Top 10 Best Rock Anthems

Songs that will forever be sung to inspire and pump us up!
The Top Ten
1 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey Don't Stop Believin' - Journey Cover Art

Hard for this to be a universal "one size fits all" rock masterpiece due to the Detroit reference (not everyone is from Detroit).
Great song, anyway. Steve Perry is irreplaceable and Neal knows it. That explains the awkward face on Neal at the 2017 awards.

No one ever sounded better on vocals than Steve Perry in this classic!

Please We Will Rock you is way more worthy of number one.

Simply the most epic rock anthem ever made!

2 We Are the Champions - Queen We Are the Champions - Queen Cover Art

Can be overplayed a LOT but nothing beats this. It's a CHAMPION song and it came from a CHAMPION BAND performed countless times by a champion man named Freddie Mercury. I don't know if anyone would ever be able to beat what awesomeness this song holds. Oh... And where's WE WILL ROCK YOU?! :/ the number one picked song is a LIE.

Should be higher... Freddie Mercury was the King (uh... Queen) of Rock Anthems... ever see the vids of "Queen" at live concerts? And where is "We Will Rock You"?

This is chanted all around the world, you must watch Queen live. They didn't just write songs they write anthems and epitomised crowd involvement

This is a song of champions, by champions, for champions. It should be #1 like the champion it is!

3 We Will Rock You - Queen We Will Rock You - Queen Cover Art

A proper rock anthem is a song that could be played at any event to pump up a crowd. I like many of the songs on this list, but only a few of them really meet that criteria. "Rock You" is the quintessential example. Also, there should *really* be some Boston and Styx here!

Everybody sings along when this masterpiece is being played.

This is one of the most famous songs on this list.

Most popular song ever. And one of the best. Deserves EASILY top 3

4 I Love Rock n Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts I Love Rock n Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Cover Art

This is top ten. For sure. Play it for any five year old and they get it.

5 Rock 'n Roll All Nite - KISS Rock 'n Roll All Nite - KISS Cover Art

People know this song before they know KISS. It's the greatest rock and roll anthem ever made, should be on top in my opinion. The song is rock and roll, it makes everyone want to "rock and roll all night and party everyday"

KISS is notorious for making epic rock anthems, but not even Beth or Detroit Rock City can top this song, easily the greatest rock and roll song ever written

6 My Generation - The Who My Generation - The Who Cover Art

Amazing bass in this awesome song. The Who's generation was simply amazing! I hope that people would vote this as number one!

7 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Cover Art

The best I ve ever listened to Kurt is simply the best of the best, this song has started is a trendsetter, bringin a lot of kids back to rock from *** music, changed the scene of music and definitely deserves to be on the top. Nirvana is my All Time Greatest. Load upon Guns Brings your freinds...

This song deserves to be number one on this list for the huge effect it had on music and society, the intensity of the music and lyrics, and the catchiness of the tune. A brilliant song for sure!

I grew up to Journey and Queen, and other greats, but Peaked with smells like teen spirit.

Should be in top three. This song started a generation.

8 For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) - AC/DC For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) - AC/DC Cover Art

If there is a real ROCK anthem, it's this song. No doubts, since it's all about rock'n'roll and can be used as an welcome song for someone, who is only learning about Rock'n'Roll world.

The most epic song ever. Everything perfect: riffs, drums, bass, vocals and cannons.

The single greatest rock anthem, nothing else even remotely comes close.

9 Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi Cover Art

This song is the best. How is this not number 1. Although it's weird that It's my life isn't on this list. I guess all the Bon Jovi fans chose this song.

Immortal 80's. All kudos in the world to AC/DC, Who, Queen, etc. as reliably good bands, but Bon Jovi knocked this song out the park.

10 Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple Cover Art
The Contenders
11 I Was Made For Lovin' You - KISS I Was Made For Lovin' You - KISS Cover Art

People, for whatever reason, hated this song when it first came out. However, KISS didn't care, as Paul Stanley said, "KISS doesn't play by your rules", the band continued to play to song for years in a more heavy rock and roll version. This song should be higher up I think

12 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Cover Art

Awesome song. Almost everybody knows it or at least heard of it. Beautiful

Just a classic

13 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones Cover Art
14 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) - Journey Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) - Journey Cover Art
15 The Final Countdown - Europe The Final Countdown - Europe Cover Art

I always feel like I should stand when this song plays.

This is a great high energy anthem rock song!

16 Shout It Out Loud - Kiss Shout It Out Loud - Kiss Cover Art

"Don't let em tell ya that there's too much noise, they're to old to really understand", the culmination of Gene and Paul in lead vocals makes this song fantastic. The song is all most as catchy as rock and roll all nite. I think this song should be in the top ten spot at least

17 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover Art

If you know it - a comment isn't necessary.

Millenials need to know what real rock is...the sounds of their parents

18 Back in Black - AC/DC Back in Black - AC/DC Cover Art
19 Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions Cover Art
20 Enter Sandman - Metallica Enter Sandman - Metallica Cover Art

Another great song for some reason at the bottom?

21 Highway to Hell - AC/DC Highway to Hell - AC/DC Cover Art

The riff is unmistakable! This song started AC/DC's international careers and it was Bon Scott's greatest song! Amazing song!

My favorite song by AC/DC along with Let There Be Rock. Bon Scott had a truely unique voice and will be missed by millions around the world

22 It's a Long Way to the Top - AC/DC It's a Long Way to the Top - AC/DC Cover Art

Great song, full of High Voltage, old-school Rock and roll.

23 Thunderstruck - AC/DC Thunderstruck - AC/DC Cover Art
24 Paradise City - Guns N' Roses Paradise City - Guns N' Roses Cover Art

The intro in itself speaks wonders. Then, you progress into one of the best heavy metal riffs of all time, with Axl Rose and his classic, one-of-a-kind sound. Then, the end is simply insane, with Axl screaming, Slash shredding, Duff rocking out, Izzy doing his thing, and then Steven beating the crap out of the drums. Easily #1.

Awesome anthem... Even better to see live than on the album...

25 Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin Cover Art
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