Rolling Stone’s ‘Top 500 Songs’ Is Good Fun and Lousy History

Rolling Stone magazine’s new list of the “500 Best Songs Of All Time,” which places Aretha Franklin’s version of “Respect” at Number One, proves again that lists like this transcend mere fun. They’re irresistible.

David Hinckley wrote for the New York Daily News for 35 years. Now he drives his wife crazy by randomly quoting Bob Dylan and “Casablanca.”