USA TODAY International Edition
MAKING WAVES ARETHA FRANKLIN
Rolling Stone updated its list of the 500 greatest songs of all- time for the first time in 17 years. The Queen of Soul took home the top spot for her version of “Respect,” which originally was recorded by Otis Redding. Snagging second place was Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power.” The magazine noted that its list was created from more than 250 artists, writers and industry figures who participated in a poll of more than 4,000 songs. Rolling Stone’s original list came in 2004, but a measurable amount of change was evidenced in the revised list, with nearly half the songs new to the ranking. There’s far more hip- hop, country, Latin pop, reggae and R& B in the latest list.