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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joe tex - s.y.s.l.j.f.m. (the letter song)
massive attack - safe from harm
men without hats - safety dance
randy newman - sail away
commodores - sail on
free - sail on
beach boys - sail on sailor
little feat - sailin' shoes
christopher cross - sailing
rod stewart - sailing
sailor - sailor
skids - saints are coming
julian lennon - saltwater
procol harum - salty dog
faithless - salva mea (epic edit)
john prine - sam stone
santana - samba pa ti
roxy music - same old scene
eric burdon & the animals - san franciscan nights
scott mckenzie - san francisco (be sure to wear some flowers in your hair)
johnny cash - san quentin (live)
america - sandman
fleetwood mac - sara
daryl hall & john oates - sara smile
bram tchaikovsky - sarah smiles
lou reed - satellite of love
rolling stones - satisfaction
harold melvin & the blue notes - satisfaction guaranteed
chicago - saturday in the park
emitt rhodes - saturday night
herman brood & his wild romance - saturday night
drifters - saturday night at the movies
johnny cash & june carter cash - saturday night in hickman county
frank sinatra - saturday night is the loneliest night
elton john - saturday night's alright for fighting
earth wind & fire - saturday nite
diesel - sausalito summernight
duran duran - save a prayer
aretha franklin - save me
drifters - save the last dance for me
roger daltrey - say it ain't so joe
daryl hall & john oates - say it isn't so
james brown - say it loud i'm black and i'm proud
de la soul - say no go
texas & wu tang clan - say what you want
red hot chili peppers - scar tissue
simon & garfunkel - scarborough fair canticle
billy joel - scenes from an italian restaurant
supertramp - school
alice cooper - school's out
fun lovin' criminals - scooby snacks
phil phillips - sea of love
donovan - season of the witch
steve harley & cockney rebel - sebastian
fleetwood mac - second hand news
bruce springsteen - secret garden
pink floyd - see emily play
who - see me feel me
aretha franklin - see saw
elvis presley - see see rider (live)
bill haley & his comets - see you later alligator
lou rawls - see you when i git there
who - seeker
offspring - self esteem
live - selling the drama
shocking blue - send me a postcard
xtc - senses working overtime
earth wind & fire - september
earth wind & fire - serpentine fire
kinks - set me free
utopia - set me free
four tops - seven rooms of gloom
connells - seventy four seventy five
ian dury & the blockheads - sex & drugs & rock & roll
james brown - sex machine (2 52 version)
marvin gaye - sexual healing
prince - sexy mf
pretty things - sf sorrow is born
beatles - sgt pepper's lonely hearts club band with a little help from my friends (hard start)
small faces - sha la la la lee
cars - shake it up
bill haley & his comets - shake rattle and roll
jacksons - shake your body (down to the ground)
kc & the sunshine band - shake your booty
peaches & herb - shake your groove thing
elmore james - shake your moneymaker
blues brothers & ray charles - shake your tailfeather
three dog night - shambala
shirley & company - shame shame shame
band - shape i'm in
yardbirds - shapes of things
zz top - sharp dressed man
charles aznavour - she
gram parsons - she
bob dylan - she belongs to me
thomas dolby - she blinded me with science
joe cocker - she came in through the bathroom window
fine young cannibals - she drives me crazy
golden earring - she flies on strange wings (album version)
beatles - she loves you
beatles - she said she said
cult - she sells sanctuary
lou christie - she sold me magic
black crowes - she talks to angels
turtles - she'd rather be with me
ramones - sheena is a punk rocker
tom jones - she's a lady
roy orbison - she's a mystery to me
rolling stones - she's a rainbow
beatles - she's a woman
sir douglas quintet - she's about a mover
billy joel - she's always a woman
daryl hall & john oates - she's gone (album version)
beatles - she's leaving home
traveling wilburys - she's my baby
zombies - she's not there
santana - she's not there (album version)
stray cats - she's sexy & 17
pursuit of happiness - she's so young
world party - she's the one
electric light orchestra - shine a little love
pink floyd - shine on you crazy diamond (parts 1 2 3 4 & 5)
nils lofgren - shine silently
earth wind & fire - shining star
r.e.m. - shiny happy people
world party - ship of fools
robert wyatt - shipbuilding
doors - ships with sails
peter gabriel - shock the monkey
betty everett - shoop shoop song
betty wright - shoorah shoorah
randy newman - short people
jr walker & the all stars - shotgun
clash - should i stay or should i go
trammps - shout
tears for fears - shout (edit)
isley brothers - shout (part 1 & 2)
style council - shout to the top
joe tex - show me
peter frampton - show me the way (live)
three dog night - show must go on
jacksons - show you the way to go
electric light orchestra - showdown
steely dan - sign in stranger
prince - sign 'o' the times
belle stars - sign of the times
stevie wonder - signed sealed delivered i'm yours
five man electrical band - signs
tori amos - silent all these years
queensryche - silent lucidity
ten cc - silly love
paul mccartney & wings - silly love songs
hawkwind - silver machine
melissa etheridge - similar features
four tops - simple game
al green - simply beautiful
robert palmer - simply irresistible
aretha franklin - since you've been gone (sweet sweet baby)
sly & the family stone - sing a simple song
earth wind & fire - sing a song
moloko - sing it back
stevie wonder - sir duke
america - sister golden hair
rolling stones - sister morphine
james - sit down
buffalo springfield - sit down i think i love you
stephen stills - sit yourself down
georgie fame - sitting in the park
yazoo - situation
sweet - six teens
wilson pickett - six three four five seven eight nine (soulsville, u.s.a.)
