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Sound Check 500

Over the past few weeks we’ve asked for your feedback with Soundcheck 16, now, were compiling the ultimate 500 countdown based on your responses.

Hear the songs on Spotify. 
 

The full Sound Check 500 list

500 Fame - David Bowie

499 Higher Love - Steve Winwood

498 Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol


497 You Might Think - Cars

496 Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer


495 My Life - Billy Joel

494 Feels Like The First Time - Foreigner


493 Let's Stick Together - Bryan Ferry

492 Mysterious Ways - U2

491 Handle With Care - The Travelling Wilbury's

490 Rosanna - Toto

489 Standing On The Outside - Cold Chisel

488 Rock N Me - Steve Miller


487 Be Good Johnny - Men At Work

486 Emotional Rescue - The Rolling Stones

485 Never Tear Us Apart - INXS

484 Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - Elton John


483 The Stranger - Billy Joel

482 White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

481 We Can Get Together - Flowers

480 My Best Friends Girl - Cars

479 Suffragette City - David Bowie

478 Modern Love - David Bowie

477 Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton

476 Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar

475 Message In A Bottle - Police

474 You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi

473 Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones

472 I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty

471 Blue Sky Mine - Midnight Oil

470 Vienna - Ultravox

469 Dirty Work - Steely Dan

468 Hard To Handle - Black Crowes


467 Six Months IN A Leaky Boat - Split Enz

466 It's Still Rock And Roll To Me - Billy Joel

465 Love Reign O'er Me - Who

464 Wonderwall - Oasis

463 Move It On Over - George Thorogood

462 Ballroom Blitz - Sweet


461 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC

460 Ventura Highway - America

459 Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix

458 Hysteria - Def Leppard


457 More Than This - Roxy Music

456 Livin' Lovin' Maid - Led Zeppelin

455 Watching The Wheels - John Lennon

454 Bad Case Of Lovin' You - Robert Palmer

453 Maggie May - Rod Stewart

452 Magic Man - Heart


451 One - U2

450 The Waiting - Tom Petty

449 Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar

448 What Is Life - George Harrison 


447 What You Need - INXS

446 It's All Over Now Baby Blue - Graham Bonnet


445 Just What I Needed - Cars

444 Hey Little Girl - Icehouse

443 Gimmie All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top

442 Here Comes My Girl - Tom Petty

441 Dirty Laundry - Don Henley

440 Every Breath You Take - Police

439 No Quarter - Led Zeppelin

438 Gimmie Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis

437 Oliver's Army - Elvis Presley
 
436 The Joker - Steve Miller

435 I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick

434 Evil Ways - Santana

 433 The Letter - Joe Cocker

432 Runnin' Down A Tree - Tom Petty

431 New Kid In Town - Eagles

430 Desire - U2

429 Promises - Eric Clapton

428 Tush - ZZ Top

427 The Boys Of Summer - Don Henley

426 Paradise By The Dashboard Light - Meat Loaf

425 Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart

424 Computer Games - Mi-Sex

423 The One I Love - R.E.M.

422 Child In Time - Deep Purple

421 Because The Night - Patti Smith

420 Big Time - Peter Gabriel

419 Radio Ga Ga - Queen

418 Levon - Elton John

417 Walk This Way - Aerosmith

416 Love Over Gold - Dire Straits


415 Hold The Line - Toto

414 Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac


413 Walking In Light - Th' Dudes

412 Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi


411 You Got It - Roy Orbison

410 Living In The Past - Jethro Tull

409 Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House

408 Jack And Diane - John Mellencamp


407 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police

406  Keep Yourself Alive - Queen

405 Make Me Smile - Steve Harley

404 Honky Cat - Elton John

403 Hey Tonight - Creedence Clearwater Revival

402 Livin' Thing - Electric Light Orchestra

401 Young Americans - David Bowie

400 I Want To Break Free - Queen

399 Dead Heart - Midnight Oil

398 While You See A Chance - Steve Winwood

397 Every Picture Tells A Story - Rod Stewart

396 Mama - Genesis

395 Real Wild Child - Iggy Pop

394 Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac

393 Hush - Deep Purple

392 Cold As Ice - Foreigner

391 Down Under - Men At Work

390 Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller


 389 I See Red - Split Enz

388 Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding


387 China Grove - Doobie Brothers

386 I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Creedence Clearwater Revival

 385 Good Times Roll - The Cars

 384 It Don't Come Easy - Ringo Starr

 383 Home By The Sea - Genesis

382 Hey Hey My My - Neil Young

 381 Carry On My Awkward Son - Kansas City

 380 I Shot The Sheriff - Eric Clapton

 379 Daniel - Elton John

 378 You Better You Bet - The Who

 377 Heartache Tonight - Eagles

 376 Downhearted - Australian Crawl

375 Jump - Van Halen

 374 Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young


 373 Hitchcock Railway - Joe Cocker

