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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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coasters - yakety yak
three degrees - year of decision
al stewart - year of the cat
pointer sisters - yes we can can
stevie wonder - yester me yester you yesterday
beatles - yesterday (mono)
cupid's inspiration - yesterday has gone
carpenters - yesterday once more
guns n' roses - yesterdays
village people - ymca
byrds - you ain't going nowhere
bachman turner overdrive - you ain't seen nothing yet
chris bell - you and your sister
chic - you are beautiful (edit)
marvin gaye & diana ross - you are everything
liverpool express - you are my love
joe cocker - you are so beautiful
stevie wonder - you are the sunshine of my life
who - you better you bet
paul simon - you can call me al
sammy davis jr - you can count on me
america - you can do magic
desmond dekker & the aces - you can get it if you really want
joe cocker - you can leave your hat on
sly & the family stone - you can make it if you try
melissa etheridge - you can sleep while i drive
rolling stones - you can't always get what you want (album version)
raydio - you can't change that
beatles - you can't do that
joe jackson - you can't get what you want (till you know what you want)
supremes - you can't hurry love
johnny thunders - you can't put your arms round a memory
lovin' spoonful - you didn't have to be so nice
frank zappa & the mothers of invention - you didn't try to call me
paul weller - you do something to me
crosby stills & nash - you dont have to cry
dusty springfield - you don't have to say you love me
tom petty - you don't know how it feels
sam & dave - you don't know what you mean to me
dawn penn - you don't love me (no no no)
jim croce - you don't mess around with jim
lesley gore - you don't own me
new radicals - you get what you give
roy orbison - you got it
tom petty & the heartbreakers - you got lucky
erykah badu & the roots - you got me
stevie wonder - you haven't done nothing
supremes - you keep me hanging on
vanilla fudge - you keep me hanging on
fleetwood mac - you make loving fun
aretha franklin - you make me feel like a natural woman
leo sayer - you make me feel like dancing
sylvester - you make me feel mighty real
daryl hall & john oates - you make my dreams
undisputed truth - you make your own heaven and hell right here on earth
turley richards - you might need somebody
cars - you might think
nancy sinatra - you only live twice
alanis morissette - you oughta know
kinks - you really got me
aerosmith - you see me crying
barry white - you see the trouble with me
hot chocolate - you sexy thing
ac dc - you shook me all night long
bee gees - you should be dancing
turtles - you showed me
real thing - you to me are everything
meat loaf - you took the words right out of my mouth
joni mitchell - you turn me on i'm a radio
rod stewart - you wear it well
chi coltrane - you were my friend
beatles - you won't see me
jona lewie - you'll always find me in the kitchen at parties
lou rawls - you'll never find another love like mine
gerry & the pacemakers - you'll never walk alone
david bowie - young americans (album version)
bob & marcia - young gifted & black
sue saad & the next - young girl
candi staton - young hearts run free
rod stewart - young turks
kristin hersh - your ghost
jackie wilson - your love keeps lifting me higher and higher
loggins & messina - your mama don't dance
yes - your move (i've seen all good people)
elton john - your song
marvin gaye & tammi terrell - you're all i need to get by
thirteenth floor elevators - you're gonna miss me
rod stewart - you're in my heart
queen - you're my best friend
righteous brothers - you're my soul and inspiration
linda ronstadt - you're no good
carly simon - you're so vain
style council - you're the best thing
elvis presley - you're the devil in disguise
barry white - you're the first the last my everything
yes - yours is no disgrace
james taylor - you've got a friend
beatles - you've got to hide your love away
righteous brothers - you've lost that lovin' feelin'
smokey robinson & the miracles - you've really got a hold on me
blood sweat & tears - you've ve made me so very happy