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R. I. P. Freddie
Best performer of all time
This song is in a class by itself. There will never ever be a better song.
Best song ever by the best band ever with the best singer ever!More comments about Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
this should be number 1, led zeppelin is one of the best all around bands of all time.
Its epic I always loved led zeppilen andx I think other people would love it too
its epic also and it will be cool to hear it on the radio too
I know this song is overplayed and the most requested. But this is the absolute best rock song ever. Zeppelin does not get enough credit for being one of the world's best rock bands ever.More comments about Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
HE IS THE KING OF MUSIC !
Great song. Very dark. Michael always seemed to write his best work when stressed or paranoid. Oh, the vicious cycle of artistry.
I LOVE Michael Jackson and all of his songs. This just made it better! r.i.p.More comments about Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson
really the best soft rock song
Best group of all time "classic"
This is absolutely one of my most favorite songs! It inspires me to do my best and to not give up on anything! It's an awesome love song, and I love any song about night life, as with the mention of "street lights"!
I saw my father crying for the first time after listening to this song. It is the best song. Axl's vocals, the lyrics and Slash's Solo, all are great.
best song eva great guitar solos!More comments about November Rain - Guns N' Roses
Much better than the original and with Marie's wonderful voice, this song is the best rock song ever!
Changed a whole generation and the way we see music...R.I. P Kurt
I listened to this song more than 50 times (literally) and I cannot get bored of it. It has changed the world of grunge and the way we look at music. Sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Kurt Cobain has done his best. I think it is the best song ever written and no other song will match Smells like teen spirit and I guess I have over 30 million people's opinions to back me up.
Kurt changed the way we saw grungeMore comments about Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Linkin Park is an amazing band, and this song will never get old. Such a meaningful song. And Chester's vocals are amazing
One of the best songs
This song has made me like rock and metal genres, so this song has saved my life. Thank you chester, thank you Linkin Park. You will never be forgotten.More comments about Numb - Linkin Park
My favorite song ever - #1 for me
This song is a nuclear weapon and its make every cell in your body moving its a rock machine thing
the 3 elements of any superior song has never been gathered in any other song before it but that song is match it all in one single heat(performance-lyrics-solos)all gathered to produce that uncommon song
lol step brothers this song is still amazingMore comments about Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
It definitely needs to be at the top. Salute Syd Barrett.
"Possibly one of the best songs ever" ONLY POSSIBLY?! You mean it IS THE BEST SONG EVER.
so true this song speaks to me, I love it, no matter what this will ALWAYS be my fav songMore comments about Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Recently voted the greatest dance song of all time. Way to go Michael!
First heard this around 3am in a bar in bangkok - it really hit the mark with all of us locked inside due to curfue
#1More comments about Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
BEST METALLICA SONG BEST ROCK SONG You just can't deny it. A legend in its own words, The song is no doubt, Number ONE
These are the guys who brought metal to the main-stream, metalcore, nu-metal and death metal would not exist if it weren't for metallica
its a awesome you shold like itMore comments about One - Metallica
BY FAR THE BEST, so simple and so gorgeous, artfully crafted my musical masterminds to create a phenomenal masterpiece, a rock song that conveys happiness:)
beatles have made this masterpiece for everyone to share and love
the greatest rock song all timeMore comments about Hey Jude - The Beatles
Just.. Awesome! Absolutely the best rock song of all time!
The guitar solo is as touching as a guitar solo can be.
When I first heard this song, I cried when it ended. It really touched me.
other songs here are really good but hands down, free bird is the best. this song makes you feel, I can't describe it. #1
There are no words to describe this songMore comments about Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
what I think is one of the best bon jovi songs of all time
amazing song! gets me pumped everytime!More comments about It's My Life - Bon Jovi
So many guitar layers, ingeniously put together
amazing song, best solo ever
a cool song
its my favourite song! I love axl's voice on this song
best song there ever once was! its definitely supposed to be in the #1 slotMore comments about Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
Simply the best song ever!... and the greatest band ever!
Should be #1
best rock song eva
this is the best song of the new century and it should be in the top 5 of the greatest rocksongs! Green Day´s best song ever... epic!
This is an awesome song Best everrrrr!
every suburb has it's own Jesus...
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this song can change lives!
this song is AMAZING just like the chili peppersMore comments about Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
the best system of a down song!
Greatest, most original song!
best song ever
"Greatest song ever"More comments about Wonderwall - Oasis
One of the longest best selling albums in world
should be closer to top of list
It one of the best well written songs of acdc, maybe even the history of rock. The intro has kicking bass and a bad ass gut air solo that acdc is famous for.More comments about Back in Black - AC/DC
This song is absolutely amazing... The words, the artist... All destined to be a legend. Hopefully one day this song can come true!
