Greatest Long Rock Songs in History

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81 Thick As a Brick - Jethro Tull

Nope, Passion Play by Jethro Tull is longer but less well known.

I think this is the longest rock song? Am I right?

82 Green Grass & High Tides - The Outlaws

This song should be in the top 10

Shocked it's not in the top 25 or 30

Great song indeed

83 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold

Really great song with a very dark story.

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84 Close to the Edge - Yes

18 minutes of pure Yes. Sliding guitar, wailing synths, brilliant composition. The entire band works in sync.

85 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden

This definitely deserves to be on the list,it's an excellent piece that turns a literal event into a metaphor for the british empire

Amazing journey of a song. Powerful and emotional at the same time, carrying out it’s majesty through a 15 minute duration. Long but worth it.

86 Moon and the Memories - D'erlanger
87 Liar - Queen
88 The March of the Black Queen - Queen
89 Paradise by the Dashboard Lights - Meatloaf

Shocked someone hadn't already listed this great classic

Great classic and still strong even today!

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90 I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Creedence Clearwater Revival


91 Tarkus - Emerson Lake & Palmer

This is without a doubt the greatest song ever recorded. The changing time signatures, the technicality in performing it, and the sheer epic nature to it. Keith Emerson, as always, kills it on the keys, while Greg Lake's warm vocals keep the song in a beautiful flow. Carl Palmer's percussion is quite brilliant as well. How several Guns n' Roses songs got voted higher than this is beyond me.

92 You Suffer - Napalm Death

Why isn't this #1

It's SO long

93 Exist - Avenged Sevenfold
94 Finale - L'arc~en~Ciel
95 Ain't Afraid to Die - Dir En Grey
96 White Feathers - L'Arc~en~Ciel
97 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater
98 Twilight Zone - Golden Earring

Reason not needed for this head jamming classic

99 Get Ready - Rare Earth
100 Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet
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