bryan ferry - slave to love
grace jones - slave to the rhythm
peter gabriel - sledgehammer
paul simon - slip slidin' away
talking heads - slippery people (live)
beach boys - sloop john b
pointer sisters - slow hand
joe jackson - slow song
bronski beat - smalltown boy
nirvana - smells like teen spirit
brainbox - smile
undisputed truth - smiling faces sometimes
deep purple - smoke on the water
brownsville station - smokin' in the boys room
robert cray band - smoking gun
sade - smooth operator
carole king - so far away
dire straits - so far away
nick lowe - so it goes
police - so lonely
fischer z - so long
tower of power - so very hard to go
byrds - so you want to be a rock 'n' roll star
hot chocolate - so you win again
living colour - solace of you
ashford & simpson - solid
john martyn - solid air
t rex - solid gold easy action
neil diamond - solitary man
peter gabriel - solsbury hill
grand funk - some kind of wonderful
power station - some like it hot
nancy sinatra & lee hazlewood - some velvet morning
bryan adams - somebody
spencer davis group - somebody help me
jefferson airplane - somebody to love
queen - somebody to love
cuby & the blizzards - somebody will know someday
rockwell - somebody's watching me
rufus & chaka khan - somebody's watching you
diana ross & the supremes - someday we'll be together
simple minds - someone somewhere (in summertime)
beatles - something
stranglers - something better change
thunderclap newman - something in the air
nirvana - something in the way (unplugged)
bonnie raitt - something to talk about
gene pitney - something's gotten hold of my heart
todd rundgren - sometimes i don't know what to feel
robbie robertson - somewhere down the crazy river
dusty springfield - son of a preacher man
giorgio moroder - son of my father
elton john - son of your father
blur - song 2
leon russell - song for you
al stewart - song on the radio
neil diamond - song sung blue
this mortal coil - song to the siren
tim buckley - song to the siren
fleetwood mac - songbird
mccoys - sorrow
greg kihn band - sorry
elton john - sorry seems to be the hardest word
hollies - sorry suzanne
u2 - sort of homecoming
abba - sos
van mccoy - soul cha cha
bar kays - soul finger
booker t & the mg's - soul limbo
manu dibango - soul makossa
sam & dave - soul man
santana - soul sacrifice
allen toussaint - soul sister
red hot chili peppers - soul to squeeze
tower of power - soul with a capital s
david bowie - sound and vision
simon & garfunkel - sound of silence
portishead - sour times
neil young - southern man
glen campbell - southern nights
tears for fears - sowing the seeds of love (album version)
david bowie - space oddity
sheila & b devotion - spacer
ben e king - spanish harlem
van morrison - spanish rose
mink deville - spanish stroll
jimmy bo horne - spank (with intro)
pink floyd - speak to me breathe (edit)
elvin bishop - spend some time
eric burdon & war - spill the wine
blood sweat & tears - spinning wheel
norman greenbaum - spirit in the sky
police - spirits in the material world
manfred mann's earth band - spirits in the night
classics four - spooky
queen - spread your wings
who - squeeze box
band - stage fright
led zeppelin - stairway to heaven
r.e.m. - stand
sly & the family stone - stand
adam & the ants - stand and deliver
stevie nicks - stand back
ben e king - stand by me
lenny kravitz - stand by my woman
tammy wynette - stand by your man
four tops - standing in the shadows of love
funkadelic - standing on the verge of getting it on
earth wind & fire - star
stealers wheel - star
rolling stones - star star
david bowie - starman
jam - start
rolling stones - start me up
donna summer - state of independence
jacksons & mick jagger - state of shock
maurice williams & the zodiacs - stay
rufus & chaka khan - stay
lisa loeb & nine stories - stay (i missed you)
faces - stay with me
lorraine ellison - stay with me
bee gees - stayin' alive
