Memorial Day 500 Re-Cap

The 2022 Memorial Day 500 was a wild ride from start to finish! The music experts at KZ106 curated the list of 500 of the biggest and best classic rock songs of all time. Below are some insights into the countdown and the full list from 500-1.

RankingTitleArtistYear
500ImagineLennon, John1971
49925 Or 6 To 4Chicago1970
498StrangleholdNugent, Ted1975
497Train Kept A Rollin’Aerosmith1974
496All Night LongWalsh, Joe1980
495Never Been Any ReasonHead East1975
494Lonely Ol’ NightMellencamp, John Cougar1985
493Black Magic WomanSantana1970
492Let’s GoCars1979
491Children Of The SunThorpe, Billy1979
490Free RideEdgar Winter Group1973
489Show Me The WayFrampton, Peter1976
488Running On EmptyBrowne, Jackson1978
487Beautiful GirlsVan Halen1979
486Wild SideMotley Crue1987
485Lay It On The LineTriumph1979
484Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)Cinderella1988
483R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.Mellencamp, John Cougar1985
482The Breakup SongGreg Kihn Band1981
481Bark At The MoonOsbourne, Ozzy1984
480Up Around The BendCreedence Clearwater Revival1970
479I’m No AngelAllman, Gregg1987
478I Don’t Care AnymoreCollins, Phil1983
477Seven Bridges RoadEagles1980
476Feelin SatisfiedBoston1979
475Twice As HardBlack Crowes1990
474Welcome To The MachinePink Floyd1975
473Holy DiverDio1983
472Mysterious WaysU21991
471Going To CaliforniaLed Zeppelin1971
470Moving In StereoCars1978
469Tuff EnuffFabulous Thunderbirds1986
468Shakin’Money, Eddie1982
467While My Guitar Gently WeepsBeatles1968
466Close My Eyes ForeverFord, Lita w/ Ozzy Osbourne1989
465My Kinda LoverSquier, Billy1981
464Blue On BlackShepherd, Kenny Wayne1997
463De Do Do Do, De Da Da DaPolice1980
462Cold ShotVaughan, Stevie Ray & Double Trouble1984
461CenterfieldFogerty, John1985
460Reelin’ In The YearsSteely Dan1973
459Lick It UpKiss1983
458Tuesday’s GoneLynyrd Skynyrd1973
457There’s Only One Way To RockHagar, Sammy1982
456Touch MeDoors1968
455The Logical SongSupertramp1979
454Mississippi QueenMountain1970
453Can’t Get EnoughBad Company1974
452Houses Of The HolyLed Zeppelin1975
451Time For Me To FlyReo Speedwagon1978
450Funk #49James Gang1970
449For What It’s Worth (Stop, Hey What’s That Sound)Buffalo Springfield1967
448Smokin’Boston1976
447Fire WomanCult1989
446My Best Friend’s GirlCars1978
445Born On The BayouCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
444Evil WomanElectric Light Orchestra1975
443Jungle LoveSteve Miller Band1977
442Finish What Ya StartedVan Halen1988
441Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)Styx1978
440Don’t Look BackBoston1978
439LandslideFleetwood Mac1975
438Who’s Crying NowJourney1981
437LolaKinks1970
436Midnight RiderAllman Brothers Band1970
435Think I’m In LoveMoney, Eddie1982
434Twilight ZoneGolden Earring1982
433Bang Your Head (Metal Health)Quiet Riot1983
432It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)AC/DC1976
431DecemberCollective Soul1995
430And The Cradle Will RockVan Halen1980
429Some Kind Of WonderfulGrand Funk Railroad1975
428Born To RunSpringsteen, Bruce1975
427I’ll WaitVan Halen1984
