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Rock and Roll: Deep and Wide

 

This has nothing to do with business; it’s just for fun.  Welcome to a massive rock & roll playlist with over 2,000 songs.  There are no duplicates and no full albums dumped in.  Every song has been individually picked.  The selections run deep within the catalogs of many artists.  Further, it includes a wide variety of different rock bands.  This is not a mellow mix.  While there are some chill songs, it is mostly very energetic.

I started building this playlist almost 20 years ago before my son was born.  In the beginning, I would have to burn individual songs from CD’s to my computer.  I eventually moved it over to Spotify and other platforms.  Originally, I built two different mixes for my children, Cole and Amber, so they would always have something they could know me by: my love of music. I wanted to give them an education in rock and great songs from other genres.  When driving, we sometimes play this mix and play a trivia game where they have to guess the artist.

This has since become a lifelong passion for finding great riffs, hooks, melodies, basslines, solos and guitar playing.  After the first two mixes, I started building more mixes in honor of my three godchildren, family and others close to me.  The Rock University mix is a combination of all of those mixes I made and continue to make.

The selections are not based on how famous the songs are.  Many famous rock songs did not make the cut.  The songs are simply my favorites.  The mix is mostly up-tempo Rock, Alternative, Classic Rock, Punk, Hard Rock, Celtic Rock, and Blues. There is a fair bit of Ska, Reggae, Metal, and Pop. There are even a handful of Country and Hip-Hop tracks.  If you are interested, at the bottom of this page is a chart with each band and how many songs I have included in the mix by them.  Apparently, I really like Weezer.

My favorite way to listen to this is definitely in shuffle mode.  It’s like a radio station with all great songs and it takes nearly a week of 24/7 listening to hear a repeat.  You won’t get that on FM radio.

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Rock on,

Todd Stiefel

President

Heretical Reason Productions

& Stiefel Freethought Foundation

 

