The Best of Rock Music
  1. Bob Dylan: Hard rain's gonna fall (1963)
  2. Trashmen: Surfin bird (1963)
  3. Randy & Rainbows: Denise
  4. Crystals: Da doo ron ron

  1. Kinks: You Really Got Me (1964)
  2. Roy Orbison:: Pretty woman (1964)
  3. Beach Boys: I get around
  4. Beatles: Hard day's night
  5. Petula Clark: Downtown

  1. Rolling Stones: Satisfaction (1965)
  2. Simon & Garfunkel: Sounds of silence (1965)
  3. Bob Dylan: +Desolation Row (1965)
  4. Who: My generation (1965)
  5. Animals: We've gotta get out of this place (1965)
  6. Captain Beefheart: Mirror man (1965)
  7. Wilson Picket: In the midnight hour (1965)
  8. Rolling Stones: Last time (1965)
  9. Beach Boys: Help me Rhonda (1965)
  10. Sonny & Cher: I got you babe (1965)
  11. Beach Boys: California girls (1965)
  12. We Five: You were on my mind (1965)
  13. James Brown: Papa's got a brand new bag (1965)
  14. Barry McGuire: Eve of destruction (1965)
  15. Sam the sham: Wooly Bully (1965)
  16. McCoys: Hang on Sloopy (1965)
  17. Them: Baby please don't go (1965)
  18. Yardbirds: Shapes of things (1965)
  19. Mamas & Papas: California dreamin (1965)
  20. Supremes: I hear a symphony (1965)
  21. Beatles: We can work it out (1965)
  22. Bob Dylan: Like a rolling stone (1965)
  23. Spencer Davis Group: Gimme some lovin (1965)

  1. Bob Dylan: +Sad eyed lady of the Lowlands (1966)
  2. Velvet Underground: Venus in furs (1966)
  3. Rolling Stones: Paint it black (1966)
  4. Bob Dylan: Visions of Johanna (1966)
  5. Bob Dylan: Absolutely sweet Marie (1966)
  6. Troggs: Wild thing (1966)
  7. Rascals: Good Lovin' (1966)
  8. Beatles: Penny Lane(1966)
  9. Beach Boys: Good vibrations (1966)
  10. 13th Floor Elevator: You're Gonna Miss Me (1966)
  11. Paul Butterfield: +East west (1966)
  12. Fugs: +Virgin Forest (1966)
  13. Beatles: Penny Lane
  14. Hollies: Bus stop (1966)
  15. Them: Gloria (1966)
  16. Paul Mauriat: Love Is Blue (1966)
  17. Monkees: I'm a believer: (7) (1966)
  18. Grass Roots: Where were you when I needed you (1966)
  19. Mamas & Papas: I saw her again (1966)
  20. Supremes: You can't hurry love (1966)

  1. Velvet Underground: Sister Ray (1967)
  2. Doors: Light my fire (1967)
  3. Red Crayola: +War sucks (1967)
  4. Pink Floyd: +Interstellar overdrive (1967)
  5. Doors: +End (1967)
  6. Traffic: Dear Mr. Fantasy (1967)
  7. Jefferson Airplane: Somebody to love (1967)
  8. Captain Beefheart: Electricity (1967)
  9. Rolling Stones: She's a rainbow (1967)
  10. Pink Floyd: Astronomy domine (1967)
  11. Tim Buckley: Phantasmagoria in two (1967)
  12. Velvet Underground: White light white heat (1967)
  13. Jimi Hendrix: +Third stone from the sun (1967)
  14. Animals: When I was young (1967)
  15. Frank Zappa: +Brown shoes don't make it (1967)
  16. Captain Beefheart: Dropout boogie (1967)
  17. Rolling Stones: Ruby Tuesday(1967)
  18. Procol Harum: A whiter shade of pale (1967)
  19. Turtles: Happy together (1967)
  20. Seeds: Pushing too hard (1967)
  21. Music Explosion: Little bit of soul (1967)
  22. Captain Beefheart: Zig zag wanderer (1967)
  23. Aretha Franklin: Respect (1967)
  24. Scott McKenzie: San Francisco (1967)
  25. Kinks: Waterloo sunset (1967)
  26. Traffic: Hole in my shoe (1967)
  27. Neil Diamond: Solitary Man (1967)
  28. Van Morrison: Brown eyed girl (1967)
  29. Box Tops: Letter (1967)
  30. Neil Diamond: Thank The Lord (1967)
  31. Association: Windy (1967)
  32. Doors: People are strange (1967)
  33. Leonard Cohen: Suzanne (1967)
  34. American Breed: Bend me shape me (1967)
  35. Blues Project: Flute thing (1967)
  36. Moody Blues: Nights in white satin (1967)
  37. Beatles: A day in the life (1967)
  38. Neil Diamond: Red Red Wine (1967)

