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Signature Song
A music trope for the (usually) one song by an artist that everyone knows. It doesn't matter how people know the song — maybe the song was used in a movie, maybe it was used in a TV show, maybe it was used for an ad that got played over and over and over again — but people know it.

These songs do tend to be Ear Worms, songs with an Epic Riff and can also be Black Sheep Hits. It's also possible for an artist to have more than one Signature Song, especially one for two or more distinct phases of their career.

Some of the more rabid members of the artist's fandom community may accuse one of not being a true fan for disliking the artist's Signature Song, even if said person may like every other song that the artist has recorded — or, inversely, liking the Signature Song more than what Fanon considers the artist's "real best work."

Sometimes the signature song isn't the artist's best-charting hit. It also doesn't necessarily run in line with their Signature Style.

The song can also be famous because of a certain work. The songs that are Potholed are examples of these.

If they made an appearance in Guitar Hero or Rock Band, it's probably this song. If the artist is a composer of Classical Music, the song has probably become a Standard Snippet.

To stop people from leaving at gigs after they've heard the song note , these songs are normally played live either at the end of the main set or during the encore. Not performing it at all may result in an Iconic Song Request.

Some musicians arguably avert this by having several equally famous hit songs, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley being three prominent examples. If they'd left off one of their hits from a show it wouldn't have been such an obvious oversight. That said, certainly some of their songs are more identified with them than others.

Occasionally, an artist could have a signature song that is eventually usurped by another song. It's also possible for an artist to have different signature songs in different countries.

Often overlaps with Black Sheep Hit. See also One-Hit Wonder, for an extreme case of this trope. Not to be confused with Leitmotif or Character Signature Song, which is about signature songs sang by fictional characters.

Artists are listed alphabetically. Signature songs for films and musicals are listed after all the artists.
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    A 
  • aha — "Take On Me"
  • Aaliyah — "Try Again", or "One in a Million".
  • ABC — "The Look of Love"
  • Paula Abdul — "Straight Up" or "Opposites Attract"
  • AC/DC — "Long Way to the Top" was Bon Scott's signature song, and so identified with him that Brian Johnson won't perform it. It's also regarded as the band's signature song in their native Australia. In America, "Highway to Hell" is regarded as Bon Scott's signature song. For Brian Johnson, it's "Thunderstruck" in Australia and "Back in Black" in America.
  • Accept — "Balls to the Wall"
  • Ace Hood — "Bugatti"
  • Ace of Base — "The Sign"
  • Bryan Adams — "Summer of '69", "Heaven" or "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You"
  • Adele — "Rolling In The Deep", "Set Fire To The Rain" or "Someone Like You"
  • Adelitas Way — "Sick"
  • Adema — "Giving In"
  • A Day to Remember — "The Plot to Bomb the Panhandle"
  • Aerosmith — "Dream On" or "Walk This Way" for their earlier work, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" for their later years
  • Aesop Rock — "Daylight" or "None Shall Pass"
  • AFI — "Prelude 12-21/Miss Murder"
  • Afrojack — "Can't Stop Me"
  • Afroman — "Because I Got High"
  • Agent Orange — "Bloodstains"
  • Christina Aguilera — "Beautiful"
  • Aiden — "Die Romantic"
  • Air — "All I Need"
  • Airbourne — "Runnin' Wild" or "Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast"
  • Air Supply — "All Out of Love"
  • AJR — "I'm Ready"
  • Akon — "I Wanna Love You"
  • Alabama 3 — "Woke Up this Morning"
  • The Alan Parsons Project — "Eye In The Sky"
  • Hans Albers — "La Paloma" and "Auf der Reeperbahn Nachts um halb Eins"
  • Jason Aldean — "Dirt Road Anthem"
  • Aleesia — "Life Of The Party"
  • AlestormYou Are a Pirate
  • Alice in Chains — "Man in the Box"
    • Post-Layne Staley: "Check my Brain"
  • Alien Ant Farm — "Smooth Criminal"
  • Lily Allen — "Smile", "Fuck You" and "Hard Out Here (For A Bitch)"
  • All Levels at Once — "Flutershy's Lament" or "Pony Should Pony Pony"
  • All That Remains — "Two Weeks"
  • All Time Low — "Dear Maria, Count Me In"
  • The All-American Rejects — "Dirty Little Secret", "Move Along", or "Gives You Hell"
    • Tyson Ritter — "Air"
  • The Allman Brothers Band — "Ramblin' Man"
  • Alphabeat — "Fascination"
  • Alphaville — "Big in Japan" or "Forever Young," although the latter has gained the advantage ever since Jay-Z sampled it.
  • Alpinestars — "Carbon Kid"
  • Alter Bridge — "Rise Today" or "Metalingus"
  • Marsha Ambrosius — "Far Away" or "Butterflies"
  • America — "A Horse with No Name"
  • American Authors — "Best Day of My Life"
  • Amiina — "Seoul"
  • Amon Amarth — "The Pursuit of Vikings", "Death in Fire", or "Twilight of the Thunder God"
  • Tori Amos — "Cornflake Girl"
  • Anastacia — "I'm Outta Love"
  • Anberlin — "Feel Good Drag"
  • Andee — "Never Gone"
  • Laurie Anderson — "O Superman"
  • The Angels (Australian band) — "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again"
  • The Angels (American girl group) — "My Boyfriend's Back"
  • Angelspit — "100%" or "Vena Cava"
  • The Angry Kids — "We Could Be Lions"
  • Aneka — "Japanese Boy"
  • Animal Collective — "My Girls"
  • The Animals — "The House of the Rising Sun" or "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place"
  • Anjulie — "Brand New Bitch"
  • Annihilator — "Alison Hell"
  • Anthrax — "Caught in A Mosh" for the Joey Belladonna years, "Only" for John Bush's tenure.
  • A Perfect Circle — "Judith"
  • Aphex Twin — "Windowlicker" and "Come to Daddy"
  • Fiona Apple — "Criminal"
  • Apocalyptica — "I Don't Care" (Often wrongly attributed to Three Days Grace because Adam Gontier sings it)
  • Apollo 440 — "Stop The Rock"
  • Aqua — "Barbie Girl"
  • Aranda — "WhyYaWannaBringMeDown"
  • Arcade Fire — "Wake Up" or "My Body Is A Cage"
  • Arctic Monkeys — "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" or "Do I Wanna Know?"
  • Arch Enemy — "Nemesis"
  • The Archies — "Sugar, Sugar"
  • David Archuleta — "Crush"
  • Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti — "Round and Round"
  • Louis Armstrong — "What a Wonderful World"
  • Art of Dying — "Die Trying"
  • Army of Anyone — "Goodbye"
  • Eduard Artemyev — "Siberiade" theme
  • A$AP Ferg — "Work" or "Shabba"
  • A$AP Rocky — "Fuckin' Problems"
  • Ashanti — "Foolish"
  • Asia — "Heat of the Moment"
  • Asian Kung-Fu Generation — "Haruka Kanata
  • Asking Alexandria — "The Final Episode"
  • Rick Astley — "Never Gonna Give You Up" (He had another number-one song with "Together Forever," and it was on par with "Never Gonna Give You Up" before the Rick Roll phenomenon made his first hit his undisputed signature tune.)
  • Atmosphere — "Trying to Find a Balance"
  • Atom Smash — "Do Her Wrong"
  • Atreyu — "Bleeding Mascara"
  • Attack — "Ooa Hela Natten"
  • Attack Attack! — "Stick Stickly"
  • At The Gates — "Blinded by Fear"
  • Audioslave — "Cochise"
  • The Automatic — "Monster"
  • Autopilot Off — "Clockwork" or "Make a Sound"
  • The Avalanches — "Frontier Psychiatrist"
  • Mickey Avalon — "Jane Fonda"
  • Avantasia — "Dying for an Angel"
  • Avenged Sevenfold — "Bat Country" or "Beast and the Harlot"
  • Avicii — Previously "Levels," but now unquestionably "Wake Me Up!"
  • AWOLNATION — "Sail"
  • Iggy Azalea — Previously "Work", but now undoubtedly "Fancy"

    B 
  • B.B. King — "The Thrill is Gone"
  • B.o.B. — "Airplanes"
  • The B-52s — "Love Shack"
  • Baauer — "Harlem Shake"
  • Baby Bash — "Suga Suga" or "Cyclone"
  • Babybird — "You're Gorgeous"
  • Babyface — "When Can I See You"
  • Johann Sebastian Bach — "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" or the "Mass in B Minor"
  • Tal Bachman — "She's So High"
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive — "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" or "Takin' Care Of Business"
  • Backstreet Boys — "I Want It That Way"
  • Bad Brains — "Pay to Cum"
  • Bad Company — "Bad Company" . . . from the album Bad Company (and later a hit for Five Finger Death Punch).
  • Bad Lip Reading — "Gang Fight," "Russian Unicorn"
  • Bad Religion — "21st Century Digital Boy"
  • Badfinger — "Baby Blue"
  • Erykah Badu — "Tyrone"
  • Joan Baez — "Diamonds & Rust"
  • Baha Men — "Who Let the Dogs Out?"
  • Anita Baker — "Sweet Love"
  • Josephine Baker — "J'ai deux amours"
  • Balance and Composure — "Quake"
  • Baltimora — "Tarzan Boy"
  • Afrika Bambaataa — "Planet Rock"
  • Bananarama — "Venus" or "Cruel Summer"; while the former was a bigger hit in its heyday, its status as a Cover Version could give the latter the advantage.
  • The Band — "The Weight"
  • Band of Skulls — "Death by Diamonds and Pearls" or "Light of the Morning"
  • The Band Perry — "If I Die Young"
  • Bang Camaro — "Push Push (Lady Lightning)"
  • Chiddy Bang —"Opposite of Adults"
  • The Bangles — "Walk Like an Egyptian"
  • Kirko Bangz — "Drank In My Cup"
  • David Banner — "Play"
  • The Bar-Kays — (Original lineup) "Soul Finger", (New Lineup) "Freakshow On The Dance Floor"
  • Sara Bareilles — "Love Song"
  • Barenaked Ladies — "One Week" and to a lesser extent, "If I Had $1000000"
  • Jimmy Barnes — "Working Class Man"
  • Syd Barrett — "See Emily Play" with Pink Floyd, "Dark Globe" as a solo artist
  • John Barrowman — "You're So Vain", the orchestral arrangement makes it immediately recognizable from Simon's version
  • Toni Basil — "Mickey"
  • Basement Jaxx — "Where's Your Head At?"
  • Shirley Bassey — "Goldfinger"
  • Bastille — "Pompeii"
  • Bat For Lashes — "Daniel"
  • Bathory — "A Fine Day to Die" or "One Rode to Asa Bay"
  • Battles — "Atlas"
  • Bauhaus — "Bela Lugosi's Dead"
  • Beastie Boys — "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" or "Sabotage", since they practically disowned the former.
  • Beach House — "Norway" or "Zebra"
  • The Beach Boys — "Good Vibrations"
  • Beat Happening — "Indian Summer"
  • The Beatles — "Hey Jude" or "Yesterday"
  • BECK — "Loser"
  • Becky G — "Shower"
  • Natasha Bedingfield — "Unwritten" or "Pocketful of Sunshine"
  • The Bee Gees — "Stayin' Alive"
  • Ludwig van Beethoven — "Ode to Joy"
  • Lou Bega — "Mambo No. 5"
  • Bell Biv Devoe — "Poison"
  • Drake Bell — "I Found a Way"
  • Ben Folds Five — "Brick"
  • Benny Benassi — "Cinema" or "Satisfaction"
  • Pat Benatar — "Love is a Battlefield" or "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
  • Berlin — "Take My Breath Away" (ironically, the one hit single they had that they didn't actually write themselves)
  • Leonard Bernstein — "Somewhere", "Tonight", "I Feel Pretty"... Pretty much the entirety of West Side Story
  • Chuck Berry — "Johnny B. Goode"
    • "My Ding-A-Ling" was his only number-one hit, but it's mostly forgotten today.
  • Best Coast — "Boyfriend"
  • Better Than Ezra — "Good"
  • Between The Buried And Me — "White Walls"
  • Beyoncé — "Irreplaceable", "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" or "Crazy in Love"
  • Justin Bieber — "Baby"
  • Biffy Clyro — "Many of Horror"
  • Big & Rich — "Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)"
    • "Lost In This Moment" was the duo's only top 40 hit on the Hot 100, but as a generic ballad, it's forgotten compared to the aforementioned novelty song.
  • Big Black — "Kerosene"
  • Big Sean — "Dance (A$$)"
  • Big Star — "September Gurls"
  • Big Time Rush — "Big Time Rush"
  • Big Tymers — "Still Fly"
  • Bikini Kill — "Rebel Girl"
  • Bill Haley & His Comets — "Rock Around the Clock"
  • The Bird & The Bee — "Fucking Boyfriend"
  • Birdy — "Skinny Love"
  • The Birthday Massacre — "Happy Birthday" or "Blue"
  • The Birthday Party — "Relese the Bats"
  • Georges Bizet — "Les Toreadors"
  • Björk — "It's Oh So Quiet", "Human Behaviour", "Venus As A Boy", "Big Time Sensuality", or "Army of Me"
  • Biz Markie — "Just a Friend"
  • Aloe Blacc — "I Need a Dollar" in Europe; "The Man" in North America
  • Black — "Wonderful Life"
  • Rebecca Black — "Friday"
    • Mike Bauer — "Friday, as performed by Bob Dylan"
    • Funnyz — "Friday (Music Video Parody)" (AKA the "Fried Eggs" parody)
  • The Black Crowes — "Hard to Handle"
  • Black Eyed Peas — "I Gotta Feeling"
    • will.i.am — "Scream & Shout"
    • Fergie — "Fergalicious"
  • Black Flag — "Rise Above"
    • The Rollins Band — "Liar"
  • The Black Keys — "Tighten Up" or "Lonely Boy"
  • Black Label Society — "Stillborn"
  • Black Stone Cherry — "White Trash Millionaire"
  • Blessid Union of Souls — "I Believe" or "Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)" (The former was their biggest hit, but the latter seems to be better remembered.)
  • Black Sabbath — "War Pigs", "Paranoid", or "Iron Man"
  • Black Veil Brides — "Knives and Pens"
  • Mary J. Blige — "Be Without You" or "Family Affair","Not Gonna Cry", or even "Real Love"
  • Blind Guardian — "The Bard's Song — In the Forest" or "Mirror Mirror"
  • Blind Melon — "No Rain"
  • blink-182 — "All the Small Things"
  • Bloc Party — "Helicopter"
  • Blondie — "One Way or Another"
  • Bloodhound Gang — "The Bad Touch"
  • Blue — "All Rise"
  • Blue Cheer — "Summertime Blues"
  • Blue Oyster Cult — "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"
  • Blue October — "Hate Me"
  • Blue Stahli — "Ultranumb"
  • Blues Traveler — "Run-Around"
  • James Blunt — "You're Beautiful"
  • blur — "Song 2" in the US, "Parklife" in the UK
  • Blut Aus Nord — "Epitome I"
  • Boards of Canada — "Roygbiv"
  • Bone Crusher — "I Ain't Never Scared"
  • Bon Jovi — "Livin' on a Prayer"
  • Bone Thugs-n-Harmony — "Tha Crossroads"
  • Boney M. — "Rasputin"
  • The Boo Radleys — "Wake Up Boo!"
  • The Boomtown Rats — "I Don't Like Mondays"
  • Boston — "More Than a Feeling"
  • David Bowie — By era:
    • Early career: "Space Oddity"
    • Ziggy Stardust: "Ziggy Stardust"
    • Thin White Duke: "Fame"
    • Berlin era: "Heroes"
    • early-80s: "Let's Dance"
  • Bowling for Soup — "1985"
  • Bow Wow — "Fresh Azimiz"
  • Boys Like Girls — "The Great Escape"
  • Boyz II Men — "I'll Make Love To You"
  • Boyzone — "I Love The Way You Love Me"
  • Danielle Bradbery — "The Heart of Dixie"
  • Billy Bragg — "A New England"
  • Johannes Brahms — Lullaby (Wiegenlied) in E Flat (often referred to as "Brahms' Lullaby")
  • Michelle Branch — "Everywhere"
  • Brand New — "Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades"
  • Brand New Heavies — "Midnight at the Oasis"
  • Toni Braxton — "Un-Break My Heart"
  • Breaking Benjamin — "I Will Not Bow"
  • Breathe Carolina — "Blackout"
  • Edie Brickell — "What I Am"
  • Bright Eyes — "Lua" or "First Day of My Life"
  • Bring me the Horizon — "Shadow Moses"
  • Garth Brooks — "The Dance" or "Friends in Low Places"
  • Chris Brown — "Run It!", "Yeah 3x" or "Look At Me Now"
  • Havana Brown — "We Run The Night"
  • James Brown — "I Got You (I Feel Good)"
  • Sawyer Brown — "Drive Me Wild"
  • Jackson Browne — "Doctor My Eyes"
  • Brownsville Station — "Smokin' in the Boys Room"
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet — "Take Five"
  • Luke Bryan — "That's My Kind Of Night"
  • BT — "Flaming June"
  • Michael Bublé — "Haven't Met You Yet"
  • Buckethead: "Jordan"
  • Buckcherry — "Crazy Bitch"
  • Buckner & Garcia — "Pac-Man Fever"
  • Buckwheat Boyz — "Peanut Butter Jelly Time"
  • Buffalo Springfield — "For What It's Worth"
  • Jimmy Buffett — "Margaritaville"
  • The Buggles"Video Killed the Radio Star"
  • Built to Spill — "Car"
  • Solomon Burke — "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" or "Got to Get You Off My Mind"
  • Burzum — "Jesu Dod" or "My Journey to the Stars"
  • Bush — "Everything Zen"
  • Kate Bush — "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)"
  • Stan Bush — "The Touch"
  • Busta Rhymes — "Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check"
  • Butthole Surfers — "Who Was in My Room Last Night" ("Pepper" was their actual hit, but now "Who Was in My Room Last Night" somewhat edges it out due to "Rock Band II")
  • Billy Talent — "Surrender"
  • Armin van Buuren — "This Is What It Feels Like"
  • Buzzcocks — "Ever Fallen In Love" or "Everybody's Happy Nowadays"
  • The Byrds"Turn, Turn, Turn"

