Greatest Classic Rock Songs


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81 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...

82 Something - The Beatles

Simply, a masterpiece of one inspired George Harrisson.

83 Free Fallin - Tom Petty
84 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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85 Panama - Van Halen

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

86 All My Loving - The Beatles

Always a catchy tune!

87 When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

Just another greatly written and arranged song by Zep!

88 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

This song is the greatest rock song of all time. The fact that it is so low on the list is disappointing. Bob Dylan is one the most underrated artists of al time, but he is the greatest songwriter of all time

WHAT THE HELL!?! THE MOTHER OF ALL ROCK SONGS AT SUCH A LOWLY POSITION! SHAME ON ALL OF YOU! Stairway of heaven is the only other worthy opponent

Bob Dylan at 67? Could think of a few others of his that could be in here too. Great song, great crescendo.

Totally agree with other comments about placing, top 2 at least. Also must champion my personal favourite idiot wind, which is sublime.

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89 Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues

My all time favorite song since I was a teen. Better press, and marketing would have this song in the top ten of just about everyone. Take a listen, relax and enjoy the trip.

One of the best songs ever. Justin Hayward, beautiful voice. Song should be in the top five.

Awesome song! Listened to it recently in the movie Dark Shadows

The Moody Blues were so far ahead of their time. This song endures the test of time.

90 Rocket Man - Elton John

Top 25

91 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

? There are 100 songs ranked above this that make no sense being there.

This beats every song currently on the list, along with Dazed and Confused

One of the best riffs of all time

What is wrong with people, this is obviously top 10.

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92 Crazy on You - Heart

It's an amazing song with great sounding guitars and vocals, one of the all time greatest

Once you hear Heart, you become addicted to their amazing sound. - maarilynmaanson

The best voice in rock history is Ann Wilson

93 Smokin' - Boston
94 Roundabout - Yes

This song is great. This song was released around the autumn of 1971, and this song was very popular in the States at the time. This song is the reason why Yes became very popular in the States.

One of my favorite songs this is a classic!

95 Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd

Greatest song ever by Pink Floyd... Love it! !

4 notes have never sounded so powerful and eery. Gilmour rules!

A little piece of what The Music should be.


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96 Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

Way too low. Listen to that guitar work at the end.

Why it 97 is beyond me. Should be number 1.

Why is this #73? Mark Knofler is so underrated.

No way this isn’t top ten. Mark Knopfler is one of the most genius guitarists of all time.

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97 Walk This Way - Aerosmith

This is my favorite aerosmith song

Should be a lot higher

Nothing more needs to be said other than it will always instantly transport a generation that went to High School in the mid 1970's back in time! -G.

Why Aerosmith are so underrated?
They're one of the greatest hard rock bands and there are only two of their songs in the top 100
People vote for their favourite song, not for the best one - Rocker00

98 Space Oddity - David Bowie

Are you kidding me? This isn't even on the list? What a joke.

This should be top ten! It's beautiful, chilling, and mysterious and very memorable. List should also include Bang a Gong by T. Rex, Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed, and have London Calling higher

I fell in love with this song. Everything about this song is crafted masterfully. How isn't this in at least the top 15? - maarilynmaanson

This should be at least at the top 10, at least, that's a pure masterpiece

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99 Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams

I love this song! I thought it would be in the top 25 at least! I mean I like a lot of other rock songs but I shouldn't have to turn the page to find this. I hope more people start recognizing rock because I feel as though its beginning to be less popular.

Although there are many more better rock songs than summer of 69, I will vote this cause the real rock songs are not displaying. Please listen to the songs of sum 41. You will call them real rock songs

It took 171 songs to finally break my heart. My sincerest apologies to Bryan Adams. Logging off now. Over and out.

What this should be in the top 20 at least! 176? This shows our generation has no taste in music -_-

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100 Aqualung - Jethro Tull

It's a pity this is the only song anyone ever remembers by this brilliant individual. Locomotive Breath and Cross-eyed Mary were its equal easily, not to mention the entire "Songs from the Wood" album.

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