The Top 1002 Songs Of All-Time

Published by Toronto Mike on December 3, 2006 @ 18:41 in Edge 102 ~ CFNY, Lists, Music

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CFNY Edge 102's Top 1002 of all time was put together in 1999 and I remember following that countdown very closely. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" ended up in the top spot, and at the close of the 90s that's exactly how it should have been. At the end of the 90s, there was no doubt that Nevermind was the album of the decade, but as time marches forward, I sense this is no longer the case. If we were to put together a list of the top albums from that decade right now, it's probable Radiohead's Ok Computer would finish first. Time is less kind to Nevermind than it is to OK Computer.

The first track from OK Computer to show up on this list of 1002 is "Karma Police" at 268. There's no way that would be the case if they rebuilt this list today.

Because I also sense you're curious as to what their top 1002 looked like in 1999, here's the top 700. I'd have listed all 1002, but I hit that same file size limitation again and had to kill a few hundred tunes.

 ARTISTTITLE
1NIRVANASMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
2THE SMITHSHOW SOON IS NOW?
3PEARL JAMJEREMY
4U2PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE)
5NINE INCH NAILSCLOSER
6THE TRAGICALLY HIPNEW ORLEANS IS SINKING
7THE CULTSHE SELLS SANCTUARY
8SOFT CELLTAINTED LOVE
9R.E.M.LOSING MY RELIGION
10PEARL JAMALIVE
11U2WITH OR WITHOUT YOU
12THE SMASHING PUMPKINSTODAY
13THE TRAGICALLY HIPBLOW AT HIGH DOUGH
14STONE TEMPLE PILOTSPLUSH
15LIVELIGHTNING CRASHES
16TALKING HEADSONCE IN A LIFETIME
17SOUNDGARDENBLACK HOLE SUN
18U2I WILL FOLLOW
19PEARL JAMEVEN FLOW
20PETER GABRIELGAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS
21TEARS FOR FEARSSHOUT
22NEW ORDERBIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE
23THE TRAGICALLY HIPLITTLE BONES
24THE VIOLENT FEMMESADD IT UP
25THE SMASHING PUMPKINSDISARM
26THE POLICEROXANNE
27THE CLASHSHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?
28RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSUNDER THE BRIDGE
29PEARL JAMYELLOW LEDBETTER
30JOY DIVISIONLOVE WILL TEAR US APART
31U2I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR
32METALLICAENTER SANDMAN
33THE WATERBOYSTHE WHOLE OF THE MOON
34DURAN DURANHUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
35OASISWONDERWALL
36SIMPLE MINDS(DON'T YOU) FORGET ABOUT ME
37RADIOHEADCREEP
38SOUNDGARDENSPOONMAN
39DEPECHE MODEPERSONAL JESUS
40THE CULTLOVE REMOVAL MACHINE
41BAUHAUSBELA LUGOSI'S DEAD
42THE BARENAKED LADIESBRIAN WILSON
43R.E.M.THE ONE I LOVE
44NIRVANACOME AS YOU ARE
45THE CUREJUST LIKE HEAVEN
46PRETENDERSBRASS IN POCKET
47BECKLOSER
48THE TEA PARTYSAVE ME
49IGGY POPLUST FOR LIFE
50THE SMASHING PUMPKINSBULLET WITH BUTTERFLY WINGS
51RAMONESI WANNA BE SEDATED
52U2NEW YEAR'S DAY
53TALK TALKIT'S MY LIFE
54THE CRANBERRIESZOMBIE
55XTCMAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL
56FOO FIGHTERSTHIS IS A CALL
57OUR LADY PEACESTARSEED
58YAZOOSITUATION
59GREEN DAYTIME OF YOUR LIFE (GOOD RIDDANCE)
60STONE TEMPLE PILOTSBIG EMPTY
61EURYTHMICSSWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)
62JANE'S ADDICTIONBEEN CAUGHT STEALING
63THE TRAGICALLY HIPFIFTY-MISSION CAP
64GARY NUMANCARS
65PEARL JAMBLACK
66PETER GABRIELSOLSBURY HILL
67U2WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME
68DEPECHE MODEJUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH
69THE BARENAKED LADIESIF I HAD A$1,000,000
