Twitter account 'Classic Rock in Pics' probably lost many a follower Yesterday. Or maybe they gained a bunch, as there are SO many out there just looking to argue on social media every day. The account posted a pic and link to a story that garnered thousands of views within hours. The pic anyway. It's the mag's '100 Greatest Singers of All Time' list. However, Classic Rock in Pics failed to disclose that the list was first published on Dec. 31, 2010.
That's bad enough. But, even worse, the magazine seems to still stand behind the atrocity that is said list.
Singers Frank Sinatra, George Michael, Celine Dion and Ella Fitzgerald were all left off the list, which fueled the Twitter thread flame. (Michael, as we all know, passed away since the list originally made it to stands.) Rolling Stone released a statement basically boasting about "the random success of its article from nearly a decade ago." If clicks equals success, then I guess that word works.
Others contend the 2010 date isn't even correct, saying this list first appeared on November 27, 2008. It's a whole "in the magazine in 2008, but made it online in 2010" argument.
Still doesn't change much. Who isn't on it but should be still isn't. Who shouldn't have made the cut but did still made the cut. Near as I can tell, the only changes might be that Ariana Grande or Adele get added. But Rolling Stone won't even say as much.
Beyonce - not there. Daryl Hall, Ann Wilson, Neil Diamond - nope. Freddie Mercury at #18 was ludicrous then, and probably would be even more now that so many new fans have discovered him via the Oscar-winning film "Bohemian Rhapsody."