Smash Hits: The 100 Songs That Defined America, 1st Edition

  • James E. Perone
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  • ISBN-10: 1440834695
  • ISBN-13: 9781440834691
  • DDC: 782.421640
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 347 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released January 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

We are what we listen to. That's the premise of this study of 100 songs that have shaped and defined the American experience, from the Colonial period to the present.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
The Years 1750–1899.
1: “Yankee Doodle,” 1750s.
2: “Chester,” 1770.
3: “The Star-Spangled Banner,” 1814.
4: “Amazing Grace,” 1779.
5: “Oh! Susanna,” 1847.
6: “No More Auction Block for Me,” 1860S.
7: “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” 1928.
8: “Jingle Bells,” 1850.
9: “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair,” 1854.
10: “Nearer, My God, To Thee,” 1841.
11: “Dixie,” 1859.
12: “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” 1861.
13: “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” 1863.
14: “America the Beautiful,” 1893.
Notes.
The Years 1900–1939.
15: “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” 1900.
16: “Give My Regards to Broadway,” 1904.
17: “The Yankee Doodle Boy,” 1904.
18: “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?,” 1907.
19: “Take Me out to the Ball Game,” 1908.
20: “Alexander's Ragtime Band,” 1911.
21: “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” 1912.
22: “Over There,” 1917.
23: “The Ballad of John Henry,” Early 1900S.
24: “Stardust,” 1929.
25: “Waiting for a Train,” 1928.
26: “Mack the Knife,” 1928.
27: “Georgia (on My Mind),”42 1930.
28: “It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing),” 1931.
29: “Summertime,” 1935.
30: “As Time Goes by,” 1931.
31: “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime,” 1931.
32: “Cross Road Blues,” 1936.
33: “Strange Fruit,” 1937.
34: “Heart and Soul,” 1938.
35: “God Bless America,” 1938.
36: “Over the Rainbow,” 1939.
Notes.
The Years 1940–1959.
37: “This Land is Your Land,” 1940.
38: “White Christmas,” 1942.
39: “Move It on Over,” 1947.
40: “We Shall Overcome,” 1948.
41: “If I Had a Hammer,” 1949.
42: “Rocket 88,” 1951.
43: “Hound Dog,” 1952.
44: “Folsom Prison Blues,” 1955.
45: “Louie Louie,” 1955.
46: “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” 1955.
47: “Seventy-Six Trombones,” 1957.
48: “Peggy Sue,” 1957.
49: “Johnny B. Goode,” 1958.
Notes.
The Years 1960–1969.
50: “Money (That's What I Want),” 1959.
51: “Love Hurts,” 1960.
52: “Crazy,” 1961.
53: “Stand by Me,” 1961.
54: “Blowin’ in the Wind,” 1962.
55: “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” 1963.
56: “She Loves You,” 1963.
57: “Fun, Fun, Fun,” 1964.
58: “The Sound of Silence,” 1964.
59: “Papa's Got a Brand New Bag,” 1965.
60: “Eve of Destruction,” 1965.
61: “People Get Ready,” 1965.
62: “Respect,” 1965.
63: “Ballad of the Green Berets,” 1966.
64: “Good Vibrations,” 1966.
65: “Purple Haze,” 1967.
66: “Light My Fire,” 1967.
67: “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” 1969.
68: “Fortunate Son,” 1969.
Notes.
The Years 1970–1979.
69: “Ohio,” 1970.
70: “War,” 1970.
71: “Big Yellow Taxi,” 1970.
72: “Coal Miner's Daughter,” 1970.
73: “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” 1970.
74: “American Pie,” 1971.
75: “I Feel the Earth Move,” 1971.
76: “You've Got a Friend,” 1971.
77: “Imagine,” 1971.
78: “What's Going On,” 1971.
79: “Candle in the Wind,” 1973.
80: “I Will Always Love You,” 1974.
81: “Sweet Home Alabama,” 1974.
82: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” 1975.
83: “Stayin' Alive,” 1977.
84: “Theme from New York, New York,” 1977.
85: “Heart of Glass,” 1978.
86: “Rapper's Delight,” 1979.
Notes.
The Years 1980–2016.
87: “Once in a Lifetime,” 1980.
88: “Memory,” 1982.
89: “The Message,” 1982.
90: “Beat It,” 1982.
91: “Thriller,” 1982.
92: “God Bless the U.S.A,” 1984.
93: “Born in the U.S.A.,” 1984.
94: “We Are the World,” 1985.
95: “Straight Outta Compton,” 1988.
96: “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” 1991.
97: “Courtesy of the Red, White And Blue (The Angry American),” 2002.
98: “You Raise Me Up,” 2002.
99: “Mean,” 2010.
100: “Gangnam Style,” 2012.
Notes.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.