    C 
  • Cabaret Voltaire — "Yashar"
  • Caesars — "Jerk It Out"
  • John Cage — "4'33"" note 
  • Cage the Elephant — "Ain't No Rest For the Wicked"
  • Colbie Caillat — "Bubbly"
  • CAKE — "The Distance"
  • The Calling — "Wherever You Will Go"
  • Cab Calloway — "Minnie the Moocher"
  • Camel — "Echoes"
  • Cameo — "Word Up!"
  • Camper Van Beethoven — "Take the Skinheads Bowling"
  • Candlebox — "Far Behind"
  • Candlemass — "Demon's Gate" or "The Black Dwarf"
  • Canned Heat — "Going Up the Country"
  • Cannibal Corpse — "Hammer Smashed Face"
  • Capital Cities — "Safe & Sound"
  • Tim Cappello — "I Still Believe"
  • Caramell — "Caramelldansen"
  • Ian Carey — "Amnesia"
  • Mariah Carey — "Hero" for her earlier era, and "We Belong Together" and "Touch My Body" more recently
  • Kim Carnes — "Bette Davis Eyes"
  • Vanessa Carlton — "A Thousand Miles"
  • The Cars — "Just What I Needed"
  • The Cardigans — "Lovefool"
  • Cascada — "Everytime We Touch"
  • Johnny Cash — "I Walk the Line"
  • Cash Cash — "Take Me Home"
  • Ca$h Out — "Cashing Out"
  • Cassie — "Me & U"
  • Nick Cave — "Red Right Hand" or "O Children"
  • Cavo — "Champagne"
  • Cee Lo Green — "Fuck You!"
    • Gnarls Barkley — "Crazy"
    • Goodie Mob — "Cell Therapy"
  • Celldweller — "Switchback" or "Wings of Icarus"
  • Celtic Frost — "Circle of The Tyrants"
  • Peter Cetera — "Glory of Love"
  • Chad & Jeremy — "A Summer Song"
  • The Chainsmokers — "#SELFIE"
  • Chairmen of the Board — "Give Me Just a Little More Time"
  • The Chambers Brothers — "Time Has Come Today"
  • Chamillionare — "Ridin"'
  • The Champs — "Tequila"
  • Gene Chandler — "Duke of Earl"
  • Harry Chapin — "Cats in the Cradle"
  • Tracy Chapman — "Fast Car"
  • Ray Charles — "Georgia On My Mind," or "Hit The Road Jack"
  • Charli XCX — "Boom Clap"
  • Cheap Trick — "I Want You to Want Me"
  • Chubby Checker — "The Twist"
  • Cher — "Believe", "Turn Back Time"
  • Cherish — "Do It To It"
  • Chevelle — "The Red", "Jars", or "Face to the Floor"
  • Eagle-Eye Cherry — "Save Tonight"
  • Neneh Cherry — "Buffalo Stance"
  • Cherry Poppin' Daddies — "Zoot Suit Riot"
  • Maurice Chevalier — "Thank Heaven for Little Girl" (at least in America)
  • Chic — "Le Freak"
  • Chicago — "25 or 6 to 4"
  • Chief Keef — "I Don't Like"
  • The Chiffons — "He's So Fine"
  • Children of Bodom — "Needled 24/7" or "Are You Dead Yet?"
  • The Chi-Lites — "Have You Seen Her" or "Oh Girl"
  • Chimaira — "Pure Hatred"
  • Chingy — "Right Thurr"
  • The Chipmunks — "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)"
  • Chiodos — "Baby, You Wouldn't Last A Minuite on The Creek"
  • Frederic Chopin — "Funeral March"
  • The Chordettes — "Mr. Sandman" or "Lollipop"
  • Lou Christie — "Lightning Strikes"
  • Chumbawamba — "Tubthumping"
  • Eric Church — "Springsteen"
  • The Church — "Under the Milky Way"
  • Ciara — "Goodies"
  • Circa Survive — "The Difference Between Medicine and Drugs is in the Dose"
  • Cirque du Soleil — "Alegria" (the only song that appears in some way on each of their first three greatest hits albums) or "Kunya Sobe".
  • Citizen King — "Better Days (And the Bottom Drops Out)"
  • City High — "What Would You Do?"
  • Civil Twilight — "Letters From the Sky"
  • The Civil Wars — "Barton Hollow"
  • Eric Clapton — "Tears in Heaven"
  • Dave Clark Five — "Glad All Over"
  • Petula Clark — "Downtown"
  • Kelly Clarkson — "Since U Been Gone"
  • Alex Clare — "Too Close"
  • The Clash — "London Calling" or "Should I Stay Or Should I Go"
  • Classified — "Inner Ninja"
  • Clean Bandit — "Rather Be"
  • Clipse — "Grinding"
  • Clutch — "Electric Worry"
  • Cobra Starship — "Good Girls Go Bad" or "You Make Me Feel…"
  • Tom Cochrane — "Life Is A Highway"
  • Coheed and Cambria — "Welcome Home"
  • Leonard Cohen — "Hallelujah"
  • Marc Cohn — "Walking In Memphis"
  • Cold — "Stupid Girl"
  • Cold Chisel — "Khe Sahn"
  • Coldplay — "Viva La Vida" or "Clocks"
  • Cheryl Cole — "Fight For This Love"
  • Keyshia Cole — "I've Should've Cheated"
  • Nat King Cole — "Unforgettable"
  • Natalie Cole — "Inseparable"
  • Paula Cole — "I Don't Want To Wait"
  • Zendaya — "Replay"
  • Collective Soul — "Shine"
  • Edwyn Collins — "A Girl Like You"
  • Judy Collins — "Both Sides Now"
  • Phil Collins — "In the Air Tonight"
  • Shawn Colvin — "Sunny Came Home"
  • Combichrist — "Get Your Body Beat"
  • The Commodores — "Brick House"
  • Common — "I Used To Love H.E.R."
  • Coolio — "Gangsta's Paradise"
  • Alice Cooper — "School's Out"
  • Core — "Angle"
  • Cornershop — "Brimful of Asha"
  • The Corrs — "Breathless"
  • Elvis Costello — "Pump It Up"
  • Jonathan Coulton — "Still Alive"
  • Course of Nature — "Caught in the Sun"
  • Counting Crows — "Mr. Jones"
  • Deborah Cox — "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" or "Beautiful U R"
  • Cracker — "Low"
  • Cradle Of Filth — "Her Ghost in the Fog"
  • The Cramps — "Human Fly"
  • The Cranberries — "Zombie"
  • Crash Test Dummies — "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"
  • Crash Kings — "Mountain Man"
  • Cream — "Sunshine of Your Love"
  • Creature — "So High"
  • Creed — "Higher" or "With Arms Wide Open"
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival — "Fortunate Son"
    • John Fogerty — "Centerfield"
  • Bing Crosby — "White Christmas", "Swingin' on a Star"
    • Although he used "Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day" as his 'official' signature tune.
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash — "Woodstock"
  • Christopher Cross — "Ride Like the Wind"
  • Sheryl Crow — "All I Wanna Do"
  • Crowbar — "All I Had (I Gave)"
  • Crowded House — "Don't Dream It's Over"
  • Mark Crozer and the Rels — "Live in Fear (Broken Out in Love)"
  • Crush 40 — "Live and Learn" and "Open Your Heart"
  • The Cruxshadows — "Birthday"
  • Taio Cruz — "Dynamite"
  • Crystal Castles — "Vanished"
  • Cryoshell — "Creeping in my Soul"
  • Culture Beat — "Mr Vain"
  • Culture Club — "Karma Chameleon" or "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me"
  • The Cure — "Love Song" or "Just Like Heaven"
  • Cutting Crew — "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"
  • Cypress Hill — "Insane in the Brain"
  • Billy Ray Cyrus — "Achy Breaky Heart"
  • Miley Cyrus — "Party in the USA" for her Disney-era material; "We Can't Stop" or "Wrecking Ball" for her mature era

