Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I'm the King of Rock, There is None Higher

Today's strange Wikipedia article: a list of honorific titles in popular music. It should come in handy when you find yourself confused about the Godfather of Punk vs. the Godfather of Punk Guitar vs. the King of Punk.

Unfortunately, the criteria for inclusion are rather slight; since one writer has referred to Usher as the Prince of R&B, that's all it takes for him to be on the list (and shouldn't that title go to, you know, Prince?). Plus, there are no fewer than 9 claimants to the title "Princess of Pop." Frankly, it's a miracle that we've managed to avoid a bloody War of the Roses-style battle for the throne.

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