So I’ve been a fan of classic rock myself for long time and I have listened to many different artists from many different eras. I know classic rock’s music genre might be a little confusing to some people and it must be way more confusing to find an artist that inspires one to listen to. Classic rock consists of a wide variety of musicians and it must be frustrating to find the right artists to begin with especially if you have never listened to classical before. So these are the top 50 classic rock artists, according to my opinion. These artists are the reason that I love classic rock till today.

(P.S.: I also included my favorite songs of these artists, the songs that personally changed my life, check them out and let me know about your opinion in the comments!)
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The List:

1) Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Gaga, The Millionaire Waltz

2) The Beatles: I Saw Her Standing There, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Yellow Submarine, Let It Be, Come Together

3) Bon Jovi: Livin’ On A Prayer, Wanted Dead or Alive, Have A Nice Day, Bad Name, Bad Medicine

4) Guns n’ Roses: November Rain, Paradise City, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Estranged, My Michelle

5) The Rolling Stones: I Can’t Get No Satisfaction, Miss You, Angie, Paint It Black, Sympathy For The Devil

6) The Kinks: You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset, Lola, Where Have All The Good Times Gone, Victoria

7) The Beach Boys: God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Kokomo, Get Around, Wouldn’t It be Nice

8) Metallica: Nothing Else Matters, Enter Sandman, Master of Puppets, Unforgiven (Parts I and II), For Whom The Bell Tolls

9) Scorpions: Rock You Like A Hurricane, Still Loving You, Wind of Change, Send Me An Angel, No-one Like You

10) Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come As You Are, Lithium, Heart Shaped Box, About A Girl

11) The Doors: Riders On The Storm, Light my Fire, L.A. Woman, Roadhouse Blues, People Are Strange

12) The Who: Baba O’ Riley, My Generation, Won’t Get Fooled Again, Behind Blue Eyes

13) AC/DC: Thunderstruck, Hell’s Bells, Highway To Hell, Back In Black

14) Pink Floyd: Another Brick In the Wall, Money, Comfortably Numb, Wish You Were Here

15) Black Sabbath: Iron Man, Paranoid, War Pigs, Crazy Train

16) Sex Pistols: Anarchy In The UK, God Save The Queen, Pretty Vacant, No Feelings

17) Depeche Mode: Enjoy The Silence, Personal Jesus, People Are People, Everything Counts

18) Iron Maiden: The Trooper, Fear Of The Dark, The Number Of The Beast, Alexander The Great

19) Bob Marley: A Lalala Long, Buffalo Soldier, Is This Love, No Woman No Cry

20) Marilyn Manson: Sweet Dreams, The Beauiful People, The Dope Show, Tainted Love

21) Led Zeppelin: Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Custard Pie, The Lemon Song

22) Linkin’ Park: In The End, One Step Closer, Crawling, Faint

23) Dire Straits: Money For Nothing, Sultans Of Swing, Brothers In Arms, Tunnel Of Love

24) The White Stripes: Seven Nation Army, Hardest Button To Button, Jolene, Blue Orchid

25) R.E.M: Losing My Religion, The One I Love, Everybody Hurts, It’s The End Of The World

26) Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: I Love Rock n’ Roll, I Hate Myself For Loving You, Bad Reputation

27) Alice Cooper: School’s Out, Poison, Bed Of Nails

28) David Bowie: Starman, Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold The World

29) Europe: The Final Countdown, Walk The Earth, Superstitious

30) KISS: I Was Made For Loving You, Heaven’s On Fire, Rock And Roll All Nite

31) Motley Crue: Home Sweet Home, Kickstart My Heart, Girls Girls Girls

32) Survivor: Eye of The Tiger, Burning Heart, The Search Is Over

33) The Eagles: Hotel California, I Can’t Tell You Why, New Kid In Town

34) Aerosmith: Cryin’, Crazy, Dream On

35) Bob Dylan: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Blowin’ In The Wind, Like A Rolling Stone

36) Judas Priest: Breaking The Law, Painkiller, Electric Eye

37) Deep Purple: Smoke On The Water, Angel, No Surrender

38) Cream: Sunshine Of Your Love, White Room, I Feel Free

39) Black Veil Brides: Scarlet Cross, In The End, Knives And Pens

40) Green Day: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, American Idiot, Basket Case

41) The Jimi Hendrix Experience: All Along The Watchtower, Purple Haze, Foxy Lady

42) The Killers: Mr Brightside, Somebody Told Me, My Own Soul’s Warning

43) My Chemical Romance: Teenagers, Helena, Welcome To The Black Parade

44) The Cranberries: Zombie, Linger, Dreams

45) The Knack: My Sharona, Devil Girl, Get The Knack

46) The Animals: House of The Rising Sun, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, It’s My Life

47) Billy Idol: Rebel Yell, Dancing With Myself, Eyes Without A Face

48) Greta Van Fleet: When The Curtain Falls, Flower Power, Age Of Man

49) 4 Non Blondes: What’s Up, Dear Mr President, Superfly

50) Blondie: Heart of Glass, One Way Or Another, Call Me

Enjoy 🙂

This is my (small, one could say) list of Classic Rock artists who I love and listen to and some of my favorite songs by them (There are some cover songs too!). Of course, I could add more songs or artists but these are my top picks, besides, everyone has different tastes. That’s why I included many different artists, so that you can pick whoever you enjoy most! I hope you enjoy listening to these songs. If you agree or disagree or simply want to add anything on what I previously wrote, please feel free to leave a comment down below and I will get back to you, first chance that I get.

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