426Into The Great Wide OpenPetty, Tom & The Heartbreakers1991
425Speak To Me/Breathe In The AirPink Floyd1972
424One Bourbon, One Scotch, One BeerThorogood, George & The Destroyers1986
423Love SongTesla1989
422Yer So BadPetty, Tom1989
421Head GamesForeigner1979
420The Devil Went Down To GeorgiaCharlie Daniels Band1979
419In The CityWalsh, Joe1979
418You Ain’t Seen Nothing YetBachman-Turner Overdrive1974
417Band On The RunMcCartney, Paul & Wings1973
416You Better You BetWho1981
415Bang A Gong (Get It On)T. Rex1972
414Dazed And ConfusedLed Zeppelin1969
413Cuts Like A KnifeAdams, Bryan1983
412FireHendrix, Jimi1967
411UnchainedVan Halen1981
410Love Her MadlyDoors1971
409Cheap SunglassesZZ Top1979
408Who Do You LoveThorogood, George & The Destroyers1978
407Hollywood NightsSeger, Bob & The Silver Bullet Band1978
406Roll With The ChangesReo Speedwagon1978
405She’s A BeautyTubes1983
404Sunday Bloody SundayU21983
403FrankensteinEdgar Winter Group1973
402Misty Mountain HopLed Zeppelin1971
401Who’ll Stop The RainCreedence Clearwater Revival1970
400DreamsVan Halen1986
399I Remember YouSkid Row1989
398Rainbow In The DarkDio1983
397Don’t CryGuns N’ Roses1991
396Same Old Song And DanceAerosmith1974
395Land Of ConfusionGenesis1986
394RoosterAlice In Chains1992
393Smokin’ In The Boys RoomMotley Crue1985
392When It’s LoveVan Halen1988
391Over The MountainOsbourne, Ozzy1981
390What I Like About YouRomantics1980
389Proud MaryCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
388FameBowie, David1975
387Good Times RollCars1979
386Have A CigarPink Floyd1975
385Good Times Bad TimesLed Zeppelin1969
384Maggie MayStewart, Rod1971
383Detroit Rock CityKiss1976
382Call Me The BreezeLynyrd Skynyrd1974
381New Year’s DayU21983
380Cherry PieWarrant1990
379Roadhouse BluesDoors1970
378Shout At The DevilMotley Crue1983
377Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor Doctor)Palmer, Robert1979
376RoundaboutYes1972
375Listen To The MusicDoobie Brothers1972
374Piano ManJoel, Billy1974
373Heartache TonightEagles1979
372I Drink AloneThorogood, George & The Destroyers1985
371Born To Be WildSteppenwolf1968
370Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout LoveVan Halen1978
369Stop Draggin’ My Heart AroundNicks, Stevie w/Tom Petty & The Heartbre1981
368What Is And What Should Never BeLed Zeppelin1969
367Everybody Wants YouSquier, Billy1982
366Dancing In The DarkSpringsteen, Bruce1984
365ChangesBowie, David1974
364Werewolves Of LondonZevon, Warren1978
363Fly By NightRush1975
362Dirty LaundryHenley, Don1982
361Authority SongMellencamp, John Cougar1984
360Don’t Stand So Close To MePolice1981
359Burning Down The HouseTalking Heads1983
358Heat Of The MomentAsia1982
357Rocky Mountain WayWalsh, Joe1973
356Run Like HellPink Floyd1979
355Pinball WizardWho1969
354Takin’ Care Of BusinessBachman-Turner Overdrive1974
353Once Bitten Twice ShyGreat White1989
352Still Of The NightWhitesnake1987
351Gold Dust WomanFleetwood Mac1977
350Living After MidnightJudas Priest1980
349The Long RunEagles1979
348Rock & Roll BandBoston1976
347Ramblin ManAllman Brothers Band1973
346I Can’t Drive 55Hagar, Sammy1984
345Rock The CasbahClash1982
