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Favorite comments so far:
RichardDorvilier Thank you so much for this wonderful list you've prepared for us. I really appreciate it!
srbija23232323232323 Hollywood and Disney would not be sucessfull without these classics
cheerbear237 What a marvelous idea! I always hear classical music in commercials that I love and now I can find it.
cheerbear237 I am forever indebted to you for this list. Brilliant idea.
cheerbear237 So enjoyable and educational at the same time!
beglington123 thank you soo much for all ur videos, im only 15 but i love classical music but i can never remember the names of the song so thank you
700APM its SO hard to look for classical music (how do you go about looking for a classical instrumental piece?) thank god for this list i've been looking for #52 for the LONGEST TIME. thanks =)
xb0rg EUREKA! 41! At last! Try finding a classical piece on the web when you can only hum the first notes...LOL thanks for this vid.
mickalene Thank-you.i nearly went mad trying to remember the name of a work that periodically haunts me and you helped very much.
NezianBelcyder GOD bless u for posting this
joestyle123 its shocking how many of these i know!.Fabulous pieces.
harvard11 This is an excellent compilation! Coming up with a top-100 for classical music is certainly a gargantuan task and, surely, one could disagree about the rankings here and there. However, you truly proved your mastery of the subject by putting this marvelous list of wonderful pieces together! And one could even agree with your ranking...
azncoolz lol im a 13 year old boy that likes screamo and rock.. but ive just wasted about an hour watching 100 to 1.. and each and every one of these songs, i KNOW! But i dont know ANY of the names. IVE HEARD THEM EVERYWHERE THOUGH! ALL OF THEm. isnt it funny? well for me, its really weird, and taht i know all but dont know ANY of the names
Evi1Jester Thanks alot for the classicals.
<sniff> You're welcome for the classicals, lil' guy. You're welcome. <sniff>
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Most comments fit into one of these categories:
1. The "Number X Should Be Number Y" category
2. The "This List Rules... But Here's What Sucks About It" category
3. The "Hey Where's [Obscure Piece No One Knows]? Everyone Knows It" category
4. The "Thanks" category (our favorite!)
5. The "I've heard these in Fantasia/ Tom & Jerry/ Looney Tunes/ Disney cartoons" category
6. The "OMFG Number X LOL <3<3<3 :D XD !!!" category
7. And all the rest. We just love that you're learning and talking about classical music! Keep the comments coming!
MeridyMoo You are an angel! At last I have found that what I' ve been loking for a while (composer and the title)! Thank Yuou, thank you, thank you!!!!
EnvoyOfTheBlackAbyss *chin in hand* DAMN! what the hell have I been missing all these years? These are... woah
j456235 KILL THE WABBIT....KILL THE WABBIT...KILL THE WABBIT....lol
minidude09 Cartoons can sure teach a lot about classical music!
Pholus Thank you for making this listing! Unfortunately you left out many great songs and composers, but I guess it's a must or this list would become TOP 5000 soon. ;-)
morvensky sorry but the imperial march is a film score...
ltldevil555 Yes..a film score. And more film scores should and could have been included in these lists, especially those by John Williams, Basil Pouledoris, and James Horner. A film score is no different than an opera score, of which many are included here with no complaints. If it were not for film scores, an ever-growing segment of the modern public would rarely hear an orchestra, so I feel it completely proper to include them.
pxiceman wow didn't expect to see the imperial march in there, but now that I think about it it's probably one of the most, if not the most recognizable piece
Mathan3000 what song goes like bumbum bida bumbum bum badia.
Hnil96 Its funny how in contemporary society Entry of the Gladiators is used for an entry of clowns
SammiXrXSmith #16 is so much better as the happy hardcore version sorryyy
MrBoston187 Trans Siberian Orchestra also has a song called "Wish Liszt (toy shop madness)" which is basically a condensed version of te Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, i suggest listening to it
watareulookingat123 Wow, the sad thing is that ALL of us have heard ALL of these, yet we've never known the name of any of these songs! they are all well known when it comes to sound, but nobody knows their names!
davidabrilx i give u 'poster' a super special awesome mega deluxe hi five and thumbs up at the same time for these videos. Classic ftw!
smcamden Just listened to all 100. SO great to have this, and an excellent resource. I wrote many titles down I didn't know the names of which have been lifelong favorites. THANK you so much!!
k4sp3rk4sp3r Thank you so much for taking your time to clearify the titles ad artists behind the music. <3<3<3<3<3
k4sp3rk4sp3r Clarify* :-)
iheartmetal28 From starting at 100, it took me several vidoes to find the song that has been stuck in my head for at least five months! This is the greatest classical video series EVER!!
morvensky if i hear these on more time i will puke, thanks tho
In the meantime, here are some observations after feeding our Top 100 List to YouTube:
1. There's nothing cooler than watching people discover something they enjoy - in this case music they thought they didn't like or even know. Mission accomplished, sucka!
2. You can't make all the people happy all the time. Almost every piece on our Top 100 List has been criticized for not being higher up - and for being on the list at all. If we re-did the list to make everyone happy, there would be a 93-way tie for first place, and a 7-way tie for second. And then we'd throw it away.
The list is more about the 100 pieces, and not so much about their ranking.
3. People who know and love classical music don't necessarily "get" the Top 100 List. They insist that the list should include obscure "important" pieces - when in fact that's the complete opposite logic of our list:
Our list is unique because we include only those pieces made popular in pop culture - not simply those pieces that are the favorites of the classical music community.
4. Those who have a pet favorite composer like Chopin or Rachmaninoff or Shostakovich are less than objective, and even offended that we didn't include more of them on the list. Again, if these people created the list it would be like every other. We feel our objectivity is the reason so many people embrace the Kickass Classical Top 100 List.
5. John Williams' "Imperial March" from "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" is by far the most controversial choice on the Top 100 List. Of course, we feel that film scores are the new classical music, so we included a nod (1 piece out of 100) on our list.
6. Beethoven's "9th Symphony" is the next most controversial choice. People say that, at number 62, it should be much higher. It might make them happy to note that Beethoven's "Ode To Joy" from the "9th Symphony" is at number 14, making the "9th" the only piece to have two separate entries on the Top 100 List.
7. The most important thing we learned is that conversation about classical music - even if it is spirited debate - is better than no conversation at all! Thank you to everyone who has watched and commented on the Kickass Classical videos!
We'll end this post with one of our favorite comments...
Commander1992 Kickassclassical, you have been moved to the #1 slot of my "Badass YT Uploaders" list. Many thanks.
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