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61(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

Classic! Classic! Classic! You can t denied it... I am a fan of classic rock and this is by far one of the best ever in the genre. I think the name of the band doesn t help people to remember it.

Guys just listen to this song and aim sure you all will change your opinion.. This song deserves to be in top 5 position...

This song is simply perfect and beautiful. Timeless classic. Top classic rock song in my opinion.

This song hurts my head

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62Help! - The Beatles

The stereo version of this song is Amazing unlike the stage version, so just give it a try.

63White Room - Cream

I kind of like Clapton when he's mellow and bluesy. White Room is an awesome song, though.

Eric Clapton was better before he went all mellow with Layla. His craziest guitar is on this track by Cream.

This needs more votes! Bloody brilliant number!

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64Know Your Enemy - Green Day

Know Your Enemy isn't classic, but Green Day has written many songs that are. Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Good Riddance, Jesus of Suburbia, Longview, Wake Me Up When September Ends, 21Guns, etc

Know Your Enemy? It's a great song but its not classic

I feel like this list should be a list for classic rock'n'roll bands that have really went all out for a certain song, Green Day isn't really a legendary band. Even their fans know that, I don't feel like this song should be on the list because Green Day isn't a really great band.

Full of energy...

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65Any Way You Want It - Journey

This is on my top 3 list of Journey songs. The fact that it's very overdone doesn't change the fact that it's awesome

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66Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

This song is the greatest rock song of all time. The fact that it is so low on the list is disappointing. Bob Dylan is one the most underrated artists of al time, but he is the greatest songwriter of all time

WHAT THE HELL!?! THE MOTHER OF ALL ROCK SONGS AT SUCH A LOWLY POSITION! SHAME ON ALL OF YOU! Stairway of heaven is the only other worthy opponent

Bob Dylan at 67? Could think of a few others of his that could be in here too. Great song, great crescendo.

Totally agree with other comments about placing, top 2 at least. Also must champion my personal favourite idiot wind, which is sublime.

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67Dogs - Pink Floyd

The best song ever. This along with echoes kills stairway to heaven.

The rhythm transitions and the solos are marvelous; plus the lyrics are profound.. Long live Pink Floyd

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68Rocket Man - Elton JohnV1 Comment
69Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Just one of my favorites. A lot of feeling in this song and we all have some memories of role models in our life that influenced us...

It's a powerful song. You cannot be thinking about anything but the lyrics while this song plays.

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70Spanish Castle Magic - Jimi Hendrix Experience
71One - Metallica

Beautiful song. I soldier who lost his arms, legs, and lungs due to a land mine and is aware of his condition but is unable to do anything because he can't speak nor move just waiting for death.

Metallica never fails to please with yet another great piece with insane guitar.

72Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) - The Hollies
73Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

This song is awesome! Really needs to be higher.

Best riff ever and the voice of Robert Plant sounding a capella is outstanding.

74Panama - Van Halen
75Rock the Casbah - The Clash

I would've thought that this song would be higher. It's on my top 10 list of songs.

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76All My Loving - The BeatlesV1 Comment
77Free Fallin - Tom Petty
78Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues

My all time favorite song since I was a teen. Better press, and marketing would have this song in the top ten of just about everyone. Take a listen, relax and enjoy the trip.

One of the best songs ever. Justin Hayward, beautiful voice. Song should be in the top five.

Awesome song! Listened to it recently in the movie Dark Shadows

The Moody Blues were so far ahead of their time. This song endures the test of time.

79Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

This song is top ten worthy. Meaningful lyrics and one of the greatest guitar solos ever. what is it doing at 274? Guns and Roses kept classic rock alive when people everywhere were abandoning it for nirvana.

This is the best song EVER. How it hasn't been put on the dang list yet I have no clue.

Probably the greatest solo of all time and just an overall masterpiece!

Definitely a top 30 song

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80Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

Do I Ryan need to explain why this song needs to be ranked higher? One of the best songs to ever capture the feel of the Vietnam war era angst without ever saying that's what it was. It applies to every tragedy. One of the best songs ever released. Lets vote it up there.

46?!?!?

One of the greatest vocal solos of all time. Just Chilling.

70?. That's a crime! Top ten worthy and at very least, beats American Pie.

It is down here! Seriously!

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