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The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. — Quentin Crisp James Dean was a rebel. Marlon Brando was a rebel. Johnny Yuma was a rebel. You’re not. But listening to some of our Top 11 Rebel Songs may get you there. We’re Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister Despite their success, Twisted Sister’s We’re Not Gonna Take It was the metal band’s only Top 40 hit. Frontman Dee Snider told Wikimetal that the song was born…

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I don’t want to live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light. – Woody Allen Despite its earthquakes, traffic, smog and pretentiousness, Los Angeles has inspired great tunes like those on our list of Top 11 L.A. Songs. Know any more? Take off those Ray-Bans – you’re indoors – and tell us in the Comments section below. Hotel California by the Eagles Hotel California has become the Eagles’ best-known song, an exploration of the dark underbelly of Los Angeles that ends with two minutes of dueling guitar…

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“Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.” – George Burns Let’s get right to our list of Top 11 Geezer Songs. There’s no telling how much time you’ve got left. Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Seger The lyric “I reminisce about the days of old with that old time rock and roll” explains the geezer appeal of Bob Seger’s 1979 hit. Seger recorded Old Time Rock and Roll backed by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, also known as the Swampers. Old Time Rock and Roll was written by local songwriters…

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“The world is naturally averse to all truth it sees or hears but swallows nonsense and a lie with greediness and gluttony.” – Samuel Butler Fans of songs with silly titles like In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo and Sookie Sookie, you’ve come to the right place. Nonsense songs Be-Bop-A-Lula and Bama Lama Bama Loo have been around since rock’s early days, so there was plenty to choose from for our Top 11 Nonsense Songs. Let us know in the comments section below if we’ve left out any of your favorites. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da by…

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“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack Since Elvis Presley burst on the scene, the recording industry has been built around the musical whims of teenagers. Because nothing fascinates teens more than themselves, here are our Top 11 Songs About Teenagers. I’m Eighteen by Alice Cooper I’m Eighteen was Alice Cooper’s first success, a No. 21 hit in 1970. “You hear people all the time say, ‘Boy, I’m Eighteen came out when I was 18,'” Cooper told…

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“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack Since Elvis Presley burst on the scene, the recording industry has been built around the musical whims of teenagers. Because nothing fascinates teens more than themselves, here are our Top 11 Songs About Teenagers. I’m Eighteen by Alice Cooper I’m Eighteen was Alice Cooper’s first success, a No. 21 hit in 1970. “You hear people all the time say, ‘Boy, I’m Eighteen came out when I was 18,'” Cooper told…

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“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance — waiting for the bathroom.” — Bob Hope Patience has never been a strong suit of rock fans. So it’s natural that there would be huge hits about waiting: Waiting for a girl, waiting for a boy, waiting for a friend or in Lou Reed’s case, waiting for a drug dealer. Here are our Top 11 Waiting Songs. Have we left out any of your favorites? Let us know in the Comments below. We’ll be sitting here waiting. Patience by Guns N’ Roses Patience is a rare acoustic…

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“See, they say it’s ‘survival of the fittest’, but you and I really know that it’s ‘survival of the most heavily armed.” — Lia Habel, Dearly, Departed Whether it’s the brutality of street life, the oppression of racism or just a bad relationship, songs of survival encourage us to persevere. Rock and rollers, always defiant, have addressed political, social and spiritual issues through their music. Maybe one of our Top 11 Survival Songs has helped you. If we’ve missed any of your favorites, please let us know in the comments below. 11. Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees The Bee…

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“The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.” — Alice Cooper The return of spring is a good time to look back at flower power, the hippie movement of the ‘60s that incorporated psychedelic music, Day-Glo posters and mind-bending drugs. During the Summer of Love, shirts, dresses and VW Bugs were covered with flowers. Flower children handed out flowers at anti-war protests while wearing flowers in their hair. Well, the flower children have all wilted but the music of the flower power era endures. So turn on and tune in to our Top 11 Flower…

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For all of the classic Christmas celebrations in New York City each year, for many music fans it’s also a sorrowful time as we recount the tragic death of John Lennon on December 8, 1980. That said, this month we’d like to use the space to remember the groundbreaking artist and some of the more memorable New York City landmarks that he touched. St. Regis Hotel – 2 East 55th Street This was the first New York residence for John Lennon and Yoko Ono.  In October 1971, this is also where Lennon recorded the first acoustic guitar demo of his now…

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