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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%)
The Beach Boys - Carl Wilson (with 19.6%)
The Mamas & The Papas - Denny Doherty (with 36.2%)
The Clash - Mick Jones (with 34.8%)
The Pretenders - James Honeyman-Scott (with 54.5%)
These polls will resume soon!

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)    
John Lennon's "Imagine" 10 69.2%
The Who's "See Me, Feel Me" 10 46.7%
Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" 10 44.9%
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Teach Your Children" 10 44.5%
Arlo Guthrie's "Coming Into Los Angeles" 10  44.1%
David Bowie's "Starman" 10  40.3%
Tom Petty's "Christmas All Over Again" 10  39.1%
Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" 10  33.1%
Alice Cooper's  "I'm 18" 10  32.9%
J Geils Band's  "Centerfold" 10  32.7%
Peter Tosh/Mick Jagger's  "(You Gotta Walk and) Don't Look Back" 10  31.9%
Grateful Dead's  "Touch of Grey" 10  31.8%
Joe Cocker's  "The Letter " 10  31.6%
Badfinger's  "Baby Blue" 10  31.3%
Ram Jam's  "Black Betty" 10  31.2%
Janis Joplin's  "Get it While You Can" 10  31.0%
Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" 10  30.9%
The Who's "Who Are You" 10  30.4%
The Monkees's "I'm a Believer" 10  30.1%
Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well" 10  30.0%
Eddy Grant's "Electric Avenue" 10  29.9%
The Pretenders' "Middle Of The Road" 10  28.5%
Rod Stewart's "Forever Young" 10  26.2%
Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" 10  25.1%
Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man" 10  25.0%
Bob Welch's "Sentimental Lady" 10  24.9%
The Raspberries' "Go All the Way" 10  23.0%
Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" 10  19.4%
Meat Loaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" 10  16.5%
AC/DC's "Highway to Hell"   9  40.7%
Harry Nilsson's "Coconut"   9  31.6%
The Byrds' "Mr. Tambourine Man"   9  30.2%
Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way"   9  30.1%
Badfinger's "Come And Get It"   9  29.9%
The Kinks' "Apeman"   9  29.5%
Warren Zevon's "Werewolves Of London"   9  25.0%
Elton John's "Crocodile Rock"   9  24.7%
Aerosmith's "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)"   8  24.8%
The Honeydrippers' "Sea Of Love"   8  23.8%
Blues Image's "Ride Captain Ride"   7  20.0%
This week's video question is: Rate Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence"  Vote today in our Video Poll!  
- Beatles video ratings are found here |
Stones video ratings

are found here

Best Rock song about or set in the springtime (Results from a poll taken the week of April 29, 2019) Rockers who had the most bizarre or unusual deaths (Results from a poll taken the week of May 6, 2019)
1 Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles 1 Taylor Mitchell - Killed while on tour in 2009 by a pack of coyotes in Nova Scotia, the only known fatal coyote attack on a human in Canada
2 Time of the Season - The Zombies 2 Brian Jones (Stones) - More than likely was murdered by his handyman on July 3, 1969, in his pool. Death ruled a 'misadventure'
3 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Simon & Garfunkel 3 Bobby Fuller - Found July '66 in his car w/ multiple stab wounds and covered in gasoline. Believed murdered by the Mafia, final ruling was he died from 'accidental asphyxiation'
4 Daydream - Lovin' Spoonful 4 Keith Relf - The singer was electrocuted by his electric guitar at his home on May 14, 1976.
5 Love Ain't for Keeping - The Who 5 Mike Edwards (ELO) - Killed by a bale of hay weighing 1,300 pounds that rolled down a hillside and collided with his van on Sept 3, 2010
6 Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens 6 Marvin Gaye - Shot dead by his own father in 1984, a preacher, who was jelious of his son's success
7 Grazing in the Grass - The Friends Of Distinction 7 Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) - Killed in December of '04 by a gunman while on stage performing with his new band, Damageplan
8 Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra 8 Eldon Hoke (aka El Duce, lead singer of The Mentors) - Decapitated by a train in 1997
9 The Boys Are Back in Town — Thin Lizzy 9 Sandy Denny - Either fell or jumped down a stairway (one of several such falls), hitting her head on concrete, in 1978
10 MacArthur Park - Richard Harris 10 Rory Storm - In 1972 he and his mother were both found dead together; suicide was ruled out and their deaths ruled accidental

