Editors’ Notes We have terrestrial radio to thank for inventing classic rock. Conceived as a programming format, it emerged in the ’80s when stations around the U.S. began devoting heavy airtime to a mix of beloved titans from the ’60s and ’70s (The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bob Seger) and then-current hitmakers (Tom Petty, The Police, John Mellencamp) whose music contains heavy echoes of the vintage stuff. Even when classic rock opens its ranks to ’90s alt-rockers such as Soundgarden, it’s because they sound old-school. In terms of stylistic variety, the format boasts considerable leg room. Classic rock rotation can and does include soaring ballads from Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Elton John, and even the occasional glam nugget from David Bowie. Yet at the end of the day, the format definitely relies heaviest on thunderous hard-rock anthems perfect for Friday night parties or powering you through your workday.

SONG
ALBUM
2:50
 
Wish You Were Here
5:34
 
Stairway to Heaven
8:02
 
Sunshine of Your Love
4:13
 
Bohemian Rhapsody
5:54
 
Sweet Home Alabama
4:43
 
Won't Get Fooled Again
8:36
 
Come Together
4:18
 
You Shook Me All Night Long
3:30
 
Hotel California
6:31
 
5:24
 
Sweet Emotion
4:34
 
Don't Stop Believin'
4:10
 
More Than a Feeling
4:45
 
Born to Run
4:29
 
The Boys Are Back In Town
4:26
 
Legs (Edit Version)
3:35
 
Smoke On the Water
5:40
 
Riders On the Storm
7:14
 
All Along the Watchtower
4:00
 
Barracuda
4:21
 
Start Me Up
3:33
 
4:48
 
Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2
3:58
 
Heart of Gold
3:07
 
Whole Lotta Love
5:34
 
Tom Sawyer
4:36
 
Summer of '69
3:36
 
7:03
 
The Chain
4:30
 
Under Pressure
4:06
 
Tiny Dancer
6:17
 
3:33
 
Simple Man
5:59
 
Baba O'Riley
4:59
 
Sultans of Swing
5:48
 
Feel Like Makin' Love
5:16
 
The Joker (Remastered 2017)
4:25
 
Hey Jude
7:12
 
Black Magic Woman (Single Version)
3:19
 
Take It Easy
3:31
 
Juke Box Hero
4:19
 
You Really Got Me
2:36
 
Blinded By the Light
7:08
 
Back In Black
4:16
 
Old Time Rock & Roll
3:14
 
Dream On
4:27
 
Takin' Care of Business
4:49
 
Any Way You Want It
3:21
 
2:21
 
School's Out
3:30
 
Iron Man
5:55
 
Born in the U.S.A.
4:39
 
La Grange
3:52
 
Roadhouse Blues
4:04
 
Just What I Needed
3:43
 
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
5:13
 
Crazy On You
4:53
 
Sympathy for the Devil
6:17
 
Carry On Wayward Son
5:23
 
Midnight Rider
3:00
 
Cinnamon Girl
3:01
 
Comfortably Numb
6:22
 
Come Sail Away
6:07
 
Ramble On
4:34
 
Limelight
4:19
 
Wonderful Tonight
3:45
 
Jack & Diane
4:14
 
Dreams
4:17
 
Another One Bites the Dust
3:34
 
Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long Long Time)
4:41
 
Aqualung
6:36
 
That Smell
5:49
 
Free Fallin'
4:15
 
Pinball Wizard
3:02
 
Roundabout
8:35
 
Shooting Star
6:19
 
Here Comes the Sun
3:05
 
4:56
 
Fly Like an Eagle (Remastered 2017)
4:42
 
Rocky Mountain Way
5:15
 
Cold As Ice
3:20
 
Runnin' with the Devil
3:34
 
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
4:37
 
T.N.T.
3:35
 
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
2:25
 
Walk This Way
3:41
 
Wheel In the Sky
4:12
 
3:08
 
Black Water (2016 Remastered)
4:20
 
Thunder Road
4:49
 
Tush
2:16
 
L.A. Woman
7:49
 
The Spirit Of Radio
4:59
 
White Room
5:03
 
Space Oddity (2015 Remastered Version)
5:16
 
3:20
 
One of These Nights
4:51
 

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