Top Ten Rock Songs Which Feature HarmonicaBritgirl See? I don't just have Blues Harmonica on the brain - I also have Rock; some which feature some of the best Harmonica playing. So...if you know of any more which deserve to be here, feel free to add or vote for an existing item.
The Top Ten
Cool list, thanks for making it.
I really would, at some point, love to be able to play this on the harmonica. This is my goal. - Britgirl
"Love Me Do" IS a rock song. Early rock, pop rock. 'Pure pop' in the early 60's consisted of singers with backup musicians; the Beatles had a rock band line-up. - Crwth
"Love Me Do" is NOT a rock song! It's pure pop!
This is such a great song. - Userguy44
It may have been a rip-off since Led Zeppelin covered it from someone else and claimed it as their own for the most part, (they credited Memphis Minnie but they still didn't write the song and claimed the songwriting as theirs) but still you can't deny the harmonica sounds great. - Powerfultekin
Roky Erickson plays a quirky sounding harmonica solo at the end. - Gg2000
Yeah! - DaringXx
Towards the end you can hear a harmonica faintly playing with the guitar. It’s epic - DaringXx
A rarity in that Ozzy Osbourne actually plays an instrument on a Black Sabbath song. - Gg2000
Thank you to the person who added this - good choice! You reminded me of another great J. Geils Band song I should have added sooner; Whammer Jammer; another example of excellent harmonica playing. - Britgirl
Magic Dick is THE man!
From Moody Blues member Ray Thomas. This song is 1 of 2 with my favorite harmonica of all time. (The other is George Martin and His Orchestra's version of the Beatles' "Don't Bother Me") - Crwth
Alice Cooper himself plays the harmonica. I think he cut his teeth on harmonica by imitating Mick Jagger and Keith Relf. - Gg2000
First thing I recognized in this song. - Userguy44
This song is awesome. I think it's better if you listen to it. - Gg2000
Not really blues harp, but the harmonica riff is an essential hook. - Gg2000
This one's a really solid rave up. I'm sure you're familiar with it. - Gg2000
Yes, familiar with it. And I do like it a lot. There are a few good songs added here that I wish I'd included. - Britgirl
This song (relatively speaking) is the most bluesy thing they did. - Gg2000
The harmonica on this song is awesome. - Gg2000
Bono plays a soft harmonica solo at the end. - Gg2000
This is different from most of Dylan's work in that famed session musician Charlie McCoy played harp, not Bob. - Gg2000
The harmonica is played by outside musician Jimmy Hall. - Gg2000
I wanted to vote for this AND Butterfield's Highway 28, which are both so good! You don't make it easy do you - ha! Anyway, I flipped a coin and guess what... Hoy! Hoy! Hoy! I'm happy with its choice. - Britgirl
Covered by The Cramps, originally by The Count Five. - THC13
There's a harmonica solo in the middle. There's also a lot of harp on "Mushmouth Shoutin'" from Rio Grande Mud. - Gg2000
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