Top 10 Songs that are on the List Called "Greatest Hard Rock Songs" that Don't Belong on the List Because They Aren't Hard Rock

To let you know Hard Rock is a Genre of rock that consists of Mainly Heavy Blues Rock. But however the list called "Greatest Hard Rock Songs" is really messed up just like this other list i saw called "Best Hard Rock Bands of the 90s" Which Nirvana was number 1 on that list even though they aren't Hard Rock they are Grunge. So anyway i will make it clear that just because a song you like is on that list doesn't mean they belong on there and this list is not a hate list and i'm not saying any of the songs on this list are bad just they aren't Hard Rock and don't belong on that list.

The Top Ten

1 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Exactly. I adore this song, but it can't be hard rock in any possible way. - Adrian_4

This song is high on that list for mainly its popularity and nothing more. But anyway this song doesn't belong on that list because it's a Grunge song which Grunge is a combination of Alternative Rock and Punk Rock and there's no Blues Rock involved so this song has nothing to do with Hard Rock. - christangrant

I don't need to write any reasons for this, everybody knew why

Loud Distorted rock, not hard rock. - 445956

"Loud distorted rock" isn't a thing. What you probably mean is grunge. - Adrian_4

2 Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold

This is not Hard Rock at all its Metalcore which is mainly Punk with little Metal elements - christangrant

Don't know why its called hard rock. In fact A7X isn't a hard rock band. - zxm

3 Fade to Black - Metallica Fade to Black - Metallica

Look I love this song as much as the next guy but this song is not Hard Rock it's a Metal song with a acoustic first half and a Thrash Metal second half - christangrant

4 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

While Ozz is a Hard Rock artist this isn't a Hard Rock song it's a Metal song - christangrant

5 Holy Diver - Dio

This song is 100% Trad Heavy Metal - christangrant

6 Rainbow In the Dark - Dio
7 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day

Alternative Rock - Userguy44

8 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

Heavy metal - KingSlayer93316

9 Enter Sandman - Metallica

It's a Thrash/Heavy Metal song - christangrant

10 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

Thrash Metal - christangrant

The Contenders

11 How You Remind Me - Nickelback

It's a ballad nothing more nothing less nothing is "hard rock" about this song at all. It sounds like a regular post- grunge/ alt. rock song. NOT HARD ROCK. - BoredJeff02

Nickelback have a lot of hard rock and alt. metal stuff, but this is just post-grunge. - 445956

12 The Kill - Thirty Seconds to Mars

Alternative Rock. - Soulstealer

13 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera

Groove metal - Userguy44

14 Stargazer - Rainbow

Yes, it's metal and not hard rock. - Metal_Treasure

15 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath

Agree - it's metal and not hard rock. - Metal_Treasure

16 Given Up - Linkin Park

Agree it isn't hard rock. This song is punk-based (guitar sound, riffs, etc.). Hard rock isn't punk-based.
By the way, it isn't a metal song either, as many believe. - Metal_Treasure

17 Money - Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd have never been hard rock

18 Spiders - System of a Down
19 Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
20 Sign of the Southern Cross - Black Sabbath
21 Freak on a Leash - Korn
22 Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd
23 South of Heaven - Slayer

Thrash metal, but a pretty good song - KingSlayer93316

24 God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols
25 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden

Heavy metal - Userguy44

26 One Step Closer - Linkin Park

Nu Metal - Userguy44

27 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine
28 No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne
29 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Doom metal - Userguy44

30 Into the Void - Black Sabbath
31 The Last in Line - Dio
32 Balls to the Wall - Accept
33 Stone Cold Crazy - Queen

It's trash metal isn't it? - Userguy44

34 Symptom of the Universe - Black Sabbath
35 Lips of an Angel - Hinder
36 Highway Star - Deep Purple
37 ...And Justice for All - Metallica
38 Wasted Years - Iron Maiden
39 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
40 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
41 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
42 Aerials - System of a Down
43 Lithium - Nirvana

This is Grunge (same as all of the Nirvana songs on this list) - KingSlayer93316

44 Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
45 Come as You Are - Nirvana
46 Dance of Death - Iron Maiden
47 Until It Sleeps - Metallica
48 Hero of the Day - Metallica
49 Jeremy - Pearl Jam

Alternative Rock and Grunge. - Soulstealer

50 Anarchy In the U.K. - Sex Pistols
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