With apologies to David Letterman...

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BEST OF LISTS FROM WHEN I STARTED DOING THIS:

BEST OF 2012:
1. Argo
2. Lincoln
3. The Avengers
4. Silver Linings Playbook
5. Looper
6. Django Unchained
7. The Dark Knight Rises
8. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
9. Zero Dark Thirty
10. The Master

BEST OF 2011:
1. The Descendants
2. Bridesmaids
3. Drive
4. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
5. Crazy Stupid Love
6. Super 8
7. Young Adult
8. Thor
9. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
10. Hugo


WORST OF 2011:
1.  Just Go With It/Jack An Jill   (tie)
2.  Arthur
3.  Battle of Los Angeles
4.  Zookeeper
5.  Contagion

BEST OF 2010:
1. Inception
2. The Social Network
3. Toy Story 3
4. Black Swan
5. The King's Speech
6. The Kids Are All Right
7. The Town
8. Splice
9. 127 Hours
10. True Grit

WORST OF 2010:
1. Sex & The City 2
2. Our Family Wedding
3. Clash of the Titans
4. Dear John
5. Legend of the Guardians



BEST OF 2009:
1. Up In The Air
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Star Trek
4. (500) Days of Summer
5. District 9
6. I Love You, Man
7. Up!
8. Anvil: The Story of Anvil
9. The Hurt Locker
10.  Fantastic Mr. Fox
(Sorry, Avatar... you're #11)

WORST OF 2009:  (click "Kept Checking My Watch" for the details)
1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
2. Gigantic
3. Battle For Terra
4. The Pink Panther 2
5. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
6. The Ugly Truth
7. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
8. Did You Hear About The Morgans?
9. Funny People
10. Observe & Report



Best of 2008:
1. The Dark Knight  (finally, I don't even feel I need to apologize for having a comic book film in the Top 10)
2.  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3.  Slumdog Millionaire
4. The Wrestler
5.  Tropic Thunder
6.  Gran Torino
7.  Religulous
8.  Iron Man
9.  In Bruges
10.  Milk

Worst of 2008:
1.  Disaster Movie
2.  10,000 BC
3.  The Alphabet Killer  (sorry, Rochester)
4.  Star Wars:  The Clone Wars
5.  Step Brothers

Best Of 2007:                          
1. Grindhouse  2. Superbad  3. American Gangster   4. The Simpsons Movie  5. Sicko
6.  Michael Clayton   7. Rescue Dawn   8. Juno   9. There Will Be Blood   10.  Knocked Up

Worst of 2007
1. Perfect Stranger   2. Because I Said So   3. Good Luck Chuck   4. Mr. Woodock   5. Rendition

Best of 2006:                          
1. The Departed   2. United 92   3. V For Vendetta   4. Little Miss Sunshine   5. Superman Returns   6. Dreamgirls   7.  Letters From Iwo Jima   8. Pan's Labyrinth   9. Flags Of Our Fathers   10. The Queen

Worst of 2006:
1. Larry The Cable Guy, Health Inspector  2. Big Momma's House 2   3. R/V   4. Marie Antoinette   5. Failure To Launch

Best of 2005:
1.  Cinderella Man   2. Walk The Line   3. Batman Begins   4. Capote   5.  Murderball   6. Wedding Crashers   7. War Of The Worlds   8.  Millions   9. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang    10.  Star Wars Episode III:  Revenge Of The Sith

Worst of 2005:
1.  Waiting...   2. The Wedding Date   3. Hide And Seek   4.  The Ring 2   5.  White Noise

Best of 2004:
1. Million Dollar Baby   2. Fahrenheit 9/11   3.  Ray   4. Spider-Man 2   5.  The Passion Of The Christ   6. The Incredibles   7.  Kill Bill Volume 2   8.  Metallica:  Some Kind Of Monster   9.  Open Water   10.  Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind  

Worst of 2004:
1. Christmas With The Kranks   2. Sky Captain And The World of Tomorrow   3.  Blade: Trinity

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FACEBOOK 200 -- 200 Status Updates my Facebooks Friends were subjected to, counting down my Top 200 artists.  This includes their best songs and albums.


