So, Rolling Stone is in "Best of 2008" mode, which means the compiling of many lists including those for Best Albums and Best Singles of the Year. And while we've all learned that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and that we shouldn't be surprised by anything magazines do these days, still...the mag tabbed Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" its number one single of the year. Their reasoning: "The beat...is irresistible and exuberant, the
vocal hook is stormy and virtuosic, and her lesson is blunt: Seal
the deal." My response: Really, Rolling Stone?!?
Let's be clear. I like Bey. I even like the song. But number one? With all the great music that was released over the past twelve months, the choice of "Single Ladies"--which was released as a single last month--is just...odd. So while we're taking their pick with a huge grain of salt (a rock, even), let's just put it out there: If you were running your own magazine, site, where would you rank Bey's latest anthem? Would you? And more importantly, which song would occupy your number one spot for 2008? Let us know. [RS]