Greatest Hard Rock Songs

The Top Ten

Back in Black - AC/DC Back in Black - AC/DC Cover Art

Back In Black is just one of those songs that makes you bang your head
this song is pure hard rock!!

ACDC are the gods of music Angus Young the god of guitar Brian johnsen god of singing Phil Rudd god of drums Cliff god of bass and Malcom god of writing music they are the greatest musicians! ROCK ON ACDC!

Back in Black for the win! Best rock song ever and probably my favourite AC/DC song. I love pretty much everything from AC/DC, but Back in Black is just kick ass :D! Amazing instrumental and great singing! I love listening to this song!

The vocals in this song are just madness. It sounds like The Devil himself is belting out hard rocking' awesomeness. This is easily the best hard rock song of all time and one of the best songs of all time.

Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses Cover Art

This is just the song that made me fall in love for rock music.. Beautiful lyrics, incredible sound and killer solo makes it a major masterpiece in the history of hard rock.

SCOM RULEZZ, once of the best hard rock songs, with powerful Slash Riff, and sing Axl.

Is probably my favorite song of all time, actually now I hate it because when I first herd it, I listened to it so much that I sick of it now, still the most epic song, especially with that guitar solo and intro

I personally think this is the best but I don't think that the hard rock genre is defined enough I mean queen and Metallica guns n roses and Bon jovi I think hard rock is just a very thin line between rock and metal seriously just scrolled down the list Michael Jackson beat it just no ridiculous how that song isn't rock let alone hard rock I'd give it at most pop rock I'm leaving now and never returning till the day this genre is better defined goodbye

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Cover Art

This isn't hard rock! It's soft rock mixed with opera.

bohemian rhapsody! wow this song is very cool! everytime I hear this song it feels like I'm floating in the air.. queen really rocks!

I don't think Bohemian Rhapsody is hard rock, but Still an amazing song

Bohemian Rhapsody is the greatest song of all time but it's not hard rock. We Will Rock You would be my choice.

Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses Cover Art

This song is an essention of hard rock.
Top of this list is bad...
Back in Black - ok.
Bohemian Rapsody ISN'T HARD ROCK... I love queen
But it doesn't deserve this place.
Sweet Child O mine - ok, but
Stairway to heaven... I don't think that this is hard rock.
It's more likely rock ballad
Next three are ok but Iron Man IS DOOM METAL SONG... And this
Is a list of best hard rock - not metal songs.
For Whom the bell tolls - the same... Metallica is a Thrash Metal
Band... Only few of they're songs are hard rock... For Whom The Bell
Tolls doesn't count to them. Whole Lotta Love is ok but Fade to Black
Is another Thrash metal song. It's a ballad but not a hard rock.
We Are The Champions isn't Hard Rock song... It hasn't even a guitar solo!
That was enough about songs... Above the Welcome to The Jungle...
That's why I think this must be in first three.

I can't believe I'm not voting for a Disturbed song, but this song KICKS ASS. It's not my favorite song, but my favorite song isn't on this list high enough to really count (read: it's not on the first page and I didn't bother to go to page two), and this song deserves more credit than it has. So I'm gonna go ahead and vote for it.

How the heck is this not #1, one of the best riffs of all time, an iconic voice at its best, and the perfect pacing and timing. And lets not forget that this song is in fact hard rock, not meaning to be mean to Led Zeppelin, but Stairway to heaven is not a hard rock song.

How in the hell is this number 7 which it should be number 1 don't get me wrong I love back in black but I think welcome to the jungle has a bit more taste of hard rock more feeling but number. 7 get real!

Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi Cover Art

changed what Glam rock was and made it popular so maybe not hard but still classic

This is the epitome of great American rock songs. It has stood the test of time and will always rock. A true classic.

It's like a national anthem... Most of the people in the world know the lyrics...

Little bit good song... They made some good tunes which developed them

Fade to Black - Metallica Fade to Black - Metallica Cover Art

This song is one of the greatest ever song of METALLICA!
the lyrics are just awesome. And the guitar solo is the best that I've ever heard nothing can beat this!
how do these guys create such music?

Every thing in the song is awesome, the lyrics the guitar, the F GUITAR SOLO, how did bon jovi beat that

It's metal not hard rock.

Metallica defines hard rock and metal... This song, master of puppets and enter, how do they make such music? Kirk Hammett especially rocks with that guitar shredding! Rock on Metallica!

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

Can't explain this legendary song in words. Ledzepplin rocks to the core m/

Just an amazing song - brings a tear into my eye every sin

Both hard rock and an anthem at the same time.
Song builds to a climax beautifully.

This is probably the most iconic piece of rock ever to be created. With Page's amazing guitar riffs and Plant's voice, this song is truly amazing.

Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf Cover Art

The song belongs to Steppenwolf, not Metallica idiot ass

Wild song I tell ya

Cultest rock song ever by the king of metal... Metallica

Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple Cover Art

Dated now but still has to be in any top 5 rock lists. Live Richie Blackmore solos are amazing on this song

This should be at no. 1. It's such a great song. Nice vocals, a world famous guitar riff, and a true story written in the lyrics. This is true hard rock. I honestly do not know why such useless songs from other genres are much higher in this list.

