Greatest Classic Rock Songs


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241 It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll) - AC/DC

Guitars AND Bagpipes, the song that started it all

By FAR the greatest rock song of all time. It is a discrace to have it even out of the top 5. - dburt

242 (I Just) Died in Your Arms - Cutting Crew

This song is what I'll call the most criminally underrated song in the history of humankind. Look at the position its in - 286. God! People, if you haven't tried out this song yet, I recommend you do. I'll assure you that you'll love it. It has such a tune, it could change my whole attitude. Rock can create magical stuff and this has to be the best of it. - SytachiRed

Awesome song with great tune! As old as it is, it still rocks!

243 Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees

I like the funk, but the vocals give me heartburn - ryanrimmel

244 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles

Harrison & Clapton at their best!

Okay. How the hell is this beautiful song so low? - maarilynmaanson

I think it should be in the top the Beatles are great but when mark knofler,eric clapton,prince and tom petty was amazing

245 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

246 Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
247 Come Together - The Beatles

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

248 You Really Got Me - Van Halen
249 Big Generator - Yes
250 Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison V 1 Comment
251 Peace of Mind - Boston

Why is this amazing song not up there?!?

252 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

253 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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254 Down Down - Status Quo
255 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.

256 Search and Destroy - Iggy Pop and the Stooges
257 Janie's Got a Gun - Aerosmith

Just love listening to this song!

Addictive, why so low?

258 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.

259 Stone Me Into the Groove - Atomic Swing

Many of you people that go all the way down the list are looking for something new. Well now you have it. An underground song from an underground band from an underground music scene is Sweden. The point is... THAT THIS SONG ROCKS! I'm not joking, as it has a perfect blend of everything, from Psychedelia to Glam to Grunge to Zappa to Pop to Folk and back to Psychedelia... plus many more on the way. This is also not their only good song, as others, such as the Flasher are also great, but either way, check this song out! You won't be disappointed!

260 Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
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