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The Future of Rock and Roll (is Inhailer Radio)!

2023
MODERN ROCK 500

Start Your Engines...

Inhailer Radio, in partnership with over 30 former DJs from the great late independent radio station 97X WOXY, presents the 2023 Modern Rock 500. This special broadcast pays tribute to the legendary Oxford, Ohio, alternative radio station known across the world by fans (and Rain Man's Ray Babbitt) as BAM! The Future of Rock and Roll.

It’s been 20 years since the station and all its familiar voices left the airwaves, but their influence on the world of alternative rock music lives on. To celebrate what would have been the station’s 40th anniversary, Inhailer Radio has teamed up with your favorite on-air personalities from 97X WOXY to bring back one of its signature programs, the Modern Rock 500—a countdown of the 500 very best modern rock songs, as determined by the impeccable taste of our guest DJs.

You'll hear...

500 SONGS FROM 273 TOTAL ARTISTS
12 artists with ties to Ohio
8 cover songs
4 songs from John Hughes movie soundtracks
A slew of vintage ad
spots
Time capsule
s from Bryan Jay Miller
Highly-realistic musical celebrity impersonations

And
1 lovable Rock 'n Roll
Grocer

Featuring...

32 97X WOXY GUEST DJs
Aaron Borns
Ali C
astellini
Barb Abney
Bill Do
uglas
Brian Ewing
Bryan Jay Miller
Damian Dotterweich
Dan “Danny Crash” Reed
Dave Tellmann
Dorsie Fyffe
Forrest Griffen
Julie “Jae Forman” Clay
Jeff Rohrs
Jim Mercer
Joe Long
John Jesser
Julie (Maxwell) Argonis
Keri Valmassei
Luann Gibbs (“Miss Kitty”)
Matt “Shiv” Shiverdecker
Matt Sledge
Matthew Harris
Mike Taylor
Mike Winstead
Nick Pleimling
Phil Kollin
Ric “Rictil
e” Cengeri
Rob Ervin
Robin Plan
Stase Wendland
Steve Baker
Tina Christina Mueller

