Weekly Mixtape: Musicians who revolutionized rock ‘n’ roll

When Lou Reed asked Metric’s Emily Haines who she’d rather be, The Beatles or the Rolling Stones, she truthfully answered, The Velvet Underground. “None of us living today are likely to achieve the stature or saturation the signature acts of that era enjoyed,” said Haines in an interview with Rolling Stone. This playlist shows us how both American and British bands were greatly influenced by one another, covering eachother’s songs or simply adapting a signature look that has helped build a harmonious bridge across the waters that separate us. Side A is made up of British bands that represent the evolution of the “British Invasion” while Side B shows us the “American Way,” letting us in on some of the most influential Canadian and American artists that helped shape rock ’n’ roll and the music industry as a whole.

Side A – British Invasion

1. The Beatles – “Anytime at All” – A Hard Day’s Night

2. Led Zeppelin – “D’Yer Mak’er” – House of Holy

3. The Zombies – “She’s Not There”- Begin Here B-Side

4. The Rolling Stones – “Gimme Shelter” – Let It Bleed

5. The Animals – “House Of The Rising Sun” – The Animals

6. Coldplay – “The Scientist” – A Rush Of Blood To The Head

7. The Kinks – “Lola” – Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One

8. Radiohead – “Lotus Flower” – King of Limbs

9. Mumford and Sons – “White Blank Page” – Sigh No More

10. Arctic Monkeys – “Stop the World I Wanna Get Off With You” – AM

Side B – American Way

1. Creedance Clearwater Revival – “Fortunate Son” – Willy And The Poor Boys

2. Bob Dylan – “Like a Rolling Stone” – Highway 61 Revisited

3. Johnny Cash – “Folsom Prison Blues” – With His Hot and Blue Guitar

4. Arcade Fire – “Neighborhood #1” (Tunnels) – Funeral

5. Metric – “Gimme Sympathy” – Fantasies

6. The Guess Who – “These Eyes” – Wheatfield Soul

7. Nirvana – “Polly” – Nevermind

8. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Suck My Kiss” – Blood Sugar Sex Magik

9. Otis Redding – “Try A Little Tenderness” – Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul

10. Elvis Presley – “That’s Alright Mama” – Single


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