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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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mfsb & three degrees - t.s.o.p. (the sound of philadelphia)
soft cell - tainted love
dave brubeck - take five
jackson browne - take it easy
eagles - take it to the limit
john denver - take me home country roads
squeeze - take me i'm yours
kim weston - take me in your arms (rock me a little while)
al green - take me to the river
jayhawks - take me with you (when you go)
kool & the gang - take my heart (you can have it)
supertramp - take the long way home (live)
steve miller band - take the money and run
sos band - take your time (do it right) (part 1)
bachman turner overdrive - takin' care of business
doobie brothers - takin' it to the streets
pretenders - talk of the town
stetsasonic - talkin' all that jazz
romantics - talking in your sleep
james brown - talking loud and saying nothing (part 1)
bob dylan - tangled up in blue (edit)
dalbello - tango
c.c.s. - tap turns on the water
supremes & four tops - taste of honey
beatles - taxman (mono)
crosby stills nash & young - teach your children
parliament - tear the roof off the sucker (give up the funk)
massive attack - teardrop
womack & womack - teardrops
eric clapton & tina turner - tearing us apart
frank zappa & the mothers - tears began to fall
beach boys - tears in the morning
smokey robinson & the miracles - tears of a clown
marc almond - tears run rings
elvis presley - teddy bear
undertones - teenage kicks
etta james - tell mama
rolling stones - tell me
rufus - tell me something good
shirts - tell me your plans
everly brothers - temptation
heaven 17 - temptation
squeeze - tempted
jackson browne - tender is the night
arrested development - tennessee
bruce springsteen - tenth avenue freeze out
john denver - thank god i'm a country boy (live)
love & kisses - thank god it's friday
alanis morissette - thank u
sly & the family stone - thank you (falettinme be mice elf again)
andrew gold - thank you for being a friend
mother's finest - thank you for the love
abba - thank you for the music
billy paul - thanks for saving my life
isley brothers - that lady (edit)
lynyrd skynyrd - that smell
spooky tooth - that was only yesterday
foreigner - that was yesterday
buddy holly - that'll be the day
elvis presley - that's all right
jam - that's entertainment
otis redding - that's how strong my love is
frank sinatra - that's life
kc & the sunshine band - that's the was (i like it)
earth wind & fire - that's the way of the world
trammps - that's where the happy people go
buddy miles - them changes
kate bush - them heavy people
clannad - theme from harry's game
diana ross - theme from mahogany (do you know where you're going to)
isaac hayes - theme from shaft
monkees - theme from the monkees
john barry orchestra - theme from the persuaders
stargard - theme from which way is up
crystals - then he kissed me
fats domino - there goes my heart again
la's - there she goes
r dean taylor - there's a ghost in my house
sandie shaw - there's always something there to remind me
otis redding - these arms of mine
nancy sinatra - these boots are made for walkin'
heart - these dreams
guess who - these eyes
kirsty maccoll - they don't know
new order - thieves like us
johnny cash - thing called love
eddie floyd - things get better
ten cc - things we do for love
beatles - things we said today
lyn collins - think (about it)
aretha franklin - think (blues brothers version)
james brown - think (original)
beatles - think for yourself
jakie wilson & lavern baker - think twice (version x)
sister sledge - thinking of you
big star - thirteen
smiths - this charming man
herb alpert - this guy's in love with you
foo fighters - this is a call
kenny loggins - this is it
shirley bassey - this is my life
p.i.l. (public image ltd) - this is not a love song
david bowie & pat metheny group - this is not america
clash - this is radio clash
bryan ferry - this is tomorrow (edit)
frankie miller - this love of mine
marvin gaye - this love starved heart of mine (it's killing me)
neil young - this note's for you
isley brothers - this old heart of mine
george harrison - this song
dave berry - this strange effect
inxs - this time
frank sinatra - this town
sparks - this town ain't big enough for the both of us
