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Q101 Top 500 of All-Time (1996)

1. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

2. Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun

3. Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole

4. Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK

5. Pearl Jam - Even Flow

6. R.E.M. - It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

7. Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated

8. U2 - With or Without You

9. Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing

10. Soft Cell - Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go

11. Pearl Jam - Black

12. Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right

13. The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

14. The Cure - Just Like Heaven

15. The B-52's - Rock Lobster

16. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle

17. Violent Femmes - Add It Up

18. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus

19. The Smiths - How Soon is Now?

20. Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes

21. The Clash - Train In Vain

22. The Cure - Love Song

23. U2 - Pride (In The Name of Love)

24. Talking Heads - Burning Down The House

25. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away

26. Violent Femmes - Kiss Off

27. Jane's Addiction - Jane Says

28. Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party

29. U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

30. Depeche Mode - Somebody

31. Nine Inch Nails - Closer

32. Nirvana - Lithium

33. New Order - Blue Monday

34. Pearl Jam - Daughter

35. Modern English - I Melt With You

36. U2 - New Year's Day

37. The Smashing Pumpkins - Today

38. Duran Duran - Planet Earth

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

40. The Cure - Boys Don't Cry

41. Green Day - Longview

42. Depeche Mode - Behind the Wheel/Route 66

43. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge

44. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

45. Pearl Jam - Alive

46. Yaz - Situation

47. U2 - Bad

48. The Police - Roxanne

49. Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

50. Pearl Jam - Jeremy

51. Ministry - Everyday Is Halloween

52. R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe

53. Duran Duran - Rio

54. Faith No More - Epic

55. The Cure - Pictures of You

56. Nirvana - Come As You Are

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

58. Echo & the Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar

59. Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime

60. Temple of the Dog - Hunger Strike

61. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities in Dust

62. Devo - Whip It

63. Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone

64. Love & Rockets - So Alive

65. The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again

66. U2 - One

67. Madness - Our House

68. Stone Temple Pilots - Plush

69. New Order - True Faith

70. Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away

71. Cult - She Sells Sanctuary

72. When In Rome - This Promise

73. INXS - Don't Change

74. Nena - 99 Luftballoons

75. Soundgarden - Spoonman

76. Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink

77. The Clash - London Calling

78. The B-52's - Private Idaho

79. Nirvana - In Bloom

80. Ramones - Rock 'N' Roll High School

81. Heaven 17 - Let Me Go

82. Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning

83. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Everyday I Write The Book

84. They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul

85. Pearl Jam - Better Man

86. Peter Schilling - Major Tom (I'm Coming Home)

87. R.E.M. - Stand

88. The Cure - The Lovecats

89. Billy Idol - White Wedding

90. Blondie - Heart of Glass

91. Material Issue - Valerie Loves Me

92. Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love

93. The Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm

94. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax

95. R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts

96. Psychedelic Furs - Heartbreak Beat

97. U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name

98. Haircut One Hundred - Love Plus One

99. The Cure - Why Can't I Be You?

100. OMD - If You Leave

101. Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion

102. Alice In Chains - Man In The Box

103. Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science

104. Violent Femmes - American Music

105. XTC - Dear God

106. Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun

107. Split Enz - I Got You

108. INXS - What You Need

109. The Cure - Close To Me

110. Love & Rockets - No New Tale To Tell

111. Nine Inch Nails - Down In It

112. R.E.M. - Losing My Religion

113. Depeche Mode - People Are People

114. Romeo Void - Never Say Never

115. Tears for Fears - Shout

116. The Clash - Rock The Casbah

117. Duran Duran - Save A Prayer

118. Radiohead - Creep

119. Ministry - Work For Love

120. Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes

121. The Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma

122. Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You

123. Squeeze - Tempted

124. The Cure - In Between Days

125. The Pixies - Here Comes Your Man

126. The Pretenders - Brass in Pocket

127. Nirvana - All Apologies

128. Depeche Mode - Master & Servant

129. The Church - Under the Milky Way

130. Big Audio Dynamite II - Rush

131. Stone Temple Pilots - Big Empty

132. Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way

133. Alice In Chains - Would?

134. Real Life - Send Me An Angel

135. Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill

136. Beastie Boys - Girls

137. U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

138. EMF - Unbelievable

139. The Cure - Let's Go To Bed

140. Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

141. The Payolas - Eyes of A Stranger

142. Alice In Chains - Rooster

143. The The - Uncertain Smile

144. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence

145. The Police - Spirits In The Material World

146. Nine Inch Nails - Hurt

147. Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)

