Guitar Songs to LOVE & Learn!

During my guitar lessons at the London Guitar Academy,pupils often ask me what kind of music I play… when the is so much great guitar music out there is tricky to give a definitive  answer!Becouse the truth is i love great songs and great songwriters….like we all do Below  are some of the songs that I have learned myself or taught to my pupils.Book a guitar lesson with me today and I can also teach some of them to you….Here’s some great chord charts from Heartwood Guitar…enjoy!WE LOVE MUSIC WE PLAY GUITAR.LONDON GUITAR ACADEMY THE HOME OF GUITAR LESSONS IN LONDON!


Adams, Ryan – Nuclear
Aerosmith – Dude Looks Like a Lady
Aguilera, Christina – Beautiful S
All-American Rejects, The – Dirty Little Secret
All-American Rejects, The – It Ends Tonight S
All-American Rejects, The – Swing, Swing S
Allman Brothers, The – Melissa S
Allman Brothers, The – Ramblin Man S
Aly and AJ – Greatest Time of Year
America – Horse With No Name S
America – Ventura Highway
Arbo, Rani and Daisy Mayhem – Roses S
Armstrong, Louis – Makin’ Whoopie
Arrogant Worms, The – Happy Birthday
Ataris, The – The Saddest Song
Avett Brothers – Paranoia in B Major S
Avett Brothers – Shame S
Avett Brothers – Slight Figure of Speech S
Avett Brothers, The – All My Mistakes S



Backstreet Boys, The – As Long As You Love Me S
Badly Drawn Boy – A Minor Incident
Band Perry, The – If I Die Young S
Band, The – The Weight S
Band, The – Up on Cripple Creek
Barenaked Ladies – If I Had a Million Dollars
Beatles, The – Drive My Car S
Beatles, The – Eleanor Rigby S
Beatles, The – Here There And Everywhere S
Beatles, The – Hey Jude S
Beatles, The – Let it Be S
Beatles, The – Revolution
Beatles, The – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Beatles, The – With a Little Help From My Friends S
Beatles, The – Yellow Submarine
Beck – Girl S
Beck – The Golden Age S
Belle and Sebastian – Judy and the Dream of Horses S
Black Keys, The – Lonely Boy S
Blink 182 – First Date
Blink 182 – I Miss You
Blunt, James – You’re Beautiful S
Bowie, David – Ziggy Stardust S
Bowling for Soup – 1985 S
Bragg, Billy and Wilco – California Stars S
Bragg, Billy and Wilco – One By One S
Branch, Michelle – All You Wanted
Branch, Michelle – Second Chances
Bruni, Carla – You Belong to Me S
Buble, Michael – Everything S
Buckley, Jeff – Hallelujah S
Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth S
Buffett, Jimmy – Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants
Buffett, Jimmy – Cheeseburger in Paradise
Buffett, Jimmy – Margaritaville S
Buffett, Jimmy – Why Don’t We Get Drunk
Bush – Glycerine S



Caillat, Colbie – Bubbly S
Cake – Love You Madly
Card, Hank, Kristen Nelson Card, and Conrad Deisler – The Other Shore
Carlile, Brandi – Fall Apart Again
Carlile, Brandi – Hard Way Home S
Carlile, Brandi – What Can I Say S
Carter Family – Can the Circle Be Unbroken S
Carter Family – You’ve Been a Friend to Me
Cary Brothers – Blue Eyes S
Cash, Johnny – Delia’s Gone
Cash, Johnny – Folsom Prison Blues S
Cash, Johnny – Hurt S
Cash, Johnny – Ring of Fire S
Cassidy, Eva – Songbird S
Chandler, Len – Father’s Grave
Chapman, Tracy – Fast Car S
Charlatans, The – How High
Cheap Trick – Surrender
Citizen Cope – D’artagnan’s Theme S
Citizen Cope – Son’s Gonna Rise S
Clark, Guy – The Cape S
Clarkson, Kelly – Walk Away S
Clash, The – Should I Stay or Should I Go S
Clash, The – Train in Vain
Cockburn, Bruce – Pacing the Cage
Coe, David Allan – Would You Lay With Me by Tanya Tucker
Coldplay – Clocks S
Coldplay – Clocks Bass Tab
Coldplay – Don’t Panic
Coldplay – Fix You S
Coldplay – Warning Sign S
Coldplay – Yellow
Collins, Judy – Someday Soon S
Colvin, Shawn – I Don’t Know Why S
Colvin, Shawn – Sunny Came Home S
Colvin, Shawn – The Heart of Saturday Night
Cornershop – Brimful of Asha
Costello, Elvis – What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding S
Counting Crows – A Long December S
Cranberries, The – Linger
Cranberries, The – The Rebels
Cranberries, The – Zombie
Cream – Sunshine of Your Love
Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) – Long As I Can See the Light S
Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) – Susie Q
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Lodi S
Cross Canadian Ragweed – Flowers
Crow, Sheryl – All I Wanna Do
Crow, Sheryl – Oh Marie S
Crow, Sheryl – Riverwide S
Crow, Sheryl – Soak up the Sun S
Crow, Sheryl – The First Cut is the Deepest S
Cruz, Taio – Dynamite



