1. ? and the Mysterians “96 Tears” – Quite possibly the single greatest keyboard line of all time.

2. Aretha Franklin “Respect” – A Memphis transplant, the Queen of Soul does her adopted home proud.

3. Parliament “Give up the Funk” – George Clinton is da bomb.

4. Madonna “Like a Prayer” – Cross burning at its best.

5. Insane Clown Posse “Chicken Hunting” – Killin’ hillbillies is our guilty pleasure.

6. Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels “Devil With a Blue Dress On” – Frantic blue-eyed R&B that will rock any party, anytime, anywhere.

7. Grand Funk Railroad “We’re an American Band” – “The wild, shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner! The bone-rattling bass of Mel Schacher! The competent drum work of Don Brewer!”


8. The Romantics “What I Like About You” – “Hey, uh huh huh / What I like about you, you hold me tight / Tell me I’m the only one, wanna come over tonight, yeah!”

9. Alice Cooper “I’m 18” – Somehow Vincent Furnier just doesn’t sound as scary or cool, know what I mean?

10. John Lee Hooker “Boom Boom” – A blues king who paid his dues in the auto plants.

11. Skee-Lo “I Wish” – “I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat and a six four Impala.”

12. The Supremes “Stop! In the Name of Love” – No matter who you are, you have sung this one in the mirror.

13. Andrew W.K. “Party Hard” – Bloody noses and broken Coors bottles.

14. The New Radicals “You Get What You Give” – A kid from Grosse Pointe rallies against “The Man.”

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