  1. Pink Floyd: +A saucerful of secrets (1968)
  2. Leonard Cohen: Sisters of mercy (1968)
  3. Cream: Sunshine of your love (1968)
  4. Jimi Hendrix: +Voodoo chile (1968)
  5. Doors: Strange days (1968)
  6. Who: Magic bus (1968)
  7. Holy Modal Rounders: Bird song (1968)
  8. Iron Butterfly: In a gadda da vida (1968)
  9. Kaleidoscope: Taxim (1968)
  10. Band: Weight (1968)
  11. Ten Years After: I'm going home (1968)
  12. Leonard Cohen: Winter lady (1968)
  13. Doors: +When the music's over (1968)
  14. Grateful Dead: +That's for the other one (1968)
  15. Jimi Hendrix: +1989 (1968)
  16. It's a beautiful day: White bird (1968)
  17. Janis Joplin: Piece of my heart (1968)
  18. Jefferson Airplane: Lather: (1968)
  19. Jethro Tull: Song for Jeffrey (1968)
  20. Mad River: +Eastern light (1968)
  21. Amboy Dukes: Journey to the centre of the world (1968)
  22. Steppenwolf: Born to be wild (1968)
  23. Tommy James: Crimson and clover (1968)
  24. Simon & Garfunkel: Mrs Robinson (1968)
  25. Donovan: Hurdy gurdy man (1968)

  1. King Crimson: In the court of the crimson king (1969)
  2. Amon Duul: +Phallus Dei (1969)
  3. Colosseum: +Valentyne suite (1969)
  4. Led Zeppelin: Whole lotta love (1969)
  5. MC5: Kick out the jams (1969)
  6. Third Ear Band: Ghetto raga (1969)
  7. Captain Beefheart: Moonlight on Vermont (1969)
  8. John Fahey: +Fare forward voyagers (1969)
  9. Frank Zappa: +King Kong (1969)
  10. Tim Buckley: +Gypsy woman (1969)
  11. Shocking Blue: Venus (1969)
  12. Pink Floyd: +Careful with that axe Eugene (1969)
  13. Blind Faith: Presence of the lord (1969)
  14. Tommy Roe: Dizzy (1969)
  15. Quicksilver: +Who do you love (1969)
  16. Creedence Clearwater: Proud Mary (1969)
  17. Rolling Stones: Hony tonk women (1969)
  18. David Bowie: Space oddity (1969)
  19. Steam: Na na hey hey kiss him goodbye (1969)
  20. Black Sabbath: Paranoid (1969)

  1. John Fahey: +Voice of the turtle (1970)
  2. Soft Machine: +Moon in June (1970)
  3. Frank Zappa: +Little house I lived in (1970)
  4. Tim Buckley: +Lorca (1970)
  5. Grateful Dead: +Dark star (1970)
  6. Peter Green: End of the game (1970)
  7. Miracles: Tears of a clown (1970)
  8. Van Morrison: Stoned me (1970)
  9. Traffic: Glad (1970)
  10. Nico: Janitor of lunacy (1970)
  11. Syd Barrett: Waving my arms in the air (1970)
  12. High Tide: Saneonymous (1970)
  13. Frank Zappa: +Music for low budget orchestra (1970)
  14. Robert Wyatt: +Las Vegas tango (1970)
  15. Norman Greenbaum: Spirit In The Sky (1970)
  16. Free: All right now (1970)
  17. Simon & Garfunkel: Cecilia (1970)

