Top 100 Singles of All Time (50-26)

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It’s a great feeling to listen to some of these again, sometimes after a few years since I last heard them. Even the cheesy ones like The Lebanon – it might have the seventh-worst lyrics of all time, but it’s still a superb song.

A lot of these are tracks my parents used to play when I was little, hence the bias towards 60s rock and Motown, but the most striking thing to me is that the music I came to love when I reached my teens has clear roots in those earlier sounds.

50. Try a Little Tenderness, Commitments

49. Face To Face, Siouxsie and the Banshees

48. Sweet Child O’ Mine, Guns N’ Roses

47. Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana

46. Master of Puppets, Metallica

45. Close To You, Carpenters

44. Rock Lobster, The B-52’s

43. Wuthering Heights, Kate Bush

42. Light My Fire, The Doors

41. Reach Out (I’ll Be There), The Four Tops

40. Walk This Way, Aerosmith + Run DMC

39. Temple of Love, Sisters of Mercy + Ofra Haza

38. Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Jimi Hendrix

37. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, The Righteous Brothers

36. Kashmir, Led Zeppelin

35. River Deep – Mountain High, Ike and Tina Turner

34. Stand By Me, Ben E. King

33. Higher Than The Sun, Primal Scream

32. House of the Rising Sun, The Animals

31. Play Dead, Bjork + David Arnold

30. Useless, Depeche Mode

29. Be My Baby, The Ronettes

28. Gimme Some Lovin’, The Spencer Davis Group

27. Strawberry Fields Forever, The Beatles

26. Rock The Casbah, The Clash

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