Top Ten Greatest Melodic Rock Songs


The Top Ten

1 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

This song deserves to be in #1! Pink Floyd was one of the greatest bands ever on this planet... This song is just perfect *-* the lyrics... The melody... The vocals... The instrumental, and, specially, the guitar (dude, that guitar solo rocks! ), and this song is still one of the greatest hits on 2012!

Amazing amazing guitar track.. Especially the guitar outro in Pulse2.

Deserves to be the 4th on the list.. of course! - JimmyzzzX

If Pink Floyd is a drug then I am a super addict.

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2 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
3 Dream On - Aerosmith Dream On - Aerosmith

Great but where's Carry On Wayward Son? - Beatlesboy9

4 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

This song just takes my blues away..

Awesome Song. Metallica again and always.

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5 Still Got the Blues - Gary Moore Still Got the Blues - Gary Moore

This is a beautiful rock/blues song. Lots of feeling in it.

6 Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow

Such a melody! Something you won't find in any other Rainbow song. - JimmyzzzX

@JimmyzzzX - This is one of a kind song but I swear one can find incredible melodies in EVERY Rainbow song! Just scroll down - there are lots of song samples. - Metal_Treasure

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7 Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits

'Through these fields of destruction.. Baptisms of fire.' A great song, melody, and perfect lyrics. My all time favorite from Straits. - Beatlesboy9

Try also Mark Knopfler's "What it is" or "Darling pretty" - superb!

8 Born to Lose - UFO Born to Lose - UFO

These guys were the best of their time, but for very hard fast rock. Michael Schenker, need I say more?



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9 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

I know every word to this song, it's awesome - Ajkloth

Better on the Saints and Sinners album

10 Air Born - Camel Air Born - Camel

I love camel. I don t hear this group until 1 month ago. Then I listen Drafted and Stationary Traveller. It s wonderful group.

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The Contenders

11 Afterglow - Genesis
12 You're the Voice - John Farnham You're the Voice - John Farnham
13 The Last Song - X Japan

Awesome song! Yoshiki Hayashi you are the best songwriter! Thank you for your amazing songs!

14 Faint - Linkin Park Faint - Linkin Park V 4 Comments
15 Can't Let You Go - Rainbow Can't Let You Go - Rainbow
16 Blood On the Rooftops - Genesis

This should be on the top 10. Great acoustic guitar by Steve Hackett

17 Martian Landscape - UFO Martian Landscape - UFO

No words... Only melody and imagination! - JimmyzzzX

18 Lunar Sea - Camel Lunar Sea - Camel

Just listen to it and you'll understand why it is so significant! - JimmyzzzX

19 High Flyer - UFO High Flyer - UFO

Such a nice soft song by the greatest hard rock band ever. - JimmyzzzX

20 Under Pressure - Queen Under Pressure - Queen

The melody sang by David Bowie at the end is the single greatest melody of all time.

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List StatsUpdated 22 Jan 2017

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5 years, 59 days old

Top Remixes

1. The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
2. Dream On - Aerosmith
3. Still Got the Blues - Gary Moore
1. Born to Lose - UFO
2. Air Born - Camel
3. Afterglow - Genesis



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