In 2004 Rolling Stone Magazine came out with a 500 greatest list. Over the years I have tried to listen to a few songs here and there from the list to broaden my own horizons. It has been an experience. Some of the songs were life-affirming, others not so much. That is the thing with art or music. It makes you feel something, good or bad. I certainly got the feels from many of these songs. It was a great experience.
Favorites? Pretty much anything by Sam Cooke or The Kinks and I now can say without any shred of doubt in my mind that I despise Neil Young’s music. No offense Neil, but you sing like you have marbles in your mouth.
Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones Imagine by John Lennon What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye Respect by Aretha Franklin Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry Hey Jude by The Beatles Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana What’d I Say by Ray Charles My Generation by The Who A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke Yesterday by The Beatles Blowin’ In The Wind by Bob Dylan London Calling by The Clash I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles Purple Haze by The Jimi Hendrix Experience Maybellene by Chuck Berry Hound Dog by Elvis Presley Let It Be by The Beatles Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen Be My Baby by The Ronettes In My Life by The Beatles People Get Ready by The Impressions God Only Knows by The Beach Boys A Day In The Life by The Beatles Layla by Derek And The Dominos (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding Help! by The Beatles I Walk The Line by Johnny Cash Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones River Deep – Mountain High by Ike & Tina Turner You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ by The Righteous Brothers Light My Fire by The Doors One by U2 No Woman, No Cry by Bob Marley & The Wailers Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones That’ll Be The Day by Buddy Holly Dancing In The Street by Martha And The Vandellas The Weight by The Band Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks Tutti Frutti by Little Richard Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley Heroes by David Bowie Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon And Garfunkel All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix Hotel California by Eagles The Tracks Of My Tears by The Miracles The Message by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five When Doves Cry by Prince Anarchy In The U.K. by Sex Pistols When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge Louie Louie by The Kingsmen Long Tall Sally by Little Richard A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procol Harum Billie Jean by Michael Jackson The Times They Are A-Changin’ by Bob Dylan Let’s Stay Together by Al Green Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On by Jerry Lee Lewis Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield She Loves You by The Beatles Sunshine Of Your Love by Cream Redemption Song by Bob Marley & The Wailers Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan Crying by Roy Orbison Walk On By by Dionne Warwick California Girls by The Beach Boys Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag by James Brown Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran Superstition by Stevie Wonder Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles Mystery Train by Elvis Presley I Feel Good by James Brown Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino You Really Got Me by The Kinks Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) by The Beatles Every Breath You Take by The Police Crazy by Patsy Cline Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash My Girl by The Temptations California Dreamin’ by The Mamas & The Papas In The Still Of The Nite by The Five Satins Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley Blitzkrieg Bop by Ramones I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2 Good Golly, Miss Molly by Little Richard Blue Suede Shoes by Carl Perkins Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis Roll Over Beethoven by Chuck Berry Love And Happiness by Al Green Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones Voodoo Child (Slight Return) by Jimi Hendrix Be-Bop-A-Lula by Gene Vincent Hot Stuff by Donna Summer Living For The City by Stevie Wonder The Boxer by Simon And Garfunkel Mr. Tambourine Man by Bob Dylan Not Fade Away by Buddy Holly Little Red Corvette by Prince Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) by Otis Redding I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams That’s All Right by Elvis Presley Up On The Roof by The Drifters Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) by The Crystals You Send Me by Sam Cooke Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones Take Me To The River by Al Green Shout (Parts 1 And 2) by The Isley Brothers Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac I Want You Back by The Jackson 5 Stand By Me by Ben E. King House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World by James Brown Jumpin’ Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones Will You Love Me Tomorrow by The Shirelles Shake, Rattle & Roll by Big Joe Turner Changes by David Bowie Rock & Roll Music by Chuck Berry Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf Maggie May by Rod Stewart With Or Without You by U2 Who Do You Love by Bo Diddley Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who In The Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles Your Song by Elton John Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone I Saw Her Standing There by The Beatles Kashmir by Led Zeppelin All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers Please by Please Purple Rain by Prince I Wanna Be Sedated by Ramones Everyday People by Sly & The Family Stone Rock Lobster by The B-52’s Lust For Life by Iggy Pop Me And Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin Cathy’s Clown by The Everly Brothers Eight Miles High by The Byrds Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) by The Penguins Foxey Lady by Jimi Hendrix A Hard Day’s Night by The Beatles Rave On by Buddy Holly Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival The Sound Of Silence by