Top 10 Rock Songs with a Saxophone

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Sax isn't a common rock instrument but some music artists incorporated it successfully.

The Top Ten

1 Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd

So, just to clarify, do you or don't you want original 50s rock and roll stuff on here? I'm only asking because people used a lot of saxophone in those days. - Gg2000

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2 Urgent - Foreigner

Incredible song with amazing sax solo by Junior Walker - in 1981 this song hit #1 on the Billboard Rock Tracks chart and held this position for 4 weeks.
Foreigner wanted a "Junior Walker-style" sax solo for this song. While recording the album they read in a newspaper that Walker was performing that night mere blocks from their recording studio. They went there and promised a pretty good payday so he accepted the offer to play even though he had never heard of Foreigner.
Foreigner played the raw track for him and asked him to improvise a solo. After a SINGLE listening, he amazed the band by cutting one of the most memorable sax solos in rock history in ONE take. - Metal_Treasure

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3 Never Tear Us Apart - INXS

Probably the only INXS song I truly like - not for the sax but sax is one of the highlights. - Metal_Treasure

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4 Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty UListen to Sample
5 Money - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
6 Tutti Frutti - Little Richard

His stuff is full of great saxophone solos; this is my favorite one. - Gg2000

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7 Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood & the Destroyers

In fact it has a Saxaphone solo a very good one too - christangrant

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8 Fireplace - R.E.M. UListen to Sample
9 King for a Day - Green Day UListen to Sample
10 Touch Me - The Doors

Stronger than dirt!

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The Contenders

11 Us and Them - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
12 La Dee Da - Foo Fighters UListen to Sample
13 Lazarus - David Bowie UListen to Sample
14 Detroit, Michigan - Kid Rock UListen to Sample
15 Can't You Hear Me Knocking? - The Rolling Stones UListen to Sample
16 It Makes No Difference - The Band UListen to Sample
17 Dancing in the Moonlight - Thin Lizzy UListen to Sample
18 Your Latest Trick - Dire Straits UListen to Sample
19 Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues

I'm puzzled by this. "Nights" has flute, mellotron, and orchestra, but no saxophone to my knowledge. There IS saxophone on "I'm Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band". - Crwth

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20 Deacon Blues - Steely Dan UListen to Sample
21 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen UListen to Sample
22 Got to Get You Into My Life - The Beatles UListen to Sample
23 Where Owls Know My Name - Rivers of Nihil UListen to Sample
24 Let Me Move You - Jimi Hendrix UListen to Sample
25 Miss You - The Rolling Stones UListen to Sample
26 Wherever I Go - Mark Knopfler UListen to Sample
27 Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart UListen to Sample
28 If Music Could Talk - The Clash UListen to Sample
29 I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses UListen to Sample
30 Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones

Mic drop.

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31 Tenth Avenue Freeze Out - Bruce Springsteen UListen to Sample
32 Listen to What the Man Said - Wings UListen to Sample
33 Modern Love - David Bowie UListen to Sample
34 The Impression that I Get - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones UListen to Sample
35 A Million Love Songs - Take That UListen to Sample
36 West of Hollywood - Steely Dan UListen to Sample
37 Autotheist Movement III: Deconsecrate - The Faceless UListen to Sample
38 Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed

I think the saxophone solo at end is really cool. - Gg2000

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39 Blackstar - David Bowie UListen to Sample
40 Rip This Joint - The Rolling Stones

Bobby Keys played a lot of great saxophone solos for the Stones. This is my favorite; it's just got that "in-your-face" feel to it. - Gg2000

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41 Changing of the Guard - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
42 Where are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat) - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
43 Feelin' Stronger Everyday - Chicago UListen to Sample
44 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago UListen to Sample
45 Jazzman - Carole King UListen to Sample
46 Changes - David Bowie UListen to Sample
47 The Bitch is Back - Elton John UListen to Sample
48 When I Need You - Leo Sayer UListen to Sample
49 Traces - Classics IV UListen to Sample
50 How Sweet It is (To Be Loved by You) - James Taylor UListen to Sample
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