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.

Listen now:

Now playing:



plastic bertrand - ca plane pour moi
j.j. cale - cajun moon
joni mitchell - california
mamas & the papas - california dreamin'
beach boys - california girls
marlena shaw - california soul
blondie - call me
james brown - call me super bad
carpenters - calling occupants of interplanetary craft (single edit with aliens intro)
kim wilde - cambodia
iron maiden - can i play with madness
suzi quatro - can the can
robert palmer - can we still be friends
jacksons - can you feel it
elton john - candle in the wind
cameo - candy
iggy pop & kate pierson - candy
breeders - cannonball
supertramp - cannonball
beatles - can't buy me love (mono)
blind faith - can't find my way home
bad company - can't get enough (edit)
barry white - can't get enough of your love
electric light orchestra - can't get it out of my head
r.e.m. - can't get there from here
andy williams - can't get used to losing you
beat - can't get used to losing you
police - can't stand losing you
daryl hall & john oates - can't stop the music (he played it much too long)
frankie valli - can't take my eyes off you
marshall tucker band - can't you see (edit)
us3 - cantaloop
billy joel - captain jack
rose royce - car wash
van morrison - caravan
joni mitchell - carey
chuck berry - carol
james taylor - carolina in my mind (1969 version)
fortunes - caroline
beach boys - caroline no
david crosby & graham nash - carry me
crosby stills nash & young - carry on
gary numan - cars
donovan - catch the wind
dave clark five - catch us if you can
cure - caterpillar
everly brothers - cathy's clown
harry chapin - cat's in the cradle
steely dan - caves of altamira
simon & garfunkel - cecillia
kool & the gang - celebration
kinks - celluloid heroes
j geils band - centerfold
robbie nevil - c'est la vie
fleetwood mac - chain
sam cooke - chain gang
aretha franklin - chain of fools
oasis - champagne supernova
buena vista social club - chan chan
big country - chance (edit)
tears for fears - change
sam cooke - change is gonna come
stephen stills - change partners
sheryl crow - change would do you good
david bowie - changes
spandau ballet - chant no 1 (i don't need this pressure on)
max romeo - chase the devil
dr buzzard's original savannah band - cherchez la femme
john cougar mellencamp - cherry bomb
byrds - chestnut mare
graham nash - chicago
deep purple - child in time (part 1)
t rex - children of the revolution
david bowie - china girl
doobie brothers - china grove
chef (isaac hayes) - chocolate salty balls (p.s. i love you)
siouxsie & the banshees - christine
rickie lee jones - chuck e's in love
faces - cindy incidentally
neil young - cinnamon girl
war - cisco kid
siouxsie & the banshees - cities in dust
gerry rafferty - city to city
gilbert o'sullivan - clair
guess who - clap for the wolfman
shirley ellis - clapping song
mason williams - classical gas
betty wright - clean up woman
cure - close to me
carpenters - close to you
temptations - cloud nine
kate bush - cloudbusting
eddie cochran - c'mon everybody
j.j. cale - cocaine
dillinger - cokane in my brain
foreigner - cold as ice
stevie ray vaughan - cold shot
james brown - cold sweat (part 1)
john lennon - cold turkey
donovan - colours
jay & the americans - come a little bit closer
badfinger - come and get it
redbone - come and get your love
nirvana - come as you are
paul young - come back and stay
chuck berry - come on
every mother's son - come on down to my boat
dexy's midnight runners - come on eileen
ritchie valens - come on let's go
offspring - come out and play (keep 'em separated)
supremes - come see about me
beatles - come together
neil young - comes a time
van morrison - comfort you
pink floyd - comfortably numb (album version)
mel torme - comin' home baby
carly simon - coming around again
arlo guthrie - coming into los angeles (live at woodstock)
paul mccartney - coming up (live)
claude francois - comme d'habitude
pulp - common people
led zeppelin - communication breakdown
kraftwerk - computer love
stereo mc's - connected
procol harum - conquistador (live)
prince - controversy
time - cool
squeeze - cool for cats
capitols - cool jerk
barry manilow - copacabana (at the copa)
carole king - corazon
tori amos - cornflake girl
splinter - costafine town
bob marley & the wailers - could you be loved
climax blues band - couldn't get it right
blur - country house
james taylor - country road
bruce springsteen - cover me
dr hook & the medicine show - cover of the rolling stone
intruders - cowboys to girls
slade - coz i luv you
george harrison - crackerbox palace
neil diamond - cracklin' rosie
icehouse - crazy
patsy cline - crazy
seal - crazy
rod stewart - crazy about her
osmonds - crazy horses
queen - crazy little thing called love
van morrison - crazy love
j.j. cale - crazy mama
heart - crazy on you
prince - cream
radiohead - creep
supertramp - crime of the century
tommy james & the shondells - crimson and clover
elton john - crocodile rock
prince - cross
jimi hendrix - crosstown traffic
bananarama - cruel summer
nick lowe - cruel to be kind
godley & creme - cry
janis joplin - cry baby
julie london - cry me a river
joe cocker - cry me a river (live)
j geils band - cry one more time
solomon burke - cry to me
aerosmith - cryin' (edit)
roy orbison - crying
buckingham nicks - crying in the night (album version)
doors - crystal ship
roachford - cuddly toy
living colour - cult of personality
slade - cum on feel the noize