Simon And Garfunkel I Only Have Eyes For You by The Flamingos (We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley And His Comets I’m Waiting For The Man by The Velvet Underground Bring The Noise by Public Enemy I Can’t Stop Loving You by Ray Charles Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O’Connor Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash Fast Car by Tracy Chapman Lose Yourself by Eminem Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone by The Temptations Losing My Religion by R.E.M. Both Sides, Now by Joni Mitchell Dancing Queen by ABBA Dream On by Aerosmith God Save The Queen by Sex Pistols Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones I Fought The Law by The Bobby Fuller Four Don’t Worry Baby by The Beach Boys Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty September Gurls by Big Star Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division Hey Ya! by OutKast Green Onions by Booker T. & The MG’s Save The Last Dance For Me by The Drifters The Thrill Is Gone by B.B. King Please Please Me by The Beatles Desolation Row by Bob Dylan I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) by Aretha Franklin Back In Black by AC/DC Who’ll Stop The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees Knocking On Heaven’s Door by Bob Dylan Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell There Goes My Baby by The Drifters Peggy Sue by Buddy Holly Maybe by The Chantels Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses Don’t Be Cruel by Elvis Presley Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix Flash Light by Parliament Loser by Beck Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order Come Together by The Beatles Positively 4th Street by Bob Dylan Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding Lean On Me by Bill Withers Reach Out I’ll Be There by Four Tops Bye Bye Love by The Everly Brothers Gloria by Them In My Room by The Beach Boys 96 Tears by Question Mark And The Mysterians Caroline, No by The Beach Boys 1999 by Prince Your Cheatin’ Heart by Hank Williams Rockin’ In The Free World by Neil Young Sh-Boom by The Chords Do You Believe In Magic? by The Lovin’ Spoonful Jolene by Dolly Parton Boom Boom by John Lee Hooker Spoonful by Howlin’ Wolf Walk Away Renée by The Left Banke Walk On The Wild Side by Lou Reed Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison Dance To The Music by Sly & The Family Stone Good Times by Chic Hoochie Coochie Man by Muddy Waters Moondance by Van Morrison Fire And Rain by James Taylor Should I Stay Or Should I Go by The Clash Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters Just Like A Woman by Bob Dylan Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel) by Roy Orbison We Gotta Get Out Of This Place by The Animals I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better by The Byrds I Got A Woman by Ray Charles Everyday by Buddy Holly Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa I Fall To Pieces by Patsy Cline The Wanderer by Dion Son Of A Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield Stand! by Sly & The Family Stone Rocket Man by Elton John Love Shack by The B-52’s Gimme Some Lovin’ by The Spencer Davis Group The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by The Band (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher by Jackie Wilson Hot Fun In The Summertime by Sly & The Family Stone Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang Chain Of Fools by Aretha Franklin Paranoid by Black Sabbath Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin Money Honey by The Drifters All The Young Dudes by Mott The Hoople Highway To Hell by AC/DC Heart Of Glass by Blondie Paranoid Android by Radiohead Wild Thing by The Troggs I Can See For Miles by The Who Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley Oh, What A Night by The Dells Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder Ooo Baby Baby by The Miracles He’s A Rebel by The Crystals Sail Away by Randy Newman Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells Walking In The Rain by The Ronettes Personality Crisis by New York Dolls Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2 Roadrunner by The Modern Lovers He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones Sloop John B by The Beach Boys Sweet Little Sixteen by Chuck Berry Something by The Beatles Somebody To Love by Jefferson Airplane Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen I’ll Take You There by The Staple Singers Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie Pictures Of You by The Cure Chapel Of Love by The Dixie Cups Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder Help Me by Joni Mitchell Call Me by Blondie (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love And Understanding? by Elvis Costello & The Attractions Smokestack Lightning by Howlin’ Wolf Summer Babe by Pavement Walk This Way by Run-D.M.C. Money (That’s What I Want) by Barrett Strong Can’t Buy Me Love by The Beatles Stan by Eminem feat. Dido She’s Not There by The Zombies Train In Vain by The Clash Tired Of Being Alone by Al Green Black Dog by Led Zeppelin Street Fighting Man by The Rolling Stones Get Up, Stand Up by Bob Marley & The Wailers Heart Of Gold by Neil Young One Way Or Another by Blondie Sign ‘O’ The Times by Prince Like A Prayer by Madonna Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? by Rod Stewart Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain by Willie Nelson Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones With A Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles Say It Loud — I’m Black And I’m Proud by James Brown That’s Entertainment by The Jam Why Do Fools Fall In Love by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Lonely Teardrops by Jackie Wilson What’s Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner Iron Man by Black Sabbath Wake Up Little Susie by The Everly Brothers In Dreams by Roy Orbison I Put A Spell On You by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood by The Animals Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd Many Rivers To Cross by Jimmy Cliff Alison by Elvis Costello School’s Out by Alice Cooper Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin Cortez The Killer by Neil Young Fight The Power by Public Enemy Dancing Barefoot by Patti