Hey Good Lookin
Hank Williams, targets youthful audience, too early (1951) to be rockabilly
La Bamba
Ritchie Valens, Example of early latin-influeced rock n roll, chicano musician
Michael Jacksons thriller, collaborations with white musicians vincent prince
Beat It
Michael Jackson, Musical/stylistic influences
Mr. Tambourine Man
The Byrds, Cover of Bob Dylans, song, considered the first folk rock hit
Whats goin on
Marvin Gaye, Motown + social protest, considered the first soul concept album
Straight Outta Compton
N.W.A., Example of Gangsta Rap
Purple Rain
Princes, 1984 film and soundtrack -> celebreity in the MTV era
Like a Virgin
Madonna, Popularity, controversy, use of video
Video Killed the Radio Star
The Buggles, First song played on MTV
Love to Love You, Baby
Donna Summers, Disco song of epic length
The Twist
Chubby Checker, Cover version that sparked a solo dance craze in the early 1960s