The Who’s 50 Greatest Songs

FROM MOD ANTHEMS to ballads for paranoid dictators, via the rummest cast-list in rock – transvestites, seaside idiots, invading armies – The Who's songs have challenged the norms of every era and, by the by, rocked like thunder. The cover of MOJO 261, available in the UK from Tuesday, 30 June 2015.

Marking their 50th year, the new issue of MOJO magazine (August 15/ #261) contains a 22-page special celebrating Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey's band. It's on sale in the UK now, and also online.

Not only is there a new, career-spanning interview with Townshend and a free 15-track My Generation CD filled with ’60s mod angst, but MOJO’s experts have selected, ranked and appraised The Who's 50 Greatest Songs.

Introduced by Johnny Marr, the list is an amazing journey through a half-century – both in terms of years and tracks – of unrivalled creativity.

Get the new MOJO for our workings out, insights, arguments, stories and more, but as a preview you can listen to all 50 selections below, right now.

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