Skip To Content

    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"

    View this video on YouTube

    Off 1967's The Velvet Underground & Nico.

    2. "Venus In Furs"

    View this video on YouTube

    Off 1967's The Velvet Underground & Nico.

    3. "Heroin"

    View this video on YouTube

    Off 1967's The Velvet Underground & Nico.

    4. "White Light/White Heat"

    View this video on YouTube

    Off 1968's White Light/White Heat.

    5. "Candy Says"

    View this video on YouTube

    Off 1969's The Velvet Underground.

    6. "Pale Blue Eyes"

    View this video on YouTube

    Off 1969's The Velvet Underground.

    7. "Sweet Jane"

    View this video on YouTube

    Off 1970's Loaded.

    8. "Rock and Roll"

    View this video on YouTube

    Off 1970's Loaded.

    9. "I Found a Reason"

    View this video on YouTube

    From 1970's Loaded.

    10. "Andy's Chest"

    View this video on YouTube

    From 1972's Transformer.

    11. "Perfect Day"

    View this video on YouTube

    From 1972's Transformer.

    12. "Walk on the Wild Side"

    View this video on YouTube

    From 1972's Transformer.

    13. "Satellite of Love"

    View this video on YouTube

    From 1972's Transformer.

    14. "Ride Sally Ride"

    View this video on YouTube

    From 1974's Sally Can't Dance.

    15. "NY Stars"

    View this video on YouTube

    From 1974's Sally Can't Dance.

    16. "Street Hassle"

    View this video on YouTube

    From 1978's Street Hassle.

    17. "Legendary Hearts"

    View this video on YouTube

    From 1983's Legendary Hearts.

    18. "Martial Law"

    View this video on YouTube

    From 1983's Legendary Hearts.

    19. "New Sensations"

    View this video on YouTube

    From 1984's New Sensations.

    20. "Dirty Blvd."

    View this video on YouTube

    From 1989's New York.

    21. "Endless Cycle"

    View this video on YouTube

    From 1989's New York.