(Movies) Though its appearance is still impressive considering it has yet to be released, The Shape of Water drips twelve spots to No. 18.
(Music) Rah rah ah-ah-ah! Ro mah ro-mah-mah! Gaga oh-la-la! Lady Gaga is No. 20. :(
(K-Pop) NCT Dream is living a nightmare, barely hanging in there at No. 19.
Hey, baby. There ain’t no easy way out.
Even if Tom Petty (No. 3) wasn’t your choice of music, chances are he was playing in the background at different points in your life. Free Fallin’ as your parents drive you to school. American Girl on the radio at the pool, just barely loud enough to hear over splashing and laughing and whistles and yelling. Mary Jane’s Last Dance being covered by a local band in a local dive bar the night you turned 21. Wildflowers stuttering from a static-filled FM station in a beat-up ‘02 Buick on a day you were feeling good and the sun was out. Wildflowers stuttering from a static-filled FM station the first time you got dumped.
He gave us the greatest gift a musician could give his audience. He gave us a soundtrack to our memories. Thank you, Tom Petty.
So a few weekend ago I visited an amusement park called Cedar Point. It’s in Sandusky, Ohio, and it was themed for Halloween. I found this little decoration piece of all of the rockers who have passed on by the decade. I thought it was pretty neat.
Here are the 1950s:
Ginger Baker isn’t here because I took these before he had died
“She means every word she’s singing, you know, she can’t sing a song if she don’t mean it. And that’s what I like in singers the most is, that believability, more than anything I think, makes a great singer.” ▬ Tom Petty