Wednesday, October 4, 2017

100+ Top American Rock Standards

 1. Introduction

This is a list of the Top 100 Rock Standards.  There are more than 250 Rock 'n' Roll Standards or "American Rock Standards" listed here. As the "Modern American Songbook" this is The Great American Rock Songbook.  


2. Directory/Contents
        1. Introduction
        2. Directory/Contents
        3. Definitions of Rock 'n' Roll and American              Rock Standards
        4. Other American Standard Song Sites                     (links)
        5. Top 100 American Rock Standards
        6. 150+ More Songs Semi-alphabetical                     order
        7. Criteria, Formulary & List Ranking
        8. About American Rock Standards

 3. Definitions of Rock 'n' Roll and
     American Rock Standards

Definition of Rock 'n' Roll a.k.a. Rock & Roll
     It is a convergence of African and European music traditions mixed in the unique American experience and  was born in the United States southern regionRock 'n' Roll is the blending of original American music, Jazz, Folk, Gospel/Spiritual, Country, Rhythm & Blues and Blue Grass.  Rock 'n' Roll emerges when two or more of the aforementioned musical art forms are integrated into one piece of music and is driven by a pronounced beat. The art form is powered by electrification and electronics in the music from instruments, to recording studios, to concerts and dissemination.

     Songs written by Americans and recorded since the advent of Rock 'n' Roll (1949)* to the present which have seen recurring/continued popularity. These songs generally but not exclusively find their origins in the vast sub genres within the musical art form of Rock 'n' Roll.  Songs written before the Rock Era may be included if arranged and recorded within the umbrella of the Rock formula
*See song #2 in 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs.  CLICK
100 Most Important and Influential American Songs

 4. Other American Standard Song Sites

When it comes to STANDARD SONGS in America you may want to visit these sites - CLICK
1. 100 American Pop Standards
2. 100+ Pop Standards in America from around the World 

 5. Top 100 American Rock Standards
Publicity still of Rick Nelson
for Decca Records   

100. I'm Walkin'(Fats Domino & Dave Bartholomew) 
     Fats Domino     Rick Nelson*     Harry Connick Jr     Diana Krall(Canada)     Hank Williams Jr & Lois Johnson     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Doug Kershaw     Nelson     Jerry Lee Lewis     Tom Jones(U.K.)      Rodeo     Tom Petty     Ella Fitzgerald     Nancy Sinatra     Carl Perkins     Duane Eddy     Connie Francis     A.B. Skhy     Earl Palmer     Rebirth Brass Band    Cyrus Chestnutt     Bill Haley      Sandy Nelson     Count Basie     June Carter    Peggy Lee     Nokie Edwards[of The Ventures] with The Light Crust Doughboys     Dukes of Dixieland & The Oakridge Boys     Patti Page     J.D. Crowe & The New South     Paul Evans     Jimmy Sturr     Frankie Avalon      Monty Alexander(Jamaica)      Done Again 

[1]*To learn more about this song and this artist visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #21 on the list. 

 99. Runaway(Max Crook & Del Shannon)      

Publicity still of Del Shannon
for Amy Records
     Del Shannon*     Traveling Wilburys     Gary Allan     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers(U.K.)     Dion     Elvis Presley     Huddersfield Transit Autority(U.K.)     Melissa Manchester[medley]     Tony Orlando & Dawn[medley]     Ultima Thule(Sweden)     Eruption(Germany)     Bonnie Raitt     The Cox Family     Dave(Netherlands)     Bayside     Narvel Felts     3 Piece Suite(Australia)     Blood for Blood     Small Faces(U.K.)     John Frusciante     Kasabian(U.K.)     Screeching Weasel    Oxfords     The Ventures     Gary Lewis & The Playboys     Ola & Janglers(Sweden)     The Misfits     The Zutons     Me First & the Gimmi Gimmies     The Sensational Alex Harvey Band     The Bates(Germany)     Charlie Kulis     Batmobile(Netherlands)     Jesse Garon(France)     Cagey String Band(Germany)     Raul Seixas[medley](Brazil)     The Boppers(Sweden)     Sha Na Na     The Carpenters     The Platters & Del Shannon     John Mayall(U.K.)     The Beach Boys     Luis Cardenas     Jim Caroll     The Overtones(U.K.)     Dion     Bobby Vinton
* To learn more about this song by this artist visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #45 on the list. 

 98. Mustang Sally(Mark Rice) 
     Wilson Pickett     Mark Rice     Sandy Nelson     Rascals a.k.a. The Young Rascals     The Coasters    
Al Jarreau     Andrew Strong(Ireland)     David Lee Roth     The Cast of Glee     Buddy Guy     The Greasers     Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs     Sam & Dave     The Kingsmen[Portland OR. Rock band]     Rufus Thomas     Magic Slim     The Chambers Brothers     John Lee Hooker     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Ronnie Milsap     Solomon Burke     Los Lobos     Paul Revere & the Raiders     Herbie Mann     The Mar-Keys     Johnny Otis     Edwin Starr     The Rip Chords     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew     Done Again

 97. I Can See Clearly Now(Johnny Nash) 

     Johnny Nash     Jimmy Cliff(Jamaica)     Anne Murray(Canada)     The Ventures     Willie Nelson     Soul Asylum     James Last     The Mamas & Papas     Donny Osmond     Sonny & Cher     Bobby Goldsboro.    Dobie  Grey     Gladys Knight & the Pips     Ray Charles     Petula Clark(U.K.)     Procol Harum(U.K.)     Liza Minnelli     Ray Conniff     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Roger Whittaker(U.K.)     Percy Faith     KC & The Sunshine Band     Maxi Priest(U.K.)     Screeching Weasel     Lloyd Green     Richie Havens     Horace Andy(Jamaica)     Susan McEntire     Funk Inc     Martin Kitcher(U.K.)     Aswad(U.K.)     Eagle-Eye Cherry(Sweden)     Even In Blackouts     Everlife     Lee Towers(Netherlands)     Alex E(U.K.)     Holly Cole Trio(Canada)     Kermit Ruffins     Doyle Bramhall     Francis Rossi OBE(u.K.)     Kaitlyn Maher     Done Again     Lucky Peterson     Dena De Rose     Dave Ashby(U.K.)     Hothouse Flowers(Ireland)     The Hit Crew     Graham Blvd.               

 96. All Shook Up(O. Blackwell & E. Presley) 
"All Shook Up" is found on this
vinyl Lp as a part of a boxed set
marking 25 years of Elvis product
1955 to 1980
     Elvis Presley     Billy Joel     Prince     Suzi Quatro     David Hill     The Residents     Sandy Nelson     Ry Cooder     Jeff Beck     Avila(Canada)     All Shook Up Broadway Cast     Sweet Little Band(Argentina)     Dennis Caplinger & Sharon Whyte     Jesse Garon(France)     Carl Perkins     Shakin' Stevens(U.K.)     Ben Steel[parody]     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Pat Boone     Paul McCartney & Chris Thomas(U.K.)     John Oates     Jackie Edwards(Jamaica)     Blue Swede Shoes {Elvis songs For Kids}     Bruce Springsteen     Music For Little People Choir     Doug Church*     Krunoslav Kico Slabinac(Croatia)     The Chevrons     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Robert Palmer
*South Bend, In. Elvis impersonator who performs worldwide and has a CD with this song. He stands in for all the other ETA's (Elvis Tribute Artists) performing around the world.
  95. Wooly Bully(Domingo Samudio a.k.a. Sam The Sham)
Sam The Sham & the Pharaohs
     Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs     Ricki & The Flash(Meryl Streep & Rick Springfield)     The Ventures     Joan Jett     Bobby Fuller Four     Sandy Nelson     Sha Na Na     Jim Reeves     Sir Douglas Quintet     Willie Mitchell     Bad Manners(U.K.)    Ace Cannon     Freddy Fender      Joey Welz     Ohio State University Marching Band     Ry Cooder     Florida State University Marching Chiefs     James Last     Jive Bunny(U.K.)     Bachman-Turner Overdrive(Canada)     Jimi Hendrix     Los Lobos     Canned Heat     The Chipmunks    The Swingin' Medallions     Stars on 45(Netherlands)     Disco Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes     Kids Dance Express     Graham Blvd.     Countdown Singers    


94. Rockin' Robin(Jimmie Thomas a.k.a. Leon Rene) 
     Bobby Day     Michael Jackson     The Rivieras[South Bend, In. Rock band]     The Hollies(U.K.)  
45 label of The Rivieras cover of
"Rockin' Robin"
The band got it's name from
the car made by Buick
  Michelle Creber(Canada)     Hasil Adkins     The Boys     The Henchmen(Australia)     Paul Anka     Lolly(U.K.)     Kids Dance Express     The Hit Crew     Bruce Springsteen     Sugar Beats     Sha Na Na     Daniel O'Donnell     Bobby Vee     The Alley Cats     Chuck Berry     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Ace Cannon      Taj Mahal     Bryan White     Freddy Cannon     The Muppets    The Outsiders     Dee Dee Sharp     McFly(U.K.)     The Singing Machine     Gene Vincent     Barbie     Dodie Stevens     Billy Joe Royal     Clyde McPhatter    Mary Lambert     Doug Church     Eddie Cochran     Elliot Dyson     Perry Danos     Graham Blvd.     Ringtone Track Masters    

 93. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours(Syreeta Wright, Lula Mae Hardaway, Lee Garrett* & Stevie Wonder*)

     Stevie Wonder     Human Nature(Australia)     The Osmonds     Reg Dwight a.k.a. Elton John(U.K.)     Stevie Wonder & Straight No Chaser     Michael Bolton     Peter Frampton(U.K.)     Chaka Khan     Colton Ford & Papper Mashay     The California Raisons     Arkells(Canada)     Ronan Keating(Ireland)     Blue(U.K.), Stevie Wonder & Angie Stone     Cast of Glee     Craig David(U.K.)     Michael McDonald & Fourplay     Devlin Choice     King Curtis     Jermaine Jackson     Brian McKnight     James Brown     Josh Kaufman     Pete Huntlinger     Syreeta     The Charlie Daniels Band     Lisa Tucker     Rita Wilson     The James Taylor Quartet     Jake Simpson     The Winstons     Stuff     Anju Ramapriyam     Graham Blvd.      Ringtone Masters     Minister of Soundalikes     Done Again
*Both composers are blind and attended the Michigan School For The Blind before it was closed by the state. To learn more about these two great singer/songwriters visit Top 40 Blind and Visually Impaired American Musicians  Scroll down to artist 28 for Lee Garrett and on down to artist 1 for Stevie Wonder.

 92. Runaround Sue(Dion DiMucci & Ernie Maresca)

     Dion & The Belmonts     Leif Garrett     Magnum(U.K.)     Status Quo(U.K.)     Gary Glitter(U.K.)     Racey(U.K.)     John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band     The Boppers(Sweden)     The Hit Crew
45 label of Lief Garrett's version of
"Runaround Sue"
   Del Shannon     The Overtones(U.K.)     Vocal Point     Harvard Krokodiloes     Good Rockin' Tonight Original London Cast     Chubby Checker     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers[medley]     Sha Na Na     The Alley Cats     Human Nature(Australia)     The Duprees     Lindisfarne(U.K.)     Lonnie Donegan(Australia)     Rawles Balls     Nick Carter     Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge     Gary Puckett[medley]     The Tokens     The Warriors(U,K,)     The Diamonds(Canada)     Leroy Van Dyke     Ernie Maresca     The Box Tops     Graham Blvd.     Countdown Singers

 91. Hit The Road Jack(Percy Mayfield)
     Ray Charles     Acid Drinkers(Poland)     Casey Abrams     Pentatonix[medley]     John Farnham(U.K.)     Shirley Horn     Renee Olstead     John Mellencamp     The Residents     Tina Turner     Sha Na Na     The Stampeders(Canada)     Big Youth(Jamaica)     Melanie Martinez     John Scofield     Done Again     Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis & Norah Jones     The Hit Co.     Omar & the Howlers     Jerry Lee Lewis     Helen Reddy(Australia/U.S.)     Joshua Redman     Suzi Quatro     Peter White(U.K.)     James Montgomery     Maceo Parker     Barbara Morrison     Abbie Gardner     Arrested Development     Johnny Thunders     Gladys Knight & the Pips     Leslie West     The Animals(U.K.)     Jimmy McGriff     Dick Hyman     The Easybeats(U.K./Netherlands)     Coway Twitty & Loretta Lynn     The Lennon Sisters     Nox(Hungary)     Anita Kerr Singers     Buster Poindexter     The Weather Girls     Lisa Hilton     Sheila Raye Charles[daughter of Ray Charles]     The Jam(U.K.)     Bill Wyman(U.K.)     The Overttones(U.K.)     Latimore     Mo Horizons(Germany)     Jean-Michel Bernard(France)     Peter Madcat     Charlie Wood 

 90. Brown Eyed Handsome Man(Chuck Berry) 

Chuck Barry
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     Chuck Berry     Paul McCartney(U.K.)     Buddy Holly     Johnny Rivers     Nina Simone     Waylon Jennings     Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins     Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, & Carl Perkins     John Hammond     Taj Mahal     Broadway Cast of "Million Dollar Quartet"     Neko Case     Wanda Jackson     Jim & Jesse     Bobby Fuller Four     The Astronauts     Jerry Lee Lewis     Lyle Lovett     Robert Cray     Tanya Tucker     Fontella Bass     Tommy Roe     Mitch Ryder     Casey Dilworth     The Teen Kings feat. Roy Orbison     Puhdys(East Germany/Germany)     Bobby Vee     Carl Perkins

 89. Green Onions(Booker T Jones, Steve Crooper, Lewis Steinberg & Al Jackson) 
     Booker T. & the M.G.'s*     The Ventures     Henry Mancini     Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers    Drive-By Truckers     Paul Hardcastle(U.K.)     Roy Buchanan     Johnnjy Thunders     Duke Tumatoe     Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper     The 5,6,7,8's(Japan)     Harry James & Buddy Rich     James Taylor Quartet(U.K.)     Count Basie     Ray Harris(U.K.)     Dick Hyman     Bugs Henderson     King Curtis     Inish Turk Beg(Ireland)     Bill Justis     Green Onions     Dual Drive     The Yardbirds(U.K.)     Al Kooper     Milt Buckner     Harry James     Mongo Santamaria     Dave "Baby" Cortez     London Beats(U.K.)     Bill Black's Combo     Jack Mack and the Heart Attack     The Trashmen     Bill Doggett     Hit Crew Masters     Ace Cannon     Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames(U.K.)     The Blues Brothers     The Memphis Horns     The Shadows(U.K.)     California Raisins     B.B. King     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers(U.K.)     Graham Bond(U.K.)     Jack Costanzo     Byron Lee & the Dragonaires(Jamaica)     Egyptian Lover     

 88. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)(Holland, Dozier & Holland) 

     Marvin Gaye     James Taylor     Human Nature(Australia)     H.B. Barnum & his Orchestra     Cissy Houston     Michael Buble(Canada)     Karen Dalton     Jr. Walker & the All Stars     Kenny Rogers     The Overtones(U.K.)     The Isley Brothers    Sam & Dave     Jerry Gatcia      Michael Bolton     Done Again     Billy Joe Royal     Michael McDonald     The Temptations     Keely Smith     Johnny Rivers     Captain & Tennille     Dave "Baby" Cortez     Rare Earth     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     The Funk Brothers     4:2:Five     Joe Williams     Helen Baylor     Kevin Whalum     Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew     Joe Jackson     Ray Conniff[medley] 

 87. River Deep - Mountain High(Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry & Phil Spector) 

     Ike & Tina Turner     Celine Dion(Canada)     The Supremes & The four Tops     The Overtones(U.K.)     Harry Nilsson     Deep Purple(U.K.)     Eric Burdon & The Animals(U.K.)     Tina Turner     The Easybeats(Australia)     Cast of Glee     Neil Diamond     Human Nature(Australia) /w Mary Wilson     Tight Fit(U.K.)     Erasure(U.K.)     Bob Seger     Sisaundra Lewis     Heather Headley     Annie Lennox(U.K.)     Darlene Love     London Symphony Orchestra(U.K.)     Katrina & The Waves     The Shadows(U.K.)     Pia Toscano     The Saints(Australia)     Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge     Royal Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)     The Flamin' Groovies     Graham Blvd.     Ring Tone Masters     Hit Crew Masters

 86. Earth Angel(Curtis Williams, Jesse Belvin & Gaynel Hodge)  

     The Penguins*     Elvis Presley     The Crew-Cuts(Canada)     New Edition     The Four Seasons     Bobby Vee     Blink 182     Bobby Vinton     The Crests     Gloria Mann     Death Cab For Cutie     Buddy Holly     Tiny Tim     Johnny Tillotson     The Vogues     Bella Morte     The Fleetwoods      Aaron Neville     Barry Frank & The Four Bells     Slapstick     The Platters     Marvin Berry & The Starlighters     Pauly Cunningham     Frankie Avalon     Neil Sedaka     Ghoti Hook      J.D. Smooth     Johnny Preston     The Alley Cats     Sha Na Na     Human Nature(Australia)     The Cleftones     Dreadzone(U.K.)     Hit Crew     Pat O'Day     Les Baxter     Joan Baez     
*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress

 85. Drift Away(Mentor Williams) 
     Dobie Gray     Uncle Kracker with Dobie Gray     Ricki & The Flash(Meryl Streep & Rickspringfield)      The Nylons(Canada)     Neville Brothers     Mike Bowers     Garth Brooks     The Ventures     Lynn Anderson(Gospel variant)     Waylon Jennings & The Waymore Blues Band     Michael Bolton     The Heptones     Billy Joe Royal     Narvel Felts     Maurice Williams     Clarence Carter     Humble Pie(U.K.)     Ringo Starr     John Kay(Canada)     Ike & Tina Turner     Roy Orbison     Boyz Night Out     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     Ray Charles     Jackie DeShannon     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew     

 84. (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me(David & Bacharach)  
     Lou Johnson     Dionne Warwick     Naked Eyes(U.K.)     Lou Christie     Jay & The Americans     The Four Seasons     Jose Feliciano     Don Williams     Peggy Lee     Martha & The Vandellas     Brenda Lee     Dusty Springfield(U.K.)    R.B. Greaves     Sandie Shaw(U.K.)     Viola Wills     The Stylistics     Percy Faith     Wayne Fontana(U.K.)     Ted Neeey     Juice Newton     Blue Swede(Sweden)     Johnny Mathis     Burt Bacharach     The Troggs(U.K.)     Ena Baga(U.K.)     Yvonne Barrett(Australia)     Willie Nelson     Johnny Mathis     Pozo Seco Singers & Don Williams     Anne Murray(Canada)     The Drifters     Tin Tin Out(U.K.)     Episode Six      Braid      Joe Longthorne(U.K.)     All Saints(U.K./Canada)     The Hippos     La Lupe     Larry Knechtel     Salena Jones     Marvelous 3     The skyliners     The Captain Howdy    Eddy Mitchell(France)     Braid     The Carpenters[medley]     KC & The Sunshine Band     Patty Ascher(Brazil)     Baja Marimba Band     Alison Ruble     Steve Tyrell     The Holliston Stops     Anita Harris(U.K.)     Stanley Turrentine     Tuesday Weld     Jane McDonald(U.K.)     Graham Blvd.     Done Again  

 83. Shout(O'Kelly Isley Jr, Rudolph Isley & Ronald Isley)

     Isley Brothers      Otis Day & The Knights     Garth Brooks     Barbie     Kids Dance Express     Rivieras[South Bend, In. Rock band]     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Lulu(U.K.)     Kelly Smith     The Beatles(U.K.)     Johnny O'Keefe(Australia)     The Kingsmen(Portland OR. Rock band)     Tommy James and the Shondells     Alvin & the Chipmunks     The Shangri-Las     Joey Dee & the Starlighters     Question Mark & the Mysterians     Green Day     Cast of Glee     Joan Jett     Dion     The Chambers Brothers     Billy Joel     The Coasters     The Temptations     Florida State University Marching Chiefs  

 82. Love Hurts(B. Bryant)

     The Everly Brothers     The Chapin Sisters     Cher     Roy Orbison     Nazareth     Emmylou Harris &
45 rpm reissue of  "Love Hurts"
 by Nazareth
Gram Parsons     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     Jim Capaldi(U.K.)     Triumph(Canada)     Mark Wynter(U.K.)     Jann Ardan(Canada)     Jimmy Webb     Jennifer Warnes     Don McLean     Elaine Paige OBE(U.K.)     Nicolette Larson     Jenny Lewis     Carrie Rodriguez     Corey Hart(Canada)     Pat Boone     Joan Jett     Paul Young(U.K.)     Jim Guthrie(Canada)     Leo Sayer(U.K./Australia)     Kim Carnes     Guided by Voices     Robin Gibb(U.K.)     Keith Richards(U.K.) & Norah Jones     Nan Vernon(Canada)     Jason Donovan(Australia)     Bonnie Bramlett{formerly of Delaney and Bonnie}     Sinead O'Connor(Ireland)     Smokie(U.K.)     Juice Newton     Heart     J.C. Lodge     Little Milton & Lucinda Williams     Jay & The Americans      Atlanta Rhythm Section     James Last     Done Again     The Hit Crew

 81. Do You Love Me(Barry Gordy Jr)

     The Contours*     Ariana Grande[with altered Rap lyrics]     The Dave Clark Five(U.K.)     The Kingsmen{Portland, OR, Rick band}     Mud(U.K.)          The Tremeloes(U.K.)     The Hollies(U.K.)
45 record label from U.K group
Dave Clark Five of hit song
"Do You Love Me"
    Steadman(U.K.)     Alvin & The Chipmunks     Preluders(Germany)     The Sonics     Paul Revere & The Raiders     The Lucky Duckies(Portugal)     Silicon Teens(U.K.)     Motown {The Musical} Broadway Cast     Bootsy Collins     Kids Dance Express     Sugar Beats(U.K.)     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.))     The Supremes     The Temptations     Westlife(Ireland)     Cannonball Adderley      The Blues Brothers     The Aztecs     The Miracles     Human Nature(Australia)     Johnny Thunders     The Willows     Johnny & The Hurricanes     The Hollies(U.K.)     Bootsy Collins & The Funk Brothers     Thee Midniters     Chubby Checker & Dee Dee Sharp     Black Lace(U.K.)     David Hasselhoff     Lindisfarne[medley](U.K.)  

*In 1962 and again in 1988 this group had a hit with this song

 80. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do(Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield)
       Neil Sedaka (slow version)     Neil Sedaka(Doo Wop/Rock version)*     The Carpenters     David Csssidy     Paul Anka     The Four Seasons     Neil Sedaka & Sissel Kyrkjebo(Norway)     Edyie Gorme     Carole King(she was inspiration for Sedaka's hit "Oh! Carol")     Gloria Estefan     Lenny Welch     Andy Williams     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Clay Aiken     Vonda Shepherd     Happenings     Partridge Family     Nick Carter     The Marbles(U.K.)     Dee Dee Sharp     The Overtones(U.K.)     Aimer(Japan)     Mark and the Dudes(Philippines)     Svenne & Lotta(Sweden)     Killola     Anna-Lena Lofgren(Sweden)     OV7 a.k.a. La Onda Vasselina(Mexico)     Sylvie Vartan(France)     Claude Francois(France)     Shelly Fabares     Zoogz Rift     Renee Olstead     Alvin & the Chimunks     Lucy Hale     Little Eva     Jack Jones     Bobby Vee     Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra     Sha Na Na     Hit Crew     Stars On 45(Netherlands)     Alton Ellis(Jamaica)     Damian McGinty & Celtic Thunder(U.K.)     Emilie-Claire Barlow(Canada)       
[1]*This artist had a hit with this song in 1962 and again in 1976, but as a slow ballad. 

 79. Ruby Baby(Leiber & Stoller)

     The Drifters     Dion     Billy "Crash Craddock     The Beach Boys     The Beatles[with Tony Sheridan](U.K.)     The Nylons(Canada)     Bobby Rydell     Link Wray     Del Shannon     Brian Wilson     Gene Vincent      Dickey Lee     Shaken Stevens(U.K.)     Ben E. King     Bobby Darin     Ronnie Hawkins     Bjork(Iceland)     Bobby Crafford     Donald Fagen     Bobby Vee     Smokey Joe's Cafe Original Cast     Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels     Billy Joe Spears     Ronnie Dove     John Lennon     Roy Buchanan     Hurriganes(Finland)     Johnny Maestro & Brooklyn Bridge     Aaron Neville     Clyde McPhatter          Lindisfarne(U.K.)     Done Again     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew   

 78. Walk Don't Run*(Johnny Smith) 

The Ventures
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     The Ventures**/***     The Ventures[1964]     Yes(U.K.)     Everclear     Led Zeppelin(Medley)     Billy Vaughn     The Rascals     Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass      Johnny Smith     Chet Atkins    Sha Na Na      John Barry O.B.E.(U.K.)     The Shadows(U.K.)     Glen Campbell     Jeff Beck     The Seekers(U.K.)     Count Basie     Canned Heat     Pink Fairies(U.K.)     The California Guitar Trio     Terrafolk(Slovenia)     Nookie Edwards & The Light Crust Doughboys     Billy Strange     JFA     The Swinging Blues Jeans(U.K.)     Johnny A.     Steve Howe(U.K.)     The Penguin Cafe Orchestra(U.K.)     Tommy Leonetti{Vocal}     Hank C Burnette(Sweden)     The Surfaris     Jan Davis     The Schleyers(Sweden)     Fever/Fenders(Brazil)     Bert Weedon(U.K.)     The Wild Angels(U.K.)     Ashba     Seldom Scene(Medley)     U900(Japan)     DJ Tee Alford     Rhett Stoller(U.K.)     Tom & Jerry     The Downbeats(U.K.)     The Supertones     The Supersonics(New Zealand)     Bugs Henderson[Ventures medley]     The Iguanas     Gary Hoey     Alex Bollard     The Challengers     The String-A-Longs     The Trashmen     Ladi Geisler(Germany)     The Drivin' Dynamics feat. Randy Meisner     Si Zentner Orchestra     The Cavaliers     The Routers     Xavier Cugat     Jean-Pierre Danel(France)     101 Strings     Florida State University Marching Chiefs     Graham Blvd.     Countdown Chartbusters                   
[1]*The Ventures have re-recorded this song many times and in multiple reincarnations.  They have recorded Medleys, Disco, Soul, Live and Near Metal versions.   The band virtually own's the song.
[2] **The Ventures had two hits with this song the first being in 1960 and has been acclaimed as the first Surf Rock hit. The second hit was in 1964 which was more stylized and polished.
[3] *** For more about this song visit  100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #6 on the list    

 77. God Only Knows(Brian Wilson & Tony Asher)

     The Beach Boys     The Impossible Orchestra(International)*     Olivia Newton-John[Easterling]     Andy Williams     Taylor Swift     Glen Campbell     Rivers Cuomo
45 label of The Beach Boys
"God Only Knows"
    David Bowie(U.K)     Neil Diamond
     Wilson Phillips     Elvis Costello(U.K.)     The Shadows(U.K.)    Bryan Adams(Canada)     Captain & Tennille     Royal Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)      Manhattan Transfer     Helen Reddy(Australia)     The Nylons(Canada)     The Vogues     Dave Edmonds(U.K.)     R Stevie Moore     Brian Wilson     Claudine Longet     Matt McAndrewa)     Terry Manning     Paul Dano     Joey Heatherton     Phil Keaggy     Hollyridge Strings     London symphony Orchestra(U.K.)     Rockabye Baby     Joss Stone(U.K.)     Mandy Moore     Michael Stipe     The Hit Crew     John Wetton & The Les Paul Trio     Adam Levine & Jordan Smith 
*A one time BBC super group comprised of Brian Wilson, Elton John, Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Chris Martin, One Direction and a host of others.   

  76. The Twist(Hank Ballard)

     Chubby Checker*/**/***/****     The Fat Boys & Chubby Checker**     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers[medley](U.K.)     Hank Ballard & The Midnighters     Ernie Freeman     Sam Cooke     The Ventures     Chubby Checker & Foghat     Johnny Preston     Ike & Tina Turner     James Brown     Dion    Estelle     Klaus Nomi(Germany)     Louie Prima     Patti Page     The Drifters     The Hit Crew     Duane Eddy     Fabian     The Platters     Duane Eddy     King Curtis     Billy Joe Royal     The Crystals & The Ronettes     The Champs     Steve Alaimo(U.K.)     BJ Blue & The Cadillac Cowboys     Barbie     M.Ward     Ronnie McDowell     Keely Smith     Sha Na Na
[1]*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
[2] **In 1960 and again in 1962 this song was a hit for this artist.  It was also a hit in 1988 for Chubby Checker with the Fat Boys. 
[3] ***Billboard has named it the #1 song of the 20th Century.
[4] **** For more about this song visit  100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #16 on the list    

File:Jackie Wilson 1961.jpg
Jackie Wilson, Brunswick Records
publicity still.published in Billboard
June 5, 1961
 75. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher(Gary Jackson & Carl Smith)  
      Jackie Wilson     Rita Coolidge     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     Otis Redding     Michael McDonald     Bette Midler     Tom Jones(U.K.)     John Fogerty, Billy Joel, Darlene Love, Sam Moore, Tom Morello, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band     Dusty Springfield(U.K.)     Chicago     The Greg Kihn Band     Booker T.     Gioia     Kate Ceberano(Australia)     Dolly Parton     Erma Franklin     Esther Phillips     Martha Reeves     Barbara Mandrell     Peter Tork     Jimmy Cliff(Jamaica)     The Move(U.K.)     The Dells     The Jaggerz     Gene Pitney     Bobby Darin     Canada Goose(Canada)     Eddie Money     The Tams     Jimmy Barnes(Australia)    Moira Stewart(U.K.)

 74. Sweet Little Sixteen(Chuck Berry)

     Chuck Berry     Pat Boone     The Beatles(U.K.)     Jerry Lee Lewis     John Lennon(U.K.)     Bobby Vee     The Rolling Stones(U.K.)     Ten Years After(U.K.)     The Searchers(U.K.)     Eddie Cochran     Jerry Lee Lewis & Ringo Starr     Duane Eddy & Chuck Berry      Kenny Rogers     Jackson Browne     Marianne Faithful(U.K.)     Al Green     The Hollies(U.K.)     Gene Vincent     The Animals(U.K.)     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Shakin' Stevens(U.K.)     The Trashmen     Bill Black      Vince Taylor(U.K.)     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Dick Rivers(France)     Billy Fury(U.K.)     The Routers     Joey Welz     Graham Blvd.     The Countdown Singers  

 73. Respect(Otis Redding)

     Aretha franklin*/**     Melanie Amaro(U.S./U.K.)     Kelly Clarkson     Otis Redding     Janis Joplin     Ike & Tina Turner     Count Basie & Jackie Wilson     En Vogue     The Ventures     Diana Ross & The Supremes with The Temptations     Al Jarreau     Blues Brothers Band & Aretha Franklin     Stevie Wonder     Reba McEntire     Johnny Rivers     Bobby Darin[live medley]     Sam & Dave     Dexy's Midnight Runners(U.K.)     Johnny Otis     The 5th. Dimension     Jimmy Smith      Barbara Tucker     The Chipettes     U.S. Air Force Heritage Blue Aces     Miss Kat Ween     Ayla Brown     The Rationals     The Rotary Connection     The Vagrants     John Evan Band(U.K.)     Adeva(U.K.)    Fermin Muguruza(Spain)     Negu Gorriak(Spain)     Big Ups     Done Again        
[1]*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
[2]** It is #15 on 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs

 72. That'll Be The Day(Buddy Holly, Norman Petty & Jerry Allison)     
     Buddy Holly & The Crickets*     Bobby Vee     Linda Ronstadt     The Everly Brothers     The Flamin' Groovies     The La's(U.K.)     Modest Mouse     The Quarrymen a.k.a. The Beatles(U.K.)     Larry Page(U.K.)     Skeeter Davis     Waylon Jennings     Franciose Hardy(France)     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Overboard     Paul & Barry Ryan(U.K.)     Daniel O'Donnell(Ireland)     The Ravens     Foghat     Fairport Convention(U.K.)     Connie Francis     Pat Boone     Merle Haggard     Gene Vincent     Michael Chapman(U.K.)     Lynn Anderson     The Hollies(U.K.)     Sandy Denny     Tommy Roe     Link Wray     Pure Prairie League     Buddy Knox[medley]     Joey Welz     The Fabulous Hubcaps     Freddie & The Dreamers(U.K.)     Die Campbells(South Africa)     Freddy Fender[in Spanish]     Dave Frizzell     Nate Jaeger     The Rattles(Germany)     Doug Church**     Graham Blvd.     Done Again
[1]*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
[2]**South Bend, In. Elvis Tribute Artist who performs worldwide and has a CD with this song. Recorded as if Elvis Presley had recorded it.