Daughtry – It’s Not Over
Dave Matthews Band – Crash Into Me
Davis, Jimmie – You Are My Sunshine
Death Cab for Cutie – 405
Death Cab For Cutie – Codes and Keys
Death Cab for Cutie – Crooked Teeth
Death Cab for Cutie – I Was a Kaleidoscope
Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Follow You Into the Dark S
Death Cab for Cutie – Marching Bands of Manhattan S
Death Cab for Cutie – Underneath the Sycamore
Death Cab for Cutie – Your New Twin Sized Bed
Decemberists, The – 16 Military Wives
Decemberists, The – Calamity Song S
Decemberists, The – Down by the Water S
Decemberists, The – Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right
Decemberists, The – The Sporting Life S
Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water S
Denver, John – Annie’s Song S
Denver, John – Leaving on a Jet Plane S
Denver, John – Take Me Home, Country Roads S
Diehl, Bruce and Kevin McCue – Borders S
Dire Straits – Romeo and Juliet
Dire Straits – Romeo and Juliet in C
Dire Straits – When It Comes to You
Dispatch – Two Coins
Dixie Chicks – Cowboy Take Me Away
Dixie Chicks – Travelin’ Soldier S
Downtown Fiction, The – I Just Wanna Run
Drake, Nick – Pink Moon S
Drive-By Truckers – Pulaski S
Duff, Hilary – Where Did I Go Right?
Duff, Hilary – Why Not?
Dylan, Bob – Blowin’ in the Wind S
Dylan, Bob – Buckets of Rain
Dylan, Bob – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Dylan, Bob – I Shall Be Released S
Dylan, Bob – If You See Her, Say Hello S
Dylan, Bob – Knockin on Heavens Door S
Dylan, Bob – Simple Twist of Fate S
Dylan, Bob – Tangled Up in Blue
Dylan, Bob – You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go



Eagles, The – Already Gone (in A) S
Eagles, The – Desperado
Eagles, The – Heartache Tonight
Eagles, The – Peaceful Easy Feeling
Earle, Steve – Ft Worth Blues
Earle, Steve – Goodbye
Earle, Steve – Pilgrim on this Road S
Edwards, Jonathan – Sunshine (Go Away Today) S
Evanescence – Imaginary



Fisher, William Arms – Going Home
Flaming Lips – Free Radicals
Flaming Lips, The – She Don’t Use Jelly
Flaming Lips, The – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt 1
Fleet Foxes – Blue Ridge Mountains S
Fleetwood Mac – Second Hand News S
Flogging Molly – What’s Left of the Flag
Fogerty, John – Rhubarb Pie S
Folds, Ben – The Luckiest
Foo Fighters – Times Like These S
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks S
Fountains of Wayne – Baby I’ve Changed
Fountains of Wayne – I Know You Well S
Fountains of Wayne – Peace and Love
Fountains of Wayne – Valley Winter Song
Fray, The – Over My Head (Cable Car) S



Gibbard, Ben – You Remind Me of Home S
Gladys Knight and the Pips – I Heard it Through the Grapevine S
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy S
Gomez – Whippin’ Piccadilly S
Goo Goo Dolls – Acoustic no 3
Goo Goo Dolls – Iris S
Good Charlotte – Complicated
Gorka, John – Branching Out S
Graham Colton Band – Killing Me
Grand Funk Railroad – We’re an American Band
Grateful Dead – Friend of the Devil S
Grateful Dead – Ripple S
Gray, David – Babylon S
Gray, David – Sail Away S
Great Big Sea – Lukey S
Green Day – Basket Case
Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams S
Green Day – Give me Novacaine
Green Day – Good Riddance S
Green Day – Holiday S
Green Day – Shes a Rebel S
Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends S
Green Day – Welcome to Paradise S
Griffin, Patty – A Mad Mission S
Griffin, Patty – Forgiveness
Griffin, Patty – Ten Million Miles
Griffith, Nanci – Gulf Coast Highway S
Griffith, Nanci – Love at the Five and Dime
Guns N’ Roses – Patience S
Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine S
Guster – Amsterdam S
Guthrie, Arlo – St James Infirmary Blues
Guthrie, Arlo – Streets of Laredo
Guy, Buddy – Hard Time Killing Floor by Skip James