Full song list: here

Artist Song Count
Weezer 25
Flogging Molly 24
NOFX 24
Red Hot Chili Peppers 23
Jimi Hendrix 21
Guns N’ Roses 20
The Smashing Pumpkins 20
Led Zeppelin 19
Oasis 19
The Strokes 19
U2 19
Stevie Ray Vaughan 18
1916 17
Green Day 16
Muse 16
Pearl Jam 16
The Beatles 16
The Rolling Stones 16
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes 15
Screaming Trees 15
Stone Temple Pilots 14
Black Water County 13
David Bowie 13
The Gaslight Anthem 13
Alice In Chains 12
Bad Religion 12
Nirvana 12
The Afghan Whigs 12
Metallica 11
Silversun Pickups 11
The Offspring 11
Greta Van Fleet 10
Radiohead 10
Rush 10
The Pietasters 10
The Real McKenzies 10
Foo Fighters 9
Mötley Crüe 9
Neil Young 9
Ramones 9
Social Distortion 9
Sublime 9
Aerosmith 8
Arctic Monkeys 8
Cake 8
Kings of Leon 8
Mumford & Sons 8
Pink Floyd 8
Queen 8
Reel Big Fish 8
The Glorious Sons 8
The Stanfields 8
Two Door Cinema Club 8
Van Halen 8
blink-182 7
Catfish and the Bottlemen 7
Chuck Berry 7
Coldplay 7
Everclear 7
Live 7
Long Beach Dub Allstars 7
Lynyrd Skynyrd 7
Nine Inch Nails 7
Rancid 7
The Doors 7
The Smiths 7
Vampire Weekend 7
We Were Promised Jetpacks 7
AC/DC 6
INXS 6
Rage Against The Machine 6
The Interrupters 6
The Lemonheads 6
ZZ Top 6
Anti-Flag 5
Billy Joel 5
Black Tartan Clan 5
Bloc Party 5
Blues Traveler 5
Boston 5
Bush 5
Cracker 5
Ferocious Dog 5
Jack Johnson 5
Marilyn Manson 5
Ned’s Atomic Dustbin 5
Phish 5
Pixies 5
Sonic’s Rendezvous Band 5
The Airborne Toxic Event 5
The Bastard Suns 5
The Beach Boys 5
The Black Crowes 5
The Cure 5
The Holdup 5
The Killers 5
The Police 5
The Rumjacks 5
The War On Drugs 5
Third Eye Blind 5
AFI 4
B.B. King 4
Bob Marley & The Wailers 4
Concrete Blonde 4
Creedence Clearwater Revival 4
Dinosaur Jr. 4
Dire Straits 4
Dropkick Murphys 4
Gary Clark Jr. 4
Grateful Dead 4
Grouplove 4
Hepcat 4
Hole 4
Jane’s Addiction 4
Johnny Cash 4
Locksley 4
Nada Surf 4
Poison 4
Slash 4
Steve Miller Band 4
Sum 41 4
The Black Keys 4
The Hip Abduction 4
The Mahones 4
The Orwells 4
The White Stripes 4
The Who 4
Tom Petty 4
311 3
Albert King 3
Atlas Genius 3
Beastie Boys 3
Belle & Sebastian 3
Billy Idol 3
Black Pistol Fire 3
Black Sabbath 3
Blind Melon 3
Bob Seger 3
Bon Jovi 3
Bruce Springsteen 3
Buffalo Springfield 3
Cage The Elephant 3
Counting Crows 3
Cream 3
Deep Purple 3
DLD 3
Eagles 3
Eric Clapton 3
Eve 6 3
Franz Ferdinand 3
Happy Ol’McWeasel 3
Heart 3
Iggy Pop 3
Incubus 3
Iration 3
Japandroids 3
Jimmy Eat World 3
John Mellencamp 3
Matt Mays 3
Metric 3
Michael Jackson 3
New Order 3
OutKast 3
Ozzy Osbourne 3
Paddy And The Rats 3
Peach Pit 3
Pist Idiots 3
Pretenders 3
R.E.M. 3
Rusted Root 3
Scrum 3
Sir Reg 3
SKATERS 3
Skegss 3
Slightly Stoopid 3
Stone Senses 3
The Allman Brothers Band 3
The B Foundation 3
The Cars 3
The Doobie Brothers 3
The Goo Goo Dolls 3
The Hellacopters 3
The Jeff Healey Band 3
The Lawrence Arms 3
The Slackers 3
The Thermals 3
The Tossers 3
The Velvet Underground 3
The Walkmen 3
Toad The Wet Sprocket 3
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3
Tossers 3
Velvet Revolver 3
Violent Femmes 3
Volbeat 3
White Zombie 3
Young Turk 3
Against Me! 2
Alkaline Trio 2
alt-J 2
Alter Bridge 2
Angels & Airwaves 2
Asa Martin 2
Ash 2
Audioslave 2
Bachman-Turner Overdrive 2
Barenaked Ladies 2
Bastard Bearded Irishmen 2
Benjamin Booker 2
Better Than Ezra 2
Blaggards 2
Blue Levee 2
Blue Öyster Cult 2
Bob Dylan 2
Brand New 2
Bruce Hornsby 2
Buffalo Tom 2
Candlebox 2
Car Seat Headrest 2
Chewing on Tinfoil 2
Circle J 2
cleopatrick 2
Cloud Nothings 2
Collective Soul 2
Coolio 2
Creed 2
Dada 2
