Every time you take a picture, you freeze a second in time, preserve a moment in perpetuity, bring the world to a complete stop for a single instance because you know that if you don’t, you won’t remember it that exact way, even a year later. Let the record show that you wore that shirt, stood next to that person, visited that landmark or photobombed those complete strangers. Let the record show that you were there, that you happened, that you did stuff.
And who knows? Maybe in 100 years, somebody will write a song about it.
10. Ringo Star/Photograph
9. Neil Young/Distant Camera
7. Bishop Allen/Click, Click, Click, Click
6. Kanye West ft. Dwele/Flashing Lights
5. J. Geils Band/Freeze Frame
4. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem/Can You Picture That
3. Paul Simon/Kodachrome
2. The Kinks/Picture Book
1. Rod Stewart/Every Picture Tells a Story
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*Apologies for the later (and inferior) version of “Picture Book”, here by a solo Ray Davies. Send your letters of complaint to Spotify.