The following is a list of inspirational songs with philosophical aspects. All entries also display our favorite lines from the lyrics.
A CHANGE IS GONNA COME by Sam Cooke (1964) – <It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die / ‘Cause I don’t know what’s up there, beyond the sky / It’s been a long, a long time coming / But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will>.
A DAY IN THE LIFE by The Beatles (1967) – <Found my coat and grabbed my hat / Made the bus in seconds flat / Made my way upstairs and had a smoke / And everybody spoke and I went into a dream>. Picture: “Beatles” by Ricard Lopez 1 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT by The Beatles (1964) – <You know I work all day to get you money to buy you things / And it’s worth it just to hear you say you’re going to give me everything>.
AIN’T IT A SHAME by Fats Domino (1955) – <Oh well goodbye / Although I’ll cry / Ain’t that a shame / My tears fell like rain / Ain’t that a shame / You’re the one to blame>.
ALISON by Elvis Costello (1977) – <Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking / When I hear the silly things that you say / I think somebody better put out the big light / Cause I can’t stand to see you this way>.
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER by Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968) – <There are many here among us / Who feel that life is but a joke / But, uh, but you and I, we’ve been through that / And this is not our fate / So let us stop talkin’ falsely now / The hour’s getting late, hey>. Picture: “5 Pointz Graffiti, Jimi Hendrix” by Bryan Pocius is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
ALL APOLOGIES by Nirvana (1993) – <What else should I be / All apologies / What else could I say / Everyone is gay / What else could I write / I don’t have the right / What else should I be / All apologies>.
ALL SHOOK UP by Elvis Presley (1957) – <Well, my hands are shaky and my knees are weak / I can’t seem to stand on my own two feet / Who do you think of when you have such luck?>.
ALL THE YOUNG DUDES by Mott the Hoople (1972) – <And my brother’s back at home with his Beatles and his Stones / We never got it off on that revolution stuff / What a drag, too many snags / Now I’ve drunk a lot of wine and I’m feeling fine / Got to race some cat to bed / Oh, is that concrete all around / Or is it in my head? / Yeah / I’m a dude, dad>.
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE by The Beatles (1967) <There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done / Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung / Nothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the game / It’s easy>.
ALONE AGAIN OR by Love (1968) – <I think that people are the greatest fun / And I will be alone again tonight, my dear>.
AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day (2004) – <Don’t wanna be an American idiot / One nation controlled by the media / Information age of hysteria / It’s calling out to idiot America>.
ANARCHY IN THE U.K. by Sex Pistols (1977) – <How many ways to get what you want / I use the best, I use the rest>.
ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL PART 2 by Pink Floyd (1979) – <We don’t need no education / We don’t need no thought control / No dark sarcasm in the classroom / Teachers leave them kids alone>.
A WHITER SHADE OF PALE by Procol Harum (1967) – <And although my eyes were open / They might have just as well’ve been closed>.
BABA O’RILEY by The Who (1971) – <I’m here in the fields / I fight for my meals / I get back into my living / I don’t need to fight / To prove I’m right / I don’t need to be forgiven>.
BACK IN BLACK by Ac/Dc (1980) – <They’ve got to catch me if they want me to hang / ‘Cause I’m back on the track / And I’m beatin’ the flack / Nobody’s gonna get me on another rap>.
BAD MOON RISING by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969) – <I see a bad moon a-rising / I see trouble on the way / I see earthquakes and lightnin’ / I see bad times today / Don’t go ’round tonight / It’s bound to take your life / There’s a bad moon on the rise>.
BEAST OF BURDEN by The Rolling Stones (1978) – <I’ll tell ya / You can put me out / On the street / Put me out / With no shoes on my feet / But, put me out, put me out / Put me out of misery, yeah>. Picture: “Ronnie Wood” by Tram Painter is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
BEAT IT by Michael Jackson (1982) – <You have to show them that you’re really not scared / You’re playin’ with your life, this ain’t no truth or dare>.
BEAUTIFUL DAY by U2 (2000) – <What you don’t have you don’t need it now / What you don’t know you can feel it somehow / What you don’t have you don’t need it now / You don’t need it now, you don’t need it now / Beautiful day>.
BILLIE JEAN by Michael Jackson (1983) – <And mother always told me be careful of who you love / And be careful of what you do ’cause the lie becomes the truth>.
BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY by The Verve (1997) – <‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony this life / Trying to make ends meet, you’re a slave to the money then you die>.
BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE by New Order (1986) – <I feel fine and I feel good / I’m feeling like I never should / Whenever I get this way / I just don’t know what to say / Why can’t we be ourselves like we were yesterday>.
BLITZKRIEG BOP by Ramones (1976) – <They’re piling in the back seat / They’re generating steam heat / Pulsating to the back beat / The blitzkrieg bop>.
BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND by Bob Dylan (1963) – <How many roads must a man walk down / Before you call him a man? / How many seas must a white dove sail / Before she sleeps in the sand? / How many times must the cannon balls fly / Before they’re forever banned? / The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind / The answer is blowin’ in the wind>.
BLUEBERRY HILL by Fats Domino (1956) – <I found my thrill / On Blueberry Hill / On Blueberry Hill / When I found you>.
BLUE SUEDE SHOES by Elvis Presley (1956) – <Well, you can knock me down / Step in my face / Slander my name / All over the place>.
BLUE SUEDE SHOES by Carl Perkins (1956) – <You can burn my house / Steal my car / Drink my liquor / From an old fruitjar / Do anything that you want to do, but uh-uh / Honey, lay off of my shoes>.
BO DIDDLEY by Bo Diddley (1955) – <Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley have you heard? / My pretty baby said she wasn’t for it>.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY by Queen (1975) – <Too late, my time has come / Sends shivers down my spine / Body’s aching all the time / Goodbye everybody, I’ve got to go / Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth>. Picture: “Freddie is alive” by mondopiccolo is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
BOOM BOOM by John Lee Hooker (1962) – <I love that talk / When you talk like that / You knock me out / Right off my feet / Ho ho ho ho>.
BORN IN THE U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen (1984) – <The first kick I took was when I hit the ground / You end up like a dog that’s been beat too much / ‘Til you spend half your life just coverin’ up>.
BORN TO BE WILD by Steppenwolf (1968) – <Take the world in a love embrace / Fire all of your guns at once / And explode into space>.
BORN TO RUN by Bruce Springsteen (1975) – <Together we could break this trap / We’ll run ’til we drop, baby, we’ll never go back>.
BOTH SIDES NOW by Joni Mitchell (1969) – <I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now / From up and down and still somehow / It’s cloud’s illusions I recall / I really don’t know clouds at all>.
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER by Simon and Garfunkel (1970) – <When you’re down and out / When you’re on the street / When evening falls so hard / I will comfort you (ooo)>.
BRING THE NOISE by Public Enemy (1988) – <Bass! How low can you go? / Death row, what a brother knows / Once again, back is the incredible / The rhyme animal>.
BROWN EYED GIRL by Van Morrison (1967) – <So hard to find my way / Now that I’m all on my own / I saw you just the other day / My, how you have grown>.
BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN by Chuck Berry (1956) – <All the way home I held a grudge / For the safety belt that wouldn’t budge / Crusin’ and playin’ the radio / With no particular place to go>.
BYE BYE LOVE by The Everly Brothers (1957) – <I’m through with counting the stars above / And here’s the reason that I’m so free>.
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ by The Mamas and the Papas (1965) – <Stopped into a church I passed along the way / Well I got down on my knees / (got down on my knees) / And I pretend to pray / (I pretend to pray)>.
CALIFORNIA GIRLS by The Beach Boys (1965) – <I been all around this great big world / And I seen all kinds of girls / Yeah, but I couldn’t wait to get back in the States / Back to the cutest girls in the world / I wish they all could be California girls>.
CANDLE IN THE WIND by Elton John (1973) – <Goodbye Norma Jean / Though I never knew you at all / You had the grace to hold yourself / While those around you crawled / Goodbye Norma Jean / From the young man in the twenty second row / Who sees you as something more than sexual / More than just our Marilyn Monroe>. Picture: “Sir Elton John, Oslo Spektrum 2014” by NRK P3 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
CAN’T BUY ME LOVE by The Beatles (1964) – <Tell me that you want the kind of things / That money just can’t buy / I don’t care too much for money / Money can’t buy me love>.
CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE by Elvis Presley (1961) – <Wise men say only fools rush in / But I can’t help falling in love with you / Shall I stay? / Would it be a sin / If I can’t help falling in love with you?>.
CAROLINE, NO by The Beach Boys (1966) – <Who took that look away / I remember how you used to say / You’d never change, but that’s not true / Oh, Caroline you>.
CATHY’S CLOWN by The Everly Brothers (1960) – <I gotta stand tall / You know a man can’t crawl / When he knows you’re tellin’ lies and he hears ’em passing by / He’s not a man at all>.
CHAIN OF FOOLS by Aretha Franklin (1967) – <Every chain, has got a weak link / I might be weak yeah / But I’ll give you strength / Oh, hey>. Picture: “IMG_5898” by Public Collectors is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
CHANGES by David Bowie (1971) – <Every time I thought I’d got it made / It seemed the taste was not so sweet / So I turned myself to face me / But I’ve never caught a glimpse>.
