Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles

Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles


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Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles by Paul Williams

Written in Williams' "warm, relaxed, chatty style" ("The New York Times"), this book is a veritable portable jukebox of rock and roll and the stories behind the songs. "(Williams is) one of the most original thinkers and writers working within the dimension of rock. His ideas are fresh, fierce, and singularly alive."--"Fusion." (Music)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780934558419
Publisher: Entwhistle Books
Publication date: 12/28/1993
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter ("Rainbow Connection," "Evergreen," and "We've Only Just Begun") and President of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He is a major public force in the recovery movement, a graduate of UCLA's Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certification Program and has served as a member of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Board of Directors. He was a founding board member and counselor for the Musicians Assistance Program (MAP), now the treatment wing of MusiCares.

Table of Contents

Author's Note17
1.Terraplane Blues (1937) Robert Johnson19
2.Rolling Stone (1950) Muddy Waters21
3.Tutti-Frutti (1955) Little Richard23
4.Heartbreak Hotel (1956) Elvis Presley25
5.Fever (1956) Little Willie John27
6.In the Still of the Nite (1956) The Five Satins29
7.Mona (1957) Bo Diddley31
8.Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On (1957) Jerry Lee Lewis33
9.Peggy Sue (1957) Buddy Holly35
10.At the Hop (1957) Danny and the Juniors37
11.Johnny B. Goode (1958) Chuck Berry39
12.All I Have to Do Is Dream (1958) The Everly Brothers41
13.I've Had It (1959) The Bell Notes43
14.Crossfire (1959) Johnny and the Hurricanes45
15.Memphis, Tennessee (1959) Chuck Berry47
16.Runaway (1961) Del Shannon49
17.Stand By Me (1961) Ben E. King51
18.I'll Try Something New (1962) The Miracles53
19.You Belong to Me (1962) The Duprees55
20.Please Please Me (1963) The Beatles57
21.Sally Go 'Round the Roses (1963) The Jaynetts59
22.Louie Louie (1963) The Kingsmen61
23.Fun, Fun, Fun (1964) The Beach Boys63
24.I Get Around/Don't Worry Baby (1964) The Beach Boys65
25.Dancing in the Street (1964) Martha and the Vandellas67
26.You Really Got Me (1964) The Kinks69
27.Baby Please Don't Go/Gloria (1964) Them71
28.A Change Is Gonna Come (1964) Sam Cooke73
29.I Can't Explain (1965) The Who75
30.The Last Time (1965) The Rolling Stones77
31.Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965) Bob Dylan79
32.Ticket to Ride (1965) The Beatles81
33.Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) The Byrds83
34.(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (1965) The Rolling Stones85
35.In the Midnight Hour (1965) Wilson Pickett87
36.Like A Rolling Stone (1965) Bob Dylan89
37.Day Tripper (1965) The Beatles91
38.Going to A Go-Go (1965) The Miracles93
39.Oh How Happy (1966) Shades of Blue95
40.River Deep, Mountain High (1966) Ike and Tina Turner97
41.Reach Out I'll Be There (1966) The Four Tops100
42.Knock on Wood (1966) Eddie Floyd103
43.Good Vibrations (1966) The Beach Boys105
44.Gimme Some Lovin' (1966) The Spencer Davis Group107
45.For What It's Worth (1967) Buffalo Springfield109
46.I Never Loved A Man (1967) Aretha Franklin111
47.The Love I Saw in You Was Just A Mirage (1967) Smokey Robinson and the Miracles113
48.Waterloo Sunset (1967) The Kinks115
49.The Crystal Ship (1967) The Doors118
50.Heroes and Villains (1967) The Beach Boys120
51.Brown Eyed Girl (1967) Van Morrison122
52.(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (1967) Jackie Wilson124
53.I Can See for Miles (1967) The Who126
54.(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay (1968) Otis Redding128
55.Magic Bus (1968) The Who131
56.All Along the Watchtower (1968) Jimi Hendrix Experience133
57.Dark Star (1968) Grateful Dead135
58.Hey Jude (1968) The Beatles137
59.I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1968) Marvin Gaye139
60.Honky Tonk Women/You Can't Always Get What You Want (1969) The Rolling Stones141
61.Green River (1969) Creedence Clearwater Revival143
62.Foggy Notion (1969) Velvet Underground145
63.Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again) (1969) Sly and the Family Stone148
64.Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine (Part 1) (1970) James Brown150
65.Drowning in the Sea of Love (1971) Joe Simon153
66.All Down the Line (1972) The Rolling Stones155
67.Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1973) Bob Dylan157
68.You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (1974) Bachman-Turner Overdrive159
69.No Woman, No Cry (1975) Bob Marley and the Wailers161
70.Hurricane (1975) Bob Dylan163
71.Gloria (1976) Patti Smith Group165
72.Anarchy in the U.K. (1976) The Sex Pistols168
73.Marquee Moon (1977) Television171
74.Handy Man (1977) James Taylor173
75.Roadrunner (1977) Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers175
76.Holidays in the Sun (1977) The Sex Pistols177
77.We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions (1977) Queen179
78.Another Girl, Another Planet (1978) The Only Ones182
79.Take Me to the River (1978) Talking Heads184
80.Sultans of Swing (1979) Dire Straits186
81.Ring My Bell (1979) Anita Ward188
82.Funkytown (1980) Lipps, Inc.191
83.Love Will Tear Us Apart (1980) Joy Division194
84.Walking on Thin Ice (1981) Yoko Ono196
85.Radio Free Europe (1981) R.E.M.199
86.When You Were Mine (1981) Prince201
87.The Message (1982) Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five204
88.I Melt with You (1982) Modern English207
89.New Year's Day (1983) U2210
90.Atomic Dog (1983) George Clinton212
91.Middle of the Road (1983) The Pretenders214
92.When Doves Cry (1984) Prince216
93.Pride (In the Name of Love) (1984) U2218
94.Shout (1984) Tears for Fears221
95.Fall Down (1985) Tramaine223
96.Sledgehammer (1986) Peter Gabriel225
97.The One I Love (1987) R.E.M.227
98.Fisherman's Blues (1988) The Waterboys230
99.Rockin' in the Free World (1989) Neil Young232
100.Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991) Nirvana234

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