Greatest Songs Performed Live


The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho - Lovers

This is one of the performances that made me a lifetime fan of Miss Jackie Evancho. Simply stunning.

To say this is astonishing would be an understatement. Audience members who are not in tears by the end often can't remember breathing. - BobG

One has to see her performance of this sone from her first PBS Great Performances special: "Dream With Me - In Concert", available on YouTube, as well as CD, DVD, and Blu-ray. Taiko drums, traditional Chinese instruments, and full orchestra, with David Foster emcee and musical director. - Trancas

Jackie's voice is amazing.

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2 Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven @ Earls Court (1975)... Greatest solo of all time...

3 Caruso - Jackie Evancho

Jackie sings this live on Fernando Varela's PBS Special. Outstanding performance of a difficult Italian tribute to Enrico Caruso! - BobG

Her amazing performance of lyrics so intricate with her wonderful voice makes me listen again and again.

Captivating, heartbreakingly beautiful

Jackie is the absolute best!

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4 The Who - a Quick One, While He's Away
5 Duran Duran - Rio
6 The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
7 Queen - Radio Ga Ga
8 Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies
9 Aerosmith - Walk This Way
10 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

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The Newcomers

? Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
? The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

The Contenders

11 Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
12 She Loves You - The Beatles

As performed "Live" on the Ed Sullivan Show in February of 1964; the most important live performance in the history of rock music.

13 Nessun Dorma - Jackie Evancho

Checkout Jackie's performance of this on Britain's Got Talent, easy to find on YouTube. Her performance that night was unreal. If you watch the video, try to remind yourself its being sung by an 11 year old. Unbelievable. She's simply the best there is.

Jackie still sings this today, at age 17. For six years, she has been getting standing ovations for her performances of this difficult piece. - BobG

From her Dream With Me album / Dream With Me - In Concert PBS Great Performances special, available on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray. See the YouTube video.

14 Kiss - Rock N Roll All Nite
15 Pink Floyd - Run Like Hell

Great song live. Very powerful. - SOX3005

This song really comes to life when played live. I can't decide if I prefer the studio version or live version, as they're both wonderful. I recommend listening to this from Pink Floyd's live album P.U.L.S.E.

16 Nirvana - All Apologies
17 Rush - YYZ
18 AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie
19 Queen - I Want to Break Free
20 Bon Jovi - Livin On a Prayer
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Top Remixes

1. The Who - a Quick One, While He's Away
2. The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
3. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
1. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
2. Duran Duran - Rio
3. Money for Nothing - Dire Straits



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