Top 11 British Invasion One-Hit Wonders

Top 11 British Invasion One-Hit Wonders

The British Invasion that began in 1964 brought to our shores bands that produced decades of great rock. The popularity of America’s teen idols faded as the Beatles, the Who, the Stones and the Kinks became rock royalty in the States. Fans embraced the wave of new artists from the U.K. throughout the mid-’60s and beyond. […]

Top 11 Baseball Songs – In Honor of Spring Training Starting Up

Top 11 Baseball Songs – In Honor of Spring Training Starting Up

This week, pitchers and catchers – and everybody else – reported to spring training. It’s the first real activity signifying the approaching 2016 baseball season, and as such it’s time to dust off some time-honored baseball songs. below, enjoy a list of tunes inspired by the diamond…songs that you hear before a game at batting […]

Top 11 Songs from Martin Scorsese Films

Top 11 Songs from Martin Scorsese Films

Director Martin Scorsese and the Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger have teamed as executive producers of Vinyl, a 10-episode series on the ’70s rock scene that premieres on HBO Feb. 14. At a Television Critics Association panel,  Jagger acknowledged that the acclaimed director “was one of the first people that really used rock ‘n’ roll, like […]

Top 11 Dancing Songs

Top 11 Dancing Songs

  “Do you think dyslexic people have difficulty dancing to Y.M.C.A.?” — Dave Sokolowski Rock music has filled dance floors since Chuck Berry sang, “Go get your lover, then reel and rock it” in Roll Over Beethoven. No wonder dancing is the subject of so many songs. Here’s our collection of the Top 11 Songs […]

Top 11 Songs With Star Wars References

Top 11 Songs With Star Wars References

This month, one of the most anticipated films of recent memory will be released. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters on December 18, and has been all people have been able to talk about ever since the first cryptic teaser trailer showed up. All this Star Wars hype inspired us to dive into […]

Top 11 Songs About Food

Top 11 Songs About Food

“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 What better way to celebrate our approaching national day of gluttony and over-indulgence than by listening to our Top 11 Food Songs? […]

Top 11 Waiting Songs

Top 11 Waiting Songs

“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 […]

Top 11 Car Songs

Top 11 Car Songs

September marks the start of the new car season. It’s that time when your dreams of a flashy red convertible lie crushed as you drive off in a new (and significantly safer and more practical) minivan. At least rockers don’t have to worry about fuel efficiency, cargo capacity and child safety seats. They’ve produced our […]

Top 11 Survival Songs

Top 11 Survival Songs

“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, […]

Top 11 Long Songs

Top 11 Long Songs

Since the dawn of rock, hit singles have always been about three minutes in length. Radio stations, hoping to play as many songs as possible, routinely refused to play any record that approached four minutes or more. Artists and record companies, hungry for a hit single, went along with the unwritten rule. And fans, with […]