This song blows me away, the thought of the world being in peace is a dream.
great song and artist!More comments about Imagine - John Lennon
This is the best song ever!
Definitely the best rock song ever... Should be number 1... Bon Jovi are the best Rock band ever... VOTE. THIS. Up. Now. :) Thankyou verymuch
this is like... THE american song. its about hope.. love this song and bon jovi!More comments about Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
its a great song
This song is in my top3 def Leppard songs behind Animal and Rocket.
BEST SONG! I don't know why, but it seems like a theme song for all the strippers out there.More comments about Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
Meat Loaf in general is epic, but this song truly is amazing in every aspect.
Yes this is perhaps the greatest song I have ever heard only behind Bohemian Rhapsody and even better than Jesus of Suburbia which is is also 1 of the best songs iv'e heard
this song is pure talent godley everthing
Amazing. Geddy, Alex, and Niel ROCK!
Seeing as this is the only RUSH song people seem to know and like when they have a wide selection of amazing songs... I guess I will vote for this one, though its not my favorite because GEDDY LEE has no vocals in this one... but still a good song I mean neil pert alex lifeson doesn't get better than thatMore comments about YYZ - Rush
this song is badass
Influential song!More comments about American Pie - Don McLean
Worth voting bla bla bla bla damn I must talk that much to just post some ekh ekh I don't know.
I love this song, always been one of my top 10
this song has so much meaning in it. rock on ratm!More comments about Killing In the Name - Rage Against The Machine
greatest song by u2 which is really saying something!
One of the best songs I've heard and got one of the most natural video I've seen.
Best... intro... ever... made
coheed rocks but they need to keep a steady roster
just simply a great song
Coheed is soo incredibly underrated. Welcome Home is just one of the many examples of their genius.More comments about Welcome Home - Coheed & Cambria
Go into any guitar shop on a Saturday morning and this is what everyone is trying to play - greatness indeed!
Awesome guitar intro; the lyrics are equally magnificent!
Greatest Air Guitar Song EverMore comments about Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
This song evokes youthfulness and a sense of unadulterated freedom. It's simply an amazing song!
this is an amazing amazing song. wonderful lyrics, soulful voice. if god could sing, it would not be very different from bruce.
This should be a lot higher on the list.
"The screen door slams
Mary's dress waves
Like a vision she dances across the porch
As the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey that's me and I want you only"
that is lyrical genius!
Best of Metallica!
best song in the world
Brilliant song and must have listened to this hundreds of times especially thelive version with the San Francisco Symphony OrchestraMore comments about Enter Sandman - Metallica
One of the best bands!
This is just a near perfect song, destined to become a future "Classic".
the killers are one of the best bands of this decade
Neil Peart is the greatest drummer ever!
I think beat it should be number 1 WHY? Because it has a heavy guitar riff and its beats and rhythms got on my nerves and makes me dance I think BLACK OR WHITE should be here it is a nice kickass song
I love the beat
If Dirty Diana And Billie Jean is in the top ten.. why isn't this in the top ten? this song was Jackson's actual first "rock" song... this song inspired all of his other rock songs.
All of you just Beat It!
such an influential song in the world of rock... and for good reason!
simply the best
the song that changed rock history the most ever.
Just plain cool
THIS SONG IS ONE OF LINKIN PARK'S BEST... I LOVE THE RYTHEM AND IT JUST FLOWS VERY GREAT... ALL THE LYRICS MAKE SENSE UNLIKE MOST SONGS WHERE THEY JUST MAKE A BUNCH OF NOISE
Absolutely amazing song. It is powerful and kick ass.
One of the best songs ever!
This song is just insane, there's nothing better than this!
the most powerful song you ever hear
AMAZING SONGMore comments about Paradise City - Guns 'N Roses
This song is a classic!
A rock mainstay whose feeling has yet to be fully realized
You can always hear the passion in each and every one of AIC's songs. Would? is no different.
Unknown by many, but by far the best and missed. I feel so connected with ALL of their songs. The best group of all time.More comments about Would? - Alice In Chains
One of the most moving songs ever!
ONE OF THE BEST SONGS OUT THERE. ROCK ON
It rocks me like a hurricane, plain and simple.
Get the Air-Guitar out! Some amazing solos there...!
Love the guitar rift!
Sure it's one of the best ones in rock history.
should be much higher one of the best songs
Captures the ugliness in a beautiful song-way underated thanks to all the mainstreamers who idolize"smells like teen spirit". Number one in my books!
was the only rs song that I liked. their best
easily one of the best songs ever! thus the reason everyone uses it in their movies!
VANHALEN BEST BAND EVER
# 66 for Van Halen? should be #6... must be a typo...
This song just feeds you with energy... and you can't help but air guitar to this one... not to mention... IT'S EDDIE VAN HALEN! There is no one better... NO ONE!More comments about Panama - Van Halen
Genius! The kind of song that makes you feel like you're on top of the world when you listen to it. Meatloaf writes a beautiful about love that isn't soft or sappy. It's an epic that guy's guys can admit to liking without embarrassment. Astonishing epic of a song! A magnum opus.
