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“Dolby’s 20 by 20”

To be perfectly honest, I’m feeling pretty shi**y today emotionally, and this is something I thought I’d do to help my mood. Basically, I’ve chosen 20 musical artists in rock or rap history, each of which I think has at least 20 classic songs, and showcased them here in chronological order, with the songs themselves in chrono. amidst the artist’s specific catalogue.

I’m white. I’m hopelessly white. I get that. I enjoy Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley and Howlin’ Wolf and thought about combining them all into “black Delta Blues artists” (whereas I know Chuck Berry is rock and roll and not blues… I’m being clumsy here for convenience sake), but I didn’t want to be like, oh, look at the cute little stuffed animal Vaudeville black entertainment guys. You know what I mean. All of this stuff comes in a package. I grew up in white Middle Class America and now I’m leaning on it because it’s all I know how to do.

A slight mishap of this set of lists is that all the songs have to be on Spotify, to cater to the playlists, which really doesn’t seem to be too much of a setback, all in all. By the way, yes I did forget Radiohead and Blur like a dumba**, in case you were wondering.

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Bob Dylan (1963-2006)

{from The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan/1963}

1 “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall”

2 “Oxford Town”

3 “Corrina, Corrina”

{from Highway 61 Revisited/1965}

4 “Like a Rolling Stone”

5 “Tombstone Blues”

6 “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, it Takes a Train to Cry”

7 “From a Buick 6”

8 “Queen Jane Approximately”

9 “Desolation Row”

{from Blonde on Blonde/1966}

10 “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35”

11 “Pledging My Time”

12 “One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)”

13 “I Want You”

14 “Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again”

15 “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat”

16 “Just Like a Woman”

{from New Morning/1970}

17 “The Man in Me”

{from “Watching the River Flow” (single)/1971}

18 “Watching the River Flow”

{from Blood on the Tracks/1975}

19 “Idiot Wind”

{from Modern Times/2006}

20 “Workingman’s Blues #2”

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The Rolling Stones (1965-1997)

{from The Rolling Stones No. 2/1965}

1 “Time is On My Side”

2 “Off the Hook”

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{from Aftermath (British Edition)/1966}

3 “Mother’s Little Helper”

4 “Under My Thumb”

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{from Aftermath (U.S. Edition)/1966

5 “Paint it, Black”

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{from Their Satanic Majesties Request/1967}

6 “She’s a Rainbow”

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{from Beggars Banquet/1968}

7 “Sympathy for the Devil”

8 “Street Fighting Man”

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{from Let it Bleed}

9 “Gimme Shelter”

10 “Midnight Rambler”

11 “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

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{from Sticky Fingers/1971}

12 “Brown Sugar”

13 “Wild Horses”

14 Dead Flowers”

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{from Goats Head Soup/1973}

15 “Angie”

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{from Some Girls/1978}

16 “Miss You”

17 “Beast of Burden”

18 “Shattered”

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{from Bridges to Babylon/1997}

19 “Anybody Seen My Baby?”

20 “Saint of Me”

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Beatles (1965-1970)

{from Help!/1965}

1 “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love away”

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{from Rubber Soul/1966}

2 “Norwegian Wood”

3 “Nowhere Man”

4 “The Word”

5 “Run for Your Life”

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{from Revolver/1966}

6 “Love You to”

7 “Yellow Submarine”

8 “And Your Bird Can Sing”

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{from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/1967}

9 “With a Little Help from My Friends”

10 “Within You Without You”

11 “Good Morning Good Morning”

12 “A Day in the Life”

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{from Magical Mystery Tour/1967}

13 “I am the Walrus”

14 “Hello, Goodbye”

15 “Penny Lane”

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{from The Beatles/1968}

16 “Back in the U.S.S.R.”

17 “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

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{from Abbey Road/1969}

18 “Here Comes the Sun”

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{from Let it Be/1970}

19 “Across the Universe”

20 “Let it Be”

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The Who (1965-1978)

{from BBC Sessions/recorded 1965-1973}

1 “Leaving Here”

2 “The Good’s Gone”

3 “Run Run Run”

4 “The Seeker”

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{from Happy Jack/1966}

5 “Boris the Spider”

6 “Happy Jack”

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{from The Who Sell out/1967}

7 “I Can See for Miles”

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{from Tommy/1969}

8 “Amazing Journey”

9 “Sparks”

10 “Pinball Wizard”

11 “I’m Free”

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{from Live at Leeds/1970}

12 “Heaven and Hell”

13 “I Can’t Explain”

14 “Fortune Teller”