70TEARS FOR FEARSEVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD
71TALKING HEADSLIFE DURING WARTIME
72THE TRAGICALLY HIPGRACE, TOO
73ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONSPUMP IT UP
74WORLD PARTYSHIP OF FOOLS
75ALANIS MORISSETTEYOU OUGHTA KNOW
76THE SMASHING PUMPKINSCHERUB ROCK
77THE OFFSPRINGCOME OUT & PLAY
78THE CLASHROCK THE CASBAH
79THE TRAGICALLY HIPCOURAGE
80SOUNDGARDENPRETTY NOOSE
81DURAN DURANTHE REFLEX
82OUR LADY PEACECLUMSY
83R.E.M.RADIO FREE EUROPE
84THE ENGLISH BEATMIRROR IN THE BATHROOM
85BLURSONG 2
86RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSMY FRIENDS
87THE TRAGICALLY HIPAT THE HUNDREDTH MERIDIAN
88DAVID BOWIESPACE ODDITY
89MIDNIGHT OILBEDS ARE BURNING
90LOVE & ROCKETSSO ALIVE
91JESUS JONESRIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW
92PEARL JAMCRAZY MARY
93PETER GABRIELSLEDGEHAMMER
94DEPECHE MODESTRANGELOVE
95PEARL JAMDISSIDENT
96ECHO & THE BUNNYMENTHE KILLING MOON
97LENNY KRAVITZARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY?
98GREEN DAYLONGVIEW
99NIRVANAIN BLOOM
100THE PET SHOP BOYSWEST END GIRLS
101UB40RED RED WINE
102THE SMITHSBIG MOUTH STRIKES AGAIN
103DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERSCOME ON EILEEN
104STONE TEMPLE PILOTSCREEP
105TEARS FOR FEARSPALE SHELTER
106MADNESSONE STEP BEYOND
107BUSHEVERYTHING ZEN
108THE CURECLOSE TO ME
109R.E.M.MAN ON THE MOON
110ULTRAVOXDANCING WITH TEARS IN MY EYES
111NINE INCH NAILSHURT
112THE THEPERFECT
113DURAN DURANRIO
114THE BEASTIE BOYSSABOTAGE
115THE SMASHING PUMPKINSTONIGHT TONIGHT
116U2MYSTERIOUS WAYS
117THE POLICEEVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
118SILVERCHAIRTOMORROW
119ALPHAVILLEFOREVER YOUNG
120NINE INCH NAILSHEAD LIKE A HOLE
121TALKING HEADSPSYCHO KILLER
122INXSNEW SENSATION
123BECKWHERE IT'S AT
124PRETENDERSMIDDLE OF THE ROAD
125MODERN ENGLISHI MELT WITH YOU
126FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOODRELAX
127THE CLASHCLAMPDOWN
128THE VAPORSTURNING JAPANESE
129MORRISSEYEVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY
130JAMESLAID
131THE BOOMTOWN RATSI DON'T LIKE MONDAYS
132GREEN DAYBASKETCASE
133ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONSEVERYDAY I WRITE THE BOOK
134THE CURELOVE CATS
135SINEAD O'CONNORNOTHING COMPARES 2 U
136KILLING JOKELOVE LIKE BLOOD
137U2ALL I WANT IS YOU
138RAMONESROCK & ROLL HIGH SCHOOL
139RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINEKILLING IN THE NAME
140KATE BUSHRUNNING UP THAT HILL
141THE BEASTIE BOYSFIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT
142NIRVANALITHIUM
143THE POGUESYEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH
144THE HUMAN LEAGUEDON'T YOU WANT ME?
145WALL OF VOODOOMEXICAN RADIO
146DURAN DURANGIRLS ON FILM
147THE TRAGICALLY HIPLOCKED IN THE TRUNK OF A CAR
148THE B-52'SROCK LOBSTER
149BUSHMACHINEHEAD
150TONES ON TAILGO!
151OASISDON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER
152THE PSYCHEDELIC FURSTHE GHOST IN YOU
153OUR LADY PEACESUPERMAN'S DEAD
154LIVEI ALONE
155THE SMITHSTHIS CHARMING MAN
156I MOTHER EARTHONE MORE ASTRONAUT
157STEPHEN TIN TIN DUFFYKISS ME
158THE TEA PARTYRELEASE
159THE CLASHTRAIN IN VAIN
160R.E.M.STAND
161HOLEDOLL PARTS
162DAVID BOWIECHANGES
163RADIOHEADHIGH & DRY
164SIMPLE MINDSALIVE & KICKING
165SLOANUNDERWHELMED
166ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONSRADIO RADIO
167GREEN DAYWELCOME TO PARADISE
168ALICE IN CHAINSNO EXCUSES
169SPOONSNOVA HEART
170THE CLASHLONDON CALLING
171WHITE ZOMBIEMORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN
172NIRVANAALL APOLOGIES
