20 Classic Rock Songs That Will Never Get Old
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There’s something about classic rock that remains in the depths of the music industry, even after all these years. The sheer impact of this genre is felt not only by the fans of this type of music but also by the casual listeners, young or old. Below, we’ve narrowed down these 20 classic rock songs that will never get old. Enjoy!
“Don’t Stop Believing” – Journey
There’s no song more iconic than Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.” This single belongs to their Escape album.
“American Pie” – Don McLean
This one gem of a song is a Don McLean classic, with one of the most iconic lines “the day the music died.” It belongs to the album of the same name.
“Tiny Dancer” – Elton John
This classic Elton John song is here to melt your hearts. This belongs to the singer’s Madman Across the Water album.
“Like a Rolling Stone” – Bob Dylan
Anyone who adores Bob Dylan could agree all together that this is among his greatest compositions of all time. This successful single belongs to Highway 61 revisited album.
“Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith
Aerosmith sure knows how to knock over a rock ballad with so much passion. “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” became the soundtrack of the popular natural disaster film, Armageddon.
“Sweet Child O’ Mine” – Guns N’ Roses
Guns N’ Roses went all-out for this incredible song which contained one of the band’s most recognizable riffs. It belongs to their debut album, Appetite for Destruction.
“Hotel California” – Eagles
You’re clearly on the wrong planet if you’ve never heard of this massive Eagles hit. “Hotel California” is a gem that belongs to their album of the same name.
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” – The Rolling Stones
This prime song defines rock and roll at its highest peak because it’s not rock without The Rolling Stones. This treasured song belongs to their Out of Our Heads album.
“Changes” – David Bowie
“Changes” became David Bowie’s beloved songs, as well as the most popular in his long catalog of music. The song belongs to the singer’s “Hunky Dory” album.
“Roxanne” – The Police
“Roxanne” initially was a flop from the iconic group The Police, but, after its re-release, became a standard hit from the group. The song was originally released on their debut album, Outlandos d’Amour.
“Landslide” – Fleetwood Mac
Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks are indeed a heaven-sent to the British rock band Fleetwood Mac, becoming responsible for the improvement of the band. “Landslide,” a track from their self-titled album, is the mere proof of that.
“September” – Earth, Wind & Fire
“September” is the song that could define the whole career of Earth, Wind & Fire. This classic gem belongs to their The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 album.
“Born to Run” – Bruce Springsteen
“Born To Run” was Bruce Springsteen’s first taste of worldwide success, thus, making its album of the same name reach great heights of popularity. It’s also perceived by critics to be “one of the greatest albums of all time.”
“Free Fallin’” – Tom Petty
The song is one of Tom Petty’s most famous tracks as well as his highest- and longest-charting of all time. It is released from the singer’s first solo album Full Moon Fever.
“Buffalo Soldier” – Bob Marley
This reggae rock song became Bob Marley’s most famous work, linking the real “buffalo soldier’s” fight to the black resistance. This belongs to the singer’s album Confrontation.
“Let it Be” – The Beatles
It’s a gift worth knowing that you can dream songs in your sleep. That’s exactly what happened to Paul McCartney as he wrote “Let it Be.” This lovely track belongs to the album of the same name.
“You’ve got a Friend” – James Taylor
This one sweet rock song originally belongs to Carole King, but another prominent version by James Taylor is worthy to be listened to. Taylor’s version was released in his Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon album.
“Heart of Gold” – Neil Young
This timeless Neil Young song is what you need for everyday mood. It’s the singer’s number one hit from his iconic album, Harvest.
“Fast Car” – Tracy Chapman
The longevity of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” is truly deserving to be praised by many. This belongs to her self-titled debut album.
“Kashmir” – Led Zeppelin
Everything that feels right about Led Zeppelin points out to this fierce track from “Physical Graffiti.” On another note, it’s the band’s most favorite song of all.