Top 10 Rock albums of all time

Top 10 Rock albums of all time


Rock music commonly known as Rock and Roll was developed in the 1950s and is based on different styles like Blues, rhythm and blues, folk etc. Rock Music is a powerful music comprised of heavy electrical guitar, powerful drums, keyboard and sweet vocals.

Rock music was developed in United States and Elvis Presley in 1950s was the most famous performer who amazed the whole world with his powerful music and vocals. In 1960 Beatles and Bob Dylan were one of the most successful rock Bands ever. The Evolution of Rock changed year by year and In 1970s the Rock music entered a new dimension featuring Psychedelic music, dissonant music, musical solos that could last even for 10 to 15 minutes. 70’s was the new era of Music and bands like Pink Floyd, Doors, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, AC/DC changed the trajectory of the acoustic music. selects the Top 10 Rock albums of all time that changed the whole dimension of the Music.

10. Guns and Roses- Appetite for Destruction.

Appetite for destruction

Appetite for Destruction was one of the successful albums in 1980’s. The Vocal of Axel Roses and music of Slash blow away the whole world. This album consists of title song like Sweet Child O mine, Paradise City, Welcome to the Jungle and November Rain. It spent four nonconsecutive weeks at number-one on the chart, and a total of 147 weeks on the Billboard 200. Appetite for Destruction has sold total 30 million copies worldwide.

Title Songs:

Welcome to the Jungle ,It’s So Easy, Nightrain,Out ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone,Paradise City, My Michelle, Think About You,Sweet Child o’ Mine,You’re Crazy, Anything Goes, Rocket Queen

9. Pink Floyd- The Wall

The Wall

Released on 30th November 1979, The wall performed live with theatrical effect and adapted as the film Pink Floyd- The Wall. The concept of the album is a combination of imagination and author’s own life. The Wall symbolizes a metaphorical wall and the album creates a storyline of Roger Waters whose father was killed during Second World War and Pink’s Floyd original front-man, moody Rock-star Syd Barrett. The album was one of the best selling album of 1980’s and has sold over 30 million copies Worldwide. Songs like Comfortably Numb and Another Brick in the Wall spent number-one on the chart, and a total of 14 weeks on the Billboard 200.

Title Songs

Side 1 In the Flesh , The Thin ice.Another Brick In the Wall Part 1, The Happiest Days of our lives, Another Brick In the Wall Part 2, Mother

Side 2 Goodbye Blue Sky,Empty Spaces, Young Lust, One of my turns, Don’t Leave Me Now, Another Brick In the Wall Part 3, Goodbye Cruel World

Side 3 Hey You,Is there Anybody Out There?,Nobody Home, Vera, Bring the Boys Back Home, Comfortably Numb

Side 4 The Show Must Go On, In the Flesh, Run Like Hell, Waiting for the worms, Stop, The Trial, Outside The Wall.

8. The Beatles- The White Album


Released on 22nd November, 1968; The White Album was written at a Transcendental Meditation course in India. Enjoying on a mountain with lousy vegetarian food Beatles returned to England with magnificent tally of 40 songs. Songs like “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” along with “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, was a big success in several countries, including Australia where it spent five weeks at number one in the Go Set charts. The album debuted at number 1 in the UK on 7 December 1968 and spent 22 weeks at the top of the UK charts altogether. The album was one of the best selling album of 1968 and it sold nearly 25 million copies Worldwide.

Title songs:

Side1: Back in the U.S.S.R, Dear Prudence, Glass Onion, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Wild Honey Pie, The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Happiness Is a Warm Gun

Side 2: Martha My Dear, I’m So tired, Blackbird, Piggies, Rocky Raccoon, Don’t Pass Me By, Why Don’t We Do It in the Road, I Will, Julia.

Side 3: Birthday, Yer Blues, Mother Nature’s Son, Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey, Sexy Sadie, Helter Skelter, Long, Long, Long

Side 4: Revolution 1, Honey Pie, Savoy Truffle, Cry Baby Cry, Revolution 9, Good Night.

7. Dire Straits: Brother In Arms


Dire Straits completely changed the entire music adding the melody of Jazz along with Rock. The success of Brother In Arms was made by guitarist Mark Knopfler who had an incredible guitar riff making the song “Money For Nothing” as one of the best guitar riffs of all time. The computer animated video of the music made surprise for the viewers due to a cynical attack on MTV. The album was one of the best selling albums of 1980s and “Brothers in Arms” charted at number one worldwide, spending ten weeks at number one on the UK Album Chart, nine weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 in the United States. The album has sold total 30 million copies Worldwide.

