It always seems that no matter what is going on in the musical world, Rolling Stone always has our backs, right? If there is some constant we can count on it’s a caricature of the Republican Party choking themselves with healthcare reform bills or a spread on whatever the hell Bob Dylan is doing these days. Sorry everyone but this time we couldn’t have been more wrong.
As if on queue Rolling Stone released its annual list of the 100 “Best Songs” of the year, and if I didn’t know any better I would assume it was an April Fool’s Day prank. Surely a magazine that once was a beacon of music news and information couldn’t possibly claim Major Lazer ft. Bruno Mars, Tyga, and Mystic’s “Bubble Butt” as a top song of the year, right? Who even listened to a song called “Bubble Butt” is the real question. Among the ranks of laughable choices goes to #27 pick “YOLO” by The Lonely Island ft. Adam Levine and Lorde’s “Royals” taking the #2 spot. Don’t get me wrong 2013 was the breakout year for the16-year-old rebel British songstress but when the hit summer smash “Blurred Lines” ranks at #50 compared to Lorde’s #2 spot the list loses some credibility.