CLOCKS by Coldplay (2002) – <The lights go out and I can’t be saved / Tides that I tried to swim against / Have brought me down upon my knees / Oh I beg, I beg and plead, singing>.
C’MON EVERYBODY by Eddie Cochran (1958) – <Well we’ll really have a party but we gotta put a guard outside / If the folks come home I’m afraid they’re gonna have my hide>.
COME TOGETHER by The Beatles (1969) – <He say I know you, you know me / One thing I can tell you is / You got to be free / Come together, right now / Over me>.
COMFORTABLY NUMB by Pink Floyd (1979) – <When I was a child I had a fever / My hands felt just like two balloons / Now I’ve got that feeling once again / I can’t explain you would not understand>.
COMPLETE CONTROL by The Clash (1979) – <Ooh ooh ooh have we done something wrong? / Ooh ooh ooh complete control, even over this song>.
CORTEZ THE KILLER by Neil Young (1975) – <Hate was just a legend / And war was never known / The people worked together>.
CRAZY by Gnarls Barkley (2006) – <I remember when / I remember, I remember when I lost my mind / There was something so pleasant about that place / Even your emotions have an echo in so much space>.
CRAZY by Patsy Cline (1961) – <Crazy / I’m crazy for feeling so lonely / I’m crazy / Crazy for feeling so blue>.
CRAZY IN LOVE by Beyonce featuring Jay-Z (2003) – <They can’t figure him out; they like, “hey, is he insane?” / Yes, sir, I’m cut from a different cloth / My texture is the best fur, chinchilla / (Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no) I been iller than chain smokers>.
CRYING by Roy Orbison (1961) – <Then you said, “So long” / Left me standing all alone / Alone and crying / Crying>.
CUPID by Sam Cooke (1961) – <Now, I don’t mean to bother you / But I’m in distress / There’s danger of me losing all of my happiness / For I love a girl who doesn’t know I exist / And this you can fix>.
DANCE TO THE MUSIC by Sly & the Family Stone (1968) – <All we need is a drummer / For people who only need a beat, yeah>.
DANCING BAREFOOT by Patti Smith (1979) – <I’m dancing barefoot / Heading for a spin / Some strange music draws me in / Makes me come on like some heroine>. Picture: “04092011-DSC_1590” by brixton21 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
DANCING IN THE STREET by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas (1964) – <Oh, it doesn’t matter what you wear / Just as long as you are there>.
DANCING QUEEN by Abba (1976) – <Night is young and the music’s high / With a bit of rock music / Everything is fine>.
DA YA THINK I’M SEXY? by Rod Stewart (1978) – <Now hold on a minute before we go much further / Give me a dime so I can phone my mother>.
DESOLATION ROW by Bob Dylan (1965) – <And someone says, “You’re in the wrong place, my friend, you’d better leave” / And the only sound that’s left after the ambulances go / Is Cinderella sweeping up on Desolation Row>.
DON’T BE CRUEL by Elvis Presley (1956) – <I don’t wanna be a tiger / ‘Cause tigers play too rough / I don’t wanna be a lion /‘Cause lions ain’t the kind you love enough>.
(DON’T FEAR) THE REAPER by Blue Oyster Cult (1976) – <All our times have come / Here but now they’re gone / Seasons don’t fear the reaper / Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain, we can be like they are>.
DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD by The Animals (1965) – <Sometimes I feel a little mad / But don’t you know that no one alive can always be an angel>.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC by The Lovin’ Spoonful (1965) – <If you believe in magic don’t bother to choose / If it’s jug band music or rhythm and blues / Just go and listen it’ll start with a smile / It won’t wipe off your face no matter how hard you try>.
DREAM ON by Aerosmith (1973) – <Half my life / Is books, written pages / Live and learn from fools and / From sages>.
EARTH ANGEL by The Penguins (1954) – <The vision of your loveliness / I hope and I pray, that someday / That I’ll be the vision of your happiness>.
EIGHT MILES HIGH by The Byrds (1966) – <Nowhere is / There warmth to be found / Among those afraid / Of losing their ground>.
ELEANOR RIGBY by The Beatles (1966) – <All the lonely people / Where do they all come from? / All the lonely people / Where do they all belong?>.
ENTER SANDMAN by Metallica (1991) – <Somethings wrong, shut the light / Heavy thoughts tonight / And they aren’t of Snow White / Dreams of war, dreams of liars / Dreams of dragon’s fire / And of things that will bite / Sleep with one eye open / Gripping your pillow tight>.
EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE by Solomon Burke (1964) – <Let me tell you something / Sometimes you get what you want / And you lose what you have / There’s a song I sing / And I believe that if everybody would sing this song you can save the whole world / Listen to me>.
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE by The Police (1983) – <Every breath you take and every move you make / Every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you>.
EVERYDAY by Buddy Holly & the Crickets (1957) – <Everyday it’s a-getting closer / Going faster than a rollercoaster>.
EVERYDAY PEOPLE by Sly & the Family Stone (1968) – <I am no better and neither are you / We are the same whatever we do / You love me you hate me you know me and then / You can’t figure out the bag I’m in / I am everyday people, yeah yeah>. Picture: “RSD 2011-12” by Mmm…Bacon! is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
FAKE PLASTIC TREES by Radiohead (1995) – <He used to do surgery / For girls in the eighties / But gravity always wins>.
FAMILY AFFAIR by Sly & the Family Stone (1971) – <One child grows up to be / Somebody that just loves to learn / And another child grows up to be / Somebody you’d just love to burn>.
FAST CAR by Tracy Chapman (1988) – <You got a fast car / Is it fast enough so we can fly away / We gotta make a decision / Leave tonight or live and die this way>.
FIGHT THE POWER by Public Enemy (1989) – <People, people we are the same / No we’re not the same / Cause we don’t know the game / What we need is awareness, we can’t get careless>.
FIRE AND RAIN by James Taylor (1970) – <I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain / I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end / I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend / But I always thought that I’d see you again>.
FLASH LIGHT by Parliament (1977) – <Now I lay me down to sleep / I guess I’ll go count the sheep / Ha da da dee da hada hada da da (oh)>.
FOLSOM PRISON BLUES by Johnny Cash (1956) – <My Mama told me, “son / Always be a good boy / Don’t ever play with guns” / But I shot a man in Reno / Just to watch him die>.
FORTUNATE SON by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969) – <Some folks are born silver spoon in hand / Lord, don’t they help themselves, oh / But when the taxman comes to the door / Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes>.
FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH by Buffalo Springfield (1967) – <Paranoia strikes deep / Into your life it will creep / It starts when you’re always afraid / You step out of line, the man come and take you away>.
FOXY LADY by Jimi Hendrix Experience (1965) – <Now-a I see you come down on the scene / Oh foxey / You make me want to get up and a scream>.
FREE BIRD by Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973) – <If I leave here tomorrow / Would you still remember me?>.
FREE FALLIN’ by Tom Petty (1989) – <All the vampires, walkin’ through the valley / Move west down Ventura Boulevard / And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows / And the good girls are home with broken hearts>. Picture: “Tom Petty” by Mexicaans fotomagazijn is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
GEORGIA ON MY MIND by Ray Charles (1960) – <Other arms reach out to me / Other eyes smile tenderly / Still in peaceful dreams I see / The road leads back to you>.
GET UP, STAND UP by Bob Marley and the Wailers (1975) – <It’s not all that glitters is gold / ‘Alf the story has never been told / So now you see the light, eh! / Stand up for your rights, come on!>.
GIMME SHELTER by The Rolling Stones (1969) – <Oh, a storm is threat’ning / My very life today / If I don’t get some shelter / Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away>.
GIMME SOME LOVIN’ by The Spencer Davis Group (1966) – <Well my temperature’s rising and my feet on the floor / Crazy people knocking ’cause they’re wanting some more>.
GLORIA by Them (1965) – <G-L-O-R-I-A / Gloria! / G-L-O-R-I-A / Gloria! / I’m gonna shout it all night / Gloria! / I’m gonna shout it every day / Gloria! / Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah>.
GOD ONLY KNOWS by The Beach Boys (1966) – <The world could show nothing to me / So what good would living do me>.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN by Sex Pistols (1977) – <Don’t be told what you want / Don’t be told what you need / There’s no future / No future / No future for you>.
GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD by Elton John (1973) – <When are you gonna come down? / When are you going to land? / I should have stayed on the farm / I should have listened to my old man>.
GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY by Little Richard (1958) – <From the early, early mornin’ till the early, early night / You can see miss Molly rockin’ at the house of blue light>. Picture: “Little Richard Tribute Portrait” by Dan Lacey is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
GOOD TIMES by Chic (1979) – <A rumor has it that it’s getting late / Time marches on, just can’t wait / The clock keeps turning, why hesitate / You silly fool, you can’t change your fate>.
GOOD VIBRATIONS by The Beach Boys (1966) – <I-I love the colorful clothes she wears / And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair / I hear the sound of a gentle word / On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air>.