Best vocals for singing non traditional lyrics in a Rock song (Results from a poll taken the week of May 13, 2019)
Blue Moon - "Bomp baba bomp, ba bomp ba bomp bomp, bbaba bomp baba bomp, da dang da dang dang, da ding and dong ding", sang by the Marcels' Cornelius Harp
2 Barbara Ann - Beach Boys - "Bar bar bar, Bar bar ba-ran" sang over and over by the entire band
3 Hey Jude - Beatles - "Na, Na Na Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hay Jude" sung by entire band. (Tied for 3rd with...
3 Only You - Harry Nilsson's backing humming throughtout the song, on Ringo Starr's cover (Tied for 3rd also with...
3 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ - Cher's high pitched backing vocal - on the Righteous Brothers cover
6 Girl - Beatles - Backround vocals sung by John, Paul and George: "tit, tit, tit, tit, tit, tit, tit" (Tied for 6th with...
6 Who Put The Bomp - Barry Mann sang "Who put the bop in the bop shoo bop shoo bop' and a lot more of stuff like that in the song" (Tied for 6th with...
6 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam - "Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hay hay, Goodbye" sung over and over by Gary DeCarlo
9 I Am The Walrus - The Beatles - "Goo Gooo a-chew" sung by John Lennon
10 Ob-la-di ob-la-da - The Beatles: "Ob-la-di ob-la-da.....brahhh" sung over and over by entire band (tied for 10th place with...
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens: "A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh" sang over and over again by
the entire group

Who sang the worst vocals in a Rock or Pop song? (Results from a poll taken the week of May 20, 2019) The most anti-women/chauvinistic/misogyny Rock (non Rap) song? (Results from a poll taken the week of May 27, 2019)
1 My Way - Sex Pistols - Sung by Sid Vicious 1 Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones
2 Disco Duck - Sung by Rick Dees 2 Stupid Girl - The Rolling Stones
3 Who Let the Dogs Out - Sung by Baha Men 3 Catholic Girls - Frank Zappa
4 Drunk and Hot Girls - Sung by Kanye West (tied with... 4 Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
4 Open Your Box - Sung by Yoko Ono 5 He Hit Me (and It Felt Like a Kiss) - the Crystals
6 Love Shack - B52s - Vocal part sung by Fred Schneider 6 All About You - The Rolling Stones
7 Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice - Sung by Robert Van Winkle (tied with... 7 Stay With Me - Faces
7 TipToe Through the Tulips with Me - Sung by Tiny Tim 8 American Woman - Guess Who
9 Driftin’ Too Far From Shore - Sung by Bob Dylan (tied with... 9 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
10 Good Loving - Grateful Dead - Vocals sung by B. Weir, J. Garcia, K Godchaux 10 Run For Your Life - The Beatles

The best tribute song made for a late Rocker (Results from a poll taken the week of June 3, 2019) The funniest or most strange Rock song title (Results from a poll taken the week of June 10, 2019)
1 All Those Years Ago - George Harrison (w/Paul & Ringo) - written about John Lennon 1 Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict – Pink Floyd
2 Shine a Light - Rolling Stones - written about bandmate Brian Jones 2 Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? – Frank Zappa
3 The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young - written about the death of bandmate Danny Whitten 3 In-A-Gadda-da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
4 Back on the Chain Gang - The Pretenders - written by Chrissie Hynde for bandmates Pete Farndon & James Honeyman-Scott 4 Get Your Tongue Outta My Mouth 'Cause I'm Kissing You Goodbye - Ray Stevens
5 Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) - Elton John - written about John Lennon 5 D'Yer Mak'er - Led Zeppelin (tied w/....
6 Back in Black - AC/DC - LP and song written about/for bandmate Bon Scott 5 Pow R. Toc. H - Pink Floyd (tied for 5th)
7 Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks - half of the song is written about John Lennon 7 My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, and I Don't Love Jesus - Jimmy Buffett
8 American Pie - Don McLean - First part of song is about Buddy Holly 8 You’re the Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly - Cyndi Lauper
9 Rock and Roll Heaven - The Righteous Brothers - written for Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, and Bobby Darin 9 The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) - Tom Waits
10 Free As A Bird - Beatles - written/sung by John Lennon, music recorded in his honor by his bandmates after his death 10 Bron-Y-Aur Stomp - Led Zeppelin

