There are lots of great rock songs out there, from Rolling stones to Elvis Presley, there’s something that makes each of these songs special and it can be difficult to rank them but we have decided to come up with a list based on their popularity, acclaim and influence, In choosing these songs, we’ve also considered the song’s overall impact on the history of the rock genre. We’ve tried to cover all styles of rock from the various eras of the genre, from the late 1930s through the early 2010s but you’ll agree with me that coming up with such a list of merely Top 10 Songs where there are hundreds of great rock songs can sometimes be daunting. We’ve also made effort was also made to cover as different important artists as much as we can without compromising the integrity of the rankings.
10. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
9. Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
8. I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye
7. Imagine by John Lennon
6. Billie Jean (Moonwalk) by Michael Jackson
This song was written and composed by Michael Jackson and produced by him and Quincy Jones by Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson is the most successful entertainer of all time according to Guinness World Records
5. Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones
The fifth one of the top 10 rock songs of all time is Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones. Brown Sugar came out in 1971. This song was very popular even though Keith Richards was singing about some very raunchy and risque things. The song had a lot of people thinking about how much fun that they could be having.
4. Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix
Purple Haze came out in 1967. It is a great song because it showcased how good Jimi Hendrix was at making a variety of different sounds effects with his mouth and the pyrotechnics that he could do with his guitar. Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix is ranking 4th on our top 10 list of rock songs
3. Respect by Aretha Franklin
2. Don’t stop me now by Queen
In 2005, this song was voted as “The Greatest Driving Song Ever” by viewers of Top Gear BBC television program
1. Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry.
Johnny B. Goode came out in 1958 and is known for the background music of a guitar that is accompanied by some very great lyrics, Chuck Berry is not just a great icon in rock and roll, but a great showman as you can see in the video below
Honorable Mentions: Enter Sandman (Metallica), Money (Pink Floyd), Just What I Needed (The Cars), Satisfaction (Rolling Stones), Sweet Child O’Mine (Guns N Roses), Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Dream on (Aerosmith), Walk This Way (Aerosmith), Crazy on You (Heart), Magic Man (Heart), Do You Feel Like I Do (Peter Frampton), Under Pressure (Queen and David Bowie), Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith), White Wedding (Billy Idol), Rock N Roll All Nite (Kiss), Baba O’Reily (The Who), Hotel California (Eagles), Hound Dog (Elvis), One Way Or Another (Blondie), I Love Rock N Roll (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts), Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana), Heartbreaker (Pat Benatar), More Than A Feeling (Boston), Don’t stop believing (Journey), Carry on Wayward Son (Kansas), Dust In the Wind (Kansas), Rocket Man (Elton John), Jump (Van Halen), I Want You to Want Me (Cheap Trick), Kashmir (Led Zeppelin), Don’t Fear the Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult), Won’t Get Fooled Again (The Who), Hard Days Night (The Beatles)