Top Ten Rock Songs That Make You Wonder How They Became Hit Songs

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These are songs with either strange or derogatory messages, or just plain not appealing to what rock songs are generally like. Songs like Closer and Creep fall into this category, Closer in particular because of it's sexual message. Some of these are hit songs and they aren't even fan favorites, many of which are songs you hear on rock radio very often.

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1Closer - Nine Inch Nails

It's a good song, but nowhere near the best NIN song - ryanrimmel

I bet the only reason this got popular is because sex sells.

2Jeremy - Pearl Jam
3Creep - Radiohead

Jonny Greenwood was actually trying to deliberately ruin the song with that super edgy shredding part before the chorus. It ended up being one of the song highlights, not that that stops the band from deliberately NOT playing the song in live shows. - NuMetalManiak

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4Aerials - System of a Down
5The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson

This song is literally so popular it was used more than once and your likely to hear it if you haven't already. - htoutlaws2012

6Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney and WingsV1 Comment
7Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
8Cryin' Like a Bitch - Godsmack
9Last Resort - Papa Roach

The riff is sampled from Iron Maiden's Genghis Khan. (I probably just butchered the name). - IronSabbathPriest

10That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyrd

The Contenders

11Say It Ain't So - Weezer
12November Rain - Guns N' Roses
13Enter Sandman - Metallica
14Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
15All Star - Smash Mouth
16Wonderwall - Oasis
17Basket Case - Green Day
18What I Like About You - The Romantics
19No Rain - Blind Melon
20Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
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Top Remixes

1. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
2. Cryin' Like a Bitch - Godsmack
3. Jeremy - Pearl Jam
htoutlaws2012
1. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
2. Creep - Radiohead
3. Aerials - System of a Down
NuMetalManiak
1. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
2. Last Resort - Papa Roach
3. Jeremy - Pearl Jam
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