July 11, 2010

Must Have Songs

UPDATE! You people rock my world with your comments! Thank you. I needed a "boost" something to get my mind off things and now I have a project of finding these awesome songs. Music just makes life BETTER. I wasn't anticipating such a great response, it made my day.

Hey Classic Rockers - I am trying to make sure I have all the very best classic rock songs on my iPod. I've recently noticed a few obvious ones missing, so I am asking for your suggestions to make sure I have not left any other important songs off the list.

I already have a complete collection of:

U2
Led Zeppelin
The Rolling Stones
Bruce Springsteen

so I don't need suggestions for any of their songs.

Thanks.

23 comments:

iStores said...

The Eagles, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, The Who!

iStores said...

The Eagles, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, The Who!

Charlie said...

Here are some great songs that you really don't hear much anymore.

Glad - Traffic
Blowin' Free - Wishbone Ash
Walk Away - James Gang
Revival - Allman Brothers
Give It Up and Let It Go- Bonnie Raitt
Yours Is No Disgrace - Yes
Train In Vain - The Clash

I'll come up with a few more.

Dan said...

To name but a few.....Mechanical World by Spirit, Love Reign o'er Me by The Who, Dogs by Pink Floyd, This Ain't the Summer of Love by Blue Oyster Cult, Crime of the Century by Supertramp.....

BeckEye said...

I think one of the best classic rock songs ever is "Since You've Been Gone" by Rainbow. I never get sick of hearing it.

rokpool said...

We can certainly give you a helping hand! Feel free to check out our website (www.rokpool.com); we have a whole Archive of the the greats. :)

marc said...

The Writ - Black Sabbath
Rubber Bullets - 10cc
Wayward son - Kansas
Don't Say you love me - Free
Prophets song - Queen
SATO - Ozzy Osbourne
Sweet Home Alabmama - Lynard Skynard

Russ/rfduck said...

Cream would be a nice addition. "I Feel Free," "Sunshine of your love," "Strange Brew," "Crossroads," "NSU." All great songs.

Ruralgurl said...

Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith
Won't Get Fooled Again & Baba O'Reily - The Who
Mamma Let Him Play - Doucette (Kinda hard to find, but such a fun song)
Hotel California - Eagles
There's A Place In The World For A Gambler - Dan Fogelberg
The Pretender & Late For The Sky - Jackson Browne
Killer Queen - Queen
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Angry Eyes - Loggins & Messina
Children Of The Sun - Billy Thorpe
Life's Been Good - Joe Walsh

I know a lot of these sound like the hits, but back in the day, a lot of songs were hits coz they really were good! Not like radio today....

Perplexio said...

Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen
25 or 6 to 4 & Make Me Smile by Chicago
Vehicle by Ides of March
Get It On by Chase
Hocus Pocus by Focus
Share the Land, American Woman & These Eyes by The Guess Who
Mama Told Me Not To Come, Joy to the World, & Eli's Comin' by Three Dog Night
Hitchin' A Ride by Vanity Fair
Drift Away by Dobie Gray
In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry
Spirit In the Sky by Norman Greenbaum
Hush & Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple
Firth of Fifth, Los Endos, Afterglow, and Watcher of the Skies by Genesis
Hold the Line & I'll Supply the Love by Toto
21st Century Schizoid Man & Starless by King Crimson
Lowdown & Lido Shuffle by Boz Scaggs
Do It Again, Peg, Hey Nineteen, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Deacon Blues & Reelin' In the Years by Steely Dan
California Dreamin' & Monday, Monday by the Mamas & the Papas
Good Vibrations, Heroes & Villains, Wouldn't It Be Nice, & God Only Knows by the Beach Boys
Come Sail Away & Suite Madame Blue by Styx
Carry On Wayward Son, Dust In the Wind, & Point of Know Return by Styx
Come and Get It & No Matter What by Badfinger
Rock On by David Essex
Ballroom Blitz & Action by The Sweet
If You Think You Know How to Love Me & Living Next Door to Alice by Smokie
Lady, The Night Owls, and It's a Long Way There by Little River Band
On the Dark Side by John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band
Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
Stuck In the Middle by Stealer's Wheel
Summertime Blues, Twenty Flight Rock, Somethin' Else, and C'Mon Everybody by Eddie Cochran
Summertime Blues by Blue Cheer (one of the few ocassions when the cover is just as notable as the original)
Crimson & Clover & I Think We're Alone Now by Tommy James & the Shondells
Lola by the Kinks
Life on Mars, Space Oddity & Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie
20th Century Boy & Bang a Gong (Get It On) by T-Rex
Things Are Gettin' Better & 1982-A by the Sons of Champlin
I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night by the Electric Prunes
Incense & Peppermints by the Strawberry Alarm Clock

