The Top 500 Songs in Modern Music History: Checklist #1…Songs #500-451.

The following is a list of songs taken from my series entitled, “The Top 500 Songs in Modern Music History”. This series was inspired by similar lists created by Rolling Stone Magazine, as well as, radio station, KEXP, in Seattle. Each song title listed below is linked directly to the original post that I wrote about it. So, click away and enjoy some of the best music of all-time.

Polly Jean Harvey.

#500: I Shot the Sheriff by Bob Marley and the Wailers.

#499: About a Girl by Nirvana.

#498: Chain of Fools by Aretha Franklin.

#497: Sometimes by James.

#496: Crazy by Willie Nelson (as covered by Patsy Cline).

The Smiths.

#495: Never Stop by Echo and the Bunnymen.

#494: Step On by Happy Mondays.

#493: Never Tear Us Apart by INXS.

#492: Burn One Down by Ben Harper.

#491: Yellow by Coldplay.

#490: This Mess We’re In by P.J. Harvey ft. Thom Yorke.

#489: Nothing Compares to U by Sinead O’ Connor.

#488: Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before by The Smiths.

#487: The One I Love by R.E.M.

#486: P.D.A. by Interpol.

The Clash.

#485: (White Man) at Hammersmith Palais by The Clash.

#484: True Faith by New Order.

#483: Start Choppin’ by Dinosaur Jr.

#482: Express Yourself by N.W.A.

#481: Ghost Town by The Specials.

#480: Miss Misery by Elliott Smith.

#479: Everlong by Foo Fighters.

#478: Holidays In The Sun by The Sex Pistols.

#477: Tainted Love by Soft Cell.

Leonard Cohen.

#476: Time To Pretend by MGMT.

#475: Foxey Lady by Jimi Hendrix.

#474: Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand.

#473: That Power by will i am ft. Justin Bieber.

#472: Silent All These Years by Tori Amos ft. Leonard Cohen.

#471: Love My Way by The Psychedelic Furs.

#470: Black Sheep by Metric (from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”).

#469: White Riot by The Clash.

The GoGos.

#468: Our Lips Are Sealed by The GoGos.

#467: Astral Weeks by Van Morrison.

#466: Grace by Jeff Buckley.

#465: I Got You (I Feel Good) by James Brown.

#464: Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.

#463: I Can’t Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt.

#462: Somebody To Love by Jefferson Airplane.

#461: Love Shack by The B52s.

#460: You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones.

The Rolling Stones: Original Line-up.

#459: Famous Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen.

#458: Stand By Me by Ben E. King.

#457: Like a Hurricane by Neil Young.

#456: Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush.

#455: Mr. Brightsides by The Killers.

#454: Cheated Hearts by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

#453: So Long, Marianne by Leonard Cohen.

#452: Everyday People by Sly and the Family Stone.

#451: The Harder They Come by Jimmy Cliff.

Other Song checklists for this series can be accessed by clicking here:

#Songs 450-401.

#Songs 400-351.

#Songs 350-301.

#Songs 300-251.

#Songs 250-201.

#Songs 200-151.

#Songs 150-101.

#Songs 100-51.

#Songs 50-01.

Author: Tom MacInnes

Among the many characters I play: husband, father, son, retired elementary school teacher, writer, Cape Bretoner, lover of hot tea and, above all else, a gentleman. I strive to make a positive difference in the lives of others. In Life, I have chosen to be kind.

5 thoughts on “The Top 500 Songs in Modern Music History: Checklist #1…Songs #500-451.”

  1. Good morning, Tom. The list is great because I didn’t see and hear all of the songs so I just started my morning off listening to MR. BRIGHTSIDES AND a BONNIE RAITT. The list is a good way to start the day.

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    1. What do you mean, exactly? Are you saying that the songs are not fully listed for you to see? Is it that the links don’t work? I haven’t heard this from anyone else so, I am wondering if you are actually the first one to try the checklist out? Anyway, let me know how it is going and I will try to help.


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