Thursday, June 25, 2015

Checklist for The Top 500 Songs*: The First 350

The first 350 songs of The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era* have now been heard, as we are coming up on the 60th birthday of the Rock Era on July 9.  In case you missed them, here are handy links to previous segments:



































The Top 500* is infinitely more enjoyable if you listen to all the songs all the way through and read all of the stories.  But we also know that some people like to see a list, and, for all its blandness, you can read it after the jump...

500.  "Tossin' And Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis
499.  "Revolution" by the Beatles
498.  "Lay Down Sally" by Eric Clapton
497.  "Black Water" by the Doobie Brothers
496.  "If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago
495.  "Only You (And You Alone)" by the Platters
494.  "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince
493.  "Stuck On You" by Lionel Richie
492.  "Twilight Time" by the Platters
491.  "Shambala" by Three Dog Night
490.  "Blue Velvet" by Bobby Vinton
489.  "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell
488.  "My Eyes Adored You" by Frankie Valli
487.  "Just You 'N Me" by Chicago
486.  "My Guy" by Mary Wells
485.  "Reminiscing" by the Little River Band
484.  "Groovy Kind Of Love" by Phil Collins
483.  "Faith" by George Michael
482.  "Sunshine Superman" by Donovan
481.  "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean
480.  "I Love A Rainy Night" by Eddie Rabbitt
479.  "Rock'N Me" by the Steve Miller Band
478.  "Stay (I Missed You)" by Lisa Loeb
477.  "Theme From 'Mahogany'" by Diana Ross
476.  "9 To 5" by Dolly Parton
475.  "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" by the Backstreet Boys
474.  "My Prayer" by the Platters
473.  "Someday" by Mariah Carey
472.  "Kodachrome" by Paul Simon
471.  "Hey!  Baby" by Bruce Channel
470.  "Shout" by Tears for Fears
469.  "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang
468.  "With Or Without You" by U2
467.  "Like A Prayer" by Madonna
466.  "Saturday In The Park" by Chicago
465.  "Truly" by Lionel Richie
464.  "Back In My Arms Again" by the Supremes
463.  "Traces" by the Classics IV
462.  "Hurts So Good" by John Cougar
461.  "You're No Good" by Linda Ronstadt
460.  "Arthur's Theme" by Christopher Cross
459.  "Can't Let Go" by Mariah Carey
458.  "Spanish Harlem" by Aretha Franklin
457.  "Family Affair" by Sly & the Family Stone
456.  "Crying In The Chapel" by Elvis Presley
455.  "Down On The Corner" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
454.  "Listen To Your Heart" by Roxette
453.  "Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks
452.  "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys
451.  "It Must Have Been Love" by Roxette
450.  "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam
449.  "The Joker" by the Steve Miller Band
448.  "Sometimes When We Touch" by Dan Hill
447.  "The Loco-Motion" by Grand Funk
446.  "Little Darlin'" by the Diamonds
445.  "Indian Reservation" by Paul Revere & the Raiders
444.  "One More Try" by George Michael
443.  "Big Girls Don't Cry" by the 4 Seasons
442.  "I Can't Get Next To You" by the Temptations
441.  "What A Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers
440.  "Longer" by Dan Fogelberg
439.  "Bye Bye Love" by the Everly Brothers
438.  "Hello, I Love You" by the Doors
437.  "Summer In The City" by Lovin' Spoonful
436.  "Song Sung Blue" by Neil Diamond
435.  "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins
434.  "Piano Man" by Billy Joel
433.  "Please Please Me" by the Beatles
432.  "All Right Now" by Free
431.  "She Believes In Me" by Kenny Rogers
430.  "Babe" by Styx
429.  "Who's Crying Now" by Journey
428.  "The Living Years" by Mike + the Mechanics
427.  "Dancing In The Dark" by Bruce Springsteen
426.  "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe
425.  "A Day In The Life" by the Beatles
424.  "Night Moves" by Bob Seger
423.  "Still" by the Commodores
422.  "My Love" by Paul McCartney & Wings
421.  "Young Love" by Tab Hunter
420.  "My Cherie Amour" by Stevie Wonder
419.  "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon
418.  "You Decorated My Life" by Kenny Rogers
417.  "Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers
416.  "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash
415.  "Creep" by TLC
414.  "Sailing" by Christopher Cross
413.  "Material Girl" by Madonna
412.  "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" by Elton John
411.  "Take On Me" by A-ha
410.  "Silly Love Songs" by Paul McCartney & Wings
409.  "Reach Out I'll Be There" by the Four Tops
408.  "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
407.  "Witchy Woman" by the Eagles
406.  "You Really Got Me" by the Kinks
405.  "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
404.  "Lost In Love" by Air Supply
403.  "My Boo" by Usher & Alicia Keys
402.  "Someone Like You" by Adele
401.  "Handy Man" by James Taylor   
400.  "Missing You" by John Waite
399.  "One More Night" by Phil Collins
398.  "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves" by Cher
397.  "Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer" by Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes
396.  "No One" by Alicia Keys
395.  "Under The Bridge" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
394.  "Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon
393.  "Burn" by Usher
392.  "The Closer I Get To You" by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
391.  "Up, Up And Away" by the 5th Dimension
390.  "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb
389.  "All For Love" by Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams & Sting
388.  "Nowhere Man" by the Beatles
387.  "Let's Hear It For The Boy" by Denice Williams
386.  "Walk Right In" by the Rooftop Singers
385.  "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper
384.  "I'm Every Woman" by Whitney Houston
383.  "For All We Know" by the Carpenters
