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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Blowin' In The Wind
The song that begins Dylan's first UK chart album was instrumental to the folk revival. Not bad for a 21 year old.

A Day In The Life The Beatles
A New England Kirsty MacColl
Addicted To Love Robert Palmer
All Along The Watchtower Jimi Hendrix
Alone Again (Naturally) Gilbert O' Sullivan
American Pie Don McLean
Angels Robbie Williams
Annie's Song John Denver
A Whiter Shade Of Pale Procol Harum
Back To Life Soul II Soul
Baker Street Gerry Rafferty
Band On The Run Paul McCartney & Wings
Barcelona Freddie Mercury and Monserrat Caballe
Bat Out Of Hell Meatloaf
Beautiful Christina Aguilera
Being Boring Pet Shop Boys
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Blowin' In The Wind Bob Dylan
Blue Monday New Order
Bohemain Rhapsody Queen
Born In The USA Bruce Springsteen
Born To Run Bruce Springsteen
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Can't Get You Out Of My Head Kylie Minogue
Careless Whisper George Michael
Closer To Fine The Indigo Girls
Cold Cold Heart Hank Williams
Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd
Common People Pulp
Crazy Patsy Cline
Creep Radiohead
Cry Me A River Julie London
Dancing Queen Abba
Don't Dream It's Over Crowded House
Don't look Back In Anger  Oasis 
Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 20
Downtown Petula Clark 
The Drugs Don't Work The Verve

Bruce Springsteen
Born in the USA
Bruce Springsteen
"What they missed was the shameful part. The guy in the song was just proud that he lived"

Eight Miles High The Byrds
Every Breath You Take The Police
Everybody Hurts REM
Everyday Slade
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You Bryan Adams
Fairytale Of New York The Pogues
Feel Robbie Williams
Fire And Rain James Taylor
Freebird Lynyrd Skynyrd
God Only Knows The Beach Boys
Good Vibrations The Beach Boys
Halfway To Paradise Billy Fury
Hero Mariah Carey
Heroes David Bowie
Hey Jude The Beatles
Home Thoughts From Abroad Clifford T.Ward
Hotel CaliforniaThe Eagles
Hound Dog Elvis Presley
Hunting High And Low A-Ha
I Am The Resurrection The Stone Roses
I Can't Make You Love Me Bonnie Raitt
I Heard It Though The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
I Only Want To Be With You Dusty Springfield
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For U2
I Would Do Anything For Love - Meatloaf
Imagine John Lennon
I'm Not In Love 10cc
In My Life The Beatles
In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
It Must Be Love Madness
Phil Collins
In The Air Tonight
Phil Collins
"..the drums come in half way through the song, setting the template for all the Eighties drum songs after that."

Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
The Joker Steve Miller Band
Last Christmas Wham!
Layla Eric Clapton
Let It Be The Beatles
Let There Be Love Nat King Cole
Life On Mars David Bowie
Like A Rolling Stone Bob Dylan
Live Forever Oasis
London Calling The Clash
Losing My Religion REM
Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division
Lullaby of Broadway Doris Day
Mad About The Boy DinahWashington
Martha's Harbour All About Eve 
Meet On The Ledge Fairport Convention
Merry Christmas Everybody Slade
Midnight Train To Georgia Gladys Knight and the Pips
Miss You Nights Cliff Richard
Move It Cliff Richard
Mr Blue Sky ELO
My Generation The Who
My Sweet Lord George Harrison
Doris Day
Lullaby Of Broadway
Doris Day

"the prize for Harry Warren's stubborness was an Academy Award"

Night Fever The Bee Gees
Nights In White Satin Moody Blues
No Woman No Cry Bob Marley & The Wailers
One U2
One Sweet Day Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey
Over The Rainbow Eva Cassidy
Paper Plane Status Quo
Please Please Me The Beatles
Puppy Love Donny Osmond
Reason To Believe Tim Hardin
River Deep Mountain High Ike and Tina Turner
Romeo And Juliet Dire Straits
Bob Marley
No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley

"First time I heard this track it was in 1975, I had just bought the Natty Dread album..."

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Rolling Stones
Save A Prayer Duran Duran
Scarborough Fair Martin Carthy
Serenata Sarah Vaughan
She Loves You The Beatles
Shipbuilding Elvis Costello
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding
Sleigh Ride The Ronettes
Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
Something The Beatles
Space Oddity David Bowie
Stairway to Heaven Led Zepplin
Stand By Me Ben E. King
Stardust Nat "King" Cole
Stormy Weather Harold Arlen
Strange Fruit Billie Holiday
Strawberry Fields Forever The Beatles
Streets Of London Ralph McTell
Summer Of 69 Bryan Adams
SuperstitionStevie Wonder
Surf's Up Beach Boys
Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Teenage Kicks The Undertones
That's Alright Evlis Presley
That's Entertainment The Jam
The Same Old Rock  Roy Harper
This Charming Man The Smiths
Thriller Michael Jackson
Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen
Tracks of My Tears Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
True Spandau Ballet
Unfinished Sympathy Massive Attack

David Bowie
Space Oddity
David Bowie

"he was under pressure to come up with something commercial"

Walk On By Dionne Warwick
Walk On The Wild Side Lou Reed
Wanted Dead Or Alive Bon Jovi
Waterloo Abba
Waterloo Sunset The Kinks
West End Girls Pet Shop Boys
When You Say Nothing At All Ronan Keating
White Christmas Bing Crosby
Who Knows Where The Time Goes Fairport Convention
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd
Witchita Lineman Glen Campbell
With Or Without You U2
Without You Nilsson
Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney
Wonderwall Oasis
Wuthering Heights Kate Bush
Yesterday The Beatles
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me Dusty Springfield
You Really Got Me The Kinks
Your Song Elton John
Paul Weller
That's Entertainment
Paul Weller

"it's beautiful and it's intense and it's quite scary"

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