Essential Classics

Essential ClassicsThe essential package is a list of songs which we think you must hear at least once in your lifetime. The collection does not only contain the well known hits, but as you know us there's also plenty of music to enjoy for the connoisseurs. The foundation of pop music where musicians still can aquire inspiration. We concentrate on the period 1955-1999. The Rock & Roll era.

This list will last a lifetime. Feel free to supplement the music as you wish, we'll give you the cornerstones of music. The sources we used for the composition of the KX essential package are, the Rolling Stone 500 greatest songs of all times, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Q Magazine's diverse allertijden lijsten, the book '1001 songs you must hear before you die', the BBC radio 1 chart, the Billboard Hot 100 and of course our own ears!

Every day there are fresh new broadcasts at 09:00 which will be repeated at 21:00. Every list will be kept up on the KXclassics website. Enjoy this unique list of fundamental classics. Hopefully it will be appreciated. By the way, we would like to apologize for the thousounds of songs that should be on the list, but unfortunately are not. Although, we think most of The basic foundation of music can be found on there.

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genesis - abacab
jackson five - abc
nirvana - about a girl
steve miller band - abracadabra
dion - abraham martin and john
scritti politti - absolute
five man electrical band - absolutely right
band - acadian driftwood
thunderclap newman - accidents
elvis costello & the attractions - accidents will happen
motorhead - ace of spades
tina turner - acid queen
bobby womack - across 110th street
band - across the great divide
beatles - across the universe
beach boys - add some music to your day
robert palmer - addicted to love
japan - adolescent sex
daryl hall & john oates - adult education
red hot chili peppers - aeroplane
toto - africa
eric clapton - after midnight
j.j. cale - after midnight
stevie nicks - after the glitter fades
neil young - after the gold rush
earth wind & fire - after the love has gone
small faces - afterglow (of your love)
starland vocal band - afternoon delight
bob seger & the silver bullet band - against the wind
astrud gilberto - agua de beber
chas jankel - ai no corrida
joe tex - ain't gonna bump no more
clarence frogman henry - ain't got no home
nina simone - ain't got no i got life (1968 hit version)
fats domino - ain't it a shame
james brown - ain't it funky now
bobby blue bland - ain't no love in the heart of the city
marvin gaye & tammi terrell - ain't no mountain high enough
mcfadden & whitehead - ain't no stoppin' us now
bill withers - ain't no sunshine
four tops - ain't no woman
supertramp - ain't nobody but me (edit)
b.b. king - ain't nobody home
howard tate - ain't nobody home
show stoppers - ain't nothin' but a house party
marvin gaye & tammi terrell - ain't nothing like the real thing
van halen - ain't talkin' 'bout love
dean martin - ain't that a kick in the head
marvin gaye - ain't that peculiar
temptations - ain't too proud to beg
allman brothers band - ain't wasting time no more
hollies - air that i breathe
motors - airport
prince buster - al capone
fleetwood mac - albatross
full force - alice i want you just for me
elvis costello & the attractions - alison
pearl jam - alive
simple minds - alive and kicking
bob dylan - all along the watchtower
jimi hendrix - all along the watchtower
sister sledge - all american girls
nirvana - all apologies
bonnie raitt - all at once
eric carmen - all by myself
kinks - all day and all of the night
billy joel - all for leyna
sonny & cher - all i ever need is you
everly brothers - all i have to do is dream
air - all i need
byrds - all i really want to do
sheryl crow - all i wanna do
u2 - all i want is you
portishead - all mine
small faces - all or nothing
christopher cross - all right
free - all right now (album version)
elvis presley - all shook up
consortium - all the love in the world
mott the hoople - all the way from memphis
mott the hoople - all the young dudes
george harrison - all things must pass
george harrison - all those years ago
johnny harris - all to bring you morning
velvet underground & nico - all tommorrow's parties
beatles - all you need is love
billy joel - allentown
crosby stills nash & young - almost cut my hair
rolling stones - almost hear you sigh
heart - alone
gilbert o'sullivan - alone again (naturally)
love - alone again or
association - along comes mary
prince - alphabet street
eagles - already gone
mungo jerry - alright alright alright
elvis presley - always on my mind
lenny kravitz - always on the run
sparks - amateur hour
aerosmith - amazing (edit)
simon & garfunkel - america
yes - america
west side story - america (edit)
nice - america (us single edit)
tom petty & the heartbreakers - american girl
don mclean - american pie
guess who - american woman
jacques brel - amsterdam
sex pistols - anarchy in the uk
beatles - and i love her
van morrison - and it stoned me
earth wind & fire - and love goes on
talking heads - and she was
whispers - and the beat goes on
blood sweat & tears - and when i die
yes - and you and i
tower of power - and you know it
colin blunstone - andorra
jimi hendrix - angel
jeff healey band - angel eyes
roxy music - angel eyes
bonnie raitt - angel from montgomery
john prine - angel from montgomery
u2 - angel of harlem
evie sands - angel of the morning
p.p. arnold - angel of the morning
tim rose - angela
rolling stones - angie
kid creole & the coconuts - annie i'm not your daddy
pink floyd - another brick in the wall
paul mccartney - another day
cuby & the blizzards - another day another road
only ones - another girl another planet
queen - another one bites the dust
doobie brothers - another park another sunday
sam cooke - another saturday night
stevie wonder - another star
carly simon - anticipation
beatles - any time at all
rolling stones - anybody seen my baby
dionne warwick - anyone who had a heart
eric burdon & the animals - anything
tom petty & the heartbreakers - anything that's rock & roll
who - anyway anyhow anywhere
troggs - anyway that you want me
shadows - apache
kinks - apeman
cuby & the blizzards - appleknockers flophouse
jesus and mary chain - april skies
jethro tull - aqualung
fifth dimension - aquarius let the sunshine in (edit)
steve winwood - arc of a diver
tubeway army - are friends electric
jimi hendrix - are you experienced
lenny kravitz - are you gonna go my way
four tops - are you man enough
pacific gas & electric - are you ready (edit)
gary wright - are you weepin'
first choice - armed & extremely dangerous
sutherland brothers & quiver - arms of mary
kate bush - army dreamers
bjork - army of me
pink floyd - arnold layne
daft punk - around the world
ten cc - art for art's sake
christopher cross - arthur's theme (best that you can do)
stevie wonder - as
marianne faithfull - as tears go by
rolling stones - as tears go by
david bowie - ashes to ashes
etta james - at last
janis ian - at seventeen
danny & the juniors - at the hop
simon & garfunkel - at the zoo
billy vera & the beaters - at this moment
donovan - atlantis
joy division - atmosphere
blondie - atomic
george clinton - atomic dog
kraftwerk - autobahn
pointer sisters - automatic
roxy music - avalon
george harrison - awaiting on you all