ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Rock Songs of All Time - Top Rock Songs of All Time

Updated on November 8, 2014

Listen to "Brown Eyed Girl"

# 20 Brown Eyed Girl

Artist: Van Morrison


Released in 1967


"Brown Eyed Girl" reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This single would be the biggest hit for Morrison.

Listen to "Hey Jude"

# 19 Hey Jude

Artist: The Beatles


Released in 1968


The song was written by Paul McCartney for John Lennon's son. "Hey Jude" peaked at number one in over fifteen countries around the world.

Listen to "Beast of Burden"

# 18 Beast of Burden

Artist: The Rolling Stones


Released in 1978


The song reached number eight on the charts in the USA. The song has been heard in many movies and singing competitions over the years.

Listen to "Pour Some Sugar On Me"

# 17 Pour Some Sugar On Me

Artist: Def Leppard


Released in 1987


The single reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Listen to "Dr. Feelgood"

# 16 Dr. Feelgood

Artist: Motely Crue


Released in 1989


"Dr. Feelgood" is the single from Motely Crue to be certified gold. It also became Motley Crue's first top ten hit.

Listen to "You Shook Me All Night Long"

# 15 You Shook Me All Night Long

Artist: AC/DC


Released in 1980


"You Shook Me All Night Long" became one of AC/DC's signature songs. The single reached number thirty five on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Listen to "Go Your Own Way"

# 14 Go Your Own Way

Artist: Fleetwood Mac


Released in 1977


The single peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and was Fleetwood Mac's first hit in America.

Listen to "Sweet Home Alabama"

# 13 Sweet Home Alabama

Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd


Released in 1974


"Sweet Home Alabama" reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The single has sold more than 3 million copies.

Listen to "Come Together"

# 12 Come Together

Artist: The Beatles


Released in 1969


"Come Together" was the opening song on the "Abbey Road" album. The song was written by John Lennon.

Listen to "Enter Sandman"

# 11 Enter Sandman

Artist: Metallica


Released in 1991


This single has reached platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies. The song peaked at number one in Canada, Finland, and Norway.


Listen to "Proud Mary"

# 10 Proud Mary

Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival


Released in 1969


The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. In an interview in 1969, John Fogerty said he wrote "Proud Mary" two days after he was discharged from the National Guard.

Listen to "Welcome to the Jungle"

# 9 Welcome to the Jungle

Artist: Guns n' Roses


Released in 1987


The single reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and number twenty-four on the U.K. charts.

Listen to "Free Bird"

# 8 Free Bird

Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd


Released in 1974


"Free Bird" reached number nineteen on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The single reached number twenty-one on the U.K. Charts.

Listen to "Born To Run"

# 7 Born To Run

Artist: Bruce Springsteen


Released in 1975


"Born to Run" sold over six million copies and catapulted Springsteen into mainstream music.

Listen to "I Can't Get No Satisfaction"

# 6 I Can't Get No Satisfaction

Artist: The Rolling Stones


Released in 1965


"I Can't Get No Satisfaction" stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for fourteen weeks. The single remained at number one for four weeks.

Listen to "Born to Be Wild"

# 5 Born To Be Wild

Artist: Steppenwolf


Released in 1968


"Born To Be Wild" is considered to be one of the first true heavy metal songs ever. "Born To Be Wild" reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Listen to "Light My Fire"

# 4 Light My Fire

Artist: The Doors


Released in 1967


"Light My Fire" spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. "Light My Fire" was certified gold.

Listen to "Dream On"

# 3 Dream On

Artist: Aerosmith


Released in 1973


"Dream On" became Aerosmith's first hit single and soon became a regular on classic rock stations. Tyler has been quoted as saying "Dream On" was the only song that he has used his real voice on. Steven Tyler felt insecure about how his real voice sounded on the single "Dream On."

Listen to "Bohemian Rhapsody"

# 2 Bohemian Rhapsody

Artist: Queen


Released in 1975


"Bohemian Rhapsody" is unique for the fact that it does not have a chorus and that it was the most expensive single ever released as of 1975. The single was certified four times platinum and reached number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Listen to "Stairway to Heaven"

# 1 Stairway to Heaven

Artist: Led Zepplin


Released in 1971


"Stairway to Heaven" was the most requested song of the 1970s on FM radio. "Stairway to Heaven" is the highest selling sheet music, still selling over 15,000 copies yearly.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)