25 greatest songs of all time...

[the]whorocks[the]whorocks Unsigned
edited September 2008 in History of Rock
I'm sure that there have been plenty like this..but. take a look, see what you think. I rated this by the soul, feeling that they have. if there are any songs you've never heard of before...then listen to them. you won't regret it.

1. We're Not Gonna Take It by the Who
2. Blue Sky by The Allman Brothers Band
3. The End by The Doors
4. I'm your Captain by Grand Funk Railroad
5. Close to the Edge by Yes
6. A Day In The Life by The Beatles
7. Love, Reign O'er Me by the Who
8. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
9. When the Music's Over by The Doors
10. American Pie by Don McClean
11. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles
12. Melissa by The Allman Brothers Bnad
13. Shine on you Crazy Diamond parts I-IX by Pink Floyd
14. Feelin' Alright by Joe Cocker
15. Heartbreaker by Grand Funk Railroad
16. Fly Like an Eagle by the Steve Miller Band
17. I can feel him in the Morning by Grand Funk Railroad
18. Red Barchetta by Rush
19. Us and Them by Pink Floyd
20. Over the Hills and Far Away by Led Zeppelin
21. She's a Rainbow by The Rolling Stones
22. Sunshine of Your Love by Cream
23. The Sea Refuses no River by Pete Townshend
24. Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits
25. Welcome to the Machine by Pink Floyd


  • EaglediveofsexEaglediveofsex Opening Act
    edited August 2008
    solid list, boio, keep up the good... WORK! listen to Baby.
  • OggihOggih Opening Act
    edited August 2008
  • soylee2soylee2 Unsigned
    edited August 2008
    Yeah, some of the songs I'd agree with. Nice to see other people who agree that The End is The Doors best song (and not Light My Fire or Break On Through). I'm gunna youtube We're Not Gunna Take It as I aint heard it yet. Allman Brothers automatically get in cos ther like the coolest band ever. Strange choice of Beatles songs (apart from A Day...). Free Bird is obvious. Floyd is good, no Comfortably Numb?

    Oh, and replace American Pie with a Bob Dylan classic lol. Bob Dylan >>> Don McClean any day. If you want a better lyric song, choose Desolation Row. If you want impacting songs, choose Blowin' In The Wind, The Times They Are A Changin' or Like A Rolling Stone.
  • guitarguru2112guitarguru2112 Opening Act
    edited August 2008
    It's awesome that you picked Red Barchetta. Most people put Tom Sawyer or Limelight on their top lists, which aren't nearly as good as Red Barchetta to me. Over the Hills and Far Away is also a great Zeppelin song. The solo is full of soul.
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited August 2008
    out of curiosity why not stairway by zeppelin and there is only one song I think you should add:

    Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana


    White Room - Cream (better than sunshine in major opinion)
  • HamsterhitmanHamsterhitman Rising Star
    edited August 2008
    We're Not Gonna Take It is a pretty good song, but nowhere near what I'd call the greatest song ever. Ah well. Some good choices though.
  • ActionJacksonActionJackson Unsigned
    edited September 2008
    I'm glad you put OTHAFA by Zeppelin instead of Stairway. Definitely my favorite LZ song. I also like your selection of Close to the Edge at #5: that's almost exactly where I would put it.
  • Unbelievable21Unbelievable21 Opening Act
    edited September 2008
    Heh. I actually have an 'Absolute Favorites' playlist on my iPod, consisting of my favorite 25 songs. And not one band you mentioned is on there, despite me liking every band up there, lol. But then again, I'm more into more modern music (My oldest 'favorite' song, Knock Me Down [Original Long Version], dates back to 1989).
  • BaneOfIcarusBaneOfIcarus Rising Star
    edited September 2008
    See you got a few Floyd songs there, I'm a fan of Free Four, from Obscured by Clouds. Composed only by Roger too. Kind of upbeat and catchy for the message too. :D
  • Hastyl3Hastyl3 Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    Fizzeler;1145084 said:
    out of curiosity why not stairway by zeppelin and there is only one song I think you should add:

    Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

  • QuickstrikePr0QuickstrikePr0 Opening Act
    edited September 2008
    Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin
    Free Bird - Lynard Skynard
    Runnin Wild - Airbourne
    Tornado of Souls - Megadeth
    Ecstacy of Gold - Metallica
    Blackened - Metallica
    Paranoid - Black Sabbath
    Prayer of the Refugee - Rise Against
    Dream of Mirrors - Iron Maiden
    Aces High - Iron Maiden
    Siva - Smashing Pumpkins
    Lateralus - Tool
    Soothsayer - Buckethead
    Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
    You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

    These are my 15 favorite. Not neccessarily the best of all time.
  • Unbelievable21Unbelievable21 Opening Act
    edited September 2008
    Well, since you did it...

    Lilium - Konishi Kayo and & Kondoo Yukio [Elfen Lied]
    Tonight, Tonight - Smashing Pumpkins
    Wonderwall - Oasis
    Knock Me Down (Original Long Version) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Remember - Disturbed
    The Glass Prison - Dream Theater
    Ghost of Perdition - Opeth
    Spit it Out - Slipknot
    A Fair Judgement - Opeth
    On Mercury - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Sleep - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater
    Make You Feel Better - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Black - Pearl Jam
    Sad - Pearl Jam
    State of Love and Trust - Pearl Jam

    ...I have a playlist on my iPod, but I don't have it on me, so I can't remember them all. Will add more later.
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