 372 Mind Games - John Lennon

 371 Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

 370 Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon

 369 New Years Day - U2

368 Seven Wonders - Fleetwood Mac


 367 Good Times - Jimmy Barnes

 366 Devil Inside - INXS

365 After Midnight - Eric Clapton

364 Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman

363 And She Was - Talking Heads

362 Just like A Woman - Bob Dylan


 361 Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2

 360 Movin' Out - Billy Joel


 359 Unchain My Heart - Joe Cocker

 358 Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes

357 Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel

356 Run To You - Bryan Adams

355 Call Me - Blondie

354 Mainstreet - Bob Seger

 353 Bang A Gong - T-Rex

 352 Janies Got A Gun - Aerosmith

 351 Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison

350 Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band

 349 Beast Of Burden - The Rolling Stones

 348 Call Me The Breeze - Lynyrd Skynrd

347 Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream

 346 Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac

345 I Was Made For Lovin' You - KISS

 344 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin


 343 Road To Nowhere - Talking Heads

 342 You're My Best Friend - Queen

 341 Small Town - John Mellencamp

 340 It's My Life - Bon Jovi

339 Baby, I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton

338 Superstition - Stevie Wonder

 337 Keep Talking - Pink Floyd

 336 Love Is The Drug - Roxy Music

 335 Best Of My Love - The Eagles

 334 Touch Me - The Doors

333 Waiting On A Friend - The Rolling Stones

332 One Bourban, One Scotch, One Beer - George Thorogood


331 Poor Boy -Split Enz

330 Right First Time - Th'Dudes


329 Should I Stay Or Should I Go - Clash

328 Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner

 327 Miss You - The Rolling Stones

 326 Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

 325 Peg - Steely Dan

 324 You Make Loving Fun - Fleetwood Mac


 323 No Secrets - Angels

 322 People Are Strange - The Doors

321 Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon

 320 Dazed And Confused - Led Zeppelin

319 All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople

 318 Hollywood Nights - Bob Seger

317 Too Much Ain't Enough Love - Jimmy Barnes

 316 Girlfriend Is Better - Talking Heads


315 Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac

 314 Life Is A Highway - Tom Cochrane


 313 Walk Of Life - Dire Straits

 312 Art For Arts Sake - 10CC


 311 Counting The Beat - Swingers

 310 I've Got A Rock'N'Roll Heart - Eric Clapton

309 Aqualung - Jethro Tull

308 Pink Houses - John Mellencamp

307 The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie
 
306 Rocket Man - Elton John


305 Original Sin - INXS

304 Still In Love With You - Dragon

303 One Of These Nights - Eagles

302 Night Moves - Bob Seger

301 Back in the U.S.S.R - The Beatles

300 Legs - ZZ Top

299 Let's Go - The Cars

298 The Long Run - The Eagles


297 Show Me The Way - Peter Frampton

296 Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen

295 Live And Let Die - Paul McCartney

294 The Things We Do For Love - 10CC

293 Walking On The Moon - The Police

292 For What It Is Worth - Buffalo Springfield

291 Poison - Alice Cooper

290 Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad - Meatloaf

289 Eyes Without A Face - Billy Idol

288 Feeling Alright - Joe Cocker

287 Don't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty

286 Reeling In The Years - Dan Steely


285 Dream Weaver - Gary Wright

284 Fire Lake - Bob Seger


283 Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

282 Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum

281 Take It Easy - The Eagles

280 Let's Dance - David Bowie

279 Love Her Madly - The Doors

278 Black Water - Doobie Brothers

277 Hey You - Pink Floyd

276 Lookin' Out My Backdoor - Creedance Clearwater Revival

275 Tie Your Mother Down - Queen

274 Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi

273 Your Song - Elton John

272 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles

271 Stay With Me - Faces

270 Forever Now - Cold Chisel


269 Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders

268 Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan

267 Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard

266 See Emily Play -Pink Floyd

265 Day After Day - Badfinger

264 Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen


263 Sister Golden Hair - America

262 It's Only Rock N Roll (But I Like It) - The Rolling Stones

261 Free Fallin' - Tom Petty

260 Life On Mars - David Bowie

259 Black Betty - Ram Jam

258 Brain Damage-Eclipse - Pink Floyd

257 Edge Of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks


256 Lay Lady lay - Bob Dylan

255 Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil

254 Bicycle Race - Queen

253 Copperhead Road - Steve Earle


252 Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

251 Hey joe - Jimi Hendrix

250 Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi

249 Itchycoo Park - Smallfaces

248 Once In A Lifetime - Talking Heads

247 Fool In The Rain - Led Zeppelin

