Sunday, March 9, 2014

Q 50 Years of Great British Music (Tracks & Albums)

(first published 24th March 2010 / updated 9th March 2014)

In March 2008, Q Magazine celebrated the first 50 years of British rock'n'roll with a list of 10 albums and 10 tracks for each decade: from Lonnie Donegan to Amy Winehouse. Here you have what's available on Spotify. In three different playlists: tracks, albums lite (3 songs each album), albums mammoth (full albums).

(60 SONGS)

(50 ALBUMS - full albums version)

(50 ALBUMS - 3 tracks each album)

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Full lists

Strikethrough songs (2/60) and albums (4/50) are not available on Spotify. Some songs and albums may be not available in all countries.


Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line
Tony Crombie & His Rockets - Teach You to Rock
Tommy Steele - Rock with the Caveman
Wee Willie Harris - Rockin’ at the 2 I’s
Marty Wilde - Endless Sleep
Cliff Richard & the Drifters [Shadows] - Move It
Billy Fury - Maybe Tomorrow
Vince Taylor & the Playboys - Brand New Cadillac
Johnny Kidd & the Pirates - Please Don’t Touch
Adam Faith - What Do You Want?
Shadows - Apache
Tornados - Telstar
Who - My Generation
Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
Rolling Stones - Paint it Black
Troggs - Wild Thing
Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
Cream - Sunshine of Your Love
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
John Lennon - Working Class Hero (acoustic version)
Who - Won’t Get Fooled Again
T.Rex - Get it On
Elton John - Rocket Man
Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
David Bowie - ‘Heroes’
Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen
Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Specials - Ghost Town
Jam - Town Called Malice
New Order - Blue Monday
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
Police - Every Breath You Take
Smiths - How Soon is Now?
M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up the Volume
La’s - There She Goes
Soul II Soul - Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Oasis - Live Forever
Blur - Parklife
Pulp - Common People
Prodigy - Firestarter
Manic Street Preachers - A Design for Life
Underworld - Born Slippy (Nuxx)
Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Robbie Williams - Angels

Cornershop - Brimful of Asha
Coldplay - Scientist
Girls Aloud - Sound of the Underground
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Wolfman featuring Pete Doherty - For Lovers
Streets - Dry Your Eyes
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot
Lily Allen - Smile
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Razorlight - America
Amy Winehouse - Rehab


Dusty Springfield - Everything’s Coming Up Dusty
Beatles - Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
Small Faces - Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief
Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
Who - Tommy
Led Zeppelin - II
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
Queen - A Night at the Opera
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the...
Jam - All Mod Cons
Steel Pulse - Handsworth Revolution
Specials - Specials
Clash - London Calling
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
Human League - Dare!
Def Leppard - Pyromania
Police - Synchronicity
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Smiths - Queen is Dead
Pet Shop Boys - Actually
Pogues - If I Should Fall from Grace with God
Cure - Disintegration
Stone Roses - Stone Roses
Depeche Mode - Violator
Massive Attack - Blue Lines
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Blur - Parklife
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation
Portishead - Dummy
Pulp - Different Class
Radiohead - OK Computer
Verve - Urban Hymns

PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
Libertines - Up the Bracket
Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
Streets - A Grand Don’t Come for Free
Gorillaz - Demon Days
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Radiohead - In Rainbows

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