10 Best Rock Songs Of All Time
Over the decades the music industry has turned out some of the best rock songs of all time. From the 1950's to the mid 1980's, some of the country's best music is from the rock genre.
- "Stairway to Heaven"- is one of the best rock songs of all time. It was released in 1970 by Led Zeppelin and the song begins out slowly but gradually picks up tempo. Jimmy Page's guitar solo is one of the ultimate displays of talent in this rock song.
- "Johnny B. Goode"- performed by Chuck Berry, this song was released in 1958 and is about a poor boy who plays a guitar. The upbeat tempo rock song was written by Berry in 1955 and is said to be an autobiographical song about the singer. While the song is considered one of the best rock songs of all time, it only reached number eight on the billboard charts.
- "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"- performed in 1965, by the English rock band, the Rolling Stones, the rock song opens with three notes from the guitar. It was the band's first number one song in the United States and is known as one of the best rock songs of all time. The song received limited air play in Europe due to the suggestive lyrics.
- "Jailhouse Rock"- performed by the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis, the song was released when the movie with the same name debuted in 1957. The song made it to the top three songs on the billboard, country and R & B charts when it was released. The song is performed regularly including on television shows and in movies and is one of the best rock songs of all time.
- "Bohemian Rhapsody"- performed by the British rock band Queen in 1985, the song is best recognized from the infamous car scene in the movie "Wayne's World". The song reached number one for a second time in 1991, when the lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury, passed away. It is the only rock song that doesn't have a chorus.
- "Good Vibrations"- this 1966 hit song by the California pop rock group The Beach Boys was released in 1966. It was the third number one hot song for the group. The rock song had a cello as part of the instruments and is considered a psychedelic pop song by some critics.
- "Imagine"- the song is performed by former Beatles member, John Lennon,and was released in 1971. The song was Lennon's only solo number one hit single. The basis of the song is for world peace.
- "Light My Fire"- the song was performed by The Doors in 1967 and was on the band's debut album. The song spent three weeks at number one on the billboard chart and the band performed the song on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in 1967. This song is considered one of the best rock songs of all time.
- "Free Bird"- the song was performed by the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It first single from the band's debut album in 1974. When the song was performed live during concerts, Lynryd Skynryd entertained audiences for fourteen minutes.
- "Born To Be Wild"- the song is performed by Canadian rock band Steppenwolf and was recorded in 1967. The song is known as a motorcycle traveling song and has had used numerous during television shows and movies. The song was the third single released off the band's debut album.
Posted on: Oct. 26, 2010