• 06 Oct
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classic rock songs

You don’t have to rely on any radio station to hit the top English Retro playlist but follow our blog to have some. get yourself geared up for the promises that will take you back in time & fill you up with Nostalgia. 

A list which is all about vintage hit list and a time when the hairstyles were messy, but the music Awesome!  

History and Evolution:  

We are sure you would you be interested in knowing about the history of Rock music, and how it evolved to take its present form? 

Originated in the United States as ‘Rock-n-Roll’ of the 1950s, Rock music is also known for its conventional drum formation, electric guitar, vocals, bass, and keyboards at times. English retro rock songs are monotonous but have catchy riffs, melodies, steady beats, and super infectious energy behind it. Right from the 60’s Rock & Roll to the Disco of the 70s. Then from the soft rock of the 80’s to the dance-pop of the 90’s. Rock songs have always acted great among all and hence we’ve got it all for you too. Let us take you back in time & help you to relive your growing up days with the Cassette Classics that we all cherish immensely!!!  

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We are presenting a specially curated Retro Rock playlist for all you rock lovers:  

Here is an article on the origin of Rock music. Enhance your trivia on classic rock songs by tuning in to the best classic rock songs of its era and finding an escape to your busy lifestyle. Have a read. 

Raise your fist if you are in for the Retro Rock playlist of all the time:  

1. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer 

A message to the future generations for this one of the best old rock songs… don’t let this masterpiece song die.

2. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine 

Music video by Guns N’ Roses performing Sweet Child O’ Mine. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 2,418,311. This is the best old rock songs ever by (C) 1987 Guns N’ Roses under exclusive license to Geffen Records 

3. Eagles – Hotel California 

After Lemmy and David Bowie, another legend took the Stairway to Heaven. 

The Eagles – Hotel California 1976 with lyrics and some HD pics of California! Enjoy! the good old rock songs ever from the list. 

4. Guns N’ Roses – Knocking On Heaven’s Door 

A Geffen Records Release; ℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc. Released on: 1991-09-17 Use Your Illusion II Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group it is the cool classic rock songs for your listen. 

5. Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger 

One of the coolest songs in the retro rock playlist, Eye of the tiger falls under never to be missed category and one of the most sung old rock music playlist.   

6. Metallica – Nothing Else Matters 

Metallica’s: Nothing Else Matters is really about the ones you care for and rated top among the best old rock songs. 

7. Survivor – Burning Heart 

Just about to burst…There’s a quest for answers in the burning Heart for sure. Tune in to this old classic rock songs and groove to the beats. 

8. Metallica – Turn the Page 

Directed by Jonas Åkerlund and Filmed in October 1998 in Los Angeles, CA. Video Premiere Date: October 28, 1998. Listen to Metallica ‘turn the page’ to the fullest tune for this old pop rock song. 

9. Ramble On by Led Zeppelin 

Led Zeppelin formed in 1968 and went on to become one of the most influential, innovative, and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Jimmy Page brought in John Bonham, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut which was produced by Page, as were all the subsequent albums. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, old school rock hits during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world and is a must in rock songs playlist and one of the top classic rock songs than ever. 

10. Sammy Hagar, “I Can’t Drive 55” 

This song was inspired by true life events and is the great classic rock music. After getting pulled over for speeding, the highway patrolman told Sammy that the speed limit was 55 miles an hour. As the officer went to his vehicle to retrieve something Sammy thought to himself, “I can’t drive 55.” He knew in an instant that he had the germ of a new song. The cop came back to Hagar’s vehicle and gave him the speeding ticket. Sammy thanked the officer as the whole thing had inspired one of his biggest hits. 

11. Kansas, “Carry On Wayward Son” 

Seeing the Supernatural cast kicking ass…and crying single man tears. This song hurts way more than it ever has right now. One of the best retro rock playlist one should be adding to jazz up some old vibes. 

12. Scorpions, “Rock You Like a Hurricane” 

Scropions’ “rock you like a hurricane is one of the best rock songs playlists that people admire among old punk rock songs. 

13. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit  

When a band from Aberdeen, Washington called Nirvana – who’d thus far failed to chart in America with their debut Sub Pop album Bleach – released Never mind on September 24, 1991, few would have guessed what was about to happen in the greatest classic rock songs era ever. 

14. Careless Whispers – George Michael 

George Michael at the age of 17 wrote this masterpiece that rocked the greatest classic rock songs era. 

15. Can you feel the love tonight – Elton John 

Can You Feel The Love Tonight” is taken from Walt Disney’s The Lion King, performed / composed by Elton John and with lyrics by Tim Rice, sound tracking a pivotal romantic scene between Simba and Nala. The hit song peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Original greatest classic rock songs ever. 

16. Lady in Red – Chris De burgh 

Get dressed in red and add this old rock songs into your playlist and feel the romantic vibes with your partner. 

17. Love is love – Culture Club 

UMG (on behalf of Virgin Records Ltd); ARESA, Kobalt Music Publishing, MINT_BMG, CMRRA, LatinAutor – PeerMusic, Abramus Digital, UMPI, LatinAutorPerf, BMG Rights Management (US), LLC, ASCAP, and 14 Music Rights Societies ‘love is love’ is popular among the old rock songs and one of the most romantic rock forever. 

18. I want to know what love is – Foreigner 

19. Can’t fight this feeling – REO Speedwagon 

20. Saving All My Love For You – Whitney Houston 

21. My heart will go on – Celine Dion 

22. Because of you – 98 Degrees 

23. Ain’t no mountain High enough – Marvin Gaye 

24. Have you ever really loved a woman – Brian Adams 

25. Always – Atlantic Starr 

26. Eternal Flame – The Bangles 

27. How Deep Is Your Love – The BeeGees 

28. Nothing’s gonna change my love for you – George Benson 

29. True – Spandue Ballet 

30. Madonna – Like A Prayer 

31. Gonna Make You Sweat” by C+C Music Factory 

 32. The Who – Baba O’riley 

33. Rockin’ in the free world 

 34. Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison 

35. It’s A Beautiful Day – White Bird (1969) 

36. Audrey Hepburn – Moon River 

37. Salt-N-Pepa – Push It 

38. La Grange by ZZ Top 

39. You Really Got Me Van Halen 

40. It’s A Long Way to the Top 

41. “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd 

42. Black Magic Woman by Santana   

43. Fooled Around and Fell in Love – (1976) Elvin Bishop 

44. “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen 

45. “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO 

46. Down On The Corner by CCR 

47. Born to be Wild (1968) 

https://youtube.com/watch?v=mLhpXUtxS1c

48. “Rock with You” by Michael Jackson 

49. “Groove Is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite 

50. U2 – With Or Without You 

We hope you enjoyed the best Retro Rock playlist from musically forever yours, GrooveNexus. Stay tuned in to us for more such musically brewed content and playlists ranging over several genres including popular classic rock songs. 

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