 71. When Will I Be Loved(Phil Everly)
     The Everly Brothers     Linda Ronstadt     John Fogerty     Vince Gill     Ricochet     Rockpile(U.K.)     Tanya Tucker     Manfred Mann(U.K.)     Johnny Young & Kompany(Australia)     Audra McLaughlin     Gram Parsons     Chapin Sisters     Sandy Posey     The Little River Band(Australia)     John Denver     Rosemary Clooney     John Fogerty & Bruce Springsteen     Frankie Laine     Dave Edmonds(U.K.)     Bobby Vinton     Sandy Denny     Donna Fargo     Silk(U.K.)     Bunch     Loretta Lynn[medley]     Status Quo[medley](U.K.)    Billy Swan     Karla Bonoff     Annie Bosko     Nash3     Wayne Fontana(U.K.)     The Swinging Blue Jeans(U.K.)     Wayne Newton     Graham Blvd.     Done Again     Hit Crew Masters  

 70. What's Going On(Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson & Marvin Gaye)
      Marvin Gaye     Artists Against Aids(Multi-national)     Cyndi Lauper     Live Aid Armenia     Al Jarreau     Human Nature(Australia)     Donny Hathaway     Richie Havens     Quincy Jones     The Funk Brothers     Everette Harp & Doc Powell     Pete Pock & The Ohio Players     Take 6 & Brian McKnight     Los Lobos     John Legend     Joe Cocker, OBE     Michael McDonald     Michael Bolton     Herbie Mann     Smoma(Italy)     Motown The Musical - Original Broadway Cast     Etta James     Weather Report     Ramsey Lewis     Jimmy McGriff     Royal Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)     U.S. Army Field Band     Ella Fitzgerald     Delroy Wilson     Sebastian Mikael(Sweden)     Chaka Khan     Hall & Oates     Seal(U.K.)     The Shirelles     Usher     Viktor Kiraly     Paul Carrack     Candi Staton     Graham Blvd.     Done Again     Ringtone Masters

 69. Since I Don't Have You(Jackie Taylor, James Beaumont, Janet Vogel, Joseph Rock, Joe VanSchamen, Lennie Martin, & Wally Lester) 

     The Skyliners     Guns & Roses     Ronnie Milsap     Jay & the Americans     Spiral Starecase     Don McLean     Ricky/Rick Nelson     Brian Setzer Orchestra     Lenny Welch     Barbra Streisand     Johnny Mathis     The Vogues     Ron Sexsmith(Canada)     Gloria Loring     The Four Seasons     Manfred Mann(U.K.)     Patti LaBelle     Chuck Jackson     Art Garfunkel     Eddie Meduzza(Sweden)     Shturcite(Bulgaria)     Cliff Richard[medley](U.K.)      Diana Ross     New Edition     Jerry Butler     The Drifters     B.J. Thomas     Lou Christie     Ronnie McDowell     Eddie Holman     Kevin Johansen     Dorothy Moore     Betty Everett & Jerry Butler     Charilie Shaffer     Joey Welz     Johnny Crawford     James Darren     Narvel Felts     Trini Lopez     Ringtone Masters     Done Again

 68. Uptight (Everything Is Alright)(Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy & Henry Cosby)  

     Stevie Wonder     The Ventures     Cast of Glee     Bill Cosby{"Little Ole Man" altered Lyrics}     Johnny Rivers     Human Nature(Australia)     Phil Collins(U.K.)     C.J. Lewis+(U.K.)     The Supremes & Temptations     The Supremes     Jackie Wilson & Count Basie     The Jazz Crusaders     The Ramsey Lewis Trio     Tedeschi Trucks Band     Henry Jerome     David McCallum(U.K.)     The Shakers     Nancy Wilson     Charlie Palmieri     Sandy Nelson    The Rock Hall Jam Band, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner & Stevie Wonder     Brenda Lee     Johnny Halladay(France)     Billy Preston     Dusty Springfield     Buddy Rich     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers     The American Breed     Stars On 45[medley](Netherlands)     Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames(U.K.)     Graham Blvd.     Ringtone Masters     Countdown Kids

 67. Love Is Strange(Mickey Baker, Sylvia Vanderpool & Ethel Smith[Bo Diddley]
     Mickey & Sylvia     Pitbull[Back In Time/Love Is Strange - Mash Up]*     Peaches & Herb     Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton     Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney     Mach Pelican(Australia)     Dale & Grace     Chubby Checker & Dee Dee Sharp     Buddy Holly     Sonny & Cher     The Everly Brothers     Ian & Sylvia(Canada)     Jackson Browne & David Lindley     Everything But The Girl(U.K.)     Lonnie Donegan(Australia)     Bo Diddley     Jerry Butler & Betty Everett     Lady Saw(Jamaica)     K.T. Oslin     Connie Francis     Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood      Buck Owens & Susan Raye     Johnny Thunders & Patti Palladin     Donnie Elbert     Mickey Baker     Luther & Little Eva     Johnny Hallyday(France)     
[1]*The song, Love Is Strange, is used extensively throughout  "Back In Time" and is a counter balance to Pitbull's rap. The author feels it is more than just a "Sample".    

 66. Bye Bye Love(Felice & Boudleaux Bryant)

     The Everly Brothers     George Harrison(U.K.)     Connie Francis     Dion     The Bellamy Brothers     Hank Williams Jr. & Connie Francis     Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty     Roy Orbison     Simon & Garfunkel     Trini Lopez     Ray Charles     Chet Atkins     Paul Anka     Donny Osmond   The Righteous Brothers     Brian Hyland     Ricky Nelson     Ray Stevens     The Proclaimers(U.K.)     Henry Mancini     Bobby Vee     The Pearls(U.K.)     The Ditty Bops     Webb Pierce     Lacy J. Dalton     Betty Chung(China)     Ervinna(Singapore)     Jimmy Stevens(U.K.)     Rory Blackwell & his Blackjacks(U.K.)     Arthur Alexander     Spectrum     Willie Nelson & Jimmy Sturr     Alton Ellis(Jamaica)     Shirley Horn     Don Everly & Rick Nelson     Jeanie Kendall     Patti Page     Montovani     Gold Star Ballroom Orchestra     Mitch Ryder     Kai Winding(Denmark)     Puhdys(East Germany/Germany)     The Spazzys(Australia)     Tab Hunter     Diammy(Italy?)    Ambassadors(Germany?)     Sylvie Vartan(France)     Kenny Vance     Nooney Rickett     Die Campbells(South Africa)     Ulla Ja Tiina(Finland)     Olsen Brothers(Denmak)     Cliff Adams Singers     Foster & Allen(Ireland)     Will Jordan[novelty]     The Coral(U.K.)     The Chevrons     Lee Castle & The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

65. Under The Boardwalk(Kenny Young & Artie Resnick)

     The Drifters     The Overtones(U.K.)     The Rolling Stones(U.K.)     The Beach Boys     The Lincolns(Canada)     Mud(U.K.)     Guy Sebastian(Australia)     Bruce Willis     Lynn Anderson     Tom Tom Club     John Mellencamp     The Undertones(U.K.)     Rickie Lee Jones     Billy Joe Royal     Bette Midler     Bad Boys Blue(Germany)     Gucci Crew     Carl Carlton      Jackson 5     Los Gatos Salvajes(Argentina)     Los Petros(Argentina)     Fats Domino     Aaron Neville     Ben E. King     The Bellamy Brothers     Skeeter Davis     Human Nature(Australia)     Sam & Dave     Big Mountain     The Muppets     Billy J. Kramer(U.K.)     True Image/Rockapella     Ana Gabriel(Mexico)     Hit Crew     The Minister Of Soundalkies

 64. Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay(Steve Cropper & Otis Redding)
Advertising still of Otis Redding
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   Otis Redding
     Beatrice Ardisson(France)     Al Jarreau     Peggy Lee & Felix Leclerc(Canada)     Garth Brooks     Sammy Hagar     Michael Bolton     Jimmy Velvit     Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson     Pearl Jam     The Reddings     T Rex(U.K.)     Cher     Jacob Miller(Jamaica)     Dee Clark     The Format     Bob Dylan     Glen Campbell      Michel Pagliaro(Canada)     Percy Sledge     Brent Smith     Sam & Dave     Chris Jamison     B.B. King     Mongo Santamaria     Justin Nozuka     Playing For Change     The Dells     Sara Bareilles     Helmut Lotti(Netherlands) & Win Bohets     Ohio Players     Little Richard     King Curtis     David Allen Coe     Jim Ed Brown     Tom Jones(U.K.)     The Foundations     Solomon Burke     Johnny Hathaway     Graham Blvd.     Done Again

 63. On Broadway(Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller)
     The Drifters     George Benson     Bobby Darin     Frank Sinatra     Tom Jones(U.K.)    Johnny Mathis     Nancy Sinatra     The Chipettes     Dave Clark Five(U.K.)     Percy Faith     Neil Young     David Bowie(U.K.)     Ray Anthony     James Taylor     Lou Rawls     The Lettermen     Eric Carmen     Buddy Rich     Clyde McPhatter     Smokey Joe's Cafe Original Cast     The Jazz Crusaders     The Coasters     Illinois Jacquet     Jeff Beck & Paul Rogers     Tito Puente     King Curtis     Frankie Valli     Nancy Wilson     Blossom Dearie     Bill Evans     Kai Winding(Denmark)     Sly & The Family Stone     The Crystals     Chubby Checker     Done Again     The Vogues     The Muppets      The Cookies 

 62. Tutti Frutti(Little Richard & Dorothy LaBostrie)
     Little Richard*/**     Adriano Celentano(Italy)     Elvis Presley     Edgar Winter & Johnny Winter     Queen(U.K.)     Gene Okerlund     Alvin & the Chipmunks     California Raisins     MC5     Sting(U.K.)     Val Kilmer     Pat Boone     The Hit Crew     Steve Marks     Peter Kraus(Germany)     The Swinging Blue Jeans(U.K.)     The Flying Lizards(U.K.)     Jerry Lee Lewis     Carl Perkins     Raul Seixas(Brazil)[medley]     Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble[medley]     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Morrissey(U.K.)     Puhdys(East Germany/Germany)     Krunoslav Kico Slabinac(Croatia)     Love Sunrise Orchestra     Roy Orbison & Faron Young     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     George Jones & Johnny Paycheck     Fair Weather(U.K.)     Jive Bunny(U.K.)     Little Richard vs Bigbeat Kin     Fleetwood Mac     The Jesters     Gene Vinvent     Solomon Burke     Cornell Gunther's Coasters     Doc Watson & Friends     Lollies(international)     Paul Evans     Countdown Singers
[1]*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress 
[2] ** To learn more about this song by this artist visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #40 on the list.
 61. Be My Baby(Jeff Berry, Ellie Greenwich & Phil Spector)
     The Ronettes*     Bette Midler     Snow Hill     Leslie Grace     Barberettes(South Korea)     John Lennon(U.K.)     Sandy Posey     Bay City Rollers(U.K.)     Eddie Money & Ronnie Spector(Take Me Home Tonight/Be My Baby Mash Up)     Brian Wilson     Andy Kim     Linda Ronstadt     Michael Buble(Canada)     Aaron Neville     The Searchers(U.K.)     The Dollyrots     Melissa Etheridge     Blue Oyster Cult     The Kingsmen(Rock Band)     Humble Pie(U.K.)     Sandie Shaw(U.K.)     Shaun Cassidy     Mike Love     Cissy Houston     Ian Whitcomb(U.K.)     101 Strings     Gary Glitter & the Glitter Band(U.K.)     Jason Donovan(Australia)     Smokie(U.K.)     Steve Marriott(U.K.)     Sheila(France)     Tiny Tim     The Drones(U.K.)     The Essex     Jody Miller     Chris Norman(U.K.)     Graham Bonnet(U.K.)     Steve Carlson     Dick & Dee Dee     Pink Nasty     Fonzi Thorton     The Bates(Germeny)     The Lightning Seeds(U.K.)     The Cryptkeeper Five     Svenne & Lotta(Sweden)     Twiggy(U.K.)         [1]*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congres

 60. Suspicious Minds(Mark James)

     Elvis Presley     Elvis Presley (Cirque du Soleil Remix)     Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra     Leah Daniels(Canada)     Mark James    Gareth Gates(U.K.)     Clay Aiken     Fine Young Canibals(U.K.)     Dwight Yoakam     Glasvegas(U.K.)     Pete Yorn     Ray Dylan(South Africa)     Rusted Root     Avail     Miss Kitten & The Hacker(France)     Steve Hofmeyr(South Africa)     Sakis Rouvas(Greece)     Waylon Jennings & Jessi Colter     Judy Cheeks     Candi Staton     Dee Dee Warwick     Ronnie McDowell     Bowling For Soup     The Heptones(Jamaica)     B.J. Thomas     Thelma Houston     Helmut Lotti(Belgium)     Ronan Keating(Ireland)     Big Elvis*     The Defects(Ireland)     Joao Suplicy(Brazil)     Rick Saucedo     Texas(U.K.)     Sweet Little Band(Argentina)     Dennis Caplinger     The Ventures     Roch Voisine(Canada)     Diammy(Italy?)     Martina McBride     Amanda Lear(France)     Wayne Newton     The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra((U.K.)     The Gravy Boys     My Morning Jacket     Carola(Sweden)     Msrcia Griffiths(Jamaica)     Phish     Gary Puckett     Cornell Campbell(Jamaica)     Carl Perkins     Doug Church**     Waylon Jennings     U2(Ireland)     Sweet Little Band(Argentina)     Gary Glitter(U.K.)     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers     Ace Cannon     It's A cover Up     Graham Blvd.  
[1]*/**Big Elvis & Doug Church stand in for all Elvis Tribute Artists who have recorded this song.  Big Elvis performs at Harrah's on the Las Vegas Strip and Doug performs around the world.

 59. California Dreamin'(John Phillips & Michelle Phillips)
     The Mamas & The Papas     The Ventures     The Beach Boys     Barry McGuire     Sia     Freischwimmer(Germany)     Diana Krall(Canada)     American Idol Finalists Season 1     Benny Benassi(Italy)     Amason(Sweden)     The Seekers(Australia)     Baby Huey & The Babysitters     Meat Loaf  & Patti Russo    America     River City People(U.K.)     Sungha Jung(South Korea)     Mumiy Troll(Russia)     The Carpenters     George Benson     R.E.M.     The Four Tops     Queen Latifah     Lutricia McNeal     The Seekers(Australia)     Bobby Womack     Jose Feliciano     Melanie     Wilson Phillips     Alvin & The Chipmonks     Wes Montgomery     Eddie Hazel     Gary Hoey     Dead Artist Syndrome     Hugh Masekela(South Africa)     Benn Jordon     DJ Sammy(Spain)     Raquel Welch     Royal Gigolos[Mamas & Papas remix](Germany)     M.I.A.     Colorado(Italy)     Broadway Kids     Nancy Sinatra     Barry Manilow     Shaw Blades     Hi-Standard(Japan)     Johnny Rivers     101 Strings Orchestra     Scala & Kolacny Brothers(Belgium)     Jack & White     Lee Moses     Lionel Hampton     Savoy     John Mayer Trio     MonaLisa Twins(Austria)     Clare Teal(U.K.)     Mystic Moods Orchestra     The Bald Eagles     NoClue     Motorpsycho(Norway)     Rosa Maria(Brazil)     The Brass Ring    Jean Claude Gavri[Jose feliciano remix](Israel)     The Atlas Moth     The Faction     Beth Hart     Calliope     Cynthia Woodard     David McCallum(UK.)     Farhad Mehrad(Iran)     Sarah(Denmark)     Broadway Kids     

 58. Da Doo Ron Ron(Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich & Phil Spector)
     The Crystals     Shaun Cassidy     The Beach Boys    The Dollyrots[medley]     Iain Matthews(U.K.)     The Belmonts     The Searchers(U.K.)     The Donnas     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Alyssa Milano     The Carpenters     Raindrops     Billy J.Kramer(U.K.)     The Quests(Singapore)     Rolling Stones(U.K.)     Bruce Springsteen     Bob Dylan     Daniel O'Donnell(Ireland)     Sha Na Na     The Wynners(China)     The Pleazers(Australia)     Jack Nitzsche     Bette Midler[medley]     Dave Edmunds(U.K.)     Tiffany     Jonny Bombastic     Brian Wilson     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Miss Devine     Frank Alamo(France)     Sylvie Vartan(Bulgaria/France)     Howard Carpendale(Germany)     Little Eva & The Raindrops     Darlene Love & Martha Reeves     The Aztecs     The Chiffons     Laverne & Shirley a.k.a. Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams     Moe Tucker     The Rattles(Germany)     The Mint Juleps(U.K.)     Karan KamomMona Carita(Finland)     Alyssa Milano     The Ikettes     Debbie/Debra Byrne(Australia)     The Who(U.K.)     Ian Mathews     The Red Squares(U.K.)     David Bloomberg     Fabian     Barbie

 57. Dream Lover(Bobby Darin)
     Bobby Darin*     Clay Aiken      Anne Murray(Canada)     Billy "Crash" Craddock     The Dollyrots
Vinyl LP label of "The Bobby Drain
Story" with "Dream Lover".
     Sandy Posey     Dion     Ricky/Rick Nelson
     Mud(U.K.)     John Lennon(U.K.)(medley)     Daniel O'Donnell(Ireland)     Marc Almond(U.K.)     Gary Lewis & The Playboys     Dalidia(Egypt, Italy & France)     Glen Campbell & Tanya Tucker     Jason Donovan(Australia)     Ben E. King     Daniel Johnston     Horace Andy(Jamaica)     Don McLean     The Misfits     The Manhattan Transfer & James Taylor     The Paris Sisters     Glenn Shorrock(U.K./Australia)     Dr. Tom Butt     Cliff Richard     Duane Eddy     The Lettermen     Ronnie Hawkins     Debbie Elam     Kevin Spacey     Tony Orlando     Bobby Rydell     Johnny Burnette     Santo & Johnny     Lee Castle & The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra     Jimmy Sturr     The Astronauts      Johnny Nash     Lobo     Frankie Avalon     Lulu(U.K.)     JayKode(Bobby Darin Remix)     Barbara Jones(Jamiaca)     Rocky Sharpe and the Replays(U.K.)     The Plasmatics     Marvin Divine[Alt. Rap lyrics]     Troy Shondell     Dante & the Evergreens     Alfio(Australia) 
*Sing/songwriter Neil Sedaka plays the piano on this hit recording while Darin does the singing.

 56. Peter Gunn(Henry Mancini)
45 RPM by Sandy Nelson of
"Peter Gunn"
Sandy Nelson got  his start as a
session drummer on the hit
"To Know Him Is To Love Him"
by The Teddy Bears.
     Henry Mancini*     The Ventures     The Art of Noise(U.K.) & Duane Eddy(U.S.)    Ray
45 record label of "Peter Gunn"
by Ray Anthony
     Duane Eddy     Blues Brothers     Sarah Vaughn & Henry Mancini     Billy Strange     Made In Sweden(Sweden)     Saliva{metal mix alternative lyrics}     Roy Buchanan     B-52's[Planet Claire/Peter Gunn heavy influence from The Ventures]     Grandmaster Flash{Style/aka Peter Gunn alternative Rap lyrics}     Richard Gleason Orchestra     Elvis Presley[incompete]     Bobby Hackett     Shelly Manne     Quincy Jones     The Remo Four     The Embers{Cha Cha}     The Pirates(U.K.)     The Cramps     Pulp(U.K.)     101 Strings     Silencers(U.K.)     Emerson Lake & Palmer(U.K.)     Jeff Beck     Dave Crusin     Billy Strange & his Guitar and Orchestra     Dick Dale & his Del-Tones     Gary Hoey     Billy J. Kramer(U.K.)     The Kingsmen[Portland OR. Rock band]     Ted Heath & His Music(U.K.)     Pete Candoli & his Orchestra     Shelly Manne     Eumir Deodato(Brazil)     Clarence Clemons     Ted Nash & His Orchestra     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Harmonie Ensemble/New York with Steven Richman     King Curtis     Brian Poole(U.K.)     The London Theatre Orchestra & Cast(U.K.)     Jimi Hendrix     The City of Prague Philharminic(Czech Rep.)    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)     Bill Black Combo     Fendermen     Huho Montenegro     Quincy Jones with Roland Kirk     Davie Allen & the Arrows     Billy Vaughn     Florida State University Marching Chefs     Louis Clark & the BBC Concert Orchestra(U.K.)     The Surfaris[medley]                     

[1]*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress

 55. Sweet Caroline(Neil Diamond) 
     Neil Diamond     Elvis Presley     The Ventures     Cast of Glee     Gerry & the Pacemakers[medley](U.K.)     Frank Sinatra     Me First and the Gimme Gimmes     Bellamy Brothers & DJ Otiz     Liberace     Waylon Jennings     Dave Matthews Band & Rashawn Ross     Andy Williams     Julio Iglesias(Spain)     Claude Gray     Bobby Womack     Roy Orbison     Ray Conniff     Royal Philharmonic Orchestra     Bobby Darin      Chet Atkins     Enoch Light     Billy Vaughn     Bobby Goldsboro     Hugo Montenegro     Boots Randolph     The Boston College "Screaming Eagle" Marching Band     Ferrante & Teicher     Bert Kaempfert(Germany)     Ace Cannon     Foster & Allen(Ireland)     London Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)     Ricardo Caliente[Pinepipe]     Victor Wood(Philippines)     The Drifters     It's A cover Up     Hanns Martell(Germany?)     Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band     Carl Wilson     Daniel O"Donnell(Ireland)     Steve Hofmeyr(South Africa)     Dustin The Turkey(Ireland)     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew Masters 

 54. Rock Around The Clock(Max c. Freedman & James E. Myers)

Photo courtesy of Doug Weber
Las Vegas Blvd.  Las Vegas, NV.
where they Rock Around The Clock
     Bill Haley & The Comets*/**     John Lennon     The Platters     Mae West     Buddy Knox     Isley Brothers     Chubby Checker     Carl Perkins     Eddie Cochran     Pat Boone     Alvin & The Chipmonks     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     The Beatles(U.K.)     Gary's Gang     Freddy Cannon     Sex Pistols(U.K.)     Harry Nilsson     David Cassidy     Pat Boone     Chuck Berry     The Muppets     Rockapella     Beatrice Ardisson(France)     Johnny Cooper & Ken Avery     James Last(medley)     Sha Na Na     MGM Studio Orchestra     Sonny Dae & His Knights     Tiny Tim     The Dixie Harmonairs     The Hit Crew     Raul Seixas(Brazil)[medley]     Sandy Nelson     Jimmy Sturr & Chris Eddy     Daniel O'Donnell(Ireland)     Henry Mancini     Krunoslav Kico Slabinac(Croatia)     The Chevrons      Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Black Lace(U.K.)     Joey Welz     Gene Vincent     Ohio State University Marching Band      "Good Rockin' Tonight" Original London Cast(U.K.)     Chet Baker     The Diamonds     The Silhouettes     The Muppets     Telex(Belgium)     Nora Nay(Brazil)     Done Again               
[1]*In 1955 and again in 1974 this artist had a hit with this song.
[2] ** To learn more about this song by this artist visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #8 on the list
 53. Rip It Up(Robert Blackwell & John Marascalco) 
     Little Richard     The Everly Brothers     Elvis Presley     The Rivieras[South Bend, In. Rock band]     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     The Ventures     Roy Orbison     Chuck Berry     Billy "Crash" Craddock     Buddy Holly     The Queers     Morrissey(U.K.)     Pat Boone     Los Lobos     The Beatles[medley(U.K.)      The Judds     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     John Lennon[medley](U.K.)     Iggy Pop    Krunoslav Kico Slabinac(Croatia)     Wanda Jackson     Alvin & the Chipmunks     Gene Vincent     Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen     The Tornados(U.K.)     NRBQ & Carl Perkins     Chubby Checker     Eddie Cochran     The Zombies(U.K.)     The Shadows    Brian Setzer     Shawn Cassidy     Shakin' Stevens(U.K.)     Jean-Pierre Danel(France)     Alvin Lee(U.K.)     Adriano Celentano(Italy)     The Neville Brothers     Davie Allan & the Arrows     Graham Blvd.

 52. Maybellene(Chuck Berry)
     Chuck Berry     Johnny Rivers     Foghat     Elvis Presley     Johnny Winter     Everly Brothers     Gene Vincent     Marty Robbins     Chubby Checker     Narvel Felts     Carl Perkins     Ted Nugent     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Buddy Knox     Johnny Cash     The Searchers(U.K.)     Jerry Lee Lewis     Simon & Garfunkel[medley]     George Jones     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Johnny Winters & Vince Gill     Bob Luman     Jim Lowe     Conway Twitty     Paul Revere & The Raiders     Ferlin Husky     Boxcar Willie     Tommy Roe     Ronnie Hawkins     Ray Stevens     Shakin' Stevens(U.K.)     Hoyt Axton     Orion     George Jones & Johnny Paycheck     Tommy Sands     The Dovells     Routers     Jimmy Sturr & Frankie Urbanovitch     Bubba Sparxxx     Jim Brown     Mos Def     Johnny Paycheck     Rock 'n Roll Lullaby Ensemble     Done Again     The Hit co.     Graham Blvd.

 51. Got My Mojo Working/I Got My Mojo Working(Preston Foster) 

     Ann Cole     Muddy Waters     Otis Spann     Elvis Presley     Widespread Panic     Jimmy Smith     Manfred Mann(U.K.)     Asylum Street Spankers     Etta James     The Zombies(U.K.)     J.B. Hutto     The Stampeders(Canada)     The Shadows Of Knight     The Electric Prunes     Conway Twitty     The Paul Butterfield Blues Band          Graham Bond(U.K.)     Eric Clapton(U.K.)     Canned Heat     Johnny Winter     Buddy Guy     Otis Rush     B.B. King     Dr. Feelgood(U.K.)     J.J. Cale     Rory Gallagher(Ireland)     Melanie Safka     Carla Thomas     Tages(Sweden)     Roy Head     Alexis Korner(U.K.)     Louis Jordon     Sandy Nelson     Bobby Darin     Keret     Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers(U.K.)     Peps Persson & Blues Quality(Sweden)     Art Blakely     Pinetop Perkins     Rod Stewart     Tina Turner     Carl Perkins     Grateful Dead     Johnny Rivers     Bobby Darin     Willie Dixon     Professor Longhair     Junior Wells     Freddie King     Arthur Brown     Janie Fricke     Robert Johnson     Jools Holland(U.K.)

 50. Hang On Sloopy/My Girl Sloopy*(Wes Farrell & Bert Russell) 
     The McCoys     David Porter     The Ventures     The Fabulous Echos a.k.a. The Society of Seven(Multi-national)     Ramsey Lewis Trio     The Vibrations     The Supremes     Dino, Desi & Billy     Jerry Fielding & The Hollywood Brass     The Yardbirds(U.K.)     Johnny Rivers     Johnny Maestro & Brooklyn Bridge     The Kingsmen(POrtland, OR. Rock band)     Jay & The Americans     Jan & Dean     Lieutenant Pigeon(U.K.)     Saving Jane     Die Toten Hosen(Germany)     Little Caesar & the Consuls     Johnny Thunders & the Oddballs{medley}     Ohio State University Marching Band*     Los Teen Tops(Mexico)     The Beau Brummels     Youth In Asia     Patent Ochsner{parody}(Sweden)     Lolita No. 18(Japan)     The Smashing Pumkins     Aaron Carter     Rick Derringer     The Lettermen     Desmomd Dekker(Jamaica)     Kai Warner(German)     Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon     Barry McGuire w The Mamas & Papas    New York City     Count Basie     Quincy Jones     Iggy Pop{medley}     Floyd Cramer     Nancy Sit(China)     Tony Tuff(Jamaica)     Anthony Ventura(Germany)     Jose Mari & the Electromanics(Philippines)     Nick Swisher     Bruce Springsteen     Sandy Nelson     James Last     Sherry Jones     Four Deaf Hamsters     Don Ho     The Troggs(U.K.)     Graham Blvd.     Edgar Winter & Rick Derringer     The Vogues     Swingin' Medallions     Apollo 100(U.K.)     Dick & Dee Dee     Andy Piz(Germany?)     Mohre(Germany)     The Newbeats     The Remains     Arthur Lyman     Hit Co. Masters     Ohio State University Men's Glee Club     Benny Grodon & the Soul brothers     The Sandpipers     Ace Cannon     Ric Mango & Johnny Maestro     The Royal Guardsmen[parody]     The Osmonds            
[1]*It has appeared on several CD's by the Ohio State University Marching Band and is the "Official" state Rock 'n' Roll song for Ohio.  The Irony is the song was written by a Missourian although two New Yorkers get writing credits and made famous by the McCoys a band from Union City, IndianaThe McCoys got there name from a song, "The McCoy" written and recorded by a state of Washington band, The VenturesWhose on first, but it does not appear to be Ohio.  That's OK, Go Buckeyes, Flyers, Hoosiers, Sycamores, Tigers, Bears, etc.

 49. These Boots Are Made For Walkin'(Lee. Hazelwood) 

     Jessica Simpson    Nancy Sinatra     Lee Hazelwood     The Ventures     Olivia Holt     Megadeth     Planet Funk(Italy)     Lil' Kim     The Humans(Multinational)     Jewel     The Atwoods(U.K.)     Mrs. Miller     Loretta Lynn     The Beau Brummels     La Toya Jackson     Sam Phillips     Delbert McClinton     French Affair(Germany/France)     The Fixx(U.K.)     KMFDM(Germany)     The New Christy Minstrels     Jane Morgan     Synarip(U.K.)     Bree Sharp     The Supremes     Siouxsie Sioux(U.K.)     Faster Pussycat     David Hasselhoff     Pure Hell     Man 2 Man     The Residents     Nick Cave     Billy Ray Cyrus     Little Birdy(Australia)     The Fog Band(U.K.)     Candye Kane     Boy George(U.K.)     Ban Manners(U.K.)     Ira Losco(Malta)    Paul Revere & The Raiders with Nancy Sinatra     Amanda Lear(France)     Sleepy LeBeef     Government Issue     Shillelagh Sisters(U.K.)     Kon Kan(Canada)     Yuna Ito     Crispin Glover     Anita Lane(Australia)     7 Seconds     Geri Halliwell a.k.a. Ginger Spice(U.K.)     Trish Murphy     Sarge     Emilie-Claire Barlow(Canada)     Popa Chubby     La Grande Sophie(France)      Ella Fitzgerald     White Animals     Hellsonic(Belgium)     Kari Kimmel     The Legendary Tigerman(Portugal)     Damiand & Matheus Femandes - Glee Project     The Fulham Furies(U.K.)     Queen B.     Jimmy C. Newman     Farmhouse(Australia)     Don Ho     Beatrice Ardisson(France)     The Mariachi Brass /w Chet Baker    Mini Pop KIds(Canada)     The Fixx(U.K.)     David Olney     Parquet Courts     Sirsy     Grace Askew     Tyler Bates     Ace Cannon     Wayne Newton     Velvet 99     Les Brown     Debby Boone     Rose-Marie     It's A cover Up     The Hit Crew   

 48. Long Tall Sally(R. Blackwell, E. Johnson & L Richard a.k.a. R Penniman) 
     Little Richard     Elvis Presley     The Swinging Blue Jeans(U.K.)     Jerry Lee Lewis     Heart[medley]     Eddie Cochran     The Beatles(U.K.)     The Kinks(U.K.)     Pat Boone     "Million Dollar Quartet" Broadway Cast     The Tornados(U.K.)     Wanda Jackson     The Rivingtons     Cactus     Molly Hatchet     Blind Guardian(Germany)     Scorpions(Germany)     Paul McCartney & Wings   Led Zeppelin(U.K.)     Cagey Strings Band(Germany)     Gene Vincent     Marty Robbins     Barbara Greene[Doo Wop]     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Carl Perkins     Vince Taylor(U.K.)     Twisted Sister     Jim Breedlove     John Sloman(U.K.)     Birth Control(Germany)     Jimmy Ellis a.k.a. Orion     Atlanta Rhythm Section     Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs     Ray Campi     Raul Seixas(Brazil)[medley]     Shirley Jean Wiley     Keret     Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble[medley]     Johnny Winter     Will Hoge     The 5,6,7,8's(Japan)     Isley Brothers     Led Zeppelin     Puhdys(East Germany/Germany)     Krunoslav Kico Slabinac(Croatia)    Joey Dee & The Starliters     Sha Na Na     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Big Elvis*     Roy Orbison & Faron Young
[1]*Big Elvis stands in for all the Elvis Tribute Artists who have recorded this song.

