The 100 Greatest Rock And Roll Songs Of All Time As Compiled By...

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  1. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    me.

    1) Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
    2) The Hurricane - Bob Dylan
    3) Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
    4) Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
    5) Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    6) Iron Man - Black Sabbath
    7) A Day In The Life - The Beatles
    8) Paradise By The Dashboard Light - Meat Loaf
    9) Old Friends / Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel
    10) Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding - Elton John
    11) Layla - Derek And The Dominoes
    12) Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
    13) God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
    14) Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
    15) Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
    16) (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
    17) Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
    18) Piano Man - Billy Joel
    19) Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
    20) Hey Jude - The Beatles
    21) Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
    22) Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
    23) Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
    24) Imagine – John Lennon
    25) Riders On The Storm – The Doors
    26) Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
    27) Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright – Bob Dylan
    28) Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
    29) Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
    30) Baba O’Reilly – The Who
    31) The Show Must Go On – Queen
    32) Hotel California – The Eagles
    33) The End – The Doors
    34) Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘N’ Roses
    35) Eruption – Van Halen
    36) You Shook Me All Night Long – AC / DC
    37) Paranoid – Black Sabbath
    38) Enter Sandman – Metallica
    39) Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
    40) Dream On – Aerosmith
    41) Behind Blue Eyes – The Who
    42) Light My Fire – The Doors
    43) Louie, Louie – The Kingsmen
    44) Dazed And Confused – Led Zeppelin
    45) Once In A Lifetime – Talking Heads
    46) Yesterday – The Beatles
    47) More Than A Feeling – Boston
    48) American Pie – Don McLean
    49) Nights In White Satin – The Moody Blues
    50) I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
    51) Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones
    52) (Oh) Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
    53) Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
    54) Walk This Way – Aerosmith
    55) Every Breath You Take – The Police
    56) California Dreamin’ – The Mamas And The Papas
    57) Rockin’ In The Free World – Neil Young
    58) Space Oddity – David Bowie
    59) Rock And Roll – Led Zeppelin
    60) Superstition – Stevie Wonder
    61) Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
    62) What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
    63) Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
    64) Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
    65) Photograph – Def Leppard
    66) Gloria – Van Morrison
    67) We Are The Champions – Queen
    68) Stand By Me – Ben E. King
    69) Jump – Van Halen
    70) What I’d Say – Ray Charles
    71) Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
    72) Tangerine – Led Zeppelin
    73) Tangled Up In Blue – Bob Dylan
    74) Ripple – The Grateful Dead
    75) Piece Of My Heart – Big Brother And The Holding Company
    76) Barracuda – Heart
    77) All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
    78) La Bamba – Richie Valens
    79) Jeremy – Pearl Jam
    80) Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group
    81) The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin
    82) Papa Was A Rolling Stone – The Temptations
    83) Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bob Dylan
    84) New York State Of Mind – Billy Joel
    85) Lyin’ Eyes – The Eagles
    86) London Calling – The Clash
    87) Nobody Told Me – John Lennon
    88) Roundabout – Yes
    89) In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (Live) – The Allman Brothers Band
    90) # 9 Dream – John Lennon
    91) My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
    92) White Room – Cream
    93) Ten Years Gone – Led Zeppelin
    94) Suite: Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby, Stills And Nash
    95) When Doves Cry – Prince And The Revolution
    96) Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters – Elton John
    97) My Generation – The Who
    98) For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield
    99) The Times They Are A – Changin’ – Bob Dylan
    100) I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones

    This is something I've been meaning to do for a long time. As pretty much everyone knows, I'm a huge fan of classic rock and roll (or as Wilhelm-Scream put it, "rock that doesn't suck). It took me quite a while to put together the list. I sorted through my entire cd collection to find out which songs would make the cut. It was really tough.

    This list is not a mere favorite songs list, but these 100 songs are what I feel to be the best 100 songs rock and roll songs ever made. I overlooked most lists that for the most part use classic rock as a basis and looked to eveyr form of rock and roll (soft rock, folk rock, etc.) to create a comprehensive and for the most part unbiased of the 100 Greatest Rock And Roll Songs Ever Made.

    Hope you like it.
     
  2. Kmack Cheers!

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    Good list:up: You included a lot of my favorites.
     
