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Rock and Roll A to Z

Back in Black (1980)
Highway to Hell (1979)
You Shook Me All Night Long

Dream On (1973)
Sweet Emotion (1975)
Walk This Way (1976)

A Ha
Take On Me

The Alan Parson's Project
Games People Play

The Allman Brothers Band

The Animals
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (1965)
House of the Rising Sun (1964)
We Gotta Get Out of This Place (1965)

Aretha Franklin
Do Right Woman. Do Right Man


Arrested Development

Art of Noise

Adam and the Ants


Dancing Queen (1976)

Afghan Wigs

Alice in Chains

B 52s
Love Shack (1989)
Rock Lobster

Beastie Boys
Something (1969)

The Beatles
A Day in the Life (1967)
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
All You Need Is Love (1967)
Can't Buy Me Love (1964)
Come Together (1969)
Eleanor Rigby (1966)
Help! (1965)
I Saw Her Standing There (1964)
Let It Be (1970)
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (1965)
Penny Lane
Please Please Me
Strawberry Fields Forever (1967)
Ticket to Ride
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
With a Little Help From My Friends (1967)

Beach Boys
California Girls (1965)
Don't Worry Baby (1964)
God Only Knows (1966)
In My Room (1963)
Sloop John B (1966)

Loser (1993)

Bee Gees
How Deep Is Your Love (1978)
Stayin' Alive (1977)

Chuck Berry
Maybellene (1955)
Rock and Roll Music
Roll Over Beethoven (1956)
Sweet Little Sixteen (1958)

Big Joe Turner
Shake, Rattle and Roll

Big Star
September Gurls

The Black Eyed Peas
Where is the Love?

Book T and the Mgs
Green Onions

Black Sabbath
Iron Man

Call Me (1980)
Heart of Glass (1978)
One Way Or Another (1977)

Jackson Browne
Running on Empty

Chuck Berry
Brown Eyed Handsome Man

Britney Spears

Billy Joel

Ben E. King

B.B. King

The Box Tops
The Letter

Laura Branigan
Self Control

The Byrds
Eight Miles High
I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
Jeff Buckey
Hallelujah (1994)
The Last Goodbye

Kate Bush
This Woman's Work


Black Sabbath

The Band

ft. Jay-Z Crazy in Love (2003)

Blue Oyster Cult
Don't Fear the Reaper

David Bowie
Changes (1971)
Young Americans
Ziggy Stardust (1972)

Bo Diddley
I'm a Man

Buddy Holly

The Beach Boys

The Bobby Fuller Four
I Fought the Law (1966)


Bad Company



James Brown
Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine (1970)
I Got You (I Feel Good) (1965)
Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud


Jimmy Buffet

Solomon Burke
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love (1964)

The Carpenter's
Sing a Song
We've Only Just Begun (1970)

Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues (1956)
Ring of Fire (1963)
I Walk the Line (1956)

Tracy Chapman
Fast Car (1988)

Ray Charles
Georgia on My Mind (1960)
Hit the Road Jack (1961)
I Can't Stop Loving You
I Got a Woman (1954)

Cheap Trick

Good Times

Chubby Checker
Let's Twist Again
The Twist

Eric Clapton
Tears in Heaven (1992)

Kelly Clarkson
Since U Been Gone

The Clash
Should I Stay or Should I Go (1982)
Train in Vain

Jimmy Cliff
The Harder They Come

Patsy Cline
I Fall to Pieces

Eddie Cochran
Summertime Blues (1958)


Cool and the Gang

Alice Cooper
Schools Out (1972)

Judy Collins

Sam Cooke
Wonderful World

Elvis Costello
Alison (1977)
Watching the Detectives (1977)

Credence Clearwater Revival
Bad Moon Rising (1969)
Fortunate Son
Proud Mary (1969)
Who'll Stop the Rain (1970)

Crosby, Stills, & Nash
Suite Judy Blue Eyes (1969)