    D 
  • D — "Night-ship "D""
  • D-Cru — "I Will Be Waiting"
    • Craig Smart — "I Miss You"
  • Da Yoopers — "Second Week of Deer Camp", "Rusty Chevrolet", or "Grandpa Got Run Over by a Beer Truck"
  • Daddy Yankee — "Rompe"
  • Daft Punk
    • Earlier work — "One More Time"
    • 2013 comeback — "Get Lucky"
  • The Damned — "New Rose"
  • Dick Dale — "Misirlou"
  • The Dandy Warhols — "Bohemian Like You"
  • The Charlie Daniels Band — "The Devil Went Down To Georgia"
  • Danity Kane — "Damaged"
  • Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip — "Thou Shalt Always Kill"
  • Danzig — "Mother"
  • Terence Trent D'arby — "Wishing Well"
  • Bobby Darin — "Splish Splash"
  • The Darkness — "I Believe in a Thing Called Love"
  • Dark New Day — "Brother"
  • DarkThrone — "Transylvanian Hunger"
  • Dark Tranquillity — "Lethe"
  • Darude — "Sandstorm"
  • Roscoe Dash — "Show Out"
  • Daughtry — "It's Not Over"
  • Bette Davis — "They're Either Too Young Or Too Old"
  • Miles Davis — "So What" or "Bitches Brew"
  • Paul Davis — "I Go Crazy"
  • Howie Day — "Collide"
  • Days of the New — "Touch, Peel and Stand"
  • DC Talk — "Jesus Freak" to their fans. However their biggest mainstream hit was "Between You and Me" and is the song they're best known for to the average listener.
  • Claude Debussy — "Claire de Lune"
  • Dead By April — "Promise Me" or "Losing You"
  • Dead Kennedys — "California Uber Alles" or "Holiday in Cambodia"
  • The Dead Milkmen — "Punk Rock Girl" or "Bitchin' Camaro"
  • deadmau5 — "Ghosts n' Stuff"
  • Dead or Alive — "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
  • Jimmy Dean — "Big Bad John"
  • Death — "Evil Dead," "The Philosopher," or "Crystal Mountain"
  • Death Cab for Cutie — "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" or "I Will Possess Your Heart"
  • Death Grips — "Hacker"
  • Death In Vegas — "Dirge"
  • DeBarge — "Rhythm of the Night"
  • Chris DeBurgh — "The Lady in Red"
  • The Decemberists — "This Is Why We Fight", or "The Perfect Crime"
  • Deee-lite — "Groove is in the Heart"
  • Deep Blue Something — "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
  • Deep Purple — "Smoke on the Water"
  • Default — "Wasting My Time"
    • Dallas Smith — "Tippin' Point", or "Jumped Right In" in Canada
  • Def Leppard — "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
  • Deftones — "Change (In The House of Flies)", with "Diamond Eyes" a strong contender.
  • Gavin DeGraw — "I Don't Want To Be"
  • Deicide — "Trifixion"
  • Del Amitri — "Roll To Me"
  • Lana Del Rey — Previously "Video Games", but now "Summertime Sadness"
  • De La Soul — "Me Myself & I"
  • Dem Franchize Boys — "Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It"
  • Cathy Dennis — "Touch Me (All Night Long)"
  • John Denver — "Take Me Home, Country Roads," especially in West Virginia. In the Rockies, especially Colorado, it's "Rocky Mountain High".
  • Depeche Mode — "Enjoy the Silence"
  • Rick Derringer — "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" or "Real American"
  • Jason Derulo — "Whatcha Say", "Talk Dirty", or "Wiggle"
  • Jackie DeShannon — "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" or "What The World Needs Now Is Love"
  • Des'ree — "You Gotta Be"
  • Shawn Desman — "Let's Go" or "Night Like This"
  • Destinys Child — "Survivor" and "Say My Name"
  • Dev — "Booty Bounce"
  • Devin Townsend — "Kingdom"
  • Devo — "Whip It"
  • Lee DeWyze — "Sweet Serendipity"
  • Device — "Vilify"
  • Dexy's Midnight Runners — "Come On Eileen"
  • D 4 L — "Laffy Taffy"
  • Diamond Head — "Am I Evil?"
  • Neil Diamond — "Sweet Caroline"
  • Bo Diddley — "Bo Diddley"
  • Dido — "Thank You"
  • Die Antwoord — "Enter The Ninja"
  • Marlene Dietrich — "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt" ("Falling in Love Again"), "Lili Marleen"
  • Digital Underground — "The Humpty Dance"
  • Digitalism — "Pogo"
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan — "43% Burnt"
  • Dimmu Borgir — "Progenies of the Great Apocalypse"
  • Dinosaur Jr. — " Start Choppin'"
  • Dio — "Holy Diver" and "Rainbow In The Dark"
  • Dion — "Runaround Sue"
  • Céline Dion — "My Heart Will Go On"
  • Dire Straits — "Sultans of Swing", "Money For Nothing" or "Walk of Life"
  • Dirty Heads — "Lay Me Down"
  • Dirty Radio — "Ground Shake" or "Found You"
  • Dirty Vegas — "Days Go By"
  • Disclosure — "White Noise" in the UK, "Latch" in the U.S.
  • Dishwalla — "Counting Blue Cars"
  • Dissection — "Where Dead Angels Lie"
  • Disturbed — "Down with the Sickness"
  • Disparition — The Ballad of Fiedler and Mundt"
  • Divide the Day — "Let it Roll"
  • Divine Heresy - "Failed Creation"
  • Divinyls — "I Touch Myself"
  • Dixie Chicks — "Landslide"
  • Colton Dixon— "Never Gone"
  • Dizzee Rascal — "Bonkers"
  • DJ Felli Fel — "Get Buck In Here"
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince — "Parents Just Don't Understand" or "Summertime"
  • DJ Khaled — "All I Do Is Win"
  • DJ Sammy — "Heaven"
  • DJ Shadow — "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt"
  • DJ Snake — "Turn Down For What"
  • DJ Unk — "Walk It Out"
  • Ramin Djawadi — The Game of Thrones Theme
  • DMX — "Party Up (Up In Here)"
  • Fefe Dobson — "Ghost" or "Stuttering"
  • Doctor P — "Sweet Shop"
  • Does It Offend You, Yeah? — "We Are Rockstars"
  • Dog's Eye View — "Everything Falls Apart"
  • Thomas Dolby — "She Blinded Me With Science"
  • Dolla — "Who The Fuck Is That"
  • Doman & Gooding — "Runnin'"
  • Lonnie Donegan — "Rock Island Line" or "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor"
  • Donora — "Boom Boom" or "Champion"
  • Donovan — "Sunshine Superman"
  • The Doobie Brothers — "Black Water" or "What a Fool Believes"
  • Dobie Gray — "Drift Away"
  • The Doors — "Light My Fire"
  • Dorrough — "Ice Cream Paint Job"
  • Carl Douglas — "Kung Fu Fighting"
  • Down With Webster — "Big Wheels" or "Your Man"
  • Downstait — "I Came To Play"
  • The Downtown Fiction — "I Just Wanna Run"
  • Dr. Dre — "Nuthin' But A G Thang" or "Still D.R.E."
  • Dr. Hook — "The Cover of Rolling Stone"
  • Dr. John — "Right Place, Wrong Time"
  • Dragonforce — "Through The Fire And Flames" or "Fury of the Storm"
  • Drake — "Best I Ever Had"
  • Nick Drake — "Pink Moon"
  • Dream — "He Loves U Not"
  • The-Dream — "Shawty Is A Ten"
  • The Dream Academy — "Life in a Northern Town"
  • Dream Theater — "Pull Me Under" or "Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper"
  • The Dropkick Murphys — "I'm Shipping Up To Boston"
  • Drowning Pool — "Bodies"
  • Dru — "Getting It In" or "She Can Ride"
  • The Drums — "Let's Go Surfing"
  • Dschinghis Khan — "Moskau"
  • Duck Sauce — "Barbra Streisand"
  • Hilary Duff — "Come Clean"
  • Duffy — "Mercy"
  • Paul Dukas — "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
  • Duran Duran — "Hungry Like the Wolf"
  • Ian Dury And The Blockheads — "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" or "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick"
  • Antonin Dvorak — "Symphony of the New World (4th movement)"
  • Bob Dylan — "The Times, They Are a-Changin'" or "Like a Rolling Stone"

    E-F 
  • E-40 — "Tell Me When to Go"
  • Eagles — "Hotel California"
    • Glenn Frey — "The Heat is On"
    • Don Henley — "Boys of Summer"
    • Joe Walsh — "Life's Been Good"
  • The Eagles of Death Metal — "Don't Speak"
  • Eamon — "Fuck It! (I Don't Want You Back)"
  • Earshot — "Get Away"
  • Earth, Wind & Fire — "September"
  • Sheena Easton — "Morning Train (9 to 5)"
  • Echo and the Bunnymen — "The Killing Moon"
  • Echosmith — "Cool Kids"
  • Edgar Winter Group — "Frankenstein" or "Free Ride"
  • Eels — "Souljacker, Part I" or "Novocaine for the Soul"
  • Egypt Central — "White Rabbit"
  • Eiffel 65 — "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
  • El Ten Eleven — "My Only Swerving"
  • Electric Light Orchestra — "Don't Bring Me Down"
  • Electric Six — "Gay Bar" (To the chagrin of many fans)
  • Danny Elfman — Theme for Tim Burton's "Batman" or "Edward Scissorhands".
  • Edguy — "Ministry of Saints" and "Superheroes"
  • Editors — "Bones" or "All Sparks"
  • Edward Elgar — "Pomp and Circumstance"
  • Duke Ellington — "Take the 'A' Train".
  • Missy Elliott — "Get Ur Freak On"
  • Eluveitie — "Inis Mona", "Thousandfold"
  • emblem3 — "Chloe (You're The One I Want)"
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer — "Karn Evil 9 First Impression Part 2"
  • EMF — "Unbelievable"
  • Eminem
    • Older work — "Lose Yourself", "The Real Slim Shady", "Stan" or "My Name Is"
    • Newer material — "Love The Way You Lie", "Not Afraid", or "Rap God"
      • Bad Meets Evil — "Lighters"
  • Emperor — "I am the Black Wizards"
  • Emphatic — "Bounce"
  • En Vogue — "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"
  • The English Beat — "Mirror in the Bathroom"
  • EndeverafteR — "No More Words"
  • Ensiferum — "Lai Lai Hei"
  • Enslaved — "Havenless"
  • Enter Shikari — "Sorry, You're Not A Winner" or "Destabilise"
  • Enya — "Only Time"
  • The Eraserheads — "Pare Ko" and Ang Huling El Bimbo
  • Erasure — "Always"
  • The Escape Club — "Wild, Wild West"
  • Escape the Fate — "Situations" (with Ronnie); "Issues" (with Craig)
  • Gloria Estefan — "Conga"
  • Estelle — "American Boy"
  • Melissa Etheridge — "Come To My Window"
  • Europe — "The Final Countdown"
  • Eurythmics — "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
  • Evanescence — "Bring Me To Life"
  • Eve 6 — "Inside Out"
  • Everclear — "Santa Monica"
  • The Everlove — "Cities In Dust"
  • Jace Everett — "Bad Things"
  • Everything But The Girl — "Missing"
  • The Everly Brothers — "'Wake Up Little Susie"
  • Evil Nine — "Crooked", "All The Cash", "The Black Brad Pitt" or "No Manners"
  • The Exies — "Ugly"
  • Expose — "Seasons Change"
  • Extreme — "More Than Words"
  • Fabolous — "Breathe"
  • Face to Face — "Disconnected"
  • Faith No More — "Epic"
  • Falco — "Rock Me Amadeus"
  • Falling in Reverse — "The Drug In Me Is You"
  • Fall Out Boy — "Dance, Dance", "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs," "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" or "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
    • Patrick Stump — "This City"
  • Far East Movement — "Like A G6"
  • Farewell, My Love — "Portraits"
  • John Farnham — "You're the Voice"
  • Fastball — "The Way"
  • Fatboy Slim — "The Rockafeller Skank"
  • Fat Joe — "Get It Poppin"
    • Terror Squad — "Lean Back"
  • Fear Factory — "Replica"
  • Jose Feliciano — "Feliz Navidad"
  • Feeder — "Buck Rogers"
  • Feist — "1234"
  • Felt — "Primitive Painters"
  • Jay Ferguson — "Thunder Island"
  • Danny Fernandes — "Curious" or "Take Me Away"
  • Lupe Fiasco — "The Show Goes On", "Kick, Push"
  • Filter — "Hey Man Nice Shot" or "Take A Picture"
  • Finatticz - "Don't Drop That Thun Thun"
  • Fine Young Cannibals — "She Drives Me Crazy"
  • Finger Eleven — "Paralyzer"
  • Finntroll — "Trollhammaren"
  • Melanie Fiona — "Give It To Me Right"
  • Firefall — "You Are the Woman"
  • Firehouse — "Love of a Lifetime"
  • First Aid Kit — Was "Emmylou", but "My Silver Lining" seems to have supplanted it.
  • Fishbone — "Party at Ground Zero"
  • Fit For Rivals — "Crash"
  • Fitz & the Tantrums — "Out of my League" or "The Walker"
  • Five Finger Death Punch — "Coming Down" or "Hard to See"
  • Five for Fighting — "Superman (It's Not Easy)"
  • Five Iron Frenzy — "Handbook for the Sellout" or "Every New Day"
  • The Fixx — "One Thing Leads To Another"
  • Roberta Flack — "Killing Me Softly With His Song"
  • Flaming Lips — "She Don't Use Jelly"
  • Fleet Foxes — "Mykonos"
  • Fleetwood Mac — "Dreams" or "Go Your Own Way"
  • Flight of the Conchords — "Business Time"
  • Flipper — "Sex Bomb"
  • The Flirts — "Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)"
  • Flo Rida — "Low" or "Club Can't Handle Me"
  • Flobots — "Handlebars"
  • A Flock Of Seagulls — "I Ran (So Far Away)"
  • Floetry — "Say Yes"
  • Florence + the Machine — "Dog Days Are Over" or "Seven Devils"
  • Florida Georgia Line — "Cruise"
  • Flow — "GO!"
  • Eddie Floyd — "Knock On Wood"
  • Flux Pavalion — "I Can't Stop"
  • Flyleaf — "All Around Me"
  • The Flys — "Got You (Where I Want You)"
  • Focus — "Hocus Pocus"
  • Foghat — "Slow Ride"
  • Fonogenio — "Reason"
  • Ben Folds — "Rockin' the Suburbs"
  • Foo Fighters — "Everlong"
  • Lita Ford — "Kiss Me Deadly"
  • Foreigner — "I Want To Know What Love Is"
  • Foster The People — "Pumped Up Kicks"
  • The Foundations — "Build Me Up Buttercup"
  • Fountains of Wayne — "Stacy's Mom"
  • The Four Seasons — "December 1963 (Oh What a Night)"
  • The Four Tops — "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)"
  • Jamie Foxx — "Blame It"
  • Foxy — "Get Off"
  • Foxy Shazam — "I Like It"
  • Fozzy — "Enemy"
  • Framing Hanley — "Lollipop"
  • Peter Frampton — "Show Me the Way"
  • Frankie Beverly & Maze — "Back In Stride"
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood — "Relax"
  • Frankie J — "Obsession (No Es Amor)"
  • Aretha Franklin — "Respect"
  • Franz Ferdinand — "Take Me Out"
  • The Fratellis — "Chelsea Dagger"
  • The Fray — "How to Save a Life"
  • Free — "All Right Now"
  • Aaron Fresh — "Spending All My Time"
  • Front 242 — "Headhunter"
  • Front Line Assembly — "Mindphaser"
  • Frou Frou — "Let Go" or "Breathe In"
  • Julius Fucik — "Entry of the Gladiators"
  • Fuel — "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)"
  • Fugazi — "Waiting Room"
  • The Fugees"Killing Me Softly"
    • Lauryn Hill — "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
    • Wyclef Jean — "Gone Till November"
    • Pras — "Ghetto Supastar"
  • fun. — "We Are Young" or "Some Nights"
  • Fun Factory — "I Wanna B With U"
  • Funeral for a Friend — "Roses For the Dead" or "Red is the New Black"
  • Funkadelic — "One Nation Under a Groove"
  • Nelly Furtado — "Promiscuous"
  • Future — "Turn On The Lights"
  • Future Leaders of the World — "Let Me Out"

