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500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll

You might know the Seven Wonders of the World. You better know the 10 Commandments. But do you know The 500 Songs? Here's your chance to learn them all (feel free to sing at your computer as you go).

A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
A Day in the Life - The Beatles
A Teenager In Love - Dion And The Belmonts
A Well Respected Man - The Kinks
A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum
ABC - Jackson 5
After Midnight - Eric Clapton
Ain't That a Shame - Fats Domino
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
All I Have to Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers
All Right Now - Free
All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
Am I Asking Too Much - Dinah Washington
American Girl - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
American Pie - Don McLean
Anarchy In The U.K. - Sex Pistols
Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 - Pink Floyd
Aqualung - Jethro Tull
At The Hop - Danny & The Juniors
Authority Song - John Cougar Mellencamp
Autobahn - Kraftwerk
A World Without Love - Peter And Gordon


Baba O'Riley - The Who
Baby I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops
Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams
Back In Black - AC/DC
Ball 'N' Chain - Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton
Bang A Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil
Been Caught Stealin' - Jane's Addiction
Bennie And The Jets - Elton John
Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed
Big Girls Don't Cry - The 4 Seasons
Biko - Peter Gabriel
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Santana
(I Belong To The) Blank Generation - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Blue Moon - The Marcels
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
Blue Yodel No. 9 - Jimmie Rodgers
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Bony Maronie - Larry Williams
Boogie Chillun - John Lee Hooker
Book Of Love - The Monotones
Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King
Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon And Garfunkel
Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed
Bring It On Home to Me - Sam Cooke
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brown Shoes Don't Make It - The Mothers Of Invention
Bus Stop - The Hollies
By And By - The Soul Stirrers
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers


C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
C.C. Rider - Chuck Willis
Caldonia - Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five
California Dreamin' - The Mamas And The Papas
California Girls - The Beach Boys
Call It Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker
Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Chantilly Lace - The Big Bopper
Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups
Come Go With Me - The Dell-Vikings
Cross Road Blues - Robert Johnson
Crossroads - Cream
Crying In The Chapel - The Orioles


Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) - The Crystals
Dance To The Music - Sly & The Family Stone
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Dancing In The Street - Martha And The Vandellas
Dark Star - The Grateful Dead
Dazed And Confused - Led Zeppelin
Dear Mr. Fantasy - Traffic
Dedicated To The One I Love - The Shirelles
Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly - Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels
Dirty Water - The Standells
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Dixie Chicken - Little Feat
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Do You Believe In Magic - The Lovin' Spoonful
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Don't Worry Baby - The Beach Boys
Don't You Want Me? - Human League
Down By the River - Neil Young
Downhearted Blues - Bessie Smith
Dream On - Aerosmith
Driftin' Blues - Charles Brown
Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler
Dust My Broom - Elmore James


Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) - The Penguins
Eight Miles High - The Byrds
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love - Solomon Burke


Fame - David Bowie
Fever - Little Willie John
(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party) - The Beastie Boys
Fight the Power - Public Enemy
Fire And Rain - James Taylor
Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller Band
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd


Gee - The Crows
Get Up Stand Up - The Wailers
Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Give Peace A Chance - John Lennon
Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) - Parliament
Glad All Over - Dave Clark Five
Gloria (in Excelsis Deo) - Patti Smith
Gloria - The Shadows Of Knight
Go To The Mirror Boy - The Who
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols
Going To A Go-Go - The Miracles
Good Golly, Miss Molly - Little Richard
Good Lovin' - The Young Rascals
Good Morning (Little) School Girl - Sonny Boy (John Lee) Williamson
Good Rockin' Tonight - Wynonie Harris
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Goodnight Irene - The Weavers
Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters
Graceland - Paul Simon
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's
Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Groovin' - The Young Rascals


Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
Hanky Panky - Tommy James And The Shondells
He's A Rebel - The Crystals
Heart Of Glass - Blondie
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave - Martha And The Vandellas
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - The Smiths
Hellhound On My Trail - Robert Johnson
Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
Help Me - Joni Mitchell
HELP! - The Beatles
Heroin - Velvet Underground
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hickory Wind - The Byrds
Hide Away - Freddy King
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Highway to Hell - AC/DC -
Hillbilly Boogie - The Delmore Brothers
Hippy Hippy Shake - Swinging Blue Jeans
Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
Honky Tonk - Bill Doggett
Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
Hotel California - The Eagles
Hound Dog - Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton
How Do You Do It? - Gerry and The Pacemakers
How High The Moon - Les Paul and Mary Ford
How I Got Over - Clara Ward & The Ward Singers
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran


