YOUR favorite rock song by decade

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edited March 2009 in History of Rock
Any Group, Any Rock Genre.

60's House of The Rising Sun - The Animals (1964)
70's Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd (1979)
80's Mama - Genesis (1983)
90's Jesus He Knows Me - Genesis (1992)
00's Getting Away With It (all messed up) - James (2001)


  • warthogdbwarthogdb Opening Act
    edited February 2009
    Of course this changes about every 20 minutes. This is what was came out quickly...

    50's: Somethin' Else - Eddie Cochran
    60's: Strychnine - the Sonics
    70's: He's a Whore - Cheap Trick or anything by the Ramones
    80's: Mommy's Little Monster - Social Distortion
    90's: Dressed in Black - Teengenerate
    00's: Who Do You Dance For - Sahara Hotnights
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited February 2009
    For the moment.

    60's: "Touch Me" - The Doors
    70's: "Soldier of Fortune" - Deep Purple
    80's: "Nosferatu" - Coroner
    90's: "Elements" - Atheist
    00's: "Deliverance" - Opeth
  • MdrnDayWarriorMdrnDayWarrior Rising Star
    edited February 2009
    60's: The End - The Doors
    70's: Rudie Can't Fail - The Clash
    80's: Natural Science - Rush
    90's: Guerrilla Radio - Rage Against The Machine
    00's: I Don't Love You Anymore - Bomb the Music Industry!
  • sonicnerd23sonicnerd23 Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    60's: "Dazed and Confused" - Led Zeppelin (1969)
    70's: "And You and I" - Yes (1972)
    80's: "Scene of the Crime" - Ratt (1984)
    90's: "Sir Psycho Sexy" - Red Hot Chili Peppers (1991)
    00's: "Shadow on the Sun" - Audioslave (2002)
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    60's: Femme Fatale- The Velvet Underground
    70's: Complete Control- The Calsh
    80's: Every Breath You Take- The Police
    90's: Fake Plastic Trees- Radiohead
    00's: Australia- The Shins
  • ardshipmanardshipman Unsigned
    edited February 2009
    60s: Suspicious minds - Elvis Presley
    70s: The Spirit of Radio - Rush
    80s: Purple Rain - Prince (Technically it ain't rock, but listen to that guitar solo. Damn!)
    90s: Psycho Circus - Kiss
    00s: Not Falling - Mudvayne
  • StewieStewie Stewie Star
    edited February 2009
    These are just some of my favs
    60's: The End-The Doors
    70's: Free Bird-Lynyrd Skynyrd
    80's: Every Breath You Take-The Police
    90's: Man In The Box-AIC
    00's: Like A Stone-Audioslave
  • DalamariDalamari Opening Act
    edited February 2009
    60's - Midnight Rambler by The Rolling Stones (live version off Hot Rocks is amazing)
    70's - Love, Reign o'er Me by The Who
    80's - Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan
    90's - Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley (or Mystical Machine Gun by Kula Shaker)
    00's - It's Summertime by The Flaming Lips
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited February 2009
    50s: Elvis Presley - "A Big Hunk O' Love"
    60s: The Temptations - "Get Ready"
    70s: David Bowie - "Starman"
    80s: Depeche Mode - "See You" (or Devo's "Snowball")
    90s: Nirvana - "Sliver"
    00s: AFI - "The Leaving Song, Pt. 2"
  • supernova1324supernova1324 Headliner
    edited February 2009
    60s I can see for miles-The Who
    70s Don't Stop Believing-Journey
    80s I Ran-Flock of Seagulls
    90s Hunger Strike-Temple of the dog
    00s Best of you-foo Fighters
  • MronoCMronoC Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    As of this very second:

    '60s: "Doctor Please" by Blue Cheer
    '70s: "Be My Lover" by Alice Cooper
    '80s: "Heat of the Moment" by Asia
    '90s: "Boris" by the Melvins
    '00s: "Old College Try" by The Mountain Goats

    If we weren't limited to rock, I might have chosen Jacques Brel's "Amsterdam" for the '60s.
  • B. ViciousB. Vicious Opening Act
    edited February 2009
    60's - Gimme Shelter : Rolling Stones
    70's - Foreplay/Long Time : Boston
    80's - Kickstart My Heart : Motley Crue
    90's - Juice : Steve Vai
    00's - Hearts Burst Into Fire : Bullet For My Valentine
  • thedoorsdkthedoorsdk Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    Hmm, tough. I'm just gonna do whatever pops into my head.