148. Talking Heads - And She Was

149. Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays

150. Missing Persons - Words

151. Blind Melon - No Rain

152. Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug

153. Blondie - One Way Or Another

154. Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now

155. U2 - Desire

156. The Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang

157. Talking Heads - Stay Up Late

158. Depeche Mode - Stranglelove

159. Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen

160. Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World

161. Elvis Costello - Watching the Detectives

162. After The Fire - Der Kommisar

163. The Smashing Pumpkins - Drown

164. Alphaville - Forever Young

165. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground

166. INXS - Never Tear Us Apart

167. Erasure - Oh L'Amour

168. Sinéad O'Connor - Mandinka

169. Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf

170. Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey

171. The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make

172. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen

173. Jane's Addiction - Stop!

174. Time Zone - World Destruction

175. Naked Eyes - Always Something There To Remind Me

176. INXS - The One Thing

177. Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance

178. Cranberries - Dreams

179. Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey

180. Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer

181. Talk Talk - It's My Life

182. Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another

183. Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song

184. Talking Heads - Wild Wild Life

185. The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed

186. R.E.M. - Drive

187. Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself

188. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Are Made of This)

189. The Clash - This Is Radio The Clash

190. Morrissey - Everyday Is Like Sunday

191. Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Rumours

192. Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy

193. The Offspring - Come Out And Play

194. Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up

195. M - Pop Muzik

196. Pearl Jam - Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

197. Duran Duran - Girls On Film

198. Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

199. Tears for Fears - Head Over Heels

200. Social Distortion - Ball and Chain

201. U2 - The Unforgetable Fire

202. Eurythmics - Missionary Man

203. INXS - Original Sin

204. Madness - House of Fun

205. Psychedelic Furs - Heaven

206. Simple Minds - Alive And Kicking

207. The Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings

208. The Smiths - Ask

209. Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face

210. Big Audio Dynamite II - The Globe

211. Blondie - Rapture

212. Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love

213. Peter Gabriel - Red Rain

214. Beastie Boys - Sabotage

215. Berlin - The Metro

216. Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box

217. Big Country - In A Big Country

218. UB40 - Red Red Wine

219. Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name

220. Material Issue - Diane

221. Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better

222. The Police - King of Pain

223. Depeche Mode - Policy of Truth

224. Weezer - Undone (The Sweater Song)

225. R.E.M. - So. Central Rain

226. Eurythmics - Would I Lie To You?

227. R.E.M. - Can't Get There From Here

228. The Police - Synchronicity II

229. Trio - Da Da Da

230. Elvis Costello - Alison

231. Sonic Youth - 100%

232. The Cure - Friday I'm In Love

233. Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way

234. Psychedelic Furs - The Ghost In You

235. INXS - New Sensation

236. Duran Duran - The Reflex

237. Yaz - Only You

238. Live - Lightning Crashes

239. James - Laid

240. Temple of the Dog - Say Hello 2 Heaven

241. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

242. Green Day - Basket Case

243. General Public - Tenderness

244. Jesus & Mary Chain - Head On

245. a-ha - Take On Me

246. The Stone Roses - Fools Gold

247. R.E.M. - Orange Crush

248. Counting Crows - Mr. Jones

249. Hazy Fantazye - Shiny Shiny

250. The Cure - A Letter To Elise

251. The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me

252. Duran Duran - The Wild Boys

253. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Pump it Up

254. Madness - Wings of A Dove

255. Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane

256. Morrissey - Suedehead

257. Depeche Mode - World In My Eyes

258. David Bowie - Let's Dance

259. New Order - The Perfect Kiss

