The Greatest Rock Songs That We Don’t Let Ourselves Listen To – It’s hard to summarize rock in a few songs in front of the diversity of groups and talents that never cease to reveal themselves. When it comes to songs, the Rolling Stones magazine has unveiled a top 500 of the greatest songs of all time, as have the Times or the NME. Here are some rock songs that are considered timeless.
Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” can be considered the quintessential rock track with a fabulous guitar solo by Jimmy Page. The song was released in November 1971 and was part of the group’s fourth album. The success was immediate, “Stairway to Heaven” was not released as a single, however, nearly 1.2 million copies of the album were sold in the year of its release, or in nearly two months.
In 1975, the group Queen released “Bohemian Rhapsody” a song with opera-rock sounds. The song does not follow the structure of a rock song. It is composed of six distinct parts and does not include a chorus. The parties evolve in a capella then hard rock style. The song reached the top of the UK charts when it was released in 1975 and a second time in 1991. In 2004, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
The song “Smells like teen spirit” revealed Nirvana to the world in the early 1990s. The song propelled Nirvana to star status, a status that the band members have difficulty assuming. Later, the group refused to even cover the song during their concerts. A true generation X anthem, “Smells like teen spirit” has been covered in several musical genres, ranging from jazz to human beatbox or electro.