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

1
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.
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...
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.
[Newest]The greatest long song ever

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

ronluna

Just a great song comparable to Stairway To Heaven. This could have been released in the late 60's as it reminds me of those long cuts of the time.
I wish I can vote this 100 times to beat stairway to heaven
[Newest]The best piano, lyrics and guitar solo makes it the best, the best guitar solo of all time.

3One - Metallica
this song is so freakin awesome. I mean just listen to the headbangin bit at the end.

list1010

Yea! Land mines has taken my arms, taken my legs taken my hearing!
Listening to it right now! Awesome song!

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.

mikeford

I don't see how this isn't first. The greatest band of all time with one their greatest achievements. 23 minutes! At least #1

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.

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

ronluna


7No Quarter - Led Zeppelin

8Art of Life - X Japan
Very best performance on live!
Thanks for yoshiki to bring great performance on this with double kick pedal
Stumbled upon this track while looking for Chinese and Japanese rock and metal acts, truly inspiring piece of music

9Hotel California - The Eagles
What? This song is surly number 3.

10Kashmir - 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.

The Contenders

11Bohemian 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
[newest]
Is this a joke?

122112 - 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.

13Estranged - 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!

14Won'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.

15Arriving Somewhere But Not Here - Porcupine Tree

16Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
Some of the songs ahead of this aren't even that long! Shine On is an amazing emotionally evoking song that is second to only wish you were here, which is not a long song.
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!

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

Danielsun182

In my opinion this is the best Green Day song and I am sad to see it is not even in the top 5 this song is truly an epic and deserves to be at the top of this list what is wrong with hpu people

18Hey Jude - The Beatles

19Octavarium - 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.

gelatinbeastworm

Octavarium is down in the list only because other songs are more famous
Another amazing song from an amazing band!

20Paranoid Android - Radiohead

21In-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.

22Layla - Derek & The Dominos
Greatest song ever by a mile

23Master of Puppets - Metallica

24Child In Time - Deep Purple
Child in Time is Deep Purple's masterpiece with powerful lyrics and music (it sounds calm at first but at the middle, you will be like wow), and its at a whopping 10 minutes
Not one Deep Purple on this list? This would be it, then. Epic.

BobG


25The 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.

26Blackbird - Alter Bridge

27From the Darkness - Spock's Beard

28Do 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.

29Breakdown - Guns N' Roses

3010,000 Days (Wings Part 2) - Tool

31You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
it's one of the greatest songs ever wrote.

jwileson


32The Unforgiven III - Metallica

33Am I Evil? - Metallica

34Dogs - 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.

Nickname


35Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin

36Civil War - Guns N' Roses

37When the Music's Over - The Doors

38Money for Nothing - Dire Straits

39American Pie - Don McLean

40The Day That Never Comes - Metallica

41Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations

42I Am - Theocracy

43The Call of Ktulu - Metallica

44Supper's Ready - Genesis

45Let There Be Rock - AC/DC

46Warning - Black Sabbath

47Cassis - The GazettE

48Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden

49Who Are You - The Who

50Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth

51Strenght of the World - Avenged Sevenfold

52Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

53Dry 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.

54Whipping 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.

crazynutjob


55July Morning - Uriah Heep

56Love Is Like Oxygen - The Sweet
Great song, legendary band

57Moon and the Memories - D'erlanger

58Liar - Queen

59The March of the Black Queen - Queen

60Save Me - Avenged Sevenfold

61When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

62Foreplay / Long Time - Boston

63Finale - L'arc~en~Ciel

64Ain't Afraid to Die - Dir En Grey

65White Feathers - L'Arc~en~Ciel

66Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater

67Twilight Zone - Golden Earring

68Paradise by the Dashboard Lights - Meatloaf
Shocked someone hadn't already listed this great classic
Great classic and still strong even today!

69Thick As a Brick - Jethro Tull

70Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones

71X - X Japan

72Akuro No Oka - Dir En Grey

73Kurenai - X Japan

74Vinushka - Dir en grey

75Telegraph Road - Dire Straits
Starts very mello and ends with an awesome sounding guitar and drum trio... Great Song

76I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles

77I'm Going Home - Ten Years After

78I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Creedence Clearwater Revival

79Ghost Love Score - Nightwish

80The Poet and the Pendulum - Nightwish
It's rather sad to see comparatively simplistic songs dominate all music top 10s from the same old bands. This song is, in my opinion, far more deserving of the #1 slot for it's unparalleled force, beauty, and extravagance. I'd say if more people had even heard this song, it would be significantly higher. Think you'd disagree? Listen for yourself, all the way through.

81Coma - Guns N' Roses

82The Prophet's Song - Queen
This is one of the greatest songs of Queen which should be in top 10!

83Bluebird - Buffalo Springfield
Rare long version is over 11 minutes.

84Silent Jealousy - X Japan

85Father to Son - Queen

86White Lightning - Def Leppard

87Like a Hurricane - Neil Young

88Speedway at Nazereth - Mark Knopler

89Champagne Supernova - Oasis

90Get Ready - Rare Earth

91Purple Rain - Prince

92The Fountain of Salmacis - Genesis

93Twilight Alehouse - Genesis

94Lucretia My Reflection - Sisters of Mercy

95Cowgirl In the Sand - Neil Young

96Cortez the Killer - Neil Young

97Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet

98Might As Well Be On Mars - Alice Cooper
A criminally underrated song fron the granddaddy of shock rock himself.

99Mirror of Souls - Theocracy

100Soldiers of the Wasteland - Dragonforce

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This list was created 6 years, 168 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 125 items, has been remixed 7 times.

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