Dead Kennedys 2
Diarrhea Planet 2
Dishwalla 2
Don Henley 2
Drivin N Cryin 2
Eddie Money 2
Elton John 2
Elvis Presley 2
Faces 2
Firkin 2
Flatfoot 56 2
Fleetwood Mac 2
Foals 2
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush 2
Frank Turner 2
Fuel 2
Fugazi 2
Garbage 2
Gaz Brookfield 2
Godsmack 2
Goldfinger 2
Greensky Bluegrass 2
GRMLN 2
Highly Suspect 2
Hoist the Colors 2
Hoobastank 2
Hum 2
I Mother Earth 2
Indigo Girls 2
Janis Joplin 2
John Fogerty 2
John Frusciante 2
Journey 2
Jubal Kane 2
Kansas 2
Kenny Rogers 2
Kenny Wayne Shepherd 2
KISS 2
Linkin Park 2
Lit 2
Little Richard 2
Living Colour 2
Mad Caddies 2
Mark Knopfler 2
Mazzy Star 2
Megadeth 2
Misfits 2
Modest Mouse 2
Mustard Plug 2
My Morning Jacket 2
Naked Giants 2
Natural Child 2
Neon Trees 2
Nerf Herder 2
Of Monsters and Men 2
OK Go 2
Operation Ivy 2
Our Lady Peace 2
Pacific Dub 2
Pantera 2
Pasadena 2
Passafire 2
Paul Simon 2
Pepper 2
Porno for Pyros 2
Pulp 2
Quiet Company 2
Radio Birdman 2
Rise Against 2
Robin Trower 2
Rory Gallagher 2
Santana 2
Shaggy 2
Skid Row 2
Smash Mouth 2
Soul Asylum 2
Sponge 2
SR-71 2
Stabbing Westward 2
Steppenwolf 2
Styx 2
Sublime With Rome 2
Tacocat 2
Tad 2
Taylor Swift 2
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 2
Temple Of The Dog 2
Ten Years After 2
Tesla 2
The All-American Rejects 2
The Animals 2
The Band 2
The Bollox 2
The Breeders 2
The Cribs 2
The Cult 2
The Dirty Nil 2
The Dreadnoughts 2
The Hollies 2
The Isley Brothers 2
The Kinks 2
The Lapelles 2
The London Suede 2
The Lumineers 2
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones 2
The Movement 2
The Outlaws 2
The Pogues 2
The Porters 2
The Soft Pack 2
Thin Lizzy 2
TOOL 2
Train 2
Van Morrison 2
Ween 2
Wolfmother 2
Words Such As Burn 2
Yellowcard 2
Young Dubliners 2
+44 1
2Tone Lizard Kings 1
3 Doors Down 1
485c 1
A Flock Of Seagulls 1
a-ha 1
Adrenaline Mob 1
Aiden 1
Alabama Shakes 1
Albert Collins 1
Albert Hammond Jr 1
Alma Desnuda 1
ALO 1
America 1
American Hi-Fi 1
American Sharks 1
Anthrax 1
Aretha Franklin 1
Ashes of Babylon 1
Audiodub 1
Augustines 1
Babe Ruth 1
Bad Company 1
Ballyhoo! 1
Band Of Skulls 1
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages 1
Barry McGuire 1
Bass Drum of Death 1
Bastards On Parade 1
Beck 1
Bee Gees 1
Ben Harper 1
Bic Runga 1
Biffy Clyro 1
Big Ass Truck 1
Big B 1
Big Brother & The Holding Company 1
Big D and the Kids Table 1
Big Head Todd and The Monsters 1
Big Wreck 1
Bill Haley 1
Billy Bragg 1
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 1
Black Square 1
Blondie 1
Bloodhound Gang 1
Blur 1
Bob Schneider 1
Bobby Darin 1
Bowling For Soup 1
Brett Dennen 1
Brite Futures 1
BRONCHO 1
Bruno Mars 1
Bryan Adams 1
Buck-O-Nine 1
Buckcherry 1
Buddy Guy 1
Built To Spill 1
Buzzcocks 1
Cactus 1
Caifanes 1
Cam Cole 1
Camper Van Beethoven 1
Carey Bell 1
Case of the Mondays 1
Casual Confusion 1
Catch 22 1
Ceann 1
CeeLo Green 1
Chalk Farm 1
Cheap Trick 1
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies 1
Chevelle 1
CHIC 1
Chicago 1
Chin Up Chin Up 1
Circa Waves 1
Cisco Adler 1
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 1
Cock Sparrer 1
COIN 1
Colin Hay 1
Commodores 1
Common Rider 1
Cornershop 1
Cory Branan 1
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Cast 1
Cromdale 1
Crosby, Stills & Nash 1
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 1
Curtis Mayfield 1
Cypress Hill 1
Daft Punk 1
Damn Yankees 1
Dan Auerbach 1
Dan P 1
Danko Jones 1
Danzig 1
Dash Rip Rock 1
David Allan Coe 1
David Lee Roth 1
Dawes 1
Days N Daze 1
Dead Boys 1
Death 1
Death By Unga Bunga 1
