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This page lists the top ten picks from different polls that fans have voted on over at the Classic Rock Weekly Poll Page 


The most underrated member of each rock band (Results from different polls taken, with more to be listed here in time)
The Rolling Stones - Bill Wyman (with 34.6%)
The Beatles - George Harrison (with 72.3%)
The Who - John Entwistle (with 50.2%)
Led Zeppelin - John Paul Jones (with 96.6%)
AC/DC - Malcolm Young (with 33.9%)
Pink Floyd - Rick Wright  (with 59.4%)
The Kinks  - Dave Davies (with 25.9%)
The Doors - Robby Krieger (with 33.9%)
Fleetwood Mac - Christine McVie (with 26.2%)
Queen - John Deacon (with 35%)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Doug Clifford (with 33.5%)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Graham Nash (with 32.5%)
Aerosmith - Brad Whitford (with 37.5%)
Grateful Dead - Phil Lesh (with 15.8%)
Cream - Jack Bruce (with 78.9%)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Benmont Tench (with 20.3%)
Van Halen - Michael Anthony (with 45.8%)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Billy Powell (with 20%)
The Byrds - Gene Clark (with 31.9%)
Black Sabbath - Tony Iommi (with 31.1%)
The Moody Blues - Ray Thomas (with 15.7%)
Deep Purple - Jon Lord (with 29%)
The Allman Brothers Band - Lamar Williams (with 17.1%)
Jethro Tull - Martin Barre (with 31.8%)
Alice Cooper - Michael Bruce (with 25.1%)
The Yardbirds - Keith Relf (with 55.4%)
Chicago - Terry Kath (with 20%)
The Monkees - Peter Tork (with 33.1%)
The Small Faces/Faces - Ian McLagan (with 23.4%)
Derek and the Domions - Bobby Whitlock (with 32.7%)
The Eagles - Bernie Leadon (with 25.4%)
The Traveling Wilburys - Jeff Lynne (with 43.6%)
The Band - Garth Hudson  (with 24.3%)


Top Ratings for Rock Videos
(Zero thru 10, with 10 being the highest score)
(From different weekly polls that started up in 2017)
Video  Top Rating % of vote
(click on link for video)    
Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" 10 44.9%
Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" 10  33.1%
The Who's "Who Are You" 10  30.4%
AC/DC's "Highway to Hell"   9  40.7%
Aerosmith's "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)"   8  24.8%
Blues Image's "Ride Captain Ride"   7  20.0%
We will be voting on more videos soon!    


- Beatles video ratings are found here | Stones video ratings are found here -


Songs sung by a guy that sounds the most like a girl is singing (Results from a poll taken the week of Feb 13, 2017) The biggest snub to a Rock Hall of Fame band member(s) from the Hall's nominating committee (Results from a poll taken the week of April 3, 2017)
1 Hot Child In The City - Sung by Nick Gilder 1 Neil Young - Guitar/Vocals with Crosby/Stills/Nash 1968–70/73/74/76/'80s/'90s/'00s
2 Bread and Butter - The Newbeats (Lead sung by Larry Henley) 2 Mick Ronson - Lead Guitarist with David Bowie's bands from 1970-73
3 Do You Really What to Hurt Me - Culture Club (Sung by Boy George) 3 Bob Marley's Wailers - 12 members from '70s/'80s, including Peter Tosh, not in. (tied w/
4 Jackie Blue - The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (Sung by Larry Lee) 3 Bob Welch - Guitarist, Co-Lead Vocalist for Fleetwood Mac from 1971-74 (tie)
5 Why Do Fools Fall in Love - The Teenagers (Lead sung by Frankie Lymon) 5 Elton John's band - 3 key members from 1970-Present + Lyricist Bernie Taupin, not in
6 I'll Be There - The Jackson 5 (Lead sung by Michael Jackson) 6 Neil Young's Crazy Horse - 4 members from the 1960s to present not in
7 Roxy Roller - Sweeney Todd (Sung by Nick Gilder) 7 Kenny Jones - Drummer for the Who from 1978–88
8 The Ballroom Blitz - Sweet (Lead Brian Connolly/Spoken Lead Steve Priest) 8 Frank Zappa's Mother's - 16 members from the '60s and '70s not in
9 Tiptoe Through the Tulips - Sung by Tiny Tim 9 Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter - Original Guitarist for Steely Dan from 1972-74
10 Walk Like a Man - The Four Seasons (Lead sung by Frankie Valli) 10 Denny Dias - Original Guitarist for Steely Dan from 1972-74... tied w/
The Beach Boys - 4 members from the '60s and '70s not in. (tie)



