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

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2 We Will Rock You - Queen UListen to Sample
3 Barracuda - Heart

It would sound terrific with deeper vocals.

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

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

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

It would be a badass speed metal song :D

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10 Revolution - The Beatles

Would be a great speed metal song

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The Contenders

11 Strychnine - Sonics

Sounds good as a thrash metal song

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

A little bit heavier, and close enough to doom metal

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14 Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd

Voivod already did this. - Rambles

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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.

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16 Let It Be - The Beatles UListen to Sample
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

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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

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

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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

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25 Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy UListen to Sample
26 I Can See for Miles - The Who UListen to Sample
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

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

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

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40 Iron Man - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
41 Changes - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
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