Title Songs:

So Far Away, Money For Nothing, Walk of Life, Your Latest Trick, Why Worry, Ride Across The River, The Man’s Too Strong, One World, Brother In Arms.

6. The Clash- London Calling


Released in January 1980 London Calling is one of the successful albums combining punk, Jazz with rock and roll music. The album consists of 19 songs but the Music like “London Calling”, “Spanish Bombs”, and “The Guns of Brixton” alarmed the world with political and revolutionary ideas. London Calling was a top ten album in the UK, and its lead single “London Calling” was a top 20 single. The album has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

Title Songs:

London Calling, Brand New Cadillac, Jimmy Jazz, Hateful, Rudie Can’t Fail, Spanish Bombs, The Right Profile, Lost in the Supermarket, Clampdown, The Guns OF Brixton, Wrong Em Boyo, Death or Glory, Koka Kola, The Card Cheat, Lover’s Rock, Four Horsemen, I’m Not Down, Revolution Rock, Train In Vain.

5. Eagles- Hotel California


Released in late 1976, Eagles spent 8 months in the studio recording for Hotel California. It was not only the rise of album bit it was also rise of emerging star “Don Henly” –the person with masterful voice and a lyricist. The electric guitar work of Don Felder and Joe Walsh left the world shocking and the song “Hotel California” was the growth of their creativity. Songs like Hotel California, New kid in town, Life in the fast Lane made the band bombastic making one of the greatest Rock Bands ever. It was Eagles biggest-selling album having sold 32 million copies Worldwide.

Title Songs:

Hotel California, New Kid in Town, Life in the Fast Lane, Wasted Time, Victio Of love, Pretty Maids all in a Row, Try and Love Again, The Last Resort.

4. Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin IV


It was Led Zeppelin who in early 1970s changed the whole dimension of Rock Music encompassing Heavy metal, pure rock and roll, blues and hard rock. Robert Plant storming voice, Botham hard drumming skills and Jimmy page heart touching guitar riffs and solos have made the band as one of the greatest ever. Stariway to Heaven is the most famous songs combining all storming riffs, solos and powerful voice, Going to California is the best folk song, Black Dog is a complex rock and roll music. The album Led Zeppelin IV is one of the best albums ever selling 36 million copies worldwide and with a 23 times platinum certification by Recording Industry Association of America.

Title Songs:

Black Dog, Rock and Roll, The Battle of Evermore, Stairway to Heaven, Misty Mountain Hop, Four Sticks, Going To California, When the Levee Breaks

3.Bob Dylan -Highway 61 revisited


Recorded in 1960s Highway 61 revisited changed everything the music offered in 1950s. Highway 61 revisited consists of 9 songs and Bob Dylan changed his sound in different fashion in different songs and He hired a full rock band for this album. Dylan solo song Like a Rolling Stone reflects music that jumps from slow melodies to hard and bluesy rock. Songs like Desolation Row and Highway 61 revisited was other top songs and was listed at 183 and 373 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.The album was a huge success selling over 25 million copies worldwide.

Title Songs:

Like a Rolling Stone, Tombstone Blues, It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry, From a Buick 6, Ballad of a thin Man, Queen Jane Approximately, Highway 61 Revisited, Hust Like Tom Thumb’s Blues, Desloation Row

2.Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon:


Pink Floyd new concept of Inventing rock music to Psychedelic and dissonant music was paid off from this album. Roger Waters creativity was shown in this album as he wrote nearly all songs, but the sonic background of Pink Floyd slow music with Good Weed gives emotional resonance to the music. The Dark Side of the Moon has collected a series of accolades. It subsequently remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. With an estimated 50 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide. The Dark Side of the Moon is undoubtedly one of the greatest albums of all time.

Title Songs:

Speak to Me, Breathe, On the Run, Time, The Great Gig in The sky, Money, Us and Them, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse.

1.The Beatles- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club:


Released on 1st June, 1967 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club is one of the successful albums ever made. The album incorporates stylistic influences, including vaudeville, circus, music hall, avant-garde, and Western and Indian classical music. Although John Lennon contribution seems little less than other members of the Band, songs like “Good Morning Good Morning” and “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” made him more popular. The album very successful, spending 22 weeks at the top of the albums chart in the United Kingdom and 15 weeks at number one in the United States. It won four Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year, the first rock LP to receive this honour. It has sold nearly 45 million copies Worldwide until now.

Title songs:

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, With a Little Help from My Friends, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Getting Better, Fixing a Hole, She’s leaving Home, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite, Within You Without You, When I’m Sixty- Four, Lovely Rita, Good Morning Good Morning, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise), A Day in the Life






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