Death From Above 1979 1
Deep Blue Something 1
Def Leppard 1
Del Amitri 1
Delta Spirit 1
Demon Waffle 1
Depeche Mode 1
Derek & The Dominos 1
Dexys Midnight Runners 1
Dido 1
Diego Roots 1
Dig 1
Digital Underground 1
Dirty Sweet 1
Disturbed 1
Don McLean 1
Doomriders 1
Dr. Ring Ding 1
Dr. Ring-Ding & The Senior Allstars 1
Dramarama 1
Drexel 1
Dude York 1
Duran Duran 1
Duran Duran Featuring Melle Mel 1
Dustin Kensrue 1
Eagle-Eye Cherry 1
Eddy Current Suppression Ring 1
Edgar Winter’s White Trash 1
Editors 1
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 1
Edwin Starr 1
Electronic 1
Ellwood 1
Elmore James 1
Eminem 1
Europe 1
Evanescence 1
Face To Face 1
Faith No More 1
Far From Finished 1
Fastball 1
Fat by the Gallon 1
Fat Peter 1
Fiddler’s Green 1
FIDLAR 1
Filter 1
Flipsyde 1
Florence + The Machine 1
Fontaines D.C. 1
Foreigner 1
Foster The People 1
Foxboro Hottubs 1
Frank Black & The Catholics 1
Free 1
Free Energy 1
Funeral Party 1
Gang Of Four 1
Generationals 1
George Thorogood & The Destroyers 1
Geto Boys 1
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad 1
Gin Blossoms 1
Glen Hansard 1
Golden Earring 1
Goodbye June 1
Gorillaz 1
Gov’t Mule 1
Graveyard 1
Green Room Rockers 1
Guitar Wolf 1
Half Moon Run 1
Halifax 1
Hanni El Khatib 1
Harley Poe 1
Harvey Danger 1
Hayden 1
Headstones 1
Heartless Bastards 1
Hey Champ 1
Highland Reign 1
Himalayas 1
Hockey Dad 1
Hooray for Our Side 1
Hot Hot Heat 1
Hot Water Music 1
House Of Pain 1
Howler 1
Huey Lewis & The News 1
IAMDYNAMITE 1
Ice Cube 1
Irish Stew of Sindidun 1
Iron Butterfly 1
Iron Chic 1
Iron Maiden 1
J. Roddy Walston & The Business 1
Jackie Greene 1
Jackie Wilson 1
James 1
James Brown 1
Jan & Dean 1
Jason Ricci And New Blood 1
Jaya The Cat 1
JD McPherson 1
Jeff Buckley 1
Jerry Lee Lewis 1
Jet 1
Jethro Tull 1
Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun 1
Jimmy Buffett 1
Jimmy Soul 1
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 1
Joe Bonamassa 1
John Denver 1
John Lennon 1
John Prine 1
Jon Bon Jovi 1
Joy Division 1
Juanes 1
Judas Priest 1
Kacey Musgraves 1
KALEO 1
Kate Nash 1
KBong 1
Kid Rock 1
Kilmaine Saints 1
Knock Out 1
Kool & The Gang 1
Korn 1
Kula Shaker 1
La Ley 1
Lady Gaga 1
LCD Soundsystem 1
Leftfield 1
Lefty At The Washout 1
Lenny Kravitz 1
Lipps Inc. 1
Lita Ford 1
Lonnie Brooks 1
Looking Glass 1
Lorde 1
Love 1
Low Cut Connie 1
Lowell Fulson 1
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real 1
Mad Season 1
Made Violent 1
Malasañers 1
Manic Street Preachers 1
Manowar 1
Marty Robbins 1
Mason Jennings 1
Matchbox Twenty 1
Matisyahu 1
Matthew Sweet 1
Matthew Wilder 1
Meat Loaf 1
Meat Puppets 1
Men At Work 1
Mephiskapheles 1
Meredith Brooks 1
MGMT 1
Midnight Oil 1
Mikel Erentxun 1
Milky Chance 1
Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels 1
Mo Lowda & the Humble 1
Modern English 1
Moon Taxi 1
Motörhead 1
Mountain 1
Murder By Death 1
My Chemical Romance 1
My Goodness 1
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats 1
Native Sun 1
Natural Vibrations 1
Neil Diamond 1
New Madrid 1
No Doubt 1
Norman Greenbaum 1
Nothing But Thieves 1
OC Hurricanes 1
Offshore Riot 1
Old Crow Medicine Show 1
Old Man Markley 1
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 1
Orgy 1
Orions Belte 1
Otis Redding 1
Palma Violets 1
Parov Stelar 1
Parquet Courts 1
Passenger 1
Pat Benatar 1
Paul McCartney 1
Pennywise 1
Peter Gabriel 1
Pilfers 1
Pipes And Pints 1
Plague Vendor 1
Plain White T’s 1
Plunge 1
Portishead 1
Pretty Vicious 1
Primus 1
Prince Buster 1
Procol Harum 1
Puddle Of Mudd 1
PUP 1
