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What are your top 5 rock and roll songs from each of the 50's, 60's and 70's?

Asked by kelly (1918points) June 9th, 2008

Flutherites have lots of interests and talents. I’m an early boomer, and would like to know what r&r from each decade we cherish. If you know the artist, please list also.

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AstroChuck's avatar

As I’m feeling lazy tonight, I’ll just keep it to one song per decade.
50’s- Little Town FlirtDel Shannon
60’s – A Day in the LifeThe Beatles
70’s – Life on Mars?David Bowie

elchoopanebre's avatar

50’s- Great Balls of Fire- Jerry Lee Lewis
60’s- Purple Haze- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
70’s- Achilles Last Stand- Led Zeppelin

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

I do the Rock…Don’t remember when it was…or if it was rock…but it has rock in it!

AstroChuck's avatar

Hey MrsFnF- Let’s do the time warp again.

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

exactly…Also I’m just a sweet transvestite. You know I sing that at my voice lesson, but my voice teacher also teaches at a collage. One of her students is a transvestite and he sings that song, and i’m like “how the hell am I supposed to compete with that?!?! He is actually telling the truth! I’m just faking it!!!”

emt333's avatar

Some essentials in no particular order:

50’s- Jailhouse Rock -Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Goode- Chuck Berry
Tutti Frutti- Little Richard
Long Tall Sally- LIttle Richard
Bye Bye Love- Everly Brothers

60s- Like a Rolling Stone- Bob Dylan
All Along the Watchtower- Jimi Hendrix
Satisfaction- Rolling Stones
Hey Jude- The Beatles
Good Vibrations- Beach Boys

70s- Freebird- Lynyrd Skynyrd
Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppellin
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
Tiny Dancer- Elton John
Hotel California- Eagles

SuperMouse's avatar

50’s – Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly, Chantilly Lace – The Big Bopper, The Book of Love – Monotones, Jail House Rock – Elvis Presley, Wake up Little Susie – The Everly Brothers

60’s – Respect – Lady Soul (Aretha Franklin), Layla – Derek and the Dominos, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Eight Days a Week – The Beatles, Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys

70’s – American Pie – Don McLean, Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen, Cheap Sunglasses – ZZTop, Jessica – The Alman Brothers, Freebird – Lynard Skynard

GD_Kimble's avatar

Jailhouse Rock, Elvis Presley
Tutti Frutti, Little Richard
Johnny B. Goode, Chuck Berry
Rock Around The Clock, Bill Haley and the Comets
Great Balls Of Fire, Jerry Lee Lewis

Mississippi Queen, Mountain
Helter Skelter, The Beatles
Jumpin’ Jack Flash, The Rolling Stones
If 6 Was 9, Jimi Hendrix
Everybody Must Get Stoned, Bob Dylan

Ohio, Crosby Stills and Nash
Living Loving Maid, Led Zeppelin
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking, The Rolling Stones
Isis, Bob Dylan
Crazy On You, Heart
Young Americans, David Bowie

tupara's avatar

‘Rip it Up’ by Little Richard,
‘What’d I Say’ by Ray Charles,
‘Born to Cry’ by Dion,
‘Lets Have a Party’ and ‘Fujiama Mama’ by Wanda Jackson
‘Sometimes You Just can’t Win’ by Mouse and the Traps,
‘Spicks and Specks’ by the Beegees,
‘Waterloo Sunset’ by the Kinks
‘Heart Full of Soul’ by the Yardbirds,
‘I had Too Much to Dream’ by the Electric Prunes,
‘Ziggy Stardust’ or ‘Starman’ by David Bowie ( I can’t decide)
‘Rockaway Beach’ by the Ramones,
‘Janie Jones’ by the Clash,
‘Teenage Kicks ’ by the Undertones,
‘Another girl, Another Planet’ by the Only Ones.

scamp's avatar

50’s Charlie Brown (don’t know the artist, my big brothers had the record)
60’s Dizzy (Tommy roe, I think)
70’s Magic Carpet Ride Steppenwolf

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