Top Ten Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll

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Songs that you think were the most influential in shaping rock and roll.

The Top Ten

1 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
2 Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

Probably most influential rock song ever. - zxm

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3 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
4 I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles

Historical significance. Their first number one hit in the US, leading the "British Invasion" and enabling future influence. - Billyv

5 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
6 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
7 Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

This song started it all. Without it, a lot of music we listen to today wouldn't exist. - mmarce445

To say this song "started it all" shows a lack of historical knowledge of the evolution of rock 'n' roll from blues and rockabilly. There were many other players involved. To further say that "a lot of the music we listen to today wouldn't exist" is a huge assumption, not supported by history or the laws of probability.

8 Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
9 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

The ‘rock’ songs we know are all a derivative form of THE rock n’ roll. This list is about the songs which influenced other musicians to shape rock n’ roll or other rock songs into what it is now. - Undistinguished

Several songs on this list are not rock 'n' roll, and don't see where this one or Bohemian Rhapsody or anything by Neil Young "shaped" anything.

10 Hotel California - Eagles

The Newcomers

? Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
? One - Metallica

The Contenders

11 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
12 Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
13 Help! - The Beatles
14 Tutti Frutti - Little Richard V 1 Comment
15 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
16 Light My Fire - The Doors
17 Another Brick In the Wall Pt 2 - Pink Floyd
18 More Than A Feeling - Boston
19 Beat It - Michael Jackson

Are you serious? Did " beat it " shaped Rock and Roll? Ridiculous! And more ridiculous to put this on the top 20!

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20 Back in Black - AC/DC
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1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
2. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
3. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
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1. Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
2. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
3. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
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