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Rock N’ Roll

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Rock music or rather Rock n’ Roll originated in the USA in the early 1950’s. And it has rocked the world ever since. Rock songs have been extremely popular since then and they have always managed to carve their way into people’s mind.

There have been many bands and solo artists who have put the stage on fire every single time they performed on-stage. There have been bands such as The Beatles, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Pink Floyd, etc and other solo artists like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, Steven Wilson ,Bob Dylan and etc who have created enough noise in their lifetime to etch themselves into their fans heart and make them eternal. Let’s take a look at some of the best rock bands that the world have ever witnessed and ten of their best songs.

Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

“And she’s buying a stairway to heaven” !! What strikes your mind when you hear these lyrics. Robert Plant singing it in his iconic style and Jimmy Page rocking with his guitar. Out of the many songs that they have composed in their lifetime the most notable of them according to me has got to be :-

  1. Stairway to Heaven
  2. Whole Lotta Love
  3. Kashmir
  4. Black Dog
  5. Ramble On
  6. Immigrant Song
  7. Rock And Roll
  8. Going to California
  9. When The Levee Breaks
  10. Good Times Bad Times

The BeatlesThe Beatles

“Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.”

These lines seem familiar right. Why wouldn’t they? Who doesn’t know The Beatles! John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Stuart Sutcliffe, Pete Best and George Harrison charmed everyone with their music between the years 1958-70. The Beatles are also the highest certified music artist in the US with over 178 million album certifications. Their best songs have got to be :-

  1. Come Together
  2. Here Comes The Sun
  3. Let It Be
  4. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  6. Twist And Shout
  7. Blackbird
  8. In My Life
  9. Yellow Submarine
  10. Can’t Buy Me Love

Pink FloydPink Floyd

“Hello? Hello? Hello?
Is there anybody in there?”
If you know the remaining lines you are awesome and you have listened to a wonderful composition. David Gilmour ‘s guitar solo in Comfortably Numb and Wish You Were Here are played with such passion that they will definitely touch your soul. Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” is the third-best-selling album in the US by shipments/sales (20,502,000). Definitely one of the best rock bands of all time. Pink Floyd’s all-time great hits have to be:-
  1. Comfortably Numb
  2. Wish You Were Here
  3. Time
  4. Another Brick In The Wall(Part-2)
  5. Money
  6. Shine On You Crazy Diamonds(Pts 1-5 & 6-9)
  7. Hey You
  8. The Great Gig in the Sky
  9. Have a Cigar
  10. Brain Damage

Deep PurpleDeep Purple

“Guess I’ll always be a soldier of fortune”

Remember these lines? Sounds familiar? Yes, I am talking about Soldier of Fortune. Deep Purple was one of the pioneers of rock music back in their times. These are my all-time favorites from their discography.

  1. Smoke On The Water
  2. Highway Star
  3. Hush
  4. Space Truckin’
  5. Perfect Strangers
  6. Burn
  7. Lazy
  8. Black Night
  9. Soldier of Fortune
  10. Knocking At Your Back Door

Looks like I will need to stop here for a little while. Phew! That was long. But it’s not the end. This is just the start. 😉 More bands and their top songs will come next week. Till then keep patience. Listen to these hits and lose yourself in these beautiful compositions.

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