June 14, 2010

On Essential Rock 'n' Roll: A Playlist

I dunno. I thought I'd make a list. I'd appreciate suggestions.

A classic (I use the term loosely) rock playlist would need the following:

AC/DC - "Back in Black"
AC/DC - "You Shook Me All Night Long"
Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"
The Allman Brothers Band - "Ramblin' Man"
The Animals - "The House of the Rising Sun"
Aretha Franklin - "Chain of Fools"
Aretha Franklin - "Respect"
The Band - "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
The Beatles - "Twist and Shout"
The Beatles - "Taxman"
Billy Idol - "Rebel Yell"
Billy Joel - "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"
Billy Joel - "We Didn't Start the Fire"
Black Sabbath - "Iron Man"
Black Sabbath - "Paranoid"
Blue Oyster Cult - "Don't Fear the Reaper"
Blue Oyster Cult - "Godzilla"
Bob Dylan - "Like a Rolling Stone"
Bon Jovi - "Living on a Prayer"
Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name"
Bruce Springsteen - "Born to Run"
Bruce Springsteen - "Born in the USA"
The Byrds - "Eight Miles High"
The Byrds - "Mr. Tambourine Man"
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Green River"
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Suzie Q"
Deep Purple - "Smoke on the Water"
Dire Straits - "Money for Nothing"
Dire Straits - "Sultans of Swing"
Don McLean - "American Pie"
The Eagles - "Hotel California"
Elvis - "Jailhouse Rock"
The Guess Who - "American Woman"
Guns 'n' Roses - "Welcome to the Jungle"
Iron Maiden - "Die With Your Boots On"
Jackson Browne - "Running on Empty"
Jefferson Airplane - "Somebody to Love"
Jimi Hendrix - "Purple Haze"
Joan Jett - "Bad Reputation"
Joan Jett - "I Love Rock and Roll"
Judas Priest - "Pain Killer"
Kansas - "Carry on, My Wayward Son"
Led Zeppelin - "Rock and Roll"
Led Zeppelin - "Whole Lotta Love"
Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Gimme Three Steps"
Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama"
Mark Knopfler - "Do America"
Mark Knopfler - "What It Is"
Molly Hatchet - "Flirtin with Disaster"
Metallica - "Enter Sandman"
Metallica - "Master of Puppets"
Nirvana - "Smells like Teen Spirit"
Nirvana - "Lithium"
Ozzy Osbourne - "Crazy Train"
Ozzy Osbourne - "Mr. Crowley"
Pat Benatar - "Heartbreaker"
Pat Benatar - "Hit Me with Your Best Shot"
Paul Simon - "You Can Call Me Al"
Paul Simon - "Mrs. Robinson"
Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Queen - "We Will Rock You"
The Ramones - "Blitzkrieg Bop"
The Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Ray Charles - "Hit the Road, Jack"
R.E.M. - "Orange Crush"
R.E.M. - "The One I Love"
Rolling Stones - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
Rolling Stones - "Paint It Black"
Scorpions - "Rock You like a Hurricane"
The Smithereens - "Behind a Wall of Sleep"
The Smithereens - "Blood and Roses"
Steppenwolf - "Born to Be Wild"
Styx - "Come Sail Away"
Survivor - "Eye of the Tiger"
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "Running Down a Dream"
U2 - "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
Van Halen - "Panama"
The Who - "My Generation"
ZZ Top - "Gimme All Your Lovin' "
ZZ Top - "Sharply Dressed Man"

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