How is this only at 63?! I thought it would be in the top 10, or even at number 1!

Love this song also highway star but its should be around 6 or 7

Thunderstruck - AC/DC Thunderstruck - AC/DC Cover Art

How is this not higher up? Should be in the top 5. The riff is literally LEGENDARY.

the absolutely mind blowing intro riff and the rest of the song makes you head-bang for ten minutes after you listened to it

THUNDERSTRUCK IS THE BEST SONG EVER! The smartest song ever! Nobody could have invented an intro riff like this except the brilliant mind of Angus Young. THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER 1! 1

Quite possibly one of the best songs made till date.

The Contenders

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

It's the greatest hard rock songs it's guitar riff and drums is amazing I love this song please vote for it Led Zeppelins greatest song

No. You mean to "all my love", this is where he like... Ahh, I can't explain, nobody can't, listen to it and you will understand, enjoy!

Why is this so low? This is Led Zeppelin at their best!

Immigrant song is missing here, but this song is up there for sure

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Cover Art

Dude it is Grunge.. Not Hard Rock

It is the best song I have ever heard man
I love NIRVANA... Kurt rocks.. This is just the song that made me fall in love for rock music.. Beautiful lyrics, incredible sound and killer solo makes it a major masterpiece in the history of hard rock.

It's GRUNGE but why on hard rock list duhh! - RESPECT

I always liked 90s rock better than 80s or before. This song is very original and has a nice progressive sound. I can't even begin to name all the 90s bands I like but this song stands out to me.

Iron Man - Black Sabbath Iron Man - Black Sabbath Cover Art

Seriously this song or Paranoid should be number 1. Agreed Livin' on a prayer is a good song but definitely not a hard rock song.

Very good song to hear, best of Black Sabbath according to me? Why is Second Heartbeat of Avenged Sevenfold above this? That's beyond hard rock, people, it's heavy metal!

This song just epitomizes Black Sabbath... They're the true gods of metal... Amazing solo and riffs

One of hard rock's greatest

Highway To Hell Highway To Hell Cover Art

An awful lot of psychedelic rock, heavy metal, and even grunge songs on this list.
Anyway, I think this is the all-time best hard rock song.

When I think of a hard rock riff that I want to play in my head, its always this one. Its just THE classic riff. And if you crank up the opening bars, I defy anyone hearing it not to get a buzz through their bones.

Best song of all time


Purple Haze - The Jimi Hendrix Experience Purple Haze - The Jimi Hendrix Experience Cover Art

People need to start respecting Hendrix. Purple Haze at 14? This song, as well as the rest of "Are You Experienced? " put the "hard" in "hard rock".

Hitting with the intro

The best!

Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin  Cover Art

Very good song!

Great song, but I will call it more punk rock than hard rock. hard rock is okay. cause this song isn't pure hard rock or punk. but more punkish than hard rock. especially for the riffs.

Enter Sandman - Metallica Enter Sandman - Metallica Cover Art

Metallica step out of tru Heavy metal to make money and this was the result, pure genius should be top 3

Hey! This song is a heavy metal, not rock

This is metal not hard rock (believe it or not)

Who cares just deal with it

Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold Cover Art

This is one of the best songs by Avenged Sevenfold! The solo by Gates is just amazing, and of course the lyrics... And the chorus!
... This is just awesome...

It's one of the best song of avenged sevenfold indeed... ! Ii mean the song is amazing! The aggressive punk rock feel with the screaming and the rhythm and the SOLO! Damn that's a solo!

Well, This is not Hard Rock...
This is a metalcore song...

Great song hands down

Crazy Train Crazy Train Cover Art

Dude this song ruled the roost when ozzy released "the blizzard of ozz" I am so surprised that it is at 29! Can you imagine? Ozzy Osbourne's one of the greatest hits... Man-top ten at least!

For Whom the Bell Tolls For Whom the Bell Tolls Cover Art

Hey, this isn't hard rock. It's metal

An awesome song worth replaying aain and again!

Cliff Burton's opening bass line is true art.

Is great...

Dr. Feelgood - Mötley Crüe Dr. Feelgood - Mötley Crüe Cover Art

Classic kick arse track along with kickstart my heart.

a great arena rock song

Best song I’ve ever heard!

No One Like You No One Like You Cover Art

One of the best hard rock songs of the early 80's. A simple strong riff from Rudolph Schenker. The thrilling gigantic solo of Mr. Matthias Jabs. The perfect catchy melody and the unmistakable vocals of Klaus Meine. A rhythm section which is hard as a rock(F. Bucholtz - H. Rarebel). And of course the excellent production of the master Dieter Dierks. Scorpions at one of their career's high moments. It should be much higher on this list

Detroit Rock City - KISS Detroit Rock City - KISS Cover Art

Best song ever. Should be in top 10 for sure

Kiss is best band in the world. Still kicking ass.

The Kings of Rock

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who Cover Art

Best song ever. Pure POWER.

#34? Should be in the top 3

Best of the best

One of best sonvs of best rock bands...ever

Another Brick In The Wall Another Brick In The Wall Cover Art

Start's off a little weak, but soon builds curiosity and momentum into an earth shattering orchestra of layers that will leave everyone smiling at the end.

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