The Who are already fairly well represented on the list, they were never great musicians anyway, and I just simply liked the first two choices better. You can hear a lot of blues music by listening to the Spencer Davis Group and, of course, Cream’s most famous band member, Clapton. A reader from Denver recently wrote, “I don’t agree totally with your list; it is however, probably more accurate than most I have seen. Without our surprise, it has often been referred to as one of the greatest Rock songs of all the time. 1 at the UK Singles Chart for 9 weeks. And when it comes to Rock music, it has been popular around the globe since the 50 s. From Elvis Presley to Ozzy Osbourne, rock music has kept us amused over the decades.

Those really were the days, man . Thanks to J.Y. AM radios adhered to a 3-minute rule for songs, and so only played the 3-minute version of Light My Fire, which simply eliminated the instrumental solo. Then The Doors’ Light My Fire came along. 1 rank in the UK Singles Chart for another 5 weeks. In my words, Rock without Love and Love without Rock is nothing.

In early 1977 and was ranked at No. Is Dylan folk or rock?

The song is based on an alienated Rock Star “Pink” and compares his memories of “Pink” being ill as a child with his numbness towards it in the adulthood.

You know what to expect—Stairway, Hendrix pick squeals, a dash of Beatlemania and the rest. This song’s lyrics is based on a true event happened to the members of the band in 1971, December 4th. Here's our roundup of the best house music of all time, including cuts by the legendary Frankie Knuckles and Larry Heard.

Led Zeppelin ~ Since I've Been Loving You ~ The Rolling Stones, especially in their early days, were heavily blues-influenced. 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also became the Band’s second Top 40 hit in the early 1975 at No. The song was written by Axl Rose, while Rose was visiting a friend in Seattle.

In 1987, the American Rock Band Guns N’ Roses released the heavy metal song “Welcome to the Jungle” on their debut studio album Appetite for Destruction. Aerosmith achieves impressive synergy as Joe Perry's big-dog riff struts around Steven Tyler's breakneck near-scatting with ease despite the frantic pace. I took out the Kinks’ Lola from Spot 40 (great song, but the Kinks are already very well-represented on the list), and replaced it with The Left Banke’s Walk Away Renee (not Just Walk Away Renee, which I always thought was the title).

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It is quite a popular song by the band and it is often used as the finale song by Lynyrd Skynyrd during their live performances.

. Thanks, A.S.! Maybe it’s age, but more and more I’ve been going back to the Sixties when listening to music. Feel free to visit our Contents Page. .
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for the memory jog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAlJ_qr9vvs&list=RDrAlJ_qr9vvs. This Hard Rock song by the German Rock Band Scorpions was released in 1984 in their album “Love at First Sting”. The utopian vision of provincial life “Proud Mary” promotes would seem exceedingly cheesy if it wasn't such an authentically successful country-blues hybrid, with John Fogerty's relaxed but powerful voice and the languid vibe all but packing your bag for you to set sail on a river boat queen. These cookies do not store any personal information. Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast (2005) [Single] 73: 73.

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And when his guitar thunders in after the mechanical, synthesized opening, it's one of rock & roll’s top all-time moments. Most radios back in the 1960’s were AM-only, since FM broadcasting was reserved for primarily classical music, which few in America listened to.

If you’re into the Yardbirds – and as a rock aficionado, it would be hard not to be – be sure to also give a listen to their song, Over, Under, Sideways, Down.

I was in a fairly mellow (some might say comatose) mood when I first made up the list years ago, and over time most of the not-really-anything-remotely-like-rock songs on the list from that early period have been removed and replaced. . I don’t find it on many lists and did not find it on yours.

The sexual bluster and braggadocio of “Start Me Up” is quintessential Stones, but the song's playfully gratuitous come-ons—heightened by Mick Jagger's bug-eyed performance—and Keith Richards's monster riff take it from 10 to 11.

Back to Cream – what about “Born Under a Bad Sign”? This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website.

Only You Can Rock Me / Cherry / Rock Bottom (1978) [Single] ~ Rock Bottom ~ ~ Rock Bottom ~ 70: 70. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Music is fun, music is heart and soul. Lastly, there is the question of rock versus “easy listening.”  My only observation here is that some songs we might today regard as being “easy listening” were once clearly regarded as rock songs. Well it doesn’t matter if you are a hardcore Rock Music lover or not.


This is The Band’s one of the most famous songs and it has been listed as the number 314th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All the Time in 2004.Then again in 2011, this song was ranked number 5th in the BBC Radio 4’s listeners’ Desert Island Disk choices.

It was written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. . This website uses cookies to improve your experience.

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However, in 2007 “Stairways to Heaven” hit No. Reader A.S. wrote in to suggest the Hollies’ “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress,” and I thought, “That must be on the list – it’s a great song!”  But it wasn’t, so I added it, replacing Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” which is also a fine song, but technically R&B and not rock. I’m more than willing to listen to suggestions, but if you do send an e-mail, please make it a polite one; the fact that your favorite song isn’t on the list shouldn’t be taken as a personal affront.

But when you get down to the nitty gritty, how do you define "classic rock"? In the album “Physical Graffiti”, the English Rock Band “Led Zeppelin” released their hard rock song Kashmir in the year 1975.

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However, the song has been ranked as number 434 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all the time in 2004.

The godfather of grunge comes out swinging on one of his most intense tracks, with the first Bush administration, American malaise and drug addiction catching jabs, all while Young's fierce, fervid guitar work capitalizes on his titular promise. The Dead also did a song about teaching that weeping willow how to cry, cry cry . wrote and said, “Pretty good list, but Bread and Melanie don’t belong on it.”  Bread? All rights reserved. I’d listened to Elvis and others as a small child, but Over, Under, Sideways, Down was the first song that really made an impression on me. .

Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. suggested three possible replacements, the first two of which are now on the list: “More Than a Feeling,” by Boston; “All Along the Watchtower,” by Hendrix; and “Who Are You,” by the Who. It occurs to me, as I write this, that many alive now think radios always came with FM and AM; I know differently. However, it is listed as one of the songs by Aerosmith which helped him to get a break to the mainstream in 1970s.

We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Déjà vu! Dire Straits Money for Nothing (1988) [Single] 74: 74. In 1973 the English Rock Band Deep Purple released their song Smoke on the water in their album “Machine Head”. We already have this email.