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Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 One Vision
Queen 3 4:03
2 Run to You
Bryan Adams 4.25 3:55
3 Addicted to Love
Robert Palmer 4:16
4 Pour Some Sugar on Me
Def Leppard 4.65 4:27
5 Rebel Yell
Billy Idol 4.85 4:47
6 Smooth Criminal
Alien Ant Farm 4.4 3:28
7 (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)
Beastie Boys 4 3:25
8 Should I Stay or Should I Go
The Clash 4.4 3:08
9 Walk Don’t Run
The Ventures 4.35 2:04
10 All Day and All of the Night
The Kinks 5 2:21
11 Jailbreak
Thin Lizzy 4.75 4:01
12 Action
The Sweet 5 3:18
13 Run to the Hills
Iron Maiden 4.15 3:55
14 Fat Lip
Sum 41 4.35 3:01
15 Sabre Dance
Love Sculpture 4:52
16 Hocus Pocus
Focus 5 6:41
17 Paper Plane
Status Quo 2:57
18 She Sells Sanctuary
The Cult 4.35 4:16
19 Teenage Kicks
The Undertones 5 2:26
20 Hate to Say I Told You So
The Hives 3.85 3:20
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Pinball Wizard
The Who 4.5 3:02
2 Sunshine of Your Love
Cream 4.6 4:11
3 Black Night
Deep Purple 4.2 3:26
4 Born to Be Wild
Steppenwolf 4.3 3:26
5 School’s Out
Alice Cooper 4.1 3:27
6 Sharp Dressed Man
ZZ Top 4.6 4:14
7 Roll Over Lay Down
Status Quo 4 5:39
8 All Night Long
Rainbow 4 3:50
9 The Jean Genie
David Bowie 4.15 4:06
10 How You Remind Me
Nickelback 4 3:44
11 Inside
Stiltskin 3.5 4:25
12 My Sharona
The Knack 4.65 4:00
13 Hold the Line
Toto 4 3:56
14 Saturday Nite at the Duck-Pond
The Cougars 2:12
15 C’mon Everybody
Eddie Cochran 3 1:55
16 F.B.I.
The Shadows 2:34
17 Guitar Boogie Shuffle
Bert Weedon 2:15
18 That’ll Be the Day
Buddy Holly 5 2:16
19 Wishing Well
Free 3:37
20 Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
Pink Floyd 3:07
21 Parisienne Walkways (live)
Gary Moore 3:41
22 God Save the Queen (live)
Brian May 1:58

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Dryden Mitchell (track 6)
acoustic guitar [Acoustic gitz]:
Terence Corso (track 6)
acoustic guitar and bass guitar:
Phil Lynott (track 11)
electric bass guitar:
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (track 13)
drums (drum set):
Rick Allen (UK drummer for Def Leppard) (track 4)
Clive Burr (track 13)
Mike Cosgrove (track 6)
Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy drummer) (track 11)
Thommy Price (track 5)
bass guitar:
Pete Quaife (track 10)
Rick Savage (track 4)
Steve Webster (Canadian bassist, producer, composer, arranger & orchestrator) (track 5)
bass guitar [Bassadilla]:
Tye Zamora (track 6)
membranophone:
Mick Avory (track 10)
Nigel Preston (track 18)
synthesizer [Fairlight] programming:
Phil Nicholas (producer & musician) (track 4)
guitar:
Steve Clark (Def Leppard guitarist) (track 4)
Phil Collen (of Def Leppard) (track 4)
Dave Davies (ex-member of The Kinks) (track 10)
Scott Gorham (track 11)
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden guitarist) (track 13)
Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy & Motörhead) (track 11)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (track 13)
Steve Stevens (track 5)
Tye Zamora (track 6)
electric guitar [Electric gitz]:
Terence Corso (track 6)
keyboard [Keyboards]:
Tye Zamora (track 6)
additional editor:
John Ewing, Jr. (Engineer) (track 6)
Brian Virtue (track 6)
assistant engineer:
Justin Harvey (track 6)
assistant mixer:
Dan Certa (track 6)
assistant producer:
Nigel Green (track 4)
background vocals:
Tye Zamora (track 6)
composer:
Jan Akkerman (track 16)
Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks) (track 10)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (track 13)
Robert Palmer (English singer-songwriter) (track 3)
Johnny Smith (guitar) (track 9)
Thijs van Leer (track 16)