Harper, Ben – Another Lonely Day
Harper, Ben – Not Fire, Not Ice
Harvey, PJ – Send His Love to Me
Hay, Colin – Overkill
Head and the Heart, The – Lost in My Mind S
Helio Sequence – Lately S
Hendrix, Jimi – Hey Joe S
Hendrix, Jimi – Little Wing
Hendrix, Jimi – Purple Haze
Hiatt, John – Feels Like Rain S
Hiatt, John – Have a Little Faith in Me
High School Musical – What I’ve Been Looking For S
Holly, Buddy – It Doesn’t Matter Anymore



Incubus – Drive
Indigo Girls – Closer to Fine S
Indigo Girls – Hey Jesus
Indigo Girls – Last Tears
Indigo Girls – Least Complicated
Indigo Girls – Romeo and Juliet S
Iron and Wine – Such Great Heights by The Postal Service
Islands – Creeper S
Iz (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole) – Somewhere Over the Rainbow S



Jackson, Alan – Remember When S
Jackson, Joe – Is She Really Going Out With Him? S
Jackson, Michael – Beat It S
James – Sometimes S
Jem – Just a Ride
Jennings, Mason – Lemon Grove Avenue S
Jennings, Mason – Southern Cross
Jennings, Mason – The Light (Part II)
Jennings, Waylon – Slow Rollin’ Low
Jessie J – Price Tag S
Jet – Move On S
Jet – Rollover DJ
Jet – Shes a Genius
Jewel – You Were Meant For Me S
Jimmy Eat World – The Middle S
Joel, Billy – Only the Good Die Young
Joel, Billy – Piano Man
Johnson, Jack – Wasting Time S
Jones, Diana – A Hold on Me S
Jones, Diana – My Remembrance of You S
Jones, Norah – Be Here to Love Me by Townes Van Zandt
Jones, Norah – Come Away With Me
Jones, Norah – Don’t Know Why S
Jones, Norah – Lonestar
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing S



Kaplansky, Lucy – End of the Day S
Kaplansky, Lucy – Ten Year Night S
Keating, Ronan – When You Say Nothing At All S
Killers, The – Somebody Told Me
King, B B – Sweet Little Angel
Kings of Mongrel Folk, The – Neighbor of the Beast S
Kooks, The – She Moves in Her Own Way S
Krauss, Alison – You Asked Me To by Waylon Jennings
Kristofferson, Kris – Loving Arms



Lady Gaga – Paparazzi S
Lavigne, Avril – Sk8er Boi (Skater Boy)
Lee, Ben – Gamble Everything for Love
Lehrer, Tom – Be Prepared S
Lennon, John – Happy Xmas (War is Over) S
Lennon, John – Imagine S
Lewis, Jerry Lee – Great Balls of Fire
Lightfoot, Gordon – Early Morning Rain S
Lohan, Lindsay – Drama Queen (That Girl)
Long Winters, The – Shapes
Lovett, Lyle – Christmas Morning
Lovett, Lyle – If I Had a Boat
Lovett, Lyle – If I Needed You by Townes Van Zandt
Lovett, Lyle – If You Were to Wake Up S
Lovett, Lyle – Sonja
Lovett, Lyle – The Waltzing Fool
Lyons, Dana – Cows With Guns



