The rock music scene was on point in Some of the year's best tracks did exactly what you would want from music -- to inform, to move you and to entertain. The year also gave us a number of artists painting outside the lines of what we expect for them, showing creative growth that deserves to be rewarded. Need to be moved? There's cathartic grace lying within the music from the late Chris Cornell and Bad Wolves ' immensely popular cover of The Cranberries' "Zombie," while Three Days Grace and Ledger move you in a different way with highly motivational tracks. Looking for something with more of a message and socially conscious bite?
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What are the top rock songs of ? Metalheads should check out the best heavy metal songs of Each year, with the emergence of new rock music, unique styles and sounds by a variety of artists hit the airwaves. What rock songs did you like best? Keep in mind, the best rocks songs of the year don't necessarily have to be the tunes that soared to the top of the rock charts. Popular rock songs can be great, but lesser-known artists can also produce some of the best rock songs of a given year.
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But also featured plenty of highlight moments from old-reliable types like Paul McCartney , Judas Priest and David Crosby , all of whom have stayed remarkably busy. Paul Simon and Billy Gibbons took long looks back, while Matt Pike released not one but two well-received records. Here's a look back at 's Best Rock Songs Steve Perry's first solo album in nearly 25 years was born out of deep sorrow over a lost love, so it's no surprise that Traces is populated with so many ballads. Collaborating with guitarist John 5, Perry recaptures every element of his Journey -era arena-pop glory. Paul McCartney's first No.
Contrary to the opinion of doomsayers, was another great year for rock music. Due in large part to the classic rock revival that is taking place, modern artists are crossing the generational divide and appealing to wider audiences. Because so much quality music was released during , it was more challenging than ever to narrow this list to songs. To give our readers the greatest possible variety of music, the Top Hard Rock Songs of only features one song per artist although a number of artists released more than one single worthy of recognition. In addition to featuring established artists with careers that span several decades, this list also includes a number of artists on the rise. This list represents more than just the sequential ranking of the Top Hard Rock Songs of Each of these four playlists were purposely curated be listened to individually. Soft piano intros and the Active Rock format do not go hand-in-hand. In fact, they are almost unheard of.