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Q101 Top 500 Songs of All-Time (1996)

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Q101 Top 500 Songs of All-Time (1996)

1. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

2. Violent Femmes – Blister in the Sun

3. Nine Inch Nails – Head Like A Hole

4. Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK

5. Pearl Jam – Even Flow

6. R.E.M. – It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

7. Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated

8. U2 – With or Without You

9. Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing

10. Soft Cell – Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go

11. Pearl Jam – Black

12. Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right

13. The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

14. The Cure – Just Like Heaven

15. The B-52’s – Rock Lobster

16. New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle

17. Violent Femmes – Add It Up

18. Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus

19. The Smiths – How Soon is Now?

20. Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes

21. The Clash – Train In Vain

22. The Cure – Love Song

23. U2 – Pride (In The Name of Love)

24. Talking Heads – Burning Down The House

25. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away

26. Violent Femmes – Kiss Off

27. Jane’s Addiction – Jane Says

28. Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party

29. U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday

30. Depeche Mode – Somebody

31. Nine Inch Nails – Closer

32. Nirvana – Lithium

33. New Order – Blue Monday

34. Pearl Jam – Daughter

35. Modern English – I Melt With You

36. U2 – New Year’s Day

37. The Smashing Pumpkins – Today

38. Duran Duran – Planet Earth

39. R.E.M. – The One I Love

40. The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry

41. Green Day – Longview

42. Depeche Mode – Behind the Wheel/Route 66

43. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge

44. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart

45. Pearl Jam – Alive

46. Yaz – Situation

47. U2 – Bad

48. The Police – Roxanne

49. Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough

50. Pearl Jam – Jeremy

51. Ministry – Everyday Is Halloween

52. R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe

53. Duran Duran – Rio

54. Faith No More – Epic

55. The Cure – Pictures of You

56. Nirvana – Come As You Are

57. Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)

58. Echo & the Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar

59. Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime

60. Temple of the Dog – Hunger Strike

61. Siouxsie and the Banshees – Cities in Dust

62. Devo – Whip It

63. Violent Femmes – Gone Daddy Gone

64. Love & Rockets – So Alive

65. The Smiths – Bigmouth Strikes Again

66. U2 – One

67. Madness – Our House

68. Stone Temple Pilots – Plush

69. New Order – True Faith

70. Plimsouls – A Million Miles Away

71. Cult – She Sells Sanctuary

72. When In Rome – This Promise

73. INXS – Don’t Change

74. Nena – 99 Luftballoons

75. Soundgarden – Spoonman

76. Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink

77. The Clash – London Calling

78. The B-52’s – Private Idaho

79. Nirvana – In Bloom

80. Ramones – Rock ‘N’ Roll High School

81. Heaven 17 – Let Me Go

82. Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning

83. Elvis Costello & the Attractions – Everyday I Write The Book

84. They Might Be Giants – Birdhouse In Your Soul

85. Pearl Jam – Better Man

86. Peter Schilling – Major Tom (I’m Coming Home)

87. R.E.M. – Stand

88. The Cure – The Lovecats

89. Billy Idol – White Wedding

90. Blondie – Heart of Glass

91. Material Issue – Valerie Loves Me

92. Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love

93. The Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm

94. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax

95. R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts

96. Psychedelic Furs – Heartbreak Beat

97. U2 – Where The Streets Have No Name

98. Haircut One Hundred – Love Plus One

99. The Cure – Why Can’t I Be You?

100. OMD – If You Leave

101. Sisters of Mercy – This Corrosion

102. Alice In Chains – Man In The Box

103. Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science

104. Violent Femmes – American Music

105. XTC – Dear God

106. Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

107. Split Enz – I Got You

108. INXS – What You Need

109. The Cure – Close To Me

110. Love & Rockets – No New Tale To Tell

111. Nine Inch Nails – Down In It

112. R.E.M. – Losing My Religion

113. Depeche Mode – People Are People

114. Romeo Void – Never Say Never

115. Tears for Fears – Shout

116. The Clash – Rock The Casbah

117. Duran Duran – Save A Prayer

118. Radiohead – Creep

119. Ministry – Work For Love

120. Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes

121. The Smiths – Girlfriend In A Coma

122. Screaming Trees – Nearly Lost You

123. Squeeze – Tempted

124. The Cure – In Between Days

125. The Pixies – Here Comes Your Man

126. The Pretenders – Brass in Pocket

127. Nirvana – All Apologies

128. Depeche Mode – Master & Servant

129. The Church – Under the Milky Way

130. Big Audio Dynamite II – Rush

131. Stone Temple Pilots – Big Empty

132. Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way

133. Alice In Chains – Would?

134. Real Life – Send Me An Angel

135. Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill

136. Beastie Boys – Girls

137. U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

138. EMF – Unbelievable

139. The Cure – Let’s Go To Bed

140. Sinéad O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U

141. The Payolas – Eyes of A Stranger

142. Alice In Chains – Rooster

143. The The – Uncertain Smile

144. Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence

145. The Police – Spirits In The Material World

146. Nine Inch Nails – Hurt

147. Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)