Magnetic Fields, The – I Don’t Believe You S
Mann, Aimee and Michael Penn – Reason to Believe by Bruce Springsteen S
Marley, Bob – Redemption Song S
Marley, Bob – Three Little Birds S
Mars, Bruno – The Lazy Song S
Matchbox 20 – Mad Season
Mayer, John – Daughters S
Mayfield, Curtis – People Get Ready
McCartney, Paul – Maybe I’m Amazed
McCutcheon, John – Christmas in the Trenches
McLachlan, Sarah – Adia
McLachlan, Sarah – Angel S
McLachlan, Sarah – Building a Mystery
McLachlan, Sarah – I Will Remember You S
McLean, Don – American Pie S
Mellencamp, John – Between a Laugh and a Tear
Mellencamp, John – Cherry Bomb S
Mellencamp, John – Hurt So Good
Mellencamp, John – Pink Houses
Melua, Katie – I Think It’s Going to Rain Today
Memphis – Memphis Lives in Me (in E) S
MGMT – Kids S
MGMT – Time to Pretend S
Michaelson, Ingrid – Maybe S
Michaelson, Ingrid – The Way I Am S
Midnight Oil – Beds are Burning S
Mitchell, Joni – A Case of You S
Mitchell, Joni – Big Yellow Taxi
Mitchell, Joni – Conversation
Mitchell, Joni – River
Modest Mouse – Blame it on the Tetons
Morissette, Alanis – Hand in My Pocket
Morissette, Alanis – Head Over Feet
Morissette, Alanis – Wake Up
Morrison, Van – And It Stoned Me S
Morrison, Van – Brown Eyed Girl S
Morrison, Van – Crazy Love
Morrison, Van – Into the Mystic S
Mountain Goats, The – Sax Rohmer 1 S
Murdoch, Alexi – Orange Sky



Nada Surf – Always Love S
Nada Surf – Blizzard of ’77 S
Nelson, Willie – Bird on the Wire
Nelson, Willie – Bird on the Wire in G
Nelson, Willie – Seven Spanish Angels S
Nelson, Willie and Emmylou Harris – ‘Til I Gain Control Again S
Newman, Randy – Louisiana 1927
Nickel Creek – Out of the Woods
Nickelback – How You Remind Me
Nickelback – Savin’ Me S
Nirvana – All Apologies
Nirvana – Come As You Are
Nirvana – Come As You Are in Em S
Nirvana – Come As You Are Riff in F-sharp-minor
Nirvana – Lithium
Nirvana – Polly
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Norman, Monty – James Bond Theme



O’Connor, Sinead – Black Boys on Mopeds S
Oasis – Wonderwall S
Ochs, Phil – Changes
Offspring, The – You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid S
Old Crow Medicine Show – I Hear Them All S
Osborne, Joan – Lumina S
Outkast – Hey Ya! S
Owl City – Fireflies S



Paisley, Brad – Little Moments
Paramore – Misery Business S
Paxton, Tom – What If, No Matter S
Payne, Jim – Wave Over Wave S
Pearl Jam – Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
Pearl Jam – Nothingman S
Pearl Jam – Yellow Leadbetter Solo
Pedro the Lion – Arizona S
Pedro the Lion – I Am Always the One Who Calls S
Perri, Christina – Bluebird S
Perry, Katy – Firework S
Perry, Katy – Hot N Cold S
Peter, Paul, and Mary – If I Had A Hammer
Peter, Paul, and Mary – Puff the Magic Dragon S
Petty, Tom – Free Falling S
Petty, Tom – Listen to Her Heart S
Petty, Tom – Wildflowers
Phantom Planet – California
Pilate – Alright S
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb S
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb in Am
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Pixies – Where Is My Mind
Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah S
Plant, Robert and Alison Krauss – Killing the Blues S
Play – Girl’s Mind S
Police, The – Every Breath You Take S
Postal Service, The – Such Great Heights
Presidents of the United States of America, The – Naked and Famous S
Presidents of the United States of America, The – Some Postman S
Presidents of the United States of America, The – Video Killed the Radio Star
Presley, Elvis – Hound Dog
Pretty Reckless, The – My Medicine
Prine, John – Angel From Montgomery S
Prine, John – Donald and Lydia S
Prine, John – That’s the Way the World Goes ‘Round S
Purdy, Joe – Brand New Set of Wings S



Raconteurs, The – Steady As She Goes S
Radiohead – Creep (Acoustic Version) S
Radiohead – How To Disappear Completely S
Radiohead – Karma Police S
Radiohead – Talk Show Host
Radiohead – Videotape S
Raitt, Bonnie – Love Has No Pride S
Raitt, Bonnie – Love Me Like a Man
Raitt, Bonnie – Wild for You Baby S
Ramones, The – Blitzkrieg Bop
Rancid – Journey to the End of the East Bay S
Recess Monkey – Rainbow Road S
Recess Monkey – SL-Double-EPover
Recess Monkey – The Littlest Monkey S
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue S
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Storm in a Teacup S
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge S
Redding, Otis – Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay S
REM – (Don’t Go Back to) Rockville S
REM – Find the River S
REM – It’s the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine) S
Rice, Damien – Cannonball
Rihanna – Disturbia S
Rise Against – Swing Life Away (Acoustic Version) S
Roberts, Emma – Dummy
Rogers, Stan – Mary Ellen Carter
Rolling Stones, The – Honky Tonk Women S
Rolling Stones, The – Love in Vain
Rolling Stones, The – Paint it Black
Rolling Stones, The – Satisfaction
Rolling Stones, The – Shine A Light S
Rolling Stones, The – Sweet Virginia S
Rolling Stones, The – Wild Horses
Rudolf, Kevin – Let it Rock S