344The Other SideAerosmith1990
343Rock And Roll Never ForgetsSeger, Bob & The Silver Bullet Band1977
342Ridin’ The Storm OutReo Speedwagon1973
341Light My FireDoors1967
340EighteenCooper, Alice1971
339Lovin’, Touchin’ Squeezin’Journey1979
338Lunatic FringeRed Rider1981
337Dance The Night AwayVan Halen1979
336Foxy LadyHendrix, Jimi1967
335Where The Streets Have No NameU21987
334Walk AwayJames Gang1971
333Saturday Night’s Alright For FightingJohn, Elton1973
332RhiannonFleetwood Mac1975
331Closer To The HeartRush1977
330Heartbreaker/Livin Lovin MadeLed Zeppelin1969
329Shadows Of The NightBenatar, Pat1982
328Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise PollutionAC/DC1980
327Addicted To LovePalmer, Robert1986
326MotherPink Floyd1979
325Black WaterDoobie Brothers1974
324Won’t Get Fooled AgainWho1971
323CrazyAerosmith1994
322Shooting StarBad Company1975
321Riders On The StormDoors1971
320Armageddon ItDef Leppard1988
319Hair Of The DogNazareth1975
318You’re My Best FriendQueen1976
317Let It BeBeatles1970
316Shake It UpCars1981
315Jamie’s Cryin’Van Halen1978
314Mr. BrownstoneGuns N’ Roses1987
313SignsTesla1991
312AlivePearl Jam1991
311Baby Hold OnMoney, Eddie1978
310Cult Of PersonalityLiving Colour1989
309It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)Rolling Stones1974
308BreakdownPetty, Tom & The Heartbreakers1977
307Mony MonyIdol, Billy1981
306Have A Drink On MeAC/DC1980
305Losing My ReligionR.E.M.1991
304SurrenderCheap Trick1978
303Cryin’Aerosmith1993
302UrgentForeigner1981
301War PigsBlack Sabbath1970
300You May Be RightJoel, Billy1980
299Already GoneEagles1974
298No More TearsOsbourne, Ozzy1991
297Can’t You SeeMarshall Tucker Band1977
296Why Can’t This Be LoveVan Halen1986
295Take The Long Way HomeSupertramp1979
294Down On The CornerCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
293School’s OutCooper, Alice1972
292You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’Judas Priest1982
291Learning To FlyPink Floyd1987
290Sultans Of SwingDire Straits1979
289AngelAerosmith1988
288Space OddityBowie, David1973
287All My LoveLed Zeppelin1979
286Don’t You (Forget About Me)Simple Minds1985
285You Don’t Know How It FeelsPetty, Tom1994
284Honky Tonk WomenRolling Stones1969
283Life’s Been GoodWalsh, Joe1978
282Maybe I’m Amazed (Wings Over America)McCartney, Paul & Wings1976
281Mr. CrowleyOsbourne, Ozzy1981
280Let My Love Open The DoorTownshend, Pete1980
279Blaze Of GloryBon Jovi, Jon1990
278HysteriaDef Leppard1988
277Every Little Thing She Does Is MagicPolice1981
276Don’t Bring Me DownElectric Light Orchestra1979
275Pride And JoyVaughan, Stevie Ray & Double Trouble1983
274Hello, I Love YouDoors1968
273Back In The SaddleAerosmith1977
272We’re An American BandGrand Funk Railroad1973
271Bad Moon RisingCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
270You Wreck MePetty, Tom1994
269For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)AC/DC1981
268Hey JoeHendrix, Jimi1967
267Turn Up The RadioAutograph1984
266Bennie And The JetsJohn, Elton1974
265Turn The PageMetallica1998
264That’s AllGenesis1983
263Better ManPearl Jam1994
262Livin’ On The EdgeAerosmith1993
