10 Greatest Rock Songs?
Posted by Hal Neumann (+10306) 14 years ago
What are the 10 greatest rock songs of all time?

Only 10 . . . yeah I know it's hard to whittle it down. But let's give it a shot.
Posted by Hal Neumann (+10306) 14 years ago
Here's my list (in alphabetical order):

For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Jessica - Allman Brothers Band
L.A. Woman - The Doors
Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Suite Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby Stills & Nash
The Weight - The Band
Time - Pink Floyd
Welcome Home - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18350) 14 years ago
Limiting myself to one per artist.....

1. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
2. Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
3. Highway Star - Deep Purple
4. Great White Buffalo - Ted Nugent
5. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
6. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man - Bob Seger
7. Listen to the Money Talk - AC/DC
8. Rats in the Cellar - Aerosmith
9. I Fought the Law - Clash ( a cover, yes)
10. Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones

PS - Hal, those songs you listed are POP songs, not ROCK songs
Posted by Bob Netherton (+1884) 14 years ago
This is tough - maybe not the greatest but some of my favorites - in no particular order:
The End - The Doors
Monkey Man - Rolling Stones
Clampdown/London Calling/Hateful/Police on my Back - The Clash(plus others but I have a hard time deciding)
The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowie
Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
10 Years Gone - Led Zeppelin
Sweet Child in Time - Deep Purple
Sweet Jane - Lou Reed
Jane Says - Jane's Addiction
Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendryx
Tomorrow's Dreams - Black Sabbath

Special Mention - Keep on Rockin' in the Free World - Neil Young(there's also an excellent live version by Pearl Jam)

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Posted by Stephenie (+58) 14 years ago
"Lay Lady Lay" - Bob Dylan
"Hotel California" - The Eagles
"You Shook Me All Night Long" - AC/DC
"Fat Bottomed Girls" - Queen
"Sweet Home Alabama"- Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Stairway to Heaven" - Led Zeppelin
"Wish You Were Here" - Pink Floyd
"Imagine" - John Lennon
"Every Breath You Take" - The Police
"You Can't Always Get What You Want" The Rolling Stones

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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10306) 14 years ago
>>Hal, those songs you listed are POP songs, not ROCK songs

this from someone whose list includes a Bob Segar song? : -) : -)

seems odd you don't have some Billy Joel there to keep Segar company ; -)

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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6123) 14 years ago
In no particular order (except No. 1):

1.) Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (it may sound trite to some, but it is still the greatest rock song that will ever be).
2.) Hells Bells - AC/DC
3.) Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company
4.) Mississippi Queen - Mountain
5.) Street Fighting Man - The Rolling Stones
6.) Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
7.) Lateralus - Tool
8.) All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks
9.) For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
10.) Back in the Saddle - Aerosmith

Of course, this list could be 100 songs long just as easily as 10.

I would contribute to the country songs thread, but I can't grasp the concept of "best" and "country songs" in the same sentence.
Posted by Stone (+1588) 14 years ago
1. Warren Zevon- "Werewolves of London"
2. CCR- "Fortunate Son"
3. The Band- "The Night they drove old Dixie Down"
4. Bob Marley and the Wailers- "No Woman no Cry"
5. Derek and the Dominos- "Layla"
6. Lou Read- "Walk on the Wild Side"
7. U2- Sunday Bloody Sunday
8. The Band- "King Harvest"
9. Sex Pistols -"Anarchy in the USA"
10. The Clash- "London Calling"
Posted by Bob Netherton (+1884) 14 years ago
How could I forget "Layla" by Derek and the Dominos?
"Like A Rolling Stone" - Bob Dylan

I've seen "Stairway to Heaven" show up on 10 worst lists.

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Posted by Slosh (+693) 14 years ago
It's about time to get the youth movement in this thread. Or at least stuff from the 90's on.

It would be easier for me to do a top-10 Pearl Jam list, but I'll limit my PJ to just one.

These are in no particular order, except for number 1.

Black- Pearl Jam
Spoonman- Soundgarden
Bittersweet Symphony- The Verve
Possum Kingdom- The Toadies
Spacelord- Monster Magnent
Spiderwebs- No Doubt
Machinehead- Bush
Wake the Sun- The Matches
Time to Pretend- MGMT
Lake Michigan- Rogue Wave
Posted by Bob Netherton (+1884) 14 years ago
I agree re. Pearl Jam - not so sure about the others.
Posted by daveb (+80) 14 years ago
Some heavy some soft.