robbie dupree - steal away
peter gabriel - steam
james taylor - steamroller
happy mondays - step on
velvet underground - stephanie says
joe jackson - steppin' out
paul simon - still crazy after all these years
yardbirds - still i'm sad
thin lizzy - still in love with you
orleans - still the one
bob seger & the silver bullet band - still the same
black crowes - sting me (album version)
bob marley & the wailers - stir it up (live)
brothers johnson - stomp
jimi hendrix - stone free
supremes - stoned love
barbra streisand - stoney end
kid creole & the coconuts - stool pigeon
sam brown - stop
stevie nicks & tom petty & the heartbreakers - stop draggin' my heart around
supremes - stop in the name of love
hollies - stop stop stop
kinks - stop your sobbing
moody blues - story in your eyes
cream - strange brew
deep purple - strange kind of woman
electric light orchestra - strange magic
depeche mode - strangelove
leon russell - stranger in a strange land
frank sinatra - strangers in the night
beatles - strawberry fields forever
brothers johnson - strawberry letter 23
stray cats - stray cat strut
van morrison - street choir
rolling stones - street fighting man
crusaders - street life
radiohead - street spirit (fade out)
ralph mctell - streets of london (original version)
bruce springsteen - streets of philadelphia
sheryl crow - strong enough
marvin gaye - stubborn kind of fellow
stealers wheel - stuck in the middle with you
huey lewis & the news - stuck with you
quincy jones - stuff like that
suzi quatro & chris norman - stumblin' in
garbage - stupid girl
who - substitute
bob dylan - subterranean homesick blues
pet shop boys - suburbia
talk talk - such a shame
motels - suddenly last summer
morrissey - suedehead
david bowie - suffragette city
rubettes - sugar baby love
rodriguez - sugar man
neil young - sugar mountain (live rust 1979)
mash - suicide is painless (theme from mash)
crosby stills & nash - suite judy blue eyes (album version)
dire straits - sultans of swing (1978 single version)
bobby goldsboro - summer (the first time)
seals & crofts - summer breeze
lovin' spoonful - summer in the city
dusty springfield - summer is over
abba - summer night city
marianne faithfull - summer nights
bryan adams - summer of '69
billy stewart - summertime
blue cheer - summertime blues
eddie cochran - summertime blues
walker brothers - sun ain't gonna shine anymore
artists united against apartheid - sun city
supergrass - sun hits the sky
bob marley & funkstar de luxe - sun is shining
u2 - sunday bloody sunday
blondie - sunday girl
velvet underground - sunday morning
joe jackson - sunday papers
gordon lightfoot - sundown
corey hart - sunglasses at night
bobby hebb - sunny
kinks - sunny afternoon
cream - sunshine of your love
donovan - sunshine superman
sugar billy - super duper love
rick james - super freak
curtis mayfield - superfly (album version)
carpenters - superstar
murray head - superstar
stevie wonder - superstition (album version)
kiss - sure know something
jan & dean - surf city
trashmen - surfin' bird
beach boys - surfin' u.s.a
beach boys - surf's up
cheap trick - surrender (live)
elvis presley - suspicious minds
leonard cohen - suzanne
creedence clearwater revival - suzie q (edit)
james taylor - sweet baby james
neil diamond - sweet caroline
guns n' roses - sweet child o' mine (album version)
yes - sweet dreams
eurythmics - sweet dreams (are made of this)
sweet inspirations - sweet inspiration
lou reed - sweet jane (live)
anita baker - sweet love
ironhorse - sweet lui louise
brenda lee - sweet nothin's
carole king - sweet seasons
billy idol - sweet sixteen
arthur conley - sweet soul music
bread - sweet surrender
electric light orchestra - sweet talkin' woman
rufus & chaka khan - sweet thing
u2 - sweetest thing
steve miller band - swingtown
focus - sylvia
dr hook & the medicine show - sylvia's mother
rolling stones - sympathy for the devil