The votes have been tabulated ...
Some One Million Strong ...
And now the final results are in.
For the past few months, we have been counting down, in order
THE TOP 3333 MOST ESSENTIAL CLASSIC ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME
... as determined by YOU!
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#1

Which leave us, of course, with #1 ...

YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE AND MOST DESERVING CLASSIC ROCK TRACK OF ALL TIME ...

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY by QUEEN!!!

(C'mon ... you already knew that ... but it was STILL fun counting them down, wasn't it?!?!)

 

We'll keep the full list posted for awhile ...

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Several of you have written in asking for printed copies of THE TOP 3333 MOST ESSENTIAL CLASSIC ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME and we will put something together for you.  (Just be forewarned that even as an Excel Document, this still runs about 70 pages!!!) It's already in the works so stay tuned to Forgotten Hits to find out when it'll be available and how you can get a copy.  (kk)

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#2

Your Top Two Favorites duked it out for five months, swapping the lead at least 50 times ... and even when it was all over, only 24 Votes separated the two from the #1 Spot.

That's a pretty convincing reality if you ask me.  (To keep things in perspective, yesterday's track, LAYLA, finished 326 votes behind this one to come in at #3. 

Again, those of you who have been following along have probably never had any doubt as to which to tracks would come out on top ...

But today we reveal the runner up.

Let's hear it for THE EAGLES and HOTEL CALIFORNIA ...

Congratulations, Guys!!! 

 

#3

The Top Three Songs are the ONLY Three Songs to lead the list over the five month period that we were tabulating your votes ...

And today's featured #3 Track held it for exactly ONE DAY ... the VERY FIRST DAY ... and then never held it again.

Still, they retained enough of your votes ... and reaped the benefit of even more of your votes as the election wore on ... to hold on to the #3 Spot.

Here are DEREK AND THE DOMINOES ...

And LAYLA!
 

#4

Your 4th Classic Rock Favorite takes us down to SWEET HOME ALABAMA.

Those of you who've been with us from the beginning remember that the polls couldn't close until the Fat Lady Sings ...

And this is the tune that she sang. 

 

Now, based on the thousands of you who voted for it, we're guessing that you'd much rather hear the LYNYRD SKYNYRD version ... 

but I've gotta tell ya, this one STILL cracks me up ...  

However, for all you "purists" out there, here is the LYNYRD SKYNYRD version ... 

 
Turn It Up! 

#5

THE ROLLING STONES are back with their highest entry in our TOP 3333 List (out of 56 hits mind you!)

Honestly, most of their Top 13 Hits vied for the lead at some point during the tabulation process ... at various times it looked like SATISFACTION, HONKY TONK WOMEN, START ME UP or BROWN SUGAR all could have wound up on top of THE STONES' list of favorites ...

But in the end, it is GIMME SHELTER that takes home their top honor, finishing at #5.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!

The countdown continues tomorrow ...

With your Top Five Most Essential Classic Rock Songs Of All-Time!

#1

Which leave us, of course, with #1 ... YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE AND MOST DESERVING CLASSIC ROCK TRACK OF ALL TIME ... BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY by...

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