 47. Oh, Pretty Woman/Pretty Woman(Roy Orbison & Bill Dees) 

Photo of Roy Orbison appeared in
Billboard as part of an ad 21 August
1965 (Originally uploaded on en.wikipedia)
MGM Records 

(Transferred by Annj87/Originally uploaded by We hope)
This photo appears on the cover of the

Wikipedia book "Roy Orbison The Complete Guide"
   Roy Orbison*     Van Halen     
The Ventures     Ray Dylan(South Africa)     Sharleen Spiteri(U.K.)     Ricky Van Shelton     Johnny Rivers     John Mellancamp     The Holy Sisters Of Gaga Dada     Daniel Kublbock(Germany)     Alvin & the Chipmunks     Rockapella     Ray Brown Jr.     Al Green     Connie Francis     Victor Wood(Phillipines)     Chris Isaak     Home Free     Bruce Springsteen & John Fogerty     Andy Kim     2 Live Crew{parody}     Uncle Sam(Europe)     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Del Shannon     Arlene Harden     Beatrice Ardisson(France)     Bruce Springsteen     The Boppers(Sweden)     James Last     Die Campbells(South Africa)     Foster & Allen(Ireland)     Freddie King     Johnny Cash & Roy Orbison     Steve Cropper     Doug Sahm     Gary Clark Jr.    Jan Hammer(Czech Republic)     Ray Conniff     T.G. Sheppard     Henry Jerome     Boots Randolph     The Newbeats     Count Basie     The Embarrassment     Dickey Lee     Gary Puckett     Ian Whitcomb(U.K.)     Tight Fit(U.K.)     101 Strings     Westlife(Ireland)    

*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. This 1964 version found renewed popularity with its use in the 1990 film "Pretty Woman".
 46. Land Of A Thousand Dances
     Chris Kenner     Wilson Pickett     Cannibal & the Headhunters     The J Giels Band     Electric Indian     Thee Midniters     Ted Nugent     Johnny Rivers     Ike & Tina Turner     The Ventures     Fats Domino     Percy Faith     Sam & Dave     Roy Orbison     Trini Lopez, Nancy Ames & The Ventures     The Kingsmen[Portland, OR. Rock band]     Bill Haley & his Comets     Patti Smith     Little Richard     Rufus Thomas     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Otis Redding     The Fantastic Johnny C.     Rockapella     Tina Turner     Nino Tempo & April Stevens     Leningrad Cowboys(Finland)     The Residents[medley]     George Benson     Jimmy Barnes     Steve Cropper     The University of Arkansas Razorback Marching Band     The Walker Brothers     The Blues Brothers     Percy Faith     The Mummies     Cast of The Full Monty(U.K.)     WWF Wrestlers     Jessica Mauboy(Australia)     Jackie Lee     Watsui Trumpets(German)     Jimi Hendrix     Sugar Beats(U.K.)     Sandy Nelson     Al Jarreau     Don Bryant     Eddie Money     The Knickerbockers     Human Nature(Australia)     The Pleazers(Australia)     The Commitments     The Rascals      Jive Bunny & the Mixmasters((U.K.)     The Fireballs     Xavier Cugat     Western Carolina University Marching Cats     The Coasters[medley]     The Miracles     Bob & Earl       

 45. MacArthur Park(Jimmy Webb)
     Richard Harris(Ireland)     Donna Summer     Waylon Jennings     Woody Herman     Al Yankovic[parody]     Stan Kenton     Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed     Nancy Sinatra     Maynard Ferguson     The Four Tops     Chase     Ferrante & Teicher     Sammy Davis Jr.     Royal Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)     Countdown Mix Masters     Beggars Opera(U.K.)     James Last     The Dovells     Only Men Aloud(U.K.)     101 Strings Orchestra     Floyd Cramer     Hugo Montenegro     Jerry Vale     Percy Faith     Ray Charles Singers     The Assembled Multitude     The Ventures     Laidback Luke(Philippines)/Donna Summer [remix]     Ralphi Rosario/Donna Summer[remix]     Glen Campbell     Andy Williams     Vic Damone     Buddy Greco     Tony Bennett     Carmen McRae     Ray Conniff Singers     Diana Ross & The Supremes     Justin Hayward(U.K.)     Della Reese     Frank Sinatra     Richard Clayderman(France)     Carol Douglas     Liza Minnelli     Hugo Winterhalter     London Symphony Orchestra(U.K.)     Michigan State Spartan Marching Band     Ray Davies(U.K.)     Ohio State University Marching Band     Lix Callaway     Mantovani     Martin Lass(U.S./Australia)     Elaine Paige OBE(U.K.)     Louis Prima  w/ Sam Butera & The Witnesses     Maureen McGovern     Graham Blvd.        

 44. Roll Over Beethoven(Chuck Berry)
45 - EP - Four By The Beatles - side 1
Track 1 - Roll Over  Beethoven
Track 2 - All My loving
     Chuck Berry*     The Beatles(U.K.)     Electric Light Orchestra a.k.a. ELO(U.K.)     Narvel Felts     Jerry Lee Lewis     Quartz(U.K.)     The Rolling Stones     Ten Years After(U.K.)     Gene Vincent     Iron Maiden[altered lyrics](U.K.)     The Byrds     Leon Russell     Uriah Heep(U.K.)     The 13th Floor Elevators     Mountain     Raul Seixas(Brazil)     The Sonics     Paul Shaffer & the World's Most Dangerous Band     Pat Wayne & The Beachcombers     The Trashmen     Jerry Lee Lewis & Ringo Starr     Buster Brown     Bruce Springsteen     Cagey String Band(Germany)     Johnny Rivers     The Astronauts     Sandy Nelson     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Gerry & The Pacemakers     Bill Haley     George Jones & Johnny Paycheck     George Harrison     Kenny Loggins     Status Quo(U.K.)     Jan & Dean     The Flying Burrito Brothers     Shackin' Stevens(U.K.)     Johnny & the Hurricanes     M. Ward     Sleepy LaBeef     Jack Earls     Bill Black     The Routers     The Johnson Brothers     The Flamin' Groovies     Billy Lee Riley     Carl Perkins     Margaret Lewis     The Five Americans     Ronnie Hawkins     The Minister of Soundalikes     Countdown Singers                    
*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
 43. All I Have To Do Is Dream(Felice & Boudleaux Bryant)
     The Everly Brothers     Cat Power     Andrea Corr(Ireland) & Laurent Voulxy(France)     Dwight Yoakam     Richard Chamberlain     Cliff Richard & Phil Everly     Bobby Gentry & Glen Campbell     The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band     Juice Newton     Roy Orbison     R.E.M.     Andy Gibb & Victoria Principal     Linda Ronstadt & Kermit The Frog     Jan & Dean     Bobby Darin     PJ & Duncan a.k.a. Ant & Dec     Jeff Bridges & Karen Allen     Herb Alpert     Earl Klugh & Vince Gill     Chet Atkins     Paul Anka     Donny Osmond     The Persuasions     Rita Wilson     Doc Watson & Merle Watson     Anne Murray(Canada)     Ray Conniff     Nils Lofgren     Simon & Garfunkel     Roger Whittaker(U.K.)     Barry Manilow     Eddy Arnold     The Lettermen     The Dandy Warhols     The Shadows(U.K.)     The Wilburn Brothers     Carla Thomas     Billie Jo Spears     The Nylons(Canada)     Hugo Montenegro     Gary Lewis & The Playboys     Sandy Posey     Patty Duke     Johnny Tillotson     Petula Clark(U.K.) & Bobby Darin     Bob Dylan     Rockapella     Johnny Nash     Fred Mollin(Canada/U.S.)             
 42. Light My Fire(Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger & John Densmore) 
     The Doors*     Jose Feliciano     Will Young(U.K.)     The Ventures     Shirely Bassey(1970 single - U.K.)     Shirley Bassey(1999 Disco/Dance Remix - U.K.)    Eliane Elias(Brazil)     Alicia Keys     Massive Attack(U.K.)     Train     Johnny Harris(U.K.)     Mae West     Anandra Shankar(India)     Amii Stewart     David Benoit     Patricia Barber     Pearl Jam     Amorphis(Finlnad)     Astrud Gilberto(Brazil)     Julie London     Young Holt Unlimited     Ronnie McNeir     Al Green     Etta James     Nancy Holloway(U.S./France)     Rhetta Hughes     Stevie Wonder      UB40(U.K.)     Minnie Riperton     The Lettermen     Jackie Wilson     Julie Dricoll      Johnny Mathis     Erma Franklin     Edmundo Ros, OBE(U.K.)     Booker T & The MG's     Chet Atkins     David Essex(U.K.)     Nigel Kennedy(U.K.) & Prague Symphony Orchestra(Czech Republic)     Trini Lopez & The Ventures     Beatrice Ardisson(France)     The Challengers     Lionel Hampton     The Four Tops     Woody Herman     Clarence Carter     Horst Jankowski(Germany)     Issac Hayes     Nancy Sinatra     Martha & The Vandellas     B.J. Thomas     The Guess Who(Canada)     George Winston     Club House(Italy)     Da Hool(Germany)     Nina Hagen & Karl Rucker(Germany)     Carol Douglas     Mad Moses     Wrestling Corporation     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew     Enoch Light
[1]*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The song is on the album "The Doors" which is in the national registry.

 41. In The Mood*(Wingy Mahone, Joe Garland & Andy Razaf)
     Glenn Miller**     Brian Setzer Orchestra     Jive Bunny(U.K.)     Larry Elgart     Chicago     The
45 record label of Ernie Fields
"In The Mood"
Andrews Sisters     The Hen House Five Plus Two (a.k.a. Ray Stevens)     Bette Midler     Mud(U.K.)     The Shadows(U.K.)     Ernie Fields & His Orchestra     Les Elgart     Bert Kaempfert(Germany)     Pete Tex(Germany)     Doc Severinsen & The Tonight Show Orchestra     Lionel Hampton     Jantsen & Dirt Monkey vs Andrews Sisters     Ray Conniff     Laura Benanti     James Last     Jerry Lee Lewis     Bill Haley & His Comets     Bad Manners(U.K.)     Eddie Cochran     Brian Stezer [Gettin' In The Mood (For Christmas)]     Joan MacKay     Mongo Santamaria     Joe Loss Orchestra     Chet Atkins     Jonathan King(U.K.)     John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra     Johnny Maddox     Maynard Ferguson     Xavier Cugat     Tommy Dorsey     Benny Goodman     Puppini Sisters(U.K./Italy)     The Mariachi Brass /w Chet Baker     Duke Ellington     Artie Shaw     BBC Band & Orchestra(U.K.)     Sandy Nelson     Benny Goodman     Ace Cannon     Ted Beneke

[1]*This song is the quintessential Swing Era Big Band song and for some it does not belong on a list of Rock Standards.  It has had multiple reincarnations and has charted nearly every decade since the Glenn Miller version. Jive Bunny(Swing The Mood) and Les Elgart(Hooked on Swing) did Disco/Dance versions. Larry Elgart did a Twist version. Ray Stevens did a novelty Rock version and Ernie Fields did a Big Band Rock version.  Brian Setzer did a Swing Rock version, The Shadows did a Surf Rock version and Mud did a Glam Rock version. Oh! then there are Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Cochran, Sandy Nelson and Bill Haley all of whom ROCKED the song. THE POINT IS, IT IS MORE THAN A SWING ERA SONG. The Glenn Miller version is considered by many as the prototype/precursor of Rock 'n' Roll.
[2]**This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress 
[3]*** To learn more about this song by this artist visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #12 on the list. 

 40. You Send Me(Sam Cooke) 

     Sam Cooke     Bobby Vee     The Supremes     Aretha Franklin     Teresa Brewer     Percy Sledge     Sam & Dave     Nat King Cole     The Four Seasons     Jose Feliciano     The Everly Brothers      The Drifters     Kenny G & Michael Bolton    Steven Houghton(U.K.)     Paul & Paula     Nicolette Larson     Dixie Chicks     Steve Miller Band     Roy Ayers     Van Morrison     The Manhattans     Rod Stewart(U.K.) & Chaka Khan     Phil Perry     Jesse Belvin     Ken Boothe(Jamaica)     Otis Redding     George Winston     Lynda Carter     Van Morrison     Rachelle Ferrell     George Winston     The Temptations[medley]     Pat Kelly(Jamaica)     Aaron Neville     Lenny Welch     Susan Wong(Hong Kong/Australia)     Southside Johnny & the Asbury Dukes     Mavis Staples     Lulu(U.K.)     The Dell Vikings     Richie Havens     Dee Clark     Frankie Avalon     Kenny Rogers     Freddy Fender     Paul Anka     Ben E. King     The Coasters     King Curtis     The Duprees     Ace Cannon     The Ponderosa Twins Plus One     Done Again     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew     Marcia Hines(Australia)*     
[1]*She was born in the United States but became an Australian citizen in the mid 1990's after living most of her life in the land down under.

 39. Great Balls Of Fire(Ottis Blackwell & Jack Hammer)
     Jerry Lee Lewis*/**     The Misfits     Garth Brooks     Amii Stewart     Tiny Tim     Fleetwood Mac     Offenbach(Canada)     Electric Light Orchestra)U.K.)     Billy J. Kramer(U.K.)     Mae West     Johnny Winter     Gary Lewis & The Playboys     The Kingsmen[Portland, OR. Rock group]     Dolly Parton     Alavin & the Chipmunks     OV7(Mexico)     The Jolly Boys(Jamaica)     The Flamingos     Ronnie Dio & the Prophets     Alan Merrill     Dean Delannoit(Belgium)     Dorothee(France) & Jerry Lee Lewis     New Grass Revival     Johnny Cash & Jerry Lee Lewis     Bruce Springsteen & Jerry Lee Lewis     The Flying Lizards(U.K.)     Little Richard     The Hit Crew     Fats Domino     Conway Twitty     Sandy Nelson     Sha Na Na     Henry Mancini     Krunoslav Kico Slabinac(Croatia)     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Moe Tucker     Chris Isaak     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Billy Joel     Done Again     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Linda Gentille     Brian Setzer     Mikey Gillley(Jerry Lee Lewis' cousin)     Buddy Holly     The Roy Hamilton Ballroom Orchestra     Joe Ely & Sue Foley     Donna Fargo     Nokie Edwards( member of The Ventures)     Seeds     Freddie & The Dreamers(U.K.)     U.S. Air Force Heritage Blue Aces     Linda Gail Lewis & the Firebirds     The Romantics     Narvel Felts     The Pete Best Band(U.K.)     Teitur(Faroe Islands, Denmark)     Georgia Gibbs     101 Strings     Billy Swan     The University Of Oklahoma Marching Band     Countdown Singers     The Trashmen          
[1]* To learn more about this song visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #110 on the list. 

[2]**This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress

 38. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On(Dave "Curlee" Williams & James Faye Hall)

     Jerry Lee Lewis*     Little Richard     Carl Perkins     Elvis Presley     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Fats Domino     Gene Vincent     Jim Breedlove     The Rivieras[South Bend, In. Rock band]     Johnny Rivers     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Conway Twitty     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Wanda Jackson     Doug Church**     Levi Kris[Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quartet]     Valerie Wellington     Big Maybelle     Sha Na Na     Krunoslav Kico Slabinac(Croatia)     Chubby Checker     Shakin' Stevens(U.K.)     Bill Haley & His Comets     The Beatles(U.K.)     Elton John(U.K.)     Mountain     Johnny Cash     Ricky/Rick Nelson     Ronnie Milsap     Quincy Jones     Mickey Gilley     Roy Orbison     Lee Hazelwood     Ronnie Hawkins     Larry Williams     Eddie Cochran     Joey Welz     Tiny Tim     Doc Watson & Friends[medley]     Bobby Fuller     Jive Bunny(U.K.)     Charlie Gracie     Tony Sheridan(U.K.)     Ringtone Track Masters     Hit Crew     Graham Blvd.     Done Again
[1]*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
[2] **South Bend, In. Elvis impersonator who performs world wide and has a CD with this song. He stands in for all the other ETA's (Elvis Tribute Artists) performing around the world.

 37. My Girl(Smokey Robinson & Ronald White)

12 in. Disco single with "My Girl"  by
Smokey Robinson
"Greatest Hits Medley"
     The Temptations     Suave     Westlife     Michael Jackson     Kwartet     Amii Stewart & Johnny
45 label of Bobby  Vee medley of
"My Girl/My Guy"
Bristol[medley]     Otis Redding     Stevie Wonder     The Rolling Stones(U.K.)     The Jesus and Mary Chain(U.K.)     Prince Buster(Jamaica)     Eddie Floyd     The Mamas and Papas     Al Green     Smoky Robinson & The Miracles(Disco medley - 12 in. single)     La Toya Jackson     Dolly Parton     Michael Bolton     Bobby Vee[Medley]     The Cash     Billy Preston     Count Basie & Jackie Wilson     B2K     Frankie Valli[medley]     Alabama     Human Nature(Australia)     Motown{The Musical} Broadway Cast     The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)     The Alley Cats     Frank D'Angelo(Canada)     Smokey Robinson     Joe Stubbs     Randy Klein     The American Breed     Phil Collins(U.K.)     Marvin Gaye     Aaron Neville     Rahsaan Roland Kirk     The Whispers     David Allan Coe     Clen Campbell      James Brown     Hank Williams Jr.     Percy Sledge     Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes     Dennis Brown(Jamaica)     The Drifters     Billy Joe Royal     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers[medley](U.K.)     Lou Christie     Rockapella     Sam Milby     Jerry Adams     Elvin Biship     The Foundations     InstaHit Crew     Edwin Starr     Jackie Wilson     Count Dee's Hit Explosion                   

 36. I'm Movin' On*(Hank Snow)
     Hank Snow     John Kay & Steppenwolf(Canada)     Elvis Presley     George Thorogood & the Destroyers     Ray Charles     Randy Travis     Al Hirt     Big House     Johnny Cash     The Rolling Stones(U.K.)     Tina Turner     Loggins & Messina[medley]     Ike & Tina Turner     Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash     Taste(Ireland)     Emmylou Harris     Jerry Lee Lewis[medley]     The Everly Brothers     Mikey Gilley     Roy Acuff     The Box Tops     Rosanne Cash     Chuck Prophet     Homer & Jethro[parody]     Don Gibsom     Ernest Tubb     Gene Vincent     Leon Russell     Clyde McPhatter      Al Caiola     Billy Vaighn     Hank Thompson     Les Paul & Mary Ford     Jimmy Smith     Jerry Reed     Connie Francis     King Curtis     John Barry(U.K.)     Sammy Kershaw     Professor Longhair     Danny Davis & the Nashville Brass     Dave Dudley     Warren Smith     Tim Timebomb 
[1]*There is no debate about this song being a Country song. However, it is a true crossover song. It has been covered by Blues, Jazz and Rock artists. John Kay The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Thorogood, The Box Tops and others have given it a Rock treatment.     

 35. I Heard It Through The Grapevine(N Whitfield & B Strong)

     Marvin Gaye     Gladys Knight & The Pips     Credence Clearwater Revival     Garth Brooks     Border Sound     Motown{The Musical} Broadway Cast     Ronnie Milsap     Joe Cocker(U.K.)     Lee Ritenour     Amy Winehouse(U.K.)     The Supremes     Ben Harper     Smokey Robinson & The Miracles    Ike & Tina Turner     Roger & Zapp     Otis Redding     Martha Reeves     Rev. C.L. Franklin     The Average White Band     The Overtones(U.K.)     En Vogue[medley]     Soultans(Multi National)     The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Bill Frisell     Micheal McDonald     The Temptations     Manfred Mann(U.K.)     Ella Fitzgerald     King Curtis     Bar-Kays     Earl Klugh     Human Nature(Australia)     Paul Mauriat(France)     The Chi-Lites     Percy Sledge     Vanilla Fudge     Trini Lopez     Santa Esmeralda     Charlie McCoy     Rare Earth     Gloria Gaynor     Edwin Starr     The Undisputed Truth     James Last     The Stampeders(Canada)     The Slits(U.K.)     The Mend(U.K.)     Tuxedomoon     The Soultans(U.K./Germany)     The Doug Anthony Allstars(Australia)     The Funk Brothers     Sweet Little Band(Argentina)     The Hit Crew     Danny Davis     Graham Blvd.     Done Again

 34. Dancing In The Streets(Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson & Ivory Joe Hunter)

 Martha  & the Vandellas
For more on this photo visit
     Martha & The Vandellas*     Van Halen     David Bowie & Mick Jagger(U.K.)     Myra     The Critters     The Mamas & The Papas     Phil Collins(U.K.)     Motown{The Musical} Broadway Cast     The Everly Brothers     Gary Glitter(U.K.)     Grateful Dead     Black Oak Arkansas     Michael Bolton     The Who(U.K.)     The Carpenters     Irma Thomas     Leningrad Cowboys(Finland)     The Komks(U.K.)     Jimmy Barnes(Australia)     The Walker Brothers     Ramsey Lewis Trio     Neil Diamond     Fred Firth(U.K.)     Whoopi Goldberg[medley]      Rockapelia     Atomic KittenU.K.)     Human Nature(Australia)     Petula Clark(U.K.)     Ayla Brown     Laura Nyro     Cilla Black(U.K.)     The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)     The Mariachi Brass /w Chet Baker     The Kinks(U.K.)     Animotion     Kids for Kids a.k.a. Kidz Bop     Hodges, James & Smith     Little Richard     DJ Prince[Martha Reeves remix]     Tim Curry(U.K.)     Booney M(U.K./Germany)     The Pleazers(Australia)     Brenda Lee     Penn State Marching Band    Martha Reeves[Skating in The Streets -Disco]     Peggie Blue a.k.a. Peggi Blu     Scooter Lee     Funk Brothers     Ides Of March     Don Sebesky     Sugar Beats(U.K.)     Chaka Khan(U.S.) & Steve Winwood(U.K.)     Tight Fit(U.K.)     Terry DeSariow/ KC     H.B. Barnum & his Orchestra     Barbie  
[1]*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress

 33. In The Midnight Hour(Wilson Pickett & Steve Cropper)

     Wilson Pickett     The Jam(U.K.)     Tom Jones(U.K.)     The Astronauts     The Commitments     Seal(U.K.)     Paul Mauriat(France)     Roxy Music(U.K.)     Van Morrison(U.K.)     The Grateful Dead     The Doors     Roger & Zapp     Them(U.K.)     Mitvh Ryder & the Detroit Wheels     B. B. King     The Chambers Brothers     Cross Country     James Taylor     The Young Rascals     Tina Turner     King Curtis     Martha Reeves     The Capitols     Booker T. & the MG's     Guy Sabastian     Billy Preston     Ace Cannon     Ben E. King     B. J. Thomas     John Holt(Jamaica)     Mary Wells     Bill Black's Comb     Rufus Thomas     Carl Douglas     Delbert McClinton      Jimi Hendrix     The Righteous Brothers     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     Ray Charles     James Brown & Wilson Pickett     Genesis(U.K.)     Bryan Ferry(U.K.)     Johnny Rivers     The Blues Brothers     Razy Bailey     Archie Bell & the Drells     Count Basie & Jackie Wilson     Steve Crooper     Robert Parker     The Hit Crew     Graham Blvd.     Done Again 

 32. Goin' Out Of My Head(Teddy Randazzo & Bobby Weinstein)
     Cilla Black(U.K.)     Little Anthony & The Imperials     The Lettermen[medley]     Frank Sinatra     Luther Vandross     Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald     Wes Montgomery     Dr. John     Ray Conniff     Shirley Bassey(U.K.)     Percy Faith     Bill Frisell     Nancy Wilson     The Zombies(U.K.)     Sergio Mendes(Brazil)     Count Basie & His Orchestra     Les Baxter     Sir George Shearing OBE     Gerry Mulligan     Vic Damone     Arthur Lyman     Al Martino     Chris Conner     Enoch Light     Petula Clark(U.K.)     Perez Prado     Ramsy Lewis     Lawrence Welk     Queen Latifah     Vikki Carr     Lou Christie     The 5th Dimension     Diahann Carroll     Done Again     Doc Severinsen     The Delfonics     Gloria Gaynor     Bill Medley     Gladys Knight & The Pips     Floyd Cramer     Chris Montez     The Lennon Sisters    Classics IV     The Replacements     Brian Briggs(U.K.)     Jack Jones     Les McCann     The Stylistics     Richard Hayman     Esther Phillips     Charlie Byrd

 31. Don't Be Cruel(Otis Blackwell)

     Elvis Presley     Bill Black Combo     The Residents     Billy Swan     Pat Boone     Neil Diamond     Million Dollar Quartet     Jim Fowley     Jimmy Jayne     Hollyridge Strings     The Judds     Cheap Trick     Annette Peacock     Connie Francis     Daffy Duck(novelty)     Debbie Harry     Ringo Starr     John Lennon     Jackie Wilson     Jerry Lee Lewis     Barbara Lynn     Merle Haggard     The Monkees(Instrumental)     Laurel Aitken(Jamaica)     The Jordanaires     Patti Page     The Beatles(U.K.)     Everlife     Johnny O'Keefe(Austraila)     Sanchez(Jamaica)     All The Kings Men(Disco/Dance medley)     All Shook Up Broadway Cast     Dennis Caplinger     Blue Suede Shoes{Elvis Songs For Kids}     Sandy Nelson     Cliff Richard(U.K.)    The Ventures     Music For Little People Choir     The Alley Cats     Love Sunrise Orchestra     Devo     Albert King     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Fleetwood Mac     Paul Revere & The Raiders     Bryan Ferry(U.K.)     The Platters     Roy Orbison & Faron Young     The Byrds     Scotty Moore     Chuck Jackson     Pete Best(U.K.)     Jose Feliciano     Sandy Denny(U.K.)     Ace Cannon     Jody Miller     Jimmy Sturr     The Memphis Symphony Orchestra     Greg Jaqua*
[1]* Greg Jaqua (Detroit Elvis) stands in for all Elvis Tribute Artists who have CD's with this song.   

 30. Summertime Blues(Eddie Cochran & Jerry Capehart)
Eddie Cochran
For more on this photo & Eddie
     Blue Cheer     Eddie Cochran     Brian Setzer     The Who     Alan Jackson     Stray Cats     James Taylor     The Vipers     Deborah Harry     Dick Dale & His Del-Tones     The Black Keys     T-Rex(U.K.)     The Beach Boys     Rush(Canada)     The Flying Lizards(U.K.)     Dion     Olivia Newton-John{Easterling}     Johmmy Chester(Australia)     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Dave Curtiss & The Tremors     The Ventures     P.J. Proby     Bobby Vee     Simple Minds & Johnny Marr(U.K.)     Puhdys(East Germany/Germany)     Krunoslav Kico Slabinac(Croatia)     Nathalie Drey(France)    The Rolling Stones(U.K.)     The Crickets     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Link Wray     The Little River Band(Australia)     Robert Gordon     Joan Jett & The Blackhearts     Alex Chilton     Skid Row(Ireland)     Marty Wilde(U.K.)     Buck Owens     Bruce Springsteen     Moterhead(U.K.)     The Flaming Lips     The Guess Who(Canada)     Bobby Fuller     Van Halen     Gary Allan     Ritchie Valens     Bobby Rydell    The Surfaris     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers     Shawn Z     Chas crane(U.K.)     Adrian Baker(U.K.)     Joey Welz     Sandy Nelson     Carl Wilson     Graham Blvd.     It's A Cover Up     InstaHit Crew

 29. Spanish Harlem(Jerry Leiber & Phil Spector)

     Ben E. King     Aretha Franklin     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Jay & The Americans     Long John Baldry(U.K.)     Phil Spector     The Mamas and Papas     Andy Williams     Laura Nyro     Bowling For Soup     Rebecca Pidgeon(U.K./U.S.)     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Chet Atkins     Neil Diamond     Frankie Valli     Johnny Adams     The Cats(Netherlands)     Billy Joe Royal     Leon Russell     Jimmy Justice(U.K.)     Janet Seidal(Australia)     Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass     Geoff Love(U.K.)     Willy DeVille     Slim Smith(Jamaica)     Percy Faith     Trini Lopez     Al Caiola     Engelbert Humperdink(U.K.)     Kenny Rankin     The Crusaders     Run C&W     The Mariachi Brass /w Chet Baker     Al Jarreau     Ray Anthony     Bobby Vee     King Curtis     John Barry(U.K.)     Acker Bilk(U.K.)     Santo & Johnny     Ace Cannon     The Ventures     Carl Perkins & the Tennessee Three     Kai Winding(Denmark     James Last     Cliff Richards, The Shadows & Norris Paramor Orchestra     The Rattles(Germany)     Boots Randaloph     The Anita Kerr Orchestra     Clyde McPhatter     The Marcels     Tony Orlando & Dawn     Gene McDaniels     Johnny Cash     Jay & The Americans     Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier     Freddy Fender     Vicki Carr     Smokey Joe's Cafe Original Cast     Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs     The Checkmates Ltd.     Franck Pourcel(France)     Hit Co. Masters     Graham Blvd.     Studio Group      

 28. Money(That's What I Want)(Janie Bradford & Bsarry Gordy Jr.)

     Barrett Strong     The Beatles(U.K.)     Boyz II Men     Hanson     The Supremes     Everly Brothers    Joey Dee & The Starliters     Jim Hendrix     Tina Turner     The Kingsmen[Portnad Or. Rock band]     The The Smashing Pumpkins     Flying Lizards(U.K.)     Waylon Jennings     The Rolling Stones(U.K.)     Freddy & The Dreamers(U.K.)     Bern Elliott and the Fenmen(U.K.)     Jerry Lee Lewis     John Lee Hooker     Etta James     Conway Twitty     Dr, John     Iggy Pop     The Searchers(U.K.)     Ronnie Milsap     Buddy Guy     Freddy Fender     Paul Revere & the Raiders     Roy Orbison     Mary Wells     Little Richard     Smokey Robinson & The Miracles     Ike & Tina Turner     Junior Walker & the Allstars     The Babys     Bosshoss(German)     Great White     Lou Christie     The Plastic Ono Band     The Chambers Brothers     Roy Head     Lonnie Mack     The Stooges     Todd Rundgren     Diana Ross     The James Taylor Quartet     The Motor City Allstars     Graham Blvd.

 27. Lawdy Miss Clawdy(Lloyd Price)
     Lloyd Price     Elvis Presley     The Beatles(U.K.)     Little Richard     Dave Clark Five(U.K.)     Steve Young     Travis Tritt     The Buckinghams     Paul McCartney(U.K.)     Morrissey(U.K.)     Mikey Gilley     The Replacements     The Hollies(U.K.)     Joe Cocker(U.K.)     Carl Perkins     The Four Lovers[morphed into the Four Seasons]     Johnny Rivers     The Animals(U.K.)     Johnny Devlin(New Zealand)     Fats Domino     Ronnie McDowell     Poison Idea     The Swinging Blues Jeans(U.K.)     Larry Williams     Eric Burdon     The Nashville Teens     Commander Cody and The Lost Planet Airmen     Ronnie Hawkins     Conway Twitty     Roy Orbison      Bill Haley     Roy Orbison & Faron Young     Shakin' Stevens(U.K.)     Tommy Roe[medley]     Link Wray     Jimi Hendrix     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Moon Martin     Chuck Willis     Geotgie Fame & the Blue Flames(U.K.)     Narvel Felts & Jerry Mercer     James Booker     Johnny Hallyday(France) & Brian Setzer(U.S.)     Tom Jones     HeadCat     The Cavaliers     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Masters     Done Again     Ike Turner 

 26. Hi-Heel Sneakers/High Heel Sneakers  
     Tommy Tucker     Jerry Lee Lewis     Elvis Presley     The Everly Brothers     Jose Feliciano     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Bobby Fuller Four     The Beatles(U.K.)     The Rolling Stones(U.K.)     Ronnie Milsap     Faces     George Thorogood     Led Zeppelin(U.K.)     Phish     Rahsaan Roland Kirk     John Lee Hooker     Janis Joplin     Carl Perkins     Sammy Davis Jr.     Stevie Wonder     Chuck Barry     The Grateful Dead     Paul McCartney(U.K.)     The Searchers(U.K.)     Ramsey Lewis     Laura Nyro     Cleo Laine     Jimmy Hughes     Urban Knights     The Marks     Booker T & The MG's     Johnny Rivers     Jimmy Smith     Buddy Guy          Tina Turner     Shakin' Stevens(U.K.)     Ray Charles     The London Symphony Orchestra(U.K.)     Adam Faith(U.K.)     Bill Haley     David Cassidy     Ace Cannon     Pinetop Perkins     The Blue Mitchell Quartet     Melvin Rhyne      

 25. Me And Bobby McGee(Kris Kristofferson & Fred Foster)

     Janis Joplin     Roger Miller     Grateful Dead     Barb Jungr(U.K.)     Willie Nelson     Buck Owens     Jerry Lee Lewis     Kris Kristofferson     Kenny Rogers & the First Edition     Gordon Lightfoot(Canada)     The Statler Brothers     Grace Askew     Crystal Bowersox     Pink     Amanda Strydom(South Africa)     Bill Haley & His Comets     Dottie West     Dolly Parton     Thelma Houston     Anne Murray(Canada)     Allison Crowe(Canada)     Tori Amos     Jerry Jeff Walker     Jennifer Love Hewitt     Sam The Sham     Loretta Lynn     Charlie McCoy     Olivia Newton John(Australia/U.S.)     Blind Melon     Joan Baez     LeAnn Rimes     Arlo Guthrie     Chet Atkins     Jeannie C. Riley     Lalla Hansson(Sweden)     Lonnie Donegan(Australia)     Johnny Cash     Melissa Etheridge     Dave Dudley     Roy Clark     Brian McKnight     Hank Snow     The Platters     Bobbie Gentry     Taylor Horn a.k.a. Bambi Monroe     Charlie Pride     Impotent Sea Snakes     Narvel Felts     The Drifters     Daniel O'Donnell(Ireland)     Mary Bridget Davies     Sleepy LaBeef     Bobby Bare     Roy Drusky     Dick Haymes(Argentina/U.S.)     The Moms & Dads     Ace Cannon     Billy Swan     Ramblin Jack Elliott     George Jones     David Allen Coe     Nana Mouskouri(Greece)     Shackin' Stevens(U.K.)     The Highwaymen     Graham Blvd.     Hit Crew                  

 24. C.C. Rider/See See Rider/See See Rider Blues*(Ma Rainey & Lena Arant)
     Chuck Willis     Animals(U.K.)     Elvis Presley     Gertrude "Ma" Rainey     Big Bill Broonzy     Mississippi John Hunt     Lead Belly     Peggy Lee      Jerry Lee Lewis     Wee Bea Booze     LaVern Baker     Lightin' Hopkins     Gary Lewis & The Playboys     Chuck Berry     Janis Joplin     The Kingsman[Portland OR. Rock band]     Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels     The Who(U.K.)     Leon Thomas     Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band     Charlie Rich     The Grateful Dead     Everly Brothers     Ian & Sylvia     Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs     Little Willie Littlefield     Ray Charles     Snooks Eaglin     Old Crow Medicine Show     John Fahey     Wynton Marsallis     The Youngbloods     Carl Perkins     Bob Dylan &The Grateful Dead[medley]     Johnny Rivers[medley]     The Strypes(Ireland)     Blind John Davis     King Curtis     Jimmy Witherspoon     Bobby Powell     Boots Randolph     Bill Haley     Al Jarreau     Guitar Slingers     The Delmonas(U.K.)     Robert Lockwood Jr.     Fats Domino[medley]     Esther Phillips     Roy Buchanan     Krunoslav Kico Slabinac(Croatia)     David Cassidy     Sex Museum(Spain)     Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers(U.K.)     Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown     Amos Milburn     Linda Gail Lewis     Ella Fitzgerald     The Music Machine     Nashville West     Jerry Lee Lewis & Linda Gail Lewis     Joey Dee & The Starliters     Johnny Rodriguez     Richie Havens     Sam Lazar     Wayne Cochran     Jimmy Smith     Wilbert Harrison     Mickey Gilley     Chambers Brothers     Steve Miller     Tommy Flanagan Trio     Lonnie Johnson     Regina Carter                    
[1]*This song is a quintessential Blues song predating Rock 'n' Roll. It is on the list due to how important Rock musicians covered the song. 

