10 Essential Moog Songs

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It’s no secret that here at Paste, we love ourselves some Moog. (Pronounced “mohwg,” not “moo-g.”) And why not? It’s one of those super-versatile instruments that has endured for decades, by dint of its one-of-a-kind sound and some unique applications that stretch beyond just prog-rock.

The Decemberists are probably the most recent moogsters who come immediately to mind at the mention of this ubiquitous synthesizer, but the instrument has been in use for more than four decades’ worth of pop, rock and prog.

For your consideration, then: the 10 quintessential songs featuring Moog lines, guaranteed to have you scrambling to find your sequined cape.

1. Kraftwerk: “Autobahn”

2. Donna Summer: “I Feel Love”

3. Rush: “Closer to the Heart”

4. Emerson, Lake & Palmer: “Lucky Man”

5. Pink Floyd: “Wish You Were Here”

6. Parliament: “Flash Light”

7. Heart: “Magic Man”

8. Lipps, Inc.: “Funkytown”

9. Yes: “Starship Trooper”

10. The Beatles: “Here Comes the Sun”

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