What 3 songs would you use to describe rock and roll?

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Okay, let's say you met somebody who had never heard a single rock and roll song in their entire life.

You can only play 3 songs to get them to understand. Which 3 songs would you play?

I understand it would take a lot more than 3 to encompass the entire range of the genre, but you can only choose up to 3. Also, these don't even have to be songs you like, just songs that would help to get the point across.

Rock on!
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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    1) ACDC -- Back In Black
    2) Guns N Roses -- Welcome To The Jungle
    3) Led Zeppelin -- Black Dog

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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      1) ACDC -- Back In Black
      2) Guns N Roses -- Welcome To The Jungle
      3) Led Zeppelin -- Black Dog

      You like?
      Excellent choices! Especially if you wanted to convey the heaviness that can be present in some forms of rock and roll.

      I would probably pick T.N.T. by AC/DC, but that's just because I prefer Bon Scott over Brian Johnson, but it's all good.

      I'm still thinking about my three.

      Rock on!
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      • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
        Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

        Excellent choices! Especially if you wanted to convey the heaviness that can be present in some forms of rock and roll.

        I would probably pick T.N.T. by AC/DC, but that's just because I prefer Bon Scott over Brian Johnson, but it's all good.

        I'm still thinking about my three.

        Rock on!
        Michael
        The GNR song was the toughie for me. I'm not sure I would pick that song now that I have given it more thought. I think I'm going to have to replace it with ONE by Metallica.

        They have been around long enough now to be included in this discussion.
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        • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
          I could probably perm any three from hundreds - but I think they'd get the general picture from the following:

          - Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
          - Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
          - Ramones - Swallow My Pride


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          • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
            This may be one of the hardest questions for anybody who has had as
            much exposure to rock and roll as I've had.

            In fact, I'd say it's impossible to answer.

            What kind of an impression do you want to give the person about rock and
            roll?

            Heavy?
            Pop?
            Meaningful?
            Anthems?
            Biggest impact on the industry?

            Rock and roll, as a definition in itself, is so broad that you're talking about
            literally thousands of songs in multiple genres.

            I could come up with 100 different lists of 3 songs depending on what I'd
            want the person to get out of it...even leaving my personal bias out of it.

            So, in order to do that, without picking my favorite rock songs, here
            are the tunes I would pick for a few of the categories.

            Biggest Impact

            Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
            Hey Jude - Beatles
            Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & The Comets

            Most Meaningful

            Get Together - Youngbloods
            Blowin In The Wind - Bob Dylan
            Abraham Martin & John - Dion

            Anthems

            Inagaddadavida - Iron Butterfly
            American Pie - Don McClean
            I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home - Grand Funk

            Heaviest Rock Songs (without going into underground metal)

            Easy Livin - Uriah Heep
            Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
            Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin

            I'll think of more tomorrow. My wife wants to call it a night.

            If I had to play one band for somebody and say this is pure rock and
            roll, I'd probably have to go with Led Zeppelin, even though they're not
            my personal favorite. I think, when all is said and done, they have come
            to define what rock and roll is all about, at least to my generation.

            For those before me, it was Bill Haley.

            And I'm sure to those after me, it would be somebody else.

            Like I said, almost impossible question to answer.

            And the sad part is, at least IMO, the best music ever made in the 60 plus
            years of rock and roll was NOT popular.

            But that's a whole other can of worms that I won't get into tonight.

            Michael...GREAT idea for a thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Thunderclap Newman and "Something In The Air" would probably be one of mine.

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    • Profile picture of the author bamtastic
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      1) ACDC -- Back In Black
      2) Guns N Roses -- Welcome To The Jungle
      3) Led Zeppelin -- Black Dog

      You like?

      ACDC's Back in Black is my ultimate rock song! Love the intro, guitar is so crunchy!

      I'd also agree wih GNR's Welcome to the Jungle.

      Not so sure with Led Zep's.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    While Frank's choices would not be my choices, I can appreciate them.
    Like Steven, I can't do it.
    The one thing I think almost no one will agree with me on is that I think most good music died around the 90s. Oh sure, there might be a few bands that have put out some memoriable stuff,but those groups are in the minority,not the majority.
    Most stuff coming out since the 90s and up to today is pablum.
    OK folks, hit me with your best shot! ( And if I was listing 3 female singers, Pat would definitely be there,along with Chrissy Hinde.Not sure who I might pick for number 3)
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    This question would be completely impossible for me to answer if I thought about it, so I'm just going to list the first three that come to mind.

