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
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
[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.

10Hotel California - The Eagles
What? This song is surly number 3.

The Contenders

11Jesus 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

12Bohemian 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

132112 - 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.

14Master of Puppets - Metallica

15Estranged - 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!

16Won'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.

17Arriving Somewhere But Not Here - Porcupine Tree

18Hey Jude - The Beatles

19Shine 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!

20Octavarium - 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!

21Layla - Derek & The Dominos
Greatest song ever by a mile

22In-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.

23Paranoid Android - Radiohead

24The 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.

25Child 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


26Blackbird - Alter Bridge

27Reach Down - Temple of the Dog

28From the Darkness - Spock's Beard

29Suite Sister Mary - Queensryche

30Do 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.

31Breakdown - Guns N' Roses

3210,000 Days (Wings Part 2) - Tool

33You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
it's one of the greatest songs ever wrote.

jwileson


34The Unforgiven III - Metallica

35Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth

36Speak to Me - Galactic Cowboys

37Dogs - 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


38Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin

39Am I Evil? - Metallica

40Civil War - Guns N' Roses

41When the Music's Over - The Doors

42I Am - Theocracy

43American Pie - Don McLean

44The Day That Never Comes - Metallica

45Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations

46Money for Nothing - Dire Straits

47The Call of Ktulu - Metallica

48Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden

49Supper's Ready - Genesis

50Let There Be Rock - AC/DC

51Stargazer - Rainbow

52Cygnus.... Vismund Cygnus - The Mars Volta

53Cassis - The GazettE

54Warning - Black Sabbath

55Strenght of the World - Avenged Sevenfold

56Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

57Dry 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.

58Who Are You - The Who

59Three Days - Jane's Addiction

60Whipping 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


61Like a Hurricane - Neil Young

62July Morning - Uriah Heep

63Love Is Like Oxygen - The Sweet
Great song, legendary band

64Moon and the Memories - D'erlanger

65Liar - Queen

66The March of the Black Queen - Queen

67Save Me - Avenged Sevenfold

68When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

69Finale - L'arc~en~Ciel

70Ain't Afraid to Die - Dir En Grey

71White Feathers - L'Arc~en~Ciel

72Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater

73Twilight Zone - Golden Earring

74Paradise by the Dashboard Lights - Meatloaf
Shocked someone hadn't already listed this great classic
Great classic and still strong even today!

75Thick As a Brick - Jethro Tull

76Foreplay / Long Time - Boston

77Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones

78X - X Japan

79Akuro No Oka - Dir En Grey

80Kurenai - X Japan

81Vinushka - Dir en grey

82Telegraph Road - Dire Straits
Starts very mello and ends with an awesome sounding guitar and drum trio... Great Song

83I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles

84I'm Going Home - Ten Years After

85I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Creedence Clearwater Revival

86Ghost Love Score - Nightwish

87The 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.

88Coma - Guns N' Roses

89The Prophet's Song - Queen
This is one of the greatest songs of Queen which should be in top 10!

90Sky Pilot - Eric Burdon & the Animals

91Bluebird - Buffalo Springfield
Rare long version is over 11 minutes.

92Silent Jealousy - X Japan

93Father to Son - Queen

94White Lightning - Def Leppard

95Speedway at Nazereth - Mark Knopler

96Champagne Supernova - Oasis

97Get Ready - Rare Earth

98Purple Rain - Prince

99The Fountain of Salmacis - Genesis

100Twilight Alehouse - Genesis

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