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My Top 500 of the 20th Century

(Yesterday, Steve Crawford took down the Rolling Stone greatest songs top 500 in spectacular fashion here, and today is his compiled list of 500 greatest songs of the 20th century. I’ve been nagging him for a 21st century list but he has proven resistant. This is odd because Crawford, unlike some of my friends, has kept an open mind when he comes to the past twenty years, and whatever he might miss in hip hop and jazz he more than makes up for in country, blues and Americana. It is odd to see the list with no Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell or Ray Wylie Hubbard -all a form of personal jesus for the man. Having said that, I’ll take this over Rolling Stone anyday… IL) 

500.  “Down on the Corner,” Creedence Clearwater Revival  

499.  “(Say No To) Saturday’s Girl,” Human Switchboard  

498.  “If You’ve Got the Money (I’ve Got the Time),” Lefty Frizzell  

497.   “Dance to the Music,” Sly and the Family Stone  

496.  “You’re Gonna Miss Me,” 13th Floor Elevators  

495.  “Love Train,” The O’Jays  

494.  “You Shook Me All Night Long,” AC/DC  

493.  “I’m Walkin’,” Fats Domino  

492.  “King of the Road,” Roger Miller  

491.  “Shakin’ All Over,” Johnny Kidd and the Pirates  

490.  “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You),” The King Cole Trio with String Choir  

489.  “River Deep – Mountain High,” Ike & Tina Turner  

488.  “The Loco-Motion,” Little Eva  

487.  “Alison,” Elvis Costello  

486.  “Changed the Locks,” Lucinda Williams  

485.  “Take Me,” George Jones  

484.  “Disco Inferno,” The Trammps  

483.  “To Sir with Love,” Lulu  

482.  “For What It’s Worth,” Buffalo Springfield  

481.  “Why Don’t You Love Me,” Hank Williams with his Drifting Cowboys  

480.  “The Big Rock Candy Mountain,” Harry McClintock  

479.  “The Impression That I Get,” The Mighty Mighty Bosstones  

478.  “Television Light,” Marshall Crenshaw  

477.  “ When You Say Nothing at All,” Alison Krauss and Union Station  

476.  “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” The Rolling Stones  

475.  “Reach Out, I’ll Be There,” The Four Tops  

474.  “You Make Loving Fun,” Fleetwood Mac  

473.  “Youth Against Fascism,” Sonic Youth  

472.  “Tainted Love,” Soft Cell  

471.  “Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World,” Ramones  

470.  “Wicked Game,” Chris Isaak  

469.  “Life Beings at the Hop,” XTC  

468.  “My Pal,” God  

467.  “Stranglehold,” Ted Nugent  

466.  “Word Up!,” Cameo  

465.  “Heart of Glass,” Blondie  

464.  “I Can See for Miles,” The Who  

463.  “Rave On,” Buddy Holly  

462.  “The Summer of My Wasted Youth,” Amy Rigby  

461.  “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” The Byrds  

460.  “Midnight Train to Georgia,” Gladys Knight and the Pips  

459.  “Don’t Worry Baby,” Los Lobos  

458.  “Girl from the North Country,” Bob Dylan  

457.  “Twilight Time,” The Platters  

456.  “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Sinead O’Connor  

455.  “All I Have to Do is Dream,” The Everly Brothers  

454.  “Just a Little Lovin’,”  Dusty Springfield  

453.  “Crying,” Roy Orbison  

452.  “I Was Made to Love Her,” Stevie Wonder  

451.  “You Send Me,” Sam Cooke  

450.  “Be-Bop-A-Lula,” Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps  

449.  “Wabash Cannonball,” Roy Acuff and His Crazy Tennesseans  

448.  “Saturday Night Fish Fry,” Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five  