Songs that are a total rip-off of another artist’s song (Results from a poll taken the week of April 10, 2017) The best opening lyrics to a song (Results from a poll taken the week of May 22, 2017)
1 Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice (ripoff of 'Under Pressure' by Queen and David Bowie) 1 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
2 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin - (ripoff of 'You Need Love' by Willie Dixon/Muddy Waters) 2 Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan
3 Catch Me Now I'm Falling - the Kinks (ripoff of 'Jumping Jack Flash' by the Rolling Stones) 3 The Sound of Silence — Simon And Garfunkel
4 The Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin (ripoff of 'Killing Floor' by Howlin' Wolf) 4 The Times They Are-A Changin’ - Bob Dylan
5 Shakermaker - Oasis (ripoff of 'I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing' by The New Seekers) 5 Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
6 Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr. (ripoff of 'I Want A New Drug' by Huey Lewis And The News) 6 Aqualung - Jethro Tull  (tied w/
7 Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd (ripoff of 'Come a Little Bit Closer' by Jay & the Americans) 6 Still Crazy After all these Years - Paul Simon  (tied w/
8 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (ripoff of 'Taurus' by Spirit) 6 Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
9 The Singer Not The Song - Rolling Stones (ripoff of 'Not A Second Time' by the Beatles) 9 Baba O`Riley - The Who  (tied w/
Blowin’ In The Wind - Bob Dylan  (tied w/
10 Cigarettes & Alcohol - Oasis’ (ripoff of 'Bang A Gong [Get It On]' by T-Rex).. tied w/
My Sweet Lord - George Harrison (ripoff of 'He's So Fine' by The Chiffons).... and also tied w/
Why Don’t You Get A Job - The Offspring (ripoff of 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' by The Beatles)
9 Diamond Dogs — David Bowie  (tied w/
Imagine - John Lennon  (tied w/
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds — The Beatles



The best frontman/frontwoman in rock (Results from a poll taken the week of June 19, 2017) The most cheesy Rock/Pop songs ever released (Results from a poll taken the week of August 7, 2017)
1 Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones 1 Disco Duck - Rick Dees
2 John Lennon of the Beatles 2 (You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
3 Jim Morrison of The Doors 3 Sugar, Sugar - The Archies
4 Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3 Yummy Yummy Yummy - The Ohio Express
5 Freddie Mercury of Queen 5 Summer Nights – Olivia Newton-John Travolta
6 Janis Joplin of Big Brother and the Holding Co. 6 Just A Gigolo – David Lee Roth
7 Rodger Daltrey of the Who 7 Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? – Rod Stewart
8 Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin 8 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club (tie)
9 Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull (tied with... 8 Y.M.C.A. – The Village People (tied for 8th)
9 Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone 10 Jump - Van Halen (tied for 10th w/...
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) - Alvin and the Chipmunks (tie)
The Mouse - Soupy Sales (tie)



The worst Pop/Rock band or duo ever (Results from a poll taken the week of July 10, 2017) The most cheesy Pop/Rock group/artists ever (Results from a poll taken the week of July 17, 2017)
1 Milli Vinilli 1 1910 Fruitgum Company
2 KISS 2 The Village People
3 Devo 3 KISS
4 ABBA 4 Milli Vinilli
5 Blondie (tied w/ 5 David Lee Roth (solo and w/Van Halen)
5 The B-52's 6 Devo
7 Creed (tied w/ 7 Justin Bieber
7 'N Sync (tied w/ 8 Bay City Rollers
7 New Kids on the Block 9 Beastie Boys
10 Backstreet Boys (tied w/
Jonas Brothers
10 Oasis



