bubbles could write 😉

First we lost Ed McMahon on Tuesday and then, 2 days later, a double wammy — both Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson pass away… what a week of lost and sadness…

I have to admit that the lost of Micheal Jackson is the one that affects me the most right now. I grew up watching “Star Search” — man I LOVED that show — but I think I saw Ed as an older gentlemen that saw his time come. A big lost, yes, but nothing like the gutted feeling I have towards Micheal Jackson’s lost.

I was too young to be a real fan of Farrah Fawcett. I knew of her smile and her hair, but not really of her work (except that she had been an angel). Still, I am quite sad to see Farrah go — I knew of her fight to beat cancer & how she insprired many to talk about a type of cancer that until then was quite taboo. A big lost, yes, but …

Micheal Jackson dead… wow… what a slap in the face reality wise. It is hard to believe. He has been there my whole time growing up. I can think back to elementary school singing “ABC 123” badly, High School slow dancing to “Will You Be There“, CEGEP being amazed by the video for “Black or White” and University anticipating his Invincible comeback album… I remember my first years as a teacher hoping the allegations against him were false and my first years on the radio using any kind of story that had MJ in it, knowing it would be good content! We have lost a spirit that has transformed not only the music industry but the way we see the world.

I kind of envied Micheal Jackson. I also kind of pitied him. What kid did not want at one point a pet monkey or a merry-go-round in their back yard! I wanted both! He lived it all! However, can you imagine the childhood he went through?! No wonder he was stuck in that era… I am really sad for the Weirdo Jacko part of his life; the disappearing nose, the bleached face, the allegations, the losses and the exil… behind it all hid a MJ that we will never really get to discover. One that was hiding from a horrible past, one that had identity issues, one that we all somewhat hoped would explain to us in 20-30 years how it all went wrong…

They say that his big music comeback next month was not for money, but for this longing feeling he had to have his kids see him on stage. I think it is sad that these kids will never have a chance to see their father’s fans. They’ve grown up with those criticizing their father’s decision to mask them, their father’s money issues & allegations… they will never get to see the love he has spread, the inspiration he had on others and the devotion many have for a man that took steps towards changing the world we all live in… A big lost, yes…

RIP MJ


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