Classic Tracks

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Chubby Checker's "The Twist"

John Coltrane's "My Favorite Things"

The Ventures' "Walk Don't Run"


Patsy Cline's "Crazy"


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


The Angels' "My Boyfriend's Back"

The Four Season's "Rag Doll"

Ray Charles' "What'd I Say"


Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues"

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


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


The Cyrkle's "Red Rubber Ball"

The Mamas & The Papas' "California Dreamin'"


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

Traffic's "Dear Mr. Fantasy"


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"


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"


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"


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"


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)"


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"


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)"


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"


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"


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"


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"


Bruce Springsteen's "The River"

The Clash's "London Calling"

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

Supertramp's "The Logical Song"


The Doobie Brothers' "What a Fool Believes"

George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today"

Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again"


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"


Toto's "Africa"

Wall of Voodoo's "Mexican Radio"


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"


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"


Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing"

Talking Heads' "Road to Nowhere"

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


The Pretenders "Don't Get Me Wrong"

Prince's "Kiss"

The Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian"


Motley Crue's "Girls, Girls, Girls"

The Traveling Wilbury's "Handle With Care"


Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game"

Public Enemy's "Fight the Power"


Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy"

Luther Vandross' "Here and Now"

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


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

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