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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.

Favorite Rock Songs with "USA" or "America"in its title (Results from a poll taken the week of June 29, 2009)

Favorite Rock Songs with a countries' name (other than USA) in its title (Results from a poll taken the week of July 6, 2009)
1 American Woman - Guess Who 1 Back in the USSR - The Beatles
2 America - Simon & Garfunkel 2 Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
3 American Pie - Don McClean 3 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
4 Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen 4 Panama - Van Halen
5 American Girl - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers 5 Anarchy in the UK - The Sex Pistols
6 Back in the U.S.A. - Chuck Berry 6 Mozambique - Bob Dylan
7 We're an American Band - Grand Funk Railroad 7 Never Been To Spain - Three Dog Night
8 Surfin' USA - Beach Boys 8 China Girl - David Bowie
9 American Tune - Paul Simon; U.S. Blues - The Grateful Dead (tie) 9 Spanish Moon - Little Feat
9 I'm So Bored with the U.S.A. - The Clash (tie) 10 Turning Japanese - The Vapors

 

Favorite Rock Songs with a US states' name in its title (Results from a poll taken the week of  July 13, 2009)

Favorite songs with a city's name in the title (Results from a poll taken the week of Aug 3, 2009)

1 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd 1 LA Woman - The Doors
2 Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 2 Werewolves of  London - Warren Zevon
3 Going to California - Led Zeppelin 3 City Of  New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
4 California Dreaming - The Mama's and the Papa's 4 Woodstock - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
5 Hotel California - Eagles 5 Up On Cripple Creek - The Band
6 California Girls- Beach Boys 6 London Calling – The Clash (tie)
7 California Man - Cheap Trick 6 Woman From Tokyo - Deep Purple (tie)
8 Mississippi Queen - Mountain 8 All the Way From Memphis - Mott the Hoople (tie)
9 Montana - Frank Zappa (tie) 8 Last Train to Clarksville - The Monkees (tie)
9 The Wasp (Texas Radio and the Big Beat) - The Doors (tie) 10 Memphis Tennessee - Chuck Berry

 

Favorite songs with 'city' 'town' or 'country' in its title (Results from a poll taken the week of  Aug 10, 2009)

Favorite songs with continents, districts, neighborhoods, land areas, or locations not real, noted in its title? (Results from a poll taken the week of  Aug 24, 2009)

1 Summer in the City - Lovin' Spoonful 1 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
2 Living for the City - Stevie Wonder 2 Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
3 Paradise City - Guns And Roses 3 Pleasant Valley Sunday - The Monkees
4 The Boys Are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy 4 Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen
5 Girl from the The North Country - Bob Dylan 5 Atlantis - Donovan
6 My City Was Gone - The Pretenders 6 Wasted Away Again in Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
7 Country Honk - The Rolling Stones (tie) 7 Hollywood Nights - Bob Segar
7 Downtown Suzie - The Rolling Stones (tie) 8 Dixie Chicken - Little Feat (tie)
7 Sin City - AC/DC (tie) 8 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Biaz (tie)
7 Suffragette City - David Bowie (tie) 8 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band (tie)

 

Favorite songs with bodies of water noted in the title (Results from a poll taken the week of  Aug 23, 2009)

Favorite songs with mountians noted in its title? (Results from a poll taken the week of  July 21, 2008)

1 Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding 1 Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
2 Smoke on the Water- Deep Purple 2 Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
3 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel (tie) 3 River Deep Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner
3 Down by the River - Neil Young (tie) 4 Ain`t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
3 The Ocean - Led Zeppelin (tie) 5 Sugar Mountain - Neil Young
6 Up On Cripple Creek - The Band 6 Thunder On The Mountain - Bob Dylan
7 Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival 7 There Is a Mountain - Donovan
8 Down by the Seaside - Led Zeppelin 8 Mountain Jam - The Allman Brothers Band (tie)
9 Take Me to the River - Talking Heads 8 Fire On The Mountain - Grateful Dead (tie)
10 The River - Bruce Springsteen 10 Fire On The Mountain - Marshall Tucker Band

 

Favorite songs with 'Street', 'Road', 'Lane', 'Avenue', etc. in its title (Results from a poll taken the week of  Aug 31, 2009)

Cover songs done by an artist which sounds better than the original song (Results from a poll taken the week of  Sept 28, 2009)

