Listicles

10 Unusual and Surprising Cover Songs

Our writer veered toward songs that might have some oddball elements but really reinvented the song, or made you hear it in an altered state

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10 Re-Released Songs That Became Hits

Sometimes the timing just wasn’t right. When these classic rock songs first went to radio they flopped. The stars were aligned the second time

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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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11 Great Southern Rock Albums

The genre is difficult to define. You just know it when you hear it. And these studio albums are, without a doubt, the real deal.

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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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16 Classic Double-Sided Smash Singles of the ’60s

Singles, for the most part, housed just one memorable song. That, like so much else, began to change with the arrival of the Beatles.

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The Top 10 Most Blatant Bob Dylan Imitations

Some artists have bristled at being called the “new Dylan.” Others revel in being blatant copycats. Here are some of our favorites from the latter camp.

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11 Great Rock and Pop Summer Songs

Here are some favorites on our playlist that span several decades, to help you celebrate the season of barbecues, convertibles and beaches

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10 Great 1960s Instrumental Hits

Instrumentals used to be a regular feature of Top 40 radio. Here are the backstories on 10 of our favorites including songs by Herb Alpert and The Ventures

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10 Greatest Power Pop Songs

Its origins reach back to the early Who. But during the golden era of power pop – 1972-’81 – these 10 songs were as incandescent as pop-rock can be.

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