Maynard voice makes me melt.
One of the greatest guitar songs ever. Should be way higher than this. Boston should be considered on of the best American bands ever with so many good songs.
Only the greatest rock song ever! Listen to it on a great pumping stereo and you will be transported to another world!
Seriously, the only good thing to ever come out of Boston. This song should be number one.
the best song ever!
That is the best rock song it has such a good beat and I like playing it really loud
Eddie Vedder's voice cannot be matched. The combination of Mike, Stone, and Jeff cannot be beaten either.
Great band, great song what more could you ask for
great song, one of the best police songs that are out there
This song is not only hauntingly beautiful, it is complexly simple. And I love that everyone thinks it's a love song when really it's all about obsession and possession.
best song of the 8o's and beyond
This song is amazing... Carry on wayward Kansas you rock!
The best guitar riffs ever!
This song should be way up the list for me its in the top 5 all time rock songs of all time a true blue print of all rock songs to come.
definitely the best, chuck berry master of the guitar, this is, the anthem of rock
An insane solo at the start, the song that started it all, simply amazingMore comments about Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Its shocking to not find song 2 on here, simply the world's best song ever to have written
This is the happiest song ever. It just makes people happy. Catchy guitar, too.
sounds fresh everytime you hear it!
this song is awesome, if you're a rocker listen to this song.
great song one, of my favorite AC/DC songs
As AC/DC songs go, Back In Black is #1... but Hells Bells is a close #2.
When you want to rock, and I mean bad-@$$, head-bangin' ROCK, you throw on some AC/DC.
This song belongs at the top of the list. The classic heavy metal song that all others imitate
needs to be no 1 heavy song of the century as it received airplay and released as a seven single
IT'S WAY BETTER THAN ANY SONG BUY LED ZEPPLIN.
spontaneous yet controlled
spontaneous yet controlled
spontaneous yet controlled
Love this song makes me want to jam and party every time I hear it
Never gets old.
Really great song.
Everybody in some point of the time feels identified with this song... we all had born to run... and I love the Boss!
How can this be number 72? All time greatest rock song for me bar none. It has it all, great lyrics, passionate performance and great guitars and sax. One of his best songs, maybe the best ever, although Thunder Road comes close.
The best rock song of all time! New Jersey nearly made it the state song!More comments about Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
And what about John Bonham on drums? He's the world's best drummer!
the first heavy metal song that I heard after whole lotta love. black dog was even heavier than lead
a great song with excellent guitar riffs
this song defines rock
what? this is a masterpiece! the best guitarist ever! wth? this song should be top 10
C Mon You Can´t Tell Me That November Rain or whatever is better than voodoo child from the best guitaist ever.
My funeral song-ironically
best song of the 90’s!
Tells an amazing story.
Just one word... Immense
Sure, it's long. Like a Rock Opera. But just awesome.Listen to samples
One of Led Zeppelins best (better then stairway, stairways on that great, people just like it because its the most popular song)
best song for getting in the zone
amazing song. gets me pumped for my workout
Simply the best Elvis song; true expression of how trust can warp in a relationship.
an instant classic
what a voice
its the best song. I love it.
best song ever written better than imagine, stairway to heaven, highway to hell, and definitely better than bohemian rapsody
you can't not like this song... go ahead, I dare you
this song kicks ass
"Despite all my rage" that's exactly what this song is, RAGE!
One of the best songs and also one of the best music videos ever!More comments about Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
Total Badassism! Motorhead is the essence of Rockicity!
One of the most rebel against society songs of the Millenium.
ho0o0o0o0o0 dust in the winds rocks...
Dave Grohl on Drums and Josh Hommes on Guitar, you can’t go wrong
We make the karaoke guy play it every Wednesday at closing time.
The Best Rock song ever
one of the best songs by metallica!
so much emotion in this song
No one knows good rock like a Canadian!
one of the most original bands of all time with a fabulous evocative song that stays with you 4 ever.
this song is a corner stone for the 20th century
Good vocals, good guitars, good drums. Nobody asks for more!
this can represent the generation of today
One of the best songs ever! First Styx song I ever listened to.
People still say this song today... Domo!
Fun and clever song, played with transvestitism way before Aerosmith did "Dude Looks Like a Lady. "
Nazareth!!!! How can we forget them!!!!! one of the best !!!!
This song makes me feel free.. great song!
This might be my favorite song of all time I just get pumped up everytime I hear it.
They demystified accoustical art with this song. Simply great!More comments about Nothin' But a Good Time - Poison
memories of days past
it brings me back!
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