148. Talking Heads – And She Was

149. Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays

150. Missing Persons – Words

151. Blind Melon – No Rain

152. Roxy Music – Love Is The Drug

153. Blondie – One Way Or Another

154. Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now

155. U2 – Desire

156. The Pretenders – Back On The Chain Gang

157. Talking Heads – Stay Up Late

158. Depeche Mode – Stranglelove

159. Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen

160. Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World

161. Elvis Costello – Watching the Detectives

162. After The Fire – Der Kommisar

163. The Smashing Pumpkins – Drown

164. Alphaville – Forever Young

165. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Higher Ground

166. INXS – Never Tear Us Apart

167. Erasure – Oh L’Amour

168. Sinéad O’Connor – Mandinka

169. Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf

170. Peter Gabriel – Shock The Monkey

171. The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make

172. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen

173. Jane’s Addiction – Stop!

174. Time Zone – World Destruction

175. Naked Eyes – Always Something There To Remind Me

176. INXS – The One Thing

177. Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance

178. Cranberries – Dreams

179. Beastie Boys – Brass Monkey

180. Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer

181. Talk Talk – It’s My Life

182. Fixx – One Thing Leads To Another

183. Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song

184. Talking Heads – Wild Wild Life

185. The Go-Go’s – Our Lips Are Sealed

186. R.E.M. – Drive

187. Billy Idol – Dancing With Myself

188. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Are Made of This)

