Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll

Selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum curatorial staff and a number of rock critics and historians, these 500 songs are some of rock and roll’s most popular and influential recordings. Arranged by artist and song title, the songs cover a variety of musicians and genres illustrating the evolution of rock and roll over the last century.

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Otis Redding Plane Part, 1967.

Recovered from Madison, WI crash site 12/10/67.

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Collection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum