Most Underrated Classic Rock Songs


The Top Ten

1 I Can See for Miles - The Who

A song about an unfaithful girlfriend.Moon drives the tune. One of Pete best guitar playing songs. Entwistle’s sledgehammer bait. Daltrey ferociously letting her know that he knows about infidelity. Brilliant.

By a mile the most inventive song. It should have made number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic

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2 Stone Cold Crazy - Queen

This is more hard rock than classic rock

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3 Hallelujah - Deep Purple
4 Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones

One of my favorite Rolling Stones songs of all time

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5 Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie

It's Bowie can you do better

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6 Layla - Derek and the Dominos

The Eric Clapton solo version is more popular, but I prefer this version - gemcloben

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7 Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin UListen to Sample
8 Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution - AC/DC UListen to Sample
9 You Better Run - The Young Rascals

Most people will always relate Pat Benatar with this classic. Most people are very unaware that she covered this song. Now that's truly underrated for sure. I truly prefer the original. Most people don't think of The Rascals when someone mentions the song. Sad, really!

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10 Crossroads - Cream UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Feelin' Satisfied - Boston

I'd say underrated. The album "Don't Look Back" was released in 1978 and was later released as a single. Only went to #46. Very little airplay and most people only remember the single Don't Look back from the album. Sad, cool song!

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12 Eli's Coming - Three Dog Night UListen to Sample
13 Helter Skelter - The Beatles

It's so good

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14 Gone Hollywood - Supertramp

I like Breakfast In America, it is a excellent album. This is one of the best tracks and it's a very underrated song off that album.

The most prog rock song in this album, it's truely a masterpiece of Rick Davies

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15 The March of the Black Queen - Queen UListen to Sample
16 Fool In the Rain - Led Zeppelin

A truly good song from Zeppelin that you don't hear much about. One of the better songs off this album. Excellent, really. This song needs credit along with others we all heard so much of. Younger listeners need to hear this and not just their, well you know. Just a gem!

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17 Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac

That's what makes it underrated! This is a live version but the studio version did get airplay when it was released in the 70's but very little.

I've never heard it on an American classic rock radio station, but it rocks. The guitar work is absolutely solid. - Gg2000

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18 Victim of Love - Eagles

Everyone knows all their really big hits. This song is just as good as any of them and is the most underrated of their songs. Don't hear this song often as all the songs we have over heard since the 70's and 80's.

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19 Aqualung - Jethro Tull

This is definitely underrated, hardly ever played on the radio. Songs like Misty Mountain Hop and Fool in the Rain are NOT underrated, I hear them all the time.

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20 Fool for You Anyway - Foreigner

Great song off Foreigner's debut album "Foreigner". Just as good as the singles off the album.

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21 For Your Love - The Yardbirds UListen to Sample
22 Nobody's Fault - Aerosmith

Literally listening to this song and it inspired me to look up a list like this. Definitely one of Aerosmiths best and most underrated. It's also this album that inspired the likes of Metallica and Nirvana.

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23 Stone In Love - Journey

Of all the Journey hits and singles this one fell through the cracks and is actually much better than those singles we have all heard Over and Over. This is not so boring and is hardly heard and not thought of when people discuss Journey.

Yes, it was even left off their first greatest hits though it had a short run on rock stations in 1982.. Did not show up until their more recent essential hits release.

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24 Mississippi Queen - Mountain UListen to Sample
25 Funk #49 - James Gang UListen to Sample
26 I'm a Man - Spencer Davis Group

Everyone has heard this song, it's just that a lot of people can't remember the group or the name of the song!

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27 Badge - Cream

Easily their best effort and still stands up

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28 Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds UListen to Sample
29 Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love - Van Halen UListen to Sample
30 Black Rose - Thin Lizzy

Great song, by the most underrated band ever

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31 Renegade - Styx UListen to Sample
32 D.O.A. - Van Halen UListen to Sample
33 Moonlight Drive - The Doors UListen to Sample
34 Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image

May have been only a one hit wonder of the 70's it's very underrated. The album which this song came from is also very underrated and well as Blue Image.

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35 Back On My Feet Again - The Babys

A good group you don't hear much of these days. Don't know why they were great!

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36 Lay It On the Line - Triumph UListen to Sample
37 Hot Love, Cold World - Bob Welch UListen to Sample
38 Mistral Wind - Heart UListen to Sample
39 On the Way Home - Buffalo Springfield UListen to Sample
40 I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better - The Byrds UListen to Sample
41 My Pledge of Love - Joe Jeffrey Group UListen to Sample
42 Buy for Me the Rain - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band UListen to Sample
43 Do You Believe in Magic? - The Lovin' Spoonful UListen to Sample
44 Darlin' Be Home Soon - The Lovin' Spoonful UListen to Sample
45 If - Bread UListen to Sample
46 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly UListen to Sample
47 Guitar Man - Bread

Bloody brilliant

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48 Mother Freedom - Bread UListen to Sample
49 The Mob Rules - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
50 The Pilgrim - Wishbone Ash

No lyrics - just a bass riff, twin guitars and scat vocals. The best of a great band

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