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Shapes of Things: One of 500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll

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Shapes of Things Single: The Yardbirds Released: February 25, 1966 Genre: Psychedelic rock Songwriters:  Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty, Keith Relf The Yardbirds ' hit, "Shapes of Things," was the first popular psychedelic/rock song. Jeff Beck 's  groundbreaking use of feedback influenced Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix .   The track counts among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll . Q magazine placed the song at number 61 in its March 2005 list of the " 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks Ever! "

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One Hit Wonder: Mickey & Sylvia (1956)

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Love Is Strange Single: Mickey & Sylvia B-side: I'm Going Home Released: November 1956 Recorded: October 1956 Genre: Rock & roll, rhythm & blues Songwriter: Ethel Smith Mickey & Sylvia   was American R&B duo Mickey Baker and Sylvia Vanderpool. Mickey, a music teacher, formed a duo with Sylvia, one of his pupils, Their only hit was "Love Is Strange" in 1957. In 2004, "Love Is Strange" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame .

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The Animals: Two of 500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll

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The Animals Origin: Newcastle upon Tyne, England Genres: Rock, R&B, blues, psychedelia The Animals formed in Newcastle upon Tyne in the early 1960s. Fronted by the deep-voiced Eric Burdon, the band was known for their gritty, bluesy sound. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 .  Eric Burdon came in Number 57 of a Rolling's Stone poll of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. The Animals have two songs in the Rock & Roll Hall of fame's list of 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

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One Hit Wonder: Chumbawamba (1997)

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Tubthumping Single: Chumbawamba Album: Tubthumper Released: August 11, 1997 Genre: Dance-rock Songwriters: Chumbawamba Producers: Chumbawamba "Tubthumping" by the British rock band Chumbawamba topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand  in 1997 and hit Number 6 in the US.   It sold 880,000 copies i n the UK  and was nominated in the  1998  Brit Awards for Best British Single. In 2011, it was voted Number 8 in a readers' poll of the  Top 10 One-Hit Wonders of All Time.

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Bat Out of Hell: Rolling Stone's Number 343 of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Bat Out of Hell Studio album: Meat Loaf Released: October 1977 Genre: Hard rock, pop, progressive rock Producer: Todd Rundgren Bat Out of Hell is the 1977 debut album by American rock singer Meat Loaf and composer Jim Steinman . It's one of the best-selling LPs in history, having sold over 43 million copies worldwide and certified 14× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Rolling Stone ranked it at Number 343 on its 2012 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. There is no other album like Bat Out of Hell,  unless you want to count the sequel. Stephen Thomas Erlewine for Allmusic Composer Jim Steinman developed the album Bat Out of Hell from a musical, Neverland . A futuristic rock version of Peter Pan, Steinman wrote it for a workshop in 1974. Three of the tunes -  " Bat Out of Hell ," " Heaven Can Wait ," and " All Revved Up with No Place to Go " - became part of the seven-song record. Todd Rundgren produced the it

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Pop-Up Video: You Were Meant for Me (1996)

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You Were Meant for Me Single: Jewel Album: Pieces of You Released: November 12, 1996 Songwriters: Jewel Kilcher, Steve Poltz Jewel co-wrote "You Were Meant for Me" with Steve Poltz from The Rugburns . He appeared in the video with Jewel. This was the most played song on US radio in 1996. At the time, it was the biggest-selling single in the history of Atlantic Records. Jewel was the label's first artist to grace the cover of TIME magazine on July 21, 1997.

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Honky Château: Rolling Stone's #251 of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Honky Château Album: Elton John Released: May 19, 1972 Producer: Gus Dudgeon Elton John's fifth album, Honky Château , titled after the 18th century French Château d'Hérouville  where it was recorded, was the first of John's seven consecutive Billboard 200 Number Ones. Rock of the Westies   in 1975 was the last. It's also the first album to feature what would become his backup band: Dee Murray on bass, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Davey Johnstone on guitar. Two singles, "Rocket Man" and "Honky Cat," were released from the record.  The album ranks Number 251 of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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Without You: Rolling Stone's #496 of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Without You By: Harry Nilsson Album:  Nilsson Scmilsson Released: November 9, 1970 Songwriters: Pete Ham, Tom Evans Pete Ham and Tom Evans of  Badfinger  wrote "Without You" and their band recorded it for the 1970 album,  No Dice . It wasn't released as a single.   Harry Nilsson covered the song for his 1971 album, Nilsson Schmilsson . His version reached Number 1 in the US and the UK.   Billboard ranked it Nilsson's track the  Number 4 single  of 1972. It won him the 1973 Grammy  for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male. "Without You" was also nominated for Record of the Year, and Nilsson Schmilsson for Album of the Year.  In 2021, this track was ranked 496 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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The Man Who Sold the World: Rolling Stone 10th Greatest Bowie album