261Low RiderWar1975
260FaithfullyJourney1983
259November RainGuns N’ Roses1992
258Interstate Love SongStone Temple Pilots1994
257Foreplay/LongtimeBoston1976
256Fool In The RainLed Zeppelin1979
255Keep On Loving YouReo Speedwagon1980
254The WaitingPetty, Tom & The Heartbreakers1981
253Run To YouAdams, Bryan1984
252Rockin’ In The Free WorldYoung, Neil1989
251Pride (In The Name Of Love)U21984
250Fortunate SonCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
249American WomanGuess Who1970
248Message In A BottlePolice1979
247(I Can’t Get No) SatisfactionRolling Stones1965
246Fly Like An EagleSteve Miller Band1976
245Brain DamagePink Floyd1972
244TushZZ Top1975
243Against The WindSeger, Bob & The Silver Bullet Band1980
242It’s Still Rock And Roll To MeJoel, Billy1980
241RocketDef Leppard1989
240Bad MedicineBon Jovi1988
239Purple HazeHendrix, Jimi1967
238Love Is A BattlefieldBenatar, Pat1983
237ShineCollective Soul1994
236Learning To FlyPetty, Tom & The Heartbreakers1991
235I Wanna RockTwisted Sister1984
234Radar LoveGolden Earring1974
233Dude (Looks Like A Lady)Aerosmith1987
232People Are StrangeDoors1967
231D’yer Mak’erLed Zeppelin1973
230You Got LuckyPetty, Tom & The Heartbreakers1982
229Magic Carpet RideSteppenwolf1968
228Working For The WeekendLoverboy1981
227LaylaDerek & The Dominos1972
226Hurts So GoodCougar, John1982
225Wind Of ChangeScorpions1991
224You Might ThinkCars1984
223Dust In The WindKansas1978
222Hells BellsAC/DC1980
221RoxannePolice1979
220Keep Your Hands To YourselfGeorgia Satellites1986
219What It TakesAerosmith1990
218DreamsFleetwood Mac1977
217Shot In The DarkOsbourne, Ozzy1986
216Right NowVan Halen1991
215Caught Up In You38 Special1982
214Jumpin’ Jack FlashRolling Stones1968
213With Or Without YouU21987
212Black BettyRam Jam1977
211Oh Pretty WomanVan Halen1982
210FreewillRush1980
209Born In The U.S.A.Springsteen, Bruce1984
208Iron ManBlack Sabbath1970
207RevolutionBeatles1968
206Man In The BoxAlice In Chains1991
205Blinded By The LightMann, Manfred1976
204No More Mr. Nice GuyCooper, Alice1973
203She Talks To AngelsBlack Crowes1991
202Crazy Little Thing Called LoveQueen1979
201Give A Little BitSupertramp1977
200Smells Like Teen Spirit!Nirvana1991
199Is This LoveWhitesnake1987
198Janie’s Got A GunAerosmith1989
197PatienceGuns N’ Roses1989
196Pink HousesMellencamp, John Cougar1983
195Girls, Girls, GirlsMotley Crue1987
194American GirlPetty, Tom & The Heartbreakers1977
193Hey, Hey What Can I DoLed Zeppelin1970
192Money For NothingDire Straits1985
191Live And Let DieMcCartney, Paul & Wings1973
190Nothing Else MattersMetallica1992
189Hot For TeacherVan Halen1984
188Slow RideFoghat1975
187Night MovesSeger, Bob & The Silver Bullet Band1976
186Bringin’ On The HeartbreakDef Leppard1984
185TimePink Floyd1973
184Don’t StopFleetwood Mac1977
183Gimme Three StepsLynyrd Skynyrd1973
182You Can’t Always Get What You WantRolling Stones1969
181I Hate Myself For Loving YouJett, Joan & The Blackhearts1988
180JeremyPearl Jam1992
179Lonely Is The NightSquier, Billy1981
178All Along The WatchtowerHendrix, Jimi1968
177Sister ChristianNight Ranger1984
176Love In An ElevatorAerosmith1989
