WOXY Top 500 Songs of All-Time (1989)

1. The Smiths - How Soon is Now?

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

3. Modern English - I Melt With You

4. New Order - Blue Monday

5. The Cult -She Sells Sanctuary

6. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities in Dust

7. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle

8. Romeo Void - Never Say Never

9. The Cure - Let's Go To Bed

10. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

11. Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The U.K.

12. Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun

13. U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

14. The B-52's - Rock Lobster

15. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead

16. The Nails - 88 Lines About 44 Women

17. Time Zone - World Destruction

18. The Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated

19. XTC - Dear God

20. The Cure - The Lovecats

21. Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling

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

23. Dead Milkmen - Bitchin' Camaro

24. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Pump It Up

25. Love and Rockets - Ball of Confusion

26. The Cure - Boys Don't Cry

27. Royal Crescent Mob - Get On The Bus

28. Talking Heads - Psycho Killer

29. XTC - Making Plans For Nigel

30. The Clash - Train In Vain

31. Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Rumors

32. Echo & the Bunnymen - Dancing Horses

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

34. English Beat - Save It For Later

35. Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen

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

37. Yaz - Situation

38. XTC - Senses Working Overtime

39. Special AKA - Free Nelson Mandela

40. The Cure - In Between Days

41. New Order - Confusion

42. The Clash - London Calling

43. Public Image Ltd. - Rise

44. R.E.M. - Don't Go Back To Rockville

45. Love & Rockets - Kundalini Express

46. Ministry - Everday Is Halloween

47. The The - Uncertain Smile

48. The Cure - Close To Me

49. Godfathers - Birth, School, Work, Death

50. Berlin - Sex (I'm a...)

51. New Order - Love Vigilantes

52. INXS - Original Sin

53. David Bowie - Fashion

54. Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way

55. Squeeze - Pulling Mussels From The Shell

56. Lou Reed - Sweet Jane

57. Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him?

58. Roxy Music - More Than This

59. The Replacements - I Will Dare

60. Killing Joke - Eighties

61. The Police - Can't Stand Losing You

62. Midnight Oil - Power & The Passion

63. Tears for Fears - Change

64. The Cure - 10:15 Saturday Night

65. Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf

66. Patti Smith - Dancin' Barefoot

67. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Jammin'

68. Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died

69. Devo - Whip It

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

71. U2 - I Will Follow

72. Shriekback - Nemesis

73. Depeche Mode - Route 66

74. Adam & the Ants - Antmusic

75. Mighty Lemon Drops - Inside Out

76. The Alarm - 68 Guns

77. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax

78. The Cure - Just Like Heaven

79. The Smithereens - Blood & Roses

80. Guadalcanal Diary - Watusi Rodeo

81. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

82. The Clash - Rock The Casbah

83. Sinéad O'Connor - Mandinka

84. Gene Love Gezebel - Desire

85. Echo & the Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar

86. General Public - Tenderness

87. 10,000 Maniacs - What's The Matter Here

88. Aztec Camera - Oblivious

89. Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home

90. The Sugarcubes - Birthday

91. Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party

92. The Bears - Fear Is Never Boring

93. Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth

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

95. Tears for Fears - Everbody Wants To Rule The World

96. Depeche Mode - People Are People

97. Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion

98. The Cure - Killing An Arab

99. Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning

100. Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug

101. Big Audio Dynamite - Medicine Show

102. UB40 - If It Happens Again

103. Violent Femmes - Prove My Love

104. Camper Van Beethoven - Good Guys & Bad Guys

105. The Jam - A Town Called Malice

106. Jon Astley - Jane's Getting Serious

107. The Church - Reptile

108. Peter Gabriel - Biko

109. Circle Jerks - Golden Shower of Hits

110. Blondie - Rapture

111. The Cult - Love Removal Machine

112. The Pretenders - Message of Love

113. Squeeze - Tempted

114. Talking Heads - And She Was

115. Love & Rockets - No New Tale To Tell

116. Talk Talk - Talk Talk

117. The Replacements - Alex Chilton

118. Morrissey - Suedehead

119. Spit Enz - I Got You

120. The B-52's - Private Idaho

121. Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love

122. Erasure - Chains of Love

123. David Bowie - Heroes

124. U2 - Gloria

125. The Waterboys - This Is The Sea

126. Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey

127. R.E.M. - Superman

128. Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle

129. Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child

130. Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink

131. Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

132. Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - Balloon Man

133. Gene Love Gezebel - Twenty Killer Hurts

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

135. Adrian Belew - Big Electric Cat

136. The Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma

137. Mission U.K. - Tower of Strength

138. Madness - One Step Beyond

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

140. Adam Ant - Desperate But Not Serious

141. The Cure - Hot! Hot! Hot!

142. Joy Division - She's Lost Control

143. Jerry Harrison - Man With A Gun

144. General Public - Hot, You're Cool

145. U2 - Pride (in the Name of Love)

146. Guadalcanal Diary - Litany (Life Goes On)

147. The Replacements - Bastards of Young

148. Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia

149. The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away

150. Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again

151. The Smiths - There Is A Light that Never Goes Out

152. Sinéad O'Connor - I Want Your (Hands On Me)

153. Psychedelic Furs - Heaven

154. The B-52's - Party Out of Bounds

155. R.E.M. - Pretty Persuasion

156. Shona Laing - Soviet Snow

157. The Pretenders - The Wait

158. The Alarm - Rain In The Summertime

159. New Order - Perfect Kiss

160. U2 - Desire

161. Ministry - Work For Love

162. Husker Du - Makes No Sense At All

163. Ultravox - Sleepwalk

164. INXS - The One Thing

165. The Housemartins - Happy Hour

166. Elvis Costello - Alison

167. Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

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

169. The Fall - Mr. Pharmacist

170. The Minutemen - Cheerleaders

171. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

172. The Clash - Police and Thieves

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

174. Shriekback - Gunnin' For The Buddha

175. Peter Tosh - Get Up, Stand Up

176. Public Image Ltd. - Public Image

177. Human League - Don't You Want Me

178. Joe Jackson - I'm The Man

179. XTC - Generals & Majors

180. Patti Smith - Gloria

181. UB40 - Red Red Wine

182. Devo - Through Being Cool

183. Camper Van Beethoven - Eye of Fatima

184. English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom

185. The Police - Roxanne

186. INXS - I Send A Message

187. New Order - True Faith

188. Psychedelic Furs - Ghost In You

189. Squeeze - Black Coffee In Bed

190. The Smiths - Ask

191. Violent Femmes - Faith

192. Echo & the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

193. Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime

194. The Waterboys - Church Not Made With Hands

195. Depeche Mode - Shake The Disease

196. Big Audio Dynamite - Come On Every Beatbox

197. The Cult - Rain

198. Duran Duran - Girls On Film

199. 10,000 Maniacs - Like The Weather

200. The Cure - Why Can't I Be You

201. Jesus & Mary Chain - Sidewalkin'

202. The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again

203. Sinéad O'Connor - Troy

204. Gene Loves Gezebel - Motion of Love

205. The Pogues - Dirty Old Town

206. Don Dixon - Praying Mantis

207. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?

208. Simple Minds - Alive & Kicking

209. Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes

210. Blondie - Rip Her To Shreds

211. Dukes of Stratoshsphere - Vanishing Girl

212. Royal Crescent Mob - Happy At Home

213. R.E.M. - Wind Out

214. The Pretenders - Precious

215. Public Image Ltd. - Annalisa

216. The Police - So Lonely

217. The Sugarcubes - Coldsweat

218. Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel

219. The B-52's - Quiche Lorraine

220. Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia

221. The Clash - Death Or Glory

222. Erasure - Oh L'amour

223. The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

224. Iggy Pop - Cry For Love

225. The Smithereens - Only A Memory

226. Violent Femmes - No Killing

227. Talking Heads - Burning Down The House

228. Roxy Music - Avalon

229. Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come

230. They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng

231. Joe Jackson - Got The Time

232. Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians - My Wife and My Dead Wife

