16. The Kinks “Gotta Get the First Plane Home” (1:49)
The song, off of 1965’s The Kink Kontroversy, was written by lead singer Ray Davies and describes the narrator struggling with being on the road away from his woman, whom he feels lonely and empty without.
15. The Rolling Stones “Not Fade Away” (1:48)
Although credited to Buddy Holly and Norman Petty and recorded by The Crickets, the song didn’t chart until the Stones released a version of it as their first single in the UK and the States. It was one of the band’s first hits and was often played at live shows early on (the band usually opened with it).