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Rock Hall Inductees' Essential Songs

Suggested this to Henrik, who said it was an interestign idea, but a LOAD of work. So, in the event he decides to include it in the future, I've gone through and done the preliminary work for him. :) I've divided into the three decades, alphabetical order (for the most part. hehe)

Only listing Performer and Early Influence inductees, for obvious reasons.
1986-1989 Inductees

**The Beatles**
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Hey Jude
Strawberry Fields Forever
Can’t Buy Me Love
A Hard Day’s Night
Let It Be
A Day in the Life
I Am the Walrus

**The Beach Boys**
Good Vibrations
God Only Knows
California Girls
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
I Get Around
Help Me, Rhonda
Surfer Girl
Surfin’ U.S.A.
Heroes and Villains
Caroline, No

**Chuck Berry**
Back in the U.S.A.
Rock and Roll Music
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Too Much Monkey Business
Roll Over Beethoven
Sweet Little Sixteen
School Day
Johnny B. Goode

**James Brown**
Get Up (I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine)
Say It Loud - I’m Black and I’m Proud
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
King Heroin
It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World
I Got You (I Feel Good)
Please Please Please
Night Train
Cold Sweat
Funky Drummer

**Ray Charles**
What’d I Say
Lonely Avenue
I Can’t Stop Loving You
I Got a Woman
Hallelujah, I Love Her So
Leave My Woman Alone
Mess Around
I’m Movin’ On
Georgia on My Mind
Hit the Road, Jack

**The Coasters**
Young Blood
Yakety Yak
Charlie Brown
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Poison Ivy
Along Came Jones
Little Egypt
Run Red Run
Three Cool Cats

**Eddie Cochran**
Summertime Blues
C’mon Everybody
Something Else
Twenty Flight Rock
Cut Across, Shorty
Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie
Nervous Breakdown
Three Steps to Heaven
Sittin’ in the Balcony
Teenage Heaven

**Sam Cooke**
Another Saturday Night
Havin’ a Party
You Send Me
Bring It On Home to Me
A Change Is Gonna Come
Wonderful World
Chain Gang
Twistin’ the Night Away
Send Me Some Lovin’

**Bo Diddley**
Bo Diddley
I’m a Man
Who Do You Love?
Pretty Thing
Before You Accuse Me
Road Runner
You Don’t Love Me
Diddy Wah Diddy
Say Man

The Wanderer
Runaround Sue
A Teenager in Love
Ruby Baby
I Wonder Why
Donna the Prima Donna
Lovers Who Wander
This Little Girl
Lonely Teenager
Abraham, Martin and John

**Fats Domino**
Let the Four Winds Blow
My Blue Heaven
Blueberry Hill
Walkin’ to New Orleans
The Fat Man
Ain’t That a Shame
Blue Monday
Goin’ Home
I’m Walkin’

**The Drifters**
Save the Last Dance for Me
There Goes My Baby
Money Honey
Up On the Roof
Under the Boardwalk
Some Kind of Wonderful
This Magic Moment
Such a Night
Honey Love
White Christmas

**Bob Dylan**
Like a Rolling Stone
Mr. Tambourine Man
Tangled Up in Blue
Visions of Johanna
Masters of War
Blowin’ in the Wind
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
The Times They Are A-Changing
Highway 61 Revisited
Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands

**The Everly Brothers**
Crying in the Rain
Let It Be Me
(’Til) I Kissed You
Bye Bye Love
Love Hurts
Devoted to You
Cathy’s Clown
All I Have to Do Is Dream
When Will I Be Loved
Wake Up Little Susie

**Aretha Franklin**
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
Chain of Fools
Baby, I Love You
Rock Steady
(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone
Do Right Woman - Do Right Man
Spirit in the Dark
Amazing Grace

**Marvin Gaye**
What’s Going On?
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Sexual Healing
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (with Tammi Terrell)
Let’s Get It On
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Trouble Man
Ain’t That Peculiar
Stubborn Kind of Fellow

**Woody Guthrie**
This Land Is Your Land
Pretty Boy Floyd
Pastures of Plenty
This Train Is Bound for Glory
I Ain’t Got No Home
Dusty Old Dust (So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Yuh)
Talkin’ Dust Bowl Blues
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
Grand Coulee Dam

**Bill Haley**
Rock Around the Clock
Shake, Rattle and Roll
See You Later, Alligator
Burn That Candle
Rock-A-Beatin’ Boogie
Birth of the Boogie
Skinny Minnie
Two Hound Dogs

**Buddy Holly**
Oh Boy!
Maybe Baby
That’ll Be the Day
Love’s Made a Fool of You
It’s So Easy
Well…All Right
Peggy Sue
Rave On
Not Fade Away

**The Ink Spots**
If I Didn’t Care
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
I Can’t Stand Losing You
My Prayer
We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)
The Gypsy
You Were Only Fooling (While I Was Falling in Love)
Java Jive

**Louis Jordan**
Choo Choo Ch’Boogie
Five Guys Named Moe
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Is You Or Is You Ain’t (Ma’ Baby)
Saturday Night Fish Fry
What’s the Use of Getting Sober
Let the Good Times Roll
I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Comin’) (with Ella Fitzgerald)

**B.B. King**
The Thrill Is Gone
Rock Me Baby
Every Day I Have the Blues
How Blue Can You Get
Sweet Little Angel
Paying the Cost to Be the Boss
Why I Sing the Blues
Woke Up This Morning
Sweet Sixteen
Three O’Clock Blues

