Greatest Hard Rock Songs
The Top Ten
Back In Black is just one of those songs that makes you bang your head
this song is pure hard rock!! - OzzyVanHalen
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!
AC/DC For ever the Best Rock On Rockeros🎸😈...V 34 Comments
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
Sweet child o' mine is the number 1 there is no commentV 32 Comments
This isn't hard rock! It's soft rock mixed with opera. - Alpha101
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
No matter what the genre, Bohemian Rhapsody is the best rock song of all time... bar none.V 15 Comments
This is the epitome of great American rock songs. It has stood the test of time and will always rock. A true classic. - vadnj0
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
Not hard rock. - Userguy44V 29 Comments
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.
Guns N' Roses put the "hard" in hard rock.V 28 Comments
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
Metallica defines hard rock and metal... This song, master of puppets and enter sandman...man, how do they make such music? Kirk Hammett especially rocks with that guitar shredding! Rock on Metallica!
Alryt this is a great song but its not supposed to be on this list metallicas a metal bandV 20 Comments
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.
How come this is no 7 on this but on top tens GREATEST songs of all time it is number 1
The song belongs to Steppenwolf, not Metallica idiot ass
Wild song I tell ya
Cultest rock song ever by the king of metal... Metallica
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
This list isn't really hard rock, there are all types of songs here for some stupid reason. The original list should be like this -
1- Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
2- Back in Black- AC/DC
3- Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
4- Rock you Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
5- Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
6- Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
7- The Final Countdown - Europe
8- Child in Time - Deep Purple
9 - Love it Loud - Kiss
10 - Thunderstruck - AC/DC
11- Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
12 - Man on a Silver Mountain - Rainbow
13- White Room - Cream
14- Hey Joe- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
15- Pour some Sugar on me - Def Lappard.
See, that's how it should look.
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!
The live performance in the 6th album is the best ever!V 10 Comments
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.
That intro rif is legendary. - Userguy44V 10 Comments
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
NOT Hard Rock - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345V 20 Comments
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
Hard Rock riff number 1... same class with Smoke On The Water and Whole Lotta Love riffs. Great respect for Sabbath🙋V 6 Comments
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". - AlexZoraj
Hitting with the intro
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. - zxm
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
I Saw It Live At The Glastonbury 2015 Music Festival. It Was EPIC! It Deserves #3.Behind "Smells Like Teen Spirit" And "Sweet Child O' Mine"V 3 Comments
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...
Love love love A7XV 8 Comments
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!
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.
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
Kiss is best band in the world. Still kicking ass.
Best song ever. Should be in top 10 for sure
Best song ever. Pure POWER.
#34? Should be in the top 3
Best of the best
This one is too low
Not the best hard rock song, but definitely not 74th
And there are lots of songs on this list which are not hard rock - Rocker00
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. - mrcompton734
21! Can't believe my eyes I searched it just to see this song in top ten. Its an aammmazing song axl on piano with soulfull vocal and slash's guitar... I can't express my fellings for the song. You can say this song is my turning point in piano and singing carrie just love this song. The is also very beautifull with a preety bride and handsome groom...
This song doesn't need any reason to be on One. And for god's sake Metallica is NOT a hard Rock Band.
Bands like bon jovi are simply overrated
How did this happen number 51, not cool definitely Leppard rocks the house, you can do better. - DLnumber1
Photograph deserves this spot. - JaxLeppard1
This Song Says It All.Its Kick Ass & Always Makes You Smile &Sing AlongV 1 Comment
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 - shatti
BEST RIFF WITH BRAVE LYRICS
CRAZY FEELING !! - shatti
Hardest rock!V 2 Comments
Not hard rock. - Userguy44
This one is not hard rock, it is a combination of funk and classic rock. Why are there so many songs that aren’t hard rock?
Best hard rock song ever!
Love dis song first song I heard from MJ EVER! 1 - jigo
Not really hard rock. - Userguy44
Great music great guitar solo thanks edy
How you remind me is an amazing song. Chad can sing anything and it will still have meaning to it.
This song is amazing!
Post-grunge not hard rock. - Userguy44
Sad, Nickleback is in front of Led ZeppelinV 5 Comments
Gotta be on the top 5 of their best song. Rick on AC/DC
If this song doesn't move you, I'll pray for your soul then. should at least be top 10!
Just listen to it.
I both agree and disagree with somekindo fag uy. Yes it has some classical part. But it's hard rock too. Hard rock is a slower and harder version of average rock music. This song has some distorted power-chord riffs. And the drum beats are also hard rock. The drumming features rapid uses of crash cymbal. It usually indicates of hard rock. John Bonham for example. - zxm
Nope, it's not hard rock. Hard Rock isn't based on classical, but this song totally is. It's art rock!
How about best song of all time? - RecklessGreed
This song is essential of hard rock, and also rock n' roll. In my opinion it deserves to 1st place, but in top 5 it have to be.
Great song for a great band, Wilson sister will be in top 10
Kick ass rock song in every way. What's missing?
Classic kick arse track along with kickstart my heart.
A powerful song all around. It's one of those songs that can't be overplayed, no matter how many times it's played at the end of something.
People seriously think this song is hard rock? - Userguy44
Raw,stark and killer. Jack White nails this down.
The top 10, besides the first two, should be renamed the most overrated rock songs of all time. THIS is a rock song. It starts with a killer riff, moves to two verses, then we get a classic Uncle Ted solo that builds to the final verse.
This is what real music should be like
Seriously not 17
Again. Not hard rock! - Userguy44
The vocals are amazing, the riff is amazing, and the song is one of the more complex songs by Led Zeppelin. It takes you yo a far-off land, way better than SLTS.
The best hard rock song of all time.
This song Is definitely what the MLB in the 70's was all about
Best of the best songV 1 Comment
Really gets you into the song!
This one just gets better with time!
Is there another list "Heavy Metal"? Then this is there Number one. Perhaps a lots don't know the name of the band: Disturbed. Hear it and choose it.
This song in particular, like much of Disturbed, just makes me want to beautifully smash things.
Listen to this song once a month, and you'll never need a doctor
Just BAD ASS!
This isn't even a song, It's an album dingus.
Not a song and the album isn't even hard rock. - Userguy44
Such a geat hard rock song I have it on my runing playlist good for exiting the nerves
Heavy metal, not hard rock. - zxm
Awesome riffs! Love the guitar playing and the lyrics as well. The starting parts soung like something out of a video game! How the hell does he play that fast!? AwESomE!
Nice songs, great guitar licks.
Best. Song. Ever. Just simply.
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Top Remixes (21)
2. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
3. Back in Black - AC/DC
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Thunderstruck - AC/DC
3. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses
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