447.  “Final Solution,” Pere Ubu  

446.  “The Leader of the Pack,” The Shangri-Las  

445.  “Only Happy When It Rains,” Garbage  

444.  “Walk This Way,” Aerosmith  

443.  “Over the Rainbow,” Judy Garland  

442.  “Go Rest High on That Mountain,” Vince Gill  

441.  “Wrap It Up,” Sam and Dave  

440.  “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” The Animals  

439.  “Well…All Right,” Buddy Holly  

438.  “Something,” The Beatles  

437.  “Fools Fall in Love,” The Drifters  

436.  “Maybe I’m Amazed,” Paul McCartney  

435.  “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” The Stooges  

434.  “Suspicious Minds,” Elvis Presley  

433.  “Sing Me Back Home,” Merle Haggard  

432.  “My Girl,” The Temptations  

431.  “Born To Be Wild,” Steppenwolf  

430.  “Get Back,” The Beatles  

429.  “That’s the Joint,” Funky 4 Plus 1  

428.  “Fingertips (Part 2),” Stevie Wonder  

427.  “Wake Up Little Susie,” The Everly Brothers  

426.  “Highway 61 Revisited,” Bob Dylan  

425.  “Ode to Billy Joe,” Bobbie Gentry  

424.  “Victoria,” Old 97’s  

423.  “Powderfinger,” Neil Young and Crazy Horse  

422.  “Little Red Corvette,” Prince  

421.  “Web in Front,” Archers of Loaf  

420.  “I Can’t Get Next to You,” The Temptations  

419.  “Take Five,” The Dave Brubek Quartet  

418.  “No Particular Place to Go,” Chuck Berry  

417.  “Bang a Gong (Get it On),” T. Rex  

416.  “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted,” Jimmy Ruffin  

415.  “Whole Lotta Rosie,” AC/DC  

414.  “Cleaning Windows,” Van Morrison  

413.  “Cathy’s Clown,” The Everly Brothers  

412.  “Bus Stop,” The Hollies  

411.  “Strictly Business,” EPMD  

410.  “The Passenger,” Iggy Pop  

409.  “Alone Again Or,” Love  

408.  “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” Marvin Gaye  

407.  “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” The Beatles  

406.  “Watching the Detectives,” Elvis Costello and the Attractions  

405.  “Gloria: In Exclesis Deo/Gloria,” Patti Smith  

404.  “I Feel Love,” Donna Summer  

403.  “Candy’s Room,” Bruce Springsteen  

402.  “Good Golly, Miss Molly,” Little Richard  

401.  “A Sunday Kind of Love,” Etta James  

400.  “You Can’t Catch Me,” Chuck Berry  

399.  “Let’s Spend the Night Together,” The Rolling Stones  

398.  “What’s Going On,” Marvin Gaye  

397.  “Workin’ Man Blues,” Merle Haggard  

396.  “On Broadway,” The Drifters  

395.  “California Dreamin’,” The Mamas & The Papas  

394.  “Time of the Season,” The Zombies  

393.  “Baby Blue,” Badfinger  

392.  “Into the Groove,” Madonna  

391.  “Brand New Cadillac,” Vince Taylor & His Playboys  

390.  “Tipitina,” Professor Longhair  

389.  “Speedoo,” The Cadillacs  

388.  “Jamming,” Bob Marley and the Wailers  

387.  “Birdhouse in Your Soul,” They Might Be Giants  

386.  “The Wanderer,” Dion  

385.  “Paradise,” John Prine  

384.  “Thirteen,” Big Star  

383.  “Green River,” Creedence Clearwater Revival  

382.  “Day Tripper,” The Beatles  

381.  “(I Know) I’m Losing You,” The Temptations  

380.  “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Loretta Lynn  

379.  “Genius of Love,” Tom Tom Club  

378.  “You’ve Really Got A Hold on Me,” The Miracles  

377.  “Swingin’,” John Anderson  

376.  “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do),” Hall & Oates  

375.  “Ready Teddy,” Little Richard  

374.  “Move It On Over,” Hank Williams  

373.  “Honky Tonk Women,” The Rolling Stones  

372.  “Come Together,” The Beatles  

371.  “Bizarre Love Triangle,” New Order  

370.  “Trust in Me,” Etta James  

369.  “Save My Soul,” Wimple Winch  

368.  “Go West,” Pet Shop Boys  

367.  “Please Mr. Postman,” The Marvalettes  

366.  “Daydream Believer,” The Monkees  

365.  “You’re No Good,” Betty Everett  

364.  “Hey Jude,” The Beatles.   

