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  1. Hallelujah

    Hallelujah (1994)

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    "Hallelujah" is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a cover by John Cale, which later formed the basis for a cover by Jeff Buckley. It is the subject of the book The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" (2012) by Alan Light. In a New York Times review of the book, Janet Maslin praises the book and the song, noting that "Cohen spent years struggling with his song 'Hallelujah.' . . . He wrote perhaps as many as 80 verses before paring the song down."


  2. 25 Or 6 to 4

    25 Or 6 to 4 (1970)

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    "25 or 6 to 4", also written as "Twenty-Five Or Six To Four", is a song written by the American musician Robert Lamm, one of the founding members of the rock/jazz fusion band Chicago. It was recorded for their second album, Chicago in 1970, with Peter Cetera on lead vocals. The song was edited and released as a single in June that year, climbing to number 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and number seven on the UK Singles Chart. This recording features an electric guitar solo using a wah-wah pedal by Chicago guitarist Terry Kath, and has been included in numerous Chicago compilation albums.


  3. American Pie

    American Pie (1971)

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    "American Pie" is a song by American folk rock singer-songwriter Don McLean. Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was a number-one US hit for four weeks in 1972. In the UK, the single reached No. 2 on its original 1972 release and a reissue in 1991 reached No. 12.


  4. Paradise

    Paradise (2011)

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    "Paradise" is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay. The song was released on 12 September 2011 as the second single from their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto. The song received its radio debut at 7:50am on The Chris Moyles Show (BBC Radio 1) on 12 September 2011. According to Coldplay's official website, the single was not initially chart eligible in the United Kingdom, because it was available on iTunes as an "instant grat" (immediate download) when pre-ordering the album.


  5. Sir Duke

    Sir Duke (1976)

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    "Sir Duke" is a song composed and performed by Stevie Wonder, from his 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life. Released as a single in 1977, the track topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Black Singles charts, and reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart, his joint biggest hit there at the time.


  6. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

    Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (2011)

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    "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" is a song by English alternative rock band Coldplay. It was released on 3 June 2011, as a digital download except in the United Kingdom where it was released on 5 June 2011. It was released as the lead single from their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto. The song contains elements of the 1976 song "I Go to Rio" written by Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson. The song made its radio debut on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Absolute Radio, and Xfm. They first performed the song live at the 2011 Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festival in Nürnberg, Germany.


  7. I Love Music

    I Love Music (1975)

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    "I Love Music" is a disco song written by Gamble and Huff and recorded by The O'Jays. It appeared on the group's 1975 album Family Reunion. The single version went to number one on the soul singles chart and reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100. In the UK, the song peaked at number 13 in the Top 40 singles charts, in March 1976. The single was most successful on the disco/dance charts spending eight weeks at number one.


  8. Johnny B. Goode

    Johnny B. Goode (1977)

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    "Johnny B. Goode" is a 1958 rock and roll song written and originally performed by Chuck Berry. The song was a major hit among both black and white audiences peaking at #2 on Billboard magazine's Hot R&B Sides chart and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.


  9. Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown (2011)

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    "Charlie Brown" (originally titled "Cartoon Heart") is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay. The song was released as the third single from their fifth studio album Mylo Xyloto. The single was listed by Q magazine as their track of the day on 2 December 2011. The music video for the song was released on 2 February 2012, as well as a live version on 6 December 2011.


  10. Welcome to the machine

    Welcome to the machine (1975)

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    "Welcome to the Machine" is the second song on Pink Floyd's 1975 album Wish You Were Here. It is notable for its use of heavily processed synthesizers and acoustic guitars, as well as a wide and varied range of tape effects, as well as a total lack of drums.


  11. Crush With Eyeliner

    Crush With Eyeliner (1994)

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    "Crush with Eyeliner" is a song by R.E.M., released as the fourth single from their ninth studio album Monster. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore provides background vocals.


  12. Pop Song 89

    Pop Song 89 (1988)

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    "Pop Song 89" was the third single released from R.E.M.'s sixth studio album Green. It peaked at number 86 on the Hot 100, and in the UK "Stand" was re-released instead.


  13. Roll Over Beethoven

    Roll Over Beethoven (1963)

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    "Roll Over Beethoven" is a 1956 hit single by Chuck Berry originally released on Chess Records, with "Drifting Heart" as the B-side. The lyrics of the song mention rock and roll and the desire for rhythm and blues to replace classical music. The song has been covered by many other artists and Rolling Stone ranked it #97 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


  14. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

    Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

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    "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" is a song and single by Ian Dury. It was originally released as a Stiff Records single with "Razzle In My Pocket" as the B-side, on 26 August 1977. The song was released under the name 'Ian Dury' and only two members of the Blockheads appear on the record – the song's co-writer and guitarist Chas Jankel and saxophonist Davey Payne.