Smith Baby Love by The Supremes Good Lovin’ by The Rascals Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine by James Brown For Your Precious Love by Jerry Butler The End by The Doors That’s The Way Of The World by Earth, Wind & Fire We Will Rock You by Queen I Can’t Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt Subterranean Homesick Blues by Bob Dylan Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones Sweet Jane by The Velvet Underground Walk This Way by Aerosmith Beat It by Michael Jackson Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney You Keep Me Hangin’ On by The Supremes Baba O’Riley by The Who The Harder They Come by Jimmy Cliff Runaround Sue by Dion Jim Dandy by LaVern Baker Piece Of My Heart by Big Brother And The Holding Company La Bamba by Ritchie Valens California Love by 2Pac Candle In The Wind by Elton John That Lady (Part 1 And 2) by The Isley Brothers Spanish Harlem by Ben E. King The Locomotion by Little Eva The Great Pretender by The Platters All Shook Up by Elvis Presley Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton Watching The Detectives by Elvis Costello Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix Nowhere To Run by Martha And The Vandellas Got My Mojo Working by Muddy Waters Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack Complete Control by The Clash All You Need Is Love by The Beatles The Letter by The Box Tops Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees White Room by Cream Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode I’m A Man by Bo Diddley The Wind Cries Mary by The Jimi Hendrix Experience I Can’t Explain by The Who Marquee Moon by Television Wonderful World by Sam Cooke Brown Eyed Handsome Man by Chuck Berry Another Brick In The Wall, Part II by Pink Floyd Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles Pride (In The Name Of Love) by U2 Radio Free Europe by R.E.M. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John Tell It Like It Is by Aaron Neville Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve Whipping Post by The Allman Brothers Band Ticket To Ride by The Beatles Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young I Know You Got Soul by Eric B. & Rakim Tiny Dancer by Elton John Roxanne by The Police Just My Imagination by The Temptations Baby I Need Your Loving by Four Tops Band Of Gold by Freda Payne O-o-h Child by Five Stairsteps Summer In The City by The Lovin’ Spoonful Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand) by The Shangri-Las Thirteen by Big Star (Don’t Fear) The Reaper by Blue Öyster Cult Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd Enter Sandman by Metallica Kicks by Paul Revere And The Raiders Tonight’s The Night by The Shirelles Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly & The Family Stone C’mon Everybody by Eddie Cochran Visions Of Johanna by Bob Dylan We’ve Only Just Begun by Carpenters I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly In Bloom by Nirvana Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith Crossroads by Cream Monkey Gone To Heaven by Pixies I Feel Love by Donna Summer Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry The Girl Can’t Help It by Little Richard Young Blood by The Coasters I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) by Four Tops The Boys Of Summer by Don Henley Fuck Tha Police by N.W.A Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills & Nash Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang by Dr. Dre It’s Your Thing by The Isley Brothers Piano Man by Billy Joel Lola by The Kinks Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley Tumbling Dice by The Rolling Stones William, It Was Really Nothing by The Smiths Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple New Year’s Day by U2 Mitch Ryder:Devil With A Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly by Mitch Ryder Everybody Needs Somebody To Love by Solomon Burke White Man In Hammersmith Palais by The Clash Ain’t It A Shame by Fats Domino Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight & The Pips Ramble On by Led Zeppelin Mustang Sally by Wilson Pickett Beast Of Burden by The Rolling Stones Alone Again Or by Love Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley I Wanna Be Your Dog by The Stooges Pink Houses by John Mellencamp Push It by Salt-N-Pepa Come Go With Me by The Del-Vikings Keep A Knockin’ by Little Richard I Shot The Sheriff by Bob Marley & The Wailers I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher Come As You Are by Nirvana Pressure Drop by Toots & The Maytals Leader Of The Pack by The Shangri-Las Heroin by The Velvet Underground Penny Lane by The Beatles By The Time I Get To Phoenix by Glen Campbell The Twist by Chubby Checker Cupid by Sam Cooke Paradise City by Guns N’ Roses My Sweet Lord by George Harrison All Apologies by Nirvana Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price Sheena Is A Punk Rocker by Ramones Soul Man by Sam & Dave Rollin’ Stone by Muddy Waters One Fine Day by The Chiffons Kiss by Prince Respect Yourself by The Staple Singers Rain by The Beatles Standing In The Shadows Of Love by Four Tops Surrender by Cheap Trick Runaway by Del Shannon Welcome To The Jungle by Guns N’ Roses Search And Destroy by The Stooges It’s Too Late by Carole King Free Man In Paris by Joni Mitchell On The Road Again by Willie Nelson Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes Do Right Woman, Do Right Man by Aretha Franklin One Nation Under A Groove by Funkadelic Sabotage by Beastie Boys I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner Super Freak by Rick James White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane Lady Marmalade by Labelle Into The Mystic by Van Morrison Young Americans by David Bowie I’m Eighteen by Alice Cooper Just Like Heaven by The Cure I Love Rock N’ Roll by Joan Jett And The Blackhearts Graceland by Paul Simon How Soon Is Now? by The Smiths Under The Boardwalk by The Drifters Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me by Dusty Springfield Running On Empty by Jackson Browne Then He Kissed Me by The Crystals Desperado by Eagles Shop Around by The Miracles Miss You by The Rolling Stones Buddy Holly by Weezer Rainy Night In Georgia by Brook Benton The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy More Than A Feeling by Boston