189. The Clash – This Is Radio The Clash

190. Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday

191. Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours

192. Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy

193. The Offspring – Come Out And Play

194. Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up

195. M – Pop Muzik

196. Pearl Jam – Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

197. Duran Duran – Girls On Film

198. Ramones – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

199. Tears for Fears – Head Over Heels

200. Social Distortion – Ball and Chain

201. U2 – The Unforgetable Fire

202. Eurythmics – Missionary Man

203. INXS – Original Sin

204. Madness – House of Fun

205. Psychedelic Furs – Heaven

206. Simple Minds – Alive And Kicking

207. The Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings

208. The Smiths – Ask

209. Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face

210. Big Audio Dynamite II – The Globe

211. Blondie – Rapture

212. Bryan Ferry – Slave To Love

213. Peter Gabriel – Red Rain

214. Beastie Boys – Sabotage

215. Berlin – The Metro

216. Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box

217. Big Country – In A Big Country

218. UB40 – Red Red Wine

219. Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name

220. Material Issue – Diane

221. Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better

222. The Police – King of Pain

223. Depeche Mode – Policy of Truth

224. Weezer – Undone (The Sweater Song)

225. R.E.M. – So. Central Rain

226. Eurythmics – Would I Lie To You?

227. R.E.M. – Can’t Get There From Here

228. The Police – Synchronicity II

229. Trio – Da Da Da

230. Elvis Costello – Alison

231. Sonic Youth – 100%

232. The Cure – Friday I’m In Love

233. Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way

234. Psychedelic Furs – The Ghost In You

235. INXS – New Sensation

236. Duran Duran – The Reflex

237. Yaz – Only You

238. Live – Lightning Crashes

239. James – Laid

240. Temple of the Dog – Say Hello 2 Heaven

241. Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill

242. Green Day – Basket Case

243. General Public – Tenderness

244. Jesus & Mary Chain – Head On

245. a-ha – Take On Me

246. The Stone Roses – Fools Gold

247. R.E.M. – Orange Crush

248. Counting Crows – Mr. Jones

249. Hazy Fantazye – Shiny Shiny

250. The Cure – A Letter To Elise

251. The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me

252. Duran Duran – The Wild Boys

253. Elvis Costello & the Attractions – Pump it Up

254. Madness – Wings of A Dove

255. Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane

256. Morrissey – Suedehead

257. Depeche Mode – World In My Eyes

258. David Bowie – Let’s Dance

259. New Order – The Perfect Kiss

260. Bush – Glycerine

261. Wall of Voodoo – Mexican Radio

262. Tool – Sober

263. Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know

264. Freur – Doot Doot

265. Soul Asylum – Runaway Train

266. Madness – One Step Beyond

267. Stone Temple Pilots – Vasoline

268. Yaz – Don’t Go

269. White Zombie – More Human Than Human

270. The Smashing Pumpkins – Rhinoceros

271. Seal – Crazy

272. Missing Persons – Destination Unknown

273. U2 – Even Better Than the Real Thing

274. Tin Tin – Kiss Me

275. Talking Heads – Life During Wartime

276. Beastie Boys – Paul Revere

277. Dead Kennedys – Holiday In Cambodia

278. R.E.M. – Talk About The Passion

279. Haircut One Hundred – Fantastic Day

280. 10,000 Maniacs – Like The Weather

281. Gary Numan – Cars

282. Nik Kershaw – Wouldn’t It Be Good

283. Animotion – Obsession

284. Pearl Jam – Nothingman

285. UB40 – The Way You Do The Things You Do

286. Live – I Alone

287. Altered Images – Happy Birthday

288. The Police – Wrapped Around Your Finger

289. Book of Love – Book of Love

290. Matthew Sweet – Girlfriend

291. English Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom

292. R.E.M. – Superman

293. Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down Again

294. Bauhaus – Bela Legosi’s Dead

295. U2 – Two Hearts Beat As One

296. They Might Be Giants – Don’t Let’s Start

297. Patti Smith Group – Dancing Barefoot

298. Erasure – Chains of Love

299. Soul Asylum – Somebody to Shove

300. Jam – Town Called Malice

301. Billy Idol – Rebel Yell

302. Nirvana – About A Girl

303. Tones On Tail – Go

304. Bush – Comedown

305. Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians – What I Am

306. The The – This is The Day

307. INXS – Devil Inside

308. Catherine Wheel – Black Metallic

309. Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

310. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Suck My Kiss

311. Talk Talk – Life Is What You Make It

312. World Party – Ship of Fools

313. ABC – The Look of Love

314. U2 – In God’s Country

315. L7 – Pretend We’re Dead

316. David Bowie – China Girl

317. The Go-Go’s – We Got The Beat

318. R.E.M. – Rockville

319. Yello – Oh Yeah

320. INXS – Need You Tonight / Mediate

321. Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls

322. Jane’s Addiction – Mountain Song

323. Kim Wilde – Kids In America

324. School of Fish – 3 Strange Days

325. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Breaking The Girl

326. Elvis Costello & the Attractions – Accidents Will Happen

327. Hole – Doll Parts

328. Tears for Fears – Mad World

329. Blur – There’s No Other Way

330. Nirvana – Dumb

331. The Style Council – My Ever Changing Moods

332. Missing Persons – Walking In L.A.

333. PJ Harvey – Down by the Water

334. Gin Blossoms – Hey Jealousy

335. They Might Be Giants – Particle Man

336. Depeche Mode – Shake The Disease

337. 10,000 Maniacs – What’s The Matter Here

338. Bronski Beat – Why?

339. Siouxsie and the Banshees – Peek-A-Boo

340. R.E.M. – Texarkana

341. Human League – Don’t You Want Me?

342. Talking Heads – Love For Sale

343. Tori Amos – Crucify

344. Adam Ant – Strip