1. VAN HALEN – Right Now, Van Halen
2. ROLLING STONES – Paint It Black, Some Girls
3. KISS  --  I Stole Your Love, Destroyer
4.  THE BEATLES --  A Day In The Life, Abbey Road
5. ALICE COOPER --  Eighteen., Welcome To My Nightmare
6. JUDAS PRIEST -- A Touch Of Evil,  Screaming For Vengence
7. AEROSMITH -- Dream On,  Toys In The Attic
8. NIGHT RANGER --  Don’t Tell Me You Love Me, Seven Wishes
9. QUEEN  --  The Show Must Go On. Innuendo 
10. BLACK SABBATH -- Heaven And Hell,  Heaven And Hell
11. DOKKEN --  Breaking The Chains,  Tooth And Nail
12. DAVID LEE ROTH – Ladies Night In Buffalo,  Eat ‘Em & Smile  
13. METALLICA  --  Fade To Black,  “The Black Album”
14. IRON MAIDEN -- Fear Of The Dark, Number Of The Beast
15. SAMMY HAGAR – Eagles Fly,   I Never Said Goodbye
16. BON JOVI -- It’s My Life, Slippery When Wet
17. WHITESNAKE -- Still Of The Night,  Whitesnake
18. FOREIGNER -- Juke Box Hero, Foreigner
19. OZZY OSBOURNE -- You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll, Blizzard of Ozz
20. U2 – One, All That You Can’t Leave Behind
21. LED ZEPPELIN -- Stairway To Heaven, Led Zeppelin II 
22. DEF LEPPARD -- Bringing On The Heartbreak/Switch 625,  High And Dry
23. MOTLEY CRUE -- Dr. Feelgood,  Shout At The Devil
24. GUNS AND ROSES, -- November Rain. Appetite For Destruction
25. THE SCORPIONS -- The Zoo, Blackout
26. AC/DC  -- For Those About To Rock, Back In Black
27. PAUL MCCARTNEY -- Hope Of Deliverance, Band On The Run
28. JOHNNY CASH – Hurt, Unchained 
29. TESLA -- Modern Day Cowboy, The Great Radio Controversy
30. DEEP PURPLE -- Knocking At Your Back Door, Machine Head
31. THE RAMONES  --Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio?, The Ramones
32. JOHN LENNON -- Watching The Wheels, Plastic Ono Band
33. Y&T – Forever, Down For The Count
34. JIMI HENDRIX --Voodoo Child, Are You Experienced?
35. MOTORHEAD -- Deaf Forever, 1916
36. ACE FREHLEY --  Into The Night, Ace Frehley
37. TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS -- I Won’t Back Down, Full Moon Fever
38. THE WHITE STRIPES -- Fell In Love With A Girl, Elephant
39. QUEENSRYCHE -- Revolution Calling, Operation Mindcrime
40. COLLECTIVE SOUL – Shine, Collective Soul
41. RAINBOW -- Stone Cold, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow
42. RATT -- Way Cool Jr., Ratt (EP)
43. JOURNEY --Separate Ways, Infinity
44. TRIUMPH -- Fight The Good Fight, Allied Forces
45. POISON -- Fallen Angel, Flesh And Blood
46. TED NUGENT -- Cat Scratch Fever, Ted Nugent
47. MEGADETH -- Peace Sells (But Who’s Buying?), Cryptic Writings
48. THE KINKS -- Catch Me Now I’m Falling, Give The People What They Want
49. TWISTED SISTER  -- We’re Gonna Make It, You Can’t Stop Rock And Roll
50.  CHEAP TRICK – Surrender, Live At Budokan
51. DIO -- Rainbow In The Dark, Holy Diver
52. ANTHRAX -- Got The Time, Sound of White Noise
53. THE WHO ---Won’t Get Fooled Again, Who’s Next
54. EXTREME -- Rest In Peace, Extreme II:  Pornograffiti
55. JEFFERSON STARSHIP/AIRPLANE – Stranger, Surrealistic Pillo
56. PRINCE -- Let’s Get Crazy. Purple Rain
57. THE CARS -- You’re All I’ve Got Tonight, The Cars
58. THE POLICE -- Message In A Bottle, Outlandos D’Amour
59. ELVIS PRESLEY -- Little Sister, The King of Rock And Roll – Complete 50s Masters
60. JOHN MELLENCAMP -- Crumblin’ Down. Scarecrow
61. HEART -- If Looks Could Kill, Heart
62. ROBERT PLANT --  Ship Of Fools, Now And Zen
63. PAT BENATAR – Heartbreaker, Crimes of Passion
64. GEORGE HARRISON -- What Is Life? , All Things Must Pass
65. MONTROSE -- Bad Motor Scooter, Montrose
66. HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS -- Bad Is Bad, Sports
67. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN -- Glory Days, Born In The USA