  15. The Heart Of Rock And Roll

    The Heart Of Rock And Roll (1983)

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    "The Heart of Rock & Roll" is a song performed by Huey Lewis and the News, released as the third single from their album Sports in 1984. The single peaked at number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.


  16. Strange Overtones

    Strange Overtones (2008)

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    "Strange Overtones" is a song recorded by David Byrne and Brian Eno, written by the duo with Leo Abrahams. It was released on August 4, 2008 by means of free download as the lead single from Byrne's and Eno's second collaborative studio album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (2008). "Strange Overtones" is an uptempo electronic gospel song, and its lyrics explore the themes of humanity overcoming technology that are central to the album. "Strange Overtones" was well received by critics, and was downloaded 40,000 times in its first three days of release.


  17. Radio Song

    Radio Song (1991)

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    "Radio Song" is the fourth single released by R.E.M. from their 1991 album Out of Time, where it appeared as the opening track.


  18. What Do You Want from Me

    What Do You Want from Me (1994)

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    "What Do You Want from Me" is a song by Pink Floyd featured on their 1994 album, The Division Bell. It was composed by Richard Wright, David Gilmour, and his then-girlfriend and subsequent wife Polly Samson. A live version from Pulse was released as a single in Canada, reaching #28 in the Canadian Top Singles charts.


  19. Don't Download This Song

    Don't Download This Song (2006)

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    "Don't Download This Song" is the first single from "Weird Al" Yankovic's 12th studio album Straight Outta Lynwood. The song was released exclusively on August 21, 2006 as a digital download. It is a style parody of "We Are the World", "Voices That Care", "Hands Across America", "Heal the World" and other similar charity songs. The song "describes the perils of online music file-sharing" in a tongue-in-cheek manner. To further the sarcasm, the song is freely available for streaming and download (legally) in "DRM-free" MPEG fileformat at Weird Al's Myspace page, as well as his YouTube channel.


  20. Rock And Roll Music

    Rock And Roll Music (1976)

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    "Rock and Roll Music" is a 1957 hit single written and recorded by rock and roll icon Chuck Berry. The song has been widely covered, and is recognized as one of Berry's most popular and enduring compositions. In the fall of 1957, the song reached #6 on Billboard magazine's R&B Singles chart and #8 on the Hot 100 chart.


  21. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

    Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (2011)

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    "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay. The lead single from their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, it was released on 3 June 2011, as a digital download except in the United Kingdom where it was released 2 days later.


  22. Starfuckers, Inc.

    Starfuckers, Inc. (1999)

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    "Starfuckers, Inc." (also known as "Starsuckers, Inc." in its edited form) is a song by Nine Inch Nails. The song is released as the fourth single from the double album, The Fragile. Although the song does not have an official halo, a promotional edited single for "Starfuckers, Inc." entitled "Starsuckers, Inc." was distributed with exclusive radio edits, and a video for "Starsuckers, Inc." was produced.


  23. Green Tambourine

    Green Tambourine (1968)

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    "Green Tambourine" was the primary hit by the 1960s Ohio-based rock group The Lemon Pipers, as well as the title track to their debut-album Green Tambourine. The song has been credited as being one of the first bubblegum pop chart-toppers. Released towards the end of 1967, it peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for one week at the start of February, 1968 and earned the group a gold record for over a million copies sold. The record remained on the chart for three months. It was also the first U.S. number-one hit for the Buddah label. The Lemon Pipers would never repeat this success, although "Rice Is Nice" and "Jelly Jungle" did make it onto the charts in 1968.


  24. I Dig Rock And Roll Music

    I Dig Rock And Roll Music

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    "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" is a song recorded in 1967 by the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, ridiculing rock music (which by the time of this song's recording had almost eclipsed folk music). The writing credits are given as Stookey-Mason-Dixon. Stookey is the "Paul" of Peter, Paul and Mary. "Mason" is musician and producer Jim Mason. "Dixon" is Dave Dixon, who was later a popular air personality on progressive rock radio station WABX in Detroit. The tune peaked at #9 on the Billboard Top 100. The song is one of the few PP&M singles not to appear on Billboard's Easy Listening survey, although it did make the Record World "Non-Rock" listing.


  25. 1982

    1982

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    "1982" is a song by French recording duo Miss Kittin & The Hacker. It is the first single from the EP Champagne (1998) and their debut album as a duo First Album (2001). The song was one of the first songs of the electroclash scene, and was remixed by Vitalic and Anthony Rother.


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