Top 10 Rock Songs with a Saxophone

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

The Top Ten Rock Songs with a Saxophone

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 Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
5 Money - Pink Floyd
6 Tutti Frutti - Little Richard

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

7 Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood & the Destroyers

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

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

Stronger than dirt!

The Contenders

11 Can't You Hear Me Knocking? - The Rolling Stones
12 Us and Them - Pink Floyd
13 It Makes No Difference - The Band
14 La Dee Da - Foo Fighters
15 Deacon Blues - Steely Dan
16 Lazarus - David Bowie
17 Detroit, Michigan - Kid Rock
18 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
19 Feelin' Stronger Everyday - Chicago

Great song.
I actually did this song in my band class - RushFan123

20 Miss You - The Rolling Stones
21 Dancing in the Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
22 Your Latest Trick - Dire Straits
23 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

24 Changing of the Guard - Bob Dylan
25 Where are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat) - Bob Dylan
26 Changes - David Bowie
27 Where Owls Know My Name - Rivers of Nihil
28 Let Me Move You - Jimi Hendrix
29 Wherever I Go - Mark Knopfler
30 Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart
31 If Music Could Talk - The Clash
32 I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses
33 Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones

Mic drop.

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

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

42 Blackstar - David Bowie
43 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

44 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago
45 Jazzman - Carole King
46 The Bitch is Back - Elton John
47 When I Need You - Leo Sayer
48 Traces - Classics IV
49 How Sweet It is (To Be Loved by You) - James Taylor
50 Will You - Hazel O'Connor

From early 1980's and haunts me still!

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