Steve Crawford

My Top 500 of the 20th Century

By Steve Crawford | September 17, 2021

a form of personal jesus

Rolling Stone’s Latest Top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time List – Bye Bye, Boomer, Bye Bye

By Steve Crawford | September 16, 2021

how little this list has in common with the prior ones

Tom T. Hall – Remembering Country Music’s Preeminent Storyteller Following His Death August 20th, 2021, At The Age Of 85

By Steve Crawford | August 22, 2021

May his wry deadpan voice live on forever

Cheap Trick At Billy Bob’s, Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, August 6, 2021, Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | August 8, 2021

tunes I’ve loved forever played with passion and enthusiasm

20th Century – Complete List By Year

By Steve Crawford | July 27, 2021

1927 (1) “Potato Head Blues,” Louis Armstrong

Making a List, Checking it Twice

By Steve Crawford | July 26, 2021

A forgotten oldie is like a long lost friend

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – #1

By Steve Crawford | July 25, 2021

Mission accomplished.

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 10 to 2

By Steve Crawford | July 22, 2021

Elvis was the harbinger of something wild

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 20 to 11

By Steve Crawford | July 18, 2021

I wish he was here

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 30 to 21

By Steve Crawford | July 15, 2021

“One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.”

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 40 to 31

By Steve Crawford | July 11, 2021

the prayer of the backslider

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 50 to 41

By Steve Crawford | July 8, 2021

a hellishly powerful thing

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 60 to 51

By Steve Crawford | July 4, 2021

tearful, heartfelt

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 70 to 61

By Steve Crawford | July 1, 2021

so great I couldn’t speak

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 80 to 71

By Steve Crawford | June 27, 2021

viewing the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and seeing Michelangelo’s autograph on the sole of God’s foot

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century 90 to 81

By Steve Crawford | June 24, 2021

And somehow I’m alright

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 100 to 91

By Steve Crawford | June 20, 2021

Johnny Thunders died at the age of 38, Jerry Nolan died at the age of 45, Dee Dee Ramone died at the age of 50

The 1001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 110 to 101

By Steve Crawford | June 16, 2021

the world’s most recognizable slide guitar riff

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 120 to 111

By Steve Crawford | June 13, 2021

Oh, God, was he exciting

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 140 to 131

By Steve Crawford | June 12, 2021

We’d never heard American voices singing like that

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 150 to 141

By Steve Crawford | June 10, 2021

includes a request for a bottle of booze in this number

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 160 to 151

By Steve Crawford | June 8, 2021

The Funk was something one cannot get enough of

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 170 to 161

By Steve Crawford | June 6, 2021

everything you love about the Beach Boys in spades

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 180 to 171

By Steve Crawford | June 5, 2021

isn’t simply a great song, it is an occasion

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 190 to 181

By Steve Crawford | June 3, 2021

I felt just overwhelmed by input

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 200 to 191

By Steve Crawford | June 1, 2021

every song we do is a documentation of an actual event

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 210 to 200

By Steve Crawford | May 30, 2021

ranks with the very best of country music drinking songs

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 220 to 211

By Steve Crawford | May 29, 2021

Highway Star’ is forever

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 230 to 221

By Steve Crawford | May 27, 2021

Hank’s declaration of defeat/disgust

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 240 to 231

By Steve Crawford | May 25, 2021

right in the middle of a hot New York summer

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 250 to 241

By Steve Crawford | May 23, 2021

a window into her soul

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 270 to 261

By Steve Crawford | May 22, 2021

rap’s visionary possibilities

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 280 to 271

By Steve Crawford | May 20, 2021

they come back to see Uncle Satchmo and Aunt Lucille

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 290 to 281

By Steve Crawford | May 18, 2021

no artist has ever had a bigger investment in escapism

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 300 to 291

By Steve Crawford | May 16, 2021

That’s going on the album

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 310 to 301

By Steve Crawford | May 15, 2021

Hey, look out where you’re stepping, that ain’t second base!

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 320 to 311

By Steve Crawford | May 13, 2021

an articulation of unadulterated joy

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 330 to 321

By Steve Crawford | May 11, 2021

I just stuck my hand up in the air and there it was

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 340 to 331

By Steve Crawford | May 9, 2021

a pained confusion

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 350 to 341

By Steve Crawford | May 8, 2021

disco as an insistent, bluesy slither

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 370 to 361

By Steve Crawford | May 4, 2021

a perfect dance track built out of negative space

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 380 to 371

By Steve Crawford | May 3, 2021

carefully crafted by Motown’s best

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 390 to 381

By Steve Crawford | May 1, 2021

going nowhere

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 400 to 391

By Steve Crawford | April 29, 2021

it’s show business

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 410 to 401

By Steve Crawford | April 27, 2021

the blueprint for all the electronic music that came after it

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 420 to 411

By Steve Crawford | April 25, 2021

“He thought he was Mick Jagger. He was Donny Osmond. Print it. The schmuck.”

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 430 to 421

By Steve Crawford | April 24, 2021

distressed tale of a teenage couple falling asleep at a drive-in

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 440 to 431

By Steve Crawford | April 22, 2021

John and Paul knew that George had risen to their level

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 450 to 441

By Steve Crawford | April 20, 2021

a continuously surging darkness

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 460 to 451

By Steve Crawford | April 18, 2021

‘Screw the black market. This is a pop record, daddy-o!’