GO YOUR OWN WAY by Fleetwood Mac (1977) – <Tell me why / Everything turned around / Packing up / Shacking up is all you want to do>.
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE by Jerry Lee Lewis (1957) – <You broke my will, but what a thrill / Goodness gracious, great balls of fire>.
GREEN ONIONS by Booker T. & the M.G.s (1962) – <Well people, I’m gonna tell you something / This continent, North America is the stronghold / This is where we’re gonna make our stand in this decade, yeah>.
HALLELUJAH by Jeff Buckley (1994) – <But baby I’ve been here before / I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor / You know, I used to live alone before I knew ya / And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch / And love is not a victory march / It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah>.
HEARTBREAK HOTEL by Elvis Presley 1956) – <Oh, although it’s always crowded / You still can find some room / For broken hearted lovers / To cry away their gloom>.
HEARTBREAKER by Led Zeppelin (1969) – <Some people cry and some people die / By the wicked ways of love / But I’ll just keep on rollin’ along / With the grace of the Lord above>.
HEART OF GLASS by Blondie (1978) – <Lost inside / Adorable illusion and I cannot hide / I’m the one you’re using, please don’t push me aside / We coulda made it cruising, yeah>.
HEART OF GOLD by Neil Young (1972) – <I’ve been to Hollywood / I’ve been to Redwood / I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold / I’ve been in my mind / It’s such a fine line / That keeps me searching for a heart of gold>. Picture: “Neil Young” by yle.fi/pop is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
HELP by The Beatles (1965) – <When I was younger, so much younger than today / I never needed anybody’s help in any way / But now these days are gone, I’m not so self assured / Now I find I’ve changed my mind and opened up the doors>.
HELP ME by Joni Mitchell (1974) – <When I get that crazy feeling, I know / I’m in trouble again / I’m in trouble>.
HEROES by David Bowie (1977) – <We’re nothing / And nothing will help us / Maybe we’re lying / Then you better not stay / But we could be safer / Just for one day>.
HEROIN by The Velvet Underground (1967) – <Away from the big city / Where a man cannot be free / Of all the evils of this town / And of himself and those around / Oh, and I guess that I just don’t know / Oh, and I guess that I just don’t know>.
HE’S A REBEL by The Crystals (1962) – <He’s always good to me / Always treats me tenderly / ‘Cause he’s not a rebel, no, no, no / He’s not a rebel, no, no, no, to me>.
HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY by George Jones (1980) – <I went to see him just today, oh but I didn’t see no tears / All dressed up to go away, first time I’d seen him smile in years>.
HEY JOE by Jimi Hendrix Experience (1966) – <Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that gun in your hand? / Hey Joe, I said where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?>.
HEY JUDE by The Beatles (1968) – <Hey Jude, don’t make it bad / Take a sad song and make it better / Remember to let her under your skin / Then you’ll begin to make it better / Better better better better better, ah!>.
HEY YA! by Outkast (2003) – <You think you’ve got it / Oh, you think you’ve got it / But got it just don’t get it when there’s nothin’ at all>.
HIGHER GROUND by Stevie Wonder (1973) – <I’m so darn glad he let me try it again / ‘Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin / I’m so glad that I know more than I knew then / Gonna keep on tryin’ / Till I reach the highest ground>. Picture: “Stevie Wonder” by Worlds Direction is licensed under CC0 1.0.
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED by Bob Dylan (1965) – <Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son” / Abe said, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on” / God say, “No” / Abe say, “What?” / God say, “You can do what you want, Abe, but / The next time you see me comin’ you better run” / Well Abe says, “Where you want this killin’ done?” / God says, “Out on Highway 61”>.
HIGHWAY TO HELL by Ac/Dc (1979) – <No stop signs, speed limit / Nobody’s gonna slow me down / Like a wheel, gonna spin it / Nobody’s gonna mess me around>.
HONKY TONK WOMEN by The Rolling Stones (1969) – <The lady then she covered me with roses / She blew my nose and then she blew my mind>.
HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN by Muddy Waters (1954) – <On the seventh hour / On the seventh day / On the seventh month / The seventh doctor say / He was born for good luck / And that you see / I got seven hundred dollars / And don’t you mess with me>.
HOTEL CALIFORNIA by Eagles (1976) – <‘Relax’ said the night man / ‘We are programmed to receive / You can check out any time you like / But you can never leave!’>.
HOT STUFF by Donna Summer (1979) – <Sittin’ here eating my heart no reason / Won’t spend another night on my own>.
HOUND DOG by Elvis Presley (1956) – <You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog / Cryin’ all the time / Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit / And you ain’t no friend of mine>.
HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE by The Bee Gees (1977) – <‘Cause we’re living in a world of fools / Breaking us down when they all should let us be>.
HOW SOON IS NOW? by The Smiths (1985) – <I am the son / And the heir / Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar / I am the son and heir / Of nothing in particular>.
I CAN SEE FOR MILES by The Who (1967) – <I know you’ve deceived me, now here’s a surprise / I know that you have, cause there’s magic in my eyes / I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles / Oh yeah>. Picture: “Andrew’s Moon” by Andrés Quiñones Villablanca is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
I CAN’T EXPLAIN by The Who (1965) – <Got a feeling inside (Can’t explain) / It’s a certain kind (Can’t explain) / I feel hot and cold (Can’t explain) / Yeah, down in my soul, yeah (Can’t explain)>.
(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION by The Rolling Stones (1965) – <When I’m drivin’ in my car, and the man come on the radio / He’s tellin’ me more and more about some useless information / Supposed to fire my imagination>.
I CAN’T HELP MYSELF by The Four Tops (1965) – <In and out my life (in and out my life) / You come and you go (you come and you go) / Leaving just your picture behind>.
I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU by Ray Charles (1962) – <It’s been so lonely without you here / Like a bird without a song / Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling>.
I FOUGHT THE LAW by Bobby Fuller Band (1966) – <I needed money ’cause I had none / I fought the law and the law won / I fought the law and the law won>.
I GOT YOU BABE by Sonny & Cher (1965) – <They say we’re young and we don’t know / We won’t find out until we grow / Well I don’t know if all that’s true / ‘Cause you got me, and baby I got you>.
I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE by Marvin Gaye (1968) – <People say, “Believe half of what you see / Son, and none of what you hear”>.
I’LL FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER by The Byrds (1965) – <After what you did / I can’t stay on / And I’ll probably feel a whole lot better when you’re gone>.
IMAGINE by John Lennon (1971) – <You, you may say I’m a dreamer / But I’m not the only one / I hope someday you will join us / And the world will be as one>.
I’M EIGHTEEN by Alice Cooper (1971) – <I got a / Baby’s brain and an old man’s heart / Took eight years to get this far / Don’t always know what I’m talkin’ about / Feels like I’m livin’ in the middle of doubt>.
I’M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY by Hank Williams (1949) – <I’ve never seen a night so long / When time goes crawling by / The moon just went behind the clouds / To hide its face and cry>.
I’M WAITING FOR THE MAN by Velvet Underground (1967) – <Feel sick and dirty, more dead than alive / I’m waiting for my man>.
IN BLOOM by Nirvana (1991) – <He’s the one / Who like all our pretty songs / And he likes to sing along / And he likes to shoot his gun / But he don’t know what it means / Don’t know what it means>. Picture: “Screen Grab from The Word” by Catfunt is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
IN DA CLUB by 50 Cent (2002) – <If you talking ’bout money homie, I ain’t concerned / I’m a tell you what Banks told me ’cause go ‘head switch the style up>.
IN DREAMS by Roy Orbison (1963) – <A candy-colored clown they call the sandman / Tiptoes to my room every night / Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper / “Go to sleep. Everything is all right.”>.
IN MY LIFE by The Beatles (1965) – <All these places had their moments / With lovers and friends, I still can recall / Some are dead, and some are living / In my life, I’ve loved them all>.
IN MY ROOM by The Beach Boys (1963) – <There’s a world where I can go and tell my secrets to / In my room, in my room / In this world I lock out all my worries and my fears / In my room, in my room>.
IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR by Wilson Pickett (1965) – <I’m gonna wait ’till the midnight hour / When there’ no one else around>.
IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT by The Five Satins (1956) – <So before the light / Hold me again / With all of your might / In the still of the night / In the still of the night>.
INTO THE MYSTIC by Van Morrison (1970) – <We were born before the wind / Also younger than the sun / Ere the bonnie boat was won / As we sailed into the mystic>.
IRON MAN by Black Sabbath (1971) – <Has he lost his mind? / Can he see or is he blind? / Can he walk at all / Or if he moves will he fall?>.
I SAW HER STANDING THERE by The Beatles (1964) – <Oh we danced through the night / And we held each other tight>.
I SHOT THE SHERIFF by Bob Marley & the Wailers (1973) – <Sheriff John Brown always hated me / For what, I don’t know / Every time I plant a seed / He said kill it before it grow / He said kill them before they grow / And so, and so / Read it in the news>. “bob marley” by fnswift1 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR by U2 (1987) – <I have spoke with the tongue of angels / I have held the hand of a devil / It was warm in the night / I was cold as a stone>.
IT’S A MAN’S MAN’S MAN’S WORLD by James Brown (1966) – <This is a man’s world / But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing, not one little thing, without a woman or a girl>.
