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TOP 100 GREATEST ROCK SONGS EVER?

I Have compiled a list of what I consider the greatest rock songs of all time.

Please let me know if you agree with it or not.

here it goes!

100 - David Bowie - Life on Mars?

99- Guns 'N' Roses - Sweet Child 'O' Mine

98 - Villagers - Becoming a Jackal

97 - Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever

96 - Johnny Cash - Hurt

95 - AC/DC - Dirty deeds Done dirt Cheap

94 - Beatles - Eleanor Rigby

93 - The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio

92 - Beatles - While my Guitar gently Weeps

91 - Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man

90 - Pearl Jam - Even Flow

89 - U2 - Beautiful Day

88 - Beatles - Norweign Wood

87 - Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

86 - Bob Iver - Calgary

85 - Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever

84 - Bob Dylan - Tangled up in Blue

83 - Beatles - She Loves You

82 - Foo Fighters - Everlong

81 - U2 - All I Want is You

80 - Whitesnake - Still of the Night

79 - The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

78 - Bob Dylan - The Times They are a Changin'

77 - Lynard Skynard - Free Bird

76 - Stone Roses - I Wanna be Adored

75 - The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop

74 - Neil Young - Heart of Gold

73 - Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

72 - Eagles - Hotel California

71 - Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

70 - Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen

69 - Pearl Jam - Black

68 - David Bowie - Heroes

67 - Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train

66 - Radiohead - Creep

65 - Oasis - Wonderwall

64 - Kinks - Waterloo Sunset

63 - Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe

62 - Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees

61 - The Doors - Light my Fire

60 - Led Zeppelin - Kashmir

59 - Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower

58 - Beatles - Help!

57 - Bon Jovi - You Give love a Bad Name

56 - Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

55 - Derek and the Dominoes - Layla

54 - Rush - Tom Sawyer

53 - Elbow - One Day like This

52 - Beach Boys - God Only Knows

51 - Scorpions - Rock you like a Hurricane

50 - U2 - With or Without You

49 - Beatles - In My Life

48 - Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock

47 - The Smiths - There is a Light that never goes Out

46 - Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run

45 - Kiss - Rock and Roll all Nite

44 - The Pixies - Debaser

43 - Beatles - Let it Be

42 - Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood

41 - AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long

40- Elvis Presley - Hound Dog

39 - Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills

38 - Beatles - A Day in the Life

37 - Chuck Berry - Maybellene

36 - Def Leppard - Photograph

35 - Radiohead - Paranoid Android

34 - Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze

33 - Judas Priest - Breaking the Law

32 - Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter

31 - Beatles - I Want to Hold your Hand

30 - Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water

29 - Smashing Pumpkins - 1979

28 - The Clash - London Calling

27 - Motorhead - Ace of Spades

26 - The Smiths - How Soon is Now?

25 - Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind

24 - Van Halen - Runnin' With the Devil

23 - Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil

22 - Beatles - Yesterday

21 - Aerosmith - Walk this Way

20 - Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

19 - The Who - My Generation

18 - The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

17 - Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

16 - Beatles - Hey Jude

15 - Metallica - Enter Sandman

14 - The Stone Roses - I Am the Resurrection

13 - Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode

12 - Black Sabbath - Paranoid

11 - Nirvana - Smells Like teen Spirit

10 - Beach Boys - Good Vibrations

9 - Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

8 - Joy Division - Love Will Tear us Apart

7 - John Lennon - Imagine

6 - AC/DC - Back in Black

5 - Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

4 - Rolling Stones - I Cant Get No Satisfaction

3 - Guns 'N' Roses- Welcome to the Jungle

2 - U2 - One

1 - Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone

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  • 7 years ago
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    Led Zeppelin and The Beatles should be higher on the list. You also need more Jimi Hendrix and should add Eric Clapton. But there are some great songs on here.

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  • 7 years ago

    You've picked some of the worst songs by each artists.

    Wonderwall? Really? Oasis have plenty of brilliant songs, Wonderwall is not one of them. Try Live Forever, Let's All Make Believe, Cigarettes and Alcohol, The Masterplan, Gas Panic, Morning Glory, Underneath the Sky, Up in the Sky, Supersonic etc.

    Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored? Really? It's a good song, but incredibly simplistic lyrics, Stone Roses have amazing lyrics and you pick that one? Love Spreads, Sally Cinnamon, Waterfall, She Bangs the Drums, I am the Resurrection, Your Star Will Shine, (Song for my) Sugar Spun Sister, Tightrope, etc.

