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    Cool 100 songs that changed the world.

    Here's a list of music that I finally agree with. From here.
    1. That’s All Right – Elvis Presley
    Rock 'n' roll history begins here. "If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars." History tells us this was a constant refrain from the mouth of Sun Records boss Sam Phillips, and in 1954 his dream came true. Whether he made a billion dollars is left up to the accountants to determine, but one thing is sure. The singer he found, one Elvis Aaron Presley, changed the face of music forever.

    2. I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
    The song that broke America. It is one of history's more notable minor quirks that President Kennedy was assassinated on 22 November 1963, one week before the UK release of The Beatles' fifth single. The two events might seem unconnected, yet the role of I Wanna Hold Your Hand in the USA's recovery from this bleak event is unquestionable.

    3. God Save The Queen – The Sex Pistols
    Punk call-to-arms that raised the spectre of civil war. God Save The Queen created a moment quite unlike anything that has happened before or since in the annals of rock.

    4. Rapper’s Delight – Sugarhill Gang
    The record that gave rap to the world - Released in 1979 this was the record that took the new form of music around the world.

    5. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
    The Daddy of grunge. Dave Grohl (of Nirvana, and now The Foo Fighters) said, "A lot of Teen Spirit was derivitive of the Pixies or Sonic Youth. It was just another jam. I didn't think much of it to be honest."

    6. Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday
    The song that helped revolutionise America. One of the most moving and eloquent songs of all time, this song was the start of the Civil Rights movement. Covered numerous times, Billie's version remains the definitive, world-changing version.

    7. Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
    The sonic start of the counter-revolution. "Like A Rolling Stone changed it all," Dylan said in 1965. "I was something I myself could dig."

    8. Walk This Way – Run DMC
    The original rap/rock crossover video. Paving the way for the likes of Limp Bizkit, at the time Aerosmith didn't think it was going to be such a big deal. Aerosmith's Joe Perry said, :To think that we'd be talking about it 15 years later as ground-breaking - we didn't think of it like that at all."

    9. Blue Monday – New Order
    The seven minutes that kick-started UK dance music. While Britain was living under a pale shadow of punk rock this "bold statement," as The Charlatans Tim Burgess called it, came out of seemingly nowhere. "It was daring - it incorporated elements of disco, which no-one liked at the time," Burgess concludes. However, the single went on the be the biggest selling 12" single of all time.

    10. Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid
    Reinvented the charity single and fed the world. Not everyone's favourite song, it led Morrissey to say, "One can have concern for the people of Ethiopia, but it's another thing to inflict torture on the people of England."

    11. Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
    12. Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets
    13. Helter Skelter – The Beatles
    14. The Message – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
    15. You Really Got Me – The Kinks
    16. Autobahn – Kraftwerk
    17. Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees
    18. Telstar – The Tornados
    19. Starman – David Bowie
    20. Think – Aretha Franklin
    21. Give Peace A Chance – Plastic Ono Band
    22. Planet Rock – Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force
    23. Wannabe – Spice Girls
    24. Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
    25. **** Tha Police – NWA
    26. Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles
    27. Rock Island Line – Lonnie Donegan
    28. My Generation – The Who
    29. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
    30. Like A Virgin – Madonna
    31. Imagine – John Lennon
    32. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
    33. He’s A Rebel – The Crystals
    34. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
    35. Money (That’s What I Want) – Barrett Strong
    36. I Feel Love – Donna Summer
    37. My Name Is – Eminem
    38. Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
    39. What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
    40. Me So Horny – 2 Live Crew
    41. Maybellene – Chuck Berry
    42. No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley & The Wailers
    43. That’ll Be The Day – The Crickets
    44. Going Underground – The Jam
    45. Kick Out The Jams – The MC5
    46. I Can’t Be Satisfied – Muddy Waters
    47. Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
    48. Strings Of Life – Rhythim Is Rhythim
    49. Pump Up The Volume – M/A/R/R/S
    50. Candle In The Wind – Elton John
    51. Mr Tambourine Man – The Byrds
    52. Rebel Without A Pause – Public Enemy
    53. Heart Of Glass – Blondie
    54. Cloud Nine – The Temptations
    55. White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
    56. Loaded – Primal Scream
    57. Lover – Les Paul
    58. Purple Haze – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    59. Thriller – Michael Jackson
    60. Cop Killer – Body Count
    61. Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones
    62. Heroin – The Velvet Underground
    63. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
    64. Rocket 88 – Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats
    65. Say It Loud: I’m Black And I’m Proud – James Brown
    66. Sweet Child O’Mine – Guns N’ Roses
    67. Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) – Soul II Soul
    68. Sign ‘O’ The Times – Prince
    69. Girl You Know It’s True – Milli Vanilli
    70. Nelson Mandela – The Special AKA
    71. Interstellar Overdrive – Pink Floyd
    72. What’d I Say – Ray Charles & His Orchestra
    73. This Land Is Your Land – Woody Guthrie
    74. Are "Friends" Electric? – Tubeway Army
    75. Je T’Aime… Moi On Plus – Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin
    76. This Charming Man – The Smiths
    77. Comme D’Habitude – Claude Francois
    78. Live Forever – Oasis
    79. Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
    80. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club
    81. Enter Sandman – Metallica
    82. The End – The Doors
    83. Apache – The Incredible Bongo Band
    84. O Superman – Laurie Anderson
    85. Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust
    86. Waterloo – Abba
    87. People Funny Boy – Lee "Scratch" Perry
    88. Blind – Korn
    89. Fools Gold – The Stone Roses
    90. Last Train To Clarksville – The Monkees
    91. Firestarter – The Prodigy
    92. Rock Your Baby – George McCrae
    93. The Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones
    94. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
    95. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree - Dawn
    96. There She Goes – The La’s
    97. Rumble – Link Wray & His Ray Men
    98. MacArthur Park – Richard Harris
    99. Creep – Radiohead
    100. Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
    Sliding down the banister of life ..........................

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    80. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club
    81. Enter Sandman – Metallica


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    Little Richard is gonna have a field day with that #100 spot. I hate these lists. They never make any sense.
    She's presenting like a mandrill!

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    What the hell is this?!? Where is "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News????

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    What about "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King? play that song anywhere and people will get into it and start singing.
    It came upon a midnight clear up my nose

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    The title says it all. However, quite a few miscues and poor song choices from the proper artist. Then again, you will never find someone happy with such a list save its author.

    BTW.... His name was Elvis Aron Presley.

    I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on the whole: some day I wish to be only a Yes-sayer.

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    surprised Truckin' is not on the list, it was a song of great impact, but low $.
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    Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" changed my way of life!

    Bobble Heads ROCK!

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    Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" changed my way of life!

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

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    3. God Save The Queen – The Sex Pistols
    I'm hanging with this one

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    Originally posted by mountainman
    80. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club
    81. Enter Sandman – Metallica

    LMAO....that is one major f'up if you ask me...

    And not to mention where are ALL the other Metallica songs???

    And no Godsmack ...i know, i know they havent changed the world...YET


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