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Top 100 Classic Rock songs of all time!

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  1. That 70s Guy

    That 70s Guy Back In The Game Staff Member

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    according to ultimateclassicrock.com

    100. Sammy Hagar, ‘I Can’t Drive 55‘
    99. Kansas, ‘Carry on Wayward Son‘
    98. Scorpions, ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’
    97. Electric Light Orchestra, ‘Don’t Bring Me Down‘
    96. Molly Hatchet, ‘Flirtin’ with Disaster‘
    95. Styx, ‘Renegade‘
    94. Blind Faith, ‘Can’t Find My Way Home‘
    93. George Thorogood, ‘Bad to the Bone‘
    92. Grand Funk Railroad, ‘We’re an American Band‘
    91. .38 Special, ‘Hold On Loosely‘
    90. Ram Jam, ‘Black Betty‘
    89. John Cougar, ‘Jack & Diane‘
    88. Yes, ‘Roundabout‘
    87. War, ‘Low Rider‘
    86. Steppenwolf, ‘Born to be Wild‘
    85. Marshall Tucker Band, ‘Can’t You See‘
    84. The James Gang, ‘Funk #49‘
    83. The Pretenders, ‘Brass in Pocket‘
    82. The Animals, ‘House of the Rising Sun‘
    81. T. Rex, ‘Bang a Gong (Get it On)‘
    80. Jefferson Airplane, ‘Somebody to Love‘
    79. Pete Townshend, ‘Let My Love Open the Door‘
    78-"Horse With No Name"-America
    77-"Mississippi Queen"-Mountain
    76. Nazareth, ‘Hair of the Dog‘
    75. Buffalo Springfield, ‘For What It’s Worth‘
    74. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, ‘Blinded by the Light‘
    73. Lou Reed, ‘Walk on the Wild Side‘
    72. Foreigner, ‘Juke Box Hero‘
    71. Janis Joplin, ‘Piece of My Heart‘
    70. Talking Heads, ‘Burning Down the House‘
    69. Rod Stewart, ‘Maggie May‘
    68. Don Henley, ‘The Boys of Summer‘
    67. Motley Crue, ‘Home Sweet Home‘
    66. Phil Collins, ‘In the Air Tonight‘
    65. Bachman-Turner Overdrive, ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet‘
    64. Stevie Nicks, ‘Edge of Seventeen‘
    63. Billy Joel, ‘Piano Man‘
    62. Golden Earring, ‘Radar Love‘
    61. Stevie Ray Vaughan, ‘Pride and Joy‘
    60. Foghat, ‘Slow Ride‘
    59. The Kinks, ‘You Really Got Me‘
    58. Steve Miller Band, ‘The Joker‘
    57. Joe Walsh, ‘Rocky Mountain Way‘
    56. George Harrison, ‘My Sweet Lord‘
    55. Def Leppard, ‘Photograph‘
    54. Free, ‘All Right Now‘
    53. Blue Oyster Cult, ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper‘
    52. The Guess Who, ‘American Woman‘
    51. The Police, ‘Roxanne‘
    50. Peter Frampton, ‘Show Me the Way‘
    49. The Doobie Brothers, ‘Black Water‘
    48. Rush, ‘Tom Sawyer‘
    47. Thin Lizzy, ‘The Boys Are Back in Town‘
    46. Judas Priest, ‘Livin’ After Midnight‘
    45. Alice Cooper, ‘School’s Out‘
    44. Cheap Trick, ‘I Want You to Want Me‘
    43. Eric Clapton, ‘Cocaine‘
    42. Bad Company, ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love‘
    41. Heart, ‘Barracuda‘
    40. Fleetwood Mac, ‘Go Your Own Way‘
    39. Dire Straits, ‘Sultans of Swing‘
    38. Paul McCartney, ‘Live and Let Die‘
    37. Elton John, ‘Rocket Man‘
    36. Allman Brothers Band, ‘Ramblin’ Man‘
    35. The Cars, ‘Just What I Needed‘
    34. Neil Young, ‘Rockin’ in the Free World‘
    33. Cream, ‘Sunshine of Your Love‘
    32. Deep Purple, ‘Smoke on the Water‘
    31. Metallica, ‘Enter Sandman‘
    30. Crosby, Stills & Nash, ‘Suite: Judy Blue Eyes‘
    29. David Bowie, ‘Space Oddity‘
    28. Boston, ‘More Than a Feeling‘
    27. Derek and the Dominos, ‘Layla‘
    26. Kiss, ‘Rock and Roll All Nite‘
    25. Tom Petty, ‘Free Fallin’‘
    24. Ted Nugent, ‘Stranglehold‘
    23. John Lennon, ‘Imagine‘
    22. Bob Seger, ‘Turn the Page‘
    21. Bob Dylan, ‘Like a Rolling Stone‘
    20. The Eagles, ‘Hotel California‘
    19. ZZ Top, ‘La Grange‘
    18. The Doors, ‘L.A. Woman‘
    17. Ozzy Osbourne, ‘Crazy Train‘
    16. Bruce Springsteen, ‘Born to Run‘
    15. Creedence Clearwater Revival, ‘Fortunate Son‘
    14. Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘Sweet Home Alabama‘
    13. Journey, ‘Don’t Stop Believin”
    12. Guns N’ Roses, ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine‘
    11. The Who, ‘Baba O’ Riley‘
    10. Black Sabbath, ‘Paranoid‘
    9. Pink Floyd, ‘Comfortably Numb‘
    8. Van Halen, ‘Everybody Wants Some!!‘
    7. Queen, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘
    6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, ‘All Along the Watchtower‘
    5. The Beatles, ‘A Day in the Life‘
    4. AC/DC, ‘Back in Black‘
    3. The Rolling Stones, ‘Gimme Shelter‘
    2. Led Zeppelin, ‘Kashmir‘
    1. Aerosmith, ‘Sweet Emotion‘


