Listening List

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Listening List

Music is something that we Listen to.

Listening is the most important part of Learning music.

The teacher’s and I compiled this list of music from the past 100 years. It is ordered in groups starting with the highest selling Artist’s ever.

Each of these artists have something to offer.

With the Internet at your fingertips you can access this music and introduce it to the student quicker than you ever could before. Everything is hosted on youtube.

Most of these artists created important historical songs that have become part of our culture. It is too easy for the younger students to miss out on these amazing artists.

Thanks to Wikipedia you can get an immediate history lesson on them as well.

Please take the time to introduce them to your student.

David Hall

The Beatles- *Sold 1 billion albums worldwide

Albums- The White Album, Sgt. Peppers, Abbey Road, Love

Saw her standing there, Love Me Do, Do you want to know a secret?, PS I Love You, Hold Your Hand, All My Loving, All I’ve Got to Do, And I Love Her, I Feel Fine, Help, Yesterday, Norwegian Wood, Eleanor Rigby, Sgt. Pepper, Help From My Friends, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, When I’m 64, USSR, Dear Prudence, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, BlackBird, Honey Pie, Rocky Racoon, Mother Nature Son, Helter Skelter, Revolution, Come Together, Something, Oh Darlin’, Here Comes The Sun, Don’t Let Me Down, Let it Be, Hey Jude, From Me To You, We Can Work it out, Imagine, Live and Let Die, Across The Universe, Because

Elvis Presley- *Sold 1 billion albums worldwide

Albums- Number 1’s

Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, I want you I need you, Don’t be Cruel, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, All Shook Up, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Return to Sender, Viva Las Vegas, Little Less Conversation, In the Ghetto, Suspicious Minds, Burning Love, Always on My Mind

Michael Jackson- *Sold 750 Million Albums Worldwide

*Thriller higest selling album ever ~120 million

Albums- Off the Wall, Jackson 5 Greatest Hits, Thriller, Bad, Number 1’s

Don’t Stop til you get Enough, Rock With You, Workin Day and Night, Off the Wall, Thriller, Beat It, Billie Jean, Human Nature, Bad, Way You Make Me Feel, Man in the Mirror, Smooth Criminal, Remember the Time, Earth Song, Butterflies, ABC, I’ll Be There

ABBA- The Gold Experience

Madonna- Highest Selling Female Artist

Holiday, Material Girl, Papa Don’t Preach, La Isla Bonita, Who’s that Girl, Like a Prayer, Cherish, Vogue, Ray of Light, Beautiful Stranger, Music, Don’t Tell Me, Hung Up

Led Zepplin- Dazed & Confused, Heartbreaker, Immigrant Song, Black Dog, Stairway to Heaven, When the Levee Breaks, D’yer Maker, Kashmir

Queen- Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, We are the Champions, Another one Bites the Dust, Crazy Thing Called Love, Under Pressure, Radio Gaga, Bicycle, Fat Bottomed Girls

AC/DC- TNT, Dirty Deeds, Back in Black, Thunderstruck, Highway to Hell, For those about to rock

Bee-Gee’s- Greatest Hits

Elton John- Greatest Hits, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Wish You Were Here

Rolling Stones- Time is on my Side, Satisfaction, Off my Cloud, Paint it Black, Honky Tonk Woman, Brown Sugar

Aerosmith- Dream On, Same Old Song and Dance, Sweet Emotion, Walk this Way, Dude looks like a lady, Rag Doll, Love in an Elevator, Jenies got a gun, Cryin, Crazy, I Don’t Want to miss a thing, Back in the Saddle

Backstreet Boys- Best Of

Barry White- Best Of

Billy Joel- Best Of

Bon Jovi- You Give Love a Bad Name, Livin on a Prayer, Dead or Alive, I’ll Be There For You, Bed of Roses

Britney Spears- Hits, Toxic

Bruce Springsteen- Hits

Cher- Hits

David Bowie- Ziggy Stardust, Best of

Deep Purple- Smoke on the Water

Depeche Mode- People are People, Blasphemous Rumours, Personal Jesus, Policy of Truth, World in My Eyes, Route 66

