#Chuck Berry was an icon. The rock 'n' roll pioneer was a legend of the music industry up until his passing on Saturday afternoon at the age of 90. While he may be gone, however, his legacy will endure through his #Songs and music. With that in mind, let's take a look at the five best tracks of his legendary career.

5. "Run Rudolph Run"

Starting with a Christmas staple may be cheating, but there's a reason it became one of his tracks to stand the test of time. It may not be the most popular Christmas song revolving around a certain reindeer, but it is one of the most covered songs of Berry's lifetime.

4. "Roll Over Beethoven"

This 1956 song literally points to the power of rock 'n' roll music.

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Beethoven was likely rolling over in his grave when he heard this song, which replaced classical music with some rocking beats. Berry's sister served as inspiration for one of the classic songs in his catalog.

3. "Promised Land"

Berry wrote this song in 1964 and it immediately became one of the most quintessential national songs in his library. It described a journey across the United States, from Virginia to Los Angeles. He wrote the song during a jail stint, but he clearly had the last laugh, as it has been covered by the likes of Elvis Presley, among others.

2. "Maybellene"

"Maybellene" arguably became the greatest contribution Berry gave to rock 'n' roll. The first major hit of his career was also one of the first true songs of the genre. The lyrics tell the tale of a man hopping in his car and chasing his girlfriend, who has been unfaithful to him.

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The classic tale has also been covered by Elvis.

1. "Johnny B. Goode"

When ranking Chuck Berry songs, "Johnny B. Goode" simply has to top the list. The track has become a marching band staple around the country and the genesis for covers from a "who's who" of top artists. Rolling Stone named it one of the top ten songs of all-time, and it's no wonder why, considering the sheer fun moxie the artist displays on the iconic track, which has been moved in countless movies since 1958. #Rock N Roll