Best Slow Rock Songs


The Top Ten

1 Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple

A slow song from a heavy metal band.The guitar solo,drum beats,keyboards,vocals,bass(except you can't listen it) are pretty much slow. - zxm

2 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

The end of the song is quite heavy but intro and the middle part is pretty much slow. - zxm

3 Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits

Pretty much same as soldier of fortune. - zxm

4 Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow

This song is just out of this world. - Metal_Treasure

5 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian

Can't get enough of this song. - Metal_Treasure

6 Dust in the Wind - Kansas

Great song, underrated too. It and desperado are the best slow rock songs.

This is actually a folk song.

7 Ghost of Freedom - Iced Earth

With awesome vocals from the greatest cop in the world (Matt Barlow). - Metal_Treasure

8 In My Time of Need - Opeth

Amazing song. Velvety smooth clean vocals from a death metal growler. Hands down. - Metal_Treasure

9 Wind of Change - Scorpions

People love to hear the whistle more than the song - zxm

10 Billie Jean - Chris Cornell

Sometimes I think this is the best cover song ever made. Chris Cornell turned a pop song into a slow rock song. Mindblowing vocals and everything. Hands down. Moreover, this cover song doesn't have a studio version, only many live versions (including what you hear from the song sample below). Chris Cornell deserves more attention. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 When a Blind Man Cries - Deep Purple

The drum beats are bit faster but the whole song is pretty much slow especially the vocals - zxm

I also liked Metallica cover. - Metal_Treasure

12 A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian

This song is mesmerizing. - Metal_Treasure

13 More Than Words - Extreme
14 Tangerine - Led Zeppelin

Not very slow but not even fast. - zxm

15 Dreaming (Tell Me) - Yngwie Malmsteen

This is probably the most exquisite song on this list - Yngwie neo-classical touch works perfectly. Also amazing vocals from Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple). - Metal_Treasure

16 Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison

This song is not that slow but the some parts of the song is slow. - zxm

Very good song, I think it should be #5 or #6

17 Hurt - Johnny Cash

That's a slow one - zxm

18 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

Listened to this song throughout most of my childhood, and it's just one of those songs that I can just listen to in any mood.

19 Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards
20 Sinner - Theocracy

I put this song lower on my remix only because towards the end it gets faster and heavier. But the first 4 minutes of the song are slow, beautiful and truly epic. - Metal_Treasure

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Top Remixes

1. Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple
2. Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
3. Dust in the Wind - Kansas
1. Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow
2. The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
3. Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple



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