In preparation for a four-part televised special that will begin airing on September 6, VH1 recently released its list of the “100 Greatest Artists Of All Time.” The good news for Philadelphia is that, hey, we made the list! The bad news is that Philly’s own blue-eyed soul legends Hall & Oates are the city’s sole, sad representative on the list. Not that we expected, say, Schoolly D to rank up there with musical heavyweights such as The Beatles, Iggy & The Stooges, and, uh…George Michael. But, well, yeah.
As with any such list, there’s more than enough outrage to go around regarding rankings and various omissions. (Latina.com, for example, wants to know how no Latin musicians made the cut.) So it’s probably not worth getting riled up about. But still, after going over this latest offering, we can’t help but ask, “Who is VH1?,” “Do they even show music videos anymore?,” and “Where would they rank on our ‘Top 100 Relics Of A Forgotten Music Industry Whose Lists We Don’t Care About’ list?”
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