 23. Shake Rattle & Roll(Jesse stone a.k.a. Charles E. Calhoun)

     Elvis Presley     Bill Haley & His Comets     Blue Swede Shoes{Elvis Songs For Kids}     The Swinging Blue Jeans(U.K.)     Bruce Springsteen     Carl Perkins     Raul Seixas[medley](Brazil)     Sandy Nelson     Morrissey(U.K.)     Music For Little People Choir     Henry Mancini     Al Jarreau     Krunoslav Kico Slabinac(Croatia)          Lindisfarne[medley](U.K.)     The Chevrons     Love Sunrise Orchestra     Jools Holland, OBE.(U.K.)     Doc Watson     Fats Domino     Jerry Lee Lewis     The Beatles(U.K.)     Buddy Holly     Huey Lewis & The News     Johnny Horton     Big Joe Turner     Arthur Conley     NRBQ     Tom Petty     Conway Twitty     Willy DeVille     Chuck Berry     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Sam Cooke     Chubby Checker     Canned Heat     Vern Gosdin     Dion     Gene Simmons     Barabra Morrison     Jeff Healey(Canada)     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Sha Na Na     Joey Welz     Professor Longhair     Billy Swan     Little Milton     Patsy Cline     Savoy Brown     Count Basie & Joe Williams     Ernie K. Doe     Dwight Twilley     The University of Oklahoma Marching Band     Ike & Tina Turner     Buzz Clifford     Graham Blvd.         

 22. Twist And Shout(Phil Medley & Bert Russell a.k.a. Bert Berns)
         Top Notes     Isley Brothers     Beatles*(U.K.)     Genesis[medley](U.K.)     Mamas & Papas     The Tremeloes     The Troggs{medley}(U.K.)     Westlife(Irelabd)     Tome Jones(U.K.)     The Who(U.K.)     Celine Dion(Canada)     Del Shannon     The Majors     Mae West     The Blockheads(U.K.)     Johnny Rivers{medley}     Booker T. & M.G.'s     The Orchestra(U.K.)     The Punkies(Germany)     Chaka Demus & Pliers(Jamaica)     The Searchers(U.K.)     Chuck Barry     The Shangri-Las     David Linley     Alvin & The Chipmunks     Jack Nitzsche     The Wiggles(Australia)     Beverly Knight(U.K.)     Dee Dee Sharp     Dee Dee Ramone     Salt-n-Papa{altered lyrics}     The Rivierias[South Bend, In. Rock band]     Bruce Springsteen     The Iguanas     The Astronauts     The Kingsmen[Portland Or. Rock band]     Buck Owens     Al Jarreau     The Alley Cats[medley]     Da Nuuanu Brothers[medley]     Bobby Vee     Black Lace     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers[medley](U.K.)     Ike & Tina Turner     The Gentrys     Freddie & The Dreamers(U.K.)     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band     The University of Washington Marching Band     Fleetwood Mac     Elvin Bishop     Paul Revere & the Raiders     The Miracles     Paul Anka     The Five Americans     Maurice Williams     Jimi Hendrix     Delbert McClinton[medley]          Lindisfarne[medley](U.K.)     Graham Blvd     Sugar Beats(U.K.).     Kids Dance Express     Done Again     The Hit Crew
[1]*In 1964 and again in 1986 this song by this artist was a hit.

 21. Blue Moon*(Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart)
     Marcels     The Ventures      Connee Boswell     Harpo Marx[Marx Brothers]     Bunny Berigan  
The Marcels of today performing
in Las Vegas
Elvis Presley     Bobby Vinton     Mel Torme     Sam Cooke     The Mavericks     The Cowboy Junkies(Canada)[cover medley mix salute to Elvis]     Frank Sinatra     Jan & Dean     Eric Clapton(U.K.)     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     Bob Dylan     Jo Stafford     Eddie Cochran & the Original Brothers     Vidal Brothers     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers(U.K.)     Dizzy Gillespie     Sha Na Na     Chris Isaak     Billie Holiday     Conal Fowkes(Zambia/U.K./U.S.)     Nat King Cole     Cybil Shepherd     Julie London     Ella Fitzgerald     Coleman Hawkins     Dean Martin     Rosemary Clooney     The Overtones(U.K.)     Chet Baker     Billy Vaughn     Cozy Cole     Art Tatum     Benny Goodman     Tony Bennett     Santo & Johnny     Mud(U.K.)     Frank Pourcel(France)     The Deltones(Australia)     Bert Kaempfert(Germany)     The Originals     George Shearing     The Four Seasons     Lionel Hampton     Placido Domingo(Spain)[medley]     Snowblink(Canada/U.S.)     Diane Shaw(U.K.)     Brook Benton     Billy Eckstein     The Sapphires(U.K.)     New Edition     The Last Drive(Greece)     The Supremes     Louis Armstrong     Fausto Papetti(Italy)     Beady Eye(U.K.)     The Alley Cats     Al Bowlly(U.K.)     Love Sunrise Orchestra     Herb Alpert     Earl Klugh & Bill Frisell       
[1]*This song originates from 1934 and is an "American Pop Standard" so in the eyes of many this does not belong in the Rock Standards listing.  It is included because of the treatment by the Marcels, The Ventures, Sha Na Na, Jive Bunny, Mud, The Last Drive and others.  The song's greatest popularity was in the Rock Era performed by the biggest names in Rock 'n' Roll.

 20. Since I Fell For You(Buddy Johnson)
     Lenny Welch     Tom Jones(U.K.)     George Benson     B.B. King     Glen Campbell     Michael Bolton     Natalie Cole & Reba McEntire     Eartha Kitt     Doris Day     The Rascals     Barbra Streisand     Fontella Bass     Bonnie Raitt     David Cassidy     Ronnie Milsap     Kenny Rogers     Van Morrison     Earl Grant     Dinah Washington     Ramsey Lewis     The Sonics     Al Jarreau, Bob James & David Sanborn     Johnny Mathis     Dr. John     Roy Hamilton     Charlie Rich     Quarter     Count Basie & Joe Turner     Mavis Staples     Andy Williams     The Harptones     Katharine McPhee     Nina Simone     The Vogues[medley]     Kenny Burrell     Arthur Prysock     Nancy Wilson     Floyd Cramer     Edyie Gorme     Bobby Bland     Julie London     Captain & Tennille     Cannonball Adderley     B.J. Thomas     Mel Torme     The Spaniels     Jimmy Smith     Ella Fitzgerald     Mickey & Sylvia     Louis Armstrong & the All Stars     The 5th. Dimension     Bertie Higgins     Woody Herman     Aaron Neville     Wilbert Harrison     The Dells     Stanley Turrrentine & The Three Sounds     Lee Morgan     Buddy Johnson     Done Again     The Hit Crew     Susan Anton      Shirley Horn  

 19. Our Day Will Come(Bob Hillard & Mort Garson)

     Ruby & The Romantics     Franki Vali & The Four Seasons     The Carpenters     Jamie Cullum     Amy Winehouse(U.K.)     Klaus Waldeck(Austria)     Billy Fury(U.K.)     Cast Of Glee     Bobby Caldwell     Christina Aguilera     Carl Carlton     Classics IV     The Vibrations     Linda Purl     Dionne Warwick     Pat Boone     Bobby Vinton     Bobby Darin     Dee Dee Sharp     Percy Faith     Julie London     Chris Montez     Fontella Bass     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Katharine McPhee     Brenda Lee     We Five     Blosson Dearie     Patti Page     George Chakiris     Bobby Rydell     The Earls     Julie Rogers(U.K.)     Betty Everett & Jerry Butler     Cher     The Supremes     Trini Lopez     James Brown     Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass     The Lennon Sisters     Jimmy Castor     The Lettermen     The Undisputed Truth     Esther Phillips     k.d. Lang(Canada)     Mary Wilson     Nancy Wilson     Willie Bobo     Cal Tjader     Sonny Stitt & Bennie Green     Doris Day     Buddy Merrill     Lorna Luft     Charity Brown(Canada)     Tony Joe white     Ronald Muldrow     The Heptones(Jamaica)     Pete Anderson     Willem Breuker(Netherlands)     Jimmy Ponder     The Slackers     David Frizzell & Shelly West     Peter Ivers Band     Isaac Hayes     Toni Lamond(Australia)     Sharon Tandy(South Africa)     The Honeycombs(U.K.)     Spiral Starecase     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Pam Hall(Jamaica)     Ray Conniff    Steve Lawrence     The Swinging Blue Jeans(U.K.)     Edwin Starr     Auburn University Marching Band      Tom Jones(U.K.)     Martin Denny     Graham Blvd.     Countdown Singers        

 18. I Walk The Line(Johnny Cash)
Johnny Cash & Pres. Richard Nixon
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     Johnny Cash*     Elvis Presley     Joaquin Phoenix     The Damned(U.K.)     Dolly Parton     The Everly Brothers     Bobby Darin     The Ventures     Rodney Crowell & Johnny Cash     Jay P. Morgan     Craig Wayne Boyd     Laurent Wolf(France)     Norah Jones     The Dave Clark Five(U.K.)     Dean Martin     Flatt & Scruggs     George Jones     Dion     Chris Isaak     Tome Jones     Travis Tritt     Waylon Jennings     Glen Campbell     Hank Williams Jr.   Connie Francis     Gary "U.S." Bonds     Ray Conniff     Hoagy Carmichael     Roy Orbison     Kai Winding(Denmark)     Skeeter Davis     David Allen Coe     Brook Benton     Ernest Tubb     Bobby Bare     Sonny James     Neonarnd Nemoy[Mr Spock}     Burl Ives     Patti Page     Al Hirt     Hoyt Axton     Bill Prusell     Hank Locklin     Bill Anderson     The Highwaymen     Johnny Bond     Al Caiola     Randy Bachman(Canada)     Ace Cannon     Frank Chacksfield(U.K.)     Bob Liman     Jody Miller     Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass     Jimmy Sturr     Kitty wells & Roy Drusky     The Carter Family     Vince Mira     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew     The Hit Co.     
* To learn more about this song by this artist visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #29 on the list. 

 17. Blue Suede Shoes(Carl Perkins)
Carl Perkins
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     Carl Perkins*     Elvis Presley     Johnny Rivers     Elvis Presley(Cirque du Soleil Remix)     Jive Bunny     Johnny Cash     Pat Boone     The Beatles     Brian Setzer     Helloween(Germany)    Jimi Hendrix     Motorhead(U.K.)     Buddy Holly     Eddie Cochran     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Little Tony(Italy)     Ry Cooder     The Toy Dolls     Bill Haley & His Comets     The Dave Clark Five(U.K.)     Mountain     Hasil Adkins     Mary J. Blige     Black Sabbath(U.K.)     Albert King     Pee Wee King     George Jones     Lawrence Welk     Merle Haggard     Conway Twitty     All Shook Up Broadway Cast     Sweet Little Band(Argentina)     Dennis Caplinger     The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band(U.K.)     Johnny Winter & Edgar Winter[medley]     Blue Suede Shoes{Elvis Songs For Kids}     Raul Seixas(Brazil)[medley]     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Sandy Nelson     Roy Orbison     All The Kings Men[Disco/Dance Medley]      Boyd Bennett & His Rockets     Beacon     Hurriganes(Finland)     Bob Dylan     Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen     Roberto Carlos(Brazil)[medley]     Flower Travellin' Band a.k.a. FTB(Japan)     Roy Hall     Music For Little People Choir     Wayne Hancock     Bill Perry     Freddy Cqannon     Delbert Barker and the Gateway All Stars     Johnny Mercer     Plastic Ono Band     Ten Years after[medley]     Jerry Lee Lewis     Dion     Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys     The Residents     Million Dollar Quartet[London Cast](U.K.)     Johnny Winter     Van Morrison & Bob Dylan     Lemmy & The Upsetters(U.K.)     Klingonz(U.K.)     Regine Velasquez(Philippines)     Boogie Airlines     Aaron Kelly     Jerry Kennedy     Blacklight Band     Daniel O'Donnell[medley](Ireland)     Henry Mancini      Krunoslav Kico Slabinac(Croatia)     Love Sunrise Orchestra     Dion & Carl Perkins     Roy Orbison & Faron Young    Morrissey     Doug Church**                           
[1]*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
[2]**South Bend, In. Elvis impersonator who performs worldwide and has a CD with this song. He stands in for all the other ETA's (Elvis Tribute Artists) performing around the world. 

 16. Save The Last Dance For Me (Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman)
     The Drifters     Michael Buble(Canada)     Dolly Parton     Anne Murray(Canada)     Tom Jones(U.K.)     The Bally Ramblers     Daniel O'Donnell(Ireland)     Mort Shuman     Petula Clark     Emmylou Harris     Jay & The Americans     Ivo Robic(Croatia)     Billy Joe Royal     Jerry Lee Lewis     Harry Hilsson     Ron Shaw     Mud(U.K.)     Forgotten Rebels(Canada)     The DeFranco Family(Canada)     Bruce Willis     Ike & Tina Turner     The Spotnicks(Sweden)     Buck Owens     John Rowles(New Zealand)     Foster & Allen(Ireland)     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Bobby Vee     Twiggy(U.K.)     Ray Charles & The Drifters     Aaron Neville     Bonnie Tyler     Neil Diamond     Ben E. King     Leonard Cohen(Canada)     The Troggs(U.K.)     The Beatles(U.K.)     Righteous Brothers     Dion & the Belmonts     Patti LaBelle     Paul Anka     Harry Connick Jr.     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Frankie Yankovic     Bobby Vinton     The Ventures     The Coasters     Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood     Eddy Arnold     Sandy Posey     Ray Stevens[medley]     Bertie Higgins     The Tokens     Manhattan Transfer      Lynn Anderson     Ann Breen(Ireland)     The Olympics     Maurice Williams     Brook Benton     The Swinging Blue Jeans(U.K.)     Graham Blvd.     Done Again

 15. Proud Mary(John Fogerty)

Video - Beyonce - Proud Mary 
     Cast of Glee     Credence Clearwater Revivial     Tina Turner     Elvis Presley     Beyonce     Solomon Burke     George Jones & Johnny Paycheck     Neil Sedaka     Ed Ames     Checkmates Ltd.     Status Quo(U.K.)     David Bowie(U.K.)     Kenny Rogers     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Acid Drinkers(Poland)     Black Box(Italy)     The Ventures     Jessica Sanchez     Lenard Nimoy     Conway Twitty     Brenda Lee     Beatrice Ardisson(France)     The Cash     Liza Everson     The Grateful Dead     Henry Mancini     Veggie Tales(U.S./U.K.)     Jon Bon Jovi     Tight Fit(U.K.)     Johnny Otis     China(Sweden)     Ricki-Lee Coulter(Australia)     The Osmonds     Mahalia Barnes     Alex(Faroe Islands/Denmark)     Billy Paul     Michelle-Brooks Thompson     John Fogerty     Antony Armstrong Jones     Dolly Parton     Paul Anka     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Glen Campbell     Henry Mancini     Helmut Lotti(Netherlands)     Wilson Pickett     Destiny's Child     The Tremeloes(U.K.)     Tommy Roe     James Last     Floyd Cramer     Boots Randolph     Bobby Goldsboro     Woody Herman     Steve Miller     Della Reese     Enoch Light     The Shadows(U.K.)     The University of Washington Husky Marching Band     Auburn University Marching Band     Eddie Floyd     The Supremes     Ace Cannon     Frankie Laine     Graham Blvd.     The Spiral Starecase     Bobby Darin[medley]    Done Again  

 14. Memphis(Chuck Berry)
Video - Chuck Berry - Memphis
     Chuck Berry     Loni Mack     Johnny Rivers     The Ventures     Elvis Presley     Toby Keith     Status Quo(U.K.)     Jerry Lee Lewis     The Astronauts     Sandy Nelson     Buck Owens     Krunoslav Kico Slabinac(Croatia)     Silicon Teens(U.K.)     Bobby Vee     Del Shannon     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Mrs. Miller[novelty]     Roy Clark     Pat Boone     The Dave Clark Five(U.K.)     The Beatles(U.K.)     University of Memphis Tigers Mighty Sound of the South[marching band]     Eleanor McEvoy(Ireland)     Dave Berry & the Cruisers(U.K.)     The Rolling Stones(U.K.)     Hank Williams Jr.     The Who(U.K.)     Paul Anka     Conway Twitty     Ernest Tubb     Count Basie     The Animals(U.K.)     Faces(U.K.)     George Thorogood     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     Roy Orbison     The Hollies(U.K.)     Al Green     Flatt & Scruggs     Jan & Dean     Sammy Kershaw     The Statler Brothers     Bo Diddley     Fred Knoblock     Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders(U.K.)     Gene Summers     Izzy Stradlin     The Monkees     James Taylor     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Faron Young     Waylon Jennings     King Curtis     Danny Gatton     Bill Black Combo     Bobby Bare     Wanda Jackson     Vince Taylor(U.K.)     101 Strings     Graham Blvd     Hit Crew Masters.   

 13. Heartbreak Hotel(Durden, Axton, Presley)
Video - Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
     Elvis Presley***     Elvis Presley  Cirque Du Soleil Remix     Coffin Nails(U.K.)     Blues Magoos     Guns & Roses     The Jesters{Sun Recording artists}     Conway Twitty     All Shook Up Broadway Cast     Rexy(U.K.)     Shadow Of Fear      David Keith, Charlie Schlatter and Zulu Time     Jill Johnson     George Jones     Willie Nelson & Leon Russell     Stan Freberg{parody}     Connie Francis     Paul McCartney(U.K.)     Ben Steel{parody - Elvis Hotel}     Billy Joel     Lynyrd Shynyrd     Alvin & The Chipmunks     Lynn Anderson     Hugh Jackman(Australia)[mash up with Kiss performed by Nicole Kidman]     Jimi Hendrix     Tones On Tail     Helmut Lotti(Netherlands)     Albert King     The Soft Boys(U.K.)     Rockabye Baby*     Happy Baby(Germany)*     John Cale, OBE(U.K.)     Suzi Quatro     The Residents     Neil Diamond & Kim Carnes     Sha Na Na     Billie Jo Spears     The Orlons     The Cadets     Delaney Bramlett     Bert Jansch(U.K.)     Link Wray     James Gang     Dean Delannoit(Belgum)     Animals(U.K.)     Barb Jungr(U.K.)     Adam Faith(U.K.)     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Tanya Tucker     The Doug Dillard Band     Merle Haggard     Music For Little People Choir     Chet Atkins    Kenny Vance     Doug Church**     The Chevrons     Scooter Lee     Tim Curry(U.K.)     Love Sunrise Orchestra     Jon Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Robert Palmer, Steve Winwood & Eikichi Yazawa(Multi-national)     Roy Orbison & Faron Young     The Replacements     Done Again     Kiefer Neville     Hoyt Axton     Frances Day     101 Strings     Lawrence Welk     Hollyridge Strings     Roger Miller     Ann Margret     Dread Zeppelin     Doc Watson     Nookie Edwards[member of The Ventures]     Wanda Jackson     Barbara Blue     Carl Perkins     Grassmasters     Graham Blvd     Nathalie Drey(France)     Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Elvis Presley[live TV performance]     The Hit Crew     Narvel Felts & Jerry Mercer     Booze Monkey     Sam Morrison Band     Bert Jansch     Micky Modelle(U.K.)      Dax Riggs     The Doors     Morrissey(U.K.)       
[1] *Soft lullaby style music for babies
[2]**South Bend, In. Elvis impersonator who performs world wide and has several CD's. One of those with this song. He stands in for all the other ETA's (Elvis Tribute Artists) performing around the world.
[2]*** To learn more about this song visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #3 on the list.

 12. Will You Love Me Tomorrow(Gerry Goffin & Carole King)
Video - Leslie Grace - Will You Love Me Tomorrow
     Cilla Black(U.K.)     The Shirelles     Leslie Grace     Dave Mason(U.K.)     The Bee Gees(U.K.)     Linda Ronstadt     Neil Diamond     Amy Winehouse(U.K.)     The Nylons(Canada)      Debbie Gibson     Brenda Lee     Cher     Laura Branigan     The Chiffons     Dusty Springfield(U.K.)    Lykke Li(Sweden)     French Kicks     Me First & The Gimme Gimmes     Frances Black(Ireland)     Jennifer Pena     Loeeiw Morgan     Bryan Ferry(U.K.)     Bjorn Again(Sweden)     Mike Berry(U.K.)     Lesley Gore     Ben E. King     Carla Thomas     Sandy Posey     The Four Seasons     Smokey Robinson     Jody Miller     Roberta Flack     Morningside Drive     Brotherhood Of Man(U.K.)     Dianne Reeves     Laura Nyro     Patti LeBelle & Loretta Devine     Joe Walsh     Millie Jackson     The Afghan Wings     Len Berry     Ronnie James Dio & The Prophets     The Kestrels(U.K.)     Jackei DeShannon     Francoise Hardy(France)     Melanie     Michael Stanley Band     Dana Valery(Italy)     Graham Bonnet(U.K.)     Dionne Warwick & The Shirelles     Maureen Tucker     Bobby Vee    Joey Dee & The Starliters     Moe Tucker     Bette Midler     Twiggy(U.K.)     Carole King & James Taylor     Cast of Glee     Maureen McGovern     Tony Orlando     Mandy Moore     Brook Benton     Helen Shapiro(U.K.)     Rita Wilson     Royal Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)     Micky Dolenz     Jive Bunny     Pat Boone     Little Eva     Bunny Sigler     Smokie(U.K.)     Dionne Warrwick     Cissy Houston     Len Barry     Willie Nelson & Carole King     Lloyd Price     Graham Blvd.     It's a Cover Up  

 11.(Ghost) Riders In The Sky/Riders In The Sky/A Cowboy Legend*(Stan Jones)
Video - The Ventures - Ghost Riders In The Sky
     Elvis Presley     The Ventures     Duane Eddy     Vaughn Monroe     Bing Crosby     Dixie Chicks     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Chris LeDoux     R.E.M     REO Speedwagon     Frank Sinatra     Lawrence Welk     Ramrods     Johnny Cash     Marty Robbins     Stan Jones     Gene Autry     The Outlaws     Deborah Harrye     The Blues Brothers     New Riders Of The Purple Sage     Bob Dylan     Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters    Peggy Lee     Eddy Arnold     Norman Luboff Choir     Dick Dale & the Deltones     Surfaris     Brothers Four     The Spotnicks(Sweden)     The Shadows(U.K.)     Frankie Laine     Spike Jones and his City Slickers[Novelty]     Children Of Bodom(Finland)     Kay Starr     Die Apokalyptischen Reiter(Germany)     Impaled Nazarene(Finland)     Burl Ives     Peter Tevis     Baja Marimba Band     Davie Allan & The Arrows     Susan Christie     Riders In The Sky     Buckethead     Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson     Christopher Lee     Ned Sublette     Greg Ryder     Dean Martin.     Me First And The Gimme Gimmes     Concrete Blonde     Boston Pops Orchestra     The Tubes     Roy Clark     Kaleidoscop     Peter, Paul & Mary[Parody]     Los Babys(Mexico)     Raphael(Spain)     Curtis Lance a.k.a. Dick Jensen & the Uniques     Sons Of The Pioneers     Bob James     Takeshi Terauchi(Japan)     Jimmy Wakely     101 Strings     Gill Dougherty(France)     Roswell Rudd     Art Greenhaw     Vic Damone     Slim Whitman     David Rose     Dean "Red Elvis" Reed(East Germany/Germany)     Scatman Crothers     Disneyland After Dark(Denmark)     The Fabulaires(Australia)     Daniel Amos[Christian rock band]     Mikrowelle(Germany)     The Trashmen     Gotz Alsmann(Germany)     Milton Nascimento(Brazil)     Scary Bitches(U.K.)     Mary McCaslin     Roger Williams     Jimmie F. Rodgers a.k.a. Jimmie Rodgers     Frank Ifield(Australia)     Chrome Division(Norway)     The All-American Boys Chorus     Drop The Line     Spiderbait(Australia)     Christopher Lee     Gorlock     Rodney Hayden     Lorne Green     Scorpions(U.K. - NOT THE GERMAN BAND)     Judy Collins     Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass                            
[1]* Despite being a "Country and Western" and "American Pop Standard" song predating Rock 'n' Roll this song makes our list due to the rock treatment The Ventures, Duane Eddy, R.E.M., The Shadows, The Blues Brothers, Buckethead, The Tubes, Gorlock, Elvis Presley and others gave the song

 10. House Of The Rising Sun*(Traditional Folk with uncertain origins) 

In-bedded videos 
Top - The Animals - House of the Rising Sun 
Bottom - The Ventures - House of the Rising Sun

"Tom" Clarence Ashley**     Roy Acuff**     The Animals(U.K.)     Frijid Pink     The Ventures         Joan Baez***     The Beatles     Jody Miller     Dolly Parton     Five Finger Death Punch     Woody Guthrie     Lead Belly     Glenn Yarbrough     Frankie Lane     Bob Dylan     Pete Seeger    The Scorpions(Germany)     Bon Jovi     Hank Williams Jr     Ronnie Milsap     The Supremes     Tracy Chapman     Santa Esmeralda(U/S.France)     Peter, Paul & Mary     Marianne Faithful(U.K.)     The Everly Brothers     David Allen Coe     The Pleazers(Australia)     Lauren O'Connell     Jacquie Lee     Dave Breen(U.K.)     Aaliyah.     
Doc & Richard Watson     Gregory Isaacs(Jamaica)     Leroy Van Dyke     Tom Rigney & Flambeau     Jimi Hendrix     Bobby Cole     Waylon Jennings     Sharon Isbin     John Scofield     Heavy Young Heathens     Done Again     Rage(Germany)     Briana Cuoco     Tar Babies     Rod Taylor(Jamaica)     Vintage(Russia)     Jerry Lawson & Talk of The Town     Hoyt Axton     101 Strings     Jerry Garcia     Buster Poindexter      Henry Mancini Orchestra     Shawn Mullins     Jerry Reed     The Spenser Davis Group(U.K.)     Tim Hardin     London Symphony Orchestra(U.K.)     Ace Cannon     Nokie Edwards[member of the Ventures]     Bobby Bare     Roy Hamilton Orchestra     Odetta     Mounrain     Tim Harden     Pozo Seco Singers     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Graham Blvd.     Charlie Byrd     Lonnie Donegan(Australia)     Xavier Cogat     Brisby & Jingles     Billy Strange     The Weavers     The Hit Crew     Duane Eddy     Conwat Twitty     The Platters     James Last     Bachman-Turner Overdrive a.k.a.BTO(Canada)     Donna Fargo     London Symphony Orchestra(U.K.)     Toto     Herbie Mann     Danny Johnson     Country Gentlemen     Dusty Springfield OBE.(U.K.)     Muse(U.K.)    Miiam Makeba(South Africa)     Josh White     Andy Griffith     Nina Simone     The Chambers Brothers     The White Buffalo     Haley Reinhart       Walls Of Jericho                         
[1]*This is a classic Folk song predating the Rock 'n' Roll era.  It makes our list because it saw its greatest popularity during the Rock Era. The Animals, Frijid Pink, The Scorpions, The Ventures, Muse, Bon Jovi, Rage, Five Finger Death Punch and others turn it into a true Rock song.   
[2]**These artists recorded this song long before the Rock Era.  
[3]***This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress as one of the songs on the album "Joan Baez".
  9. Blueberry Hill*(V. Rose, L. Stock & A. Lewis) 
Video - Celine Dion & Johnny Hallyday - Blueberry Hill
     Fats Domino**/***     Link Wray     Glenn Miller     Elvis Presley     Elton John(U.K.)     Brenda Lee 
Fats Domino with Pres. George W. Bush
Photo by White House photographer
Eric Draper
    Mud(U.K.)     Jerry Lee Lewis     Freddy Frender     Johnny Hallyday(France) & Chris Isaak     Rick Nelson     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     The Everly Brothers     Little Richard     Louis Armstrong     Skeeter Davis     Led Zeppelin(U.K.)     Chubby Checker     Duane Eddy     Loretta Lynn     Bill Haley & His Comets     Billy "Crash" Caddock     Andy Williams     Celing Dion & Johnny Hallyday     Russ Morgan & his Orchestra     Conway Twitty     Jan Wobble(U.K.)     Carl Mann      Bobby Vinton     Clifford Brown     Bruce Cockburn     Gene Autry     Kay Kyser     John Barry Orchestra(U.K.)     Adriano Celentano(Italy)     Ellen Mcllwaine     Pat Boone     The Beach Boys     Billy Vaughn     Nat King Cole     Slim Whitman     Scatman Crothers     Caterina Valente(Italy)     The Rivieras[South Bend, In. Rock band]      Dave Clark Five(U.K.)     Ray Conniff     Mose Allison     Dean Flora     Vladimir Putin(Prime Minister of Russia)     Bert Kaempfert(Germany)     Bing Crosby     Roger Whittaker(U.K.)     Jimmy Dorsey     Jimmy Clanton      The Walker Brothers     The Loved Ones     Frank Chacksfield(U.K.)     Jimmy Smith     Oscar Peterson     Hank Crawford     Hank Williams Jr.     Little Joe & La Familia     Jimmy Sturr & Willie Nelson     Mose Allison     Francis Faye     Foster & Allen(Ireland)     The Four Aces     Billy J. Kramer(U.K.)     Yellowman(Jamaica)     The Loved Ones(Australia)     Buster Brown     San Remo Golden Strings(U.S.)     Little Willie Littlefield                      
[1]* This song is also listed as an "American Pop Standard" since it was written in 1940 and was recorded by several artist of the period including Glenn Miller.  This song makes the Rock Standards because of the treatment it got from Fats Domino and many other Rock artists.   
[2]*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress 
[4]*** To learn more about this song visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #67 on the list.

