Rock of (Your) Ages
Top Rock Songs
You know. It’s only rock ‘n roll. But you like it. And so do a ton of other people. Thing is, what was once the most powerful part of the music industry seems to have faded of late, so it can be easy to forget for a spell just how awesome rock songs are. Instead, you may have the latest hip-hop beat stuck in your head or the latest indie lyric from a new TV commercial. But fear not, rock fans: the top 10 rock songs of any given day can make their way around pop culture, too. And the most classic of rock songs will always possess their ability to bring a fan – or a whole culture – back to another time. Try imagining Forrest Gump without its soundtrack, full of two generations worth of classic rock songs.
Much has been said about the evolution of the “Rock Star” and the kind of music itself. What happened to rock music radio? Why does it seem like more rock ‘n roll-type records get playing time on the country music scene, of all places? Well, these perceptions might have some merit, but there is still a strong – and perhaps growing – base of rock music fans to be had. Check out the latest Billboard Rock Charts in a given week, and you’re likely to find something you like and have heard elsewhere. The current No. 1 song – “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons – can be found in an NHL campaign, on a movie trailer for The Host, and in a video game commercial for Assassin’s Creed III. Rock music was everywhere for a long time, and it’s likely to make its comeback from anywhere.
Top 10 Rock Songs
|3||Ho Hey||The Lumineers|
|4||I Will Wait||Mumford & Sons|
|5||(Light Em Up)||Fall Out Boy|
|6||It’s Time||Imagine Dragons|
|7||Little Talks||Of Monsters and Men|
Imagine Dragons is the only band with two songs currently on the Top 10 Rock Songs list, and fun. has been a consistent force for a couple of years and featured their latest hit at The Grammys. Here are links to tickets for their shows.
Imagine Dragons Tickets
BottleRock Napa Valley (Friday Pass) with Imagine Dragons, Logic, OneRepublic, and moreNapa Valley Expo · Napa, CA
BottleRock Napa Valley (3 Day Pass) with Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, Mumford & Sons, and moreNapa Valley Expo · Napa, CA
Imagine DragonsRadio City Music Hall · New York, NY
Quebec City Summer Festival (11 Day Pass) with Alt-J, Slipknot, Blink-182Plains of Abraham · Quebec, Canada
Festival D'ete De Quebec (Saturday Week Two) with Imagine Dragons, Loud, Bishop Briggs, and morePlains of Abraham · Quebec, Canada
Imagine DragonsTom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium · Canton, OH
fun. Concert Tickets
Top 10 Rock Songs of All Time
|1||Stairway to Heaven||Led Zepplin|
|3||Paint It Black||Rolling Stones|
|4||You Shook Me All Night Long||AC/DC|
|5||Hotel California||The Eagles|
|7||Hey Jude||The Beatles|
|8||Baby O’Riley||The Who|
|9||Smoke on the Water||Deep Purple|
|10||Carry on Wayward Son||Kansas|
Well, here’s a heated debate just waiting to happen. If you have to list the Top 10 Rock Songs of All Time, what would you say? If you disagree strongly with this list (and many of you will), leave your own suggestions in the comments! And, yes… The Rolling Stones are still touring, folks.
The Rolling Stones Concert Tickets
Top Classic Rock Songs
There have been plenty of great bands over the year, but chances are many people you meet will either call The Rolling Stones or The Beatles their favorite all time rock band. Here are a couple of videos to simply enjoy their greatness.