1 Street Fighting Man - The Rolling Stones 1 The Bryds - Mr Tambourine Man (written & recorded by Bob Dylan)
2 Penny Lane - The Beatles 2 Aretha Franklin - Respect (written & recorded by Otis Redding)  (tie)
3 Highway to Hell - AC/DC 2 Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower (written & recorded by Bob Dylan)  (tie)
4 Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan 4 Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee (written & recorded by Kris Kristofferson)
5 Roadhouse Blues - The Doors (tie) 5 Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends (written & recorded by John Lennon and Paul McCartney w/ The Beatles)
5 Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen (tie) 6 The Beatles - Twist and Shout (written by Phil Medley & Bert Russell, recorded by The Isley Brothers)
7 Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles 7 Rolling Stones - Just My Imagination (written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong, recorded by The Temptations)  (tie)
8 Route 66 - The Rolling Stones 7 Rolling Stones - Time Is On My Side (written by Jerry Ragovoy aka Norman Meade, recorded by Irma Thomas)  (tie)
9 Where The Streets Have No Name - U2 9 Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light (written & recorded by Bruce Springsteen)  (tie)
10 Deadend Street - The Kinks & The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Simon & Garfunkel (tie) 9 The Who - Summertime Blues (written & recorded by Eddie Cochran)  (tie)

 

Best Teen-angst Anthems
(Results from a poll taken the week of Nov 23, 2009)

Best tongue-in-cheek Rock Songs
(Results from a poll taken the week of Nov 30, 2009)

1 Barba O'Reily - The Who 1 Back in the USSR - The Beatles
2 I'm Eighteen - Alice Cooper Band 2 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
3 My Generation - The Who 3 Well Respected Man - The Kinks
4 All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople 4 Texan Love Song - Elton John
5 5:15 - The Who 5 Fat Bottom Girls - Queen
6 Surrender - Cheap Trick 6 Sprit in the Sky - Normal Greenbaum
7 Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran 7 Jesus Just Left Chicago - ZZ Top
8 I Don't like Mondays - Boomtown Rats 8 Dead Babies - Alice Cooper Band
9 I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself - Elton John 9 No-No Song - Ringo Starr
10 Summertime Blues - The Who 10 My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry       

Rock Bands/Artists who covered Robert Johnson best
(Results from a poll taken the week of December 7, 2009)

Best songs by  Rock Bands or Artists, written about drinking booze (Results from a poll taken the week of December 14, 2009)

1 The Rolling Stones - Love In Vain 1 One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - George Thoroughgood
2 Cream - Crossroards (aka Cross Road Blues) 2 Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) - The Doors
3 Led Zeppelin - Travelling Riverside Blues 3 Lovin’ Cup - The Rolling Stones
4 The Rolling Stones - Stop Breaking Down 4 Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
5 Eric Clapton - Sweet Home Chicago 5 I Drink Alone - George Thoroughgood (tie)
6 Eric Clapton - Kind Hearted Woman Blues 5 Social Disease - Elton John (tie)
7 Bob Dylan - Kindhearted Woman Blues 7 Drinkin' Wine Spo-dee-o-dee - Jerry Lee Lewis
8 Allman Brothers - Come On In My Kitchen 8 Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers - ZZ Top (3 way tie)
9 Lynyrd Skynyrd - Crossroads (aka Cross Road Blues) 8 Letís Go Get Stoned - Ray Charles (3 way tie)
10 Grateful Dead - Walking Blues 8 That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyrd (3 way tie)

 

Of the bands that lost their original lead singer and still made it big - or kept going strong, the ones that were best off in the end with the new frontman
(Results from a poll taken the week of Jan 4, 2010)

Rock Bands with the best logo (Results from a poll taken the week of Feb 15, 2010)

1 Pink Floyd - Syd Barrett replaced by Dave Gilmour and Roger Waters. 1 The Rolling Stones
2 Fleetwood Mac - Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer & Danny Kirwan; Christine McVie replaced Green; Bob Welch replaced Spencer & Kirwan; then Stevie Nicks & Lindsay Buckingham replaced Welsh. 2 The Grateful Dead
3 AC/DC - Bon Scott replaced by Brian Johnson. 3 The Monkees
4 Moody Blues - Denny Laine replaced by John Lodge and Justin Hayward. 4 AC/DC
5 Deep Purple - Rod Evans replaced by Ian Gillan, then David Coverdale replaced Gillian, Joe Lynn Turner replaced him & then Gillan returned and replaced Turner. 5 The Doors (tie)
6 Journey - Gregg Rolie replaced by Steve Perry. 5 The Beatles (tie)
7 Genesis - Peter Gabriel replaced by Phil Collins. 7 The Who
8 Jefferson Airplane - Marty Balin & Signe Anderson; Grace Slick replaced Anderson, then Joey Covington replaced Balin. (tie) 8 Queen (tie)
8 Steely Dan - David Palmer (main singer studio & all singing live) with Donald Fagen; Palmer left and Fagen became the main lead singer.  (tie) 8 The Ramones (tie)
10 Van Halen - David Lee Roth replaced by Sammy Hagar. 10 Led Zeppelin

