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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beth hart - l.a. song
doors - l.a. woman
ritchie valens - la bamba
kid frost - la raza
grace jones - la vie en rose
squeeze - labelled with love
kool & the gang - ladies night
supertramp - lady
nancy sinatra & lee hazlewood - lady bird
cat stevens - lady d'arbanville
talking heads - lady don't mind
lindisfarne - lady eleanor
rolling stones - lady jane
beatles - lady madonna
marvin welch & farrar - lady of the morning
dire straits - lady writer
donovan - lalena
wilson pickett - land of 1000 dances
fleetwood mac - landslide
donna summer - last dance
tom petty & the heartbreakers - last dj
jeff buckley - last goodbye
indeep - last night a dj saved my life
fifth dimension - last night i didn't get to sleep at all
morrissey - last of the famous international playboys
eagles - last resort
rolling stones - last time
monkees - last train to clarksville
stealers wheel - late again
jackson browne - late for the sky
paul simon - late in the evening
stevie wonder - lately
shirts - laugh and walk away
beau brummels - laugh laugh
david crosby - laughing
neil sedaka - laughter in the rain
undisputed truth - law of the land
jackson browne - lawyers in love
melanie & the edwin hawkins singers - lay down (candles in the rain)
eric clapton - lay down sally
bob dylan - lay lady lay
derek & the dominos - layla (album version edit)
small faces - lazy sunday
chic - le freak
shangri las - leader of the pack
bill withers - lean on me
foo fighters - learn to fly
tom petty & the heartbreakers - learning to fly
topper headon - leave it to luck
michael jackson - leave me alone
john denver - leaving on a jet plane
beach boys - leaving this town
human league - lebanon
pet shop boys - left to my own devices
peter tosh - legalize it
dave dee dozy beaky mick and tich - legend of xanadu
zz top - legs
phillip goodhand tait - leon
minnie riperton - les fleur
paul mccartney & wings - let 'em in
hombres - let it all hang out (let it out)
beatles - let it be
lenny kravitz - let love rule
paul revere & the raiders - let me
jimmy bo horne - let me (let me be your lover)
frank sinatra - let me try again
first choice - let no man put us under
santana - let the children play
barry white - let the music play
bellamy brothers - let your love flow
pioneers - let your yeah be yeah
philadelphia international all stars - let's clean up the ghetto
chris montez - let's dance
david bowie - let's dance
frank sinatra - let's face the music and dance (radio version)
marvin gaye - let's get it on
sly fox - let's go all the way
prince - let's go crazy
ray charles - let's go get stoned
flowerpot men - let's go to san francisco
earth wind & fire - let's groove
four seasons - let's hang on
wanda jackson - let's have a party
rolling stones - let's spend the night together
bohannon - let's start to dance again
al green - let's stay together
bryan ferry - let's stick together
chubby checker - let's twist again
box tops - letter
joe cocker - letter (live)
tom petty & the heartbreakers - letting you go
elton john - levon
castaways - liar liar
boz scaggs - lido shuffle
j.j. cale - lies
talking heads - life during wartime
eagles - life in the fast lane
band - life is a carnival
tom cochrane - life is a highway
ten cc - life is a minestrone
reunion - life is a rock (but the radio rolled me)
david bowie - life on mars
joe walsh - life's been good
talk talk - life's what you make it
doors - light my fire
lou christie - lightnin' strikes
live - lightning crashes
neil young - like a hurricane (edit)
madonna - like a prayer
bob seger & the silver bullet band - like a rock (album version)
bob dylan - like a rolling stone
madonna - like a virgin
melissa etheridge - like the way i do
cranberries - linger
tom petty & the heartbreakers - listen to her heart
hollies - listen to me
doobie brothers - listen to the music
tom robinson - listen to the radio
paul mccartney & wings - listen to what the man said
nirvana - lithium
monkees - little bit me a little bit you
dr hook - little bit more
music explosion - little bit o' soul
free - little bit of love
marvin gaye - little darling (i need you)
syndicate of sound - little girl
george baker selection - little green bag
elvis presley - little less conversation
