Top 10 Songs with Use of Power Chords

In the easiest way, power chords are those chords where guitarists play songs and move from frets.

There are millions of songs with power chords. But I am only mentioning those which are famous.

Please correct me if I made any mistake.

The Top Ten

1 How Many More Years - Howlin’ Wolf

As far as I know it's the first song that used power chords. - zxm

Lots of tube distortion, but used far too sparsely, i.e., not carrying the rhythm, to be called power chords in the established sense.

2 You Really Got Me - The Kinks

Its one of the most popular songs having power chords. - zxm

3 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
4 War Pigs - Black Sabbath

The best thing Tony could do was using power chords, which he did. His accident caused him to use power chords. - zxm

5 Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult
6 Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
7 Master of Puppets - Metallica
8 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
9 Holy Diver - Dio
10 Rock You Like a Hurricane - The Scorpions

The Contenders

11 All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks
12 Cocaine - Eric Clapton
13 Brain Stew - Green Day
14 Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC
15 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Power chords were used at the bridge section of the song. In the riff after the solo. - zxm

16 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
17 N.I.B. - Black Sabbath
18 To Live is to Die - Metallica
19 Creeping Death - Metallica
20 Fade to Black - Metallica
21 Basket Case - Green Day
22 All the Small Things - Blink-182
23 Holiday - Green Day
24 T.N.T. - AC/DC
25 I Wanna Be Your Dog - Stooges
26 The Witch - Sonics

This song is full of power chords

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Top Remixes

1. You Really Got Me - The Kinks
2. How Many More Years - Howlin’ Wolf
3. Iron Man - Black Sabbath
1. How Many More Years - Howlin’ Wolf
2. War Pigs - Black Sabbath
3. Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd


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