Pure Prairie League 1
Queens of the Stone Age 1
Queensrÿche 1
Quiet Riot 1
Radio 4 1
Radkey 1
Rammstein 1
Ratt 1
Razorlight 1
RDGLDGRN 1
Ready the Prince 1
Red Fang 1
REO Speedwagon 1
Revis 1
Richard Thompson 1
Rick Springfield 1
Rival Schools 1
Rival Sons 1
Rob Zombie 1
Robert Johnson 1
Robert Plant 1
Rod Stewart 1
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever 1
Ron Gallo 1
Rose Tattoo 1
Rosetta Stone 1
Roy Orbison 1
Rx Bandits 1
Ryan Adams 1
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs 1
Save Ferris 1
Scorpions 1
Scott McKenzie 1
Selfish Murphy 1
Semisonic 1
Seven Mary Three 1
Shelley Segal 1
Shout Out Louds 1
Shred Kelly 1
Simple Minds 1
Skinny Lister 1
Snoop Dogg 1
Snow Patrol 1
Sonic Youth 1
Sons of O’Flaherty 1
SONTALK 1
Soundgarden 1
Spacehog 1
Sparta 1
Spin Doctors 1
Squirrel Nut Zippers 1
Staind 1
Steely Dan 1
Stevie Wonder 1
Stiff Little Fingers 1
Stone Sour 1
Stout Pounders 1
Stray Cats 1
Street Dogs 1
Streetlight Manifesto 1
Stroke 9 1
Sugar 1
Sugar Ray 1
Sugarloaf 1
Survivor 1
Sweet 1
Switchfoot 1
Taking Back Sunday 1
Talk Show 1
Tame Impala 1
Tapes ‘n Tapes 1
Tash Sultana 1
Teenage Bottlerocket 1
Tegan and Sara 1
Television 1
Tenacious D 1
The 13th Floor Elevators 1
The Amboy Dukes 1
The Ataris 1
The Avett Brothers 1
The Beautiful Girls 1
The Bobby Fuller Four 1
The Boxer Rebellion 1
The Bravery 1
The Brazen Heads 1
The Busters 1
The Chambers Brothers 1
The Charlie Daniels Band 1
The Clan 1
The Clash 1
The Connells 1
The Contours 1
The Cranberries 1
The Dead Daisies 1
The Districts 1
The Dogs 1
The Dubliners 1
The Feelgood McLouds 1
The Flaming Lips 1
The Gadjits 1
The Georgia Satellites 1
The Go Getters 1
The Griswolds 1
The Head and the Heart 1
The Heavy 1
The Heavy Eyes 1
The Hillbilly Moon Explosion 1
The Hives 1
The J. Geils Band 1
The JB Conspiracy 1
The Jim Carroll Band 1
The Killigans 1
The Kingsmen 1
The Know How 1
The Kooks 1
The Libertines 1
The Limousines 1
The Living End 1
The Lovin’ Spoonful 1
The Marcels 1
The Marshall Tucker Band 1
The Moldy Peaches 1
The Murder Capital 1
The Mysterines 1
The New Basement Tapes 1
The Night Flight Orchestra 1
The Only Ones 1
The Outfield 1
The Paragons 1
The Porkers 1
The Postal Service 1
The Raconteurs 1
The Rakes 1
The Redwalls 1
The Refreshments 1
The Rentals 1
The Revivalists 1
The Rocker Covers 1
The Romantics 1
The Runaways 1
The Shins 1
The Skashank Redemption 1
The Skels 1
The So So Glos 1
The Sonics 1
The Specials 1
The Spencer Davis Group 1
The Stone Roses 1
The String Cheese Incident 1
The Supervillains 1
The Temperance Movement 1
The Toasters 1
The Tokens 1
The Town Pants 1
The Tragically Hip 1
The Upbeat 1
The Vandon Arms 1
The Verve 1
The Vibrators 1
The Weakerthans 1
The Weeks 1
The Whigs 1
The Whitest Boy Alive 1
The Yardbirds 1
The Young Rascals 1
Thee Oh Sees 1
They Might Be Giants 1
Three Dog Night 1
Three Legged Fox 1
Thrice 1
Tim Armstrong 1
Titus Andronicus 1
Toadies 1
together PANGEA 1
Tommy James & The Shondells 1
Tommy Tutone 1
Tomorrows Bad Seeds 1
Tonic 1
Toots & The Maytals 1
Traffic 1
Transit 1
Tribal Seeds 1
TV On The Radio 1
U.S. Bombs 1
Ugly Kid Joe 1
Umphrey’s McGee 1
Unwritten Law 1
Urge Overkill 1
Vance Joy 1
Various Artists 1
Vertical Horizon 1
W.C. Clark 1
Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra 1
Warrant 1
Warren G 1
Wet Willie 1
When In Rome 1
White Arrows 1
White Lies 1
White Reaper 1
Widespread Panic 1
Wild Cherry 1
Wild Colonial Bhoys 1
Willie Nelson 1
Wilson Pickett 1
Winger 1
Wings 1
Yes 1
Young MC 1
Young the Giant 1
Yuck 1
Zac Brown Band 1
Zero 7 1
Zwan 1