  1. Can: Halleluwa (1971)
  2. Rolling Stones: Brown sugar (1971)
  3. Roxy Music: Virginia Plain (1971)
  4. Who: We Won't Get Fooled Again (1971)
  5. Jethro Tull: Aqualung (1971)
  6. Led Zeppelin: +Stairway to heaven (1971)
  7. VanDerGraaf Generator Plague (1971)
  8. Kevin Ayers: Oleh Oleh bandu bandong (1971)
  9. Caravan: +Nine feet underground (1971)
  10. Who: Won't get fooled again (1971)
  11. David Crosby: Laughing (1971)
  12. Genesis: Musical box (1971)
  13. Kantner Slick: When I was a boy (1971)
  14. Mark-Almond: +The city (1971)
  15. Bruce Palmer: +Calm before the storm (1971)
  16. Cat Stevens: Wild world (1971)

  1. Klaus Schulze: Ebene (1972)
  2. Tangerine Dream: +Atem (1972)
  3. Faust: +Why don't you eat carrots (1972)
  4. Neu: +Negativland (1972)
  5. Nick Drake: Things behind the sun (1972)
  6. Yes: +Close to the edge (1972)
  7. One: +Car raga (1972)
  8. Neil Young: Heart of gold (1972)
  9. Yes: Roundabout (1972)
  10. Cat Stevens: Morning has broken (1972)
  11. Neil Diamond: Sung sung blue (1972)
  12. Neil Young: Harvest (1972)

  1. Popol Vuh: +Hosianna Mantra (1973)
  2. Gong: +Flying teapot (1973)
  3. Can: +Bel Air (1973)
  4. ZZ Top: La Grange (1973)
  5. Bob Dylan: Knocking on heaven's door (1973)
  6. Ike & Tina Turner: Nutbush city limit (1973)
  7. Deep Purple: Smoke on the water (1973)
  8. Henry Cow: Nirvana for mice (1973)
  9. New York Dolls: Personality crisis (1973)
  10. Slade: Cum on feel the noise (1973)

  1. Robert Wyatt: +Alifib (1974)
  2. Mike Oldfield: +Tubular bells (1974)
  3. Gordon Lightfoot: Carefree highway (1974)
  4. Roxy Music: Street life (1974)
  5. John Cale: Fear's best man's friend (1974)
  6. Brian Eno: Burning airlines (1974)
  7. Residents: +Crisis blues (1974)
  8. T.Rex: Telegram Sam (1974)
  9. Robert Wyatt: +Little red riding hood (1974)
  10. Neil Young: +Ambulance blues (1974)
  11. Frank Zappa: +Bebop tango (1974)

  1. Kraftwerk: Autobahn (1975)
  2. Henry Cow: +Living in the heart of the beast (1975)
  3. Outlaws: Green grass (1975)
  4. Pink Floyd: Welcome to the machine (1975)
  5. Patti Smith: +Land (1975)

  1. Aerosmith: Dream on (1976)
  2. Blue Oyster Cult: Don't fear the reaper (1976)

  1. Pere Ubu: Modern Dance (1977)
  2. Television: +Marquee moon (1977)
  3. Patti Smith: +Radio Ethiopia (1977)
  4. Suicide: +Frankie Teardrop (1977)
  5. Ramones: Teenage lobotomy (1977)
  6. Neil Young: Like a hurricane (1977)
  7. Talking Heads: Psycho killer (1977)
  8. Sex Pistols: Pretty vacant (1977)
  9. Ramones: Blitzkrieg bop (1977)
  10. Suicide: Ghostrider (1977)
  11. Clash: London's burning (1977)
  12. Sex Pistols: Bodies (1977)
  13. Modern Lovers: Roadrunner (1977)
  14. Residents: +Six things to a cycle (1977)
  15. Throbbing Gristle: Maggot death (1977)
  16. Neil Young: Cortez the killer (1977)
  17. Ultravox: Young savage (1977)
  18. XTC: Set myself on fire (1977)

