Many artists today find influence in artists from decades such as the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Most of the artists that were around then are still prevalent and popular today. Here are 19 of the most iconic classic rock songs that every music fan should know.

1. Heroes – David Bowie

David Bowie “Heroes” was released in 1977 on his album of the same title.

2. Jump – Van Halen

Van Halen “Jump” was released in 1984 on their album 1984.

3. Piano Man – Billy Joel

Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” was released in 1973 on his album of the same name.

4. Kickstart My Heart – Motley Crue

Motley Crue’s “Kickstart My Heart” was released in 1989 on their album “Dr. Feelgood.”

5. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a This” was released in 1998 on a soundtrack album called “Armageddon.”

6. Hell Is For Children – Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar’s “Hell Is For Children” was released in 1980 on her album “Crimes of Passion.”

7. Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” was released in 1957 off his album of the same name.

8. Somebody to Love – Queen

Queen’s “Somebody to Love” was released in 1976 off their album “A Day at the Races.”

9. School’s Out – Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” was released in 1972 off his album of the same name.

10. Welcome to the Jungle – Guns ‘N Roses

Guns ‘N Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” was released in 1987 off their album “Appetite for Destruction.”

11. Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” was released in 1979 off their album “The Wall.”

12. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long” was released in 1980 of their album “Back In Black.”

13. Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” was released in 1966 of their album “Aftermath.”

14. Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” was released in 1973 off their album (Pronounced ‘Leh-‘nerd ‘Skin-‘nerd).

15. Imagine – John Lennon

John Lennon’s “Imagine” was released in 1971 off of his album of the same name.

16. Barracuda – Heart

Heart’s “Barracuda” was released in 1977 off their album “Little Queen.”

17. I Hate Myself for Loving You – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ “I Hate Myself for Loving You” was released in 1986 off their album “Up Your Alley.”

18. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” was released in 1971 off their album “Led Zeppelin IV.”

19. The Chain – Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” was released in 1977 off their album “Rumours.”

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