363.  “Kiss,” Prince and The Revolution  

362.  “Train Kept A-Rollin’,” The Johnny Burnette Trio  

361.  “Yes We Can (Part 1),” Lee Dorsey  

360.  “The Boys Are Back in Town,” Thin Lizzy  

359.  “Sail Away,” Randy Newman  

358.  “The Band Plays On,” John Anderson  

357.  “Discovering Japan,” Graham Parker  

356.  “The Village Green Preservation Society,” The Kinks  

355.  “Indianapolis,” Bottle Rockets  

354.  “Are You Experienced?,” Jimi Hendrix  

353.  “Many Rivers to Cross,” Jimmy Cliff  

352.  “Waltz #2 (XO),” Elliott Smith  

351.  “I Only Have Eyes for You,” The Flamingos  

350.  “Seminole Wind,” John Anderson  

349.  “Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” Creedence Clearwater Revival  

348.  “The Boys of Summer,” Don Henley  

347.  “Miss You,” The Rolling Stones  

346.  “Wild Night, Van Morrison  

345.  “The Book of Love,” The Magnetic Fields  

344.  “Stay,” Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs  

343.  “Jagged,” Old 97s.  

342.  “Kicks,” Paul Revere & The Raiders  

341.  “Susie Q,” Dale Hawkins
340.  “The House of the Rising Sun,” The Animals  

339.  “Tunnel of Love,” Bruce Springsteen.  

338.  “Tumblin’ Dice,” The Rolling Stones  

337.  “At My Front Door,” The El Dorados  

336.  “Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile),” Van Morrison  

335.  “Band of Gold,” Freda Payne  

334.  “She’s Not There,” The Zombies  

333.  “I’m A Loser,” The Beatles  

332.  “Blue Yodel #9 (Standing on the Corner),” Jimmie Rodgers  

331.  “Rock This Joint,” Jimmy Preston and His Prestonians  

330.  “Rebel Girl,” Bikini Girl  

329.  “Freak Scene,” Dinosaur Jr  

328.  “Stagger Lee,” Lloyd Price  

327.  “Gimme Some Lovin’,” The Spencer Davis Group  

326.  “I’m Eighteen,” Alice Cooper  

325.  “All Shook Up,” Elvis Presley  

324.  “Summer in the City,” The Lovin’ Spoonful  

323.  “Sexual Healing,” Marvin Gaye  

322.  “Just Like Honey,” The Jesus and Mary Chain  

321.  “Fly Like an Eagle,” Steve Miller   

320.  “Sweet Little Rock and Roller,” Chuck Berry  

319.  “Sunny Afternoon,” The Kinks  

318.  “Oh Boy!,” The Crickets  

317.  “Somebody to Love,” Jefferson Airplane  

316.  “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On,” Jerry Lee Lewis  

315.  “Cruel to Be Kind,” Nick Lowe  

314.  “Shove,” L7  

313.  “I Second That Emotion,” Smokey Robinson and the Miracles  

312.  “Jump,” Van Halen  

311.  “Every Picture Tells a Story,” Rod Stewart  

310.  “Under the Milky Way,” The Church  

309.  “Since I Don’t Have You,” The Skyliners  

308.  “Wild Thing,” The Troggs  

307.  “The Needle and the Damage Done,” Neil Young  

306.  “Potato Head Blues,” Louis Armstrong  

305.  “Eight Miles High,” The Byrds  

304.  “I Try,” Macy Gray  

303.  “Down the Road a Piece,” Will Bradley Trio  

302.  “Ace of Spades,” Motorhead  

301.  “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” The Who  

300.  “Light My Fire,” The Doors  

299.  “Bad Reputation,” Freedy Johnston  

298.  “Can the Circle be Unbroken (By and By),” Carter Family  

297.  “Why Do Falls Fall in Love,” Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers  

296.  Wake Up Everybody (Part 1),” Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes  

295.  “Lost Highway,” Hank Williams  

294.  “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” The Beatles  

293.  “Love Sick,” Bob Dylan  

292.  “Harlem Shuffle,” Bob & Earl  

291.  “When A Man Loves a Woman,” Percy Sledge  

290.  “Farmer John,” The Premiers.   

