New Jersey? New Jersey? No. Another heated battle is taking place on social media. It's a variation of the GOAT battles. For those of you playing catch up, GOAT stands for Greatest of All Time. The arguments have now morphed into Mt. Rushmores. (Four GOATS) And here's the one going at the moment. A writer from the New York Times argues New Jersey's Mt. Rushmore of music is better than yours.

New York Times reporter Nick Corasaniti tweeted:

"This touches on one of my favorite debates:

Find me a state with a better Mount Rushmore of musicians than New Jersey. You can't.

Bruce Springsteen
Frank Sinatra
Whitney Houston
Jon Bon Jovi"

That's fine, but several of us beg to differ.

I don't know about you, but I can come up with at least 9 artists from Michigan who are equally as good as Mr. Corasaniti's Garden State'ers.

How about this for a Michigan Musical Mount Rushmore?

The Queen-Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin
(Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect via Getty Images)

Madonna and Stevie Wonder

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images


2014 MTV Movie Awards - Show
Christopher Polk, Getty Images


And if you don't agree with one of those, you could easily substitute in Bob Seger, Diana Ross, and if you want to go young, Jack White. A legitimate argument can also be made for the late Glenn Frey of The Eagles. (The Eagles did have the biggest selling album of all time.) Smokey Robinson not only performed so many great hits, but also wrote some classics. You might remember "My Girl", "Tears of A Clown" and "The Tracks of My Tears". (Update: A listener mentioned Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers)

I'm sure there are other states with good arguments, too; Minnesota with Prince and Bob Dylan, California, led by the Beach Boys. But you know, you've got to give some love to Michigan.

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