27 of the best classic rock songs

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Rock ‘n’ roll songs are iconic. The stuff of legends. What are some of the best? Here are our picks…

“Purple Haze” – Jimi Hendrix

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“Freebird” – Lynyrd Skynyrd

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“Stairway to Heaven” – Led Zeppelin

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“Midnight Rambler” – The Rolling Stones

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“Under Pressure” – David Bowie and Queen

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“Rockin’ in the Free World” – Neil Young

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“I like rock ‘n’ roll” – Joan Jett

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“London Calling” – The Clash

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“Maggie May” – Rod Stewart

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“Money for Nothing” – Dire Straits

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“The House of the Rising Sun” – The Animals

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“Rhiannon” – Fleetwood Mac

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“My Sweet Lord” – George Harrison

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“She Loves You” – The Beatles

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“Rock Around the Clock” – Bill Haley and the Comets

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“Purple Rain” – Prince

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“Like a Rolling Stone” – Bob Dylan

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“The Honky Tonk Woman” – The Rolling Stones

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“Hotel California” – Eagles

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“California Girls” – The Beach Boys

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“Your Song” – Elton John

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“We are the champions” – Queen

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“Dream On” – Aerosmith

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“Johnny B. Goode” – Chuck Berry

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“Tutti Fruiti” – Little Richard

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“Welcome to the Jungle” – Guns N’ Roses

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“Everlong” – Foo Fighters

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