Top Ten Classic Rock Songs that Would Sound Good as a Metal Song

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The Top Ten

1 Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

This is the only song on the original remix I would agree with.
For this list we need songs with less Rock N Roll, blues and pop. And we need songs with more classical influences. I would try some songs by bands like Queen, Uriah Heep, Heart and Pink Floyd. - Metal_Treasure

2 We Will Rock You - Queen
3 Barracuda - Heart

This song is almost metal and it will be easy to modify it a little bit. - Metal_Treasure

4 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
5 Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd

The Korn Cover Is A Metal Version - Du

6 Revolution - The Beatles

Would be a great speed metal song - somekindofaguy

7 Easy Livin' - Uriah Heep
8 Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry

This song could never ever become a metal song as there's too much RNR. It's a big mistake to think that you can take any song and by playing it faster and louder you get metal. Songs with too much blues (Led Zeppelin), pop (The Beatles), RNR (Chuck Berry) can't be turned into metal easy because you have to remove many things and add many other things. The result would be a completely different song so you may not recognise the original. - Metal_Treasure

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9 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen V 1 Comment
10 Strychnine - Sonics

Sounds good as a thrash metal song - somekindofaguy

The Newcomers

? I Want It All - Queen

The Contenders

11 Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
12 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin

A little bit heavier, and close enough to doom metal - somekindofaguy

13 Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen

Changing a little bit with the lyrics and the vocals, and this would be a fine death metal song - somekindofaguy

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14 Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd
15 Tales of Brave Ulysses - Cream

The lyrics and a speedy riff would easily change into a power metal song - somekindofaguy

16 Let It Be - The Beatles
17 Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Yes, there is a similar song (riffs) to this song. That has same picking/strumming style. But that song was played on low E. That was the benefit for it. It's "You've Got Another Thing Comin' " by Judas Priest. - zxm

18 Papa Oom Mow Mow - The Rivingtons
19 Baba O'Riley - The Who

This is song is fine how it is... but okay - Lucretia

20 (Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
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Top Remixes

1. We Will Rock You - Queen
2. Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
3. Let It Be - The Beatles
zxm
1. We Will Rock You - Queen
2. Barracuda - Heart
3. Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Metal_Treasure
1. Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
2. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
3. Revolution - The Beatles
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