VISUALIZER

STATS VISUALIZER

SONGLIST

500  Fishbone — Party at Ground Zero
499  Ride — Vapour Trail
498  Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds — Red Right Hand
497  The Black Keys — 10 A.M. Automatic
496  Black Flag — TV Party
495  Wilco — I'm the Man Who Loves You
494  Built to Spill — Goin' Against Your Mind
493  Meryn Cadell — The Sweater
492  Mclusky — To Hell With Good Intentions
491  Lemonheads — Into Your Arms
490  X-Ray Spex — Oh Bondage Up Yours!
489  Social Distortion — Ring of Fire
488  The Rapture — House of Jealous Lovers
487  Guided By Voices — I Am a Scientist
486  The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy — Television, the Drug of the Nation
485  The Velvet Underground — White Light/White Heat
484  Doves — Catch the Sun
483  Faith No More — We Care a Lot
482  The Jam — In the City
481  Ass Ponys — Little Bastard
480  Guided By Voices — My Valuable Hunting Knife (Tigerbomb version)
479  Eels — Mr. E's Beautiful Blues
478  Mission of Burma — That's When I Reach For My Revolver
477  Social Distortion — Bad Luck
476  Suede — Metal Mickey
475  Siouxsie and the Banshees — Kiss Them For Me
474  X — 4th of July
473  Talk Talk — Life's What You Make It
472  The Breeders — Divine Hammer
471  Meat Puppets — Backwater
470  Public Image Ltd. — Public Image
469  Paul Westerberg — Dyslexic Heart
468  Iggy Pop — Candy
467  Barenaked Ladies — Be My Yoko Ono
466  The B-52s — Planet Claire
465  Primus — Tommy the Cat
464  The Replacements — The Ledge
463  Bob Mould — See a Little Light
462  Lo Fidelity Allstars (ft. Pigeonhed) — Battle Flag
461  Soul Coughing — Screenwriter's Blues
460  The Bears — Fear is Never Boring
459  Soul Coughing — Super Bon Bon
458  Liz Phair — Supernova
457  Tori Amos — God
456  The Sisters of Mercy — This Corrosion
455  Gang of Four — I Love a Man in a Uniform
454  Squeeze — Pulling Mussels (from the Shell)
453  The Smithereens — A Girl Like You
452  Urban Dance Squad — Deeper Shade of Soul
451  The Psychedelic Furs — The Ghost in You
450  Dramarama — Anything Anything
449  MC 900 Ft. Jesus — The City Sleeps
448  Violent Femmes — Prove My Love
447  Split Enz — I Got You
446  Lou Reed — Dirty Boulevard
445  The Dead Milkmen — Punk Rock Girl
444  Love and Rockets — Kundalini Express
443  David Bowie — Let's Dance
442  Sinead O'Connor — I Want Your Hands on Me
441  Concrete Blonde — God is a Bullet
440  Joe Jackson — Sunday Papers
439  The Housemartins — Happy Hour
438  Suzanne Vega — Tom's Diner (DNA mix)
437  Folk Implosion — Natural One
436  Big Country — In a Big Country
435  Juliana Hatfield — My Sister
434  INXS — Don't Change
433  Jesus Jones — Right Here Right Now
