KoHoSo’s Top 100

Some of you might recall that it was my very good online friend, Jordan of The House of Googie, who inspired me to begin creating what was to become The Atomic Hit Parade feature for KoHoSo Radio 66 before Live365 stole the last two weeks of its life (not to mention my money). In short, Jordan along with Miss KoKo and I each picked out our 50 favorite songs from the era of music that the station played. It was a tough but still fun exercise and it’s a shame it was never streamed.

Recently, Jordan reminded me that he had also been keeping a Top 100 of all-time list. He had mentioned this before and I had resisted making my own. The Atomic Hit Parade was tough enough with a cutoff year of 1966. With "classic rock" being my era of music, how was I going to trim down everything I love to just 100 tracks without beginning to weep uncontrollably over things I had to leave out?

However, I continued to think about it and I began to realize not only how to lay it all out but that I could get through it even though there would be some extremely rough decisions to be made. I began several days ago and the results are below…mostly…more on that in a moment.

The main thing to understand about this list is that it is indeed a personal Top 100, not what I think are the greatest, most important, or most influential tracks of all time. The songs I selected mean something extra special to me for extremely varied reasons ranging from lyrics that truly moved me to it being something that just happened to be playing when I was having a very good time.

In addition, never consider this list to be final until I eventually go to the big rock festival in the sky. Over time, certain songs creep into or fall out of being everybody’s all-time favorites and I am no exception. When inspired, I will come back to edit this post and update the date listed just above the table plus list what was added and removed below it.

The same as my Radio page, the table is organizable by column and searchable.

Well, here you go! Let the arguing begin!

Now available as a YouTube playlist in order of release date: KoHoSo’s Top 100 – YouTube