Seger, Bob – Old Time Rock and Roll
Semisonic – Closing Time
Seyfried, Amanda – Lil Red Riding Hood S
Shins, The – Caring is Creepy
Shins, The – Kissing the Lipless S
Shins, The – New Slang S
Shins, The – Young Pilgrims
Shocked, Michelle – Memories of East Texas S
Simon and Garfunkel – The Only Living Boy in New York S
Simon and Garfunkle – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simon and Garfunkle – Homeward Bound
Simon, Carly – You’re So Vain
Simon, Paul – America
Simon, Paul – Me and Julio
Simon, Paul – The Boxer
Simpson, Ashlee – Pieces of Me S
Smash Mouth – All Star S
Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight
Smith, Elliott – Miss Misery
Smith, Elliott – Say Yes S
Smith, Elliott – Waltz No 2 (XO) S
Smith, Mindy – Come To Jesus S
Son Volt – Windfall S
Springsteen, Bruce – Glory Days
Springsteen, Bruce – Highway Patrolman
Springsteen, Bruce – I’m on Fire
Springsteen, Bruce – Nebraska
Springsteen, Bruce – Thunder Road S
Springsteen, Bruce – Two for the Road S
Staind – Outside
Staines, Bill – Roseville Fair
Steppenwolf – Born to Be Wild
Steve Miller Band – The Joker S
Stevens, Cat – Father and Son S
Stevens, Sufjan – The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades S
Stewart, Rod – Drift Away S
Stewart, Rod – Maggie May S
Sting – Fields of Gold S
Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut
Sum 41 – Hell Song
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
Swift, Taylor – Change
Swift, Taylor – Love Story S
Swift, Taylor – Speak Now S
Swift, Taylor – Teardrops on My Guitar S
Swift, Taylor – You Belong With Me S



Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Taylor, James – Sweet Baby James
Taylor, James – You’ve Got a Friend by Carole King
There Ain’t No Bugs On Me S
They Might Be Giants – Dr Worm
They Might Be Giants – Roy G Biv S
Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back in Town
Throwing Muses – Devils Roof
Tindley, Charles Albert – We Shall Overcome
Traditional – Buffalo Gals
Traditional – Found a Peanut
Traditional – Irish Washerwoman
Traditional – Kumbaya S
Traditional – Little Rosewood Casket
Traditional – Loch Lomond
Traditional – The Hokey Pokey
Train – I Am S
Troggs, The – Wild Thing
Tunstall, KT – Other Side of the World S
Turin Brakes – Stone Thrown S
Turtles, The – Happy Together S



U2 – All I Want Is You
U2 – Desire S
U2 – Love Rescue Me S
U2 – One S
U2 – Red Hill Mining Town S
U2 – Walk On
U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name
Uncle Tupelo – Screen Door S
Uncle Tupelo – Steal the Crumbs S
Uncle Tupelo – Still Be Around S



Van Zandt, Townes – Pancho and Lefty
Vaughan, Stevie Ray – Tightrope
Vedder, Eddie – Society S
Votolato, Rocky – White Daisy Passing S



Wainwright, Loudon III – Dead Skunk
Waits, Tom – Downtown Train S
Waits, Tom – Grapefruit Moon
Waits, Tom – Martha
Waits, Tom – San Diego Serenade S
Walker, T-Bone – Stormy Monday
Weezer – Beverly Hills S
Weezer – Island in the Sun S
Weezer – Say It Ain’t So
Weezer – The World Has Turned and Left Me Here
Weezer – Undone (The Sweater Song) S
Welch, Gillian – I Dream a Highway
Welch, Gillian – Look at Miss Ohio S
Welch, Gillian – Orphan Girl S
Welch, Gillian – Paper Wings
Welch, Gillian – Revelator
Welch, Gillian – Wayside | Back in Time S
White Stripes, The – Same Boy You’ve Always Known S
Who, The – Pinball Wizard
Who, The – Substitute
Wicked (The Musical) – Defying Gravity
Wilco – I’m Always in Love S
Wilco – Im the Man Who Loves You S
Wilco – Jesus Etc S
Wilco – Kamera
Williams, John – Star Wars Theme
Williams, John – The Imperial March from Star Wars
Williams, Lucinda – 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten S
Williams, Lucinda – Blue S
Williams, Lucinda – Can’t Let Go
Williams, Lucinda – I Asked Him For Water (He Gave Me Gasoline)
Wolfstone – All Our Dreams
Woods, Harry – Side by Side



