✅ MOJO: 50 Greatest Who Songs

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✅ MOJO: 50 Greatest Who Songs

Post by Harold »

MOJO celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Who with a panel-selected top 50 songs list. Interesting comparison to the Rolling Stone list, with a lot of the same obvious choices but some refreshing (nice to see "The Good's Gone," an underrated My Generation track) and screwy (more of their post-Moon output than I was expecting) ones as well:

1 Baba O'Riley
2 My Generation
3 Won't Get Fooled Again
4 Substitute
5 Behind Blue Eyes
6 I Can't Explain
7 The Real Me
8 I Can See for Miles
9 5:15
10 Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
11 Young Man Blues
12 Pinball Wizard
13 I'm a Boy
14 See Me, Feel Me [single version]
15 The Kids Are Alright
16 Pictures of Lily
17 Love, Reign O'er Me
18 Armenia (City in the Sky)
19 Who Are You
20 The Seeker
21 I'm One
22 Boris the Spider
23 I'm Free
24 Circles
25 Bargain
26 So Sad About Us
27 A Legal Matter
28 Tattoo
29 Magic Bus
30 Heat Wave
31 A Quick One (While He's Away)
32 Happy Jack
33 Our Love Was
34 Disguises
35 Dreaming From the Waist
36 Naked Eye
37 Endless Wire
38 Run Run Run
39 You Better You Bet
40 Heaven & Hell
41 Rael 1 & 2
42 Dogs
43 I've Known No War
44 The Good's Gone
45 Tea & Theatre
46 Amazing Journey
47 Eminence Front
48 Going Mobile
49 Jaguar
50 Zoot Suit [first single, as The High Numbers]

Five non-Townshend compositions here: Entwistle's "Boris the Spider" and "Heaven & Hell"; the legendary Live at Leeds cover of Mose Allison's "Young Man Blues"; The Who Sell Out's opening track "Armenia (City in the Sky)," which I don't think a lot of people know was written by Thunderclap Newman's John "Speedy" Keen; and, bizarrely, the cover of "Heat Wave," which I'm pretty sure most fans consider pure filler on A Quick One.
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Re: MOJO: 50 Greatest Who Songs

Post by Dexter »

The Top 3 are expected and interchangeable. I would have been pleasantly surprised if "Substitute" was #1 just as I was surprised by Neil Young's "Powderfinger" and the Beach Boys' "Surf's Up" in the other artist's specific lists. Also, I'm slightly disappointed that "Pinball Wizard", "The Kids Are Alright" and "Love, Reign O'er Me" didn't make the Top 10.
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