“Heart of the Country” – Paul Mccartney (1971)

Macca's second solo album, Ram was panned left and right upon it's release, but time has done nothing but add to the albums charm. Recorded at Paul's home studio, this track like many others on the album has a certain ramshackle sincerity that furthers the albums appeal.
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“Sunburn” – Muse (1999)

Is that Thom Yorke? No it's the opening track of the debut album from the Radiohead doppelgangers known as Muse. You have to remember though when this record came out Radiohead had abandoned the guitar-driven rock songs in favor of making robot music.
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“Rolling Stone” – Muddy Waters (1948)

The song that started it all. An unaccompanied Muddy Waters plugs in, plays the blues, and the rest is history. This one song was the namesake for the biggest rock band in the world, a little rock magazine you may have heard of, and one of the greatest songs ever written. All in a day's work.

“Balancing Act” – Knapsack (1995)

While the sound quality is rough, the distortion is a little sloppy and the band has long since broken up, this song runs the gamut of emotions when someone is the best and worst thing to happen to you.

“What I’m Looking For” – Brendan Benson (2005)

Brendan Benson has a knack for writing hooky classic pop songs, and ladies and gentleman, it doesn't get much more catchy than this. This little ditty lived in relative obscurity for a few years pre-Raconteurs, but once it hit an Itunes commercial this one had us all tapping our feet.  While this s...

“Presence of the Lord” – Blind Faith (1969)

Clapton's lone songwriting credit for Blind Faith actually came from the Derek and the Dominoes sessions. Eric handles the guitar and leaves the vocals to Steve Winwood. Rounding out this original "super-group" Ginger Baker on drums and Traffic bassist Rick Grech. <br/> <iframe src="h...

“Peace Signs” – Sharon Van Etten (2010)

From Sharon Van Etten's 2010 album Epic, "Peace Signs" is chick rock at it's best.  Dark and moody yet sweet and subtle the song drives along with the chug of an electric guitar and the pounding of an unavoidable bass drum.  A 'sign' of good things to come this well crafted tune is reflected in Va...

“God Is Love” – Marvin Gaye (1971)

"He made this world for us to live in and gave us everything. And all He asks of us, is we give each other love." An absolutely beautiful song with a beautiful message off of one of the greatest albums of all time. "God Is Love" is just one of many breathtaking tracks off Marvin Gaye's masterpiece s...

“Backstreets” – Bruce Springsteen (1975)

The first time I heard Backstreets, I was thoroughly convinced it was the greatest thing I have ever heard. What starts as a doo-op veined pop tune turns into something else altogether. From the moment everything drops out but the piano to Bruce's screaming crescendo at the end this one is somethi...

“’39” – Queen – A Night at the Opera (1975)

A science-fiction ballad written and sung by guitarist Brian May on Queen's fourth studio album, A Night at the Opera. The story concerns a group of space travelers from Earth in search of new worlds to settle. However their return a year later turns out to be 100 calendar years back home. Believe m...

“I’m Waitin For The Man” – Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

Rock music does't have to be overly complex or deep to be great. Here you find Velvet Underground chugging through a rock tune that is about as straight forward as it's tale of looking to get high. You can hear Nico's influence all over this one. Okay, not really.

Uptown [Single Version] – Prince – Dirty Mind (1980)

Let's be honest, if you have a conversation about Prince the "is he gay" question probably isn't that far away. It's kind of cool that he not only that answers said question in song, but it also just so happens to be one of the coolest tunes I have ever heard. Prince played every instrument on this ...