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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live - i alone
buffalo springfield - i am a child
simon & garfunkel - i am a rock
neil diamond - i am i said
beatles - i am the walrus
stevie wonder - i believe (when i fall in love it will be forever) (edit)
ronettes - i can hear music
move - i can hear the grass grow
billy swan - i can help
johnny nash - i can see clearly now
who - i can see for miles
troggs - i can't control myself
who - i can't explain
temptations - i can't get next to you
daryl hall & john oates - i can't go for that (no can do)
four tops - i can't help myself
blues project - i can't keep from cryin' sometimes
honeybus - i can't let maggie go
bonnie raitt - i can't make you love me
geno washington - i can't quit her
eric clapton - i can't stand it
peter frampton - i can't stand it no more
ann peebles - i can't stand the rain
eagles - i can't tell you why
otis redding - i can't turn you loose
dusty springfield - i close my eyes and count to ten
red hot chili peppers - i could have lied
johnnie taylor - i could never be president
prince - i could never take the place of your man
robert palmer - i didn't mean to turn you on
texas - i don`t want a lover
colin blunstone - i don't believe in miracles
yvonne elliman - i don't know how to love him
stevie wonder - i don't know why
boomtown rats - i dont like mondays
bourgeois tagg - i don't mind at all
ray charles - i don't need no doctor
albert hammond - i don't wanna die in an air disaster
elvis costello & the attractions - i don't want to go to chelsea
sutherland brothers & quiver - i don't want to love you but (you got me anyway)
crazy horse - i don't want to talk about it
james brown - i feel all right
beatles - i feel fine
chaka khan - i feel for you
cream - i feel free
country joe & the fish - i feel like i'm fixin' to die rag (live at woodstock)
donna summer - i feel love
carole king - i feel the earth move
bobby fuller four - i fought the law
beach boys - i get around
jackie wilson - i get the sweetest feeling
peter allen - i go to rio
pretenders - i go to sleep
luniz - i got 5 on it
spirit - i got a line on you
positive k - i got a man
jim croce - i got a name
rolling stones - i got the blues
split enz - i got you
james brown - i got you (i feel good)
sonny & cher - i got you babe
harry nilsson - i guess the lord must be in new york city
paul revere & the raiders - i had a dream
electric prunes - i had too much to dream (last night)
supremes - i hear a symphony
marvin gaye - i heard it through the grapevine
dusty springfield - i just don't know what to do with myself
etta james - i just wanna make love to you
rare earth - i just want to celebrate (album version)
michael mcdonald - i keep forgettin'
temptations - i know i'm losing you
frida - i know there's something going on
genesis - i know what i like (in your wardrobe)
o'jays - i love music (part 1)
cat stevens - i love my dog
joan jett & the blackhearts - i love rock n roll
alicia bridges - i love the nightlife
nick lowe - i love the sound of breaking glass
lou reed - i love you suzanne
phil collins - i missed again
ll cool j - i need love
tom petty & the heartbreakers - i need to know
paul carrack - i need you
aretha franklin - i never loved a man (the way i love you)
flamingos - i only have eyes for you
dusty springfield - i only want to be with you
creedence clearwater revival - i put a spell on you (direct start version)
mamas & the papas - i saw her again last night
beatles - i saw her standing there
todd rundgren - i saw the light
aretha franklin - i say a little prayer
thomas dolby - i scare myself
smokey robinson & the miracles - i second that emotion
marmalade - i see the rain
bob dylan - i shall be released
eric clapton - i shot the sheriff
u2 - i still haven't found what i'm looking for
sam & dave - i thank you
garbage - i think i'm paranoid
tommy james & the shondells - i think we're alone now
divinyls - i touch myself
johnny cash - i walk the line
stooges - i wanna be your dog
prince - i wanna be your lover
rolling stones - i wanna be your man
rose royce - i wanna get next to you
gallagher & lyle - i wanna stay with you
strangeloves - i want candy
can - i want more
colin blunstone - i want some more
beatles - i want to hold your hand
foreigner - i want to know what love is
sly & the family stone - i want to take you higher
bob dylan - i want you
elvis costello & the attractions - i want you
marvin gaye - i want you
jackson five - i want you back
cheap trick - i want you to want me (live)
chic - i want your love
james taylor - i was a fool to care
kiss - i was made for lovin' you
stevie wonder - i was made to love her
dolly parton - i will always love you
u2 - i will follow (live countdown)
gloria gaynor - i will survive
stevie wonder - i wish (album version)
rodriguez - i wonder
tom petty - i won't back down
phd - i won't let you down
prince - i would die 4 u
donald fagen - i.g.y.