    1. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
    2. I Put a Spell on You - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    3. The Pusher - Steppenwolf

    And what are your three, Michael? I'm guessing the Beatles would be on the list, and really, is any list complete without a Beatles song?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Satisfaction - Rolling Stones

      If they hear that tune and can't figure it out all the rest is pointless.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Well you know I will say Ramones

    Prior to that I will go back to the original rock and roll

    1. Chuck Berry - Maybelline, Johnny B Goode, etc etc
    (HUGE influence on the Rolling Stones)

    2. Little Richard - Tutti Fruitti, Long Tall Sally, etc etc

    3. Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue etc

    3. Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' etc

    3. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced, etc etc etc






    Yeh - it all boils down to this:

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    I love the answers so far.



    So far I think I've come up with some criteria that would get to the essence of rock and roll.

    1. Hits you emotionally.

    2. Questions authority in some way.

    3. Possesses you to move.

    Now to figure out which songs do those things.

    Rock on!
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Like Steven W said above it's virtually impossible to name just 3 songs that cover the entire essence of Rock n Roll.

      In the 1950's it may have been possible, but today with so many genres and sub-genres fitting under the RnR banner, the answer could be enough to take up the entire disc space that the WF sits on.

      However taking the 3 criteria you listed below, it becomes a little easier (only a little though).

      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

      1. Hits you emotionally.

      2. Questions authority in some way.

      3. Possesses you to move.
      The problem with this is that if asked the same question next week, I may come up with 3 completely different songs

      But here goes anyway. The 3 songs that I feel best describe RnR according to the criteria above, and at this point in tiime are (in chronological order):

      1 My Generation - The Who


      2 Schools Out - Alice Cooper


      3 Pretty Vacant - The Sex Pistols

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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

      So far I think I've come up with some criteria that would get to the essence of rock and roll.

      1. Hits you emotionally.

      2. Questions authority in some way.

      3. Possesses you to move.
      Okay, I'll play along again...

      Emotions: Taxi by Harry Chapin
      Questions Authority: I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag by Country Joe and the Fish
      Makes You Move: The Twist by Chubby Checker
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      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

      I love the answers so far.



      So far I think I've come up with some criteria that would get to the essence of rock and roll.

      1. Hits you emotionally.

      2. Questions authority in some way.

      3. Possesses you to move.

      Now to figure out which songs do those things.

      Rock on!
      Michael
      I disagree with #1 and #2. The purest "essence" of rock and roll comes from blues, with the purpose being music to make you dance and stomp your feet and party to forget your blues. The terms "rock" and "roll" are blues terms...

      Therefore:

      1. Any Chuck Berry tune

      2. Any Little Richard tune

      3. Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill

      If it doesn't make you want to stomp your feet and have a good time, it ain't rock and roll.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
        Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

        I disagree with #1 and #2. The purest "essence" of rock and roll comes from blues, with the purpose being music to make you dance and stomp your feet and party to forget your blues. The terms "rock" and "roll" are blues terms...

        Therefore:

        1. Any Chuck Berry tune

        2. Any Little Richard tune

        3. Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill

        If it doesn't make you want to stomp your feet and have a good time, it ain't rock and roll.
        Nothing wrong with your criteria. That's the cool part, you get to choose which three songs you would use.

        That being said, while blues is absolutely important to the sound of rock and roll, we also have to give a nod to the country influence as well. Rockabilly had a huge impact on the sound of early rock and roll, at least for artists like Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison (to name a few).

        Again, I'm not trying to downplay the influence of the blues, just wanted to be sure to give credit to another part of the equation.

        By the way, your choices are awesome!

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    1. it's a long way to the top acdc


    2 + many great bands covered here / deep puple, angels, just so many classics really but only one number one / number one
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    1. "That's All Right Mama" by Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
    2. "Always on my Mind" by Elvis Presley
    3. "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple
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  • Profile picture of the author FatterMike
    Jail House Rock - Elvis Presley
    Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin
    Welcome To The Jungle - Guns 'n Roses

    For me the best rock 'n roll music range from Elvis era and stopped at Guns 'n Roses era, just my opinion though. and I agree 3 songs won't be enough to describe the whole aspect of Rock 'n Roll.
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  • Profile picture of the author Doug
    One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - George Thorogood's version
    Paradise By The Dashboard Lights - Meat Loaf
    Money - Pink Floyd

    Because, at some level, most can relate to all 3 songs...
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    Summer of 69'-I forget...
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  • Profile picture of the author arcadiasmith
    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    Imagine - John Lennon
    Yesterday - The Beatles :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin2010
    Sorry couldn't get down to 3 so i did 5


    01: Steppenwolf: "Born To Be Wild"
    02: Chuck Berry: "Johnnie B. Goode"
    03: Jimmy Hendrix: "Fire"
    04: Aerosmith: "Walk This Way"
    05: The Rolling Stones: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Here are the 3 I came up with, though I may change them.