289.  “Nowhere to Run,” Martha & the Vandellas  

288.  “Superstition,” Stevie Wonder  

287.  “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place,” Animals  

286.  “City Slang,” Sonic’s Rendezvous Band  

285.  “There She Goes Again,” Marshall Crenshaw  

284.  “Off the Wall,” Michael Jackson  

283.  “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again),” Sly & the Family Stone  

282.  “School’s Out,” Alice Cooper  

281.  “Hey Good Lookin’,” Hank Williams with his Drifting Cowboys  

280.  “I Wish,” Stevie Wonder  

279.  “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell  

278. “Blue Suede Shoes,” Carl Perkins  

277.  “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong  

276.  “Down in the Alley,” The Clovers  

275.  “The City of New Orleans,” Arlo Guthrie  

274.  “You Can’t Hurry Love,” Supremes  

273.  “Shake, Rattle, and Roll,” Big Joe Turner  

272. “Blue Yodel,” Jimmie Rodgers  

271.  “Mind Playing Tricks on Me,” Geto Boys  

270.  “Absolutely Sweet Marie,” Jason & the Scorchers  

269.  “Follow the Leader,” Eric B. & Rakim  

268.  “Let It Rock,” Chuck Berry  

267.  “Tupelo Honey,” Van Morrison  

266.  “It’s Too Late,” Carole King  

265.  “Whenever You’re on My Mind,” Marshall Crenshaw  

264.  “Kansas City,” Wilbert Harrison  

263.  “Little Maggie,” The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys  

262.  “Can’t Truss It,” Public Enemy  

261.  “I Want You Back,” The Jackson 5  

260.  “Mama Tried,” Merle Haggard  

259.  “Dreaming,” Blondie  

258.  “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” Otis Redding  

257.  “Pump It Up,” Elvis Costello  

256.  “Better Man,” Pearl Jam  

255.  “All the Young Dudes,” Mott the Hoople  

254.  “Slow Death,” Flamin’ Groovies  

253.  “Highway to Hell,” AC/DC  

252.  “Unsatisfied,” The Replacements  

251.  “Hello in There,” John Prine  

250.  “Crazy,” Patsy Cline  

249.  “The Long Black Veil,” Lefty Frizzell  

248.  “When the Levee Breaks,” Led Zeppelin  

247.  “I Got a Woman,” Ray Charles and His Band  

246.  “Steal My Sunshine,” Len  

245.  “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock,” Bill Haley and the Comets  

244.  “Right Side of My Mind,” Angry Samoans  

243.  “They Don’t Know,” Tracey Ullman  

242.  “Runaway,” Del Shannon  

241.  “Walking the Floor Over You,” Ernest Tubb  

240.  “Doctor My Eyes,” Jackson Browne  

239.  “A Teenager in Love,” Dion and the Belmonts  

238.  “The Road Goes on Forever,” Joe Ely  

237.  “Blue Monday,” Fats Domino  

236.  “My Life,” Iris Dement  

235.  “Summertime Blues,” Eddie Cochran  

234.  “Gold Soundz,” Pavement  

233.  “Rockaway Beach,” The Ramones  

232.  “Living for the City,” Stevie Wonder  

231.  “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” The Righteous Brothers  

230.  “Rumble,” Link Wray and His Ray Men  

229.  “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  

228.  “Lola,” The Kinks  

227.  “People Get Ready,” Impressions  

226.  “Don’t Stop,” Fleetwood Mac  

225.  “Like a Prayer,” Madonna  

224.  “Stop! In The Name Of Love,” The Supremes  

223.  “You Win Again,” Hank Williams  

222. “Walkin’ After Midnight,” Patsy Cline  

221.  “True Faith,” New Order  

220.  “Sweet Little Sixteen,” Chuck Berry  

219.  “California Girls,” The Beach Boys.  

