Does anyone remember how Mark McGrath dominated Rock & Roll Jeopardy? Fuck Ken Jennings. Sure, he won 74 consecutive times, but did he ever humiliate Nancy Wilson from Heart?
I heard a song on the radio featuring Lil' Jon that samples "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne. This song is not to be confused with that other Lil' Jon song on the radio that samples various Slayer songs or Snoop Dogg's recent remix of "Riders on the Storm" by The Doors.
I attribute hip hop artists' appropriation of rock music to the fact that they know that no matter how shameful a hybrid track turns out, it will never be as bad as "Come With Me" by Puff Daddy (you know, the song that sampled "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin and featured Godzilla in its video).
Song of the Year 2004 (Popular) nominees
"Float On" Modest Mouse
"Somebody Told Me" The Killers
"Take Me Out" Franz Ferdinand
"Toxic" Britney Spears
"Yeah!" Usher feat. Lil' Jon and Ludacris
Phone lines are open.