julie driscoll & brian auger & the trinity - this wheel's on fire
beach boys - this whole world
natalie cole - this will be
zombies - this will be our year
new musik - this world of water
gram parsons - thousand dollar wedding
bob marley & the wailers - three little birds
commodores - three times a lady
b.b. king - thrill is gone (album version)
michael jackson - thriller
chi coltrane - thunder and lightning
leo sayer - thunder in my heart
jay ferguson - thunder island
bruce springsteen - thunder road
ac dc - thunderstruck
beatles - ticket to ride (mono)
paragons - tide is high
queen - tie your mother down
mud - tigerfeet
archie bell & the drells - tighten up
doors - tightrope ride
beach boys - till i die
kinks - till the end of the day
pink floyd - time
cyndi lauper - time after time
chambers brothers - time has come today
jim croce - time in a bottle
rolling stones - time is on my side
booker t & the mg's - time is tight
zombies - time of the season
al stewart - time passages
spencer davis group - time seller
band - time to kill
rolling stones - time waits for no one
outsiders - time won't let me
bob dylan - times they are a changin'
buoys - timothy
america - tin man
small faces - tin soldier
blue nile - tinseltown in the rain
elton john - tiny dancer
al green - tired of being alone
kinks - tired of waiting for you
barclay james harvest - titles
teddy bears - to know him is to love him
bee gees - to love somebody
alex harvey - to make my life beautiful
smashing pumpkins - today
tom waits - tom traubert's blues
beatles - tomorrow never knows
suzanne vega & dna - tom's diner
r.e.m. - tongue
iggy pop - tonight (edit)
rod stewart - tonight i'm yours
betty wright - tonight is the night
cars - tonight she comes
smashing pumpkins - tonight tonight
rod stewart - tonight's the night
kool & the gang - too hot
commodores - too hot ta trot
julian lennon - too late for goodbyes
marvelettes - too many fish in the sea
specials - too much too young
soft cell - torch
bonnie tyler - total eclipse of the heart
outsiders - touch
doors - touch me
sam cooke - touch the hem of his garment
mission - tower of strength
jam - town called malice
smokey robinson & the miracles - tracks of my tears
sailor - traffic jam
bee gees - tragedy (edit)
clash - train in vain
billy j kramer & the dakotas - trains and boats and planes
otis redding & carla thomas - tramp
kraftwerk - trans europe express
santana - transcendance
joy division - transmission
bruce springsteen - trapped (live)
creedence clearwater revival - travelin' band
elvin bishop - travelin' shoes
bob marley & the wailers - trenchtown rock (live)
william bell - tribute to a king
jimmy castor bunch - troglodyte (cave man)
lindsey buckingham - trouble
marvin gaye - trouble man
sinead o'connor - troy
grateful dead - truckin'
spandau ballet - true
rod stewart - true blue
cyndi lauper - true colours
new order - true faith
steve miller band - true fine love
janis joplin - try (just a little bit harder)
otis redding - try a little tenderness
third world - try jah love
chumbawamba - tubthumping
mike oldfield - tubular bells (part 2)
mike oldfield - tubular bells (us single version)
moody blues - tuesday afternoon (album version)
rolling stones - tumbling dice
dire straits - tunnel of love
van morrison - tupelo honey (album version)
stephen stills - turn back the pages
genesis - turn it on again
freak power - turn on tune in cop out
harry nilsson - turn on your radio
vicki sue robinson - turn the beat around
bob seger - turn the page
electric light orchestra - turn to stone
byrds - turn turn turn
fleetwood mac - tusk
little richard - tutti frutti
mamas & the papas - twelve thirty (young girls are coming to the canyon)
t rex - twentiesth century boy (21th century boy)
king crimson - twenty first century schizoid man
edwin starr - twenty five miles
chicago - twenty five or six to four
little feat - twenty million things
gene pitney - twenty-four hours from tulsa
golden earring - twilight zone
chubby checker - twist
beatles - twist and shout (mono)
sam cooke - twistin' the night away
tom robinson band - two four six eight motorway
meat loaf - two out of three ain't bad (album version)
spin doctors - two princes
rolling stones - two thousand light years from home
erykah baduh - tyrone (live)