Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Four Sticks" by Led Zeppelin is Number 1

This is my list, made up of rock songs, including some crossover songs (the same as probably would happen on a pop chart or a list of pop songs) and a couple of songs released in 1969 that I feel were probably strong in 1970. It's possible that in an expanded list of the All Time best rock songs, other songs from 1969 would go ahead of those songs. This list is what I thought were the best rock songs from 1970 to 2010 (and what I mean is to the end of December of 2009).

The 2010 list of 25 Best Rock Songs was posted on The Overcast Inside in June of this year. This list will be updated to include some of those songs. Expect something big to happen because 2010 was the best year in rock music in a long time.

I think there are many surprises on this list. Take a look.

100 Best Rock Songs - 1970 to 2010/meaning the end of December 2009

Band/Artist, Song


1. Led Zeppelin, Four Sticks
2. Echo & The Bunnymen, Pride
3. Lyle Mays, Slink
4. Gentle Giant, Empty City
5. Stereolab, The Flower Called Nowhere
6. Nirvana, Come As You Are
7. Chevelle, Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
8. Kiss, Take Me
9. Stone Temple Pilots, Trippin’ On a Hole In a Paper Heart
10. Khan, Driving To Amsterdam
11. The Psychedelic Furs, President Gas
12. Jericho, Ethiopia
13. Nirvana, Smells Like Teens Spirit
14. Foreigner, Double Vision
15. Kiss, Makin’ Love
16. Gentle Giant, Another Show
17. Soundgarden, Fell On Black Days
18. Echo & The Bunnymen, Monkeys
19. Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven
20. Foo Fighters, Best Of You
21. Egg, A Visit To Newport Hospital
22. Pearl Jam, Corduroy
23. Pat Metheny, Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast
Composition by Steve Reich
24. Van Der Graaf Generator, Lemmings (Including Cog)
25. Breaking Benjamin, Sooner or Later
26. Billy Idol, Scream
27. Metallica, The Day That Never Comes
28. The Icicle Works, A Factory In the Desert
29. U2, Gloria
30. Alice in Chains, Down in a Hole
31. Tear Gas, I’m Glad
32. Gentle Giant, In A Glass House
33. Nirvana, Lithium
34. Sugarloaf, Green Eyed Lady (long version)
35. Pat Metheny, Rain River
36. The Doobie Brothers, Jesus Is Just Alright
37. Alice in Chains, Angry Chair
38. Deep Purple, Highway Star
39. Aerosmith, Taste Of India
40. Alice in Chains, A Looking In View
41. Crossfade, So Far Away
42. System Of A Down, Chop Suey!
43. The Exies, Ugly
44. Nirvana, Lake of Fire
45. Urbandub, Cebuana
46. Yes, Siberian Khatru (Yessongs, Live)
47. Black Sabbath, War Pigs
48. Yes, Roundabout
49. Green Day, East Jesus Nowhere
50. Lacuna Coil, Not Enough
51. Bad Company, Gone, Gone, Gone
52. Murmansk, Moth
53. Nirvana, On A Plain
54. Strung Out, Party in the Hills
55. Univers Zero, Phobia
56. Stray, Jericho
57. XTC, Millions
58. Sunny Day Real Estate, Roses in Water
59. Shocking Blue, Venus
60. Pearl Jam, Daughter
61. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish
62. Family, Wheels
63. Dinosaur Jr., Said The People
64. Rush, Freewill
65. Kagrra, Shi Mi Me Yu Ki Sa A
66. Magma, The Last Seven Minutes (Mythes & L├ęgendes vol.3, Live)
67. King Crimson, Frame by Frame
68. Melvins, Revolve
69. Kiss, Strutter
70. Led Zeppelin, Kashmir
71. Three Days Grace, Break
72. Foo Fighters, All My Life
73. Sonic Youth, Disconnection Notice
74. Blink-182, Stockholm Syndrome
75. Gong, Makototen
76. Shinedown, Fly From The Inside
77. Ruslana, Kolomiyka
78. Hammerbox, Hole
79. Alice in Chains, Would?
80. The Sex Pistols, Problems
81. Tokio Hotel, Monsoon
82. Kiss, Modern Day Delilah
83. Crossfade, Anchor
84. Pillar, Fire On The Inside
85. The Mars Volta, L’Via L’Viaquez
86. Saving Abel, Drowning (Face Down)
87. Green Day, American Idiot
88. Foo Fighters, Wheels
89. Slipknot, Vermillion
90. Kitchie Nadal, Same Ground
91. Lacuna Coil, The Maze
92. Avril Lavigne, Losing Grip
93. Golden Earring, Radar Love
94. Focus, Focus 9
95. Faspitch, A Day Before Pisces
96. Alice Cooper, School’s Out
97. Flyleaf, I’m So Sick
98. Black Flag, Black Coffee
99. Boards of Canada, Roygbiv
100. Rush, Fly By Night