    G 
  • Peter Gabriel — "Sledgehammer," "Solsbury Hill"
  • Gackt — "Vanilla"
  • The GAG Quartet — "Le Internet Medley"
  • the GazettE — "Reila", "Cassis"
  • Serge Gainsbourg — "Bonnie and Clyde"
  • Gallery — "Nice To Be With You"
  • Childish Gambino — "Freaks & Geeks"
  • Garbage — "Only Happy When It Rains" or "Stupid Girl"
  • Art Garfunkel — "Bright Eyes"
  • Judy Garland — "Over the Rainbow"
  • Martin Garrix — "Animals"
  • Marvin Gaye — "Lets Get It On" or "Trouble Man"
  • Gloria Gaynor — "I Will Survive"
  • General Public — "Tenderness"
  • Genesis (pop era) — "Land of Confusion" or "Invisible Touch"
    • Genesis (prog era) — "Supper's Ready"
  • George Baker Selection — "Little Green Bag"
  • The Georgia Satellites — "Keep Your Hands to Yourself"
  • Gerardo — "Rico Suave"
  • The Germs — "Lexicon Devil"
  • George Gershwin — "Rhapsody in Blue", "Summertime"
  • Geto Boys — "Damn it Feels Good to Be a Gangsta"
  • Stan Getz — "The Girl From Ipanema"
  • Ghostface Killah — "Back Like That"
  • Gin Blossoms — "Hey Jealousy"
  • Ginuwine — "Pony"
  • Girlicious — "2 In The Morning"
  • Girlschool — "Emergency" or "Race With The Devil"
  • Girls Aloud — "Biology", "Love Machine", "The Promise", "Call The Shots"
  • Girls' Generation — "Gee" or "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)"
  • Giulietta — "Vertigo"
  • Glassjaw — "Cosmopolitan Bloodlust"
  • Glaze — "Nightmare Night" or "Beyond Her Garden"
  • Godsmack — "I Stand Alone"
  • The Go-Gos — "Our Lips Are Sealed" or "We Got the Beat"
  • Gojira — "Flying Whales"
  • Golden Earring — "Radar Love"
  • Goldfinger — "Superman"
  • Goldfrapp — "Ooh la La" or "Strict Machine"
  • Selena Gomez & The Scene — "Love You Like A Love Song"
    • Selena Gomez (without The Scene) — "Come & Get It"
  • Good Charlotte — "The Anthem"
    • The Madden Brothers — "We Are Done"
  • Benny Goodman — "Sing, Sing, Sing"
  • The Goo Goo Dolls — "Iris"
  • Lesley Gore — "It's My Party" or "My Boyfriend's Back"
  • Gorillaz — "Clint Eastwood" or "Feel Good, Inc."
  • Gorgoroth — "Profeten Apenbaring," "Incipit Satan," or "Carving a Giant"
  • Mark Gormley — "Without You" or "Little Wings"
  • Gotye — "Somebody That I Used To Know"
  • Ellie Goulding — "Starry Eyed" in the UK, "Lights" in the US.
  • Go West — "King of Wishful Thinking"
  • Andy Grammer — "Keep Your Head Up"
  • Grand Funk Railroad — "We're an American Band"
  • Ariana Grande — "The Way" or "Problem"
  • Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five — "The Message"
  • Amy Grant — "Baby Baby"
  • Eddy Grant — "Electric Avenue"
  • The Grateful Dead — "Casey Jones"
  • Graveland — "Thurisaz"
  • David Gray — "Babylon"
  • Macy Gray — "I Try"
  • Great Big Sea — "Ordinary Day"
  • A Great Big World — "Say Something" (the remix with Christina Aguilera)
  • Great White — "Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
  • Al Green — "Let's Stay Together"
  • Green Carnation"Light of Day, Day of Darkness"
  • Green Day — "Good Riddance (Time of your Life)" or "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
  • Norman Greenbaum — "Spirit in the Sky"
  • Lee Greenwood — "God Bless The USA"
  • Edvard Grieg — "Hall of the Mountain King"
  • Grizzly Bear — "Two Weeks"
  • Grouplove — "Tongue Tied"
  • GS Boyz — "Stanky Leg"
  • Guano Apes — "Open Your Eyes"
  • Vince Guaraldi — "Linus and Lucy"
  • The Guess Who — "American Woman"
  • David Guetta — "Titanium"
  • Guns N' Roses — "Sweet Child O' Mine" or "Welcome to the Jungle"
  • Arlo Guthrie — "Alice's Restaurant"
  • Woody Guthrie — "This Land Is Your Land"
  • Guttermouth — "She's Got the Look"
  • Gym Class Heroes — "Stereo Hearts"
    • Travie McCoy — "Billionaire"
  • GZA — "Liquid Swords"

    H 
  • Haddaway — "What is Love?"
  • Hadouken! — "That Boy, That Girl"
  • Sammy Hagar — "I Can't Drive 55"
  • Hail The Villain — "Runaway"
  • Haim — "The Wire"
  • Halestorm — "I Get Off"
  • Hall And Oates — "Maneater", "Out of Touch" or "Rich Girl"
  • Hammerfall — "Hearts On Fire"
  • Hampton the Hampster — "Hampster Dance"
  • Hatebreed — "I Will Be Heard"
  • Herbie Hancock — "Chameleon" or "Rockit"
  • George Frideric Handel — "Messiah," (more specifically the "Hallelujah Chorus" at the end of Part II)
  • Hanson — "MMMbop"
  • Happy Mondays — "Step On"
  • Calvin Harris — "Summer"
  • Richard Harris — "MacArthur Park"
  • George Harrison — "My Sweet Lord"
  • Corey Hart — "Sunglasses at Night"
  • Jonn Hart — "Who Booty"
  • Dan Hartman — "I Can Dream About You"
  • PJ Harvey — "Down By The Water"
  • Harvey Danger — "Flagpole Sitta"
  • Donnie Hathaway — "A Song For You"
    • Hathaway and Roberta Flack — "The Closer I Get To You"
  • Sophie B. Hawkins — "Right Beside You" or "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover"
  • Hawkwind — "Silver Machine"
  • Hawthorne Heights — "Saying Sorry" or "Ohio Is For Lovers"
  • Hunter Hayes — "Wanted"
  • Isaac Hayes — "Theme from Shaft"
  • Murray Head — "One Night in Bangkok"
  • Head East — "Never Been Any Reason"
  • The Head and the Heart — "Down in the Valley"
  • Heather Headley — "In My Mind"
  • Heart — "Alone" or " Barracuda"
  • Heatwave — "Always and Forever"
  • The Heavy — "How You Like Me Now?" or "Short Change Hero"
  • Heavy D and the Boyz — "Now That We Found Love"
  • Hedley — "Perfect"
  • Hella — "Biblical Violance"
  • Hellhammer — "The Triumph of Death"
  • Helloween — "I Want Out"
  • Hellyeah — "You Wouldn't Know"
  • Bobby Helms — "Jingle Bell Rock"
  • Jimi Hendrix — "Purple Haze", though "All Along the Watchtower" is also fairly well-known
  • Herman's Hermits — "I'm Into Something Good"
  • Hey Monday — "How You Love Me Now"
    • Cassadee Pope — "Wasting All These Tears"
  • Hi-Five — "I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)"
  • Faith Hill — "Breathe"
  • Hilltop Hoods — "Chase That Feeling"
  • Keri Hilson — "Knock You Down"
  • H.I.M. — "Wings Of A Butterfly"
  • Hinder — "Lips of an Angel"
  • The Hives — "Hey Little World"
  • The Hold Steady — "The Swish"
  • Hoku — "Another Dumb Blonde" or "Perfect Day"
  • Hole — "Celebrity Skin"
  • J. Holiday — "Bed"
  • The Hollies — "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress"
  • Buddy Holly — "Peggy Sue"
  • Hollywood Undead — "Undead"
  • Rupert Holmes — "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)"
  • Gustav Holst — "The Planets Suite, Op. 32"
  • Hoobastank — "The Reason"
  • The Hoosiers — "Cops and Robbers"
  • The Hooters — "And We Danced"
  • Hootie and the Blowfish — "Only Wanna Be With You"
  • Bob Hope — "Thanks for the Memories"
  • Bruce Hornsby and the Range — "The Way It Is"
  • Hot Chelle Rae — "Tonight Tonight"
  • Hot Chocolate — "You Sexy Thing"
  • Thelma Houston — "Don't Leave Me This Way"
  • Whitney Houston — "I Will Always Love You"
  • House of Pain — "Jump Around"
    • Everlast — "What It's Like"
  • Huey — "Pop, Lock, & Drop It"
  • The Human League — "Don't You Want Me"
  • Hunters & Collectors — "Throw Your Arms Around Me"
  • Hurricane Chris — "A Bay Bay"
  • Hurt — "Ten Ton Brick" or "Rapture"
  • Hüsker Dü — "Makes No Sense At All"
  • Brian Hyland — "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini"
  • Hyuna — "Ice Cream"

    I-J 
  • I Am Empire — "Gravity Bomb"
  • Icona Pop — "I Love It"
  • Ice Cube — "It Was a Good Day" or "Check Yo Self"
  • Iced Earth — "Travel in Stygian"
  • Ice-T — "6 in the Mornin' "
  • Billy Idol — "Dancing With Myself," "Rebel Yell" or "White Wedding"
  • Enrique Iglesias — "Bailamos", "Hero," or "I Like It"
  • Imagine Dragons — Previously "It's Time," but now far and away "Radioactive"
  • Natalie Imbruglia — "Torn"
  • Immortal — "Call of the Wintermoon"
  • Imogen Heap — "Hide and Seek"
  • In This Moment — "Blood"
  • Incubus — "Drive"
  • India.Arie — "Video"
  • In Flames — "Behind Space," "Moonshield," or "Take This Life"
  • Injected — "Faithless"
  • Interpol — "Obstacle 1"
  • INXS — "Need You Tonight"
  • Donnie Iris — "Ah, Leah!"
  • Iron & Wine — "Flightless Bird, American Mouth"
  • Iron Butterfly — "In A Gadda Da Vida"
  • Iron Maiden — "Run to the Hills," "The Number of the Beast," or "Aces High"
  • Chris Isaak — "Wicked Game"
  • Ish — "Rollin'"
  • The Isley Brothers — "Shout" (for the original line up), "Who's That Lady" (for the "3x3" lineup)
  • IYAZ — "Replay"
  • J Cole — "Workout"
  • Terry Jacks — "Seasons in the Sun"
  • Freddie Jackson — "You Are My Lady" or "Rock Me Tonight"
  • Janet Jackson — "Rhythm Nation", later "That's the Way Love Goes"
  • Joe Jackson — "Steppin' Out"
  • Michael Jackson — "Beat It", "Billie Jean", "Bad" or "Thriller" could work.
  • The Jackson 5 — "I Want You Back", "ABC" or "I'll Be There"
  • JAM Project — "SKILL, or GONG"
  • The Jam — "Going Underground"
  • James — "Sit Down" in the UK, "Laid" in the U.S.
  • Etta James — "At Last"
  • Rick James — "Super Freak"
  • Tommy James — "Hanky Panky"
  • Trinidad James — "All Gold Everything"
  • Jamiroquai — "Virtual Insanity", "Canned Heat"
  • Janes Addiction — "Jane Says", or " Been Caught Stealing"
  • Janus — "Eyesore"
  • Ja Rule — "Always on Time"
  • Jay-Z — "99 Problems"
  • J Dash — "Wop"
  • Jefferson Airplane — "Somebody To Love" or "White Rabbit"
  • Sean Jenness — "Written In My Face"
  • Carly Rae Jepsen — "Call Me Maybe"
  • Jeremih — "Birthday Sex" or "Down On Me"
  • Jessie J — "Price Tag" or "Domino"
  • The Jesusand Mary Chain — "Just Like Honey" or "Head On"
  • Jesus Jones — "Right Here, Right Now"
  • Jet — "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
  • Jethro Tull — "Aqualung"
  • Joan Jett"I Love Rock 'n' Roll" or "Bad Reputation"
  • Jewel — "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "You Were Meant for Me"
  • The J. Geils Band — "Centerfold" or "Freeze Frame"
  • Jibbs — "Chain Hang Low"
  • Jimmie's Chicken Shack — "Do Right"
  • Jimmy Eat World — "The Middle"
  • J-Kwon — "Tipsy"
  • JLS — "Beat Again"
  • Jo Boxers — "Just Got Lucky"
  • Joe — "Stutter"
  • Billy Joel — "Piano Man"
  • Elton John — "Your Song"
  • Robert John — "Sad Eyes"
  • Johnny Hates Jazz — "Shattered Dreams"
  • JoJo — "Leave (Get Out)"
  • Don Johnson — "Heartbeat"
  • Freedy Johnston — "Bad Reputation"
  • Jim Johnston — "I Won't Do What You Tell Me'' or "ChaChaLaLa"
  • Jonas Brothers — "Burnin' Up"
  • George Jones — "He Stopped Loving Her Today"
  • Jim Jones — "We Fly High"
  • Norah Jones — "Don't Know Why"
  • Tom Jones — "It's Not Unusual" or "Delilah"
  • Janis Joplin — "Me & Bobby McGee"
    • Big Brother & the Holding Company — "Piece of My Heart"
  • Scott Joplin — "The Entertainer"
  • Eric Johnson — "Cliffs of Dover"
  • Montell Jordan — "This Is How We Do It"
  • Journey — "Don't Stop Believin'"
  • Joy Division — "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
  • JRDN — "U Can Have It All"
  • Juanes — "A Dios le Pido"
  • Judas Priest — "You've Got Another Thing Coming" or "Breaking the Law"
  • Justice — "D.A.N.C.E."
  • Juvenile — "Slow Motion"

