Greatest Long Rock Songs in History

Best long rock songs in history. (6+ Minutes) Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Two Led Zeppelin songs in top of the list with no trace of queen. This makes me really proud. Zeppelin is the best without doubt.
This song inspired countless people to play guitar, and to become musicians. It's so powerful, and Robert Plant sounds so hauntingly beautiful. It's probably rock's most valuable masterpiece.
The most epic song of the 20th and 21st century.It's clearly a masterpiece and it's also inspiring.Pretty bad kids nowadays listen to the latest pop hits and miss classic rock...
More comments about Stairway to Heaven - Led ZeppelinListen to sample

2November Rain - Guns N' Roses
the song is very long almost 9 minutes. it's all about a broken relationship.


I wish I can vote this 100 times to beat stairway to heaven
Best song for love I have ever heard.
Listen to sample

3One - Metallica

this song is so freakin awesome. I mean just listen to the headbangin bit at the end.


Yea! Land mines has taken my arms, taken my legs taken my hearing!

Listen to sample

4Echoes - Pink Floyd
23 Awesome Minutes of perfection.
Why is the highly overrated Stairway to Heaven here?!
Can't mess with this. Comparatively, 6 minutes is bubble gum pop song structure.


A great prog rock song, it should really be to the firt five songs!
Pink Floyd the best band ever
More comments about Echoes - Pink FloydListen to sample

5Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

One of the best guitar solos of all time, and at nearly 5 minutes it's one of the longest too. Awesome song that every true fan can appreciate.

Listen to sample

6Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
one of the best songs of the great band guns n roses. axl rose's vocals is crazy!


Listen to sample

7No Quarter - Led Zeppelin Listen to sample

8Art of Life - X Japan
Very best performance on live!
Thanks for yoshiki to bring great performance on this with double kick pedal
Please guys! Listen to Art Of Life at least once. Just give it a try. You'll not regret it. And by the way, I posted a comment on this previously. I can't find it here anymore! What has happened to it? It was already approved as I remember or so.


9Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
This song is underrated... Stairway to heaven is a great song but not that great as people make it out to be. I personally think Bohemian Raphsody is a better song but apparently not. Led Zeppelin is a great band and this is my favorite song by them. The riff is so great and ah its amazing. Better then Stairway To Heaven
No one can compete with Robert Plant. Everyone loves Led Zeppelin, and though I do think that Stairway to Heaven is the best, this song is WAY underrated.
I personally think it should be ranked higher, it's better than Hey Jude, plus that song isn't that long.
Listen to sample

10Estranged - Guns N' Roses
Rediculously good song. Vocals and highs are perfect. Should be number one and is one of the most underrated songs by Guns N' Roses.
Number 1 please... !
How manny feeling on this song.. It's my favorite on Guns N' Roses!
I cry with this song... I love you Axl!
Listen to sample

The Contenders

112112 - Rush
Three Guns N' Roses songs in the top ten? Only November Rain belongs there. This and Shine On You Crazy Diamond should be there.
21 minutes 9 seconds of beauty.
Listen to sample

12Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
The Who's greatest achievement, and therefore the greatest song of all time. Daltrey's "YEAAH" is the single greatest moment in rock music.
Listen to sample

13Hotel California - The Eagles
What? This song is surly number 3.
Listen to sample

14Octavarium - Dream Theater
I agree, Stairway to Heaven and November Rain are songs that will both be remembered forever in history, but this song, which is nearly 25 minutes long, is a masterpiece. I highly recommend this song if you haven't heard it.


When I first heard of prog metal I said to myself "OK, that may be interesting. I'll. I'll give it a go."
I started to listen to octaverium via YouTube and the first I said to myself is "25 minutes?! ". The second thing was "This masterpiece is the sound of heaven" and later I said "Those was some really shorts 25 minutes"

LISTEN TO THIS SONG. Think about it as a time to relax and try some well made masterpiece.
Octavarium is down in the list only because other songs are more famous
More comments about Octavarium - Dream TheaterListen to sample

15Master of Puppets - Metallica Listen to sample

16In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
Gotta love the instrumental qualities of this epic song. Although this song takes so long, I listen it over and over.
Listen to sample

17Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
This isn't THE best long rock song ever but it is the best Green Day song and definitely deserves to be in the top 5. Love the music video as well


Listen to sample

18The End - The Doors
The Doors should be all over this list. Light My Fire, Riders On The Storm, When The Music's Over... Etc. But The End is an amazing song and frankly I think it is far superior to Stairway To Heaven, which is highly overrated.
Listen to sample

19From the Darkness - Spock's Beard Listen to sample

20Layla - Derek & The Dominos
Greatest song ever by a mile
Listen to sample

21Do You Feel Like We Do - Peter Frampton
Always omitted, but this song is awesome in so many ways. Also like green grass and high tides by the outlaws. Also REO's Riding the storm out.
Listen to sample

22Breakdown - Guns N' Roses Listen to sample

23Hey Jude - The Beatles Listen to sample

24Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
The two parts combined are simply amazing. Can't believe its not on here already.
Crazy diamonds that the band members are, this song is a journey in itself!
Listen to sample

2510,000 Days (Wings Part 2) - Tool

26Arriving Somewhere But Not Here - Porcupine Tree Listen to sample

27The Unforgiven III - Metallica Listen to sample

28You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones

it's one of the greatest songs ever wrote.