382.  "Time In A Bottle" by Jim Croce
381.  "Superstar" by the Carpenters
380.  "Yeah!" by Usher, Lil' Jon & Ludacris
379.  "Emotion" by Samantha Sang
378.  "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" by Elton John
377.  "I'm Sorry" by John Denver
376.  "Lookin' Out My Back Door" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
375.  "Island Girl" by Elton John
374.  "Nobody Does It Better" by Carly Simon
373.  "I Can't Tell You Why" by the Eagles
372.  "Lucille" by Kenny Rogers
371.  "Surrender" by Elvis Presley
370.  "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band
369.  "Midnight Train To Georgia" by Gladys Knight & the Pips
368.  "Help Me Rhonda" by the Beach Boys
367.  "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman
366.  "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae
365.  "Band On The Run" by Paul McCartney & Wings
364.  "My Girl" by the Temptations
363.  "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson
362.  "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" by Stevie Wonder
361.  "Hopelessly Devoted To You" by Olivia Newton-John
360.  "I Write The Songs" by Barry Manilow
359.  "Southern Nights" by Glen Campbell
358.  "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green
357.  "Jack & Diane" by John Cougar
356.  "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher
355.  "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon
354.  "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer
353.  "A Whole New World" by Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
352.  "Best Of My Love" by the Emotions"
351.  "Rose Garden" by Lynn Anderson
350.  "Take A Bow" by Madonna
349.  "You're The Inspiration" by Chicago
348.  "Rhythm Of The Rain" by the Cascades
347.  "Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell
346.  "Looks Like We Made It" by Barry Manilow
345.  "Believe" by Cher
344.  "At The Hop" by Danny & the Juniors
343.  "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder
342.  "Crimson And Clover" by Tommy James & the Shondells
341.  "Paint It, Black" by the Rolling Stones
340.  "Angel Of The Morning" by Juice Newton
339.  "Another Day In Paradise" by Phil Collins
338.  "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses
337.  "Dust In The Wind" by Kansas
336.  "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
335.  "Magic" by Olivia Newton-John
334.  "Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me" by Mac Davis
333.  "Can't Smile Without You" by Barry Manilow
332.  "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross
331.  "Just My Imagination" by the Temptations
330:  "Upside Down" by Diana Ross
329.  "You Were Meant For Me" by Jewel
328.  "I Knew I Loved You" by Savage Garden
327.  "Get Together" by the Youngbloods
326.  "Good Lovin'" by the Young Rascals
325.  "Canadian Sunset" by Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood
324.  "Baby Come Back" by Player
323.  "Time Of The Season" by the Zombies
322.  "Crazy For You" by Madonna
321.  "Knock Three Times" by Tony Orlando & Dawn
320.  "Cecilia" by Simon & Garfunkel
319.  "Love Child" by the Supremes
318.  "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli
317.  "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
316.  "Brown Sugar" by the Rolling Stones
315.  "If I Ever Fall In Love" by Shai
314.  "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele
313.  "You've Got A Friend" by James Taylor
312.  "This Guy's In Love With You" by Herb Alpert 
311.  "All I Wanna' Do" by Sheryl Crow
310.  "Let Your Love Flow" by the Bellamy Brothers
309.  "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens
308.  "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friends
307.  "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King
306.  "Love Me Do" by the Beatles
305.  "Baby Love" by the Supremes
304.  "Everybody's Talkin'" by Nilsson
303.  "I Can't Go For That" by Hall & Oates
302.  "Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna
301.  "Maneater" by Hall & Oates
300.  "When I Need You" by Leo Sayer
299.  "ABC" by the Jackson 5
298.  "Rush, Rush" by Paula Abdul
297.  "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart
296.  "Careless Whisper" by Wham!
295.  "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio
294.  "Live And Let Die" by Paul McCartney & Wings
293.  "All Out Of Love" by Air Supply
292.  "Ruby Tuesday" by the Rolling Stones
291.  "Love Will Keep Us Together" by the Captain & Tennille
290.  "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" by Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett
289.  "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac
288.  "Stop!  In The Name Of Love" by the Supremes
287.  "You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Blood, Sweat & Tears
286.  "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John
285.  "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
284.  "Love's Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra
283.  "El Paso" by Marty Robbins
282.  "Homeward Bound" by Simon & Garfunkel
281.  "Mandy" by Barry Manilow
280.  "Wedding Bell Blues" by the 5th Dimension
279.  "Father Figure" by George Michael
278.  "In The Ghetto" by Elvis Presley
277.  "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" by Elton John
276.  "Me And Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin
275.  "Take It To The Limit" by the Eagles
274.  "You're The One That I Want" by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
273.  "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago
272.  "Reunited" by Peaches & Herb
271.  "(You're My) Soul And Inspiration" by the Righteous Brothers
270.  "The Twist" by the Beatles
269.  "Macarena" by Los Del Rio (Bayside Boys mix)
268.  "I'd Do Anything For You" by Meat Loaf 
267.  "Annie's Song" by John Denver
266.  "Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley
265.  "Save The Best For Last" by Vanessa Williams
264.  "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles
