Top Ten Rock Songs Which Feature Harmonica

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

1 Love Me Do - The Beatles

"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!

I love this song! :3 - Misfire

2 Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
3 When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
4 Groovin’ - The Rascals
5 Everything's Gonna Be Alright - Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Cool list, thanks for making it.

6 On the Road Again - Canned Heat

I really would, at some point, love to be able to play this on the harmonica. This is my goal. - Britgirl

7 Cryin' - Aerosmith

This is such a great song. - Userguy44

8 Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
9 Piano Man - Billy Joel

Not really blues harp, but the harmonica riff is an essential hook. - Gg2000

Surprised this isn't Top 5. - truckturner

I'm just as surprised I forgot it! But with so many other great ones... You're right though - it does deserve to be much, much higher. - Britgirl

10 Long Train Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers

The Contenders

11 Miss You - Rolling Stones
12 Take the Long Way Home - Supertramp
13 Song for Jeffrey - Jethro Tull
14 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin

Why is this one here? It doesn't have a harmonica at all. The song from that album that DOES have a harmonica is You Shook Me.
What this song does have is Jimmy's violin bow but no harmonica is featured here. - KillerQueen1774

15 Heart of Gold - Neil Young
16 Lazy - Deep Purple

This song (relatively speaking) is the most bluesy thing they did. - Gg2000

17 These Days - Bon Jovi

Yeah! - DaringXx

Towards the end you can hear a harmonica faintly playing with the guitar. It’s epic - DaringXx

18 Lonely (Amy’s Theme) - The Lovin’ Spoonful
19 Stone Fox Chase - Area Code 615
20 I'm Eighteen - Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper himself plays the harmonica. I think he cut his teeth on harmonica by imitating Mick Jagger and Keith Relf. - Gg2000

21 The Jean Genie - David Bowie

This song is awesome. I think it's better if you listen to it. - Gg2000

22 Missionary Man - Eurythmics

Great harmonica in this song: the quintessential rock harmonica solo

23 Roxette - Dr. Feelgood

Lee Brilleaux was a great harmonica player. - Gg2000

24 Keep on Chooglin' - Creedence Clearwater Revival

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

25 Back to Get Ya - The J. Geils Band

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!

26 Eleven Plus Eleven - Nine Below Zero
27 Baba O'Riley - The Who

When they did it live, yes. But the studio version has a violin solo at the end. - Gg2000

28 The Wizard - Black Sabbath

A rarity in that Ozzy Osbourne actually plays an instrument on a Black Sabbath song. - Gg2000

29 High Above My Head - Ray Thomas

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

30 I Want You - Bob Dylan
31 Whammer Jammer - The J. Geils Band
32 Country Girl - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
33 Missin' Yo' Kissin' - Billy F Gibbons
34 Hurry on Sundown - Hawkwind
35 Hangman Jury - Aerosmith
36 Keep on Smilin' - Wet Willie
37 Winter Time - Steve Miller Band
38 Pink - Aerosmith

First thing I recognized in this song. - Userguy44

39 It Doesn't Matter Anymore - Linda Ronstadt
40 The River - Bruce Springsteen
41 Train, Train - Blackfoot

The harmonica on this song is awesome. - Gg2000

42 Running to Stand Still - U2

Bono plays a soft harmonica solo at the end. - Gg2000

43 Obviously Five Believers - Bob Dylan

This is different from most of Dylan's work in that famed session musician Charlie McCoy played harp, not Bob. - Gg2000

44 Railroad Song - Lynyrd Skynyrd

The harmonica is played by outside musician Jimmy Hall. - Gg2000

45 I Don't Wanna Go - Paul Butterfield
46 Son of Jump - James Montgomery Band
47 Kiddy Boy - James Cotton
48 Hoy! Hoy! Hoy! - King Biscuit Boy with Crowbar

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

49 Highway 28 - Paul Butterfield's Better Days
50 Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones

Brown Sugar doesn't have a harmonica on it. - Gg2000

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