Most Underrated Rock Songs

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1
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

rodoglez

Queens 2nd greatest song after Bohemian Rhapsody

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2Election Day - Arcadia Listen to sample

3Barracuda - 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
Not really rock, but it's good

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4Steppin Stone - Black Label Society

5Stairway 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.
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6Quiet Life - Japan Listen to sample

7Rotten Apple - Alice In Chains Listen to sample

8Second 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.
Wow this is instrumently one of the greatest rock songs ever

a7xfan69

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

hardrockboyguitar13

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9The More You Live, the More You Love - a Flock of Seagulls Listen to sample

10Something In the Way - Nirvana Listen to sample

The Contenders

11New 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.
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12Mayonaise - Smashing Pumpkins
Unrecognized for it's brilliance, meets the criteria worth listening to
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13The Sun Always Shines On T.V. - A-ha
For me is the best song of A-ha!
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14Oceans - Pearl Jam
This song sounds so atmospheric and wonderful! One of my personal favorites from Pearl Jam!
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15Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
Oh ma god I love New Order
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16Out On the Weekend - Neil Young Listen to sample

17Speed Master - Gackt

18Bohemian 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?
This song is surprisingly underrated for being the greatest rock song (by topten voters) and I don't understand why stairway to heaven is on here, definitely overrated but a great song none the less
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19Fallen Angel - Alphaville
Most Underrated song of 80s.
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20Force Ten - Rush Listen to sample

21Freak On a Leash - Korn
Underrated song from and underrated band.

Zahveed

Everyone always says Blind is their best song yet this is far better and one of the top 10 metal songs ever
Love this song! Love korn! And amy lee just makes it better
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22Crazy 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.
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23Iron 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
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24Rio - Duran Duran
He sings about a river. I don't get it. At all.
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25Civil 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?
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.
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
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26Fluff - Black Sabbath Listen to sample

27Heaven'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

ronluna

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

ronluna

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!
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28Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Man this song is great. And Barracuda is OVERrated dumbass

MetalGod


29Eyes Without a Face - Billy Idol
AMAZING SOLO COMES OUT OF NOWHERE
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30Right In Two - Tool

31Holy 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.

Deth4Life

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32Paranoid
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
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33Holiday - 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.
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34Lying 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!
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35Sultans 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
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36Black 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.

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37Working Class Hero - John Lennon
Green Day version is kickass

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38Frantic - Metallica
I love this song, and all of St. Anger. How is Stairway to Heaven underrated? It is the most overrated song next Barracuda!

gibsonrock53

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39Working Man - Rush
This is the lost track of all time fantastic guitar work great tune

InvisableSteve

Most underrated Canadian band ever!
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40Raise 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...

richie4life

It's such a shame that no one knows this song!
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41It's My Life - Talk Talk Listen to sample

42Of Wolf and Man - Metallica Listen to sample

43Romeo's Tune - Steve Forbert Listen to sample

44We 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!
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45Citizen 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
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46The 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!
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47Are You Ready to Rock? - Miyavi
Hell yeah. I'm so ready to rock!

freakflop

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48Dominance and Submission - Blue Oyster Cult

Sledgehammer riffs. Intense drama and urgency. Killer guitar solo by Buck Dharma at the end of the song.

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49War Pigs - Black Sabbath
he basically told us our future

50Raining Blood - Slayer
Slayer deserves more credit

numetalhead

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
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51Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold Listen to sample

52Question! - System of a Down Listen to sample

53Achilles 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!
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54Breaking 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.

lukestheman4

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55Karma Killer - Robbie Williams
Actually not a bad rock song - in fact it's pretty good
He had some of the best rock songs
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56Prayer of the Refugee - Rise Against Listen to sample

57Bring Me to Life - Evanescence Listen to sample

58Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin Listen to sample

59Fix 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...
VOTE SHOULD BE HIGHER!
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60Sympathy 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.
There are tons of great rock songs, but this one is surprisingly underrated.
Well, it's not even in the top 1000 songs, and I think its #1

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61Come As You Are - Nirvana
Amazing song. Amazing band. Enough said!
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62Epic - Faith No More

This mad song very very underrated so underrated thta they werent even added to this list

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63Kashmir - Led Zeppelin Listen to sample

64Sober - Tool

65Painkiller - Judas Priest Listen to sample

66Rain - 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)
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67Redundant - Green Day

OMG THIS SONG IS BRILLIANT! VERY VERY UNDERRATED!

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68You Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest Listen to sample

69Knock 'Em Dead Kid - Motley Crue

Mötley Crüe is a well known band but was never reconised for this song.

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70This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

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

ohright

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71La Villa Strangiato - Rush Listen to sample

72You Could Be Mine - Guns N' Roses Listen to sample

73Lost In Hollywood - System of a Down Listen to sample

74Sunrise - Uriah Heep Listen to sample

75Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John Listen to sample

76Tomorrow - Silverchair

The band was still in High School when this song came out. Awesome tune

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77Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot Listen to sample

78Patience - Guns N Roses Listen to sample

79Rock 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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80Slow Ride - Foghat Listen to sample

81Janie's Got a Gun - Aerosmith Listen to sample

82Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd Listen to sample

83Sabbath 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!

84Seed - Korn Listen to sample

85Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith Listen to sample

86Fire Woman - The Cult
The opening eerie guitar riff made it an instant classic! The singer sings with a deep, soulful and blues voice. But, honestly, it's the eerie guitar riff that I keep wanting to listen too after 20 years of coming out.
I Dig this cult tune, however its not really underrated. A lot of songs here are not actually underrated, like Guns N' Roses whose vocals suck yet are played on every rock station in the world, that's underrated.

theforgiventeen

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87Intergalatic - Beastie Boys Listen to sample

88Reelin' in The Years - Steely Dan

the song with some of the best lyrics and guitar work of any song in the 70's that people seem to forget about.

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89Love Removal Machine - The Cult Listen to sample

90It's So Easy - Guns N Roses Listen to sample

91You See Me Crying - Aerosmith

92Blue Collar - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
From their 1st album, like nothing else they ever did. Great lyrics, a cool, night club-like sound
Awesome... so is looking' out for #1
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93Ride the Lightning - Metallica

Ride the Lightning and Fade to Black... two of my faves

MegaToolica

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94Buck Rogers - Feeder

95No Such Luck, Sunny Jim - The Ides of March

People only know "Vehicle". This is way different, and great too.


96High Hopes - Pink Floyd Listen to sample

97Aristocrat's Symphony - Versailles Listen to sample

98Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Metallica Listen to sample

99Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo Listen to sample

100Forever Texas - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

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