Best Songs About Rock 'n' Roll


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21Rockin' All Over the World - Status Quo
22Long Live Rock 'n Roll - RainbowV1 Comment
23American 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.

24Truckin' - 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? -

25Play 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. -

26Beelzeboss - Tenacious D
27Rock 'n' Roll High School - The Ramones
28Round and Round - Ratt
29Rock' N' Roll - Skrillex
30A 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. -

31There's Only One Way to Rock - Sammy Hagar
32I 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. -

33Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
34Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? - The Ramones

Rock music doesn't deserve to be generic, don't you agree?

35Rockaway Beach - The Ramones
36Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool
37Rock n Roll N***** - Patti Smith
38Rock and Roll Band - Boston
39Rock 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

40Detroit Rock City - Kiss
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