15 “Tattoo”

16 “A Quick One, While He’s Away”

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{from Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy/1971}

17 “Magic Bus”

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{from Who’s Next}

18 “Behind Blue Eyes”

19 “Won’t Get Fooled Again”

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{from Who Are You/1978}

20 “Who Are You”

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The Doors (1966-1971)

{from The Doors/1966}

1 “The Crystal Ship”

2 “Alabaman Song (Whisky Bar)”

3 “Light My Fire”

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from {Strange Days/1967}

4 “Strange Days”

5 “You’re Lost Little Girl”

6 “Moonlight Drive”

7 “People Are Strange”

8 “I Can’t See Your Face in My Mind”

9 “When the Music’s over”

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{from Morrison Hotel/1970}

10 “Roadhouse Blues”

11 “Waiting for the Sun”

12 “Peace Frog”

13 “Ship of Fools”

14 “Land Ho!”

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{from L.A. Woman/1971}

15 “Love Her Madly”

16 “Been down So Long”

17 “Cars Hiss by My Window”

18 “L.A. Woman”

19 “Hyacinth House”

20 “Riders on the Storm”

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Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967-1970)

{from Are You Experienced? (UK and International Edition)/1967}

1 “Red House”

2 “Love or Confusion”

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{from Are You Experienced? (Original North American Edition)/1967}

3 “The Wind Cries Mary”

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{from Radio One/1967}

4 “Burning of the Midnight Lamp”

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{from Axis: Bold as Love/1967}

5 “Up from the Skies”

6 “Wait Until Tomorrow”

7 “Castles Made of Sand”

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{from Electric Ladyland/1968}

8 “Burning of the Midnight Lamp”

9 “All along the Watchtower”

10 “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”

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{from Live at Winterland (Now Simply Termed “Winterland” on Spotify)/1968}

11 “Fire”

12 “Manic Depression”

13 “Sunshine of Your Love”

14 “Spanish Castle Magic”

15 “Killing Floor”

16 “Tax Free”

17 “Foxy Lady”

18 “Hey Joe”

19 “Purple Haze”

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{from Band of Gypsys/1970}

20 “Who Knows”

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Pink Floyd (1967-1994)

{from Piper at the Gates of Dawn (UK Release)/1967}

1 “Astronomy Domine”

2 “Lucifer Sam”

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{from Atom Heart Mother/1970}

3 “Fat Old Sun”

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{from Meddle/1971}

4 “Fearless”

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{from The Dark Side of the Moon/1973}

5 “Breathe”

6 “On the Run”

7 “Time”

8 “The Great Gig in the Sky”

9 “Money”

10 “Us and Them”

11 “Any Colour You Like”

12 “Brain Damage”

13 “Eclipse”

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{from Wish You Were Here/1975}

14 “Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-V)”

15 “Have a Cigar”

16 “Wish You Were Here”

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{from The Wall/1979}

17 “Comfortably Numb”

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{from A Momentary Lapse of Reason/1987}

18 “Learning to Fly”

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{from The Division Bell/1994}

19 “Poles apart”

20 “Take it back”

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Led Zeppelin (1969-1979)

{from Led Zeppelin/1969}

1 “How Many More Times”

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{from Led Zeppelin II/1969}

2 “Whole Lotta Love”

3 “Thank You”

4 “Bring it on Home”

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{from Led Zeppelin III/1970}

5 “That’s the Way”

6 “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp”

7 “Hats off to (Roy) Harper”

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{from Led Zeppelin IV/1971}

8 “Rock and Roll”

9 “The Battle of Evermore”

10 “Stairway to Heaven”

11 “Misty Mountain Hop”

12 “Four Sticks”

13 “Going to California”

14 “When the Levee Breaks”

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{from Houses of the Holy/1973}

15 “The Song Remains the Same”

16 “The Rain Song”

17 “The Ocean”

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{from Physical Graffiti/1975}

18 “Kashmir”

19 “Ten Years Gone”

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{from In through the out Door/1979}

20 “All My Love”

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Talking Heads (1978-1983)

{from More Songs about Buildings and Food/1978}

1 “Thank You for Sending Me an Angel”

2 “Found a Job”

3 “Take Me to the River”

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{from Fear of Music/1979}

4 “I Zimbra”

5 “Cities”

6 “Life During Wartime”

7 “Animals”

8 “Electric Guitar”

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{from Remain in Light/1980}

9 “Born under Punches (The Heat Goes on)”

10 “Crosseyed and Painless”

11 “The Great Curve”

12 “Once in a Lifetime”

