Greatest Classic Rock Songs


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161 Revolution - The Beatles
162 Shooting Star - Bad Company

Why isn't this higher on the list? This is a great song that tells a story about a boy who runs away from home to be in a rock'n'roll band, succeeds, and then is killed by alcohol. It has very powerful lyrics, And a great band to back it up, What more could you want out of a song?

This is a great song from their album Straight Shooter. Paul Rodgers gives his usual great vocal.

163 Dream Police - Cheap Trick V 1 Comment
164 Moonchild - Rory Gallagher

One. great guitarist I his day.
And I got to shake his hand after the concert.
Gallagher seemed like a nice guy.

165 Love to Love - UFO

Really amazing song of UFO, especially the studio tune in Peppermint of 2005

This song is beautiful, & it should be much, much higher. - maarilynmaanson

166 The Jack - AC/DC
167 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

So I was at this tiny bar in Malaysia, and a band was playing. Some local girl came on stage, asked the band to play this song, and she sang. Best live performance I've ever heard in my life.

This song is top ten worthy. Meaningful lyrics and one of the greatest guitar solos ever. what is it doing at 274? Guns and Roses kept classic rock alive when people everywhere were abandoning it for nirvana.

THIS IS THE BEST SONG EVER! Everything about this song is awesome! The lyrics, the intro, the solo and I just love the "where do we go now" part! I can't believe it's not in the top 10!

How the hell is this not at least in the top 20s? This has to be one of my favorite songs of all time.

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168 Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie

David Bowie's partially autobiographical winner is touching and at the same time sarcastic.

And should not be on this list..

169 Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival V 1 Comment
170 Can't Let You Go - Rainbow
171 Tiny Dancer - Elton John
172 Ramble On - Led Zeppelin

For all of you that are Lord of the Rings fans, just listen to this song closely, even look up the lyrics & then when it was written. You will get a kick...

This song is amazing. I love this song too much. - maarilynmaanson

173 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
174 Death Trip - Iggy Pop and the Stooges
175 Soul Sacrifice - Santana

Played at Woodstock,"SANTANA" Over 6 minutes long, Jamming all the way, need I say more!

176 Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
177 Hard As a Rock - AC/DC
178 Tattooed Love Boys - Pretenders
179 Seagull - Bad Company

So simple, yet one of the best acoustic guitar songs ever written.

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180 Behind Blue Eyes - The Who

Every emotion of every teenager is captured perfectly. The individuals play out of their skins.

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