Greatest Classic Rock Songs


The Contenders: Page 14

261 Danny's Song - Loggins & Messina

What a powerful ballad. I simple song singing about the birth of his son.

LOVE this song...

262 Pink Houses - John Mellencamp

About time this showed up!

263 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.

264 The Downeaster 'alexa' - Billy Joel
265 Search and Destroy - Iggy Pop and the Stooges
266 Raw Power - Iggy Pop and the Stooges

Raw power can destroy a man!

V 1 Comment
267 I Against I - Bad Brains
268 Big Take Over - Bad Brains
269 The Pusher - Steppenwolf
270 Long Train Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers
271 Kingston Town - UB40
272 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.

273 Rock of Ages - Def Leppard

I'm twelve but I'm a huge fan of classic rock and this is the best song fron that era!

V 1 Comment
274 Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones
275 Renegade - Styx V 1 Comment
276 Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent

Hard rocking balls to the wall song that should be in the top ten.

277 Sunshine of Your Love - Cream

This song's heavy psychedelic riff got me into rock music when I was a child. It also got me into this band. This song was ahead of its time, being released in May of 1967. This band, especially this song, influenced heavy metal bands, such as Black Sabbath and Deep Purple.

What is wrong with this list?!?! This song has one of the most killer and badass riffs in music history and is creams best song. Why is this so low. This should be in the top 20 for sure.

278 Close to the Edge - Yes V 3 Comments
279 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!

280 Rock Candy - Montrose

Is there any classic guitar riff that has the thunder and grit of Rock Candy? Read the Sammy Hagar bio - despite all those tremendous years with Van Halen and as a solo artist, when other Hall of Fame rockers jam with Sammy, he says they all ask to play ROCK CANDY first! Montrose was too short lived as a band, but one of the greatest and most underrated bands of all time!

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top Ten Most Overplayed Classic Rock Songs Most Overrated Classic Rock Songs Most Overlooked Classic Rock Songs Greatest Classic Rock Songs by Great Bands Top Ten Songs to Get You Into Classic Rock

List StatsUpdated 23 Jul 2017

20,000 votes
512 listings
9 years, 333 days old

Top Remixes (78)

1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. We Will Rock You - Queen
3. Let It Be - The Beatles
1. Hotel California - The Eagles
2. Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
3. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
1. Song for America - Kansas
2. Time - Pink Floyd
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

View All 78


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.