432  Soul Asylum — Somebody to Shove
431  XTC — Mayor of Simpleton
430  Berlin — Sex (I'm a…)
429  10,000 Maniacs — What's the Matter Here?
428  Urge Overkill — Sister Havana
427  The Call — The Walls Came Down
426  The Alarm — Sixty Eight Guns
425  Dada — Dizz Knee Land
424  Midnight Oil — Blue Sky Mine
423  Love and Rockets — No New Tale to Tell
422  Concrete Blonde — Joey
421  Belly — Feed the Tree
420  The Smithereens — Blood And Roses
419  Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers — Dodge Veg-O-Matic
418  Time Zone — World Destruction
417  REM — (Don't Go Back to) Rockville
416  Shriekback — Nemesis
415  The Godfathers — Birth, School, Work, Death
414  The Nails — 88 Lines About 44 Women
413  Tears For Fears — Change
412  Eurythmics — Would I Lie to You?
411  The Specials — A Message to You Rudy
410  Suicidal Tendencies — Institutionalized
409  Grandmaster Flash — The Message
408  Manic Street Preachers — If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next
407  Rilo Kiley — Portions For Foxes
406  David Bowie — Fashion
405  Harvey Danger — Flagpole Sitta
404  The National — Secret Meeting
403  New Order — Regret
402  Butthole Surfers — Pepper
401  Seal — Crazy
400  Hot Chip — Over and Over
399  The Stone Roses — Waterfall
398  Yaz — Don't Go
397  Tool — Schism
396  PJ Harvey — Good Fortune
395  Gin Blossoms — Hey Jealousy
394  Roxy Music — More Than This
393  Hole — Doll Parts
392  Belle and Sebastian — The Boy With the Arab Strap
391  Crash Test Dummies — Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
390  Fine Young Cannibals — She Drives Me Crazy
389  Tegan and Sara — Walking With a Ghost
388  Garbage — Only Happy When it Rains
387  Presidents of the United States of America — Lump
386  Toad the Wet Sprocket — All I Want
385  Bow Wow Wow — I Want Candy
384  Stereo MC's — Connected
383  They Might Be Giants — Birdhouse in Your Soul
382  U2 — Bad - Live
381  Live — I Alone
380  L7 — Pretend We're Dead
379  Primus — Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
378  Public Enemy — Bring the Noise
377  The Walkmen — The Rat
376  The White Stripes — My Doorbell
375  The Shins — So Says I
374  Marcy Playground — Sex and Candy
373  Silversun Pickups — Lazy Eye
372  Modest Mouse — Ocean Breathes Salty
371  Bob Marley & the Wailers — Redemption Song
370  Björk — Jóga
369  Massive Attack — Protection
368  TV On The Radio — Wolf Like Me
367  Interpol — Slow Hands
366  The Verve — Lucky Man
365  REM — Driver 8
364  Pavement — Shady Lane
363  Peter Gabriel — Shock the Monkey
362  The Waterboys — The Whole of the Moon
361  Smashing Pumpkins — Cherub Rock
360  The Jam — Going Underground
359  Tom Tom Club — Genius of Love

