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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laurie anderson - o superman (for massenet)
bobbie gentry - ode to billy joe
rosalie de souza - odyssey
michael jackson - off the wall
buddy holly - oh boy
neil sedaka - oh carol
supertramp - oh darling
edwin hawkins singers - oh happy day
albert king - oh pretty woman
roy orbison - oh pretty woman
velvet underground - oh sweet nuthin' (longer edit)
fleetwood mac - oh well
roxy music - oh yeah
david bowie - oh you pretty things
crosby stills nash & young - ohio
tom waits - ol' 55
chicago - old days
charles aznavour - old fashioned way
neil young - old man
john fogerty - old man down the road
bob seger & the silver bullet band - old time rock & roll
phil lynott - old town
elvis costello & the attractions - oliver's army
moby grape - omaha
erykah badu - on & on
hollies - on a carousel
bob dylan - on a night like this
sl2 - on a ragga tip
george benson - on broadway (live)
patti labelle & michael mcdonald - on my own
selecter - on my radio
new riders of the purple sage - on my way
al stewart - on the border
donna summer - on the radio
canned heat - on the road again
willie nelson - on the road again
talking heads - once in a lifetime
rufus & chaka khan - once you get started (album version)
harry nilsson - one
u2 - one
john lee hooker - one bourbon one scotch one beer
randy crawford - one day i'll fly away
chiffons - one fine day
lighthouse - one fine morning
r.e.m. - one i love
ub40 - one in ten
stone roses - one love
bob marley & the wailers - one love people get ready
funkadelic - one nation under a groove
elvis presley - one night
janis joplin - one night stand
pink floyd - one of these days
eagles - one of these nights (album version)
roy harper - one of those days in england
joan osborne - one of us
madness - one step beyond
bruce springsteen - one step up
fixx - one thing leads to another
len barry - one two three
blondie - one way or another
mighty sparrow & byron lee & the dragonairs - only a fool
garbage - only happy when it rains
simon & garfunkel - only living boy in new york
neil young - only love can break your heart
charlatans - only one i know
tower of power - only so much oil in the ground
roy orbison - only the lonely
hootie & the blowfish - only wanna be with you
alice cooper - only women bleed
carpenters - only yesterday
yazoo - only you
rose royce - ooh boy
faces - ooh la la
gap band - oops upside your head
band - ophelia
r.e.m. - orange crush
duran duran - ordinary world
inxs - original sin
crosby stills nash & young - our house
madness - our house
go go's - our lips are sealed
prodigy - out of space
chris farlowe - out of time
daryl hall & john oates - out of touch
neil young - out on the weekend
eagles - outlaw man
men at work - overkill
who - overture
yes - owner of a lonely heart
jean michel jarre - oxygene 4
santana - oye como va