The Most Melodic Classic Rock Bands Ever!

The Most Melodic Classic Rock Bands Ever! | Society Of Rock Videos

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Some people think rock ‘n roll is mainly about extremely loud, noisy songs. But as longtime ardent fans of the genre, we all know there’s more to it than just headbanging and growling. Besides, classic rock is mostly about the melody. There may be some heavy dark stuff somewhere in there but more often than not, tunes are melodic and emotive.

Check out this list and let us know what you think.

10. Toto

From exhilarating tunes to slow-dance ballads, Toto is one of the few artists whose career was resurrected decades past their heyday which is not an easy achievement, to say the least.

9. Night Ranger

Not everyone’s a fan of their arena rock music but melody-wise, it’s nothing short of stellar.

8. Def Leppard

Their soaring melodies are a hit. That’s why most of their tunes stood the test of time.

7. Alice Cooper

Before you argue that Alice Cooper isn’t melodic, check out the video above first.

6. Cheap Trick

They have some of the most memorable hooks in rock.

5. Foreigner

Love ’em or hate ’em but the fact is, their songs are hummable and whether you like it or not, it’ll stay in your head for days.

4. Heart

An absolute powerhouse – Ann Wilson can sing the yellow pages and it will blow us away.

3. Boston

Remember those days when you turn on the radio and hear epic tracks like this from Boston?

2. Bad Company

There’s a reason why they have some of the most enduring songs in rock.

1. Journey

Two words – Steve Perry. The man makes anything he sing ultra melodic.

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