Let's Get (Meta) Physical: Top 5 Top 5 Lists in John Cusack film High Fidelity

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Us music geeks love making Top 5 lists. It helps us deal with and understand this big scary world. Writer Nick Hornby understood this when he wrote the novel High Fidelity. As did John Cusack and director Stephen Frears when they made the movie version. Today, in Paste's List of the Day, we divulge our Desert-Island All-Time Top 5 Most-Memorable Top 5 Lists from the film version of High Fidelity.

5. Penny Hardwick's Top 5 Recording Artists

Rob's "great-looking" high-school girlfriend Penny had very eclectic musical tastes, as this list of her favorites shows.

• Carly Simon
• Carole King
• James Taylor
• Cat Stevens
• Elton John

4. Top 5 Musical Crimes Perpetrated by Stevie Wonder in the '80s and '90s - Barry never actually gets around to crafting this list (which he proposes after refusing to sell a tragically unhip customer a copy of "I Just Called To Say I Love You"), as he's interrupted by an angry Rob and the film moves on. Still, he manages to pose the excellent "subquestion": 

• Is it fair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter-day sins? Is it better to burn out than to fade away?

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