100 Best Singles Of The Last 25 Years | Rolling Stone (1988)
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In 1987, Rolling Stone magazine celebrated its 20th anniversary with four special issues. On September 8, 1988, it published "The 100 Best Singles of the Last Twenty-Five Years." They've published many "best of" lists since, and it's safe to say that a few selections wouldn't rank so highly now. (See Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" at number 54 and Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl" at 99, all added thanks to publisher Jann Wenner.) However, this was one of the first time capsules of the Rolling Stone ethos and the "classic rock" era.