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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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harry chapin - w.o.l.d. (i am the morning dj)
beatles - wait
tom petty & the heartbreakers - waiting
foreigner - waiting for a girl like you
flash & the pan - waiting for a train
doors - waiting for the sun
bob marley & the wailers - waiting in vain
rolling stones - waiting on a friend
ian dury & the blockheads - wake up and make love with me
harold melvin & the blue notes - wake up everybody
everly brothers - wake up little susie
grass roots - wake up wake up
joe south - walk a mile in my shoes
james gang - walk away
four tops - walk away renee
four seasons - walk like a man
bangles - walk like an egyptian
long john baldry - walk me out in the Morning Dew
neil young - walk on
dionne warwick - walk on by
lou reed - walk on the wild side
aerosmith - walk this way
run dmc & aerosmith - walk this way
love unlimited - walkin' in the rain with the one i love
bangles - walking down your street
marc cohn - walking in memphis
katrina & the waves - walking on sunshine
police - walking on the moon
rufus thomas - walking the dog
ten cc - wall street shuffle
style council - walls come tumbing down
dion - wanderer
michael jackson - wanna be startin' somethin'
honey cone - want ads
johnny cash - wanted man (live)
bob marley & the wailers - war
edwin starr - war
tom robinson - war baby
neil young & graham nash & the stray gators - war song
isley brothers - was it good to you
crosby stills & nash - wasted on the way
labi siffre - watch me
moody blues - watching and waiting
elvis costello & the attractions - watching the detectives
bob dylan - watching the river flow
dire straits - water of love (hard start)
wendy & lisa - waterfall
paul mccartney - waterfalls
simple minds - waterfront
abba - waterloo
kinks - waterloo sunset
elvis presley - way down
world party - way down now
bruce hornsby & the range - way it is
temptations - way you do the things you do
sister sledge - we are family
queen - we are the champions
beatles - we can work it out (mono)
billy joel - we didn't start the fire
cliff richard - we don't talk anymore
dyke & the blazers - we got more soul
curtis mayfield - we got to have peace
ian hunter - we gotta get out of here
animals - we gotta get out of this place
todd rundgren - we gotta get you a woman
rolling stones - we love you
redbone - we were all wounded at wounded knee
queen - we will rock you
donovan - wear your love like heaven
crowded house - weather with you
family - weaver's answer, the
laura nyro - wedding bell blues
godley & creme - wedding bells
band - weight
john sebastian - welcome back
guns n' roses - welcome to the jungle
blind faith - well all right
buddy holly - well all right
kinks - well respected man
boz scaggs - we're all alone
grand funk - we're an american band
warren zevon - werewolves of london
pet shop boys - west end girls
five americans - western union
bob seger & the silver bullet band - we've got tonight
carpenters - we've only just begun
judy street - what
esther phillips - what a difference a day makes
doobie brothers - what a fool believes
linda lyndell - what a man
louis armstrong - what a wonderful world
quicksilver messenger service - what about me (edit)
barry white - what am i gonna do with you
jimmy ruffin - what becomes of the brokenhearted
boz scaggs - what can i say
marva whitney - what do i have to do to prove my love to you
jr walker & the all stars - what does it take (to win your love)
pet shop boys & dusty springfield - what have i done to deserve this
janet jackson - what have you done for me lately
edie brickell & new bohemians - what i am
romantics - what i like about you
four tops - what is a man
george harrison - what is life
howard jones - what is love
isley brothers - what it comes down to
collectors - what love
lenny kravitz - what the fuck are we saying
tom clay - what the world needs now is love
inxs - what you need
stoney & meatloaf - what you see is what you get
bobby caldwell - what you won't do for love
pablo cruise - whatcha gonna do
dramatics - whatcha see is whatcha get
ray charles - what'd i say (part 1 & 2)
john lennon - whatever gets you thru the night
timi yuro - what's a matter baby
marvin gaye - what's going on (album version)
dusty springfield - what's it gonna be
tina turner - what's love got to do with it
snoop doggy dogg - what's my name
tom jones - what's new pussycat
r.e.m. - what's the frequency kenneth
tenthousand maniacs (10 000 maniacs) - what's the matter here
lynyrd skynyrd - what's your name
percy sledge - when a man loves a woman
sade - when am i going to make a living
marvin gaye - when did you stop loving me when did i stop loving you (edit)
prince - when doves cry
green day - when i come around
beach boys - when i grow up (to be a man)
