Top 10 Rock Songs with a Saxophone

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

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

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

4 Money - Pink Floyd
5 Tutti Frutti - Little Richard

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

6 Fireplace - R.E.M.
7 Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood & the Destroyers

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

8 Touch Me - The Doors

Stronger than dirt!

9 King for a Day - Green Day
10 La Dee Da - Foo Fighters

The Contenders

11 Us and Them - Pink Floyd
12 Lazarus - David Bowie
13 Detroit, Michigan - Kid Rock
14 Can't You Hear Me Knocking? - The Rolling Stones
15 Dancing in the Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
16 It Makes No Difference - The Band
17 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
18 Got to Get You Into My Life - The Beatles
19 Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
20 Deacon Blues - Steely Dan
21 Let Me Move You - Jimi Hendrix
22 Miss You - The Rolling Stones
23 Wherever I Go - Mark Knopfler
24 Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart
25 If Music Could Talk - The Clash
26 I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses
27 Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones

Mic drop.

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

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

36 Blackstar - David Bowie
37 Your Latest Trick - Dire Straits
38 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

39 Changing of the Guard - Bob Dylan
40 Where are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat) - Bob Dylan
41 Feelin' Stronger Everyday - Chicago
42 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago
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