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Perplexio said...

whoops, I listed the 3 Kansas songs as being by Styx... I was typing so fast that I was thinking Styx even after I'd moved on to the next band. Sorry 'bout that.

Rockin' Jeff said...

Someone said a song by Spirit. You need more than just the song, you need the entire '12 dreams of sardonicus' album. The one with 'Nature's way' on it.

Rockin' Jeff said...

...And no 'greatest hits' collections either. The album should be heard as an album.

Dan said...

I do agree with Rockin Jeff about listening to the whole album. That is where my musical listening taste lies. I do disagree with him about "best of" compilations. The Best of Spirit is one hell of an album and features the best of early Spirit from their self titled debut through Twelve Dreams. I could not have picked better songs to be a part of this one. I do also enjoy very much Twelve Dreams and highly recommend it all on its own.

Barbara said...

Thanks everyone!

iStores, I have all those artists but thanks for reminding me of Thin Lizzy I think I need more of them.

Charlie, YES! I only had two of those (Allman Bros and Clash)

Dan, Definitely need to add a few of these, don't have the BOC tune.

Becky!!! I love seeing you pop up here now and then. That is a great song, I have it !!

Rokpool, thanks.

Marc, thank you! I only have two of those!

(I am so excited!)

Russ, thanks! I have all but one of those Cream songs. Will add NSU.

RuralG, Great choices!!! I agree about the definitions of hits then and now!

Jeff, I'm all over it! Thank you!

Darrin - what can I say dude, you rock my rock world!

E.T.'s Gravity said...

i'm pretty much late posting a comment on this post. but i just wana sum up that any songs from Queen, Electric Light Orchestra, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater, David Bowie, George Harrison, Kansas, Journey, Midnight Oil, The Police, The Ramones, Styx...would be a great add to your list. especially the songs that weren't released as singles, like Nevermore, My Fairy King, It's Late, Prophet's Song by Queen to name a few.

and thanks to this post, i'm adding the lists of songs mentioned by other commenters on my own iPod. =)

E.T.'s Gravity said...

and Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn and Boston and Cream and Dire Straits

Gonzo said...

I don't see anyone suggest Uriah Heep. I strongly recommend all their songs, Easy Livin', July Morning (this one is a special cult here in Bulgaria), Sunrise to name a few.

Barbara said...

Gonzo, thank you! Great addition!

Charles Knight said...

Hendrix or Zappa

slash5969 said...

Aerosmith - Dream On, Walk This Way, Last Child, Back in the Saddle.
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel, Sufferagette City, Fame, TVC15, Golden Years, Young Americans.
Heart - Barracuda, Crazy on You, Magic Man, Straight On.
Led Zeppelin - basically anything.
Foreigner - Hot Blooded, Cold as Ice, Feels Like The First Time.
REO Speedwagon - Ridin' the Storm Out, Golden Country, 157 Riverside Avenue.
The Cars - Bye Bye Love, My Best Friend's Girl, Magic, Drive
Ted Nugent - Hey Baby, Just What the Doctor Ordered, Free For All, Stranglehold.

There are tons more, but that's why it's called classic rock, right?

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