The 60s gave us The British Invasion. The 70s showed us the glitter of glam rock. And the 80s...all that hairspray, man. From The Beatles to Bon Jovi, take a ride back in time for some of the greatest Rock & Roll songs of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Seriously, no music list would be complete without mentioning the iconic British band. "Hey Jude" is arguably one of their best, dedicated to John Lennon's son. It’s a reminder for listeners that everything is going to get better.
Back to The British Invasion! The Stones have entertained audiences for over 50 years. The lyrics created a foundation for counterculture Rock. It's all about looking for authenticity and not finding it.
The single biggest hit of his career, “Like A Rolling Stone” is a whopping 6:13 long. Rolling Stone named it the greatest song of all time in 2004.
It is one of the most complicated songs in rock history and is beloved by everyone from little kids to old rockers. Written by entirely Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody took over three weeks to record.
Go Your Own Way was intended as a blistering breakup song. Written by lead singer, Lindsey Buckingham, about Stevie Nicks and her alleged infidelity. Unfortunately for Buckingham, it came off as more of an anthem for freedom and individuality.
Walk This Way was actually released twice. After an initial flop in 1975, one year later it reached meteoric success on the billboard charts. The funky rock hit reached the top ten in the charts in 1976 and again ten years later after its remake with Run D.M.C.
Talk about staying power. More than 30 years into their career, Guns N’ Roses is smashing records. Sweet Child O’ Mine was the first song from the 80s to surpass 1 billion views on YouTube.
When you think of power ballads, you probably think of Poison’s chart-topper first. Frontman Bret Michaels got a broken heart, and we got one of the best songs of the 80s.
It was the second of three chart-topping hits from Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet album. Livin' On A Prayer became the band’s signature song. No Rock & Roll list would be complete without this modern, hard-rocking fairy tale.
Come down to Vintage Rock club for all of your iconic favorites!