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Canned Heat
1.07/1967

Rollin' and Tumblin' by Canned Heat

        

MP3

from Canned Heat    

CD

MP3

2

115
US
[Liberty 55979]
written by traditional 

video

Simon & Garfunkel
2.03/1968

Scarborough Fair (Canticle) by Simon & Garfunkel

        

MP3

from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme    

CD

MP3

76

11
US
5
AC
aka Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme
written by traditional 

video

Big Brother and the Holding Company
3.08/1968

Down on Me by Big Brother and the Holding Company

        

MP3

from Big Brother & the Holding Company    

CD

MP3

16

43
US
written by traditional 

video

4.11/1968

Coo Coo by Big Brother and the Holding Company

        

MP3

from Big Brother & the Holding Company    

CD

MP3

6

84
US
written by traditional 

video

Johnny Winter
5.05/1969

Rollin' and Tumblin' by Johnny Winter

        

MP3

from The Progressive Blues Experiment    

CD

MP3

2

129
US
[Imperial 66376]
written by traditional 

video

Frijid Pink
6.02/1970

 ③  House of the Rising Sun by Frijid Pink

        

MP3

from Frijid Pink    

CD

MP3

184

7
US
4
UK
[songwriter #3 hit]
[Parrot 341]
written by traditional 

video

The Byrds
7.10/1971

Glory, Glory by The Byrds

        

MP3

from Byrdmaniax    

CD

MP3

2

110
US
[Columbia 45440]
written by traditional 

video

Cat Stevens
8.01/1972

 ②  Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens

        

MP3

from Teaser and the Firecat    

CD

MP3

190

6
US
✫1
AC
9
UK
[songwriter #2 hit]
[A&M 1335]
written by traditional , Eleanor Farjeon & Rick Wakeman

video

Elvis Presley
9.05/1972

An American Trilogy by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden    

CD

MP3

78

66
US
31
AC
8
UK
[live]
written by traditional  & Mickey Newbury

video

Thin Lizzy
10.01/1973

Whisky in the Jar by Thin Lizzy

        

MP3

from Vagabonds of the Western World    

CD

MP3

82

6
UK
written by traditional 

video

Mike Oldfield
11.12/1975

In Dulce Jubilo / On Horseback by Mike Oldfield

        

MP3

from Boxed    

CD

MP3

95

4
UK
[instrumental]
written by traditional 
12.11/1976

Portsmouth by Mike Oldfield

        

MP3

from Boxed    

CD

MP3

100

3
UK
[instrumental]
written by traditional 
Ram Jam
13.06/1977

 ④  Black Betty by Ram Jam

        

MP3

from Ram Jam    

CD

MP3

131

18
US
7
UK
[songwriter #4 hit]
[Epic 50357]
written by traditional  & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly)

video

Linda Ronstadt
14.1978

I Never Will Marry by Linda Ronstadt

        

MP3

from Simple Dreams    

CD

MP3

13

30
AC
8
country
charted as I Never Will Marry / Tumbling Dice in US AC charts
[Elektra 45479 (Asylum)]
written by traditional 

video

Patti Smith
15.08/1978

Privilege (Set Me Free) by Patti Smith

        

MP3

from Easter    

CD

MP3

6

72
UK
written by Mel London, Mike Leander & traditional 

video

The Clash
16.03/1979

English Civil War by The Clash

        

MP3

from Give 'Em Enough Rope    

CD

MP3

29

25
UK
written by traditional 

video

Sex Pistols
17.03/1979

Something Else / Friggin' in the Riggin' by Sex Pistols

        

MP3

from The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle    

CD

MP3

99

3
UK
written by Eddie Cochran, Sharon Sheeley, traditional  & Steve Jones (arrangement)

video

Gary U.S. Bonds
18.05/1981

Jole Blon by Gary U.S. Bonds

        

MP3

from Dedication    

CD

MP3

51

65
US
29
rock
51
UK
co-produced by Bruce Springsteen
[EMI America 8089]
written by traditional 

video

Los Lobos
19.06/1987

 ①  La Bamba by Los Lobos

        

MP3

from La Bamba: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack    

CD

MP3

307

✫1
US
4
AC
57
country
11
rock
✫1
UK
[songwriter #1 hit]
[Slash 28336]
written by traditional 
Simple Minds
20.01/1988

Belfast Child by Simple Minds

        

MP3

from Street Fighting Years    

CD

MP3

102

✫1
UK
written by traditional , Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill & Mick MacNeil
Eric Clapton
21.10/1994

Motherless Children by Eric Clapton

        

MP3

from From the Cradle    

CD

MP3

41

114
US
23
rock
63
UK
aka Motherless Child
written by traditional 
Page and Plant
22.10/1994

Gallows Pole by Page and Plant

        

MP3

from No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded    

CD

MP3

124

2
rock
35
UK
written by traditional 

video

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds & PJ Harvey
23.03/1996

Henry Lee by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds & PJ Harvey

        

MP3

from Murder Ballads    

CD

MP3

10

36
UK
written by traditional  & Nick Cave
Metallica
24.01/1999

 ⑤  Whiskey in the Jar by Metallica

        

MP3

from Garage Inc.    

CD

MP3

126

124
US
4
rock
29
UK
[songwriter #5 hit]
[album cut]
written by traditional 
Spiderbait
25.10/2004

Black Betty by Spiderbait

        

MP3

from Tonight Alright    

CD

MP3

36

32
rock
written by traditional  & Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter)
Brian Wilson
26.2006

Deck the Halls by Brian Wilson

        

MP3

from What I Really Want for Christmas    

CD

MP3

5

8
AC
written by traditional 

video

Hall & Oates
27.2006

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Hall & Oates

        

MP3

from Home for Christmas    

CD

MP3

11

✫1
AC
written by traditional 

video

Brian Wilson
28.2006

We Wish You a Merry Christmas by Brian Wilson

        

MP3

from What I Really Want for Christmas    

CD

MP3

2

29
AC
written by traditional 

video

Top 100 hits982617
Top 40 hits581614
Top 10 hits351210
✫ #1 hits122
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