Monday, June 17, 2024

The 100 greatest recordings of the past 1,000 years

1. “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” by Hank Williams

2. “Highway Patrolman” by Bruce Springsteen

3. “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” by Carole King

4. “Proud Mary” by Ike and Tina Turner

5. “Whole Lotta Rosie” by AC/DC

6. “To Sir With Love” by Lulu

7. “People Who Died” by Jim Carroll

8. “Tears of a Clown” by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

9. “Summer Wind” by Frank Sinatra

10. “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

11. “Get Back” by the Beatles

12. “Sweet Soul Music” by Arthur Conley

13. “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones

14. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by the Rolling Stones

15. “In the Still of the Night” by the Five Satins

16. “Darlin’ Be Home Soon” by the Lovin’


17. “Ooh La La” by the Faces

18. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana

19. “Oliver’s Army” by Elvis Costello

20. “Polk Salad Annie” by Tony Joe White

21. “Another Nail In My Heart” by Squeeze

22. “Blind Willie McTell” by Bob Dylan

23. “Green Onions” by Booker T. and the M.G.’s

24. “I Saw Her Standing There” by the Beatles

25. “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” by James Brown

26. “She’s Got You” by Patsy Cline

27. “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones

28. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

29. “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash

30. “Sukiyaki” by Kyu Sakamoto

31. “I Say a Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin

32. “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

33. “Everlong” by Foo Fighters

34. “Never Can Say Goodbye” by the Jackson 5

35. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” by Elton John

36. “Roll ‘Em Pete” by Big Joe Turner

37. “Some Might Say” by Oasis

38. “Can’t Buy Me Love” by the Beatles

39. “You Can’t Be Too Strong” by Graham Parker

40. “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge

41. “Jolene” by Dolly Parton

42. “Rockafella Skank” by Fatboy Slim

43. “What’d I Say” by Jerry Lee Lewis (live version)

44. “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd

45. “Nothing But Fine” by Rockpile

46. “F— ‘Em All” by the Geto Boys

47. “Let’s Pretend We’re Married” by Prince

48. “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” by Waylon Jennings

49. “String of Pearls” by Glenn Miller

50. “All Along the Watchtower” by Jimi Hendrix

51. “Mack the Knife” by Bobby Darin

52. “Good Golly Miss Molly” by Little Richard

53. “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by the Who

54. “Do It Again” by the Beach Boys

55. “Ca Plane Pour Moi” by Plastic Bertrand

56. “What’s Goin’ On” by Marvin Gaye

57. “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley

58. “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by Gladys Knight and the Pips

59. “The Harder They Come” by Jimmy Cliff

60. “Mama Tried” by Merle Haggard

61. “I Found That Essence Rare” by Gang of Four

62. “Time Has Come Today” by the Chambers Brothers

63. “Dancing in the Streets” by Martha and the Vandellas

64. “Let Her Dance” by Bobby Fuller Four

65. “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan

66. “So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)” by the Everly Brothers

67. “Forever and Ever Amen” by Randy Travis

68. “Family Affair” by Sly and the Family Stone

69. “Chiseled In Stone” by Vern Gosdin

70. “Brothers Ain’t S—” by Roxanne Shante

71. “Lonely Avenue” by Ray Charles

72. “Living For the City” by Stevie Wonder

73. “How Many More Years” by Howlin’ Wolf

74. “Cadillac Walk” by Mink DeVille

75. “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” by Travis Tritt

76. “In This House That I Call Home” by X

77. “Tombstone Blues” by Bob Dylan

78. “Lucky Guy” by Rickie Lee Jones

79. “Land” by Patti Smith

80. “I’ll Never Be Free” by Tennessee Ernie Ford and Kay Starr

81. “Hold On I’m Comin’ ” by Sam and Dave

82. “Haley’s Comet” by Dave Alvin

83. “Hey Pocky Way” by the Neville Brothers

84. “In Dreams” by Roy Orbison

85. “Wall of Sleep” by the Smithereens

86. “Get Out of Denver” by Bob Seger

87. “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” by Willie Nelson

88. “Alex Chilton” by the Replacements

89. “Every Breath You Take” by the Police

90. “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” by Michael Jackson

91. “Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)” by Cracker

92. “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley and the Wailers

93. “Ellis Unit One” by Steve Earle

94. “Mystery Train” by Elvis Presley

95. “The Shape I’m In’ ” by the Band

96. “What’s So Funny (‘Bout Peace, Love and Understanding)” by Elvis Costello

97. “Vacation” by the Go-Go’s

98. “96 Tears” by ? and the Mysterians

99. “When Doves Cry” by Prince

100. “Golden Ball” by Stereolab

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