Not all songs were created equal and not all songs can stand the test of time. BuzzFeed opened a poll about some “modern day classics” to see what people think will stay a classic in 100 years. Here are the highlights:
1. “Smooth”, Rob Thomas and Santana . . . About half voted NO, with the other half split on yes and “I’ve never heard it.”
2. “Thong Song”, Sisqo . . . Half the responses say no, while the other half are split on yes and “I’ve never heard it.”
3. “Shake It Off”, Taylor Swift . . . It’s closely split between yes and no.
4. “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, Mariah Carey . . . Almost everyone who voted said YES.
5. “All Star”, Smash Mouth . . . About two-thirds voted yes.
6. “Hot in Herre”, Nelly . . . It’s closely split, with a slight edge to YES.
7. “Tubthumping”, Chumbawamba . . . It’s going to be a NO from about half the voters, and the other half are split on yes and “I’ve never heard it.”
8. “Shallow”, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper . . . It’s pretty close, but more people voted NO.
9. “She Will Be Loved”, Maroon 5 . . . A little more than half say no.
10. “Sugar, We’re Goin Down”, Fall Out Boy . . . This one probably won’t go down in history . . . a little more than half say no, with the rest split between yes and “I’ve never heard it.”