IT’S YOUR THING by The Isley Brothers (1969) – <It’s your thing, do what you wanna do / I can’t tell you, who to sock it to / It’s your thing, do what you wanna do / I can’t tell you, who to sock it to>.
I’VE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG (TO STOP NOW) by Otis Redding (1965) – <I’ve been loving you a little too long, long / To stop now / Oh, oh, oh>.
I WANNA BE SEDATED by The Ramones (1978) – <Just get me to the airport, put me on a plane / Hurry hurry hurry, before I go insane / I can’t control my fingers, I can’t control my brain / Oh no oh oh oh oh>.
I WANNA BE YOUR DOG by The Stooges (1969) – <Now I’m ready to close my eyes / And now I’m ready to close my mind / And now I’m ready to feel your hand / And lose my heart on the burning sands>.
I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND by The Beatles (1963) – <Oh yeah, I’ll tell you something / I think you’ll understand / when I’ll say that something / I want to hold your hand>.
I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS by Foreigner (1984) – <In my life there’s been heartache and pain / I don’t know if I can face it again / Can’t stop now, I’ve traveled so far / To change this lonely life>.
I WANT YOU BACK by The Jackson 5 (1969) – <But someone picked you from the bunch / One glance was all it took / Now it’s much too late for me / To take a second look>.
I WILL SURVIVE by Gloria Gaynor (1978) – <It took all the strength I had not to fall apart / Kept trying hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart / And I spent oh-so many nights just feeling sorry for myself / I used to cry>.
JAILHOUSE ROCK by Elvis Presley (1957) – <The sad sack was a sittin’ on a block of stone / Way over in the corner weepin’ all alone / The warden said, “Hey, buddy, don’t you be no square / If you can’t find a partner use a wooden chair”>. Picture: “Elvis Presley” by David Wigforss is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.
JESUS WALKS by Kanye West (2004) – <Order, huh / Yo, we at war / We at war with terrorism, racism, but most of all we at war with ourselves>.
JOHNNY B. GOODE by Chuck Berry (1958) – <His mother told him “Someday you will be a man / And you will be the leader of a big old band / Many people coming from miles around / To hear you play your music when the sun go down / Maybe someday your name will be in lights / Saying Johnny B. Goode tonight”>.
JOLENE by Dolly Parton (1974) – <I had to have this talk with you / My happiness depends on you / And whatever you decide to do / Jolene>.
JUICY by The Notorious B.I.G. (1994) <You know very well / Who you are / Don’t let ’em hold you down / Reach for the stars / You had a goal / But not that many / ‘Cause you’re the only one / I’ll give you good and plenty>.
JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH by The Rolling Stones (1968) – <I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead / I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled , yeah yeah / I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread / Yeah, yeah, yeah>.
JUST LIKE A WOMAN by Bob Dylan (1966) – <Yeah, it was raining from the first / And I was dying there of thirst / So I came in here / And your long-time curse hurts / But what’s worse / Is this pain in here / I can’t stay in here>.
JUST LIKE HEAVEN by The Cure (1987) – <You, soft and only, you lost and lonely / You, strange as angels / Dancing in the deepest oceans / Twisting in the water / You’re just like a dream / You’re just like a dream>.
KASHMIR by Led Zeppelin (1975) – <I am a traveler of both time and space to be where I have been / To sit with elders of a gentle race this world has seldom seen>.
KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG by Roberta Flack (1973) – <I felt all flushed with fever, embarrassed by the crowd / I felt he found my letters and read each one out loud / I prayed that he would finish but he just kept right on / Strumming my pain with his fingers>.
KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR by Bob Dylan (1973) – <That long black cloud is comin’ down / I feel I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door>.
LADY MARMALADE by LaBelle (1975) – <Now he’s back home doing nine-to-five / Living his grey flannel life / But when he turns off to sleep / Old memories creep, more, more, more>.
LAYLA by Derek and the Dominos (1970) – <What’ll you do when you get lonely / And nobody’s waitin’ by your side? / You’ve been runnin’ an’ hidin’ much too long / You know it’s just your foolish pride>.
LEADER OF THE PACK by The Shangri-Las (1964) – <They said he came from the wrong side of town / – What do you mean when you say that he came from the wrong side of town? / They told me he was bad / But I knew he was sad / That’s why I fell for the Leader of the Pack>.
LEAN ON ME by Bill Withers (1972) – <Please swallow your pride / If I have things you need to borrow / For no one can fill those of your needs / That you won’t let show>.
LET IT BE by The Beatles (1970) – <And when the broken-hearted people living in the world agree / There will be an answer, let it be / For though they may be parted, there is still a chance that they will see / There will be an answer, let it be>.
LET’S GET IT ON by Marvin Gaye (1973) – <We’re all sensitive people / With so much to give / Understand me, sugar / Since we’ve got to be here / Let’s live>.
LET’S STAY TOGETHER by Al Green (1971) – <Why, why some people break up / Then turn around and make up / I just can’t see>.
LIGHT MY FIRE by The Doors (1967) – <The time to hesitate is through / No time to wallow in the mire / Try now we can only lose / And our love become a funeral pyre>.
LIKE A ROLLING STONE by Bob Dylan (1965) – <How does it feel, how does it feel? / To be without a home / Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone>.
LITTLE WING by Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968) – <It’s alright, she says / It’s alright / Take anything you want from me / Anything / Fly on, little wing>.
LIVING FOR THE CITY by Stevie Wonder (1973) – <I hope you hear inside my voice of sorrow / And that it motivates you to make a better tomorrow / This place is cruel nowhere could be much colder / If we don’t change, the world will soon be over / Living just enough, stop giving just enough for the city>.
LONDON CALLING by The Clash (1980) – <The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in / Engines stop running, the wheat is growin’ thin / A nuclear era, but I have no fear / ‘Cause London is drowning, and I, I live by the river>.
LONELY TEARDROPS by Jackie Wilson (1958) – <Lonely teardrops / My pillow’s never dry of lonely teardrops>.
LONG TALLY SALLY by Little Richard (1956) – <Gonna tell Aunt Mary ’bout Uncle John / He claim he has the misery but he’s havin’ a lot of fun>.
LOSER by Beck (1993) – <Someone keeps sayin’ I’m insane to complain / About a shotgun wedding and a stain on my shirt>.
LOSING MY RELIGION by R.E.M. (1991) – <I thought that I heard you laughing / I thought that I heard you sing / I think I thought I saw you try>.
LOUIE LOUIE by The Kingsmen (1963) – <Me catch the ship across the sea / Me sailed the ship all alone / Me never think I’ll make it home>.
LOVE & HAPPINESS by Al Green (1972) – <Well, happiness is when, you really feel good with somebody>.
LOVE SHACK by The B-52’s (1989) – <Sign says, woo, stay away fools / ‘Cause love rules at the love shack / Well it’s set way back in the middle of a field / Just a funky old shack and I gotta get back>.
LOVE WILL TEAR US APART by Joy Division (1980) – <When routine bites hard / And ambitions are low / And resentment rides high / But emotions won’t grow / And we’re changing our ways / Taking different roads>.
LUST FOR LIFE by Iggy Pop (1977) – <Well I am just a modern guy / Of course I’ve had it in the ear before / ‘Cause of a lust for life / ‘Cause of a lust for life / I got a lust for life>. Picture: “Iggy Pop” by lostintheredwoods is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.
MAGGIE MAY by Rod Stewart (1971) – <I suppose I could collect my books and get on back to school / Or steal my daddy’s cue and make a living out of playing pool / Or find myself a rock ‘n’ roll band that needs a helping hand>.
MANNISH BOY by Muddy Waters (1955) – <Oh yeah, yeah / Now when I was a young boy / At the age of five / My mother said I’ll be / The greatest man alive>.
MANY RIVERS TO CROSS by Jimmy Cliff (1969) – <Many rivers to cross / And it’s only my will that keeps me alive / I’ve been licked, washed up for years / And I merely survive because of my pride>.
MARQUEE MOON by Television (1977) – <I spoke / To a man down at the tracks / And I ask him / How he don’t go mad / He said “Look here, Junior / Don’t you be so happy / And for Heaven’s sake / Don’t you be so sad”>.
MAYBE by The Chantels (1957) – <Maybe, if I hold your hand / you will understand>.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED by Paul McCartney (1970) – <Maybe I’m a man and maybe I’m a lonely man / Who’s in the middle of something / That he doesn’t really understand>.
MAYBELLENE by Chuck Berry (1955) – <Maybellene, why can’t you be true? / Oh Maybellene, why can’t you be true? / You’ve started back doing the things you used to do>.
ME AND BOBBY MCGEE by Janis Joplin (1971) – <Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose>.
MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA by Gladys Knight and the Pips (1973) – <He kept dreaming / (Dreaming) / Ooh, that some day he’d be a star / (A superstar, but he didn’t get far) / But he sure found out the hard way / That dreams don’t always come true, oh no, uh uh / (Dreams don’t always come true, uh uh, no, uh uh) / So he pawned all his hopes / (Woo, woo, woo-woo) / And even sold his old car / (Woo, woo, woo-woo) / Bought a one way ticket back to the life he once knew / Oh yes he did, he said he would>.