Listen to sample

29Am I Evil? - Metallica Listen to sample

30Civil War - Guns N' Roses Listen to sample

31When the Music's Over - The Doors Listen to sample

32Dogs - Pink Floyd
Seriously"its one the few pink floyd songs that you don't have to get high to love". You don't need drugs to listen to pink floyd. Listening to Pink floyd gets you high
17 minutes of pure awesomeness. its one of the few pink floyd songs that you don't have to get high to to love. P. S. I don't do drugs.


Listen to sample

33Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin Listen to sample

34The Day That Never Comes - Metallica Listen to sample

35Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations Listen to sample

36The Call of Ktulu - Metallica Listen to sample

37American Pie - Don McLean Listen to sample

38Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
As much as I love Metallica, I really think this beats One. It is the most unique rock piece ever written, and you can't help but sing along.
Best song I have ever heard quite close to compete stairway to heaven
Why isn't it number 1 or 2? Such a shame, its a masterpiece
More comments about Bohemian Rhapsody - QueenListen to sample

39Let There Be Rock - AC/DC

40Warning - Black Sabbath

41Supper's Ready - Genesis Listen to sample

42Who Are You - The Who Listen to sample

43Paranoid Android - Radiohead Listen to sample

44Cassis - The GazettE Listen to sample

45Dry County - Bon Jovi
I don't really like long rock songs, but Bon Jovi have changed my mind!
One of the best Bon Jovi ever, also the guitar solo's are epic.
Listen to sample

46Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden Listen to sample

47Strenght of the World - Avenged Sevenfold Listen to sample

48Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd Listen to sample

49Whipping Post (Live) - The Allman Brothers Band
the live version from the At Filmore East album 23 minutes of the greatest musicians of our time pushing the boundaries of improvisation right when you think it can't possibly get more mind-blowing it does this has everything! Hell it even quote old blues songs and Frère Jacques in the solos.


Listen to sample

50Money for Nothing - Dire Straits Listen to sample

51Love Is Like Oxygen - The Sweet
Great song, legendary band
Listen to sample

52Moon and the Memories - D'erlanger

53Liar - Queen Listen to sample

54When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin Listen to sample

55Foreplay / Long Time - Boston Listen to sample

56Finale - L'arc~en~Ciel

57Ain't Afraid to Die - Dir En Grey

58White Feathers - L'Arc~en~Ciel

59The March of the Black Queen - Queen Listen to sample

60Save Me - Avenged Sevenfold Listen to sample

61Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater Listen to sample

62Twilight Zone - Golden Earring Listen to sample

63Blackbird - Alter Bridge Listen to sample

64Thick As a Brick - Jethro Tull Listen to sample

65Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones Listen to sample

66X - X Japan Listen to sample

67Akuro No Oka - Dir En Grey

68Kurenai - X Japan Listen to sample

69Vinushka - Dir en grey Listen to sample

70Telegraph Road - Dire Straits
Starts very mello and ends with an awesome sounding guitar and drum trio... Great Song
Listen to sample

71Paradise by the Dashboard Lights - Meatloaf

72I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles Listen to sample

73I'm Going Home - Ten Years After Listen to sample

74Ghost Love Score - Nightwish Listen to sample

75Coma - Guns N' Roses Listen to sample

76Silent Jealousy - X Japan Listen to sample

77Father to Son - Queen Listen to sample

78White Lightning - Def Leppard

79Like a Hurricane - Neil Young Listen to sample

80Speedway at Nazereth - Mark Knopler

81Champagne Supernova - Oasis Listen to sample

82Get Ready - Rare Earth Listen to sample

83Purple Rain - Prince Listen to sample

84The Fountain of Salmacis - Genesis Listen to sample

85Twilight Alehouse - Genesis Listen to sample

86Lucretia My Reflection - Sisters of Mercy Listen to sample

87Cowgirl In the Sand - Neil Young Listen to sample

88Cortez the Killer - Neil Young Listen to sample

89I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Creedence Clearwater Revival Listen to sample

90Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet Listen to sample

91Might As Well Be On Mars - Alice Cooper
A criminally underrated song fron the granddaddy of shock rock himself.
Listen to sample

92The Poet and the Pendulum - Nightwish Listen to sample

93Mirror of Souls - Theocracy Listen to sample

94Soldiers of the Wasteland - Dragonforce Listen to sample

95Burn - Sevendust
A beautiful song that finds a delicate balance between anger and peacefulness before leading into the album's intense and pulse-pounding closing track, the self-titled "Alpha".
Listen to sample

96Walk Away - Sevendust
This song really shows the power this band can maintain when they have an extended running time to work with. A lot of their tracks are around 3-4 minutes in length normally, so this and "Burn" are their only two examples of extended tracks, which is disappointing to a certain extent because they really should have more songs than two that are over the 6 minute mark. This song is amazing and will keep you coming back for more.
Listen to sample

97Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix Listen to sample

98The Prophet's Song - Queen
This is one of the greatest songs of Queen which should be in top 10!
Listen to sample

99And You and I - Yes
I am shocked that there is not a yes song on the list
Listen to sample

100For Those About to Rock - AC/DC Listen to sample

Comments About This List

Featured Lists
Popular Lists
New Lists

Top Remixes of This List






see more...

Posts About This List

List Info

This list was created 5 years, 256 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 107 items, has been remixed 5 times.

Updated Thursday, April 24, 2014

List Error Reporting

See an item on this list that's misspelled, duplicated, or doesn't belong? Let us know. Click here to report the error.