10 Classic Rock Songs That Need More Time On The Air
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Although we can all agree that listening to classic rock radio is great, we also probably all agree that the stations’ playlists get boring after a while. It’s time for a little variety in the classic rock playlist, as much as we love hearing the old standards. Therefore, we list below these ten tracks that ought to be played today. Mind you, these tracks deserve more than the praise they’ve gotten.
“Tower” (1975) – Angel
We’ve indeed heard this song played on classic rock radio, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s an extremely unusual occurrence given how wonderful this song is. This seven-minute epic features amazing hard rock guitars and magical synths, as well as lyrics full of swords and sorcery and other fantastical elements.
“Nothing’s Gonna Change My Mind” (1977) – Michael Stanley Band
The Michael Stanley Band is a wonderful example of the brilliance that may be achieved by midwestern rock bands in their prime. As for the song, it has a perfect blend that you didn’t realize you wanted, but as soon as you hear it, you realize you can’t live without it.
“Love Song” (1989) – Tesla
Tesla’s “Love Song” is reminiscent of timeless rock anthems. It’s rousing and sure to get you moving. The song’s structure is all over the place, but that’s okay because it doesn’t have to make any musical sense.
“Cherry Baby” (1977) – Starz
There was no competition for the band Starz; they dominated in every way. They had the looks of Aerosmith and the pop hooks of Cheap Trick, and they were managed by the same people who managed Kiss. They were signed to the same record label as The Beatles. Their song “Cherry Baby,” which appeared on the album Violation, even made it into the top 40.
“Bad for Good” (1981) – Jim Steinman
The only solo album released by Jim Steinman absolutely must find a place in the canon of classic rock albums. The title track from his album that was released in 1981 is a monumental eight-minute rocker, right here, right now.
“Cum on Feel the Noize” (1983) – Quiet Riot
The rendition of “Cum on Feel the Noize” by Slade which was covered by Quiet Riot in 1983 helped drive Metal Health to the top spot on the Billboard Album Charts. It was the very first heavy metal album to ever do so, and all of the credit goes to the incredibly successful single.
“Rock’n’Roll Party in the Streets” (1982) – Axe
Axe’s “Rock’n’Roll Party in the Streets” is not only notable for having one of the most memorable song titles in the annals of music, but it also features one of the most iconic keyboard riffs in the annals of rock music and manages to keep the listener hyped up for the entirety of the song.
“From the Inside” (1978) – Alice Cooper
The title track of Alice Cooper’s concept album From the Inside, which was released in 1978, is widely regarded as a classic in the Alice Cooper fan community. It is packed with intensity, and tension, and joins up to the doling, and it practically begs to be played on the radio.
“Waiting for an Alibi” (1979) – Thin Lizzy
In the annals of the history of classic rock, Thin Lizzy is possibly the band that is most criminally underappreciated. Even though they have a great deal of success outside of the United States but are mostly regarded as a one-hit wonder in this country, they have a great deal of success still.
“Tomorrow” (1980) – KISS
The song “Tomorrow” is considered to be one of the band’s best works. Even while it might not be quite as weighty or difficult as some of their other material, the piece’s quality cannot be denied in any way.