Band on the Run - Wings w/ Paul
Life's Been Good - Joe Walsh
Caught In a Mosh - Anthrax
Angel of Death - Slayer
Wish You Were Here - Floyd (Not really a rock song but very good)
Doublewide - Supersuckers (rock and country version)
Estranged and Rocket Queen- Guns and Roses
Space Lord - Monster Magnet (Good Call Slosh)
Who Made Who - AC/DC (Gunnar it's "Money Talks")
Run Runaway - Slade

There are too many good songs to name. Need to start a thread for each decade.
Posted by JOE WHALEN (+616) 14 years ago
1. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
2. Lucille - Little Richard
3. Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
4. La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
5. Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
6. Saturday Night's Alright (for Fighting) - Elton John
7. Travelin' Band - Credence Clearwater Revival
8. Street Fightin' Man - Rolling Stones
9. Girl's Got Rhythm - AC/DC
10. I Fought the Law - The Clash
Posted by Bridgier (+9506) 14 years ago
1) Prison Sex - Tool
2) Violent Pornography - System of a down
3) I Like F'ing - Bikini Kill
4) Happiness In slavery - NIN
5) Hotdog in a Hallway - NOFX
6) Ladies Night In Loserville - Propaghandi
7) Laugh/Love/F** - The Coup
8) Dirty Love - Division of laura lee
9) Bathroom Wall - Faster Catcat
10) Birthday Pony - Fugazi

What was the category again?
Posted by Bob Netherton (+1884) 14 years ago
I think I've actually heard of System of a Down.
Posted by Bill Gierke (+83) 14 years ago
No particular order:

"Southern Man" Neil Young
"Free Bird" Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Funeral For A Friend" Elton John
"Be Free" Loggins and Messina
"A Day In The Life" The Beatles
"Whippoorwill" Ozark Mountain Daredevils
"American Pie" Don McLean "maybe folk"
"Hurricane" Bob Dylan
"Blame It On The Stones" Kris Kristofferson"
"Eugene Pratt" Mason Proffit
Posted by daveb (+80) 14 years ago
Nice call on Fugazi Bridgier! Saw them at the LaLuna in Portland with Dub Narcotic Sound System and Quasi back in '94. Probably one of the most energetic shows I ever attended.

Here's some punk favorites...(Not saying Fugazi is punk Bridgier)

FeFu - Dwarves
Ole! and Manthem - Bouncing Souls
Ca Plane pour moi - Plastic Bertrand
East End Girl - Cock Sparrer
Sink With California - Youth Brigade
Drink Drank Punk - Anti-Flag (A go go go)
Sour Grapes - Descendents
F#$% Hollywood - Anti-Heros
Jaks - US Bombs
England Belongs To Me - Cock Sparrer
Posted by K.Duffy (+1824) 14 years ago
What??!! No one picked Smoke on the Water????

I am the Highway - Audioslave
Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
Hair of the Dog - Nazareth
Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel
Chief Bootknocker - Sir Mix a Lot (Bob L. )
Dude looks like a lady - Aerosmith
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies
In a Godda Davida (sp) - ??Iron Butterfly??
Posted by TALBOT (+255) 14 years ago
The Letter - The Box Tops
Southern Man - Neil Young
Back in the U.S.S.R. - The Beatles
Piece of my Heart - Big Brother and the Holding Company/Janis Joplin
School's Out - Alice Cooper
American Woman - The Guess Who
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
Saturday Night's Allright for Fightin' - Elton John
Closer to Home (I'm Your Captain) - Grand Funk Railroad
Sunshine of Your Love - Creem
Posted by GVC (+519) 14 years ago
daveb, you kiss your mama with that mouth?

gvc's wife
Posted by Cheryl Gaer-Barlow (+483) 14 years ago
Here's some great old original Rock and Roll songs!

Raunchy - Ernie Freeman
Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Party Doll - Buddy Knox
Daddy Cool The Diamonds
Guitar Boogie Shuffle - The Virtues
Sheila - Tommy Roe
Sherry - The four Seasons
Midnight Special - Johnny Rivers
Tijuana Jail should be part of this, but I can't remember who recorded it! Also Duane Eddy had some great songs. Awe! Perfidia!
Posted by Bridgier (+9506) 14 years ago
GVC's wife: you wouldn't believe some of the things he's kissed with that mouth.

Anyways - 10 best songs to listen to on the way to work:

1) Slave to the Wage - Placebo
2) Your Daddy Was A Rich Man, Your Daddy's *BEEP*ing Dead - Anti-flag (Best song title ever)
3) Worker's Song - Dropkick Murphys
4) Tobe Has A Drinking Problem - Street Dogs
5) Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
6) Mexican Radio - Authority Zero
7) Milk (Ode to Billy) - Anthrax
8) F The CC - Steve Earle
9) They Say - Scars on Broadway
10) Mayday - Flobots
Posted by mule train (+1047) 14 years ago
Monster Magnet!!!!!

