More than a decade ago, I interviewed Andy Rooney for Rolling Stone, and in person, the man did not disappoint. He struck me as quick witted, wonderfully grouchy and magnificently himself. Andy Rooney was also -- lest we forget -- a tremendous writer who succeeded in the worlds of radio and television broadcasting because he found a voice that eventually was all his own. So now that the clock has ticked down for this legend, here's a playlist for a "Sixty Minute Man." Besides that song, the first one that came to mind this morning when I heard Andy Rooney was gone was "Tell It Like It Is" -- a song beloved by Andy Rooney's longtime "60 Minutes" colleague Ed Bradley. I just want to take a few minutes to say that Andy Rooney spent a lifetime telling it like it is -- or at least what it was like to him -- and that should always be one definition for a life well lived.
"Sixty Minute Man" - Billy Ward & The Dominoes
"Tell It Like It Is" - Aaron Neville
"Tell The Truth" - Ray Charles
"Words" - Bee Gees
"Rebel Rebel" - David Bowie
"Stars and Stripes" - Rooney
4 Minutes -- Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake
5 Minutes Alone - Pantera
I Count The Minutes - Ricky Martin
"Mr. Writer" - Stereophonics
"The Long Road" - Eddie Vedder
"It's All Part Of The Story" - Arthur Godfrey
Thank You - Jay-Z
As always, please add your own songs and thoughts below.
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