The greatest rock and roll song of all time isn’t “Stairway to Heaven”, “Layla” or “Freebird”.
This Memorial Day weekend, the house of rock and roll performed its annual countdown to the 500 best songs of all time. The countdown also coincided with the 45th anniversary of WPDH’s first signing as a rock station in the Hudson Valley.
In those four and a half decades, the countdown has always been a sore point for listeners and radio DJs tasked with compiling the list from thousands of requests, record sales rankings, reviews and reviews. ‘a strong “instinct”.
The common joke is that “Stairway to Heaven” is the undisputed greatest rock and roll song of all time and the countdown is just a formality as it ultimately leads to the epic Led Zeppelin song that once claims more victory. But this is actually far from the truth. Over the years, many more songs have won first place by artists such as Queen, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
This year a newcomer debuted as “the greatest rock and roll song of all time.” The honor now goes to Joan Jett’s classic rock anthem “I Love Rock ‘N Roll”. The pick was greeted with praise from fans, anger from those who don’t think it’s worthy, and confusion from others who just didn’t expect the song beats the other “heavy hitters”.
As every year over the past 45 years, we leave it to you to discuss and debate. And just in case you missed the end of the countdown, here are the top 10 songs:
- Joan Jett – I love rock’n’roll
- Queen -Bohemian Rhapsody
- Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)
- Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
- Bon Jovi – Living on a Prayer
- Guns N ‘Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
- Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
- AC / DC – You rocked me all night
- Boston – More than a feeling
- Aerosmith – Sweet emotion
For the record, Stairway to Heaven was number 154. Check out the full list.
25 Hudson Valley locations featured in the movies
The Hudson Valley or the New Hollywood? The Hudson Valley has been featured in many movies over the years, and it doesn’t stop. Recent successes like A Quiet Place (2018) to modern classic films like The Missing (2006)The Hudson Valley has been a low-key hot spot for locations. Due to tax incentives, beautiful locations and the growth of independent cinema, the Hudson Valley will continue to thrive as a valuable destination for filmmakers.
So we’ve compiled a list of 25 Hudson Valley locations featured in the movie. This list also includes blockbuster hits and independent films. We hope you enjoy the read and learn more about the Hudson Valley and the movies!
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