Most Underrated Rock Songs

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1Barracuda - Heart

Sorry I was very much around in the 70's and this is rock music. "Not really rock". Heavy metal is not the first genre of rock music to come along if you know anything about true rock. Anyway this song is far from overrated when everyone knows the song as soon as they hear it. In the 70's this was a staple on Rock stations before rock was even considered classic rock. Still remains a staple. Not underrated at all. It was played on all stations back then.

This song is by no means the "best song ever recorded" it's a simpler version of Achilles Last Stand. This song, and many of the others, have no reason being on this list.

This song is extremely overrated

My mum loves this! - ChatonNoir

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2We Are The Champions - Queen

I was in high school when this song was very, very, did I say very popular. And it is still being played over and over did I say Over! Not Underrated! I've been around since the song was released and I'm still breathing today and still hear it on the radio. Why do you think young kids know the song. Yep, It's so underrated! Sports teams have used the song for decades at games guess cause it's so underrated! Get my point!

A pretty damn good song and Barracuda is the most OVERrated song.

This isn't an underrated song. It's so overrated that it's become underrated because it gets ignored. And just the fact that so many people say it's underrated means that it isn't. I'm not saying it's bad, but it's just not underrated.

This isn't under-rated. - Feirceraven

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3Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

This the best song ever but Why is this on here?

Its always in the top 3 of best songs ever and everybody knows this I don't know why this is on here.
Although for some reason you haven't heard it LISTEN.
And PEOPLE THIS LIST IS FOR UNDERRATED SONG NOT GREATEST ROCK SONGS

Stairway is overrated to the point of being underrated, so people generally overlook this song because everyone knows it (the same goes for We Will Rock You). So if you pretend you're listening to it for the first time, you'll be blown away.

This song is start as a slow rock ballad and then get louder and the solo ( live version) is one of the best solos of all time and then after the solo it's hard rock part very awesome part this song is a influence on iron maiden's songs.

This isn't under-rated. - Feirceraven

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4Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold

Just when you get to the end and are sad it's over, there's one of the most brutal, amazing solos ever to be played.

Amazing drums through the whole song *foREVer* no one will ever beat jimmy he is and always will be the best drummer ever
- hardrockboyguitar13

Like 95% of these songs aren't underrated! There ridiculously overrated. And avenged sevenfold is a underrated band! So lets change that and make them the best thing the world has ever seen!

This is one of my favorite songs of of what

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5Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

This song is absolutely brilliant. "We Are the Champions", "Iron Man", and "Stairway to Heaven" are ridiculously overrated. Barracuda simply isn't that great at all.

Who stated this is not a rock song. Heavy metal is not the only rock there is! Sorry rock was around before Heavy Metal became popular. Rock does not have to be heavy either. When this song came out it was very popular and embraced by most rock listeners. I remember the song. It maybe underrated by youngsters today. It was in heavy rotation back then where I was at the time.

Sultans of Swing is the best! Stairway to Heaven and We are the Champions are so overrated... Just listen to Sultans of Swing and you'll discover THE TRUTH of real music. Mark Knopfler, you just rock those guitar moments. I hope you'll never die

Underrated guitar solo - malamJONES

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6Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Yep pretty underrated in the shadow of stairway to heaven but nevertheless a great song jimmy page is epic

Everybody knows this song. They just don't know it. - d3rrick95

Great song, and really underrated. - 23delusions

This isn't under-rated. - Feirceraven

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7Old Brown Shoe - The Beatles

Finally a song on this list that isn't super acclaimed - marmalade_skies

Surprised to see that on there, I think I'm tthe only one who knows that songs

8Given to Fly - Pearl Jam
9The Cut Runs Deep - Deep Purple

Anything by Deep Purple, except Smoke On The Water, is underrated. - Metal_Treasure

10My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down - The Ramones

The Newcomers

?Right Where It Belongs - Nine Inch Nails

Now THIS is a really underrated song...NOT Stairway,Barracuda, Champions...THIS is!

?Out in the Fields - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott

The Contenders

11Speed Master - Gackt
12Freak on a Leash - Korn

Good song, but seriously? This song is on the wrong list. this was very popular.

Everyone always says Blind is their best song yet this is far better and one of the top 10 metal songs ever

Underrated song from and underrated band. - Zahveed

Love this song! Love korn! And amy lee just makes it better

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13Crazy on You - Heart

How are We are the Champions and Stairway underrated? Led Zeppelin is my favorite band, but come on people, it's probably a little overrated. There are better Zeppelin songs. We are the Champions is appropriately rated. This song, however, is simply amazing. The guitar work is superb, and the vocal performance is a tie with Iron Maiden's Hallowed be thy Name for my favorite. Simply put, an amazing, underrated rock song. I would guess the reason is because of the female vocalist (that's why I didn't listen to Heart).

Being from the 70's this song, Barracuda, Magic Man, Little Queen and many of the singles by them during the 70's were far from underrated. Sorry they were just good songs that were played quite often and still are on rock stations today. Now some of the songs from early albums that were not singles might be underrated for sure since many are actually better than some of their overplayed singles. Heartless and Magazines might be singles one could say might be a little underrated.

Do people know what underrated means? As much as I love Led Zeppelins stairway. It should be in the top 10 best songs not underrated songs. Crazy on You is rarely heard on the radio and is truly an amazing song.

I do like the song, but this one does get frequent airplay on my radio station. This is one of only three songs by the band that they play. - matty925

This is WAY more underrated than Barracuda. Needs to be in the top ten.

14Duality - Slipknot

Duality is one of their most famous song, not underrated, really

This is only song I know from them ironic isn't it

15Fortuneteller - Deep Purple

Anything by Deep Purple, really. - Brobusky

16Right Turn - Alice In Chains
17She Sells Sancturary - The CultV3 Comments
18Iron Man - Black Sabbath

I'm past 50 and sorry this song has never been underrated at any time in music history where I come from and anyone my age. Sorry put this on a list of great songs but it's never been underrated with older folks.

tony lommi's solo is crazy, fast, and has everything a solo needs. The main riff, everyone has herd it. ask anybody on the street if they had herd the song iron man. Of course they would say yes because this song ROCKSSSSSSSSSSS! m/

Oh ask anybody on the street and they know the song does not sound underrated to me. And yes most people have heard this song. This list is for underrated songs and as far as Black Sabbath songs goes it's a popular one.

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19Hell Is for Children - Pat Benatar

Provocative lyrics? Yes but the song is awesome. You can't deny that - PowerGirl

A good song however it seems like it's pro abortion and that's not good

20Polyamorous - Breaking Benjamin
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