At Long Last….

…..my top 10 plus greatest rock songs of all time!!!  (I couldn’t keep it to ten and I reserve the right to add to the list!)  Here goes:  In no particular order…..
 
Barracuda – Heart – These sisters are amazing!
 
Heartbreaker – Pat Benatar – One of the best voices rock was ever blessed with
 
Round-about – Yes – So, I am a child of the 70’s.  Sue me.
 
Aqualung – Jethro Tull – No, J.T. is not a person but the name of a band!
 
Immigrant Song/Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin – Stairway is everyone’s favorite but for rocking out I had to include Immigrant Song
 
Mississippi Queen – Mountain
 
Layla – Derek & the Dominoes – Eric Clapton – nuff said
 
Crossroads – Cream – Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.  Need I say more?
 
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
 
Old Time Rock & Roll – Bob Seeger – This might not quite qualify as "rock" but, once again, sue me.
 
Dream On – Aerosmith – Have to agree with the Humbles on this one.
 
Behind Blue Eyes/Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who – Once again, couldn’t decide which
 
Takin’ Care of Business – Bachman-Turner Overdrive
 
The Stroke – Billy Squier – Consummate rocker
 
Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
 
Glad – Traffic
 
Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf – Classic.
 
Honorable mentions:
 
Rebel, Rebel – David Bowie – Not sure if this is rock or freak rock but I gotta love him!
On the Dark Side – John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band from the Eddie and the Cruisers Soundtrack – Love this but not sure it is rock as I have defined it.
 
Future Rock Classic:
 
The Kill – Thirty Seconds to Mars – One of the best videos I have ever seen.  Based on the movie "The Shining."
 
If you want to listen to excerpts from most of these songs you can go to amazon.com under music and plug in the name of the band.
 
What do you think, Cassie????   blessings, gail
 
 

9 responses to “At Long Last….

  1. Hey Gail……….just saw the sunshine "plink" appear over the top of your face. haha………..
    ok, so I read your list, and I’m ashamed to admit that I ONLY know Bohemian Rhapsody. hahahaa…….
    ok, so I’m probably not a rocker>???? haha……
    Now, this list lets in a little more to the kind of person you were in the 70’s (plus you have Led Zeppelin on your list! haha…). So in your next blog, let us know what kinda person you were?? It’d be interesting to know!! 🙂
    Blessings to you dear AG! Take care!
     

  2. Hello Gail,
     
    Agreed, not all past behaviors indicate future behaviors. It is a good indicator. Give a break to a person who has served his/her time under current law and the second offense – no more.
     
    Steppenwolf – "Born to Be Wild" "Sooky Soo" "The Pusher" can’t forget those. "The Pusher" was never understood because no one listened to the true words and intonations. It was a very anti-drug, anti-drug dealer song. As was "Kicks" by Paul Revere & The Raiders.
     
    "409"
    "Spring Little Cobra"
    "Little Deuce Coupe"
    "Dead Man’s Curve" – Jan & Dean
    "GTO"
    "Abigail Beecher"
    "Convoy"
    OK I’m a car guy, so sue me;)
     
    Peace & Blessings.
     

  3. Old Time Rock & Roll – Bob Seeger
    Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf – Classic.
    Takin’ Care of Business – BTO
    Layla – Eric Clapton
    And I’ll stick with my other Steppenwolf songs.

  4. Completely agree with most of these (Barracuda, Heartbreaker, Bohemian Rhapsody, Dream On, & old time Rock n Roll) There a few I have never heard of.. Perhaps thats shows MY age a little.  A couple of my favs: Satisfaction-Rolling Stones, Let it Be-Beatles, Hotel California-Eagles, Go Your Own Way-Fleetwood Mac…This is a great list.. I wouldn’t worry too much about the person you used to be in the past. We all have done things that we aren’t so proud of and will probably continue to dissappoint ourselves. But God is never failing and completely unchanging and that’s all that matters.Love and Hugs!!

  5. I dont really like queen now, but it’s ur list and I love ya either way, hehe and I have to say that  I know most of their songs, cause my dad loves Jethro Tull, Queen, Led Zepellin, the Doors, Jimmy Hendrix, Eric Clapton, whew, they’re so many, so, I kind of know them, and I enjoyed their music, till I knew english and could translate what they said…kisses and hugs♥

  6. Your taste is very good, the only one  I didn’t recognize immediately was roundabout by yes. I am thinking of doing this on my site, if you don’t care

  7. Wow, look at YOU! I can tell you really put a LOT of thought into this (probably much more than we did ours lol). I think it’s great! There are a couple I don’t recognize but that is cool because I can look them up and maybe have a few new rockin songs to download. 🙂 I remember the Stroke by Billy Squier well. Some of my friends and I made up a dance to it in junior high. LOL I have several of these songs in my itunes library already.
     
    ROCK ON! (Party on Gail! Party on Cassie!) haha I just had a Wayne’s World flashback. 😛

  8. great list Gail !
    I was never really into music when younger ….Jeff was though ,so he could probably make a decent list 🙂
    *blessings*
    sandra  

  9. Looks like you covered many of the classics here.  At one time I owned the albums with 8 of your 17 named favorites.  There were only 2 or 3 that were not familiar, but I can see they came on the scene after the summer of 1977 when I bailed out of being a rock fan in due to a change of heart.  In keeping with the spirit of the post the serf will submit the following additions (along with a few strays from the genre):
    Yes – Long Distance Run Around
    Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
    Bob Seeger – Rock & Roll Never Forgets
    The Who – Pinball Wizard also Won’t Get Fooled Again
    Steppenwolf – Born to be Wild also Snow Blind Friend
    Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water also Space Truckin’
    Eagles – Life in the Fast Lane
    Pink Floyd – Money & The Great Gig in the Sky from Dark Side of the Moon album
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Hoedown
    Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
    Creedence Clearwater Revival – Down on the Corner
    Three Dog Night – Pieces of April & Momma Told Me & Joy to the World
    Golden Earring – Radar Love
    Uriah Heep – Easy Living
    Pure Prairie League – Amie
    Some of these ought to jog your memory cells.   

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s