**Lead Belly**
Goodnight Irene
Midnight Special
Cotton Fields
Rock Island Line
John Hardy
In the Pines (a.k.a. Where Did You Sleep Last Night?)
The Bourgeois Blues
Gallows Pole
Black Betty

**Jerry Lee Lewis**
You Win Again
Great Balls of Fire
What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On
What’d I Say
High School Confidential
Crazy Arms
Rockin’ My Life Away
Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee

**Little Richard**
Ready Teddy
Long Tall Sally
Good Golly Miss Molly
Slippin’ and Slidin’ (Peepin’ and Hidin’)
Rip It Up
Keep A Knockin’
Directly from My Heart
Jenny, Jenny

**Clyde McPhatter**
A Lover’s Question
Treasure of Love
Without Love (There Is Nothing)
Lover Please
Long Lonely Nights
I Can’t Stand Up Alone
You Went Back On Your Word
Seven Days
Since You’ve Been Gone
Deep in the Heart of Harlem

**Ricky Nelson**
Hello Mary Lou
Travelin’ Man
Poor Little Fool
Garden Party
I’m Walkin’
Lonesome Town
If You Can’t Rock Me
She Belongs to Me
Stood Up
Be-Bop Baby

**Roy Orbison**
Oh, Pretty Woman
Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)
In Dreams
Running Scared
Blue Bayou
It’s Over
Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
Ooby Dooby
You Got It

**Les Paul**
How High the Moon
Vaya Con Dios
The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise
I’m Sitting on Top of the World
I Really Don’t Want to Know
Bye Bye Blues
Tennessee Waltz
Dry My Tears
Lover (When You’re Near Me)

**Carl Perkins**
Blue Suede Shoes
Bopping the Blues
Honey Don’t
Dixie Fried
Turn Around
Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby
Sure to Fall
Gone Gone Gone
Pink Pedal Pusher

**Elvis Presley**
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
In the Ghetto
That’s All Right
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Mystery Train
Hound Dog
Heartbreak Hotel
Jailhouse Rock

**Otis Redding**
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
Try a Little Tenderness
I Can’t Turn You Loose
That’s How Strong My Love Is
Mr. Pitiful
Hard to Handle
These Arms of Mine

**Smokey Robinson**
The Tracks of My Tears
Tears of a Clown
Ooh Baby Baby
Going to a Go-Go
I Second That Emotion
The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage
You Really Got a Hold on Me
Shop Around
Being With You
Cruisin’ (note: the first eight songs are credited to Smokey Robinson and the Miracles)

**The Rolling Stones**
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Gimme Shelter
Sympathy for the Devil
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Brown Sugar
Honky Tonk Women
Paint It, Black
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Start Me Up
Miss You

**Bessie Smith**
Empty Bed Blues
‘Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do
St. Louis Blues
Downhearted Blues
Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl
Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
I Ain’t Going to Play No Second Fiddle
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair
Back Water Blues

**The Soul Stirrers**
Jesus Gave Me Water
By and By
Any Day Now
Touch the Hem of His Garment
All Right Now
Heaven Is My Home
Peace in the Valley
Mean Old World
Nearer to Thee
Last Mile of the Way
Out on a Hill

**The Supremes**
Stop! In the Name of Love
You Can’t Hurry Love
You Keep Me Hangin’ On
Baby Love
Love Child
My World Is Empty Without You
Where Did Our Love Go
Someday We’ll Be Together
Come See About Me

**The Temptations**
My Girl
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
Papa Was a Rolling Stone
(I Know) I’m Losing You
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
The Way You Do the Things You Do
I Can’t Get Next to You
I Wish It Would Rain
Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)

**Big Joe Turner**
Shake, Rattle and Roll
Roll ‘Em Pete
Flip Flop and Fly
Honey Hush
Cherry Red
Boogie Woogie Country Girl
Battle Of the Blues (with Wynonie Harris)
Chains of Love
Corrine Corinna
Crawdad Hole

**T-Bone Walker**
Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)
T- Bone Shuffle
West Side Baby
Mean Old World
Papa Ain’t Salty
T-Bone Blues
Shufflin’ the Blues
Strollin’ With Bones
Midnight Blues
Description Blues

**Muddy Waters**
Mannish Boy
(I’m Your) I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man
Rollin’ Stone
I Can’t Be Satisfied
I’m Ready
Rollin’ and Tumblin’
Trouble No More
Got My Mojo Working
I Just Want to Make Love to You
Long Distance Call

**Hank Williams**
Your Cheatin’ Heart
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Hey, Good Lookin’
Cold, Cold Heart
Honky Tonkin’
Move It On Over
I Saw the Light
You Win Again
Lovesick Blues
Jambalaya (On the Bayou)

**Jackie Wilson**
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
Lonely Teardrops
Doggin’ Around
Baby Workout
That’s Why (I Love You So)
Whispers (Getting’ Louder)
I’ll Be Satisfied
I Get the Sweetest Feeling
Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want to Meet)
Danny Boy

**Stevie Wonder**
Higher Ground
Livin’ in the City
You Haven’t Done Nothin’
Master Blaster (Jammin’)
I Wish
Sir Duke
Boogie On, Reggae Woman
Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours

1990-1999 Inductees' Songs

(I didn't list two Early Infleucnes- Charlie Christian and Willie Dixon- since Christian recorded with the Benny Goodman Sextet, and wasn't his own artist in regards to recording credit, and Dixon was a songwriter).

