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American Pie by Don McLean (alludes to Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Beatles, Rolling Stones)
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. by John Mellencamp
1985 by Bowling For Soup (mentions Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, U2, Blondie, Nirvana, Whitesnake)
All The Young Dudes by Mott the Hoople (mentions Beatles, Rolling Stones, T. Rex)
Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes
Nightshift by The Commodores (tribute to Marvin Gaye)
Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd (tribute to Duane Allman)
Henry VIII I Am by Herman's Hermits
Creeque Alley by The Mamas & The Papas
Buddy Holly by Weezer
Alex Chilton by The Replacements
All Fur Coat and No Knickers by Chumbawamba (mentions Bono, The Edge)
Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me by Reunion
Rock and Roll Heaven by The Righteous Brothers
Hey Nineteen by Steely Dan (mentions Aretha Franklin)
I Dig Rock and Roll Music by Peter, Paul & Mary (mentions Mamas & The Papas, Beatles)
Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio by The Ramones (mentions Ed Sullivan, John Lennon, Jerry Lee Lewis, T. Rex)
Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder (tribute to Duke Ellington)
Candle In The Wind by Elton John (tribute to Marylin Monroe)
We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel
James Dean by The Eagles
Without Me by Eminem (mentions Dick Cheney)
Jackie Wilson Said by Van Morrison
Genius of Love by Tom Tom Club (mentions Smokey Robinson, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Bob Marley, others)
Club at the End of the Street by Elton John (mentions Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye)
Anyone Can Play Guitar by Radiohead (mentions Jim Morrison)
In Hammersmith Palais by The Clash
Velvet Underground by Jonathan Richman
If You Don't Like Hank Williams by Kris Kristofferson
Johnny Cash by Jason Aldean
Black Superman (Muhammad Ali) by Johnny Wakelin & The Kinshasa Band
Steve McQueen by Sheryl Crow
When Smokey Sings by ABC (tribute to Smokey Robinson)
Barbra Streisand by Duck Sauce
The Night Hank Williams Came To Town by Johnny Cash
Hey Hey My My (Into the Black) by Neil Young (mentions Johnny Rotten)
Can't Forget About You by Nas
Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd (tribute to Syd Barrett)
Cleaning Windows by Van Morrison (mentions Leadbelly, Muddy Waters, other blues artists)
In The Days Before Rock and Roll by Van Morrison
Aretha, Sing One For Me by George Jackson
Brenda Lee by Chuck Berry










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