Best Songs About Rock 'n' Roll


Any song, rock or otherwise, that talks, screams, gyrates or in any way comments on the genre of Rock 'n' Roll. 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

I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Probably the best song of 1982


2Rock 'n' Roll - Led Zeppelin
Been a long time since I...

2 Guitars and a screamin' lead singer. What else could you want. Direct and rockin'

Plain out rock and roll at the core
Its been a long time
[Newest]One of my favorite songs from my favorite band


3It's A Long Way To The Top - AC/DC
Anthemic from start to finish and pure rock brilliance to put bagpipes right along side the instrument of rock 'n roll. It crunches and it soars while still remaining true to rock n roll roots.

GREAT! I love AC/DC. I love the bagpipes in this song also. Awesome!
Any rock song that has a bagpipe solo is awesome.
[Newest]This is the first good rock song with bagpipes, and its one of my favorites now

4Takin' Care of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive

5Rock and Roll All Nite - KISS
One of the only bands on this list that is still rocking out in arenas today. Rock and Roll all Night is the anthem to all partys anywhere
kiss rocks

6We Will Rock You - Queen

7Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
Love this song. Its my favorite of all AC/DC songs


8Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger

9Rock N' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution - AC/DC
This is a great song... And ac/dc are the gods of rock n roll.. !

10Rock You Like a Hurricane - The Scorpions

The Contenders

11Kids Wanna Rock - Bryan Adams

12I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister

13Long Live Rock 'n Roll - Rainbow

14Rockin' in the Free World - Neil Young

15Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry
Chuck started it all and the Beatles covered it nicely.

16Rock 'n' Roll Children - Dio

17For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) - AC/DC

18So You Want To Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star - The Byrds
Petty does a nice live cover of this classic song.

19Rock Rock Till You Drop - Def Leppard

20Rockin' All Over the World - Status Quo

21Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
Talkin' 'bout perceptions. So easy to be a musician. Ask anyone...

Why is it that whenever a song is sung in First Person, and it APPEARS it is the opinion of the singer or writer, there is a lot of controversy? This one and 'Short People' by Randy Newman got a lot of flack for its content. Both are about prejudice as seen from the bigot's view.

22Truckin' - Grateful Dead
Probably the reason the Dead let their fans video tape and tape record their music/shows is that no one would have remembered them unless they were archived somehow. Ah, to have been there...or was I?

23Play Guitar - John Mellencamp
He says it direct, "Forgit all that macho s*** and learn how to play guitar". He could not have written a more basic rock 'n' roll song than this one. Mellencamp even injects a bit of the 'ole garage band into the piece. I never git tired of listening to this one. Lotsa fun.

24Beelzeboss - Tenacious D

25Rock 'n' Roll High School - The Ramones

26American Pie - Don McLean
Though "coded" in most cases, this song mentions The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Dylan, The Stones, Chuck Berry, Janis Joplin, The Byrds, Alan Freed, Phil Spector, of course Buddy Holly, and several more.

27There's Only One Way to Rock - Sammy Hagar

28I Was a Punk Before You Were a Punk - The Tubes
A funny song from THE Rock Satirists whose stage show was intense, sexy, sensual (especially with Re Styles) and with an acrid taste to it. This song from their live album, "What Do You Want From Live" gores all the punks who were basically low-lifes that burned out quickly (i.e., no talent and lots of personal problems). Skewered and served up with relish.

29Rock of Ages - Def Leppard

30Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? - The Ramones
Rock music doesn't deserve to be generic, don't you agree?

31Rockaway Beach - The Ramones

32Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool

33Rock n Roll N***** - Patti Smith

34Rock and Roll Band - Boston

35Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution - AC/DC
A power ballad from AC/DC. but it's a tribute to rock and roll
Heavy decibels are playing on my guitar
We got vibrations comin' up from the floor
We're just listening' to the rock
That's givin' too much noise
Are you deaf you wanna hear some more

36Detroit Rock City - Kiss

37Forever - Skid Row

38Thunderstruck - AC/DC

39Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

40Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

41Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

42Somebody Save Me - Cinderella

43Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival

44Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
Great song about the troubles of making a record... Great song, Anyone who says otherwise is crazy.

45Dream Warrior - Dokken

46Faroeste Caboclo - LegiĆ£o Urbana

47Rock the Night - Europe

48Paradise City - Guns N' Roses

49You've Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest

50Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

51Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

52Me Against the World - Lizzy Borden

53Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd

54Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

55Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

56Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue

57Spread Your Wings - Queen

58Eyes of the Stranger - Queensryche

59Round and Round - Ratt

60Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

61Tom Sawyer - Rush

62Black Out - Scorpions

63Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row

64Free - Stryper

65The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy

66Hot for Teacher - Van Halen

67Cherry Pie - Warrant

68Wild Child - W.A.S.P.

69Love Ain't No Stranger - Whitesnake

70Hells Bells - AC/DC

71Aqualung - Jethro Tull

72Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

73Love Gun - Kiss

74I Love It Loud - Kiss

75Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

76Cum On Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot

77Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

78We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister

79Rock' N' Roll - Skrillex

80Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
This is song is all time best rock n roll number... How can it be so low in the list... !
The king is just flawless in this number!

81Burning Love - Elvis Presley
The best 'rock n roll'song of elvis. A BILLBOARD and UK top ten chart topper.

82A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
An awesome super duper song the king is flawless. Please vote this song.

83Rock'n'roll Is Here To Stay - Danny & the Juniors
Hey voters, listen to it then vote!

84Let's Get Rocked - Def Leppard

85It's Only Rock 'n' Roll - The Rolling Stones
But I like ithah...

The playfulness that Jagger puts into the vocals is almost contradictory to Rock yet along side the 2 guitar attack and rhythm section of Watts and Wyman this song say loud and clear... I like it tah...

Wicked vocals, fun song

86Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll - Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Lotsa of fun (like rock and roll), sounds dirty (like rock 'n' roll), makes fun of and is rock 'n' roll.

87A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy - The Kinks
Always expect Ray Davies to serve up something different when commenting on any subject. Not back beat here, just a good solid song.

88Talk Dirty to Me - Poison

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