**The Allman Brothers Band**
Whipping Post
Ramblin’ Man
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Midnight Rider
Statesboro Blues
You Don’t Love Me

**The Animals**
House of the Rising Sun
We Gotta Get Out of This Place
It’s My Life
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
Don’t Bring Me Down
I’m Crying
San Franciscan Nights
Sky Pilot
When I Was Young

**Louis Armstrong**
West End Blues
Muskrat Ramble
Mahogany Hall Stomp
Tight Like This
Heebie Jeebies
Basin Street Blues
Struttin’ With Some Barbeque
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Mack the Knife
Hello Dolly

**LaVern Baker**
Jim Dandy
Tweedlee Dee
See See Rider
Soul On Fire
I Cried a Tear
Play It Fair
That’s All I Need

**Hank Ballard**
Work With Me Annie
The Twist
Finger Poppin’ Time
Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go
Sexy Ways
Annie Had a Baby
Teardrops on Your Letter
It’s Love Baby (24 Hours a Day)
The Switch-a-Roo
The Hoochi Coochi Coo

**The Band**
The Weight
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
I Shall Be Released
Stage Fright
This Wheel’s on Fire
Life Is a Carnival
The Shape I’m In
Across the Great Divide
Acadian Driftwood

**The Bee Gees**
Stayin’ Alive
To Love Somebody
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
Jive Talkin’
How Deep is Your Love
New York Mining Disaster 1941
I’ve Got to Get a Message to You
Too Much Heaven

**Bobby "Blue" Bland**
Turn On Your Love Light
Farther Up the Road
Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do
I Pity the Fool
Cry Cry Cry
That’s the Way Love Is
Yield Not to Temptation
Little Boy Blue
That Did It
I Wouldn’t Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me)

**Booker T. & The M.G.'s**
Green Onions
Time Is Tight
Hip Hug-Her
My Sweet Potato
Hang ‘Em High
Soul Dressing
Melting Pot

**David Bowie**
Space Oddity
Ziggy Stardust
Life On Mars?
Young Americans
Let’s Dance
Golden Years
Sound + Vision

**Charles Brown**
Driftin’ Blues
Merry Christmas, Baby
Trouble Blues
Black Night
Please Come Home for Christmas
Seven Long Days
Hard Times
Get Yourself Another Fool
In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down
I Want to Go Home

**Ruth Brown**
Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
5-10-15 Hours
Daddy Daddy
Teardrops from My Eyes
Wild Wild Young Men
As Long As I’m Moving
Oh What a Dream
I Wanna Do More
I Can See Everybody’s Baby
This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’

**Buffalo Springfield**
For What It’s Worth
Mr. Soul
Rock and Roll Woman
Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
A Child’s Claim to Fame
Broken Arrow
Go and Say Goodbye
Expecting to Fly
Kind Woman

**The Byrds**
Eight Miles High
Mr. Tambourine Man
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better
5D (Fifth Dimension)
It Won’t Be Wrong
My Back Pages
Hickory Wind
Chestnut Mare

**Johnny Cash**
I Walk the Line
Folsom Prison Blues
Ring of Fire
Big River
Get Rhythm
Don’t Take Your Guns to Town
I Still Miss Someone
Ballad of a Teenage Queen
A Boy Named Sue

Sunshine of Your Love
White Room
I Feel Free
Strange Brew
Sweet Wine
I’m So Glad
Born Under a Bad Sign

**Creedence Clearwater Revival**
Proud Mary
Green River
Fortunate Son
Up Around the Bend
Bad Moon Rising
Born on the Bayou
Suzie Q
Down on the Corner
Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Travelin’ Band

**Crosby Stills and Nash**
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Teach Your Children
Wooden Ships
Long Time Gone
Carry On
Deja Vu
Just a Song Before I Go
Wasted on the Way

**Bobby Darin**
Mack the Knife
Splish Splash
Queen of the Hop
Dream Lover
If I Were a Carpenter
Beyond the Sea
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
Irresistible You
Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey?
Early in the Morning

**The Doors**
Light My Fire
Break On Through (To the Other Side)
People Are Strange
Riders on the Storm
The End
When the Music’s Over
Soul Kitchen
Roadhouse Blues
L.A. Woman
The Unknown Soldier

**The Eagles**
Hotel California
Take It Easy
Life In the Fast Lane
One of These Nights
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Take It to the Limit
Lyin’ Eyes
The Long Run
Already Gone

**Duane Eddy**
Rebel Rouser
Peter Gunn
Because They’re Young
Forty Miles of Bad Road
Tiger Love and Turnip Greens
(Dance With the) Guitar Man

**Fleetwood Mac**
Don’t Stop
The Chain
Oh Well
Go Your Own Way
Black Magic Woman
Sentimental Lady

**The Four Seasons**
Big Girls Don’t Cry
Rag Doll
Walk Like a Man
Dawn (Go Away)
Candy Girl
Let’s Hang On!
C’mon Marianne
Working My Way Back to You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin

**The Four Tops**
I Can’t Help Myself
Reach Out I’ll Be There
It’s the Same Old Song
Baby I Need You’re Loving
Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I Got)
When She Was My Girl
Standing in the Shadows of Love
7 Rooms of Gloom
Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)

**The Grateful Dead**
Dark Star
Uncle John’s Band
Friend of the Devil
St. Stephen/The Eleven
That’s It for the Other One
China Cat Sunflower
Playing in the Band
Touch of Grey