    Money - Barrett Strong. It has a good rock and roll message, and shows rock and roll's R&B roots.

    Anarchy In The UK - Sex Pistols. This one shakes you and wakes you up, letting you know it's time to do something. Though, I have to say this is a toss up with "My Generation".

    Hotel California - The Eagles. About being trapped by the rock and roll lifestyle, and it helps show a bit more of the sound variety present in rock and roll.

    Rock on!
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    p.s. Then of course there is Louie Louie...

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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      What introduction to rock and roll would be complete without...

      The Bubble Gum Sound

      Sugar Sugar - The Archies
      One Two Three Red Light - 1910 Fruitgum Company
      Dizzy - Tommy Roe
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  • Profile picture of the author ske11
    Thanks for the great music and videos, I have enjoyed them all.

    I would have to go with

    Born to run - Springsteen
    Number of the beast - Iron Maiden
    London calling - The Clash
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      And of course it would be a terrible injustice to forget the contribution that
      Motown has made over the years to rock and roll.

      The Motown Era

      Stop In The Name Of Love - Supremes
      Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops
      I'll Be There - Jackson 5
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        And of course it would be a terrible injustice to forget the contribution that
        Motown has made over the years to rock and roll.

        The Motown Era

        Stop In The Name Of Love - Supremes
        Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops
        I'll Be There - Jackson 5
        Hi Steven,

        That was another reason I included Barrett Strong's version of "Money (That's What I Want)", it was instrumental in the formation of Motown Records.

        Rock on!
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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
          And then of course there is psychedelic.

          The Best Heard While Stoned Tunes

          Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
          Time Has Come Today - Chambers Brothers
          Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles

          This category alone is a bitch to narrow down to 3 when you have songs
          like:

          Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Beatles
          White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
          I Am The Walrus - Beatles
          Eight Miles High - Byrds
          Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
          Sky Pilot - Eric Burden & The Animals
          Paper Sun - Traffic
          Green Tambourine - Lemon Pipers

          I'll stop there before I end up with a list a mile long.
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          • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
            Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

            And then of course there is psychedelic.

            The Best Heard While Stoned Tunes

            Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
            Time Has Come Today - Chambers Brothers
            Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles

            This category alone is a bitch to narrow down to 3 when you have songs
            like:

            Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Beatles
            White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
            I Am The Walrus - Beatles
            Eight Miles High - Byrds
            Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
            Sky Pilot - Eric Burden & The Animals
            Paper Sun - Traffic
            Green Tambourine - Lemon Pipers

            I'll stop there before I end up with a list a mile long.
            "I Am The Walrus" is still my all-time favorite song.

            To add to your list...


            And though it's been 20 years, I still swear I get a contact buzz just listening to...


            Rock on!
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Ah, Trower. Talk about a classic song/album. That to me is his best work.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      This is a great thread, but I can see that a lot of folks have a very different interpretation of Rock and Roll from my own one.

      There's been talk of Motown, Psychedelia, Bubblegum...

      I dunno. I have a hard time even thinking of Pop music as RnR. I mean, I love Abba, but I'd never call them RnR. Nor would I class bands/artists such as Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder or even Bob Dylan as RnR.

      Sure, they may have RnR roots or influences, but when I think of quintessential RnR bands, I look at The Rolling Stones, Guns n Roses...and a lot of the Punk/Grunge bands. Stripped down to the basics.

      Once you start elaborating or incorporating other musical styles and influences, IMO, you move away from the essence of Rock and Roll and toward a different musical sensibility.

      Anyway, for someone who loves just about all musical genres to some extent, it's all good.


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      • Profile picture of the author martinbin
        3 songs would you use to describe rock and roll:

        Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams,
        Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
        Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    That would be hard to describe in only 3 shots Michael, but I will tell you one that would def have to be in there:

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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
      Originally Posted by article_ghostwriter View Post

      Michael, you called it with Louie Louie (did you ever read this book?)

