10 Classic Rock Songs That Instantly Takes You To The Countryside
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Classic country rock songs will always be appreciated by people of different ages. It is among the favored genre of rock in the US and notable rock bands who are notable in this category have gone to excel their careers in the music industry. There’s always a distinct feeling that song has to offer, and it definitely brings you that warm feeling you’ve long wished for. So below, are the top 10 country-rock songs for your liking.
Pink Floyd – “Country Song”
This was an underrated country-rock song by the famous rock band Pink Floyd. Unbeknownst to everybody, they have created this for the Michelangelo Antonioni movie Zabriskie Point (1970). Also known as “Red Queen Theme”, Antonioni thought that the song does not play well in the movie, and it was left unreleased for the soundtrack.
Emmylou Harris – “Luxury Liner”
A cover from the original Gram Parsons’ classic, Harris delivered her crystal-clear voice with a stitch of heartfelt pain. It also was the name for Harris’s eponymous LP in 1976 that became a chart-topping no. 1 country album upon its release.
Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane – “Annie”
This track belonged to a collaborative effort for an album by the two rockers. It was heavily inspired by the babysitter with whom Ronnie and his then-wife Katie Lambert had before. The folk song was also co-penned by Eric Clapton.
Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Lodi”
A late 60’s classic song that spurred around the marvelous workmanship of CCR, “Lodi” plays the country blues atmosphere whilst John Fogerty sang its melodramatic lyrics full of bluesy tone.
Led Zeppelin – “Hot Dog”
It is no doubt influenced by the American culture with a Texan rockabilly twist. For this Robert Plant-penned track, they have chosen to tune it in a fun and boisterous way, unlike the other tracks for the album it belonged, amidst the tough time for the group.
Little Feat – “Rock And Roll Doctor”
The track wasn’t as popular in comparison to the other Little Feat songs, but it sure does give you the right feeling for an adventure in the swamp in the countryside village. The song was a result of the band’s leader Lowell George collaborating with his long-time friend Fred Martin since he can no longer have the peace in composing songs along with his members.
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer – “Hoedown”
This rodeo-inspired mood for the trilogy’s version of “Hoedown” spits right through the feels. This gave the band a more fiddling tune for focus, and the success of the version sprouted them fame.
The Allman Brothers – “Ramblin’ Man”
The Allman Brothers brought the wonders of country-rock music right for everybody to hear. It was their most famous song up to date, and a true game-changer in the history of the band.
The Rolling Stones – “Dead Flowers”
Coming from Stones’ classic album Sticky Fingers, the song has been inspired by Gram Parsons, a heavy name for country music. It shows the purest rock that there is for the group, and they had managed to pull it off.
Lynyrd Skynyrd – “The Ballad Of Curtis Loew”
The epitome of the true power country-rock, the band had given justice to the song produced. The sensation it gives is a powerful finish of its country hues and the lyrics of ignoble passing.