Best Piano Rock Songs

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

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Love of my life, and You take my breath away is super, too.

My favorite queen song and it's #1 on best songs list - Ajkloth

2 Scenes from an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel

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.

A classic

3 Rocket Man - Elton John

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

4 Layla - Derek and the Dominos

It's a shame the band broke up after 1 album. They sounded great!

5 Gutter Ballet - Savatage
6 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

Genuine masterpiece

7 Year of the Cat - Al Stewart

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.

8 Life on Mars? - David Bowie
9 Lady Madonna - The Beatles
10 Chance - Savatage

The Contenders

11 Desperado - Eagles

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

12 Miracle Machine - Blind Guardian
13 Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
14 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

Closer to folk than rock, but it's too good not to be here. - PetSounds

15 Mozart and Madness - Savatage
16 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
17 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
18 Riders On the Storm - The Doors

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.
miles better

19 In the End - Linkin Park

In The End is that should be number 1 with My Immortal.

Love the intro almost as much as the part when Mike goes "acting like I was part of your pro-p-p-erty

20 Butterflies and Hurricanes - Muse
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Top Remixes

1. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
2. Life on Mars? - David Bowie
3. Year of the Cat - Al Stewart
1. Gutter Ballet - Savatage
2. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
3. Chance - Savatage



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