Most Mind Blowing Rock Songs of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses

Genius intro and solo by SLASH
Amazing work on rhythm by IZZY Stradlin
Badass awesome drummer Steven Adler
Cool bass by DUFF,...

2 Child In Time - Deep Purple
3 One - Metallica
4 My Last Sunrise - Demons and Wizards

Among the songs released after 2000 this one blew my mind - mostly vocals (emotional, perfect... ) but also music and lyrics.

There are only 3 other songs in the world that move me so much - The Show Must Go On by Queen, Beyond the Realms of Death by Judas Priest, and Child In Time by Deep Purple.
These 4 songs are also 4 of the most mind blowing and emotional vocal performances I've ever heard. - Metal_Treasure

5 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest

This song is amazing. It made my jaw drop. The best Judas Priest song by far.

This song will blow your mind the first and last time you listen it

6 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
7 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Most "ordinary" songs have 3 chords, the minimum number one can have; Bohemian Rhapsody has SIXTY CHORDS! Plus, it's just a mind-blowing masterpiece from the genius of all music geniuses, the maestro himself, FREDDIE MERCURY!

4 Different Genres Of Music In One Song
A Story Told, By Freddy Of Course
Might Just Be The Best Rock Song Ever

This song is just... Legendary. - MontyPython

Masterpiece, never boring.

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8 The Show Must Go On - Queen
9 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
10 Damien - Iced Earth

The Contenders

11 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

It's an ok song but it's way overrated and shouldn't be in the top ten.

12 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
13 Highway Star - Deep Purple
14 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

This is one of the songs which fills your heart with pain, anger and love at the same time. I am sure that you cannot listen to this song and not remember your loved one. Benjamin, how much do I love the and every song of yours. I think of you when I hear this song.

Oh gosh!.. What a song..
Jane would really be proud of ben.. Laugh out loud
An epic song from an equally epic band...
Great song! One of the the best songs I've ever heard awesome song breaking Benjamin is one of the best bands of all time to me. Great song should be higher
One of the greatest songs ever by Breaking Benjamin. I love to listen to this song.
It has to be in the top 5 - saihemanth

15 Gates of Babylon - Rainbow
16 Crawling - Linkin Park
17 A Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds to Mars
18 Karma Killer - Robbie Williams

Heard this one live, it was awesome and I'll never forget it.

This song blew my mind, very emotional, he has a fantastic voice for rock songs. Should have stayed with the rock.

Should be number one it's so awesome

His voice was made to sing rock songs

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19 Echoes - Pink Floyd

So amazing, it blows my mind how it gives you 3 minutes of ambient noise to process the beauty you just experienced.

Great song

20 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
21 Art of Life - X Japan
22 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Surprised it's not ranked in top 5..

23 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day

Very very special song... Green day totally nailed this one

24 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

It's nine minutes long, it's got an amazing guitar riff, it's got highs and lows in vocals that you have to strain to hit

GOD! A lot better than Sweet Child O'Mine

25 Back in Black - AC/DC
26 Unholy Confessions - Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold's 2nd album. A song like this. That's impossible. This is the best song I've ever heard, and it's the best song that will ever be played live.

27 Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
28 Master of Puppets - Metallica
29 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
30 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
31 Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet

The Sweet rock the house!

32 Beat It - Michael Jackson

One of the greatest songs of all time, a true Michael Jackson classic.
Great music with an awesome guitar by Van Halen.
I so Love Michael... And this song is so DAMN SEXY! I like Smooth criminal, billie jean, black or white and you rock my world as well! - saihemanth

33 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
34 It's My Life - Bon Jovi
35 New Divide - Linkin Park
36 Last Resort - Papa Roach
37 Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace

This song got me into alt rock

38 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
39 Caroline - Status Quo

Status Quo are so underrated.

40 Stargazer - Rainbow
41 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys

The beach boys were ground breakers in vocal harmonies. This song stirs something in your gut...

42 Space Oddity - David Bowie

This song is so great. I don't really listen to this song too much, but whenever it comes on it feels like a sort of special occasion. - ThatoneMetalhead

43 Some Other Time - Alan Parsons Project
44 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

Yes r.i.p My Chemical Romance we love you

45 Monsoon - Tokio Hotel
46 (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams

It is such a beautiful song and such a testament to true love...
What a beautiful song from Bryan Adams... So smooth and romantic that it takes your breath away - saihemanth

47 Over My Head (Better Off Dead) - Sum 41
48 Enter Sandman - Metallica
49 Eruption - Van Halen

When Eruption was first heard, everyones mind was blown. Everyone wondered how Eddie did that and no one heard anything like it before.

50 Highway to Hell - AC/DC
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses
2. One - Metallica
3. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
1. Child In Time - Deep Purple
2. My Last Sunrise - Demons and Wizards
3. Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
1. Child In Time - Deep Purple
2. Echoes - Pink Floyd
3. Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

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