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 Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
5 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

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 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.

9 Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
10 Hotel California - Eagles

The Contenders

11 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
12 Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
13 Help! - The Beatles
14 Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
15 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
16 Tutti Frutti - Little Richard V 1 Comment
17 Light My Fire - The Doors
18 Another Brick In the Wall Pt 2 - Pink Floyd
19 More Than A Feeling - Boston
20 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!

Ok, but this is pop. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

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