Yorn, Pete – Crystal Village S
Young, Neil – Harvest Moon S
Young, Neil – Heart of Gold S
Young, Neil – Old Man S
Young, Neil – Out on the Weekend S
Young, Neil – Powderfinger S
Young, Neil – Sugar Mountain S
Young, Neil – Thrasher S



Zanes, Dan – On the Sunny Side of the Street
Zombies, The – Shes Not There S


 20 Classic Rock Songs


More Than a Feeling
They should play this song 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the toll booths surrounding the city of Boston.
Boston Boston
Sweet Emotion
This song’s use in ‘Dazed and Confused‘ could be one of the best film opening scenes ever.
Aerosmith Toys In The Attic
House of the Rising Sun
The earliest recording of this folk song is from 1933, but historians think it might date back to the 1600s.
The Animals House Of The Rising Sun
For What It’s Worth
In concert, Neil Young just plays that single chiming note over and over, which must be kinda boring for him.
Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield
Paint It Black
You should, in fact, paint any red doors you have black, because studies have shown red makes people angry.
The Rolling Stones Aftermath
Simple Man
Skynryd once again engages in lyrical kung-fu. Call them simple? They agree, and suddenly, it’s a strength.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Prounounced
Repeatedly in interviews, Robert Plant has stated that this is one of his favorite Zeppelin songs. Why argue?
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
The lyrics state “desperation is the English way.” Also: apologizing for everything, and driving on the left.
Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon
Ramble On
J.R.R. Tolkien fans proudly count Robert Plant, author of these “Rings”-inspired lyrics, as one of their own.
Led Zeppelin II
Wish You Were Here
Do they actually wish their former leader Syd was there? Would three cooks really have fit into that kitchen?
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Let It Be
Most fans agree this comes from the “worst” Beatles album, but that’s quite a relative measure, isn’t it?
The Beatles Let It Be
Gimme Shelter
Was Mary Clayton more: a) excited to sing on a Stones song, or b) freaked out by the lyrics they gave her?
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
Even Pink Floyd wasn’t immune to disco beats back in the seventies, but to their credit, they kept it rockin’.
Pink Floyd the Wall
Free Bird
Five song jukebox domination plan: ‘Free Bird,’ ‘Life’s Been Good,’ ‘Kashmir,’ ‘Stairway,’ and ‘Stranglehold.’
Lynyrd Skynyrd Pronounced
Comfortably Numb
If you have not seen their brief reunion set at Live 8, which ended with this song, you’re cheating yourself.
Pink Floyd The Wall
Black Dog
Floyd and Zep are trading spots up here like the Clintons and Bushes used to do with the White House.
Led Zeppelin IV
Sweet Home Alabama
That’s two songs in the top 10 for Skynyrd, and zero forNeil Young. So NOW who won that pseudo-feud, huh?
Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping
Dream On
Remember in the Blues Brothers when Jake sees the light? The same thing can happen with this song.
Aerosmith Aerosmith
Hotel California
Glenn Frey tells listeners to treat this song like a ‘Twilight Zone’ story instead of seeking exact meanings.
The Eagles Hotel California
Stairway to Heaven
If Jimmy Page had a nickel for each time this topped a song list, he’d be, well… poorer than he really is!
Led Zeppelin IV

Blues Bangers!

