Top 10 Mellow Rock Songs of All Time

Any genre goes, not based on sales or anything, just personal choice.

The Top Ten

1 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

Excellent Song

It was a top night at the drive-in

been listening to it since so long... it's one of the best songs by metallica. METALLICA RULES!

Best fkn song ever

2 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

This song probably has the greatest solo of all time. It really is Pink Floyd's magnum opus.

Most chill song out there

Whenever I listen to this song I'm just like just yes

Makes your ear search for from where the music comes!
Just Brilliant!
Best of Pink Floyd

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3 Leave Out All the Rest - Linkin Park

This song is something to play at a wedding. The relaxed feeling of the song is socalming and at the same time rocks you to the core. When I heard it for the first time I was shaking. Chester should get a Nobel Piece Prize if he hasn't yet. - lukestheman4

When ever I hear this song.. It's like I'm floating on the air...

This is one of my favorite songs. I am a big Linkin Park fan but lot of others tend to turn to Hybrid Theory as their favorite. Though there's nothing wrong with Hybrid Theory, Minutes To Midnight has always been my favorite, this song in particular.

Whenever I hear this, I always tearing
I'm flooding my face with tears
So sad...
Very very very sad...
It's really slow... and great

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4 Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

Yeah this is a great song, it's really powerful

This song is so annoying.

Are you crazy! Putting your hate comment on here. You should listen more Soundgarden. - Userguy44

Yes yes yes yes!

5 Everlong - Foo Fighters

David Grohl just gets better and better and this song is about 15 years old.

Hear both the acoustic and the original and definitely see their live performance at the wembley stadium! I loved it

6 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Wish you were here is the ultimate melancholy rock song, it never gets old either.

I thought this song would be in the top 5... But 68!

This song makes you feel like chillin out at a jo sesh

7 One - U2

This is the most beautiful off them all just listen it

8 Closer - Kings of Leon

because kings of leon have been producing music for a very long time and their latest album which this track is on has gave them the major boost that they needed to reach the fame they have discovered. All of their music is phenomanal and they really do deserve everyone's vote as they are just such a brilliant band and all indivually talented musician's, they're great =)

I voted for them because I listen to the Only By Night album every night before I go to sleep and it makes me think about this girl I really like

Beautiful song definitely worth a listen

9 A Day In the Life - The Beatles

Woke up, had a smoke...

10 Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple

Amazing song. Perfect for some relaxation.

The Contenders

11 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold

Love this song

Well, I downloaded the top 20 songs in this list, and I speak from experience... this song is 2nd only to leave out all the rest... Please change dis guys... Vote for this gem of a song...

This song is just so awesome.. A7x at its best.. mike shadows voice it's so awesome along with Synyster gates killer solos and Zacky Vengeance awesome rhythm.. One of the greatest rock songs.. Written for their late drummer The Rev.. This song has a story in itself.. Awesome rhythm voice solos drums bass everything is just awesome..

Beautiful lyrics...

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12 Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow

Dio's vocal superiority and grace shines through this song like a Rainbow in the Dark. Along with the change of pace instrumentals, the performance is like none other in the history of rock.

13 Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers

The only song by them I actually like!

Best rhcp song of all time.

Best rhcp song of all time!

14 The Bard's Song - Blind Guardian
15 Going to California - Led Zeppelin

It is possibly the most underrated Led Zep song if not the most underrated song of all time. This song would be incredible if it was done by a band known for this style of Alt rock, but its done by a band known for long drawn out guitar solos with bits of important lyric. This song show the versatility of the incredible bunch of blokes thought to be as successful as a Led Zeppelin.

Oh man! This song truly implies the versatility of Led Zep, and somehow listening to it, in your mind, takes you to a beautiful, deserted beach, lying, with your head back, with sunshine sprayed all over you.

16 Hotel California - The Eagles

This is is mate

A song so depressing about fame can be such a beautiful anthem

Should definitely be number one...this is the ultimate "chill rock" song, and also one of the greatest songs of all time.


17 Fortuneteller - Deep Purple
18 Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits

My opinion is the song wouldn't play? /_

This should be on the top! So emotional and chillest rock song of all time!

19 Off He Goes - Pearl Jam

I love whoever put this on here - Songsta41

20 Street Spirit - Radiohead

I'm surprised I haven seen " Creep" yet

21 Sympathy - Uriah Heep
22 Karma Police - Radiohead

Should get better rank - pookie

23 Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards
24 Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews

"hike up your skirt a lil more, show your world to me... " Always loved this song. Even Stevie Nicks has covered this song.

25 Ballad of Hollis Brown - Bob Dylan
26 Learning to Fly - Pink Floyd

"Can't take my eyes from the circling sky, tongue tied and twisted just an earth bound fisted lie"

In my humble opinion, there best song ever. period.

27 Blinded by Science - Foreigner
28 No Quarter - Led Zeppelin
29 Planet Caravan - Black Sabbath

Needs to be in top 5 100%

Needs to be top ten at least!

This song is the very definition of the word mellow.

30 Cancer - My Chemical Romance
31 Pushing Me Away - Linkin Park

What kind of a list is this?! Pushing me away is no doubt an amazing song but it is certainly NOT mellow! N where the hell is Iridescent?! The mellowest song of Linkin Park! So beautiful...

The live piano solo definitely is what is on this list, Chester sounds amazing in it and this deserves to be higher. - lukestheman4

32 Something in the Way - Nirvana

There was just something in the way

It's a cool story with great music. - HTML_RuleZ_D00D

33 Nutshell - Alice In Chains

The song for the day my family buries me.

Probably the most mellow song of all time

Should be around top 5 in list

This needs to be near the top. - NuMetalManiak

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34 Another Lonely Day - Ben Harper
35 Lazarus - Porcupine Tree
36 The Diary of Jane (Acoustic) - Breaking Benjamin

THE DIARY OF JANE with piano.I love it.

37 Snuff - Slipknot

OHHH awesome song. The tone is perfect.

38 She Makes Me High - Robbie Williams
39 Waiting for the End - Linkin Park

AWESOME SONG, I don't know why this at the 20th but I think its justifiable.

Most certainly the best...

40 Shake Me Down - Cage the Elephant
41 Faithfully - Journey

Great song! Has a great story to it!

Journey is my all time favorite band of all times. Steve Perry's voice is one of a kind.

42 Do It Again - Steely Dan

Take a listen and you will vote for this song.

43 I Shall Believe - Sheryl Crow
44 Breathe - Pink Floyd
45 Dear God - Avenged Sevenfold

Definitely a mellow rock song. A good one that has a great message.

I like Avenged Sevenfold

46 Nothingman - Pearl Jam

One of their better songs.

47 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - The Beatles

Mellow folk/rock song from the best band ever. (in my opinion best song ever)

48 Iridescent - Linkin Park

This song is the best mellow song of LP. It's far better than Leave out all the rest. Just listen it once.

49 Solitude - Black Sabbath

Great song that has become a debate for decades whether, as the album says, it was sung by Ozy.

50 Shadow of the Day - Linkin Park

Linkin Park is the best!

This ssong has one of the best chilled guitar solos I have ever heard

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Top Remixes

1. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
2. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
3. One - U2
1. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
2. A Day In the Life - The Beatles
3. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
1. Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
2. Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple
3. Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow


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