The Cure
Just Like Heaven

Shawn Colvin

Sam Cooke
You Send Me

White Room

The Cure
Pictures of You (1989)

Bobby Darin
Mack the Knife

Daft Punk
One More Time (2000)

Del Shannon

The Del-Vikings
Come and Go With Me

Deep Purple
Smoke on the Water (1973)

Depeche Mode
Personal Jesus (1989)

Derek and the Dominos
Layla (1970)

Dexy's Midnight Runners
Come on Eileen

Bo Diddley
I'm a Man
Who Do You Love

Runaround Sue
The Wanderer (1961)

The Dixie Cups
Chapel of Love (1964)

Donovan Mellow Yellow

The Doors
Light My Fire (1967)

Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg
Nuthin' But A G Thang (1993)

The Drifters
Save the Last Dance for Me (1960)
There Goes My Baby
Under the Boardwalk

Bob Dylan
Desolation Row (1965)
Highway 61 Revisited
Just Like a Woman (1966)
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1973)
Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
Positively 4th Street
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Visions of Johanna (1966)

The Eagles
Hotel California (1967)

Elton John
Rockman (1972)
Tiny Dancer (1971)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
Candle in the Wind (1973)

Elvis Presley
All Shook Up (1957)
Blue Suede Shoes (1956)
Can't Help Falling in Love (1961)


Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1983)

The Everly Brothers
All I Have to do is Dream (1958)
Bye Bye Love (1957)
Cathy's Clown
Wake Up Little Susie (1957)

Everything but the Girl
Apron Strings

Earth, Wind, and Fire
That's the Way of the World

Missy Elliot
Get UR Freak On

Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender (1956)

Stan feat Dido

Fats Domino
Ain't that a Shame (1955)
On Blueberry Hill (1956)

50 Cent
In Da Club (2002)

Roberta Flack
Where is the Love

Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way (1977)

John Fogarty
Bad Moon Rising
Born on the Bayaou
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
When Will I Be Loved?
Who'll Stop the Rain?

The Four Tops
Reach Out, I'll Be There (1966)
Standing in the Shadows of Love

Five Satins
In the Still of the Night

The Five Stairsteps
O-O-O Child (1970)

Roberta Flack
Killing Me Softly With His Song (1973)

I Want to Know What Love Is

Aretha Franklin
Chain of Fools
The Four Tops
Baby I Need Your Loving (1964)
I Can't Help Myself (1965)

Marin Gaye
Sexual Healing (1982)

Norman Greenbaum
Spirit in the Sky (1970)

Green Day
American Idiot (2004)

Marvin Gaye
I Heard it Through the Grapevine (1968)
Let's Get It On (1973)

Crystal Gayle

Bobbi Gentry

Gnarls Barkley
Crazy (2006)

The Grateful Dead

Al Green
Love and Happiness
Take Me to the River
Tired of Being Alone

Marcia Griffiths
Electric Boogie

Guns N' Roses
Paradise City
Sweet Child O' Mine (1987)
Welcome to the Jungle

Bill Haley and His Comets
(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock

The Jimi Hendrix Experience
All Along the Watchtower (1968)
Foxey Lady (1965)
Hey Joe
The Wind Cries Mary (1967)
Little Wing
Purple Haze (1967)
Voodoo Chile

Don Henley
The Boys of Summer (1984)

Buddy Holly and The Crickets
Peggy Sue (1957)
That'll Be the Day (1957)

Hoo Doo Gurus

John Lee Hooker (Mississippi, 1917 - ) Boom! Boom!
George Harrison
My Sweet Lord

Howlin’ Wolf (Mississippi, 1910 - 1976)
Smokestack Lightning (1956)

Iggy Pop
Lust for Life

Isley Brother's
It's Your Thing
Shout (1959)
Who's That Lady

Jackson 5
I Want You Back
The Jam
That's Entertainment

Rick James
Super Freak

99 Problems

Janis Joplin (Big Brother and the Holding Company)
Me and Bobby McGee (1971)
Piece of My Heart

