Top Ten Rock Songs That Sound Best Live
The Top Ten
Considered to be a work of art by most, this song is mind-blowing live. While being played live, Page has a chance to experiment a little with his guitar, and that makes this song that much better. - Alpha101
This song is 1000 times better live in concert - Ajkloth
While tis song is absolutely legendary, it is even better when played live. This isn't their best song, but it is their best song to hear live. - Alpha101
Not the biggest Slipknot fan, but this song is amazing when heard live. The original version... Not so much. It's a bore to listen to. - Alpha101
The original recording sounds great, but the live version is even better. Also, this song requires responses from the audience, which makes it that much better! - Alpha101
This song is very fun to chant along with the singer. AC/DC is very lively at their shows, and this song proves it. - Alpha101
Again, what makes this song so good live is the responses that come from the audience. It's impossible not to chant "ten thousand fists in the air! " during the song! - Alpha101
This song is arguably one of the best off of the album. It has a catchy tune, Cobain's gritty vocals, and has a great message. While the original recording is phenomenal, it is much better live. - Alpha101
Maybe every Nirvana song could be here.in my opinion they are better live - FettiMC
Must I say anything? - Alpha101
The live version of this awesome ballad made me a fan of this band - Blind Guardian are known for being great live, with some live versions that are better than the studio versions. Hansi's voice is amazing live, too.
YouTube: Blind Guardian - The Bard's Song (In The Forest) [Imaginations Through the Looking Glass] - Metal_Treasure
Just YouTube this: JUDAS PRIEST - Victim of Changes! “.. Just Wowww! ” [HDadv] [1080p] 1983 - Metal_Treasure
Axle's vocals, which are usually very gritty and energetic, are very peaceful and mind-numbing in this song. He even sounds better live, and Slash does (or at least did) his solos even better when in front of a live audience. - Alpha101
Sounds awesome live, especially in front of 500,000 people.
Deep Purple - Mistreated HD 1974 (Live in California) - Metal_Treasure
How could I not include this song? It contains one of the best guitar solos in history! - Alpha101
Just watch this crowd singing the chorus for 4 minutes (4:30-8:10). The chorus is golden of course. Hansi Kürsch tried to finish the song several times. One of the most amazing moments from a live show I've ever seen. Great band, great crowd.
YouTube: Blind Guardian - Valhalla (Imaginations Through the Looking Glass) - Metal_Treasure
Its live version at the Beast Over Hammersmith (1982) is better than the original and is my fave version of this song.
YouTube: Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name (live) uploaded by Shane Lentz - Metal_Treasure
Annihilator are known for their riffs and this song is just awesome live because those riffs sound even better.
YouTube: Annihilator | Phantasmagoria | Live At Masters Of Rock DVD uploaded by anniafan - Metal_Treasure
Awesome song. Complete Jam Live
I really like the way it sounds in The Nightmare Returns. Too bad they didn't make that into an album like some of his other shows. Many of his songs sounded best, in my opinion, in The Nightmare Returns.
The first time I saw Alice Cooper in concert, he opened up with this one. It even had the Vincent Price intro.
Like with many of his songs including Welcome To My Nightmare, I Love The Dead, Cold Ethyl, and No More Mr. Nice Guy, I love how it sounds in The Nightmare Returns and many other shows.
The Nightmare Returns has the best version. But that's just my opinion. I really wish he would have made that concert into an album too.
Love the live version!
It's empowering when live!
Originally intended for OK Computer, Lift was scrapped by the band as they felt that it sounded too forced. It was performed around 30 times in 1996, and one of these live performances (recorded at the 1996 Pinkpop Festival) ended up on the bootleg compilation "Towering Above the Rest", becoming a fan favorite. They finally released a finished version on the OKNOTOK reissue of OK Computer in 2017, but many fans still prefer the live rendition from 1996. - Gg2000