    Guns 'N' Roses - Sweet Child 'O' Mine, is a good song, but definitely not their best. Slash hates it because it was a game not a song they were doing. My Michelle, Nightrain, Welcome to the Jungle etc. there are so many better songs

    Also I think you've left out a lot of lesser known bands/songs that are arguably far better than some on here. Try not repeating the same artist (Radiohead..) a lot of times and try to find other bands to fill the gaps. Manic Street Preachers, White Stripes, Libertines, Kasabian, Kinks, Arctic Monkeys, The Coral etc.

    If you were trying to pick the bands most famous song then you can't really credit it as their "best song". If you wanted to call these the "most popular" or "most influential" perhaps then it may be more appropriate.

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  • 7 years ago

    The Cult - She sell sanctuary

    Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized

    Duran Duran - The Reflex

    ABC - Be Near Me

    The Beatles - Penny Lane

    ABBA - Knowing me, knowing you

    Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock

    Nirvana - Smells like Teen Spirit

    Jane's Addiction - Stop

    Sonic Youth - 100%

    King - Love and Pride

    Wham! - Everything she wants

    Pet shop boys - west end girls

    U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

    Adolescents - Amoeba

    Bad Religion - F*ck Armageddon this is hell

    Social Distortion - Another state of mind

    Vandals - Wanna be manor

    Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK

    The Clash - London Calling

    The Smiths - Panic

    The Cure - Boys don't cry

    Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbound

    Christian Death - Believers of the unpure

    Bauhaus - Dark Entries

    Love and Rockets - Haunted

    Switchblade Symphony - Bad Trash

    Faith and the Muse - Sparks

    Xmal Deutschland - Mondlicht

    Cocteau Twins - Cherry coloured funk

    Simple Minds - All the things she said

    Mazzy Star - Blue Flower

    Avengers - we are the one

    X - Los Angeles

    Ramones - Howling at the moon

    Subhumans - Black and white

    Crass - Big A little A

    The Crewd - dog day afternoon

    Misfits - Nike a go go

    T.S.O.L. - Code Blue

    Bad Brains - house of suffering

    Minor Threat - out of step

    Black Flag - Rise above

    Penelope Houston - worm

    Pennywise - wouldn't it be nice

    7 Seconds - here's your warning

    red hot chili peppers - suck my kiss

    J.F.A. - mad garden

    D.R.I. - mad man

    Excel - insecurity

    Condemned (Attitude adjustment) - Homeless crew

    McRad - McShred

    Social Justice - Youth Unite

    Descendents - Hurtin' Crue

    fIREHOSE - down with the bass

    fishbone - party at ground zero

    24-7 spyz - grandma dynamite

    Thompson twins - you take me up

    Cake - how can you afford your rock and roll lifestyle

    Adrenalin O.D. - bulimic food fight

    Beck - Loser

    Big Boys - apolitical

    Dead Kennedys - gone with my wind

    animotion - obsession

    Toy Dolls - Spiders in the dressing room

    GBH - midnight madness and beyond

    Circle Jerks - wild in the streets

    B-52's - rock lobster

    police - message in a bottle

    INXS - listen like thieves

    Erasure - a little respect

    Blowmonkeys - digging your scene

    Terence Trent D'Arby - never turn my back on you

    Culture club - Miss me blind

    Depeche Mode - never let me down again

    Michael Jackson - Thriller

    Madonna - into the groove

    Howard Jones - New Song

    Living Colour - Cult of personality

    Oingo Boingo - nothing to fear

    Spandau Ballet - only when you leave

    Wang chung - dance hall days

    Psychedelic Furs - heartbreak beat

    Tears for Fears - shout

    Blondie - Call me

    Berlin - No more words

    Big Drill Car - 7 year itch

    45 Gave - Partytime

    D.I. - don't do it

    Gang Green - we'll give it to you

    Lunachicks - Noise annoys

    Bags - Babylonian Gorgon

    Dickies - pretty please me

    Greenday - longview

    L7 - just like me

    Jesus Jones - real real real

    Ned's Atomic Dustin - kill your television

    Veruca Salt - born entertainer

    Redd Kross - Shonen Knife

    the Donna's - Take it off

    Source(s): my music collection
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  • Sandra
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    7 years ago

    Noooo. ... I prefer Rolling Stones Magazine's list

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  • I don't agree with all of it. When you pick 100 songs, no one will agree with every one of them.

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  • Nothing by the Kinks?

    I like "One" by U2 but at #2?

    The Stone Roses is on the list? Why?

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  • 7 years ago

    Get rid of the beatles and i like it

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