Monday, February 25, 2008

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SONGS OF THE ROCK ERA, ACCORDING TO LEFTERIS


Songs that had a great impact on artists of the next generations
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A Change Is Gonna Come-SAM COOKE (1964)
Black Sabbath-BLACK SABBATH (1970)
Don't Look Any Further-DENNIS EDWARDS feat. SIEDAH GARRETT (1984)
Eight Miles High-THE BYRDS (1966)
Electricity-ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK (1979)
Gloria-THEM (1964)
Good Times-CHIC (1979)
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction-THE ROLLING STONES (1965)
I Put A Spell On You-SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS (1956)
I Wanna Be Your Dog-THE STOOGES (1969)
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida-IRON BUTTERFLY (1968)
Jailhouse Rock-ELVIS PRESLEY (1957)
Johnny B. Goode-CHUCK BERRY (1958)
Like A Rolling Stone-BOB DYLAN (1965)
Love Will Tear Us Apart Again-JOY DIVISION (1980)
Moments In Love-ART OF NOISE (1984)
Oh Yeah-YELLO (1985)
Paranoid-BLACK SABBATH (1970)
The Payback-JAMES BROWN (1973)
Piece Of My Heart-BIG BROTHER & THO HOLDING COMPANY feat. JANIS JOPLIN (1968)
Rapper's Delight-SUGARHILL GANG (1979)
Rock Around The Clock-BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS (1954)
Sex Machine-JAMES BROWN (1970)
Smells Like Teen Spirit-NIRVANA (1990 & 1992)
Space Oddity-DAVID BOWIE (1969)
Super Freak (Part 1)-RICK JAMES (1981)
That'll Be The Day-BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETS (1957)
Theme From "Shaft"-ISAAC HAYES (1971)
Trans Europe Express-KRAFTWERK (1977)
Tubular Bells (The Exorcist)-MIKE OLDFIELD (1973)
Unfinished Sympathy-MASSIVE ATTACK (1991)
What'd I Say-RAY CHARLES (1959)
What Time Is Love-KLF (1990)
White Horse-LAID BACK (1983)
You Really Got Me-THE KINKS (1964)

2 comments:

toppop100 said...

Apparently the Beatles managed to be uninfluential?

LefterisLalos said...

Dear toppop100

As you have probably noticed this is a list about the most influential songs (and not bands) according to my knowledge & my experience.

At the time you posted your comment, the list was / is still -as you have also noticed- under construction...

...which means there are more songs to be placed in it...

Though I am among those who consider "The Beatles" the best band ever & "Lennon - McCartney" the best songwriting duo ever, I am not sure that they had a certain song that outstanding & influential to be especially included in this list, at least not till date.

I am making all the necessary adjustments to make these lists as "trustworthy" as possible, although 1) many of them are referring to facts related to my homeland Hellas & 2) they are based mostly on my personal criteria.

Thanks for your comment

Lefteris