Saturday, June 18, 2011

40 Songs that Changed the World

So I was digging through some old music papers that I've been saving for awhile and came across this article from an old Rolling Stone magazine from May 2007! Whoa! Tell me if you agree with this list of 4o songs that changed the world. There's certainly a few that I'm surprised about! What songs do you think should be added to this list? What songs have changed the world since 2007? This year?

1. "That's All Right" - Elvis Presley (1954)
2. "I Got a Woman" - Ray Charles (1955)
3. "Maybellene" - Chuck Berry (1955)
4. "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" - Bob Dylan (1963)
5. "Louie Louie" - The Kingsmen (1963)
6. "Be My Baby" - The Ronettes (1963)
7. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" - The Beatles (1963)
8. "Dancing in the Street" - Martha and the Vandellas (1964)
9. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" - The Rolling Stones (1965)
10. "Like a Rolling Stone" - Bob Dylan (1965)
11. "Strawberry Fields Forever" - The Beatles (1967)
12. "Heroin" - The Velvet Underground (1967)
13. "Respect" - Aretha Franklin (1967)
14. "Purple Haze" - Jimi Hendrix (1967)
15. "Whole Lotta Love" - Led Zeppelin (1969)
16. "Get Up (I Feel like Being a) Sex Machine" - James Brown (1970)
17. "What's Going On" - Marvin Gaye (1971)
18. "Imagine" - John Lennon (1971)
19. "Ziggy Stardust" - David Bowie (1972)
20. "I Shot the Sheriff" - Bob Marley (1973)
21. "Help Me" - Joni Mitchell (1974)
22. "Born to Run" - Bruce Springsteen (1975)
23. "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen (1975)
24. "Blitzkrieg Bop" - The Ramones (1976)
25. "Anarchy in the U.K." - The Sex Pistols (1976)
26. "I Feel Love" - Donna Summer (1977)
27. "Rapper's Delight" - The Sugarhill Gang (1979)
28. "TV Party" - Black Flag (1981)
29. "Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson (1982)
30. "When Doves Cry" - Prince (1984)
31. "Pride (In the Name of Love)" - U2 (1984)
32. "Like a Virgin" - Madonna (1984)
33. "Walk this Way" - Run-DMC Featuring Aerosmith (1986)
34. "Just Like Heaven" - The Cure (1987)
35. "Sweet Child O' Mine" - Guns N' Roses (1987)
36. "Bring the Noise" - Public Enemy (1987)
37. "Nuthin' But a "G" Thang" - Dr. Dre (1992)
38. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana (1991)
39 ". . .Baby One More Time" - Britney Spears (1998)
40. "Fell in Love with a Girl" - The White Stripes (2001)

1 comment:

  1. I just wrote a huge comment and accidentally went on to something else so it was deleted. Grr.

    Songs that changed the world, uh? I think these are more iconic, anthems of sorts. Inspirational of an introduction of a "new" type of music.

    Others (more recent) include:

    I've Got a Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
    Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
    Crazy in Love - Beyonce
    Moment in Time (or whatever her first just coming off of American Idol win song is called) - Kelly Clarkson
    Rhianna stuff
    Anything by DMB - Just kidding!

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