Your List of Top 10 Classic Rock Songs!


San Saba Songbird
Apr 4, 2011
Out West
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Professional Troublemaker
Dec 15, 2019
Deep East Texas.
No Herman's Hermits?

No Elvis?

Well if we are sticking to the Classic Rock era starting in the late 60's. (limiting to one song per group)

Tuesday Afternoon, Moody Blues
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, Chicago Transit Authority
Of A Lifetime, Journey
Silver Tightrope, Armageddon
Bridge of Sighs, Robin Trower
Time, Pink Floyd
Jessica, Allman Brothers
Just Remember I Love You, Firefall
Holding on to Yesterday, Ambrosia
Sundown, Gordon Lightfoot
Fire and Rain, James Taylor
Another Park Another Sunday, Doobie Brothers
Welcome to the Club, Joe Walsh
Into the Mystic, Van Morrison
Loggins & Messian, Angry Eyes
Riding the Storm Out (live), REO Speedwagon
Marillion, Kayleigh
Kashmir, Led Zeppelin
Strange Magic, Electric Light Orchestra
Games People Play, Spinners

I could go on with a much longer list.
I guess it depends on your definition of Classic Rock, but here goes for 60s-70s:

Smoke on the Water
Whole Lotta Love
Purple Haze
Sunshine of Your Love
Running with the Devil
You Really Got Me
Taking Care of Business
Wont Get Fooled Again
Walk This Way
I kind of think of the very late 1960's to about the late 1970's as the classic rock era.

I'm a huge Elvis fan, and love listening to him, but I wouldn't ever classify his style as classic rock. And frankly, it's really hard to put Elvis into one genre of music.


TGT Addict
TGT Supporter
Jan 3, 2010
Occupied Texas
I can't believe not one of these lists includes ZZ Top. You could pick either Tush or La Grange. Shame on you for not including them. All these years, same 3 guys, same 3 chords. They used to open for Jimi Hendrix.

Jimmy Hendrix playing the Bob Dillon song All Along the Watchtower. I know this is not a popular opinion, but I think his version of the Star Spangled Banner is the best ever. You can hear the rockets and bombs (artillery).

Chuck Berry doing Johnny B. Goode. (I saw him around 2000 in Houston. He was pretty old - at least in his 70s and he was ROCKIN' that guitar!) Every rock guitarist learned from Chuck.

The Beatles - anything - maybe Help! is a good example. They changed music forever.

Texas's own Janice Joplin doing Piece of my Heart. Or doing the Kris Kristoferson song Me & Bobby McGee, which she did so well that she totally owned the song. "..windshield washers slapping time, holding Bobby's hand in mine, we sang every song that driver knew..."

The Temptations doing My Girl or Poppa Was A Rolling Stone.

B. B. King - The Thrill is Gone

Creedence Clearwater Revival - lots to choose from, maybe Did You Ever See The Rain

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Let It Ride Cruising music from my youth

Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water or Highway Star More crusin' music from my youth

Iron Butterfly - In-a-gadda-da-vida 17 minutes of rock. Usually only played when the DJ had to take a crap. Hilarious version on The Simpsons when Bart slips the music to the organist.

Little Feat - Willin' If you search on YouTube, you can find an amazing version of this with Linda Ronstadt and Lowell George.

The Kinks - Lola. How the hell can you forget "..I asked up her name and in a dark brown voice she said Lola, L..O..L..A, Lola, la, la, la, la, Lola .."?

Looking Glass - Brandy Face it, you still believe that somewhere there's a bar maid that fits this description. One of those odd love songs like Elton John's Tiny Dancer.

Warren Zevon - Lawyers Guns & Money (anything but the over-played Werewolves of London)

Lynrd Skynner - Sweet Home Alabama or Free Bird You played air-guitar to both songs. Yes, you did.

Richey Valens - La Bamba. (Don't even pretend you don't sing along with La Bamba) Super talented young man who died far too soon, along with the amazing Texas superstar Buddy Holly. Holly and Berry did more to erase color lines in popular music than everyone else combined.

The Band - The Weight or The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down ("..Like my father before me, I'm a working man, and like my brother before me, I took a rebel stand, He was just 18 proud and brave, but a Yankee laid him in his grave, I swear by the blood below my feet, you can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat...)

Chicago - I'm a Man

Some stuff already mentioned would include SRV, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground. Honorable mention would also include Nirvana, Led Zep, Pink Floyd, Queen, Allman Bros., Hootie & the Blowfish, Carol King, The Who.


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