68. ZZ TOP -- Waiting For The Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago,  Eliminator
69. DAVID BOWIE -- Suffragette City, Let’s Dance
70. CINDERELLA – Shake Me, Night Songs
71. ALICE IN CHAINS -- Man In The Box, Dirt
72. GREAT WHITE -- Rock Me, Twice Shy
73. GENESIS -- That’s All, Genesis
74. R.E.M. --Losing My Religion, Automatic For The People
75. DAMN YANKEES/SHAW-BLADES   -- Coming Of Age, Damn Yankees
76. MICK JAGGER -- Just Another Night, Wandering Spirit
77. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS -- Rollercoaster Of Love, BloodSugarSexMagik
78. PEARL JAM – Jeremy, Ten
79. STYX  -- Suite Madame Blue, Paradise Theatre
80. RINGO STARR  -- It Don’t Come Easy, Ringo
81. NIRVANA -- Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, Nevermind
82. THE DARKNESS -- I Believe In A Thing Called Love, Permission To Land
83. WEEZER -- Buddy Holly, Make Believe
84. BLONDIE – Dreaming, Parallel Lines
85. GEORGE THOROGOOD -- Gear Jammer, Maverick
86. RIOT -- Loved By You, Restless Breed
87. BLUE OYSTER CULT -- Don’t Fear The Reaper, Agents of Fortune
88. ELTON JOHN -- I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
89. SKID ROW -- I Remember You, Skid Row
90. SPINAL TAP – Stonehenge, Soundtrack (Smell the Glove)
91. THE TRAVELING WILBURYS -- The End Of The Line, The Traveling Wilburys Vol 1.
92. THE DOORS -- Break On Through, The Doors
93. KID ROCK – Bawitdaba, Rock And Roll Jesus
94. BRIAN MAY  -- Since You’ve Been Gone, Back To The Light
95. RUSH  -- Limelight, Moving Pictures 
96. BILLY JOEL  -- Pressure, The Stranger
97. QUIET RIOT -- The Wild & The Young, Metal Health
98. BILLY IDOL -- Rebel Yell, Rebel Yell
99. CREAM – Badge, Disraeli Gears
100. MR. BIG -- Green Tinted Sixties Mind, Lean Into It
101. DURAN DURAN -- Hungry Like The Wolf, Rio
102. CHUCK BERRY -- You Never Can Tell, The Great 28
103. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE -- Sleep Now In The Fire, The Battle for Los Angeles
104. KEITH RICHARDS -- Take It So Hard, Talk Is Cheap
105. SMASHING PUMPKINS -- Tonight Tonight, Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
106. YNGWIE MALMSTEEN -- Heaven Tonight, Odyssey
107. PAUL STANLEY -- Take Me Away (Together As One), Paul Stanley
108. OASIS -- Wonderwall, What’s The Story, Morning Glory?
109. THE BLACK CROWES – Remedy, Shake Your Moneymaker
110. FLEETWOOD MAC  -- Go Your Own Way,  Rumours
111. ELO -- Fire On High, Face The Music
112. GREEN DAY -- American Idiot, American Idiot
113. BRYAN ADAMS -- Summer Of 69, Reckless
114. HOLE – Violet, Live Through This
115. THE GUESS WHO – Undun, American Woman
116. VELVET REVOLVER -- Slither, Contraband
117. PHIL COLLINS  -- In The Air Tonight, No Jacket Required
118. ERIC CLAPTON -- Motherless Children, Eric Clapton
119. LOVERBOY -- Working For The Weekend, Get Lucky
120. LITA FORD -- Gotta Let Go, Lita
121. BOB DYLAN -- Things Have Changed,  John Wesley Harding
122. LIVING COLOUR -- Cult Of Personality, Vivid
123. THE CLASH -- Train In Vain, London Calling
124. LOU GRAMM -- Midnight Blue, Long Hard Look
125. ROB HALFORD/FIGHT -- The One You Love To Hate, Resurrection
126. GOO GOO DOLLS  -- Iris, Dizzy Up The Girl
127. GODSMACK  -- Voodoo, Godsmack
128. HELLOWEEN -- A Little Time, Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 1
129. COVERDALE-PAGE  -- Pride And Joy, Coverdale/Page
130. FASTWAY -- Easy Living, Fastway
131. THE BEACH BOYS -- God Only Knows, Pet Sounds
132. ROD STEWART -- Young Turks, Foot Loose & Fancy Free
133. SOUNDGARDEN -- Rusty Cage, Superunknown
134. HALL AND OATES – Maneater, Private Eyes
135. LINKIN PARK -- In The End, Hybrid Theory
