Most Underrated Rock Songs

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1We 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 - rodoglez

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.

How is this song under rated?

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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

That guy over there is right... this is OVERrated. this shouldn't even be on this list.

Not really rock, but it's good - Music

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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
- 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!

Syn is the best guitar player in the world.. Along with zacky, kirk and slash and dimebag

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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.

My favorite song of all time but believe me it was not underrated

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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.

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

Stairway to heaven is one of the greatest songs ever, it is true, but everybody agrees with that. It isn't underrated, that's ridiculous to say. It couldn't possibly be rated higher. Sultans of Swing, on the other hand, is often found outside the top ten lists trying to find the greatest rock songs. This is ridiculous, and it truly is a huge fallacy on the part of list creators. This song deserves its proper due, and should be up there with stairway to heaven, bohemiam rhapsody, and the rest.

Not a rock song at all

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6Out In the Fields - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott
7Right Where It Belongs - Nine Inch Nails

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

8Old Brown Shoe - The Beatles
9Given to Fly - Pearl Jam
10The Cut Runs Deep - Deep Purple

The Newcomers

?Girl Loves Me - David Bowie
?Say Hello 2 Heaven - Temple of the Dog

The Contenders

11My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down - The Ramones
12Fortuneteller - Deep Purple

Anything by Deep Purple, really. - Brobusky

13Right Turn - Alice In Chains
14Speed Master - Gackt
15She Sells Sancturary - The Cult
16Freak 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

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

freak on a leash is the coolest song made because the beggining is so sweet
- seether62

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

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17Sympathy - Uriah Heep
18Suite Sister Mary - Queensryche
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.

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.

20Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin

Awesome song that is in my opinion a lot better than stairway to heaven due mostly to that killer guitar riff and jimi's solo work in the middle of the song. Led Zeppelin's best song by far and yet most people only know them because of stairway to heaven.

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