20 Feet From Stardom
Documentary filmmakers love to tell the story of the unsung hero, and there is no bigger unsung hero in the history of rock ‘n’ roll than the backup singer. 20 Feet from Stardom, the now 2nd consecutive music documentary to win an Academy Award following last year’s Searching for Sugar Man win, is a triumphant film documenting the history of backup singing (specifically gospel-rooted backup singing that has been prominent in rock music since its inception) and the triumphs and heartbreaks of some of the most prominent backup singers in rock history.
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Here it is folks. If you are as big of a Stones fan as us, then you should have been able to deduct most of the entries, if not the order, of our top ten Rolling Stones tracks. What amazes me is the enormity of the popularity of each of these songs. With many bands, the most popular tracks often seem to be simply the most accessible, but with the Stones we get the best of both worlds. This top ten list came so easily to us, with little rancor or argument. The Rolling Stones truly went from England’s newest hit-makers to England’s greatest hit-makers. Please check out #’s 50-31 here and #’s 30-11 here. Also, check out our top 5 Stones albums here.
Songs 50-31 | 30-11 |10-1
10. “Under My Thumb”
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