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The Man Who Sold the World By: David Bowie Album: The Man Who Sold the World Released: November 4, 1970 Songwriter: David Bowie David's Bowie shifted on his third album,  The Man Who Sold the World ,   from the " acoustic/folk rock " of 1969's  self-titled album  towards " hard rock/blues rock "...with dark lyrics. Guitarist  Mick Ronson  and drummer  Mick Woodmansey  made their first appearance on a Bowie. They became Ziggy Stardust's backing band,  Spiders from Mars .  In a 2013 readers' poll for Rolling Stone, it was voted Bowie's tenth greatest album.

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Get It On (Bang a Gong): One of 500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll

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Get It On Single: T. Rex Album: Electric Warrior Released: July 2, 1971 Genre: Glam rock, boogie rock Songwriter: Marc Bolan Front-man  Marc Bolan   wrote "Get It On" for the  1971  T. Rex   album Electric Warrior . In the US, it was retitled "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" to avoid confusion with " Get It On " by the group  Chase .   Peaking at Number 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, i t's Rex's only major US hit.    It  spent four weeks atop the  UK  music chart.   The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame counts "Get It On" one of  500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll.

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Rolling Stone's #112 of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Studio album: Elton John Recorded: May 1973 Released: October 5, 1973 Studio: Château d'Hérouville, France Genre: Pop rock Producer: Gus Dudgeon Singles released: Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting  June  29,  1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road  September  7,  1973 Bennie and the Jets  February  4,  1974 (USA) Candle in the Wind  February 22, 1974 (UK) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,  Elton John 's  best-selling album, ranks  number 112  on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and  number 59  in Channel 4's list of 100 Greatest Albums. It was inducted into the   Grammy Hall of Fame  in 2003. The same year, it was included in the book  1001 Albums  You Must Hear Before You Die.

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Pop-Up Video: Say, Say, Say (1983)

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Say Say Say Single: Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson Album: Pipes of Peace B-side: Ode to a Koala Bear Released: October 3, 1983 Genre: Post-disco, funk-pop Songwriters: Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson "Say Say Say," written by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson ,  was a Number 1 hit in the United States and reached Number 2 in the United Kingdom. Billboard magazine listed it the 50th biggest hit of all time. In a Rolling Stone readers poll, it was voted the 9th best collaboration of all time.

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Tapestry: Rolling Stone's #25 of 500 Greatest Albums List

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Tapestry Studio album: Carole King Released: February 10, 1971 Genre: Soft rock, pop Writer: Carole King Singles from Tapestry It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move So Far Away/Smackwater Jack Tapestry , the second album by Carole King , received four Grammy Awards in 1971, including Album of the Year. The lead singles from the album—"It's Too Late" and "I Feel the Earth Move"—spent five weeks at number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening charts.  Second only to  Pink Floyd 's 724 weeks with  The Dark Side of the Moon , Tapestry remained on the Billboard charts for 313 weeks.   James Taylor 's cover of " You've Got a Friend " hit number one in the US while the album was still on the charts.  Barbra Streisand 's recording of " Where You Lead " reached number 40. In 2000, Colin Larkin numbered it 74 in his All Time Top 1000 Albums. It ranked number 25 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums

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Pop-Up Video: Da' Ya' Think I'm Sexy (1979)

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Da' Ya' Think I'm Sexy Single by: Rod Stewart Released: November 10, 1978 Genre: Disco "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart , known for his soulful blues and folk ballads, was a disco song that alienated many of his old fans who remembered Rod as a member of a hard-rocking group, The Faces . The track spent four weeks atop the US Billboard Hot 100  and ranked number four on their  Top Singles of 1979 year-end chart.  Stewart earned Grammy nominations in three different genres in 1980. "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" was nominated for Best Pop Vocal, Male, and for Best Disco Recording. For his rock fans, he was nominated Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male, for " Blondes (Have More Fun) ." Rolling Stone magazine ranked Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" at Number 308 in its 2004 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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