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Station to Station: Rolling Stone's #52 of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Station to Station Album: David Bowie Released:  January 23, 1976 Genre: Art, rock-funk, rock-soul, R&B, space rock  Singles: Golden Years Released: November 21, 1975 TVC 15 Released: April 30, 1976

Pop-Up Video: One of Us (1995)

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One of Us Single: Joan Osborne Album: Relish Released: November 21, 1995 Songwriter: Eric Bazilian Producer: Rick Chertoff "One of Us" was the lead single from Joan Osborne 's debut album, Relish . It made number 4 on Billboard's Hot 100. In 2007, the track ranked  54 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s and  10 on the network's 40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the '90s. "One of Us" was nominated for three Grammy Awards: Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal. Joan Osbourne was appointed Best New Artist and Relish for album of the year. None of them won.  Seal 's " Kiss From A Rose " took Song and Record Of The Year, Alanis Morissette won Best Album with Jagged Little Pill , and Hootie & the Blowfish were voted Best New Artist. The album version of " One of Us " starts with a snippet of the gospel song " Heaven's Airplane ." American folklorist Alan Lomax recorded it

Wallpaper: Donovan

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I Fought The Law: Rolling Stone's Number 177 of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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I Fought The Law Single: Bobby Fuller Four Album: I Fought the Law B-side: Little Annie Lou Released: October 1965 Genre: Garage rock, rock, and roll, rockabilly Songwriter: Sonny Curtis Sonny Curtis of The Crickets wrote, and the band recorded " I Fought the Law "  on the 1960 album  In Style With The Crickets  shortly after Buddy Holly 's death in 1959. The Bobby Fuller Four covered it in 1966. It became a top-ten hit for the band. Fuller's song version ranked Number 177 on the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It's named one of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock   by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Wallpaper: Pin-Ups

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CCR: Rolling Stone's #82 of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time

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Creedence Clearwater Revival Genres: Swamp rock, blues,  country rock, rockabilly Years active: 1959–1972 Members: John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty; Stu Cook; Doug Clifford In 1969 alone, Creedence Clearwater Revival   (CCR) released three platinum albums:   Bayou Country , Green River , and Willy And The Poorboys . The same year they scored five Top 40 hits and performed on the Ed Sullivan Show and at Woodstock.  The band has a lifetime record of five Number 2 hits that have yet to reach the top of the chart. Three of their songs are counted among the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's  500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll . 

Wallpaper: Guitar on Beige Wall

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Wallpaper: Californication

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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! "