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.

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21 Rockin' All Over the World - Status Quo
22 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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23 Long Live Rock 'N Roll - Rainbow

Absolute hammer of a song!

24 Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
25 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? -

26 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. -

27 Beelzeboss - Tenacious D
28 Rock 'n' Roll High School - The Ramones
29 Rockaway Beach - The Ramones
30 Rock and Roll Band - Boston
31 Thunderstruck - AC/DC
32 Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival
33 Round and Round - Ratt
34 Aqualung - Jethro Tull
35 Rock' N' Roll - Skrillex
36 Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets

First record I had & still the best.

37 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. -

38 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. -

39 There's Only One Way to Rock - Sammy Hagar
40 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. -

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