218.  “Mean Woman Blues,” Jerry Lee Lewis  

217.  “Mother’s Little Helper,” The Rolling Stones  

216.  “Baby, I Love You,” The Ronettes  

215.  “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” George Jones  

214.  “Ziggy Stardust,” David Bowie  

213.  “Highway Star,” Deep Purple  

212.  “Travelin’ Man,” Ricky Nelson  

211.  “Flagpole Sitta,” Harvey Danger  

210.  “There Stands the Glass,” Webb Pierce  

209.  “Tears of a Clown,” Smokey Robinson and the Miracles  

208.  “Oliver’s Army,” Elvis Costello and the Attractions  

207.  “I Fall to Pieces,” Patsy Cline  

206.  “Dead End Street,” The Kinks  

205.  “Shop Around,” The Miracles  

204.  “Lady Marmalade,” Labelle  

203.  “Cortez the Killer,” Neil Young  

202.  “Imagine,” John Lennon  

201.  “Lake Marie,” John Prine  

200.  “Night Moves,” Bob Seger  

199.  “Welfare Music,” The Bottle Rockets  

198.  “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember,” Otis Redding  

197.  “Carol,” Chuck Berry  

196.  “Victoria,” The Kinks  

195.  “California Sun,” The Rivieras  

194.  “Moondance,” Van Morrison  

193.  “Hold On, I’m Coming,” Sam and Dave  

192.  “Twistin’ the Night Away,” Sam Cooke  

191.  “Got to Get You into My Life,” The Beatles  

190.  “Bye Bye Love,” The Everly Brothers  

189.  “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” The Beatles  

188.  “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road,” Lucinda Williams  

187.  “I’ll Be Around,” The Spinners  

186.  “Go Your Own Way,” Fleetwood Mac  

185.  “I Got You (I Feel Good),” James Brown  

184.  “Pusherman,” Curtis Mayfield  

183.  “Fortunate Son,” Creedence Clearwater Revival  

182.  “Blank Generation,” Richard Hell and the Voidoids  

181.  “Mystery Train,” Elvis Presley  

180.  “Common People,” Pulp  

179.  “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell),” Squeeze  

178.  “Having a Party,” Sam Cooke  

177.  “Roll Me Away,” Bob Seger  

176.  “She’s Got You,” Patsy Cline  

175.  “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” Creedence Clearwater Revival  

174.  “Runaround Sue,” Dion  

173.  “Twist and Shout,” The Beatles  

172.  “Bring It On Home to Me,” Sam Cooke  

171.  “Ana Ng,” They Might Be Giants  

170.  “Gloomy Sunday,” Billie Holiday  

169.  “Life is So Peculiar,” Louis Armstrong with Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five  

168.  “Get Off of My Cloud,” Rolling Stones  

167.  “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” The Temptations  

166.   “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” The Beach Boys  

165.  “Rock and Roll Music,” Chuck Berry  

164.  “Hot Burrito #1,” The Flying Burrito Brothers  

163.  “Ohio,” Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young  

162.  “Money (That’s What I Want),” Barrett Strong  

161.   “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” Bob Dylan  

160.  “Loose,” The Stooges  

159.  “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” The Shirelles  

158.  “Color of the Blues,” George Jones.  

157.  “Standing in the Doorway,” Bob Dylan.  