173THE WATERBOYSFISHERMAN'S BLUES
174STRANGE ADVANCEWE RUN
175GENERAL PUBLICTENDERNESS
176THE SMASHING PUMPKINSTHIRTY-THREE
177THE SPECIALSA MESSAGE TO YOU, RUDY
178INXSNEED YOU TONIGHT
179NIRVANAHEART-SHAPED BOX
180LOVE & ROCKETSBALL OF CONFUSION
181THE JAMTOWN CALLED MALICE
182TALKING HEADSBURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
183THE STONE ROSESFOOL'S GOLD
184FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOODTHE POWER OF LOVE
185YAZOONOBODY'S DIARY
186FILTERHEY MAN, NICE SHOT
187PIGBAGPAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW PIGBAG
188DURAN DURANPLANET EARTH
189THE FIXXONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER
190ENDGAMESFIRST-LAST-FOR EVERYTHING
191U2BAD
192THE POLICEMESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
193STONE TEMPLE PILOTSVASOLINE
194R.E.M.SOUTH CENTRAL RAIN
195RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSGIVE IT AWAY
196DAVID BOWIEHEROES
197BECKTHE NEW POLLUTION
198IGGY POPREAL WILD CHILD
199THE CRANBERRIESLINGER
200RAMONESBLITZKREIG BOP
201DEPECHE MODEPEOPLE ARE PEOPLE
202THE SMITHSTHE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE
203COUNTING CROWSMR. JONES
204BIG COUNTRYIN A BIG COUNTRY
205THE GOO GOO DOLLSNAME
206EVERCLEARSANTA MONICA
207THE SEX PISTOLSGOD SAVE THE QUEEN
208THE PROCLAIMERSI'M GONNA BE (500 MILES)
209DEPECHE MODEMASTER & SERVANT
210THE TRAGICALLY HIPNAUTICAL DISASTER
211THE SMITHSGIRLFRIEND IN A COMA
212SIMPLE MINDSPROMISED YOU A MIRACLE
213THE NAILS88 LINES ABOUT 44 WOMEN
214SQUEEZETEMPTED
215THE CUREFRIDAY, I'M IN LOVE
216MOISTPUSH
217THE CULTRAIN
218FOO FIGHTERSMONKEY WRENCH
219MARTHA & THE MUFFINSECHO BEACH
220BEN FOLDS FIVEBRICK
221NIRVANATHE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD (LIVE)
222THE CULTREVOLUTION
223THE SMASHING PUMPKINSZERO
224PRETENDERSBACK ON THE CHAIN GANG
225NO DOUBTJUST A GIRL
226THE ROMANTICSWHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU
227OUR LADY PEACE4 A.M.
228PORNO FOR PYROSPETS
229PRINCEWHEN DOVES CRY
230CATHERINE WHEELBLACK METALLIC
231BLONDIEHEART OF GLASS
232COLLECTIVE SOULSHINE
233A-HATAKE ON ME
234THE TRAGICALLY HIPTWIST MY ARM
235THE CURELOVE SONG
236BIG AUDIO DYNAMITEE=MC2
237JANE'S ADDICTIONJANE SAYS
238U2THE SWEETEST THING
239BLURGIRLS & BOYS
240UB40 with CHRISSY HYNDEI GOT YOU BABE
241ALICE IN CHAINSROOSTER
242LOVE & ROCKETSYIN & YANG (AND THE FLOWER POT MAN)
243THE CLASHTHIS IS RADIO CLASH
244R.E.M.BANG & BLAME
245THE CHEMICAL BROTHERSSETTING SUN
246THE ICICLE WORKSBIRDS FLY (FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM)
247SOUNDGARDENFELL ON BLACK DAYS
248THE PSYCHEDELIC FURSLOVE MY WAY
249FAITH NO MOREEPIC
250JOE JACKSONIS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM?
251THE OFFSPRINGSELF ESTEEM
252MEN AT WORKDOWN UNDER
253O.M.D.ENOLA GAY
254THE VERVEBITTERSWEET SYMPHONY
255NIRVANADUMB
256GENERATION XDANCING WITH MYSELF
257SPANDAU BALLETTRUE
258TALK TALKLIFE'S WHAT YOU MAKE IT
259EURYTHMICSHERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN
260SHRIEKBACKNEMESIS
261THE ENGLISH BEATTWIST & CRAWL
262DEVOWHIP IT
263TOOLSOBER
264DAVID BOWIEREBEL REBEL
265THE SPECIALSENJOY YOURSELF
266HOLEMISS WORLD
267THE VIOLENT FEMMESAMERICAN MUSIC
268RADIOHEADKARMA POLICE
269OASISMORNING GLORY
270SIMPLE MINDSNEW GOLD DREAM
271KATE BUSHWUTHERING HEIGHTS
272THE INSPIRIAL CARPETSCOMMERCIAL RAIN
273MINISTRYEVERYDAY IS HALLOWE'EN
274U2ONE
275NEW ORDERTRUE FAITH
276INXSDEVIL INSIDE
277GARBAGEONLY HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS
278THE SISTERS OF MERCYTEMPLE OF LOVE
279THE PIXIESHERE COMES YOUR MAN