KoHoSo’s Top 100

as of 2023-06-01

All Along the WatchtowerJimi Hendrix Experience1968Electric Ladylandhttps://youtu.be/TLV4_xaYynY
At LastEtta James1960At Lasthttps://youtu.be/1qJU8G7gR_g
Baby, Now That I've Found YouAlison Krauss1995Now That I've Found You: A Collectionhttps://youtu.be/l5QLod7F0Yk
BadU21985Wide Awake in Americahttps://youtu.be/dKWb4xuxnmk
Better ManPearl Jam1994Vitalogyhttps://youtu.be/nDK-wsdEhNE
Better ThingsThe Kinks1982Give the People What They Wanthttps://youtu.be/qs6G9tisVdU
Blow AwayGrateful Dead1989Built to Lasthttps://youtu.be/wOtFYt0Uhg0
Brain Damage/EclipsePink Floyd1973The Dark Side of the Moonhttps://youtu.be/yyP8tew0OUQ
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move OnJimmy Buffett2006Take the Weather with Youhttps://youtu.be/7-jlZTcWTlc
Buffalo River HomeJohn Hiatt1994Warriors KFOG Jamhttps://youtu.be/NKBhHdIMtOc
Can't You SeeThe Marshall Tucker Band1973The Marshall Tucker Bandhttps://youtu.be/5KaAOrjKVJI
Chest FeverThe Band1968Music from Big Pinkhttps://youtu.be/ERuUgVxi6JM
Closer to the HeartRush1977A Farewell to Kingshttps://youtu.be/WPeBwVXgR8I
Comfortably NumbPink Floyd1979The Wallhttps://youtu.be/x-xTttimcNk
Couldn't Stand the WeatherStevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble1984Couldn't Stand the Weatherhttps://youtu.be/htJmBUgALXY
CrazyPatsy Cline1961singlehttps://youtu.be/tQ__klJ7fC0
CrossfireStevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble1989In Stephttps://youtu.be/cwrcx7sJoow
D.C.B.A.-25Jefferson Airplane1967Surrealistic Pillowhttps://youtu.be/F692kVtKmLI
Days That Used to BeNeil Young and Crazy Horse1990Ragged Gloryhttps://youtu.be/p1BNV3TCkvg
Dear PrudenceThe Beatles1968The Beatleshttps://youtu.be/wQA59IkCF5I
Do I Love You?The Ronettes1964singlehttps://youtu.be/KJozPXdVrK4
DowntownPetula Clark1964singlehttps://youtu.be/Zx06XNfDvk0
Embryonic JourneyJefferson Airplane1967Surrealistic Pillowhttps://youtu.be/k6PsMeU4_9Y
Flirtin' with DisasterMolly Hatchet1979Flirtin' with Disasterhttps://youtu.be/Ta5hPRmxo8k
GenesisJorma Kaukonen1974Quahhttps://youtu.be/SU1YASW3rhc
Gimmie ShelterThe Rolling Stones1969Let It Bleedhttps://youtu.be/QeglgSWKSIY
Gimmie Some Lovin'The Spencer Davis Group1966singlehttps://youtu.be/0HmJSh0EDIA
Good ShepherdJefferson Airplane1969Volunteershttps://youtu.be/XtrYVj5e3cs
Green Grass and High TidesOutlaws1975Outlawshttps://youtu.be/cz2CAtExXgQ
Hell in a BucketGrateful Dead1987In the Darkhttps://youtu.be/a9Bs4xhDyxw
Here Comes the SunThe Beatles1969Abbey Roadhttps://youtu.be/KQetemT1sWc
I Can See Clearly NowJohnny Nash1972I Can See Clearly Nowhttps://youtu.be/b0cAWgTPiwM
I Can't ExplainThe Who1965singlehttps://youtu.be/h3h--K5928M
I Can't Turn You LooseOtis Redding1965singlehttps://youtu.be/NsMEs1QqlLE
I Only Have Eyes for YouThe Flamingos1959singlehttps://youtu.be/IhQkDX-hnaw
I'd Rather Go BlindEtta James1967single, B-sidehttps://youtu.be/Bcus42ihkTI
It's All Too MuchThe Beatles1969Yellow Submarinehttps://youtu.be/2zc3idF_IZ0
Jive After FiveCarl Perkins1958single, B-sidehttps://youtu.be/ELAXbTogwuY
Johnny B. GoodeChuck Berry1958singlehttps://youtu.be/G0VrYsRmlTw
Join TogetherThe Who1972singlehttps://youtu.be/_HDMCCLlGl4
JokermanBob Dylan1983Infidelshttps://youtu.be/1XSvsFgvWr0
Junior's FarmPaul McCartney and Wings1974singlehttps://youtu.be/v2393uVa-J0
Kid CharlemagneSteely Dan1976The Royal Scamhttps://youtu.be/a7kduNihACs
Look at Little SisterStevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble1985Soul to Soulhttps://youtu.be/OFdocqyMB54
Loving CupThe Rolling Stones1972Exile on Main St.https://youtu.be/Nryc7h6TCIE
Mr. Tambourine ManThe Byrds1965Mr. Tambourine Manhttps://youtu.be/Swqw5a8I4b4
New FrontierDonald Fagen1982The Nightflyhttps://youtu.be/FtovFI8etOg
No Matter WhatBadfinger1970No Dicehttps://youtu.be/htNVh54teaE
Not Fade AwayBuddy Holly and The Crickets1957The "Chirping" Cricketshttps://youtu.be/sLz3gA9001A
