Top Ten Classic Rock/Metal Songs that Were Way Ahead of Their Time

The Top Ten

1 Telstar - The Tornados

Pure Space Rock in 1962

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2 I Put a Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Shock Rock in 1956

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3 Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles UListen to Sample
4 Caledonia - Cromagnon UListen to Sample
5 I Wanna Be Your Dog - Stooges

Sounds like a New Wave song in 1969

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6 She's Lost Control - Joy Division UListen to Sample
7 Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane UListen to Sample
8 Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds UListen to Sample
9 Rumble - Link Wray

Early Distortion

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10 Misirlou - Dick Dale UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 April - Deep Purple

1969. A song that is over 12 minutes long, classically inspired, progressive, and with a real symphonic orchestra. Currently there are such things in symphonic metal. Metallica played with a symphonic orchestra 30 years later (S&M). - Metal_Treasure

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12 Helter Skelter - The Beatles

One of the first metal songs. - Honor_Thy_Father

There's nothing in this song that would be ahead its time...

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13 Ride the Sky - Lucifer's Friend UListen to Sample
14 Don't Stop Believing - Journey

There's nothing in this song that would be ahead its time...

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15 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

There's nothing in this song that would be ahead its time...

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16 Highway Star - Deep Purple

Was one of the fastest songs of that decade. - Userguy44

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