**Al Green**
Let’s Stay Together
Tired of Being Alone
Take Me to the River
Call Me
I’m Still In Love With You
Here I Am (Come and Take Me)
You Ought to Be With Me
Look What You Done for Me
Livin’ With You
Love and Happiness

**The Jimi Hendrix Experience**
Purple Haze
All Along the Watchtower
Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
The Wind Cries Mary
Little Wing
Hey Joe
Red House
Foxey Lady
Crosstown Traffic
Machine Gun

**John Lee Hooker**
Boom Boom
I’m in the Mood
Boogie Chillen
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
Crawlin’ King Snake
I’m Bad Like Jesse James
She’s Long, She’s Tall (She Weeps Like a Willow Tree)
Mad Man Blues
The Healer

**Howlin' Wolf**
Smokestack Lightnin’
Back Door Man
I Ain’t Superstitious
The Red Rooster
Killing Floor
Wang Dang Doodle
Moanin’ at Midnight
How Many More Years

**The Impressions**
People Get Ready
Gypsy Woman
It’s All Right
I’m So Proud
We’re a Winner
Keep On Pushing
Woman’s Got Soul
Choice of Colors
This Is My Country

**The Isley Brothers**
Twist and Shout
It’s Your Thing
Fight the Power
Live It Up
This Old Heart of Mine
That Lady
Harvest for the World
Hope You Find Better Love

**Mahalia Jackson**
I Will Move On Up a Little Higher
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
How I Got Over
In the Upper Room
My God Is Real (Yes, God Is Real)
Didn’t It Rain
His Eye Is On the Sparrow
Come On Children, Let’s Sing
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
The Lord’s Prayer

**The Jackson Five**
I Want You Back
I’ll Be There
Never Can Say Goodbye
The Love You Save
Mama’s Pearl
Enjoy Yourself
Dancing Machine
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
State of Shock

**Elmore James**]
Dust My Broom
It Hurts Me Too
Shake Your Moneymaker
The Sky Is Crying
Done Somebody Wrong
Look On Yonder Wall
Madison Blues
The Sun Is Shining
I Believe
Hawaiian Boogie

**Etta James**
Tell Mama
The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry)
Something’s Got a Hold On Me
Don’t Cry, Baby
I’d Rather Go Blind
I Wish Someone Would Care
All I Could Do Was Cry
If I Can’t Have You
My Dearest Darling
At Last

**Jefferson Airplane**
Somebody to Love
White Rabbit
Crown of Creation
The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil
We Can Be Together
Won’t You Try/Saturday Afternoon
3/5 Mile in Ten Seconds
Wild Tyme
It’s No Secret

**Billy Joel**
Piano Man
Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
New York State of Mind
River of Dreams
Say Goodbye to Hollywood
Uptown Girl
Just the Way You Are
We Didn’t Start the Fire
It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me

**Elton John**
Candle in the Wind
Your Song
Rocket Man
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
I’m Still Standing
Bennie and the Jets
Crocodile Rock
Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues
Tiny Dancer

**Little Willie John**
Need Your Love So Bad
All Around the World
Talk to Me, Talk to Me
Leave My Kitten Alone
Suffering With the Blues
Let Them Talk
Home At Last
Tell It Like It Is

**Janis Joplin**
Piece of My Heart
Me and Bobby McGee
Ball and Chain
Move Over
Get It While You Can
Down On Me
Cry Baby
Half Moon
I Need a Man to Love

**The Kinks**
You Really Got Me
Waterloo Sunset
Village Green Preservation Society
Sunny Afternoon
20th Century Man
Come Dancing
Dedicated Follower of Fashion
All Day and All of the Night

**Gladys Knight and the Pips**
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Midnight Train to Georgia
Make Me the Woman That You Go Home To
Friendship Train
Every Beat of My Heart
Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me
Neither One of Us Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye
I’ve Got to Use My Imagination
Save the Overtime (For Me)
Love Overboard

**Led Zeppelin**
Stairway to Heaven
Whole Lotta Love
Rock and Roll
Dazed and Confused
Black Dog
The Song Remains the Same
When the Levee Breaks
Immigrant Song
Communication Breakdown

**John Lennon**
Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
Give Peace a Chance
Jealous Guy
Watching the Wheels
Working Class Hero
Mind Games
(Just Like) Starting Over
Whatever Gets You Thru the Night

**Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers**
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Baby, Baby
The ABC’s of Love
I’m Not a Juvenile Delinquent
Am I Fooling Myself Again
I Promise to Remember
I Want You to Be My Girl
Teenage Love
Who Can Explain?
Out in the Cold Again

**The Mamas and the Papas**
California Dreamin’
Monday, Monday
Go Where You Wanna Go
I Saw Her Again
Creque Alley
Dedicated to the One I Love
Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)
Got a Feelin’
Words of Love
Straight Shooter

**Bob Marley**
I Shot the Sheriff
Get Up, Stand Up
Lively Up Yourself
No Woman, No Cry
Redemption Song
One Love
Roots, Rock, Reggae
Buffalo Soldiers
Trenchtown Rock
Soul Rebel

**Martha and the Vandellas**
Dancing in the Streets
Heat Wave
Jimmy Mack
Nowhere to Run
I’m Ready for Love
Come and Get These Memories
My Baby Loves My
Honey Chile
Live Wire

**Curtis Mayfield**
Freddie’s Dead
Move On Up
Don’t Worry (If There’s a Hell Below We’re All Going to Go)
We People Who Are Darker Than Blue
Mighty Mighty (Spade and Whitey)
The Makings of You
Between You Baby and Me
Baby It’s You

