‘The Magnificent 7’ – Best Rock Songs (A-to-Z)

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To take a break from the interviews, the music sessions, and everything in-between, I feel compelled to share my favorite songs (in order at this particular time and stopping at seven) by my favorite rock and mostly alt-rock bands (I chose one per letter of the alphabet). Blame on it on my Spotify playlists or simply the fact I saw Green Day a few weeks back, and already have tickets to Bon Iver and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Anyway, I’m weighing in below with my list. Share yours in the comments section. Music is, afterall, subjective.  Let’s roll…

<strong>A is for Arcade Fire</strong>
1. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
2. Deep Blue
3. My Body is a Cage
4. Neighborhood #3 (Power’s Out)
5. Black Wave/Bad Vibrations
6. Intervention
7. Suburban War

<strong>B is for Bon Iver</strong>
1. Flume
2. Minnesota, WI
3. Holocene
4. Creature Fear
5. 33 “GOD”
6. Blood Bank
7. The Wolves (Act I and II)

<strong>C is for Coldplay</strong>
1. Talk
2. A Rush of Blood to the Head
3. O
4.The Scientist
5. Viva La Vida
6. White Shadows
7. Shiver

<strong>D is for Depeche Mode</strong>
1. Policy of Truth
2. Enjoy the Silence
3. Wrong
4. It’s No Good
5.  Waiting for the Night
6. Walking in My Shoes
7. Blasphemous Rumors

<strong>E is for Everclear</strong>
1. Santa Monica
2. Summerland
3. Amphetamine
5. Heartspark Dollarsign
6. Father of Mine
7. I Will Buy You a New Life

<strong>F is for Foo Fighters</strong>
1. Everlong
2. Best of You
3. For All the Cows
4. Alone + Easy Target
5. Stacked Actors
6. Tired of You
7. Arlandria

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<strong>G is for Green Day</strong>
1. Jesus of Suburbia
2. Welcome to Paradise
3. Christie Road
4. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
5. Basketcase
6. Macy’s Day Parade
7. Say Goodbye

<strong>H is for Hole</strong>
1. Violet
2. Jennifer’s Body
3. Best Sunday Dress
4. Pretty on the Inside
5. Doll Parts
6. Reasons to Be Beautiful
7. Gold Dust Woman (cover)

<strong>I is for INXS</strong>
1. Mystify
2. Never Tear Us Apart
3. Dont Change
4. New Sensation
5. Lately
6. Original Sin
7. The Stairs

<strong>J is for Jimmy Eat World</strong>
1. Futures
2. Disintegration
3. Sweetness
4. The Middle
5. Polaris
6. Pain
7. A Praise Chorus

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<strong>K is for Kings of Leon</strong>
1. On Call
2. Knocked Up
3. Molly’s Chamber
4. Sex on Fire
5. Dancing on My Own (Robyn Cover)
6. Crawl
7. Use Somebody

<strong>L is for Live</strong>
1. I Alone
2. Waitress
3. Run to the Water
4. Iris
5. The Beauty of Gray
6. Overcome
7. The Dolphin’s Cry

<strong>M is for My Morning Jacket</strong>
1. One Big Holiday
2. Run Thru
3. Remnants
4. Touch Me I’m Going to Scream, Pt. 2
5. Golden
6. Gideon
7. Librarian

<strong>N is for Nirvana</strong>
1. The Man Who Sold the World (cover)
2. Breed
3. Aneurysm
4. Dive
5. Lounge Act
6. Smells Like Teen Spirit
7. Heart-Shaped Box

<strong>O is for Oasis</strong>
1. Supersonic
2. Wonderwall
3. Live Forever
4. Morning Glory
5. Acquiesce
6. Rock n Roll Star
7. Champagne Supernova

<strong>P is for Pearl Jam</strong>
1. Black
2. Rearviewmirror
3. Once
4. Off He Goes
5. Immortality
6. I Am Mine
7. Why Go

<strong>Q is for Queen</strong>
1. Bohemian Rhapsody
2. We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions
3. Under Pressure
4. A Kind of Magic
5. Bicycle Ride
6. Tie Your Mother Down
7. Flash’s Theme

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<strong>R is for Radiohead</strong>
1. Street Spirit
2. Reckoner
3. Everything in its Right Place
4. Videotape
5. How to Disappear Completely
6. Lotus Flower
7. Paranoid Android

<strong>S is for Stone Temple Pilots</strong>
1. Wicked Garden
2. Interstate Love Song
3. Atlanta
4. Creep
5. Big Empty
6. Adhesive
7. Army Ants

<strong>T is for TV on the Radio</strong>
1. Wolf Like Me
2. Staring at the Sun
3. DLZ
4. Dreams
5. Love Dog
6. Repetition
7. A Method

<strong>U is for U2</strong>
1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
2. Until the End of the World
3. With or Without You
4. Acrobat
5. The Fly
6. In God’s Country
7. Zooropa

<strong>V is for Vampire Weekend</strong>
1. Walcott
2. Giving up the Gun
3.  Step
4. M79
5. Diplomat’s Son
6. Unbelievers
7. Horchata

<strong>W is for Weezer</strong>
1. My Name is Jonas
2. The World Has Turned and Left Me Here
3. The Good Life
4. Suzanne
5. Across the Sea
6. In the Garage
7. This is Such a Pity

<strong>X is for XTC</strong>
1. Dear God
2. Ballad of Peter Pumpkin Head
3. Making Plans for Nigel
4. Mayor of Simpleton
5. Senses Working Overtime
6. Grass
7. Then She Appeared

<strong>Y is for Yeah Yeah Yeahs</strong>
1. Maps
2. Zero
3. Way Out
4. Heads Will Roll
5. Skeletons
6. Gold Lion
7. Y Control

<strong>Z is for ZZ Top</strong>
1. Legs
2. Tush
3. Gimme All Your Lovin’
4. Velcro Fly
5. Sharp Dressed Man
6. La Grange
7. Pincushion

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Jon Chattman’s music/entertainment series typically features celebrities and artists (established or not) from all genres performing a track, and discussing what it means to them. This informal series focuses on the artist making art in a low-threatening, extremely informal (sometime humorous) way. No bells, no whistles — just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where everything often gets overblown and over manufactured, Jon strives for a refreshing change. (Theme song by Blondfire.) Artists featured on the series include Imagine Dragons, Melissa Etheridge, Yoko Ono, Elle King, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, James Bay, Jimmy Eat World, Charli XCX, Marina and the Diamonds, and Bastille.