280PETER GABRIELBIKO
281LEVEL 42SOMETHING ABOUT YOU
282BUSHGLYCERINE
283THE BUGGLESVIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR
284RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSSUCK MY KISS
285R.E.M.DRIVE
286TALKING HEADSCROSSEYED & PAINLESS
287LENNY KRAVITZALWAYS ON THE RUN
288REAL LIFESEND ME AN ANGEL
289STINGWE'LL BE TOGETHER
290MPOP MUZIK
291HOWARD JONESNEW SONG
292THE FINE YOUNG CANNIBALSSHE DRIVES ME CRAZY
293BILLY BRAGGSEXUALITY
294DEPECHE MODESOMEBODY
295RANCIDTIME BOMB
296XTCDEAR GOD
297CONCRETE BLONDEJOEY
298ECHO & THE BUNNYMENBRING ON THE DANCING HORSES
299THE VELVET UNDERGROUNDSWEET JANE
300YAZOODON'T GO
301HOLEROCK STAR
302DAVID BOWIEASHES TO ASHES
303THE SMITHSPANIC
304O.M.D.IF YOU LEAVE
305MORRISSEYNOVEMBER SPAWNED A MONSTER
306U2SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
307JOE JACKSONLOOK SHARP
308FOO FIGHTERSI'LL STICK AROUND
309WHEN IN ROMETHE PROMISE
310THE OFFSPRINGGOTTA GET AWAY
311TEARS FOR FEARSSOWING THE SEEDS OF LOVE
312PRETENDERSPRECIOUS
313THE CHARLATANSTHE ONLY ONE I KNOW
314NEW ORDERBLUE MONDAY
315THE BEASTIE BOYSSURESHOT
316ALICE IN CHAINSI STAY AWAY
317JAPANTHE QUIET LIFE
318SILVERCHAIRABUSE ME
319DURAN DURANA VIEW TO A KILL
320LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONSPERFECT SKIN
321LIVESELLING THE DRAMA
322DEPECHE MODEBEHIND THE WHEEL/ROUTE 66
323FOO FIGHTERSEVERLONG
324THE VIOLENT FEMMESBLISTER IN THE SUN
325THE PET SHOPSIT'S A SIN
326JANE'S ADDICTIONSTOP!
327CROWDED HOUSEDON'T DREAM IT'S OVER
328THE BEASTIE BOYSINTERGALACTIC
329THE STONE ROSESI WANNA BE ADORED
330MEN AT WORKWHO CAN IT BE NOW?
331MARILYN MANSONSWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)
332FAITH NO MOREMIDLIFE CRISIS
333THE SMASHING PUMPKINS1979
334THE BARENAKED LADIESBE MY YOKO ONO
335KRAFTWERKTHE MODEL
336KORNFREAK ON A LEASH
337THE SEX PISTOLSANARCHY IN THE U.K.
338SLOANMONEY CITY MANIACS
339LIMP BIZKITNOOKIE
340THE SISTERS OF MERCYLUCRETIA (MY REFLECTION)
341ALANIS MORISSETTEJOINING YOU
342BILLY IDOLREBEL YELL
343RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINEFREEDOM
344COLLECTIVE SOULGEL
345ERASUREA LITTLE RESPECT
346I MOTHER EARTHANOTHER SUNDAY
347SPLIT ENZI GOT YOU
348THE TEA PARTYSISTER AWAKE
349FINE YOUNG CANNIBALSGOOD THING
350GREEN DAYHITCHIN' A RIDE
351O.M.D.SECRET
352THE TRAGICALLY HIPSCARED
353THE CUREIN-BETWEEN DAYS
354OASISCHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA
355VISAGEFADE TO GREY
356OUR LADY PEACENAVEED
357TRACY CHAPMANFAST CAR
358AZTEC CAMERAOBLIVIOUS
359THE BANGLESWALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN
360THE ART OF NOISEPETER GUNN
361SARAH McLACHLANINTO THE FIRE
362SUGAR RAYFLY
363DAVID BOWIEFAME
364THE BARENAKED LADIESENID
365HEAVEN 17LET ME GO
366RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSSOUL TO SQUEEZE
367GENE LOVES JEZEBELDESIRE
368MOISTSILVER
369WHITE ZOMBIETHUNDER KISS '65
370TORI AMOSCRUCIFY
371THE COLOURFIELDI CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOU BABY
372THE ODDSIT FALLS APART
373SQUEEZEPULLING MUSSELS (FROM THE SHELL)
374B-MOVIENOWHERE GIRL
375HUNTERS & COLLECTORSTHROW YOUR ARMS AROUND ME
37654 40LOVE YOU ALL
377INXSTHE ORIGINAL SIN
378SINEAD O'CONNORMANDINKA
379ROUGH TRADEHIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL
380PEARL JAMLAST KISS
381THE PSYCHEDELIC FURSHEAVEN
382JAMESBORN OF FRUSTRATION
383THE TRAGICALLY HIP38 YEARS OLD
384ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONSALISON
385SONIC YOUTHKOOL THING
386THE POLICEWALKING ON THE MOON
387BIG WRECKTHAT SONG
388IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADSSEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL
389NINE INCH NAILSWE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER
390THE STRANGLERSSKIN DEEP
391OASISLIVE FOREVER
392THE NORTHERN PIKESSHE AIN'T PRETTY
393DURAN DURANIS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW?
394TEMPLE OF THE DOGHUNGER STRIKE
395ROMEO VOIDNEVER SAY NEVER
396FOO FIGHTERSALONE & EASY TARGET
397SIMPLY REDHOLDING BACK THE YEARS
398MATTHEW SWEETGIRLFRIEND
399RUSTYWAKE ME
400THE B-52'SROAM
401U2BULLET THE BLUE SKY
402BLONDIERAPTURE
403PEARL JAMELDERLY WOMAN BEHIND THE COUNTER…
404BLUE PETERDON'T WALK PAST
405THE CARSLET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
406THE SMASHING PUMPKINSROCKET
407THOMAS DOLBYSHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE
408THE LEMONHEADSINTO YOUR ARMS
40954 40BABY RAN
410THE DREAM ACADEMYLIFE INA NORTHERN TOWN
411THE CULTEDIE (CIAO BABY)
412DEPECHE MODEIT'S NO GOOD
413KATE BUSHHOUNDS OF LOVE
414ECONOLINE CRUSHALL THAT YOU ARE
415HOWARD JONESTHINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER
416ALPHAVILLEBIG IN JAPAN
417OUR LADY PEACEHOPE
418THE CLASHTHE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
419BOOK OF LOVEI TOUCH ROSES
420NIRVANARAPE ME
421SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEESPEEK-A-BOO
422SLOANPEOPLE OF THE SKY
423LOVE & ROCKETSNO NEW TALE TO TELL
424BRONSKI BEATSMALLTOWN BOY
425PETER MURPHYCUTS YOU UP
426ALANIS MORISSETTEHAND IN MY POCKET
427JONA LEWIEYOU'LL ALWAYS FIND ME IN THE KITCHEN…
428BECKTHE DEVIL'S HAIRCUT
429ICEHOUSECRAZY
430BUSHGREEDY FLY
431ECHO & THE BUNNYMENLIPS LIKE SUGAR
432THE TRAGICALLY HIPGIFT SHOP
433THE THEUNCERTAIN SMILE
434TEENAGE HEADLET'S SHAKE
435ALICE IN CHAINSMAN IN THE BOX
436BLIND MELONNO RAIN
437THE SPECIALSCONCRETE JUNGLE
438RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSSCAR TISSUE
439TEARS FOR FEARSCHANGE
440ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONSACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN
441KILLJOYSSOAKED
442BILLY IDOLMONY MONY
443RADIOHEADFAKE PLASTIC TREES
444PUBLIC IMAGE LTD.RISE
44554 40BLAME YOUR PARENTS
446ABCTHE LOOK OF LOVE
447THE SMASHING PUMPKINSDROWN
448PETE SHELLEYHOMOSAPIEN
449SARAH McLACHLANSWEET SURRENDER
450IGGY POPI'M BORED
451STONE TEMPLE PILOTSINTERSTATE LOVE SONG
452BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERSJAMMIN'
453GREEN DAYBRAIN STEW
454FRUERDOOT DOOT
455THE TEA PARTYFIRE IN THE HEAD
456THE BANGLESETERNAL FLAME
457YELLOOH YEAH
458DOUGHBOYSFIX ME
459THE JAMTHAT'S ENTERTAINMENT
460KID ROCKBAWITABA
461BAUHAUSSHE'S IN PARTIES
462THE BARENAKED LADIESLOVERS IN A DANGEROUS TIME
463THE PSYCHEDELIC FURSPRETTY IN PINK
464GARBAGE#1 CRUSH
465R.E.M.CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE
466A FLOCK OF SEAGULLSI RAN
467THE TRAGICALLY HIPLOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HAPPEN
468THE CUREWHY CAN'T I BE YOU?
469BILLY BRAGGA NEW ENGLAND
470THE INSPIRIAL CARPETSTWO WORLDS COLLIDE
471THE ART OF NOISEMOMENTS IN LOVE
472THE ENGLISH BEATSAVE IT FOR LATER
473NINE INCH NAILSTHE PERFECT DRUG
474SINEAD O'CONNORTHE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
475BLURTHERE'S NO OTHER WAY
476MOISTTANGERINE
477CROWDED HOUSESOMETHING SO STRONG
478THE MIGHY LEMON DROPSINSIDE OUT
479CRACKERLOW
480ADAM ANTGOODY TWO SHOES
481THE TRAGICALLY HIPBOBCAYGEON
482THE NORMALWARM LEATHERETTE
483SOUNDGARDENBURDEN IN MY HAND
484COWBOY JUNKIESSWEET JANE
485THE VERVELUCKY MAN
486RE-FLEXTHE POLITICS OF DANCING
487THE GOO GOO DOLLSLONG WAY DOWN
488THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESSI'M AN ADULT NOW
489MIDGE UREDEAR GOD
490CREEDMY OWN PRISON
491CHINA CRISISWORKING WITH FIRE & STEEL
492NIRVANAABOUT A GIRL (LIVE)
493PRETENDERSMESSAGE OF LOVE
494TOADIESPOSSUM KINGDOM
495THE POLICEWRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER
496MOISTLEAVE IT ALONE
497THE FIXXSTAND OR FALL
498I MOTHER EARTHSO GENTLY WE GO
499DEPECHE MODEBLASPHEMOUS RUMOURS
500LENNY KRAVITZMR. CAB DRIVER
501TRIODA DA DA
502WEEZERSAY IT AIN'T SO
503IMAGES IN VOGUECALL IT LOVE
504OASISSUPERSONIC
505SIMPLE MINDSWATERFRONT
506THE CRASH TEST DUMMIESSUPERMAN'S SONG
507THE PET SHOP BOYSOPPORTUNITIES
508EDWINTRIPPIN'
509SOUL ASYLUMRUNAWAY TRAIN
510DAVID BOWIEGOLDEN YEARS
511THE REPLACEMENTSALEX CHILTON
512JOE JACKSONSTEPPIN' OUT
513SLOANTHE GOOD IN EVERYONE
514THE ROMANTICSTALKING IN YOUR SLEEP
515COLLECTIVE SOULLISTEN
516BOW WOW WOWI WANT CANDY
517OUR LADY PEACEJULIA
518MEN AT WORKBE GOOD JOHNNY
519ENYAORINOCCO FLOW
520STONE TEMPLE PILOTSLADY PICTURE SHOW
521TEENAGE HEADSOMETHING ON MY MIND
522JAMESSAY SOMETHING
523STINGIF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY
524SPIRIT OF THE WESTPOLITICAL
525THE VERVE PIPEPHOTOGRAPH
526R.E.M.SUPERMAN
527MIDNIGHT OILBLUE SKY MINE
528SPECIAL A.K.A.FREE NELSON MANDELA
529THE CHARLATANSWEIRDO
530LIVEALL OVER YOU
531THE B-52'SLOVE SHACK
532FOO FIGHTERSMY HERO
533MADNESSOUR HOUSE
534K.M.F.D.M.JUKE JOINT JEZEBEL
535ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS(ANGELS WANNA WEAR MY) RED SHOES
536KATE BUSHTHIS WOMAN'S WORK
537THE CARSMY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL
538THE CRANBERRIESDREAMS
539THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONESTHE IMPRESSION THAT I GET
540COUNTING CROWSROUND HERE
541U2GLORIA
542KRAFTWERKTHE ROBOTS
543TOOLFORTY-SIX & TWO
544THE MISSIONTOWER OF STRENGTH
545DEPECHE MODEENJOY THE SILENCE
546SOUNDGARDENJESUS CHRIST POSE
547LEVEL 42LESSONS IN LOVE
548THE BEASTIE BOYSSO WHAT'CHA WANT?
549FRONT 242HEADHUNTER
550SIMPLE MINDSLOVE SONG
551THE LEMONHEADSIT'S A SHAME ABOUT RAY
552THE STRANGLERSALWAYS THE SUN
553LIMP BIZKITFAITH
554ANNIMOTIONOBSESSION
555THEY MIGHT BE GIANTSISTANBUL (NOT CONSTANTINOPLE)
556EVERCLEAREVERYTHING TO EVERYONE
557ICEHOUSENO PROMISES
558THE CULTURE CLUBDO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME?
559BUSHCOMEDOWN
560FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOODTWO TRIBES
561THE CHEMICAL BROTHERSBLOCK ROCKIN' BEATS
562THE CULTFIRE WOMAN
563AZTEC CAMERAWALK OUT TO WINTER
564SUEDEWE ARE THE PIGS
565PETER SCHILLINGMAJOR TOM
566MORRISSEYSUEDEHEAD
567THE HUMAN LEAGUEKEEP FEELING (FASCINATION)
568THE INSPIRIAL CARPETSDRAGGIN' ME DOWN
569PRINCELET'S GO CRAZY
570THE SOUP DRAGONSI'M FREE
571MATTHEW SWEETSICK OF MYSELF
572PETER GABRIELIN YOUR EYES
573LIMP BIZKITREARRANGED
574THE PATTI SMITH GROUPDANCING BAREFOOT
575ALICE IN CHAINSOVER NOW
576RANCIDRUBY SOHO
577TALK TALKTALK TALK
578ECHO & THE BUNNYMENSILVER
579FAITH NO MOREWE CARE A LOT
580THE JIM CARROLL BANDPEOPLE WHO DIED
581INXSNEVER TEAR US APART
582ECONOLINE CRUSHSPARKLE & SHINE
583U2TWO HEARTS (BEAT AS ONE)
584THE CULTTHE WITCH
585ELTON MOTELLOJET BOY, JET GIRL
586RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINEBULLET IN THE HEAD
58754 40ONE GUN
588THE TRAGICALLY HIPGREASY JUNGLE
589POP WILL EAT ITSELFWISE UP! SUCKER!
590THE CUREBOYS DON'T CRY
591CHALK CIRCLEAPRIL FOOL
592SID VICIOUSMY WAY
593THE PRODIGYFIRESTARTER
594MINISTRYN.W.O.
595I MOTHER EARTHRAIN WILL FALL
596BLONDIEONE WAY OR ANOTHER
597MARILYN MANSONTHE DOPE SHOW
598THE SMITHEREENSA GIRL LIKE YOU
599KILLING JOKEEIGHTIES