sonny & cher - little man
rod stewart - little miss understood
olivia newton john - little more love
jan & dean - little old lady from pasedena
prince - little red corvette
rolling stones - little red rooster
ry cooder - little sister
sweet - little willy
jimi hendrix - little wing
paul mccartney & wings - live and let die
oasis - live forever
electric light orchestra - livin' thing
new musik - living by numbers
cliff richard - living doll
stevie wonder - living for the city
james brown - living in america
talk talk - living in another world
george harrison - living in the material world
jethro tull - living in the past
led zeppelin - living loving maid (she's just a woman)
jackson browne - load out stay
primal scream - loaded
little eva - locomotion
jethro tull - locomotive breath (single version)
creedence clearwater revival - lodi
supertramp - logical song
kinks - lola
clash - london calling
andrew gold - lonely boy
bee gees - lonely days
america - lonely people
neil young - loner
little river band - lonesome loser
shocking blue - long and lonesome road
beatles - long and winding road
creedence clearwater revival - long as i can see the light
hollies - long cool woman in a black dress
counting crows - long december
little feat - long distance love
stills young band - long may you run
beach boys - long promised road
eagles - long run
leo sayer - long tall glasses
little richard - long tall sally
crosby stills & nash - long time gone
doobie brothers - long train runnin'
dan fogelberg - longer
green day - longview
buoys - look back america
abc - look of love
dusty springfield - look of love
hollies - look through any window
slade - look wot you dun
bachman turner overdrive - lookin' out for number one
robert palmer - looking for clues
joe tex - loose caboose
happy mondays - loose fit
david gates - lorilee
beck - loser
r.e.m. - losing my religion
sam cooke - lost and lookin'
sister sledge - lost in music
stereo mc's - lost in music
bread - lost without your love
homer banks - lot of love
neil young - lotta love
kingsmen - louie louie
randy newman - louisiana 1927
king - love & pride
human league - love action (i believe in love)
al green - love and happiness
sheila e - love bizarre
shocking blue - love buzz
farley jackmaster funk - love can't turn around
cure - love cats
diana ross & the supremes - love child
rose royce - love don't live here anymore
trammps - love epidemic
level 42 - love games
diana ross - love hangover
bonnie raitt - love has no pride
doors - love her madly
nazareth - love hurts (album version)
harold melvin & the blue notes - love i lost
aerosmith - love in an elevator
peter brown - love in our hearts
roger glover & guests - love is all
troggs - love is all around
supremes - love is here and now you're gone
sweet - love is like oxygen
roxy music - love is the drug
mfsb & three degrees - love is the message
frankie miller - love letters
ten years after - love like a man
killing joke - love like blood
supermax - love machine
miracles - love machine (part 1)
otis redding - love man
beatles - love me do (original single version)
bonnie raitt - love me like a man
doors - love me two times
bob dylan - love minus zero no limit
earth & fire - love of life
queen - love of my life
billy ocean - love really hurts without you
living colour - love rears it's ugly head
who - love reign o'er me (1973 version)
ohio players - love rollercoaster
b 52's - love shack
simple minds - love song
j geils band - love stinks
stephen stills - love the one you're with
donna summer - love to love you baby
o'jays - love train
womack & womack - love wars
captain & tennille - love will keep us together
joy division - love will tear us apart
cardigans - lovefool
bill withers - lovely day
beatles - lovely rita
change - lover's holiday
paul simon - loves me like a rock
love unlimited orchestra - love's theme
cure - lovesong
rory block - lovin' whiskey
minnie riperton - lovin' you
four tops - loving you is sweeter than ever
cracker - low
war - low rider
boz scaggs - lowdown (album version)
little richard - lucille
emerson lake & palmer - lucky man
lene lovich - lucky number
blood sweat & tears - lucretia mac evil
beatles - lucy in the sky with diamonds
suzanne vega - luka
cure - lullaby
shawn mullins - lullaby
iggy pop - lust for life
eagles - lyin' eyes