"Space Lord Mother Mother"

going to youtube right now to hear that classic!!!
Posted by Stone (+1588) 14 years ago
Hall of the Mountain King-Savatage
Gutter Ballett- Dave Mustane
Posted by Slosh (+693) 14 years ago
Heard another classic today that I can't believe I forgot earlier

Pets- Porno for Pyros

I'm still working on my Pearl Jam Top-10
Posted by Bridgier (+9506) 14 years ago
I think Gutter Ballet was by Savatage as well...
Posted by Stone (+1588) 14 years ago
Your right, thats what happens when you drink beer out of a can that has fish on it.
Posted by Bridgier (+9506) 14 years ago
Yeah...or listen to bands like Savatage in the first place.

Now then, what are your thoughts on "Of Rage and War", also from the Gutter Ballet album?

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Posted by Heather Mowry (Darling) (+34) 14 years ago
Alright, although I could post pretty much all Bon Jovi, I will be reserved and post my two faves, gotta have them both on here, and daveb, right on with the Slade Run Runaway, do you know my husband? Dan? He loves them....I digress..here goes:

1. Runaway - Bon Jovi
2. Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
3. Run Runaway - Slade(I know repeated but its worth it!)
4. Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner
5. Back In Black - AC/DC
6. Enter Sandman - Metalicca
7. I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
8. Welcome to the Jungle - G n R (Guns & Roses for those that may not know!)
9. Jump - Van Halen
10. Hysteria - Def Leppard

I know that I am missing some but your top ten should be your faves that just spring to mind!!!!!
Posted by BR5490 (+27) 14 years ago
My List
All Along The Watchtower-Jimi Hendrix
You Can't Always Get What You Want/ Memory Motel- The Stones
Baba O'Riley-The Who
I'd Love To Change The World-Ten Years After
Train Kept A Rollin'-Aerosmith
She's Not There-The Zombies
Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker/ The Animals
Revolution #1 - Beatles (Slow Version White Album)
Don't Fear The Reaper - BOC
Rides On The Storm - The Doors
Sweet Jane/R&R Queen/Death May Be Your Santa Clause - Mott The Hoople

M. Almli
Posted by daveb (+80) 14 years ago
A few more favorites...

Mama Kin - Aerosmith
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Under Pressure - Queen & Bowie
Disco's Out, Murder's In - Suicidal Tendencies
New Noise - Refused
Tommy Gun - The Clash (pretty much all Clash)
Fire Woman - The Cult
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
Gun Control - DRI
Twist of Cain - Danzig
Posted by Schmitz - Matt (+406) 14 years ago
Slayer and Anthrax! Give me a break! Not possible that is on anybody's list of top ten anything. Except birdcage liners. Seen them both many times live, and regret losing that many hours of my life I can't get back. I do respect music, just don't try to tell me that is good music. I do suspect that I am older than some posters here, but gee whiz...............I did see some Skynyrd, always good, some Zeppelin, some Floyd, both of them swell as well. The WHO always delivers. Seen FOO live twice in the last few months, and almost anything they do can be on a top ten list. But Slayer and Anthrax? Just kill me now!
Posted by Bridgier (+9506) 14 years ago
More for Daveb:

Tannhauser/Derive - Refused
Merchandise - Fugazi
All Rwanda's Glory - Rx Bandits
Salad Days - Minor Threat
More - D.O.A
Mad World - Evergreen Terrace
The Trooper - Iron Maiden
Laid - James
Foreclosure of a Dream - Megadeth
House of Blend - Millencolin
Say Just Words - Paradise Lost

Also - I managed to see Anthrax in 2005 on their reunion tour here in Boise. I wouldn't want to disagree with Mr. Schmitz, but... it was pretty awesome.

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Posted by P A R (+21) 14 years ago
1) Satisfaction - Stones
2) House of the Rising Sun - Animals
3) Louie Louie - Kingsman
4) Gloria - Them
5) Purple Haze - Hendrix
6) Light My Fire - Doors
7) Heart Full of Soul - Yardbirds
8) She's Not There - Zombies
9) Wild Thing - Troggs
10)Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham + Pharoahs
Posted by Tracey (+18) 14 years ago
"Misty Mountain Hop" - Zeppelin
"You Can't Always Get What You Want" - The Rolling Stones
"Like a Rolling Stone" - Bob Dylan
"The Boxer" - Simon and Garfunkel
"I Wanna Be Sedated" - The Ramones
"Lust for Life" - Iggy Pop
"I'm Waiting for the Man" - The Velvet Underground
"Sweet Child O' Mine" - Guns N' Roses
"Dancing in the Dark" - Bruce Springsteen
"How Soon Is Now?" - The Smiths

Where's the Boss on everyone's lists?

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