Greatest Classic Rock Songs


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241 Come Together - The Beatles

This song is classic & legendary. Why is it near 300? - maarilynmaanson

242 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
243 You Really Got Me - Van Halen
244 Big Generator - Yes
245 Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison V 1 Comment
246 Peace of Mind - Boston

Why is this amazing song not up there?!?

247 My Generation - The Who

First bass guitar solo. Some of the first use of feedback. Two chord guitar playing. Roger Daltrey's stutter. Keith Moon's crazy drumming. Rebellious lyrics. This song is more important than 95% of the songs above it.

The best opening, the best lyrics, the best bass fill, the best drumming, the best vocals.

The best 2 minute song ever

248 Detroit Rock City - Kiss

Yeah... Seems pretty good to me! How bout yourself?

The solo is amazing it sounds so good

Good comeback song, classic movie!


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249 Down Down - Status Quo
250 All Right Now - Free

One of the greatest guitar riffs.

Easily top ten, simple yet unique, great song, terrific chords, why top ten? look around when its played, everybody is tapping a foot or bobbin their head.

251 Search and Destroy - Iggy Pop and the Stooges
252 With a Little Help from My Friends - Joe Cocker

It's hard to improve on the Beatles, but there is absolutely nothing else that sounds like this song...pure genius arrangement by Cocker.

This is a proper rock song when done by Cocker, too low on the list.

253 Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
254 Let There Be Rock - AC/DC

The live version is way too epic, it made me fall in love with acdc and Angus.

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255 Thriller - Michael Jackson

I'm not much for Michael Jackson, but I love this song. It's a good song, it's got a nice beat and a really cool voice-over by horror legend Vincent Price.

Not a Michael Jackson fan at all but I have to admit

256 Heroin - The Velvet Underground
257 Bad Company - Bad Company

One of my favorites, so it gets my vote!

Great musicals, just plain out great song

258 Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac
259 Rod Stewart - Young Turks
260 Blackbird - Alter Bridge

The best rock song in the 21st century for sure, amazing vocals by myles kennedy and the solo is perfect, alter bridge is the new zeppelin in my opinion

The best song to come out of the rock genre in the 21st century. The fact I have to add this myself makes me sad.

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