cocteau twins - iceblink luck
ten years after - i'd love to change the world
chicken shack - i'd rather go blind
england dan & john ford coley - i'd really love to see you tonight
bread - if
yvonne elliman - if i can't have you
caravan - if i could do it all over again i'd do it all over you
cher - if i could turn back time
tom jones - if i only knew
prince - if i was your girlfriend
four tops - if i were a carpenter
tim hardin - if i were a carpenter
sheryl crow - if it makes you happy
millie jackson - if loving you is wrong i don't want to be right
bob dylan - if not for you
curtis mayfield - if there's a hell below we're all going to go
huey lewis & the news - if this is it
gordon lightfoot - if you could read my mind
harold melvin & the blue notes - if you don't know me by now
manfred mann - if you gotta go go now
chicago - if you leave me now
sting - if you love somebody set them free
stevie wonder - if you really love me
manic street preachers - if you tolerate this your children will be next
pointer sisters - if you wanna get back your lady
sly & the family stone - if you want me to stay
staple singers - if you're ready (come go with me)
dixie cups - iko iko
beatles - i'll be back
jackson five - i'll be there
santana - i'll be waiting (longer edit)
byrds - i'll feel a whole lot better
beatles - i'll follow the sun
jim croce - i'll have to say i love you in a song
marvelettes - i'll keep holding on
toto - i'll supply the love
staple singers - i'll take you there
monkees - i'm a believer
cold blood - i'm a good woman
bo diddley - i'm a man
spencer davis group - i'm a man
jr walker & the all stars - i'm a road runner
kid creole & the coconuts - i'm a wonderful thing baby
hollies - i'm alive
don fardon - i'm alive (original version)
buffalo tom - i'm allowed
kenny loggins - i'm alright (theme from caddyshack)
blondie - i'm always touched by your presence dear
ikettes - i'm blue
diana ross - i'm coming out
beatles - i'm down
alice cooper - i'm eighteen
chaka khan - i'm every woman
soup dragons - i'm free
who - i'm free
rose royce - i'm going down
ten years after - i'm going home (live at woodstock album version)
proclaimers - i'm gonna be (500 miles)
gene pitney - i'm gonna be strong
barry white - i'm gonna love you just a little more babe
blondie - i'm gonna love you too
ann peebles - i'm gonna tear your playhouse down
john lee hooker - i'm in the mood
moody blues - i'm just a singer in a rock and roll band
john lennon - i'm losing you
ten cc - i'm mandy fly me
ten cc - i'm not in love (album version)
monkees - i'm not your steppin' stone
bruce springsteen - i'm on fire
martha & the vandellas - i'm ready for love
pointer sisters - i'm so excited
love unlimited - i'm so glad that i'm a woman
brenda lee - i'm sorry
kim weston - i'm still loving you
elton john - i'm still standing
diana ross - i'm still waiting
joe jackson - i'm the man
velvet underground - i'm waiting for the man
fats domino - i'm walkin'
kc & the sunshine band - i'm your boogie man
john lennon - imagine
led zeppelin - immigrant song
big country - in a big country
python lee jackson & rod stewart - in a broken dream
iron butterfly - in a gadda da vida
clannad & bono - in a lifetime
cure - in between days
dobie gray - in crowd
mary jane girls - in my house
beatles - in my life (mono)
beach boys - in my room
phil collins - in the air tonight
etta james & sugar pie desanto - in the basement
cliff richard - in the country
king crimson - in the court of the crimson king
elvis presley - in the ghetto
ray charles - in the heat of the night
wilson pickett - in the midnight hour
tom waits - in the neighborhood
earth wind & fire - in the stone
zager & evans - in the year 2525 (exordium and terminus)
bangles - in your room
johnny wakelin - in zaire
strawberry alarm clock - incense and peppermints
don fardon - indian reservation
marvin gaye - inner city blues (make me wanna holler)
cypress hill - insane in the brain
stiltskin - inside
faithless - insomnia (original mix) (radio edit)
john lennon - instant karma
nick cave & the bad seeds - into my arms
crowded house - into temptation
tom petty & the heartbreakers - into the great white open
madonna - into the groove
van morrison - into the mystic
bob marley - iron lion zion
alanis morissette - ironic
rose royce - is it love you're after
brenda lee - is it true
joe jackson - is she really going out with him
peggy lee - is that all there is
duran duran - is there something i should know
bob marley & the wailers - is this love
tony christie - is this the way to amarillo
department s - is vic there
george harrison - isn't it a pity (edit)
babys - isn't it time
stevie wonder - isn't she lovely (edit)
desmond dekker & the aces - israelites
johnny cash & june carter - it ain't me babe
lenny kravitz - it ain't over till it's over
stephen stills & manassas - it doesn't matter
ringo starr - it don't come easy
bread - it don't matter to me
gene pitney - it hurts to be in love
doobie brothers - it keeps you runnin'
band - it makes no difference
labi siffre - it must be love
albert hammond - it never rains in southern california
tavares - it only takes a minute
marvin gaye & kim weston - it takes two
beatles - it won't be long (mono)
todd rundgren - it wouldn't have made any difference
small faces - itchycoo park
little river band - it's a long way there
james brown - it's a man's man's man's world
detroit spinners - it's a shame
rolling stones - it's all over now
bob dylan - it's all over now baby blue
joe jackson - it's different for girls
barry white - it's ecstacy when you lay down next to me
cilla black - it's for you
mama cass - it's getting better
tom petty - it's good to be king
queen - it's late (promo edit)
run dmc & jasin nevins - it's like that
animals - it's my life
talk talk - it's my life
lesley gore - it's my party
tom jones - it's not unusual
bryan adams & tina turner - it's only love
rolling stones - it's only rock 'n' roll
roy orbison - it's over
sting & eric clapton - it's probably me
supertramp - it's raining again
weather girls - it's raining men
linda ronstadt - it's so easy
billy joel - it's still rock and roll to me
r.e.m. - its the end of the world as we know it (and i feel fine)
four tops - it's the same old song
carole king - it's too late
run dmc - it's tricky
isley brothers - it's your thing
otis redding - i've been loving you too long ( to stop now)
ray charles - i've got a woman
otis redding - i've got dreams to remember
kiki dee - i've got the music in me
gladys knight & the pips - i've got to use my imagination
bee gees - i've gotta get a message to you
paul mccartney & wings - i've had enough
grace jones - i've seen that face before
elton john - i've seen that movie too