Most Underrated Rock Songs

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The Top Ten

We Are The Champions - Queen
A pretty damn good song and Barracuda is the most OVERrated song.
The greatest rock anthem of all time barracuda is OVERrated not UNDERrated


Queens 2nd greatest song after Bohemian Rhapsody


[Newest]Its seriously got to stop living in "we will rock you's" shadow. This song is an instant classic and people need to take their time to actually listen to it.


2Barracuda - Heart
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
This is the best Rock song ever recored. Go to youtube and see for yourself. (Barracuda 77) will get you there.

3Second 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


Wow this is instrumently one of the greatest rock songs ever


[Newest]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!

4Stairway 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.
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.
[Newest]There are so many good Led Zeppelin songs out there that no one has heard of. This song is to looked over top often.

5Election Day - Arcadia

6Steppin Stone - Black Label Society

7Out In the Fields - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott

8Right Where It Belongs - Nine Inch Nails

9Quiet Life - Japan

10Rotten Apple - Alice In Chains
Hey ah nana Innocence Is Over...

The Contenders

11The Cut Runs Deep - Deep Purple

12Given to Fly - Pearl Jam

13Something In the Way - Nirvana
This song is from Nevermind, and Nevermind got great reviews on almost all songs.

So how is this song underrated?

Nirvana is not underrated.

14Speed Master - Gackt

15The More You Live, the More You Love - a Flock of Seagulls

16Fortuneteller - Deep Purple

17Right Turn - Alice In Chains

18Freak On a Leash - Korn
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.


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

19Crazy 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).
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.
This is WAY more underrated than Barracuda. Needs to be in the top ten.

20New Religion - Duran Duran
I prefer Last Chance on the Stairway, but this song is great as well. Everyone knows Rio and Hungry Like the Wolf, but this whole album is amazing.

21Mayonaise - Smashing Pumpkins
Unrecognized for it's brilliance, meets the criteria worth listening to

22Sympathy - Uriah Heep

23Suite Sister Mary - Queensryche

24The Sun Always Shines On T.V. - A-ha
For me is the best song of A-ha!

25Iron Man - Black Sabbath
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/
this has to be god's creation because this has to be the greatest song to be recorded!
Simply the best Black Sabbath has to offer
No one can die without hearing this song

26Oceans - Pearl Jam
This song sounds so atmospheric and wonderful! One of my personal favorites from Pearl Jam!

27Can't Let You Go - Rainbow

28Slaves and Bulldozers - Soundgarden

29Civil War - Guns N' Roses
Voting Civil War as it is the only underrated song here! Some people need to read the dictionary, how is Stairway to Heaven and We are the champions underrated?
How the heck are many of the songs above this underrated, Stairway to Heaven is one of the most known and liked songs of all time, My criteria for underrated, Not in top ten songs of all time period
What we've got here... Is failure... To communicate.

Or just failure to understand why this isn't higher on the list. Some of the songs here are also overrated. Perfect example: BARRACUDA.
[Newest]Finally an actual underrated song. Barracuda, We Are The Champions, Stairway To Heaven all get plenty of attention

30Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
Oh ma god I love New Order

31Out On the Weekend - Neil Young

32Crying In the Rain - Whitesnake

33Don't Say It's Over - Gun

34Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
When people ask me what song I am listening to and I say Bohemian Rhapsody, most of them say "What's a 'bohemian rhapsody'? " And that gets me so mad. People don't know the greatest song ever. Isn't that sad to you?!
It gets me surprised.. here in my city almost nobody has heard about this song! this is a masterpiece, how is it possible?
Yeah, 'greatest song ever'. So underrated.

35Heaven's Drive - L'Arc~en~Ciel
this song is less popular than barracuda, we are the champions, stairway to heaven and bohemian rhapsody because a a japanese song can hardly compete with those american and other western very commercialized songs


its guitar riffs and basslines are amazing with the fast beat of the drums and rocking vocals in alternative style. one of the most requested l'arc songs


a GREAT song that isn't known for much pepole
i think is very underrated, if it were more known, im sure that a lot of people would like it!

36Fallen Angel - Alphaville
Most Underrated song of 80s.

37Modern Day Cowboy - Tesla

38Force Ten - Rush
This song is just too good. But waaay too overlooked. Give Hold Your Fire a chance people!

39Go - Pearl Jam

40Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth
It is annoying that all of the songs listed above are in fact very overrated. Megadeth is a very underrated band and "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due" is probably their best song.
Not a single one of these songs is underrated, and some, like Frantic, are just terrible. But this is the best on the list so it wins.
This is the worlds best song! It kills me that it is so underrated.


Another sabbath classic, and the best metal album!
Every likes iron man war pigs and more but you almost never hear paranoid
One of the best songs by black sabbath

42Holiday - Green Day
I don't understand why people are mentioning greatest rock songs in this list in other categories those songs are already at the top positions I hope that people should mention those songs which are actually underrated because most of the songs above are actually good ones and definitely not underrated but loved by most of the people.

43Lying from You - Linkin Park
This song is absolutely amazing and I wish more people knew about it because the whole song is brilliant. The music is really good and the lyrics are quite deep and it is one of my favourite songs from Linkin Park, but only Linkin Park fans seem to know this song. I love LP so much but I think songs like this should be more famous than In The End and Numb
This is really an underrated song. ONLY Linkin Park fans know about this song, even though it's so good, the whole world should know about it
So this is 27 and under it is sultans of swing... Wow, the lack of appreciation would be overwhelming if it didn't happen for every great song out there!
This song is one of LP best

44Rio - Duran Duran
He sings about a river. I don't get it. At all.