  1. Chrome: +Zombie warfare (1978)
  2. Residents: +Edweena (1978)
  3. Pop Group: Thief of fire (1978)
  4. This Heat: +Fall of Saigon (1978)
  5. Brian Eno: +Music for airports (1978)
  6. Buggles: Video killed the radio star (1978)
  7. Gloria Gaynor: I will survive (1978)
  8. Feelies: Fa ce la (1978)
  9. Muffins: +The adventures of Cpt. Boomerang (1978)
  10. X: Los Angeles (1978)
  11. Psychedelic Furs: Sister Europe (1978)
  12. Kate Bush: Wuthering Heights (1978)
  13. Meat Loaf: Two out of three ain't bad (1978)
  14. Dire Straits: Sultans of swing (1978)
  15. Public Image Ltd: Fodderstompf (1978)
  16. Swell Maps: +Full moon (1978)
  17. Patti Smith: Because the night (1978)
  18. Devo: Uncontrollable urge (1978)
  19. Bob Dylan: Is your love in vain (1978)
  20. Wire: I'm the fly (1978)
  21. Pere Ubu: Have shoes will walk (1978)
  22. Kenny Rogers: Gambler (1978)
  23. Police: Message in a bottle (1978)
  24. Public Image Ltd: Albatross (1978)
  25. Pink Floyd: Another brick in the wall (1978)

  1. Fleetwood Mac: Tusk (1979)
  2. Brian Eno: Music for airports
  3. This Heat: Fall of Saigon
  4. Fleshtones: American Beat
  5. Public Image Ltd: Albatross
  6. Pop Group: Thief of fire
  7. Frank Zappa: Strictly personal
  8. Psychedelic Furs: Sister Europe
  9. Clash: London calling
  10. Gloria Gaynor: I will survive
  11. Stiff Little Fingers: Suspect device
  12. Suicide: Dream baby dream
  13. X: Los Angeles
  14. Dead Kennedys: California uber alles
  15. B52s: Rock lobster
  16. James Chance: Off black
  17. Contortions: Contort yourself
  18. Feelies: Fa ce la
  19. Rickie Lee Jones: Chuck E's in love
  20. Meredith Monk: +Dolmen music
  21. Nuns: Decadent jew
  22. Pere Ubu: Have shoes will walk
  23. Police: Message in a bottle
  24. Pere Ubu: Jehova's kingdom comes
  25. Pink Floyd: Another brick in the wall
  26. Pop Group: We are time
  27. Stiff Little Fingers: Alternative Ulster
  28. Swell Maps: Full moon
  29. Dire Straits: Sultans of swing
  30. Supertramp: Logical song
  31. Cheap Trick: I want you you want me
  32. Knack: My Sharona

  1. Love of Life Orch: +Extended niceties (1980)
  2. Cramps: Sunglasses after dark (1980)
  3. Joy Division: Love will tear us apart (1980)
  4. Soft Boys: Underwater moonlight (1980)
  5. Clock Dva: +Non (1980)
  6. Throbbing Gristle: +Heathen Earth (1980)
  7. Blondie: Call me (1980)
  8. OMID: Enola Gay (1980)
  9. Tuxedomoon: +KM (1980)
  10. Pink Floyd: Another brick in the wall (1980)
  11. Dead Kennedys: Holiday In Cambodia (1980)
  12. Siouxsee Sioux: Christine (1980)

  1. Trio: Da Da Da Ich Lieb Dich (1981)
  2. Mission of Burma: That's when I reach for my revolver (1981)
  3. REM: Radio free Europe (1981)
  4. RipRigPanic: Knee deep in shit (1981)
  5. J Geils Band: Centerfold (1981)
  6. Rolling Stones: Start me up (1981)
  7. Kim Carnes: Bette Davis Eyes: (9) (1981)
  8. Raybeats: +Piranha salad (1981)
  9. Alan Vega: Jukebox baby (1981)
  10. Was: Out come the freaks (1981)
  11. Wipers: Youth Of America

