20 Best Chicago House RecordsIn honor of the legendary Frankie Knuckles, the 20 greatest singles from the booming movement he helped create
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Jesse Saunders – "On and On" (1984)
Frankie Knuckles paved the way for the blend of music that would come to be known as "house." But many consider Saunders' 1984 jam to be the first proper house record, full stop. The new blend took disco loops and samples and gave them a futuristic flair courtesy of a Roland 808 drum machine and other machine wizardry.