DNA Source Songs by Artist

Here’s a bird’s-eye view of our elite group of DNA Source Songs™ arranged alphabetically by artist – the mother of all Rock’s DNA, if you will.

You will see multiple contributions from classic Rock bands like The Beatles, The Stones, Skynyrd and Zeppelin. You will see brilliant songs from younger bands like Alabama Shakes, The Felice Brothers and Vampire Weekend. You will also see injections from artists outside the traditional bounds of Rock-N-Roll, like Waylon Jennings, Amie Duffy, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Earl Scruggs.

From the 1950s to the 2010s, the genetic material is all here. These are the most influential Rock songs of all time, so enjoy the top-shelf music and our in-depth commentary – with tasty tidbits you probably didn’t know about your favorite songs.

Be sure to let us know (politeness counts!) if we’ve missed an artist. We’re counting on your input to make sure this list fully reflects the best Rock-N-Roll has to offer.