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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.

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