I Ain't Marchin' Anymore - Phil Ochs
I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush
I Fall To Pieces - Patsy Cline
I Fought The Law - The Bobby Fuller Four
I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
I Never Loved A Man (the Way I Love You) - Aretha Franklin
I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos
I Put a Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
I Shot The Sheriff - The Wailers
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges
I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Will Dare - The Replacements
I'll Live Again - The Dixie Hummingbirds
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
I'm Eighteen - Alice Cooper
I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent - Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
If I Didn't Care - The Ink Spots
If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song) - Peter, Paul And Mary
Imagine - John Lennon
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
In The Still Of The Nite - The 5 Satins
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
Instant Karma (We All Shine On) - John Lennon
Iron Man - Black Sabbath
It Ain't Me Babe - The Turtles
It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers


Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Jeremy - Pearl Jam
Jim Dandy - LaVern Baker
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Juke - Little Walter
Jump - Van Halen
Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Just Like Me - Paul Revere & The Raiders
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel


Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison


La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
Ladies First - Queen Latifah
Last Train To Clarksville - The Monkees
Late For The Sky - Jackson Browne
Laugh Laugh - The Beau Brummels
Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price
Layla - Derek and the Dominos
Le Freak - Chic
Leader Of The Pack - The Shangri-Las
Legalize It - Peter Tosh
Legs - ZZ Top
Let's Go Trippin' - **** Dale And The Del-Tones
Let's Have A Party - Amos Milburn
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
Light My Fire - The Doors
Like A Virgin - Madonna
Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Little Johnny Jewel - Television
Little Red Corvette - Prince
Lively Up Yourself - Bob Marley And The Wailers
Living for the City - Stevie Wonder
Lola - The Kinks
London Calling - The Clash
Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Los Angeles - X
Loser - Beck
Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
Love in Vain - Robert Johnson
Love Is The Drug - Roxy Music
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Love Potion No. 9 - The Clovers
Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer
Love Train - O'Jays
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division


Madame George - Van Morrison
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Mama Said Knock You Out - L.L. Cool J
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown
Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
Many Rivers to Cross - Jimmy Cliff
Master Blaster (Jammin') - Stevie Wonder
Matchbox Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Matchbox - Carl Perkins
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
Maybellene - Chuck Berry
Me Myself And I - De La Soul
Mercy Mercy - Don Covey
Midnight Stomp - Jimmy Yancey
Miss You - The Rolling Stones
Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong
Money Honey - The Drifters
Money - Pink Floyd
Moondance - Van Morrison
More Than A Feeling - Boston
Motherless Children - Blind Willie Johnson
Move It - Cliff Richard And The Shadows
Move On Up A Little Higher - Mahalia Jackson
Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
Mule Skinner Blues - Bill Monroe
My Generation - The Who
My Girl - The Temptations
My Guy - Mary Wells
My My Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) - Neil Young
Mystery Train - Elvis Presley


Needles and Pins - The Searchers
New Rose - The Damned
Night Moves - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues
96 Tears - Question Mark And The Mysterians
No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley And The Wailers
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Nuthin' But A "G" Thang - Dr. Dre


Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Oh, What A Night - The Dells
Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Omaha - Moby Grape
Once In A Lifetime - Talking Heads
One Nation Under a Groove - Funkadelic


Packing Up - Marion Williams
Papa Was A Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Party Doll - Buddy Knox
Pastures Of Plenty - Woody Guthrie
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
People Get Ready - The Impressions
Personality Crisis - New York Dolls
Piece Of My Heart - Big Brother & The Holding Company
Pinetop's Boogie Woogie - Pinetop Perkins
Pipeline - The Chantays
Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa
Please Please Please - James Brown
Plynth (Water Down The Drain) - Jeff Beck Group
Pressure Drop - Toots & The Maytals
Pretty Boy Floyd - Woody Guthrie
Pride (In The Name Of Love) - U2
Pride And Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Prove It On Me - Ma Rainey & Her Tub Jug Washboard Band
Psychotic Reaction - The Count Five
Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Pushin' Too Hard - The Seeds


Quarter To Three - Gary U.S. Bonds


Radio Free Europe - R.E.M.
Rainin' In My Heart - Slim Harpo
Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers Band
Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
Reach Out I'll Be There - The Four Tops
Rebel-'Rouser - Duane Eddy
Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson
Red Hot - Billy Riley & His Little Green Men
Reelin' In The Years - Steely Dan
Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Right Place Wrong Time - Dr. John
River Deep, Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner
Rock & Roll Music - Chuck Berry
Rock And Roll All Nite - Kiss
Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin
(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
Rock Island Line - Lonnie Donegan
Rock Lobster - The B-52's
Rock My Soul - Golden Gate Quartet
Rock This Town - Stray Cats
Rock 'N' Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter
Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie-Woogie Flu - Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns
Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) - Bruce Springsteen
Roundabout - Yes
Roxanne - The Police
Roxanne, Roxanne - U.T.F.O.
Rumble - Link Wray
Runaway - Del Shannon
Runnin' With the Devil - Van Halen


