Thursday, September 24, 2009

Music time

OK, so I haven't really written about music in my blog, and I decided that time has come. I am going to compile my list of greatest rock and roll songs of all time. Some of you (you know who you are) will undoubtedly disagree with my list. But that is the fun in these lists isn't it? So feel free to disagree and argue!

1) A Day in the Life - The Beatles
2) Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
3) Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
4) Baba O'Riley - The Who
5) For What it's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
6) Imagine - John Lennon
7) All Around the World - Oasis
8) Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
9) Hey Jude - The Beatles
10) Dream On - Aerosmith
11) Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
12) Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
13) Won't get Fooled Again - The Who
14) Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
15) Somebody to Love - Queen
16) Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
17) Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
18) Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones
19) Let it Be - The Beatles
20) Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
21) Tutti Fruiti - Little Richard
22) American Girl - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
23) One - U2
24) Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
25) Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
26) Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney
27) God Only Know - The Beach Boys
28) In My Life - The Beatles
29) Back in Black - AC/DC
30) Running with the Devil - Van Halen
31) Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
32) Think - Aretha Franklin
32) War - Edwin Starr
33) What is Life - George Harrison
34) You Really got Me - The Kinks
35) White Room - Cream
36) Southern Man - Neil Young
37) Carry On - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
38) Time - Pink Floyd
39) Please Please Me - The Beatles
40) The Hurricane - Bob Dylan
41) Message in a Bottle - The Police
42) In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
43) Don't be Cruel - Elvis Presley
44) Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
45) Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
46) Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin
47) Join Together - The Who
48) Woodstock - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
49) Pride (In the Name of Love) - U2
50) Jeremy - Pearl Jam
51) Letters from the Wasteland - The Wallflowers
52) Feelin' Alright - Traffic
53) The Story in your Eyes - The Moody Blues
54) Bloody Well Right - Supertramp
55) Wonderwall - Oasis
56) I am the Walrus - The Beatles
57) La Grange - ZZ Topp
58) Paint it, Black - The Rolling Stones
59) Lola - The Kinks
60) It Don't Come Easy - Ringo Starr
61) Rosalita (Come out Tonight) - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
62) Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
63) In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
64) Turn it on Again - Genesis
65) Karnevil 9: Second Impression - Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
66) Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
67) A Hard Rains Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan
68) Sowing the Seeds of Love - Tears for Fears
69) Rain on the Scarecrow - John Mellencamp
70) Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
71) Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
72) All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
73) You can't Always get what you Want - The Rolling Stones
74) Wish you were Here - Pink Floyd
75) Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
76) Welcome to the Jungle - Guns 'n' Roses
77) Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
78) Beat It - Michael Jackson
79) Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
80) Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
81) Learning to Fly - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
82) Falling Down - Oasis
83) Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
84) Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry
85) Steam - Peter Gabriel
86) My Generation - The Who
87) Train in Vain - The Clash
88) What's Going On? - Marvin Gaye
89) Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
90) Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
91) Instant Karma! - John Lennon
92) Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
93) Lyla - Oasis
94) Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
95) Enter Sandman - Metallica
96) Street Fighting Man - The Rolling Stones
97) Walk This Way - Aerosmith
98) Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
99) Down by the River - Neil Young
100) Touch Me - The Doors

There it is. My completely unscientific list of what I consider the 100 greatest songs in rock and roll history. Feel free to disagree!

5 comments:

  1. This list sucks. Where are the Eagles????

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  2. I considered "Hotel California" and "The Last Resort" but couldn't find a place for them.

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  3. Dude. C'mon, seriously. Any given rock historian is gonna slap you around for not including the Eagles.

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  4. Doubtful. What do I leave out? Neil Young? U2? Bruce Springsteen? Tom Petty? The Who?

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  5. Actually, I think the best part about the list is the exclusion of the Eagles...:)

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