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TOP 40 SOUTH AFRICAN
ROCK LEGENDS

A list of South Africa's rock legends compiled by Brian Currin, July 2001 - updated June 2008. I've also listed representative songs for each artist; either their most well-known song / biggest hit and / or my personal favourite. This list is subject to change without notice!

  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. EllaMental – 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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