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The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present is a book compiling the greatest songs from 1977 to 2006, published in 2008 by Scott Plagenhoef and Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork Media. The book focuses on specific genres including indie rock, hip-hop, electronic, pop, metal, and experimental underground. The book is broken down into 9 chronological periods, each period beginning with a description of the music scene before the featured artists, and how those artists changed the music scene.

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Prince and Talking Heads had the most songs featured on the list with four each (New Order (3) and the band from which it arose, Joy Division (2), total five). The Clash, The Cure, New Order, OutKast, Pavement, Pixies, Radiohead, and The Smiths received three spots each. 38 bands had at least two songs listed.

The 1977–1979 period had the most songs on the list with 66, and 1997–1999 had the fewest with 38.

1977–1979

1980–1982

1983–1986

1987–1990

1991–1993

1994–1996

1997–1999

2000–2002

2003–2006




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