Most Underrated Rock Songs

The Top Ten

1 Barracuda - Heart

Sorry I was very much around in the 70's and this is rock music. "Not really rock". Heavy metal is not the first genre of rock music to come along if you know anything about true rock. Anyway this song is far from overrated when everyone knows the song as soon as they hear it. In the 70's this was a staple on Rock stations before rock was even considered classic rock. Still remains a staple. Not underrated at all. It was played on all stations back then.

This song is by no means the "best song ever recorded" it's a simpler version of Achilles Last Stand. This song, and many of the others, have no reason being on this list.

This song is extremely overrated

This song is overrated not underrated! - SomePersonYouHate

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2 We Are the Champions - Queen

I was in high school when this song was very, very, did I say very popular. And it is still being played over and over did I say Over! Not Underrated! I've been around since the song was released and I'm still breathing today and still hear it on the radio. Why do you think young kids know the song. Yep, It's so underrated! Sports teams have used the song for decades at games guess cause it's so underrated! Get my point!

A pretty damn good song and Barracuda is the most OVERrated song.

This isn't an underrated song. It's so overrated that it's become underrated because it gets ignored. And just the fact that so many people say it's underrated means that it isn't. I'm not saying it's bad, but it's just not underrated.

This song isn't underrated... it's overrated and this is coming from a Queen fan. - SomePersonYouHate

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3 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Yep pretty underrated in the shadow of stairway to heaven but nevertheless a great song jimmy page is epic

Everybody knows this song. They just don't know it. - d3rrick95

Great song, and really underrated. - 23delusions

This isn't under-rated. - Feirceraven

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4 Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

This song is absolutely brilliant. "We Are the Champions", "Iron Man", and "Stairway to Heaven" are ridiculously overrated. Barracuda simply isn't that great at all.

Who stated this is not a rock song. Heavy metal is not the only rock there is! Sorry rock was around before Heavy Metal became popular. Rock does not have to be heavy either. When this song came out it was very popular and embraced by most rock listeners. I remember the song. It maybe underrated by youngsters today. It was in heavy rotation back then where I was at the time.

Sultans of Swing is the best! Stairway to Heaven and We are the Champions are so overrated... Just listen to Sultans of Swing and you'll discover THE TRUTH of real music. Mark Knopfler, you just rock those guitar moments. I hope you'll never die

This song is a masterpiece!

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5 Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold

Just when you get to the end and are sad it's over, there's one of the most brutal, amazing solos ever to be played.

Amazing drums through the whole song *foREVer* no one will ever beat jimmy he is and always will be the best drummer ever
- hardrockboyguitar13

Like 95% of these songs aren't underrated! There ridiculously overrated. And avenged sevenfold is a underrated band! So lets change that and make them the best thing the world has ever seen!

Avenged Sevenfold is so overrated - Fakol

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6 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

This the best song ever but Why is this on here?

Its always in the top 3 of best songs ever and everybody knows this I don't know why this is on here.
Although for some reason you haven't heard it LISTEN.

Stairway is overrated to the point of being underrated, so people generally overlook this song because everyone knows it (the same goes for We Will Rock You). So if you pretend you're listening to it for the first time, you'll be blown away.

This song is start as a slow rock ballad and then get louder and the solo ( live version) is one of the best solos of all time and then after the solo it's hard rock part very awesome part this song is a influence on iron maiden's songs.

This isn't about greatest songs ever. This is most underrated songs, and this song is the opposite of underrated. - mmarce445

Who is the idiot that added Stairway to Heaven to the list of underrated rock songs? - DericWilsonMahil

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7 Old Brown Shoe - The Beatles

Finally a song on this list that isn't super acclaimed - marmalade_skies

Surprised to see that on there, I think I'm tthe only one who knows that songs

8 Nightswimming - R.E.M.
9 Out in the Fields - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott
10 Right Where It Belongs - Nine Inch Nails

Now THIS is a really underrated song...NOT Stairway,Barracuda, Champions...THIS is!

The Newcomers

? Scream Aim Fire - Bullet for My Valentine

The Contenders

11 The Cut Runs Deep - Deep Purple

Anything by Deep Purple, except Smoke On The Water, is underrated. - Metal_Treasure

12 My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down - The Ramones
13 Given to Fly - Pearl Jam

Amazing song

14 Alexander the Great - Iron Maiden

Some of Iron Maiden Most impressive Work and they Are Amazing, enough SAID

15 Duality - Slipknot

Duality is one of their most famous song, not underrated, really

This is only song I know from them ironic isn't it

16 Art of Life - X Japan
17 Right Turn - Alice In Chains

It's so underrated it makes me sad. Nobody talks about the time Alice In Chains, Mudhoney, and Soundgarden collaborated to make this awesome track.

Kinda similar to RHCP's song "Punk Rock Classic" they make fun of Guns n Roses, yet nobody talks about it. - Gruunge

18 Fortuneteller - Deep Purple

Anything by Deep Purple, really. - Brobusky

19 Speed Master - Gackt
20 She Sells Sancturary - The Cult

Underrated? This was a big hit in the 80's. Was very big also in New-wave clubs at the time. I know, I was there.

A true gem of the 80's


Great song - ChatonNoir

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