Dire Straits- Hits

Dolly Parton- Hits

The Eagles- Greatest Hits

Take It Easy, Witchy Woman, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Tequila Sunrise, Desperado, Lyin Eyes, Hotel California

Fleetwood Mac- Best Of

Frank Sinatra- Sinatra at the Sands, Wee Small hours, Duets 1&2, Come Fly With Me

Garth Brooks- Best Of

Genesis- Best Of

Guns N Roses- Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City, Sweet Child, Patience, Don’t Cry, November Rain, Knockin on Heavens Door

Luciano Pavarotti- O Sole Mio

Metallica- Seek & Destroy, One, Enter Sandman, Sad but true, Unforgiven, Wherever I May m, Nothing else Matters, Master of Puppets, Fade to Black, For Whom The Bells Toll

Neil Diamond- Greatest Hits

Stevie Wonder- Songs in the key of Life, Talking Book, Innervisions

For Once In My Life, Sunny, My Cherie Amour, Shadow of Your Smile, Sunshine of My Life, You & I, Superstition, Higher Ground, Boogie on Reggae Woman, Sir Duke, I Wish, Pastime Paradise, Isn’t She Lovely, As, Master Blaster, Over Joyed

Tina Turner- Greatest Hits

U2- Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Years Day, 40, Pride, Streets Have No Name, Still haven’t found, With or Without you, Better than the real thing, One, Mysterious Ways, Beautiful Day, Vertigo

Carlos SantanaSupernatural, Live

Evil Ways, Black Magic Woman, Oye Como Va, Europa, Smooth, Maria Maria, Thee Game of Love

Eminem- Slim Shady LP, Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, Recovery

Iron Maiden- Piece of Mind, Powerslave

The Trooper, Number of the Beast, Wasted Years, Run to the Hills, Can I Play with Madness, The Clairvoyant, Fear of the dark, Hallowed be thy name

Journey- Any Way you Want it, Don’t Stop Believing, Faithfully, Open Arms, Wheel in the Sky, Who’s Crying Now

Prince- When Dove’s Cry, Wanna Be your Lover, Feel for you, 1999, Little Red Corvette, Rasberry Beret, Adore, Kiss, 7, Thieves in the Temple, Purple Rain

Tupac Shakur- Greatest Hits

Van Halen- You Really Got Me, Runnin with the Devil, Jump, Panama, Hot for Teacher

Andrea Bocelli- Bocelli, Sogno

Beyonce’- Dangerously in Love, I am Sasha Fierce, B’day

Black Eyed Peas- Elephunk, Monkey Business, The E.N.D, The Beginning

Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne- Crazy Train, Iron Man, Time After Time, No More Tears, Mama I’m Coming Home, War Pigs, Bark at the Moon, I don’t know, NIB

Bob Dylan- Blowin in the wind, like a Rolling Stone, Lay Lady Lay, Rainy Day Woman, Don’t Think Twice, Knockin on Heavens Door, It Ain’t me Babe

Coldplay Yellow, Scientist, Clocks, Viva la Vida

Duran Duran- Hungry Like the Wolf, Rio, Oridnary World, Come Undone

George Strait- Greatest Hits

Green Day- Dookie, American Idiot

Longview, Basketcase, Welcome to Paradise, When I Come Around, American Idiot, Holiday, Boulevad of Broken Dreams, When September Ends, Brainstew

Jay-ZHardknock Life, The Blueprint

Johnny Cash- Folsom Prison Blues, Walk the Line, Get Rhythm, In the Jailhouse Now, Ring of Fire, Streets of Laredo, Jackson, Boy Named Sue, Daddy Sang Bass, Riders in the Sky, Rusty Cage, I’ve been everywhere, Hurt, Gods Gonna Cut you down

