Greatest Rock N Roll song of all time?

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  1. sam209 profile image77
    sam209posted 6 years ago

    I have three choices. (I Can't Get No)Satisfaction, Like A Rolling Stone, Johnny B. Goode! I'm leaning towards "Satisfaction".

    1. LewSethics profile image61
      LewSethicsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Got to be Johnny B. Goode!  The other two are good rock songs, but JBG epitomizes what rock is:  no job but great on guitar!!!
      I think your other responders forgot that rock and roll originally was 'bad boy rebel' music.  Since then it has morphed into 93 different kinds of rock, like acid rock, indy, etc. 
      But rock 'n roll isn't hard rock, it isn't Dylan or other folk type stuff, it is "He's a Rebel', and 'Leader of the Pack', etc.

      1. sam209 profile image77
        sam209posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Johnny B. Goode is definitely one of the songs that epitomizes rock. I think there are some other songs that can carry that claim as well. Like Bill Haley's Rock Around The Clock, Jackie Brenston's Rocket 88, etc. The Stones Satisfaction definitely has that edge and uses the great rock n roll formula of records from the past. It's an anthemic record and possibly possesses the greatest rock riff of all time!

    2. Shinkicker profile image93
      Shinkickerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So hard to choose Sam

      I think JOHNNY B GOODE has to be there. Such a classic and covered so many times.

      Can't leave Elvis out if we're talking Rock n' Roll, the King has to be there so I'd plump for JAILHOUSE ROCK.

      For a third choice how about Eddie Cochran's C'MON EVERYBODY. That riff was really influential.

      1. sam209 profile image77
        sam209posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I love Eddie Cochran's C'MON EVERYBODY!

    3. Nat Amaral profile image60
      Nat Amaralposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      1. God of Thunder--KISS
      2. Descent--Doro
      3. Reborn--Stryper
      4. All I Wanna Do Is Love You--Michael Sweet

      1. steveamy profile image60
        steveamyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        you are kidding right ???

    4. Josak profile image59
      Josakposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Paint it black- Rolling Stones

  2. Dgenr8 profile image61
    Dgenr8posted 6 years ago

    I would go with bat out of hell or dream on by aerosmth

  3. toys-everywhere profile image61
    toys-everywhereposted 6 years ago

    (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone by the Monkees. That or, "Money Honey" by Elvis. That or, "Flying Saucer Rock n Roll" by Billy Lee Riley. That or,... Alright, let me just stop now.

  4. profile image0
    Deborah Sextonposted 6 years ago

    Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

    Send Her My Love - Journey

    Separate Ways - Journey

  5. vmartinezwilson profile image84
    vmartinezwilsonposted 6 years ago

    I'm going to say...Barracuda by Heart.  Although, that's just today.  Tomorrow I'll change my mind entirely.

  6. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Oops!...I Did It Again - By B. Spears

    1. vmartinezwilson profile image84
      vmartinezwilsonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/6069084_f248.jpg

      1. Greek One profile image76
        Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        more of a Ricky Martin fan?

  7. Cardozo7 profile image59
    Cardozo7posted 6 years ago

    Stairway to heaven - Led Zeppelin

    1. sam209 profile image77
      sam209posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Whole Lotta Love, Stairway To Heaven and Kashmir would have an all out battle for being the best Zeppelin song as far as I'm concerned. It would be hard for me to chose between those three records!

    2. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm inclined to agree. smile

      Or maybe House of the Rising Sun...

      1. sam209 profile image77
        sam209posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        If it hasn't been posted already we need one for Rock's Best Drummer because John Bonham would certainly rank very high on my list!

  8. Jonathan Janco profile image66
    Jonathan Jancoposted 6 years ago

    Rave On by Buddy Holly

    1. sam209 profile image77
      sam209posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      fav song by Buddy Holly for me is definitely Not Fade Away!

  9. wavegirl22 profile image41
    wavegirl22posted 6 years ago

    My anthem.. .

    "Born To Run"

    1. sam209 profile image77
      sam209posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I love that album Born To Run but I find myself playing the last song featured on that album "Jungleland" over and over again!

      1. wavegirl22 profile image41
        wavegirl22posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Born To Run happens to be one of those perfect LP's of the time. . not much to skip over and a dew songs lead up to the next . . But since the album calls out Bor n To Run, it gets top billing.. personallmy favorite at the moment from there has to be Thunderroad. ..

        But you got my point!

    2. steveamy profile image60
      steveamyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thunder Road is the best song on that record....

  10. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I think it's too hard to pick one. There are so many great R&R songs.


    There are some great ones already posted.

    I'll add ~

    Sympathy for the Devil/Stones
    Comfortably Numb/Pink Floyd
    Walk This Way/Aerosmith 
    Like a Rolling Stone/Dylan

  11. Mighty Mom profile image81
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    All Right Now by Free

  12. mvaivata profile image60
    mvaivataposted 6 years ago

    Get It On (Bang a Gong) by T.Rex.  Such a delightfully nonsensical song!

    1. sam209 profile image77
      sam209posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      T.Rex was definitely ahead of their time! There's a song I love by them called "The Slider"

  13. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I have 10 of them. But none are true rock and roll. Besides, I've already plastered the lyrics to all of them all over these forums multiple times. Nice guy that I am, I won't do it yet again. big_smile

  14. billd01603 profile image85
    billd01603posted 6 years ago

    Bruce Springsteen is my favorite. He synthesised all the Rock, Soul, Country and Folk that came before him into his own unique sound. Since "Born to Run" is his best song I would have to vote for that one as the best song. Although I'd rather hear "10th Avenue Freeze Out" live.

    1. steveamy profile image60
      steveamyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      heard it live last Friday in Tampa ..... excellent

  15. Jonathan Janco profile image66
    Jonathan Jancoposted 6 years ago

    High Fidelity is one of my fave book/movie combos, so I need to do a Top5:
    In chronological order, of course. (I answered this thread a few months ago but felt i didnt put enough thought into it)

    1. Heroin by The Velvet Underground
    2. You Never Give Me Your Money by The Beatles
    3. Mine All Mine by Van Halen
    4. High Hopes by The Havalinas
    5. The Bends by Radiohead

    I have other favorites, but these are the ones that can be effectively classified as rocknroll

  16. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Stairway to Heaven or Free Bird.

  17. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    "Tom Sawyer"  Rush
    "Free Bird" Lynard Skynard
    "Feels Like the First Time" Foreigner
    "Rock You Like a Hurricane" Scorpions...Come to mind.

 
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