233. Ministry - Stigmata

234. The Pretenders - Mystery Achievement

235. Elvis Costello - Watching the Detectives

236. INXS - What You Need

237. Shriekback - Intoxication

238. The Police - Next To You

239. Psychedelic Furs - Sister Europe

240. The Alarm - Strength

241. The Smiths - Reel Around the Fountain

242. Devo - Satisfaction

243. The Primitives - Crash

244. Camper Van Beethoven - Seven Languages

245. Talking Heads - Swamp

246. Husker Du - Don't Wanna Know If You Are Lonely

247. Joe Jackson - Cha Cha Loco

248. John Hiatt - Slow Turning

249. Love & Rockets - Mirror People

250. INXS - Don't Change

251. Long Riders - Lookin' For Lewis and Clark

252. U2 - With or Without You

253. Big Audio Dynamite - Champagne

254. Aztec Camera - Jump

255. Bob Marley & The Wailers - I Shot the Sheriff

256. Depeche Mode - Black Celebration

257. Echo & the Bunnymen - Bedbugs and Ballyhoo

258. Guadalcanal Diary - Cattle Prod

259. Bodeans - Fade Away

260. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Accidents Will Happen

261. The Bears - Aches and Pains

262. English Beat - I Confess

263. Joe Strummer - Love Kills

264. Midnight Oil - When The Generals Talk

265. Blondie - The Hardest Part

266. New Order - Subculture

267. Hothouse Flowers - I'm Sorry

268. The Smiths - Headmaster Ritual

269. Madness - Keep Moving

270. Psychedelic Furs - Forever Now

271. INXS - New Sensation

272. Talking Heads - Stay Up Late

273. The Pretenders - My City Was Gone

274. Pubilic Image Limited - Seattle

275. Ministry - Cold Life

276. Sting - Shadows in the Rain

277. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Happy When it Rains

278. Erasure - A Little Respect

279. General Public - Never You Done That

280. Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Brand New Friend

281. Sicilian Vespers - Baccala

282. Mission U.K. - Wasteland

283. Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years

284. Graham Parker - Local Girls

285. Devo - Jocko Homo

286. Adrian Belew - The Momur

287. Joe Jackson - Jumpin' Jive

288. Camper Van Beethoven - Turquoise Jewelry

289. Iggy Pop - Five Foot One

290. Husker Du - Flip Your Wig

291. The Smiths - Panic

292. INXS - This Time

293. The Cult - Peace Dog

294. New Order - Temptation

295. Echo & the Bunnymen - The Cutter

296. Big Audio Dynamite - Rock Non Stop (All Night Long)

297. Bob Marley - Exodus

298. Depeche Mode - Somebody

299. The Sugarcubes - Motorcrash

300. Icicle Works - Understanding Jane

301. Tones On Tail - Go!

302. UB40 - Rat in the Kitchen

303. Lou Reed - Take a Walk on the Wild Side

304. Gang of Four - I Love a Man in Uniform

305. The Clash - Lost in the Supermarket

306. The Vapors - Turning Japanese

307. The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop

308. Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays

309. X - Burning House of Love

310. Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio

311. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Everyday I Write the Book

312. Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours

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

314. Timbuk 3 - The Futures so Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)

315. David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes

316. Marshall Crenshaw - Cynical Girl

317. Haircut 100 - Love Plus One

318. Let's Active - Every Word Means No

319. The Go-Go's - We Got the Beat

320. INXS - Calling All Nations

321. The Feelies - Away

322. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Dear Prudence

323. U2 - Bad (Live)

324. The Damned - In Dulce Decorum

325. The Jam - Bitterest Pill I Ever Had to Swallow

326. Eurythmics - Would I Lie to You?

327. Howard Jones - Pearl in the Shell

328. Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

329. The Pretenders - Middle of the Road

330. Talk Talk - It's My Life

331. Talking Heads - Life During Wartime

332. XTC - Love on a Farmboy's Wages

333. The Cucumbers - My Boyfriend

334. The Nails - Things You Left Behind

335. The Replacements - Left of the Dial

336. The Stranglers - Skin Deep

337. Ultravox - Reap the Wild Wind

338. The Cure - The Caterpillar

339. Orchestral Manouvers in Dark - Locomotion

340. Talking Heads - Pulled Up

341. Simple Minds - Up On The Catwalk

342. Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes

343. The B-52's - Planet Claire

344. Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science

345. The dB's - Spy in the House of Love

346. Peter Gabriel - Shock the Monkey

347. The Smiths - Is It Really So Strange

348. Screaming Blue Messiahs - I Wanna Be a Flintstone

349. The Pretenders - Stop Your Sobbing

350. Hoodoo Gurus - Bittersweet

351. Big Country - In a Big Country

352. Fun Boy Three - My Lips are Sealed

353. Trio - Da Da Da

354. The Police - Canary in a Coalmine

355. Human League - The Lebanon

356. Los Lobos - Will the Wolf Survive

357. Joe Jackson - Sunday Paper

358. Flesh For Lulu - I Go Crazy

359. The Church - Under the Milky Way

360. Pete Shelley - Homosapien

361. XTC - Towers of London

362. U2 - Seconds

363. The Ramones - Teenage Lobotomy

364. David Bowie - Cat People

365. ABC - The Look of Love

366. The Jam - The Modern World

367. Lords of the New Church - Method To Our Madness

368. Meat Puppets - Up on the Sun

369. Thompson Twins - Love on Your Side

370. Del Fuegos - I Still Want You

371. Pubilic Image Limited - This is not a Love Song

372. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Swimming Horses

373. Echo & the Bunnymen - Do It Clean

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

375. Squeeze - Annie Get Your Gun

376. The Bangles - Hero Takes a Fall

377. UB40 - Sing Our Own Song

378. Wire - Kidney Bingos

379. X - Hungry Like the Wolf

380. Let's Active - Fell

381. The Replacements - Here Comes a Regular

382. The Clash - I Fought the Law

383. Marshall Crenshaw - Whenever You're On My Mind

384. Peter Murphy - All Night Long

385. Talking Heads - Take Me to the River

386. Tears for Fears - Shout

387. Oingo Boingo - Stay

388. Royal Crescent Mob - Love and Tunafish

389. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Fight Like a Brave

390. Laurie Anderson - Sharkey's Night

391. Richard Thompson - Tear Stained Letter

392. Peter Gabriel - Modern Love

393. Roxy Music - Oh Yeah

394. The The - This is The Day

395. Human League - Seconds

396. The Smithereens - Behind the Wall of Sleep

397. Lou Reed - I Love You Susanne

398. The Specials - A Message to You Rudy

399. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Radio Radio

400. The Call - The Walls Came Down

401. Orchestral Manouvers in Dark - Enola Gay

402. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Lively Up Yourself

403. Midnight Oil - Dead Heart

404. Joan Armtrading - Temptation

405. The Pretenders - Time the Avenger

406. XTC - No Thugs in Our House

407. World Party - Ship of Fools

408. U2 - Trip Through Your Wires

409. The Bears - Figure it Out

410. The Smiths - Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before

411. David Bowie - Scary Monsters

412. Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities

413. Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It

414. Joe Jackson - You Can't Get What You Want

415. The Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods

416. Fetchin Bones - Stray

417. Gene Loves Jezebel - Heartache

418. Dead Milkmen - You'll Dance To Anything

419. Eurythmics - Love is a Stranger

420. R.E.M. - Orange Crush

421. The Police - Message in a Bottle

422. Howard Jones - New Song

423. Flock of Seagulls - Telecommunication

424. The Pogues - Pair of Long Brown Eyes

425. Beat Farmers - Happy Boy

426. The B-52's - Legal Tender

427. The Damned - Grimly Fiendish

428. The Bodeans - Dreams

429. John Hiatt - Memphis in the Meantime

430. Stan Ridgway - Drive, She Said

431. Michelle Shocked - Anchorage

432. New Order - Thieves Like Us

433. Squeeze - Goodbye Girl

434. Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper - Elvis is Everywhere

435. Psychedelic Furs - President Gas

436. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down

437. Depeche Mode - Strangelove

438. Lloyd Cole - Perfect Skin

439. The Feelies - Slippin' Into Something

440. Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer

441. Meat Puppets - Lost

442. Lone Justice - Ways to be Wicked

443. Ultravox - Dancing With Tears in my Eyes

444. Simple Minds - Waterfront

445. The Stranglers - Always the Sun

446. The Clash - Police on my Back

447. The Ramones - Sheena is a Punk Rocker

448. The Pretenders - Kid

449. The Replacements - I'll Be You

450. Dead or Alive - I'll Do Anything

451. The Church - Unguarded Moment

452. Circle Jerks - American Heavy Metal Weekend

453. Echo & the Bunnymen - Seven Seas

454. Los Lobos - Shakin' Shakin' Shakes

455. Talking Heads - Cross Eyed and Painless

456. Heaven 17 - Penthouse and Pavement

457. INXS - Guns in the Sky

458. XTC - Mayor of Simpleton

459. David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing

460. Art of Noise - Close (to the Edit)

461. The Cure - Shake Dog Shake

462. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two Tribes

463. Lords of the New Church - Russian Roulette

464. Let's Active - Blue Line

465. The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make?

466. Thompson Twins - Lies

467. Suicidal Tendencies - Instutionalized

468. The The - Infected

469. Hoodoo Gurus - I Want You Back

470. Orchestral Manouvres in the Dark - So In Love

471. The Nails - Let It All Hang Out

472. Jonathan Richman - Dodge Vegematic

473. The B-52's - Summer of Love

474. U2 - I Threw a Brick

475. X - See How We Are

476. Squeeze - Cool for Cats

477. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Arabian Nights

478. The Buzzcocks - Different Kind of Tension

479. Marshall Crenshaw - Someday Someway

480. Dancing Hoods - Baby's Got Rockets

481. Joe Jackson - Look Sharp

482. Trio - Boom Boom

483. The Fall - Cab It Up

484. Book of Love - I Touch Roses

485. Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive

486. Living Colour - Cult of Personality

487. The Jam - Here Comes the Weekend

488. Shriekback - Black Light Trap

489. Spandau Ballet - Lifeline

490. Del Fuegos - Don't Run Wild

491. Firehose - For the Singer of R.E.M.

492. Janes Addiction - Jane Says

493. Midnight Oil - Kosciusko

494. The dB's - Amplifier

495. Big Audio Dynamite - The Bottom Line

496. XTC - Snowman

497. Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot

498. Elvis Costello - Mystery Dance

499. T-Bone Burnett - The Strange Case of Frank Cash

500. The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

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