Most Original Songs of All Time

These are songs each one unlike any other. Recognizable in the sense of hearing it, you automatically know what song it is if you know it.

The Top Ten

1 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson

All rock songs... - ProPanda

2 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
3 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
4 Only a Northern Song - The Beatles
5 Turn to Stone - Electric Light Orchestra
6 Hotel California - The Eagles
7 Master of Puppets - Metallica
8 Walk of Life - Dire Straits
9 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
10 Purple Haze - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Contenders

11 Aqualung - Jethro Tull
12 Light My Fire - The Doors
13 Child in Time - Deep Purple
14 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

I am pretty sure somebody added this as a joke, it clearly has 3 songs before it that sound just like Stairway. - Beatlesboy9

You're kidding right? - ProPanda

I don't know who added this.But I think this song is here for being insult.Cause everyone more or less knows this song is not original.The opening acoustic riff sounds like Taurus by spirit.Though the solo.drum beats,ending high pitched vocals,the lyrics were original.But still no one will vote for this song.Only because of the 20 seconds plagiarized riff some people hate the whole 8 minutes song .But this song is not 100 percent original anyway . - zxm

15 Baba O'Riley - The Who
16 Urgent - Foreigner
17 Octavarium - Dream Theater
18 The Prophet's Song - Queen


19 A Day in the Life - The Beatles

A combination of 2 separately-written songs, it takes you through 2 seperate walks of a man's life. - MetalPope

20 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
21 Skalds and Shadows - Blind Guardian
22 Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
23 Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
24 Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
25 The Passenger - Iggy Pop
26 I'm Waiting for the Man - The Velvet Underground & Nico
27 A Light in the Black - Rainbow
28 More Than a Feeling - Boston
29 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
30 Orion - Metallica
31 My Immortal - Evanescence
32 Future - Paramore
33 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
34 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden
35 A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater
36 Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
37 Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet - Fall Out Boy
38 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold
39 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
40 The March of the Black Queen - Queen

Along with such songs as Bohemian Rhapsody, The Prophet's Song, Innuendo, and The Millionaire Waltz, this is an early example of Queen's forte of writing completely unique, innovative songs. This is also backed up by their developments in Pop music, with their 1982 album Hot Space (which has been called Queen's worst) cited as a partial inspiration for Michael Jackson's Thriller album.

41 Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin
42 The Trooper - Iron Maiden
43 Paranoid Android - Radiohead
44 Time - Pink Floyd
45 Stan - Eminem
46 Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict - Pink Floyd
47 Baby - Justin Bieber
48 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
49 Dooo It - Miley Cyrus
50 Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
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Top Remixes

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson
2. Only a Northern Song - The Beatles
3. Turn to Stone - Electric Light Orchestra
1. I'm Waiting for the Man - The Velvet Underground & Nico
2. Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
3. Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Master of Puppets - Metallica
3. 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson


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