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500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force, 'Planet Rock'
500
240/500

240. Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force, 'Planet Rock'

Writers: Bambaataa, John Robie, the Soul Sonic Force
Producers:
Bambaataa, Arthur Baker
Released:
July '82, Tommy Boy
11 weeks; No. 48

"Can you play stuff like Kraftwerk?" asked Bam, who played their records at DJ gigs. Baker worried about stealing the melody from "Trans-Europe Express," but Robie said, "I'll tear that shit up."

Appears on: Looking for the Perfect Beat 1980-1985 (Tommy Boy)

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