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The Greatest Rock Songs of All Time

The Greatest Rock Songs of All Time

1- Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Originally formed in 1964 Lynyrad Skynyrd rose to worldwide recognition due to its driving live performances and signature tune, "Free Bird." At the peak of its success, three members died in an airplane crash, putting an abrupt end to the band's most popular incarnation.

2- I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is a landmark song in the history of Motown. Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1966, the single was first recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. It has since become a signature song for Marvin Gaye, who released it on October 30, 1968. Gaye's version has since become a landmark in pop music.

3- Light My Fire - Doors
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. The band took its name from Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception, the title of which was a reference to a William Blake quotation: "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite."

4- Layla - Derek & the Dominos
"Layla" is a song written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon, originally released by their blues rock band Derek and the Dominos. It is considered one of rock music's definitive love songs, featuring Eric Clapton and Duane Allman's unmistakable guitar. Inspired by Clapton's then unrequited love for Pattie Boyd, the wife of his friend and fellow musician George Harrison, "Layla" has earned great critical and popular acclaim, and is often hailed as being among the greatest rock songs of all time.
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