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
I love ACDC, but this is overrated - USGC
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!35 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
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 goodbye32 Comments
This isn't hard rock! It's soft rock mixed with opera. - Alpha101
No matter what the genre, Bohemian Rhapsody is the best rock song of all time... bar none.
Bohemian Rhapsody is the greatest song of all time but it's not hard rock. We Will Rock You would be my choice.
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!15 Comments
Not hard rock. - Userguy44
This is the epitome of great American rock songs. It has stood the test of time and will always rock. A true classic. - vadnj0
This song makes me cry I love it so heart felt
It's like a national anthem... Most of the people in the world know the lyrics...29 Comments
My favorite Metallica song
It's metal not hard rock. - Userguy44
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?
Alryt this is a great song but its not supposed to be on this list metallicas a metal band21 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.
Guns N' Roses put the "hard" in hard rock.
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.28 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.
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.28 Comments
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 is the #1 hard rock song ever! don't understand how completely lame song are much higher.
This is the first song every guitarist learns to play.
This ranking is not real
How is this not higher up? Should be in the top 5. The riff is literally LEGENDARY.
That intro rif is legendary. - Userguy44
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! 111 Comments
The live performance in the 6th album is the best ever!
Best ever hard rock songs great perfect the best awesome
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!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
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.19 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
One of hard rock's greatest6 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
The song harder of rock3 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...
Great song hands down8 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!
Cliff Burton's opening bass line is true art.
Hey, this isn't hard rock. It's metal
An awesome song worth replaying aain and again!
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
The Kings of Rock
Best song ever. Should be in top 10 for sure
Kiss is best band in the world. Still kicking ass.
Best song ever. Pure POWER.
Best of the best
#34? Should be in the top 3
One of best sonvs of best rock bands...ever1 Comment
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
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. - Adrian_4
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
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?
Not really hard rock. - Userguy44
Best hard rock song ever!
Love dis song first song I heard from MJ EVER! 1 - jigo
Great music great guitar solo thanks edy
This song should be on the top 5
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 Along1 Comment
Post-grunge not hard rock. - Userguy44
How you remind me is an amazing song. Chad can sing anything and it will still have meaning to it.
This song is amazing!
Best song every... You can never get too much of this song... Chad's voice is the very soul of hard rock5 Comments
If this song doesn't move you, I'll pray for your soul then. should at least be top 10!
Gotta be on the top 5 of their best song. Rick on AC/DC
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
Best song I’ve ever heard!
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.
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?
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
Best of the best song
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 about1 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!
Partial hard rock. The first strumming of this song was hard rock, but the faster those become, more punk it became. - zxm
Not a song and the album isn't even hard rock. - Userguy44
This isn't even a song, It's an album dingus.
Such a geat hard rock song I have it on my runing playlist good for exiting the nerves
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List StatsCreated 19 Aug 2007
Updated 14 Jun 2019
12 years, 96 days old
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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