  8. Jailhouse Rock(Leiber & Stoller) 
Video - Elvis Presley - "Jailhouse Rock" from movie of the same name
     Elvis Presley**     Miranda Lambert     Clay Aiken     Queen(U.K.)     Carl Perkins     Nick Carter 
M-G-M photo still to promote
the film "Jailhouse Rock".
    Tom Jones(U.K.)     Edgar Winter & Johnny Winter[medley]     Blue Suede Shoes{Elvis Songs For Kids}     The Animals(U.K.)     Bruce Springsteen     The Blues Brothers w Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, James Brown, & Ray Charles     Dwayne Johnson a.k.a. The Rock     Fleetwood Mac     Jerry Lee Lewis     Twisted Sister     Motley Crue     ZZ Top     Patti Smith     Link Wray     Frankie Lymon     Marshall Chapman     The Cadets a.k.a. The Jacks     Merle Haggard     Brownsville Station     John Mellencamp     Rod Stewart     Albert King    Eilert Pilarm(Sweden)     The Residents     Dion     Michael Bolton & Carl Perkins     Judy Nylon     Jeff Beck Group     Micro Chips(Mexico)     Mind Garage     Dean Carter     Jim Breedlove     Conway Twitty     James Last[medley]     Sandy Nelson     Music For Little People Choir     Sha Na Na     Jerry Kennedy      Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen     All Shook Up Original Cast     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     All The King's Men[medley]     Are You Lonesome Tonight Original London Cast(U.K.)     Memphis Boys     Billie Swan[medley]     Stars On 45(Netherlands)     Bugs Bunny & Friends     Rockpile(U.K.)     Billy "Crash" Craddock     Alice Copper     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Flash Cadillac     The Replacements[bootleg]    Done Again      Suzi Quatro     Scotty Moore     Dread Zeppelin     David Cassidy[medley]     Shawn Camp & Billy Burnette     Adriano Celentano(Italy)      The Cramps    Doug Church*       
[1]*South Bend, In. Elvis impersonator who performs worldwide and has a CD with this song. He stands in for all the other ETA's (Elvis Tribute Artists) performing around the world. 
[2]** To learn more about this song by this artist visit  100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #9 on the list.                     

  7. I Got A Woman(Ray Charles & Renald Richard) 
Video - Stevie Wonder - I Got A Woman
     Ray Charles     Elvis Presley     Roy Orbison     The Beatles(U..K.)     Bill Cosby     Stevie Wonder     Rick Nelson     The Honeydrippers(U.K.)     Bryan Adams(Canada)     Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers     Jerry Lee Lewis     Mickey Gilley     The Monkees     Bobby Darin     Jose Fellclano     Bill Wyman & the Rhythm Kings(U.K.)     Morrissey(U.K.)     Link Wray     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Fats Domino     Robert Plant(U.K.)     Fred McDowell     George Benson     Booker T & the M.G.s     Johnny Rivers     The Ventures     Cliff Richard & the Shadows(U.K.)     Johnny & June Carter Cash     Maynard Ferguson     Herbie Mann     The Chambers Brothers     Gibson Brothers(France)     Lightin' Hopkins     Ernie K. Doe     The Routers     Sammy Davis Jr.     Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs     Chet Atkins     Freddy Fender     Bill Bladk's Combo     Troy Shondell     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Martin Solveig(France)     Everly Brothers     Steve Alaimo     Charlie Cracie     Anneke van Giersbergen(Netherlands)     Al Kooper     John Mayer Trio     Them(U.K.)     Bill Haley & His Comets     John P. Hammond     Jimmy Smith     Anita Kerr     Toots & the Maytals(Jamaica)     John Scofield     Ramblin' Jack Elliott     Sonny Terry     Paolo Nutini(U.K.)     Jimmy McGriff     Nokie Edwards(member of The Ventures)     The Banshees(Ireland)     Bob Luman     Carl Perkins     Walter Trout     Conway Twitty     Adam Faith(U.K.)     The Belmonts    Van Morrison(U.K.)     Ike & Tina Turner     Commander Cody     Blind Snooks Eaglin     Tom Brumley & The Light Crust Doughboys feat. Nokie Edwards     The Barbarians     Jo Stafford[altered lyrics]     Done Again     The Hit Company     Al Kooper     

  6. Hound Dog(Leiber & Stoller) 
Video - Joseph Hall - America's Got Talent performance
     Elvis Presley     Big Mama Thornton     Clay Aiken     All Shook Up Broadway Cast     The Ventures     Cozy Cole All Stars     Little Esther     Etta James     Billy "Crash" Craddock     P.D.Q. Bach     Robert Palmer(U.K.)     James Taylor     Eric Clapton(U.K.)      Jerry Lee Lewis     John Lennon     Pat Boone     Gene Vincent     Vanilla Fudge     Jimi Hendrix     Frank Zappa     Little Richard     Sammy Davis Jr[medley].     Link Wray     Mothers Of Invention     Betty Everett     Everly Brothers      Carl Perkins     Chubby Checker     Jimi Hendrix & Little Richard     Status Quo(U.K.)     John Entwistle(U.K.)     Conway Twitty     Junior Wells     Joseph Hall     The 101
Photo by Ollie Atkins, Nixon
White House photographer.
Strings     Bryan Adams(Canada)     Billy Swan     Stray Cats     Tiny Tim[medley     All The Kings Men[Disco medley]     Chuck Jackson     Al Caiola     Uriah Heep(U.K.)     Scatman Crothers     The Easybeats(U.K.)     Narvel Felts     Marty Friedman     Dale Hawkins     Hoosier Hot Shots     Burl Ives     Macy Gray      Albert King     James Last     The Residents     Scotty Moore     The Nighthawks     Orion a.k.a. Jimmy Ellis     Tom Jones(U.K.)     The Ink Spots     Rick Saucedo     Smokey Joe's Cafe Original Cast     The Osmonds[medley]     Sha Na Na     Peter Tork & the She Suede Blues    Ralf Bendix(Germany)      Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Charlie Gracie     The Spinners[medley]     James Burton     The Surfaris     Van Morisson     The Dirty Blues Band     Cleve Jackson & his Hound Dogs       Angela Ro Ro(Brazil)     Tommy Duncan & the Miller Brothers     Eddie Hazelwood     Zuri West(Switzerland)     Billy Star     Betsy Gay     Freddie Bell & the Bellboys     Rufus "Hound Dog " Thomas Jr*    Homer & Jethro[two different versions]**     Doug Church***
[1]*Rufus Thomas stands in for the numerous answer songs.  
[2]**Homer & Jethro stands in for all of the numerous parodies. 
[3]***South Bend, In. Elvis impersonator who performs worldwide and has a CD with this song. He stands in for all the other ETA's (Elvis Tribute Artists) performing around the world.
  5. Stand By Me(Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller) 
Video - Ben E. King - "Stand By Me" with film footage from movie of the same name. 
     Ben E. King*/**    Mickey Gilley     John Lenon(U.K.)     Spyder Turner     Garth Brooks     4 The Cause     Beatrice Ardisson(France)     David & Jimmy Ruffin     Earl Grant     Maurice White     Stephen King & Warren Zevon     Prince Royce     Cassius Clay a.k.a. Muhammad Ali     Little Milton     Al Jarreau     Frank D'Angelo(Canada)     Kenny Lynch(U.K.)     Tina Turner     The Ventures     After The Fire(U.K.)     Rockapella     Ki Theory     Hank Ballard & the Midnighters     The Applejacks     Arthur Brown(U.K.)     Lonnie Mack     Jackie Wilson     Meat Loaf     Ike & Tina Turner     Bobby Womack     Sonny & Cher     Kidz Bop Kids     Gene Chandler     Big Mountain     82nd. Air Borne All-American Chorus     Narvel Felts     The Alley Cats     Damita Joe     The Californian Raisins     B.B. KIng     Roxanne     Tracy Chapman     Freddy Weller     Sam The Sham & the Pharaohs     U2(Ireland) with Bruce Springsteen     Johnny Otis     Julian Lennon(U.K.)     Led Zeppelin[bootleg](U.K.)     Jay & The Americans     Dino     The Ducky Boys     The Countdown singers     The Fantastic Johnny C     The Blue Diamonds(Netherlands)     Ry Cooder     Wilbert Harrison     Al Green     Screamin' Jay Hawkins     Jimi Hendrix     The Hit Crew     The Walker Brothers     Billy thorpe & the Aztecs     Smokey Joe's Cafe Original Cast     The Searchers(U.K.)     The Scorpions(U.K. not German metal band)     Royal Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)     Billy Joe Royal  b   Barbara Lewis     Dave Mason     DJ Shah(Germany)     Otis Redding     Dwight Twilley                                    
[1]*This was a hit in 1961 and again in 1986 by this artist
[2]**This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress 

  4. What'd I Say(Ray Charles)    
In-bedded video 
Elvis Presley - What'd I Say

Ray Charles*/***    Jerry Lee Lewis     Elvis Presley     The Ventures     Garth Brooks     The Shirelles     Trini Lopez     Gene Vincent     Sandy Nelson     Roy Orbison     Freddie King     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Eric Clapton(U.K.)     Sammy Davis Jr.     Nancy Sinatra     Bobby Darin     The Ronettes     Eddie Cochran     Johnny Cash     Alvin & the Chipmunks     Freddie & the Dreamers(U.K.)     Herbie Mann     Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis & Norah Jones     Billy Joel, Paul McCartney & The Rock Hall Jam Band     Lighting Hopkins     Jimmy Smith     The Five Americans     Etta James     Floyd Cramer     Rare Earth     Lyle Lovett     Buddy Rich     The 
Beat Brothers & Tony Sheridan(U.K.)     Charlie Daniels     Dick Dale     The Paragons     King Curis     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Keely Smith     The Kingsmen[Portland, Or. Rock band]     The Drifters     Paul Anka     Chet Atkins     The Olympics     John Lee Hooker     The Sadows(U.K.)     Only The Lonely - The Roy Orbison Story - Original Cast     Ronnie Milsap      The University of Washington Husky Marching Band     Good Rockin' Tonight! - Original London Cast      Dee Clark     Teddy Randazzo     Howlin' Wolf     Carl Perkins     The Coasters     Freddy Fender     The Animals(U.K.)     Bill Haley & the Comets     The Trashmen     Bobby Rydell     The Chambers Brothers     Rod McKuen     Bill Black Combo     Joey Welz     The Rivieras[South Bend In. Rock band]     The Astronauts     John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers(U.K.)     Barbara Lynn     The Chevrons     Bunny Sigler     Solomon Burke     John Scofield     Steve Cropper     Graham Blvd     Hit Crew Masters.     Doug Church**
[1]*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
[2]**South Bend, In. Elvis impersonator who performs world wide and has a CD with this song. He stands in for all the other ETA's (Elvis Tribute Artists) performing around the world.
[3] *** To learn more about this song by this artist visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #31 on the list. 

  3. Kansas City(Leibar & Stoller) 

Video - Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
     Wilbert Harrison     Paul McCartney(U.K.)     Little Richard     Trini Lopez    Brenda Lee     James Brown     The Beatles(U.K.)     Peggy Lee     Bill Haley & His Comets     Jan & Dean     Sammy Davis Jr.     The Everly Brothers     Muddy Waters     Alison Krauss & Claude "Fiddler" Williams     Fats Domino     Jay & The Americans     The Ventures     Delbert McClinton     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Sandy Nelson     Bobby Vee     Johnny Rivers     Peggy Lee    Joey Dee & The Starliters     Fabian     Drivin' Dynamics feat. Randy Meisner     Freddie & the Dreamers(U.K.)     Lee Castle & The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra     Hank Ballard & the Midnighters     Rocky Olson     Sir Douglas Quintet     Ronnie Hawkins     Big Joe Turner     Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys      Billy Strange     Smokey Joe's Cafe Original Cast     Jason Waever     Jmmy Sturr     Kelly Smith     Dion     The Applejacks     Tony Sheridan & The Beatles     Pinetop Perkins     Georgia Gibbs     Roy Dusky     Al Hirt     George Jones & Johnny Paycheck     The Ink Spots     Herman's Hermits(U.K.)     Bruce Johnson[medley]     Ray Anthony     Shirley Ellis     Hank Ballard     The Fireballs     Chubby Checker     Roy Clark     Clarence "Frogman" Henry     The Drifters     Memphis Slim     Dick Dale & The Del-Tones     Steve Lawrence     The Bill Black Combo     Lou Rawls     The Spenser Davis Group(U.K.)     Little Richard     Trini Lopez     Spike Jones     Prince[medley-bootleg]     Joe Williams     Henri Rene Orchestra     Clyde McPhatter     The Glenn Miller Orchestra     Willie Nelson & Susan Tedesdhi     Barbara McNzir     Marilyn Michaels     Pat Boone     Jerry Jayne     Charles Brown     Little Willie Littlefield     Wanda Jackson     Albert King     Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band     Ace Cannon     Jimmy Sturr & Delbert McClinton      Freddie King      Jimmy Witherspoon                                                         

  2. Johnny B. Goode(Chuck Berry) 

Video - Film Clip from "Back To The Future" movie.
     Chuck Barry*     Elvis Presley     Phish     Johnny Winter     Jerry Lee Lewis     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Twisted Sister     The Beatles(U.K.)     AC/DC(Australia)     Johnny Rivers     The Who(U.K.)     Bon Jovi     George Thorogood & the Destroyers    John Denver     Brian Wilson     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Conway Twitty     James Gang     Aerosmith     Adam Ant(U.K.)     The Beach Boys     The Box Tops     Ronnie Milsap     Elton John(U.K.)     Johnny Otis     Jay & The Americans     Celine Dion(Canada)     Bill Black     The Coasters     NOFX     Dion     Judas Priest(U.K.)     Buddy Holly      B.B,. King     Green Day     Grateful Dead     REO Speedwagon     Bobby Darin[medley]     Sex Pistols(U.K.)     Chubby Checker     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     New Riders Of The Purple Sage     Roy Clark     Neville Brothers     Bill Haley & His Comets     Jimi Hendrix     Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush(Canada)     Lynyrd Skynyrd     Julian Lennon     Mina(Italy)     Dr. Feelgood(U.K.)     John Farnham(Australia)     Alvin & The Chpmunks     Bad Religion     Big Tom & The Mainliners(Ireland)     Earthlings     Andres Calamaro(Argentina)     Freddie & The Dreamers     Sly & Robbie(Jamaica)     Ten Years After(U.K.)     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Band of Oz     The Astronauts     The Ventures     The Shadows(U.K.)     Sandy Nelson     Daniel O'Donnell(Ireland)     Buck Owens & the Buckaroos     The Routers     Paul Anka     Carl Wilson     Doug Church**    Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers     The Carpenters     Jerry Jeff Walker     U.S. Air Force Heritage Blue Aces    James Burton     Micky Dolenz     Al Kooper     Peter Tosh(Jamaica)     Ronnie Hawkins     Moby Dick(Serbia)     The Tornadoes[Redwood, Ca. Rock band]      Roy Buchanan     The Rivieras[South Bend, In. Rock band]     The Iguanas     Willis Jackson The Gettysburg Collage Bullets Marching Band     University of Washington Husky Marching Band     Eddie Menduza(Sweden)     The Cash     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew     Done Again     
[1]*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress as a part of "Murmurs of the Earth"  from the copy of the Voyager[1977] Spacecraft audio of Earth.
[2]**South Bend, In. Elvis impersonator who performs worldwide and has a CD with this song. He stands in for all the other ETA's (Elvis Tribute Artists) performing around the world. 

  1. Louie Louie*(Richard Berry) 

One could argue the best known version by The Kingsmen is one of the worst recordings to make Billboard or Cash Box charts and they could make a strong case  In some ways the song is like the dog that is so ugly it is cute and lovable.  It was this very poor quality of recording that led to a "four letter word" controversy which helped to propel it's very success. The facts are the lyrics did not have obscenities in it, but this recording did. The song is one of the most influential American songs of all time. It is song #17 on " 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs ". It is also on The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.  It is also in The Grammy Hall of Fame.
The Kingsmen[Portland OR. Rock band]**     The Beatles     The Ventures     Smashing Pumkins          Fat Boys[altered lyrics]    Iggy Pop[altered lyrics]     Young MC     Robert Plant, CBE(U.K.)     Turtles     Ace Frehley     Johnny Winter     Joan Jet & The Blackhearts     The Beach Boys     The Kinks(U.K.)     The Stooges     The Doors     The Byrds     Blondie     John Lennon(U.K.)     R.E.M     Bruce Springsteen.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers     Bad Manners(U.K.)     Tina Turner     The Clash(U.K.)     
The Queers     Barry White     Rockin' Robin Roberts     Richard Barry & the Fharaohs     Ottis Redding     Motorhead(U.K.)     Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids     Black Flag     The Three Amigos     The Sandpipers[Spanish version]     Floyd Cramer     The Rice University Marching Owl Band     The Trashmen     Sandy Nelson     Wilbeert Harrison     The University of Washington Husky Marching Band     The Syndicate Of Sound     Bobby Fuller Four     The Troggs(U.K.)     The Mothers of Invention     Angels     Jan & Dean     John Belushi     Stanley Clarke & George Duke     The Sisters Of Mercy(U.K.)     The Wailers[Tacoma, WA. Rock band]     Southern Californian Spirit of Troy Marching Band     Dave Matthews Band     Pete Fountain     Thee Headcoats(U.K.)     Mojo Nixon     Ike & Tina Turner     Sounds Orchestral     Jack Ely     Australian Crawl(Australia)     Ottis Day & The Knights     Johnny Thunders     Todd Snider     Lou Reed     Patti Smith     Travis Wammack     The Sonics     Ace Cannon     The Swamp Rats     Tams     The Cult(U.K.)     Beau Brummels     The Last     Bad Religion     David McCallum(U.K.)     Julie London     Nick Cave(Australia)     The Fall(U.K.)     Dave Stewart(U.K.)     Frank Zappa     Standells     Goddo(Canada)     The Fugitives     Swingin' Medallions     Maureen Tucker     Surfaris     Denz Tek     Honey Ltd     The Challengers     Ian Whitcomb(Uk.)     Guru Josh(U.K.)     Toots & The Maytals(Jamaica)     Paul Shaffer     The Shaddows(U.K.)     Pow woW(France)     Mellowdramtics     Feelies     Charlie & the Tunas     Don & the Goodtimes      Little Bill & the Adventurers     Steve Plunkett     Bonaparte(Germany & Switzerland)     Young & Restless     Rhythm & Blues Inc.(U.K.)     Mongo Santamaria     The Rivieras[South Bend, In. Rock band]    The  Iguanas     Paul Revere & the Raiders     Lindsey Buckingham     The Cramps     Sha Na Na     Henry Lee Summer     The Swingin' Medallions     Kenny Vance     Teitur(Faroe Islands, Denmark)     Tuck Andress 
[1]*This is far from a complete list of artists who have recorded this song.  There have been nearly 2,000 recordings many by obscure artists.  The list here are of the better known artists.                  
[2]**This version by The Kingsmen was controversial and believed by many to have obscene lyrics. Even the then Democrat governor of Indiana became involved.  For more about this scroll down to song 17 on the list "100 Most Important and Influential American Songs". 


(Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I(B Trader) <
     Elvis Presley     Hank Snow     Bob Dylan     Petula Clark(U.K.)     Jo Stafford     Baillie & The Boys    Jim Reeves     Eddy Arnold      Tommy Edwards     Doris Day     Mickey Gilley     Rodney Crowell     Willie Nelson & Hank Snow     Bobby Helms     Batmobile(Netherlands)     Jan Garber     Daniel O'Donnell(Ireland)     The Robins     Bill Haley & His Comets     Susan Jacks     Johnny Worth     Anne Murray(Canada)     Sonny James     Bobby Vinton     Sweet Little Band(Argentina)     Steve Goodman     Jim Reeves     Phil Ochs     Wilco     The Kentucky Colonels     John Doe And The Sadies     The Lighthouse Keepers     Billy Vaughn     Raul Malo     Lou Rawls     Tasy Licks    Big Elvis*
*Big Elvis stands in for all Elvis Tribute Artists who have recorded this song. Big Elvis is a long term lounge act in Las Vegas.   

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman/Natural Man(Carole King, Gerry Goffin & Gerald Wexler) <

    Aretha Franklin     Cast Of Glee     Carole King     Kelly Clarkson     Celine Dion(Canada)     Mary J. Blige     Gloria Estefan & Carole King     Bobby Womack     Peggy Lipton     Bonnie Tyler     Amanda Brown     Fred Hughes     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     Karen Hornsby     Lauren Alaina     Ray Charles & Aretha Franklin     The Supremes     Peggy Lee & Felix Leclerc(Canada)     Kall Medado(Brazil)     George Benson     Marcia Hines(U.S./Australia)     Giorgia(Italy)     Jagoda Kret(Poland)     Irene Grandi(Italy)     The Anita Kerr Singers     Shirley Scott     Hit Crew     Samantha Jones(U.K.)     Dan Gibson(Canada)     Paul Mauriat(France)     H-Town     Laura Nyro     Joy Denalane & The Dresden Soul Symphony(Germany) 

A Little Bit Of Soap(Bert Berns a.k.a. Bert Russell) < +

     Jarmels     Nigel Olsson(U.K.)     The Exciters     Cliff Foenander & The Fabulous Echoes(Sri Lanka)     Paul Davis     Showaddywaddy(U.K.)     Jimmy Cliff(Jamaica)     Garnet Mimms     Narvel Felts     The Boppers     Gene McDaniels     Konishi Yasuhara(Japan)     Craig(U.K.)     Brook Benton     Adam Faith(U.K.)     Jimmy Justice(U.K.)     Yvonne Carroll     Ricki Henderson(U.K.)   

A Little Less Conversation(Mac Davis & Billy Strange) <

     Elvis Presley*     Elvis Presley vs. JXL***     The Heavy(U.K.)     Cast of Glee     All Shook Up Broadway Cast     Mac Davis     Lee DeWyze     The Bosshoss(Germany)     Trilogy feat - Rudy MC     Chris Daughtry     Aundrea Nyle & Sam Butrtery(U.K.)     Guitar Shorty     Tonic Sol-Fa     Jackie Tohn     Selton(Brazil)     Chancho en piedra(Chili)     Gregory Isaacs(Jamaica)     Greg Jaqua**     Remix Masters    
[1]*In 1968 and again in 2002 this artist had a hit with this song.  The second was an extensive remix and a massive Global hit.  What makes it all the more interesting is the fact Elvis Presley had been dead for a quarter of a century.   
[2]** Greg Jaqua (Detroit Elvis) stands in for all Elvis Tribute Artists who have CD's with this song.
[3] To learn more about this song visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #78 on the list

Act Naturally(Johnny Russell & Voni Morrison) <

     Buck Owens     The Beatles(U.K.)     Buck Owens & Ringo Starr(U.K.)     Dusty Springfield(U.K.)     Garth Brooks     Dwight Yoakam     Moe Bandy     Leon Russell     Bill Black's Combo     Johnny Russell     Ringo Starr(U.K.)     Loretta Lynn     Daniel O'Donnell(Ireland)     Kitty Wells     The Cowsills     Charlie Pride     Hank Locklin     Brian Hyland     Mrs Miller[novelty]     Dino, Desi & Billy     The Empty Hearts     Done Again               

All Along The Watchtower(B. Dylan) <

     Bob Dylan     Jimi Hendrix Experience     Brewer & Shipley     Dave Mason(U.K.)     Chris de Burgh(Ireland)     Francis Cabrel(France)     Eric Clapton (U.K.)     Brian Ferry(U.K.)     Bear McCreary     Envy On The Coast     The Dream Syndicate     Indigo Girls     Jeff Healey(Canada)     XTC(U.K.)     Supertramp(U.K.)     Bobby Womack     Steve Hackett Band     Neil Young     U2(Ireland)     Richie Havens     Dave Matthews Band     Van Morrison, OBE(U.K.)     The Persuaions     Turtle Island Quartet     Michael Hedges     T.S.O.L.     Paul Weller(U.K.)     June Tabor(U.K.)     Eddie Veeder & The Million Dollar Bashers     Phil Lesh & Friends     Grateful Dead     Taj Mahal     Lisa Gerrard(Ausralia)     The Hampsters(U.K.)     Vitamin String Quartet     P.O.S.(altered lyrics/Rap)     Temenik Electric(France)     Brian Bromberg     Funstar De Luxe(Denmark)    
Ain't That A Shame(A. Domino & .D Bartholomew) < +
     Fats Domino     The Four Seasons     John Lennon(U.K.)     Pat Boone*     Cheap Trick     Tanya Tucker     Pat Torpey     Hank Williams Jr.     Gary Glitter(U.K.)     Paul McCartney(U.K.)     Brownsville Station     Mud(U.k.)     Jerry Jayne     Bill Black's Combo     Connie Francis     Jimmy McGriff & Junior Parker     Ike & Tina Turner     Little Richard[medley]     Screamin' Jay Hawkins     Freddy Fender[sung in Spanish]     Joe Jackson(U.K.)     Animals(U.K.)  
*There was/is some controversy over Pat Boone's version. To learn about this visit "Top 100 American Recording Artists" scroll down to artist 10 on the list. 
CLICK Top 100 American Recording Artists                                

Ain't That Peculiar(William "Smokey" Robinson, Marv Tarplin, Ronald White & Pete Moore)

     Marvin Gaye     Jose Feliciano     New Grass Revival     Fanny     Diamond Reo     Japan(U.K.)     Kiss     Engelbert Humperdinck(U.K.)     Booker T & The MG's     John Waite(U.K.)     Phil Collins(U.K.)     Bettye Swan     Michael McDonald     Ramsey Lewis     Quincy Jones     Richard "Groove" Holmes     Altered Five     Delroy Wilson(Jamaica)     Aaron Neville     Rufus & Chaka Khan     George Clinton     Midtown Men     Vanilla Fudge     Jimi Hendrix     Jackson Five     Thelma Houston     George Benson         

Ain't Too Proud To Beg(N. Whitfield & E. Holland Jr.) <

     The Temptations     Willie Bobo     Rolling Stones(U.K.)     Rick Astley(U.K.)     Phil Collins(U.K.)     Ben Harper     Count Basie     J.J. Jackson     T.J. Wilkins     California Raisins     Mama Lion[featuring Lynn Carey]     The J Evans Band     R.L. Griffin     Slim Smith(Jamaica)     Junior Byles(Jamaica)     The Knocks      Diana Ross & The Supremes with the Temptations     Motown{The Musical} Broadway Cast     The Re-Bops     Bruce Springsteen     Don Carlos(Jamaica)     Jimmy Riley(Jamaica)     The Mystics     Ed Calle[medley]     Al Campbell(Jamaica)     Hall & Oates /w D. Ruffin & E Kendricks[Apollo Medle]     Jimmy Barnes(Australia)     Sandy Nelson                  

American Pie(Don McLean) <

     Don McLean     Madonna     The King's Singers(U.K.)     "Weird Al" Yankovic{Parofy}*     The Ventures     The Brady Bunch     Mott The Hoople[medley](U.K.)     Catch 22     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Tori Amos
*There are a multitude of parodies that range from the lunatic left to the ridiculous right to the down right idiotic.  "Weird Al" who is famous for parodies stands in for them all.

Baby, I Need Your Lovin'(Holland, Dozier & Holland) <

     Gladys Knight & The Pips     Johnny Rivers     The Four Tops     Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell     Gene Pitney     Eric Carmen     The Heptones(Jamaica)     The Drifters     Blue Swede(Sweden)     Lulu(U.K,.     Done Again     Paul Carrack(U.K.)     Billy May Orchestra     The Hit Crew     Frankie Valli     Michael McDonald     The Singing Machine     Geri Allen     The Fourmost(U.K.)     Ruby Turner(Jamaica/U.K.)     Joe Stubbs     O.C. Smith     Human Nature(Australia)     The Sujpremes     The Temptations     Was (not Was)     Phoebe Snow     WestlifeIreland)     La Toya Jackson     H.B. Barnum & his Orchestra

Baby It's You(Burt Bacharach, Mack David  & Luther Dixon a.k.a.B Williams ) <

     Smith     The Beatles     The Shirelles     The Carpenters     BlackRain(France)     Bruce Channel     Shakespears Sister(Ireland)     Anna Calvi(U.K.)     The Bonedrivers     Loleatta Holloway     Dave Berry(U.K.)     Cilla Black(U.K.)     Johnny Thunder & Patti Palladin     Elvis Costello & Nick Lowe(U.K.)     Johnny Gill & Stacy Lattisaw     Bobby Rydell     Shakin' Stevens(U.K.)     Dolly Mixture

Bad Bad Leroy Brown(Jim Croce) <

     Jim Croce     The Ventures     Kim Carnes     Frank Sinatra     The Max Levine Ensemble     Jerry Reed     Little Willie Littlefield     Diry Blonde     Cletic Thunder(Ireland)     Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin     Roger Clyne & the Peacsmakers     Bobby Vinton[medley]     Henry Mancini     Dean Flora     Joan MacKay     Vinnie Jones     Sylvie Vartan(Bulgaria/France)     Celtic Thunder(Ireland)     Helmut Lotti(Belgium)     Dolly Parton     Ferrante & Teicher    

Bad Moon Rising*(John Fogerty) < 

     Credence Clearwater Revival a.k.a. CCR     The Ventures[medley]     John Fogerty & Jerry Lee Lewis     The Ducky Boys     Emmylou Harris     Lagwagon     The Reels(Australia)     Battlefield Band(U.K.)     The Blue Aeroplanes(U.K.)     Jerry Lee Lewis     Hayseed Dixie     The Meteors(U.K.)     16 Horsepower     Steel Train     John Fogerty     Grateful Dead     Leatherwolf     The Seldom Scene     Rasputina     Bruce Springsteen     Juliana Hatfield     Nirvana     Mourning Ritual     Ann Wilson     Thea Gilmore(U.K.)     Queen Ida     Hit Crew     The Holmes Brothers     Jessica Belanos & Michelle Manfredo     Nathalie Drey(France)         
*The very famous mondegreen phrase is often heard "There's a bathroom on the right" instead of hearing the lyrics as "There's a Bad Moon on the rise" is a common occurrence. Even John Fogerty the composer and lead singer on CCR's version has as a solo artist performed the song with the "bathroom" lyric as a tongue in cheek rendition.

Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)(Sonny Bono) <

     Cher     Nancy Sinatra     Monophonics    Lady Gaga     Stevie Wonder     Vanila Fudge     Nico Vega     David Guetta(France) & Skylar Grey     Sarah Ault     Melanie Durrant(Canada)     Stephanie Lapointe(Canada)     Domina  Noctis(Italy)     Beau Brummels     Petula Clark(U.K.)     Frank Sinatra     Mina(Italy)     Betty Chung(China)     Spagna(Italy)     My Tam(Vietnam)     Murder By Death     Ania(Poland)     The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band(U.K.)      Terry Reid(U.K.)     Minako Honda(Japan)     Paul Weller(U.K.)     Isobel Campbell(U.K.)     Dalida(Italy)     Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet(Canada)     Sheila(France)     The Mariachi Brass /w Chet Baker     Sirqus Alfron(Sweden)     The Raconteurs      David Guetta(France)     Paul Mauriat(France)     Majda Sepe(Slovenia)     Gabor Szabo(Hungary)     Don Randi Trio     Arnold Toutain a.k.a.Arnold T(France)     Cherry(Sweden/U.K.)     Timi Yuro     Gaslight Society     Bare[Nancy Sinatra remix]     Ania(Po0land)     Apprice & Travers

Beat It(Michael Jackson) <

     Michael Jackson*     Michael Jackson & Fergie[2008 remix]     Weird Al Yankovic{parody}     Pia(South Korea) 
Michael Jackson, President and Mrs. Reagan
at the White House launching campaign
against drunk driving.
    Pomplamoose     Fall Out Boy     Alvin & The Chipmunks     Ten Masked Men(U.K.)     The Unseen     Ymgwie Malmsteen(Sweden)     Pierce The Viel     Wing(New Zealand)     Inactive Messiah(Greece)     Raintime(Italy)     Easy Star All Stars(Jamaica/U.S,)     Vitamin String Quartet     Joey DeFrancesco     Diana Ross     Beatrice Ardisson(France)     DJ Remix Factory     Richard Cheese     Enbound(Sweden)     Milton Nascimento(Brazil)     Shngha Jung(South Korea)     London Symphony Orchestra(U.K.)     Senor Coconut and his Orchestra(Germany)     Chris Delanno(Brazil)     Andrew Bissell     John 5     Stephen Gause     Sweet Little Band     Scubba /w Lizette     BWB     Mike Post
*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The song is one of nine on the album "Thriller" which is in the registry

Best Of My Love(Don Henley, Glenn Frey & J.D. Souther) <
     Eagles     Brooks & Dunn     Tanya Tucker     Yvonne Elliman     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     La Costa     John Lees     Aswad(U.K.)     Backstreet Boys     Third World(Jamaica)     Sam Levine[lullaby music]     J.D. Souther     Stephen Gause[lullaby music]     Michael Armstrong[lullaby music]

Big Boss Man(Dixon & Smith)<

     Grateful Dead     Elvis Presley     B.B. King     Jimmy Reed     The Pretty Things(U.K.)     Bill Cosby     Bobbie Gentry     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers     The Kentucky Headhunters     The Animals(U.K.)     Charlie Rich     The Steve Miller Band     Jerry Lee Lewis    Holmes Brothers      Junior Reid(Jamaica)     Anders Osborne     Frank Frost     John Hammond     Johnny Winter     Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughn     Koko Taylor     The Fantastic Shakers     Conway Twitty     The Astronauts     Sweet Home Chicago     Nancy Sinatra     Doug Church*
*South Bend, In. Elvis impersonator who performs worldwide and has a CD with this song. He stands in for all the other ETA's (Elvis Tribute Artists) performing around the world. 

