Top Proto-Punk Songs


Rank All Time Artist Song Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
14
The Who My Generation Mod 1965
2
36
The Kinks You Really Got Me Garage Rock, Mod 1964
3
44
The Kingsmen Louie Louie Garage Rock, Rhythm & Blues 1963
4
105
The Velvet Underground I'm Waiting for the Man Garage Rock 1967
5
223
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers Roadrunner Garage Rock 1975
6
235
The Stooges I Wanna Be Your Dog Garage Rock, Hard Rock 1969
7
246
Iggy and The Stooges Search and Destroy Garage Rock, Hard Rock 1973
8
276
MC5 Kick Out the Jams Garage Rock, Hard Rock 1969
9
321
Patti Smith Gloria Garage Rock 1975
10
537
The Beatles Helter Skelter Hard Rock 1968
11
683
New York Dolls Personality Crisis Glam Punk, Glam Rock 1973
12
790
The Count Five Psychotic Reaction Acid Rock, Garage Rock 1966
13
1057
The Velvet Underground Sister Ray Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise Rock 1968
14
1578
Patti Smith Land: Horses/Land of a Thousand Dances/La Mer (de) Beat Poetry, Singer/Songwriter 1975
15
1628
The Sonics Strychnine Garage Rock 1965
16
1712
The Stooges No Fun Garage Rock 1969
17
1828
The Stooges 1969 Garage Rock 1969
18
1869
The Standells Dirty Water Garage Rock 1965
19
1882
The Sonics Psycho Garage Rock 1965
20
1929
The Kinks All Day and All of the Night Garage Rock, Mod 1964
21
2119
The Modern Lovers Pablo Picasso Garage Rock 1976
22
2149
Patti Smith Piss Factory Art Rock 1974
23
2283
Love 7 and 7 Is Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1966
24
2370
Brian Eno Needles in the Camel's Eye Art Rock, Glam Rock 1974
25
2715
The Sonics Have Love Will Travel Garage Rock 1965
26
3066
Led Zeppelin Communication Breakdown Hard Rock 1969
27
3085
Monks Monk Time Freakbeat, Garage Rock 1966
28
3242
The Velvet Underground White Light / White Heat Art Rock, Garage Rock 1967
29
3421
Patti Smith Free Money Singer/Songwriter 1975
30
3687
The Music Machine Talk Talk Garage Rock 1966
31
3777
David Bowie Queen Bitch Glam Rock 1971
32
3878
Television Little Johnny Jewel Art Rock 1975
33
3956
The Stooges Loose Garage Rock, Hard Rock 1970
34
4427
New York Dolls Looking for a Kiss Glam Punk, Glam Rock 1973
35
4507
The Stooges Gimme Danger Garage Rock, Hard Rock 1973
36
4677
Flamin' Groovies Slow Death Garage Rock 1972
37
4868
The Velvet Underground I Heard Her Call My Name Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise Rock 1968
38
6806
The Sonics The Witch Garage Rock 1964
39
6953
Patti Smith Break It Up Art Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1975
40
7225
MC5 Looking at You Garage Rock, Hard Rock 1968
41
7545
The Tubes White Punks on Dope Glam Rock 1975
42
7824
The Stooges T.V. Eye Garage Rock, Hard Rock 1970
43
8076
MC5 Sister Anne 1971
44
8343
The Stooges Down on the Street Garage Rock, Hard Rock 1970
45
8585
Patti Smith Hey Joe (Version) Art Rock 1974
46
9527
The 101ers Keys to Your Heart Pub Rock 1976

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10000:
The Sonics Boss Hoss Garage Rock, Rock & Roll 1965
Los Saicos Demolición Garage Rock 1965
MC5 Shakin' Street Garage Rock 1970
New York Dolls Chatterbox Glam Rock 1974
The Modern Lovers She Cracked Garage Rock 1976
The Legendary Stardust Cowboy Paralyzed Rockabilly 1968
Monks Oh, How To Do Now Experimental Rock, Garage Rock 1965
New York Dolls Trash Glam Rock 1973
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band I Found Out Hard Rock 1970
Roky Erickson Starry Eyes Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1975
The Stooges Raw Power Garage Rock, Hard Rock 1973
Roky Erickson & Bleibalien Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog) Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1975
Thin Lizzy The Rocker Hard Rock 1973
The Dictators (I Live For) Cars and Girls Hard Rock 1975
The Dictators Two Tub Man Hard Rock 1975
The Sonics Cinderella Garage Rock 1965
Patti Smith Kimberly Art Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1975
Ton Steine Scherben Macht kaputt, was euch kaputt macht Deutschrock, Hard Rock 1970
The Stooges Fun House Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Jazz-Rock 1970
Flamin' Groovies Teenage Head Blues Rock, Garage Rock 1971
The Stooges Shake Appeal Garage Rock, Hard Rock 1973
The Stooges Hard to Beat/Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Garage Rock, Hard Rock 1973
The Stooges 1970 Garage Rock, Hard Rock 1970