The best Rock Song about being lazy (Results from a poll taken the week of June 17, 2019) The most unusual song made by a Rock band or Artist?* (Results from a poll taken the week of June 24, 2019) (*Note: "unusual" for them or their band)
1 Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks 1 Revolution 9 - Beatles- Experimental Avant-garde music/sounds/recordings
2 (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding 2 Coconut - Harry Nilsson - Calypso music from Mr Nilsson
3 Day Dream - The Lovin' Spoonful 3 Crocodile Rock - Elton John - 1950s doo-woop and rockabity music made in 1972
4 Long Haired Country Boy - Charlie Daniels 4 Ma-Ma-Ma-Belle - Electric Light Orchestra - Heavy metal music from a band you won't expect it from
5 100 Years Ago - The Rolling Stone 5 Hocus Pocus - Focus - Bavarian yodeling in a rock song? But hey, it somehow worked!
6 Bang the Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren 6 Stand By Your Man - Lemmy and Wendy O. Williams cover Tammy Wynette while playing punk-metal music
7 Social Disease - Elton John 7 Happy Trails - Janis Joplin - Last song she ever recorded, made for John Lennon's birthday.
8 Ballad of Curtis Loew - Lynyrd Skynyrd 8 A Taste of Honey - Beatles - A jazz crooner tune, even Paul disliked it! Most fans hated it, but some dug it (tied w/.....
9 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd (tied with... 8 Desperado - Alice Cooper Band - Outlaw county song from a band known for their hard to metal music
9 I’m Only Sleeping – The Beatles (tied for 9th) 10 Sun Arise - Alice Cooper Band - A sing-along, almost a chanting song, with New Age lyrics
The Trial - Pink Floyd - Starts off sounding like circus music and stays weird for the rest of the way (2 way tie for 10th)

Of the most unusual songs made by a Rock band/Artist*, the ones that were best (Results from a poll taken the week of July 1, 2019) (*Note: "unusual" for them or their band) Of the most unusual songs made by a Rock band/Artist*, the ones that were the worst (Results from a poll taken the week of July 8, 2019) (*Note: "unusual" for them or their band
1 Crocodile Rock - Elton John - 1950s doo-woop and rockabity music made in 1972 1 Too Much Blood (long disco version) - The Stones - Super, super disco music
2 Ma-Ma-Ma-Belle - Electric Light Orchestra - Heavy metal music from a band you won't expect it from 2 Revolution 9 - The Beatles- Experermantal Avant-garde music/sounds/recordings
3 Coconut - Harry Nilsson - Calypso music from Harry 3 Goodnight Tonight - Paul McCartney- Paul does a dance-disco song
4 Happy Trails - Janis Joplin - Last song she ever recorded; made for John Lennon's birthday 4 Your Cheatin' Heart - James Brown - The Soulman takes a Country song and tries to make it a Jazz number
5 Hocus Pocus - Focus - Bavarian yodeling in a rock song? Yep. 5 A Taste of Honey - The Beatles - A jazz crooner tune
6 Boris the Spider - The Who - This one is a song about a spider, named Boris 6 Da Ya Think I’m Sexy - Rod Stewart - Rod the Mod embraces disco
7 The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat) - Doors - Lyrics are half spoken, but it's not rap, either 7 Ben - Michael Jackson - A song about a little boy who loves his pet....err... rat
8 Desperado - Alice Cooper Band - Outlaw county song from a band known for their hard to metal music 8 Rock and a Hard Place (hard disco version) - The Rolling Stones - Super disco music
9 Sun Arise - Alice Cooper Band - A sing-along, almost a chanting song, with New Age lyrics 9 Crazy Horses - The Osmonds - A protest song containing near Heavy Metal music
10 Revolution 9 - Beatles - Experermantal Avant-garde music/sounds/recordings 10 The Trial - Pink Floyd -- Starts off sounding like circus music and stays unusual for the rest of the way

