”Like A Prayer” in Q’s Top 20 list
In its November issue, celebrating the publication’s 20th anniversary, British magazine Q magazine set out to identify the top 20 singles of the past two decades.
Madonna made the list with her “Like A Prayer“, ranked at #16.
The top 20 list was topped by Nirvana with “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
The complete list is the one you see on the right – mixing old and new classics, radio hits and dance floor stompers.
“The songs were chosen by the staff of Q, and while the tunes have little in common, the magazine deputy editor Gareth Grundy said they are all “instantly memorable.” – abc13 reports.
“The song just basically had to be a good song. We took a poll of all our writers and the staff of the magazine and we counted the vote and the list came in as you see it in the magazine.”
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
“You can’t put your finger on what specifically makes a song great,” Grundy said. “You know it when you feel it.”
Take Madonna’s 1989 hit “Like A Prayer,” for example. Ranked at #16 on Q magazine’s list, Grundy said it’s “the definitive late 80’s, early 90’s Madonna song.”
“It actually is probably Madonna’s best pop song. It’s proof that there is more to her than the visual element,” he said.