Greatest Hard Rock Songs

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1Back In Black - AC/DC

Back In Black is just one of those songs that makes you bang your head
this song is pure hard rock!! - OzzyVanHalen

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 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!

Best what ever

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2Livin' On Prayer

This is the epitome of great American rock songs. It has stood the test of time and will always rock. A true classic. - vadnj0

It's like a national anthem... Most of the people in the world know the lyrics...

Little bit good song... They made some good tunes which developed them
Sagar

Gods of hard rock. What an anthem!

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3Fade 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 sandman...man, how do they make such music? Kirk Hammett especially rocks with that guitar shredding! Rock on Metallica!

This is metal not hard rock

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4Bohemian Rhapsody

This isn't hard rock! It's soft rock mixed with opera. - Alpha101

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.

One of the most beautiful song which exists with one of the best singer who existed

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5Sweet 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

The Slash solo is the best all time forever solo.. It is Universal...

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6Stairway 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.

This Song Only Has About 40 Seconds Of Hard Rock But That Part Is Legendary Enough To Put It In The Top 10

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7Welcome 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.

How the heck is this not #1, one of the best riffs of all time, an iconic voice at its best, and the perfect pacing and timing. And lets not forget that this song is in fact hard rock, not meaning to be mean to Led Zeppelin, but Stairway to heaven is not a hard rock song.

Welcome to the jungle baby

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8Smells 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.

Along with "Whole Lotta Love" this cut exemplifies the power of colliding riffs, thick bass and driving percussion.

Grunge is a type of hard rock! So is punk, metal, power pop...

Dude it is Grunge.. Not Hard Rock

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9Born To Be Wild

The song belongs to Steppenwolf, not Metallica idiot ass

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10Second 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 and the rhythm and the SOLO! Damn that's a solo!

Well, This is not Hard Rock...
This is a metalcore song...

This isn't hard rock its metalcore but its great! - Jetticus12

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11Iron 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

One of hard rock's greatest

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12Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

No. You mean to "all my love", this is where he like... Ahh, I can't explain, nobody can't, listen to it and you will understand, enjoy!

It's the greatest hard rock songs it's guitar riff and drums is amazing I love this song please vote for it Led Zeppelins greatest song

Is this the one where he's like "All of my love. All our love, for you now"?

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13Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin

Very good song!

14Enter Sandman

Hey! This song is a heavy metal, not rock

I Saw It Live At The Glastonbury 2015 Music Festival. It Was EPIC! It Deserves #3.Behind "Smells Like Teen Spirit" And "Sweet Child O' Mine"

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?

The song harder of rock

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15Smoke 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!

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16Thunderstruck

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

How is this song not even in the top 5, angus young guitar solo is amazing

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17Black Night - Deep Purple

Seriously not 17

18For Whom the Bell TollsV1 Comment
19How You Remind Me

How you remind me is an amazing song. Chad can sing anything and it will still have meaning to it.

Best song every... You can never get too much of this song... Chad's voice is the very soul of hard rock

This thing is just ULTIMATE... I simply CANNOT get enough of this song... It's ADDICTING! LEGENDARY stuff... Enough said!

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