Randy Fitzsimmons (track 20)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 6)
Phil Lynott (track 11)
John O’Neill (of The Undertones) (track 19)
Rick Rubin (track 7)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (track 1)
editor:
James Murray (US engineer) (track 6)
engineer:
Martin Birch (track 13)
Nigel Green (track 4)
Roger Bechirian (track 19)
Michael Frondelli (track 5)
Joe McGrath (track 14)
James Murray (US engineer) (track 6)
guest membranophone:
Nigel Preston (track 18)
guest vocals:
Joe Ely (track 8)
lead vocals:
Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks) (track 10)
Joe Elliott (lead singer of Def Leppard) (track 4)
Billy Idol (track 5)
Phil Lynott (track 11)
lyricist:
Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks) (track 10)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (track 13)
Robert Palmer (English singer-songwriter) (track 3)
Adam Horovitz (track 7)
Randy Fitzsimmons (track 20)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 6)
Phil Lynott (track 11)
John O’Neill (of The Undertones) (track 19)
Rick Rubin (track 7)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (track 1)
Adam Yauch (track 7)
mixer:
Jay Baumgardner (track 6)
Nigel Green (track 4)
Glyn Johns (track 8)
Tom Lord‐Alge (track 14)
Mike Shipley (track 4)
Dave Wittman (track 5)
performer:
Focus (Dutch progressive rock group) (track 16)
producer:
John Alcock (producer) (track 11)
Jay Baumgardner (track 6)
Martin Birch (track 13)
Bob Clearmountain (track 2)
Jerry Finn (track 14)
Keith Forsey (track 5)
Pelle Gunnerfeldt (track 20)
The Sweet (UK glam rock band) (track 12)
Shel Talmy (track 10)
Roger Bechirian (track 19)
recording engineer:
Mark Flannery (track 4)
Jerry Boys (1971-04-13 – 1971-05-14) (track 16)
Pelle Gunnerfeldt (1999) (track 20)
vocals:
Ian Astbury (vocalist for The Cult) (track 18)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden vocalist) (track 13)
Dryden Mitchell (track 6)
writer:
Bryan Adams (track 2)
Ian Astbury (vocalist for The Cult) (track 18)
Dave Baksh (track 14)
Steve Clark (Def Leppard guitarist) (track 4)
Phil Collen (of Def Leppard) (track 4)
Brian Connolly (Scottish, member of Sweet) (track 12)
Billy Duffy (track 18)
Joe Elliott (lead singer of Def Leppard) (track 4)
Billy Idol (track 5)
Steve Jocz (track 14)
Mick Jones (The Clash/Big Audio Dynamite) (track 8)
Steve Priest (track 12)
Rick Savage (track 4)
Andy Scott (Member of Sweet) (track 12)
Steve Stevens (track 5)
Joe Strummer (track 8)
Mick Tucker (drummer for The Sweet) (track 12)
Jim Vallance (track 2)
Deryck Whibley (track 14)
phonographic copyright by:
Mercury Records (a UMG imprint, do not use it as a company) (1976) (track 11)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1982) (track 13)
Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1987) (track 4)
Island Def Jam Music Group (use “Island” or “Def Jam Recordings” labels rather than this record company) (2001) (track 14)
publisher:
Chrysalis Records Ltd. (not for release label use! company behind the Chrysalis imprint) (track 5)
Heavy Nova Music (track 3)
Imagem London Ltd. (track 13)
Island Music Ltd. (track 3)
Jay Boy (track 10)
Maxwood Music Ltd. (track 12)
Mijac Music (track 6)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 4)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (tracks 4, 11)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 12)
Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 4)
Warner Bros. Music Ltd. (UK subsidiary, so named between 1970/01/23–1971/04/26 and 1972/04/25–1988/08/23) (track 4)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–present) (track 3)
Why Bother Ltd. (track 4)
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing) (tracks 4, 13)
