500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

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The B-52's, 'Love Shack'

246. The B-52's, 'Love Shack'

Writers: Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson
Don Was, Nile Rodgers
June '89, Reprise
27 weeks; No. 3

The B-52's had few reasons to party in 1989: Guitarist Ricky Wilson had died; their previous album had flopped. But with production by dance-rock master Don Was, they slapped smiles and Dixie New Wave glitter all over this bouncing beauty.

Appears on: Cosmic Thing (Reprise)

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