    60's: "Badge" by Cream
    70's: "Layla" by Derek and the Dominos
    80's: "Red Barchetta" by Rush
    90's: "State of Love and Trust" by Pearl Jam
    00's: "The Most Vicious Crime" by Sparta
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    (I'm not too big on rock in the 1950s, so I'm instead going to go with a Jazz track)
    '50s: Blue Monk, Thelonious Monk

    (This one changes most days, although you can bet that it will definately be Dylan, and probably still on this album)
    '60s: Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan

    (This is probably the best rock song ever, I can't be bothered putting the whole title, but this was poetry, Beat, fused with rock 'n' roll.)
    '70s: Land, Patti Smith

    (This is difficult, because there was a lot of great music made during the '80s, it just got buried under the crap. To make up for the fact I'm not really a mad guitar person, though, I choose this, probably my favourite 'guitar song' ever)
    '80s: Trilogy, Sonic Youth

    (This is when it gets truly difficult, all of my favourite music was made here! Because I'm listening to her, I'm choosing this track, which might be my favourite track ever, although not very 'rock'. I apologise to Bikini Kill too...)
    '90s: Metal Heart, Cat Power

    (Ok, this one was a little easier, this is the one song that can challenge Land for its title of best rock track ever. Also, it sounds even better in the context of its preceding track, so get the album, Sleater-Kinney deserve your love!)
    '00s: Night Light, Sleater-Kinney
  • onidragononidragon Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    These change constantly
    60's-Heartbreaker-Led Zeppelin
    70's-Let Me Go, Rock N' Roll(live)-KISS
    80's-Jane Says-Jane's Addiction
    90's-Rooster-Alice In Chains
    00's-You Know You're Right-Nirvana
  • 0Bonham00Bonham0 Unsigned
    edited February 2009
    Vodoo Chile- Jimi Hendrix
    Stairway To Heaven - Zeppelin
    Knockin On Heavens Door- GNR
    Nothing Else Matters- Metallica
    Master Exploder- Tenacious D
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    0Bonham0;2023712 said:
    Knockin On Heavens Door- GNR
    I detest that cover. It doesn't even sound like a protest song anymore.
  • edited February 2009
    60's- Purple Haze
    70's- Immigrant Song
    80's- Welcome to the Jungle
    90's- Smells like Teen Spirt
    20's- She Builds Quick Machines
  • MronoCMronoC Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    coreyrocksandrolls;2028689 said:
    60's- Purple Haze
    70's- Immigrant Song
    80's- Welcome to the Jungle
    90's- Smells like Teen Spirt
    20's- She Builds Quick Machines
    do you, by any chance, compile lists at VH1 for a living?
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    MronoC;2028823 said:
    do you, by any chance, compile lists at VH1 for a living?
    Only when he's not doing features for Rolling Stone.
  • tyro77tyro77 Unsigned
    edited February 2009
    70s-walk this way
    80s-sweet child o'mine
    90s-where did you sleep last night- nirvana
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited February 2009
    Let's see what I can come up with here..

    50s- "Johnny B. Goode"- Chuck Berry
    60s- "My Generation"- The Who
    70s- "London Calling"- The Clash
    80s- "TV Party"- Black Flag
    90s- "Undone (The Sweater Song)"- Weezer
    00s- "I Turn My Camera On"- Spoon

    All of these subject to change, especially the 90s and 00s.
  • WildwaterbluesWildwaterblues Unsigned
    edited March 2009
    50s- "Johnny B. Goode"- Chuck Berry
    60s- "Little Wing"-Jimi Hendrix
    70s- "Whiskey in the Jar"-Thin Lizzy
    80s- "Hysteria"-Def Leppard
    90s- "Tonight Tonight"- Smashing Pumkins
    00s- "Kissing Families" - Silversun Pickups
  • GNRrockslifeGNRrockslife Rising Star
    edited March 2009
    Damn, this is hard.
    60's: The Kids Are Alright - The Who
    70's: Ballad Of Dwight Fry - Alice Cooper
    80's: Phantom Of The Opera - Iron Maiden
    90's: Cryin' - Aerosmith
    00's: Pints Of Guinness Make You Strong - Against Me!
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