263.  "Sunshine On My Shoulders" by John Denver
262.  "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by the Police
261.  "I Just Called To Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder
260.  "Woman" by John Lennon
259.  "We Are The World" by USA for Africa
258.  "I Get Around" by the Beach Boys
257.  "Have You Never Been Mellow" by Olivia Newton-John
256.  "Someday We'll Be Together" by Diana Ross & the Supremes
255.  "Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi
254.  "Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles
253.  "Le Freak" by Chic
252.  "Love Takes Time" by Mariah Carey
251.  "Truly, Madly, Deeply" by Savage Garden
250.  "Maria Maria" by Santana Featuring The Product G & B
249.  "Islands In The Stream" by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
248.  "More Than A Feeling" by Boston
247.  "Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb
246.  "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" by Bonnie Tyler
245.  "Against All Odds" by Phil Collins
244.  "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke
243.  "Down Under" by Men at Work
242.  "Kiss You All Over" by Exile
241.  "Man In The Mirror" by Michael Jackson
240.  "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean
239.  "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" by England Dan & John Ford Coley
238.  "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood
237.  "Breathe" by Faith Hill
236.  "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce
235.  "Tonight's The Night" by Rod Stewart
234.  "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston
233.  "Scarborough Fair (Canticle)" by Simon & Garfunkel
232.  "Again" by Janet Jackson
231.  "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
230.  "Lady Madonna" by the Beatles
229.  "Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies
228.  "Return To Sender" by Elvis Presley
227.  "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears for Fears
226.  "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson
225.  "Strangers In The Night" by Frank Sinatra
224.  "The Most Beautiful Girl" by Charlie Rich
223.  "Save The Last Dance For Me" by the Drifters
222.  "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys
221.  "Where Did Our Love Go" by the Supremes
220.  "Blue Bayou" by Linda Ronstadt
219.  "From This Moment On" by Shania Twain
218.  "Coward Of The County" by Kenny Rogers
217.  "Jump" by Van Halen
216.  "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor
215.  "Respect" by Aretha Franklin
214.  "Dancing Queen" by ABBA
213.  "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison
212.  "You Can't Hurry Love" by the Supremes
211.  "Woman In Love" by Barbra Streisand
210.  "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley
209.  "Downtown" by Petula Clark
208.  "I Want To Know What Love Is" by Foreigner
207.  "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers
206.  "California Girls" by the Beach Boys
205.  "Take It Easy" by the Eagles
204.  "Runaway" by Del Shannon
203.  "Theme From 'A Summer Place'" by Percy Faith and His Orchestra
202.  "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers
201.  "When Doves Cry" by Prince
200.  "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel
199.  "Monday, Monday" by the Mamas and the Papas
198.  "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro
197.  "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" by Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond
196.  "Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree" by Tony Orlando & Dawn
195.  "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" by Vicki Lawrence
194.  "The Boy Is Mine" by Monica & Brandy
193.  "All Night Long" by Lionel Richie
192.  "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
191.  "Vision Of Love" by Mariah Carey
190.  "Candle In The Wind '97" by Elton John
189.  "The Rose" by Bette Midler
188.  "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston
187.  "That's The Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson
186.  "Breathe Again" by Toni Braxton
185.  "Get Off Of My Cloud" by the Rolling Stones
184.  "And I Love Her" by the Beatles
183.  "You Make Loving Fun" by Fleetwood Mac
182.  "Tell Her About It" by Billy Joel
181.  "Heartache Tonight" by the Eagles
180.  "Cathy's Clown" by the Everly Brothers
179.  "I Wanna' Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston
178.  "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles
177.  "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
176.  "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
175.  "Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton
174.  "Windy" by the Association
173.  "On Bended Knee" by Boyz II Men
172.  "I'll Be There" by the Jackson 5
171.  "Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton
170.  "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" by Paul and Linda McCartney
169.  "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by Tommy James & the Shondells
168.  "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb
167.  "We've Only Just Begun" by the Carpenters
166.  "Fire And Rain" by James Taylor
165.  "We Will Rock You"/"We Are The Champions" by Queen
164.  "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
163.  "My Life" by Billy Joel
162.  "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder
161.  "All That She Wants" by Ace of Base
160.  "Don't Speak" by No Doubt
159.  "Paperback Writer" by the Beatles
158.  "Flashdance" by Irene Cara
157.  "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits
156.  "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand
155.  "Call Me" by Blondie
154.  "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge
153.  "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion
152.  "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" by the Bee Gees
151.  "Heart Of Gold" by Neil Young

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