Imagine - John Lennon First released in the US in October 1971 and four years later in the UK, it was the former Beatle's biggest-selling single hit.

Johnny B. Good - Chuck Berry One of the first big hits in rock and roll was this semi-autobiographical song by Chuck Berry about an illiterate "country boy" from New Orleans who plays the guitar "like it rings a bell."

Little Dancer - Elton John "This is the closest thing to time travel to 1970s California.

I bet you look good on the dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys With their outrageous youth, Arctic Monkeys showed the world that they can make music at the best level since their amazing debut single.

This prison rock was conceived by its authors Leber and Stoller as a kind of joke with references to homosexual sex between prisoners.

Baba O'Reilly - Who wrote half of this smash hit influenced by Indian spiritual teacher Meher Baba and minimalist composer Terry Reilly

The Chain is the only song on the Fantastic Rumors album that Fleetwood Mac actually wrote as a group.

Gardening at Night - REM's intimate song was the first to make the foursome from Athens feel truly complete, and it was played during their induction into the Rock Hall of Fame.

The Ramones stripped rock music down to its bare minimum with Blitzkrieg Bop, reinventing a style that had become stale over the past two decades.

Back in Black - AC/DC If this isn't the most iconic guitar riff in rock history, it should at least be on stage.