260. Bush - Glycerine

261. Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio

262. Tool - Sober

263. Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know

264. Freur - Doot Doot

265. Soul Asylum - Runaway Train

266. Madness - One Step Beyond

267. Stone Temple Pilots - Vasoline

268. Yaz - Don't Go

269. White Zombie - More Human Than Human

270. The Smashing Pumpkins - Rhinoceros

271. Seal - Crazy

272. Missing Persons - Destination Unknown

273. U2 - Even Better Than the Real Thing

274. Tin Tin - Kiss Me

275. Talking Heads - Life During Wartime

276. Beastie Boys - Paul Revere

277. Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia

278. R.E.M. - Talk About The Passion

279. Haircut One Hundred - Fantastic Day

280. 10,000 Maniacs - Like The Weather

281. Gary Numan - Cars

282. Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good

283. Animotion - Obsession

284. Pearl Jam - Nothingman

285. UB40 - The Way You Do The Things You Do

286. Live - I Alone

287. Altered Images - Happy Birthday

288. The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger

289. Book of Love - Book of Love

290. Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend

291. English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom

292. R.E.M. - Superman

293. Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again

294. Bauhaus - Bela Legosi's Dead

295. U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One

296. They Might Be Giants - Don't Let's Start

297. Patti Smith Group - Dancing Barefoot

298. Erasure - Chains of Love

299. Soul Asylum - Somebody to Shove

300. Jam - Town Called Malice

301. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell

302. Nirvana - About A Girl

303. Tones On Tail - Go

304. Bush - Comedown

305. Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians - What I Am

306. The The - This is The Day

307. INXS - Devil Inside

308. Catherine Wheel - Black Metallic

309. Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

310. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss

311. Talk Talk - Life Is What You Make It

312. World Party - Ship of Fools

313. ABC - The Look of Love

314. U2 - In God's Country

315. L7 - Pretend We're Dead

316. David Bowie - China Girl

317. The Go-Go's - We Got The Beat

318. R.E.M. - Rockville

319. Yello - Oh Yeah

320. INXS - Need You Tonight / Mediate

321. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls

322. Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song

323. Kim Wilde - Kids In America

324. School of Fish - 3 Strange Days

325. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Breaking The Girl

326. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Accidents Will Happen

327. Hole - Doll Parts

328. Tears for Fears - Mad World

329. Blur - There's No Other Way

330. Nirvana - Dumb

331. The Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods

332. Missing Persons - Walking In L.A.

333. PJ Harvey - Down by the Water

334. Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy

335. They Might Be Giants - Particle Man

336. Depeche Mode - Shake The Disease

337. 10,000 Maniacs - What's The Matter Here

338. Bronski Beat - Why?

339. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peek-A-Boo

340. R.E.M. - Texarkana

341. Human League - Don't You Want Me?

342. Talking Heads - Love For Sale

343. Tori Amos - Crucify

344. Adam Ant - Strip

345. U2 - Stay (Faraway, So Close)

346. B Movie - Nowhere Girl

347. XTC - King For A Day

348. Live - Selling The Drama

349. Roxy Music - Avalon

350. The Smiths - Panic

351. Big Audio Dynamite - Contact

352. Paul Hardcastle - 19

353. Green Day - When I Come Around

354. ABC - Poison Arrow

355. U2 - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

356. General Public - Hot You're Cool

357. INXS - Mystify

358. Billy Idol - Hot In The City

359. Squeeze - Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)

360. Eurythmics - Love Is A Stranger

361. Talk Talk - Talk, Talk

362. U2 - Mysterious Ways

363. Primus - Jerry Was A Race Car Driver

364. Echo & the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

365. 10,000 Maniacs - Trouble Me

366. The Cure - Lullaby

367. Vapors - Turning Japanese

368. R.E.M. - Fall On Me

369. David Bowie - Modern Love

370. Killing Joke - Eighties

371. Soup Dragons - I'm Free

372. U2 - I Will Follow

373. Total Coelo - I Eat Cannibals

374. The Police - Can't Stand Losing You

375. Bronski Beat - Small Town Boy

376. INXS - Listen Like Thieves

377. Duran Duran - Notorious

378. INXS - Shine Like It Does

379. Kajagoogoo - Too Shy

380. Belly - Feed The Tree

381. R.E.M. - Driver 8

382. Icicle Works - Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)

