Top Ten Original Rock Songs


The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Masterpice, masterpiece, masterpiece.

SO sick and tired of seeing this at number 1 on the top tens. Freddie and Queen were good, but not the greatest. Even if you think that LZ stole a few licks, The Beatles are far above Queen, along with Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, and even Frank Sinatra were better than Freddie, whose voice absolutely GRATES after about 10 minutes.

2 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
3 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Original ha! This is arguably a song ripping off from Taurus. - htoutlaws2012

Umm, a song with a ripped off part in it can't be called original (Taurus by Spirit). - Metal_Treasure

I see your point, but I have always thought of this song as Original. - TheHabsFan

This isn't original. But it isn't ripped off either. Giovanni Battista Granata, Bach, Henry Purcell also played a same kind of melodic line. Its just a common pattern. Did the classical composers rip off each other? Also don't forget Jimmy Page played it before meeting Randy California. He composed it in 1968 when he wrote the song for Cartoone. So, not its not a rip off of Taurus. - zxm

@zxm - look, Taurus by Spirit came out on January 22, 1968. Whatever Jimmy Page wrote in 1968, it wasn't between Jan 1-21, 1968. It was later. - Metal_Treasure

4 Money - Pink Floyd
5 Come Together - The Beatles
6 Back in Black - AC/DC
7 Highway to Hell - AC/DC
8 Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
9 Highway Star - Deep Purple

The first metal guitar solo that was based on classical music - Metal_Treasure

10 We Will Rock You - Queen

The Contenders

11 Have You Ever Seen the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
12 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

My favorite song - EliHbk

13 Pictures of Home - Deep Purple

It has 5 solos on each instrument of the band, including a bass solo (in 1972! ).
This is more than original. How many songs of the 70s on this list have 5 solos on different instruments? - Metal_Treasure

14 Hotel California - Eagles
15 Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
16 Runnin with the Devil - Van Halen
17 Light My Fire - The Doors
18 A Day in the Life - The Beatles

Monumental and totally original song.

19 Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
20 Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young
21 Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
22 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
23 Innuendo - Queen

Quite original and also good - SuperAJ303

24 March of the Black Queen - Queen
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Top Remixes

1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Highway Star - Deep Purple
3. Money - Pink Floyd
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Come Together - The Beatles
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
3. Highway to Hell - AC/DC


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