**Paul McCartney**
Band On the Run
Maybe I’m Amazed
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
Tug of War
Mull of Kintyre
Live and Let Die
Listen to What the Man Said
Silly Love Songs
My Brave Face

**Joni Mitchell**
Both Sides Now
Circle Game
Big Yellow Taxi
Help Me
Chelsea Morning
A Case of You
For the Roses
Free Man in Paris

**Bill Monroe**
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Uncle Pen
Mule Skinner Blues
Kentucky Waltz
Footprints in the Snow
True Life Blues
I’m Sitting On Top of the World
Blue Grass Special
My Sweet Blue Eyed Darlin’
I’m Working On a Building

**Van Morrison**
Tupelo Honey
Wild Night
Brown-Eyed Girl
Have I Told You Lately
Cypress Avenue
Hymns to the Silence
A Sense of Wonder
Into the Mystic

**Jelly Roll Morton**
Black Bottom Stomp
Dead Man Blues
Steamboat Stomp
Original Jelly Roll Blues
King Porter Stomp
Mr. Jelly Lord
The Pearls
Red Hot Pepper
Smokehouse Blues
Sidewalk Blue

**The Orioles**
It’s Too Soon to Know
Crying in the Chapel
I Need You So
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
A Kiss and a Rose
Tell Me So
Forgive and Forget
Baby Please Don’t Go
(It’s Gonna Be a) Lonely Christmas
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

One Nation Under a Groove
Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)
Mothership Connection (Starchild)
Atomic Dog
P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)
Maggot Brain
Cosmic Slop
(Not Just) Knee Deep

**Wilson Pickett**
In the Midnight Hour
Land of 1,000 Dances
Mustang Sally
Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won’t Do)
Don’t Fight It
Hey Jude
I’m a Midnight Mover
Funky Broadway
Don’t Let the Green Grass Fool You

**Pink Floyd**
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
See Emily Play
Us and Them
Wish You Were Here
Interstellar Overdrive
Comfortably Numb

**The Platters**
The Great Pretender
Only You (And You Alone)
(You’ve Got) The Magic Touch
My Prayer
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
You’ll Never, Never Know
I’m Sorry
Twilight Time
Harbor Lights
With This Ring

**Lloyd Price**
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Stagger Lee
Ain’t It a Shame
Just Because
I’m Gonna Get Married
Tell Me Pretty Baby
Restless Heart
Come Into My Heart

**Professor Longhair**
Big Chief
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Rum & Coca-Cola
Junco Partner
How Long Has That Train Been Gone
Hey Little Girl
Cry to Me

**Ma Rainey**
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
See See Rider Blues
Bo-Weavil Blues
Jelly Bean Blues
Slave to the Blues
Prove It On Me
Black Cat Howl Blues
Jealous Hearted Blues
Barrel House Blues
Walking Blues

**The (Young)Rascals**
Good Lovin’
People Got to Be Free
How Can I Be Sure
Come On Up
I’ve Been Lonely Too Long
A Beautiful Morning
I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
You Better Run
A Girl Like You

**Jimmy Reed**
Baby What Do You Want Me To Do
Bright Lights, Big City
Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby
Big Boss Man
I Ain’t Got You
You Got Me Dizzy
Found Love
I’m Gonna Get My Baby
Honest I Do
You Don’t Have to Go

**Sam and Dave**
Soul Man
Hold On, I’m Coming
I Thank You
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
You Got Me Humming
You Don’t Know Like I Know
Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody
Soothe Me
Can’t You Find Another Way (Of Doing It)
You Don’t Know What You Mean to Me

Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
Oye Como Va
Soul Sacrifice
Evil Ways
Samba Pa Ti
Toussaint L’Overture
Everybody’s Everything
Dance Sister Dance

**Pete Seeger**
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
If I Had a Hammer
We Shall Overcome
Down by the Riverside
Waste Deep in the Big Muddy
Last Train to Nuremburg
Little Boxes
What Did You Learn in School Today?

**Del Shannon**
Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow the Sun)
Stranger in Town
Little Town Flirt
Hats Off to Larry
Hey! Little Girl
Show Me
Handy Man
From Me to You
Sea of Love

**The Shirelles**
Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Dedicated to the One I Love
Soldier Boy
Baby It’s You
Mama Said
Foolish Little Girl
What a Sweet Thing That Was
Tonight’s the Night
I Met Him On a Sunday

**Simon and Garfunkel**
The Sound of Silence
Bridge Over Troubled Water
The Boxer
Mrs. Robinson
Homeward Bound
Scarborough Fair/Canticle
I Am a Rock
A Hazy Shade of Winter
At the Zoo

**Sly and the Family Stone**
Dance to the Music
I Want to Take You Higher
Everyday People
Hot Fun in the Summertime
Family Affair
Thank You (Faletinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
You Can Make It If You Try
If You Want Me to Stay
Running Away

**Dusty Springfield**
Son of a Preacher Man
I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
I Only Want to Be With You
The Look of Love
Some of Your Lovin’
Breakfast in Bed
A Brand New Me
Wishin’ and Hopin’
What Have I Done to Deserve This?