MISSISSIPPI by Bob Dylan (2001) – <Every step of the way we walk the line / Your days are numbered, so are mine / Time is pilin’ up, we struggle and we scrape / We’re all boxed in, nowhere to escape>.
MOMENT OF SURRENDER by U2 (2009) – <At the moment of surrender / I’m falling to my knees / I did not notice the passers by / And they did not notice me>. Picture: “IMG_0176” by elvisripley is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
MONEY HONEY by The Drifters (1953) – <Well, I learned my lesson and now I know / The sun may shine and the wind may blow / Women may come, and the women may go / But before I say I love ’em so / I want– money, honey! / Money, honey!>.
MONKEY GONE TO HEAVEN by Pixies (1989) – <The creature in the sky / Got sucked in a hole / Now there’s a hole in the sky / And the ground’s not cold / And if the ground’s not cold / Everything is gonna burn / We’ll all take turns, I’ll get mine too>.
MR. TAMBOURINE MAN by Bob Dylan (1965) – <My senses have been stripped / My hands can’t feel to grip / My toes too numb to step / Wait only for my boot heels to be wandering / I’m ready to go anywhere, I’m ready for to fade / Into my own parade>.
MY GENERATION by The Who (1965) – <People try to put us d-down / (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) / Just because we g-g-get around / (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) / Things they do look awful c-c-cold / (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) / Yeah, I hope I die before I get old / (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)>.
MY GIRL by The Temptations (1965) – <I don’t need no money, fortune, or fame (ooh hey hey hey) / I’ve got all the riches baby one man can claim (oh yes I do)>.
MY SWEET LORD by George Harrison (1970) – <I really want to see you / Really want to be with you / Really want to see you, Lord / But it takes so long, my Lord>.
NEW YEAR’S DAY by U2 (1983) – <And so we’re told this is the golden age / And gold is the reason for the wars we wage / Though I want to be with you, be with you>.
NORWEGIAN WOOD (THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN) by The Beatles (1965) – <And when I awoke I was alone / This bird had flown / So I lit a fire / Isn’t it good Norwegian wood?>.
NOTHING COMPARES 2 U by Sinead O’Connor (1990) – <It’s been so lonely without you here / Like a bird without a song / Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling>. Picture: “JPA_0121” by jaclinepaskero is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
NOWHERE TO RUN by Martha & the Vandellas (1965) – <I know you’re no good for me, but free of you I’ll never be / Nowhere to run to baby, nowhere to hide, got nowhere to run to baby>.
NO WOMAN, NO CRY by Bob Marley & the Wailers (1975) – <Good friends we have. Oh / Good friends we have lost along the way / Yeah! / In this great future you can’t forget your past / So dry your tears, I say / Yeah>.
NUTHIN’ BUT A ‘G’ THANG by Dr. Dre (1993) – <Now it’s time for me to make my impression felt / So sit back, relax, and strap on your seatbelt / You never been on a ride like this before / With a producer who can rap and control the maestro>.
ODE TO BILLIE JOE by Bobbie Gentry (1967) – <There was a virus going ’round; papa caught it, and he died last spring / And now mama doesn’t seem to want to do much of anything / And me, I spend a lot of time pickin’ flowers up on Choctaw Ridge / And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge>.
OHIO by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1970) – <Gotta get down to it / Soldiers are gunning us down / Should have been done long ago / What if you knew her and / Found her dead on the ground? / How can you run when you know?>.
OH PRETTY WOMAN by Roy Orbison (1964) – <If that’s the way it must be, OK / I guess I’ll go on home, it’s late / There’ll be tomorrow night, but wait / What do I see? / Is she walkin’ back to me? / Yeah, she’s walkin’ back to me / Oh, oh, pretty woman>.
ONE by U2 (1991) – <Is it getting better / Or do you feel the same? / Will it make it easier on you now? / You got someone to blame>.
ONLY THE LONELY by Roy Orbison (1960) – <Maybe tomorrow / A new romance / No more sorrow / But that’s the chance>.
O-O-H CHILD by The Five Stairsteps (1970) – <Some day, yeah / We’ll put it together and we’ll get it undone / Some day / When your head is much lighter / Some day, yeah / We’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun / Some day / When the world is much brighter>.
OOO BABY BABY by The Miracles (1965) – <Mistakes, I know I’ve made a few / But I’m only human / You’ve made mistakes too, I’m crying>.
PAINT IT BLACK by The Rolling Stones (1966) – <I look inside myself and see my heart is black / I see my red door I must have it painted black / Maybe then I’ll fade away and not have to face the facts / It’s not easy facin’ up, when your whole world is black>.
PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE by The Temptations (1972) – <Papa was a rolling stone / Wherever he laid his hat was his home / And when he died, all he left us was alone>.
PAPER PLANES by M.I.A. (2007) – <Now one things for certain, and two things for sure / Being poor is a disease, gotta hustle up a cure / Start with your head homie then use your hands / If you try it in reverse, you don’t even have a chance>.
PARANOID by Black Sabbath (1970) – <I need someone to show me / The things in life that I can’t find / I can’t see the things that make true happiness / I must be blind>.
PARANOID ANDROID by Radiohead (1997) – <Please could you stop the noise / I’m trying to get some rest / From all the unborn chicken voices in my head / What’s that?>.
PENNY LANE by The Beatles (1967) – <In Penny Lane, there is a barber showing photographs / Of every head he’s had the pleasure to know / And all the people that come and go / Stop and say, “Hello”>.
PEOPLE GET READY by The Impressions (1965) – <People get ready, there’s a train a comin’ / You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board>.
PERSONALITY CRISIS by New York Dolls (1973) – <Personality crisis you got it while it was hot / But now frustration and heartache is what you got / (That’s why they talk about personality)>.
PERSONAL JESUS – Depeche Mode (1989) – <Feeling unknown / And you’re all alone / Flesh and bone / By the telephone / Lift up the receiver / I’ll make you a believer / Take second best / Put me to the test / Things on your chest / You need to confess>.
PIANO MAN by Billy Joel (1973) – <Son, can you play me a memory / I’m not really sure how it goes / But it’s sad and it’s sweet and I knew it complete / When I wore a younger man’s clothes>. Picture: “Billy Joel Live!” by minds-eye is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
PICTURES OF YOU by The Cure (1989) – <Remembering you running soft through the night / You were bigger and brighter and wider than snow / And screamed at the make-believe / Screamed at the sky / And you finally found all your courage / To let it all go>.
PINK HOUSES by John Cougar Mellencamp (1983) – <And there’s winners, and there’s losers / But they ain’t no big deal / ‘Cause the simple man baby pays the thrills / The bills and the pills that kill>.
PLANET ROCK by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force (1982) – <Just start to chase your dreams / Up out your seats, make your body sway / Socialize, get down, let your soul lead the way>.
PLEASE PLEASE ME by The Beatles (1964) – <I don’t want to sound complaining / But you know there’s always rain in my heart (in my heart)>.
POSITIVELY 4TH STREET by Bob Dylan (1965) – <I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes / And just for that one moment I could be you / Yes, I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes / You’d know what a drag it is to see you>.
PRESSURE DROP by Toots & the Maytals (1973) – <I said a pressure drop / Oh pressure, oh yeah / Pressure’s gonna drop on you / I said pressure drop / Oh pressure, oh yeah / Pressure’s gonna drop on you>.
PROUD MARY by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969) – <And I never lost one minute of sleepin’ / Worryin’ ’bout the way things might have been>.
PURPLE HAZE by Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967) – <Purple haze, all in my brain / Lately things they don’t seem the same / Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why / Excuse me while I kiss the sky>.
PURPLE RAIN by Prince & the Revolution (1984) – <I never meant to cause you any sorrow / I never meant to cause you any pain / I only wanted to one time to see you laughing / I only wanted to see you / Laughing in the purple rain>.
RAIN by The Beatles (1966) – <If the rain comes / They run and hide their heads / They might as well be dead / If the rain comes / If the rain comes>.
RAMBLE ON by Led Zeppelin (1969) – <Leaves are falling all around / It’s time I was on my way / Thanks to you I’m much obliged / For such a pleasant stay / But now it’s time for me to go / The autumn moon lights my way / For now I smell the rain / And with it pain / And it’s headed my way>.
RAPPER’S DELIGHT by Sugarhill Gang (1979) – <‘Cause you rocked and a rolled with so much soul / You could rock ’til a hundred and one years old / I don’t mean to brag, I don’t mean to boast / But we like hot butter on our breakfast toast>.
RAVE ON by Buddy Holly (1958) – <Rave on, it’s a crazy feelin’ and / I know it’s got me reelin’>.
REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE by Four Tops (1966) – <Now if you feel that you can’t go on / Because all of your hope is gone / And your life is filled with much confusion / Until happiness is just an illusion>.
REDEMPTION SONG by Bob Marley & the Wailers (1980) – <Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery / None but ourselves can free our minds>.
