Most Epic Rock Songs

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1Stargazer - Rainbow

Oh you gotta be kidding me... The list to epic always starts with STARGAZER. It is the most epic song ever written and recorded... The vocals, the riffs, the holy solo, the awesome drum beats.. You name it its all here.. Other songs mentioned here are good but this is whole another level... THIS is how you spell epic.

It is both Dio and Blackmore at there peaks. The lyrics are great as well as the vocals.
And the guitar work is excellent. This song is one of the best metal tracks out there.

The reason we bought the album. The guys who showed us what Metal is. The act that kiddie newcomer whippersnapper bands like Metallica are trying to follow. The epic that made Dio god, Blackmore king and you unworthy.
Anything less than 1 is blasphemy.

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2Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron MaidenV1 Comment
3Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

Kashmir is the greatest epic of all time, with every part fading in and out seamlessly. It has a magnificent riff and is enchanting when played loudly!

Ageless and hypnotically addictive. Pretty much like all of Led Zeppelin's music... In My Time Of Dying - Physical Graffiti and When The Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin IV also belong high on epic song list.

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4Pull Me Under - Dream Theater

its that epic that in guitar hero wt you play it on a floating ship with eagles pulling it - wolphert

5Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

How on earth is this not number 1? Bohemian Rhapsody is way more epic than any of these on the list. Just listen to the opera sequence with Freddie's epic vocal range.

Greatest rock song ever. very complex, intense, mysterious, and big. All hail the Queen!

THE most epic rock song ever, no question, end of story...

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6Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
7Child In Time - Deep Purple

The vocals alone make this a classic.

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8Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

Impressive symphonic metal - can't get more epic than this. Outstanding music, vocals and performance in general - one of the most beautiful and powerful pieces I've ever heard. - Metal_Treasure

9Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Stairway to Heaven is not only one of the best rock songs, but one of the best songs of all time. Believe me, that is most certainly not an overstatement. Anyone who has heard this song knows how mystical the lyrics, Robert Plant's voice, and Jimmy Pages guitar sounds. Not to mention, it has one of the best guitar solos in rock history. I like One (Metallica) and Pull Me Under (Dream Theater) a lot too, but Stairway is just amazing. If you haven't heard it yet, stop reading this and go listen to it.

This Deserves To Be #1
Stairway To Heaven is the most epic masterpiece in rock N roll history
WAY better than Pull Me Under!
- OzzyVanHalen

102112 - Rush

This song is truly EPIC, almost blew my brains the first time I listened to it. Its Rush at its best. Amazing battery, guitar, vocals, lyrics. Truly amazing song, there's nothing like it.

Arguably the best progressive rock song ever; anyone who has listened to this song knows how epic this song is. I can't believe 2112 didn't crack the top 10.

Can't believe this is 27. Rush is so under-appreciated.

One of the best songs ever, one of the best band ever

The Newcomers

?Chance - Savatage
?Rebellion in Dreamland - Gamma Ray

The Contenders

11Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
12One - MetallicaV1 Comment
13Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
14Mistreated - Deep Purple

Killer riff, heavy sound, epic and powerful vox. Beware - the intro riff is so powerful that can open your 3rd eye, especially the live version from California Jamming 1974. - Metal_Treasure

15War Pigs - Black Sabbath

Some people may see this as evil, but truth be told, it's not. Some people probably don't realize this, but this is an anti-war song. In other words, it's letting us know that war and murder is very evil and needs to stop. It's a great but misunderstood song that more than well deserves a spot on this list. And I love Black Sabbath.

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16Dance of Death - Iron Maiden

Iron maiden is the god of metal and they proved that by this song and it deserves to be number 1. Of course I'm a die heart fan of this god of metal. Every band must bow their head after this god of metal. Thank you!

All three maiden songs in this list are excellent this one is the best and I wish AFRAID TO SHOOT STRANGERS was in this list too! This songs deserves a higher spot, perhaps 2

17Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd

This is the band you want to listen to if you like epics.

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18Highway Star - Deep Purple
19The Ninth Wave - Blind Guardian

Definition of Epic as of 2015! - Metal_Treasure

20The Revenant Choir - Versailles

I respect that Stairway to heaven is frequently acclaimed to be the greatest but for me Revenant Choir is top. I have to say it is a good list though. - Taloper

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Top Remixes

1. Stargazer - Rainbow
2. Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
3. Child In Time - Deep Purple
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1. Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
2. Hotel California - Eagles
3. Livin’ On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
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1. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
2. War Pigs - Black Sabbath
3. Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
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