Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Tie Your Mother Down
Queen 3:46
2 Rebel Rebel
David Bowie 3.55 4:30
3 Sharp Dressed Man
ZZ Top 4.65 4:13
4 Were Not Gonna Take It
Twisted Sister 4.5 3:38
5 Born to Be Wild
Steppenwolf 4.15 3:28
6 You Really Got Me
The Kinks 4.4 2:13
7 Action
The Sweet 5 3:45
8 Children of the Revolution
T. Rex 2:28
9 No More Mr. Nice Guy
Alice Cooper 4.85 3:05
10 Can the Can
Suzi Quatro 5 3:33
11 Hanging on the Telephone
Blondie 4 2:21
12 I Love Playing With Fire
The Runaways 3:20
13 You've Got Another Thing Coming
Judas Priest 4:59
14 And the Band Played On
Saxon 2:47
15 Wild Frontier
Gary Moore 3.5 4:14
16 18 and Life
Skid Row 4 3:50
17 Mony Mony
Billy Idol 3.5 5:01
18 Ça Plane Pour Moi
Plastic Bertrand 4 3:00
19 Rockaway Beach
Ramones 4 2:07
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Eye of the Tiger
Survivor 4.65 4:04
2 Since You Been Gone
Rainbow 4.75 3:15
3 Fool for Your Loving
Whitesnake 3.35 4:10
4 Rhythm of Love
Scorpions 4 3:49
5 Highway Star
Deep Purple 4.3 6:06
6 Hair of the Dog
Nazareth 5 3:20
7 Easy Livin'
Uriah Heep 4 2:36
8 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Black Sabbath 4.4 5:41
9 Crash
The Primitives 5 2:32
10 Kiss Me Deadly
Lita Ford 3 3:58
11 Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Pat Benatar 5 2:51
12 Love Somebody
Rick Springfield 3:35
13 Say You Will
Foreigner 5 4:12
14 I Want You to Want Me
Cheap Trick 3:33
15 Don't Bring Me Down
Electric Light Orchestra 4.75 4:04
16 Because the Night
Patti Smith Group 4.9 3:20
17 Watching the Detectives
Elvis Costello 3:45
18 Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll
Ian Dury and The Blockheads 3:12

