Playlist: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

In honor of this week’s induction ceremony, here’s the ultimate playlist saluting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s many icons, legends, geniuses, and debatable figureheads. The playlist is structured chronologically by year of induction, but I recommend putting it on shuffle for a whirlwind experience of rock, blues, soul, jazz, country, hip hop, dance, and beyond! Unfortunately, certain artists aren’t available on Spotify yet, so if you notice a glaring omission (ahem… The Beatles,) you’ll know why!

THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

THE PLAYLIST:

  • Chuck Berry “Johnny B. Goode”
  • James Brown “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag”
  • Ray Charles “What’d I Say”
  • Sam Cooke “A Change Is Gonna Come”
  • Fats Domino “Ain’t That A Shame”
  • The Everly Brothers “Bye Bye Love”
  • Buddy Holly & The Crickets “That’ll Be The Day”
  • Jerry Lee Lewis “Great Balls Of Fire”
  • Little Richard “Tutti Frutti”
  • Elvis Presley “Suspicious Minds”
  • The Coasters “Charlie Brown”
  • Eddie Cochran “Summertime Blues”
  • Bo Diddley “Bo Diddley”
  • Aretha Franklin “I’ve Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”
  • Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On”
  • Bill Haley & His Comets “Rock Around The Clock”
  • B.B. King “The Thrill Is Gone”
  • Clyde McPhatter “Lover Please”
  • Ricky Nelson “Poor Little Fool”
  • Roy Orbison “Crying”
  • Carl Perkins “Blue Suede Shoes”
  • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles “The Tracks Of My Tears”
  • Big Joe Turner “Shake Rattle and Roll”
  • Muddy Waters “Hoochie Coochie Man”
  • Jackie Wilson “Lonely Teardrops”
  • The Beach Boys “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
  • The Drifters “Up On The Roof”
  • Bob Dylan “Like A Rolling Stone”
  • The Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go”
  • Dion “Runaround Sue”
  • Otis Redding “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”
  • The Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter”
  • The Temptations “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”
  • Stevie Wonder “Superstition”
  • Hank Ballard & The Midnighters “Work With Me Annie”
  • Bobby Darin “Mack The Knife”
  • The Four Seasons “Big Girls Don’t Cry”
  • The Four Tops “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”
  • The Kinks “You Really Got Me”
  • The Platters “The Great Pretender”
  • Simon & Garfunkel “The Sounds Of Silence”
  • The Who “Baba O’Riley”
  • LaVern Baker “Jim Dandy”
  • The Byrds “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)”
  • John Lee Hooker “Boom Boom”
  • The Impressions “People Get Ready”
  • Wilson Pickett “Mustang Sally”
  • Jimmy Reed “Bright Lights, Big City”
  • Ike & Tina Turner “Proud Mary”
  • Bobby “Blue” Bland “Turn On Your Love Light”
  • Booker T & The MG’s “Green Onions”
  • Johnny Cash “Ring Of Fire”
  • The Isley Brothers “It’s Your Thing”
  • Jimi Hendrix “Purple Haze”
  • Sam & Dave “Hold On! I’m Comin'”
  • The Yardbirds “Shapes Of Things”
  • Ruth Brown “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean”
  • Cream “White Room”
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival “Fortunate Son”
  • The Doors “Light My Fire”
  • Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”
  • Etta James “At Last”
  • Van Morrison “Moondance”
  • Sly & The Family Stone “I Want To Take You Higher”
  • The Animals “The House Of The Rising Sun”
  • The Band “The Weight”
  • Duane Eddy “Rebel Rouser”
  • Grateful Dead “Casey Jones”
  • Elton John “Your Song”
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers “No Woman, No Cry” [Live] (Bob Marley)
  • Rod Stewart “Maggie May”
  • The Allman Brothers Band “Midnight Rider”
  • Al Green “Let’s Stay Together”
  • Janis Joplin “Me and Bobby McGee”
  • Led Zeppelin “Whole Lotta Love”
  • Martha & The Vandellas “Nowhere To Run”
  • Neil Young “Heart Of Gold”
  • Frank Zappa “Bobby Brown Goes Down”
  • David Bowie “Ziggy Stardust”
  • Gladys Knight & The Pops “Midnight Train To Georgia”
  • Jefferson Airplane “Somebody To Love”
  • Little Willie John “Fever”