      But I'm going with the following three, which were all (personally) nothing less than revolutionary.

      Kick out the Jams - the MC5
      Anarchy in the UK - Sex Pistols
      My Generation - the 'oo
      That's awesome!

      All 3 of those almost made my list. Of course it it would have to be the unedited version of Kick Out The Jams

      The only reason I chose not to include it is that the rest fo the lyric doesn't quite stand up to the opening call to "Kick out the jams, m*****f******!". Still a great song, though.

      Rock on!
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    The Beatles 'Back in the U.S.S.R'
    Lynyrd Skynyrd 'Free bird'
    Anarchy in the UK 'Sex Pistols'
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    So, here's what we have so far. Numbers in parantheses indicate the number of times a song was mentioned. Songs with an * are also on the Rolling Stone magazine list of Top 500 Rock Songs of All Time (However, we're not really looking for the "best", just the most definitive).

    * (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones (2)
    Abraham Martin & John - Dion
    Always on my Mind - Elvis Presley
    American Pie - Don McClean
    * Anarchy In The UK - Sex Pistols (2)
    Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    * Back In Black - AC/DC
    Back In The U.S.S.R. - The Beatles
    * Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
    * Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan
    * Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
    * Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
    Bridge Of Sighs - Robin Trower
    * Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
    * C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
    Dizzy - Tommy Roe
    Easy Livin' - Uriah Heep
    * Eight Miles High - Byrds
    Fire - Jimmy Hendrix
    * Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Get Together - Youngbloods
    Good Old Rock And Roll - Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys
    Green Tambourine - Lemon Pipers
    * Hey Jude - Beatles
    Hot Smoke And Sasafrass - Bubble Puppy
    * Hotel California - The Eagles
    I'll Be There - Jackson 5
    I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home - Grand Funk
    I Am The Walrus - Beatles
    I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag - Country Joe and the Fish
    I Put A Spell On You - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    * Imagine - John Lennon
    Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
    Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
    It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock And Roll) - AC/DC
    Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
    * Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
    * Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry (3)
    Kick out the Jams - the MC5
    * Living For The City - Stevie Wonder
    * London Calling - The Clash
    * Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
    Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Beatles
    Main Street - Bob Seger
    * Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong
    Money - Pink Floyd
    * My Generation - The Who (2)
    Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden
    One - Metallica
    One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - George Thorogood's version
    One Two Three Red Light - 1910 Fruitgum Company
    Paper Sun - Traffic
    Paradise By The Dashboard Light - Meat Loaf
    * Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
    Pretty Vacant - The Sex Pistols
    * Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops
    Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin (3)
    * Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & The Comets
    Rockstar - Nickelback
    * School's Out - Alice Cooper
    * Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - The Ramones
    Sky Pilot - Eric Burden & The Animals
    * Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
    Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman
    * Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin (2)
    Stop In The Name Of Love - Supremes
    * Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles
    Sugar Sugar - The Archies
    Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams (2)
    Swallow My Pride - The Ramones
    TNT - AC/DC
    Taxi - Harry Chapin
    That's All Right Mama - Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
    The Ocean - Led Zeppelin
    The Pusher - Steppenwolf
    * The Twist - Chubby Checker
    Time Has Come Today - Chambers Brothers
    * Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
    * Walk This Way - Aerosmith
    War - Edwin Starr
    * Welcome To The Jungle - Guns 'n Roses (2)
    * What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
    * White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
    * Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin (2)
    * Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis
    * Yesterday - The Beatles

    89 songs that could be used to show somebody what rock and roll is all about. You would be hard-pressed to come up with a better list. Yet, at the same time, it doesn't even begin to scratch the surface.

    11 more and we'd have an even 100.

    Anyway, I'm loving the responses here.

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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
      Originally Posted by Marianne Gonne View Post

      3 more contenders ...

      Paranoid - Black Sabbath (Sabbath changed the sound of rnr)
      Pretty much created the whole genre of heavy metal, IMHO.

      Gloria - Patti Smith (she changed the landscape of rnr)
      If the original version was somewhat risque for its time, Smith's version is downright dirty, but it's an awesome take on the song.

      Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston/Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm (the tune that kicked off the whole damn thing)
      Whether or not Rocket 88 was the first rock and roll song is still debated by the "experts", however, it's still a cool song, and ranks as one of the very first.

      My personal vote goes to Caldonia by Louis Jordan


      You can hear how elements of this "jump blues" from 1946 made its way int 1951's Rocket 88.

