Here are the 50 songs I started with:
001 - Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
002 - Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
003 - John Lennon - Imagine
004 - Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
005 - Aretha Franklin - Respect
006 - Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
007 - Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
008 - Beatles - Hey Jude
009 - Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
010 - Ray Charles - What'd I Say
011 - Who - My Generation
012 - Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
013 - Beatles - Yesterday
014 - Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind
015 - Clash - London Calling
016 - Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
017 - Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
018 - Chuck Berry - Maybellene
019 - Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
020 - Beatles - Let It Be
021 - Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
022 - Ronettes - Be My Baby
023 - Beatles - In My Life
024 - Curtis Mayfield - People Get Ready
025 - Beach Boys - God Only Knows
026 - Beatles - A Day In The Life
027 - Derek And The Dominos - Layla
028 - Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
029 - Beatles - Help!
030 - Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line
031 - Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
032 - Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
033 - Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep, Mountain High
034 - Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
035 - Doors - Light My Fire
036 - U2 - One
037 - Bob Marley - No Woman, No Cry
038 - Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
039 - Buddy Holly And The Crickets - That'll Be The Day
040 - Martha And The Vandellas - Dancing In the Streets
041 - Band - The Weight
042 - Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
043 - Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
044 - Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
045 - Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
046 - David Bowie - Heroes
047 - Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
048 - Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower
049 - Eagles - Hotel California
050 - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tracks Of My Tears
SO here is what i think
Overrated/Worst Song: Hotel California
This song is terrible and overrated. I cannot stand the pretension that it is and the faux folk feeling. It is so overdone that I can't stand it. The fact that it rates so high shows how terrible some people's taste is.
Surprise: How many of these hold up over the years. I actually enjoyed listening to the elvis songs.
1. One by U2 - their best song and it is pretty great overall. I am not huge U2 fan but this is great.
2. My Generation by The Who - How can you not listen to this and hear this hints at the future of punk rock? This song should be higher on the list.
Ok readers, what other lists and popculture things you want to hear me talk about? Stay tuned for part 2 of this with the next 50 songs and more thoughts as I hear more new songs.