358  Nine Inch Nails — Down in It
357  Duran Duran — Girls on Film
356  The Police — Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
355  The Postal Service — The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
354  Sinead O'Connor — Nothing Compares 2 U
353  The Cardigans — My Favourite Game
352  Sublime — What I Got
351  Pulp — Disco 2000
350  David Bowie — Ashes to Ashes
349  Garbage — I Think I'm Paranoid
348  The National — Mistaken For Strangers
347  Beastie Boys — Sure Shot
346  The Chemical Brothers — Let Forever Be
345  Primal Scream — Movin' On Up
344  Erasure — A Little Respect
343  Tori Amos — Cornflake Girl
342  Dave Matthews Band — Crash Into Me
341  The Offspring — Come Out and Play
340  INXS — Need You Tonight / Mediate
339  Kate Bush — Wuthering Heights
338  Pet Shop Boys — West End Girls
337  Cake — Never There
336  U2 — Mysterious Ways
335  Adam Ant — Goody Two Shoes
334  LCD Soundsystem — Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
333  Temple of the Dog — Hunger Strike
332  The Velvet Underground — What Goes On
331  Tricky — Black Steel
330  Tones on Tail — Go! (Club Mix)
329  The Flaming Lips — Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
328  The Police — Don't Stand So Close to Me
327  The Cure — Let's Go to Bed
326  Blur — There's No Other Way
325  Soundgarden — Spoonman
324  Smashing Pumpkins — Bullet With Butterfly Wings
323  The Prodigy — Firestarter
322  Fatboy Slim — The Rockafeller Skank
321  The Buggles — Video Killed the Radio Star
320  The Cranberries — Dreams
319  Vampire Weekend — A-Punk
318  Radiohead — Street Spirit (Fade Out)
317  Placebo — Pure Morning
316  David Bowie — Heroes
315  REM — Man on the Moon
314  Billy Idol — White Wedding
313  Modest Mouse — Dashboard
312  Franz Ferdinand — Do You Want To
311  Arcade Fire — Rebellion (Lies)
310  Band of Horses — The Funeral
309  Iggy Pop — The Passenger
308  M.I.A. — Paper Planes
307  Air — Sexy Boy
306  The Proclaimers — I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
305  Nine Inch Nails — Hurt
304  Bob Marley & the Wailers — Could You Be Loved
303  The Hives — Hate to Say I Told You So
302  Weezer — Hash Pipe
301  The Cardigans — Lovefool
300  Alice in Chains — Would?
299  MGMT — Time to Pretend
298  Tracy Chapman — Fast Car
297  Massive Attack — Angel
296  Bloc Party — Banquet
295  Outkast — Hey Ya
294  Fatboy Slim — Praise You
293  Smashing Pumpkins — Tonight Tonight
292  The Human League — Don't You Want Me
291  Soundgarden — Black Hole Sun
290  The Cure — The Lovecats
289  Catherine Wheel — Black Metallic
288  The The — Uncertain Smile
287  Bob Mould — Sunspots / Wishing Well
286  Cracker — Teen Angst
285  They Might Be Giants — Don't Let's Start
284  The Replacements — Bastards of Young
283  Depeche Mode — Route 66 - Beatmasters Mix
282  XTC — Senses Working Overtime
281  Sinead O'Connor — Mandika
280  REM — Pretty Persuasion
279  Siouxsie and the Banshees — Peek-A-Boo
278  Social Distortion — Ball and Chain
277  Guided By Voices — Teenage FBI
276  The Afghan Whigs — Debonair
275  Veruca Salt — Seether
274  Elliott Smith — Miss Misery
273  Elvis Costello — Watching the Detectives
272  Echo & The Bunnymen — Bring on the Dancing Horses
271  The Pretenders — Brass in Pocket
270  The Smiths — Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
269  Yo La Tengo — Autumn Sweater
268  The Clash — The Magnificent Seven
267  Public Enemy — Fight the Power
266  Björk — Big Time Sensuality
265  The Shins — Caring Is Creepy
264  Arcade Fire — Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
263  Elastica — Connection
262  Violent Femmes — Gone Daddy Gone
261  The Flaming Lips — She Don't Use Jelly
260  Sonic Youth — 100%
259  Blur — Coffee and TV
258  Ramones — Sheena is a Punk Rocker
257  Radiohead — Optimistic
256  Interpol — PDA
255  The Cure — Friday I'm in Love
254  Depeche Mode — Strangelove
253  David Bowie — Rebel Rebel
252  Pogues — Fairytale of New York
251  U2 — Where the Streets Have No Name

