Rolling Stone recently released their 'Top 500 Songs Of All Time' list, topped by Aretha Franklin's classic "R-E-S-P-E-C-T". Whether or not you agree with #1 on the list, you can certainly understand why the magazine chose it. And while a list of the top 500 greatest songs ever released is sure to cause some controversy, one band is especially upset about their omission.
Smash Mouth believes that their 1999 anthem "All Star" should be included in the list.
The band took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the list, going as far as tagging specific Rolling Stone writers in the comments to the tweet.
The song was, by every measure, a huge hit in 1999. It peaked at #1 on pop radio charts, was Top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100, earned a Grammy nomination in 2000, was featured prominently in multiple movies (Mystery Men and Shrek), and has become a bit of a cheesy stadium anthem over the last 20 years.
But a Top 500 song of all time? It's certainly seen in most circles as sort of a cheesy, hokey throwback, and more of a reflection of late 90s culture than a real work of musical genius. But nonetheless, it checks a lot of of the boxes you would think it would take to make Rolling Stone's list.
So, what do you think? Should "All Star" be on the list? Or should Smash Mouth walk away with their finger and thumb in the shape of an L on their forehead?