America’s Top 10 Classic Rock Songs
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In some cases, songs become a huge hit in several countries but end up getting largely ignored in the US. But for the following songs, they hit the right spot because the American audience loved them. They became instant classics even at a time when MTV wasn’t there yet to help boost the popularity of the tracks. They dominated the airwaves and people just can’t get enough of them.
Even after all these years, they are still well-loved – proof that great music doesn’t go out of style in mere months.
10. Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama”
A Southern rock staple – it’s the song that makes us long to go back to the ’70s.
9. Derek & The Dominos – “Layla”
What’s there not to love about this masterpiece?
8. Eagles – “Hotel California”
The guitar work, melody, and vocal performance – this will never get old.
7. The Who – “Won’t Get Fooled Again”
Even after all this time, this is still so addicting!
6. Pink Floyd – “Another Brick in the Wall”
Pink Floyd would still be legends if they released only this and nothing else.
5. Bob Dylan – “Like A Rolling Stone”
Dylan is artist through and through. This is just among his many songs that stood the test of time.
4. Rolling Stones – “Satisfaction”
Everyone wishes they came up with this brilliant work of art.
3. Jimi Hendrix – “All Along the Watchtower”
Hendrix showing us how cover versions should be done.
2. The Beatles – “Hey Jude”
If this doesn’t tug at your heartstrings, you’re listening to it wrong.
1. Led Zeppelin – “Stairway to Heaven”
To say that this is the band’s magnum opus may be debatable but the fact remains that they made history the day they released this epic tune.