On a recent road trip, my girlfriend and I were talking about music. I came up with the idea to try to figure out who would be on the Mount Rushmore of American music. I am nearly certain that I am the first person in the whole wide world to ever come up with this incredibly original idea.
Anyway, no one cares about "rules" in fun thought experiments like this, but my thought is that it should be limited to four and that it should be people, not bands.
Do you judge based on popularity or talent? I leave that up to those who wish to participate. Personally, I go with talent. No disrespect to people who like Elvis, but if you ask me, he doesn't hold a candle to someone like Bob Dylan when it comes to talent.
Anyway, what do you guys think?