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

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One of the top songs forever and ever

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2 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
3 Dream On - Aerosmith

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

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 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!

8 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



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.




The Contenders

11 Afterglow - Genesis
12 You're the Voice - John Farnham
13 The Last Song - X Japan

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

14 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

15 Can't Let You Go - Rainbow
16 Martian Landscape - UFO

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

17 Blood On the Rooftops - Genesis

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

18 Lunar Sea - Camel

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

19 High Flyer - UFO

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

20 Under Pressure - Queen

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

21 Fortuneteller - Deep Purple

One of the numerous Deep Purple hidden gems. - Metal_Treasure

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22 Wind of Change - Scorpions

It deserves to be #1

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,

23 Sidewinder - Avenged Sevenfold

Heavy melody with brilliant song structure.

24 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

25 The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana

Talking about melody, this song deserves better.

26 Crimson Day - Avenged Sevenfold
27 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

One of the best by ac dc

28 Jessica - The Allman Brothers

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

29 Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

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

30 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

How is this in the new comers what

31 Wishful Sinful - The Doors
32 What's Your Game - 101 South

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

33 Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold

The chorus <3
Really awesome song

34 23 - Jimmy Eat World

7 and a half minutes of absolute brilliance!

35 Hotel California - The Eagles

Definitely should be top 10.

Can't believe this list

Should be number 1.

36 Dust In the Wind - Kansas
37 Promises - Megadeth
38 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

39 Echoes - Camel

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

40 Let Her Go - Passenger

Grate song it is!

41 Band On the Run - Wings & Paul McCartney
42 Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
43 Snuff - Slipknot
44 I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
45 Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards

A relatively new (2000) and obscure song but it's awesome. Mindblowing vocals. - Metal_Treasure

46 How Can We Be Lovers - Michael Bolton
47 Empty Rooms - Gary Moore
48 Desperate Heart - Rainbow
49 Close to the Edge - Yes
50 The Temple of the Holy - Axel Rudi Pell
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Top Remixes

1. Born to Lose - UFO
2. Air Born - Camel
3. Afterglow - Genesis
1. The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
2. Dream On - Aerosmith
3. Still Got the Blues - Gary Moore


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