13 “Houses in Motion”

14 “Seen and Not Seen”

15 “Listening Wind”

16 “The Overload”

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{from Speaking in Tongues/1983}

17 “Burning down the House”

18 “Making Flippy Floppy”

19 “Slippery People”

20 “Swamp”

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Beastie Boys (1986-2004)

{from Licensed to Ill/1986}

1 “Slow Ride”

2 “Paul Revere”

3 “Brass Monkey”

4 “Slow and Low”

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{from Paul’s Boutique/1989}

5 “Shake Your Rump”

6 “Johnny Ryall”

7 “Egg Man”

8 “High Plains Drifter”

9 “The Sounds of Science”

10 “Looking down the Barrel of a Gun”

11 “Car Theif”

12 “What Comes around”

13 “Shadrach”

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{from Check Your Head/1992}

14 “Finger Lickin’ Good”

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{from Ill Communication/1994}

15 “Sure Shot”

16 “Root down”

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{from Hello Nasty/1998}

17 “Just a Test”

18 “And Me”

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{from To the 5 Boroughs/2004}

19 “Oh Word?”

20 “An Open Letter to NYC”

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Soundgarden (1992-1997)

{from Badmotorfinger/1992}

1 “Outshined”

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{from Superunknown/1994}

2 “Fell on Black Days”

3 “Mailman”

4 “Superunknown”

5 “Head down”

6 “Black Hole Sun”

7 “Spoonman”

8 “Limo Wreck”

9 “The Day I Tried to Live”

10 “Kickstand”

11 “Fresh Tendrils”

12 “4th of July”

13 “Half”

14 “Like Suicide”

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{from Down on the Upside/1996}

15 “Pretty Noose”

16 “Zero Chance”

17 “Blow up the outside World”

18 “Burden in My Hand”

19 “Applebite”

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{from A-Sides/1997}

20 “Bleed Together”

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Ween (1990-2003)

{from GodWeenSatan: The Oneness/1990}

1 “You Fu**ed up”

2 “Tick”

3 “I’m in the Mood to Move”

4 “Don’t Laugh (I Love You”

5 “Wayne’s Pet Youngin’”

6 “Blackjack”

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{from The Pod/1991}

7 “Captain Fantasy”

8 “Demon Sweat”

9 “Sketches of Winkle”

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{from Pure Guava/1993}

10 “Reggaejunkiejew”

11 “Springtheme”

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{from Chocolate and Cheese/1994}

12 “Roses Are Free”

13 “Voodoo Lady”

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{from The Mollusk/1997}

14 “I’m Dancing in the Show Tonight”

15 “I’ll Be Your Jonny on the Spot”

16 “Ocean Man”

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{from White Pepper/2000}

17 “Flutes of Chi”

18 “Even if You Don’t”

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{from Quebec/2003}

19 “Happy Colored Marbles”

20 “Captain”

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Nirvana (1989-1994)

{from Bleach/1989}

1 “Paper Cuts”

2 “Negative Creep”

3 “Scoff”

4 “Swap Meet”

5 “Mr. Moustache”

6 “Sifting”

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{from Nevermind/1991}

7 “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

8 “In Bloom”

9 “Come as You Are”

10 “Breed”

11 “Lithium”

12 Territorial Pi**ings”

13 “On a Plain”

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from {Incesticide/1992}

14 “Aneurysm”

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{from In Utero/1993}

15 “Heart-Shaped Box”

16 “All Apologies”

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{from MTV Unplugged in New York/1994}

17 “About a Girl”

18 “The Man Who Sold the World”

19 “Lake of Fire”

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{from Nirvana/2002}

20 “You Know You’re Right”

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Pearl Jam (1991-2000)

{from Ten/1991}

1 “Alive”

2 “Jeremy”

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{from Vs./1993}

3 “Go”

4 “Animal”

5 “Dissident”

6 “W.M.A.”

