Saturday, February 13, 2010

Why All Road Trips Must Begin With ZZ Top

As any intelligent person knows, any decent road trip will start with ZZ Top

This top 100 list of rock era songs is from John Sandford's thriller, Broken Prey - featuring middle-aged Minneapolis police officer Lucas Davenport - Revealing his music-loving side, Davenport's wife gives him an iPod and he sets out on a quest to compile the best 100 rock songs recorded.

These are in no particular order.
ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top Legs Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally Crash Test Dummies Superman's Song David Essex Rock On Golden Earing Radar Love Blondie Heart of Glass Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane Somebody to Love Derek and the Dominoes Layla The Doors Roadhouse Blues The Animals House of the Rising Sun Aerosmith Sweet Emotion Aerosmith Dude (Looks Like a Lady) Bruce Springsteen Dancing in the Dark Bruce Springsteen Born to Run Bruce Springsteen Thunder Road The Police Every Breath You Take Tom Waits Heart of Saturday Night The Who Won't Get Fooled Again Gypsy Kings Hotel California Tracy Chapman Give Me One Reason Credence Clearwater Revival Down on the Corner Eagles Lyin' Eyes Eagles Life in the Fast Lane Dire Straits Skateaway (Roller Girl) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Mary Jane's Last Dance Janis Joplin Me and Bobby McGee The Doobie Brothers Black Water Joan Jett and the Blackhearts I Love Rock 'n' Roll John Mellencamp Jack and Diane Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) Pink Floyd Money Billy Joel Piano Man Eric Clapton After Midnight Eric Claption Lay Down Sally AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap The Hollies Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress) Bob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan Knockin' on Heaven's Door Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues The Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil Sex Pistols Anarchy in the UK Grateful Dead Sugar Magnolia The Pointer Sisters Slow Hand Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Elive Presley Jailhouse Rock David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Bob Seger Night Moves The Everly Brothers Bye Bye Love Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze The Kinks Lola Jackson Browne Tender in the Night The Kingsmen Louie, Louie George Thorogood and the Destroyers Bad to the Bone Metallica Turn the Page Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama Queen We Will Rock You The Allman Brothers Band Ramblin' Man Led Zeppelin Rock and Roll Tina Turner What's Love Got to Do with It Steppenwolf Born to be Wild U2 With or Without You Black Sabbath Paranoid Foreigner Blue Morning, Blue Day Billy Idol White Wedding Guns N' Roses Sweet Child o' Mine Guns N' Roses Paradise City Guns N' Roses Knockin- on Heaven's Door Lou Reed Walk on the Wild Side Bad Company Feel Like Makin' Love Def Leppard Rock of Ages Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels Devil with a Blue Dress On Aretha Franklin Respect John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt I'm in the Mood James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good) The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody Prince Little Red Corvette Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young Ohio Buddy Holly Peggy Sue Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman Del Shannon Runaway Run D.M.C. Walk This Way Otis Redding (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit Paul Simon Still Crazy After All These Years Bo Diddley Who Do You Love? Brewer and Shipley One Toke Over the Line Ramones I Wanna Be Seduced The Clash Should I Stay or Should I Go Talking Heads Burning Down the House Dimitri Shostakovich Jazz Suite No. 2; Waltz 2 (you'd have to read the book)

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