eric burdon & the animals - when i was young
mcguinness flint - when i'm dead and gone
u2 & b.b. king - when love comes to town
sam & dave - when something is wrong with my baby
guess who - when the band was singin' shakin' all over
golden earring - when the lady smiles
doors - when the music's over (edit)
police - when the world is running down you make the best of what's still around
george harrison - when we was fab
three degrees - when will i see you again
searchers - when you walk in the room
jackie deshannon - when you walk into the room
prince - when you were mine
dr hook - when you're in love with a beautiful woman
kenny loggins & stevie nicks - whenever i call you friend
cate brothers - where can we go
supremes - where did our love go
peter sarstedt - where do you go to my lovely
kinks - where have all the good times gone
roberta flack & donny hathaway - where is the love
u2 - where the streets have no name
nick cave & the bad seeds - where the wild roses grow
paul young - wherever i lay my hat (that's my home)
steve winwood - while you see a chance
devo - whip it
thin lizzy - whiskey in the jar
it's a beautiful day - white bird
grandmaster flash & melle mel - white lines
tubes - white punks on dope
jefferson airplane - white rabbit
cream - white room (album version)
billy idol - white wedding
procol harum - whiter shade of pale
who - who are you
men at work - who can it be now
lee michaels - who could want more
bill withers - who is he (and what is he to you)
velvet underground - who loves the sun
led zeppelin - whole lotta love (album version)
ac dc - whole lotta rosie
jerry lee lewis - whole lotta shakin' goin' on
waterboys - whole of the moon (edit)
creedence clearwater revival - who'll stop the rain
u2 - who's gonna ride your wild horses
johnnie taylor - who's making love
carly simon - why
cure - why can't i be you
van halen - why can't this be love (edit)
timmy thomas - why can't we live together
stretch - why did you do it
travis - why does it always rain on me
moby - why does my heart feel so bad
peggy lee - why don't you do right
glen campbell - wichita lineman
chris isaak - wicked game
beach boys - wild honey
rolling stones - wild horses
david bowie - wild is the wind
van morrison - wild night
martha & the vandellas - wild one
duncan browne - wild places
tone loc - wild thing
troggs - wild thing
talking heads - wild wild life
paul weller - wild wood
jimmy cliff - wild world
michael murphey - wildfire
skylark - wildflower
billy preston - will it go round in circles
los lobos - will the wolf survive
shirelles - will you love me tomorrow
smiths - william it was really nothing
johnny otis show - willie and the hand jive
little feat - willin'
jimi hendrix - wind cries mary
cuby & the blizzards - window of my eyes
association - windy
abba - winner takes it all
doug ashdown - winter in america
bomb the bass - winter in july
angel - winter song
steve miller band - winter time
kayak - wintertime
surfaris - wipe out (reissue)
pink floyd - wish you were here (album version)
china crisis - wishful thinking
dusty springfield - wishin' and hopin'
flock of seagulls - wishing (if i had a photograph of you)
rose royce - wishing on a star
free - wishing well
terence trent d'arby - wishing well
chicago - wishing you were here
redbone - witch queen of new orleans
eagles - witchy woman
troggs - with a girl like you
joe cocker - with a little help from my friends
paul mccartney & wings - with a little luck
u2 - with or without you
doobie brothers - without you
harry nilsson - without you
roger daltrey - without your love
james brown - woman
john lennon - woman
deep purple - woman from tokyo
barbra streisand - woman in love
john lennon - woman is the nigger of the world
ray parker jr & raydio - woman needs love (just like you do)
marlena shaw - woman of the ghetto (live edit)
joe cocker - woman to woman
colin blunstone - wonderful
eric clapton - wonderful tonight
sam cooke - wonderful world
jimmy cliff - wonderful world beautiful people
bruce cockburn - wondering where the lions are
yes - wonderous stories
oasis - wonderwall
who - won't get fooled again
crosby stills nash & young - woodstock
matthews southern comfort - woodstock
sam the sham & the pharaohs - wooly bully
scritti politti - word girl
cameo - word up
bee gees - words
tom tom club - wordy rappinghood
birtha - work on a dream
isley brothers - work to do
fischer z - worker
michael jackson - workin' day and night (edit)
john lennon - working class hero
lee dorsey - working in the coalmine
four seasons - working my way back to you
time zone - world destruction
dave mason - world in changes
war - world is a ghetto
julian cope - world shut your mouth
mark & clark band - worn down piano
captain sensible - wot
nik kershaw - wouldn't it be good
beach boys - wouldn't it be nice
sam & dave - wrap it up
police - wrapped around your finger
kate bush - wuthering heights