Poll: LED ZEPPELIN's 'Stairway To Heaven' Is Best Rock Song Of Last 50 Years

June 17, 2004

Around 800 German rock music fans participated in an online poll to choose the Top 50 rock songs of the last 50 years. The Top 50 list, as selected by the users of the Rockantenne.de web site, is as follows:

01. LED ZEPPELIN – Stairway to Heaven
02. AC/DC – Highway to Hell
03. DEEP PURPLE – Child in Time
04. DEEP PURPLE – Smoke on the Water
05. NIRVANA – Smells Like Teen Spirit
06. METALLICA – Nothing Else Matters
07. IRON MAIDEN – The Number of the Beast
08. QUEEN – Bohemian Rhapsody
09. JETHRO TULL – Locomotive Breath
10. BLACK SABBATH – Paranoid
11. GUNS N' ROSES – November Rain
12. LED ZEPPELIN – Whole Lotta Love
14. BRYAN ADAMS – Summer of 69
15. AC/DC – Hell’s Bells
16. GUNS N' ROSES - Paradise City
17. METALLICA – Enter Sandman
18. ALICE COOPER – Poison
19. LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Sweet Home Alabama
20. QUEEN – We Will Rock You
21. BON JOVI – Runaway
22. EAGLES – Hotel California
23. ROLLING STONES – Satisfaction
24. ROLLING STONES – Sympathy for the Devil
25. MOTÖRHEAD – Ace of Spades
26. STEPPENWOLF – Born to be Wild
27. KISS – I Was Made for Loving You
28. BON JOVI – Livin' on a Prayer
29. GUNS N' ROSES – Sweet Child of Mine
30. URIAH HEEP – Lady in Black
31. VAN HALEN – Jump
32. GOLDEN EARRING – Radar Love
33. AC/DC – TNT
34. DIRE STRAITS – Sultans of Swing
35. EUROPE – The Final Countdown
36. ACCEPT – Princess of the Dawn
37. DIO – Holy Diver
38. IRON MAIDEN – Run to the Hills
39. METALLICA – Master of Puppets
40. PINK FLOYD – Another Brick in the Wall
41. JIMI HENDRIX – Voodoo Chile
42. GUNS N' ROSES – Knockin' on Heaven’s Door
43. AC/DC – Thunderstruck
44. HEAD EAST – If You Knew Me Better
45. IRON MAIDEN – Fear of the Dark
46. PEARL JAM – Alive
48. MANOWAR – Warriors of the World unite
49. JIMI HENDRIX – All Along The Watchtower
50. BON JOVI – It's My Life

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