600CONCRETE BLONDEGOD IS A BULLET
601BLURCOUNTRY HOUSE
602MOISTRESURRECTION
603FLASH & THE PANHEY ST. PETER
604THE MATTHEW GOOD BANDAPPARITIONS
605YAZOOONLY YOU
606ECONOLINE CRUSHHOME
607TALKING HEADSTAKE ME TO THE RIVER
608RADIOHEADJUST
609DEPECHE MODEEVERYTHING COUNTS
610SARAH McLACHLANDRAWN TO THE RHYTHM
611GREEN DAYWALKING CONTRADICTION
612GENE LOVES JEZEBELMOTION OF LOVE
613ROUGH TRADEALL TOUCH
614CATHERINE WHEELI WANT TO TOUCH YOU
615DEVO(I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION
616THE CLASHGUNS OF BRIXTON
617THE PSYCHEDELIC FURSHEARTBEAT
618ULTRAVOXVIENNA
619PUKKA ORCHESTRALISTEN TO THE RADIO
620BIG AUDIO DYNAMITETHE BOTTOM LINE
621LOU REEDWALK ON THE WILD SIDE
622SOUL ASYLUMSOMEBODY TO SHOVE
623SQUEEZEANOTHER NAIL IN MY HEART
624THE MANIC STREET PREACHERSIF YOU TOLERATE THIS, YOUR CHILDREN…
625PETER GODWINBABY'S IN THE MOUNTAINS
626RAMONESDO YOU REMEMBER ROCK & ROLL RADIO?
627THE BARENAKED LADIESMcDONALD'S GIRL
628ALICE IN CHAINSWOULD?
629SIMPLE MINDSSANCTIFY YOURSELF
630RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSHIGHER GROUND
631OUR LADY PEACEONE MAN ARMY
632BILLY IDOLWHITE WEDDING
633CAKETHE DISTANCE
634NENA99 LUFT BALLOONS
635THE WATCHMENINCARNATE
636THE ENGLISH BEATTEARS OF A CLOWN
637NINE INCH NAILSDEAD SOULS
638THE GRAPES OF WRATHALL THE THINGS I WASN'T
639THE CUREPICTURES OF YOU
640ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOWTHE TIME WARP
641THE CARDIGANSMY FAVOURITE GAME
642THE SMITHSPLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT
643A-HATHE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV
644ALANIS MORISSETTEIRONIC
645THE LOTUS EATERSTHE FIRST PICTURE OF YOU
646THE JESUS & MARY CHAINHEAD ON
647SARAH McLACHLANTHE PATH OF THORNS
648BUSHLITTLE THINGS
649HOWARD JONESNO ONE IS TO BLAME
650FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALSSCOOBY SNACKS
651I MOTHER EARTHUSED TO BE ALRIGHT
652A FLOCK OF SEAGULLSWISHING
653THE DIODESTIRED OF WAKING UP TIRED
654SOUNDGARDENBLOW UP THE OUTSIDE WORLD
655DURAN DURANUNION ON THE SNAKE
656SUZANNE VEGALUKA
657THE HUMAN LEAGUEHUMAN
658BIG WRECKTHE OAF (MY LUCK IS WASTED)
659THE HOTHOUSE FLOWERSDON'T GO
660THE TEA PARTYHEAVEN COMING DOWN
661THE STYLE COUNCILLONG HOT SUMMER
662BLUE PETERRADIO SILENCE
663KIRSTY MacCOLLA NEW ENGLAND
664THE CRYSTAL METHODBUSY CHILD
665THE CRASH TEST DUMMIESMMM MMM MMM MMM
666SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEESSPELLBOUND
667RUSTYSOUL FOR SALE
668BJORKARMY OF ME
669THE POLICEDON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME
670THE BREEDERSCANNONBALL
671THE BOXL'AFFAIRE DUMOUTIER (SAY TO ME)
672THE LA'STHERE SHE GOES
673SPOONSARIAS & SYMPHONIES
674HOWARD DEVOTOTHE RAINY SEASON
675CAMPER VAN BEETHOVENTAKE THE SKINHEADS BOWLING
676LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONSRATTLESNAKES
677HAIRCUT ONE HUNDREDLOVE PLUS ONE
678FATBOY SLIMPRAISE YOU
679THE BARENAKED LADIESJANE
680O.M.D.SO IN LOVE
681JOE JACKSONSUNDAY PAPERS
682THE TRAGICALLY HIPSO HARD DONE BY
683THE BANGLESHAZY SHADE OF WINTER
684KILLJOYSTODAY I HATE EVERYONE
685PAUL HARDCASTLE19
686THE CULTWILDFLOWER
687ICEHOUSEELECTRIC BLUE
688R.E.M.SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE
689SPIRIT OF THE WESTHOME FOR A REST
690ROBERT PALMERLOOKING FOR CLUES
691HOLEGOLD DUST WOMAN
692THE MONKSDRUGS IN MY POCKET
693I MOTHER EARTHRASPBERRY
694KATE BUSHBABOOSHKA
69554 40OCEAN PEARL
696WANG CHUNGDANCEHALL DAYS
697STONE TEMPLE PILOTSUNGLUED
698THE CHURCHUNDER THE MILKY WAY
699THE KNACKMY SHARONA
700COUNTING CROWSA LONG DECEMBER
Comments 28 comments

