Greatest Classic Rock Songs


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41 Yesterday - The Beatles Yesterday - The Beatles

One of the best song ever and the best by THE Beatles!

How does one wright such a meaningful song at such a young age?

Maybe not rock, but this song have beautiful melodies

This is the most covered song in history. There are over three thousand versions in more than a hundred different languages. Can you say that about any ACDC song?

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42 Somebody to Love - Queen Somebody to Love - Queen

One of my favourate songs by Queen, it is always in my playlists.

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43 Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

This song should be in the top 10. It is a rock classic, without this song and without chuck where would rock be today.

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44 The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

This should be on the list a really great song -

Always been a great song and still is

Great song and excellent singing!

This should be on the top 20. Eric Burdon nailed the vocals. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

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45 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

The fact that this masterpiece isn't even in the top 10 shows what is wrong with modern era

The boss is up there with Dylan and Lennon. This is his best song and best album. Top ten worthy.

Not Bruce's best but his most popular Should be number one

Just One competitor... Thunder Road

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46 La Villa Strangiato - Rush La Villa Strangiato - Rush

Head and shoulders above anything the Beatles wrote. I'll just let that sink in. For one, this is a 10 minute long INSTRUMENTAL! Most instrumentals don't keep me entertained for a couple of minutes. The drum track is harder than Tom Sawyer and YYZ combined. I can say to some of my friends, "Hey, you can play YYZ, but can you really play La Villa Strangiato? " The guitar performance is one of the best ever, by the most underrated guitarist ever, Alex Lifeson. The bass, as always when we are talking about Geddy Lee, is amazing.

This song is ' masterpiece. Rush COULD NOT HAVE DONE BETTER to make this song more dynamic. The high-hat, snare and kick drum rhythm shows that Neil Peart can do more with only a four piece kit (although he definitely had a bigger set-up) than most drummers can with an eight piece with 12 zildjian cymbals. Alex Lifeson brings this song to life with intense soloing backed by an elite rhythm section. I'm not even that huge of a Rush fan but I think this piece is incredible. Should be way higher.

Rush are the rock gods, they deserve a category of their own

This song is better than any rock song I've ever heard.

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47 All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

How can you turn a brilliant Dylan song into something that is a work of art in its own right?

Others have tried, but not like this - ever!

This Song was not expected to be in the 70s... it should be in the top 20s...

I am officially out! I give up! #98? Really? You must be kidding me. Again, easily Top-20 or 25 (at minimum)! Come on people!

So much better than all but one or two songs listed ahead of it.

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48 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

The catchiest song ever. Sounds greatly I cream myself every time I hear this song.

The best southern rock song ever written

Sorry, this song got played to death and it makes me vomit. But honestly I was never that nuts about it. Skynyrd has many better songs...

Why can't there be more songs like this? Whenever I think of classic rock, I think of this song. One of my favorites.

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49 Slow Ride - Foghat Slow Ride - Foghat

Great classic. One of the staples of the generation and a great song to drive to

Slow ride should be in top 5. It's pure rock and roll, an epic sex and guitar journey.

You would think slow ride would be in top 50

50 Hold the Line - Toto Hold the Line - Toto
51 Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 1 - Pink Floyd Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 1 - Pink Floyd

Of course 'The Final Countdown' by Europe beat this out. Really?

A song which defined an era. Should be way up in the list

This should be top 10, awesome track that grabs me as soon as it starts

Why is this song so low?

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52 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
53 Piano Man - Billy Joel Piano Man - Billy Joel

Amazing song. One of my favorites ever

A great song! Should be higher on the list for sure

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54 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

Love it! One of the best songs ever...

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55 Photograph - Def Leppard

Shares joy, emotion and a canorous song, that makes me wanna leave the ground.

The best band ever... I love definitely leppard

Best band ever, nothing less of that.

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56 Going to California - Led Zeppelin

12 string song of glory! This song is soft and so good

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57 Night Moves - Bob Seger Night Moves - Bob Seger

Nice to see Seger here. Man, he is a good and, I think, under appreciated songwriter. His songs have been covered by everyone from Metallica to Sheena Easton, and he himself has a great voice and backup band. One of the great performers of his generation.

Well written song that most all age groups can enjoy. Everyone has their own opinions & I respect all but Seger is ONE of the great singer/song writers of all time.

58 Echoes - Pink Floyd Echoes - Pink Floyd
59 Surrender - Cheap Trick Surrender - Cheap Trick

Mommy's all right! daddy's all right! They just seem a little weird!

You can NOT get tired of this song. - FearlessFreep

You can never get tired of this song.

60 Help! - The Beatles Help! - The Beatles

The stereo version of this song is Amazing unlike the stage version, so just give it a try.

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