Top Ten Greatest Melodic Rock Songs

The Top Ten

1 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

This song deserves to be in #1! Pink Floyd was one of the greatest bands ever on this planet... This song is just perfect *-* the lyrics... The melody... The vocals... The instrumental, and, specially, the guitar (dude, that guitar solo rocks! ), and this song is still one of the greatest hits on 2012!

Amazing amazing guitar track.. Especially the guitar outro in Pulse2.

Deserves to be the 4th on the list.. of course! - JimmyzzzX

One of the all time greats of any genre. Period. But a list of the "top" melodic rock songs of all time and not ONE Boston song? No way!

2 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian

I love folk ekekekekkeek

3 Dream On - Aerosmith

Great but where's Carry On Wayward Son? - Beatlesboy9

Definitely - AliciaMae

4 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

This song just takes my blues away..

This music really beautiful

Awesome Song. Metallica again and always.

5 Still Got the Blues - Gary Moore

This is a beautiful rock/blues song. Lots of feeling in it.

6 Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow

Such a melody! Something you won't find in any other Rainbow song. - JimmyzzzX

Most melodious of them all!

@JimmyzzzX - This is one of a kind song but I swear one can find incredible melodies in EVERY Rainbow song! Just scroll down - there are lots of song samples. - Metal_Treasure

7 Born to Lose - UFO

These guys were the best of their time, but for very hard fast rock. Michael Schenker, need I say more?

Oh.. My.. It's so nice



8 Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits

'Through these fields of destruction.. Baptisms of fire.' A great song, melody, and perfect lyrics. My all time favorite from Straits. - Beatlesboy9

Try also Mark Knopfler's "What it is" or "Darling pretty" - superb!

9 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

I know every word to this song, it's awesome - Ajkloth

Better on the Saints and Sinners album

10 Air Born - Camel

I love camel. I don t hear this group until 1 month ago. Then I listen Drafted and Stationary Traveller. It s wonderful group.

Nice and short not too indulgent.

So good to see camel on this list



The Contenders

11 High Flyer - UFO

Such a nice soft song by the greatest hard rock band ever. - JimmyzzzX

12 Afterglow - Genesis



13 You're the Voice - John Farnham
14 Martian Landscape - UFO

No words... Only melody and imagination! - JimmyzzzX

15 The Last Song - X Japan

Awesome song! Yoshiki Hayashi you are the best songwriter! Thank you for your amazing songs!

16 Faint - Linkin Park

Linkin park is the best, come on,

This song is not melodic rock, it's rap rock/ hard rock :P

Awesome Song

Linkin park no chance. listen to their current songs. it's 2014. I lost intrest in them. sorry

17 Wind of Change - Scorpions

It deserves to be #1

One of the best melodic voices in rock, ever. The Scorpions are so easily overlooked for the amazing array of great songs they blessed us with. One of my favourites, The Good die young featuring Tarja. Beautiful.


I love Pink floyd,toto,metallica,nirvana,eric clapton,led zappelin and phil collins & So hard to choose 1 between this and top melodic songs like comfortably numb,Hold the line,layla,Nothing else matters
but I choose this and layla,

18 Can't Let You Go - Rainbow
19 Blood On the Rooftops - Genesis

This should be on the top 10. Great acoustic guitar by Steve Hackett

20 Close to the Edge - Yes
21 Lunar Sea - Camel

Just listen to it and you'll understand why it is so significant! - JimmyzzzX

22 Under Pressure - Queen

The melody sang by David Bowie at the end is the single greatest melody of all time.

23 Fortuneteller - Deep Purple

Great underrated song! - Brobusky

One of the numerous Deep Purple hidden gems. - Metal_Treasure

24 Is This Love - Whitesnake
25 Love Hurts - Nazareth
26 Astronomy - Blue Oyster Cult

From some enchanted evening, amazing guitar riff.

27 Sidewinder - Avenged Sevenfold

Heavy melody with brilliant song structure.

28 Carnival of Rust - Poets of the Fall

How come this song is not even on the list? Deserves to be at least among the top ten!

One of the greatest of any modern rock bands by far! - alexinkiev

What?! This song Deserves to be in top 5! Amazing lyrics and Mysterious vocal...LOVE POETS of THE FALL

29 The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana

Talking about melody, this song deserves better.

30 Crimson Day - Avenged Sevenfold
31 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

One of the best by ac dc

32 Jessica - The Allman Brothers

How can you not add this song when speaking melodies? It's should be at the top

33 Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

I'm from Estonia. great song! that's all

34 Wishful Sinful - The Doors

For melodic and the doors I'd go with touch me

35 Hotel California - The Eagles

Definitely should be top 10.

Can't believe this list

Should be number 1.

36 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

How is this in the new comers what

37 What's Your Game - 101 South

Superb song.. Looking for similar type of songs please suggest

38 Empty Rooms - Gary Moore
39 Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold

The chorus <3
Really awesome song

40 23 - Jimmy Eat World

7 and a half minutes of absolute brilliance!

41 Band On the Run - Wings & Paul McCartney
42 Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
43 Dust In the Wind - Kansas
44 How Can We Be Lovers - Michael Bolton
45 Promises - Megadeth
46 Love of My Life - Queen

One of the most poignant songs in rock history, written for Mercury's long time girlfriend Mary Austin when he came out to her in 1975

47 Echoes - Camel

Just listen to this. It flows more smoothly than water!

48 Let Her Go - Passenger

Grate song it is!

49 Snuff - Slipknot
50 I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
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