28 Responses to "The Top 1002 Songs Of All-Time"

Mike Boon
December 3, 2006 / 18:59

My personal favourite album of the 90s is "Nevermind", for what it's worth...

Road Cat
December 4, 2006 / 07:51

For the best book on the Ramones read,
"On The Road With The Ramones"
http://www.ontheroadwiththeramones.com

This is a MUST-HAVE book for all Ramones fans. It's an inside look from the people who were actually there witnessing and experiencing all the extreme highs and lows of one of rock's greatest bands. The Ramones' music has influenced nearly every power pop, punk, alternative, and metal band. Monte A. Melnick served as The Ramones tour manager from their early New York club days at CBGB's in the '70s to their farewell gigs in 1996. Filled with memorabilia including photographs and interviews collected along the way, this is his view of life on the road with the band as "baby-sitter to psychiatrist, booking agent to travel agent, paymaster to van driver." It's such a fascinating read, you'll have a hard time putting it down. Buy it, read it, and then revisit their albums. You'll never look at the Ramones in the same light.

Mike Boon
December 4, 2006 / 08:58

Hey Road Cat, you've got to buy ad space next time.

Doug
December 4, 2006 / 10:30

I found it interesting during our "CFNY for grownups" exchange that this phrase could mean something so different to both of us.

That's strongly reflected in this top 1002 list which will again be completely renovated the next time someone puts one together.

This schism is to be expected, I suppose, because I'm 10 or 11 years older than you, and for me, CFNY's glory years were back in the '80s. I still listened up until the late '90s, but my heart just wasn't in it.

That's not to say that I don't like new stuff (I like K-os and DJ Champaion, too), but I find the majority of music on "the Edge" is just not listenable.

Guess I got old, eh? ;-(

So, keep in mind that someday soon you'll be passing "our station" onto the next generation.

Mike Boon
December 4, 2006 / 10:36

Doug, that time is probably now. I'm liking less and less of what they play on 102.1 these days. A snap shot of their Thursday 30 probably includes a small handful of tunes I actually like.

You know you're getting older when you find yourself listening to more CBC than CFNY.

Canadian Curry
December 4, 2006 / 14:52

Pearl Jam were the 90s for me. Their debut album was the best in my opinion. I guess anything by the Hip, BNL or OLP would follow.

chase
July 2, 2008 / 20:23

i looked through the top 500 and im pretty sure theres not one beatles song in there...is this the top 1002 besides the greatest band of all time?

Toronto Mike
July 2, 2008 / 20:30

It's the top 1002 "new rock" tunes - that means The Beatles were ineligible.

Agreed
August 14, 2008 / 01:32

This is a pretty good list.

You also nailed it in the introduction. Karma Police is undoubtedly the best song of all time (behind Black Hole Sun of course).

ryan
October 30, 2008 / 18:46

Your list is a joke.

Rod
January 14, 2009 / 09:23

The music of today is crap.Three cords add a digital delay.you dont have to be in key.The studio will fix that!Don't go see them live.It's free to go to the dog pound and you might wind up with a new best friend.A little musicl training may help.

Thunderbay
January 14, 2009 / 09:34

Wow buddy.If this is your list of the best of all time you should give your head a shake.When you finish high school take some time and open your ears.Your missing almost everything out there!

Toronto Mike
January 14, 2009 / 11:17

Thunderbay, this list is from CFNY 102.1. It's not my list.

Jeff
April 11, 2009 / 20:19

wiechern_91@hotmail.com you need to contact me immediatley.

By the way, Radiohead should be way higher than Nirvana. Other than that, you've put together a nice list Toronto Mike. Well done.

Toronto Mike
April 11, 2009 / 20:26

Jeff, it's not actually my list. It's from 102.1 The Edge here in Toronto.

My email is on the contact page.

Petty Lion
April 21, 2009 / 19:40

DANG! The Rolling Stones and Queen are two of the most famous rock bands I know, and you have nothing showing for them at all. At least Bohemian Rhapsody and Wild Horses should be here. Geez, TorontoMike whoever you are, what sort of list of yours do you call this?

Toronto Mike
April 22, 2009 / 12:46

Pretty Lion, it's not my list! It's from 102.1 The Edge here in Toronto.

Canadian Bacon
May 8, 2009 / 22:51

MMM MMM MMM MMM

The Crash Test Dummies are only at #665?

I think you need to do your list again.

Canadian Bacon
May 13, 2009 / 02:03

When are you going to re-do your list?

Open Man
June 1, 2009 / 04:04

Well if it's not your list why did you sign it as yours up there?

Toronto Mike
June 1, 2009 / 08:43

I never did - It's my entry, but I clearly stated it was CFNY's list from 1999.

Interested Reader
July 9, 2009 / 06:29

Can you put the #701 to #1002 on please.

Canadian Bacon
August 18, 2009 / 01:05

You can do better than this can't you? Cool website by the way.

Toronto Mike
August 18, 2009 / 09:42

For the last time, this is not my list!

Warren_204
March 5, 2010 / 23:42

New or old, one song that needs more recognition is "This Beat Goes On/Switching To Glide" by the Kings. If anyone heard it they'd love it instantly.

Anonymous
April 24, 2010 / 17:52

Good selections, I like the Top 10, even though I have no clue who SOFT CELL is. What's really interesting to see is The Edge generally doesn't play this stuff. I know they used to be a very "different" station back in the 70's and 80's, playing stuff you heard nowhere else. But, alot of these songs just don't fit with their classic days and what they play today. I mean Peter Gabriel, wasn't played on CFNY, was it? Didn't expect to see Adam Ant & Duran Duran Here. Doesn't seem like either CFNY or The Edge today. Just curious anyway.Besides that, great songs listed here.

Big John
May 18, 2010 / 00:07

Duran Duran are awesome.


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