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posted by: Alley Gator
02/25/12 7:34 pm
TOP 100 ROCK & SOUL SONGS (UPDATED 2/25/2012)
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My picks for the best rock & soul songs of all-time (1954-date), ranked 1-100
Rank -- Title -- Artist -- Year
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01 -- Like A Rolling Stone -- Bob Dylan -- 1965
02 -- Papa's Got A Brand New Bag -- James Brown -- 1965
03 -- Johnny B. Goode -- Chuck Berry -- 1958
04 -- (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction -- The Rolling Stones -- 1965
05 -- Born to Run -- Bruce Springsteen -- 1975
06 -- Reach Out I'll Be There -- The Four Tops -- 1966
07 -- What'd I Say -- Ray Charles -- 1959
08 -- You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' -- The Righteous Brothers -- 1964
09 -- Respect -- Aretha Franklin -- 1967
10 -- Imagine -- John Lennon -- 1971
11 -- Gimme Shelter -- The Rolling Stones -- 1969
12 -- What's Going On -- Marvin Gaye -- 1971
13 -- A Change is Gonna Come -- Sam Cooke -- 1965
14 -- A Day In The Life -- The Beatles -- 1967
15 -- Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones -- 1968
16 -- Mystery Train -- Elvis Presley -- 1955
17 -- Be My Baby -- The Ronettes -- 1963
18 -- My Girl -- The Temptations -- 1965
19 -- I Heard It Through the Grapevine -- Marvin Gaye -- 1968
20 -- (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay -- Otis Redding -- 1968
21 -- All Along the Watchtower -- Jimi Hendrix Experience -- 1968
22 -- Layla -- Derek & The Dominos -- 1970
23 -- Stairway to Heaven -- Led Zeppelin -- 1971
24 -- Hey Jude -- The Beatles -- 1968
25 -- Fight The Power -- Public Enemy -- 1989
26 -- The Message -- Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five -- 1982
27 -- Hold On! I'm Comin' -- Sam & Dave -- 1966
28 -- Shake, Rattle and Roll -- Joe Turner -- 1954
29 -- Tutti Frutti -- Little Richard -- 1955
30 -- Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On -- Jerry Lee Lewis -- 1957
31 -- London Calling -- The Clash -- 1980
32 -- Everyday People -- Sly & The Family Stone -- 1969
33 -- Ticket to Ride -- The Beatles -- 1965
34 -- Purple Haze -- Jimi Hendrix Experience -- 1967
35 -- In the Midnight Hour -- Wilson Pickett -- 1965
36 -- When A Man Loves A Woman -- Percy Sledge -- 1966
37 -- Gloria -- Them -- 1965
38 -- Dance to the Music -- Sly & The Family Stone -- 1968
39 -- Gimme Some Lovin' -- The Spencer Davis Group -- 1967
40 -- My Generation -- The Who -- 1966
41 -- Anarchy in the U.K. -- Sex Pistols -- 1977
42 -- Subterranean Homesick Blues -- Bob Dylan -- 1965
43 -- Heartbreak Hotel -- Elvis Presley -- 1956
44 -- Only the Lonely -- Roy Orbison -- 1960
45 -- Roll Over Beethoven -- Chuck Berry -- 1956
46 -- Honky Tonk Women -- The Rolling Stones -- 1969
47 -- Good Vibrations -- The Beach Boys -- 1966
48 -- I Want You Back -- The Jackson 5 -- 1969
49 -- She Loves You -- The Beatles -- 1964
50 -- When Doves Cry -- Prince -- 1984
51 -- Living For The City -- Stevie Wonder -- 1973
52 -- Pride (In The Name of Love) -- U2 --1984
53 -- Little Red Corvette -- Prince -- 1983
54 -- I Can See For Miles -- The Who -- 1967
55 -- Jumpin' Jack Flash -- The Rolling Stones -- 1968
56 -- Street Fighting Man -- The Rolling Stones -- 1968
57 -- I Want To Hold Your Hand -- The Beatles -- 1964
58 -- Strawberry Fields Forever -- The Beatles -- 1967
59 -- Billie Jean -- Michael Jackson -- 1983
60 -- Born in the U.S.A. -- Bruce Springsteen -- 1984
61 -- Good Golly, Miss Molly -- Little Richard -- 1958
62 -- Heat Wave -- Martha & The Vandellas -- 1963
63 -- Fever -- Little Willie John -- 1956
64 -- I've Been Loving You Too Long -- Otis Redding -- 1965
65 -- Won't Get Fooled Again -- The Who -- 1971
66 -- Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine -- James Brown -- 1970
67 -- Will You Love Me Tomorrow -- The Shirelles -- 1960
68 -- Lonely Teardrops -- Jackie Wilson -- 1959
69 -- Maybellene -- Chuck Berry -- 1955
70 -- Thunder Road -- Bruce Springsteen -- 1975
71 -- Once in a Lifetime -- Talking Heads -- 1980
72 -- The Tracks of My Tears -- The Miracles -- 1965
73 -- Oh, Pretty Woman -- Roy Orbison -- 1964
74 -- Superstition -- Stevie Wonder -- 1972
75 -- Walk This Way -- Run-D.M.C. -- 1986
76 -- Good Lovin' -- The Young Rascals -- 1966
77 -- Long Tall Sally -- Little Richard -- 1956
78 -- Hound Dog -- Elvis Presley -- 1956
79 -- Tangled Up in Blue -- Bob Dylan -- 1975
80 -- Georgia On My Mind -- Ray Charles -- 1960
81 -- The House Of The Rising Sun -- The Animals -- 1964
82 -- I Saw Her Standing There -- The Beatles -- 1964
83 -- Get Off Of My Cloud -- The Rolling Stones -- 1965
84 -- Da Doo Ron Ron -- The Crystals -- 1963
85 -- (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais -- The Clash -- 1979
86 -- Get Up, Stand Up -- Bob Marley & The Wailers -- 1974
87 -- Losing My Religion -- R.E.M. -- 1991
88 -- Crazy -- Gnarls Barkley -- 2006
89 -- Maybe -- The Chantels -- 1958
90 -- Rave On -- Buddy Holly -- 1958
91 -- Fortunate Son -- Creedence Clearwater Revival -- 1969
92 -- 96 Tears -- ? & The Mysterians -- 1966
93 -- That'll Be The Day -- The Crickets (Buddy Holly) -- 1957
94 -- You've Really Got A Hold On Me -- The Miracles -- 1963
95 -- Don't Worry Baby -- The Beach Boys -- 1964
96 -- Blue Monday -- Fats Domino -- 1957
97 -- Who'll Stop The Rain -- Creedence Clearwater Revival -- 1970
98 -- Bring It On Home To Me -- Sam Cooke -- 1962
99 -- Green Onions -- Booker T. & The MG's -- 1962
100 -- Mr. Tambourine Man -- The Byrds -- 1965
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