    K 
  • K'naan — "Wavin' Flag"
  • Kaiser Cartel — "Favorite Song"
  • Kajagoogoo — "Too Shy"
  • Kaiser Chiefs — "I Predict A Riot" or "Ruby"
  • Kaizers Orchestra — "Kontroll på kontinentet"
  • Kamelot — "The Haunting"
  • Kansas — "Carry On Wayward Son" or "Dust in the Wind"
  • Kardinal Offishall — "Dangerous"
  • Karmin — "Brokenhearted"
  • Karnivool — "Themata"
  • Kasabian — "Club Foot" or possibly "Underdog"
  • Kaya — "Chocolat"
  • KC and the Sunshine Band — "That's The Way (I Like It)"
  • KC-i and Jojo — "All My Life"
  • Keane — "Somewhere Only We Know"
  • Toby Keith — "Red Solo Cup"
  • Kelis — "Milkshake"
  • Paul Kelly — "To Her Door", "Before Too Long", or "Darling It Hurts"
  • R. Kelly —For the 90s, "I Believe I Can Fly," for the 00s, all chapters of Trapped In The Closet
  • Anna Kendrick — "Cups (''Pitch Perfect's'' When I'm Gone)"
  • Kenny G — "Songbird"
  • Alicia Keys — "Fallin'"
  • Ke$ha — "Tik Tok"
  • Aram Khachaturian — "Sabre Dance"
  • Wiz Khalifa — "Black & Yellow"
  • Chaka Khan — "I'm Every Woman"
    • Rufus & Chaka Khan — "Tell Me Something Good"
  • Eduard Khil — "I Am Glad Because I'm Finally Returning Home"
  • Kid Cudi — "Day 'n' Nite"
  • Kid Rock — "All Summer Long"
  • Kiesza — "Hideaway"
  • Greg Kihn Band — "Jeopardy"
  • The Killers — "Mr. Brightside"
  • Andy Kim — "Rock Me Gently"
  • Killing Joke — "Love Like Blood"
  • Killswitch Engage — "My Curse"
  • Ben E. King — "Stand By Me"
  • Carole King — "It's Too Late"
  • King Crimson — "21st Century Schizoid Man"
  • King Diamond — "The Family Ghost" or "Welcome Home"
  • King Missile — "Detachable Penis"
  • Kings of Leon — "Use Somebody"
  • The Kingsmen — "Louie, Louie"
  • Sean Kingston — "Beautiful Girls"
  • The Kinks — "You Really Got Me"
  • KISS — "Rock and Roll All Nite"
  • Kitty Pryde — "okcupid"
  • Michael Kiwanuka — "Home Again"
  • The Knack — "My Sharona"
  • Knife Party — "Internet Friends"
  • Gladys Knight and the Pips — "Midnight Train To Georgia"
  • Koan Sound — "Funk Blaster"
  • Koji Kondo — The "Super Mario Bros." theme
  • KONGOS — "Come With Me Now"
  • John Kongos — "He's Gonna Step On You Again"
  • The Kooks — "Naive"
  • Kool & the Gang — "Celebration"
  • Korn — "Freak on a Leash"
  • Korpiklaani — "Wooden Pints"
  • Kraftwerk — "Das Modell"[/]"The Model" or "Autobahn"
  • Lenny Kravitz — "Fly Away" or "Are You Gonna Go My Way?"
  • Kreayshawn — "Gucci Gucci"
  • Krewella — "Alive"
  • Kris Kross — "Jump"
  • Kris Kristofferson — "Why Me?"
  • Krokus — "Eat the Rich"
  • Yevgeny Krylatov — "Beautiful Tomorrow"
  • Kula Shaker — "Tattva"
  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu — "PONPONPON"
  • Kyuss — "One Inch Man"

    L 
  • L7 — "Pretend We're Dead"
  • The La's — "There She Goes"
  • La Dispute — "Said the King to the River"
  • La Roux — "Bulletproof"
  • Labelle/Patti Labelle — "Lady Marmalade"
  • Labrinth — "Beneath Your Beautiful" or "Earthquake"
  • Lacuna Coil — "Our Truth"
  • Lady Antebellum — "Need You Now"
  • Lady Ga Ga — "Poker Face" or "Bad Romance"
  • Kendrick Lamar — "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
  • Lamb Of God — "Redneck"
  • Adam Lambert — "Whataya Want From Me"
  • Miranda Lambert — "Over You"
  • Larc En Ciel — "Ready, Steady, Go"
  • The Last Goodnight — "Pictures of You"
  • Cyndi Lauper — "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
  • Avril Lavigne — "Complicated" or "Girlfriend"
  • Lawson — "Brokenhearted"
  • Lazlo Bane — "Superman"
  • LCD Soundsystem — "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House"
  • Led Zeppelin — "Stairway To Heaven"
  • The Left Banke — "Pretty Ballerina" and "Walk Away Renee"
  • John Legend — Previously "Ordinary People," but now "All of Me"
  • Lemon Demon — "Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny"
  • The Lemon Pipers — "Green Tambourine"
  • Len — "Steal My Sunshine"
  • John LennonImagine
  • Less Than Jake — "All My Best Friends are Metalheads"
  • Letters to Cleo — "Here & Now"
  • Level 42 — "Lessons In Love" in the UK, "Something About You" in the U.S.
  • Huey Lewis and the News — "The Power of Love" or (according to Patrick Bateman) "Hip To Be Square"
  • Jerry Lee Lewis — "Great Balls of Fire"
  • Leona Lewis — "Bleeding Love"
  • Lifehouse — "Hanging By A Moment"
  • LFO — "Summer Girls"
  • Gordon Lightfoot — "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" or "Sundown"
  • Lil Jon — "Get Low"
  • Lil Kim — "Queen Bitch"
  • Lil Mama — "Lip Gloss"
  • Lil Scrappy — "Money In The Bank"
  • Lil Wayne — "Lollipop"
    • Young Money: "Bedrock"
  • Limp Bizkit — "Rollin'"
  • Linkin Park — "In The End" or "Numb"
    • Fort Minor — Initially "Where'd You Go?", but has over time become "Remember The Name"
    • Dead By Sunrise — "Crawl Back In"
  • Lipps Inc. — "Funky Town"
  • Franz Liszt — "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2"
  • Lit — "My Own Worst Enemy"
  • Little Birdy — "Come On, Come On"
  • Little Eva — "The Locomotion"
  • Little Feat — "Dixie Chicken"
  • Little Mix — "Wings"
  • Little Richard — "Tutti Frutti"
  • Little River Band — "Reminiscing"
  • Live — "Lightning Crashes"
  • Living Colour — "Cult of Personality"
  • The Living End — "Prisoner of Society"
  • LL Cool J — "Mama Said Knock You Out"
  • Lloyd — "You"
  • Cher Lloyd — "Want U Back" in the US, "Swagger Jagger" in the UK.
  • LMFAO — "Party Rock Anthem"
  • Local H — "Bound for the Floor"
  • Kenny Loggins — "Footloose" or "Danger Zone"
  • London After Midnight — "Kiss"
  • The Lonely Island — "I'm on a Boat"
  • Lonestar — "Amazed"
  • Long Beach Dub Allstars — "Sunny Hours"
  • Longo & Wainwright — "One Life Stand"
  • Jennifer Lopez — "Jenny From The Block"
  • Lo-Pro — "Sunday"
  • Lorde — "Royals"
  • Lordi — "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
  • Loreen — "Euphoria""
  • Los Fabulosos Cadillacs — "El Matador"
  • Lost Boyz — "Renee"
  • Lostprophets — "Last Train Home" or "Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)"
  • Los Lobos — "La Bamba"
  • Los Del Rio — "Macarena"
  • Los Lonely Boys — "Heaven"
  • Pixie Lott — "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)"
  • Demi Lovato — "Give Your Heart A Break" or "Heart Attack"
  • Love — "Alone Again Or" or "7 Plus 7 Is"
  • Love And Rockets — "No New Tale to Tell" or "So Alive"
  • Love Battery — "Out of Focus"
  • Loverance — "Up"
  • Loverboy — "Working For the Weekend"
  • The Lovin' Spoonful — "Summer in the City" or "Do You Believe in Magic?"
  • Ludacris — "Move Bitch"
  • Ludo — "Love Me Dead"
  • The Lumineers — "Ho Hey"
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd — "Sweet Home Alabama" or "Free Bird" (the latter so much so that the Iconic Song Request became a Memetic Mutation!)
  • Kevin Lyttle — "Turn Me On"

    M 
  • M — "Pop Muzik"
  • M83 — "Midnight City"
  • Mac Dre — "Thizzelle Dance"
  • Machine Gun Kelly — "Wild Boy"
  • Machine Head — "Davidian" or "Block"
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — "Thrift Shop" or "Can't Hold Us"
  • Madness — "House of Fun" in the UK, "Our House" in the U.S.
  • Madonna — "Like a Virgin", "Holiday", "Vogue," "Material Girl," or "Like a Prayer"
  • MAGIC! — "Rude"
  • Austin Mahone — "What About Love?" or "MMM Yeah"
  • Miriam Makeba — "Pata Pata"
  • Maino — "Hi Hater"
  • Malfunkshun — "With Yo' Heart (Not Yo' Hand)" or "My Only Fan"
  • Malice Mizer — "Beast of Blood"
  • The Mamas and the Papas — "California Dreamin"' or "Monday, Monday"
  • Gucci Mane — "Spotlight"
  • Manfred Mann — "Doo Wah Diddy Diddy" for his first band, "Blinded By The Light" for the Earth Band
  • Manic Street Preachers — "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next"
  • Barry Manilow — "Copacabana"
  • Man Overboard — "Where I Left You"
  • Manowar — "Metal Warriors"
  • Clint Mansell — "Lux Aeterna"
  • Marcy Playground — "Sex and Candy"
  • Marianas Trench — "Cross My Heart" or "All To Myself"
  • Marillion — "Kayleigh"
  • Mario — "Let Me Love You"
  • Chuck Mangione — "Feels So Good"
  • Marilyn Manson — "The Beautiful People"
  • Marina And The Diamonds — "Primadonna"
  • Martika — "Toy Soldiers"
  • Bob Marley — "No Woman No Cry"
  • Damian Marley — "Welcome to Jamrock"
  • Maroon 5 — "She Will Be Loved", "This Love", "Moves Like Jagger", or "One More Night"
  • Bruno Mars — "Grenade", "The Lazy Song", or "Locked Out of Heaven"
  • The Mars Volta — "The Widow"
  • Mia Martina — "Latin Moon" or "HeartBreaker"
  • Dean Martin — "That's Amore"
  • Ricky Martin — "Livin' La Vida Loca"
  • Richard Marx — "Right Here Waiting"
  • Massari — "Brand New Day" or "Shisha"
  • Massive Attack — "Teardrop"
  • Masterboy — "Feel The Heat Of The Night"
  • Mastodon — "Blood and Thunder", possibly "Oblivion"
  • Matchbox 20 — "3 A.M."
  • Matisyahu — "King Without a Crown"
  • Matt and Kim — "Daylight"
  • Dave Matthews Band — "Ants Marching"
  • Maximum The Hormone — "What's Up, People?!"
  • Edward Maya — "Stereo Love"
  • John Mayer — "Waiting On The World To Change"
  • Mayhem — "Deathcrush" or "Freezing Moon"
  • Conor Maynard — "Vegas Girl"
  • MC5 — "Kick Out the Jams"
  • MC 900 Ft. Jesus — "If I Only Had a Brain"
  • MC Hammer — "U Can't Touch This"
  • Jesse Mc Cartney — "Beautiful Soul" or "Leavin'"
  • Paul McCartney — "Another Day" (see also Beatles above, and Wings below)
  • Bonnie McKee — "American Girl"
  • Sarah McLachlan — "I Will Remember You"
  • Don McLean — "American Pie"
  • Meat Loaf — "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" or "Bat Out of Hell"
  • Meat Puppets — "Plateau" or "Lake of Fire"
  • Megadeth — "Symphony of Destruction"
  • John Cougar Mellencamp — "Jack and Diane"
  • The Melvins — "Honey Bucket"
  • Men at Work — "Down Under"
  • Men Without Hats — "The Safety Dance"
  • Felix Mendelssohn — "Wedding March"
  • Bridgit Mendler — "Ready or Not"
  • Idina Menzel — "Defying Gravity" or "Let It Go"
  • Mercy Drive — "Burn In My Light"
  • Mercyful Fate — "Melissa," "Evil," or "Curse of the Pharaohs"
  • Mercy Me — "I Can Only Imagine"
  • Merrilee Rush & The Turnabouts — "Angel of the Morning"
  • Meshuggah — "Bleed"
  • Metallica — "Enter Sandman"
  • Metric — "Help I'm Alive"
  • MGMT — "Kids" or "Time to Pretend"
  • MIA"Paper Planes"
  • George Michael — "Faith"
  • Midnight Oil — "Beds Are Burning"
  • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones — "The Impression That I Get"
  • Miguel — "Adorn"
  • Miike Snow — "Animal"
  • Mika — "Grace Kelly"
  • Mike and the Mechanics — "The Living Years"
  • Milky Chance — "Stolen Dance"
  • Glenn Miller — "In The Mood"
  • Steve Miller Band — "The Joker"
  • Meek Mill — "I'm A Boss"
  • Bridgit Mendler — "Determinate" or "Ready or Not"
  • M.I.M.S. — "This Is Why I'm Hot"
  • Nicki Minaj — "Super Bass", "Starships", or "Anaconda"
  • Ministry — "Jesus Built My Hot Rod"
  • Kylie Minogue — "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
  • Minor Threat — "Straight Edge"
  • The Minutemen — "Corona" or "This Ain't No Picnic"
  • The Misfits — "Last Caress", "Hybrid Moments", or "Where Eagles Dare"
  • Joni Mitchell — "Big Yellow Taxi"
  • MKTO — "Classic"
  • Mobb Deep — "Shook Ones Pt. II"
  • Moby Grape — "Omaha"
  • Mo-Do — "Ein Zwei Polizei"
  • The Modern Lovers — "Roadrunner"
  • Modest Mouse — "Float On"
  • Mohombi — "Bumpy Ride"
  • The Moldy Peaches — "Anyone Else But You"
  • Monica — "The Boy Is Mine"
  • The Monkees — "I'm A Believer" or "Daydream Believer"
  • Monster Magnet — "Space Lord"
  • French Montana — "Pop That"
  • Monty Python – "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"
  • The Moody Blues — "Nights In White Satin" or "Go Now"
  • Mandy Moore — "Candy," "Cry" and "I See the Light".
  • Morbid Angel — "Chapel of Ghouls" or "God of Emptiness"
  • Alanis Morissette — "You Oughta Know"
  • Morphine — "The Night" or "Early to Bed"
  • Morrissey — "Irish Blood, English Heart"
  • Glenn Morrison — "Goodbye"
  • Van Morrison — "Brown Eyed Girl"
  • Mother Love Bone — "Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns"
  • Mötley Crüe — "Dr. Feelgood" or "Girls, Girls, Girls"
  • Motörhead — "Ace of Spades". For wrestling fans, "The Game".
  • Mountain — "Mississippi Queen"
  • The Mountain Goats — "No Children"
  • The Mowgli's — "San Francisco"
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Requiem, especially "Dies Irae"
  • Mr. Mister — ""Broken Wings" or "Kyrie"
  • Mr. Pink / The Program — "Love and Affection", a Cover Version of Joan Armatrading's song.
  • Mr. President — "Coco Jamboo"
  • Mr. Probz — "Waves"
  • Jason Mraz — "I'm Yours"
  • Ms Mr — "Bones" or "Hurricane"
  • Mudhoney — "Touch Me, I'm Sick"
  • Mudvayne — "Happy?"
  • Mumford & Sons — "Little Lion Man"
  • Mumm-Ra — "She's Got You High"
  • Mungo Jerry — "In the Summertime"
  • Peter Murphy — "Cuts You Up"
  • Olly Murs — "Troublemaker"
  • Muse — "Uprising"; "Knights of Cydonia" or "Plugin Baby" to older fans.
  • Mustard Plug — "Mr. Smiley"
  • My Bloody Valentine — "You Made Me Realise" or "Only Shallow"
  • My Chemical Romance — "Welcome To The Black Parade" or "Teenagers"
  • My Darkest Days — "Porn Star Dancing"
  • My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult — "A Daisy Chain 4 Satan"
  • My Name Is Kay — "My Name Is Kay"
  • David Myles — "So Blind"