Yamaha Music Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 12)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (1986) (track 1)
Queen Music Ltd. (1986) (track 1)
mixed at:
Battery Studios (London, owned by Zomba group) in London, England, United Kingdom (tracks 4, 13)
recorded at:
Pelles Studio in Sweden (track 20)
Battery Studios (London, owned by Zomba group) in London, England, United Kingdom (track 13)
edits:
has remixes:
Pour Some Sugar on Me (CD single remix) by Def Leppard (track 4)
mash-ups:
Enter You by Wax Audio (track 2)
Epic Sanctuary by G3RSt (track 18)
music videos:
Rebel Yell by Billy Idol (track 5)
sampled by:
I'm the Man by Anthrax (track 7)
part of:
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 183) (track 8)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 228) (track 8)
cover recording of:
Smooth Criminal (track 6)
Walk, Don’t Run (track 9)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Addicted to Spuds (track 3)
Devil Fell (track 5)
Expected to Love (track 3)
Psum 14 (track 14)
Should I Stay (track 8)
Smooth Grandmama (track 6)
The Crush (track 8)
later translated parody versions:
Humppanarkkari (track 3)
later translated versions:
Party (track 7)
Tanz den Horn (track 5)
Vi sparker røv (track 7)
part of:
We Will Rock You (Queen musical) (track 1)
recording of:
Action (track 12)
Addicted to Love (track 3)
Fat Lip (track 14)
Hocus Pocus (track 16)
Jailbreak (track 11)
One Vision (track 1)
Rebel Yell (track 5)
Run to You (track 2)
Run to the Hills (track 13)
She Sells Sanctuary (track 18)
Teenage Kicks (track 19)
All Day and All of the Night (1964-09-23) (track 10)
referred to in medleys:
Polkas on 45 (track 8)

CD 2

recorded in:
England, United Kingdom (track 1)
electric bass guitar:
Dennis Dunaway (track 5)
Roger Glover (track 3)
Joe Hill (track 6)
Hammond organ:
Jon Lord (track 3)
drums (drum set):
Ian Paice (track 3)
Cozy Powell (track 8)
Neal Smith (former Alice Cooper drummer) (track 5)
Mick Woodmansey (British drummer) (track 9)
Jerry Allison (1957-02-25) (track 18)
Jeffrey Porcaro (1978-08) (track 13)
bass guitar:
Roger Glover (track 8)
David Hungate (1978-08) (track 13)
membranophone:
Frank Beard (ZZ Top drummer) (track 6)
Bruce Gary (1979-04) (track 12)
Ian Paice (1993-10-16) (track 3)
organ:
Jon Lord (track 3)
guitar:
Ritchie Blackmore (tracks 3, 8)
David Bowie (track 9)
Mick Ronson (British guitarist) (track 9)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (1957-02-25) (track 18)
Berton Averre (1979-04) (track 12)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (1957-02-25) (track 18)
Niki Sullivan (1957-02-25) (track 18)
Doug Fieger (1979-04) (track 12)
bass:
Trevor Bolder (British bassist) (track 9)
Prescott Niles (1979-04) (track 12)
double bass:
Larry Welborn (1957-02-25) (track 18)
electric guitar:
Ritchie Blackmore (track 3)
Michael Bruce (of Alice Cooper) (track 5)
Glen Buxton (American guitarist) (track 5)
William Gibbons (track 6)
Steve Lukather (1978-08) (track 13)
electric guitar arranger:
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 22)
percussion:
Frank Beard (ZZ Top drummer) (track 6)
Lenny Castro (1978-08) (track 13)
keyboard:
Don Airey (track 8)
Michael Bruce (of Alice Cooper) (track 5)
David Paich (1978-08) (track 13)
Steve Porcaro (1978-08) (track 13)
Jon Lord (1993-10-16) (track 3)
saxophone:
Ken Fordham (track 9)
piano:
Mike Garson (American pianist) (track 9)
David Paich (1978-08) (track 13)
guitar family:
Ritchie Blackmore (1993-10-16) (track 3)
arranger:
David Bowie (track 9)
Mick Ronson (British guitarist) (track 9)
background vocals:
June Clark (background vocals for The Crickets) (1957-02-25) (track 18)
Niki Sullivan (1957-02-25) (track 18)