Best cover song that was covered first by others, before its writer recorded or released the song? (Results from a poll taken the week of Aug 14, 2017) Album covers banned or censored because of nudity, deserved being banned the most (Results from a poll taken the week of Sept 11, 2017)
1 Mr Tambourine Man - Original by Bob Dylan ('65), cover by The Byrds was recorded before Dylan's release ('65) 1 Blind Faith ('69) – Blind Faith - cover featured nude 11 year old girl, holding in her hands a spaceship, which some perceived as phallic
2 I'm a Believer - Original by Neil Diamond ('67), cover by the Monkees was released first ('66) 2 No Love Deep Web ('12) - Death Grips – Cover shows the erect penis of drummer Zach Hill with the LP's title written in black marker on it
3 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Original by Carole King ('71), cover by Aretha Franklin released first ('67) 3 Heavy Petting Zoo ('96) - NOFX – features 2 covers, 1 shows man cuddling a sheep's genitalia w/ his hand;other features man in a 69 position with a sheep
3 Woodstock - Original by Joni Mitchell ('70), cover by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was released first ('70) 4 Dick Sandwich (1994) - Frenzal Rhomb – cover shows 3 severed penises, 2 of which are being used as filling in a sandwich
3 Leaving on a Jet Plane - Original by John Denver ('69), cover by Peter, Paul and Mary was released first ('69) 5 Virgin Killer ('76) - Scorpions – shows photo of a nude prepubescent girl, w/ her pubic area partially obscured by a 'cracked glass' effect
6 The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) - Original by Bob Dylan ('70), cover by Manfred Mann was released first ('68) 6 Appetite for Destruction ('87) - Guns N' Roses – cover depicted an open-shirted woman after being raped by robotic rapist
7 Because the Night - Original by Bruce Springsteen ('86), cover by Patti Smith was released first ('78) 7 Dark Side of the Spoon ('99) - Ministry – Cover depicts a nude obese woman seated in front of a blackboard w/ the words 'I will be god' written
7 Come and Get It - Original by the Beatles ('96), cover by Badfinger was released first ('69) 8 Achtung Baby - U2 ('91) - cover showed a naked photo of bassist Adam Clayton. Edited versions later shows his genitals covered by a 4 leaf clover
7 Take It Easy - Original by Jackson Browne ('73), cover by the Eagles was released first ('72) 8 Mom's Apple Pie ('72) – Mom's Apple Pie - shows a woman holding pie w/ a slice removed showing a depiction of a woman's vulva, w/ semen leaking from pie
10 Different Drum - Original by Mike Nesmith ('72), cover by Linda Ronstadt was released first ('67)
I Wanna Be Your Man - Original by the Beatles ('63), cover by the Rolling Stones was released first ('63) (tie)
Will You Love Me Tomorrow? - Original by Carole King ('71), cover by The Shirelles was released first ('60) (tie)
10 Mechanical Animals (1998) - Marilyn Manson – Cover shows a picture of a naked Marilyn Manson having a female's body


Album covers banned or censored because of nudity, that didn't deserve to be banned at all (Results from a poll taken the week of Sept 18, 2017) What album cover banned or censored because of issues other than nudity, shouldn't been banned? (Results from a poll taken the week of Sept 25, 2017)
1 Nevermind ('91) - Nirvana – cover featured a naked baby boy w/ his penis exposed, swimming after a dollar bill 1 If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears ('66) - Mamas and the Papas - Cover featured the 4 members in tub & shows a toilet on the corner. The inclusion of the toilet was controversial for 1966
2 Electric Ladyland ('68) - Jimi Hendrix – UK cover showed a group of nude women lounging 2 Wish You Were Here ('75) - Pink Floyd – shows 2 men shaking hands, with one on fire. Some retailers deemed it 'too violent' & refused to sell the album
3 Woodstock 2 ('71) - Cover shows 2 nude male toddlers up on stage between acts 3 Axis: Bold as Love ('67) - Jimi Hendrix – Hindu groups expressed anger at both the LP's cover & poster which shows Hendrix as the deity Vishnu
4 Houses of the Holy ('73) - Led Zeppelin – cover features a group of nude children ascending the Giant's Causeway 4 To Hell with the Devil ('86) - Stryper – Original cover showed the devil being thrown into fiery pit by a group of long-haired angels, causing a major controversy
5 Big Ones ('89) - Loverboy – cover features 12 squares of photos, w/ one of them containing a photo of a woman's bare breasts 5 Some Girls ('78) - Stones – Cover featured an inner sleeve containing photos of celebrities (without their permission), all positioned to show through cut-out holes on the outer sleeve
5 Slippery When Wet ('86) - Bon Jovi – Album originally was to feature a busty, 34DD woman in wet T-shirt with the LPs name on the front of shirt 6 The Velvet Underground & Nico ('67) – Velvet Underground - Band was threatened with lawsuit by actor Eric Emerson, whose image was projected upside-down on the back cover
7 Balance ('95) - Van Halen – Cover features two nude conjoined twins sitting on a teeter-totte 7 Pyromania ('83) - Def Leppard – Cover depicted an photo of a bullseye aimed at a massive flame emerging from the top floor of a skyscraper. After 9-11 took place, many stores banned the cover
7 The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking ('84) - Roger Waters – cover features a rear-view,nude image of pornography actress Linzi Drew 8 Yesterday and Today ('66) - Beatles – The 'butcher cover' showed band dressed in white smocks and covered with decapitated baby dolls & pieces of meat
9 Supersexy Swingin' Sounds ('96) - White Zombie – Cover depicts a nude woman relaxing in a hammock 9 Nine Lives ('97) - Aerosmith – Cover aroused anger in some Hindus who felt the artwork, taken from Hindu imagery, was offensive
10 Bonded by Blood ('85) - Exodus – Original cover features illustration of good and evil conjoined twin babies, who are both naked 10 In Utero ('93) - Nirvana – Some retailers refused to sell the LP because of the back cover artwork which featuring model fetuses


