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]Oh my my, I think I'm out of the world when I listen to this

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

ronluna

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
[Newest]10/10 one of there best works of art! Shine on you crazy diamond is my favorite, why is it not on this list?

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

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.

10Jesus 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

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.

12Master of Puppets - Metallica

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
I agree that the scream near the end is probably the most climactic moment of the seventies. The Who deserved way more than they got, but they kicked ass anyway.
The Who's greatest achievement, and therefore the greatest song of all time. Daltrey's "YEAAH" is the single greatest moment in rock music.

15Bohemian 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.
Why isn't it number 1 or 2? Such a shame, its a masterpiece
Best song I have ever heard quite close to compete stairway to heaven
[Newest]Lol Bohemian Rhapsody at 11 what

16Hotel California - The Eagles
What? This song is surly number 3.

17Shine 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!
[Newest]My absolute favorite Pink Floyd song -this one is a classic!

18Octavarium - 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!

19The 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.

20In-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.

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