Best Rock Songs


The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

5 songs in one

Close call with stairway, but this is three wonderful songs in one

Just killed a man words in front of the essence of perfection

2 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Best in history, most famous and well known by everyone.
This song made all-in-all music history.

I like this list. Many people do not agree with a few songs near the top. To me that means that this list displays the varying opinions of what "good rock" is. Personally, I don't think Numb should be no. 2 (I like other Linkin Park songs better) but I think that it proves that there is much variety in this genre. I agree with the popular opinion that Stairway to Heaven is the best rock song ever. It is an interesting song. It is lengthy, and of very good quality.

Keep this where it deserves to be! the top

Greatest ever, bar none.

3 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Best rock song of all time Bohemian Rhapsody is pop/opera/ with a little bit of rock at the end love both songs though

Shaped a generation

I thought this was metal.

Changed the 90s and history of RnR

4 Second Time Around - Blue Cheer

There's been greater.

Are you kidding me! I can take neutral and negative things of Blue Cheer. I was replying to your comment because I do not want more people to not try Blue Cheer because of comments like yours. So, I am trying to leave good comments about Blue Cheer and reply to comments like yours. I wanted to do something for music. What is the since of talking about music or any music artist if I cannot reply to comments!

Wow! - zxm

5 Numb - Linkin Park

I'm a die hard fan of Linkin Park


I downloaded this song because it was in the high places of this ranking. I tried to like it, but after several times I heard it I could not stand it and I had to delete it. This song and Linkin Park in general is very overrated. - juanjaramillom

Wow, I just voted for this song and it suddenly went to the top place. Aside from that, this song is amazing. Linkin Park never really came to do this sort of music again after 'Meteora'. Because of this I seriously considered voting for Evanescence' 'Bring Me To Life', but then I remembered that the same thing happened to them. Ben Moody left and the music changed. I think the music industry has died; that might seem harsh, but I haven't found music from after 2007 that I really enjoyed.

6 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

Guns n roses being one of the best ever, this is one of ther're best songs

Classic Guns N' Roses song, amazing guitar work

Has been one of my favorites for almost 12 years now. Anyway how is Nickelback ANYWHERE NEAR the top 10? How is it anywhere near the top 1000 for that matter? One of the most disappointing bands ever compared to its popularity. Amazed to see that one of their songs has over 100 mil views. Just doesn't compare to the hits.

From Slash's brilliant riffs to Axl's voice and lyrics... This song deserver to be top.

7 Back In Black - AC/DC


AC/DC is such a inspirational band and has pumped out many great hits, including back in black and I think this song has the potential to be the #1rock song of all time!

This song is sick but I think the best rock song is bat out of hell by meatloaf it has to be the most epic song of all time in my opinion

They rock long life ACDC

8 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

Just 'cause this isn't a classic doesn't mean it's worse than those in the top 10.

Best song ever - crazysonicfan7

I wish somewhere a bear will find me!
Don't worry, he doesn't actually say that.

Not just the best rock but also the best song ever! It received two grammys and several other awards. Green Day is the best band too!
Greetings from India!


9 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

How it's not on the top?...

Looking at the list and finding Comfortably Numb at 19, I find this list irrelevant.

Shorter but impressive 1st solo, but truly UNBELIEVABLE outro solo!

Why is this not in the top 5?

10 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

That solo...... CLASS

The Contenders

11 Tom Sawyer - Rush

Rush is the best.

, stupidly aazingly incredible drum rolls, how is it not at least 3?

' great song, but 2112 should be first in this list, nothing tops that one.


12 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

Better than welcome to the jungle

Favorite rock song, well I don't know if monster by skillet is rock but whatever

Really? What I just lost faith to humanity

This song is awesome!

13 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

Iconic bass line and riff. Legendary song.

14 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

For me...greatest song ever. I'm 13 yrs old HATE today's music with a passion. Back then you didn't need auto tune to make great songs. This proves that point, especially when he says "YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE?!? YOU IN THE JUNGLE BABY, YOU GONNA DIEEE! " Axl rose is a badass frontman and Guns n Roses are one of the greatest bands of all time

This song is very great, but it seems a little bit overrated!

