The Top 500 Songs in Modern Music History: Checklist #8…Songs 150-101.

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.

Olivia Rodrigo (Photo by Jason Mendez/Getty Images).

#150: Traitor by Olivia Rodrigo.

#149: Old Time Rock n’ Roll by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band.

#148: It’s My Life by Talk Talk.

#147: It’s Only Rock n’ Roll by The Rolling Stones.

#146: Money by Pink Floyd.

#145: Sweet Jane by Velvet Underground (and covered by The Cowboy Junkies).

#144: The Joker by Steve Miller Band.

#143: A Little Respect by Erasure.

#142: Time by Hans Zimmer (from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to “Inception”).

#141: Scarborough Fair/Canticle by Simon and Garfunkel.

Nick Drake.

#140: Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance.

#139: Pink Moon by Nick Drake.

#138: Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson.

#137: Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash.

#136: Royals by Lorde.

#135: Call Me by Blondie.

#134: Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins.

#133: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper.

#132: Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

#131: Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

Chuck Berry.

#130: Christmas in Killarney by The Barra MacNeils.

#129: Dante’s Prayer by Loreena McKennitt.

#128: Roll Over Beethoven by Chuck Berry.

#127: Bela Lugosi’s Dead by Bauhaus.

#126: All Shook Up by Elvis Presley.

#125: Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen.

#124: Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks.

#123: Bittersweet Symphony: Part #1 and Part #2 by Verve.

Eddie Van Halen.

#122: Eruption/You Really Got Me by Van Halen.

#121: More Than a Feeling by Boston.

#120: Turn, Turn, Turn by Pete Seeger (and covered by The Byrds).

#119: Peggy Sue by Buddy Holly and the Crickets.

#118: Rock n’ Roll All Night by KISS.

Joni Mitchell.

#117: One by Metallica.

#116: Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell.

#115: Long, Tall Sally by Little Richard.

#114: Creep by Radiohead.

#113: Hard Day’s Night by The Beatles.

#112: L.A. Woman by The Doors.

#111: Rocketman (It’s Gonna Be a Long, Long Time) by Elton John.

#110: Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits.

#109: Kashmir by Led Zeppelin.

#108: In The Still of the Night by The Five Satins.

#107: Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) by The Rolling Stones.

#106: Waiting Room by Fugazi.

#105: All Along the Watch Tower by Bob Dylan (and covered famously by Jimi Hendrix).

George Jones (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage).

#104: Across the Universe by The Beatles (and covered by Aurora).

#103: Crossfire by Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble.

#102: He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones.

#101: All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey.

If you wish to access any of the other checklists in this series, please do so by clicking on the links below:

Songs #500-451.

Songs #450-401.

Songs #400-351.

Songs #350-301.

Songs #300-251.

Songs #250-201.

Songs #200-151.

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.

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