Best rock song of all times

Only one answer please.
Not the best written or the best musical complexity but the one that represents the rock.

My choice: Satisfaction - Rolling Stones

- first notes are like the 5th of Beethoven (when you hear those notes, everybody pumps up the volume)
- still very up to date
- a mix of rock and blues rock and Motown sound
- lyrics talks about disatisfaction of young people vs life, politics, money and women (even B Dylan like that song)
- music is very basic as a good rock song should be
Ditto, Stones, "Satisfaction."
like a rolling stone
"Satisfaction" is my choice too.

First time I saw The Stones, they opened with "Satisfaction". Keith alone on stage. I felt like I had been struck by lightning. Never had that feeling before at a rock concert.
Monkey Man - Rolling Stones
"Tutti Frutti"

"Born To Be Wild," Steppenwolf


"Sheena Is A Punk Rocker," The Ramones
"Born with a Tail" Super Suckers
"Johnny B. Goode", Chuck Berry (1955)
"Johnny B. Goode" is a song written by Chuck Berry in 1955, and is considered one of the first pure rock and roll songs ever recorded. The song is the rock and roll version of the American dream - a poor country boy from the backwoods has dreams of becoming a star by hard work and his skill at playing the guitar.The Father of Rock & Roll.The Real King......
Smoke on the water! " Deep Purple "
"Running with the Devil" - Van Halen
"Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues" 1966 Live Bob Dylan
"Rocks Off" - Rolling Stones
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
"Black dog" Zeppelin
All choices very good so far,keep them rolling.
"You Really Got Me," The Kinks. Always crank this one up.
FZ "The Torture..."
This is an impossible task.. I'll just go with Thin Lizzy "The Boys are Back in Town"
Black sheets of rain-Bob Mould.
Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On - The Killer
Chantilly Lace - The Big Bopper
You Drive Me Nervous - Alice Cooper
"Thunder Road"
Rush- The Spirit of Radio. Complex, Catchy, and Inventive. I don't believe there is a standard for stupidity in Rock. It either Rocks or it doesn't.
Radar Love
and every day it would probably change!

I know, I know - not necessarily simple, not necessarily very basic, but after those first 7 notes you are already crankin' the volume. And if you don't crank it, then you're already dead...
"Gimme Shelter"-Rolling Stones! A song for then and now.
with a distant second place to Baba O'Riley by the Who
I might have to agree with Baba O'Riley. And if you ask, "what is the best rock Album, I would definitely go with "Who's Next".


Can I add another one .
"My Sharona" The Knack
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Purple Haze by Hendrix.
The Who--won't get fooled again.
There's this little number by The Beatles called "Revolution". Listen to the single, not the White Album version, and tell me the song does not have it all.
Lennon's opening scream on "Revolution" is, without a doubt, the BEST scream on a rock&roll song!
I'm with the last two entries... Revolution by the Beatles. Lennon nailed it. A best rock song in any ones book. But Lindisfarne, I'm surprised, nothing from "Nicely Out of Tune"?
Happy Listening!

Maybe, but Roger Daltrey does OK on "Won't Get Fooled Again". That's a pretty good scream...


Lil WIng, Jimi Hendrix
I've got to add "Paint It Black" by the Stones. Talk about angst!
You want to hear a scream? Wilson Pickett covering "Hey Jude" BTW Duane Allman is on guitar.
"Roll with the changes" REO Speedwagon
Sweet Child O'Mine has a great riff...

All above suggestions are excellent candidates too - check this out url for a "researched" list....
sweet child of mine.
I will add another vote for:
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

WOW...It may be one you don't immediately think about but when you hear it...WOW.
From one emotional extreme to another. Now I don't know the history behind the song but basically three classics in one. My unbiased opinion: Nothing...I repeat nothing beats it, there may be songs I like better for my tastes, memories etc... but Bohemian Rhapsody is had to argue against.
Hate to disagree there, Launche, but BoRhap is silly, disjoint, soulless, flash crap. IMHO, of course. "Good Times, Bad Times" is pretty good, though. So is "Hungry Freaks" (FZ).
stairway to heaven
All this and not one mention of the Cream, Sunshine of Your Love. Or....Funk 49 by the James Gang who by the way I just saw.
We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions.

Correction on the Bohemian Rhapsody song, silly me I'm not a big Queen fan but all these years I thought that Bohemain Rhapsody/We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions was all one song. Blame the radio station for that, most times I heard it they played all three together and when I heard them seperated I just thought they were breaking them up for radio play me stupid. That's why I originally said "three classic in one."

Now with that clarification, I vote for We Will Rock You/ We Are The Champions combo (which I now realize are also two different songs.) But mostly played together when I've heard them. This combo is the definitive rock song and anthem IMO.

Somebody help me get this egg off my face.
AC/DC Back in Black Can't be beat.
every song on "born to run"
Bob Dylan's "All along the watchtower" covered by Hendrix