 

Rock bands that changed their name for a better name (Results from a poll taken the week of Feb 22, 2010) Rock bands that changed their name yet had a better name before they did (Results from a poll taken the week of Mar 1, 2010)
1 Creedence Clearwater Revival - First called: The Golliwogs 1 Chicago - First called: Chicago Transit Authority
2 Led Zeppelin - First called: The New Yardbirds 2 Sly and the Family Stone - First called: Sly & the Stoners
3 Pink Floyd - First called: 'The Meggadeaths', then 'The T-Set' and then 'The Screaming Abdabs' 3 Bee Gees - First called: The Rattlesnakes
4 Black Sabbath - First called: Polka Turk Blues Company 4 The Faces - First called: The Small Faces (tie)
5 Alice Cooper - First called: both 'The Spiders' and 'The Naz' 4 The Turtles - First called: both 'Nightriders' and 'The Crossfires' (tie)
6 Grateful Dead - First called: The Warlocks 6 The Rascals - First called: The Young Rascals
7 The Beatles - First called: both 'The Quarrymen' and 'The Silver Beatles'  (tie) 7 Mothers of Invention - First called: Mothers (aka Motherfuckers)
7 The Who - First called: 'The Detours', then 'the Who', then 'The High Numbers' (tie) 8 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - First called: Mudcrutch
9 Lynrd Skynyrd - First called: both 'Noble Five' and 'One Percent' 9 Creedence Clearwater Revival - First called: The Golliwogs (tie)
10 Van Halen - First called: Mammoth    9 Goo Goo Dolls - First called: Sex Maggots (tie)

 

The best name of a Rock band (Results from a poll taken the week of March 29, 2010)

The best nickname for a Rock band (Results from a poll taken the week of April 5, 2010)

1 The Rolling Stones 1 The Fab Four (or The Fabs) - The Beatles
2 Grateful Dead 2 The World's Greatest Rock n Roll Band - The Rolling Stones
3 Led Zeppelin 3 CCR - Creedence Clearwater Revival
4 The Ju Ju Hounds 4 Acca Dacca - AC/DC  (tied for 4th)
5 ? & the Mysterians  (tied for 5th) 4 Alcoholica - Metallica   (tied for 4th)
5 Quicksilver Messenger Service (tied for 5th) 4 The Only Band That Matters - The Clash  (tied for 4th)
7 AC/DC  (tied for 7th) 7 The Mop Tops - The Beatles  (tied for 7th)
7 Black Sabbath  (tied for 7th) 7 The Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits  (tied for 7th)
7 Lynyrd Skynyrd  (tied for 7th) 8 The Boys - The Rolling Stones  (tied for 8th)
7 Pink Floyd  & The Clash  (tied for 7th) 8 The Pre-Fab Four - The Monkees  (tied for 8th)

 

Rock bands which are the most underrated (Results from a poll taken the week of May 10, 2010) Rock bands which are the most overrated
(Results from a poll taken the week of May 31, 2010)
1 The Animals 1 KISS **
2 Little Feat 2 Bon Jovi**
3 The Faces (The Small Faces) 3 U2
4 Alice Cooper 4 The Velvet Underground
5 The Guess Who  (tied for 5th) 5 The Eagles
5 The Monkees   (tied for 5th) 6 The Sex Pistols  (tied for 6th)
7 Mott The Hoople  (tied for 7th) 6 Van Halen  (tied for 6th)
7 The Black Crowes  (tied for 7th) 8 Motley Crue
7 Cheap Trick  (tied for 7th) 9 Blondie  (tied for 9th)
10 Jethro Tull, T Rex & The Moody Blues - all tied for 10th place 9 Boston  (tied for 9th)