**Bruce Springsteen**
Born to Run
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Born in the U.S.A.
Darkness on the Edge of Town
Blinded by the Light
Dancing’ in the Dark
Tunnel of Love
The River
Better Days

**The Staple Singers**
I’ll Take You There
Respect Yourself
Uncloudy Day
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Marching Up Jesus’ Highway
Tell Heaven, I’m Coming Home
Why? (Am I Treated So Bad)
If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)
Let’s Do It Again
For What It’s Worth

**Rod Stewart**
Maggie May
Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
Every Picture Tells a Story
You Wear It Well
You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
Gasoline Alley
Reason to Believe
First Cut is the Deepest
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
I Don’t Want to Talk About It

**Ike and Tina Turner**
Proud Mary
River Deep - Mountain High
It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
A Fool in Love
I Idolize You
Poor Fool
Nutbush City Limits
I Want to Take You Higher
Ooh Poo Pah Doo

**The Velvet Underground**
Sweet Jane
Rock and Roll
I’m Waiting for the Man
White Light, White Heat
Beginning to See the Light
Femme Fatale
Sister Ray
All Tomorrow’s Parties
Pale Blue Eyes

**Gene Vincent**
Blue Jean Bop
Race With the Devil
Say Mama
Dance to the Bop
Crazy Legs
B-I-Bickey-Bi Bo Bo Go
Wild Cat
Woman Love
Lotta Lovin’

**Dinah Washington**
Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)
Long John Blues
Baby, Get Lost
New Blowtop Blues
What a Diff’rence a Day Makes
I Wanna Be Loved
Blues Ain’t Nothin’ But a Woman Cryin’ for Her Man
West Side Baby
Trouble in Mind
Blue Gardenia

**The Who**
My Generation
Won’t Get Fooled Again
I Can See for Miles
I Can’t Explain
Pinball Wizard
Baba O’Riley
Magic Bus
Who Are You
Happy Jack

**Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys**
New San Antonio Rose
Take Me Back to Tulsa
Steel Guitar Rag
Faded Love
Cherokee Maiden
Stay a Little Longer
New Spanish Two Step
Ida Red
St. Louis Blues
Bubbles in My Beer

**The Yardbirds**
Shapes of Things
I’m a Man
Over Under Sideways Down
Heart Full of Soul
Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
Lost Woman
I’m Not Talking
Train Kept A-Rollin’
Think About It
For Your Love

**Neil Young**
My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue and Into the Black)
Heart of Gold
Like a Hurricane
Cinnamon Girl
Southern Man
The Loner
Down by the River
Comes a Time
Tonight’s the Night
Rockin’ in the Free World

**Frank Zappa**
Peaches En Regalia
Brown Shoes Don’t Make It
King Kong
Trouble Every Day
Joe’s Garage
Valley Girl
Cosmik Debris
Dancin’ Fool
G-Spot Tornado
Watermelon in Easter Hay

For Some Reason...

I'm having trouble accessing Dave Clark Five and ventures, so once that clears up, I'll post 2000-2008.

Re: Rock Hall Inductees' Essential Songs

Why are "The (Young) Rascals" in the Hall of Fame?


rockhall.com has write-ups on all to check out. Here is the Rascals:


And, whenever I go to do Dave Clark Five and Vetures, an "operation aborted" message still pops up. lol Anyone else can access these two?


Re: Rock Hall Inductees' Essential Songs

It worked for me.

**Dave Clark**
Glad All Over
Bits and Pieces
Try Too Hard
Catch Us If You Can
Can’t You See That She’s Mine
Any Way You Want It
Over and Over
I’ve Got to Have a Reason
Do You Love Me

**The Ventures**
Walk – Don’t Run
Hawaii Five-O
Secret Agent Man
Walk – Don’t Run ‘64
The 2000 Pound Bee
Diamond Head
Ninth Wave

Along the lines of what JR said at the top, it would be an enormous task to add these lists to AM, and therefore it's not very likely that they will ever be included. But in any case, it's nice to have them posted here. Thanks JR!

Re: Rock Hall Inductees' Essential Songs

Thanks, Henrik. Just out of curiosity, how would adding something like this be THAT much more than, say, a 1,000 albums-type list? Just asking for my own knowledge, is all. :) I wouldn't expect it to be part of the next update, but it's a nice feature to consider for the future, no? I'm always here to help, remember. hehe

BTW- do you think these are ranked by what the ROck Hall considers their best? Cause they're not in chronological order, hit status, etc.

Here are the rest of 2000-2008:

You Shook Me All Night Long
For Those About to Rock We Salute You
Highway to Hell
Back in Black
Let There Be Rock
High Voltage
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Whole Lotta Rosie

Walk This Way
Dream On
Sweet Emotion
Janie’s Got a Gun
Draw the Line
Back in the Saddle
Toys in the Attic
Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
Love in an Elevator

**Black Sabbath**
Black Sabbath
War Pigs
Iron Man
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Symptom of the Universe
Children of the Grave
After Forever

Heart of Glass
X Offender
Hanging on the Telephone
One Way or Another
The Tide is High
In the Flesh
Call Me

**Jackson Browne**
The Pretender
Doctor My Eyes
Running on Empty
These Days
Late For the Sky
Fountain of Sorrow
Rock Me On the Water
For Everyman
Lives in the Balance
In the Shape of a Heart

**Solomon Burke**
Got to Get You Off My Mind
Cry to Me
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
Down in the Valley
Tonight’s the Night
If You Need Me
You’re Good for Me
Can’t Nobody Love You
The Price
Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)

**Eric Clapton**
Tears in Heaven
My Father’s Eyes
Bad Love
Lay Down Sally
Bell Bottom Blues
Let It Rain
I Shot the Sheriff
After Midnight