17518 And LifeSkid Row1989
174Have You Ever Seen The RainCreedence Clearwater Revival1971
173Rocket ManJohn, Elton1972
172Jet AirlinerSteve Miller Band1977
171Come Sail AwayStyx1977
170Round And RoundRatt1984
169KashmirLed Zeppelin1974
168Even FlowPearl Jam1992
167Come TogetherBeatles1969
166The Spirit Of RadioRush1980
165Under The BridgeRed Hot Chili Peppers1991
164Rock ‘n’ Roll FantasyBad Company1979
163ThunderstruckAC/DC1990
162Feels Like The First TimeForeigner1977
161You Really Got MeVan Halen1978
160Don’t Come Around Here No MorePetty, Tom & The Heartbreakers1985
159Double VisionForeigner1978
158Should I Stay Or Should I GoClash1983
157Rock ‘n MeSteve Miller Band1976
156Flying High AgainOsbourne, Ozzy1981
155Who Are YouWho1978
154AnimalDef Leppard1987
153Rag DollAerosmith1987
152CocaineClapton, Eric1978
151Miss YouRolling Stones1978
150Dr. FeelgoodMotley Crue1989
149PlushStone Temple Pilots1992
148Life In The Fast LaneEagles1977
147Don’t Do Me Like ThatPetty, Tom & The Heartbreakers1979
146Hold On Loosely38 Special1981
145All Right NowFree1970
144White RoomCream1968
143RunawayBon Jovi1984
142The UnforgivenMetallica1991
141The ChainFleetwood Mac1977
140Come As You AreNirvana1992
139Two Tickets To ParadiseMoney, Eddie1978
138Smoke On The WaterDeep Purple1973
137CenterfoldJ. Geils Band1981
136Nothin’ But A Good TimePoison1988
135What’s Your NameLynyrd Skynyrd1977
134Take It On The RunReo Speedwagon1981
133Hit Me With Your Best ShotBenatar, Pat1980
132Come TogetherAerosmith1978
131Rock Of AgesDef Leppard1983
130Hot BloodedForeigner1978
129I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking ForU21987
128Sympathy For The DevilRolling Stones1968
127Whole Lotta LoveLed Zeppelin1969
126Tiny DancerJohn, Elton1972
125Crazy On YouHeart1976
124Peace Of MindBoston1977
123Killer QueenQueen1975
122Edge Of Seventeen (Just Like The White Winged Dove)Nicks, Stevie1982
121Hold The LineToto1978
120Dirty Deeds Done Dirt CheapAC/DC1981
119Jukebox HeroForeigner1981
118Runnin’ With The DevilVan Halen1978
117MoneyPink Floyd1973
116Foolin’Def Leppard1983
115Take The Money And RunSteve Miller Band1976
114Live And Let DieGuns N’ Roses1991
113Every Breath You TakePolice1983
112The One I LoveR.E.M.1987
111Break On Through (To The Other Side)Doors1967
110Just What I NeededCars1978
109Beast Of BurdenRolling Stones1978
108PhotographDef Leppard1983
107Home Sweet HomeMotley Crue1985
106Mary Jane’s Last DancePetty, Tom & The Heartbreakers1993
105Baba O’RileyWho1971
104Shoot To ThrillAC/DC1980
103Feel Like Makin’ LoveBad Company1975
102Gimme All Your Lovin’ZZ Top1983
101Hey YouPink Floyd1979
100Ramble OnLed Zeppelin1969
99Walk This WayAerosmith1976
98Don’t Fear The ReaperBlue Oyster Cult1976
97Simple ManLynyrd Skynyrd1973
96We’re Not Gonna Take ItTwisted Sister1984
95HeartbreakerBenatar, Pat1979
94Enter SandmanMetallica1991
93Paint It, BlackRolling Stones1966
92Owner Of A Lonely HeartYes1984
91The Boys Are Back In TownThin Lizzy1976
90The Boys Of SummerHenley, Don1984
89LightsJourney1978
88Bad CompanyBad Company1974
87MoneytalksAC/DC1990
86Bad To The BoneThorogood, George & The Destroyers1982
