One of the most influential bands of the early punk movement, The Stooges’ music has stood the stand of time from 1967 when they first appeared.
In 2007, iTunes put together a celebrity playlist that asked the band what songs they would put together as a playlist. Members of the band, Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton, and Ron Asheton all contributed to the playlist.
Below is that list put into a Spotify playlist:
“1. “Devil With the Blue Dress On / Good Golly Miss Molly” by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels: “For the time period, these guys were rocking out and it was very cool. Johnny B. was and is my favorite drummer. – Scott Asheton”
3. “You Really Got Me (Live)” by The Kinks: “Basically, I love the sound of the Kinks – the guitars and the drums. I love all of their songs but I had to pick one, so here it is. – Scott Asheton”
5. “The Grand Tour (Single Version)” by George Jones: “My favorite county singer. One of his better songs. A perfectly sad country song. – Scott Asheton”
6. “Charlie Brown (Re-Recorded)” by The Coasters: “At a time when every rich musician is a philosopher-king, I find it refreshing to listen to an entertaining song with a clearcut story. Yes, I know it’s a novelty song, but the quality of the vocals and the band track is ridiculously high. – Iggy Pop”
7. “Peppermint Twist (Re-Recorded)” by Joey Dee & The Starliters: “This is just a really great ’60s goomba band and it swings like hell. I know it’s out of fashion and I don’t care. – Iggy Pop”
8. “Skinny Legs and All” by Joe Tex: “Joe Tex, what a cool name. I wish everybody was Joe Tex. – Iggy Pop”
9. “Quarter to Three” by Gary U.S. Bonds: “I first heard this when I was a young teenager on my way to day camp and its primeval energy made me want to go wild. – Iggy Pop”
10. “Decoration Day” by John Lee Hooker: “If I have to tell you, you’re not worth the time. Simple, soulful life, and love. All of John Lee’s music is very important. – Ron Asheton”"