1000 Songs that Rock Your World: From Rock Classics to one-Hit Wonders, the Music That Lights Your Fire

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Krause Publications, May 3, 2011 - Music - 256 pages
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1000 Songs That Rock Your World is the ultimate visual guide to the best rock music ever produced. From Abba to ZZ Top, it's not simply the ideal playlist, it's a one-stop catalog of a half-century of Rock 'n' Roll.

Showcasing songs by nearly 500 artists in all rock genres, 1000 Songs That Rock Your World goes behind the scenes to uncover the fascinating story of the creation, significance, and popularity of these dynamic hits.

More than 500 eye-popping color photos of concert action shots, album covers, posters, tickets, guitars, and more. Indexed by ranking, artist, and year for easy reference.


  • Buddy Holly
  • The Beatles
  • Elvis
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Lou Reed
  • The Grateful Dead
  • The Who
  • The Allman Brothers
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • Bob Dylan
  • Queen
  • Pink Floyd
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Neil Young
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Green Day
  • and Hundreds More!


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Season of the WitchDonovan 21
JunglelandBruce Springsteen 21
Tusk Fleetwood Mac 143
ProudMary CreedenceClearwater Revival 124
Backinthe USAChuckBerry227
Johnny Hit and RunPauline X98
WalkAway ReneeLeftBanke29
In Shreds Chameleons 285

Cortez the Killer Neil Young 138
Time PinkFloyd 189
StartingOver John Lennon 246
Rockand RollGary Glitter 22
Purple HazeJimiHendrix Experience32
Lets HangOnFour Seasons 157
Get Around Beach Boys 246
Year of the Cat Al Stewart 142
HelloIts MeTodd Rundgren 218
Nights in WhiteSatinMoodyBlues 126
Rhiannon Fleetwood Mac 41
Amoruese Kiki Dee 112
Possession Sara McLachlan 113
Jessica Allman Brothers 169

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Dave Thompson is the author of The Wit and Wisdom of Ozzy Osbourne, as well as more than 100 other music-related books. He has been a contributor to Goldmine magazine since 1990 and is a regular contributor to such publications as Mojo, Record Collector, Rolling Stone, Shindig, Melody Maker and Alternative Press.

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