Our List

of the Top 100

Songs You Never

Tire of Hearing

It was a snowy winter weekend so we sat in the den in the window with a bottle of Gentleman Jack. As our minds wandered, we came up with a list of 100 songs you can listen to day after day and still want to listen to some more. Our sole criterion was that you can play this song any day, every day, and never tire of it. This is our list. Who would you put on yours?


A Change is Gonna Come/Sam Cooke

Ain't No Sunshine/Bill Withers

You Are the Sunshine of My Life/Stevie Wonder

Another Brick in the Wall/Pink Floyd

Baba O'Riley/The Who

Blue Bayou/Linda Ronstadt

Breathless/Jerry Lee Lewis

Brown Eyed Girl/Van Morrison

Burn One Down/Ben Harper

Can't Find My Way Home/Blind Faith

City of New Orleans/Willie Nelson

Comfortably Numb/Pink Floyd

Crazy/Patsy Kline

Creeque Alley/Mommas and Poppas

Cryin'/Roy Orbison

Dancing in the Street/Martha and the Vandellas

Desperado/The Eagles

Did You Ever Have to Finally Decide/Lovin' Spoonful

Dixie Chicken/Little Feat

Dock of the Bay/Otis Redding

Don't Give Up On Me/Solomon Burke

Down By the River/Crosby Stills Nash & Young

Dust My Broom/Elmore James

Every Breath You Take/Police

For the Benefit of Mr. Kite/The Beatles

For Your Precious Love/Jerry Butler

Free Fallin/Tom Petty

Goin' Up the Country/Canned Heat

Good Vibrations/The Beach Boys

Hallelujah/Leonard Cohen

Have You Ever Seen the Rain/Creedence Clearwater Revival

He Stopped Loving Her Today/George Jones

Heard It Through the Grapevine/Marvin Gaye

Here Comes the Sun/The Beatles

House of the Rising Son/The Animals

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart/Bee Gees

Hurts Me Too/Warren Haynes

I Got You (I Feel Good)/James Brown

I Walk the Line/Johnny Cash

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry/Hank Williams

I'm Walkin'/Fats Domino

Imagine/John Lennon

Knights in White Satin/Moody Blues

Knocking on Heaven's Door/Bob Dylan

Let It Be/The Beatles

Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts/Joan Baez

Lonely Teardrops/Jackie Wilson

Love Hurts/Gram Parsons

Maggie May/Rod Stewart

Maria Elena/Ry Cooder

Maybellene/Chuck Berry

Me and Bobby McGee/Janis Joplin

Mohammad's Radio/Warren Zevon

Mystery Train/Elvis Presley

Natural Woman/Aretha Franklin

Paint it Black/The Rolling Stones

Pancho and Lefty/Emmylou Harris

People Get Ready/The Chambers Brothers

Proud Mary/Tina Turner

Purple Haze/Jimi Hendrix

Redemption Song/Bob Marley

Respect/Aretha Franklin

Ripple/Grateful Dead

Smokestack Lightnin'/Howlin' Wolf

Smooth Criminal/Michael Jackson

Something/The Beatle

Spanish Harlem/Ben E. King

Stairway to Heaven/Led Zeppelin

Stand By Me/The Drifters

Stay/Jackson Browne

Stella Blue/Grateful Dead

Sultans of Swing/Dire Straits

Sweet Home Alabama/Lynyrd Skynyrd

Sweet Home Chicago/Robert Johnson

Sympathy for the Devil/Rolling Stones

Tangled Up in Blue/Bob Dylan

Tecumseh Valley/Townes Van Zandt & Nanci Griffith

Tell It Like It Is/Aaron Neville

The Chain/Fleetwood Mac

The End/The Doors

The Harder They Come/Jimmy Cliff

The Tracks of My Tears/The Miracles

The Weight/The Band

Then He Kissed Me/The Crystals

There Is a Mountain/Donovan

Thunder Road/Bruce Springsteed

True Love Ways/Buddy Holly

Turn Turn Turn/The Byrds

Tutti Frutti/Little Richard

Walk on the Wild Side/Lou Reed

What'd I Say/Ray Charles

Where Did Our Love Go/The Supremes

While my Guitar Gently Weeps/Eric Clapton

White Rabbit/Jefferson Airplane

White Room/Cream

Whiter Shade of Pale/Procol Harum

Willing/Lowell George and Little Feat

With a Little Help from My Friends/Joe Cocker

Won't Get Fooled Again/The Who

You Really Got Me Now/The Kinks