REHAB by Amy Winehouse (2007) – <I don’t ever wanna drink again / I just, oh, I just need a friend / I’m not gonna spend ten weeks / Have everyone think I’m on the mend / And it’s not just my pride / It’s just ’til these tears have dried>. Picture: “Amy Winehouse by nerosunero” by nerosunero is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
REMEMBER (WALKIN’ IN THE SAND) by The Shangri-Las (1964) – <Whatever happened to / The boy that I once knew? / The boy who said he’d be true / Oh, what happened to / The life I gave to you / What will I do with it now?>.
RESPECT by Aretha Franklin (1967) – <All I’m askin’ / Is for a little respect when you get home (just a little bit)>.
RESPECT YOURSELF by The Staple Singers (1971) – <If you disrespect anybody that you run into / How in the world do you think anybody’s s’posed to respect you / If you don’t give a heck ’bout the man with the bible in his hand, y’all / Just get out the way, and let the gentleman do his thing / You the kind of gentleman that want everything your way, yeah / Take the sheet off your face, boy, it’s a brand new day>.
RING OF FIRE by Johnny Cash (1963) – <Bound by wild desire / I fell into a ring of fire>.
ROADRUNNER by The Modern Lovers (1976) – <I’m in love with the radio on / It helps me from being alone late at night / It helps me from being lonely late at night / I don’t feel so bad now in the car / Don’t feel so alone, got the radio on / Like the roadrunner / That’s right>.
ROCK & ROLL MUSIC by Chuck Berry (1957) – <Don’t care to hear ’em play the tango / I’m in no mood to dig a mambo / It’s way too early for the congo>. Picture: “Chuck Berry Statue, Delmar Loop” by Brian Weiterman is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
ROCKET MAN by Elton John (1972) – <And I think it’s gonna be a long long time / ‘Till touch down brings me round again to find / I’m not the man they think I am at home / Oh no no no I’m a rocket man / Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone>.
ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE WORLD by Neil Young (1989) – <There’s a lot of people sayin’ / we’d be better off dead / Don’t feel like Satan / but I am to them / So I try to forget it / any way I can>.
ROCK LOBSTER by B-52’s (1979) – <Here comes a stingray / There goes a manta-ray / In walked a jelly fish / There goes a dog-fish / Chased by a cat-fish / In flew a sea robin / Watch out for that piranha / There goes a narwhal / Here comes a bikini whale!>.
ROLLIN’ STONE by Muddy Waters (1948) – <Well, my mother told my father / Just before hmmm, I was born / “I got a boy child’s comin’ / Gonna be, he gonna be a rollin’ stone / Sure ‘nough, he’s a rollin’ stone / Sure ‘nough, he’s a rollin’ stone”>.
ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN by Chuck Berry (1956) – <I got the rockin’ pneumonia / I need a shot of rhythm and blues / I think I’m rollin’ arthritis / Sittin’ down by the rhythm review / Roll over Beethoven rockin’ in two by two>.
ROXANNE by The Police (1979) – <Roxanne / You don’t have to put on the red light / Those days are over / You don’t have to sell your body to the night / Roxanne / You don’t have to wear that dress tonight / Walk the streets for money / You don’t care if it’s wrong or if it’s right>.
RUBY TUESDAY by The Rolling Stones (1967) – <There’s no time to lose, I heard her say / Catch your dreams before they slip away / Dying all the time / Lose your dreams and you will lose your mind / Ain’t life unkind?>.
RUNNING ON EMPTY by Jackson Browne (1977) – <Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels / Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields / In sixty-five I was seventeen and running up one-on-one / I don’t know where I’m running now, I’m just running on>.
SABOTAGE by Beastie Boys (1994) – <‘Cause what you see, you might not get / And we can bet, so don’t you get souped yet / Scheming on a thing, that’s a mirage / I’m trying to tell you now, it’s sabotage>.
SAIL AWAY by Randy Newman (1972) – <In America every man is free / To take care of his home and his family / You’ll be as happy as a monkey in a monkey tree / You’re all gonna be an American>.
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME by The Drifters (1960) – <Like sparkling wine go and have your fun / Laugh and sing but while we’re apart / Don’t give your heart to anyone>.
SCHOOL’S OUT by Alice Cooper (1972) – <No more pencils no more books / No more teacher’s dirty looks / Out for summer / Out till fall / We might not come back at all>. Picture: “Chuck Berry Statue, Delmar Loop” by Brian Weiterman is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
SEVEN NATION ARMY by The White Stripes (2003) – <And I’m talking to myself at night / Because I can’t forget / Back and forth through my mind / Behind a cigarette / And the message coming from my eyes / Says leave it alone>.
SEXUAL HEALING by Marvin Gaye (1982) – <Baby, I got sick this mornin’ / A sea was stormin’ inside of me / Baby, I think I’m capsizin’ / The waves are risin’ and risin’>.
SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL by (Big) Joe Turner (1954) – <I believe to my soul you’re the devil and now I know / I believe to my soul you’re the devil and now I know / Well, the more I work, the faster my money goes>.
SHE LOVES YOU by The Beatles (1963) – <You know it’s up to you / I think it’s only fair / Pride can hurt you, too / Apologize to her>.
SHE’S NOT THERE by The Zombies (1964) – <But it’s too late to say you’re sorry / How would I know? Why should I care?>.
SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO by The Clash (1982) – <It’s always tease, tease, tease / You’re happy when I’m on my knees / One day it’s fine and next it’s black / So if you want me off your back / Well, come on and let me know / Should I stay or should I go?>.
SHOUT by The Isley Brothers (1959) – <Everybody shout now / Everybody shout now / Everybody, shout, shout / Shout, shout, shout>.
SIGN O’ THE TIMES by Prince (1987) – <Sign o’ the times mess with your mind / Hurry before it’s too late / Let’s fall in love, get married, have a baby / We’ll call him Nate / If it’s a boy>. Picture: “Prince-Guitar_pink” by njTare is licensed under CC PDM 1.0.
(SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY by Otis Redding (1968) – <Looks like nothin’s gonna change / Everything seems to stay the same / I can’t do what ten people tell me to do / So I guess I’ll remain the same>.
SLOOP JOHN B by The Beach Boys (1966) – <Let me go home, let me go home / I want to go home, yeah yeah / Well I feel so broke up / I want to go home>.
SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT by Nirvana (1991) – <I’m worse at what I do best / And for this gift I feel blessed / Our little group has always been / And always will until the end>.
SOMEBODY TO LOVE by Jefferson Airplane (1967) – <When the truth is found / To be lies / And all the joy / Within you dies / Don’t you want somebody to love / Don’t you need somebody to love / Wouldn’t you love somebody to love / You better find somebody to love, love>.
SON-OF-A PREACHER MAN by Dusty Springfield (1968) – <The only one who could ever reach me / Was the son of a preacher man / The only boy who could ever teach me / Was the son of a preacher man / Yes, he was, he was, ooh, yes, he was>.
SOUL MAN by Sam & Dave (1967) – <Got what I got the hard way / And I make it better, each and every day / So honey, said don’t you fret / ‘Cause you ain’t seen nothing yet>.
SPANISH HARLEM by Ben E. King (1960) – <There is a rose in Spanish Harlem / A red rose up in Spanish Harlem / It is a special one, it’s never seen the sun / It only comes out when the moon is on the run / And all the stars are gleaming / It’s growing in the street right up through the concrete / But soft and sweet and dreaming>.
SPOONFUL by Howlin’ Wolf (1960) – <Men lie about that spoonful / Some cry about that spoonful / Some die about that spoonful / Everybody fight about a spoonful / That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful>.
STAN by Eminem featuring Dido (2000) – <My tea’s gone cold I’m wondering why I / Got out of bed at all / The morning rain clouds up my window / And I can’t see at all / And even if I could it’ll all be gray>.
STAND by Sly & the Family Stone (1969) – <Stand / In the end you’ll still be you / One that’s done all the things you set out to do / Stand / There’s a cross for you to bear / Things to go through if you’re going anywhere / Stand / For the things you know are right / It’s the truth that the truth makes them so uptight / Stand / All the things you want are real / You have you to complete and there is no deal>.
STAND BY ME by Ben E. King (1961) – <If the sky that we look upon / Should tumble and fall / Or the mountains should crumble to the sea / I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear / Just as long as you stand, stand by me>.
STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF LOVE by Four Tops (1966) – <All alone / I’m destined to be, with misery my only company / It may come today, it might come tomorrow / But it’s for sure I ain’t got nothing but sorrow>.
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN by Led Zeppelin (1971) – <And a new day will dawn / For those who stand long / And the forests will echo with laughter>.
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER by The Beatles (1967) – <Living is easy with eyes closed / Misunderstanding all you see / It’s getting hard to be someone / But it all works out / It doesn’t matter much to me>.
STREET FIGHTING MAN by The Rolling Stones (1968) – <Hey think the time is right / For a palace revolution / But where I live the game / To play is compromise solution>.
SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES by Bob Dylan (1965) – <Try to be a success / Please her, please him, buy gifts / Don’t steal, don’t lift / Twenty years of schoolin’ / And they put you on the day shift>.
SUITE: JUDY BLUE EYES by Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969) – <It’s getting to the point where I’m no fun anymore / I am sorry / Sometimes it hurts so badly, I must cry out loud / “I am lonely”>.