156.  “P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up),” Parliament  

155.  “Wooly Bully,” Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs  

154.  “Left of the Dial,” The Replacements  

153.  “Rockin’ in the Free World,” Neil Young and Crazy Horse  

152.  “Cut Your Hair,” Pavement  

151. “Maybellene,” Chuck Berry  

150.  “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” The Supremes  

149.  “Let it Be,” The Beatles  

148.  “Money Changes Everything,” Cyndi Lauper  

147.  “Son of Preacher Man,” Dusty Springfield  

146.  “Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison  

145.  “Mule Skinner Blues,” Jimmie Rodgers  

144.  “Back in the U.S.A.,” Chuck Berry  

143.  “White Light/White Heat,” Velvet Underground  

142.  “Layla,” Derek and the Dominos  

141.  “1969,” The Stooges  

140.   “Under My Thumb,” The Rolling Stones  

139.  “At Last,” Etta James  

138.  “Remedy,” Black Crowes  

137.  “Help!,” The Beatles  

136.  “Do You Believe in Magic,” The Lovin’ Spoonful  

135.  “Paranoid,” Black Sabbath  

134.  “The Coo Coo Bird,” Clarence Ashley  

133.  “I’m Waiting for the Man,” The Velvet Underground  

132.  “Penny Lane,” The Beatles  

131.  “Heartbreak Hotel,” Elvis Presley  

130.  “Little Queenie,” Chuck Berry  

129.  “Soul Man,” Sam and Dave  

128.  “I Am I Be,” De La Soul  

127.  “The Love You Save,” The Jackson 5  

126.  “Don’t Worry Baby,” The Beach Boys  

125.  “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” The Platters  

124.  “Trying to Tell You I Don’t Know,” Freedy Johnston  

123.  “Talk of the Town,” Pretenders  

122.  “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,” James Brown  

121.  “Jailhouse Rock,” Elvis Presley  

120.  “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” The Band  

119.  “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” Jackie Wilson  

118.  “I Am the Walrus,” The Beatles  

117.  “Oh, Pretty Woman,” Roy Orbison  

116.  “Ain’t No Sunshine,” Bill Withers  

115.  “Save the Last Dance for Me,” The Drifters  

114.  “Kick Out the Jams,” MC5  

113.   “Dancing in the Street,” Martha and the Vandellas  

112.  “Sea of Love,” Phil Phillips with the Twilights  

111.  “A Thousand Miles from Nowhere,” Dwight Yoakam  

110.  “Dust My Blues,” Elmore James and His “Broom Dusters”  

109.  “New San Antonio Rose,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys  

108.  “19th Nervous Breakdown,” The Rolling Stones  

107.  “West End Blues,” Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five  

106.  “Got My Mojo Working”, Muddy Waters  

105.  “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” Frank Sinatra  

104.  “Heroin,” Velvet Underground  

103.  “Great Balls of Fire,” Jerry Lee Lewis  

102.  “You Never Can Tell,” Chuck Berry  

101.  “I Walk the Line,” Johnny Cash  

100.  “Chinese Rocks,” The Heartbreakers  

99.  “When Doves Cry,” Prince  

98.  “The Letter,” The Box Tops  

97. “ Friday on My Mind,” The Easybeats  

96.  “Proud Mary,” Creedence Clearwater Revival  

95.  “Our Lips Are Sealed,” The Go-Go’s  

94.  “School Day,” Chuck Berry  

93.  “Bonzo Goes to Bitburg,” Ramones  

92.  “I’m the Ocean,” Neil Young  

91.  “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” The Beatles  

90.  “Thunder Road,” Bruce Springsteen  

89.  “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” Hank Williams  

88.  “Shangri-La,” The Kinks  

87.  “Life During Wartime,” Talking Heads  

86.  “Paint It, Black,” Rolling Stones  

85.  “Up on the Roof,” The Drifters  

84.  “The Kids Are Alright,” The Who  

83.  “Folsom Prison Blues,” Johnny Cash  

82.  “What I’d Say,” Ray Charles  

81.  “Praise You,” Fatboy Slim  

80.  “Sabotage,” Beastie Boys  

79.   “Wichita Lineman,” Glen Campbell  

78.   “96 Tears,” Question Mark and the Mysterians  

77.  “A Hard Day’s Night,” The Beatles  

76.  “Running on Empty,” Jackson Browne  

75.  “Roll over Beethoven,” Chuck Berry and his Combo  

74.  “Marquee Moon,” Television  

73.  “Kiss Off (Live),” Violent Femmes  

72.  “God Only Knows,” Beach Boys  

71.  “Louie Louie,” The Kingsmen  

70.  “And It Stoned Me,” Van Morrison.  