This is the best

Wow really numb on #2
Dude listen to this song and you'll know what 80s rock is

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15 King Nothing - Metallica

Metallica is my favorite band and this is their best song. Although not all thrash metal is good (although a lot of it is), this makes you wonder how this kind of music could be BAD! ) - jhismyname

16 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

I love this song because of the nice guitar riffs and great lyrics

17 Hey Jude - Beatles

Good Song but this is not rock.This is Classical Music.Or kind of Acoustic Pop - SuperBABY

At least should be above stairway to heaven.
Beatles are the best. Ha

18 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

This song is amazing! With its blood-chilling intro that picks up and gets extremely heavy and awesome. Not to mention the clever melodic uses in Ben's voice with the well thought out drum and guitar parts, this song mixes together all that is good in rock. In fact, Breaking Benjamin does that with pretty much all of their songs. Just because they're not from the 80s doesn't mean they aren't one of the best bands ever

You know what
I don't know this song but I've just hear it and loved it and I'm downloading it
Any song who leave an impression from the first time need to be the winner
And here is your winner
This song is cool guys seriously

This song made a CRAZY success and made BB Hollywood Stars!

This song has changed the world and caused music chaos!
Breaking Benjamin are truly underrated, this song is a BLAST!

19 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Black dog is the best song ever and Led Zeppelin is the best band ever! - Awesomelionking

20 One - Metallica

Best tune ever!

Best guitar solo ever, such meanigful and beautiful lyrics - Disturbedpotato

Best at everything.. Guitar,drum,bass,aransement. The best song I've ever heard

21 Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace

So good song should be higher

22 Hotel California - Eagles

Bring Me to Life in the top 10 over this amazing song? God some peopleā€¦

No. 16? Nah. This deserves to be among the top 5. Just listen to the song and you will know why.

A addictive and mesmerizing songs. Metaphorical lyrics, and one of the best riffs I ve heard. Deserves to be at the top

23 Enter Sandman - Metallica

If you are talking about best rock song these one is the king of rock songs Metallicas greatest creation guitar and drums are amazing..

Not only is this a classic song but it also has the best lyrics

24 Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
25 How You Remind Me - Nickelback

This song is just AWESOME! How is this not in the top 5. Numb? Come on guys? If someone had some real sense of music, they would put this song on the TOP!
Awesome lyrics and great music, this song has everything in it!

Now, it's not like me to say sorry, but you know, now I'm waiting on a different story.
You'd seriously better know what that meant, or else!

Cool song, it gives you an other view of the world
You know what I mean!

Love nickleback

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26 Basket Case - Green Day
27 Baba O'Riley - The Who

It's a classic and deserves to be higher up on this list

It should be a lot higher!

28 Master of Puppets - Metallica

Must probably be my favorite Metallica song, and NOT just because it's popular. - LeiaSkywalker

This isn't rock, I love this song but its heavy metal!

master of puppets is best song ever and metallica is best band ever

WOW. Nirvana's good but Metallica's better. They are just epic mon!

29 We are the Champions - Queen

Does anyone not know this song, it's the most famous song from the most famous band!
Queen are always in my head and in my sleep, I can't escape this awesome band!

30 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park

Linkin park is one of the best bands this song has to be higher

31 Crazy Train - Black Sabbath

Not by Black Sabbath


32 We Will Rock You - Queen

One of the best songs of Queen. No, one of the best songs of rock history! - Disturbedpotato

33 Rock and Roll All Nite - Kiss

Read this list and you'll see how much people know about rock, putting this song at 31. Seriously this song rocks

34 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

The best riff in the world! One of the best rock songs ever made! Should be top 10

35 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

Just.. A Piece Of Art.. Don't Know Why Isn't On Tens.. But This Is The Most Epic Song Of AX7

Just, Boss

36 Highway To Hell - AC/DC

Highway to Hell Is much better than Linkin Park! Linkin Park isn't even rock - Disturbedpotato

37 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

An amazing song with the best ever drum solo

A song worth the name

38 Child in Time - Deep Purple
39 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

I am more into metal and harder stuff. But if you stick to rock, I think this song is the right choice to be at least in the top ten list. It has every vibe a good rock song needs and it is unnecessary to write all this down, simply listen to it, but I doubt anyone hasn't yet.

40 American Idiot - Green Day

This song is 55? Deserves to be first

I don't wanna be an American idiot!

41 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
42 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
43 Panama - Van Halen

Van Halen is the best band ever! And Panama is the best song ever! You do the math

44 Blow Me Away - Breaking Benjamin
45 Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones

Definitely one of the best rock songs of all time. Without a doubt by one of if not the greatest rock band of all time.

46 Stargazer - Rainbow
47 Don't Stop Me Now - Queen Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

My favorite song ever! First song I heard by Queen! Also in Shawn of the Dead!

48 The Last Night (Skillet)
49 Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
50 When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
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