Best Songs About Rock 'n' Roll

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21 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits 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. -

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22 Long Live Rock 'n Roll - Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n Roll - Rainbow V 1 Comment
23 American Pie - Don McLean 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.

24 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? -

25 Play Guitar - John Mellencamp 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. -

26 Beelzeboss - Tenacious D Beelzeboss - Tenacious D
27 Rock 'n' Roll High School - The Ramones Rock 'n' Roll High School - The Ramones
28 Thunderstruck - AC/DC Thunderstruck - AC/DC
29 Round and Round - Ratt Round and Round - Ratt
30 Rock' N' Roll - Skrillex Rock' N' Roll - Skrillex
31 There's Only One Way to Rock - Sammy Hagar There's Only One Way to Rock - Sammy Hagar
32 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. -

33 Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
34 Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? - The Ramones Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? - The Ramones

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

35 Rockaway Beach - The Ramones Rockaway Beach - The Ramones
36 Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool
37 Rock N Roll N***** - Patti Smith Group Rock N Roll N***** - Patti Smith Group
38 Rock and Roll Band - Boston Rock and Roll Band - Boston
39 Forever - Skid Row Forever - Skid Row
40 Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
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