The classic rock bands of yesterday will always hold a special place in our hearts.
For most of us, they were the soundtrack of our youth.
If you grew up during the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, then you are probably a classic rock fan. Who could forget the legendary bands like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones or The Beatles?
Here are the Top 10 Classic Rock Bands Of All Time:
KISS was the hottest band in the world during the ’70s.
While KISS is often remembered for their make up and their outlandish stage performances, they also wrote a number of classic songs that dominated the radio during the late ’70s and early ’80s.
Check out Beth, Detroit Rock City and Rock And Roll All Night for a trip down memory lane.
The Toxic Twins (Steven Tyler and Joe Perry) were bonified hit-makers.
It’s easy to forget just how awesome Aerosmith was from the mid-’70s all the way until the end of the ’80s. Dream On, Sweet Emotion and Mama Kin are some of their best work, and can serve as a great starting off point if you’re going to check out their catalog.
8. Fleetwood Mac.
Fleetwood Mac was one of the greatest bands of all time.
With the resurgence of ‘Dreams’ in the past year, you probably haven’t forgotten about these guys. What you may have forgotten is just how much they hated each other during their biggest album, ‘Rumours.’
If you give it another listen and take note of what the songs are about, you can really tell the turmoil within the band.
7. The Eagles.
The Eagles were the kings of ’70s California soft rock.
Writers of the enigmatic ‘Hotel California’ have more hits than you can shake a stick at. Other than their famous album of the same name, they have a number of albums and singles that were a huge part of our youth.
6. The Doors.
The Doors exploded on the music scene during the ’60s.
Jim Morrison and the Doors stand out thanks to their songwriting style and legendary concert performances. A Doors song feels like a pop song drenched in acid.
If you’re going to check out one album, try their 1967 self titled album.
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5. The Who.
Rock music was loud, and The Who played it even louder.
Modern fans of these guys probably know them thanks to their various theme songs for CSI. But this diverse and talented band was a huge part of the British Invasion of the 1960’s, and their antics on tour gave them the reputation as some of rock’s original bad boys.
4. Pink Floyd.
Pink Floyd is one of the most popular progressive bands of all time.
Pink Floyd have one of the most impressive catalogs of music from the 20th century. If you’re going back to listen to these guys again, wear a pair of headphones and set aside from time to take in ‘Dark Side Of The Moon.’
3. Led Zeppelin.
Led Zeppelin was one of the early pioneers of Heavy Metal.
During the heyday of the ’70s, Led Zeppelin was the most popular rock band in the world and flew around the country in a customized Boeing 707 called ‘The Starship’.
Every single one of their eight studio albums have hits that are still played today. Specifically, their first album stands as one of the greatest achievements in the history of rock.
2. The Rolling Stones.
The Rolling Stones have withstood the test of time.
Despite every member being older than 70 years old, The Rolling Stones continue to tour. However, during the ’70s most fans will remember the band, and specifically guitarist Keith Richards, as party animals.
Whatever you think of The Rolling Stones, their diverse catalog has something for just about every music fan, making them the number two band on our list.
1. The Beatles.
The Beatles music is second to none.
The music that they created over their eight year career has a timeless quality, earning them the number one spot on our list. You can really hear how the band members evolved as you listen through their catalog.