The Top 500 Songs in Modern Music History: Checklist #9…Songs 100-51.

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.

Bill Withers.

#100: Ahead By A Century by The Tragically Hip.

#99: No Tears (Left To Cry) by Ariana Grande.

#98: I Can’t Write Left-handed by Bill Withers.

#97: Let Down by Radiohead.

#96: Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley.

#95: Boys of Summer by Don Henley.

#94: September by Earth, Wind and Fire.

#93: Baby Love by The Supremes.

Don McLean.

#92: Waltz #2 by Elliott Smith.

#91: One Love/People Get Ready by Bob Marley and the Wailers.

#90: American Pie by Don McLean.

#89: Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones.

#88: Blue Suede Shoes by Carl Perkins (and famously covered by Elvis Presley).

#87: Rock n’ Roll by Led Zeppelin.

#86: Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, posed. NME 03/2006

#85: What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye.

#84: Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

#83: Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones.

#82: Fight The Power by Public Enemy.

#81: Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix.

#80: Just Can’t Get Enough by Depeche Mode.

#79: The Times They Are A-Changing by Bob Dylan.

#78: They Long To Be (Close To You) by The Carpenters.

#77: The Dance by Garth Brooks.

Jimi Hendrix.

#76: Sunday, Bloody Sunday by U2.

#75: Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) from the Original Cast Recording of the Broadway Musical, “Hamilton”).

#74: (Reach Out) I’ll Be There by The Four Tops.

#73: The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel.

#72: Hurt by Nine Inch Nails (and famously covered by Johnny Cash).

#71: Where Is My Mind? by The Pixies.

#70: Give Peace a Chance by John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band.

Simon and Garfunkel.

#69: When Doves Cry by Prince.

#68: You’re So Vain by Carly Simon.

#67: Ceremony by Joy Division/New Order.

#66: Snowbird by Anne Murray.

#65: At Last by Etta James.

#64: One by U2.

#63: Lose Yourself by Eminem.

#62: Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel.

Etta James.

#61: Heroes by David Bowie.

#60: Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones.

#59: Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division.

#58: No Woman/No Cry by Bob Marley and the Wailers.

#57: Light My Fire by The Doors.

#56: Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

#55: Superstition by Stevie Wonder.

#54: Jail House Rock by Elvis Presley.

#53: Mr. Tambourine Man by Bob Dylan (and covered by The Byrds).

#52: Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell.

#51: Something by The Beatles.

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 #150-101.

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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