69. “Don’t Be Cruel,” Elvis Presley  

68.  “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology),” Marvin Gaye  

67.  “Try A Little Tenderness,” Otis Redding  

66.  “Long Tall Sally,” Little Richard  

65.  “Once in a Lifetime,” Talking Heads  

64.  “Let’s Stay Together,” Al Greene  

63.  “Quarter to Three,” Gary U.S. Bonds  

62.   “Knock on Wood,” Eddie Floyd  

61.  “Refugee,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  

60.  “Strawberry Fields Forever,” The Beatles  

59.  “Gloria,” Them  

58.  “You Really Got Me,” The Kinks  

57.  “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” Hank Williams  

56.  “That’s All Right,” Elvis Presley  

55.  “Purple Haze,” Jimi Hendrix  

54.  “Sultans of Swing,” Dire Straits  

53.  “(You May Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” Aretha Franklin  

52.  “Fight the Power,” Public Enemy  

51.  “Losing My Religion,” R.E.M.  

50.  “Celebrated Summer,” Hüsker Dü  

49.  “I Saw Her Standing There,” The Beatles  

48.  “All Day and All of the Night,” The Kinks  

47.  “Rock and Roll,” Led Zeppelin  

46.  “Who Do You Love?,” Bo Diddley  

45.   “Stand by Me,” Ben E. King  

44.  “September Gurls,” Big Star  

43.  “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” Marvin Gaye  

42.  “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” The Rolling Stones  

41.  “In the Midnight Hour,” Wilson Pickett  

40.  “Blitzkrieg Bop,” The Ramones  

39.  “Respect,” Aretha Franklin  

38.  “In My Life,” Beatles  

37.  “I Saw the Light,” Hank Williams  

36.  “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black),” Neil Young & Crazy Horse  

35.   “Good Vibrations,” The Beach Boys  

34.  “Be My Baby,” The Ronettes  

33.  “I’d Rather Go Blind,” Etta James  

32.  “Tutti-Frutti,” Little Richard  

31.  “Eight Miles High,” Hüsker Dü  

30.  “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” Rolling Stones  

29.  “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” James Brown  

28.  “She Loves You,” The Beatles  

27.  “Anarchy in the U.K.,” Sex Pistols  

26.  “Roadrunner,” Modern Lovers  

25.  “Sweet Jane,” Velvet Underground  

24.  “Brown Sugar,” The Rolling Stones  

23.  “Another Girl, Another Planet,” The Only Ones  

22.  “Bring the Noise,” Public Enemy  

21.  “Call Me,” Blondie  

20.  “Search and Destroy,” Iggy and the Stooges.  

19.  “My Generation,” The Who  

18.  “The Tracks of My Tears,” The Miracles  

17.  “Shake Some Action,” Flamin’ Groovies  

16.  “A Change is Gonna Come,” Sam Cooke  

15.  “Tangled Up in Blue,” Bob Dylan  

14.  “Eleanor Rigby,” The Beatles  

13.  “Ticket to Ride,” The Beatles  

12.  “Surrender,” Cheap Trick  

11.  “ All Along the Watchtower,” Jimi Hendrix  

10.  “Smells Like Teen Spirt,” Nirvana.   

9. “A Day in the Life,” The Beatles  

8.   “Like A Rolling Stone,” Bob Dylan  

7.  “Rock & Roll,” Velvet Underground  

6.  “London Calling,” The Clash  

5.  “Johnny B. Goode,” Chuck Berry  

4.  “Gimme Shelter,” The Rolling Stones  

3.   “Waterloo Sunset,” The Kinks  

2.  “Hound Dog,” Elvis Presley  

1.  “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen  

 

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