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    All songs of new found glory. They really rock!
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    For me just one Carry on my wayward son...
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      Here's my second song, man I'm slow at this:rolleyes:
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    3 songs Iu use to describe rock and roll:

    Led Zeppelin (Black Dog)
    Rolling Stones (Brown Sugar)
    Rock Around The Clock (Bill Haley and The Comets)
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    Linkin Park - One step Closer
    Sing - My Chemical Romance
    Rise Against - Help is on the Way
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Since a Top 100 was mentioned, IMO no top 100 would be complete without:

    Stranglehold - Ted Nugent
    (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
    Casey Jones - The Grateful Dead
    Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
    Funk #49 - The James Gang

    ...I could go on and on. Maybe we'd better do Top 1000.
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  • Profile picture of the author mackpetra
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    The 3 songs I would like to describe rock and roll are: Tonight Gone be a Good Night - Black Eyed Peas, Somebody 's Me - Enrique Iglesias, Waiting for Tonight - Jenifer Lopez.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cowboy Warrior
    Hi Guys,

    This is my first post, so first of all:

    Thanks for having me here, this is REALLY a great place with a wealth of information to explore. My only regret is not looking for it sooner...


    You guys are bringing back old memories with this.

    I didn't see the Arrows "I LOVE ROCK & ROLL" --- a Classic "rock & Roll. may not be in the top 100, but defines Classic Rock (IMO)

    YouTube - Arrows, I Love Rock N Roll, Alan Merrill



    * sorry but since I don't have 15 posts yet ...can't post the link...just google "I love rock & roll", if you feel like listening to an oldy...
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
      Lot of years, genres, and sub-genres to only come up with three but here goes.

      1. Chuck Berry--Johnny Be Good
      2. The Guess Who-- American Woman
      3. Jimi Hendrix-- All Along The Watchtower
      4. Rush--Tow Sawyer
      5. Billy Idol--White Wedding
      6. Robert Plant--Big Log

      I didn't get it down to three so hopefully six will do. If not pick any three.
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    Johnny B Good. Hendrix live at Berkly
    Machine Gun. Hendrix (any gig)
    Izabella. Hendrix at Woodstock
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Baker
    I see a lot of different interpretations of what everyone considers Rock 'n' Roll is.

    Here are my 3 traditional Rock n Roll songs:

    Willie & The Hand Jive - Cliff Richard

    Long Tall Sally - The Beatles

    Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
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  • Profile picture of the author oliviasmith
    Well my list is here
    -Light my fire by Doors
    - Louie Louie by Kings men.
    - Paranoid by Black Sabbath.


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  • Profile picture of the author seadog33
    Yeah I suppose that's fair , give ode to where it began. But rock n roll has seen a few genres . **** I miss it . I don't even listen to music anymore. 90s boy bands killed it all for me. Its cubs games in my office or talk radio. Got a few discs that collect dust in the changer , but man I'm not kidding ya, the boy bands....oh my goodness ...i'll take nails on a chalkboard , before I listen to another group of whiney men. I'll bet that's the way my mom and pops felt too though when I was cranking up the heavy metal. I suppose they're rock n roll was a wee bit different than mine too.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Bonus!

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    • Profile picture of the author Just_Mel
      WOW - this is a HARD one! Only 3? You sadist! LOL :p

      Ok, here goes (there are so many, but trying to stick to TRUE R&R, nothing else muting it...)


      1. - Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Free Bird"
      2. - Led Zeppelin - "Kashmir"
      3. - Kiss - "Rock And Roll All Nite" OR "Shout It Out Loud"

      ah crap...

      4. - Jimi Hendrix "Purple Haze"
      5. - Pink Floyd "Stairway to Heaven"
      6. - The Doors "Light My Fire" OR "The End" OR "Break on Through"

      Hmm...

      Moving on to newer stuff (couldn't you have asked this by decade????)

      1. - Metallica "One"
      2. - Tool "Sober"
      3. - Disturbed "Down With A Sickness" OR "The Game"

      And then there's...

      1. - Motley Crue - "Dr. Feelgood"
      2. - Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
      3. - Guns N' Roses - "Welcome To The Jungle"
      4. - Joan Jett "I Love Rock 'n Roll"
      5. - Steppenwolf "I Wanna Rock"
      6. - AC/DC "Highway to Hell"


      Oh I could go on and on and on and on!!!

      Awesome way to start a debate
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      "I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself." - D.H. Lawrence
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