21 Lou Reed Songs You Need To Hear

The Velvet Underground frontman and solo legend, who died this weekend, has nearly 50 years worth of hits and influential tunes. Here’s a quick primer.

1. “I’m Waiting For The Man”

Off 1967’s The Velvet Underground & Nico.

2. “Venus In Furs”

Off 1967’s The Velvet Underground & Nico.

3. “Heroin”

Off 1967’s The Velvet Underground & Nico.

4. “White Light/White Heat”

Off 1968’s White Light/White Heat.

5. “Candy Says”

Off 1969’s The Velvet Underground.

6. “Pale Blue Eyes”

Off 1969’s The Velvet Underground.

7. “Sweet Jane”

Off 1970’s Loaded.

8. “Rock and Roll”

Off 1970’s Loaded.

9. “I Found a Reason”

From 1970’s Loaded.

10. “Andy’s Chest”

From 1972’s Transformer.

11. “Perfect Day”

From 1972’s Transformer.

12. “Walk on the Wild Side”

From 1972’s Transformer.

13. “Satellite of Love”

From 1972’s Transformer.

14. “Ride Sally Ride”

From 1974’s Sally Can’t Dance.

15. “NY Stars”

From 1974’s Sally Can’t Dance.

16. “Street Hassle”

From 1978’s Street Hassle.

17. “Legendary Hearts”

From 1983’s Legendary Hearts.

18. “Martial Law”

From 1983’s Legendary Hearts.

19. “New Sensations”

From 1984’s New Sensations.

20. “Dirty Blvd.”

From 1989’s New York.

21. “Endless Cycle”

From 1989’s New York.

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