  • Pink Floyd “Comfortably Numb”
  • The Shirelles “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”
  • The Velvet Underground “Sweet Jane”
  • Bee Gees “How Deep Is Your Love”
  • Buffalo Springfield “For What It’s Worth”
  • Crosby Stills & Nash “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”
  • Jackson 5 “I Want You Back”
  • Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now”
  • Parliament “Flashlight” (Parliament-Funkadelic)
  • The Young Rascals “Groovin'”
  • The Eagles “Hotel California”
  • Fleetwood Mac “The Chain”
  • The Mamas & The Papas “California Dreamin'”
  • Lloyd Price “Stagger Lee”
  • Santana “Oye Como Va”
  • Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps “Be-Bop-A-Lula”
  • Billy Joel “Only The Good Die Young”
  • Curtis Mayfield “Superfly”
  • Paul McCartney & Wings “Band On The Run” (Paul McCartney)
  • Del Shannon “Runaway”
  • Dusty Springfield “Son Of A Preacher Man”
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band “Jungleland”
  • The Staple Singers “Respect Yourself”
  • Derek & The Dominos “Layla” (Eric Clapton)
  • Earth Wind & Fire “That’s The Way Of The World”
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful “Summer In The City”
  • The Moonglows “Sincerely”
  • Bonnie Raitt “Something To Talk About”
  • James Taylor “Fire and Rain”
  • Aerosmith “Sweet Emotion”
  • Solomon Burke “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”
  • The Flamingos “I Only Have Eyes For You”
  • Michael Jackson “Billie Jean”
  • Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • Paul Simon “You Can Call Me Al”
  • Steely Dan “Peg”
  • Ritchie Valens “La Bamba”
  • Isaac Hayes “Theme From ‘Shaft'”
  • Brenda Lee “I’m Sorry”
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “American Girl”
  • Gene Pitney “Only Love Can Break A Heart”
  • The Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop”
  • Talking Heads “Psycho Killer”
  • The Clash “London Calling”
  • Elvis Costello & The Attractions “Oliver’s Army”
  • The Police “Message In A Bottle”
  • The Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'”
  • Jackson Browne “Running On Empty”
  • The Dells “Oh, What A Night”
  • Prince & The Revolution “Purple Rain” (Prince)
  • Traffic “Dear Mr. Fantasy”
  • ZZ Top “La Grange”
  • Buddy Guy “Stone Crazy”
  • The O’Jays “Love Train”
  • The Pretenders “Brass In Pocket”
  • Percy Sledge “When A Man Loves A Woman”
  • U2 “Where The Streets Have No Name”
  • Black Sabbath “Paranoid”
  • Blondie “Rapture”
  • Miles Davis “So What”
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama”
  • The Sex Pistols “Anarchy In The UK”
  • Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five “The Message”
  • R.E.M. “Losing My Religion”
  • The Ronettes “Be My Baby”
  • Patti Smith Group “Because The Night” (Patti Smith)
  • Van Halen “Runnin’ With The Devil”
  • Leonard Cohen “So Long, Marianne”
  • Madonna “Like A Prayer”
  • John Mellencamp “Pink Houses”
  • The Ventures “Walk, Don’t Run”
  • Jeff Beck “Beck’s Bolero”
  • Little Anthony & The Imperials “Tears On My Pillow”
  • Metallica “Enter Sandman”
  • Run-D.M.C. ‘It’s Like That”
  • Bobby Womack “That’s The Way I Feel About Cha”
  • ABBA “S.O.S.”
  • Genesis “Carpet Crawlers”
  • Jimmy Cliff “Many Rivers To Cross”
  • The Hollies “Bus Stop”
  • The Stooges “I Wanna Be Your Dog”
  • Alice Cooper “I’m Eighteen”
  • Neil Diamond “Sweet Caroline”
  • Dr. John “Right Place, Wrong Time”
  • The Crystals “He’s A Rebel” (Darlene Love)
  • Tom Waits “Ol’ 55”
  • Beastie Boys “Sabotage”
  • Donovan “Sunshine Superman”
  • Guns N’ Roses “Welcome To The Jungle”
  • Laura Nyro “Stoney End”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers “Give It Away”
  • Small Faces “Itchycoo Park” (The Small Faces/The Faces)
  • Heart “Barracuda”
  • Albert King “Born Under A Bad Sign”
  • Randy Newman “Short People”
  • Public Enemy “Fight The Power”
  • Rush “Tom Sawyer”
  • Donna Summer “I Feel Love”
  • Peter Gabriel “Solsbury Hill”
  • Hall & Oates “She’s Gone”
  • KISS “Rock ‘N Roll All Nite” [Live]
  • Linda Ronstadt “Blue Bayou”
  • Cat Stevens “Wild World”

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