Big Girls Don't Cry(Bob Crew & Bob Gaudio) <
     The Four Seasons     Tight Fit(U.K.)     John Lloyd Young & Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys*      IQ     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Hit Crew     Jokers Wild(U.K.)     The Weather Girls a.k.a. Two Tons O' Fun     The Moldy Peaches     The Four Seasons(Mike Curb Dance Re-mix)     Lily Elise     Edison Lighthouse(U.K.)     The Red Squares(U.K.)
*John Lloyd Young and the Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys stands in for all the casts performing and recording around the worlg.     

Burning Love(Dennis Linde) <
     Elvis Presley     Elvis Presley(Cirque du Soleil Remix)     Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra     Mothers Finest     Wyonna Judd    The 69 Eyes(Finland)     Melissa Etheridge     The Residents      The Mistle-Tones     Travis Tritt     Dennis Linde     Arthir Alexander     Batmobile(Netherlands)     All Shook Up (Broadway Cast)     Midas Whale     Orion a.k.a. Jimmy Ellis     Dennis Caplinger     The Cash     The Awesome Machine(Sweden)     Frenzy(U.K.)     Wind Wraith     Eric Sardinas     Bruce Springsteen     Dwight Twilley     Memphis Boys     Big Elvis*
*Big Elvis stands in for all Elvis Tribute Artists who have recorded this song. Big Elvis is a long term lounge act in Las Vegas    

Blue Bayou(Roy Orbison & Joe Melson) <

     Roy Orbison     Linda Rondstadt     Rodeo     Ed Bruce     The Idea Of North(Australia)     Nana Mouskouri(Greece)     Andrea Corr(Ireland)     Bibi Gaytan(Mexico)     Paola del Medico(Sweden)     Chris de Burgh(Ireland/U.K.)     Mireille Mathieu(France)     Norah Jones & Matt Ward     Martina McBride     Swiss(New Zeland)    Mavericks     Engelbert Humperdinck(U.K.)     Lynn Anderson     Linda Feller(Germany)     Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass     The Cox Family     David Hasselhoff     Living Strings     Rebecca Storm(U.K.)     Paul Mauriat(France)     Texas Lightning(Germany)    Raul Malo

California Girls (Brian Wilson & Mike Love) <

     The Beach Boys     David Lee Roth     Alvin & The Chipmunks     The Hollyridge Strings     Dean     Nancy Sinatra     Brian Wilson     Broadway Kids[medley]     Fred Mollin & The Blue Sea Band  

California Sun (Henry Glover & Morris Levy) <

     The Rivieras[South Bend, In. Rock band]     Bobby Fuller     The Saw Doctors(Ireland)     Brian Wilson     The Replacements     Dick Dale     Los Straitjackets     Frankie Avalon     Gyliene Tider(Sweden)     Annette Funicello     The Crickets     Dictators     Ramones     Tommy James & The Shondells     The Porkers(Australia)     The Ventures     The Vindictives     The Iguanas     Joe Jones    Shinobu     Per Gessle(Sweden)     Digging Up Virgins     The Offspring     Palma Violets(U.K.)    Willis Jackson     Eddie Meduzza(Sweden)     Tim Armstrong     Arthur Lyman     Wasa Express(Sweden)     Blue Sea Band     Tim Timebomb & Friends 

Car Wash(Norman Whitfield)  <  

     Rose Royce     Andy Caine & the Easy Virtue Orchestra     Christina Aguilera & Missy Elliott     Dancing Queen     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)    Mini Pop KIds(Canada)     Veggie Tales(U.S./U.K.)     Henry Mancini     Sugar Beats(U.K.)     Caol Jiani(Nigeria/U.K.)                 

Come Go With Me(Clarence Quick) <

     Del-Vikings/Dell Vikings     The Beach Boys     Dion     Danny Sanderson(Isreal)    The Coral(U.K.)     The Fleetwoods     Kenny Loggins     The Firebirds(U.K.)     Don Lang & His Frantic Five(U.K.)     Len Barry     Sha Na Na     The Orlons     The Re-Bops     The Boppers(Sweden)     Bobby  Vee     The Chants(U.K.)     The Chevrons     The Federals     Sunny Gale     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Sugar & Spice     Lalo     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers[medley]     The Alley Cats 
Cathy's Clown(Don & Phil Everly) <
     The Chapin Sisters     The Everly Brothers*     Reba Mcintire     Jimmy London(Jamiaca)     The Blue Diamonds(Netherlands/Indonesia)     Dee Dee Ramone     The Tokens     Neil & Dara Sedaka     The Inbreds(Canada)     The Shadows(U.K.)     Barb Jungr(U.K.)     The Continentals     The Fenders(Brazil)     Tarney-Spencer Band(Australia)
*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress   

Celebration(Kool & The Gang) <  

     Kylie Minoque(Australia)     Kool & The Gang     Dragon(Australia)     Tom Jones(U.K.)     The Hit Crew     Kids Dance Express     Done Again

Come And Get Your Love(Lolly Vegas) <

     Redbone*     Real McCoy(Germany)     Boys Town Band     The Temprees     Carol Jiani(Nigeria/U.K.)     John Coinman     Hit Crew Masters     SBI Karaoke Superstars
*Their version was the original 1974 hit and was used in the 2014 film "Guardians of the Galaxy".Galaxy".

Crimson and Clover(Tommy James & Peter Lucia Jr.) <      

     Tommy James & the Shondells     Prince     Joan Jett & The Blackhearts     Cher     Aguaturbia(Ghile)     Broken Bells     Dolly Parton     The Uniques(Jamaica)     Spanish Fly     James Last[medley]     Evil Stig     Deadsy     Lloyd Charmers(Jamaica)     

Cry Baby(Bert Berns & Jerry Ragovoy) <

     Garnet Mimms     Melissa Etheridge & Jess Stone[medley]     Janis Joplin     Jacquie Lee     Melanie Masson(U.K.)     Allison Iraheta     Don Bryant     Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings(U.K.)

Cry Like A Baby(Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham) <
     The Box Tops      Kim Carnes     Hacienda Brothers     Lulu(U.K.)     Betty Wright     Cher     Arthuer Alexander     The Ventures     Petula Clark(U.K.)    

Cupid(Sam Cooke) <

     Sam Cooke     Spinners     Tony Orlando & Dawn     Grand Archives     Graham Parker(U.K.)     The Supremes     Otis Redding     Chris Walla     Johnny Rivers     Amy Winehouse(U.K.)     Colin Meloy     Melanie Fiona(Canada)     Bob Dylan & George Harrison(U.K.)     Boyz II Men     The Slackers     Sam & Dave        

Daddy's Home(James Sheppard & William Miller) <

     Shep & The Limelights     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Jermaine Jackson     The Earls     Gene Chandler     Da Nuuanu Brothers     Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown     Bitty McLean(U.K.)     The Heptones(Jamaica)     Dobby Dobson(Jamaica)     The Wynners(China)     Spanish Fly     Color Me Badd     Junior English(Jamaica)     Toots & The Maytals(Jamaica)     The Carpenters     Process & The Doo Rags     Dee Dee Sharp     The Four Winds     Pat Kelly(Jamaica)      The Uptown Express[New York City band]     Dennis Marcellino     Bobby Seals 

Daydream Believer(John Stewart) <

     John Stewart     The Monkees*     Anne Murray(Canada)     The Cast Of Glee     Susan Boyle(U.K.)     Alvin & The Chipmunks     Anne Murray & Nelly Furtado(Canada)     Shonen Knife(Japan)     The Four Tops     Atomic Kitten(U.K.)     Mary Beth Maziarz     The Lead(Multi-national)     Carnabeats(Japan)     Boyzone(Ireland)     Lord Sitar(U.K.)     The Residents     Davy Jones     Paul Westerberg     Shonen Knife(Japan)     Daniel O'Donnell(Ireland)     Olivia Newton-John     Violent Femmes     Lobo     Nanci Griffith     Frank D'Angelo(Canada)     Santo & Johnny     Classics IV     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers(U.K.)     Hit Crew     Priscilla Ahn     Robson & Jerome(U.K.)     Olsen Brothers(Denmark)     Charlie Green(U.K.)     Kevin Rowland(U.K.)     Burton Cummings(Canada)     Rockabye Baby     U2(Ireland)     Mary Beth Maziarz     Arjen Anthony Lucassen(Netherlands)
^In 1967 and again in 1986 this song was a hit by this artist.

Dirty Water(Ed Cobb) <

     The Standells    The Inmates     Singapore Sling(Iceland)     Brondon Arroyo    Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers     Dropkick Murphys     Apollos     Freedom   

Don't(Leiber & Stoller) <

     Elvis Presley     Sandy Posey     Johnny Mann Singers     Link Wray     Bernadette Peters     Ronnie McDowell     Don McLean     Lisa Nicole Carson     Scotty Moore     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     P.J. Proby     Vonda Shepard     Mina(Italy)     Hep Stars(Sweden)     Bill Medley     Smokey Joe's Cafe Original Cast     Graham Bonnet(U.K.)     Ebony Keyes a.k.a. Lee Vanderbilt(Trinidad)     The Residents     The Persuasions     Kelly     Johnny Devlin(New Zealand)     David Gilmour[member of Pink Floyd](U.K.)     Peter Hofmann(Germany)     Reid Jamieson(Canada)     Don Rondo     Doug Church*            
*South Bend, In. Elvis impersonator who performs worldwide and has a CD with this song. He stands in for all the other ETA's (Elvis Tribute Artists) performing around the world. 

Don't Stop Believing(Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry & Neal Schon) <

     Journey     Cast Of Glee     Northern Kings(Finland)     Jumprockers(Hungary)     Alvin & The Chipmunks     Steel Panther     Number One Gun     Dallas String Quartet     Big Brother Cast 2010     Martina McBride     Terry McDermott(U.K./U.S.)     Eric Dover     Only Boys Aloud(U.K.)     Flight 409     ZK(Australia)     Petra Haden      Jive Bunny & the Masrtermixers(U.K.)     Northern Allstars(U.K.)        
Do Wah Diddy Diddy(Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich) <
Neil Diamond     Manfred Mann(U.K.)     The Exciters     Sheila(France)     Kramer     Fun Factory(Germany)     Jan & Dean     Andrew Gold     Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich(U.K.)     Reparata & The Delrons     A La Carte(Germany)     The Fools     2 Live Crew {altered Lyrics}    Dolly Dots(Netherlands)     DJ Otzi     The Moffatts(Canada)     James Last     The Hounds     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Riders In The Sky     Herbie Mann     Herman's Hermits(U.K.)     Black Lace(U.K.)     Silicon Teens(U.K.)     The Raindrops     The Jelly Beans     Ronald McDonald     The Rattles(Germany)     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers(U.K.)     Baby Talk     Tight Fit(U.K.)     Hit Crew     Blue Melons(U.K.)     Party Animals(Netherlands)     The Soca Boys(Netherlands)                                         

December 1963 (Oh! What A Night) (Bob Gaudio & Judy Parker) <   

     The Four Seasons*     The Four Seasons(Ben Liebrand - Remix - Netherlands)     John Barrowman(U.K.)     Mr. Vegas(Jamaica)     Wycliff Jean{Hip-Hop version)     Claude Francois(France)     Fatback Band     Vitamin C     Change(Italy/U.S.)     Jersey Boys(Broadway Cast)     Clock(U.K.)     Larry Woods     Irwin the Disco Duck     The Hit Crew     Kid Creole & the Coconuts
*In 1976 and again in 1993 this group had a hit with this song.

Do You Wanna Dance/Do You Want To Dance(Bobby Freeman) <

     Del Shannon     Bette Midler     Bobby Freeman     Bobby Fuller    Rivieras[South Bend In. Rock band]     Johnny Rivers     Cliff Richard & The Shadows(U.K.)     The Beach Boys     T-Rex     The Four Seasons     Rachael MacFarlane     Andreas Johnson(Sweden)     The Queers     Peter Andre(U.K.)     The Jazz Butcher     Petty Bo     Silicon Teens(U.K.)oka(Japan)     Wax     Attaque 77(Argentina)     The Ramones     Ray Stevens      John Lennon(U.K.)     Jan & Dean     Dave Edmunds(U.K.)     Sleepy Sleepers(Finland)     Hurriganes(Finland)     We Five     Sandy Nelson     Puhdys(East Germany/Germany)     Tim Timebomb & Friends     Bobby Vee     Drivin Dynamics feat. Randy Meisner     Svenne & Lotta(Sweden)     Lindisfarne[medley](U.K.)        

Don't Worry Baby(Brian Wilson & Roger Christian) <

     The Beach Boys     Lorrie Morgan & The Beach Boys     Billy Joel     Ronnie Spector     B.J. Thomas     The Everly Brothers     Keith Moon(U.K.)     Rivers Cuomo     Zed(New Zealland)     The Tokens     Wilson Phillips     The Bay City Rollers(U.K.)     Susan Cowsill     Hollyridge Strings     P J Proby    Brian Wilson     The Wynners(China)     Bryan Ferry(U.K.)     The Real You     The Beach Boys & The Everly Brothers     101 Strings     Fun and Games     

Everyday People(Sly Stone) <

     Sly & the Family Stone*     Joan Jett & the Blackhearts     The Manhattans     Arrested Development     Aretha Franklin     William Bell     Medeski, Martin & Wood     Maroon 5     Pearl Jam     Peggy Lee     The Supremes & The Four Tops     The Forest Rangers     The Winstons     Dolly Parton     The Staple Singers     Taj Mahal     Nicole C. Mullen     The Four Freshman     Ike & Tina Turner     Done Again     Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd St, Rhythm Band     The Hit Co.     Graham Blvd.
*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. It is on the album "Stand" which is in the National Recording Registry.

Footloose(Kenny Loggins & Dean Pitchford) <

     Kenny Loggins     Blake Shelton      Cast of Glee     Westlife(Ireland)     DJ Remix Factory     "Weird Al" Yankovic     Alvin and the Chimunks     Girls Aloud(U.K.)     Kidz Bop Kids     The Countdown Singers     PureNRG     Mike Post     Broadway Cast     Hit Crew     USC Social Vocals[medley]     Rockapella     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers(U.K.)     The Film Score Orchestra     Oklahoma Sky     Glasstown

Fly Like An Eagle(Steve Miller) <

     Steve Miller Band     Seal(U.K.)     Les Paul with Steve Miller     Neville Brothers     Yolanda Adams     Ed Hamilton     Taivis Biggs     Marcus Johnson     Laura Love     Adam Nitti     The Baker Brothers     The Countdown Singers     American Film Orchestra     Sugar Black(Jamaica)     Louie Shelton     Nektar     Throat Culture     Deep Dish     Return 2 Zero     Trini Lopez     Habit(U.K.?)     Riki Michele

Free Bird(Allen Collins & Ronnie Van Zant) <

     Lynyrd Skynyrd     Will To Power[medley]     Molly Hatchet     Phish     The Bronx Casket Co.     Wynonna Judd     Disarray     Lissie     Juliet Simms     Blues Traveler     Ed Alleyne-Johnson     Arnold McCuller     Done Again     Hit Crew     Dread Zeppelin*     California Guitar Trio     Arnold Culler     Charlie Daniels     Hayseed Dixie
*Tribute artist band whose tributes were primary of Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin. The band's appeal has risen above their tribute performances.

Gee Whiz <

     Carla Thomas     Bernadette Peters     The Orlons     The Crystals     Valentina Estrada     The Emotions     Fontella Bass     Heartaches     The Innocents a.k.a. Kathy Young & the Innocents     Bob & Earl     Bobby Day

Get Together/Lets Get Together(Chet Powers a.k.a. Dino Valenti) <

     Chet Powers     The Kingston Trio     The Youngbloods     H.P. Lovecraft     We Five     Wilson Phillips     Big Mountain     Lizz Wright     Wynonna Judd     The Association     The Carpenters     David Crosby     Jefferson Airplane     Ray Stevens     Chad Mitchell Trio     Hamilton Camp(Anglo - American)     Louis Armstrong     Anne Murray(Canada)     Ann Wilson     The Wonder Stuff(U.K.)     David & The Giants     Indigo Girls     Randy Stonehill     Andy Williams     Deana Carter     Kate Wolf     Kim Richey     Natalie Holmes(U.K.)     The Cryan' Shames     The Dave Clark Five(U.K.)     Judy Collins     The Staple Singers     Jesse Collin Young     Bobby Womack     The Forester Sisters     The Stone Poneys & Linda Rondstadt     .     

Good Golly Miss Molly(John Marascalco & Robert "Bumps" Blackwell) <

     Little Richard     Bruce Springsteen{medley}     Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels{medley}     Credence Clearwater Revival{altered lyrics}     The Sonics     Jerry Lee Lewis     The Crests     Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages(U.K.)     Meat Puppets     John Goodman     The Swinging Blue Jeans(U.K.)     Backbeat Band{from all-star band in Backbeat soundtrack}     Jerry Lee Lewis & John Fogerty     Evy(Italy)     Jagged Edge(U.K.)     The Everly Brothers     The Jim Jones Revue(U.K.)     The Valiants     Status Quo(U.K.)     Freddy Scott and the Condors(Netherlands)     Edgar Winter & Johnny Winter[medley]     Cliff Richard     The Astronauts     Puhdys(East Germany/Germany)     Krunoslav Kico Slabinac(Croatia)     Black Lace     Los Teen Tops(Mexico)     Done Again     Alejandra Guzman(Mexico)     Orion & Jerry Lee Lewis     The Kinks(U.K.)     John Fogerty     Gene Vincent     Fats Domino & Little Richard     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers(U.K.)     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Solomon Burke     Stray Cats     Slade(U.K.)     Ronnie Hawkins     Dwight Twilley     Hugo Strasser(Germany)  

Good Lovin' (R. Clark & A. Resnick) <

     Young Rascals/Rascals     Tommy James & The Shondells      The Who(U.K.)     Herbie Mann     The Tremeloes(U.K.)     The Kingsmen[Rock band]     Lemme B. Good     Dennis Brown(Jamaica)     The Grateful Dead     Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band     The Olympics     The Enchanters     Gilberto Sextet     Bruce Willis     The Clovers     Los Lobos[medley]     Robert Randolph & The Family Band     Eddie Money     The Ventures     Sandy Nelson     U.S. Air Force Heritage Blue Aces                                                        

Got To Give It Up(Marvin Gaye) <
     Marvin Gaye     Urban Knights feat. Ramsey Lewis     David Sanborn     Pharaoh Sanders     Aaliyah     The Dirtbombs     Done Again     Kim Waters     Andre Ward     Jimmy 100% Sterling     Love Tractor     James Taylor Quartet     Graham Blvd.     Robin Thicke & T.I Pharrell[Blurred Lines}*
[1]*In a court case the song "Blurred Lines" was ruled in essence a knock off of "Got To Give It Up".  Thus it's addition to this song.

Groovin'(Felix Cavaliere & Eddie Brigatti) <

     The Young Rascals a.k.a. Rascals     Sandy Nelson     War     Gladys Knight & The Pips     Paul Carrack(U.K.)     Lisa Stansfield(U.K.)     Carl Carlton     Booker T & the MG's     George Benson     Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band feat. Felix Cavaliere      Marvin Gaye     The Ventures     Arthea Franklin     Marcia Griffiths(Jamaica)     Jimmy Smith     Petula Clark(U.K.)     The Tams     The Aston Grey Project     Pato Banton(U.K.)     BWB     Diane Marino       Manhattan Transfer

Guitar Man(Jerry Reed) <

     Elvis Presley*     Jerry Reed     Jesus And Mary Chain(U.K.)     Elvis Presley(81 Remix)     Doug Church**     Junior Brown     Al Casey     Bob Luman
*In 1967 and again in 1981 this song was a hit for this artist
**South Bend, In. Elvis impersonator who performs worldwide and has a CD with this song. He stands in for all the other ETA's (Elvis Tribute Artists) performing around the world.

Handy Man(Jimmy Jones) <

     Jimmy Jones     Del Shannon     James Taylor     Conway Twitty     The Sparks Of Rhythm     Frank Chacksfield(U.K.)     Don Campbell     Done Again     Andy Taylor(U.K.)     Otis Blackwell     Frank Black     Marlena Shaw     Gregory Abbott(Antigua/U.S.)     The Countdown Singers     Albert Au(China)     HarperWeeks a.k.a.Perry Weeks   

Hanky Panky(J Barry & E. Greenwich)  <

     Tommy James & the Shondells     The Ventures     Summits     Raindrops     Bob Rivers[parody]     Neil Diamond     Kids Dance Express     Tommy Roe     Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs     The Cramps     The Halibuts     The's(Japan)     The Sonics     Tony Roman(Canada)     The Rivieras[South Bend, In. Rock band]     Sandy Nelson     Joan Jett     Done Again     Jim Reeves     Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon      

Happy Together(Gary Bonner & Alan Gordon) <

     The Turtles     The Nylons(Canada)     Filter     Hugo Montenegro     David Cook     Brooke White    The Ventures       T.G. Sheppard     Weezer     Petula Clark(U.K.)     Tahiti 80(France)     Jason Donovan     Simple Plan     Tally Hall     Vikki Carr     Angus Stone(Australia)     Captain & Tennille{Disco}     Flobots{altered lyrics}    Misty Miller(U.K.)     Beyond Pink(Sweden)     Runaway Orchestra(U.K.)     Mel Torme     The Lettermen     Beatrice Ardisson(France)     Kidz Bop Kids     Maya & Miguel     Donny Osmond     101 Strings     Leningrad Cowboys(Finland) & The Red Army Choir(Russia)     SPIN     The Dolllyrots     Johnny Panic(U.K.)     Ray Conniff     Frank Zappa     Percy Faith     Frank Alamo(France)     B.E. Taylor     Steve Lawrence     Done Again     Flo & Eddie     Barbie     Hit Crew     The Piano Guys     The Vogues     Sugar Minott(Jamaica)     Susan Wong(Australia)     Jan & Dean     Graham Blvd.     Tony Orlando & Dawn[medley]     Tom Mountain               

Hard Headed Woman(Claude Demetrius) <

     Elvis Presley     Wanda Jackson     Meatloaf     Judy Layne & the Rumblers     Queen Ida     Done Again     Suzi Quatro     Lee Rocker     Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen     Link Wray     The Fireballs     Dwight Twilley     Conan O'Brien     

Hard Luck Woman <

     Kiss     Garth Brooks     The Hold Steady     Maki Nomiya(Japan)     Rosenfeld(Japan)     Pretty Maids(Denmark)     Done Again     Sweet Little Band(Argentina)     Graham Blvd.  

Harlem Shuffle(Bob Relf & Earl Nelson) <

     Bob & Earl     The Rolling Stones(U.K.)     Chuck & Joe     Edgar Winter & Johnny Winter     Booker T & The MG's     Graham Blvd.     The Action(U.K.)     Rockin' Sidney    The Boogie Kings      The 5,6,7,8's(Japan)     Sweet Little Band(Argentina)     The Foundations      Muddy Waters     The Righteous Brothers     John Fred & his Playboy Band     Bob Kuban & The In-Men     Bill Deal & the Rondells

Having A Party(Sam Cooke) <

     Sam Cooke     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     Pointer Sisters     Done Again     Cornell Campbell(Jamaica)     Solomon Burke     Al Wilson     The Ovations     The Hit Crew     Graham Blvd     The Supremes     King Curtis     Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes     Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge     The Jaggerz.   

Hawaii Five-O(Mort Stevens) <    

      The Ventures     Brian Setzer Orchestra     (In mix medley "That's What I Like") Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers(U.K.)     Don Ho     Sammy Davis Jr.(Composer of the song, Morton Stevens, was Sammy's band leader)     101 Strings     Paramount Orchestra     Henry Mancini     Brian Tyler     Arthur Lyman     The Surf Dawgs     Nookie Edwards     Dominik Hauser(Switzerland)     Musosis     Rick Gale & The Surf Riders     Hit Crew
Note - There are several dozen lesser known recording artists, cover band & orchestras which have recorded this song usually in the style of the Ventures hit version.
     For more on The Ventures Click
     1. Top 100 American Instrumentals
     2. 100 Most Important American Songs  Scroll down to song #6 and also check Artist Index at the end of the blog.
     3. Top 100 Labor Day and American Workers Songs  see song 32

He/She Don't Love You a.ka. He/She Will Break Your Heart(Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield & Calvin Carter) <

     Jerry Butler     Tony Orlando     The Righteous Brothers     Freddie Scott     Dolly Parton     Ray Conniff     B.J. Thomas     Jim Croce[medley]     Billy Scott     Roy Kenner & the Royals(Canada)     Johnny Rivers     Sir Douglas Quintet     John Barry(U.K.)     Bobby Vee     Ben E. King     Ted Hawkins     The Merseybeats(U.K.)     Jimmy Griffin     The Walker Brothers     David Allan Coe     Delbert McClinton     Johnny Paycheck     Greg Kihn     Gallery     Lloyd Price     Buzz Clifford     The Fugitives     Johnny Williams     Laura Lee     Lulu(U.K.)    

Heartaches(Al Hoffman & John Klenner) <

     The Boppers(Sweden)     The Marcels     Harry James     Ted Weems     Allan Sherman[parody]     Chet Atkins     Kenny Ball(U.K.)     Patsy Cline     The Migil Five(U.K.)     Vince Hill(U.K.)     The
String-A-Longs     Mrs Mills(U.K.)     Pat Boone     Vicki Carr     Connie Francis     Ruby & The Romantics     Billy Vaughn     Ames Brothers     Enoch Light     Tiny Hill & His Hill Toppers     Sonny James     Frankie Laine     Clyde McPhatter     Stu Phillips     Dukes Of Dixieland     Somethin' Smith & The Redheads     Al Bowlly(U.K.)     Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians(Canada)     Ray Conniff & Billy Butterfield     Dexter Gordon     Bert Lown     Harminicats     The Four Aces     The Bachelors(Ireland)     Bobby Ledesma(Philippines)     Jimmy Dorsey          

Heatwave/(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave(Holland, Doozier & Holland) <

     Martha & The Vandellas      Linda Ronstadt     Phil Collins(U.K.)     Lou Christie     Thia Megia     The Who(U.K.)     Delilah(U.K.)     Joan Osborne     Bruce Springsteen     Cilla Black(U.K.)     The Funk Brothers     Lynda Carter     Al Jareau     Darlene Love & Martha Reeves     Human Nature(Australia)     U.S. Air Force Heritage Blue Aces     Dove(U.K.)     The Jam(U.K.)     The Supremes     The Hit Crew     Lulu(U.K.)     The Nighthawks(Washington D.C. area band)     Graham Blvd.     Kathi McDonald     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     The Cryan' Shames     Ted Taylor     H.B. Barnum & his Orchestra

Hey Baby(Margaret Cobb & Bruce Channel) <

     Bruce Channel     Anne Murray(Canada)     DJ Otzi(Austria)     Paul & Paula     Marvelettes     Micky Modelle(U.K.)     Juice Newton     Conway Twitty     Alabama     Ringo Starr     Bobby G. Rice     Del Shannon     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Done Again     Bellamy Brothers(U.S.) & DJ Otzi(Austria)          Western Kentucky University Big Red Marching Band     Amton(U.K.) & DJ Otzi(Austria)     Buckwheat Zydeco     Graham Blvd.     Jose Feliciano     Boston Collage Screaming Eagles Marching Band     The Embers     Auburn University Marching Band     The Speedos     The Drifters     Lucky Blondo(France)     Jerry Lee Lewis     Lollipop

Home Sweet Home(Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, & Tommy Lee) <

     Motley Crue     Carrie Underwood     Justin Moore w/ Vince Neil    30 Foot Fall     Limp Bizkit     Radio Cult     Rob Corddry     Tommy Lee           

Hurt (Crane & Jacobs) <    

     Elvis Presley     Timi Yuro     The Manhattans     Little Anthony & the Imperials     Roy Hamilton     Carly Simon     Bobby Vinton     Juice Newton     Francesco De Gregori(Italy)     FaustoLeali(Italy)     Ricky Denell    

Hurt So Bad(Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein & Bobby Hart)) <

     Little Anthony & The Imperials     The Lettermen     Linda Ronstadt     Alicia Keys     El Chicano     Ramsey Lewis     Nancy Wilson     Jackie De Shannon     Richard Holmes     David Cassidy     Dionne Warwick     Philly Devotions     Willie Bobo(Pueto Rico\U.S.)     Mantovanti     Baby Washington     The Skyliners     Grant Green     Graham Blvd.     Nancy Holloway     The Delfonics     The Hit Crew     Bergen White     Teddy  Randazzo     

I Can't Help Myself(Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)(Holland, Dozier & Holland) <

     Four Tops     Bonnie Pointer     The Supremes     Teen Queens(Australia)     Billy Hill     Donnie Elbert     Taj Mahal     Human Nature(Australia)     La Toya Jackson     The Mystics(China)     The Singing Machine     Bobby Vee[medley]     The Temptations     The Funk Brothers     Jimi Hendrix     Dolly Parton     Irma Thomas     Martha Reeves     Melba Moore     Johnny Rivers     Johnny Otis     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     NRBQ     Jessica Mauboy     Motor City All-Stars     Randy Klein     The Hit Crew     Graham Blvd.

I Got You Babe(Sonny Bono) <

     Sonny & Cher     UB40(U.K.)     Beavis & Butt-Head with Cher     Manfred Mann(U.K.)     Tiny Tim     Merrill Bainbridge & Shaggy     Etta James     Graham Blvd.     Terry Fator(Las Vegas comedy & puppet act)     R.E.M.     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Nino Tempo & April Stevens     James Last     T.G. Sheppard & Kelly Lang     Joey Ramone & Holly Beth Vincent     The Beach Boys[parody medley]     Cherie Currie     The Hit Crew     Brown & Sugar     Done Again

I Got You (I Feel Good)(James Brown) <

     James Brown     James Brown vs. Paul Dakeyne a.k.a. Tinman(U.K.)     Quincy Jones     Celine Dion[medley](Canada)     Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels     KC & the Sunshine Band     Andrew Srong          Pomplamoose     Joshua Redmond     Dave Koz & Friends     Marvin Gaye & James Brown     James Brown & Robert Palmer(U.K.)     Joe Tex & James Brown     James Brown, Herbie Hancock & Quincy Jones     Maceo Parker with Kim Mazelle     Sambo(Brazil)     The Reaction(U.K.)     Billy Preston     The Walker Brothers     Quincy Jones     The Sing Off Contestants[medley]     The Cash     California Raisins     Manu Dibango(Cameroon)     Mongo Santamaria     James Chance & The Contortions     Vilma Valera(Philippines)        The Shirelles     The Party Hit Kings     Bobby McFerrin     The Jam(U.K.)     Preston Reed      Eddie Money     Jimi Hendrix     Three Penny Ride     The Hit Crew

I Hear You Knocking <

     Smiley Lewis     Fats Domino     Gale Storm     Jerry Lee Lewis     Dave Edmunds(U.K.)     Showaddywaddy(U.K.)     Screamin' Jay Hawkins     Bryan Adams(Canada)     Wynonna Judd     Bruce Springsteen     Pee Wee King     Billy Swan     Roy Buchanan     Fair Weather(U.K.)     Kingfish     Thunder(U.K.)     Shakin' Stevens(U.K.)     Status Quo(U.K.)     Andy Fairweather Low(U.K.)     Alvin Lee(U.K.)     Jill Day(U.K.)     Chris Bailey(Australia)          Graig McLachlan(Australia)     Strypes(Ireland)     Joe Turner     Mac Wiseman     Rockin Dopsie     Clifton Chenier     Connie Francis     Gary Glitter(U.K.)     Sugar Beats(U.K.)     Freddy Fender                    

I Like It Like That(C. Kenner & Allen Toussaint) <

     Chris Kenner     Dave Clark Five(U.K.)     The Ventures     Loggins & Messina     The Nashville Teens     Brinsley & Schwarz(U.K.)     The Kingsmen[Portland OR. Rock band]     Sandy Nelson     Jerry Lee Lewis     Steve Alaimo(U.K.)     The Hit Co.     Done Again   

I Love Rock 'n' Roll(Alan Merrill & Jake Hooker) <

     Arrows     Joan Jett & The Blackhearts     Britney Spears     Miley Cyrus     Hayseed Dixie     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Jena Irene     L.A. Guns     Alex Guidino(Italy) & Jason Rooney     The Chipmunks     Alvin Stardust(U.K.)     Ghoti Hook     The Dresden Dolls     Guildo Horn(Germany)     New Found Glory     Queen Of Japan{Euro-multi-national)     Graham Blvd.     Done Again

I'm A Believer(Neil Diamond) <

     The Monkees     Smash Mouth    The Ventures     Vanilla Fudge     Neil Diamond     Jan Keizer(Netherlands)     Eddie Murphy     Wanda Jackson     The Feelies     Nina Hagen(Germany)     Barbara Mandrell     Robert Wyatt(U.K.)     Tin Huey     Broadway Cast Shrek The Musical     Neil Diamond[slow version - 2010]     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers(U.K.)      Hugo Montenegro     Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer & EMF(U.K.)     Spencer Davis(U.K>)     Weezer      The Four Tops     Floyd Cramer     The Fifth Estate     Roch Voisine(Canada)     Frank & the Walters(Ireland)     Bobo the Bear & Micky Dolenz     Daniel O'Donnell(Ireland)    Lulu Santos(Brazil)      Caterina Caselli(Italy)     Popinjays(U.K.)     Bram Tchaikovsky(U.K.)     U.S. Air Force Heritage Blue Aces      The Hit Crew     Graham Blvd.      