  1. Mark Stewart: Jerusalem (1982)
  2. Lydia Lunch: +The agony is the estasy (1982)
  3. Sonic Youth: +The good and the bad (1982)
  4. Alan Vega: +Viet Vet (1982)
  5. Cocteau Twins: Sugar hiccup (1982)
  6. Clash: Should I stay or should I go (1982)
  7. RipRigPanic: Storm the reality asylum (1982)
  8. Flipper: Sex bomb (1982)
  9. Romeo Void: Never say never (1982)
  10. Alan Vega: Magdalena 82 (1982)
  11. Virgin Prunes: Caucasian walk (1982)
  12. XTC: Fly on the wall (1982)
  13. Jackson Browne: Lawyers in love (1982)

  1. Sisters Of Mercy: Temple Of Love (1983)
  2. Pretenders: Middle Of The Road (1983)
  3. Dream Syndicate: Days of wine and roses (1983)
  4. Men at Work: Down under (1983)
  5. RipRig Panic: Beat the beast (1983)
  6. Eurythmics: Sweet dreams (1983)
  7. Wall of Voodoo: Mexican radio (1983)
  8. New Order: Blue monday (1983)
  9. Police: Every breath you take (1983)
  10. Pointer Sisters: You should hear (1983)

  1. Nick Cave: From her to eternity (1984)
  2. Husker Du: +Reoccurring dreams (1984)
  3. Prince: Purple rain (1984)
  4. U2: Pride (1984)
  5. Bruce Springsteen: Cover me (1984)
  6. Mike Oldfield: Moonlight shadow (1984)
  7. Cars: Magic (1984)
  8. Cindy Lauper: Girls just wanna have fun (1984)