7 “Blood”

8 “Rearviewmirror”

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{from Vitalogy/1994}

9 “Whipping”

10 “Satan’s Bed”

11 “Immortality”

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{from Yield/1997}

12 “Faithfull”

13 “In Hiding”

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{from Live on Two Legs/1998}

14 “Daughter”

15 “Red Mosquito”

16 “Even Flow”

17 “Nothingman”

18 “Better Man”

19 “Do the Evolution”

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{from Binaural/2000}

20 “Of the Girl”

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PJ Harvey (1992-2011)

{from Dry}

1 “Victory”

2 “Hair”

3 “Joe”

4 “Fountain”

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{from Rid of Me}

5 “Rub ’til it Bleeds”

6 “Hook”

7 “50ft Queenie”

8 “Me-Jane”

9 “Ecstasy”

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{from To Bring You My Love/1995}

10 “Teclo”

11 “Send His Love to Me”

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{from Is This Desire?/1998}

12 “Electric Light”

13 “The River”

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{from Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea/2000}

14 “Big Exit”

15 “This Mess We’re in”

16 “Kamikaze”

17 “Horses in My Dreams”

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{from Uh Huh Her/2004}

18 “Pocket Knife”

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{from Let England Shake/2001}

19 “On Battleship Hill”

20 “Written on the Forehead”

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Wu-Tang Clan

{from Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)/1993}

1 “Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber”

2 “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta Fl Wit’”

3 “C.R.E.A.M.”

4 Protect Ya Neck”

5 “Tearz”

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{from GZA – Liquid Swords/1995}

6 “Duel of the Iron Mic”

7 “Cold World”

8 “Shadowboxin’”

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{from Wu-Tang Forever/1997}

9 “Triumph”

10 “Little Ghetto Boys”

11 “Deadly Melody”

12 “Hellz Wind Staff”

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{from Inspectah Deck – Uncontrolled Substance/1999}

13 “The Grand Prix”

14 “Friction”

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{from The W/2000}

15 “Intro (Shaolin Finger Jab)/Chamber Music”

16 “Careful (Click, Click)”

17 “Hollow Bones”

18 “Let My Ni**az Live”

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{from Ghostface Killah – Fishscale/2006}

19 “9 MIlli Bros.”

20 “Jellyfish”

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Green Day (1994-2012)

{from Dookie/1994}

1 “Having a Blast”

2 “Chump”

3 “Longview”

4 “Welcome to Paradise”

5 “Pulling Teeth”

6 “Basket Case”

7 “She”

8 “When I Come around”

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{from Insomniac/1995}

9 “Stuck with Me”

10 “Geek Stink Breath”

11 “Bab’s Uvula Who?”

12 “86”

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{from Nimrod/1997}

13 “All the Time”

14 “Worry Rock”

15 “Last Ride in”

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{from American Idiot}

16 “Holiday”

17 “St. Jimmy”

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{from Uno!/2012}

18 “Oh Love”

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{from Dos!/2012}

19 “Wild One”

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{from Tre!/2012}

20 “A Little Boy Named Train”

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Beck (1994-2006)

{from Mellow Gold/1994}

1 “Loser”

2 “Sweet Sunshine”

3 “Steal My Body Home”

4 “Blackhole”

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{from Odelay/1996}

5 “Devil’s Haircut”

6 “The New Pollution”

7 “Derelict”

8 “Novacane”

9 “Jack-A**”

10 “Where it’s At”

11 “High 5 (Rock the Catskills)”

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{from Mutations/1998}

12 “Nobody’s Fault by My Own”

13 “Tropicalia”

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{from Guero/2005}

14 “Girl”

15 “Scarecrow”

16 “Go it Alone”

17 “Farewell Ride”

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{from The Information/2006}

18 “Soldier Jane”

19 “We Dance Alone”

20 “Movie Theme”

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Cat Power (1998-2006)

{from Moon Pix/1998}

1 “American Flag”

2 “He Turns down”

3 “No Sense”

4 “Metal Heart”

5 “Back of Your Head”

6 “Cross Bones Style”

7 “Peking Saint”

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{from You Are Free/2003}

8 “I Don’t Blame You”

9 “Free”

10 “Good Woman”

11 “Speak for Me”

12 “Werewolf”

13 “Fool”

14 “He War”

15 “Shaking Paper”

16 “Babydoll”

17 “Maybe Not”

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{from The Greatest/2006}

18 “Lived in Bars”

19 “Willie”

20 “The Moon”

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Kanye West (2004-2013)

{from The College Dropout/2004}

1 “Spaceship”

2 “Jesus Walks”

3 “Get ’em High”

4 “Slow Jamz”

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{from Late Registration/2005}

5 “Heard ’em Say”

6 “Touch the Sky”

7 “Drive Slow”

8 “My Way Home”

9 “Crack Music”

10 “Roses”

11 “Bring Me down”

12 “Addiction”

13 “Diamonds from Sierra Leone (Remix)”

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{from Graduation/2007}

14 “Stronger”

15 “I Wonder”

16 “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”

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{from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy/2010}

17 “Power”

18 “All of the Lights”

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{from Yeezus/2013}

19 “Black Skinhead

20 “Bound 2”

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