1. Cross Road Blues – Robert Johnson
2. All Your Love – Magic Sam
3. Give Me Back My Wig – Hound Dog Taylor
4. Reconsider Baby – Lowell Fulson
5. Worried Life Blues – Sleepy John Estes
6. If Trouble Was Money – Albert Collins
7. I Ain’t Superstitious – Willie Dixon
8. Sweet Black Angel – Robert Nighthawk
9. I Know What You’re Putting Down – Louis Jordan
10. Black Snake Moan – Blind Lemon Jefferson
11. Ball and Chain – Big Mama Thornton
12. Further On Up The Road – Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland
13. I Can’t Quit You Baby – Otis Rush
14. Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker
15 Born In Chicago – Paul Butterfield Blues Band
16. Let The Good Times Roll – Louis Jordan
17. Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan
18. Pony Blues – Charley Patton
19. The Sky Is Crying – Elmore James
20. Catfish Blues – Robert Petway
21. Highway 49 – Big Joe Williams
22. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean – Blind Lemon Jefferson
23. Blues Before Sunrise – Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell
24. Baby Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams
25. Bumble Bee – Memphis Minnie
26. I’m Ready – Muddy Waters
27. It Hurts Me Too – Elmore James
28. Stop Breakin’ Down – Robert Johnson920. Texas Flood – Stevie Ray Vaughan
20. I’m In The Mood – John Lee Hooker
21. Me and The Devil Blues – Robert Johnson
22. The Walkin’ Blues – Taj Mahal
23. ‘Taint Nobody’s Bizness If I Do – Bessie Smith
24. It’s Tight Like That – Tampa Red
25. Love In Vain – Robert Johnson
26. Evil – Willie Dixon
27. Baby Scratch My Back – Slim Harpo
28. Wang Dang Doodle – Koko Taylor
29. On The Road Again – Canned Heat
30. Rock Me Mama – Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup

Foot Tappers

You Dropped a Bomb on Me — The Gap Band

Getup Offa That Thing — James Brown

Fantastic Voyage — Lakeside

Boogie on Reggae Woman — Stevie Wonder

Thank you (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again) — Sly & The Family Stone

Express Yourself — Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Who Says a Funk Band Can’t Play Rock ‘n’ Roll — Funkadelic

Give The People What They Want — The O’Jays

Genius of Love — Tom Tom Club

Life During Wartime — Talking Heads

Fug — Cymande

Better Change Your Mind — William Onyeabor

(Somebody Got ) Soul, Soul, Soul — The Wild Magnolias

Housequake — Prince

Fire on the Bayou — The Meters

Yes We Can Can — The Pointer Sisters

Groove Line — Earth, Wind & Fire

Blues Classics

Baby What You Want Me to Do — Jimmy Reed

Got My Mojo Workin’ — Muddy Waters

Sweet Home Chicago — Robert Johnson

Let the Good Times Roll — Louis Jordan

Hoochie Coochie Man — Muddy Waters

Boom Boom — John Lee Hooker

That’s Allright — Jimmy Rogers

Walking by Myself — Jimmy Rogers

I’m Tore Down — Freddy King (by way of Eric Clapton)

Before You Accuse Me — Bo Diddley (by way of Eric Clapton)

Statesboro Blues — Blind Willie McTell (by way of Allman Brothers)

One Way Out — Sonny Boy Williamson (by way of Allman Brothers)

… And the fearful and ubiquitous:

Red House — Jimi Hendrix

Give Me One Reason — Tracy Chapman

Love Me Like a Man — Chris Smither (by way of Bonnie Raitt)

Indie Classics

Sweet Jane — Velvet Underground

I Wanna Be Your Dog — The Stooges

September Gurls — Big Star

Blitzkrieg Bop — The Ramones

Radio Free Europe — R.E.M.

Take the Skinheads Bowling — Camper Van Beethoven

Bastards of Young — The Replacements

Touch Me I’m Sick — Mudhoney

The Long Cut — Uncle Tupelo

Cut Your Hair — Pavement

Teenage Kicks — The Undertones

Chinese Rocks — Johnny Thunders

Starry Eyes — The Records

Left in the Dark — The Vertebrats

Girl Of My Dreams — Bram Tchaikovsky

Baby What’s Wrong — The Cynics

Fisherman’s Blues — The Waterboys

Judas Kiss — The Del Lords

Sooner Or Later — The Feelies

Skip Steps 1 & 3 — Superchunk

She’s gonna love this…
Cee Lo green – Forget You
Katy Perry – California Gurls
Taio Cruz – Dynamite
The Saturdays – Just Can’t Get Enough
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Kelly Rowlands – When Love Takes Over
Katy Perry – Firework
Girls Aloud – Jump
Kesha – Tik Tok
Amy Whinehouse – Valerie
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Girls Aloud – Love Machine
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are

He’s gonna love this…
Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
The Killers – Mr Brightside
Arctic Monkeys – Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
Supergrass – Alright
The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
Reef – Place Your Hands
Bon Jovi – Living On A Prayer
Guns N Roses – Sweet Child Of Mine