250  DJ Shadow — Midnight in a Perfect World
249  Chemical Brothers — Block Rockin' Beats
248  Wilco — Heavy Metal Drummer
247  The Jam — That's Entertainment
246  The The — This is the Day
245  Dinosaur Jr — Feel the Pain
244  Blondie — One Way or Another
243  Pearl Jam — Daughter
242  Massive Attack — Safe From Harm
241  Daft Punk — Da Funk
240  Smashing Pumpkins — 1979
239  Neutral Milk Hotel — In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
238  Talking Heads — And She Was
237  Soul Asylum — Runaway Train
236  Radiohead — High and Dry
235  Green Day — Welcome to Paradise
234  Depeche Mode — Just Can't Get Enough
233  Peter Gabriel — Sledgehammer
232  The Cure — In Between Days
231  Cake — The Distance
230  The Sundays — Here's Where the Story Ends
229  Echo & The Bunnymen — The Killing Moon
228  The White Stripes — The Hardest Button to Button
227  Blondie — Call Me
226  Peter Bjorn and John — Young Folks
225  Blur — Girls and Boys
224  Weezer — Say It Ain't So
223  Buzzcocks — Ever Fallen in Love
222  REM — Stand
221  Beastie Boys — Intergalactic
220  Arcade Fire — Wake Up
219  Pixies — Debaser
218  Muse — Time Is Running Out
217  The Cranberries — Zombie
216  The Afghan Whigs — Gentlemen
215  New Order — Love Vigilantes
214  Happy Mondays — Step On
213  Thomas Dolby — She Blinded Me With Science
212  Talking Heads — Crosseyed and Painless
211  Talk Talk — It's My Life
210  Screaming Trees — Nearly Lost You
209  Beastie Boys — So Whatcha Want
208  The Velvet Underground — Sweet Jane
207  PJ Harvey — Down By The Water
206  The Police — Can't Stand Losing You
205  The Smiths — Panic
204  Sonic Youth — Kool Thing
203  Blind Melon — No Rain
202  Dexy's Midnight Runners — Come On Eileen
201  Hüsker Dü — Makes No Sense At All
200  Interpol — Obstacle 1
199  The Jim Carroll Band — People Who Died
198  Ramones — Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?
197  Love and Rockets — So Alive
196  Peter Murphy — Cuts You Up
195  Yaz — Situation
194  Killing Joke — Eighties
193  The Jesus and Mary Chain — Head On
192  The B-52s — Private Idaho
191  XTC — Making Plans for Nigel
190  REM — The One I Love
189  The La's — There She Goes
188  Bob Marley — Get Up Stand Up
187  The Stone Roses — Fools Gold
186  The Smiths — Girlfriend in a Coma
185  The Clash — Lost in the Supermarket
184  Depeche Mode — Never Let Me Down Again
183  Red Hot Chili Peppers — Higher Ground
182  Cracker — Low
181  The Vapors — Turning Japanese
180  The English Beat — Mirror in the Bathroom
179  Tori Amos — Silent All These Years
178  Violent Femmes — Kiss Off
177  Living Colour — Cult of Personality
176  Sonic Youth — Teen Age Riot
175  Dead Kennedys — Holiday in Cambodia
174  Depeche Mode — Policy of Truth
173  Counting Crows — Mr. Jones
172  Nirvana — About a Girl
171  Pixies — Gigantic
170  Pulp — Common People
169  Weezer — Buddy Holly
168  The Jesus and Mary Chain — Just Like Honey
167  Tears For Fears — Shout
166  Mazzy Star — Fade Into You
165  Royal Crescent Mob — Get on the Bus
164  The Velvet Underground — Rock and Roll
163  Patti Smith Group — Dancing Barefoot
162  The Charlatans UK — The Only One I Know
161  Echo and The Bunnymen — Lips Like Sugar
160  The Stone Roses — I Wanna Be Adored
159  Depeche Mode — People are People
158  The Cure — Pictures of You
157  New Order — True Faith
156  Oasis — Supersonic
155  Green Day — Longview
154  Portishead — Sour Times
153  The Strokes — Last Nite
152  The Smiths — There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
151  The Cult — She Sells Sanctuary
150  Weezer — Undone - The Sweater Song
149  Jeff Buckley — Last Goodbye
148  The B-52s — Love Shack
147  David Bowie — Suffragette City
146  The Smiths — Bigmouth Strikes Again
145  Faith No More — Epic
144  Joy Division — She's Lost Control
143  The Flaming Lips — Do You Realize??
142  The Dandy Warhols — Bohemian Like You
141  Lenny Kravitz — Are You Gonna Go My Way
140  Ramones — Blitzkrieg Bop
139  Oasis — Live Forever
138  Yeah Yeah Yeahs — Maps
137  Soft Cell — Tainted Love
136  Arctic Monkeys — I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
135  Nirvana — Lithium
134  Coldplay — Yellow
133  Ministry — Everyday is Halloween
132  Pavement — Cut Your Hair
131  Afghan Whigs — Rebirth of the Cool
130  My Bloody Valentine — Only Shallow
129  David Bowie — Ziggy Stardust
128  Nine Inch Nails — Closer
127  The White Stripes — Fell in Love With a Girl
126  Radiohead — Just
125  The Shins — New Slang
124  The Postal Service — Such Great Heights
123  Nirvana — In Bloom
122  Gorillaz — Clint Eastwood
121  The Police — Every Breath You Take
120  Matthew Sweet — Girlfriend
119  Devo — (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
118  Oingo Boingo — Dead Man's Party
117  Television — Marquee Moon
116  The Cure — Lovesong
115  Romeo Void — Never Say Never
114  Wall of Voodoo — Mexican Radio
113  The English Beat — Save it for Later
112  Talking Heads — Life During Wartime
111  Sugarcubes — Birthday
110  Peter Gabriel — In Your Eyes
109  Talking Heads — Take Me to the River