Credits

CD 1

electric bass guitar:
Dusty Hill (track 3)
bass guitar:
Nigel Harrison (track 11)
Dee Dee Ramone (track 19)
Pete Quaife (1964-08) (track 6)
drums:
Frank Beard (track 3)
Clem Burke (track 11)
Aynsley Dunbar (track 2)
Tony Newman (rock drummer for Jeff Beck Group/May Blitz) (track 2)
Tommy Ramone (track 19)
Mick Avory (1964-08) (track 6)
guitar:
Frank Infante (track 11)
Johnny Ramone (track 19)
Chris Stein (track 11)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Dave Davies (ex-member of The Kinks) (1964-08) (track 6)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks) (1964-08) (track 6)
guitar, keyboard and saxophone:
David Bowie (English singer, songwriter & actor) (track 2)
harmonica:
Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks) (1964-08) (track 6)
bass:
Herbie Flowers (track 2)
electric guitar:
Billy Gibbons (track 3)
percussion:
Frank Beard (track 3)
keyboard:
Jimmy Destri (track 11)
Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks) (1964-08) (track 6)
additional piano:
Perry Ford (1964-08) (track 6)
arranger:
David Bowie (English singer, songwriter & actor) (track 2)
assistant engineer:
Don Berman (track 19)
Grey Russell (track 11)
composer:
Bobby Bloom (track 17)
Mars Bonfire (track 5)
David Bowie (English singer, songwriter & actor) (track 2)
Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks) (track 6)
Lou Deprijck (track 18)
Jack Lee (US songwriter and musician) (track 11)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 1)
Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy, blues guitar) (track 15)
Dee Snider (track 4)
Ritchie Cordell (track 17)
Bo Gentry (track 17)
Tommy James (track 17)
Dee Dee Ramone (track 19)
engineer:
James “Jimbo” Barton (producer/engineer) (track 15)
Pete Coleman (track 11)
Terry Manning (US recording engineer) (track 3)
Ed Stasium (track 19)
lead vocals:
Billy Idol (track 17)
Joey Ramone (track 19)
Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks) (1964-08) (track 6)
lyricist:
Bobby Bloom (track 17)
Mars Bonfire (track 5)
David Bowie (English singer, songwriter & actor) (track 2)
Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks) (track 6)
Jack Lee (US songwriter and musician) (track 11)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 1)
Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy, blues guitar) (track 15)
Dee Snider (track 4)
Ritchie Cordell (track 17)
Bo Gentry (track 17)
Tommy James (track 17)
Yves Lacomblez (track 18)
Dee Dee Ramone (track 19)
mixer:
Tony Visconti (track 2)
producer:
Tony Bongiovi (track 19)
David Bowie (English singer, songwriter & actor) (track 2)
Mike Chapman (Australian producer and songwriter) (tracks 10–11)
Nicky Chinn (track 10)
Peter Collins (producer) (track 15)
Lou Deprijck (track 18)
Thomas Erdelyi (Tommy Ramone) (track 19)
Bob Ezrin (track 9)
Bill Ham (track 3)
Gabriel Mekler (track 5)
Shel Talmy (track 6)
vocals:
David Bowie (English singer, songwriter & actor) (track 2)
Billy Gibbons (track 3)
Dusty Hill (track 3)
Deborah Harry (track 11)
writer:
Frank Beard (track 3)
Rachel Bolan (track 16)
Michael Bruce (of Alice Cooper) (track 9)
Biff Byford (track 14)
Mike Chapman (Australian producer and songwriter) (track 10)
Nicky Chinn (track 10)
Brian Connolly (Scottish, member of Sweet) (track 7)
Alice Cooper (the musician Vincent Damon Furnier) (track 9)
Steve Dawson (UK bassist for Saxon) (track 14)
Kenneth Downing (track 13)
Billy Gibbons (track 3)
Pete Gill (track 14)
Rob Halford (track 13)
Dusty Hill (track 3)
Graham Oliver (track 14)
Steve Priest (track 7)
Paul Quinn (Saxon guitarist) (track 14)
Andy Scott (Member of Sweet) (track 7)
Glenn Tipton (track 13)
Mick Tucker (drummer for The Sweet) (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
Telstar Records Plc (1996 –) (track 5)
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) (2001) (track 11)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (2004) (track 2)
publisher:
BMG Blue (track 11)
Chrysalis Music (music publisher - NOT for release labels) (track 2)
Chrysalis Songs (track 11)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 9)
Ezra Music Corp. (track 9)
Jay Boy (track 6)
MainMan (track 2)
Maxwood Music Ltd. (track 7)
Queen Music Ltd. (track 1)
Songs of Mosaic (track 3)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 9)
Universal Tunes (track 4)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 7)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 7)
Jones Music America (1974 –) (track 2)
Tintoretto Music (1997 –) (track 2)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Pye Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1964-08) (track 6)
mash-ups:
remixes:
sampled by:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 129) (track 5)
arrangements:
Born to Be Wild (for percussion, Lang) (track 5)
cover recording of:
Mony Mony (track 17)
later parody versions:
Alimony (track 17)
Born-Again Child (track 5)
He Really Got Mad (track 6)
Jonah Jonah (track 17)
Smart Blest Man (track 3)
later translated parody versions:
Rock en Samil (track 19)
Ryhtivaliohumppa (track 3)
later translated versions:
Comme ci, comme ca (track 18)
Hiekkaa Hietarannan (track 19)
Neiche Schoin (track 3)
Rockaway Beach (Japanese) (track 19)
愛のヒーロー (track 4)
later versions:
Born to Be Wild (german version) (track 5)
Jet Boy Jet Girl (track 18)
Rebel Rebel (track 2)
live cover recording of:
recording of:
18 and Life (track 16)
Action (track 7)
Born to Be Wild (track 5)
Can the Can (track 10)
Rebel Rebel (track 2)
Rockaway Beach (track 19)
Sharp Dressed Man (track 3)
We’re Not Gonna Take It (Twisted Sister song) (track 4)
Wild Frontier (track 15)
Ça plane pour moi (track 18)
You Really Got Me (1964-08) (track 6)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Polkas (tracks 3–4)