345. U2 – Stay (Faraway, So Close)

346. B Movie – Nowhere Girl

347. XTC – King For A Day

348. Live – Selling The Drama

349. Roxy Music – Avalon

350. The Smiths – Panic

351. Big Audio Dynamite – Contact

352. Paul Hardcastle – 19

353. Green Day – When I Come Around

354. ABC – Poison Arrow

355. U2 – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

356. General Public – Hot You’re Cool

357. INXS – Mystify

358. Billy Idol – Hot In The City

359. Squeeze – Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)

360. Eurythmics – Love Is A Stranger

361. Talk Talk – Talk, Talk

362. U2 – Mysterious Ways

363. Primus – Jerry Was A Race Car Driver

364. Echo & the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon

365. 10,000 Maniacs – Trouble Me

366. The Cure – Lullaby

367. Vapors – Turning Japanese

368. R.E.M. – Fall On Me

369. David Bowie – Modern Love

370. Killing Joke – Eighties

371. Soup Dragons – I’m Free

372. U2 – I Will Follow

373. Total Coelo – I Eat Cannibals

374. The Police – Can’t Stand Losing You

375. Bronski Beat – Small Town Boy

376. INXS – Listen Like Thieves

377. Duran Duran – Notorious

378. INXS – Shine Like It Does

379. Kajagoogoo – Too Shy

380. Belly – Feed The Tree

381. R.E.M. – Driver 8

382. Icicle Works – Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)

383. Beck – Loser

384. 10,000 Maniacs – These Are Days

385. Adam & the Ants – Antmusic

386. Jesus & Mary Chain – Happy When It Rains

387. Billy Idol – Flesh For Fantasy

388. Waitresses – I Know What Boys Like

389. The Offspring – Self-Esteem

390. Lene Lovich – Lucky Number

391. Stone Temple Pilots – Wicked Garden

392. Concrete Blonde – Joey

393. New Order – 1963

394. Burning Sensations – Belly of the Whale

395. Jesus Jones – Right Here, Right Now

396. The Clash – Lost In The Supermarket

397. They Might Be Giants – Ana Ng

398. Material Issue – Renee R.E.M.ains The Same

399. Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl

400. Nitzer Ebb – Join In The Chant

401. Bryan Ferry – Kiss And Tell

402. Gin Blossoms – Found Out About You

403. Romeo Void – Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)

404. Duran Duran – Ordinary World

405. Squeeze – Hourglass

406. The Replacements – Can’t Hardly Wait

407. 10,000 Maniacs – Candy Everybody Wants

408. Adam Ant – Desperate But Not Serious

409. Dave Matthews Band – What Would You Say?

410. Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling

411. UB40 – Here I Am (Come And Take Me)

412. Primus – My Name Is Mud

413. Björk – Big Time Sensuality

414. Tears for Fears – Change

415. R.E.M. – Shiny Happy People

416. Polecats – Make A Circuit With Me

417. Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days

418. Filter – Hey Man Nice Shot

419. U2 – Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World

420. Squeeze – Black Coffee In Bed

421. The Charlatans – The Only One I Know

422. Bush – Little Things

423. Til Tuesday – Voices Carry

424. Ministry – NOW

425. Talking Heads – Road To Nowhere

426. Bananarama – Cruel Summer

427. Rage Against The Machine – Bulls On Parade

428. Toad The Wet Sprocket – All I Want

429. Live – All Over You

430. The Pretenders – Middle of the Road

431. Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut

432. R.E.M. – Exhuming McCarthy

433. Echo & the Bunnymen – The Cutter

434. 4 Non Blondes – What’s Up

435. Talking Heads – Psycho Killer

436. The Cure – Hot, Hot, Hot!!!

437. The Presidents of the United States of America – Lump

438. The Style Council – You’re The Best Thing

439. R.E.M. – Man On The Moon

440. Dramarama – Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You)

441. Hole – Miss World

442. Adam & the Ants – Stand And Deliver

443. The Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock

444. The The – Perfect

445. Simple Minds – Sanctify Yourself

446. XTC – The Mayor of Simpleton

447. James – Sit Down

448. Siouxsie and the Banshees – Kiss Them for Me

449. Counting Crows – Round Here

450. Oingo Boingo – Weird Science

451. Fixx – Sign of Fire

452. The Sundays – Here’s Where The Story Ends

453. Falco – Rock Me Amadeus

454. Cracker – Low

455. Red Rockers – China

456. The Replacements – I’ll Be You

457. Anne Clark – Our Darkness

458. Culture Club – I’ll Tumble 4 Ya

459. The Smashing Pumpkins – I Am One

460. Elvis Costello – (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes

461. Cranberries – Linger

462. Faith No More – Midlife Crisis

463. Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star

464. Duran Duran – Come Undone

465. Eurythmics – Right By Your Side

466. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes

467. Silverchair – Tomorrow

468. Sarah McLachlan – Possession

469. Suicidal Tendencies – Institutionalized

470. Bush – Everything Zen

471. Sugarcubes – Hit

472. English Beat – Save It For Later

473. Live – Operation Spirit

474. Flaming Lips – She Don’t Use Jelly

475. The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored

476. Siouxsie and the Banshees – Spellbound

477. Cracker – Teen Angst

478. The Cure – Jumping Someone Else’s Train

479. David Bowie – Blue Jean

480. Tori Amos – Silent All These Years

481. Simple Minds – All The Things She Said

482. Re-Flex – The Politics of Dancing

483. Depeche Mode – Everything Counts

484. Dead or Alive – Brand New Lover

485. Liz Phair – Never Said

486. The Cure – Fascination Street

487. Foo Fighters – I’ll Stick Around

488. Faith No More – We Care A Lot

489. Psychedelic Furs – Until She Comes

490. The Smashing Pumpkins – Rocket

491. Culture Club – Time (Clock of the Heart)

492. The Cure – The Caterpillar

493. Oasis – Live Forever

494. Porno For Pyros – Pets

495. Iggy Pop – Candy

496. Soundgarden – Outshined

497. The Go-Go’s – Vacation

498. Ween – Push Th’ Little Daisies

499. James – Born of Frustration

500. The Offspring – Gotta Get Away

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