the best rock songs

Bono (U2), Art Garfunkel, Lou Reed among others were the artists who voted in the survey conducted by VH1 when they presented their special program of “The 100 Greatest Rock Songs” for TV.

This time we will not go through the entire list and we will focus on the top 10 positions that are very well located due to the masses that they moved at the time.

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen (1975)

Written by Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody is considered a gem of all-time music, yet for the show it was ranked number 10 thanks to the aforementioned artists.

Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan (1965)

Bob Dylan wrote “Like a Rolling Stone” after a tour of England that left him very tired. After having struggled in pre-production, the next phase was to release it but the 6 minute length was a problem. A “Leak” made everyone love it and then it became a worldwide hit.

Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys (1966)

Only a couple of people were involved in “Good Vibrations” but those who listened to it were millions of them to the point of selling 1 million copies. This criteria made this song rank at number 8.

Light My Fire – The Doors (1967)

The meaning of the song: “reaching high” that could well be attributed to a couple’s libido or hallucinogens caused a very popular anecdote to occur. The presenter Ed Sullivan asked them to change the lyrics so that they can sing it live and they agreed but at the time of the hour they ignored it and sang it as is.

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Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd (1979)

Position 6 is occupied by Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb, which many disagree since they consider this piece to be one of the most important of the genre and should be placed below.

Hey Jude – The Beatles (1968)

“Hey Jude” happens thanks to Paul McCartney and the way to comfort Lennon’s son who was then divorcing his wife Cynthia Powell. Its duration is more than 7 minutes and it has managed to sell 8 million copies.

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones (1965)

Different artists have taken this song to their repertoires and the importance of I Can’t Get No Satisfaction in music has been very influential.

Let It Be (song) – The Beatles (1970)

Another song by the 4 from Liverpool enters this list and that is that «Let It Be» is another of McCartney’s compositions (it is attributed to Lennon/McCartney) that talks about what his mother once told him: «Everything will be well, let it be (let it be)»

Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin (1971)

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant created one of the most remembered pieces of music in all of history. Its duration is a little more than 8 minutes and it is considered one of the breaks of rock.

Imagine – John Lennon (1971)

John Lennon imagines a world full of peace and harmony in the song of the same name “Imagine”. There is not much to say about this composition since Lennon exposes everything in every word he expresses.

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