Top 100 Rock Songs

  1. Thru the Eyes of Ruby (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  2. Achilles Last Stand (Led Zeppelin)
  3. Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
  4. Paranoid Android (Radiohead)
  5. Sanzen (Dredg)
  6. One (Metallica)
  7. Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
  8. Fatal Tragedy (Dream Theater)
  9. The Patient (Tool)
  10. Bug Eyes (Dredg)
  11. Sober (Tool)
  12. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  13. Little Things (Bush)
  14. Clocks (Coldplay)
  15. Judith (A Perfect Circle)
  16. Today (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  17. Same 'ol Road (Dredg)
  18. Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
  19. Killing in the Name (Rage Against the Machine)
  20. Say It Ain't So (Weezer)
  21. Freebird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  22. In My Life (The Beatles)
  23. Geek U.S.A. (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  24. Marquis In Spades (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  25. More Than a Feeling (Boston)
  26. The End (The Doors)
  27. Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 (Pink Floyd)
  28. The Great Below (Nine Inch Nails)
  29. Of the Room (Dredg)
  30. Butterflies & Hurricanes (Muse)
  31. Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden)
  32. Beautiful Day (U2)
  33. Comedown (Bush)
  34. Honor Thy Father (Dream Theater)
  35. Down With the Sickness (Disturbed)
  36. We're In This Together Now (Nine Inch Nails)
  37. I Am the Highway (Audioslave)
  38. Lateralus (Tool)
  39. More Human Than Human (Rob Zombie)
  40. Wicked Garden (Stone Temple Pilots)
  41. Closer (Nine Inch Nails)
  42. Undertow (Tool)
  43. Welcome to the Jungle (Guns 'N Roses)
  44. Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin)
  45. Letting the Cables Sleep (Bush)
  46. Lakini's Juice (Live)
  47. Yatahaze (Dredg)
  48. Schism (Tool)
  49. Ramble On (Led Zeppelin)
  50. Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead)
  51. Star Guitar (The Chemical Brothers)
  52. Imagine (John Lennon)
  53. The Perfect Drug (Nine Inch Nails)
  54. Sora (o.h.m.)
  55. The Grudge (Tool)
  56. Baba O'Riley (The Who)
  57. Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin)
  58. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
  59. Untitled [Track 4] (Sigur Ros)
  60. Pull Me Under (Dream Theater)
  61. Say I (Creed)
  62. Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McCartney)
  63. No Quarter (Led Zeppelin)
  64. Revolution (The Beatles)
  65. Caught in a Web (Dream Theater)
  66. Hotel California (The Eagles)
  67. Man In the Box (Alice In Chains)
  68. Battle of Evermore (Led Zeppelin)
  69. Panama (Van Halen)
  70. The Grudge (Tool)
  71. Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
  72. Hey Man, Nice Shot (Filter)
  73. Sleep (Stabbing Westward)
  74. Aenima (Tool)
  75. Wake Up (Rage Against the Machine)
  76. American Woman (The Guess Who)
  77. Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  78. Fade To Black (Metallica)
  79. Mudshovel (Staind)
  80. Kevin Carter (Manic Street Preachers)
  81. Suffocated Smile (A Delicate Mess)
  82. The Times They Are A-Changing (Bob Dylan)
  83. Highway To Hell (AC/DC)
  84. Californication (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  85. Lake of Fire (Johnny Cash)
  86. Evenflow (Pearl Jam)
  87. The Day We Came Together (Portal)
  88. Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots)
  89. Du Hast (Rammstein)
  90. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Cake)
  91. Free Fallin' (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
  92. An Evening With El Diablo (Chevelle)
  93. White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
  94. Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)
  95. Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith)
  96. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)
  97. Ghengis Khan (Iron Maiden)
  98. Graduate (Third Eye Blind)
  99. The Unforgiven (Metallica)
  100. With You (Portal)
  101. Other Contenders

  102. Whiskey In the Jar (Metallica)
  103. Optimistic (Radiohead)
  104. The Paradigm (Portal)
  105. In God's Country (U2)
  106. Enter Sandman (Metallica)
  107. Enola/Alone (Manic Street Preachers)
  108. A Change of Seasons (Dream Theater)
  109. Overture 1928 (Dream Theater)
  110. Speed of Sound (Coldplay)
  111. Soma (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  112. Master of Puppets (Metallica)
  113. Here is No Why (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  114. Apocalypse Please (Muse)
  115. Eulogy (Tool)
  116. Ode to the Sun (Dredg)
  117. Fuck the Police (Rage Against the Machine)
  118. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Metallica)
  119. Gasoline (Audioslave)
  120. Untitled (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  121. Superman (Bush)
  122. Reflection (Tool)
  123. Muzzle (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  124. Parabola (Tool)
  125. Vaseline (Stone Temple Pilots)
  126. The Canyon Behind Her (Dredg)
  127. Zero (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  128. Wait (The Beatles)
  129. Pushit (Tool)
  130. Elevation (U2)
  131. Runnin' With The Devil (Van Halen)
  132. Heaven (Live)
  133. Machinehead (Bush)
  134. Money (Pink Floyd)
  135. ...And Justice For All (Metallica)
  136. Higher (Creed)
Author Comments: 

I'm sure there's plenty I've forgotten/overlooked so I'd be happy to hear any suggestions. My list isn't all traditional classic rock, as I prefer 90's grunge rock and heavy progressive rock. But I am trying to get a large variety of bands rather than have my favorite bands dominate the list.

I can't say I fully agree with this list, but it's a valiant attempt at an impossible task.. plenty of great choices. Nice job!

Yeah, it's definitely a lot to bite off. The list reflects my favorite songs while also trying to capture a diversity of my favorite bands. It's really hard putting one song against another in my opinion. I mostly decided to do the list because of rising popularity of purchasing individual mp3s online nowadays.