THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
602-Neil Young-Hey Hey. My My(Into The Black.)
1979-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 1.05.All the biggest Pop Stars have a nickname,this one is ‘The Godfather Of Grunge.’
The song deals with the fleeting nature of fame and how hard it is to stay relevant as an artist.Neil Young felt at that time that his music had all but had it’s day especially with the coming of Punk.
There are two versions of this song,Hey,Hey My My(Into The Blue) is acoustic and this version Hey,Hey My My(Into The Black) is Rock.
A line from the acoustic version of the song,’It’s better to burn out than to fade away,’became infamous after being quoted in Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain’s suicide note.
‘The king is gone but he’s not forgotten,is this the story of Johnny Rotten.’
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