85RefugeePetty, Tom & The Heartbreakers1980
84Magic ManHeart1976
83Somebody To LoveQueen1976
82The OceanLed Zeppelin1973
81Every Rose Has Its ThornPoison1988
80Take Me Home TonightMoney, Eddie1986
79Go Your Own WayFleetwood Mac1977
78PanamaVan Halen1984
77White WeddingIdol, Billy1983
76Small TownMellencamp, John Cougar1985
75Rock And RollLed Zeppelin1972
74I Want You To Want MeCheap Trick1979
73The StrokeSquier, Billy1981
72Over The Hills And Far AwayLed Zeppelin1973
71Rock And Roll All NiteKiss1975
70Old Time Rock & RollSeger, Bob & The Silver Bullet Band1978
69You Give Love A Bad NameBon Jovi1986
68Love BitesDef Leppard1988
67LimelightRush1981
66Wish You Were HerePink Floyd1975
65Young LustPink Floyd1979
64Any Way You Want ItJourney1980
63Cold As IceForeigner1977
62Take It EasyEagles1972
61LegsZZ Top1984
60Kickstart My HeartMotley Crue1989
59I Won’t Back DownPetty, Tom1989
58Cum On Feel The NoizeQuiet Riot1983
57RenegadeStyx1979
56ParanoidBlack Sabbath1970
55BarracudaHeart1977
54In The Air TonightCollins, Phil1981
53Knockin’ On Heaven’s DoorGuns N’ Roses1990
52Start Me UpRolling Stones1981
51T.N.T.AC/DC1981
50No One Like YouScorpions1982
49Jack & DianeCougar, John1982
48Fat Bottomed GirlsQueen1978
47Turn The PageSeger, Bob & The Silver Bullet Band1973
46Immigrant SongLed Zeppelin1970
45Comfortably NumbPink Floyd1979
44Summer Of ’69Adams, Bryan1985
43Burnin’ For YouBlue Oyster Cult1981
42Highway To HellAC/DC1979
41Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)Journey1983
40Runnin’ Down A DreamPetty, Tom1989
39Mama, I’m Coming HomeOsbourne, Ozzy1991
38Wheel In The SkyJourney1978
37Sharp Dressed ManZZ Top1983
36Under PressureQueen & David Bowie1981
35Tom SawyerRush1981
34Behind Blue EyesWho1971
33JumpVan Halen1984
32Wanted Dead Or AliveBon Jovi1987
31Back In BlackAC/DC1980
30Rebel YellIdol, Billy1984
29Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)Pink Floyd1979
28Gimme ShelterRolling Stones1969
27Hard To HandleBlack Crowes1990
26Paradise CityGuns N’ Roses1989
25Pour Some Sugar On MeDef Leppard1988
24Welcome To The JungleGuns N’ Roses1987
23Free Fallin’Petty, Tom1989
22I Love Rock ‘n RollJett, Joan & The Blackhearts1982
21Bohemian RhapsodyQueen1976
20The JokerSteve Miller Band1973
19La GrangeZZ Top1974
18Hotel CaliforniaEagles1977
17Sweet EmotionAerosmith1975
16Sweet Home AlabamaLynyrd Skynyrd1974
15Don’t Stop Believin’Journey1981
14Crazy TrainOsbourne, Ozzy1981
13Black DogLed Zeppelin1971
12Livin’ On A PrayerBon Jovi1986
11Rock You Like A HurricaneScorpions1984
10Sweet Child O’ MineGuns N’ Roses1987
9Another One Bites The DustQueen1980
8Here I Go AgainWhitesnake1987
7Carry On Wayward SonKansas1976
6You Shook Me All Night LongAC/DC1980
5More Than A FeelingBoston1976
4We Will Rock You/We Are ChampionsQueen1977
3Free BirdLynyrd Skynyrd1976
2Stairway To HeavenLed Zeppelin1971
1Dream OnAerosmith1973

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Memorial Day 500 Re-Cap

Memorial Day 500 Re-Cap

The music experts at KZ106 curated the list of 500 of the biggest and best classic rock songs of all time.

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