  3. Truthteller Registered

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    Really, not bad. I can see you put some time into it.

    Not enough Aerosmith imo though. Like- Back in the Saddle, Toys in the Attic, and Dream On.

    Also needs some Rush - like maybe 2112 or Limelight.

    Good job though otherwise. :)
     
  4. Truthteller Registered

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    Opps - I see Dream On at 40 now. My apologies. :o
     
  5. Wilhelm-Scream Registered

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    Whoah, I don't even agree with a whole half.:eek: I'm shocked.
    I could agree with:

    1) Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
    5) Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    6) Iron Man - Black Sabbath
    7) A Day In The Life - The Beatles
    12) Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
    13) God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
    14) Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
    16) (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
    17) Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
    19) Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
    21) Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
    26) Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
    27) Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright – Bob Dylan
    28) Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
    32) Hotel California – The Eagles
    36) You Shook Me All Night Long – AC / DC
    37) Paranoid – Black Sabbath
    43) Louie, Louie – The Kingsmen
    44) Dazed And Confused – Led Zeppelin
    45) Once In A Lifetime – Talking Heads
    46) Yesterday – The Beatles
    47) More Than A Feeling – Boston
    49) Nights In White Satin – The Moody Blues
    50) I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
    52) (Oh) Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
    54) Walk This Way – Aerosmith
    55) Every Breath You Take – The Police
    58) Space Oddity – David Bowie
    59) Rock And Roll – Led Zeppelin
    60) Superstition – Stevie Wonder
    61) Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
    63) Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
    64) Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
    65) Photograph – Def Leppard
    71) Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
    72) Tangerine – Led Zeppelin
    76) Barracuda – Heart
    78) La Bamba – Richie Valens
    81) The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin
    87) Nobody Told Me – John Lennon
    88) Roundabout – Yes
    92) White Room – Cream
    93) Ten Years Gone – Led Zeppelin
    94) Suite: Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby, Stills And Nash
    95) When Doves Cry – Prince And The Revolution
    97) My Generation – The Who
    98) For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield


    I'm gonna do mine 'cause this f***in' video game I'm playing is stressing me out/giving me a heart attack.:mad:
     
  6. BatMatt Registered

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    3 Doors songs, wise choice my friend :up:

    Good list
     
  7. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    Thank you. :up:
     
  8. blind_fury Registered

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    No Prince? what kind of list is that?
     
  9. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    I'm actually not that familliar with Rush, though I've been meaning to get into them.

    Fair enough, I look forward to yours.
     
  10. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    See # 95.
     
  11. Truthteller Registered

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    I saw Prince in there.

    But what about no Fleetwood Mac? Can that really be?!
     
  12. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    Forgot about Mac. I'll probably add "Don't Stop". Not sure what to replace it with.
     
  13. blind_fury Registered

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    surely "when doves cry" could be put in the top 50. :mad:
     
  14. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    Make your own list.
     
  15. blind_fury Registered

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    *yawns*

    *takes nap*
     
  16. Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    I don't know if I'd have the time... there's too many good tunes.

    :(
     
  17. Tangled Web Registered

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    I agree with a lot of that. :up:
     
  18. Erundur Registered

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    You've just helped me add a few more songs to my ipod, nice :up:
     
  19. Demon Within Registered

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    1)enter sandman only 2)metallicas only? Guns n roses sweet child o mine> patience/civil war?
     
  20. Socrates Registered

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    I decided to put on Led Zeppelin's Kashmir because of that list. That, and the riffs are just fantastic.
     
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    Kashmir > Led Zeppelin :mad:
     
  22. bored One Sexy Lemur

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    Plenty I'd disagree with (Cyndi Lauper?), but a valiant effort, overall.
     
  23. Leto Atrides Guest

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    I'd agree with pretty much all of them. Though I'd switch up the order a bit. Though honestly, it would be more based on my personal tastes than anything.
     
  24. Wilhelm-Scream Registered

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    whoah, harder than I thought, too much good music, head-splode.
    How bout best 1,000?
     
  25. Truthteller Registered

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    Good idea. Get 2112 to start with. Put it on loudish and prepare to meet the alien lifeform disguised as a drummer named Neil Peart. :o

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