You’re kidnapped by aliens, and they hold their XT9000 Mindmusher laser pistols to your forehead. They ask you to pick one song, from any genre or style of music, to articulate the 20th century. They want to hear the century’s Zeitgeist, as it were.
What song would you choose?
I was leaning toward Dylan’s “Blowing in the Wind”, but I decided I also needed something that reflected rock ‘n’ roll’s emergence, so I’m going with the Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil”.