CD 2

recorded in:
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (1988) (track 4)
clarinet:
Richard Tandy (track 15)
electric bass guitar:
Gary Thain (track 7)
Geezer Butler (track 8)
drumset:
Bev Bevan (track 15)
bass guitar:
Kelly Groucutt (track 15)
strings arranger:
Richard Tandy (track 15)
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
Louis Clark (track 15)
drums:
Myron Grombacher (track 11)
Lee Kerslake (track 7)
Bill Ward (track 8)
synthesizer:
Richard Tandy (track 15)
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
organ:
Ken Hensley (track 7)
guitar:
Mick Box (track 7)
bass:
Roger Capps (track 11)
electric piano:
Richard Tandy (track 15)
electric guitar:
Tony Iommi (track 8)
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
percussion:
Bev Bevan (track 15)
Bill Ward (track 8)
piano:
Richard Tandy (track 15)
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
guitar family and keyboard:
Neil Giraldo (track 11)
arranger:
Dieter Dierks (track 4)
assistant engineer:
Ashley Howe (track 7)
Hill Swimmer (track 1)
background vocals:
Roger Capps (track 11)
Lee Aaron (The group: The Lee Aaron Project - add releases here) (track 4)
Neil Giraldo (track 11)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Pat Benatar (track 11)
choir vocals:
Kelly Groucutt (track 15)
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
choir vocals arranger:
Richard Tandy (track 15)
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
Louis Clark (track 15)
composer:
Russ Ballard (track 2)
Ken Hensley (track 7)
Tony Iommi (track 8)
Rick Nielsen (track 14)
Ozzy Osbourne (track 8)
Rudolf Schenker (track 4)
Mick Smiley (track 10)
Rick Springfield (track 12)
Geezer Butler (track 8)
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
Eddie Schwartz (track 11)
Bill Ward (track 8)
Patti Smith (1977 – 1978) (track 16)
Bruce Springsteen (1977 – 1978) (track 16)
conductor:
Louis Clark (track 15)
engineer:
Phil Bonnano (track 1)
Mike Clink (track 1)
Peter Gallen (track 7)
Chris Minto (track 11)
Keith Olsen (track 11)
lead vocals:
Ozzy Osbourne (track 8)
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
lyricist:
Russ Ballard (track 2)
Ken Hensley (track 7)
Tony Iommi (track 8)
Rick Nielsen (track 14)
Ozzy Osbourne (track 8)
Mick Smiley (track 10)
Rick Springfield (track 12)
Geezer Butler (track 8)
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
Klaus Meine (track 4)
Eddie Schwartz (track 11)
Bill Ward (track 8)
Patti Smith (1977 – 1978) (track 16)
Bruce Springsteen (1977 – 1978) (track 16)
performer:
Black Sabbath (track 8)
producer:
Gerry Bron (track 7)
Mike Chapman (Australian producer and songwriter) (track 10)
Manny Charlton (track 6)
Deep Purple (English rock band) (track 5)
Jim Peterik (track 1)
Frankie Sullivan (US guitarist and songwriter, member of Survivor) (track 1)
Dieter Dierks (track 4)
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
Keith Olsen (track 11)
publisher:
Bruce Springsteen (track 16)
recording engineer:
Peter Gallen (1972-03 – 1972-04) (track 7)
vocals:
David Byron (track 7)
writer:
Pete Agnew (track 6)
Ritchie Blackmore (track 5)
Tracy Cattell (track 9)
Manny Charlton (track 6)
Paul Court (track 9)
David Coverdale (track 3)
Steve Dullaghan (track 9)
Ian Gillan (track 5)
Roger Glover (track 5)
Lou Gramm (American rock singer-songwriter; Black Sheep, Foreigner & Shadow King) (track 13)
Mick Jones (Foreigner/Spooky Tooth) (track 13)
Jon Lord (track 5)
Bernie Marsden (track 3)
Dan McCafferty (track 6)
Micky Moody (track 3)
Ian Paice (track 5)
Jim Peterik (track 1)
Frankie Sullivan (US guitarist and songwriter, member of Survivor) (track 1)
Darrell Sweet (track 6)
phonographic copyright by:
Mountain Records (British record company, established early 1970s, best known act is Nazareth) (1975) (track 6)
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (1978 –) (track 16)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1979) (track 15)
Universal Records Inc. (not for release label use! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (1979) (track 2)
Island Def Jam Music Group (use “Island” or “Def Jam Recordings” labels rather than this record company) (1988) (track 4)
Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited (not for release label use! post-2008 subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment) (2016) (track 1)
Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. (do not use as a release label!) (2017) (track 7)
publisher:
Bron Music (track 7)
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 5)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 15)
Easy Action Music (track 1)
HEC Music (track 5)
Henrees Music co. (track 5)
Sony/ATV Melody (track 1)
The Twin Towers Co. (track 10)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 1, 3)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track 1)
recorded at:
Lansdowne Studios (known as CTS Lansdowne Studios since 1987) in London, England, United Kingdom (1972-03 – 1972-04) (track 7)
mash-ups:
Shit by Neil Cicierega (track 15)
Tiger by Neil Cicierega (track 1)
sampled by:
Dein Vampyr (live) by Die Ärzte (track 9)
One of Them by Merciless (track 1)
Raise the Roof by Girl Talk (track 1)
Rock the Beat by LMFAO (track 1)
Sexy Gal by Shaggy (track 1)
cover recording of:
later parody versions:
Don't Bring Me Cows (track 15)
Vista Drivers (track 1)
later translated versions:
Prätkä ja tie (track 2)
later versions:
Sugarbuzz (track 10)
live recording of:
recording of:
Because the Night (track 16)
Crash (track 9)
Don't Bring Me Down (track 15)
Easy Livin’ (track 7)
Eye of the Tiger (track 1)
Hair of the Dog (track 6)
Highway Star (track 5)
Kiss Me Deadly (track 10)
Love Somebody (track 12)
Say You Will (track 13)
Rhythm of Love (1988) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Riff Off (track 11)
Rocky (track 1)

Release Group

part of: Absolute Rock Classics (number: 3)