Best songs sung in a non-English or bilingual language that was a hit in English speaking countries (Results from a poll taken the week of Sept 16, 2019)  Favorite songs that has an instrument noted in its title (Results from a poll taken the week of Sept 9, 2019)
1 La Bamba - Ritchie Valens; Language: Spanish 1 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
2 Oye Como Va – Santana; Language: Spanish 2 Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
3 Michelle - Beatles; Languages: English and French 3 Bang A Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex
4 Sun King - The Beatles; Language: English, w/ Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and gibberish at the end 4 Mandolin Wind - Rod Stewart
5 Saturday in the Park - Chicago; Languages: English and Pidgin Italian 5 Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan
6 Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand (I Want to Hold Your Hand) - The Beatles; Language: German 6 Piano Man - Billy Joel
7 Guantanamera - The Sandpipers - Language: Spanish 7 Different Drum - Linda Ronstadt
8 C'est La Vie - Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Languages: English and French 8 Bang the Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren (tied with...
9 Volare - Domenico Modugno; Language: Italian 8 Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
10 (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star - Bill Wyman; Languages: English and French (tied for 10th w/....
Con le mie lacrime (As Tears Go By) - Rolling Stones; Language: Italian
10 Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers (tied with...
Squeeze Box - The Who

The best New-Age/World music Rock songs (Results from a poll taken the week of Sept 23, 2019) Best non-Rock songs recorded by a Rock band or artrist? (Results from a poll taken the week of Sept 30, 2019!)
1 Gomper - Rolling Stones (tied w/...* 1 Far Away Eyes - Rolling Stones - Pure Country from a band that actually played a good number of Country songs
1 Instant Karma - John Lennon (tied w/...* 2 Me and Bobby Magee - Janis Joplin - A pure Country tune written for Janis but not about her
1 Within You Without You - The Beatles* 3 Always on My Mind - Elvis Presley - Most think of Willie Nelson when they hear this Country tune
4 And When I Die - Blood, Sweat & Tears 4 NY State of Mind - Billy Joel - A Jazz number from Billy
4 And You And I - Yes 5 What a Wonderful World - Joey Ramone - with Marky Ramone on drums, covering Louie Armstrong
4 Art of Dying - George Harrison 6 Act Naturatly - The Beatles - cover Buck Owens, with Ringo singing the lead
4 Cosmic Dancer - T-Rex 7 Desperrado - Alice Cooper (band) - The Metal band goes Country - well, Outlaw Country
4 Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes - Paul Simon
8 Your Cheatin' Heart - James Brown - covers Hank Williams, not as a Country tune, but as a Jazz number
4 Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Oh Very Young - Cat Stevens
9 In The Hall of the Mountain King - Electric Light Orchestra - Orchestral music composed by Edvard Grieg in 1875 (tied w/
4 Sun Arise - Alice Cooper (the Band)
Sun King - The Beatles (last 7 songs tied for 4th)
9 Long Black Veil - The Band - covers this Country song originally recorded by Lefty Frizzell.