Sail Away - Randy Newman
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Saturday Night Fish Fry - Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five
Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud - James Brown
Search And Destroy - Iggy And The Stooges
See Emily Play - Pink Floyd
September Gurls - Big Star
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
Shake Your Moneymaker - Elmore James
Shake - Otis Redding
Shake, Rattle And Roll - Big Joe Turner
Shapes Of Things - The Yardbirds
She's About A Mover - Sir Douglas Quintet
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - Ramones
Shotgun - Jr. Walker and the All Stars
Shout - Pts. 1 & 2 - The Isley Brothers
Sin City - The Flying Burrito Brothers
Sincerely - The Moonglows
Sixty Minute Man - The Dominoes
Slippin' Into Darkness - War
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf
Solo Flight - Charlie Christian with the Benny Goodman Orchestra
Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane
Something To Talk About - Bonnie Raitt
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King
Splish Splash - Bobby Darin
Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf
Stack O' Lee Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Statesboro Blues - Blind Willie McTell
Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
Stop! In The Name Of Love - The Supremes
Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills & Nash
Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
Sunshine Superman - Donovan
Super Freak - Rick James
Superfly - Curtis Mayfield
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Surf City - Jan & Dean
Surfin' U.S.A. - The Beach Boys
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Suzy-Q - Dale Hawkins
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics
Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson
Sweet Little Angel - B.B. King
Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones


Take It Easy - The Eagles
Take Me Back To Tulsa - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan
Teenage Riot - Sonic Youth
Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
Tell Mama - Etta James
Tennessee - Arrested Development
Tequila - The Champs
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly & The Family Stone
That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly And The Crickets
That's All Right - Elvis Presley
The Breaks - Kurtis Blow
The End - The Doors
The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die-Rag - Country Joe and The Fish
The Great Pretender - The Platters
The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
The House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
The Letter - The Box Tops
The Loco-Motion - Little Eva
The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
The Midnight Special - Lead Belly
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band
The Red Rooster - Howlin 'Wolf
The Sounds Of Silence - Simon And Garfunkel
The Spirit Of Radio - Rush
The Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim
The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
The Tracks Of My Tears - The Miracles
The Train Kept A-Rollin' - Johnny Burnette Trio
The Twist - Chubby Checker
The Weight - The Band
There Goes My Baby - The Drifters
This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
This Train - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
Time (Clock Of The Heart) - Culture Club
Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones
Tipitina - Professor Longhair
Toys in the Attic - Aerosmith
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Turn On the News - Husker Du
Turn On Your Love - Bobby Blue Bland
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard


U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
Uncle John's Band - The Grateful Dead
Up On The Roof - The Drifters
Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder


Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix


Wabash Cannonball - Roy Acuff And The Smoky Mountain Boys
Walk Away Renee - The Left Banke
Walk Don't Run - The Ventures
Walk Like A Man - The 4 Seasons
Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
Walk This Way - Run-D.M.C.
War - Edwin Starr
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
We Got The Beat - Go-Go's
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals
We're An American Band - Grand Funk Railroad
We're Gonna Rock - Cecil Gant
Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N' Roses
West End Blues - Louis Armstrong
What'd I Say - Ray Charles
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
When Doves Cry - Prince
Where Have All The Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger
Whip It - Devo
Whipping Post - The Allman Brothers Band
White Light / White Heat - Velvet Underground
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Who Do You Love - Quicksilver Messenger Service
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On - Jerry Lee Lewis
Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
Wild Thing - The Troggs
Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
Willie And The Hand Jive - Johnny Otis
Wipe Out - The Surfaris
With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker
Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham And The Pharoahs
Work With Me Annie - Hank Ballard And The Midnighters


Yakety Yak - The Coasters
Yesterday - The Beatles
You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
You've Got A Friend - Carole King
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers
You've Really Got A Hold On Me - The Miracles
Young Blood - The Coasters
Your Song - Elton John


Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie

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Great list...

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but the terms "Rock and Roll" and "The Jackson 5" should not be used in the same universe Happy

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(NT) (NT) What a GREAT list of tunes...and I did sing. LOL

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I shall keep this list handy......

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for the music trivia game (60-80's music triv.) I play online. It's live interaction with other chatters and nothing but questions and speedy answers. The answers are generated by a "bot". One has to be quick, too. This list will be a handy tool. Happy

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Send list to K-Tel and maybe will have boxed CD set available for the holidays. Happy

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(NT) (NT) origin of term Rock And Roll?

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(NT) (NT) Alan Freed

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(NT) (NT) no, an appropriator all he was. i have better theory

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