Saturday, July 16, 2022

K SPECIAL VA - Classic Rock Magazine Presents The 100 Greatest Rock Songs [2020] (7 x CD's)



K  SPECIAL         VA - Classic Rock Magazine Presents The 100 Greatest Rock Songs [2020] (7 x CD's)

Britain's Classic Rock Magazine released a special issue in 2020 dedicated to the 100 Greatest Rock Songs of all time as voted for on Facebook and Twitter by the PEOPLE!

I decided to take it upon myself to compile this truly superb list with the actual songs. A FANTASTIC collection of so many blistering classics that you just never see on most of run of the mill 'rock' compilations clogging up the shelves in HMV and the like. 

As always compiled from the very latest digital remasters and super deluxe editions for the very best sound quality. All original studio versions, no later re-recordings or bootleg live versions here! Over 8 1/2 hours of earth-shattering rock!

Also included, a PDF file of the original magazine issue full of fascinating facts, information and background history on each track in the artwork folder.

Hope you enjoy and don't forget to crank it up LOUD!



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Classic rock special, 100 greatest rock songs 1st edition [2020] + Classic rock special, 100 greatest rock albums of all time 3rd edition [2019] magazines, PDF


Track lists


01 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 5:56

02 Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven 8:02

03 Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb 6:19

04 Led Zeppelin Kashmir 8:39

05 Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird 9:18

06 Eagles Hotel California 6:31

07 Deep Purple Smoke on the Water 5:38

08 Rush Tom Sawyer 4:33

09 AC/DC Highway to Hell 3:29

10 The Who Won't Get Fooled Again 8:32

11 Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love 5:33

12 Guns N' Roses Sweet Child o' Mine 5:55


13 Pink Floyd Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-IX) 26:11

14 The Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter 4:32

15 The Jimi Hendrix Experience All Along the Watchtower 3:58

16 Derek and the Dominos Layla 7:05

17 Queen We Will Rock You 2:02

18 Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back in Town 4:24

19 Black Sabbath War Pigs 7:56

20 The Beatles A Day in the Life 5:07

21 AC/DC Whole Lotta Rosie 5:24

22 Rainbow Stargazer (Original 1976 New York Mix) 8:31


23 Blue Öyster Cult (Don't Fear) The Reaper 5:09

24 Boston More Than a Feeling 4:45

25 Bruce Springsteen Born to Run 4:31

26 Black Sabbath Paranoid 2:50

27 Aerosmith Dream On 4:25

28 AC/DC Back in Black 4:15

29 Rush The Spirit of Radio 4:56

30 Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast 4:50

31 The Who Baba O'Riley 5:01

32 Guns N' Roses Welcome to the Jungle 4:33

33 Led Zeppelin Rock and Roll 3:41

34 Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train 4:51

35 Bon Jovi Livin' on a Prayer 4:10

36 Journey Don't Stop Believin' 4:11

37 The Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 3:44

38 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 5:34


39 Guns N' Roses Paradise City 6:47

40 The Moody Blues Nights in White Satin (Original 1967 7" Single Version) 4:24

41 The Beatles Hey Jude 7:09

42 Metallica Enter Sandman 5:31

43 Led Zeppelin Black Dog 4:54

44 AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long 3:30

45 Motörhead Ace of Spades 2:47

46 Aerosmith Sweet Emotion 4:35

47 The Doors Riders on the Storm 7:15

48 The Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil 6:18

49 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 5:13

50 Uriah Heep Easy Livin' 2:35

51 Yes Roundabout 8:31

52 Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell 4:51


53 Kiss Rock and Roll All Nite 2:48

54 Iron Maiden Run to the Hills 3:54

55 Free All Right Now 5:32

56 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama 4:44

57 Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar on Me 4:26

58 Fleetwood Mac The Chain 4:29

59 Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit 5:01

60 The Who My Generation (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 3:20

61 ZZ Top La Grange 3:50

62 Def Leppard Photograph 4:08

63 Scorpions Rock You Like a Hurricane 4:13

64 The Allman Brothers Band Whipping Post 5:21

65 Heart Barracuda 4:24

66 Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop (Original 1976 7" Mono Single Version) 2:11

