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

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

It would sound terrific with deeper vocals.

4 Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd
5 Easy Livin' - Uriah Heep
6 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
7 Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
8 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
9 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

It would be a badass speed metal song :D

Judas priest did a good job on covering this! 🤘 - ShahryRKnoT

10 Revolution - The Beatles

Would be a great speed metal song

The Contenders

11 Strychnine - Sonics

Sounds good as a thrash metal song

12 I Want It All - Queen
13 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin

A little bit heavier, and close enough to doom metal

14 Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd

Voivod already did this. - Rambles

15 Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen

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

Sodom released a cover of it.

16 Let It Be - The Beatles
17 Tales of Brave Ulysses - Cream

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

Trouble already did this. - Rambles

18 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

19 Papa Oom Mow Mow - The Rivingtons
20 Baba O'Riley - The Who
21 (Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
22 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
23 The Trial - Pink Floyd

I would easily imagine certain metal bands playing this song - versions with some more metal elements by bands like Avantasia, Savatage, Blind Guardian, Dream Theater. - Metal_Treasure

24 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

I don't really think that it could become a metal song. A really old pop song maybe but not a metal song. - Anonymousxcxc

25 Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy
26 I Can See for Miles - The Who
27 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

Green Day fans like to annoy me or what? -.- This song is one of what I could considered to worst!

Since when this song became classic? - zxm

I don't know. I like the song but it's too young to be considered a classic. - Anonymousxcxc

Zxm sorry, I'm really not into modern rock music... may you noticed rest of my lists about older rock/metal songs, somewhy I don't really like the stuff that were released after the '80s

28 Space Oddity - David Bowie
29 Bicycle Race - Queen
30 More Than a Feeling - Boston
31 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
32 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
33 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) - Journey
34 Cold as Ice - Foreigner
35 Photograph - Nickelback
36 Mistral Wind - Heart
37 Career of Evil - Blue Oyster Cult
38 Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
39 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

This was hard Rock and it would sound good if it was turned into metal

40 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
41 Changes - Black Sabbath
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