Gary Tollett (1957-02-25) (track 18)
Ramona Tollett (1957-02-25) (track 18)
David Paich (1978-08) (track 13)
Bobby Kimball (1978-08) (track 13)
Steve Lukather (1978-08) (track 13)
co-producer:
James Guthrie (track 20)
composer:
Frank Beard (ZZ Top drummer) (track 6)
Mars Bonfire (track 4)
John Coughlan (track 7)
Joe Hill (track 6)
Alan Lancaster (track 7)
Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy, blues guitar) (track 21)
David Paich (track 13)
Rick Parfitt (UK guitarist for Status Quo) (track 7)
Arthur Smith ("Guitar Boogie" Smith US country artist) (track 17)
Roger Waters (track 20)
Robert Keith Young (UK musician & author, Young & Moody; Status Quo) (track 7)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 22)
David Bowie (track 9)
William Gibbons (track 6)
Peter Lawlor (track 11)
Phil Lynott (track 21)
Francis Rossi (track 7)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (1969) (track 1)
engineer:
Gary Edwards (producer, engineer) (track 8)
James Guthrie (track 20)
Damon Lyon-Shaw (track 1)
Terry Manning (US recording engineer) (track 6)
Mike Moran (American engineer, associated with RCA) (track 9)
Ken Scott (UK record producer & engineer) (track 9)
Tom Knox (track 13)
lead vocals:
Alice Cooper (the musician Vincent Damon Furnier) (track 5)
Roger Daltrey (track 1)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (track 1)
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (1957-02-25) (track 18)
Bobby Kimball (1978-08) (track 13)
Doug Fieger (1979-04) (track 12)
Ian Gillan (1993-10-16) (track 3)
lyricist:
Frank Beard (ZZ Top drummer) (track 6)
Mars Bonfire (track 4)
Joe Hill (track 6)
Alan Lancaster (track 7)
Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy, blues guitar) (track 21)
David Paich (track 13)
Roger Waters (track 20)
Robert Keith Young (UK musician & author, Young & Moody; Status Quo) (track 7)
David Bowie (track 9)
William Gibbons (track 6)
Peter Lawlor (track 11)
Phil Lynott (track 21)
Francis Rossi (track 7)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (track 1)
mixer:
Ken Scott (UK record producer & engineer) (track 9)
Tom Knox (track 13)
Mick Ronson (British guitarist) (track 9)
performer:
Cream (British 1960s rock supergroup) (track 2)
producer:
Bob Ezrin (tracks 5, 20)
David Gilmour (track 20)
Roger Glover (track 8)
Bill Ham (track 6)
Kit Lambert (track 1)
Gabriel Mekler (track 4)
Felix Pappalardi (track 2)
Norman Petty (track 18)
Toto (US rock group) (track 13)
Roger Waters (track 20)
David Bowie (track 9)
Peter Lawlor (track 11)
Ken Scott (UK record producer & engineer) (track 9)
recording engineer:
Tom Dowd (1967-04 – 1967-05) (track 2)
spoken vocals [dialogue]:
Wolfman Jack (US disc jockey) (track 18)
vocals:
Ian Gillan (track 3)
Joe Hill (track 6)
Chad Kroeger (track 10)
Graham Bonnet (British rock vocalist) (track 8)
David Bowie (track 9)
William Gibbons (track 6)
writer:
Jerry Allison (track 18)
Berton Averre (track 12)
Ritchie Blackmore (tracks 3, 3, 8)
Pete Brown (UK poet & producer, with Cream and Jack Bruce) (track 2)
Jack Bruce (track 2)
Michael Bruce (of Alice Cooper) (track 5)
Glen Buxton (American guitarist) (track 5)
Jerry Capehart (track 15)
Eric Clapton (track 2)
Eddie Cochran (track 15)
Alice Cooper (the musician Vincent Damon Furnier) (track 5)
Dennis Dunaway (track 5)
Douglas Fieger (track 12)
Ian Gillan (tracks 3, 3)
Roger Glover (tracks 3, 3, 8)
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (track 18)
Simon Kirke (track 19)
Paul Kossoff (track 19)
Chad Kroeger (track 10)
Mike Kroeger (track 10)
Jon Lord (tracks 3, 3)
Ian Paice (tracks 3, 3)
Ryan Peake (track 10)
Norman Petty (track 18)
Paul Rodgers (track 19)