**Both bands tied for first in poll; then in a runoff poll held the week of Nov 29,'10:  KISS 54% to Bob Jovi 46%

Rockers who are the most underrated (Results from a poll taken the week of July 5, 2010) The best singing groups (Results from a poll taken the week of April 12, 2010)
1 Bill Wyman 1 The Temptations
2 George Harrison 2 The Mama's & The Papa's
3 Ian 'Stu' Stewart 3 The Bee Gees
4 Mick Ronson   (tied for 4th) 4 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
4 Warren Zevon  (tied for 4th) 5 The Jackson 5 (The Jacksons)
6 Alice Cooper  (tied for 6th) 6 The Supremes
6 John Mellencamp  (tied for 6th) 7 The Four Tops
6 Lowell George   (tied for 6th) 8 ABBA
9 Bob Seger   (tied for 9th) 9 The Drifters
9 Leon Russell & Nicky Hopkins  (tied for 9th) 10 The Four Seasons

Rock bands disliked the most
(Results from a poll taken the week of August 9, 2010)
Favorite Rock song to play on Halloween
(Results from a poll taken the week of Oct 25, 2010)
1 Bon Jovi 1 Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon
2 ABBA 2 Funeral For A Friend - Elton John  (tied for 2nd)
3 Devo 2 Thriller - Michael Jackson  (tied for 2nd)
4 Culture Club 4 (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
5 Kiss 5 Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival  (tied for 5th)
6 Blondie  (tied for 6th) 5 Dancing with Mr D - Rolling Stones  (tied for 5th)
6 Motley Crue  (tied for 6th) 5 The Monster Mash - Bobby 'Boris' Pickett  (tied for 5th)
6 The Sex Pistols (tie for 6th) 8 Black Magic Woman - Santana  (tied for 8th)
9 The B-52's 8 Boris the Spider - The Who  (tied for 8th)
10 U2 10 Season of The Witch - Donovan  (tied for 8th)

Best Rock duet songs sung by rockers who didn't normally sing together (Results from a poll taken the week of August 23, 2010) Best Rocker guest appearance (non-duets) on another Rocker's song (Results from a poll taken the week of August 30, 2010)
1 Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie 1 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles w/ Eric Clapton on Lead Guitar
2 Stop Dragging My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty 2 Teach Your Children - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young w/ Jerry Garcia on Steel Guitar
3 Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper & Donovan 3 All The Young Dudes - Mott the Hopple w/ David Bowie on Backing Vocals
4 (You Got to Walk and) Don't Look Back - Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger 4 Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan w/ Jimmy Page on Lead Guitar, John Paul Jones on Bass and John Bonham on Drums
5 Whatever Gets You Through The Night - John Lennon & Elton John 5 Atlantis - Donovan w/ the Jeff Beck Group on all instruments and Backing Harmony  (tied for 5th)
6 Champagne and Reefer - Rolling Stones & Buddy Guy 5 Get Back - The Beatles w/ Billy Preston on Organ  (tied for 5th)
7 If Not For You - George Harrison & Bob Dylan  (tied for 7th) 7 Photograph - Ringo Starr w/ George Harrison on Guitar and Backing Vocals  (tied for 7th)
7 Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meat Loaf & Ellen Foley  (tied for 7th) 7 We Love You - The Rolling Stones w/ John Lennon and Paul McCartney on Backing Vocals (tied for 7th)
9 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - The Supremes & The Temptations 7 With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker w/ Jimmy Page on Lead Guitar  (tied for 7th)
10 Dancing in the Streets - Mick Jagger & David Bowie 7 You're So Vain - Carly Simon w/ Mick Jagger on Backing Vocals (tied for 7th)

 

The greatest Rock session players ever
(Results from a poll taken the week of Sept 6, 2010)
Rockers who played the best acting role in a movie
(Results from a poll taken the week of Sept 13, 2010)
1 Nicky Hopkins 1 The Beatles in A Hard Days Night
2 Jimmy Page 2 Keith Richards in Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End
3 Leon Russell 3 Mick Jagger in Performance
4 Billy Preston 4 Better Midler in The Rose
5 Scotty Moore 5 Cher in Moonstruck
6 Bobby Keys  (tied for 6th) 6 The Beatles in Help!
6 Mick Ronson (tied for 6th) 7 Arlo Guthrie in Alice's Restaurant   (tied for 7th)
8 Steve Cropper  (tied for 8th) 7 Tina Turner in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome  (tied for 7th)
8 Willie Weeks  (tied for 8th) 9 David Bowie in The Man Who Fell To Earth & Elvis Presley in King Creole  (tied for 9th)
10 Jack Nitzsche & Ry Cooder  (tied for 10th) 9 Joan Jett in Light of Day & Paul Simon in Annie Hall  (tied for 9th)

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