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (1958 - )
I Love Rock n Roll

Jefferson Airplane
Somebody to Love (1967)
White Rabbit

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (1958 - )
I Love Rock n Roll

Billy Joel
Piano Man (1973)

Elton John
Your Song (1970)

Robert Johnson (Mississippi, 1911 - 1938)

Ben E. King
Spanish Harlem
Stand By Me (1961)

B.B. King (Misissippi, 1925 - 2015)
The Thrill is Gone (1969)

The Kinks
You Really Got Me (1964)

Patti LaBelle ft. Michael McDonald
On My Own
Cyndi Lauper (1953)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Led Zeppelin
Black Dog
Ramble On (1969)
Stairway to Heaven (1971)
Whole Lotta Love

Cyndi Lauper (1953)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

The Left Banke
Walk Away Renee (1966)

Jerry Lee Lewis
Great Balls of Fire (1957)

Little Eva
The Loco-Motion (1962)

Little Richard
Good Golly, Miss Molly (1958)
Tutti Fruitti

The Lovin' Spoonful
Do You Believe in Magic (1965)
Summer in the City

Lynard Skynyrd
Free Bird (1973)
Sweet Home Alabama

Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
Why Do Fools Fall in Love

Patti LaBelle
Lady Marmalade

Like a Prayer (1989)

The Mamas and the Papas
California Dreamin (1965)

Paul McCartney
Maybe I'm Amazed (1970)

Enter Sandman

Bob Marley and the Wailers
Get Up. Stand Up (1975)
I Shot the Sheriff (1973)
No Woman, No Cry (1975)
Stir It Up

Loreena McKennitt
The Mummers Dance

Sarah McLachlan

John Mellencamp
Pink Houses (1983)

Joni Mitchell
Help Me (1974)

Michael Jackson
Beat It (1982)

Michael McDonald
I Keep Forgetting

Muddy Waters
Got My Mojo Workin'
Hoochie Coochie Man
Rollin' Stone

Johnny Nash
I Can See Clearly Now

Willie Nelson
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain

Too Close

All Apologies unplugged
All Apologies
Come As You Are (1991)
In Bloom (1991)
Smells Like Teen Spirit

Sinead O'Connor
Nothing Compares 2U (1990)

Roy Orbison
Oh. Pretty Woman (1964)
Only the Lonely (1960)

Hey Ya! (2003)

Martin Page
In the House of Stone and Light

Dolly Parten

Pearl Jam

The Penguins
Earth Angels

Carl Perkins
Blue Suede Shoes (1956)

Tom Petty
Free Fallin' (1989)

Pink Floyd
Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 (1979)
Comfortably Numb (1979)
Wish You Were Here (1975)

The Pierces

Monkey Gone to Heaven (1989)

The Platters
The Great Pretender

Every Breath You Take (1983)
Roxanne (1979)

Elvis Presley
Don't Be Cruel (1956)
Heartbreak Hotel (1956)
Hound Dog (1956)
Suspicious Minds (1969)
That's All Right

Gladys Knight and the Pips
Midnight Train to Georgia (1973)

Prince and the Revolution
Little Red Corvette (1983)
1999 (1982)
Purple Rain (1984)
Sign O' The Times (1987)

Public Enemy
Fight the Power
with Anthrax

Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)
We Will Rock You (1977)

? and the Mysterians
96 Tears

Fake Plastic Trees

Bonnie Raitt
I Can't Make You Love Me (1991)

The Ramones
I Wanna Be Sedated

Otis Redding
I've Been Loving You Too Long
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay (1968)
Try a Little Tenderness

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Dancing in the Street (1964)

Lou Reed
Walk on the Wild Side (1972)

Cliff Richard
Devil Woman
We Don't Talk Anymore (1979)

