WFUV Listeners List Their 'Most Essential' Songs

WFUV Listeners List Their 'Most Essential' Songs
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What are your most essential songs? Here's what listeners to WFUV at Fordham University in New York said. (For our part, we would like to have seen more Johnny Cash:)

1. Bruce Springsteen - "Thunder Road"
2. Bob Dylan - "Like a Rolling Stone"
3. Bruce Springsteen - "Born to Run"
4. Van Morrison - "Into the Mystic"
5. Jeff Buckley - "Hallelujah"
6. The Beatles - "In My Life"
7. Bob Dylan - "Tangled Up in Blue"
8. The Beach Boys - "God Only Knows"
9. The Band - "The Weight"
10. Simon and Garfunkel - "America"
11. Van Morrison - "Moondance"
12. Richard Thompson - "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"
13. Derek & the Dominoes - "Layla"
14. Dire Straits - "Sultans of Swing"
15. Bruce Springsteen - "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"
16. Joni Mitchell - "A Case Of You"
17. Louis Armstrong - "What a Wonderful World"
18. John Lennon - "Imagine"
19. The Rolling Stones - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
20. The Beatles - "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
21. Joni Mitchell - "All I Want"
22. The Grateful Dead - "Eyes of the World"
23. Elvis Costello - "Alison"
24. Don McLean - "American Pie"
25. Bruce Springsteen - "Jungleland"
26. Bob Dylan - "Visions of Johanna"
27. The Grateful Dead - "Box Of Rain"
28. Janis Joplin - "Me & Bobby McGee"
29. Elvis Costello - "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding"
30. The Velvet Underground - "Sweet Jane"
31. The Beatles - "Hey Jude"
32. The Beatles - "A Day In The Life"
33. Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
34. Neil Young - "Harvest Moon"
35. Joni Mitchell - "River"
36. Dar Williams - "When I Was a Boy"
37. Bob Dylan - "Positively 4th Street"
38. Van Morrison - "Tupelo Honey"
39. The Grateful Dead - "Uncle John's Band"
40. The Beatles - "Here Comes The Sun"
41. Steve Goodman - "The Dutchman"
42. Robert Earl Kean - "Feels So Good Feelin' Good Again"
43. Kirsty MacColl - "In These Shoes?"
44. John Prine - "Angel from Montgomery"
45. James Taylor - "Sweet Baby James"
46. Jackson Browne - "For a Dancer"
47. U2 - "One"
48. The Who - "Won't Get Fooled Again"
49. The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil"
50. The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"
51. The Beatles - "Here, There, and Everywhere"
52. The Beatles - "Blackbird"
53. Paul Simon - "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes"
54. Otis Redding - "Try A Little Tenderness"
55. Miles Davis - "So What?"
56. Jimi Hendrix - "All Along the Watchtower"
57. Indigo Girls - "Closer to Fine"
58. Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
59. Bob Dylan - "Mr. Tambourine Man"
60. Allman Brothers - "Melissa"
61. Allman Brothers - "Blue Skies"
62. Joni Mitchell - "Carey"
63. Van Morrison - "Brown Eyed Girl"
64. Traffic - "Low Spark of High Heel Boys"
65. The Talking Heads - "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)"
66. The Grateful Dead - "Sugar Magnolia"
67. The Beatles - "Norwegian Wood"
68. The Beach Boys - "Good Vibrations"
69. The Band - "It Makes No Difference"
70. Paul McCartney - "Maybe I'm Amazed"
71. Neil Young - "After the Goldrush"
72. Michelle Shocked - "Come a Long Way"
73. Marvin Gaye - "What's Goin' On?"
74. Lucy Kaplansky - "Ten Year Night"
75. Lucinda Williams - "Sweet Old World"
76. Johnny Cash - "Folsom Prison Blues"
77. James Taylor - "Fire and Rain"
78. Frank Sinatra - "New York, New York"
79. Etta James - "At Last"
80. Bob Marley - "No Woman No Cry"
81. Bob Dylan - "The Times They Are A-Changin'"
82. Bob Dylan - "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"
83. Aretha Franklin - "Respect"
84. Ryan Adams - "New York, New York"
85. Ray Charles - "Georgia"
86. R.E.M. - Losing My Religion"
87. Wilco - "Jesus, Etc."
88. The Clash - "London Calling"
89. Stevie Wonder - "As"
90. Patti Smith - "Gloria"

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