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Listen to Grimes’s ‘greatest songs of all time’ immediately

Dolly Parton, Nine Inch Nails, and ‘Swan Lake’ made the list.


Audra Schroeder


Claire Boucher, a.k.a. Canadian pop star Grimes, has just given us the best Monday gift ever. She posted a list of the “greatest songs of all time” to her Tumblr today, and it’s a good, weird list, but also fairly representative of her sound and aesthetic.

Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” the entirety of Portishead’s Dummy, Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” all of “Swan Lake,” Beyoncé, Enya, Tool, Mazzy Star, and Patsy Cline are all represented, and she’s rightfully highlighted only Nicki Minaj’s verse on “Monster.” What we wouldn’t give for a Grimes/Dolly Parton duet. Or a Nicki collab.

There are also some fairly obscure references, like the soundtrack for the movie Ghost in the Shell. Grimes’s love of anime figured prominently in the video for “Genesis.” But this typo really ties the list together:

“nin march of the pigs? closer?  haha i wrote march of the pugs at first by accident and erased it but i like the idea of march of the pugs.”

Never forget: Grimes loves pugs. So far she has 65 songs, but claims she might be adding more. This would make a really good playlist, right? Well, here it is in Spotify form—minus the tracks that weren’t available on Spotify. 

Screengrab via GrimesVEVO/YouTube

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