#32 on the Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time: The Rolling Stones, "Sympathy For The Devil," meanemotion=foreboding

According to meanspeed music theory, songs at the speeds of 114-118 beats per minute have a tendency to have a foreboding expression, be it overt or beneath the surface as Peter Gabriel describes Secret World’s journey into this speed..

Father_Lucifer-Tori_Amos-meanspeed tempo diagram - property of Brenda Silverman Shore School


Song #32 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 500 Greatest Song of All-Time is by the Rolling Stones called “Sympathy For The Devil.”

beats counted=720
mean time=6 minutes, 11.9 seconds
meanspeed=116.2
meanemotion=foreboding

According to meanspeed music theory, songs at the speeds of 114-118 beats per minute have a tendency to have a foreboding expression, be it overt or beneath the surface as Peter Gabriel describes Secret World’s journey into this speed.. Already on this Rolling Stone list we’ve seen “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” written and performed by a suicidally depressed man and “Layla,” a song written by Eric Clapton out of painful feelings of unfulfilled infatuation to the point of pain.


The top 32 songs of all-time by Rolling Stone rank.


The Rolling Stone top 32 songs of all-time by tempo in ascending order.

 

Ian Schneider
meanspeed.com
June 1, 2007

Author: Schneider

Recovering from 5 brain operations, savage subarachnoid aneurysm. Member of New York bar, May 1991-peresent. "Nothing can stop the man with right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude" - THOMAS JEFFERSON