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Perfect Rock Songs -- Name Yours

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Here's a List of what I think are not just Good, or even Great, but .... 'Perfect' Rock Songs:


Baba O'Reilly


Behind Blue Eyes

I Can See For Miles

Magic Bus

Who Are You

Love, Reign O're Me

See Me, Feel Me / Listening To You


(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

Get Off Of My Cloud

Under My Thumb

Ruby Tuesday


Wild Horses

Rock And A Hard Place


Smells Like Teen Spirit


Welcome To The Jungle

You Could Be Mine


Back In Black


Shoot To Thrill


Jamie's Cryin'

Little Dreamer

Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love


Romeo Delight

Sinner's Swing / Hear About It Later



Highway Star


Are You Ready ?

Footstompin' Music

Mean Mistreater


Toy In The Attic

Rats In The Cellar

Back In The Saddle

I can think of others.....

But I have to go to work now .... :DB)

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If you want blood

Hell's Bells


Hungry for heaven

Holy Diver

Judas Priest

Breaking the Law

You've got another thing comin'

and maybe Black Sabbath's the wizard...but that's because it's the only Sabbath song I like.

that's what pops to mid so far...

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Eddie Cochran: Summertime Blues

Little Richard: Keep A Knockin

Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley

Chuck Berry: Let It Rock

Elvis Presley: Good Rockin' Tonight

Johnny Burnette Trio: Train Kept A Rollin'

Beatles: Hard Days Night

Stones: Satisfaction

Who: The Kids Are Alright

Kinks: All Day All Night

Yardbirds: Stroll On

Hendrix: Voodoo Child

Cream: Sunshine Of Your Love

Zeppelin: Black Dog

Velvet Underground: Rock-N-Roll

Faces: Stay With Me

T.Rex: 20th Century Boy

Bowie: Rebel Rebel


Van Halen: Everybody Wants Some

Sex Pistols: Holidays In The Sun

Clash: Complete Control

Iggy Pop: Lust For Life

Jam: Going Underground

Damned: New Rose

Smiths: Bigmouth Strikes Again

REM: The One I Love

Pixies: Debaser

Nirvana: Teen Spirit

Neil Young: Into The Black

CCR: Born On The Bayou

Mountain: Mississippi Queen

Libertines: I Get Along

Deep Purple: Hush

.... & hundreds more

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We could add a ton to that list but I'll add two ,

Grand Funk : Closer To Home

On my list (among others mentioned)...i hesitate because i can get so carried away. To name a "few":

Led Zeppelin: BIGLY, SIBLY, Ten Years Gone, The Ocean

The Beatles: Rock n Roll Music, Helter Skelter, Revolution, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Across The Universe

Genesis: Watcher of the Skies, Squonk, Your Own Special Way

The Rolling Stones: Honky Tonk Women, Hang Fire, Rocks Off, Respectable, 2000 Light Years From Home

The Doors: Light My Fire, Touch Me

The Who: Had Enough, I Can See For Miles, 515

Pink Floyd: Echoes, Sheep, Brain Damage/Eclipse

U2: One, With or Without You

Bruce Springsteen: Growin Up, Jungleland

Jeff Buckley: Last Goodbye

Robert Plant: In The Mood, Like I've Never Been Gone, Pink and Black

Dire Straits: Expresso Love

Neil Young: Like A Hurricane, When You Dance

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Tuesdays Gone, That Smell

John Lennon: Give Peace A Chance, Mind Games

Moody Blues: I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock n Roll Band), The Story In Your Eyes

Ministry: Stigmata

Derek and the Dominos: ...........................Layla............................

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rush --- tom sawyer

rush --- closer to the heart

rush --- la villa strangiato

rush --- yyz

rush --- the trees

rush --- xanadu

rush --- the spirit of radio

rush --- freewill

eric johnson --- cliffs of dover

eric johnson --- when the sun meets the sky

eric johnson --- zap

eric johnson --- bristol shore

eric johnson --- nothing can keep me from you

eric johnson --- desert rose

eric johnson --- 40 mile town

eric johnson --- emerald eyes

eric johnson --- high landrons

eric johnson --- manhattan

eric johnson --- victory

eric johnson --- trail of tears

R B)

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Even though i don't need to hear STH for a few years, i'd say that it is THE perfect song. There is a reason why it's the most requested radio song of all time....It's perfect.

My other contenders would span the length of the golden gate bridge so i won't bother. Pretty sure most will be covered here before the thread shrivels up.

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Jefferson Airplane:

Plastic Fantastic Lover

Somebody To Love

White Rabbit

Check out the "Fly Jefferson Airplane" DVD live rooftop performance of "House at Pooneil Corners", and let us know who you think was an unexpected influence of early heavy metal? The vocal interplay, and furious guitar and bass work are absolutely sick. I found this at my local library, believe it or not...

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I love Jefferson Airplane, but I don't know much about them. Grace Slick is a really interesting persson, but I don't claim to know much about any of them.

I don't want to "derail" this thread, but you're always welcome to start a new one - maybe "San Francisco Sounds"?

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Bill Haley - "Rock Around The Clock"

Elvis - "Blue Suede Shoes"

Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran"

SRV - "Crossfire" & "Riviera Paradise"

ZZ Top

"Got Me Under Pressure"

"Tube Snake Boogie"

"Blue Jean Blues"

"Arrested for Driving While Blind"

"Asleep in the Desert"

"Pearl Necklace"


"Just Got Paid"

"Waitin' for the Bus"

"Jesus Just Left Chicago"

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Toys in the Attic

Make It

Lord of the Thighs

Lick and a Promise

Critical Mass

No Surprize

One Way Street

S.O.S. (Too Bad)

Uncle Salty


Bright Light Fright


Movin' Out

Seasons of Wither

No More No More

Sick as a Dog

The Hand That Feeds

Walkin' the Dog


Round and Round

Nobody's Fault

Sight for Sore Eyes

Bone to Bone (Coney Island White Fish Boy)

Rats in the Cellar

Train Kept A-Rollin'

It's also my dream setlist. :rolleyes:

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