  1. Thin White Rope: Down In The Desert (1985)
  2. Huey Lewis: Power Of Love (1985)

  1. Erasure: Oh L'Amour (1986)

  1. Guns'n'Roses: Welcome To The Jungle (1987)
  2. Jane's Addiction: Jane Says (1987)

  1. Fugazi: Waiting Room (1988)

  1. Pandora's Box: Original Sin (1989)

  1. Nick Cave: Witness Song (1990)
  2. Azalia Snail: So Much More To Go
  3. Dead C: Helen Said This
  4. Paul Dolden: Below The Walls Of Jericho
  5. Phish: Run Like An Antelope
  6. Ozric Tentacles: Cracker Blocks
  7. Three Mile Pilot: Dirt On The Flag Mud On The Wheel
  8. La's: There She Goes (1990)
  9. Fugazi: Turnover
  10. Nick Cave: Foi Na Cruz
  11. Stranglmartin: Tidal Wave
  12. Deee-Lite: World Clique
  13. Azalia Snail: Anywhere Is Here
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  1. Talk Talk: After The Flood
  2. Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)
  3. Jesus Jones: Right Here Right Now (1991)
  4. Oxbow: Woe
  5. Oxbow: Daughter
  6. Heavenly: Wrap My Arms Around You
  7. Plaid: Summit
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  1. Jim O'Rourke: A Young Person's Guide To Drowning
  2. Orb: Blue Room
  3. Cul De Sac: Death Kit Train
  4. Soul Asylum: Runaway Train (1992)
  5. Radiohead: Creep (1992)
  6. Ministry: Jesus Built My Hot Rod (1992)
  7. Skullflower: Black Rabbit
  8. Leonard Cohen: Anthem
  9. Love Spirals Downwards: Drops Rain And Sea
  10. Sister Machine Gun: Sins Of The Flesh
  11. Four Non Blondes: What's Going On
  12. Sister Machine Gun: Addiction
  13. Orb: U.F. Orb
  14. Joe Henry: King's Highway
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  1. Breeders: Cannonball (1993)
  2. Surgery: A.K. (1993)
  3. Mekons: Millionaire (1993)
  4. Underground Lovers: Your Eyes
  5. Autechre: Aut Riche
  6. Mortiis: Fodt til Herske
  7. Rapoon: Vernal Crossing
  8. KMFDM: No Peace (1993)
  9. Acetone: Cindy
  10. Rain: The Blindfold Test
  11. Sleep: From Beyond
  12. Satyricon: Dark Medieval Times
  13. Masada: Never Again
  14. Fluke: Electric Guitar
  15. Southern Culture On The Skids: Biscuit Enter
  16. Swervedriver: Last Train To Satansville
  17. David Gray: Shine
  18. Southern Culture On The Skids: Link's Lung
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  1. Von Lmo: Radio World (1994)
  2. L7: Pretend We're Dead (1994)
  3. REM: What's The Frequency Kenneth (1994)
  4. Cranberries: Zombie (1994)
  5. Dead C: Air
  6. Datacide: Flashback Signal
  7. Paul Schutze: Tears
  8. Gastr Del Sol: Work From Smoke
  9. Rodan: The Everyday World Of Bodies (1994)
  10. Lisa Germano: Psychopath
  11. Portishead: Sour Times
  12. Nine Inch Nails: Big Man With A Gun
  13. Underworld: Dirty Epic
  14. Burzum: Det Som En Gang Var
  15. Enslaved: Vetrarnott
  16. Irresistible Force: Natural Frequency
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  1. Skullflower: Argon (1995)
  2. Roy Montgomery: Twilight Conversation (1995)
  3. Dream Theater: A Change Of Seasons (1995)
  4. Ace Of Base: Beautiful Life (1995)
  5. Rachel's: Full On Night (1995)
  6. Mermen: Pulpin' Line
  7. Andrea Parker: Melodious Thunk
  8. Faithless: Insomnia
  9. Home: Atomique
  10. Towa Tei: Son Of Bambi
  11. Dandy Warhols: Ride
  12. Raekwon: Rainy Dayz
  13. Rake: Helio-Moog
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  1. Roy Montgomery: The Passage Of Forms (1996)
  2. Third Eye Blind: Semi-Charmed Life (1996)
  3. Tortoise: Djed (1996)
  4. Cul De Sac: Sakhalin
  5. Magic Hour: Rosebud
  6. Boris: Absolutego
  7. Burzum: Rundtgaing Av Den Transcendentale Egenhetens Stotte
  8. Opeth: Black Rose Immortal
  9. Miss Murgatroid: Below The Bellows
  10. Labradford: Battered
  11. Lullaby For The Working Class: Queen Of The Long-Legged Insects
  12. Oblivians: Christina
  13. Andrea Parker: The Rocking Chair
  14. Cat Power: We All Die
  15. Tool: Stinkfist
  16. Flying Luttenbachers: Storm Of Shit
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  1. Hash Jar Tempo: Well Oiled (1997)
  2. Chumbawamba: Tubthumping (1997)
  3. Cerberus Shoal: Permanence
  4. Hovercraft: Quiet Room
  5. Squarepusher: Papalon
  6. Autechre: Cipater
  7. Big Swifty: Kalpa
  8. Mogwai: Fear Satan
  9. Piano Magic: Wintersport/ Cross-Country
  10. Acid Mothers Temple: Speed Guru
  11. Cornershop: Brimful Of Asha
  12. Verve: Bitter Sweet Symphony
  13. Amon Tobin: Stoney Street
  14. Radiohead: Karma Police
  15. Ben Harper: Homeless Child
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  1. Sleep: Jerusalem/ Dopesmoker (1998)
  2. Hovercraft: Anthropod
  3. Yume Bitsu: Of Freedom and Flight
  4. Supersilent: 1.3
  5. Bob Ostertag: Like A Melody No Bitterness
  6. Six Organs of Admittance: Sum of All Heaven
  7. Four Tet: Thirtysix Twentyfive
  8. Fatboy Slim: Praise You
  9. Califone: On The Steeple
  10. Piano Magic: I Am The Sub-Librarian
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  1. Boredoms: Star (1999)
  2. Pelt: Empty Bell Ringing In The Sky
  3. Corrupted: El Mundo
  4. Sigur Ros: Svefn-g-englar
  5. Acid Mother Temple: Blue Velvet Blues
  6. Volebeats: Just As You Are Beautiful
  7. Andrea Parker: Clutching At Straws
  8. Calla: Custom Car Crash
  9. Sleepyhead: Song For The Pied Piper
  10. Low: Days Of Salvation
  11. Nine Inch Nails: We're In This Together
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