- Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
- 2. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
- 3. Hotel California – The Eagles
- 4. Baba O’Riley – The Who
- 5. Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 6. Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
- 7. Carry on Wayward Son – Kansas
- 8. Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
- 9. A Day in the Life – The Beatles
- 10. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
It’s a musical masterpiece and the solo is awesome. I can’t stop listening to it.
Shut your eyes and turn up the volume. This song is the greatest piece of music ever made
Rock on Led Zeppelin
There’s no competition
I would say Bohemian Rhapsody would be a distant second
And Bohemian Rhapsody is a GREAT song
So I don’t know what it makes this song then
Probably will have to invent a new adjective
Yeah.. The best nothing beats it.. No rock song can ever reach the height of its greatness…
Undeniably the grestest rock song
2. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Freddie Mercury on the vocals, amazing lyrics, and it’s Queen… Come on guys why is this not number 1?
How this isn’t the top of the list just baffles me. This is definitely the best, better than barracuda and smoke on the water. Now Stairway to Heaven could contend, but this would still win.
Best song because it pushes the limits of rock music yet stays within the Universe Of Universal Beauty. Whereas stairway… Is great but not that unique. Thus Queen wins.
This song is so hilarious, and one of the best queen songs
3. Hotel California – The Eagles
This should be number 2 behind stairway to heaven… Really good old song by the legendary eagles!
Real Classical Rock. One of d best Rock song ever. It’s awesomely amazing. Should be in top 3.
The Greatest Song Of All Time. There is no denying this fact. And secondly He Jude was not sung well try to understand and listen properly to understand that Beatles were no singers.
4. Baba O’Riley – The Who
Awesome song, awesome band!
RIP John and Keith, you guys are not forgotten
This song sends chills. If freedom had a sound, it’s the opening keyboards.
Should be number 1. It has everything epic going on in it.
Greatest song of all time.
5. Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Love this song… Obviously whoever wrote this list plays too much guitar hero 3… Barracuda? Rock you like a hurricane? Their just background songs!
If people could have been up close and seen this song played live, they would easily vote this song #1. I have seen Jimmy l’ve do his solo and although iconic and legendary, it pales in comparison to Alan Collins and Gary Rossington’s live performance to Freebird’s guitar lead. What few people know is that they played those simultaneously and seamlessly giving the sound of what most people believe as one lead guitar playing. If you listen closely you can here two distinct guitars from the beginning and about midway through they split into their own tracks. Had I not witnessed this first hand standing less than 10 feet away with Ronnie Van Zant standing between them I would have continued to believe it was one guitar lead with another playing rhythm. It was an awesome concert back in 1975 Brussels, Belgium on their world tour.
Beautiful song, the epitome of classic rock
Just got the change from classic blues rock/and country rock to full on rock in one song is amazing the guitar work is amazing
6. Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
How did this song climb so high?
This Song Is Simply The Best!
Awesome song even better live.
7. Carry on Wayward Son – Kansas
everything about it is so good: the chorus, the riff. its just the perfect song
This… I just. I don’t even know what to say about the gorgeous song. I love it so much. The vocals, the guitar, the LYRICS… Ugh. It’s amazing and it’s one of my favorites.
This song will never get old. Although there are many songs on this list that I also love. This is the song which first popped into my brain when I first thought of great classic rock. It perfectly encompasses that intangeble sound of awesome 70’s hard rock. It truely is a flawless gem, which makes me feel stuff in my… Uh emotions.
This is the best, clean vocals of steve walsh make it Excellent
8. Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
Best.. Song.. Ever.. I’m a guitarist going to school for music, and I can say with a good amount of education behind it that Gilmour/Floyd has done something that few other guitarist/musicians can do, and this song is proof of that… To this day, he is the only musician to bring me to tears through his playing alone. Listen to the live version off of the pulse tour, best all around solo I’ve ever listened to.
Because it has a meaning in the song. It’s lyrics are a story. And the guitar sounds are one of a kind, and are very easy to rock out to the beat and rhythmic sounds. It’s a classic example of rock music.
This has to be in top 10.. Its not only Pink Floyd’s best song, its also the greatest song in the world.. Listen to the solo, its made in heaven.. All respect to Gilmour
Better than Free Bird… How is Paint it Black above?
9. A Day in the Life – The Beatles
Greatest song ever. Easily the best Beatles song, and if it’s the best song of the greatest and most inspirational band out there, then it’s got to top the chart. Even ROlling Stone magazine says it’s number one!
WHY, I repeat WHY is this song on rank 64? It is possibly the best beatles song and one of the best songs ever made.
American Pie is the best song of all time, but I picked this one because it’s the most significant song of all time. The last true John-Paul collaboration, and the peak of the Beatles career.
Great Song! Best Band ever!
10. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
A great song, by Pink Floyd, THE greatest band of all time, bar none. Just listen to the entire Dark Side album, it will literally change how you view music.
Oh come on heart are lame, wish you were here should be on 3rd and heart on 11, I think pink floyd is a perfection, all of their song are great, especially comfortably numb and us and them
Just an all around amazing song. Always will lift you up.
I’m 68 and saw Pink Floyd twice…once in Germany while in the Army and once in Vancouver, B.C. They are the best story tellers, although my favorite will always be Stairway to Heaven.