108  Roxy Music — Love is the Drug
107  The Church — Under the Milky Way
106  U2 — I Will Follow
105  REM — Orange Crush
104  Beck — Where It's At
103  The Stooges — I Wanna Be Your Dog
102  Björk — Human Behaviour
101  David Bowie — Changes
100  Smashing Pumpkins — Disarm
99  Tears For Fears — Everybody Wants to Rule The World
98  Modest Mouse — Float On
97  The Replacements — Alex Chilton
96  Joe Jackson — Is She Really Going Out With Him?
95  Patti Smith — Gloria
94  The Jam — Town Called Malice
93  Public Image Ltd. — Rise
92  Frankie Goes to Hollywood — Relax
91  Beastie Boys — (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right
90  Simple Minds — Don't You (Forget About Me)
89  The Cure — Close to Me
88  Talking Heads — Once in a Lifetime
87  Iggy Pop — Lust for Life
86  David Bowie — Space Oddity
85  Blondie — Heart of Glass
84  The Replacements — I Will Dare
83  The Boomtown Rats — I Don't Like Mondays
82  Midnight Oil — Beds Are Burning
81  EMF — Unbelievable
80  Elvis Costello — Radio Radio
79  The Velvet Underground — Pale Blue Eyes
78  The Psychedelic Furs — Pretty in Pink
77  Fugazi — Waiting Room
76  Radiohead — Fake Plastic Trees
75  James — Laid
74  Gary Numan — Cars
73  U2 — One
72  Pixies — Here Comes Your Man
71  Beastie Boys — Sabotage
70  Pearl Jam — Even Flow
69  Camper Van Beethoven — Take the Skinheads Bowling
68  Nirvana — All Apologies
67  Radiohead — Karma Police
66  Jane's Addiction — Jane Says
65  The Verve — Bittersweet Symphony
64  The Dead Milkmen — Bitchin Camaro
63  Elvis Costello — (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding
62  U2 — With or Without You
61  Nirvana — Heart-Shaped Box
60  Franz Ferdinand — Take Me Out
59  Bob Marley & the Wailers — Jamming
58  Blondie — Rapture
57  The Psychedelic Furs — Love My Way
56  Squeeze — Tempted
55  Pixies — Where Is My Mind?
54  The Police — Message In A Bottle
53  Red Hot Chili Peppers — Give It Away
52  Elvis Costello — Pump It Up
51  Radiohead — Paranoid Android
50  Nine Inch Nails — Head Like a Hole
49  White Stripes — Seven Nation Army
48  The Clash — Train in Vain (Stand By Me)
47  Siouxsie and the Banshees — Cities in Dust
46  Modern English — I Melt With You
45  U2 — Pride (In the Name of Love)
44  The Breeders — Cannonball
43  Smashing Pumpkins — Today
42  XTC — Dear God
41  Blur — Song 2
40  REM — Radio Free Europe
39  Devo — Whip It
38  Bauhaus — Bela Lugosi's Dead
37  Elvis Costello — Alison
36  Depeche Mode — Personal Jesus
35  Jane's Addiction — Been Caught Stealing
34  U2 — New Year's Day
33  Talking Heads — Burning Down the House
32  Pearl Jam — Jeremy
31  Sex Pistols — God Save the Queen
30  New Order — Bizarre Love Triangle
29  REM — It's the End of the World As We Know It
28  The B-52s — Rock Lobster
27  The Clash — Rock the Casbah
26  Eurythmics — Sweet Dreams
25  Pixies — Monkey Gone to Heaven
24  Pearl Jam — Alive
23  Depeche Mode — Enjoy the Silence
22  Lou Reed — Walk on the Wild Side
21  Beck — Loser
20  Red Hot Chili Peppers — Under the Bridge
19  Nirvana — Come As You Are
18  Oasis — Wonderwall
17  The Clash — London Calling
16  The Cure — Boys Don't Cry
15  Kate Bush — Running Up That Hill
14  New Order — Blue Monday
13  Sex Pistols — Anarchy in the UK
12  Ramones — I Wanna Be Sedated
11  U2 — Sunday Bloody Sunday
10  Talking Heads — Psycho Killer
09  The Clash — Should I Stay or Should I Go
08  Violent Femmes — Blister in the Sun
07  The Police — Roxanne
06  REM — Losing My Religion
05  The Smiths — How Soon is Now?
04  Joy Division — Love Will Tear Us Apart
03  The Cure — Just Like Heaven
02  Radiohead — Creep
01  Nirvana — Smells Like Teen Spirit

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STATS BREAKDOWN

TOP ARTISTS
#1 REM (10)
#2 DAVID BOWIE (9)
#2 THE CURE (9)
#2 U2 (9)
#3 DEPECHE MODE (8)
#3 RADIOHEAD (8)

TOP YEARS
#1 1994 (32)
#2 1987 (30)
#3 1993 (27)
#4 1991 (25)
#5 1989 (24)

TOP ALBUMS
#1 NIRVANA — NEVERMIND (4)
#1 RADIOHEAD — THE BENDS (4)
#1 VIOLENT FEMMES (4)
#2 ARCADE FIRE — FUNERAL (3)
#2 THE CLASH — LONDON CALLING (3)
#2 PEARL JAM — TEN (3)
#2 PIXIES — DOOLITTLE (3)
#2 THE SMASHING PUMPKINS — MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS (3)
#2 THE SMASHING PUMPKINS — SIAMESE DREAM (3)
#2 THE STONE ROSES (3)
#2 WEEZER (BLUE ALBUM) (3)

BEST LAP AVG.
22 SEX PISTOLS

BEST ONE-HIT WONDER
#38 BAUHAUS — BELA LUGOSI'S DEAD

BEST POST-FM TRACK
#136 ARCTIC MONKEYS — I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR

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