Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rolling Stone's top 100 guitar songs.

I put the top twenty guitar songs of all time on Breaking Rock News this morning, but in case anyone wanted the full list, I thought I would write it down here. Some surprises (no Satisfaction, Sympathy For the Devil, Won't Get Fooled Again...), but all in all it's pretty much the list you would expect. Here it is:

1. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
2. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
3. Crossroads - Cream
4. You Really Got Me - The Kinks
5. Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
6. Eruption - Van Halen
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
8. Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
9. Statesboro Blues - The Allman Brothers
10. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
11. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
12. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
13. Layla - Derek and the Dominos
14. Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
15. My Generation - The Who
16. Cowgirl in the Sand - Neil Young
17. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
18. Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
19. Purple Rain - Prince and the Revolution
20. People Get Ready - The Impressions
21. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
22. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
23. Over Under Sideways Down - Yardbirds
24. Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
25. Can't You Hear Me Knocking - The Rolling Stones
26. How Blue Can You Get - B.B. King
27. Look Over Yonders Wall - Paul Butterfield Blues Band
28. Where The Streets Have No Name - U2
29. Back In Black - AC/DC
30. (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and his Comets
31. Keep Yourself Alive - Queen
32. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
33. Master of Puppets - Metallica
34. Walk This Way - Aerosmith
35. 1969 - The Stooges
36. Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd
37. That's All Right - Elvis Presley
38. Stay With Me - The Faces
39. Black Magic Woman - Carlos Santana
40. I Can See For Miles - The Who
41. Marquee Moon - Television
42. Hideaway - John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers
43. Holidays in the Sun - The Sex Pistols
44. Dig Me Out - Sleater-Kinney
45. I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
46. Miserlou - Dick Dale and the Del-Tones
47. Panama - Van Halen
48. London Calling - The Clash
49. Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix
50. Debaser - The Pixies
51. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
52. My Iron Lung - Radiohead
53. Born on the Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival
54. Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan
55. White Room - Cream
56. Eight Miles High - Byrds
57. Dark Star - The Grateful Dead
58. Rumble - Link Wray
59. Freeway Jam - Jeff Beck
60. Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
61. Soul Man - Sam and Dave
62. Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King
63. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'N Roses
64. Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
65. Message In a Bottle - The Police
66. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
67. Adam Raised a Cain - Bruce Springsteen
68. The Thrill is Gone - B.B. King
69. Money - Pink Floyd
70. Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
71. Take It Or Leave It - The Strokes
72. Say It Ain't So - Weezer
73. Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer
74. La Grange - ZZ Top
75. Willie The Pimp - Frank Zappa
76. American Girl - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
77. Even Flow - Pearl Jam
78. Stone Crazy - Buddy Guy
79. Silver Rocket - Sonic Youth
80. Kid Charlemagne - Steely Dan
81. Beat It - Michael Jackson
82. Walk - Don't Run - The Ventures
83. What I Got - Sublime
84. Gravity - John Mayer
85. You Enjoy Myself - Phish
86. I Ain't Superstitious - Jeff Beck
87. Red - King Crimson
88. Mona - Quicksilver Messenger Service
89. I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
90. How Soon is Now - The Smiths
91. Drunkship of Lanterns - The Mars Volta
92. Memo From Turner - Mick Jagger
93. Only Shallow - My Bloody Valentine
94. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
95. Omaha - Moby Grape
96. New Day Rising - Husker Du
97. No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
98. Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
99. Run Thru - My Morning Jacket
100. Vicarious - Tool

Well, there it is, the full list, in an easy-to-read top-to-bottom format. And I curse Doc for suggesting that I put this on my blog, and making me type all this out with my sore sore hands. For the full list and the Rolling Stone description and reasoning behind each song - go to this website: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/20947527

3 comments:

  1. Oh man, ever hear of GW Williams, 2 songs rank me baby.He is new on the music scene but man can he play.
    I 'll list those 2 songs below.
    A.)Electric Son Rise
    B.)Beyond The Clouds

    I researched his website at -



    GW Williams Rock,Blues Guitar Blog

    anyways keep up the good work here, I'll tell my friends you have an AAAAAA+++++ website.

    C ya Jeffery Thomas 3rd

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  2. oh amazing you have a post about GW Williams from 2008.

    I love his music

    GW Williams is amazing, he has to be the greatest guitarist of all time, his new album is climbing the charts, every radio station here in the deep southern states are playing his new 2010 CD release.
    His new acoustic guitar son titled, Acoustic Guitar Rock N Roll Blast Off , is fast becoming a world wide hit. He's created a new guitar style.

    I also like his song, Electric Rock Guitarist, and Rock N The Blues Electric Style.

    One things is for sure, his new album has over 24 million downloads online and being sold in stores.
    That's solid baby !!

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  3. Smells like teen spirit is that high... i can only hope they have some very special reasons for that one. i also firmly believe that the stairway should be in the top 5 if not the top... John Mayer no!!!!!!!!!!!! stupid Eric Clapton wannabe... but then again who doesn't...

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