Lady Gaga- The Fame

Linkin Park- Hybrid Theory, Meteora

Motley Crue- Shout at the Devil, Smokin in the Boys Room, Girls Girls Girls, Dr. Feelgood, Kickstart My Heart

Nat King Cole- Best Of

Nirvana- Nevermind, Unplugged, In Utero

Smells Like Teen Spirit, In Bloom, Come As You Are, Polly, Heart Shaped Box, Man who sold the World, Pennroyal Tea, All Apologies

Pearl Jam- Ten

Even Flow, Alive, Black, Jeremy, Daughter, Dissident, Better Man, Oceans

The Police/Sting- Nothing Like The Sun, 10 Summoners Tale, Brand New Day

Roxanne, Message in A Bottle, Walk on the moon, Don’t Stand so close to me, Every Breath You Take

Reba McEntire- Greatest Hits

Red Hot Chili Peppers- Behind The Sun, Breaking The Girl, Give it Away, Under the Bridge, Aeroplane, Scar Tissue, Californication, Can’t Stop, Zephyr Song, Snow, Dani California, Suck My Kiss

REM- Greatest Hits

Rihanna- Good Girl Gone Bad

Shakira- Best Of

Shania Twain- Woman in Me, Come on Over, Up!

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- Breakdown, Refugee, Won’t Back Down, Free Fallin’, Mary Janes Last Dance, You Wreck Me, You Don’t Know How It Feels

Tony Bennett- Best Of

The Village People- Best Of

Willie Nelson- Blue Eyes Cryin In The Rain, Fire & Rain, On The Road Again, Crazy, To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before, Red Headed Stranger

Fleetwood Mac- Best Of

Dido- No Angel

Bob Marley & The Wailers- Legend

Buffalo Soldier, Burnin & Lootin, Could You Be Loved, Exodus, Get Up Stand Up, I Shot the Sheriff, Is this Love, Jammin’, Lively Up Yourself, No Woman No Cry, One Love, Redemption Song, Stir it up, 3 birds, Waiting in Vain

Norah Jones- Come Away With Me

Usher- Confessions

James Brown- I Feel Good, It’s A Mans World, Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag, Cold Sweat, Payback, I Got the Feelin’, Mother Popcorn, Get Up Offa That Thing

Eric Clapton/Cream- Unplugged

Sunshine of Your Love, White Room, Crossroads, Layla, Wonderful Tonight, Tears In Heaven

Ray Charles- I Got A Woman, Hallelujah I Love Her So, Dron in my own Tears, Night Time is the right time, What’d I Say?, Hit The Road Jack, Unchain My Heart, I Can’t Stop Loving You, America The Beautiful

Joan Jett- I Love Rock N Roll, Bad Reputation, Do you wanna touch Me

Jimi Hendrix- Albums- Band of Gypsies, Are you Experienced?

Hey Joe, Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, All Along the Watchtower, Fire, Voodoo Child Red House, Wind Cries Mary, Little Wing

Stevie Ray Vaughn- Love Struck, Pride & joy, Texas Flood, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Lenny, Scuttle Buttin, Cold Shot, Things I Used to Do, Look at Lil Sister, House is a rockin, Crossfire, Tightrope

Weezer- Buddy Holly, Say it Ain’t So, Sweater Song, My Name is Jonas, Beverly Hills

Buddy Holly- That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday(little closer)

Rage Against The Machine- Killing in the name of, Take The Power Back, Bulls on Parade, Bullet in the Head, Freedom

Lynard Skynard- Sweethome Alabama, Free Bird, Simple Man, 3 steps

Allman Brothes- Melissa, Ramblin Man, Jessica, Midnight Rider, Memory of Elizabeth Hand

ZZ Top- La Grange, Tush, I Thank You, Cheap Sunglasses, Gimme All Your Lovin, Sharp Dressed Man

John Mayer- Your Body is a Wonderland, Why Georgia, Daughters, World to change, Gravity, Dreaming with a Broken Heart, Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

