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.
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.


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.


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.


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!


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
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.

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

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.

12Estranged - 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!

13Arriving Somewhere But Not Here - Porcupine Tree

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.

15Hey Jude - The Beatles

16Jesus 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


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
5 acts,9:09 minutes:One epic song. Defenetly On Grenn Days Top 5.

17Octavarium - 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.


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

18Master of Puppets - Metallica

19Paranoid Android - Radiohead

20Bohemian 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
Is this a joke?

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.

22The 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.

23Layla - Derek & The Dominos
Greatest song ever by a mile

24Blackbird - Alter Bridge

25From the Darkness - Spock's Beard

26Shine 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!

27Do 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.

28Breakdown - Guns N' Roses

2910,000 Days (Wings Part 2) - Tool

30The Unforgiven III - Metallica

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


32Am I Evil? - Metallica

33Dogs - 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.


34Civil War - Guns N' Roses

35When the Music's Over - The Doors

36Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin

37The Day That Never Comes - Metallica

38Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations

39The Call of Ktulu - Metallica

40American Pie - Don McLean

41Supper's Ready - Genesis

42Let There Be Rock - AC/DC

43Warning - Black Sabbath

44Cassis - The GazettE

45Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden

46Who Are You - The Who

47Dry 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.

48Strenght of the World - Avenged Sevenfold

49Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

50Whipping 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.


51Money for Nothing - Dire Straits

52Love Is Like Oxygen - The Sweet
Great song, legendary band

53Moon and the Memories - D'erlanger

54Liar - Queen

55The March of the Black Queen - Queen

56Save Me - Avenged Sevenfold

57When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

58Foreplay / Long Time - Boston

59Finale - L'arc~en~Ciel

60Ain't Afraid to Die - Dir En Grey

61White Feathers - L'Arc~en~Ciel

62Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater

63Twilight Zone - Golden Earring

64Paradise by the Dashboard Lights - Meatloaf
Shocked someone hadn't already listed this great classic
Great classic and still strong even today!

65Thick As a Brick - Jethro Tull

66Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones

67X - X Japan

68Akuro No Oka - Dir En Grey

69Kurenai - X Japan

70Vinushka - Dir en grey

71Telegraph Road - Dire Straits
Starts very mello and ends with an awesome sounding guitar and drum trio... Great Song

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

73I'm Going Home - Ten Years After

74Ghost Love Score - Nightwish

75The 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.

76Coma - Guns N' Roses

77Bluebird - Buffalo Springfield
Rare long version is over 11 minutes.

78Silent Jealousy - X Japan

79Father to Son - Queen

80White Lightning - Def Leppard

81Like a Hurricane - Neil Young

82Speedway at Nazereth - Mark Knopler

83Champagne Supernova - Oasis

84Get Ready - Rare Earth

85Purple Rain - Prince

86The Fountain of Salmacis - Genesis

87Twilight Alehouse - Genesis

88Lucretia My Reflection - Sisters of Mercy

89Cowgirl In the Sand - Neil Young

90Cortez the Killer - Neil Young

91I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Creedence Clearwater Revival

92Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet

93Might As Well Be On Mars - Alice Cooper
A criminally underrated song fron the granddaddy of shock rock himself.

94Mirror of Souls - Theocracy

95Soldiers of the Wasteland - Dragonforce

96Burn - 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".

97Walk 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.

98Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix

99The Prophet's Song - Queen
This is one of the greatest songs of Queen which should be in top 10!

100And You and I - Yes
I am shocked that there is not a yes song on the list

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