Listicles

11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 2)

It’s amazing that these songs – many by huge stars – were not only played on Top 40 radio… they became smash hits. Their stories…

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10 Classic Punk Rock Songs

Any list of top songs of any genre are going to be subjective. But, says its author, here are ones by Blondie, Devo and more for punk rock

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10 (More) Great 1960s Instrumental Hits

During the swinging decade, these classics from Herb Alpert, the Surfaris, Hugo Montenegro and more were essential tracks on the AM radio dial

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16 Songs That’ll Make You Feel Groovy

Nobody says groovy anymore. But there was a time when they said it a lot–and sang it too. Here are some of the grooviest songs you’ve ever heard.

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12 Influential Early MTV Videos

Remember when the cable channel played music? Billboard magazine’s video editor saw all the early MTV videos and selects the significant clips

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10 Grammy Album of the Year Hits & Misses

“And the winner is…” often leads to a lot of head shaking. We’ve identified some that were well-deserved and others that didn’t make sense

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11 Classic Rock Driving Songs: Reader Favorites

The car is gassed up and you’re ready to hit the road. These tunes from Bob Seger, BTO, The Doors, and Kraftwerk will help pass the time

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13 Books That Every Hippie Owned

In order to be a bona fide hippie, it was imperative to familiarize oneself with certain books. We’ve chosen a baker’s dozen.

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11 Great Not-So-Typical Guitar Leads

Guitar World Founding Editor Noe Gold identifies 11 classic rock guitar leads whose greatness isn’t speed & flash but melodicism, ingenuity and originality.

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 4)

Our series continues with novelty songs, a German driving song, and one from a movie that scared the daylights out of us. Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting…

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