Neal Smith (former Alice Cooper drummer) (track 5)
Ryan Vikedal (track 10)
Tetsu Yamauchi (track 19)
phonographic copyright by:
Warner Bros. Records Inc. (not for release label use, company behind the “WB Records” imprint) (1972) (track 5)
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1978) (track 13)
Pink Floyd Music Ltd. (1979) (track 20)
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1979) (track 8)
Universal Records Inc. (not for release label use! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (1979) (track 8)
HEC Enterprises Ltd. (1995) (track 3)
Telstar Records Plc (1996 –) (tracks 4, 11)
produced for:
publisher:
Blackmore Music (track 8)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 20)
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (tracks 3, 3)
Ezra Music Corp. (track 5)
HEC Music (tracks 3, 3)
Henrees Music co. (tracks 3, 3)
Nemperor Music (track 2)
Opus 19 Music (track 5)
Songs of Mosaic (track 6)
Spirit Two Music (track 13)
Third Palm Music (track 5)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (tracks 5, 20)
recorded at:
RCA Studios (New York, later noted as RCA Recording Studios) in New York, New York, United States (track 9)
Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, United States (1957-02-25) (track 18)
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957–1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1967-04 – 1967-05) (track 2)
Studio 55 in Los Angeles, California, United States (1978-08) (track 13)
DJ-mixes:
has remixes:
Pinball Wizard (1996 remix) by The Who (track 1)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Lo hacemos así by ToteKing (track 2)
MKY Da HVN by The Kleptones (track 2)
On and On by Girl Talk (track 2)
This One by Scanty Sandwich (track 12)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 65) (track 2)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 129) (track 4)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 319) (track 5)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 403) (track 15)
arrangements:
Born to Be Wild (for percussion, Lang) (track 4)
is the basis for:
Proper Education (track 20)
later parody versions:
Babylona (track 12)
Born-Again Child (track 4)
Comme des connards (track 12)
How You Rewind Me (track 10)
My Bologna (track 12)
Obadiah (track 13)
Salt-Dean-Eee! (track 9)
Smart Blest Man (track 6)
Temple Physician (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
Ryhtivaliohumppa (track 6)
later translated versions:
Immer mehr und mehr (track 18)
Je serai demain le maître du monde (That'll Be the Day) (track 18)
Neiche Schoin (track 6)
Olla võib (track 18)
愛到你發狂 (track 12)
later versions:
Born to Be Wild (German version) (track 4)
Jean Baltazaarrr (track 9)
School’s Out (Daphne & Celeste version) (track 5)
live recording of:
God Save the Queen (Queen version) (track 22)
Parisienne Walkways (track 21)
part of:
recording of:
All Night Long (track 8)
Born to Be Wild (track 4)
C’mon Everybody (track 15)
Guitar Boogie Shuffle (instrumental) (track 17)
How You Remind Me (track 10)
Inside (track 11)
Pinball Wizard (track 1)
Roll Over Lay Down (track 7)
School’s Out (track 5)
Sharp Dressed Man (track 6)
The Jean Genie (track 9)
Wishing Well (Free song) (track 19)
That’ll Be the Day (1957-02-25) (track 18)
Sunshine of Your Love (1967-04 – 1967-05) (track 2)
Black Night (1970) (track 3)
Hold the Line (1978-08) (track 13)
My Sharona (1979-04) (track 12)
Black Night (1993-10-16) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Polkas (track 6)
Swing the Mood (track 15)
version of:
God Save the Queen (national anthem of several countries in the British Commonwealth) (track 22)
Guitar Boogie (original Arthur Smith version) (track 17)