“I like rock and roll songs about rock and roll, with the words rock and roll right there in the title.”-Eddie Spaghetti
Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a music geek. While this is not a music based blog, it’s going to come up now and again. This is one of those times.
Anyway, the above quote is one that I thought was kind of funny, but as soon as I heard it I thought that it would be possible to make a pretty cool playlist based around that idea. I could probably do several, come to think of it, or one extremely loooong one. In fact, there are at least a few bands that could fill up a playlist just on their own (AC/DC and KISS come screaming into mind). Anyway, it sounded fun, so I sat down and got to work. If you are of a similar mind, why not try it too? Drop me a reply if you’d like-it would be fun to see all the different versions people come up with.
I did make a few ground rules for my list.
1.) The song titles must all include the words “rock and roll”, though “rock n’ roll” or “rock & roll” are acceptable variants. Just plain “rock”, “rockin'” or “rocking” are not allowed.
2.) All decades and rock subgenres are acceptable. I’ve always leaned toward hard rock, but I have an appreciation for pretty much any style of rock you can imagine from oldies to prog rock, pop rock, power pop, country rock, folk rock, rockabilly, and everything in between. And that’s before we get into punk, new wave, and heavy metal! No stylistic limits-as with the music itself.
3.) I limited the list to 15 songs-one song per artist. This is mostly to make it into more of a challenge than doing one mega-list.
Full disclosure, I have gone through a few different versions of this playlist, this one is full of (mostly) classic rock songs, many of which are overplayed, but that’s okay. Many of your favorites won’t be here-many of mine aren’t either. My personal version would be a bit more obscure than the one I am showing here, (it would have Motorhead on it for a start) but I wanted this to be a list that gives people a jumping off point to start thinking about your own list. This playlist is far from definitive, but it’s a good place to start.
So until next week, have fun, and turn it up to eleven.
ROCK AND ROLL SONGS ABOUT ROCK AND ROLL WITH THE WORDS ROCK AND ROLL RIGHT THERE IN THE TITLE
- Rock N’ Roll Star-Oasis
- Rock And Roll-Led Zeppelin
- Rock And Roll Music-Chuck Berry
- Rock And Roll Never Forgets-Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band
- It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me-Billy Joel
- I Love Rock N’ Roll-Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
- Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution-Ac/DC
- Rock N’ Roll Fantasy-Bad Company
- Rock And Roll All Nite-KISS
- Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo-Rick Derringer
- It’s Only Rock N’ Roll-The Rolling Stones
- Rock N’ Roll High School-The Ramones
- Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay-Danny & The Juniors
- The Golden Age Of Rock ‘n’ Roll-Mott The Hoople
- Rock And Roll-The Velvet Underground
P.S.- I know there are no links. That’s like, a lot of work. These songs should pretty much all be easily found on YouTube or the music provider of your choice, if you are unfamiliar with them.
P.P.S.-Halloween stuff starts next week, kids. Ooh-scary!!! Count Floyd reference. Google that too.