If Not For You(Bob Dylan) <

     Bob Dylan     George Harrison(U.K.)     Olivia-Newton John(Australia & U.S.)     Glenn Campbell     Sarah Vaughn     The Flatmates(U.K.)     Katie Buckhaven(U.K.)     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     Bryan Ferry(U.K.)     Richie Havens     Ed Kuepper(Australia)     Phil Keaggy     Barb Jungr(U.K.)     Susan McKeown(Ireland)     Katie Buckhaven(U.K.)     Anita Kerr     Frank Chacksfield(U.K.)     

I Think We Are Alone Now(R Cordell) <

     Tommy James & The Shondells     Tiffany     The Killers     Topmodelz(Germany)     Snuff(U.K.)     Girls Alound(U.K.)     The Click Five     "Weird Al" Yankovic[parody]     Gary Lewis & The Playboys     The Monkees     Me First & The Gimmie Gimmes     The Turtles     Trust Company     Cosmo4(Sweden)    The Spinto Band     Comadre     Karen Perry(U.K.)     Ratcat(Australia)     The Birthday Massacre(Canada)        

I Was Made For Lovin' You(Desmond Child, Paul Stanley & Vini Poncia) <

     Kiss     Paulina Rubio(Mexico)     Faster Pussycat     Expose     Maria Mena(Norway)     Embraze(Finland)     Scooter(Germany)     Tropikal Forever(Mexico)     Menudo     Ankie Bagger(Sweden)     Dax Rider(France)     The Indigo(Japan)     Hypnolove(France)     Les Enfoires(France)     The Wildflowers(Australia)     Belladonna(Italy)     Dansband(Sweden)     Wink(Japan)     Die Arte(Germany)     Dave Rodgers(Italy)     Queen Of Japan(Germany)     Anna Vissi(Greece)     Gioia Bruno(Italy/U.S.)     DJ Remix Factory     Blizzaard Brothers(Australia)     Rene Froger(Netherlands)     Cactus Jack(Serbia)     Sick N' Beautiful(Italy)     Frank Lakoudis(Australia)     Kate The cat(Germany)     Sweet Little Band(Argentina)     Lollies a.k.a. Pears     Rockabye Baby[lullaby music]     Graham Blvd.     Done Again    

I Want Candy(Bert Berns a.k.a.Bert Russell, B. Feldman, J. Goldstein & R. Gottehrer) <

     The Strangeloves     Bow Wow Wow(U.K.)     Aaron Carter     Candy Girls(U.K.)     Melanie C(U.K.)     The Bouncing Souls     Brian Poole & The Tremeloes(U.K.)     The Count Bishops(U.K.)     Kramer     Jedward(Ireland)     Westlife(Ireland)     Cody Simpson(Australia)     Julie Griffin     The Headcoatees(U.K.)     The Bishops     Kidz Bop Kids     Fisher-Price[studio musicians for toy company]     The Hit Crew 

I Want You To Want Me(Rick Nielsen) <

     Cheap Trick     Chris Isaak     Dwight Yoakam     Gretchen Wilson     Lindsay Lohan     Snowy Shaw(Sweden)     Leif Garrett     Tigertailz(U.K.) Gas House Gorillas     Martin Ramey     Rob & Fab     Brooke Elliott & Jaime Ray Newman     Letters To Cleo     SR-71     The Holmes Brothers     Propagandhi(Canada)     Punchline     KSM     Los Odio!(Mexico)     Damhnait Doyle(Canada)     Gael Garcia Bernal(Mexico)     Aly Michalka     Quiero Club(Mexico)     Hit Crew   

It Hurts To Be In Love(Howard Greenfield & Helen Miller)<

     Neil Sedaka     Gene Pitney     Dan Hartman     Bobby Vee     Timi Yuro     The Boppers(Sweden)     Randy Meisner     Andy & David Williams     Jay Black     Bobby Brooks     Empty Hearts     Paul Shuttleworth(U.K.)     Graham Blvd.     Hit Crew Masters     Done Again 

Joy To The World(Hoyt Axton) <

     Three Dog Night     The Supremes & The Four Tops     Lynn Anderson     Straight No Chaser     Eruption(Germany)     Hoyt Axton     Three Dog Night(U.S.) & London Symphony Orchestra(U.K.)     Erich Kunzel & Cincinnatti Pops Orchestra with Lou Rawls & The Central State University Choir     Tanya Tucker     Little Richard     Ten Foot Pole     Fred Mollin     James Last     Gravel Road Acoustic Trio     The Hit Crew     Done Again     

Just One Look(Gregory Carroll & Doris Payne a.k.a. Doris Troy) <

     Doris Troy     Linda Ronstadt     Anne Murray(Canada)     The Hollies(U.K.)     Tight Fit(U.K.)     Lucy Clark, Sly & Robbie     Lulu(U.K.)     Martha Reeves & the Vandellas     Mark Farmer     Donna Marie     Arlen Roth     Rick Springfield(Australia)     Peaches & Herb     Frank Chacksfield(U.K.)     Graham Blvd.     Done Again

Kiss(Prince) <

     Prince     The Art of Noise feat. Tom Jones(U.K.)     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Maroon 5     Cast of Glee     Mandy Lion     The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain(U.K.)     Max Raabe and Palast Orchestra(Germany)     Richard Thompson(U.K.)     Tony DeSare     Nicole Kidman{mash up with Heartbreak Hotel perfomed by Hugh Jackman]               

Knock On Wood <

     Ami Stewart     Seal(U.K.)     Eric Clapton(U.K.)     Eddie Floyd     Mary Griffin     Boyz With Toyz     Beatrice Ardissson(France)     Al Jarreau     Lindsey Cardinale     Tina Turner     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Wilson Pickett  Otis Redding & Carla Thomas      James Taylor     Michael McDonald & Phoebe Snow     Morningwood     Susan Tyler     Dsvid Bowie     Johnny Rivers     Larry Carlton     Guy Sebastian     Percy Sledge     King Curtis     Amanda Baker      Archie Bell & the Drells     Harpers Bizarre     Scooter Lee     Steve Cropper     The Sweet Inspirations     Melanie     Buddy Guy     The Foundations     Herbie Mann     Georgie Fame(U.K.)     Dee Clark     Johnny Hallyday(France)      Martha Reeves[medley]     James Cotton     Michael Boleon     The Kingsmen[Portland,Or. Rock Band]     The Supremes     James Last     The Coasters     James Darren[medley]     The Mar-Keys     Edwin Starr     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew      

Knockin' On Heaven's Door(Bob Dylan) <

     Bob Dylan     Guns & Roses     Avril Lavigne(Canada)     Warren Zevon     Randy Crawford     Eric Clapton(U.K.)     Arthur Louis(U.K.)     Babyface     Antony & The Johnsons     U2(Ireland)     Rodeo     Selig(Germany)     Vlado Kreslin(Republic of Slovenia)     Ze Ramalho(Brizal)     Alarm(U.K.)     Ted Christopher & Mark Knopfler(U.K.)     Sandy Denny(U.K.)     Ladysmith Black Mambazo(South Africa & Dolly Parton(U.S.)     Heaven(Australia)     The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)     Ed Robinson     RedOne(Morocco & Sweden)     Flavio Mendes     Shooter Jennings & Waylon Jennings     Jerry Garcia Band     The Grateful Dead     Wyclef Jean(Haiti)     Elvis Costello(U.K.)     Bryan Ferry(U.K.)     Leningrad Cowboys(Finland)     RAIGN(U.K.)     Ray Dorset(U.K.)     Larry Norman     Cold Chisel(Australia)     

Lady Marmalade(Bob Crewe & Kenny Nolan) <

     Labelle     Sabrina(Italy)     All Saints(U.K.)     Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya & Pink     En Vogue     Lords of Acid(Belgium & U.S.)     Jolin Tsai(Taiwan)     Eleventh Hour     Nanette Workman     Sheila E     Andy Hallet     Mongo Santamaria     Amii Stewart     Global Kryner(Austria)     Mary Nelson     Dancing Queen     DJ Remix Factory     Nathalie Drey(France)     Herbie Mann     Boogie Nights     Irma Thomas     Enoch Light Orchestra     Celine Dion[medley(Canada)     Stars On 45(Netherlands)     Graham Blvd.     Done Again     The Hit Crew          

Landslide(S. Nicks) <

     Fleetwood Mac(U.K. & U.S.)     Dixie Chicks     Smashing Pumpkins     Stevie Nicks     Stacey Kent     Cast of Glee     Bush(U.K.)     Avenue D     Antony Hagarty(U.K.)     Tony Clarke

Last Dance(Paul Jabara) <

     Donna Summer     Iris Chacon(Puerto Rico/U.S.)     Selena     Mary Wilson     Lucy Grau     Hits Etc.     David Foster(Canada) & Donna Summer     Done Again     The Countdown Singers     Hit Crew     Sugar Beats

Last Kiss(Wayne Cochran) <     

     J Frank Wilson & the Cavaliers     Pearl Jam     Wayne Cochran     Wednesday(Canada)     Polo(Mexico)     Trent Dabbs     Emmy Lou & The Rythm Boys(Sweden)     The Slapsticks     Sweet Little Band     Meadow Ryann     Dwight Twilley     Billy Joe Royal     Orion    

Lets Twist Again(Kal Mann & Dave Appell) <

     Chubby Checker     Annette Funicello     Freddie & The Dreamers(U.K.)     The Ventures     Johnny Hallyfay(France)     Isley Brothers     The Beatles(U.K.)     King Curtis     Daniel O'Donnell(Ireland)     Keely Smith     Duane Eddy     Done Again     Bill Haley     Gary U.S. Bonds     Steve Alaimo(U.K.)     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     The Dovells     Louis Prima     Peppino di Capri(Italy)     Rod McKuen     Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers(U.K.)     Edison Lighthouse(U.K.)     Richard Anthony(France0     Bobby Rydell    Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew

Little Bitty Pretty One(Bobby Day a.k.a. Robert Byrd) <

     Thurston Harris     Jackson 5 a.k.a. Jackson Five     Bobby Day     Huey Lewis & The News     Frankie Avalon     Frankie Lymon     Lindisfarne(U.K.)      The Dave Clark Five(U.K.)     Freddie & the Dreamers(U.K.)     Screamin' Jay Hawkins     Aaron Neville     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Delbert McClinton     Freddy Fender     The Hollies(U.K.)     Billy Gilman     Human Nature(Australia)     Clyde McPhatter     Dee Clark     Ohio Express     Ace Cannon     Billy Joe Royal     Howard Werth(U.K.)     Doobie Brothers     Rod Piazza     Andy Fortuna     Son Lewis     Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge     Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin' Cajuns     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Len Barry     Bobby Vee     Graham Blvd.              

Love Potion Number Nine/Love Potion No. 9(Leiber & Stoller) <

     The Clovers     The Searchers(U.K.)     The Ventures     Tlot Tlot(Australia)     AC/DC(Australia)     Robert Plant(U.K.)     The Coasters     Wayne Fontana & The Mindbinders(U.K.)     The Nylons(Canada)     Gary Lewis & The Playboys     Neil Diamond     Ronnie Dio & The Prophets     Southern All Stars(Japan)     Tony Jackson Group(U.K.)     Alvin & The Chipmunks     Rockapella     Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass     Nancy Sit(China)     The White Strips     Elkie Brooks(U.K.)     Tygars Of Pan Tang(U.K.)     4:2:Five     Hurriganes(Finland)     Flotsam & Jetsam     Enoch Light     Giuliano Palma & The Bluebeaters(Italy)     The Alley Cats     Jewel Akens     Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs     Sha Na Na     The Coasters     The Surfaris     Smokey Joe's Cafe Original Cast     The Refections     The Sting Rays     Don Costa      The Searchers(U.K.)     The Countdown Singers     Whiskey River                    

Love Roller Coaster(Beck, Bonner, Middlebrooks, Pierce, Jones, Satchell & Williams) <

     The Ohio Players     The Red Hot Chili Peppers     The Tramps     Robert Randolph & the Family Band     Florida State University Marching Chiefs     Graham Blvd.     Hit Crew Masters     Done Again 

The Loco-Motion(Goffin/King) <

     Little Eva     Grand Funk Railroad     Kylie Minoque(Australia)     The Ventures     Ringo Starr(U.K.)     Clare Teal     Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin(U.K.)     Dwight Yoakam     Shelley Fabares     Hunx & his Punx     Claudia Mori(Italy)     Charly Gartcia(Argentina)     Kidsongs     Atomic Kitten(U.K.)     Carole King     Radagun     Sylvie Vartan(France)     The Chiffons     La Toya Jackson     Gito Gito Hustler(Japan)     Girl Authority     The Fenders     Vernons Girls(U.K.)     Dee Dee Sharp     Peggy Gaines     Kids Dance Express     Sugar Beats(U.K.)     Lynda Carter     Santo & Johnny      Jackie     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Veggie Tales(U.S./U.K.)     Tight Fit(U.K.)     Black Lace(U.K.)     Tina Turner     Mike Love & Dean Torrence     Orange Range[parody](Japan)    Sandy Denny     The Blue Diamonds(Netherlands/Indonesia)     Barbie     Sha Na Na     Done Again     Pat Boone     Les Brown Jr.     Tiffany     Mungo Jerry(U.K.)     GRaham Blvd.     It's A cover Up                

Lucille(Collins/Richard) <

     Little Richard     Everly Brothers     The Ventures     Johnny Winter     Nathalie Drey(France)     Waylon Jennings     John Lennon & Paul McCartney(U.K.)     Jerry Lee Lewis     The Guess Who(Canada)     Ronnie Milsap     The Beatles(U.K.)     Jimi Hendrix    Gram Parsons & The Flying Burrito Brothers     Otis Redding     Little Tony     Status Quo(U.K.) 

Maybe(Richard Barrett) <

     The Chantels     The Three Degrees     Janis Joplin     Jill Reed a.k.a.Dave Edmunds(U.K.)     The Shangri-Las

Mean Woman Blues(Claude Demetrius) <

     Jerry Lee Lewis     Elvis Presley     Roy Orbison     Jay & The Americans     Glen Glenn     The Spencer Davis Group(U.K.)     Puhdys(East Germany/Germany)     Cliff Richards & the Shadows(U.K.)     Carl Perkins     Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen     Joey Welz     Dion     Carl Perkins & Eric Clapton(U.K.)      Scotty Moore     Orion     Ronnie McDowell     Billy Swan     Bobby Allen     Graham Blvd.     Hit Crew Masters  

Monday Monday(John Phillips) <

     The Mamas And The Papas     The Ventures     Sandy Nelson     Cliff Adams Singers     The 5th Dimension     Mrs. Miller[novelty]     Wilson Phillips     Petula Clark(U.K.)     The Adventures(U.K.)     Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs     The Beau Brummels     Jay & The Americans     Hear'Say(U.K.)     Galenskaparna och After Shave(Sweden)     Ed Ames     Sergio Mendes(Brazil)     Neil Diamond     Marianne Faithful(U.K.)     Dionne Warwick     The Cowsills     Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass     Chico Hamilton     Art Blakey     Floyd Cramer     Patti Austin     Xtc Planet

Mony Mony(T James, B. Gentry, B. Bloom & R Cordell) <

     Tommy James & The Shondells     Billy Idol(U.K.)     Status Quo(U.K.)     Kids Dance Express     Bruce Springsteen     Sugar Beats(U.K.)     Tight Fit(U.K.)     Weird Al Yankovic[parody "Alimony"]     The California Raisins     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Troy Shondell     Doug Church*[performing as if Elvis had lived to record it]     DJ Remix Factory     Done Again     Black LaceU.K.)     The Hit Crew
 *South Bend, In. Elvis impersonator who performs worldwide and has a CD with this song.  

More Than A Feeling(Tom Scholz) < 

     Boston     Nirvana     Ingham Hill     NSYNC     Terry McDermott     Cast Of Glee     Moog Cookbook     Hit The Lights     No Mercy(Germany/U.S.)     Shinehead(U.K.)     Mike Masse     Beatshifters     Florida State University Marching Chiefs     Sleater-Kinney     Graham Blvd.     Done Again

My Sharona(Berton Averre & Doug Fieger) <

     The Knack     Cast Of Glee     HammerFall(Sweden)     Alvin & The Chipmnks     Nirvana     Pearl Jam     Pink Cream(Germany)     Leningrad Cowboys(Finland)     Cactus Jack(Serbia)     The Urge     Distruction(Germany)     The Number Twelve Looks Like You     Veruca Salt     Yo La Tengo     Polysics(Japan)     The Dandy Warhols     Eldritch(Italy)     "Weird Al" Yankovic["My Bologna" - parody]*     The Dead Kennedys["Pull My Strings" - parody]*     Devo["Girl U Want" - parody]"     Mina(Italy)     Done Again     Corazza & Pitch feat. Jack Meille(Italy)     Hit Crew     Livingson(U.K.)     Graham Blvd.     Jean-Pierre Danel(France)     Ali Handel
*There are a multitude of parodies that range from the lunatic left to the ridiculous right to the down right idiotic. All parody's are represented by these better known artists.

My Guy(Smokey Robinson) <

     Mary wells     Amii Stewart     Sister Sledge     Dara Sedaka     Lucia Altieri(Italy)     Helen Shapiro(U.K.)     Melba Moore     Barbara McNair     Claudine Longet(France & U.S.)     Aretha Franklin     Nancy Holloway     Petula Clark(U.K.)     Deloris & The Sisters[My God]{Sister Act}     Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations[medley]     Margo Smith     La Toya Jackson     H.B. Barnum & his Orchestra     Lynda K. Lance     Randy Klein     Johnny Bristol[medley]     Deon Estus     Eurythmics(U.K.)     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers(U.K.)     The Platters     Ronee Martin     The Supremes     Helene Lundstrom     Graham Blvd.     Done Again     It's A cover Up

My Maria(B.W. Stevenson & Daniel Moore) <

     B.W. Stevenson     Brooks & Dunn     Gear Daddies     The Cavaliers     James Last     Graham Blvd.     Done Again     Hit Crew

Na Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye(P. Leka, G. DeCarlo & D. Frashuer) <

     Steam     The Nylons(Canada)     The Belmonts     Gary DeCarlo     Bananarama(U.K.)     Axxis(Germany)     Sha Na Na     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Bobby Morganstein     The Supremes     Liberace     Edwin Starr     Donna Summer     Ohio Express     Starflyer     Earl Van Dyke     James Last     Graham Blvd. 

My Prerogative(Bobby Brown & Gene Griffin) <

     Bobby Brown     Britney Spears     Cast of Glee     DJ Remix Factory     The Hit Crew     Graham Blvd.     Done Again    

Not Fade Away(Charles Hardin a.k.a. Buddy Holly & Norman Petty) < 

     Everly Brothers     Buddy Holly & the Crickets     Sheryl Crow     Rolling Stones(U.K.)     Rush(Canada)     Eric Hine(U.K.)     Grateful Dead     Stevie Nicks     Connie Francis     James Taylor     Tanya Tucker     Bobby Fuller     Mick Fleetwood     The Knack     The Byrds     Status Que(U.K.)     Foreigner(U.K./U.S.)     Dick & Dee Dee     Quicksilver Messenger Service     Simon & Garfunkel     Bo Diddley     Trout Fishing In America     Stephen Stills     Deep Purple(U.K.)     Joe Ely     Done Again  

Needles And Pins(Jack Nitzsche & Sonny Bono) <

     The Searchers(U.K.)     The Ventures     Cher     Petula Clark(U.K.)     Jackie DeShannon     Nookie Edwards     Gary Lewis & The Playboys     Stevie Nicks     Ramones     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers     Smokie(U.K.)     Del Shannon     Cliff Richards(U.K.)     Turtles     Ultima Thule(Sweden)     Willy DeVille     Bobby Vee     Herman's Hermits(U.K.)     Tight Fit(U.K.)     Dwight Twilley     Twiggy(U.K.)     The Boss Guitars     Charleene    

Oh, Boy!(West, Tilghman & Petty) <

     Buddy Holly     Grateful Dead     She & Him     Everly Brothers     Silicon Teens(U.K.)     Alvin & The Chipmunks     Connie Francis     Wanda Jackson     Hank Marvin(U.K.)     Stray Cats     Bobby Vee     The Shadows(U.K.)     Sir Douglas Quintet     Melanie     John Pine & The Crickets     Jackie DeShannon     MxPx     Skeeter Davis     Rivieras[South Bend, IN. Rock band]     The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band     Phil Ochs     Daniel O'Donnell(Ireland)     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers(U.K.)     Mud(U.K.)     Freddy & The Dreamers(U.K.)     The London Theater Orchestra & Cast(U.K.)     The Bobby Fuller Four     Charlie Cracie     The Neville Brothers     Lonnie Mack     Joe Ely     Bob Luman     Pat Boone     Graham Blvd.     InstaHit Crew     

Old Time Rock And Roll(George Jackson) <       

     Bob Seger*     Bob Seger(Ultimix)     Status Quo(U.K.)     Cast of Glee{medley}     Jerry Lee Lewis     The Chipmunks     Die Campbells(South Africa)     Paul McDonald     Kids Dance Express     Fabian    
The Flying Burrito Brothers     Ronnie Dove     Johnny Hallyday(France)     Art Neville     Connie Francis     Wanda Jackson     Dwight Twilley     The Righteous Brothers     Wolfman Jack     The Greasers     Hit Crew 

*This song by this artist was a hit in 1979 as a single and again in 1983 when it was re-released as a result of its use in the film "Risky Business". It remains a staple in the Mobile DJ (Wedding & Party DJ's) music libraries.

One Fine Day(Gerry Goffin & Carole King) <

     The Chiffons     Carole King     Sandy Posey     Rita Coolidge with Michael McDonald     The Mindbenders     The Carpenters     Ken Sparkes(Australia)     The Nylons(Canada)     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods     Natalie Merchant     The Ventures     The Neville Brothers     Ray Conniff     The Chiffons & Del Shannon     Barbie     Bette Midler     Summer Wine     The Hit crew Masters     Graham Blvd.

Ooo, Baby Baby(Smokey Robinson & Pete Moore) <

     The Miracles     Linda Ronstadt     Human Nature(Australia)     The Five Stairsteps     Sylvester     Marianne Faithful(U.K.)     Ella Fitzgerald     Honey Cone     Zapp     Musiq/Musiq Soulchild     Shalamar     Laura Nyro     Lenny Kravitz     Hugh Masekela(South Africa)     The Temptations     Brenda Holloway     Martha Reeves     The Del-Vikings     Edwin Starr     The Funk Brothers     Palfi Pagan     Bobby Morganstein     Ray Goodman & Brown     Todd Rundgren     Hit Crew     

Open Arms(Steve Perry & Jonathan Cain) <

     Journey     Mariah Carey     Collin Raye     Daniel Evans(U.K.)     Celine Dion(Canada)     Boyz II Men     Barry Manilow     Kat Perkins     Tommy Shaw     Jermaine Paul     Ryan Sill     Gary Puckett     Nu Flavor     Rockabye Baby     Graham Blvd.     Hit Crew Masters
Poison Ivy(Leiber & Stoller) <
     The Coasters     The Ventures     The Dave Clark Five(U.K.)     The Kingssmen[Portland OR. Rock band]     The Rolling Stones[two different versions](U.K.)     Hanson     The Romantics     The Lambettas(U.K.)     The Alley Cats     The Delltones     DJ Godfather     The Nylons(Canada)     Smokey Joe's Cafe Original Cast     Redbone     The Hollies(U.K.)     The Kingtones     Manfred Mann(U.K.)     Johnny Otis     Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs     Linda McCartney(U.K.)     David Clayton-Thomas(Canada)     Rita Lee(Brazil)     Odyssey     Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs     Little Caesar & the Consuls 
Play That Funky Music(Rob Parissi) <
     Wild Cherry     Vanilla Ice     Godon Goodwin & His Big Phat Band     Cranial Screwtop(U.K.)     Warren Hill(Canada)     B*Witched(Ireland)     The Leningrad Cowboys(Finland)     Thunder(U.K.)     Paul Di'Anno(U.K.)     Alvin & the Chipmunks     Adam Lambert     Leif Garrett     Jive Bunny & The Master Mixers[medley](U.K.)     Dino Jag     Funky Brewster    Roxanne     Graham Blvd.     Done Again     Hit Crew     
45 - EP - Four By The Beatles - Side 2
Track 1 - This Boy
Track 2 - Please Mr. Postman

Please Mr. Postman(Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman & Freddie Gorman) <

    The Marvelettes     The Beatles     The Carpenters     The Saturdays(U.K.)     Mini Pop KIds(Canada)     The Originals     Diana Ross[medley]     The Cowsills     Human Nature(Australia)     London Symphony Orchestra(U.K.)     Helen Shapiro(U.K.)     Richard Clayderman(France)     Graham Blvd.     Its a Cover Up        

Purple Rain(Prince) <
     Prince & the Revolution*    LeAnn Rimes     Dami Im(South Korea/Australia)     Preston Shannon     Royal Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)     Vika Barcellos     Aynsley Lister(U.K.)     Randy Crawford
*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress

Raunchy(Bill Justis & Sid Manker) <

     Bill Justis     The Ventures     Sandy Nelson     Duane Eddy     Bill Vaughn     Ernie Freeman     Billy Strange     Tommy & The Tom Toms     Bill Black     Santo & Johnny     The Incredible Bongo Band      Al Caiola     The Challengers     Harlow Wilcox     Booker T & the MG's     The Shadows(U.K.)     The Champs  

Reach Out I'll Be There/Reach Out (I'll Be There)(Holland, Dozier & Holland) <

     The Four Tops     Michael Bolton     Diana Ross     Gloria Gaynor     Merrilee Rush     Brentwood Hids Company     Kevin Mahogany     The Mar-Keys     Michael McDonald     Run C&W     Snuff(U.K.)     San Remo Golden Strings     Lee Moses     Boyz II Men[medley]     Luis Migel(Mexico)     Keith Mansfield(U.K.)     Jackson 5     Richie Kotzen     Bill Cosby     Miss Dominique(France)     A Loss For Words     London Symphony Orchestra(U.K.)     Paul Mauriat(France)     The Slackers        101 Strings     Human Nature(Australia)  

Reelin' And Rockin'(Chuck Berry) <

     Chuck Berry     George Thorogood     The Rolling Stones(U.K.)     Dave Clark Five(U.K.)     The Big Three(U.K.)     Mickey Finn & His Blue Men(U.K.)     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Conway Twitty     The Astronauts     Top Of The Poppers

Rock And Roll Music(Chuck Berry) <

     Chuck Berry     The Beatles(U.K.)     The Beach Boys     Puhdys(East Germany/Germany)      Bobby Vee     Krunoslav Kico Slabinac(Croatia)     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Jan & Dean     Bryan Adams(Canada)     Bill Haley & His Comets     Manic Street Preachers(U.K.)     Humble Pie(U.K.)     Mental As Anything(Australia)     REO Speedwagon     Bo Diddley     The Archies     Joey Welz     Showaddywaddy(U.K.)     Graham Blvd.     Hit Crew Masters

Rock 'n' Roll All Nite (Stanley & Simmons) <

     Kiss[studio]     Kiss[Live]     Poison     L.A. Guns     Toad The Wet Sprocket     The Summer Set     The Dollyrots     Momoiro Clover Z(Japan)     Kiss & The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra(Australia)     Phish     Hayseed Dixie     Florida State University Marching Chiefs     Next Wave     Brandon Calhoon     Radio Cult     Leaving Eden     Graham Blvd.     Done again     The Rock Masters     Rock Crusade
Rumble(Milt Grant & Link Wray) < +
     Link Wray*/**     The Ventures     The Cramps     Billy Childish & his Blackhands     Brownsville Station     The Sonics     K.R.B.     Duane Eddy     Halibuts     Dave Clark Five(U.K.)     Bill Frisell
[1]*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress 
[2] ** To learn more about this song by this artist visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #10 on the list.   

School's Out(Alice Cooper, M. Bruce, G. Buxton, D. Dunaway, & N. Smith) <

     Alice Cooper     Krokus     Daphne & Celeste[rap version /altered lyrics]     45 Grave     Bl'ast     Gwar     Alvin & the Chipmunks     Soul Asylum     A-Teens(Sweden)     Cast of Glee     Sevendust     Toyah/Toyah Wilcox(U.K.)     Grave Digger(Germany)     Kirka(Finland)     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Eve To Adam     Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band     The University Of Oklahoma Marching Band     Alien Sex Fiend(U.K.)      Cover It Up      
Sea Cruise(Huey "Piano" Smith) < 
     Frankie Ford     Johnny Rivers     Ben Steel[altered lyrics/novelty]     Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon     John Fogerty     The Beach Boys     Jimmy Buffett     Dion     Little Willie Littlefield     Status Quo(U.K.)     Hermans Hermits(U.K.)     Robert Gordon & Link Wray     Glenn Frey     Don McLean     The Hondells     Billy "Carsh" Craddock     Cliff Richard & The Shadows(U.K.)     Rico Rodriguez & the Specials(Jamaica)     Nicky Hopkins(U.K.)     Shakin' Stevens & the Sunsets(U.K.)     Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airman     Sha Na Na     The Houseshakers(U.K.)     Rory Gallagher(Ireland)     Yo La Tengo     Huey "Piano" Smith     Jerry Jeff Walker     Jerry Lee Lewis     The Glitter Band(U.K.)     Sha Na Na     The Showaddywaddy(U.K.)     The Coastline Band     Bobby Vee     Lindisfarne[medley](U.K.)     

Sea Of Love(John Phillip Baptiste a.k.a. Phil Phillips) <

     Phil Phillips     The Honeydrippers(U.K.)     Tom Waits     Del Shannon     Cookie & the Cupcakes     Robert Plant(U,K,)     Shakin' Stevens(U.K.)     Horace Andy(Jamaica)     Marty Wilde(U.K.)     The Holy Modal Rounders     Cat Power     Jimmy Velvit     Katie Webster     Iggy Pop     Israel Kamakawiwo'ole     Aringarna(Sweden)     The Heptones(Jamaica)     John Fahey     Tom Hadley(U.K.)     Kevin Coyne(U.K.)     The Persuasions                                      

Secret Agent Man(P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri) <

Johnny Rivers     The Ventures*     Rachael MacFarlane     Dwight Twilley     Hank Williams Jr     Sandy Nelson     The Plugz     Bruce Willis     Psychotic Aztecs(Mexico)     Hittman     The Toasters     The Pagans     Blotto     Cirith Ungol     Agent Orange     Cynecyde     Mel Torme     Supreme Beings of Leisure     Blues Travelers     Devo     The Dickies     Brian Setzer     Al Caiola     Hugo Montenegro     Sam & Dave     Nokie Edwards & The Light Crust Doughboys*     Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band     The Marketts     Nokie Edwards*     Graham Blvd.
*Nokie Edwards is a primary member of The Ventures but has recorded on his own and with the Light Crust Doughboys.                  

Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)(Steve Perry & Jonathan Cain) <

     Journey     Glass Heart     Roland Grapow(Germany)     Angelical Tears     Warmen(Finland))     Cocobat(Japan)     Across The Sun     Asking Alexandria(U.K.)     Andre Matos(Brazil)     Skylit Drive     We Are The Fallen) 

Sexual Healing(Marvin Gaye & Odell Brown) <

     Marvin Gaye     Sarah Connor(Germany) & Ne-Yo(U.S.)     Anita Lane(Austral;ia)     Michael Bolton     Soul Asylum     Marvin Gaye/Mike Posner (remix)     Slaves On Dope(Canada)     Nate James(U.K.)      Anita Lane(Australia)     Marvin Gaye/SNBRN (remix)     Marvin Gaye(U.S.) /w Kygo [remix] (Norway)     Fourplay     Hot 8 Brass Band     Hot Chip(U.K.)     Kate Bush(U.K.)     Phish     Mili'sa Morgan & Kim Waters     Ben Harper     Jason Miles     Common Sense     It's A Cover Up     Graham Blvd.     Count Dee's Hit Explosion

She's A Lady(Paul Anka) <

     Tom Jones(U.K.)     The Ventures     Paul Anka     Beatrice Ardisson(France)     Superbutt(Hungary)     Paul Anka & Tom Jones(U.K)     Sammi Cheng(Hong Kong)     Sam Sorono(Philippines)     Funkster De Luxe(Denmark)     The Persuasions     Ervinna(Singapore)     Ali Campbell(U.K.) & Shaggy(Jamaica)     Funkster De Luxe(Denmark vs. Ton Jones(U.K.)     Patricia Barber     The Highliners(U.K.)     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     It's a cover Up     Graham Blvd.

