Top Ten Heavy Songs by Not Heavy Musicians

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The Top Ten

1 The Nile Song - Pink Floyd The Nile Song - Pink Floyd

One of their earliest songs with Gilmour, and they didn't released heavier songs than this after they released this (1969) - somekindofaguy

2 Stone Cold Crazy - Queen Stone Cold Crazy - Queen

An early prototype of thrash metal! - somekindofaguy

3 Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) - Neil Young Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) - Neil Young

A really Black Sabbath alike riff by a folk rock musician... - somekindofaguy

4 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix

@visitor I'm sure this song is based on blues, but if you watch the title better, I said HEAVY songs, not Heavy METAL songs... not every heavy music are metal! - somekindofaguy

He mostly played simply blues rock songs with psychedelic elements, but this one is sounds like closer to the heavy psych! - somekindofaguy

SKOG: I'm not the one who needs to be paying attention. You said Hendrix "mostly played blues rock songs with psychedelic elements," but claim he wasn't a "heavy musician." Really don't know what you're talking about, and pretty sure you don't, either.

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5 End of the World - Gary Moore End of the World - Gary Moore

This is a metal song for me - it came out in 1982. Gary Moore was mostly a blues/blues rock musician known for songs like "Still Got The Blues" and "Empty Rooms". It's a very big contrast. - Metal_Treasure

6 Set Me Free - The Sweet Set Me Free - The Sweet V 1 Comment
7 Helter Skelter - The Beatles Helter Skelter - The Beatles
8 Sweet F.A. - Sweet Sweet F.A. - Sweet

Yeah when I discovered this song around 2 months ago it rocked my mind! - somekindofaguy

9 I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles V 1 Comment
10 Whipping Post - Allman Brothers Band Whipping Post - Allman Brothers Band

The Contenders

11 Crazy Horses - The Osmonds Crazy Horses - The Osmonds

They are a family pop group, but they released this great hard rock song! - somekindofaguy

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12 Murder in the Skies - Gary Moore Murder in the Skies - Gary Moore

A 1983 song that is very close to power metal, and is over 7 minutes long - coming from a blues/blues rock musician. - Metal_Treasure

13 Ogre Battle - Queen Ogre Battle - Queen

This is a metal song, even though they aren't metal. - zxm

14 Rockin' in the Free World - Neil Young Rockin' in the Free World - Neil Young V 1 Comment
15 20th Century Boy - T. Rex 20th Century Boy - T. Rex

T.Rex is very poppy, and this song is poppy enough, but the riff changes everything... it's a protopunk song! - somekindofaguy

16 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day V 1 Comment
17 Prayer of the Refugee - Rise Against Prayer of the Refugee - Rise Against V 1 Comment
18 Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5 Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5
19 Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin

I agree Led Zeppelin have heavy songs but I don't think they are eligible for this list: this list is about music artists that aren't heavy in general. But Led Zeppelin have always been mentioned among the heaviest bands of their era and this is the reason they shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_Treasure

I though, by "not heavy" you meant non-metal bands. - zxm

All right, I can agree Led Zeppelin is not a metal band. but this song is heavy. - zxm

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20 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Oh, I knew it released in '71, but I though it was recorded in '69. guess I was wrong. - zxm

Quite a heavy song for a 60s song. the riff proves that. plus Robert Plant's singing is also powerful - zxm

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Top Remixes

1. End of the World - Gary Moore
2. The Nile Song - Pink Floyd
3. Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
Metal_Treasure
1. Helter Skelter - The Beatles
2. Rockin' in the Free World - Neil Young
3. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
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1. The Nile Song - Pink Floyd
2. Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) - Neil Young
3. Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
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