136. MICHAEL JACKSON  -- Beat It, Thriller
137. SYSTEM OF A DOWN  -- B.Y.O.B., Toxicity
138. SAXON --Power And The Glory, Strong Arm Of The Law
139. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE  -- No One Knows, Songs For The Deaf
140. ROB ZOMBIE/WHITE ZOMBIE  -- Pussy Liquor, AstroCreep 2000
141. BILLY SQUIER – In The Dark, Don’t Say No
142. WINGER  -- Headed For A Heartbreak, Winger
143. INXS -- Don’t Change, Kick
144. ASIA -- Heat Of The Moment, Asia
145. AUDIOSLAVE -- Like A Stone, Out Of Exile
146. NEIL YOUNG  -- Rocking In The Free World, Rust Never Sleeps
147. SANTANA  -- Smooth, Supernatural
148. EDDIE MONEY  -- Take Me Home Tonight, Can’t Hold Back
149. MARILYN MANSON -- The Beautiful People, Antichrist Superstar
150. THE CULT  --Love Removal Machine, Electric
151. IGGY POP  -- Search And Destroy, Raw Power
152. FOO FIGHTERS  -- The Pretender, Echoes Silence Patience & Grace
153. THE BEASTIE BOYS  -- Sabotage, License To Ill
154. SHERYL CROW  -- Change (Will Do You Good), Sheryl Crow
155. JOE SATRIANI  -- Big Bad Moon, Surfing With The Alien
156. BECK  -- New Pollution, Odelay
157. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS -- Big Bang Baby, Purple
158. HOWLIN’ WOLF  --300 Pounds Of Joy, Best Of
159. THE DONNAS  -- Take It Off, Spend The Night
160. THE MONKEES  -- Valeri, More Of The Monkees
161. BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE  -- Let It Ride, Bachman Turner Overdrive II
162. RAY CHARLES  -- Night Time Is The Right Time, “Ray” Soundtrack
163. DANZIG  -- Mother, Danzig III:  How The Gods Kill
164. STING  -- It’s Probably Me, The Soul Cages
165. THE FIRM  -- Satisfaction Guaranteed, Mean Business
166. TALAS  -- High Speed On Ice, Sink Your Teeth Into That
167. SWEET  -- Action, Desolation Boulevard
168. JIMMY REED  -- Baby What You Want Me To Do, Best Of
169. LITTLE RICHARD  -- Lucille, Best Of
170. W.A.S.P.  -- Wild Child, W.A.S.P.
171. THE GO-GO’s – We Got The Beat, Beauty & The Beat
172. LENNY KRAVITZ -- Are You Gonna Go My Way? Mama Said
173. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY/PRIDE & GLORY --  Stillborn,. The Blessed Hellride
174. LYNYRD SKYNRD  -- Freebird, Pronounced “Leh-nerd Skin-nerd”
175. RICKY NELSON  -- Garden Party, Best Of
176. P.O.D. -- Youth Of The Nation, Satellite
177. BULLET BOYS  -- Hang On St. Christopher, Bullet Boys
178. SALIVA  -- Ladies And Gentlemen, Every Six Seconds
179. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL  -- Fortunate Son, Cosmo’s Factory
180. PINK FLOYD – Comfortably Numb, The Wall
181. FAITH NO MORE  -- Epic, The Real Thing
182. LIMP BIZKIT  -- Break Stuff, Significant Other
183. UNION  -- Love (I Don’t Need It Anymore), Union
184. MELISSA ETHERIDGE  -- I’m The Only One, Yes I Am
185. WILLIE NELSON  --  Night Life, The Red-Headed Stranger
186. RICK SPRINGFIELD  --  Jessie’s Girl, Working Class Dog
187. JOHN LEE HOOKER  -- Boom Boom, Best Of
188. WHITE LION  -- Radar Love, Mane Attraction
189. EDGAR WINTER GROUP  -- Frankenstein, They Only Come Out At Night
190. KROKUS  -- Stayed Awake All Night, Headhunter 
191. KANSAS -- Dust In The Wind, Point Of Know Return 
192. J. GEILS BAND  -- Love Stinks, Freeze Frame
193. FASTER PUSSYCAT  -- Babylon, Faster Pussycat
194. WARRANT  -- Down Boys, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich
195. GARY MOORE  -- End Of The World, Victims of the Future
196. BAD COMPANY  -- Shooting Star, Bad Company
197. THE EURYTHMICS  -- Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), Touch
198. JACKYL --  Mental Masturbation, Jackyl
199. PANTERA -- F**king Hostile, Vulgar Display of Power
200. STEVE VAI  -- .The Audience Is Listening, Passion & Warfare