Most Excellent Songs Of Every Year Since 1967

In honor of Rolling Stone's 1000th issue, here's a playlist of the most totally excellent songs of every year of the magazine's existence. This isn't any kind of historic survey--just a personal, subjective, indefensible, and utterly irresponsible list of beloved favorites that never let me down.

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1. The RollingStones, "Dandelion" (1967)
2. The Monkees, "What Am I Doing Hangin' Round" (1968)
3. The Beatles, "Don't Let Me Down" (1969)
4. Sly and theFamily Stone, "Everybody Is A Star" (1970)
5. James Brown, "I'm a Greedy Man" (1971)
6. David Bowie, "Starman" (1972)
7. New York Dolls, "Trash" (1973)
8. Roxy Music, "TheThrill Of It All" (1974)
9. Millie Jackson, "There You Are" (1975)
10. Lou Reed, "CrazyFeeling" (1976)
11. Television, "Marquee Moon" (1977)
12. Public ImageLtd., "Public Image" (1978)
13. Joy Division, "Disorder" (1979)
14. Mission of Burma, "Academy Fight Song" (1980)
15. Depeche Mode, "Dreaming Of Me" (1981)
16. New Order, "Temptation" (1982)
17. Prince, "LittleRed Corvette" (1983)
18. Husker Du, "Something I Learned Today" (1984)
19. Madonna, "DressYou Up" (1985)
20. Jesus and MaryChain, "My Little Underground" (1986)
21. Eric B. andRakim, "I Know You Got Soul" (1987)
22. Big Daddy Kane, "Ain?t No Half Steppin'"(1988)
23. Morrissey, "TheLast of the Famous International Playboys" (1989)
24. Nirvana, "Sliver"(1990)
25. Pavement, "Debris Slide" (1991)
26. Suede, "The Drowners" (1992)
27. Bikini Kill, "Rebel Girl" (1993)
28. Guided ByVoices, "Gold Star For Robot Boy" (1994)
29. Oasis, "Live Forever" (1995)
30. Pulp, "Common People" (1996)
31. The Notorious B.I.G., "Mo Money Mo Problems" (1997)
32. Sleater-Kinney, "Get Up" (1998)
33. The Rondelles, "Shanghai Surprise" (1999)
34. Hefner, "We LoveThe City" (2000)
35. The White Stripes, "Fell In Love With A Girl" (2001)
36. Interpol, "Roland" (2002)
37. Missy Elliott, "Let Me Fix My Weave" (2003)
38. The Hold Steady, "Killer Parties (2004)
39. FranzFerdinand, "Do You Want To" (2005)
40. Yeah YeahYeahs, "Cheated Hearts" (2006)

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