10 Classic Rock Songs Only True Fans Would Remember
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It seems like for every classic rock staple, there’s a hidden gem by the same artist that nobody knows about. There are always a handful of rarities from every great artist or band that their most devoted followers will unearth, which would surprise them for its potential to be recognized fairly. Without further ado, let’s explore more these 10 rock songs that only die-hard fans of the aforementioned artists would remember.
U2 – “Bad” (1984)
Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. take things to a new level with their album The Unforgettable Fire, establishing themselves as one of the most popular bands in the world. The track “Bad” is fundamental to this transformation.
Led Zeppelin – “Achilles Last Stand” (1976)
Jimmy Page’s artistic fingerprints can be heard all over this piece, which has a barrage of riffs and solos that are pure genius. Despite its complex rhythm, the song itself is quite underrated.
Hall & Oates – “When the Morning Comes” (1973)
The track’s lyrics discusses heartbreak, and its rolling, tranquil instrumentals complement it well. That’s soft rock at its finest and it’s quite relaxing to listen to.
Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Bootleg” (1969)
Next to “Born on the Bayou,” “Bootleg” is the highlight of John Fogerty’s lyrical skills on Creedence Clearwater Revivals’ sophomore album.
Bruce Springsteen – “New York City Serenade” (1973)
This lengthy love tale, told in 10 minutes, is full of unexpected turns. Springsteen creates something incredibly fascinating and lovely by pouring his emotions into this narrative, despite failing commercially.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – “Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)” (1979)
There are a lot of outstanding Tom Petty tunes inside Damn the Torpedos album, However, “Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid),” makes it an essential listen to those who plan on being a fan of the iconic blond musician.
John Lennon – “Isolation” (1970)
This melancholic song was written by John Lennon during a period when his rising stardom was becoming more trouble than it was worth. “Isolation” perfectly encapsulates his troubles then.
AC/DC – “Shake a Leg” (1980)
It’s hard to believe that any of the songs on Back in Black are underappreciated, but “Shake a Leg” is one of AC/DC’s finest yet underrated rockers and a prime showcase for guitarist Angus Young’s talents.
Cream – “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” (1966)
Cream’s early sound was fueled by Eric Clapton’s blues recordings, and there are several tunes to back up such. On their first album, Fresh Cream, they covered the delta blues classic “Rollin’ and Tumblin”,” which was an exciting example.
Queen – “Dragon Attack” (1980)
By the time the ‘80s got around, Queen had developed a deep appreciation for synthesizers. “Dragon Attack” connects the band’s operatic rock sound with the anthemic style they were pursuing by this point.