Nowhere ManThe Beatles1965Rubber Soulhttps://youtu.be/8scSwaKbE64
NutshellAlice in Chains1994Jar of Flieshttps://youtu.be/_siJRgDlddY
Once in a LifetimeTalking Heads1980Remain in Lighthttps://youtu.be/CHatn3_UxEU
OneU21991Achtung Babyhttps://youtu.be/ENEokFztigI
One More Saturday NightGrateful Dead1972Europe '72https://youtu.be/nqCcJlATZTo
Our TownIris DeMent1992Infamous Angelhttps://youtu.be/hiSX9PNRyyc
Peggy Sue Buddy Holly1957singlehttps://youtu.be/QdqKJpfB9Eg
Playing in the BandBob Weir1972Acehttps://youtu.be/2EOAXI6-QTM
Prime MoverRush1987Hold Your Firehttps://youtu.be/n95r64HhLOQ
Rainbow's CadillacThe Other Ones1999The Strange Remainhttps://youtu.be/A8hddtdRgDU
RevivalThe Allman Brothers Band1970Idlewild Southhttps://youtu.be/R814Ozc0LaI
Ride Captain RideBlues Image1970Openhttps://youtu.be/vOKaSr3B_II
RippleGrateful Dead1970American Beautyhttps://youtu.be/sFBQSx_xc2o
Rock 'n' Roll DamnationAC/DC1978Poweragehttps://youtu.be/KzeImyBG5WY
Rockin' at MidnightThe Honeydrippers1984The Honeydrippers: Volume Onehttps://youtu.be/Tj8nwkLhsEQ
Scarlet BegoniasGrateful Dead1974From the Mars Hotelhttps://youtu.be/xt4XAz2WZ3Y
Secret JourneyThe Police1981Ghost in the Machinehttps://youtu.be/Lotcmk3NAYI
See How We AreX1987See How We Arehttps://youtu.be/IPUV_W4WE_M
ShambalaThree Dog Night1973Cyanhttps://youtu.be/8vO99mmoCf0
SheEdie Brickell and New Bohemians1988Shooting Rubberbands at the Starshttps://youtu.be/K_XpCIcdjuY
Solid RockDire Straits1980Making Movieshttps://youtu.be/3RKimf6zYKQ
Somebody to LoveJefferson Airplane1967Surrealistic Pillowhttps://youtu.be/RD4TFzkY5F0
Something About YouThe Four Tops1965singlehttps://youtu.be/I69o-Bx89ik
SongbirdFleetwood Mac1977Rumourshttps://youtu.be/y9Hqn8x6a8s
Spirit of LoveThe Firm1986Mean Businesshttps://youtu.be/AWQ_rOba6gQ
Sting MeThe Black Crowes1992The Southern Harmony and Musical Companionhttps://youtu.be/oapmzszMRPc
Sugar MagnoliaGrateful Dead1972Europe '72https://youtu.be/DL-lXXFSAtI
Take Me to the RiverTalking Heads1978More Songs About Buildings and Foodhttps://youtu.be/v4azbl96BJY
The Analog KidRush1982Signalshttps://youtu.be/56qyILcZZuY
The BugDire Straits1991On Every Streethttps://youtu.be/YsY1nl_6Omo
The Last TimeThe Rolling Stones1965singlehttps://youtu.be/ycoJSzjJDJc
The Royal ScamSteely Dan1976The Royal Scamhttps://youtu.be/4IU1ZdDfXTY
The WaitingTom Petty and the Heartbreakers1981Hard Promiseshttps://youtu.be/uMyCa35_mOg
The WeightThe Band1968Music from Big Pinkhttps://youtu.be/QWu-f7HFFJE
Touch of GreyGrateful Dead1987In the Darkhttps://youtu.be/4NN3250Iy9A
Twistin' the Night AwaySam Cooke1962singlehttps://youtu.be/e6ainr3eRKQ
Unknown LegendNeil Young1992Harvest Moonhttps://youtu.be/u1xkFRdBwhM
Vital SignsRush1981Moving Pictureshttps://youtu.be/Yh5RSv52g6U
VolunteersJefferson Airplane1969Volunteershttps://youtu.be/Xaw--HWHecg
Watch the North Wind RiseHot Tuna1976Hoppkorvhttps://youtu.be/9rEnoEOr6bc
Water SongHot Tuna1972Burgershttps://youtu.be/8DkAvmqj8AY
Wayward Saints of MemphisEtta James2003Let's Rollhttps://youtu.be/0SklS8sU5Go
(We're Gonna) Rock Around the ClockBill Haley and His Comets1954single, B-sidehttps://youtu.be/Rr3hP8NQ9KM
Will the Wolf SurviveLos Lobos1984How Will the Wolf Survive?https://youtu.be/9NKsIQYc2zs
Witch Hunt (Part III of "Fear")Rush1981Moving Pictureshttps://youtu.be/4Hp2IsN6tdM
Wreck of the Edmund FitzgeraldGordon Lightfoot1976Summertime Dreamhttps://youtu.be/FuzTkGyxkYI
You Wreck MeTom Petty1994Wildflowershttps://youtu.be/-3aGZZueg08
Your Gold Teeth IISteely Dan1975Katy Liedhttps://youtu.be/QzAJqKll6hI
Your Time Is Gonna ComeLed Zeppelin1969Led Zeppelinhttps://youtu.be/PNk8NBqCEN8

2023-06-01: Added Rainbow’s Cadillac by The Other Ones, dropped Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End by The Beatles.
2023-05-02: Added Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot, dropped Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd.

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