45Sultans 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.
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
There are a lot of very highly rated songs on this list. This is one of them... But it is nowhere near as highly rated as it should be.
Which of course makes it... Underrated
[Newest]Most of these songs already got the credit they deserve. Most if these songs don't belong here

46Fluff - Black Sabbath

47Set Me Free - Sweet

48Had Enough - Mr. Big

49Black 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.


Great song, and really underrated.


50Working Class Hero - John Lennon
Green Day version is kickass


51Frantic - Metallica
I love this song, and all of St. Anger. How is Stairway to Heaven underrated? It is the most overrated song next Barracuda!


52Eyes Without a Face - Billy Idol
I love this song! My mom and I sing this in the car and I'm only 11 and I know all the words



53Working Man - Rush
This is the lost track of all time fantastic guitar work great tune


Most underrated Canadian band ever!

54Right In Two - Tool

55Ballroom Blitz - Sweet

56Stand Inside Your Love - Smashing Pumpkins

57Raise Your Hands - Bon Jovi
This is probably my favourite song off of Slippery When Wet. It's really good; you should listen to it!
really underrated!
almost nobody knows that this great song excites...


It's such a shame that no one knows this song!

58Citizen Erased - Muse
There are too many songs on this list that aren't even underrated. This on the other hand is the greatest song of all tine and no one knows about it. Starts with heavy riffs, ends with a beautiful piano outro. Simply epic

59Romeo's Tune - Steve Forbert

60We Will Rock You - Queen
All people know it as is a sports anthem. It's a freaking rock song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
buddy you're a boy make the top 10 yelling in the street telling evryone about it!

61The God That Failed - Metallica
This is the only underrated song on this list. Stairway to heaven, We are the champions, Iron man - underrated? Serioulsy? I mean, they are good, but definitely not underrated in my opinion.
Stairway to Heaven, We are the champions - they're good, but never underrated. In my opinion they're overrated. Don't get me wrong, they are good, butthis list is for underrated, great songs like this one!

62Are You Ready to Rock? - Miyavi
Hell yeah. I'm so ready to rock!


63Dominance and Submission - Blue Oyster Cult
Sledgehammer riffs. Intense drama and urgency. Killer guitar solo by Buck Dharma at the end of the song.

64Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Man this song is great. And Barracuda is OVERrated dumbass


65War Pigs - Black Sabbath
he basically told us our future

66Raining Blood - Slayer
Slayer deserves more credit


ItÂ's A Damn Pitty This Song ROCKS! Hell. But Al ya Idiots listen to guns abd roses and metallica, Slayer Is The Real DEal

67Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin
Achilles Last Stand is a highly underrated song, not only among other rock songs, but also among the Led Zeppelin songs. I personally believe that this is their best song ever, ahead of Kashmir and Stairway to Heaven.
Listen to the drums, the bass and the guitar that has been played in this song. You will hardly find any song which has all these instruments played better together.
This song has to be the underrated song of all tomw! Maybe because of its length no one listens to it. Such a good song. It is actually better than stairway. The drums, bass and damnit the guitar. The way the three are played is just beyond awesome. Listen to the songs guys
This one is really underrated! I don't know why everybody is allowed to coment on songs!

68Dirty White Boy - Foreigner
Amazing riffs I'm a loner but I'm never alone...been in trouble since I don't know when and know some how I find trouble again,

69Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold

70Question! - System of a Down

71It's My Life - Talk Talk

72Of Wolf and Man - Metallica

73Find the River - R.E.M.

74Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
This is such an amazing song. Even though a lot of people have heard of it no one really knows how deep the meaning of the song is. LP 4ever.


75Karma Killer - Robbie Williams
Actually not a bad rock song - in fact it's pretty good
He had some of the best rock songs

76Prayer of the Refugee - Rise Against

77Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
I think that evanescence is the most underrated band ever

78Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin

79Fix You - Coldplay
One of the best songs that I ever heard in my life (I'M NOT JOKING! ) it never gets old plus every time I listen to it I cry over and over and over...

80Come As You Are - Nirvana
Amazing song. Amazing band. Enough said!

81Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones
One of the greatest rock songs of all time in my opinion. Amazing lyrics by Jagger and a great guitar solo by Richards.
Well, it's not even in the top 1000 songs, and I think its #1

There are tons of great rock songs, but this one is surprisingly underrated.

82Epic - Faith No More
This mad song very very underrated so underrated thta they werent even added to this list

83Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

84Sober - Tool

85Rain - The Beatles
The Beatles finest b-side :D such a classic song! Definitely one of my favourite songs of all time :) (voted 461 by rolling stone)
The only actually good underrated song on this list...


86Painkiller - Judas Priest

87Redundant - Green Day

88You Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest
I barely ever hear this on the radio. COME ON RADIO, IT'S AWESOME!

89Knock 'Em Dead Kid - Motley Crue
Mötley Crüe is a well known band but was never reconised for this song.


90This Boy - Franz Ferdinand
This song is just too intense. Two minutes totally wild. Well, Franz Ferdinand at their peak.


91La Villa Strangiato - Rush

92You Could Be Mine - Guns N' Roses

93Lost In Hollywood - System of a Down

94Sunrise - Uriah Heep

95Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John

96Tomorrow - Silverchair
The band was still in High School when this song came out. Awesome tune

97Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
Come on feel the noize, girls rock the boys, we'll get WILD, WILD, WILD, WILD WILD WILD! So underrated.

98Patience - Guns N Roses

99Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath
you've seen right through disorted eyes, and you have to learn that this song is one hell of a song!

100Rock and Roll, Pt. 2 - Gary Glitter
Everyone knows the song but not the title. It's that song with "hey" chants that you hear before sporting events. Check it out!

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