Thursday, October 02, 2008

Best Music Act Ever


Sitting around the table late at night how many times have you debated who the best music act is ever. No matter who was ultimately decided upon, there were usually several that people agreed deserved to be in the running at least for a mention. Well, the Europe MTV Awards are trying to decide who the best of all time is and the fans in Europe got to decide the nominees, so you know Britney Spears is not going to be one of them. Oh, wait she is. Seriously? Britney Spears as the greatest musical act of all time? Who the hell voted? 10 year olds?

Well it must get better. U2, Green Day, Christina Aguilera, Tokio Hotel, and Rick Astley are the other nominees. Yep. Can you tell the age of the average voter is about 12. My guess is they have never even heard of Led Zeppelin or The Beatles or The Rolling Stones or Air Supply. No love for Men At Work or The Go Go's. Nirvana? Pearl Jam? Chili Peppers? Smiths?

Nope, they had to go ahead and pick Britney, Christina and Tokio Hotel. So, you may have noticed I'm not picking on Rick Astley. Is he the greatest ever? Hell no, but it would make me smile if he won and I would be happy for him. The man hasn't had a career in forever, gets a little viral video sensation going and now the same group of people that are voting for Britney Spears as the best of all time nominated a guy we haven't heard from in 20 years. I would be thrilled for him, and lets face it, U2 and Green Day don't care. I'm not sure Britney remembers where Europe is and Christina is, well Christina. Tokio Hotel should just be in the happy to be nominated category. Love them, but they are not the best ever.

15 comments:

Mama Theresa said...

for me, my list would include:

Eric Clapton
BB King
The Who
Barry Manilow (shut up, I know)
The Eagles

Molly said...

that's a bad list alright, but i liked rick astley. kinda like opie channeling michael mcdonald.

Mooshki said...

WhaFu? Duh, Britney knows perfectly well that Europe is the capital of France.

Punkimeowzer said...

Valid point there Enty. I would be happy if RIck won too! No, obviously he isn't the best music act ever but he would appreciate it more than anyone else nominated. Who could forget him in that video getting his groove on in that khaki trench coat? Let the boy win the freaking award!

I still have my Rick Astley cassette tape from the 80's - LMAO!

Kristen S. said...

I hear Trans Siberian Orchestra puts on a helluva show. I'll find out in December!

Molly said...

punki, never gonna give it up?

Punkimeowzer said...

@molly
LMAO! Nope. Never. I love my music from the 80's. I have around 200+ cassette tapes that I can't give up ;)

Molly said...

i'm with you, punki - it's the *true* dance music. tired? down? slight energy slump? turn on those 80's tunes and start movin' and you'll feel better in no time.

if i had them i wouldn't give them up either...lol.

jax said...

wtf? who decided on this shit?

um hello..The Beatles?

irishstayc2 said...

That pic etc. tickled my over tired funny bone.

God I used to love him

But seriously WTF is the criteria for this??

Harriet Hellfire said...

Don't even get me started on this one. But yes, most voters are probably in their early teens.

I hope Rick Astley wins.

hotchacha said...

Molly, you're right on the money!

The latter day, watered down, poor man's version is Clay.

Molly said...

Clay...good one!!

valerie said...

Don't you even dare mention Rick Astley in the same breath as overrated Clay Aiken! Clay isn't good enough to sing backup on a Rick Astley album.

U2 is a really good choice here. Green Day could end up being up there too with a little more time.

At least this list didn't include Girls Aloud or some boyband dreck.

hotchacha said...

Simmer down, Valerie. I'm not saying that Clay is good.

I LIKE Rick Astley. I think he's fun.