Greatest Classic Rock Songs

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61 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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62 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.

63 Help! - The Beatles

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

64 White Room - Cream

I kind of like Clapton when he's mellow and bluesy. White Room is an awesome song, though.

Eric Clapton was better before he went all mellow with Layla. His craziest guitar is on this track by Cream.

This needs more votes! Bloody brilliant number!

The source of inspiration for many groups that followed

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65 (Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

Classic! Classic! Classic! You can t denied it... I am a fan of classic rock and this is by far one of the best ever in the genre. I think the name of the band doesn t help people to remember it.

Guys just listen to this song and aim sure you all will change your opinion.. This song deserves to be in top 5 position...

This song is simply perfect and beautiful. Timeless classic. Top classic rock song in my opinion.

This song hurts my head

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66 Know Your Enemy - Green Day

Know Your Enemy isn't classic, but Green Day has written many songs that are. Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Good Riddance, Jesus of Suburbia, Longview, Wake Me Up When September Ends, 21Guns, etc

Know Your Enemy? It's a great song but its not classic

I feel like this list should be a list for classic rock'n'roll bands that have really went all out for a certain song, Green Day isn't really a legendary band. Even their fans know that, I don't feel like this song should be on the list because Green Day isn't a really great band.

Full of energy...

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67 American Pie - Don McLean

I can't think of a song with a better crafted set of lyrics

How in the world is this only 69? This song is great, I've rare to met someone who doesn't love this song. Most of my friends and I can quote all of the lyrics.

I seriously can't understand

A sad song about the death of america, but a beautiful one. And due to its accuracy about the death of my beloved country it's my favorite song,

It's not a bad song. It's the history of rock n roll up until the 70's seen through the eyes of a regular man

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68 Any Way You Want It - Journey

This is on my top 3 list of Journey songs. The fact that it's very overdone doesn't change the fact that it's awesome

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69 Dreams - Van Halen
70 Dogs - Pink Floyd

The best song ever. This along with echoes kills stairway to heaven.

The rhythm transitions and the solos are marvelous; plus the lyrics are profound.. Long live Pink Floyd

Best song so epic pink Floyd is a overall phenominal band

best

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71 Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Just one of my favorites. A lot of feeling in this song and we all have some memories of role models in our life that influenced us...

This song is powerful. This should be so much higher. Though I prefer Shinedown's cover of this song, it is impossible to deny the beauty of this song. - maarilynmaanson

It's a powerful song. You cannot be thinking about anything but the lyrics while this song plays.

Love the lyrics to this.

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72 One - Metallica

Beautiful song. I soldier who lost his arms, legs, and lungs due to a land mine and is aware of his condition but is unable to do anything because he can't speak nor move just waiting for death.

Metallica never fails to please with yet another great piece with insane guitar.

73 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) - The Hollies
74 Spanish Castle Magic - Jimi Hendrix Experience
75 Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot

Yes, this is a masterpiece - just to remind you that this is a cover song and the original is performed by a very underrated band - Slade. - Metal_Treasure

Oh come on, (feel the noize! ) This song is a masterpiece!

76? I love this song infinitely. This one, too, shows what rock & roll is all about? - maarilynmaanson

Cool song...

76 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

This song is awesome! Really needs to be higher.

Best riff ever and the voice of Robert Plant sounding a capella is outstanding.

77 Something - The Beatles V 1 Comment
78 Rock the Casbah - The Clash

I would've thought that this song would be higher. It's on my top 10 list of songs.

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79 Panama - Van Halen

Eddie delivered some of the best guitar riffs I've ever heard in this song.

80 Free Fallin - Tom Petty
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