* Tiebreaking vote held on 12-2-19 and "Instant Karma" won

Best covers of a Rock Song by a Country artist (Results from a poll taken the week of Oct 7, 2019) The best Rock songs about Venereal  Disease (Results from a poll taken the week of Oct 14, 2019)
1 Dead Flowers - Townes Van Zandt covers The Rolling Stones 1 Poison Ivy - The Coasters
2 Landslide - Dixie Chicks, originally by Fleetwood Mac 2 Don't Give A Dose To The One You Love Most - Dr Hook & the Medicine Show
3 Take It To The Limit - Willie Nelson & Waylon Jenkins cover the Eagles 3 Three Time Loser - Rod Stewart
4 No Expectations - Johnny Cash covers the Rolling Stones 4 Poison Ivy - The Rolling Stones
5 Stairway to Heaven - Dolly Parton covers Led Zeppelin 5 The Jack - AC/DC
6 The Fever - Garth Brooks remake of Aerosmith's "Could it be Fever" 6 Cat Scratch Fever - Pantera
7 Hard Luck Woman - Garth Brooks, originally done by by KISS 7 Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? - Frank Zappa
8 Tiny Dancer - Tim McGraw covers Elton John 8 VD Blues - Woody Guthrie
9 Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Martina McBride covers Pat Benetar 9 VD Gunner's Blues (Landlady) - Bob Dylan
10 You Really Got a Hold On Me - Mickey Gilley covers The Miracles 10 Needle Up My Cock - GG Allin

Best Rock/Pop songs that has food in its title (Results from a poll taken the week of Nov 18, 2019) Best Rock/Pop songs about junk food (Results from a poll taken the week of Oct 28, 2019)
1 Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones 1 Savoy Truffle - The Beatles
2 Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles 2 Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffet
3 American Pie - Don McLean 3 Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (on the Bedpost Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan
4 Mean Mr. Mustard - The Beatles   4 Unfinished Sweet - Alice Cooper (band)
5 Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino 5 Eat It - Weird Al Yankovic
6 Breakfast In America - Supertramp 6 TV Dinners - ZZ Top
7 Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - The Four Tops 7 Ice Cream Man - Van Halen
8 Custard Pie - Led Zeppelin 8 Ice Cream Man - Tom Waits
8 Sugar Magnolia - The Grateful Dead 9 Maximum Consumption - The Kinks
10 My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small 10 MacArthur Park - Richard Harris

Best songs about the Baby Boomers getting older (Results from a poll taken the week of Nov 25, 2019) "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon. Who do you think this song is about?* (Results from a poll taken the week of Dec 2, 2019)
1 Touch of Grey - The Grateful Dead 1 Warren Beatty
2 Changes - David Bowie 2 Mick Jagger
3 When I'm Sixty-Four - The Beatles 3 Somebody not famous
4 Time Waits for No One - The Rolling Stones 4 James Taylor
5 End of the Line - Traveling Wilburys 5 Dan Armstrong
6 Grow Old With Me - John Lennon (tie)    
6 Old Hippie - The Bellamy Brothers (tie)   Top 3 Favorite New Year's songs (Results from a poll taken the week of Dec 30, 2019)
6 You Got That Right - Lynyrd Skynyrd (tie) 1 New Year's Day - U2
9 Against the Wind - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 2 Ding Dong, Ding Dong - George Harrison
10 Too Old To Rock And Roll, Too Young To Die - Jethro Tull 3  1999 - Prince

*Since there were only 10 choices in the poll, only the Top 5 will be shown here

Best Songs about being Stoned (Results from a poll taken the week of Jan 6, 2020) What's the worst number 1 Rock/Pop song ever made? (voting is underway for this question right now)
1 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd 1  
2 White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane 2  
3 Illegal Smile - John Prine 3  
4 Dead Flowers - The Rolling Stones 4 Vote Today!
5 Day Tripper - The Beatles 5  
6 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix 6  
6 Long Haired Country Boy - Charlie Daniels Band 7  
6 Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan 8  
9 Marrakesh Express - Crosby, Stills & Nash 9  
10  Don’t Bogart Me (aka 'Don't Bogart That Joint') - Fraternity Of Man (tied with... Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles 10  

This week's main Rock poll question is:
What's the worst number 1 Rock/Pop song ever made? ... Take part in having your say in these lists by voting in our polls!

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