Clone of 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die

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  • Over the Rainbow- Judy Garland
  • White Christmas- Bing Crosby
  • I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry- Hank Williams
  • Mambo No. 5- Perez Prado
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me- Fred Astaire
  • Singin’ in the Rain- Gene Kelly
  • Shake, Rattle and Roll- Big Joe Turner & His Blues Kings
  • (We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock- Bill Haley & His Comets
  • Tutti Frutti- Little Richard
  • Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love)- Ella Fitzgerald
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin- Frank Sinatra
  • Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye- Ella Fitzgerald
  • Heartbreak Hotel- Elvis Presley
  • Hound Dog- Elvis Presley
  • I Walk The Line- Johnny Cash
  • I Put a Spell on You- Scramin’ Jay Hawkins
  • That’ll Be the Day- Buddy Holly & The Crickets
  • Greet Balls of Fire- Jerry Lee Lewis
  • When I Fall in Love- Nat King Cole
  • You Send Me- Nate Cooke
  • Johnny B. Goode- Chuck Berry
  • La Bamba- Ritchie Valens
  • All I Have to Do Is Dream- The Everly Brothers
  • Mack the Knife- Bobby Darin
  • Save the Last Dance for Me- The Drifters
  • Will You Love Me Tomorrow- The Shirelles
  • Love Hurts- The Everly Brothers
  • Mad About the Boy- Dinah Washington
  • Stand by Me- Ben E. King
  • Do You Love Me- The Contours
  • On Broadway- The Drifters
  • Be My Baby- The Ronettes
  • Walk On By- Dionne Warwick
  • Dancing in the Street- Martha & The Vandellas
  • I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself- Dusty Springfield
  • You Really Got Me- The Kinks
  • The House of the Rising Sun- The Animals
  • Go ‘Way from My window- John Jacob Niles
  • Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag- James Brown
  • California Dreamin’ The Mamas & The Papas
  • Ticket to Ride- The Beatles
  • (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction- The Rolling Stone
  • Mr. Tambourine Man- The Byrds
  • Like a Rolling Stone- Bob Dylan
  • People Get Ready- The Impressions
  • Stop! In The Name of Love- The Supremes
  • My Generation- The Who
  • Unchained Melody- The Righteous Brothers
  • Sunny Afternoon- The Kinks
  • Paint It Black- The Rolling Stones
  • God Only Knows- The Beach Boys
  • Eleanor Rigby- The Beatles
  • River Deep--Mountain High- Ike & Tina Turner
  • 7 and 7 Is- Love
  • Reach Out (I’ll Be There)- The Four Tops
  • Good Vibrations- The Beach Boys
  • The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore- The Walker Brothers
  • I’m a Believer- The Monkees
  • You Keep Me Hangin’ On- The Supremes
  • The Look of Love- Dusty Springfield
  • I’d Rather Go Blind- Etta James
  • (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher- Jackie Wilson
  • Strawberry Fields Forever- The Beatles
  • Purple Haze- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Respect- Aretha Franklin
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale- Porcol Harum
  • The Tears of a Clown- Smokey Robsinson & The Miracles
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest- P.P. Arnold
  • I Say a Little Prayer- Arethe Franklin
  • Oh Happy Day- The Edwin Hawkins Singers
  • Israelites- Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  • I Heard it Through the Grapvine- Marvin Gaye
  • Ain’t Got No; I Got Life- Nine Simone
  • Piece of My Heart- Big Brother & The Holding Company
  • Hey Jude- The Beatles
  • My Way- Frank Sinatra
  • The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face- Roberta Flack
  • Suspicious Minds- Elvis Presley
  • Pinball Wizard- The Who
  • I Want You Back- The Jackson 5
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough- Diana Ross
  • (To Be) Young, Gifted, and Black- Bob and Marcia
  • Maybe I’m Amazed- Paul McCartney
  • Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine- James Brown
  • Life on Mars?- David Bowie
  • Bang a Gong (Get It On)- T.Rex
  • I Don’t’ Want to Talk About It- Crazy Horse
  • Maggie May- Rod Stewart
  • Imagine- John Lennon
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Televised- Gil Scott-Heron
  • Superstition- Stevie Wonder
  • Rocket Man- Elton John
  • Always on My Mind- Elvis Presley
  • Walk on the Wild Side- Lou Reed
  • You’re So Vain- Carly Simon
  • All the Young Dudes- Mott the Hoople
  • Jolene- Dolly Parton
  • 20th Century Boy- T. Rex
  • Cum on Feel the Noize- Slade
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
  • Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Piss Factory- Patti Smith Group
  • I Will Always Love You- Dolly Parton
  • That’s the Way ( I Like It)- KC & The Sunshine Band
  • Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen
  • Gloria- Patti Smith
  • Walk This Way- Aerosmith
  • Born to Run- Bruce Springsteen
  • More Than a Feeling- Boston
  • Sir Duke- Stevie Wonder
  • The Killing of Georgie (Parts 1 & 2)- Rod Stewart
  • Dancing Queen- Abba
  • Hotel California- The Eagles
  • Young Harts Run Free- Candi Staton
  • Anarchy in the U.K.- Sex Pistols
  • God Save the Queen- Sex Pistols
  • Wuthering Heights- Kate Bush
  • Like a Hurricane- Neil Young
  • Stayin’ Alive- The Bee Gees
  • Go Your Own Way- Fleetwood Mac
  • Bat Out of Hell- Meat Loaf
  • Heart of Glass- Blondie
  • Ever Fallin in Love…(with Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)- Buzzcocks
  • Le Freak- Chic
  • Don’t Stop Me Now- Queen
  • Teenage Kicks- The Undertones
  • You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)- Sylvester
  • Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)- The Jacksons
  • Roxanne- The Police
  • Another Girl, Another Planet- The Only Ones
  • The Eton Rifles- The Jam
  • London Calling- The Clash
  • Voulez-Vous- Abba
  • Boys Don’t Cry- The Cure
  • Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough- Michael Jackson
  • Rapper’s Delight- The Sugerhill Gang
  • Cars- Gary Numan
  • Message in a Bottle- The Police
  • The Winner Takes It All- Abba
  • I’m Coming Out- Diana Ross
  • Back in Black- AC/DC
  • Love Will Tear Us Apart- Joy Division
  • Ace of Spades- Motorheard
  • It Must Be Love- Madness
  • Girls on Film- Duran Duran
  • I Love Rock ‘n Roll- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  • Mickey- Toni Basil
  • Computer Love- Kraftwerk
  • In the Air Tonight- Phil Collins
  • Under Pressure- Queen & David Bowie
  • Tainted Love- Soft Cell
  • Supre Freak- Rick James
  • Don’t Stop Believin’- Journey
  • Ghost Town- The Specials
  • Do You Really Want to Hurt Me- Culture Club
  • Electric Avenue- Eddy Grant
  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)- Eurythmics
  • Mad World- Tears for Fears
  • Thriller- Michael Jackson
  • Rock The Casbah- The Clash
  • A New England- Billy Bragg
  • Let’s Dance- David Bowie
  • This Charming Man- The Smiths
  • Relax- Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • Gimme All Your Lovin’- ZZ Top
  • Every Breath You Take- The Police
  • 99 red ballons- Nena
  • Blue Monday- New Order
  • Two Tribes- Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  • Runaway- Bon Jovi
  • Born in the U.S.A.- Bruce Springsteen
  • It’s My Life- Talk Talk
  • Smooth Operator- Sade
  • You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)- Dead or Alive
  • The Boys of Summer- Don Henley
  • Rock You Like a Hurricane- Scorpions
  • How Soon Is Now?- The Smiths
  • Purple Rain- Prince & The Revolution
  • Private Dancer- Tina Turner
  • The Sun Always Shines on T.V.- A-ha
  • Into the Groove- Madonna
  • West End Girls- Pet Shop Boys
  • Close to Me- The Cure
  • There Is a Light That Never Goes Out- The Smiths
  • True Colors- Cyndi Lauper
  • Push It- Salt-N-Pepa
  • Just Like Heaven- The Cure
  • The One I Love- R.E.M.
