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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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otis redding - pain in my heart
rolling stones - paint it black
creation - painter man
toto - pamela
van halen - panama
procol harum - pandora's box
smiths - panic
madonna - papa don't preach
temptations - papa was a rolling stone
james brown - papa's got a brand new bag
pigbag - papa's got a brand new pigbag
john cougar mellencamp - paper in fire
traffic - paper sun
beatles - paperback writer
meat loaf - paradise by the dashboard light
guns n' roses - paradise city
black sabbath - paranoid
radiohead - paranoid android
joe cocker - pardon me sir
blur - parklife
iggy pop - passenger
rod stewart - passion
shangri las - past present and future
stevie wonder - pastime paradise
miriam makeba - pata pata
clarence carter - patches
peter - peace
boston - peace of mind
prince - peach
elkie brooks - pearl's a singer
steely dan - peg
buddy holly - peggy sue
beatles - penny lane
heaven 17 - penthouse and pavement
depeche mode - people are people
doors - people are strange
arrested development - people everyday
impressions - people get ready
rascals - people got to be free
gino vannelli - people gotta move
lou reed - perfect day
depeche mode - personal jesus
emerson lake & palmer - peter gunn
jimmy webb - pf sloan
ll cool j - phenomenon
elton john - philadelphia freedom
ringo starr - photograph
olivia newton john - physical
billy joel - piano man (album version)
average white band - pick up the pieces
madeline bell - picture me gone
blondie - picture this
who - pictures of lily
status quo - pictures of matchstick men
cure - pictures of you
erma franklin - piece of my heart
babys - piece of the action
mother's finest - piece of the rock
brian protheroe - pinball
who - pinball wizard
nick drake - pink moon
stevie wonder - place in the sun
duran duran - planet earth
bjork & david arnold - play dead
wild cherry - play that funky music
rolling stones - play with fire
monkees - pleasant valley sunday
orleans - please be there
kc & the sunshine band - please don't go
marvelettes - please mr postman
beatles - please please me (mono)
james brown - please please please
stone temple pilots - plush
abc - poison arrow
junior murvin - police & thieves
equals - police on my back
depeche mode - policy of truth
tony joe white - polk salad annie
linda ronstadt - poor poor pitiful me
prince - pop life (edit)
m - pop muzik
nada surf - popular
moby - porcelain
bob dylan - positively 4th street
temptations - power
frankie goes to hollywood - power of love
huey lewis & the news - power of love
john lennon - power to the people
fatboy slim - praise you
toots & the maytals - pressure drop
jackson browne - pretender
left banke - pretty ballerina
manfred mann - pretty flamingo
offspring - pretty fly (for a white guy)
psychedelic furs - pretty in pink
bryan ferry - price of love
u2 - pride (in the name of love)
marvin gaye - pride and joy
tina turner - private dancer
daryl hall & john oates - private eyes
dire straits - private investigations
bruce springsteen - promised land
chuck berry - promised land
joe smooth - promised land
simple minds - promised you a miracle
eric clapton - promises
dionne warwick - promises promises
massive attack & tracey thorn - protection
ike & tina turner - proud mary
bruce springsteen - prove it all night
sonics - psycho
talking heads - psycho killer
grace jones - pull up to the bumper
elvis costello & the attractions - pump it up
marrs - pump up the volume
supergrass - pumping on your stereo
jimi hendrix - purple haze
prince - purple rain (6.15 version)
salt n pepa - push it
steppenwolf - pusher (edit)
curtis mayfield - pusherman
o'jays - put your hands together