Best Piano Rock SongsPetSounds As a classically-trained pianist, there is nothing I enjoy more than hearing a rock 'n' roll song featuring a piano. I've limited my original list to one song per pianist; otherwise, Billy Joel would have had at least five.
The Top Ten
Love of my life, and You take my breath away is super, too.
The best song to ever exist let alone just on piano
Seven seas of rhyes is also good piano rock song from Queen.V 1 Comment
Who else would take the number one spot but Billy Joel? And especially this song. It begins as a gentle ballad, then progresses into a Dixieland section which sets the stage for the upbeat story of Brenda and Eddie, and seamlessly transitions back into the ballad section of the beginning. - PetSounds
If this isn't the most definitive piano rock song, I don't know what is.
Great song, love it
No list of this type would be complete without Elton John. Almost any of his songs could fit here, but this is my favourite. - PetSounds
It's a shame the band broke up after 1 album. They sounded great!
After probably the coolest guitar riff of all time, this song ends with one of the most emotional and beautiful piano pieces in rock. Clapton is God!
I love everything about this song. It would be a strong candidate for number 1 if I did a list of most underrated/overlooked songs that once were popular. - Billyv
I'm still amazed I didn't include this when I made this list a year ago. It's one of my favourite songs. - PetSounds
Say what you will, the piano in this song is great. One of my favorite piano intros ever.
beautiful - general_tao
I love the way Don Henley's understated piano sets the stage for the guitar solo. Wonderful song, and the Eagles' finest, in my opinion. - PetSounds
Closer to folk than rock, but it's too good not to be here. - PetSounds
Possibly the greatest piano riff of all modern music. Should be much higher for bringing the piano to a greater role in pop and rock music in the early 00's. Definitely a seminal song, both of all time and of the piano rock genre.
Should be higher
All time classic. I mean.
that track is more emotionally moving than all these other tracks with guitars in
although not strictly piano more keyboards
i still vote for this track by the doors over all the others on the list.
In The End is that should be number 1 with My Immortal.
GO Linkin Park! GO EVANESCENCE!
Love the intro almost as much as the part when Mike goes "acting like I was part of your pro-p-p-erty
The killer is the greatest rock 'n' roll piano player of all time!
"I may like New York, Bavaria or Paris
But nothing compares to you, England
Cause you got the magic bullet
England's got Steve Harris
England - inventors of definitely Leppard
Indian food, Gary Lineker... " (bonus track from their 2014 album)
PS. Steve Harris - founder and bassist of Iron Maiden. - Metal_Treasure
Beautiful soul playing a beautiful song - RIP Andrew Wood
Could we have kipper for breakfast..you can't beat that classic 70's piano in a rock song!
I really have to add this one? - SevenTreeTool
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