**The Clash**
London Calling
White Riot
Career Opportunities
I’m So Bored With the U.S.A.
Police and Thieves
Magnificent Seven
(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais
This is Radio Clash
Train in Vain (Stand by Me)
Rock the Casbah

**Leonard Cohen**
Tower of Song
Famous Blue Raincoat
Everybody Knows
So Long, Marianne
The Future
Came So Far for Beauty
Bird On the Wire
You Have Loved Enough

**Nat "King" Cole**
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
Mona Lisa
Nature Boy
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You?
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Send for Me

**Elvis Costello & the Attractions**
Pump It Up
Watching the Detectives
Lipstick Vogue
Oliver’s Army
Man Out of Time
Almost Blue
Radio Radio
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

**Miles Davis**
All Blues
Bitches Brew
My Funny Valentine
So What
Seven Steps to Heaven
Right Off
He Loved Him Madly

**The Dells**
Oh, What a Night
Stay in My Corner
Open Up My Heart
Always Together
There Is
O-O I Love You
The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind)
I Can Sing a Rainbow/Love Is Blue
My Pretending Days Are Over
Oh What a Day

**Earth, Wind & Fire**
Kalimba Story
Serpentine Fire
That’s the Way of the World
Sing a Song
Shining Star
After the Love Has Gone
Boogie Wonderland
Let’s Groove

**The Flamingos**
I Only Have Eyes For You
Golden Teardrops
I’ll Be Home
A Kiss From Your Lips
Lovers Never Say Goodbye
That’s My Desire
Nobody Loves Me Like You
Dream of a Lifetime
Jump Children
The Vow

**Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five**
The Message
White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)
Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel
New York, New York
It’s Nasty (Genius of Love)
Showdown (with the SugarHill Gang)
Beat Street Breakdown – Part 1
Birthday Party

**Buddy Guy**
First Time I Met the Blues
Let Me Love You Baby
Stone Crazy
Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues
A Man of Many Words (by Buddy Guy and Junior Wells)
My Time After Awhile
Ten Years Ago
Five Long Years
When My Left Eye Jumps
Leave My Girl Alone

**George Harrison**
My Sweet Lord
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)
What Is Life
When We Was Fab
All Things Must Pass
Living in the Material World
Isn’t It a Pity
Crackerbox Palace
Dark Horse
All Those Years Ago

**Isaac Hayes**
Theme from “Shaft”
Never Can Say Goodbye
Walk On By
Ike’s Rap
Do Your Thing
I Stand Accused
Out of the Ghetto
Chocolate Chip
Ellie’s Love Theme

**Billie Holiday**
Don’t Explain
Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)
(Billie’s Blues) I Love My Man
God Bless the Child
Strange Fruit
Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do
Fine and Mellow
Them There Eyes

**Michael Jackson
Billie Jean
Beat It
Black or White
Rock With You
Wanna Be Startin' Something
Man in the Mirror
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

**Brenda Lee**
I’m Sorry
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Is It True
I Want to Be Wanted
Break It to Me Gently
Dum Dum
Sweet Nothin’s
Coming On Strong
Bigelow 6-200

**Lovin' Spoonful**
Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind
Rain on the Roof
Younger Girl
Nashville Cats
Darling Be Home Soon
Good Time Music
You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice
Do You Believe in Magic
Summer in the City

**Lynyrd Skynyrd**
Free Bird
Sweet Home Alabama
That Smell
Simple Man
Saturday Night Special
Gimme Three Steps
You Got That Right
Workin for MCA
Whiskey Rock-A-Roller
Whats Your Name

Like a Virgin
Take a Bow
Material Girl
Like a Prayer
Ray of Light
Live to Tell

**John Mellencamp**
Pink Houses
Small Town
Jack & Diane
Authority Song
Rain on the Scarecrow
Paper in Fire
Peaceful World
Crumbling Down
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
To Washington

**The Moonglows**
Most of All
When I’m With You
See Saw
We Go Together
Please Send Me Someone to Love
Let’s Go
Shoo Doo Be Doo (My Loving Baby)
The Beating of My Heart
Ten Commandments of Love

**The O'Jays**
Love Train
Back Stabbers
For the Love of Money
I Love Music
Use Ta Be My Girl
Message in Our Music
Livin’ for the Weekend
Lovin’ You
Emotionally Yours
I’ll Be Sweeter Tomorrow (Than I Was Today)

**Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers**
American Girl
I Need to Know
Free Fallin’
The Waiting
Listen to Her Heart
Don’t Do Me Like That
I Won’t Back Down
Learning to Fly
Don’t Come Around Here No More

**Gene Pitney**
It Hurts to Be in Love
Every Breath I Take
Only Love Can Break a Heart
Town Without Pity
(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valence
I’m Gonna Be Strong
Twenty-four Hours from Tulsa
That Girl Belongs to Yesterday
Something’s Got a Hold of My Heart
(I Wanna) Love My Life Away

**The Police**
Every Breath You Take
Message in a Bottle
Spirits in the Material World
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
Synchronicity II
Invisible Sun
When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around
Don’t Stand So Close to Me
Can’t Stand Losing You

**The Pretenders**
Brass in Pocket
Back On the Chain Gang
Message of Love
Middle of the Road
I’ll Stand By You
Don’t Get Me Wrong
Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Stop Your Sobbing

When Doves Cry
Little Red Corvette
Let’s Go Crazy
Sign ‘O’ the TImes
Raspberry Beret
U Got the Look
When You Were Mine
Diamonds and Pearls