SUMMERTIME BLUES by Eddie Cochran (1958) – <Sometimes I wonder what I’m a-gonna do / But there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues>.
SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY by U2 (1983) – <And it’s true we are immune / When fact is fiction and TV reality / And today the millions cry / We eat and drink while tomorrow they die>.
SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE by Cream (1968) – <I’ve been waiting so long / To be where I’m going / In the sunshine of your love>.
SUPERSTITION by Stevie Wonder (1972) – <When you believe in things / That you don’t understand / Then you suffer / Superstition ain’t the way>.
SURRENDER by Cheap Trick (1978) – <Whatever happened to all this season’s losers of the year? / Every time I got to thinking, where’d they disappear?>.
SUSPICIOUS MINDS by Elvis Presley (1969) – <We can’t go on together / With suspicious minds (suspicious minds) / And we can’t build our dreams / On suspicious minds>.
SWEET CHILD O’ MINE by Guns n’ Roses (1987) – <And if I’d stare too long / I’d probably break down and cry>.
SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) by Eurythmics (1983) – <Sweet dreams are made of this / Who am I to disagree? / I travel the world / And the seven seas / Everybody’s looking for something. / Some of them want to use you / Some of them want to get used by you / Some of them want to abuse you / Some of them want to be abused>. Picture: “20171221_133034” by capleez is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
SWEET EMOTION by Aerosmith (1975) – <You talk about things that nobody cares / You’re wearing out things that nobody wears / You’re calling my name but I gotta make clear / I can’t say baby where I’ll be in a year>.
SWEET JANE by The Velvet Underground (1970) – <They’ll tell you life is full of dirt / And the women never really faint / And the villains always blink their eyes / And the children are the only ones who blush / ‘Cause life is just to die>.
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL by The Rolling Stones (1968) – <Pleased to meet you / Hope you guess my name / But what’s puzzling you / Is the nature of my game>.
TAKE ME OUT by Franz Ferdinand (2004) – <So if you’re lonely / You know I’m here waiting for you / I’m just a cross hair / I’m just a shot away from you>.
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER by Al Green (1974) – <You stole my money and my cigarettes / And I haven’t seen hide nor hair of you yet>.
TANGLED UP IN BLUE by Bob Dylan (1975) – <Then she opened up a book of poems / And handed it to me / Written by an Italian poet / From the thirteenth century / And everyone of them words rang true / And glowed like burnin’ coal / Pourin’ off of every page / Like it was written in my soul / From me to you / Tangled up in blue>.
TEARS IN HEAVEN by Eric Clapton (1992) – <Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees / Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please / Beyond the door there’s peace I’m sure / And I know there’ll be no more tears in heaven>. Picture: “Clapton” by Jonathan Bayer is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
TELL IT LIKE IT IS by Aaron Neville (1966) – <Life is too short to have sorrow / You may be here today and gone tomorrow / You might as well get what you want / So go on and live, baby, go on and live>.
THANK YOU by Sly & the Family Stone (1970) – <Lookin’ at the devil, grinnin’ at his gun / Fingers start shakin’, I begin to run / Bullets start chasin’ I begin to stop / We begin to wrestle I was on the top>.
THAT’LL BE THE DAY by Buddy Holly (1957) – <You sit and hold me and you tell me boldly / That some day, well I’ll be blue>.
THAT’S ALL RIGHT by Elvis Presley (1954) – <I’m leaving town for sure / Well, then you won’t be bothered with / Me hanging around your door / Well, that’s all right, that’s all right>.
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT by The Jam (1980) – <A hot summer’s day and sticky black tarmac / Feeding ducks in the park and wishing you were far away / That’s entertainment, that’s entertainment>.
THAT’S THE WAY OF THE WORLD by Earth, Wind & Fire (1975) – <You will find peace of mind / If you look way down in your heart and soul / Don’t hesitate ’cause the world seems cold / Stay young at heart, ’cause you’re never, never old>.
THE BOXER by Simon & Garfunkel (1969) – <I have squandered my resistance / For a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises / All lies and jests / Still a man hears what he wants to hear / And disregards the rest>
THE BOYS OF SUMMER by Don Henley (1984) – <Out on the road today / I saw a deadhead sticker on a cadillac / A little voice inside my head said: / “Don’t look back, you can never look back”>.
THE END by The Doors (1967) – <It hurts to set you free / But you’ll never follow me / The end of laughter and soft lies / The end of nights we tried to die / This is the end>.
THE GREAT PRETENDER by The Platters (1955) – <Oh-oh, yes I’m the great pretender / Pretending that I’m doing well / My need is such I pretend too much / I’m lonely but no one can tell>.
THE HARDER THEY COME by Jimmy Cliff (1975) – <So as sure as the sun will shine / I’m gonna get my share now of what’s mine / And then the harder they come / The harder they’ll fall, one and all / Ooh the harder they come / The harder they’ll fall, one and all>.
THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN by The Animals (1964) – <Oh mother tell your children / Not to do what I have done / Spend your lives in sin and misery / In the House of the Rising Sun>.
THE LETTER by The Box Tops (1967) – <Ain’t got time to take a fast train / Lonely days are gone, I’m a-goin’ home>.
THE LOCO-MOTION by Little Eva (1962) – <Do it nice and easy, now, don’t lose control / A little bit of rhythm and a lot of soul>.
THE MESSAGE by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five (1982) – <It’s like a jungle sometimes / It makes me wonder how I keep from goin’ under>.
THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN by The Band (1969) – <Now I don’t mind choppin’ wood / And I don’t care if the money’s no good / You take what you need and you leave the rest / But they should never have taken the very best>.
THE RISING by Bruce Springsteen (2002) – <Can’t see nothin’ in front of me / Can’t see nothin’ coming up behind / I make my way through this darkness / I can’t feel nothing but this chain that binds me>. Picture: “IMG_1277” by avonea is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE by Simon & Garfunkel (1965) – <And in the naked light I saw / Ten thousand people, maybe more / People talking without speaking / People hearing without listening / People writing songs that voices never share / No one dared / Disturb the sound of silence>.
THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’ by Bob Dylan (1964) – <Come writers and critics, prophesize with your pen / And keep your eyes wide, the chance won’t come again / And don’t speak too soon for the wheel’s still in spin / And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’ / For the loser now will be later to win / For the times, they are a-changin’>.
THE THRILL IS GONE by B. B. King (1969) – <I’m free from your spell / And now that it’s all over / All I can do is wish you well>.
THE TRACKS OF MY TEARS by The Miracles (1965) – <Although I might be laughing loud and hearty / Deep inside I’m blue / So take a good look at my face / You’ll see my smile looks out of place>.
THE WANDERER by Dion (1961) – <They call me the wanderer / Yeah, the wanderer / I roam around, around, around>.
THE WEIGHT by The Band (1968) – <I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin’ about half past dead / I just need some place where I can lay my head / “Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?” / He just grinned and shook my hand, “No” was all he said>.
THE WIND CRIES MARY by Jimi Hendrix Experience (1965) – <A broom is drearily sweeping / Up the broken pieces of yesterday’s life / Somewhere a queen is weeping / Somewhere a king has no wife / And the wind, it cries Mary>.
THIRTEEN by Big Star (1972) – <Won’t you let me walk you home from school / Won’t you let me meet you at the pool / Maybe Friday I can get tickets for the dance / And I’ll take you / Ooh>.
THUNDER ROAD by Bruce Springsteen (1975) – <We got one last chance to make it real / To trade in these wings on some wheels / Climb in back, heaven’s waiting on down the tracks>.
TIGHTEN UP by Archie Bell & the Drells (1968) – <Let’s tighten it up now / Do the tighten up / Everybody can do it now>.
TIRED OF BEING ALONE by Al Green (1971) – <Tired of being alone here by myself, now / I tell ya, I’m tired baby / I’m tired of being all wrapped up late at night>.
TRAIN IN VAIN by The Clash (1979) – <So alone I keep the wolves at bay / And there’s only one thing I can say / You didn’t stand by me / No, not at all / You didn’t stand by me / No way / You must explain why this must be / Did you lie when you spoke to me?>. Picture: “Placeta Joe Strummer, Joe Strummer Square, The Clash, Spain, Andalucia, Granada” by Jeanne Menjoulet is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.
TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS by Otis Redding (1966) – <Watch her groove / You got to know what to do, man / Take this advice / You gotta love, squeeze, don’t tease>.
TUTTI-FRUTTI by Little Richard (1955) – <She rocks to the east / She rocks to the west / But she’s the girl that I love best>.
UMBRELLA by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z (2007) – <These fancy things will never come in between / You’re part of my entity, here for infinity / When the world has took its part / When the world has dealt its cards / If the hand is hard, together we’ll mend your heart>.
UNCHAINED MELODY by The Righteous Brothers (1965) – <Lonely rivers flow / To the sea, to the sea / To the open arms of the sea / Lonely rivers sigh / “Wait for me, wait for me” / I’ll be coming home, wait for me>.
UP ON THE ROOF by The Drifters (1962) – <When this old world starts getting me down / And people are just too much for me to face / I climb way up to the top of the stairs / And all my cares just drift right into space>.