The Righteous Brothers
You've Lost that Feelin' (1964)

Rolling Stones
Beast of Burden (1978)
Brown Sugar
Gimme Shelter (1969)
Honky Tonk Women (1969)
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1968)
Paint it Black
Ruby Tuesday
Street Fighting Man
Tumbling Dice (1972)
You Can't Always Get What You Want (1969)
Wild Horses (1971)

Losing My Religion (1991)
Radio Free Europe (1983)

The Righteous Brothers
Unchained Melody (1965)

Rihanna feat. Jay-Z
Umbrella (2007)

Lionel Ritchie
All Night Long

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
Islands in the Stream

Run D.M.C.
Walk This Way (1986)

Salt 'n Pepa
Push It (1987)

Sam and Dave
Soul Man

School of Fish
Three Strange Days

Leader of the Pack

She and Him

The Shirelles
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Simon and Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
The Boxer (1969)
The Sounds of Silence (1965)

Trixie Smith
My Daddy Rocks Me (with one steady roll)

Dusty Springfield
Song of a Preacher Man (1968)

Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

The Staples Singers
I'll Take You There 
Respect Yourself

Born to Be Wild (1968)

Cat Stevens
Peace Train

Barrett Strong
Money (That's What I Want) (1960)

Sunny and Cher
I Got You Babe

Sly and the Family Stone
Everyday People (1968)
Dance to the Music (1968)
Family Affair(1971)
Hot Fun in the Summertime
Thank You

The Smiths
How Soon is Now?

I've Got the Power

The Spencer Davis Group
Gimme Some Lovin'

Bruce Springsteen
Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
The Rising

Rod Stewart
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy (1978)
Maggie May

The Stokes
Last Night

Sugarhill Gang
Rapper's Delight

Donna Summer
Hot Stuff (1979)
I Feel Love (1977)


The Supremes
Baby Love (1964)
You Keep Me Hanging On
Where Did Our Love Go

Eye of the Tiger

James Taylor
Fire and Rain (1970)

The Temptations
Just My Imagination
My Girl (1965)
Papa Was a Rolling Stone

Them ft. Van Morrison

Justin Timberlake
Cry Me a River

The Trashmen
Surfin Bird - Bird is the Word

The Troggs
Wild Thing (1966)

Tina Turner
What's Love Got to Do With It (1984)

2pac feat. Dr. Dre
California Love

Beautiful Day (2000)
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (1987)
Moment of Surrender (2009)
One (1991)
Pride (In the Name of Love) (1984)
New Year's Day (1983)
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983)
With or Without You (1987)

Richie Valens
La Bamba (1958)

Martha and the Vandellas
Nowhere to Run

Bitter Sweet Symphony

Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl (1967)
Into the Mystic
Moondance (1970)

The Velvet Underground
Heroin (1967)
I'm Waiting for the Man (1967)
Sweet Jane (1970)

Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
Be Bop a Lula

Muddy Waters
Manish Boy

Walter Wolfgang Washington
Amy Whinehouse
Rehab (2007) The White Stripes
Seven Nation Army (2003)

Matthew Wilder Break My Stride

Betty Who
High Society
Somebody Loves You

The Who Baba O'Riley I Can't Explain I Can See For Miles (1967)
Won't Get Fooled Again (1971)

Wild Cherry
Play that Funky Music

Hank Williams Jr
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Your Cheatin' Heart

Jackie Wilson
Lonely Teardrops
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (1967)

Wilson Pickett
In the Midnight Hour (1965)
Mustang Sally (1966)

Steve Winwood

Bill Withers
Ain't No Sunshine (1971)
Lean on Me (1972)

Stevie Wonder
Living in the City
Superstition (1972)
You Are the Sunshine of My Life (1972)


Neil Young
Heart of Gold (1972)
Rockin' in the Free World (1989)

Young Rascal's
Good Lovin'

Warren Zevon
The Zombies

She's Not There


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