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A Top 5 List of My Favorite Greatest Classic Rock Songs

Updated on December 2, 2014
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Gary has a great interest in music, especially in classic rock and roll. He likes making lists and bringing his experience with music to you

5 of My Favorite Classic Rock Songs

Ok ok. I told you I could not just have 10 favorite classic rock songs so I am adding these 5 to the collection. I have 10 favorites at 10 of My Favorite Classic Rock Songs.

I have always really liked Bob Seger's music and so he has to be represented. I could actually make 6 or 7 of his hits my five favorites! I have been a Moody Blues fan since 1968 before anyone even knew who they were. They started out as an English blues band and changed into one of the most innovative bands of their time. Their songs are brilliant classics.

Before he was famous, Jim Morrison almost stepped on me while jumping over a sombrero at UCSB. I thought he was a very unusual guy. Turned out it is possible to be a musical genius and unusual at the same time. Perhaps they go hand in hand. I don't know. But Light My Fire was one of the greatest of all classic rock songs. I like the recorded long version the best.


Bob Seger "Still The Same"

Moody Blues "Nights in White Satin"

Doors "Light My Fire"

Tom Petty "Runnin' Down a Dream"

5 Becomes 6: This is the Anthem of Southern Rock. Enjoy.

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      Dana Gore 3 years ago

      Love the Bob Seger song. Funny...I JUST played it the other day.

      One of my all time favorite songs is Shooting Star by Bad Company.

      Music isn't music anymore these days...

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      Gary Anderson 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      That is so true Todd. Thanks for commenting.

      It is like arguing who the best 5 basketball players are. It is futile.

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      Todd Campbell 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I am the owner and leader of a band and coming up with 10 best classic rock songs is impossible. When I want to add a tune to the repertoire of my band, it is like choosing the best strand of hay in haystack.

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      Gary Anderson 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Actually Tom, I have a top 15 with the other 10 being on this site:

      https://hubpages.com/entertainment/10-of-My-Favori...

      Everyone has different tastes for sure.

      Alastar, some rockers just like it, and that is a good enough reason in itself, but so many have said that it was to get chicks that it must be a major reason.

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      Tom Koecke 6 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

      Music is in the ears of the beholder, and, likely the mood of the day. I would have a different five than you, and a different five than my own on any given day. Thanks for sharing.

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      Alastar Packer 6 years ago from North Carolina

      A lot of rock n rollers admit that's a reason, true. Some are in it for different reasons though. On why Roberts still single at his age, he told his mom that no wife would put up with him being on the road most of the time but as long as he had his music everything was alright.

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      Gary Anderson 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Ha, that is funny. Maybe that is why they went into rock and roll in the first place, to find chicks!

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      Alastar Packer 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Good choices bgamall. Not crazy about Seger but Light My Fire has to be in the running for the all time greatest. Know Lynryd Skynrd's bass player Robert Kearns socially- a very nice fellow, and he told me he has to kick to the side all the keys the ladies toss up on stage at him; we could only be so lucky eh.

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      Gary Anderson 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Well, they are in the eye of the beholder, Caitlin. Many lists include in the top 5: Stairway to Heaven by Zeppelin and Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd.

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      caitlin lowry 6 years ago

      WHAT ARE THE 5 BEST CLASSIC SONGS OF ALL TIME.

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      Gary Anderson 7 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks Mike. Wouldn't it have been great had they had all the recording capabilities and technological advances of today?

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      Mike Lickteig 7 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Great music, and I especially enjoyed the original Moody Blues singing "Go Now". Thanks.

      Mike

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      Gary Anderson 8 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      You are a serious rocker!

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      christine almaraz 8 years ago from colorado springs

      I have an obession with those cd's (the classic 60's, the classic 70's)you know the ones, so I love all these songs. I'm a pretty big Queen and Journey fan too. The Zombie's "Time of the Season" is one of my all time favs.

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      Gary Anderson 9 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Ha, glad you enjoyed it JXB. There are times that I could shop around classic rock for hours.

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      James Brown 9 years ago from United States of America

       I hear you!!

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      Gary Anderson 9 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I really like Against the Wind and Refugee. It is just that I was in the mood for the ones I picked that day:)

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      James Brown 9 years ago from United States of America

      Those are great ones but how about;

      Bob Seiger - Against the Wind

      Tom Petty - Refugee (don't have to live like a refugee)

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      Gary Anderson 9 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Oh brings back some memories? Hope so.

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      Elynjo 9 years ago from Sin City

      Love Tom Petty and Free Bird!

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      Gary Anderson 9 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I know. I should have labeled this hub "My Top 10 Classic Rock Songs" and just put in 20. I wonder who would have noticed? :)

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      Dolores Monet 9 years ago from East Coast, United States

      the trouble with coming up with 5 or 10 favorite rock songs is i wind up with 20

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