Top 11 Sun Songs

Top 11 Sun Songs

The sun is shining so it’s time to break out the SPF 2000 and hit the beach. Not quite in shape yet? OK, then bask in the glow of our Top 11 Sun Songs. If we missed any, tell us your favorites in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to turn over! 11. Cheap […]

Top 11 Motown Covers

Top 11 Motown Covers

In the 1960s, Berry Gordy’s Motown empire brought soul music into the mainstream by with musicians that included the Supremes and the Temptations and writer-producer teams like Holland-Dozier-Holland. Its slogan: “The Sound of Young America.” Motown hits inspired British bands and American rockers to record their own versions of its timeless songs. Here are Rock […]

Top 11 Celebrity Name Check Songs

Top 11 Celebrity Name Check Songs

Long before hip hop took name dropping to an insane level, rockers used music to honor those they admire. Often shout outs are a tribute to artists from the past; sometimes they acknowledge a contemporary’s work. Who would you add to our list of Top 11 Celebrity Name Checks? 11. Steve McQueen by Sheryl Crow […]

Top 11 Loser Songs

Top 11 Loser Songs

Without losers, where would the winners be? – Casey Stengel We’ll hear plenty this month about the new inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Enough already. Let’s celebrate the failures for a change with our Top 11 Songs About Losers. 11. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett When Margaritaville hit the top ten in […]

Top 11 Insanity Songs

Top 11 Insanity Songs

Some of the biggest names in rock, including Brian Wilson and Ray Davies, have battled mental illness but it’s not a topic that easily lends itself to song. Some rockers have produced brutally honest songs about their own demons; others made a statement with satire. So, stretch out on the psychiatrist’s couch and enjoy 11 […]

Top 11 Songs About Stardom

Top 11 Songs About Stardom

To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it. After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty. – Hedy Lamarr Many of our favorite rockers would disagree; stardom, they say, is more of a burden than a blessing. Listen to our Top 11 Songs About Stardom and let […]

Top 11 Motorcycle Songs

Top 11 Motorcycle Songs

Going back to 1955’s Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots by the Cheers, motorcycles have been a symbol of rock and roll’s rebellious attitude. When Easy Rider hit movie screens in 1969, its soundtrack of recent rock hits cemented the association of music and motorcycles. Whether your ride is a wicked chopper or a souped-up […]