Shop Around(Smokey Robinson & Berry Gordy) <

     The Astronauts     Smokey Robinson & The Miracles     Captain & Tennille     Bobby Vee     Mary Wells     The Spinners     Johnnie Ray     Georgie Fame(U.K.)     Sam & Dave     Lloyd Price     The Contours     Girl Authority     Helen Shapiro(U.K.)     Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band     Graham Blvd.    Countdown Singers     

Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)(R. Clark) <

     Betty Everett     Linda Lewis(U.K.)     Cher     Vonda Shepard     The Chipettes     Mary Duff(Ireland)     The Searchers(U.K.)     Sandy Shaw(U.K.)     The Hollies(U.K.)     Lulu(U.K.)     Aretha Franklin     The Swinging Blue Jeans(U.K.)     Merry Claton     Kate Taylor     U.S. Air Force Heritage Blue Aces     Lena Zavaroni(U.K.)     Anna Book(Sweden)     The Nylons(Canada)     Helen shapiro(U.K.)     Nancy Bruinooge(Netherlands)     The Newbeats     The Supremes     The Muppets & Linda Ronstadt     Michelle Phillips     Pat Boone     Sheila E.     Jive bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Ramona King     Barbie     Graham Blvd.     It's A Cover Up

Soul Man(Isaac Hayes & David Porter) <

     Sam & Dave     The Blues Brothers     Booker T & The MG's     Al Jarreau     Don Bryant     Jermaine Paul & Blake Shelton     Paul Revere & The Raiders     Jake Bell & John Peck     Lou Reed & Sam Moore     Sweet Charles Sherrell     Los Pericos(Argentina)     Guy Sebastian(Australia)     Tom Jones(U.K.)     Isaac Hayes     Ted Nugent     Pat Boone & Sam Moore     Edgar Winter & Johnny Winter     Wayne Cochran     Ramsey Lewis     Herbie Mann     Righteous Brothers     Kid "N Play     Celine Dion[medley](Canada)     The Supremes     Eddie Floyd     Sam Moore     Graham Blvd.     Music Factory

Sherry(Bob Gaudio) <

     The Four Seasons*     Tight Fit(U.K.)     The Red Squares(U.K.)     Dreamhouse(U.K.)     Maurice Williams     Adrian Baker(U.K.)     John Lloyd Young     Dooby Dobson(Jamaica)     BYU, Vocal Point     Robert John     Ken Boothe(Jamaica)     Jersey Boys[Original Broadway Cast]     The Tokens[Choice Ladies Medley)     Ken Barry     Done Again
*For more on this song by this artist visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs scroll down to song #124 on the list. It is second from the top.

Smooth Criminal(Michael Jackson) <

     Michael Jackson     Alien Ant Farm     Enrico Rava(Italy)     2Cellos(Croatia)     David Garrett(Germany)     Naya Rivera, Grant Gustin & 2Cellos[Glee song]     J.viewz(Israel/U.S.)     J.Viewz     David Garrett(Germany)     Hunt For Yoshi     Badlands Inc.     Rockabye Baby!     The Workout Heroes     Graham Blvd.

So Fine(Johnny Otis) <

     The Fiestas     The Oakridge Boys     The Ventures     Sheiks     Dale & Grace     Loggins & Messina     The Everly Brothers     Johnny Rivers[medley]     Ike & Tina Turner     The Byrds     Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys     Canned Heat     Elvin Bishop     Sonny & Cher     The Chambers Brothers     The Standells     The Mugwumps     Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs     Johnny Otis

Spooky (Mike Shapiro, Harry Middlebrooks Jr., James Cobb & Bobby Buie) <

     Classics IV     The Ventures[medley]     Chris Brown     Atlanta Rhythm Section     R.E.M.     Phish     Dusty Springfield, OBE(U.K.)     The Lettermen     Martha & The Vandellas     Andy Williams     Percy Sledge     David Sanborn     Kool & The Gang with Dusty Springfield     King Curtis     David Cassidy     Gary Walker & The Rain     Meco     Chris Montez     The Velvet Monkeys     Lydia Lunch     Elements of Crime(Germany)     The Puppini Sisters(U.K./Italy)     The Boris Garner Happening(Jamaica)     Marc Antoine(France)     The Golden Cups(Japan)     Imogen Heap(U.K.)     Daniel Ash(U.K.)     Kid Montana(Belgium)     Michel Pagliaro(Canada)     The Jazz Butcher(U.K.)     Shakin' Stevens(U.K.)     Done Again                                      

Sweet Child O Mine(Axel Rose, Slash & Izzy Stradlin) <     

     Guns & Roses     808's     Texas(U.K.)     Sheryl Crow     Anastacia     Akasha(U.K.) & Neneh Cherry(Sweden)     Belladonna(Italy)     Luna(Serbia)     Orleya     Milk Inc.(Belgium)     Taken By Trees(Sweden)     Eliza Lumley(U.K.)     Slash     Cilby Clarke     Alma Micic(Serbia/U.S.)     Crazy Pill     Sweet Little Band(Argentina)     Dallas String Quartet     Full Metal Hammer     Graham Blvd.     It's A Cover Up     
Spirit In The Sky(Norman Greenbaum) <
     Norman Greenbaum     Gareth Gates(U.K.)     Doctor & The Medics(U.K.)     Bauhaus(U.K.)     Stellar Kart     Elton John(U.K.)     DC Talk     The Kentucky Headhunters     Fuzzbox(U.K.)     The Blind Boys of Alabama     Nina Hagen(Gerfmany)     Blue Mink(U.K.)      Stovall Sisters     Truth Movement     The Bellamy Brothers     William Shatner     Tom Cochrane(Canada)     The Upsidedown     George Fenton(U.K.)    Mike Curb Congregation     Joey Welz    Vanity Fare(U.K.)      Edison Lighthouse(U.K.)     Carl Wayne(U.K.)     Dennis Wilson     Henry Lee Summer     Jive Bunny(U.K.)     Graham Blvd.     Ringtone Track Masters     The Countdown Singers     Done Again

Standing In The Shadows Of Love(Holland, Dozier & Holland) <

     The Four Tops     Phil Collins(U.K.)     The Ventures     Al Jarreau     Tommy Boyce     The Jackson 5     Barry White     Hall & Oates     The Temptations     Joe Stubbs     France Joli(Canada)     Bill Deal & The Rondells     Mica Paris(U.K.)     London Symphony Orchestra & The Royal Choral Society     The Funk Brothers     Deborah Washington     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     Graham Blvd.     The Ringtone Track Masters     The Backing Track Professionals

Stop In The Name Of Love(Holland, Dozier & Holland) <

     The Supremes     Cast Of Glee     The Hollies(U.K.)     Bang Gang(Iceland)     Globe(Japan)     Pink Lady(Japan)     Jonell Mosser     Gloria Gaynor     Judy Mowatt(Jamaica)     The Califonia Raisins     Jesse James     LaToya Jackson     Gene Pitney     Eric Martin Band     Mary Ann Redmond     Barbara Dickson OBE (U.K.)     The New Christy Monstrels      Johnny Rivers     Isley Brothers     Kim Weston     Andy Upton(Australia)     Margie Joseph     U-Kiss(South Korea)     Nicki French(U.K.)     C:Real(Greece)     Sinitta(U.S./U.K.)     Claude Francios(France)     Human Nature(Australia)     Billy Preston     James Last     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     London Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)     101 Strings     Jean Terrell     Original Broadway Cast - Motown The Musical     Spinners[medley]     Michael Wolff     Graham Blvd.     Hit Crew     The Ringtone Masters      

Stay(Maurice Williams) <

     Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs     The Four Seasons     Jackson Browne[Medley]     The Hollies(U.K.)      Andrew Gold     Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band     Cyndi Lauper     Georg Danzer(Austria)     Spencer(Italy)     Dreamhouse(U.K.)     Tight Fit(U.K.)     Jan & Dean     Human Nature(Australia)     Dave Clark 5(U.K.)     Lou Christie
Smokin' In The Boys Room(Cub Koda & Michael Lutz) <
     Brownsville Station     Motley Crue    R.E.M.     LeeAnn Rimes     Vince Neil     T-Slam(Israel)     Graham Blvd.     Done Again

Take Good Care Of My Baby(Carole King & Gerry Goffin) <

     Bobby Vee     Bobby Vinton     The Beatles(U.K.)     Garry Lewis & The Playboys     Dion     Ralph Emery[answer song]     Bobby Vee[slow version]     Sammi Lynn[answer song - You Should Know I am Still Your Baby]     Carole King     Smokie(U.K.)     Shaun Cassidy     Frankie Vali     Sasha(Germany)     Paul Jabara & Patti Brooks[Disco version]     Bobby Vee & Sha Na Na     Donny Osmond     Adam Faith(U.K.)     Johnny Hallyday(France)     The Lettermen      Anita Kerr Singers     Florence Warner     Done Again     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Micky Dolenz     Wildlife(Canada)     Graham Blvd     Hit Crew     Bobby Stevens(U.K.)     The Boppers(Sweden)     Hans Edler(Sweden)     Johnny Logan(Ireland)     Kenny Price

Take Your Time (Do It Right)(Sigidi Abdallah & Harold Clayton) <

     S.O.S. Band     Max-A-Million     Tre Ft. Krayzie Bone     Rhythm 'N' Jazz

The Beat Goes On(Sony Bono) <
     Britney Spears     Runaway Orchestra(U.K.)     Sonny & Cher     The 5th. Dimension     Graham Blvd.     Tiffany     Beatrice Ardisson(France)     All Seeing I(U.K.)     Vanilla Fudge     Orbit(Canada)     Buddy Rich     Siluetler(Turkey)     Mini(Italy)     The Globos(Australia)     Strange Cruise(U.K.)     Patricia Barber     Casino Music(France)     La Ragazza 77(Italy)     Inga Rumpf(Germany)     Anita Kerr     The Hit Crew     Le Cercle(France)     Firewater     Emilie-Claire Barlow(Canada)     Jojo Effect(Germany)     Herbie Mann     Alison Scott     Bill Black Combo     Done Again     Frank Derrick     Tarzan's Project     Young-Holt Unlimited     Kjellerbandet(Norway)     Liz Callaway     Charlie Barnet     Booker T. & the MG's     The Hit Co.     Sandy Nelson     Giant Sand     Tommy Sands     Gabor Szabo(Hungary/U.S.)     Tiffany     

The Big Hurt(Wayne Shanklin) <

     Toni Fisher*     Del Shannon     Bearessence     Vikki Carr     Scott Walker     The Lettermen     Susan Rafey     Maureen Evans(U.K.)     Wes Montgomery     Nick Cave(U.K.)     The Motels     Janis Siegel     Sandy Posey     Susie Arioli(Canada)     The Suberbs     Maureen Evans(U.K.)     The Surf Dawgs     Bruce Blackman     The Vanduras     Robby Krieger     Jean Campbell(U.K.)     U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble            
* To learn more about this song by this artist visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #14 on the list.

The First Cut Is The Deepest(Cat Stevens) <

     Cat Stevens     Sheryl Crow     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     Marcia Griffiths(Jamaica)     James Morrison(U.K.)     Martin Simpson(U.K.)     Bonfire(Germany)     Hortense Ellis(Jamaica)     Bad Manners(U.K.)     I-Roy(Jamaica)     P.P. Arnold     Keith Hampshire(U.K.)     Norma Fraser(Jamaica)     Judy Mowatt(Jamaica)     Big Mouintain     Haddaway(Trinidad/Germany)     Gene Pitney     Brian Connolly(U.K.)     Dawn Penn(Jamaica)     KIds Bop Kids     Graham Blvd.     Done Again     

The In Crowd(Billy Page) <

     Dobie Gray     Ramsey Lewis     The Ventures     Bryan Ferry(U.K.)     The Mam's & Papas     The Coasters     Percy Faith & His Orchestra     James Last     Andrew Gold     Marshall Crenshaw     Quincy Jones & His Orchestra     Billy Preston     The Chipmunks     Jack Jones     Maurice Williams     The Knickerbockers     Petula Clark(U.K.)     Eric Shifrin      

The Letter(Wayne Carson Thompson) <

     The Box Tops     Joe Cocker(U.K.)     The Ventures     Deborah Washington     The Arbors     Ami Stweart     Herbert Leonard(France)     Johnny Rivers     Brenda Lee     Bobby Darin     Classics IV     Al Green         The Beach Boys     Lou Rawls     Sonny James     Bachman-Turner Overdrive(Canada)     Shaun Cassidy     Trini Lopez     Peter Tosh(Jamaica)     Dionne Warwick     Seasick Steve     A-Teens(Sweden)     Eva Cassidy     John Davidson     Don Fardon(U.K.)     Barbara Mandrell     Lee DeWyze     Robert Knight       The Legendary Lake Monsters     Tim Timbomb & Friends     Classics IV     Tight Fit(U.K.) 

There Goes My Baby(Ben E. King, Lover Patterson, George Treadwell, Leiber & Stoller) <

     The Drifters     Donna Summer     The Walker Brothers     Joe Cocker(U.K.)     Diana Ross      Smokey Joe's Cafe Original Cast     Otis Redding     The Dovells     Marvin Gaye      Garnet Mimms     Boots Randolph     Jay & The Americans     Done Again           

Thriller(R. Temperton) < 

     Michael Jackson*     Micheal Jackson & Fergie     Cast of Glee     London Symphony Orchestra(U.K.)     Fall Out Boys     Andrew Bissell     Stephen Gause     Joey DeFancesco     Sweet Little Band(Argentina)     Henry Mancini     Ben Gibbard     The LoveCrave(Italy)     Enrico Rava(Italy)     Wise Guys(Germany)     DJ Remix Factory          Maybebop(Germany)     Gothminister(Norway)     Jiordan Tolli(Australia)     Lenny Henry[parody](U.K.)     Aereogramme(U.K.)     Ten Masked Men(U.K.)     Joe Dolce(U.S./Australia)     The String Cheese Incident     KIdz Bop Kids     Quincy Jones     Richard Grey     Rilod     Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band     Hit Crew
 *This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The song is one of nine on the album "Thriller" witch is in the registry    

Twistin' The Night Away(Sam Cooke) < 
     Sam Cooke     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     Dwight Twilley     DeShawn Washington     Marvelettes     Divine     R Kelly     Victor Sylvester(U.K.)     Keely Smith     The Glitter Band(U.K.)     King Curtis     Warren Michael(U.K.)     The Coasters     Bobby Rydell     Clarence Clemons     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Nikki Hill     Scooter Lee     Herbert Hunter     Doogie White(U.K.)     Jery Wilson     Brian  Poole & the Tremeloes[medly](U.K.)     Kids Dance Express     Graham Blvd.     It's A Cover Up 
Tracks Of My Tears(W. "Smokey Robinson Jr, W Moore & M Tarplin) <
     Johnny Rivers     The Miracles*     Linda Ronstadt     Aretha Franklin     UB40(U.K.)     The Jackson 5     Dolly Parton     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     Big Country(U.K.)     Devin Velez     Dean Martin     The Contours     Boyz II Men     Michael McDonald     Martha and the Vandellas     Paul Young(U.K.)     Human Nature(Australia)     Mica Paris(U.K.)     Q - Tip     Soul Asylum(U.K.)     Billy Bragg(U.K.)     Gavin DeGraw     La Toya Jackson     The Flying Pickets(U.K.)     Mighty Diamonds(Jamaica)     Carmel(U.K.)     Adam Lambert     Jessica Mauboy(Australia)     The Poulettes(U.K.)     Bryan Ferry(U.K.)     Asura(France)     Gladys Knight & The Pipis     Peter Andres(U.K./Australia)     Cashmere     The Funk Brothers     Ruby Turner(Jamaica)     Go West(U.K.)     Graeme Strachan a.k.a. Shirley(Australia)     The Pharaohs     Colin Blunstone(U.K.)     Human Nature(Australia)     La Toya Jackson
*This song by this artist is in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress

Time After Time(Cyndi Lauper & R. Hyman) <     

     Cyndi Lauper     Cast Of Glee     Eva Cassidy     Ronan Keating(Ireland)     Miles Davis     Novaspace(Germany)     Journey South(U.K.)     Nelly     Ashley Tisdale     Sugar Ray     The Flying Pickets(U.K.)     Paul Parker     Rochelle Frost(U.K.)     Downtown Singapore     Queitdrive     Jessica Mauboy(Australia)     Tuck & Patti Sarge     DJ Remix Factory     Boyz II Men     Cyndi Lauper & Sarah McLachlan     Willie Nelson     Everything but the Girl(U.K.)     Paul Anka     Changing Faces     Cassandra Wilson     The Hooters     Javier Colon     The Countdown Singers

This Old Heart Of Mine(Holland, Dozier & Holland) <     

     Rod Stewart(U.K.)     Isley Brothers     Rod Stewart(U.K.) & Ronald Isley     The Contours     A Loss For Words     Randy Ceawford     The Supremes     Luv(Netherlands)     Flame     Vonda Shepard     Tammi Terrell     Donnie Elbert     Lamont Dozier     Delroy Wilson(Jamaica)     Boyzone(Ireland)    The Zombies(U.K.)     The Temptations     Shalamar     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Wild Cherry     Lou Christie     Graham Blvd.     The Minister of Soundalikes     The Hit Crew

Tequila/Tequila Twist*(Danny Flores) <   

     The Champs     The Ventures     The Champs[Twist version]     George Benson     Ska Cubano(U.K.)     Hot Butter     Eddie Platt     The Piltdown Men     Wes Montgomery     Perez Prado(Cuba/Mexico)     Boots Randolph     Dr. Feelgood     A.L.T.     Dizzy Gillespie     Sexbomb Girls(Philippines)     The Three Suns     Bill Black's Combo     The Iguanas     The Mariachi Brass /w Chet Baker     Sandy Nelson     Billy J. Kramer(U.K.)      Lee Castle & The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra     Keimzeit(Germany)    Pugs(Japan)     David Sanborn     Azucar Moreno(Spain)     Tony Levin     Bad Manners(U.K.)     No Way Jose     Larry Carlton     Micky Dolenz     Iskre(Serbia)     Joe Loss Orchestra(U.K.)     JRabbit     Klutae(Denmark)  
* This song found popularity in 1958, again as a Twist version in 1962 and then again as the original version in the 1985 film "Pee Wee's Big Adventure". The song became a cult classic and campy song of the late eighties as a result of the bizarre dance routine performed by Pee Wee in a Biker Bar.

Tell Him/Her(Bert Berns a.k.a. Bert Russell) <     

     Vonda Shepard     The Exciters     Johnny Thunder     Ed Townsend     Billie Davis(U.K.)     Kenny Loggins     Josie Cotton     Alma Cogan(U.K.)     Dean Parrish     Laura Branigan     Sunny & Cher     Hello(U.K.)     Cast of Glee     Alvin & The Chipmunks     The Glitter Band(U.K.)     Quentin & Ash(U.K.)     Bette Midler     Linda Ronstadt     Patti Drew     Claude Francois(France)     Bobby Rydell

The Wonder Of You(Baker Knight) <

     Ray Peterson     The Platters     Elvis Presley     Ronnie Hilton(U.K.)     The Sandpipers     Nelson Riddle     The Lettermen     Ronnie McDowell     Sweet Little Band(Argentina)     Dennis March(New Zealand)     J.D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet     Ricky Valance(U.K.)     Owen Gray(Jamaica)     Andy Lee Lang(Austria)     Carl Perkins     Andy Teilman(Netherlands/Indonesia)     Foster & Allen(Ireland)     Jive Bunny(U.K.)     Joey Welz     Lisa Dillan(Norway)     Johnny Carroll     Graham Blvd.     The Karaoke Machine

True Love Ways(Buddy Holly & Norman Petty) <

      Buddy Holly     Martina McBride     Peter & Gordon     Mickey Gilley     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     Jackson Browne     Skeeter Davis     My Morning Jacket     Bobby Vee     Frank Ifield(Australia)     Dick Rivers(France)     Ricky/Rick Nelson     Jimmy Jones     Aaron Watson     David Essex,OBE & Catherine Zeta-Jones, CBE(U.K.)     The Mavericks     Johnny Mathis     Royal Philharmonic Orchestra(U.K.)     Brock Easterbrook     Joey Welz     Willie Logan(U.K.)     The Fireballs     Tommy Allsup     Graham Blvd.     Hit Crew Masters

(Till) I Kissed You(Don Everly)   <

     The Everly Brothers     Connie Smith     Shinehead     The Blue Diamonds(Netherlands/Indonesia)     Imelda May(Ireland)     Jimmy London(Jamaica)     Al Campbell(Jamaica)     Countdown Singers

 Viva Las Vegas*(Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman) <        

      Elvis Presley     Z Z Top     Bruce Springsteen     The Thrills(Ireland) & James Burton(U.S.)     Dead Kennedys     Ann-
Photo Courtesy of Doug Weber
Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV. 
Margret     Nina Hagen(Germany)    The Grascals      The Analogs(Poland)     Jimmy Buffett     Amanda Lear(France)     Dread Zeppelin     Holly Cole(Canada)     LaFrontera(Spain)     Vince Neil     Lost Children/ a.k.a. Depressed Children     Johnny Ramone     Pastina Mosh(Mexico)     Engelbert Humperdinck(U.K.)     The Royal Crown Revue     The Misfits     Wayne Newton     The Residents     The Stray Cats     Billy Swan     The Blues Brothers     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Dolly Parton     Mort Shuman     Bette Midler     Dean Flora     DJ Bobo(Switzerland)     Lee Rocker     Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash     Ohio State University Marching Band     Monday Raz Collective     The Hit Crew     Done Again     Doug Church**

[1]*This song is the unofficial anthem for the city of Las Vegas and is the ad hoc fight song for UNLV.
[2]**South Bend, In. Elvis impersonator who performs worldwide and has a CD with this song.  He stands in for all the other ETA's (Elvis Tribute Artists) performing around the world. 

Walk This Way(Steven Tyler & Joe Perry)    <+    

      Aerosmith     Run D.M.C.*     Girls Aloud & Sugarbabies(U.K.)     Macy Gray     Sasha a.k.a. Dick Brave(Germany)     Billy Joel & Steven Tyler     Hank Williams Jr.     Sum 41(Canada)     Hayseed Dixie     The String Cheese     Auburn University Marching Band     The Hit Crew     DJ Remix Factory
* To learn more about this song by this artist visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #41 on the list.

Why Do Fools Fall In Love(Frankie Lyman, Herman Santiago & Jimmy Merchant) <  

     Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers     Diana Ross     The Beach Boys     The Overtones(U.K., Ireland & Australia)     Chiffons     The Diamonds(Canada)     The Four Seasons     Kenny Rankin     Mud(U.K.)      The Delltones(Australia)     Sha Na Na     Jokers Wild(U.K.)     Gina Thompson & Mocha     Gale Storm     Gloria Mann     Barry Frank     Joni Mitchell(Canada)     Voices of Theory     Marion Ryan(U.K.)     Boyz II Men     Alma Cogan(U.K.)     The Happenings     The Chords     The Dovells     The Essexs      Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story Original London Cast     Mary Wells     The Washington University Greenleafs     Done Again     Graham Blvd.     Hit Crew 

Who's Making Love(Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson, Bettye Crutcher & Don Davis) <

     Johnnie Taylor     The Blues Brothers     Tony Joe White     Rufus Thomas     Bill Black & Willie Mitchell     Young Holt Unlimited     The S.O.S. Band     The Commodores     Ace Cannon     Otis Day & the Knights     Don Carroll     Done Again

Wipe Out(Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly. Ron Wilson & Jim Fuller) <  

     The Ventures     Surfaris     Fat Boys & Beach Boys     Sandy Nelson     The Queers     Phish     Toy Dolls(U.K.)    
Bob Berryhill co-composer
of "Wipe Out" and guitarist
with the Surfaris
performing in Las Vegas
Harlow Wilcox     Bert Weedon, OBE(U.K.)     The Routers     Ray Barretto     Bruce Springsteen     The Iguanas     Gary Hoey     Steve Vai     The Hit Crew     The Beach Boys[60's instrumental]     Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers(U.K.)     The Challengers     Bill Haley     Skid Row     Johnny Winter     Johnny Thunders     Mother Of Invention     Katrina & The Waves     The Big Noise     Fred Mollin(Canada)     Meco[medley]     The Surfriders     The Ventures[live in Japan1965]     Graham Blvd     Jean-Pierre Danel(France)     Bill Black's Combo     Fendermen     Auburn University Marching Band     Nookie Edwards[member of The Ventures]     

Willie And The Hand Jive(Johnny Otis) <  
     Johnny Otis     The Strangeloves     Eric Clapton(U.K.)     Cliff Richard(U.K.)     The Grateful Dead     George Thorogood     Johnny Rivers    New Riders Of The Purple Sage     Mannish Boys     The Tremeloes     Sandy Nelson     Levon Helm     Sha Na Na     Johnny Carver     Jo Ann Campbell     Don Mercedes & The Improvers(Netherlands)     Kim Carnes     The Band     Taj Mahal     Sandy Denny     The Tremeloes(U.K.)     Jo Ann Campbell     JGBongoman     Bo Diddley     The Youngbloods     The Flying Burrito Brothers     Kenny Vance & the Planotones     Billy Fury(U.K.)     Graham Blvd.     Done Again     Hit Crew

Working My Way Back To You(Denny Randell & Sandy Linzer)  <      

     The Four Seasons     The Spinners     Boyzone(Ireland)     Jersey Boys{Four Seasons cover group}*    Nancy Boyd(Netherlands)     George Nooks(Jamaica)     Franz Lambert(Germany)     The Love Generation(Sweden)     Tiny Tim     50 Guitys  of Tommy Garrett     Graham Blvd.     Done Again     Soundalikes                  
*Numerous groups perform as the "Jersey Boys" around the world in the musical about the Four Seasons of the same name.

Yakety Yak(Leiber & Stoller) <

     The Coasters     2 Live Crew     Ray Stevens     Boots Randolph     The Muppets     Bloodstone     Shakin' Stevens(U.K.)     Wanda Jackson     Sha Na Na     Danald Duck     Frankie Avalon     Sandy Nelson     Brian Poole & The Tremeloes(U.K.)     The Diamonds     Ruthless Rap Assassins(U.K.)     Smokey Joe's Cafe Original Cast     Sam The Sham n& the Pharaohs     The Gaylords     Bad Manners(U.K.)     The Hit Crew     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Mary-Kate & Ashley Olson     Esteban     The Hollywood Argyles     Joe Turner     DJ Schwede     The Tornadoes[San Bernardino CA. band]          

You Give Love A Bad Name(Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, & Desmond Child) <
     Bon Jovi*     Atreyu     Anastacia     Burnell Taylor     The Lost Fingers(Canada)     Bananarama(U.K.)     The Backbeats     Demi Lovato     Cast Of Glee     Mandaryna(Poland)     Jax     Atreyu     Kelly Hanson     Radio Cult     Davide Svezza(Italy)     Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band     Florida State University Marching Chiefs     The Backbeats     Blake Lewis     Rockabye Baby     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew     Done Again  
* To learn more about this song by this artist visit 100 Most Important and Influential American Songs  Scroll down to song #123 on the list. It is near the top of the blog.

Young Blood(Doc Pomus,Leiber & Stoller) < 

     The Coasters     Smokey Joe's Cafe Original Cast     Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids     The Beatles(U.K.)     Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders(U.K.)     Bed Company(U.K.)     Carl Wilson     The Righteous Brothers     Bruce Willis     The Band     Jerry Lee Lewis     Leon Russell     Maurice williams & the Zodiacs     Huey "Piano" Smith

Your Mama Don't Dance(Loggins & Messina) <

     Poison     Loggins & Messina     Dr. Hook     Y&T      Elvis Presley[medley]     Brenda Lee     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew

You're All I Need To Get By(Ashford & Simpson) <  

     Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell     Method Man & Mary J. Blige[medley]     Diana Ross     Michael McDonald     Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams     Dionne Warwick     Aretha Franklin     Gloria Gaynor     Natalie Appleton(Canada) & Bootsy Collins(U.S.)     Cast of Glee     Melba Moore & Phil Perry     Jaye P. Morgan     Booker T. & The MG's     Kenny Lattimore & Chante Moore     Jacob Lusk     The Angels     Original Broadway Cast - Motown The Musical     Paula Atherton     Texas(U.K.)     Ashford & Simpson     Tony Orlando & Dawn     Martha Reeves     The Funk Brothers     Nancy Wilson     Kenny Rogers     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew

You Keep Me Hangin' On(Holland, Dozier & Holland) <

     The Supremes     Vanilla Fudge     Kim Wilde(U.K.)     Reba McEntire     Cast of Glee     Aretha Franklin     Wilson Pickett      Jackie DeShannon     Ann Peebles     Human Nature(Australia)     Sam Harris     Lou Chrisrie     Marry Wilson     Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers(U.K.)     Lauren Alaina     The University of Washington Husky Marching Band     The London Symphony Orchestra(U.K.)     Graham Blvd.     The Hit Crew

You Showed Me(Jim McGuinn & Gene Clark) <

     The Turtles     The Lightning Seeds(U.K.)     Salt-n-Pepa     Lutricia McNeal     The Watson Twins     Hannah Fury     Byrds     Steve Almaas     The Johnny Mann Singers     The Lettermen     Hugo Montenegro     Elliot Easton     Jim Bashlight     The Now Generation     Le Coupe     Flo & Eddie     Hannah Fury     Ace Cannon     3 Balls of Fire     Enoch Light    

YMCA*(Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali & Victor Willis) <        

     The Village People     Minions {Despicable Me 2}     Hideki Saijo(Japan)     Dancing Queen     Kids Dance Express     Royal Gigolos[Village People remix]     Gerry & The Pacemakers(U.K.)     Columbia Ballroom Orchestra     Hit Crew     Brotherhood of Man(U.K.)     The Agents of O.W.C.A.[altered lyrics]     King Diamond     Edson Cordeiro(Brazil)     The Skunks     Super Junior(Korea)     William Hung(China)     Global DeeJays(Austria)     Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band(U.K.)
*The Village People's version remains very popular among DJ's both Club and Mobile and receives a great deal of play. They virtually own this song and there have been numerous remixes.    

Songs in waiting

Make You Feel My Love(Bob Dylan)  

     Adel     Garth Brooks     Bob Dylan     Billy Joel     Trisha Yearwood     Kelly Clarkson     Bryan Ferry(U.K.)     Joan Osborne     Bianka Moon(Australia)     Boy George(U.K.)     Jane Harvey

7.  Criteria, Formulary & List Ranking

Criteria for making the list.
1. The song must be at least 50% composed by a American.
2. The song must have maintained a residual popularity.
3. The song must have been composed and first recorded no less than 20 (twenty) years ago.
4. Songs were not disqualified due to musical origins thus there are songs with a wide range of music genres as well as song predating The Electrofied Era and Rock 'n' Roll, but have been adapted to Rock.

Formulary for ranking within the list.
A. - Recording artists were broken down into four groups
     1. Mega Stars (Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bing Crosby, Elton John, Mariah Carey and others)
     2, Super Stars (Britney Spears, Kenny Rogers, The Beach Boys, Cher, The Ventures, Rod Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and others)
     3. Stars of Importance (Andy Williams, The Lettermen, Sarah Vaughn, Harry Connick Jr., Johnny Mathis, Floyd Cramer and others)
     4. Lesser artists
     5. Songs earned points for renewed popularity in the last 20 (twenty) years.
The first three groups were given points with group one receiving higher points and so on down in descending order. Group four were not given points but were to be used in the event of a tie.

B. - Length of popularity and recent recordings were also factored into the equation.

8. About American Rock Standards
For now the formulary stands, but like Billboard the formula for chart ranking could be tweaked. Why the formulary as it stands was put in place was reasoning the bigger stars sell more music and their material stays in print longer thus the songs reach a larger audience.  It also stands to reason if The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Elton John and Madonna all record the song then it will reach an even bigger audience than if just the Beatles recorded it. 

Like Pop Standards there are composers which stand out.  In Rock's case these are Chuck Berry, Holland, Dozier & Holland, Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman, Leiber & Stoller, Bob Dylan and others.   Initially many Pop Standards could trace their origins to Tin Pan Alley (New York City) and for Rock the same could be said of the Brill building (New York City) where the likes of Neil Sedaka, Neil Diamond, Carole King and others called home.

Virtually all of these songs are used as ring tones, workout songs, running/jogging songs, karaoke, pep band/marching band songs, lullaby, children party songs  and as generic cover songs.  One sign of a Rock Standard is when the song is covered by multiple cover acts (Studio musicians put together to make a series of albums devoted to covers). There are dozens of these groups.  Composers, Recording Companies and Recording Artists have seen their music turned into Stage plays/Musicals. Some of these plays have also been turned into movies. These have served to continue the popularity of the songs.  Main line orchestras have also taken these songs and turned them into orchestral productions.  All of the above serve to not only recognize the continued popularity of these songs but also to propel the songs popularity into the future. Television series and specials frequently use songs from this list for their theme. Motion pictures have incorporated many of these songs into their sound tracks.