Best Songs About Rock 'n' Roll

Any song, rock or otherwise, that talks, screams, gyrates or in any way comments on the genre of Rock 'n' Roll.

The Top Ten

1 Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin

Been a long time since I...

2 Guitars and a screamin' lead singer. What else could you want. Direct and rockin' -

The best “Rock & Roll” song ever!

Plain out rock and roll at the core

Its been a long time

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2 I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

The Best. Soundtrack of my life.


Probably the best song of 1982 - Ajkloth

3 We Will Rock You - Queen

It's amazing. Queen is the best group of all time!

Classic rocker from one of the best-selling groups of all time.

He says: we will rock you. Does exactly that.

I'm too sexy for my shirt

4 Rock and Roll All Nite - KISS

And party everyday

One of the only bands on this list that is still rocking out in arenas today. Rock and Roll all Night is the anthem to all partys anywhere

kiss rocks

5 It's A Long Way To The Top - AC/DC

Anthemic from start to finish and pure rock brilliance to put bagpipes right along side the instrument of rock 'n roll. It crunches and it soars while still remaining true to rock n roll roots. -

GREAT! I love AC/DC. I love the bagpipes in this song also. Awesome!

Any rock song that has a bagpipe solo is awesome.

This is the first good rock song with bagpipes, and its one of my favorites now

6 I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister

great song

I listen to & watching youtube I fall in love dnee sinder of twisted sister I like his songs so much

7 Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry

Chuck started it all and the Beatles covered it nicely. -

8 Takin' Care of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
9 Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger

Super! Super! Super!

It's just a great happy rock n roll song that makes everyone want to clap, dance, and sing along with it. It's got a wonderful beat and tune.

10 Let There Be Rock - AC/DC

Love this song. Its my favorite of all AC/DC songs - Danielsun182

The Contenders

11 American Pie - Don McLean

Though "coded" in most cases, this song mentions The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Dylan, The Stones, Chuck Berry, Janis Joplin, The Byrds, Alan Freed, Phil Spector, of course Buddy Holly, and several more.

12 Rock N' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution - AC/DC

This is a great song... And ac/dc are the gods of rock n roll.. !

13 Rock You Like a Hurricane - The Scorpions

The best for me

14 Detroit Rock City - Kiss
15 Kids Wanna Rock - Bryan Adams
16 Rockin' in the Free World - Neil Young
17 For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) - AC/DC
18 It's Only Rock 'N' Roll - The Rolling Stones

But I like ithah...

The playfulness that Jagger puts into the vocals is almost contradictory to Rock yet along side the 2 guitar attack and rhythm section of Watts and Wyman this song say loud and clear... I like it tah... -

Wicked vocals, fun song

19 So You Want to Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star - The Byrds

Talks about the sacrifices one must make to become a rock star. One of the first songs to do so. - Gg2000

Petty does a nice live cover of this classic song. -

20 Rock 'n' Roll Children - Dio

This needs to be higher - Seventies-Music-Fan

21 Tom Sawyer - Rush
22 Rock Rock Till You Drop - Def Leppard

This anthem deserves recognition for kickstarting the Pyromania album, one of the best rock albums ever recorded, with an absolute anthem such as this. Awesome song!

23 Long Live Rock 'N Roll - Rainbow

I was hoping this song would be on here. Long Live Rainbow! - Userguy44

Absolute hammer of a song!

24 Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
25 Rockin' All Over the World - Status Quo
26 Cum On Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
27 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits

Talkin' 'bout perceptions. So easy to be a musician. Ask anyone...

Why is it that whenever a song is sung in First Person, and it APPEARS it is the opinion of the singer or writer, there is a lot of controversy? This one and 'Short People' by Randy Newman got a lot of flack for its content. Both are about prejudice as seen from the bigot's view. -

This is one of the greatest songs ever...
"We got to install microwave ovens.
Custom kitchen deliveries,
We've got to move these Refrigerators.
We've gotta move these color T.V. 's! "
Gotta love it.

28 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Nothing in American Music will ever surpass southern rock!

29 Play Guitar - John Mellencamp

He says it direct, "Forgit all that macho s*** and learn how to play guitar". He could not have written a more basic rock 'n' roll song than this one. Mellencamp even injects a bit of the 'ole garage band into the piece. I never git tired of listening to this one. Lotsa fun. -

30 Rock 'n' Roll High School - The Ramones
31 Rockaway Beach - The Ramones
32 Thunderstruck - AC/DC
33 Truckin' - Grateful Dead

Probably the reason the Dead let their fans video tape and tape record their music/shows is that no one would have remembered them unless they were archived somehow. Ah, to have been there...or was I? -

34 Beelzeboss - Tenacious D
35 Rock N Roll N***** - Patti Smith Group
36 Rock and Roll Band - Boston
37 Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival
38 Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

Great song about the troubles of making a record... Great song, Anyone who says otherwise is crazy.

39 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
40 Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
41 Round and Round - Ratt
42 Cherry Pie - Warrant
43 Aqualung - Jethro Tull
44 Rock' N' Roll - Skrillex
45 Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets

First record I had & still the best.

46 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll - Ian Dury and the Blockheads

Lotsa of fun (like rock and roll), sounds dirty (like rock 'n' roll), makes fun of and is rock 'n' roll. -

47 A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy - The Kinks

Always expect Ray Davies to serve up something different when commenting on any subject. Not back beat here, just a good solid song. -

48 There's Only One Way to Rock - Sammy Hagar
49 I Was a Punk Before You Were a Punk - The Tubes

A funny song from THE Rock Satirists whose stage show was intense, sexy, sensual (especially with Re Styles) and with an acrid taste to it. This song from their live album, "What Do You Want From Live" gores all the punks who were basically low-lifes that burned out quickly (i.e., no talent and lots of personal problems). Skewered and served up with relish. -

50 Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? - The Ramones

Rock music doesn't deserve to be generic, don't you agree?

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Top Remixes

1. Takin' Care of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
2. Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
3. We Will Rock You - Queen
1. I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
2. Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
3. Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry
1. I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
2. We Will Rock You - Queen
3. American Pie - Don McLean


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