1) Somebody to love (Jefferson Airplane)
Rolling Stone magazine ranked Jefferson Airplane’s version No. 274 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
2) Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Rolling Stone ranked it #364 on its “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. The song has recently again become popular after its use in 2017 movie ‘Kong Skull Islad’
3) Folsom Prison Blues Live (Johnny Cash)
The live version was recorded among inmates at Folsom State Prison itself, and it became a #1 hit on the country music charts in 1968.
4) Hold on I’m coming (Sam and Dave)
The song is used in the intro credits scene of Mafia 3. Hold On, I’m Comin’ is the 1966 debut album by Atlantic Records soul duo Sam and Dave.
5) A Little Less Conversation (Elvis Presley)
This hidden gem from Elvis was just a minor hit when it was first released in 1968. A 2002 remix by Junkie XL of a later re-recording of the song by Presley became a worldwide hit, topping the singles charts in nine countries and was awarded certifications in ten countries by 2003.
6) Pictures of matchstick men (status quo)
Song is the perfect synthesis of Old School & New school rock.
7) House of the Rising Sun (The Animals)
“House of the Rising Sun” was a trans-Atlantic hit: after reaching the top of the UK pop singles chart in July 1964, it topped the U.S. pop singles chart two months later, on 5 September 1964, where it stayed for three weeks, and became the first British Invasion number one unconnected with the Beatles. It was the group’s breakthrough hit in both countries and became their signature song. The song was also a hit in a number of other countries, including Ireland, where it reached No. 10 and dropped off the charts one week later.
8) Psychotic Reaction (The Count Five)
Mafia 3 sound would relate to this song as the background music during the bank heist scene, but the song has long list of feathers in its cap. The song was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of the “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll”. In 2014, the song placed seventh on Paste‘s list of the “50 Best Garage Rock Songs of All Time”.
9) We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (The Animals)
In 2004 it was ranked number 233 on Rolling Stone‘s The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list; it is also in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list.
10) I Fought The Law (Bobby Fuller Four)
The song was ranked No. 175 on the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004, and the same year was named one of the 500 “Songs that Shaped Rock” by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
11) You Keep Me Hangin’ On (The Supremes)
The song first became a popular Billboard Hot 100 number one hit for the American group The Supremes in late 1966. The rock band Vanilla Fudge covered the song a year later and had a top ten hit with their version. British pop singer Kim Wilde covered “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” in 1986, bumping it back to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1987. The single reached number one by two different musical acts in America. In the first 32 years of the Billboard Hot 100 rock era, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” became one of only six songs to achieve this feat.
12)Long Tall Sally (Little Richard)
The song as sung by Little Richard is #55 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Fans would also recognize it as the background music of the cult classic alien movie ‘Predator’.
13)Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Pitchfork Media placed it at number 17 on its list of “The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s”. Rolling Stone placed it at #99 on its “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. In the 1994 film Forrest Gump, “Fortunate Son” is featured, and is the introduction song in the scene where Forrest and Bubba are shown flying in a U.S. Army UH-1C Huey Helicopter, to the combat zone, in South Vietnam, c. 1966, in the Vietnam War.
14) Runaway (Del Shannon)
“Runaway” is a number-one Billboard Hot 100 song made famous by Del Shannon in 1961. It is No. 472 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, compiled in 2010.
15) Keep Searchin’ We’ll Follow The Sun (Del Shannon)
“Keep Searchin'” spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 9, while reaching No. 3 on the UK’s Record Retailer chart, No. 6 on the Irish Singles Chart, No. 6 on Norway’s VG-lista, No. 14 on Canada’s RPM “Top 40 & 5”, and No. 17 in Germany.