  • Fairytale of New York- The Pogues
  • Paradise City- Guns N’ Roses
  • Faith- George Michael
  • Need You Tonight- INXS
  • With or Without You- U2
  • Follow the Leader- Eric B. & Rakim
  • Fast Car- Tracy Chapman
  • Love Shack- The B-52’s
  • A Little Respect- Erasure
  • Personal Jesus- Depeche Mode
  • I Am the Resurrection- The Stone Roses
  • Like a Prayer- Madonna
  • Nothing Compares 2 U- Sinead O’Connor
  • I Can’t Make You Love Me- Bonnie Raitt
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
  • Give It Away- Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • One- U2
  • Losing My Religion- R.E.M.
  • Enter Sandman- Metallica
  • Weather with You- Crowded House
  • You Got the Love- The Source featuring Candi Staton
  • Creep- Radiohead
  • Killing in the Name- Rage Against the Machine
  • Loser- Beck
  • Laid- James
  • Because the Night- 10,000 Maniacs
  • Live Forever- Oasis
  • Waterfalls- TLC
  • Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley
  • The Most Beautiful Girl in the World- Prince
  • Champagne Supernova- Oasis
  • Common People- Pulp
  • Insomnia- Faithless
  • Born Slippy Nuxx- Underworld
  • You Oughtta Know- Alanis Morissette
  • Back for Good- Take That
  • Ready or Not- Fugees
  • Firestarter- The Prodigy
  • Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)- Backstreet Boys
  • Spice Up Your Life- Spice Girls
  • Given to Fly- Pearl Jam
  • Never Ever- All Saints
  • Song 2- Blur
  • Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)- Green Day
  • You Get What You Give- New Radicals
  • Music Sounds Better with You- Stardust
  • Iris- Goo Goo Dolls
  • Bok Espok- Kepa Junkera
  • Save Me- Aimee Mann
  • I Try- Macy Gray
  • Hate to Say I Told You So- The Hives
  • One More Time- Daft Punk
  • Stan- Eminem featuring Dido
  • Ms. Jackson- Outkast
  • Romeo- Basement Jaxx
  • Can’t Get You Out of My Head- Kylie Minogue
  • Fell In Love with a Girl- The White Stripes
  • Get Ur Freak On- Missy Elliott
  • 21 Seconds- So Solid Crew
  • Stay Together for the Kids- Blink-182
  • Rock Star- N*E*R*D
  • Fallin’- Alicia Keys
  • More Than a Woman- Aaliyah
  • Freak Like Me- Sugababes
  • A Little Less Conversation- Elvis Presley vs. JXL
  • Gimme the Light- Sean Paul
  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love- The Darkness
  • Like I Love You- Justin Timberlake
  • All the Things She Said- T.A.T.U.
  • Run- Snow Patrol
  • Maps- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Toxic- Britney Spears
  • Mr. Brightside- The Killers
  • 7 Nation Army- The White Stripes
  • Fix Up, Look Sharp- Dizzee Rascal
  • Crazy in Love- Beyonce
  • I Predict a Riot- Kaiser Chiefs
  • Can’t Stand Me Now- The Libertines
  • Float On- Modest Mouse
  • Jesus of Suburbia- Green Day
  • Portland, Oregon- Loretta Lynn featuring Jack White
  • Dry Your Eyes- The Streets
  • I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor- Arctic Monkeys
  • Hard to Beat- Hard-Fi
  • Fix You- Coldplay
  • Best of You- Foo Fighters
  • Crazy- Gnarls Barkley
  • Love Is a Losing Game- Amy Winehouse
  • Ain’t No Other Man- Christina Aguilera
  • Supermassive Black Hole- Muse
  • We Are Your Friends- Justice vs. Simian
  • Crank That (Soulja boy)- Soulja Boy
  • Flux- Bloc Party
  • D.A.N.C.E.- Justice
  • With Every Heartbeat- Robyn with Kleerup
  • Paper Planes- M.I.A.
  • Mercy-Duffy
  • Mykonos- Fleet Foxes
  • Time To Pretend- MGMT
  • Sweet Disposition- The Temper Trap
  • Sex on Fire- Kings of Leon
  • One Day Like This- Elbow
  • Viva la Vida- Coldplay
  • Dog Days Are Over- Florence & The Machine
  • The Fear- Lily Allen
  • Empire State of Mind- Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
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from the book 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die edited by Robert Dimery