Of the solo artists who were in a major band/duo first, and then went solo, who had the best solo career? (Results from a poll taken the week of Oct 23, 2017) The best live performance of a rock song by an artrist? (Results from a poll taken the week of Oct 30, 2017)
1 Michael Jackson - was the lead singer in the Jackson 5 1 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson, Motown 25, Pasadena, CA March 25, 1983
2 David Bowie - was lead singer and guitarist in the Manish Boys (as David Jones) 2 With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker, at Woodstock, NY, Aug 17, 1969
3 Neil Young - was co-lead guitarist in Buffalo Springfield 3 Ball and Chain - Janis Joplin, at Monterey Music Festival, CA, Jun 18, 1967
4 Paul Simon - was co lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist in Simon and Garfunkel 4 Young Man Blues - The Who, at Leeds, UK, Feb 16, 1970 (tied w/...
5 Eric Clapton - was lead guitarist in The Yardbirds, and lead guitarist/sometime vocalist in Cream 4 Midnight Rambler - Rolling Stones, at Madison Square Garden, NY, Nov, 1969 (tied w/...
6 Paul McCartney - was bassist, co-writer, and co-lead singer in the Beatles 4 Don't Let Me Down - The Beatles, Apple rooftop, London, UK Jan, 1969
7 Peter Frampton - was guitarist and sometimes lead singer in Humble Pie 7 Hey Jude - The Beatles, on the David Frost TV show, Sept 4, 1968
7 Rod Stewart - was lead singer in the Jeff Beck Group, then in Faces 8 I Want to Take You Higher - Sly and the Family Stone, Woodstock, NY, Aug 16, 1969  (tied w/...
9 Peter Tosh - was guitarist, keyboardist, and co-vocalist in The Wailers 8 Summertime Blues - The Who, at Woodstock, NY, Aug 16,1969
10 John Lennon - was guitarist, co-writer, and co-lead singer in the Beatles 10 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd, at Fox Theatre, Atlanta GA, July 8, 1976  (tied w/...
Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock, NY, Aug 18, 1969



Fictitious bands with the best hit songs (Results from a poll taken the week of Nov 6, 2017) The best Rock song about or set in the wintertime?(Results from a poll taken the week of Jan 1, 2018)
1 Last Train to Clarksville - The Monkees (became a real band) 1 California Dreamin’ - The Mamas and the Papas
2 Soul Man - Blues Brothers (became a real band) 2 Winter - The Rolling Stones
3 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam 3 Riding the Storm Out - REO Speedwagon
4 Big Bottom - Spinal Tap   (tied w/... 4 Aqualung - Jethro Tull
4 Sugar, Sugar - The Archies 5 I am a Rock - Simon & Garfunkel
6 I Want Candy - The Strangeloves 6 A Hazy Shade Of Winter - Simon & Garfunkel (tie)
7 All You Need Is Cash - The Rutles   (tied w/... 6 Everybody's Talkin - Nilsson (tied for 6th)
7 Tracy - The Cuff Links 8 In the Ghetto - Elvis Presley
9 Christmas Don't Be Late - Alvin and the Chipmunks 9 Snowbird - Anne Murray
10 I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family 10 Don't Eat the Yellow Snow - Frank Zappa



Best Rock songs written about people who committed crimes (Results from a poll taken the week of Jan 22, 2018) The best Rock song written about suicide (Results from a poll taken the week of Jan 29, 2018)
1 Down By the River - Neil Young 1 (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult
2 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (tied w/.. 2 Fire and Rain - James Taylor (tied w/..
2 Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix 2 Yer Blues - The Beatles
4 Midnight Rambler - The Rolling Stones 4 The End - The Doors
5 I Fought The Law - The Bobby Fuller Four 5 Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself - Elton John
6 I've Gotta Get A Message To You - The Bee Gees  (tied w/.. 6 Manic Depression - Jimi Hendrix
6 Midnight Rider - The Allman Brothers Band  (tied w/.. 7 Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
6 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash 8 Vincent - Don McLean
9 Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley 9 Rock ’n’ Roll Suicide - David Bowie
10 The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde - Georgie Fame 10 For You - Bruce Springsteen



Take part in having your say in these lists by voting in our polls!


his Week's first Rock Poll question is: Of the Rock songs with spoken words in them, in which song do they sound best on? (Part 3 of 3)
This Week's VS Rock Poll question is:
"High and Dry" by The Rolling Stones vs "High 'n' Dry" by Def Leppard, which one of these 2 different songs with the same title, is better?

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TOP TEN LIST - Page 1 | TOP TEN LISTS - Page 3 | TOP TEN LIST - Page 4 | TOP TEN LIST - Page 6 | TOP TEN LIST - Page 7
| VS POLLS - Page 1, List 8 | VS POLLS - Page 2, List Page 10 | VS POLLS - Page 3, List Page 15

(Top Ten lists of fans Favorite Songs by each Classic Rock Artist found on Top Ten 2 , Top Ten 5, Top Ten 13)