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Top 100 Classic Rock Songs -- Part Five of Five

20
More Than a Feeling
They should play this song 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the toll booths surrounding the city of Boston.
Boston Boston
19
Sweet Emotion
This song's use in 'Dazed and Confused' could be one of the best film opening scenes ever.
Aerosmith Toys In The Attic
18
House of the Rising Sun
The earliest recording of this folk song is from 1933, but historians think it might date back to the 1600s.
The Animals House Of The Rising Sun
17
For What It's Worth
In concert, Neil Young just plays that single chiming note over and over, which must be kinda boring for him.
Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield
16
Paint It Black
You should, in fact, paint any red doors you have black, because studies have shown red makes people angry.
The Rolling Stones Aftermath
15
Simple Man
Skynryd once again engages in lyrical kung-fu. Call them simple? They agree, and suddenly, it's a strength.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Prounounced
14
Kashmir
Repeatedly in interviews, Robert Plant has stated that this is one of his favorite Zeppelin songs. Why argue?
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
13
Time
The lyrics state "desperation is the English way." Also: apologizing for everything, and driving on the left.
Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon
12
Ramble On
J.R.R. Tolkien fans proudly count Robert Plant, author of these "Rings"-inspired lyrics, as one of their own.
Led Zeppelin II
11
Wish You Were Here
Do they actually wish their former leader Syd was there? Would three cooks really have fit into that kitchen?
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
10
Let It Be
Most fans agree this comes from the "worst" Beatles album, but that's quite a relative measure, isn't it?
The Beatles Let It Be
09
Gimme Shelter
Was Mary Clayton more: a) excited to sing on a Stones song, or b) freaked out by the lyrics they gave her?
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
08
Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
Even Pink Floyd wasn't immune to disco beats back in the seventies, but to their credit, they kept it rockin'.
Pink Floyd the Wall
07
Free Bird
Five song jukebox domination plan: 'Free Bird,' 'Life's Been Good,' 'Kashmir,' 'Stairway,' and 'Stranglehold.'
Lynyrd Skynyrd Pronounced
06
Comfortably Numb
If you have not seen their brief reunion set at Live 8, which ended with this song, you're cheating yourself.
Pink Floyd The Wall
05
Black Dog
Floyd and Zep are trading spots up here like the Clintons and Bushes used to do with the White House.
Led Zeppelin IV
04
Sweet Home Alabama
That's two songs in the top 10 for Skynyrd, and zero for Neil Young. So NOW who won that pseudo-feud, huh?
Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping
03
Dream On
Remember in the Blues Brothers when Jake sees the light? The same thing can happen with this song.
Aerosmith Aerosmith
02
Hotel California
Glenn Frey tells listeners to treat this song like a 'Twilight Zone' story instead of seeking exact meanings.
The Eagles Hotel California
01
Stairway to Heaven
If Jimmy Page had a nickel for each time this topped a song list, he'd be, well... poorer than he really is!
Led Zeppelin IV


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