It's fair to say the late-great Lou Reed liked to walk to the beat of his own drum. We'd even go as far as to say he walked on the wild side. So when VH1 approached the iconic artist in 1999 to share his 100 favorite rock songs for their 100 Greatest Songs of Rock and Roll list, Reed decided to only include eight on his ballot.
Reed's selections include classics like Elvis Presley's "That's Alright Mama," Lorraine Ellison's "Stay With Me" and "Lovin’ You Too Long" by Otis Redding. "I Can't Stand The Rain" by Ann Peebles also made the cut. Just a few years prior to Reed's list, Missy Elliott and Timbaland sampled this record on what would become Elliott's first hit "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)." Is there a chance that Reed knew about this when he added Peeble's 1974 single to his list? Probably not. Do we hope that he did? YES.