Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*: #50-41

 
If you have been with us since the beginning of the special, kudos to you!  If you haven't, or have missed a segment, go back and listen to those first (it will make you appreciate the songs to come more...).  So beginning on May 21, we have revealed 450 songs so far.  The 50 that remain are the best of 60 years:





Saturday, July 4, 2015

This Date in Rock Music History: July 5

Catch up on the fascinating news of the Rock Era for this date:

The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*: #60-51


We would like to again acknowledge the tremendous sources we used in producing The Top 500 Songs*.  Big thanks and kudos to the book The Guinness Book of Rock Stars by Dafydd Rees & Luke Crampton, The Billboard Book of Number One Hits by Fred Bronson, SongfactsThe Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock and Soul by Irwin Stambler, The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, Michael Heatley, General Editor, and Who's Who in Rock & Roll, edited by John Tobler.

Quotes following the YouTube videos are taken from actual viewer comments.  And now, in the best tradition of the late great Casey Kasem, "On with the countdown!"