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  2. Magic

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    geez...they only add 3 songs a day for the entire month of April....
     
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    Not a bad list so far...but I can already tell I won't be impressed when they get to the top 20...:think:
     
  4. ILoveJimmyPage

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    Either I have come across this list before, or "We're An American Band" always seems to barely hang on at the tail end of every "Greatest..." list for classic rock songs that I've ever seen.

    Oh, and "Jack & Diane"... meh! :rolleyes:
     
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    I probably won't be as unimpressed with the top 20 as much as I'll be unsurprised. I mean, what do you think is going to be up there, "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Stairway...", "Free Bird", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Imagine", whatever Beatles song they feel like going with, "Satisfaction", "Won't Get Fooled Again", and all of the other usual heavy hitters? Pretty standard stuff really.
    There have been countless numbers of these kinds of lists done over the years (20+ or so) and the ass end is always the most interesting part because there is still some surprise to it. Once we get to the top half of this list it's going to be like watching a movie that you already know the ending of or hearing a joke you can already figure out the punchline to.....only it'll last for about two weeks.

    Basically, what I'm saying is that I won't be spitting out my morning coffee with surprise while reading this countdown....and that's not just because I don't drink coffee. ;)
     
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    ^^Yes you've surrounded the way I feel completely Cosmic.;)

    There are quite a few listed already that would be Way higher on my list...so as you said the usual "vanilla" suspects will be crowding the top 30 no doubt.
     
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    Nololob Long Live Wock 'n' Woll

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    Few surprises so far. I would never expect to see Nazareth's 'Hair of the Dog' and ELO's 'Don't Bring Me Down'. I like the fact it is only one song per band being included. Which means there is more space for other bands and I see Mountain already there, which is even higher than Steppenwolf. So far so good.
     
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    Pretty good list but I can't stand The Pretenders so they wouldn't be on my list.Low Rider is okay but wouldn't make my top 200 and neither would Jack and Diane.
    I would probably have Molly Hatchet and 38 Special higher,but then again I love Southern Rock.
     
  9. ILoveJimmyPage

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    Yeah, but then one has to wonder which song will be used for each band. Probably the most everplayed/overrated ones naturally. Dare to take a guess as to Led Zeppelin or Deep Purple's selections?
     
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    ^ When the Levee Breaks, and Hush...Naturally. :D
     

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