    N-O 
  • Napalm Death — "You Suffer"
  • Nargaroth — "Black Metal ist Krieg" or "The Day Burzum Killed Mayhem"
  • Nas — "N.Y. State of Mind"
  • Johnny Nash — "I Can See Clearly Now"
  • Kate Nash — "Foundations"
  • The National — "Bloodbuzz Ohio" or "Exile (Vilify)"
  • Naughty Boy — "La La La"
  • Naughty By Nature — "O.P.P."
  • Nayer — "Suave (Kiss Me)"
  • Nazareth — "Hair of the Dog" or "Love Hurts"
  • The Neighbourhood — "Sweater Weather"
  • Nelly — "Hot in Herre"
  • Nena — "99 Luftballons" (99 Red Balloons)
  • Neon Trees — "Animal" or "Everybody Talks"
  • Nephew — "Movie Klip"
  • Nerf Herder — "Van Halen" or the Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme
  • Nero — "Promises"
  • Neutral Milk Hotel — "Holland, 1945"
  • New Boyz — "You're A Jerk"
  • New Order — "Blue Monday"
  • Newsted — "King of the Underdogs"
  • John Newman — "Love Me Again"
  • Randy Newman
  • New Medicine — "Race You to the Bottom"
  • Ne-Yo — "So Sick"
  • Nickelback — "How You Remind Me"
  • Nico & Vinz — "Am I Wrong?"
  • Night Ranger — "Sister Christian"
  • Nightwish — "Wish I Had an Angel" or "End of All Hope"
  • Nine Days — "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)"
  • Nine Inch Nails — "Closer"
  • Nirvana — "Smells Like Teen Spirit" or "Come As You Are"
  • The Nixons — "Sister"
  • No Address — "Sadie (When I'm Gone)"
  • Nobuo Uematsu — "One Winged Angel"
  • No Doubt — "Don't Speak" or "Just A Girl"
  • NOFX — "Don't Call Me White"
  • Nokturnal Mortum — "Perun's Celestial Silver"
  • NONONO - "Pumpin' Blood"
  • Nonpoint — "Bullet with a Name"
  • Noisia — "Machine Gun"
  • The Notorious BIG — "Hypnotize" or "Juicy"
  • *NSYNC — "Bye Bye Bye"
  • Ted Nugent — "Cat Scratch Fever"
  • Gary Numan — "Cars"
  • NWA — "Straight Outta Compton" or "Fuck Tha Police"
  • O-Town — "All Or Nothing"
  • O-Zone — "Dragostea Din Tei" (the "Numa Numa" song)
  • The Oak Ridge Boys — "Elvira"
  • OAR — "Love and Memories" or "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)"
  • Oasis — "Wonderwall"
  • Oberhofer — "Away Frm U"
  • Frank Ocean — "Thinkin' Bout You"
  • Ocean Colour Scene — "The Riverboat Song"
  • Of Mice & Men — "Second and Sebring"
  • Of Monsters And Men — "Little Talks"
  • Jacques Offenbach — "Galop Infernal" from "Orphée aux enfers", probably better known to most people as the "Can-Can".
  • The Offspring — "Come Out and Play"
  • The Ohio Players — "Love Rollercoaster" or "Fire"
  • Oingo Boingo — "Dead Man's Party" or "Weird Science"
  • OK Go — "Here It Goes Again"
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard — "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" or "Brooklyn Zoo"
  • Old Crow Medicine Show — "Wagon Wheel"
  • Oleander — "Why I'm Here"
  • Omarion — "Ice Box"
  • One Direction — "What Makes You Beautiful"
  • OneRepublic — Previously "Apologize", but now "Counting Stars"
  • Onesidezero — "New World Order"
  • Operation Ivy — "Knowledge" or "Unity"
  • Operator — "Soulcrusher"
  • Opeth — "The Drapery Falls"
  • Rita Ora — "How We Do (Party)" or "I Will Never Let You Down" in the U.S., although "R.I.P." is also a candidate in the UK.
  • Orbital — "Halcyon" or "Chime"
  • Carl Orff — "O Fortuna"
  • Orianthi — "According To You"
  • The Orion Experience — "Obsessed With You" or "Queen of White Lies"
  • The Osmonds — "One Bad Apple"
  • Our Lady Peace — "Somewhere Out There"
  • OutKast — "Hey Ya!" or "B.O.B (Bombs over Baghdad)"
  • The Outlaws — "Green Grass and High Tides"
  • Outasight — "Tonight Is The Night"
  • Jeffery Osbourne — "You Should Be Mine (The Woo-Woo song)"
  • Ozzy Osbourne — "Crazy Train"
  • Overkill — "Hello from the Gutter"
  • Jake Owen — "Barefoot Blue Jean Night"
  • Owl City — "Fireflies"

    P-Q 
  • Johann Pachelbel — "Canon in D Major"
  • Pain — "Follow Me" or "Shut Your Mouth"
  • Pain Of Salvation — "Ashes"
  • Brad Paisley — "Mud on the Tires" or "Accidental Racist"
  • Amanda Palmer — "Leeds United" or "Oasis"
  • Robert Palmer — "Addicted to Love"
  • Panic! at the Disco — "I Write Sins, Not Tragedies"
  • Pantera — "Cowboys from Hell"
  • Papa Roach — "Last Resort"
  • Paper Tongues — "Ride To California"
  • Paradise Lost — "As I Die"
  • Paramore— "Misery Business"
  • Ray Parker Jr. — "Ghostbusters"
  • Parliament — "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)"
  • Dolly Parton — "Jolene"
  • Passenger — "Let Her Go"
  • Passion Pit — "Sleepyhead"
  • Sean Paul — "Temperature"
  • Pavement — "Cut Your Hair", "Summer Babe", or "Gold Soundz"
  • Pearl Jam — "Alive", "Jeremy" or "Even Flow"
  • Pendulum — Formerly "Slam", but now "Propane Nightmares"
  • Pennywise — "Fuck Authority"
  • Pentagram — "Forever My Queen" or "Living on a Ram's Head"
  • Periphery — "Icarus Lives"
  • Pepper — "No Control"
  • Perfume — "Polyrhythm," "Chocolate Disco"
  • Christina Perri — "Jar of Hearts" or "A Thousand Years"
  • Katy Perry — "Firework" or "I Kissed a Girl"
  • Pet Shop Boys — "West End Girls"
  • Peter, Bjorn and John — "Young Folks"
  • Peter, Paul & Mary — "Leaving on a Jet Plane"
  • Petey Pablo — "Raise Up"
  • Tom Petty — "Free Fallin'"
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers — "Listen to her Heart"
  • Liz Phair — "Why Can't I"
  • Phantom Planet — "California"
  • Pharrell — Previously "Frontin'", but now "Happy".
    • N.E.R.D. — "She Wants To Move" or "Rock Star".
  • Phish — "You Enjoy Myself"
  • Phil Phillips - "Sea of Love"
  • Phillip Phillips — "Home"
  • Phoenix — "1901"
  • Edith Piaf — "Non, je ne regrette rien"
  • The Pierces — "Secret"
  • The Pillows — "Little Busters"
  • P!nk — "Get the Party Started" or "So What"
  • Pink Floyd — "Another Brick In The Wall, Part II", "Money" or "Comfortably Numb". Funny, considering the former is not representative of their sound.
  • Pitbull — "Give Me Everything"
  • The Pixies — "Where is My Mind?" or "Monkey Gone to Heaven"
  • Pizzicato Five — "Baby Love Child"
  • Placebo — "Every You, Every Me"
  • Plain White T's — "Hey There Delilah"
  • Plies — "Bust It Baby, Pt.2"
  • Polaris — "Hey Sandy"
  • POD — "Youth of the Nation"
  • Poe — "Angry Johnny"
  • The Pogues — "Fairytale of New York"
  • Poison — "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
  • The Police — "Every Breath You Take", "Don't Stand So Close to Me", or "King of Pain"
  • Amilcare Ponchielli — "Dance of the Hours"
  • Iggy Pop — "The Passenger"
  • Pop Evil — "100 in a 55"
  • Pop Will Eat Itself — "Ich Bin Ein Auslander"
  • Porter Robinson — "Language" or "Sad Machine"
  • The Poppy Family — "Which Way You Goin', Billy?"
  • Mike Posner — "Cooler Than Me"
  • Possessed — "The Exorcist" or "Death Metal"
  • The Postal Service — "Such Great Heights"
  • Portishead— "Glory Box" or "Sour Times"
  • Grace Potter & the Nocturnals — "Paris (Ooh La La)"
  • Powderfinger — "My Happiness" or "These Days"
  • Powerman 5000 — "When Worlds Collide"
  • Daniel Powter — "Bad Day"
  • The Presidents of the United States of America — "Lump"
  • Elvis Presley — "Heartbreak Hotel", "Jailhouse Rock", "A Little Less Conversation", or "Hound Dog"
  • The Pretenders — "Brass in Pocket"
  • The Pretty Reckless — "Make Me Wanna Die"
  • Pretty Ricky — "Grind On Me"
    • Pleasure P — "Did You Wrong"
  • PRTY H 3 RO — "Life of the PRTY"
  • Primal Scream — "Loaded"
  • Primordial — "The Coffin Ships"
  • Primus — "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" or "My Name is Mud"
  • Prince — "When Doves Cry"
  • Pretty Lights — "Hot Like Dimes"
  • The Proclaimers — "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
  • The Prodigy — "Breathe" or "Omen"
  • Prong — "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck"
  • The Protomen — "Light Up The Night"
  • PSY — "Gangnam Style"
  • Public Enemy — "Fight the Power"
  • Puddle of Mudd — "Blurry"
  • Alla Pugacheva — "Harlequin," "Million Scarlet Roses," or "This World"
  • Pulp — "Common People"
  • Big Pun — "Still Not A Player"
  • Purple Ribbon All-Stars — "Kryptonite (I'm On It)"
  • Quad City DJ's — "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" or "Space Jam"
  • Quarashi — "Stick 'Em Up"
  • Queen — "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You" or "We Are The Champions"
  • Queens of the Stone Age — "No One Knows"
  • Queensrÿche — "Silent Lucidity"
  • Question Mark & the Mysterians — "96 Tears"
  • Quiet Riot — "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)"

