Glam Rock · Music

⭐ An Intro to Glam Rock β­

If you couldn’t tell from the fact that I refer to myself as Teleglam Sam, glam rock is my favourite genre and era of music. It’s the reason I am the way I am, really. 🀩

 

From Marc Bolan’s glitter tears, to David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust persona, to Freddie Mercury’s Zandra Rhodes-designed satin stage wear (and beyond) glam rock was an extraordinarily liberating and visually decadent era. However, the visuals were merely an extension of the era’s killer music. I’ve compiled a playlist of my favourite and notable tracks of the genre, for those looking to get into the genre or just looking to glam out.

The playlist starts with “Ride a White Swan”, which is considered to be the catalyst of the glam rock era, by none other than the glam God himself. The playlist continues with classics byQueen, Suzi Quatro, Sparks, Brett Smiley, Roxy Music, Jobriath, Slade, Sweet, T. Rex, Wizzard/Roy Wood, New York Dolls, Lou Reed, Roxy Music, Mud, David Bowie, Elton John, Mott the Hoople, Mick Ronson, The Runaways, Jayne County, Iggy Pop/The Stooges, Alice Cooper, Silverhead, Alvin Stardust, Bay City Rollers, and Brian Eno.Β Listen to the playlist below, and watch some videos to get your daily dose of glitter.

Sweet – Ballroom Blitz

Queen – Killer Queen

T. Rex – Bang a Gong (Get it On)

Slade – Cum On Feel The Noize

David Bowie – Starman

Suzi Quatro – Can the Can

Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes

List of songs in the playlist:

  • Ride a White Swan – T. Rex
  • All the Way from Memphis – Mott the Hoople
  • The Wild One – Suzi Quatro
  • Lady Stardust – David Bowie
  • This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us – Sparks
  • Hot Love – T. Rex
  • Personality Crisis – New York Dolls
  • Ballroom Blitz – Sweet
  • Mama Weer All Crazee Now – Slade
  • My Fairy King – Queen
  • Spaceball Ricochet – T. Rex
  • See My Baby Jive – Wizzard
  • Blockbuster – Sweet
  • Can the Can – Suzi Quatro
  • Space Oddity – David Bowie
  • Cum on Feel the Noize – Slade
  • Fox on the Run – Sweet
  • Bang a Gong (Get it On) – T. Rex
  • Va Va Va Voom – Brett Smiley
  • Killer Queen – Queen
  • 48 Crash – Suzi Quatro
  • Little Willy – Sweet
  • Life on Mars? – David Bowie
  • Looking for a Kiss – New York Dolls
  • Roll Away the Stone – Mott the Hoople
  • Bennie and the Jets – Elton John
  • Metal Guru – T. Rex
  • Amateur Hour – Sparks
  • Here Come the Warm Jets – Brian Eno
  • Satellite of Love – Lou Reed
  • Father to Son – Queen
  • The Thrill of it All – Roxy Music
  • Devil Gate Drive – Suzi Quatro
  • Changes – David Bowie
  • Now I’m Here – Queen
  • Queens of Noise – The Runaways
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue – Mick Ronson
  • The Jean Genie – David Bowie
  • The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke – Queen
  • Tiger Feet – Mud
  • Virginia Plain – Roxy Music
  • Baby’s On Fire – Brian Eno
  • My Coo Ca Choo – Alvin Stardust
  • Rocket Man – Elton John
  • Brighton Rock – Queen
  • Hello New York – Silverhead
  • Falling in Love with Myself Again – Sparks
  • Morning Star Ship – Jobriath
  • Do the Strand – Roxy Music
  • Space Ace – Brett Smiley
  • Son and Daughter – Queen
  • Oh! You Pretty Things – David Bowie
  • The Six Teens – Sweet
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
  • Underneath the Light – Silverhead
  • Rock of Ages – Jobriath
  • Street Life – Roxy Music
  • Trash – New York Dolls
  • Cherry Bomb – The Runaways
  • Dyna-Mite – Mud
  • Ball Park Incident – Wizzard
  • Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed
  • Seven Seas of Rhye – Queen
  • Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie
  • Saturday Night – Bay City Rollers
  • Honaloochie Boogie – Mott the Hoople
  • Moonage Daydream – David Bowie
  • Mambo Sun – T. Rex
  • jet Boy – New York Dolls
  • Ballrooms of Mars – T. Rex
  • Crazy – Mud
  • Only After Dark – Mick Ronson
  • Needles in The Camel’s Eye – Brian Eno
  • Teenage Lament ’74 – Alice Cooper
  • Growing Up and I’m Fine – Mick Ronson
  • Star Studded Sham – Hello
  • Billion Dollar Babies – Alice Cooper
  • Love is Like Oxygen – Sweet
  • Space Clown – Jobriath
  • Far Far Away – Slade
  • TTeenage Rampage – Sweet
  • Skeewze Me, Pleeze Me – Slade
  • Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Ian Hunter
  • Wig Wam Bam – Sweet
  • Lonely Planet Boy – New York Dolls
  • For Your Pleasure – Roxy Music
  • Vicious – Lou Reed
  • Shang-a-Lang – Bay City Rollers
  • Sweet Jane – Mott the Hoople
  • Jeepster – T. Rex
  • Coz I Love You – Slade
  • New York Groove – Hello
  • More than Your Mouth Can Hold – Silverhead
  • Telegram Sam – T. Rex
  • School’s Out – Alice Cooper
  • Barbecutie – Sparks
  • Angel Fingers (A Teen Ballad) – Wizzard
  • Gimme Danger – Iggy Pop
  • Teenage Revolution – Hello
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy – Alice Cooper
  • Suffragette City – David Bowie
  • Baby Strange – T. Rex
  • I’m Eighteen – Alice Cooper
  • Billy Porter – Mick Ronson
  • Here in Heaven – Sparks
  • Long Legged Lisa – Silverhead
  • Max’s Kansas City – Jayne County (Wayne County & The Electric Chairs)
  • The Golden Age of Rock n’ Roll – Mott the Hoople
  • I’m a Man – Jobriath
  • Crocodile Rock – Elton John
  • Starman – David Bowie
  • Cosmic Dancer – T. Rex
  • Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
  • Children of the Revolution – T. Rex
  • All the Young Dudes – Mott the Hoople