Top Ten Heavy Songs by Not Heavy Musicians


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1The Nile Song - Pink Floyd

One of their earliest songs with Gilmour, and they didn't released heavier songs than this after they released this (1969) - somekindofaguy

2Stone Cold Crazy - Queen

An early prototype of thrash metal! - somekindofaguy

3Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) - Neil Young

A really Black Sabbath alike riff by a folk rock musician... - somekindofaguy

4End of the World - Gary Moore

This is a metal song for me - it came out in 1982. Gary Moore was mostly a blues/blues rock musician known for songs like "Still Got The Blues" and "Empty Rooms". It's a very big contrast. - Metal_Treasure

5Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix

He mostly played simply blues rock songs with psychedelic elements, but this one is sounds like closer to the heavy psych! - somekindofaguy

@visitor I'm sure this song is based on blues, but if you watch the title better, I said HEAVY songs, not Heavy METAL songs... not every heavy music are metal! - somekindofaguy

SKOG: I'm not the one who needs to be paying attention. You said Hendrix "mostly played blues rock songs with psychedelic elements," but claim he wasn't a "heavy musician." Really don't know what you're talking about, and pretty sure you don't, either.

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6Set Me Free - The SweetV1 Comment
7Sweet F.A. - Sweet

Yeah when I discovered this song around 2 months ago it rocked my mind! - somekindofaguy

8Helter Skelter - The Beatles
9I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The BeatlesV1 Comment
10Whipping Post - Allman Brothers Band

The Contenders

11Crazy Horses - The Osmonds

They are a family pop group, but they released this great hard rock song! - somekindofaguy

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12Murder in the Skies - Gary Moore

A 1983 song that is very close to power metal, and is over 7 minutes long - coming from a blues/blues rock musician. - Metal_Treasure

13Ogre Battle - Queen

This is a metal song, even though they aren't metal. - zxm

1420th Century Boy - T. Rex

T.Rex is very poppy, and this song is poppy enough, but the riff changes everything... it's a protopunk song! - somekindofaguy

15Jesus of Suburbia - Green DayV1 Comment
16Rockin' in the Free World - Neil YoungV1 Comment
17Prayer of the Refugee - Rise AgainstV1 Comment
18Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5
19Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin

I agree Led Zeppelin have heavy songs but I don't think they are eligible for this list: this list is about music artists that aren't heavy in general. But Led Zeppelin have always been mentioned among the heaviest bands of their era and this is the reason they shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_Treasure

I though, by "not heavy" you meant non-metal bands. - zxm

All right, I can agree Led Zeppelin is not a metal band. but this song is heavy. - zxm

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20Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Oh, I knew it released in '71, but I though it was recorded in '69. guess I was wrong. - zxm

Quite a heavy song for a 60s song. the riff proves that. plus Robert Plant's singing is also powerful - zxm

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1. End of the World - Gary Moore
2. The Nile Song - Pink Floyd
3. Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
1. The Nile Song - Pink Floyd
2. Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) - Neil Young
3. Stone Cold Crazy - Queen



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