Everyone’s gonna love this when they’re drunk… Trust us!
Robbie Williams – Let Me Entertain You
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
Joan Jett – I Love Rock N Roll
Florence And The Machine – You’ve Got The Love
Take That – Shine

Don’t worry… we haven’t forgotten about the oldies…
Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered
Patti Labelle/Christina Aguilera – Lady Marmalade
Madonna – Material Girl
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Kenny Loggins – Footloose
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Jackson 5 – Blame It On The Boogie
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Madonna – Vogue

First Dance Ideas…
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Take That – Greatest Day
Take That – Rule The World
Jack Johnson – Better Together
Lonsestar – Amazed
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Train – Drops Of Jupiter
Bryan Adams – Everything I Do

1950s to 1970s Soul / Funk / Motown

Dancing In The Street (Martha & The Vandellas)
Do I Do (Stevie Wonder)
Hold On I’m Coming (Sam & Dave)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd)
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Reach Out, I’ll Be There (The Four Tops)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin)
Sex Machine (James Brown)
Shake Your Tail Feather (Ray Charles)
Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)
Son Of A Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
Soul Man (Sam & Dave)
Soul With A Capital S (Tower Of Power)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Take Me To The River (Al Green)
What Is Hip? (Tower Of Power)
What’s Going On (Marvin Gaye)

1960s / rock ‘n’ roll

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
I’m A Believer (The Monkees)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
Twist And Shout (The Beatles)

1970s / Disco

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now (McFadden & Whitehead)
As (Stevie Wonder)
Bad Girls (Donna Summer)
Best Of My Love (The Emotions)
Blame It On The Boogie (The Jacksons)
Brick House (The Commodores)
Burn This Disco Out (Michael Jackson)
Can You Feel It (The Jacksons)
Car Wash (Rose Royce)
Celebration (Kool & The Gang)
Disco Inferno (The Trampps)
Get Down On It (Kool & The Gang)
Good Times (Chic)
I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
I’m Every Woman (Chaka Khan)
Lady Marmalade (La Belle)
Le Freak (Chic)
Long Train Running (The Doobie Brothers)
Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Rock With You (Michael Jackson)
Shake Your Body Down (The Jacksons)
Stayin’ Alive (The Bee Gees)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynryd Skynyrd)
Thinking Of You (Sister Sledge)
Upside Down (Diana Ross)
We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
Working Day & Night (Michael Jackson)
You To Me Are Everything (The Real Thing)
Young Hearts Run Free (Candi Staton)

1980s Pop / Soul

Ain’t Nobody (Chaka Khan)
All Night Long (Lionel Ritchie)
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Club Tropicana (Wham)
Crazy little thing called love (Queen)
Dancing On The Ceiling (Lionel Richie)
Do I Do (Stevie Wonder)
Don’t stop me now (Queen)
Easy Lover (Phil Collins)
Fame (Irene Cara)
Footloose (Kenny Loggins)
Hip To Be Square (Huey Lewis & The News)
I Found Lovin’ (The Fatback Band)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
I’ve Had The Time Of My Life (Medley & Warnes)
Jump (Van Halen)
Let’s Dance (David Bowie)
Message in a bottle (The Police)
Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)
Rio (Duran Duran)
Somebody Else’s Guy (Jocelyn Brown)
Street Life (Randy Crawford)
Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams)
The Power Of Love (Huey Lewis & The News)
Thriller (Michael Jackson)
Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)

1990s and 2000s Pop / Rock / Indie

Always There (Incognito)
Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz)
Canned Heat (Jamiroquai)
Cosmic Girl (Jamiroquai)
Groove Is In The Heart (Dee-Lite)
I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry)
Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
Mama Told Me Not To Come (Tom Jones & Stereophonics)
Mercy (Duffy)
Relight My Fire (Take That & Lulu)
Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)

Slow Dances

A Groovy Kind Of Love (Phil Collins)
Call Off The Search (Katie Melua)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Andy Williams)
Dream A Little Dream (The Mamas & The Papas)
Everything (Michael Buble)
Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac)
Feeling Good (Nina Simone)
Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
For Once In My Life (Stevie Wonder)
Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley)
It Had To Be You (Harry Connick Jr)
Kiss Of Life (Sade)
Let There Be Love (Nat King Cole)
Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone)
Nightingale (Norah Jones)
Nobody Does It Better (Carly Simon)
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Sunshine (Gabrielle)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge)
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody (Dean Martin)
You’ve Got A Friend (Carole King)
Your Song (Elton John)