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Rock Classics: Remembering the Classics…songs that never made our other lists

musicbadgeThis is a collection of rock classics that didn’t make our one-hit wonders lists, didn’t make our number one hit lists, and didn’t make our specialized lists…but we have played them on Blip and feel they ought to be on a list…

this is a work in progress as we back-track through our Blips…as said, every one of these songs we have Blipped…if we haven’t Blipped them before they won’t be on this list…

this list may or may not contain ‘ all ‘ the songs we’ve Blipped that are not on our other lists…we’ve Blipped a lot of songs…far too many ( even eliminating the songs on other lists ) for this page alone…if necessary we will add additional pages as we don’t like to have more than 100 songs on a page…

most of these songs were very popular at one time or another, and you should be able to remember most of them…even if you are very young you’ve probably heard them played someplace at sometime…

these songs are random and do not reflect any specific time period…this will be, for all intents and purposes, our most disorganized and chaotic list…

in other words, our garbage list…without the garbage…

Note: a couple of these may not be considered ‘ classics ‘ yet…but they were included because we did Blip them, and they certainly will be classics.

Rock Classics: Remembering the Classicssongs that never made our other lists

The Cowsills – The Rain, the Park, and Other Things – their most popular hit was ‘ Hair ‘ from the movie of the same name…and was the family group that the TV Show ‘ The Partridge Family ‘ was designed after…this song is also often mis-called Flower Girl

The Guess Who – Albert Flasher

The Four Tops – Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

Animals – We Gotta Get Outta This Place

Bobby Hebb – Sunny

Clarence Carter – Patches

Sugarloaf – Green Eyed Lady

Gilbert O’Sullivan – Clair

Paul Revere & The Raiders – Indian Reservation – there was a rumor that Mark Lindsay was slated to play John Lennon in the movie about his murder but fell from consideration when it was discovered that Mark’s full name was Mark Lindsay Chapman…but this was probably confused with the British actor Mark Lindsay Chapman…the person who killed John was Mark ‘ David ‘ Chapman

Motherlode – When I Die

Diane Renay – Navy Blue

The Sweet – Ballroom Blitz

Dion – Abraham, Martin and John

T-Rex – Bang a Gong (Get It On)

R. Dean Taylor – Indiana Wants Me

Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays

The Cars – Just What I Needed

Blood, Sweat & Tears – And When I Die

Joe Cocker – You Can Leave Your Hat On

The Tragically Hip – Poets

Trooper – Say Goodnight

Mocedades – Eres Tu

Malo – Suavecito – This was actually by Santanas brother Jorge Santana who was also a guitarist

Marmalade – Reflections Of My Life

Johnny Rivers – Secret Agent Man

Ray Stevens – Mr Businessman – best known for his fun songs like Gitarzan and Ahab the Arab

Jim Croce – I Got a Name

Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine – this song was never completed, the repetitive ‘ I Know ‘ was filler that was supposed to be replaced with lyrics

Small Faces – Itchycoo Park

Nazareth – Hair of the Dog

The Vogues – Five o’clock World

Hot Butter – Popcorn

Gowan – Strange Animal

Electric Light Orchestra – Hold on Tight

Herman’s Hermits – No milk today

Moody Blues – The Story in Your Eyes

Bob Dylan – Positively 4th Street

Lulu – To Sir With Love

Marvin Gaye – Hitch Hike

Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me

Boston – Rock and Roll Band

Brownsville Station – Smokin’ In The Boys Room

Warrant – Cherry Pie

Steve Martin – King Tut

Daddy Dewdrop – Chick-A-Boom

War – Low Rider

Mac & Katie Kissoon – Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

The Original Caste – One Tin Soldier

Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang

Myles & Lenny – Can You Give It All To Me

Deep purple – Child in time

AC/DC –  Highway to Hell

Whitesnake – Here I Go Again

Badfinger – No Matter What

Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Looking Glass – Brandy(You’re A Fine Girl)

Bob Seger – Turn the Page

Tommy James & The Shondells – I Think We’re Alone Now

Creedence Clearwater Revival –  Who’ll Stop The Rain

Shooter – Train

Christie – Yellow River

Bread – If

Meatloaf – Bat out of Hell

Meatloaf – Paradise by the dashboard light

The Tymes – So Much In Love

Myles & Lenny – Can You Give It All To Me

Ray Materick – Linda Put The Coffee On

Loverboy – Lovin’ Every Minute Of It

The Blues Magoos – (We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet

The Temptations – My Girl

A Passing Fancy – Island

The Chi-Lites – Oh Girl

Hombres – Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)

Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Michael Martin Murphey – Wildfire

Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4

The First Class – Beach Baby

Crash Test Dummies – The Ballad of Peter Pumkinhead

The Romantics – What I Like About You

Blue Swede – Hooked On A Feeling

The Clash – Should I stay or should I go

Bellamy Brothers – Let Your Love Flow

The Zombies – Time Of The Season

B.W. Stevenson – My Maria

Santana – Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas)

Syndicate of Sound – Little Girl

George Thorogood – Bad to The Bone

The Shangri-Las – Remember (Walkin’ in the Sand)

Roy Orbison – Oh, Pretty Woman

Gallery – It’s So Nice To Be With You

Donovan – Wear Your Love Like Heaven

Sanford / Townsend Band – Smoke From A Distant Fire

Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)

Thunderclap Newman – Something In The Air – Thunderclap Newman was originally formed as a side project by Pete Townshend of The Who

Sir Douglas Quintet – The Rains Came

Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe

Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg – Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus

Classics IV – Stormy

The Association – Along Comes Mary

White Plains – My Baby Loves Lovin’

There are 100 songs on this list.

You might want to check out our one-hit wonder collection lists:

One-Hit Wonders: Popular and Rare

One-Hit Wonders of the 60’s: Popular and Rare

Top Twenty One-Hit Wonders in the UK: 1960-1999

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 90’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 80’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 70’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 60’s

also our number-one hit collections:

Number One Hits in the UK: 1960s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1970s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1980s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1990s

also our hit collections:

Canadian Rock Classics

100 Greatest Rock Classics: 1960-1999

Rock Classics: Remembering the Classics…songs that never made our other lists : Part Two

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore: Part Two

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore: Part Three

Weird and Wacky Rock Classics: sometimes NSFW

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