Top 11 Fun Rock n’ Roll Christmas Cover Songs

Top 11 Fun Rock n’ Roll Christmas Cover Songs

Looking for that last-minute Christmas-themed rock n’ roll playlist? Look no further, as we have searched far & wide for some of the most enduring and timeless (and even infamous) Christmas cover songs laid to tape. Let us know in the comments which ones we missed! Motorhead – “Run Rudolph Run” Lemmy & the gang’s […]

Top 11 Shock Rock Songs

Top 11 Shock Rock Songs

“I’m at a point in life when nothing feels shocking to me. I need something to shock me! I’m almost ready to see a UFO.” – CeeLo Green The list is compiled chronologically by the start of the musicians’ careers. “Constipation Blues” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was one of the pioneers of […]

Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs

Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land. – Jon Stewart Feeling thankful about anything yet? Neither are we. Thanksgiving is approaching, and the day is supposed to be about gratitude but let’s face […]

Top 11 Arena Rock Songs

Top 11 Arena Rock Songs

“In the ’70s … that’s the era when that was kind of perfected, the whole idea of Arena Rock. In the arena back then you were a little, tiny thing on stage making a great big noise. What really mattered was that sound you were making.” – Lawrence Gowan of Styx “Too Much Time on […]

Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs

Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs

Until 1964, Americans imagined Brits as businessmen in bowler hats and stuffy butlers who served tea. The Beatles‘ arrival on our shores changed all that. We grew our hair, dressed in Carnaby Street fashions and overnight, British words like “fab” and “gear” entered our language. But Beatles lyrics contain many expressions that many American fans […]

Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs

Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs

Note: This piece originally ran in time for Labor Day 2012. Since 1894, when Madonna was just a toddler, the U.S. has celebrated Labor Day – …a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. — U.S. Dept. of Labor Whatever.  For the rest of […]

Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs

Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs

“Punk rock was the tsunami that threatened to drown us all in 1977.” – Pete Townshend “Kick Out the Jams” by the MC5 “Kick Out the Jams” is the title track of the MC5‘s 1969 debut LP, recorded over Halloween weekend at Detroit’s Grande Ballroom. The song gained immediate notoriety by its introduction. Singer Rob […]

Top 11 Songs About Opposites

Top 11 Songs About Opposites

“Why are a ‘wise man’ and a ‘wiseguy’ opposites?” – George Carlin “Right Place, Wrong Time” by Dr. John “Right Place, Wrong Time” was Dr. John‘s biggest hit, cracking the Top 10 in 1973. It was the first single from his In the Right Place LP. Dr. John described how the song was written in […]

Top 11 Bubblegum Pop Songs

Top 11 Bubblegum Pop Songs

“The average lifespan of a teen idol is five years. You have to change musically. Bubblegum pop was good for the first time you have sex.” – Leif Garrett  “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’” by Crazy Elephant Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz of Super K Productions were major players in bubblegum music. The pair teamed with […]

Top 11 Songs From Girl Groups

Top 11 Songs From Girl Groups

“Given that there was that era of girl group music and it’s still very popular, but I think if you looked at the chart from that time you would see many more men on it. Because the industry, they were catering to young girls. I mean, that’s what they thought their audience was.” – Lesley […]

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