VISIONS OF JOHANNA by Bob Dylan (1966) – <Inside the museums, infinity goes up on trial / Voices echo this is what salvation must be like after a while / But Mona Lisa musta had the highway blues / You can tell by the way she smiles>.
VOODOO CHILD by Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968) – <I didn’t mean to take you up all your sweet time / I’ll give it right back to you one of these days>.
WALK AWAY RENEE by The Left Banke (1966) – <The empty sidewalks on my block are not the same / You’re not to blame / From deep inside the tears that I’m forced to cry / From deep inside the pain that I chose to hide>.
WALKING IN THE RAIN by The Ronettes (1964) – <Though sometimes we’ll fight, I won’t really care / And I’ll know it’s gonna be alright ’cause we’ve got so much we share>.
WALK ON BY by Dionne Warwick (1964) – <If you see me walking down the street / And I start to cry each time we meet / Walk on by, walk on by>.
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE by Lou Reed (1972) – <Jackie is just speeding away / Thought she was James Dean for a day / Then I guess she had to crash / Valium would have helped that bash / She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side / I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side / And the colored girls say / Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo>. Picture: “Lou Reed” by Mexicaans fotomagazijn is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
WALK THIS WAY by Run-DMC (1986) – <It wasn’t me, she was foolin’ / ‘Cause she knew what was she was doin’ / When she told me how to walk this way / She told me to / Walk this way / Talk this way / Walk this way / Talk this way>.
WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE by The Everly Brothers (1957) – <The movie wasn’t so hot / It didn’t have much of a plot / We fell asleep / Our goose is cooked / Our reputation is shot>.
WATCHING THE DETECTIVES by Elvis Costello (1977) – <You think you’re alone until you realize you’re in it / Now fear is here to stay, love is here for a visit / They call it instant justice when it’s past the legal limit / Someone’s scratching at the window, I wonder who is it?>.
WATERLOO SUNSET by The Kinks (1968) – <Every day I look at the world from my window / Chilly chilly is the evening time, Waterloo sunset’s fine>.
WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE by The Animals (1965) – <We gotta get out of this place / If it’s the last thing we ever do / We gotta get out of this place / ‘Cause girl, there’s a better life for me and you>.
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE by Guns N’ Roses (1987) – <Welcome to the jungle, we’ve got fun and games / We got everything you want honey, we know the names / We are the people that can find whatever you may need / If you got the money, honey we got your disease>.
WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN by Carpenters (1970) – <We’ve only just begun to live / White lace and promises / A kiss for luck and we’re on our way / (We’ve only begun)>.
WE WILL ROCK YOU by Queen (1977) – <Buddy, you’re an old man, poor man / Pleading with your eyes, gonna get you some peace someday / You got mud on your face, big disgrace / Somebody better put you back into your place, do it!>.
WHAT’D I SAY by Ray Charles (1959) – <When you see me in misery / Come on baby, see about me / Now yeah, hey hey, all right>.
WHAT’S GOING ON by Marvin Gaye (1971) – <There’s far too many of you dying / You know we’ve got to find a way / To bring some lovin’ here today, eheh>.
WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT by Tina Turner (1984) – <I’ve been taking on a new direction / But I have to say / I’ve been thinking about my own protection / It scares me to feel this way oh oh oh>.
(WHAT’S SO FUNNY ‘BOUT) PEACE, LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING by Elvis Costello and the Attractions (1979) – <As I walk through / This wicked world / Searchin’ for light in the darkness of insanity / I ask myself / Is all hope lost? / Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?>.
WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN by Percy Sledge (1966) – <He’d give up all his comfort / Sleep out in the rain / If she said that’s the way it ought to>.
WHEN DOVES CRY by Prince (1984) – <Touch if you will my stomach / Feel how it trembles inside / You’ve got the butterflies all tied up / Don’t make me chase you / Even doves have pride>.
WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO by The Supremes (1964) – <I’ve got this burning, burning, yearning feelin’ inside me / Ooh, deep inside me, and it hurts so bad>.
WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS by The Beatles (1968) – <I don’t know why nobody told you / How to unfold your love / I don’t know how someone controlled you / They bought and sold you>.
WHIPPING POST by Allman Brothers Band (1969) – <Drown myself in sorrow as I look at what you’ve done / But nothing seemed to change, the bad times stayed the same / And I can’t run>.
(WHITE MAN) IN HAMMERSMITH PALAIS by The Clash (1979) – <White youth, black youth / Better find another solution / Why not phone up Robin Hood / And ask him for some wealth distribution>.
WHITE RABBIT by Jefferson Airplane (1967) – <When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead / And the white knight is talking backwards / And the red queen’s off with her head / Remember what the dormouse said / Feed your head, feed your head>.
WHITE ROOM by Cream (1968) – <I’ll wait in this place where the sun never shines / Wait in this place where the shadows run from themselves>.
WHO DO YOU LOVE? by Bo Diddley (1957) – <Down below, you used to tell the truth / Now, you’re lookin’ for something to say / You give me those eyes / And then look away>. Picture: “bo diddley” by masao nakagami is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.
WHOLE LOTTA LOVE by Led Zeppelin (1969) – <I wanna be your backdoor man / Hey, oh, hey, oh>.
WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON by Jerry Lee Lewis (1957) – <Come on over baby / Really got the bull by the horn / We ain’t fakin’ / Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on>.
WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970) – <As long as I remember / The rain’s been comin’ down / Clouds of mystery pourin’ / Confusion on the ground>.
WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE by Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers (1956) – <Why does my heart skip this crazy beat / Because it knows / It will reach defeat / Tell me why, tell me why / Why do fools fall in love?>.
WICHITA LINEMAN by Glen Campbel (1968) – <I know I need a small vacation / But it don’t look like rain / And if it snows that stretch down south won’t ever stand the strain>.
WILD HORSES by The Rolling Stones (1971) – <I watched you suffer a dull aching pain / Now you’ve decided to show me the same / No sweeping exit or offstage lines / Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind / Wild horses couldn’t drag me away / Wild, wild horses couldn’t drag me away>.
WILD THING by The Troggs (1966) – <You make everything groovy, wild thing / Wild thing, I think you move me / But I wanna know for sure / Come on and hold me tight / You move me>.
WILLIAM, IT WAS REALLY NOTHING by The Smiths (1984) – <This town has dragged you down / Oh, no, and everybody’s got to live their life / And God knows I’ve got to live mine / God knows I’ve got to live mine>.
WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW by The Shirelles (1960) – <Is this a lasting treasure / Or just a moment’s pleasure>.
WISH YOU WERE HERE by Pink Floyd (1975) – <So, so you think you can tell / Heaven from hell / Blue skies from pain / Can you tell a green field / From a cold steel rail? / A smile from a veil? / Do you think you can tell?>.
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS by The Beatles (1967) – <What would you think if I sang out of tune? / Would you stand up and walk out on me? / Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song / And I’ll try not to sing out of key>.
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU by U2 (1987) – <See the stone set in your eyes / See the thorn twist in your side>.
WONDERFUL WORLD by Sam Cooke (1960) – <Don’t know much about history / Don’t know much biology / Don’t know much about a science book / Don’t know much about the French I took>.
WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN by The Who (1971) – <I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution / Take a bow for the new revolution / Smile and grin at the change all around / Pick up my guitar and play / Just like yesterday / Then I’ll get on my knees and pray / We don’t get fooled again / Don’t get fooled again, no no>.
YESTERDAY by The Beatles (1965) – <Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away / Now it looks as though they’re here to stay / Oh, I believe in yesterday>.
YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE by Stevie Wonder (1972) – <You must have known that I was lonely / Because you came to my rescue>.
YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT by The Rolling Stones (1969) – <And I went down to the demonstration / To get my fair share of abuse / Singing, “We’re gonna vent our frustration / If we don’t we’re gonna blow a fifty-amp fuse”>.
YOUNG AMERICANS by David Bowie (1975) – <Well, well, well, would you carry a razor (oooh) / In case, just in case of depression? (oooh) / Sit on your hands on a bus of survivors / Blushing at all the Afro-Sheeners>.
YOUNG BLOOD by The Coasters (1957) – <I took one look and I was fractured / I tried to walk but I was lame / I tried to talk but I just stuttered: / What’s your name? What’s your name? / What’s your name? What’s your name?>.
YOUR CHEATIN’ HEART by Hank Williams (1953) – <The time will come / When you’ll be blue / Your cheatin’ heart / Will tell on you>.
YOUR SONG by Elton John (1970) – <It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside / I’m not one of those who can easily hide, I / Don’t have much money but boy if I did / I’d buy a big house where we both could live>.
YOU SEND ME by Sam Cooke (1957) – <You, you, you, you send me / I know you send me / I know you send me / Honest you do>.
99 PROBLEMS by Jay-Z (2003) – <If you grew up with holes in your zapatos / You’d celebrate the minute you was having dough>.
1999 by Prince (1982) – <But life is just a party and parties weren’t meant to last / War is all around us, my mind says prepare to fight / So if I gotta die I’m gonna listen to my body tonight>.