TOP 40 SOUTH AFRICAN ROCK LEGENDS

South African Rock Legends
South African Rock Legends

A list of South Africa’s Rock Legends compiled by Brian Currin in July 2001, updated June 2008. Representative songs for each artist are also listed; either their most well-known song / biggest hit and / or personal favourite.

Originally published on the South African Rock Encyclopedia

  1. The A-Cads – Hungry For Love, Roadrunner
  2. Asylum Kids – Fight It With Your Mind, Schoolboy*, No No No No
  3. Robin Auld – Baby You’ve Been Good To Me, Perfect Day
  4. Ballyhoo – Man On The Moon
  5. Baxtop – Jo Bangles 
  6. Big Sky – Waiting For The Dawn, Slow Dancing
  7. Piet Botha – Goeienag Generaal, Sien Jou Weer 
  8. Bright Blue – Weeping, Window On The World*
  9. Circus – Conquistador 
  10. Johnny Clegg – Kilimanjaro (with Juluka), Scatterlings of Africa (with Savuka)
  11. Dog Detachment – Waiting For A Miracle* 
  12. Lesley Rae Dowling – Grips Of Emotion, The Spaniard 
  13. Ella Mental – See Yourself (Clowns)* 
  14. éVoid – Shadows, Taximan* 
  15. Falling Mirror – Johnny Calls The Chemist, Making Out With Granny 
  16. Freedoms Children – 1999 
  17. Crocodile Harris – Give Me The Good News, Miss Eva Goodnight 
  18. Hawk – Here Comes The Sun 
  19. Hotline – You’re So Good To Me, So Cold
  20. John Ireland – You’re Living Inside My Head
  21. Jack Hammer – Street of Love, Sarajevo 
  22. Just Jinger – Sugar Man
  23. Koos Kombuis – Who Killed Kurt Cobain 
  24. Julian Laxton – Celebrate 
  25. Little Sister – No Man Shall Fall, Dear Abbie 
  26. Mauritz Lotz – Six String Razor 
  27. McCully Workshop – Buccaneer 
  28. Morocko – Bowtie Boogaloo
  29. Otis Waygood Blues Band – Fever
  30. Peach – Nightmare, Complicated Game*
  31. Rabbitt – Hold On To Love, Charlie, Hard Ride
  32. Radio Rats – ZX Dan 
  33. Margaret Singana – Tribal Fence
  34. Neill Solomon – Roxy Lady
  35. Stingray – Better The Devil You Know
  36. Suck – Aimless Lady
  37. Sweatband – This Boy* 
  38. The Spectres – Be Bop Pop,Teddy Bear*
  39. Tribe After Tribe – Damsel (As I Went Out One Morning)* 
  40. Via Afrika – Hey Boy*

* Tracks released on Rocking Against The System CD in March 2002.

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