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

Rock '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

2I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Probably the best song of 1982


3Takin' Care of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive

4We Will Rock You - Queen

5Rock N' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution - AC/DC
This is a great song... And ac/dc are the gods of rock n roll.. !

6Rock You Like a Hurricane - The Scorpions

7Rock 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

8It'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

9Rockin' in the Free World - Neil Young

10Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
Love this song. Its my favorite of all AC/DC songs


The Contenders

11I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister

12Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry
Chuck started it all and the Beatles covered it nicely.

13For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) - AC/DC

14So You Want To Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star - The Byrds
Petty does a nice live cover of this classic song.

15Rockin' All Over the World - Status Quo

16Money 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.

17Truckin' - 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?

18Play 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.

19Beelzeboss - Tenacious D

20Rock 'n' Roll High School - The Ramones

21American 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.

22There's Only One Way to Rock - Sammy Hagar

23I 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.

24Long Live Rock 'n Roll - Rainbow

25Rock of Ages - Def Leppard

26Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? - The Ramones
Rock music doesn't deserve to be generic, don't you agree?

27Rockaway Beach - The Ramones

28Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool

29Rock n Roll N***** - Patti Smith

30Rock and Roll Band - Boston

31Rock 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

32Detroit Rock City - Kiss

33Forever - Skid Row

34Thunderstruck - AC/DC

35Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

36Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

37Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

38Somebody Save Me - Cinderella

39Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival

40Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

41Dream Warrior - Dokken

42Faroeste Caboclo - LegiĆ£o Urbana

43Rock the Night - Europe

44Paradise City - Guns N' Roses

45You've Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest

46Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

47Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

48Me Against the World - Lizzy Borden

49Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd

50Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

51Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

52Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue

53Talk Dirty to Me - Poison

54Spread Your Wings - Queen

55Eyes of the Stranger - Queensryche

56Round and Round - Ratt

57Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

58Tom Sawyer - Rush

59Black Out - Scorpions

60Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row

61Free - Stryper

62The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy

63Hot for Teacher - Van Halen

64Cherry Pie - Warrant

65Wild Child - W.A.S.P.

66Love Ain't No Stranger - Whitesnake

67Hells Bells - AC/DC

68Aqualung - Jethro Tull

69Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

70Love Gun - Kiss

71I Love It Loud - Kiss

72Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

73Cum On Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot

74Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

75We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister

76Rock' N' Roll - Skrillex

77Jailhouse 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!

78Burning Love - Elvis Presley
The best 'rock n roll'song of elvis. A BILLBOARD and UK top ten chart topper.

79A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
An awesome super duper song the king is flawless. Please vote this song.

80Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger

81Rock'n'roll Is Here To Stay - Danny & the Juniors
Hey voters, listen to it then vote!

82It'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

83Sex & 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.

84A 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.

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