383. Beck - Loser

384. 10,000 Maniacs - These Are Days

385. Adam & the Ants - Antmusic

386. Jesus & Mary Chain - Happy When It Rains

387. Billy Idol - Flesh For Fantasy

388. Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like

389. The Offspring - Self-Esteem

390. Lene Lovich - Lucky Number

391. Stone Temple Pilots - Wicked Garden

392. Concrete Blonde - Joey

393. New Order - 1963

394. Burning Sensations - Belly of the Whale

395. Jesus Jones - Right Here, Right Now

396. The Clash - Lost In The Supermarket

397. They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng

398. Material Issue - Renee R.E.M.ains The Same

399. Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl

400. Nitzer Ebb - Join In The Chant

401. Bryan Ferry - Kiss And Tell

402. Gin Blossoms - Found Out About You

403. Romeo Void - Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)

404. Duran Duran - Ordinary World

405. Squeeze - Hourglass

406. The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait

407. 10,000 Maniacs - Candy Everybody Wants

408. Adam Ant - Desperate But Not Serious

409. Dave Matthews Band - What Would You Say?

410. Blancmange - Living On The Ceiling

411. UB40 - Here I Am (Come And Take Me)

412. Primus - My Name Is Mud

413. Björk - Big Time Sensuality

414. Tears for Fears - Change

415. R.E.M. - Shiny Happy People

416. Polecats - Make A Circuit With Me

417. Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days

418. Filter - Hey Man Nice Shot

419. U2 - Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World

420. Squeeze - Black Coffee In Bed

421. The Charlatans - The Only One I Know

422. Bush - Little Things

423. Til Tuesday - Voices Carry

424. Ministry - NOW

425. Talking Heads - Road To Nowhere

426. Bananarama - Cruel Summer

427. Rage Against The Machine - Bulls On Parade

428. Toad The Wet Sprocket - All I Want

429. Live - All Over You

430. The Pretenders - Middle of the Road

431. Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut

432. R.E.M. - Exhuming McCarthy

433. Echo & the Bunnymen - The Cutter

434. 4 Non Blondes - What's Up

435. Talking Heads - Psycho Killer

436. The Cure - Hot, Hot, Hot!!!

437. The Presidents of the United States of America - Lump

438. The Style Council - You're The Best Thing

439. R.E.M. - Man On The Moon

440. Dramarama - Anything, Anything (I'll Give You)

441. Hole - Miss World

442. Adam & the Ants - Stand And Deliver

443. The Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock

444. The The - Perfect

445. Simple Minds - Sanctify Yourself

446. XTC - The Mayor of Simpleton

447. James - Sit Down

448. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kiss Them for Me

449. Counting Crows - Round Here

450. Oingo Boingo - Weird Science

451. Fixx - Sign of Fire

452. The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends

453. Falco - Rock Me Amadeus

454. Cracker - Low

455. Red Rockers - China

456. The Replacements - I'll Be You

457. Anne Clark - Our Darkness

458. Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya

459. The Smashing Pumpkins - I Am One

460. Elvis Costello - (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes

461. Cranberries - Linger

462. Faith No More - Midlife Crisis

463. Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star

464. Duran Duran - Come Undone

465. Eurythmics - Right By Your Side

466. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes

467. Silverchair - Tomorrow

468. Sarah McLachlan - Possession

469. Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized

470. Bush - Everything Zen

471. Sugarcubes - Hit

472. English Beat - Save It For Later

473. Live - Operation Spirit

474. Flaming Lips - She Don't Use Jelly

475. The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored

476. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbound

477. Cracker - Teen Angst

478. The Cure - Jumping Someone Else's Train

479. David Bowie - Blue Jean

480. Tori Amos - Silent All These Years

481. Simple Minds - All The Things She Said

482. Re-Flex - The Politics of Dancing

483. Depeche Mode - Everything Counts

484. Dead or Alive - Brand New Lover

485. Liz Phair - Never Said

486. The Cure - Fascination Street

487. Foo Fighters - I'll Stick Around

488. Faith No More - We Care A Lot

489. Psychedelic Furs - Until She Comes

490. The Smashing Pumpkins - Rocket

491. Culture Club - Time (Clock of the Heart)

492. The Cure - The Caterpillar

493. Oasis - Live Forever

494. Porno For Pyros - Pets

495. Iggy Pop - Candy

496. Soundgarden - Outshined

497. The Go-Go's - Vacation

498. Ween - Push Th' Little Daisies

499. James - Born of Frustration

500. The Offspring - Gotta Get Away