    R 

    S 
  • Sacramentum — "Fog's Kiss"
  • SafetySuit — "Stay"
  • Sak Noel — "Loca People (WTF)"
  • Saliva — "Click Click Boom" or "Ladies and Gentlemen"
  • Salt-n-Pepa — "Push It"
  • Sanctuary — "Battle Angels"
  • Emeli Sande — "Heaven" in the UK, "Next to Me" in the US
  • Santana (pre-comeback) — "Black Magic Woman"
    • Santana (post-comeback) — "Smooth"
  • Juelz Santana — "There It Go! (The Whistle Song)"
  • Saosin — "You're Not Alone" or "Seven Years"
  • Joe Satriani — "Surfing with the Alien" or "Satch Boogie"
  • Savatage — "Hall of the Mountain King"
  • Saves the Day — "Freakish"
  • Saving Abel — "Addicted"
  • Saving Jane — "Girl Next Door"
  • Say Anything — "Wow, I Can Be Sexual Too"
  • Saxon — "Princess of the Night" or "Denim and Leather"
  • Scary Kids Scaring Kids — "My Darkest Hour"
  • Scatman John — "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)"
  • Peter Schilling — "Major Tom (Coming Home)"
  • Schoolboy Q — "Collard Greens"
  • Franz Schubert — His Eighth "Unfinished" Symphony or the "Trout Quintet"
  • S Club 7 — "Reach"
  • Scissor Sisters — "I Don't Feel Like Dancing" or "I Can't Decide"
  • Scorpions — "Rock You Like A Hurricane"
  • Jill Scott — "A Long Walk"
  • Scratch Acid — "Cannibal"
  • Screamin' Jay Hawkins — "I Put a Spell on You"
  • Screaming Trees — "Nearly Lost You"
  • The Script — "Breakeven" or "The Man Who Can't Be Moved"
  • Seal — "Kiss From A Rose"
  • Jay Sean — "Down"
  • Seaweed — "Losing Skin" or "Go your own way"
  • Sebadoh — "The Freed Pig"
  • Neil Sedaka — "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" or "Oh! Carol"
  • The Seeds — "Pushin' Too Hard"
  • Seether — "Fake It"
  • Bob Seger — "Old Time Rock and Roll"
  • Semisonic — "Closing Time"
  • Sepultura — "Roots Bloody Roots" or "Refuse/Resist"
  • Sevendust — "Denial"
  • Seven Mary Three — "Cumbersome"
  • Sex Pistols — "Anarchy in the U.K."
  • Shaggy — "Angel" or "It Wasn't Me"
  • Shai — "If I Ever Fall In Love Again"
  • Shakira — "Hips Don't Lie"
  • Tupac Shakur — "California Love"
  • Shaman's Harvest — "Dragonfly"
  • Tyler Shaw — "Kiss Goodnight"
  • William Shatner — His covers of "Common People" or "Rocket Man"
  • Shawnna — "Gettin' Some" or her verse on Disturbin' Tha Peace's gang cut "Get The Fuck Back"
  • Ed Sheeran — Previously "The A Team", but now "Sing"
  • Blake Shelton — "God Gave Me You" or "Boys Round Here"
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd — "Blue on Black"
  • Allan Sherman — "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh"
  • SHINee — "Lucifer"
  • Shinedown — "Second Chance"
  • The Shins — "New Slang"
  • The Shondells — "Crimson & Clover"
  • Shop Boyz — "Party Like A Rock Star"
  • Howard Shore — The "Lord of the Rings" theme
  • Short Stack — "Sweet December"
  • Bobby Shmurda — "Hot Girl"
  • Sia — Previously "Breathe Me", but now "Chandelier"
  • Sick Puppies — "You're Going Down"
  • Silencer — "Death - Pierce Me"
  • Silk — "Freak Me" or "Girl U For Me"
  • Silverchair — "Tomorrow"
  • Silversun Pickups — "Lazy Eye"
  • Silvertide — "Ain't Comin' Home"
  • Simon & Garfunkel — "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
  • Paul Simon — "You Can Call Me Al"
  • Carly Simon — "You're So Vain"
  • Simple Minds — "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
  • Simple Plan — "Perfect" or "Untitled (How Could This Happen To Me?)"
  • Simply Red — "Holding Back the Years"
  • Cody Simpson — "iYiYi"
  • Sigur Rós — "Hoppípolla" or "The Rains of Castamere"
  • Frank Sinatra — "My Way" or "New York, New York"
  • Nancy Sinatra — "These Boots Are Made For Walkin"'
  • Since October — "Guilty"
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees — "Hong Kong Garden" or "Cities In Dust"
  • Sir Mix--A-Lot — "Baby Got Back"
  • Sister Sledge — "We Are Family"
  • Sisters of Mercy — "This Corrosion"
  • Six Feet Under — "Amerika the Brutal" or "One Bullet Left"
  • Sixpence None the Richer — "Kiss Me"
  • Sixx: A.M. — "Life is Beautiful"
  • Skee-Lo — "I Wish"
  • Skid Row — "18 and Life"
  • Skillet — "Hero", "Monster" or "Awake and Alive"
  • Skindred — "Nobody"
  • Skinny Puppy — "Assimilate"
  • Skin Yard — "Hallowed Ground", "The Birds"
  • Skrillex — "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites"
  • Skunk Anansie — "Twisted (Everyday Hurts)" or "Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)"
  • Skycyle — "It's Terror Time Again"
  • Slade — "Cum on Feel the Noize"
  • Slayer — "Raining Blood", "Angel of Death"
  • Sleep — "Dragonaut" or "Dopesmoker"
  • Sleeping with Sirens — "If i'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn" or "If You Can't Hang"
  • Sleigh Bells — "Infinity Guitars" or "Kids"
  • Slightly Stoopid — "Closer to the Sun"
  • Slipknot — "Psychosocial"
    • Stone Sour — "Through Glass"
  • Stone Temple Pilots — "Interstate Love Song", possibly tied with "Plush"
  • Sly & the Family Stone — "Everyday People"
  • The Small Faces — "Itchycoo Park"
  • Smash Mouth — "All Star"
  • The Smashing Pumpkins — "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" or "Today"
  • smile.dk — "Butterfly"
  • Smile Empty Soul — "Bottom of a Bottle"
  • Elliott Smith — "Miss Misery"
  • Patti Smith — "Gloria" or "Free Money"
  • Sam Smith — "Money on My Mind" or "Stay With Me" in the UK, indisputably "Stay With Me" in the U.S.
  • Will Smith — "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It"
  • The Smiths — "How Soon Is Now?" or "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
  • Smokey Robinson & the Miracles — "The Tears of a Clown"
  • Snap! — "The Power" and "Rhythm Is a Dancer"
  • Snoop Dogg — "Gin and Juice" or "Drop it Like It's Hot"
  • Snow — "Informer"
  • Snow Patrol — "Chasing Cars"
  • Socialburn — "Down"
  • Social Distortion — "Ball and Chain", "I Was Wrong," or "Story of My Life"
  • Sodom — "Agent Orange"
  • Soft Cell — "Tainted Love"
  • SoKo — "We Could Be Dead By Tomorrow"
  • Soil — "Redefine"
  • The Solids — "Hey Beautiful"
  • Martin Solveig — "Hello"
  • Something Corporate — "Konstantine"
  • Sonata Arctica — "Full Moon"
  • Sonic Youth — "Teen Age Riot" or "Kool Thing"
  • The Sonics — "Strychnine"
  • Sonny and Cher — "I Got You, Babe"
  • Sophie & Magaly — "Le Papa Pingouin"
  • Soul Asylum — "Runaway Train"
  • Soul Coughing — "Circles"
  • Soul Embraced — "My Tourniquet"
  • Soulja Boy Tell 'Em — "Crank That (Soulja Boy)"
  • Soundgarden — "Black Hole Sun"
  • John Philip Sousa — "Stars and Stripes Forever"
  • Space — "Female of the Species"
  • Spandau Ballet — "True"
  • Sparks — "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us"
  • Bubba Sparxxx — "Ms. New Booty"
  • Tommy Sparks — "She's Got Me Dancing"
  • Britney Spears — "...Baby One More Time" or "Toxic"
  • The Specials — "A Message to You, Rudy"
  • Regina Spektor — "Fidelity"
  • Spice Girls — "Wannabe"
  • Spin Doctors — "Two Princes"
  • Spinners — "Working My Way Back To You"
  • Split Enz — "I Got You"
  • Sponge — "Plowed" and "Molly (16 Candles)"
  • SpongeBob SquarePants — "Spongebob Squarepants Theme Song", "The Best Day Ever", or "Campfire Song Song"
  • Rick Springfield — "Jessie's Girl"
  • Bruce Springsteen — "Born in the USA" or "Born to Run"
  • Squirrel Nut Zippers — "Hell"
  • Squeeze — "Tempted", "Cool for Cats"
  • SR-71 — "Right Now"
  • Rae Sremmurd - "No Flex Zone"
  • Staind — "It's Been Awhile"
  • Alexandra Stan — "Mr. Saxobeat"
  • The Standells — "Dirty Water"
  • The Staple Singers — "I'll Take You There"
  • Starflyer 59 — "No New Kinda Story"
  • Starland Vocal Band — "Afternoon Delight"
  • Edwin Starr — "War"
  • Starship — "We Built This City", "Sara" or "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
  • State of Shock — "Money Honey"
  • Static-X — "Push It" or "The Only"
  • Stealers Wheel — "Stuck in the Middle With You"
  • Steam Powered Giraffe — "Honeybee"
  • Steely Dan — "Reelin' in the Years"
  • Gwen Stefani — "Hollaback Girl"
  • Stephen Sondheim — "Send in the Clowns"
  • Stephen Stills — "Love the One You're With"
  • Steppenwolf — "Born to Be Wild"
  • Steps — "5,6,7,8"
  • Stereo M Cs — "Connected"
  • Stereomud — "Pain"
  • Stereophonics — "Dakota"
  • Stereos — "Butterflies" or "Turn It Up"
  • Cat Stevens — "Peace Train"
  • Stevie Wonder — "Superstition"
  • Rod Stewart — "Maggie May"
  • Stiff Little Fingers — "Alternative Ulster"
  • Curtis Stigers — "I Wonder Why"
  • Stephen Stills — "Love the One You're With"
  • Lindsey Stirling — "Crystallize"
  • The Stone Roses — "One Love", "Fool's Gold" or "I wanna be Adored"
  • Stone Temple Pilots — "Interstate Love Song"
  • The Stooges — "Search and Destroy"
  • Story of the Year — "Until The Day I Die"
  • The Story so Far — "Quicksand"
  • The Stranglers — "Golden Brown" or "Peaches"
  • Stratovarius — "Black Diamond"
  • Igor StravinskyThe Rite Of Spring, "The Firebird"
  • Johann Strauss — "Blue Danube"
  • Richard Strauss — "Also Sprach Zarathustra"
  • The Strawbs — "Part of the Union"
  • Streetlight Manifesto — "A Better Place, a Better Time"
  • The Strokes — "Last Nite"
  • Styx — "Mr. Roboto"
  • Sublime — "Santeria" or "What I Got"
  • Submersed — "Hollow"
  • Suede — "Animal Nitrate" or "So Young"
  • Sufjan Stevens — "Chicago"
  • Sugababes — "Round Round"
  • Sugarloaf — "Green-Eyed Lady"
  • Sugar Ray — "Fly," or "Every Morning."
  • Sugarhill Gang — "Rapper's Delight"
  • Suicide Silence — "Wake Up"
  • Suicidal Tendencies — "Institutionalized"
  • Sum 41 — "Fat Lip" or "Still Waiting"
  • Sunny Day Real Estate — "Seven"
  • Super Junior — "Sorry, Sorry", "Superman" and "Mr. Simple"
  • Supertramp — "The Logical Song"
  • The Supremes — "Stop! In the Name of Love"
  • Survivor — "Eye of the Tiger"
  • Swans — "I Crawled"
    • Newer fans will think it's "A Little God in my Hands" or "The Seer"
  • Swedish House Mafia — "Don't You Worry Child"
  • Sweet — "Ballroom Blitz"
  • Skye Sweetnam — "Tangled Up In Me"
  • Taylor Swift — "Love Story" or "You Belong With Me" for her earlier work, "We Are Never Getting Back Together" or "I Knew You Were Trouble" for her more recent material.
  • Switchfoot — "Meant to Live" or "Dare You To Move"
  • Sybreed — "Bioactive"
  • System of a Down — "Chop Suey!" or "BYOB"
    • Serj Tankian — "Empty Walls"

