The 500 Most Influential Rock Songs

The 500 Most Influential Rock Songs - THE 500 MOST...

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T HE 500 M OST I NFLUENTIAL R OCK S ONGS T HE M OST I NFLUENTIAL R OCK A RTISTS OF THE R OCK ‘N’ R OLL T OP 500 7 Songs: The Beatles (John Lennon also has 3 more on his own) 6 Songs: Elvis Presley 5 Songs: The Rolling Stones; Bob Dylan; The Beach Boys 4 Songs: Stevie Wonder; Michael Jackson/Jackson 5; Muddy Waters; Led Zeppelin; Robert Johnson 3 Songs: Chuck Berry; David Bowie; James Brown; The Byrds; Ray Charles; Sam Cooke; Creedence Clearwater Revival; The Kinks, The Drifters; Aretha Franklin; Marvin Gaye; Woodie Guthrie; The Who; Jimi Hendrix; Howlin’ Wolf; John Lennon; The Miracles; Neil Young, Van Morrison; Pink Floyd; Otis Redding; Little Richard; The Temptations T HE M OST I NFLUENTIAL D ECADE OF THE R OCK ‘N’ R OLL T OP 500 The 1960s: 188 Songs (38%) T HE M OST I NFLUENTIAL Y EARS OF THE R OCK ‘N’ R OLL T OP 500 1966: 33 songs 1965: 28 songs 1967: 26 songs 1969: 21 songs 19 songs 18 songs 16 songs 1973: 15 songs The 1920s (12 songs—3%) Robert JOHNSON: Cross Road Blues (c. 1920s; recorded 1936) Robert JOHNSON: Hellhound On My Trail (c. 1920s; recorded 1936)) Robert JOHNSON: Love in Vain (c. 1920s; recorded 1936) Robert JOHNSON: Sweet Home Chicago (c. 1920s; recorded 1936) LEADBELLY: The Midnight Special (c. 1920s; recorded 1948) Ma RAINEY Her Tub Jug Washboard Band: Prove It On Me (c. 1924-28) Blind Lemon JEFFERSON: Matchbox Blues (c. 1925) Louis ARMSTRONG: West End Blues (c. 1926-28) Blind Willie JOHNSON: Motherless Children Have a Hard Time (c. 1927) Blind Willie McTELL: Statesboro Blues (1927) Mississippi John HURT: Stack O' Lee Blues (1928) Bessie SMITH: Downhearted Blues (c. 1928) The 1930s (9 songs—2%) Jimmie RODGERS: Blue Yodel No. 9 (c. 1930)
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Big Joe WILLIAMS: Baby Please Don't Go (c. 1935-41) Roy ACUFF And The Smoky Mountain Boys: Wabash Cannonball (1938) Sister Rosetta THARPE: This Train (c. 1938-41) Charlie CHRISTIAN [& Benny Goodman Orchestra]: Solo Flight (c. 1939) Woody GUTHRIE: Pastures Of Plenty (c. 1939) Woody GUTHRIE: Pretty Boy Floyd (c. 1939) Woody GUTHRIE: This Land Is Your Land (c. 1939) Bill MONROE: Mule Skinner Blues (1939) The 1940s (12 Songs—3%) The DIXIE HUMMINGBIRDS: I'll Live Again [Gospel] (c. 1940s) Sonny Boy (John Lee) WILLIAMSON: Good Morning (Little) School Girl (c. 1940) Bob WILLS and His Texas Playboys: Take Me Back To Tulsa (1940) Jimmy YANCEY: Midnight Stomp (c. 1940) GOLDEN GATE QUARTET: Rock My Soul [Gospel] (c. 1944) Louis JORDAN and His Tympany Five: Caldonia (1945) Charles BROWN: Driftin' Blues (1946) Mahalia JACKSON: Move On Up A Little Higher (1946) T-Bone WALKER: Call It Stormy Monday (c. 1947) Louis JORDAN And His Tympany Five: Saturday Night Fish Fry (1949) Dinah WASHINGTON: Am I Asking Too Much (c. 1949) Muddy WATERS: Rollin' Stone (c. 1949) The 1950s (102 Songs—20%) 1950: (4 songs) Wynonie HARRIS: Good Rockin' Tonight (c. 1950) Billy RILEY His Little Green Men: Red Hot (c. early 1950s)
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