Bohemian Rhapsody
We Will Rock You
Another One Bites the Dust
We Are the Champions
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Somebody to Love
Under Pressure
You’re My Best Friend
Keep Yourself Alive
Killer Queen

**Bonnie Raitt**
Nick of Time
Love Has No Pride
Have a Heart
Thing Called Love
Angel from Montgomery
Give It Up or Let Me Go
Love Me Like a Man
Something to Talk About
I Can’t Make You Love Me

Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
I Wanna Be Sedated
Blitzkrieg Bop
Rockaway Beach
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School
Glad to See You Go
Beat on the Brat
Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?
Cretin Hop

Losing My Religion
It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Radio Free Europe
Man on the Moon
The One I Love
Fall On Me
Leaving New York
The Great Beyond
Everybody Hurts
What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

**Righteous Brothers**
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration
Unchained Melody
Little Latin Lupe Lu
Just Once in My Life
Ebb Tide
Hung On You
Go Ahead and Cry
Dream On
Rock and Roll Heaven

**The Ronettes**
Be My Baby
Baby I Love You
Walking in the Rain
I Can Hear Music
Do I Love You?
(The Best Part of) Breaking Up
Say Goodbye to Hollywood
Born to Be Together
Is This What I Get for Loving You
I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine

**Bob Seger**
Night Moves
Rock and Roll Never Forgets
Like a Rock
Old Time Rock & Roll
Hollywood Nights
Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man
The Fire Down Below
Against the Wind
Turn the Page

**Sex Pistols**
Anarchy in the U.K.
God Save the Queen
Pretty Vacant
Holidays in the Sun
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong

**Paul Simon**
Mother and Child Reunion
Still Crazy After All These Years
You Can Call Me Al
Loves Me Like a Rock
The Obvious Child
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
American Tune
Hearts and Bones

**Percy Sledge**
When a Man Loves a Woman
Warm and Tender Love
Take Time to Know Her
It Tears Me Up
Out of Left Field
Sudden Stop
Try a Little Tenderness
Drown in My Own Tears
Dark End of the Street
I’ll Be Your Everything

**Patti Smith**
Because the Night
Dancing Barefoot
People Have the Power
Glitter in Their Eyes
Gone Again
Ask the Angels
Ghost Dance

**Steely Dan**
Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
Deacon Blues
Do It Again
Two Against Nature
Reelin’ in the Years
My Old School
Kid Charlemagne

**Talking Heads**
Once In a Lifetime
Burning Down the House
Life During Wartime
Take Me to the River
Psycho Killer
Cross-Eyed and Painless
Wild, Wild Life
And She Was

**James Taylor**
Walking Man
Country Road
Secret O’ Life
Fire and Rain
You’ve Got a Friend
Shower the People
Something in the Way She Moves
Carolina in My Mind
Steamroller Blues

Dear Mr. Fantasy
Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
Paper Sun
Feelin’ Alright
John Barleycorn
Heaven Is in Your Mind
Forty Thousand Headmen
Empty Pages
Medicated Goo
Smiling Phases

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Pride (In the Name of Love)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Beautiful Day
I Will Follow
New Year’s Day
With or Without You
Even Better Than the Real Thing

**Ritchie Valens**
La Bamba
Come On, Let’ s Go
Ooh! My Head
That’s My Little Suzie
Rockin’ All Night
We Belong Together
Little Girl
Stay Beside Me
La Malaguena

**Van Halen**
Running With the Devil
And the Cradle Will Rock…
Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
Why Can’t This Be Love
Hot for Teacher
You Really Got Me
Right Now
Dance the Night Away

**ZZ Top**
La Granga
Cheap Sunglasses
Sharp Dressed Man
I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide
Just Got Paid
Sleeping Bag
Jesus Just Left Chicago

Re: Rock Hall Inductees' Essential Songs

JR, top 1000 albums/songs lists take a long time to add too! But they would be prioritized over this one, as all artists would have a chance to be included.


that makes sense, no argument there. But, like said, nice to have it nice and tidy here for later consideration.

And I bet the 1,000 lists are a lot of work- but can't be as much as that 7,500 (or so) songs list, eh?

Re: Rock Hall Inductees' Essential Songs

JR, we all know you just want this included for the Madonna songs. Interesting you chose to do it once she was added.

Who considers "Scream" to be essential Michael Jackson?


I make no secret that I often find lists that Madonna is featured on and either post them here or send to Henrik (plenty of them out there, after all, so not like I have to search for them high and low). But the Rock Hall of Fame certainly isn't limited to her, now is it? This is something that just adds to a lot of already-acclaimed acts' repertoire.

"Scream" isn't a bad track- some actually like it, believe it or not. I don't know if it's essential MJ, but that's the Rock Hall's right to believe it is.

BTW, Jess, you comment on my Madonna fandom about as much as I post about her!

Re: Rock Hall Inductees' Essential Songs

Even though I don't see any numbers, these songs appear to ranked. Will each of the songs receive equal value if included in the formula for Acclaimed Music?

Re: Rock Hall Inductees' Essential Songs

I wouldn't want to assume it's ranked, just because it seems to be. And at least this one rather seems to be in reverse ranking order...

**Lovin' Spoonful**
Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind
Rain on the Roof
Younger Girl
Nashville Cats
Darling Be Home Soon
Good Time Music
You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice
Do You Believe in Magic
Summer in the City

I Agree...

that for many of the entries, it looks like they're ranked by some factor. But, hey, Henrik- maybe the RH thinks those are Lovin' Spoonful's best tracks in order. :)