Evening Magazine TV show ranked “The 25 greatest songs of the Northwest” on its March 2 telecast, seen on KING-5 and the NWCN stations.
Take a look at their
top-25 list, celebrating Northwest artists’ national hits from 1959 to today. Does it match the list
you would compile?
I don’t take much exception to the order of the rankings, although there’s no way Pearl Jam should rank way down at No. 8, and I question Macklemore way up there at No. 4.
I would have swapped Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana at No. 1 and No. 2.
But it’s the omissions that really stand out.
Evening’s list excludes anything by huge artists Dave Matthews, the Foo Fighters, Queensryche, or Death Cab for Cutie. Some would argue the Steve Miller Band, Neko Case, and Built to Spill deserve a slot.
And though he’s not my cup of tea, how could such a list exclude anything by Kenny G, who has sold far more recordings worldwide than any artist on
Finally, to be fair, if we’re talking the all-time greatest songs by Northwest artists, where are the Brothers Four? And seriously …
no Bing Crosby?
If I were to be grossly subjective, I’d find a slot for Seattle’s the Daily Flash, whose “The French Girl” topped the charts in 1967. When Neil Young quit Buffalo Springfield that year, the band recruited Daily Flash guitarist Doug Hastings to replace him.
Which artists would appear on your “25 greatest songs of the Northwest” list?