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Springsteen, McCartney, Black Sabbath make 'Rolling Stone' Best Songs list

Springsteen, McCartney, Black Sabbath make 'Rolling Stone' Best Songs list

Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and Black Sabbath are getting new nods for their latest releases.  The veteran rockers each have tracks on "Rolling Stone's" 100 Best Songs of 2013 list.  But you have to dig a little bit to find them. 

Springsteen's surprise single "High Hopes" - which arrived just a couple of weeks ago - is at number 51.  The magazine credits Bruce for turning an obscure cover "into an E Street anthem," and calls the track "the last thing anyone expected" from the rocker. 

The title cut to Sir Paul's latest album, "New," isn't far behind at number 57.  "Rolling Stone" describes the song as "a Beatlesque pop confection" that "sounds old" in "the best way." 

And Black Sabbath's "God Is Dead" is landing at number 82.  While the publication seems somewhat less than enamored with Ozzy Osbourne's lyrics, guitarist Tony Iommi is praised for how he "shovels out" some "crushing riffage" like "an inspired gravedigger." 

"Get Lucky," Daft Punk's collaboration with Nile Rogers and Pharrell, tops "Rolling Stone's" list.  In praising the song, the magazine also credits Rodgers originating the style, saying the Chic leader "basically invented this music."  The disco track also received top honors on "Time" magazine's list of the year's best songs. 

 

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