246 Break On Through - The Doors

245 I Still Haven't Found What I Am Looking For - U2


244 You Really Got Me

243 You Ain't Seen Nothing - Bachman Turner Overdrive

242 Proud Mary -Creedance Clearwater Revival

241 Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy


240 Golden Years - David Bowie

239 The Boys Light Up - Australian Crawl

238 Lyin' Eyes - The Eagles

237 Dreadlock Holiday - 10CC

236 Refugee - Tom Petty

235 Power and the Passion - Midnight Oil

234 Welcome To My Nightmare - Alice Cooper

233 Turn Me Loose - Loverboy

232 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Nick and Petty

231 All Right Now - Free

230 Bring me Some Water - Melissa Etheridge

 229 Lady Writer -Dire Straits


228 Evil Woman - Electric Light Orchestra

227 Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

226 Africa - Toto

225 Hello, I Love You - The Doors


224 Big Love - Fleetwood Mac

223 Tweeter and the Monkeyman - Travelling Wilburys


222 Pride (In The Name Of Love) - U2

221 Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company

220 Jealous Guy - Roxy Music

219 My Sharona - The Knack

218 Dreamer - Supertramp

217 Life In The Fast Lane - The Eagles


216 Are You Old Enough - Dragon

215 Jet - Paul McCartney

214 Total Control - Motels

213 Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds

212 Eye In The Sky - Alan Parsons

211 Tunnel Of Love - Dire Straits


210 American Woman - Guess Who

209 Take It To The Limit - The Eagles

208 One Way Or Another - Blondie

207 Light My Fire - The Doors

206 Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood

205 Moon Dance - Van Morrison


204 Rebel Rebel - David Bowie

203 Knockin' On Heavens Door - Bob Dylan

202 Radar Love - Golden Earring

201 One Tree Hill - U2

200 China Girl - David Bowie

199 End Of The Line - Travelling Wilbury's
 
198 My Generation - The Who

197 Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac

196 She's Not There - Santana

195 Blue Lady - Hello Sailor


194 Big Log - Robert Plant

193 Where The Streets Have No Name - U2

192 Telephone Line - Electric Light Orchestra

191 Get Back - The Beatles

190 Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

189 Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival


188 Don't Bring Me Down - Electric Light Orchestra

187 Fat Bottom Girls - Queen


186 Running On Empty - Jackson Browne

185 So Far Away - Dire Straits

184 Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
 
183 Foutunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival

182 Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones

181 Over The Hills And Far Away - Led Zeppelin


180 Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac

179 Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

 178 Band On The Run - Paul McCartney

177 Bennie & The Jets - Elton John

176 I Love Rock'N'Roll - Joan Jett

175 Flame Trees - Cold Chisel

174 Psycho Killer - Talking Heads

173 Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull


172 A Kind Of Magic - Queen

171 The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy


170 Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton

169 The Jean Genie - David Bowie


168 Long Train Runnin' - Doobie Brothers

167 Wild Thing - Troggs

166 Reckless - Australian Crawl

165 Working Class Man - Jimmy Barnes

164 White Wedding - Billy Idol

163 Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding - Elton John


162 Southern Man - Neil Young

161 April Sun In Cuba - Dragon


160 Woman From Tokyo - Deep Purple
 
159 Love Hurts - Nazareth

 
158 D'Yer Mak'er - Led Zeppelin

157 Back In Black - AC/DC

156 Roxanne - The Police

155 I  Can't Tell You Why - The Eagles

154 Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams

153 Industrial Disease - Dire Straits

152 HaveA Cigar - Pink Floyd

151 Long Cool Woman - The Hollies

150 Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

149 Take Me To The River - Talking Heads


148 Down On The Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival

147 London Calling - Clash

146 Be Mine Tonight - Th' Dudes

145 Still Got The Blues - Gary Moore

144 Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

143 Bloody Well Right - Supertramp
 
142 Something - The Beatles

141 Do You Feel Like We Do - Peter Frampton

140 More Than A Feeling - Boston

139 Under Pressure - Queen and Bowie

138 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

137 Sara - Fleetwood Mac

136 Black Magic Woman-Gypsy Queen - Santana

135 Rebel Yell - Billy Idol


134 Fool To Cry - The Rolling Stones

133 Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
 
132 Listen To The Music - Doobie Brothers

131 Gutter Black - Hello Sailor


130 My Sweet Lord - George Harrison

129 Blinded By The Light - Manfred Mann
 
128 The Loadout Stay - Jackson Browne
 
127 Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
 
126 Tiny Dancer - Elton John
 
125 Pinball Wizard - The Who
 
124 Every Rose Has It's Thorm - Poison
 
123 Free Me - Uriah Heep
 
122 ThickAs A Brick - Jethro Tull
 
121 Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
 
120 Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
 
119 A Horse With No Name - America
 
118 Highway To Hell - AC/DC
 