The White Stripes- 7 nation Army

Stone Temple Pilots- Plush, Vasoline, Interstate Love Song

Soundgarden- Outshined, Rusty Cage, Blackhole Sunday

Otis Redding- Stand By Me, My Girl, Try a little Tenderness, Dock of the Bay, Hard to Handle, Higher and Higher

Lenny Kravitz- It Ain’t over til its over, Go My Way, I Belong to you, Fly Away, Lady

Aretha Franklin- I Never Loved, Do Right Woman, Respect, Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Think, Say A Little Prayer, Son of A Preacher Man

Sam Cooke- Summertime, Wonderful World, Chain Gang, Cupid, Bring it on Home, another Saturday Night, A Change is Gonna Come

Radiohead- Creep, Paranoid Android, Karma Police, No Surprises, Anyone can play the guitar, High and Dry, Fake Plastic Trees, The Bends, Just

Hank Williams Sr.- Mansion on the Hill, I’m so lonesome I Could Cry, Cold Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin, Half as Much, Jambalaya, You Win Again, Out of this World Alive, your Cheatin Heart, I saw the light, you got the money

The Doors- Break on Through, Light My Fire, People are Strange, Love me 2 times, Hello I Love you, Roadhouse Blues, Riders of the Storm, Love her Madly

The Ramones- Blitzkrieg Bop, Beat on the Brat, Rockaway Beach, I Wanna Be Sedated, Teenage Lobotomy, Pet Cemetary

Kool & The Gang- Jungle Boogie, Hollywood Swinging, Ladies Night, Celebration, Funky Stuff

Count Basie- April in Paris

Frank Sinatra- Sinatra at the Sands, Wee Small Hours, Duets 1&2, Come Fly with Me

Violent Femmes- Blister in the Sun, Gone Daddy Gone

Black Crowes- Jealous Again, Talks to Angels, Thorn in My Pride, Remedy

Miles Davis- Kind Of Blue, Round About Midnight

Chuck Berry- Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven, Johnny B Goode, No Particular Place to Go, You Never Can Tell, Dingaling

Little Richard- Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Lucille, Good Golly Miss Molly, Whole Lotta Shakin Going On

BB King- Live at the Regal, Why I Sing The Blues

Wes Montgomery- Incredible Jazz Guitar, Smokin at the Half Note

Charlie Christian- Genius of the Jazz Guitar

Beach Boys- Pet Sounds

Wouldn’t it be nice, I get around, California Girls, Help Me Rhonda, Good Vibrations, California Dreamin’

Jack Johnson- In Between Dreams, Curious George

Marvin Gaye- How Sweet it is, Grapevine, Nothing like the real thing, Whats going on, Mercy Mercy, Trouble Man, Get it On

Al Green- Tired of Being Alone, Lets Stay Together, Still in Love With you, Here I Am, Love and Happiness

Primus- Southpark Theme, Frizzle Fry, Sailing the Seas of Cheese, Pork Soda

Tears For Fears- Everybody Wants to Rule The World, Shout, Head over heels

Alice In Chains- Man in the Box, Would, Them Bones, Angry Chair, Rooster, Down in a Hole

No Doubt- Just A Girl, Don’t Speak, Hey Baby, Underneath it All, Rich Girl, Hollaback Girl, Cool, Sweet Escape

Styx- Come Sail Away, Mr. Roboto

The Cure- Mixed up

Close to Me, Just Like Heaven, Lullaby, Love Song, Never Enough, Friday I’m in Love

Charlie Parker- Verve Years

Taylor Swift- Taylor Swift, Fearless

Van Morrison- Best Of

Brown Eyed Girl, Crazy Love, Domino, Wild Night, Warm Love, Gloria, Moondance, Have I Told you Lately

Twisted Sister- I Wanna Rock, We’re not gonna take it

Scorpions- Hurricane, Winds of Change

Robert Johnson- Best Of

Roy Orbison- Only the Lonely, Cryin, Pretty Woman

Nine Inch Nails- Pretty Hate Machine, Downward Spiral