Most Overlooked Classic Rock Songs


The Top Ten

1 The Wizard - Uriah Heep

extremely surprised to see uriah heep on this list, and very much so deserved. just check out the first album, songs like "gypsy" and "lady in black" then songs like "look at yourself" (there magnum opus) "july morning" and sadness and grief. the album demons and wizards "easy living" and... and said look at yourself was there best song? I ment "the magicians birthday" the last verse in the magicians birthday is one of the greatest ever written in any genra of music.

Wow! I sure didn't expect to see this as number one, but what a great call! Love this song, and unbelievable vocals by David Byron! In fact the only downside to this is there is no way in hell I could sing it!

I was a huge Heep fan in high school. Good choice for #1. Overlooked band and often maligned. They've made some great music.

Check out it's cover by Blind Guardian - I think it's awesome.
Uriah Heep is the favorite band of the Blind Guardian's singer. He obviously knows the good stuff because he covered exactly this song. Besides, he named his second band Demons & Wizards - yeah, the guy definitely loves Uriah Heep. - Metal_Treasure

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2 Stone Cold Crazy - Queen

Phenomenal song! Just outrageously frenetic, fast, and stupendous!

This song is widely considered as the first thrash metal song. - Metal_Treasure

Queen at their best Cool guitar!

3 Prelude: Happiness / I'm So Glad - Deep Purple

Lord's organ runs are chilling, Blackmore's guitar is distinctly 'feral magic' - bummo

4 Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

I think that this wasn't undervalued when it came out but it didn't stand the test of time when it should have

Overlooked? Sorry, but this was a huge hit when I was young.

Despite it's corny-ness, still get's my attention - bummo

5 High Hopes - Pink Floyd

Very few have listened this song. Of course after listening this song their minds change. But this take time to find this song. I never became a floyd fan before listening this song. - zxm

6 Pictures of Home - Deep Purple
7 Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo

When I look up to the skies I see your eyes, a funny kind of yellow...

Their psichodelic era big hit song.
Posterior hard rock boogie band.
Excellent Frantic four.

Good cover by Oxzy Osbourne.

8 Hungry Daze - Deep Purple
9 Dead On Time - Queen

This song has hands-down one of the best riffs in rock history!

10 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis

Saw these guys do this in Philly 12/74. Great show! In many ways this record(s) was a signal for Gabriel's exit and a more commercial sound. Good song...The earlier stuff is better.

probably the only Genesis song I ever liked - bummo

The Newcomers

? Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

This is my ALL TIME favorite song. I think everyone should hear this once - bassplayer41

? I'd Love to Change the World - Ten Years After

It was almost 3 or 4 years ago when I discovered Ten Years After and Alvin Lee. I never really cared about this song or any of his songs. But when I listened to them again, I realized how overlooked song is this. Alvin Lee is an awesome guitarists. Very underrated. He is from same years of Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck or George Harrison. But criminally underrated as a guitarist. Forget about his vocals credit. - zxm

The Contenders

11 Wishing Well - Free

Second favorite song of Free. - zxm

Great song. One of Paul Kossoff's last. Great riff.

12 Stone Cold Fever - Humble Pie

over looked classic frampton/marriot; Steve Marriot considered for Zeppelin and Deep Purple vocals - bummo

13 Green Grass and High Tides - The Outlaws

I never wanted to listen this song. I though they aren't a good band. But after listening this song, that has become one of my favorite songs. - zxm

14 The Sad Cafe - Eagles

This is one of the best songs of the eagles and one of my personal favorites and always goes unnoticed

The best song on "The Long Run". Hey, you guys did a great job on this list. Some awesome deep album cuts!

15 The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud - Blood, Sweat & Tears

Al Kooper considered 'best' by Who rocker Pete Townsend - bummo

I believe Bob Dylan was quite fond of his talents and contributions as well. - Billyv

16 Wasn't Born to Follow - The Byrds

I was amazed to see this song on here. It's really underappreciated, even among Byrds fans. - PetSounds

Probably sticks because of EZ Rider - bummo

17 Black Country Rock - David Bowie

Man Who Sold the World album is worth digging out - bummo

18 Samba Pa Ti - Santana

beastly and epic Santana is the best that guitar is amazing

Santana did so many great instrumentals in his early days. Great choice!

This is a magical piece but I don't think its genre is classic rock. - Metal_Treasure

This is why Carlos Santana is a guitar maestro.

19 The March of the Black Queen - Queen

Ok.If you are looking for an overlooked rock song, this is it! This song really deserves to be higher on this list! At least a top 5. It is fantastic! Just listen to it. It's hard to believe it's only six minutes long, 'cause it feels like a whole long journey. It has everything! Sadly, there are not many people who knows about it...

Simply a perfect rock song. It has everything one could possibly wish for, and even more!
Wish more people knew about it.


20 Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
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Top Remixes

1. Prelude: Happiness / I'm So Glad - Deep Purple
2. Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
3. The Wizard - Uriah Heep
1. High Hopes - Pink Floyd
2. Green Grass and High Tides - The Outlaws
3. Wishing Well - Free



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