Best Rock Songs

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1Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

I like this list. Many people do not agree with a few songs near the top. To me that means that this list displays the varying opinions of what "good rock" is. Personally, I don't think Numb should be no. 2 (I like other Linkin Park songs better) but I think that it proves that there is much variety in this genre. I agree with the popular opinion that Stairway to Heaven is the best rock song ever. It is an interesting song. It is lengthy, and of very good quality.

Best in history, most famous and well known by everyone.
This song made all-in-all music history.

Greatest ever, bar none.

How could it not be number 1?

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2Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody just like a classic is divided into sections (3 to be specific). The song builds and builds, then, bursts into the opera section before busting the damn wide open to the glorious full on rock climax before ultimately resolving itself as it began with piano and vocal. Freddy Mercury's (Oh I so wish he was alive, poor man) vivid, and lively vocals and Brian May’s signature guitar work ties everything together perfectly.. All in all, a its total work of art. I won't go on to say this song deserves to be on the top, because its for you to listen to it and decide, I am just voting for this one because this is so soothing, exciting, and brilliant: everything you need in a song. Queen was and will be one of the best rock bands. I would also suggest listening to show must go on, Love of My Life, Too Much Love Will Kill You, and Another One Bites The Dust.

Come on! Numb over Bohemian RHAPSODY! What is wrong with this list? Stairway yes, I love Zeppelin, but Linkin Park? Really? Queen is rockier than Linkin Park or Evanense (don't care if I misspelled! )

Also, Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who should be here!

this is just brilliant... bohemian raphsody all the way!

My opinion is that it is not the best rock song… IT IS THE BEST SONG OF ALL TIME!

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3Numb - Linkin Park

Wow, I just voted for this song and it suddenly went to the top place. Aside from that, this song is amazing. Linkin Park never really came to do this sort of music again after 'Meteora'. Because of this I seriously considered voting for Evanescence' 'Bring Me To Life', but then I remembered that the same thing happened to them. Ben Moody left and the music changed. I think the music industry has died; that might seem harsh, but I haven't found music from after 2007 that I really enjoyed.

Ok the comments on this song just piss me off, like seriously do you guys listen to songs from your asses or what, the reason this song is in such high place on this list is because of how mainstream it is, and of course because it's modern, other than that the song is mediocre at best and certainly doesn't even deserve to be in the top 30. Get your stuff straight and listen to bands like the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, these were real bands who made real music, music that influenced generations after them, but did Linkin Park have any sort of significance or influence in the music industry, hell no.

One of the best ones I've ever witnessed, god blessed us with an awesome band like LP, thank you LP for this masterpiece!

I don't get why this is number 2. The songs just okay

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4Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

This list disappoints me... old tosh like Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones shouldn't BE on this list and yet they clock up the top 5... This song deserves to be on TOP. Period.

One thing that points out the most from this song is its energy. The riff makes you want to jump crazy when you play it!

No song speaks better to an entire generation than this grunge masterpiece!
Kurt Cobain was a genius that's true but a lot of people often underestimate the sexy bass playing and the hardcore drumming

Best song ever and also one of the best bands

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5Hey Jude - Beatles

BEST SONG EVER.
At least should be above stairway to heaven.
VOTE NOW.
BEATles are the best. Ha

6Bring Me To Life - Evanescence

Favorite rock song, well I don't know if monster by skillet is rock but whatever

Really? What I just lost faith to humanity

Needs to be at least #2
#1 Should be Paralyzer by Finger Eleven

7Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
8Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

Wow really numb on #2
Dude listen to this song and you'll know what 80s rock is

9Tom Sawyer - Rush

, stupidly aazingly incredible drum rolls, how is it not at least 3?

10Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

I wish somewhere a bear will find me!
Don't worry, he doesn't actually say that.

Not just the best rock but also the best song ever! It received two grammys and several other awards. Green Day is the best band too!
Greetings from India!

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The Contenders

11Back In Black - AC/DC

AC/DC is such a inspirational band and has pumped out many great hits, including back in black and I think this song has the potential to be the #1rock song of all time!

This song is sick but I think the best rock song is bat out of hell by meatloaf it has to be the most epic song of all time in my opinion

12King Nothing - Metallica

Metallica is my favorite band and this is their best song. Although not all thrash metal is good (although a lot of it is), this makes you wonder how this kind of music could be BAD! ) - jhismyname

13For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

I love this song because of the nice guitar riffs and great lyrics

14How You Remind Me - Nickelback

Cool song, it gives you an other view of the world
You know what I mean!

This song is just AWESOME! How is this not in the top 5. Numb? Come on guys? If someone had some real sense of music, they would put this song on the TOP!
Awesome lyrics and great music, this song has everything in it!

Now, it's not like me to say sorry, but you know, now I'm waiting on a different story.
You'd seriously better know what that meant, or else!

15Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Black dog is the best song ever and Led Zeppelin is the best band ever! - Awesomelionking

16Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
17(I Can't Get No) Satisfacation - Rolling Stones

Don't know what's wrong with this list, numb as the best ROCK song of all time? Evanesence in the top 10 list when these two bands are not even pure rock? Damn... What's wrong with "rock" or whatever listeners these days?! - Aldark

18Hotel California - Eagles

A addictive and mesmerizing songs. Metaphorical lyrics, and one of the best riffs I ve heard. Deserves to be at the top

19One - Metallica
20Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

Has been one of my favorites for almost 12 years now. Anyway how is Nickelback ANYWHERE NEAR the top 10? How is it anywhere near the top 1000 for that matter? One of the most disappointing bands ever compared to its popularity. Amazed to see that one of their songs has over 100 mil views. Just doesn't compare to the hits.

From Slash's brilliant riffs to Axl's voice and lyrics... This song deserver to be top.

This song has been the worlds favorite for a time! Come on! Make it to number one!

It is very good nice rhythm and lyrics

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