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MUHL 2618 - Rock & Roll to Rock: Listening

Resources and Links for the class

Active Listening

Listening is an integral part of musical understanding. A sample of works from various eras is available through the Maag Library home page for your enjoyment and study.

Students should set aside separate times for listening. This process is called active listening, and should be taken seriously. The attentive aural study of this music will assure you great success on the listening section of each exam. 

Electronic Reserves

To get to the online listening material through the Maag Library website:

  1. Go to the library home page:
  2. Click on Course Reserves.
  3. Type in "MUHL 2618" and click Submit.
  4. Click "Connect to electronic version at ReserveSpace@Maag."
  5. Browse by Title of Song or by Author (artist/band).
  6. Before listening, you will have to log in with your MyYSU Portal ID.

Here is a direct link:

Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones logo

Listening List: 1948-1960

Singer / Band Song Title
Louis Jordan Caldonia
T-Bone Walker Stormy Monday
Roy Brown Roy Brown’s Boogie
Fats Domino The Fat Man
Fats Domino I’m Walkin’
Fats Domino Ain’t That a Shame
Jackie Brenston Rocket 88
Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog
Muddy Waters I’m Your Hoochie Coochie
Bill Haley Rock Around the Clock
Bill Haley Shake Rattle and Roll
The Penguins Earth Angel
The Crew Cuts Sh’Boom
The Platters Only You
Little Richard Tutti Frutti
Little Richard Long Tall Sally
Little Richard Good Golly Miss Molly
Chuck Berry Maybelline
Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven
Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode
Chuck Berry Rock and Roll Music
The Tokens Lion Sleeps Tonight
Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire
Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lotta Shakin’
Buddy Holly That’ll Be the Day
Buddy Holly Peggy Sue
Sam Cooke Another Saturday Night
Carl Pickens Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis  Presley Hound Dog
Elvis Presley Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley Jail House Rock
The Coasters Searchin’
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Danny and the Juniors At the Hop
Link Wray Rumble
Chubby Checker The Twist

Chuck Berry

Listening List: 1960 forward

Singer / Band Song Title
The Beach Boys Surfin
The Beach Boys Surfin Safari
The Beach Boys Surfin USA
The Beach Boys Fun Fun Fun
The Beach Boys Barbara Ann
The Beach Boys California Girls
The Beatles Please. Please Me
The Beatles She Loves You
The Beatles Girl
The Beatles A Day in the Life
The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever
The Beatles Here Comes the Sun
Rolling Stones Walkin the Dog
Rolling Stones Heart of Stone
Rolling Stones (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil
Bob Dylan The Times They Are a Changin’
Bob Dylan Masters of War
Aretha Franklin Respect
James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good)
The Supremes Stop, In the Name of Love
Marvin Gaye What’s Goin On
Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit
The Doors Light My Fire
Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze
The Grateful Dead Touch of Grey
Frank Zappa Concentration Moon
Chicago 25 or 6 to 4
Blood Sweat and Tears Symphony for the Devil/  Sympathy for the Devil
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Karn Evil 9
Deep Purple Smoke On the Water
Pink Floyd Us and Them
Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
Van Halen Eruption
Metallica One
Michael Jackson Billie Jean
Bruce Springsteen Born to Run
Earth Wind and Fire In the Stone
Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell
Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit

Elvis Presley