Deep Purple Tops List of “666 Best Rock Songs of All-Time”

Former [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Deep Purple[/lastfm] keyboardist Jon Lord is currently battling cancer but this latest news out of Sweden could help lift his spirits. Rockklassiker 106.7, Sweden’s biggest rock radio station, recently anointed “Smoke on the Water” as the best rock song of all time after hearing from their listeners. Do you agree?

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The Swedish radio station asked its listeners to submit their top 6 songs, which were then added up and totaled to complete the list of 666.

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]AC/DC[/lastfm] had 28 total songs make the list, the most of any band, followed by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]KISS[/lastfm] with 23, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Metallica[/lastfm] with 21, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Guns N’ Roses[/lastfm] with 18, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Iron Maiden[/lastfm] with 14, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Deep Purple[/lastfm] with 11, and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Black Sabbath[/lastfm] with 10.

Here’s the Top 20:

01 – Deep Purple - ”Smoke On The Water”
02 – Metallica - ”Enter Sandman”
03 – Guns N’ Roses - ”November Rain”
04 – AC/DC - ”Back In Black”
05 – Metallica - ”Nothing Else Matters”
06 – Iron Maiden - ”Run To The Hills”
07 – KISS - ”Lick It Up”
08 – Aerosmith - ”Janie’s Got A Gun”
09 – Jimi Hendrix - ”Foxey Lady”
10 – Queen - ”Bohemian Rhapsody”
11 – KISS - ”Detroit Rock City”
12 – Black Sabbath - ”Paranoid”
13 – Metallica - ”Sad But True”
14 – Twisted Sister - ”We’re Not Gonna Take It”
15 – Blue Oyster Cult - “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”
16 – Nirvana - ”Smells Like Teen Spirit”
17 – Led Zeppelin - ”Rock And Roll”
18 – The Eagles - ”Hotel California”
19 – Guns N’ Roses - ”You Could Be Mine”
20 – Metallica - ”Master Of Puppets”

Do you agree with their findings? How would their results stack up in the United States? Let us know in the comments section!


One Comment

  1. Diane Adams says:

    AC/DC and Metallica OK but no Stairway in top 20?
    That’s bullcrap.

  2. Joe says:

    This list is horrible. Maybe the best hard rock songs of all time, but even that wouln’t be very good. Were are the Beatles,The Stones, Dylan, The Who, and Pink Floyd.

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