Greatest Hard Rock Song

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Back In Black - AC/DC
ACDC are the gods of music Angus Young the god of guitar Brian johnsen god of singing Phil Rudd god of drums Cliff god of bass and Malcom god of writing music they are the greatest musicians! ROCK ON ACDC!
Back In Black is just one of those songs that makes you bang your head
this song is pure hard rock!!


Back in Black for the win! Best rock song ever and probably my favourite AC/DC song. I love pretty much everything from AC/DC, but Back in Black is just kick ass :D! Amazing instrumental and great singing! I love listening to this song!
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2Sweet Child O' Mine
This is just the song that made me fall in love for rock music.. Beautiful lyrics, incredible sound and killer solo makes it a major masterpiece in the history of hard rock.
SCOM RULEZZ, once of the best hard rock songs, with powerful Slash Riff, and sing Axl.
Is probably my favorite song of all time, actually now I hate it because when I first herd it, I listened to it so much that I sick of it now, still the most epic song, especially with that guitar solo and intro
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3Livin' On Prayer
Little bit good song... They made some good tunes which developed them
It's like a national anthem... Most of the people in the world know the lyrics...
This is the epitome of great American rock songs. It has stood the test of time and will always rock. A true classic.


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4Bohemian Rhapsody
This isn't hard rock! It's soft rock mixed with opera.


bohemian rhapsody! wow this song is very cool! everytime I hear this song it feels like I'm floating in the air.. queen really rocks!
This is the living epitome of hard rock and desrves to be higher on this list. It is a perfect blend of many musical elements and it is very inspiring.
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5Stairway to Heaven
Can't explain this legendary song in words. Ledzepplin rocks to the core m/
Just an amazing song - brings a tear into my eye every sin
Both hard rock and an anthem at the same time.
Song builds to a climax beautifully.
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6Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold
This is one of the best songs by Avenged Sevenfold! The solo by Gates is just amazing, and of course the lyrics... And the chorus!
... This is just awesome...
It's one of the best song of avenged sevenfold indeed...! Ii mean the song is amazing! The aggressive punk rock feel with the screaming n the rhythm n the SOLO! Damn that's a solo!
If you like avenged sevenfold listen to sierus xm octane
Avenged sevenfold is friken awesome!
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7Fade To Black
This song is one of the greatest ever song of METALLICA!
the lyrics are just awesome. And the guitar solo is the best that I've ever heard nothing can beat this!
how do these guys create such music?
Every thing in the song is awesome, the lyrics the guitar, the F GUITAR SOLO, how did bon jovi beat that
Metallica defines hard rock and metal... This song, master of puppets and enter, how do they make such music? Kirk Hammett especially rocks with that guitar shredding! Rock on Metallica!
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8Iron Man
Seriously this song or Paranoid should be number 1. Agreed Livin' on a prayer is a good song but definitely not a hard rock song.
Very good song to hear, best of Black Sabbath according to me? Why is Second Heartbeat of Avenged Sevenfold above this? That's beyond hard rock, people, it's heavy metal!
This song just epitomizes Black Sabbath... They're the true gods of metal... Amazing solo and riffs
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9Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses
This song is an essention of hard rock.
Top of this list is bad...
Back in Black - ok.
Bohemian Rapsody ISN'T HARD ROCK... I love queen
But it doesn't deserve this place.
Sweet Child O mine - ok, but
Stairway to heaven... I don't think that this is hard rock.
It's more likely rock ballad
Next three are ok but Iron Man IS DOOM METAL SONG... And this
Is a list of best hard rock - not metal songs.
For Whom the bell tolls - the same... Metallica is a Thrash Metal
Band... Only few of they're songs are hard rock... For Whom The Bell
Tolls doesn't count to them. Whole Lotta Love is ok but Fade to Black
Is another Thrash metal song. It's a ballad but not a hard rock.
We Are The Champions isn't Hard Rock song... It hasn't even a guitar solo!
That was enough about songs... Above the Welcome to The Jungle...
That's why I think this must be in first three.
I can't believe I'm not voting for a Disturbed song, but this song KICKS ASS. It's not my favorite song, but my favorite song isn't on this list high enough to really count (read: it's not on the first page and I didn't bother to go to page two), and this song deserves more credit than it has. So I'm gonna go ahead and vote for it.
Welcome to the jungle should definitely be number 1 but a lot of these aren't even hard rock. Personally I prefer Fade to black to this as I am a huge Metallica fan, but Metallica are Heavy metal, not hard rock. Top 5 should be:
Welcome to the jungle
Back in black (ACDC)
Stairway to heaven (Led Zeppelin)
Even flow (Pearl Jam)
And Smoke on the water (Deep purple)
I know Pearl jam are classed as a Grunge band but they sound a lot more like a hard rock band, I'm pretty sure many others would agree
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10Born To Be Wild
If there is a more iconic song, I don't know it. Right from the simple but sexy guitar to ... "Born to be wailed" line, this song screams Rock and Roll Rules
Wild song I tell ya
Cultest rock song ever by the king of metal... Metallica

The Contenders

11Smoke On The Water
This should be at no. 1. It's such a great song. Nice vocals, a world famous guitar riff, and a true story written in the lyrics. This is true hard rock. I honestly do not know why such useless songs from other genres are much higher in this list.
How is this only at 63?! I thought it would be in the top 10, or even at number 1!

12Enter Sandman
Hey! This song is a heavy metal, not rock
Seriously? 18th? Are you kidding me? This song should be in top 5. Amazing music.. Haven't you people heard the live version from 1991 monsters of rock?

13Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Why is this so low? This is Led Zeppelin at their best!
This definitely beats Bon jovi
Really awesome... One of ma favorite song ever... O dopee
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14Smells Like Teen Spirit
It is the best song I have ever heard man
I love NIRVANA... Kurt rocks.. This is just the song that made me fall in love for rock music.. Beautiful lyrics, incredible sound and killer solo makes it a major masterpiece in the history of hard rock.
Dude it is Grunge.. Not Hard Rock
It's GRUNGE but why on hard rock list duhh! - RESPECT

15For Whom the Bell Tolls
An awesome song worth replaying aain and again!

16November Rain - Guns N Roses Listen to sample

17Highway To Hell
Best song of all time




All I can say is wow...
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18How You Remind Me
This thing is just ULTIMATE... I simply CANNOT get enough of this song... It's ADDICTING! LEGENDARY stuff... Enough said!

the absolutely mind blowing intro riff and the rest of the song makes you head-bang for ten minutes after you listened to it

20Detroit Rock City - KISS

21We Are The Champions

22Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin

23Paradise City
Really gets you into the song!

24Pour Some Sugar On Me
This song doesn't need any reason to be on One. And for god's sake Metallica is NOT a hard Rock Band.

Bands like bon jovi are simply overrated
How did this happen number 51, not cool definitely Leppard rocks the house, you can do better.


25Stranglehold (Ted Nugent)

The top 10, besides the first two, should be renamed the most overrated rock songs of all time. THIS is a rock song. It starts with a killer riff, moves to two verses, then we get a classic Uncle Ted solo that builds to the final verse.

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26No One Like You


28Down With The Sickness
Is there another list "Heavy Metal"? Then this is there Number one. Perhaps a lots don't know the name of the band: Disturbed. Hear it and choose it.

29You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Start to finish great song with amazing guitar riffs
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30Dr. Feelgood - Mötley Crüe Listen to sample

31Purple Haze

32We Will Rock You

33For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) - AC/DC

34Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses Listen to sample

35Hells Bells
hell bell has got really cool rock (drums, guitar & bass)


This song is essential of hard rock, and also rock n' roll. In my opinion it deserves to 1st place, but in top 5 it have to be.

37Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day Listen to sample

38The Trooper
Awesome riffs! Love the guitar playing and the lyrics as well. The starting parts soung like something out of a video game! How the hell does he play that fast!? AwESomE!

39Civil War - Guns N' Roses
Best of ı have ever listen
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40My Generation - The Who Listen to sample

41American Idiot

I won't say' please vote' cause if you ever heard this song I'm sure you'll vote. (Trust me! )

42Kurenai - X Japan
This is unbelievably awesome song. Everyone should listen to it with knowing the meaning of lyrics. Great solo and vocals.
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43Crazy Train

Dude this song ruled the roost when ozzy released "the blizzard of ozz" I am so surprised that it is at 29! Can you imagine? Ozzy Osbourne's one of the greatest hits... Man-top ten at least!

44Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
Beautiful no other words describe jimmy's vocals leading to an incredible solo that is very fast and cool
This song is amazing...
And the solo in this song is awesome...


I love this song... Is my first Avenged Sevenfold's song ever hear!
Great guitar, great drum (rip the rev :( ), great voice!
Maybe this song can be overcome by bad country and gunslinger
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The vocals are amazing, the riff is amazing, and the song is one of the more complex songs by Led Zeppelin. It takes you yo a far-off land, way better than SLTS.

46You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

47Child In Time - Deep Purple
Most beautiful and sad piece of music I have ever heard. Just listen to Ian Gillan and his magical and operatic voice paired with excellent solos from Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord.
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48School's Out

49Breakdown - Guns N' Roses Listen to sample

50Eruption / Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love - Van Halen Listen to sample

51Ready Steady Go - L'Arc~en~Ciel
One of the most known hard rock songs of l'arc~en~ciel


52Beat It
Love dis song first song I heard from MJ EVER! 1


53You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Now this is ROCK! Should be way up there With Slow Ride, Just What The Doctor Ordered, Flirtin With Disaster, Stoned Blue

54Holy Diver
One of the best songs of heavvy metal

55Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd Listen to sample

56Cowboys From Hell
Amazing Riff! Pantera Forever! Dimebag Rocks! All together run for cover!

57Seven Nation Army

58Nothing Else Matters


60Killing In the Name

61Dead or Alive

greatest acoustic rock song of all time


62Shout At the Devil

63XXX For You - D'erlanger

64Black Dog


66All Along the Watchtower

67Over the Hills and Far Away

68Another One Bites the Dust


70Rock of Ages

71Drink It Down

72Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath

73Mama, I'm Coming Home

74Round And Round

75Bullet With A Name

76It's So Easy

77Wind of Change - Scorpions Listen to sample

78Rainbow In the Dark

79War Pigs - Black Sabbath

Heavy metal song a decade before metal kicked off


80Show Must Go On

81Good Times, Bad Times

82Cat Scratch Fever

83Heaven and Hell

84I Just Want You

85It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock N Roll)


87The Rain Song

88Death On Two Legs


90The Funeral of Hearts

91Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath


93Metal Health

94Coming Undone

95Fire In The Sky


97Dazed And Confused

98Children of the Grave

99Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

100Sign Of The Southern Cross

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This list was created 6 years, 243 days ago and has been voted on over 4,000 times. This top ten list contains 259 items, has been remixed 7 times.

Updated Thursday, April 17, 2014

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