    T 
  • T. Rex — "Get It On (Bang a Gong)"
  • Taco — "Puttin' on the Ritz"
  • Take That — "Back For Good"
  • Taking Back Sunday — "Make Damn Sure" or "Cute Without the 'E'"
  • Talk Talk — "It's My Life"
  • Talking Heads — "Burning Down the House", "Psycho Killer", "Once In A Lifetime"
  • Tame Impala — "Elephant"
  • Tantric — "Breakdown"
  • Taproot — "Poem"
  • Tarot — "Wings of Darkness"
  • Tatu — "All the Things She Said"
  • Peter Illych Tchaikovsky — "The Nutcracker Suite" or "1812 Overture"
  • Tears For Fears — "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" or "Shout"
  • Tegan And Sara — "Closer" or "Everything Is Awesome"
  • Michel Telo — "Ai Se Eu Te Pego"
  • Tinie Tempah — "Written In The Stars"
  • Technotronic — "Pump Up The Jam"
  • Temple of the Dog — "Hunger Strike"
  • the Gazett E — "Reila", "Cassis"
  • The Temptations — "My Girl"
  • Temposhark — "Don't Mess With Me"
  • Tenacious D — "Tribute"
  • Testament — "The Legacy"
  • Texas — "Say What You Want"
  • Texas is the Reason — "Back and to the Left"
  • Theory of a Deadman — "Bad Girlfriend"
  • They Might Be Giants — "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"
  • Robin Thicke — Previously "Lost Without U," but now easily "Blurred Lines"
  • Thin Lizzy — "The Boys Are Back In Town"
  • Third Eye Blind — "Semi-Charmed Life"
  • 30 Seconds to Mars — "The Kill" or "This is War"
  • Thompson Twins — "Hold Me Now"
  • George Thorogood & the Destroyers — "Bad to the Bone"
  • Thousand Foot Krutch — "War of Change"
  • Three Days Grace — "I Hate Everything About You"
  • Three Dog Night — "Joy to the World"
  • Three Six Mafia — "It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp"
    • Juicy J — "Bandz Make Her Dance"
  • Thrice — "The Artist in the Ambulance" or "Image of the Invisible"
  • The Thrills — "Big Sur"
  • Thursday — "Understanding in a Car Crash"
  • T.I. — "Live Your Life"
  • Tïesto — "Red Lights"
  • Til Tuesday — "Voices Carry"
  • Timbaland — "The Way I Are"
  • Justin Timberlake — "SexyBack"
  • Timbuk3 — "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"
  • TLC — "Waterfalls" or "No Scrubs"
  • TM Revolution — "Ignited"
  • TNT — "10,000 Lovers In One"
  • Toadies — "Possum Kingdom"
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket — "All I Want"
  • Tokio Hotel — "Humanoid" or "Monsoon"
  • Tom Tom Club — "Genius of Love"
  • Tommy Tutone — "867-5309 (Jenny)"
  • Tone-Loc — "Wild Thing"
  • Tones On Tail — "Go!"
  • Tonic — "If You Could Only See"
  • Tool — "Lateralus"
  • Toto — "Africa"
  • Toto Coelo — "I Eat Cannibals"
  • Tove Lo — "Habits (Stay High)"
  • Toxik — "Heart Attack"
  • T-Pain — "I'm 'n Luv (wit A Stripper)"
  • Traffic — "Dear Mr. Fantasy"
  • The Tragically Hip — "Little Bones"
  • Train (pre-hiatus) — "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)"
    • Train (post-hiatus) — "Hey, Soul Sister"
  • Meghan Trainor — "All About That Bass"
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra — "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24"
  • Trapt — "Headstrong"
  • The Trashmen — "Surfin' Bird"
  • The Traveling Wilburys — "Handle with Care"
  • Travis — "Sing''
  • Charles Trenet — "La Mer"
  • Trey Songz — "Say Aah"
  • A Tribe Called Quest — "Scenario", "Electric Relaxation" or "Bonita Applebaum"
  • Trick Trick — "Welcome To Detroit City"
  • The Triffids — "Wide Open Road"
  • Trillville — "Some Cut"
  • Triumph — "Lay It On The Line" or "Fight The Good Fight"
  • The Troggs — "Wild Thing"
  • Viktor Tsoi — "Gruppa krovi"
  • TRUSTCompany — "Downfall"
  • The Tubes — "She's a Beauty"
  • Tubeway Army — "Are 'Friends' Electric?"
  • KT Tunstall — "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" or "Suddenly I See"
  • Tina Turner — "What's Love Got To Do With It"
  • The Turtles — "Happy Together"
  • Shania Twain — "Man! I Feel Like a Woman"
  • Twista — "Overnight Celebrity"
  • Twisted Sister — "We're Not Gonna Take It" or "I Wanna Rock"
  • Two Mix — "Just Communication"
  • Tycho — "Cascade"
  • Ty Dolla $ign — "Paranoid"
  • Tyga — "Rack City"
  • Tyketto — "Forever Young"
  • Tyler, The Creator — "Yonkers"
  • Bonnie Tyler — "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
  • Type O Negative — "Black No. 1"

    U-V 
  • U2 — "With or Without You" or "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
    • For their post-2000 output, "Beautiful Day"
  • UB40 — "Red Red Wine"
  • UGK — "Pocket Full Of Stones" Or "Diamonds & Wood"
  • Ultravox — "Vienna"
  • Uncle Kracker — "Follow Me"
  • Underoath — "Reinventing Your Exit"
  • The Undertones — "Teenage Kicks"
  • Carrie Underwood — "Before He Cheats"
  • Underworld — "Born Slippy Nuxx"
  • Under The Influence Of Giants — "Mama's Room"
  • Union J — "Carry You"
  • Uriah Heep — "Easy Livin'"
  • The Used — "All That I've Got" or "The Bird and the Worm"
  • Usher — "Yeah!"
  • Utada Hikaru — "First Love" or "Automatic". Her Kingdom Hearts songs, "Simple and Clean" and "Sanctuary", to the international audiences.
  • UVER World — "D-Technolife"
  • Steve Vai — "For the Love of God"
  • Vampire Weekend — "A-Punk"
  • Luther Vandross — "Superstar", "Here And Now" or "Dance With My Father"
  • Vangelis — "Titles"
  • Van Halen — "Jump", "Hot for Teacher"
    • "Why Can't this be Love" for the Hagar years.
  • Van Morrison — "Brown-Eyed Girl"
  • Vance Joy — "Riptide"
  • Vanilla Ice — "Ice Ice Baby"
  • The Vaselines — "Son of a Gun" or "Molly's Lips"
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn — "Crossfire"
  • The Veer Union — "Seasons"
  • Suzanne Vega — "Tom's Diner" (thanks to its DNA remix). "Luka" is also a contender.
  • Velvet Revolver — "Slither"
  • Velvet Underground — "Sweet Jane", "Heroin", "I'm Waiting for the Man", or "Venus in Furs"
  • Venom — "Angel Dust" or "Witching Hour"
  • Versailles — "The Revenant Choir"
  • Veruca Salt — "Seether"
  • Vertical Horizon — "Everything You Want"
  • The Verve — "Bitter Sweet Symphony"
  • The Verve Pipe — "The Freshmen"
  • V.I.C. — "Get Silly"
  • Village People — "YMCA"
  • The Vines — "Get Free"
  • Violent Femmes — "Blister in the Sun"
  • Vitamin C — "Graduation (Friends Forever)"
  • Vitamin Z — "Burning Flame"
  • Antonio Vivaldi — "The Four Seasons"
  • Volbeat — "A Warrior's Call" or "Still Counting"
  • Vonray — "Inside Out"
  • Vladimir Vysotsky — "Song About a Friend"

    W-Z 
  • Richard Wagner — "The Ride of the Valkyries"
  • Tom Waits — "Downtown Train" and "Martha"
  • Waka Flocka Flame‎ — "Hard In The Paint"
  • Waking The Cadaver - "Chased Through The Woods By A Rapist", in that it perfectly exemplifies every criticism against them, as well as giving the world the "I LIKE SHREDDED WHEAT" meme.
  • Wale — "Bag Of Money" or "Bad"
  • Walk Off The Earth — "Red Hands"
  • The Wallflowers — "One Headlight"
  • Wallpaper — "Best Song Everr"
  • Wang Chung — "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
  • The Wanted — "Glad You Came" in the U.S., "All Time Low" in the UK
  • War — "Low Rider"
  • Warlock — "All We Are"
  • Warrant — "Cherry Pie"
  • Warren G — "Regulate"
  • Was (Not Was) — "Walk the Dinosaur"
  • Roger Waters — "The Tide Is Turning"
  • Wax — "California"
  • The Weather Girls — "It's Raining Men"
  • Weather Report — "Birdland"
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber — "The Phantom of the Opera," "Memory," or "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina"
  • The Weeknd — "High for This" or "Wicked Games"
  • Ween — "Ocean Man", "You Fucked Up", "Transdermal Celebration" or "Buckingham Green"
  • Weezer — "Buddy Holly" or "Say It Ain't So" for 90s era, "Beverly Hills" post-Pinkerton
  • Wesley Willis — "Rock & Roll McDonald's"
  • Kanye West — "Gold Digger" or "Stronger"
    • GOOD Music — "Clique"
  • Wham! — "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
  • Wheatus — "Teenage Dirtbag"
  • The Whispers — "Rock Steady"
  • Barry White — "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe"
  • Watt White — "Radio"
  • Whitesnake — "Here I Go Again"
  • The White Stripes — "Seven Nation Army"
  • White Zombie — "More Human Than Human"
  • The Who — "My Generation" or "Baba O'Riley"
    • Pete Townshend — "Let My Love Open The Door"
  • Whodini — "Friends" or "The Freaks Come Out At Night"
  • David Wilcox — "The Eye of the Hurricane"
  • Wild Cherry — "Play That Funky Music"
  • Eugene Wilde — "Gotta Get You Home Tonight"
  • Kim Wilde — "Kids In America"
  • Andy Williams — "Moon River" (to the point he named his theater in Branson after it)
  • Hank Williams, Jr. — "Monday Night Football" theme, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
  • John Williams — The "Star Wars" theme
  • Nikki Williams — "Glowing"
  • Robbie Williams — "Angels"
  • Brian Wilson — "Love And Mercy"
  • Amy Winehouse — "Rehab", "Back to Black" or "Valerie" depending on the countries.
  • Wings — "Band On The Run" or "Live And Let Die"
  • Steve Winwood — "Higher Love"
  • Bill Withers — "Lean On Me"
  • Within Temptation — "Ice Queen", "What Have You Done" or "Stand My Ground"
  • Andrew W.K. — "Party Hard"
  • Wolfmother — "Woman" or "Joker & the Thief"
  • Wu-Tang Clan — "Triumph", "C.R.E.A.M." or "Protect Ya Neck"
  • The Wonder Years — "Passing through a Screen Door"
  • Stevie Wonder — "Superstition"
  • Faye Wong — "Eyes On Me"
  • Henry Clay Work — "Marching Through Georgia" or "My Grandfather's Clock"
  • Bill Wyman — "A New Fashion", "Come Back Suzanne" or "(Si, Si) Je Suis un Rockstar"
  • X — "Los Angeles" or "We're Desperate"
  • X Japan — "Art of Life"
  • The X-Ecutioners — "It's Goin' Down"
  • XTC — "Dear God" in the U.S., "Making Plans for Nigel" or "Senses Working Overtime" everywhere else.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic — "White and Nerdy", "Eat It"
  • Wye Oak — "Civilian"
  • The Yardbirds — "For Your Love"
  • YC — "Racks"
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs — "Maps"
  • Yelawolf — "Pop The Trunk"
  • Yellowcard — "Ocean Avenue"
  • Yes — "Owner of a Lonely Heart", "Roundabout"
  • Ylvis — "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)"
  • Yo Gotti — "Women Lie, Men Lie"
  • Yoko Kanno — "Tank"
  • Yothu Yindi — "Treaty"
  • Neil Young — "Old Man" or "Heart Of Gold"
  • Young Empires — "White Doves"
  • Young MC — "Bust a Move"
  • Young The Giant — "Cough Syrup", or "My Body"
  • The Youngbloods — "Get Together"
  • Young Dro — "Shoulder Lean"
  • Young Jeezy — "I Put On"
  • Yung Berg — "Sexy Lady"
  • Yung Joc — "It's Goin' Down"
  • Zapp — "More Bounce To The Ounce"
  • Frank Zappa — "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow", "Peaches En Regalia" and in Europe: "Bobby Brown Goes Down".
  • Zedd — "Clarity"
  • Warren Zevon — "Werewolves of London"
  • Hanz Zimmer — "He's A Pirate"
  • The Zombies — "Time Of The Season" or "She's Not There"
  • Tay Zonday — "Chocolate Rain"
  • The Zutons — "Valerie"
  • Zwei — "Dragon"
  • ZZ Top — "La Grange"

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    Theatre 
  • Annie — "Hard Knock Life" or "Tomorrow"
  • Annie Get Your Gun — "There's No Business Like Show Business" or "Anything You Can Do"
  • Avenue Q — "The Internet Is For Porn" or "If You Were Gay"
  • The Baker's Wife — "Meadowlark"
  • The Barber of Seville — "Largo al factotum"
  • La Bohème — "O soave fanciulla" and "Quando men vo"
  • Bye Bye Birdie — "One Last Kiss"
  • Candide — "Glitter and be gay"
  • Carousel — "You'll Never Walk Alone"
  • Cats — "Memory"
  • A Chorus Line — "One"
  • Chicago — "All That Jazz"
  • Company — "Being Alive" and "The Ladies Who Lunch", and to a lesser extent "Side By Side By Side" and "Another Hundred People"
  • Dido and Aeneas — "When I Am Laid in Earth"
  • Dreamgirls — "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
  • L'elisir d'amore — "Una furtiva lagrima"
  • Evita — "Don't Cry For Me Argentina"
  • Fiddler on the Roof — "If I Were A Rich Man"
  • Die Fledermaus — "Mein Herr Marquis", aka the Laughing Song
  • Flower Drum Song — "I Enjoy Being a Girl"
  • Gianni Schicchi — "O mio babbino caro"
  • Grease — "Summer Nights" or "You're The One That I Want"
  • Gypsy — "Everything's Coming Up Roses"
  • Hairspray — "You Can't Stop The Beat"
  • Les Misérables — "I Dreamed a Dream" or "Do You Hear The People Sing" or "On My Own" or "One Day More"
  • A Little Night Music — "Send in the Clowns"
  • Madama Butterfly — "Un bel dì"
  • The Magic Flute — "Der Hölle Rache", aka The Queen of the Night's Revenge Aria
  • Man of La Mancha — "The Impossible Dream"
  • Norma — "Casta Diva"
  • Oliver! — "Food, Glorious Food"
  • Pagliacci — "Vesti la giubba"
  • Rent — "Seasons of Love"
  • The Sound of Music — "Do-Re-Mi" or "My Favorite Things"
  • Sunday In The Park With George — "Putting It Together"
  • La Traviata — "Libiamo ne' lieti calici", the drinking song
  • Turandot — "Nessun dorma"
  • Wicked — "Defying Gravity", "Popular" or "For Good"

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