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What one rock and roll song do you think is the most underrated?

Asked by marinelife (62485points) November 15th, 2010

So, what do you think is a great rock and roll song that was underrated during it’s time or did not become a classic and should have?

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Winters's avatar

I’m a little hesitant to say this one because I’m not sure if people consider it a classic or not (I haven’t met that many that know it) but The Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson.

marinelife's avatar

@Winters Great nominee! Very powerful song. Love the organ parts.

mammal's avatar

Gimme Shelter what irritates me though, is a new generation of kids are being introduced to it through Black Ops, which is ironic as it was intended as an anti war song, penned in response to the Vietnam war.

marinelife's avatar

@mammal I don’t think Gimme Shelter qualifies as underrated: ”“Gimme Shelter” was placed at #38 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.” Source

john65pennington's avatar

Sonny Knight was a very underrated singer and piano player. most of you will not know of him or remember his music. he had one song that made it into the top 20 charts. Sonny Knight was a crossover from rhythmn and blues artist to a rock and roll artist. he was way ahead with his music for the time, back in the late 50s. its a gutsy R & B song on Youtube and its called….......


marinelife's avatar

@john65pennington It made me close my eyes and imagine slow dancing in a pleated skirt, sweater and booby socks. He has a smooth and “creamy’-sounding voice.

john65pennington's avatar

marinelife, you actually listened to the song? i am impressed. no one ever listens to the songs i suggest on Fluther. anyway, what a dance song, huh? that song is as good today as it was the day it was recorded, a long time ago. thanks for the comeback. jp

marinelife's avatar

Edit: Bobby socks. That was not a Freudian slip, I swear!

john65pennington's avatar

Booby…..Bobby, okay.

janbb's avatar

My Sharona – Not!

(But I bet I just gave you an earworm.)

marinelife's avatar

@janbb Oh, you are mean!

Blondesjon's avatar

Tribute – Tenacious D

marinelife's avatar

@Brian1946 Great cut! I think it never became a hit because it was a cover that had done so many times before although I think Johnny Winter is great! Also, I think it was because it was pretty much straight ahead blues rather than rock and roll.

buckyboy28's avatar

Tightrope by Electric Light Orchestra.

john65pennington's avatar

A No. 1 all-time song that was way ahead of its musical time. Sounds as good today as the time it was recorded in 1959…........................

“Since I Don’t Have You’.........The Skyliners !!

Also, a song that was recorded in Nashville in the late 50s…..............

“Stay”..........Maurice Williams and The Zodiac.

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