Playlist: R.I.P. Janis Joplin

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Her raspy, guttural growl has been emulated by many, but 42 years after her death, no one could ever replace Janis Lyn Joplin, the fiery Texas blues singer known as much as for her hard partying and manic live shows as her work with Big Brother and the Holding Company. Had Joplin been alive today—on what would have been her 69th birthday—no doubt she'd still be chain-smoking, swilling Jack Daniels and singing the blues.

The next best thing, though, is our Spotify playlist below, featuring 30 of the singer's best tracks. Some you definitely know. Some are lost gems. But all flaunt the distinct imprint of the 1960s' most memorable female vocalist.

Young R.E.A.D Feat.Young M.A

20m

Young R.E.A.D Feat.Young M.A

Jesse Serves Up Serious R&B Vibes with "Never Know"

3m

Jesse Serves Up Serious R&B Vibes with "Never Know"

Will.I.Am: The Way I Am

3603s

Will.I.Am: The Way I Am

If I Should Die Before I Wake

57m

If I Should Die Before I Wake

J.I.D

20m

J.I.D

What Do I Do

41m

What Do I Do

I Need A Plane

21m

I Need A Plane

I Rank Velvet #1

21m

I Rank Velvet #1

Whitney Houston: As I Am

53m

Whitney Houston: As I Am

I Played One on TV

46m

I Played One on TV

I Can Smell That Smell

46m

I Can Smell That Smell

I Took The Wrong Pill

21m

I Took The Wrong Pill

Man, I’m Getting Married

23m

Man, I’m Getting Married

"I'm Not A Role Model"

23m

"I'm Not A Role Model"

I Don't Trust The Cloud

21m

I Don't Trust The Cloud

I've Got This Foot Thing

21m

I've Got This Foot Thing

J.I.D., Madame Gandhi, 24kGoldn

24m

J.I.D., Madame Gandhi, 24kGoldn

Bruno Mars: Just the Way I Am

41m

Bruno Mars: Just the Way I Am

Casey Brings Her Hosting Skills To iCandy Nightclub

1m

Casey Brings Her Hosting Skills To iCandy Nightclub

Ian Performs Sexy Slow Jam "Every Living Little Thing"

3m

Ian Performs Sexy Slow Jam "Every Living Little Thing"

Ceraadi Upgrades A Basic Grilled Cheese Into A $462 Extravagant Sandwich

14m

Ceraadi Upgrades A Basic Grilled Cheese Into A $462 Extravagant Sandwich

King Britt

10m

King Britt