Greatest Classic Rock Songs


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41 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

Imagine is absolutely a rock song. That's John Lennon's genre. Just because you don't have to turn the amps up full blast to play it doesn't mean anything. Yes, there are slow rock songs.

What idiot made this list? Imagine is a rock song now apparently -_-. Also, how did Barracuda make it that high. Yea it has a nice riff, but the solo is HORRIBLE!

"Maybe, it's not to late, to learn how to love, and forget how to hate." This song should represent all hard rock / metal in the top ten.

You wanna make a rock list? Okay... at least put the cover song of the Grandfather of rock and roll on the list.

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42 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 deserves so much higher. - maarilynmaanson

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43 Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard

Perfection! "Pour some sugar on me in the name of love" why odes this song not get more recognition! The guitar, lyrics, the whole feel... Its genius and should be in the top 10

The best rock song I have ever heard! The guitar and lyrics is amazing! This song should be known more!

Totally should NOT be 80! I have no idea what you are on, no offense. this list is ridiculous!

Ok really this is getting quite REDICULOUS I don't know anyone who does not like this song

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44 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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45 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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46 Somebody to Love - Queen

How isn't this in at least the top 20? I love "Bohemian Rhapsody" so much, but this one can't be at 44. - maarilynmaanson

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

I like king

47 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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48 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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49 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

Did you know the lead singer is John Williams' son?
(Composer of the music for Star Wars.)

51 Jump - Van Halen

Amazing song that defines rock music!

52 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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53 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
54 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.

Another great song

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56 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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57 Going to California - Led Zeppelin

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

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58 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.

59 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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60 The Final Countdown - Europe

Needs to be WAY higher up! One of the most iconic themes ever made in the history of mankind. Easily deserves a top 5 spot. In my opinion, it is the most recognizable rock song made.

This should be top 5, no doubt! Incredible solo, incredibly historical, incredible premise. In my opinion, it is like a sung future. Also, Eye of the Tiger by Survivor should be up in top 5.

Come on it should at least be in the top ten, I mean it has a cool beat awesome music video, and great band too

This song gets me fired up, although it's a cheesy song, it's a classic and I Love it.

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