67 Pearl Jam Alive 5:40

68 Jethro Tull Aqualung 6:36

69 Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 5:44


70 Creedence Clearwater Revival Fortunate Son 2:18

71 Steppenwolf Born to Be Wild 3:29

72 Mott the Hoople All the Young Dudes 3:30

73 Ted Nugent Stranglehold 8:23

74 T. Rex Get It On 4:25

75 Bob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone 6:09

76 Pink Floyd Money 6:23

77 Cream Sunshine of Your Love 4:12

78 Judas Priest Living After Midnight 3:31

79 David Bowie "Heroes" 6:05

80 The Doors L.A. Woman 7:52

81 The Beatles Helter Skelter 4:29

82 Kiss Detroit Rock City (7" Single Version) 2:58

83 Dire Straits Sultans of Swing 5:48

84 The Beach Boys Good Vibrations (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 3:37


85 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Purple Haze 2:51

86 Soundgarden Black Hole Sun 5:18

87 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Refugee 3:22

88 Bad Company Feel Like Makin' Love 5:12

89 Van Halen Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love 3:48

90 The Kinks You Really Got Me (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:17

91 The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar 3:48

92 Alice Cooper School's Out (7" Single Version) 3:31

93 ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man 4:13

94 MC5 Kick Out the Jams (Original 1969 Uncensored 7" Single Version) 2:47

95 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Hey Joe 3:29

96 Alter Bridge Blackbird 7:58

97 Neil Young Like a Hurricane 8:17

98 Kansas Carry on Wayward Son 5:23

99 Bachman-Turner Overdrive You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 3:54

100 UFO Doctor Doctor (Original 1974 7" Single Edit) 2:51




  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for the appreciation, fiscian.

  2. Great collection Butterboy, I guess I've got most of these tracks already, but it's good to have them all gathered here under one roof....this one will make good driving music.

    1. Hi Bob Mac,
      Many, many great tracks to enjoy. I agree it would be great on a long drive.

  3. Hi Butterboy,
    Thanks for such an interesting compilations!!! A lot of classics to listen to again from time to time!!!

  4. i must assume that you are single and very wealthy and very healthy and insanely dedicated, not to mention nice, to have the time and energy to do your meticulous packages of musical love. paying attention to details to insure the utmost quality is your trademark. thank you.

    1. Thank you, DEPRAVOS DE LA MOUR.
      A labour of love is always enjoyed . Both to do and to be heard.

  5. Looking forward to this, BB! Reminds me of when I compiled the "Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" way back in 2004, ripping the songs off of CDs. Man, it took me years. I remember that the last one I found (at a library, as I was checking out more disks) was Elvis doing "Mystery Train"! Good times!

    1. Hi John,
      Glad you are looking forward to this . Many wonderful memories tied into these songs.

  6. Another amazing compilation K & BB. Sums up my late teenage rocker years to a T. The only track that threw mw was Alter Bridge. Had no idea who they were. Every day's a school day!! Thanks again! SPx

    1. Hi SleepPete,
      Thank you. Here is a links about Altered bridge courtesy of K.

  7. Thanks for this excellent selection of comps. Great stuff for cruising. I might burn a set to put on my jukebox too.

    1. Hi hotrodmike.
      To be enjoyed anywhere, anytime.

  8. Thanks K for a collection that no-one could afford to buy, but now get to share. Hi BB.

  9. Brilliant stuff K, what a blinding compilation this truly is. Air guitar ahoy!

    1. Enjoy the Air Guitar workouts, harry the dog.

  10. K & BB, thank you for the output of such an eglectic selection of music. Not just the recent Classic Rock Magazine set but also the many varied fields you have presented us. Some 25 or 30 years ago a Montreal FM Classic Rock station (CHOM) put out a top 1000 All Time Classic Rock list. Without the aid of computer downloads I attempted to recreate that list into an audio format. I felt lucky that I got over 900 song down. Like other collectors, I must have most of the Classic Rock songs already in my files, but to have them ignorer of the publication is fantastic. Thanks once more.
    One question. Was there a PDF included with the Classic Rock? I know On my book shelves there is a hard copy, so I am not put out in any way.
    Now I’m thinking of completing the CHOM 1000 Classic list.

    1. Hi Wicker49,
      It was remiss of me to not include the magazine PDF's that were in fact planned to be included.
      The main page now has a link established. Here it is for your convenience.
      I look forward to your compilation being made available at some stage.