Classic Tracks

You asked for it...we'll give it to you! "Classic Tracks" continues to be our highest-viewed article, so we've gathered all "Classic Tracks" printed in Mix since 1999 for your enjoyment. Hey, and if you've got an idea for a great "Classic Tracks," let us know at mixeditorial@mixonline.com.

1960

Chubby Checker's "The Twist"

John Coltrane's "My Favorite Things"

The Ventures' "Walk Don't Run"

1961

Patsy Cline's "Crazy"

1962

Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco"

1963

The Angels' "My Boyfriend's Back"

The Four Season's "Rag Doll"

Ray Charles' "What'd I Say"

1964

Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues"

The Lovin' Spoonful's "Do You Believe in Magic"

1965

The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling"

1966

The Cyrkle's "Red Rubber Ball"

The Mamas & The Papas' "California Dreamin'"

1967

Tommy James & The Shondells' "I Think We're Alone Now"

Traffic's "Dear Mr. Fantasy"

1968

Big Brother & The Holding Company's "Piece of My Heart"

Booker T. and The MG's' "Time Is Tight"

Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love"

Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried"

Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild"

1969

The 5th Dimensions' "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"

B.B. King's "The Thrill Is Gone"

The Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"

Classics IV's "Traces"

Creedence Clearwater Revival "Fortunate Son"

Kool & The Gang's "Celebration"

The MC5's "Kick Out the Jams"

1970

Black Sabbath's "Paranoid"

The Doors' "Riders on the Storm"

King Floyd's "Groove Me"

Mountain's "Mississippi Queen"

Three Dog Night's "Mama Told Me Not to Come"

Van Morrison's "Moondance"

1971

David Crosby's "Laughing"

Don McLean's "American Pie"

Neil Young's "Heart of Gold"

Paul McCartney's "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"

The Staples' "Respect Yourself"

Wendy Carlos' "March From a Clockwork Orange"

1972

Arlo Guthrie's "City of New Orleans"

David Bowie's "Five Years"/"Soul Love"/"Moonage Daydream"

Loggins & Messina's "Vahevala"

Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side"

Randy Newman's "Sail Away"

T. Rex's "Bang a Gong (Get It On)"

1973

Isley Brothers' "That Lady"

Brownsville Station's "Smokin' in the Boys Room"

Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"

The O'-Jays' "For the Love of Money"

The Pointer Sisters' "Yes We Can Can"

1974

Average White Band's "Pick Up the Pieces"

Genesis' "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"

KC & The Sunshine Band's "That the Way (I Like It)"

1975

Earth, Wind & Fire's "Shining Star"

Janis Ian's "At Seventeen"

Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You"

Patti Smith's "Gloria"

Peter Frampton's "Show Me the Way"

1976

Blue Oyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"

Bob Seger's "Night Moves"

Boston's "More Than a Feeling"

Stephen Bishop's "On and On"

The Runaways "Cherry Bomb"

Tower of Power's "What Is Hip"

1977

Bee Gee's "Stayin' Alive"

Cheap Tricks' "Surrender"

Heart's "Barracuda"

Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville"

The Romantics' "What I Like About You"

Steve Miller's "Swingtown"

Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer"

1978

Elvis Costello & The Attractions' "Pump It Up"

Joe Walsh's "Life's Been Good"

Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler"

Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up"

Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London"

1979

Bruce Springsteen's "The River"

The Clash's "London Calling"

Rickie Lee Jones' "Chuck E.'s In Love"

Supertramp's "The Logical Song"

1980

The Doobie Brothers' "What a Fool Believes"

George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today"

Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again"

1981

Hall & Oates' "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do")

Joan Jett's "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"

Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'"

Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes"

Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight"

1982

Toto's "Africa"

Wall of Voodoo's "Mexican Radio"

1983

Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell"

John Cougar Mellencamp's "Pink Houses"

Pat Benetar's "Love Is a Battlefield"

Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science"

1984

Blondie's "The Tide Is High"

Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

Prince and the Revolution's "Purple Rain"

Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters"

R.E.M.'s "So. Central Rain"

1985

Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing"

Talking Heads' "Road to Nowhere"

Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"

1986

The Pretenders "Don't Get Me Wrong"

Prince's "Kiss"

The Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian"

1987

Motley Crue's "Girls, Girls, Girls"

The Traveling Wilbury's "Handle With Care"

1988

Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game"

Public Enemy's "Fight the Power"

1989

Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy"

Luther Vandross' "Here and Now"

Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2U"

1992

En Vogue's "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"




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