117 Rock The Casbah - The Clash
 
116 Desperado - The Eagles
 
115 Us And Them - Pink Floyd
 
114 Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
 
113 A Day In The Life - The Beatles
 
112 Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones
 
111 Give A Little Bit - Supertramp
 
110 Children Of Revolution - T.Rex
 
109 Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
 
108 All My Love - Led Zeppelin
  
107 Do It Again - Steely Dan
 
106 Down To The Waterline - Dire Straits
 
105 Rock And Roll All Nite - KISS
 
104 Old Man - Neil Young
  
103 Barracuda - Heart
 
102 Wind Of Change - Scorpions
 
101 Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
 
100 Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
 
99 Dancin In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
 
98 Let It Be - The Beatles
 
97 Heroes - David Bowie
 
96 Somebody To Love - Queen
 
95 Gimmie Shelter - The Rolling Stones
 
94 Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
 
93 Khe Sahn - Cold Chisel
 
92 Take The Long Way Home - Supertramp
 
91 Won't Get Fooded Again - The Who
 
90 Sorrow - David Bowie
 
89 Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
 
88 Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
 
87 Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
 
86 Who'll Stop The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
 
85 American Pie - Don McLean
 
84 Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd
 
83 Dream Police - Cheap Trick
 
82 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
 
81 Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
 
80 I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
 
79 I'm Not In Love - 10CC
 
78 Starman - David Bowie
 
77 With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker
 
76 Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
 
75 Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
 
74 Great Southern Land - Icehouse
 
73 Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
 
72 Hurricane - Bob Dylan
 
71 Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac
 
70 Rain - Dragon
 
69 Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
 
68 Burning Down The House - Talking Heads
 
67 Life's Been Good - Joe Walsh
 
66 I Got You - Split Enz
 
65 Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
 
64 November Rain - Guns N Roses
 
63 You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth - Meatloaf
 
62 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynrd
  
61 Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
 
60 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
 
59 Hey Jude - The Beatles
 
58 Breakfast In America - Supertramp
  
57 Changes - David Bowie
 
56 Killer Queen - Queen
 
55 Heart Of Glass - Blondie
 
54 Have You Ever Seen The Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival
 
53 Dream On - Aerosmith
 
52 Time - Pink Floyd
 
51 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
 
50 A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum
 
49 White Room - Cream
 
48 Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
 
47 All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
 
46  Who Are You - The Who
 
45 SGT. Pepper/ With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
 
44 Cocaine - J.J. Cale
 
43 Layla - Derek & The Dominos
 
42 Goodbye Stranger - Supertramp
 
41 Baba O'Riley - The Who
 
40 Piano Man - Billy Joel
 
39 Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
 
38 The Logical Song - Supertramp
 
37 Got To Get You Into My Life - The Beatles
 
36 Learning To Fly - Pink Floyd
 
35 In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
 
34 Dirty Creature - Split Enz
 
33 We Will Rock You /We Are The Champions - Queen
 
32 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
 
31 Angie - Rolling Stones
 
30 Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses
 
29 On The Turning Way - Pink Floyd
 
28 Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
 
27 Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin
 
26 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
 
25 New Sensation - INXS
 
24 Imagine - John Lennon
 
23 Lola - The Kinks
 
22 With Or Without You - U2
 
21 Ashes To Ashes - David Bowie
 
20 You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
 
19 Romeo & Juliet - Dire Straits
 
18 Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
 
17 While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles
 
16 Money – Pink Floyd
 
15 Going To California – Led Zeppelin
 
14 Come Together – The Beatles
 
13 Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
 
12 Riders On The Storm – The Doors
 
11 Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
 
10 Another Brick In The Wall Pt 2 – Pink Floyd
 
9 Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
 
8 Long Way To The Top – AC/DC
 
7 Hotel California – The Eagles
 
6 Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straits
  
5 Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynrd
 
4 Space Oddity – David Bowie
  
3 Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
 
2 Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
 
1 Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin

 
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