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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, other than the first listing, which shows the most underrated member from many different bands


The Most Underrated Members from each Rock band (Results from different polls taken, vote in this week's poll so your voice will be heard, see link below to vote!)
The Rolling Stones - Bill Wyman (with 34.6% of the first place vote)
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%)
Steely Dan - Jeff �Skunk� Baxter  (with 31.6%)
Marshall Tucker Band - Tommy Cardwell (with 20.3%)
Guns 'n Roses - Izzy Stradlin (with 51%)
The Guess Who - Jim Kale  (with 49.4%)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Robbie Bachman (with 33.1%)
The Animals - Hilton Valentine (with 41.4%)
Traffic - Chris Wood (with 31.7%)
The Doobie Brothers - Jeff "Skunk" Baxter & John McFee (both tied, with 23.3% each)
Blind Faith - Ric Grech (with 79%)
The Cars - Benjamin Orr (with 31.3%)
The Jefferson Airplane - Jack Casady (with 15.1%)
The Jefferson Starship - David Freiberg  (with 17.6%)
The Buffalo Springfield - Richie Furay (with 32.1%)
The Electric Light Orchestra - Bev Bevan (with 21.8%)
The (Young) Rascals - Dino Danelli (with 25.1%)
The Velvet Underground - John Cale (with 31.4%)
The Temptations - Melvin Franklin & Paul Williams (both tied, with 23.9% each)
Grand Funk Railroad - Mel Schacher (with 26%)
Yes - Alan White (with 19%)
Free - Andy Fraser (with 32.2%)
Bad Company - Raymond "Boz" Burrell (with 33.5%)
Derek and the Dominos - Bobby Whitlock (with 49.8%)
Foreigner - Al Greenwood (with 31.7%)
Cheap Trick - Tom Petersson (with 49.8%)
Kansas - Robby Steinhardt  (with 20.6%)
The Hollies - Eric Haydock (with 18%)
Sly & The Family Stone - Larry Graham (with 14.6%)
T. Rex - Steve Peregrin Took (with 28.5%)
Canned Heat - Alan Wilson (with 20.9%)
The Wailers - Peter Tosh (with 26.9%)


The best Rock Songs written about a band member by a fellow or former band member (Results from a poll taken the week of Sept. 26, 2022) Of the altered lyrics found in rock songs, that were forced on the artist due to censorship, the songs ruined the most by this action (Results from a poll taken the week of Oct. 3, 2022)
1 The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young - wrote this about his Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten�s addiction and subsequent overdose death from heroin 1 Let�s Spend the Night Together - The Rolling Stones - Band was forced on the U.S. Ed Sullivan TV show to sing 'lets spend some time together' instead of singing what the song's title was.
2 Shine a Light - Rolling Stones - Mick Jagger sings goodbye to the Stones founder, Brian Jones, after his death 2 You Don�t Know How it Feels - Tom Petty On the radio censored version, when Tom sings "Let�s roll another joint", that was edited, with the word "roll" beeped out and "joint" distorted to where it couldn't be understood.
3 Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd � Written about their original bandleader/frontman Syd Barrett, who had mental issues which made him leave the band for good early on 3 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits - "See that little faggot w/ the earring & the make up, yeah buddy, that's his own hair. That little faggot got his own jet airplane, that little faggot, he's a millionaire", changed to: "See the little queenie with the earring & the make up, yeah buddy, that's his own hair. That little boy got his own jet airplane, that little boy, he's a millionaire", on Canadian radio stations.
4 Coming Down Again - The Rolling Stones - Keith Richards feels guilty about stealing away bandmate Brian Jones' fianc�e, Anita Pallemburg 4 Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull - "got him by the balls" was changed by the band's label to "got him by the fun" on DJ copies for radio air play.
5 Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac - Keyboardist Christine McVie wrote and sings this postive song to her ex-husband and bandmate, bassist John McVie, after their breakup 5 Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard - Paul Simon - "when the radical priest come to get me released, we is all on the cover of Newsweek". Censors at the BBC had these lyrics removed from the song because of their policy against airing material with product placement
6 Back on the Chain Gang - The Pretenders - Chrissie Hynde wrote this for her late guitarist James Honeyman-Scott and her late bassist and former lover, Pete Farndon. Both died within months of each other. 5 Star Star - The Rolling Stones - (1) Actual title was "Starfucker", but changed to "Star Star" because of U.S. and UK censors. (2) But, the song was also banned on the BBC and on most U.S. radio stations because the word "Statfucker" was repeated over and over again throughout the song, and also because of the lyrics: "Your tricks with fruit was kind a cute, I bet you keep your pussy clean"
7 All Those Years Ago - George Harrison - wrote this about his former bandmate John Lennon, a year after his murder/assassination. 7 Jet Airliner - Steven Miller Band - "I don't want to get caught up in any of that funky shit goin' down in the city" heard over the radio for years without being edited, only to have the word "shit" changed to "kicks" on U.S. radio stations - a good 10 years after its release.
8 I Saw Her Again - The Mamas & the Papas - About a love triangle in the band, co-written by band members Denny Doherty and John Phillips, about Doherty's affair w/ Phillips' wife, Michelle 7 The Cover of Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show - But the thrill we've never known. is the thrill that'll getcha when you get your picture on the cover of the Rollin' Stone" - Changed without permission by BBC DJs to "...on the cover of Radio Times", to get around BBC product placement censorship.
9 Early 1970 - Ringo Starr - Ringo reminiscences nicely about his former Beatle bandmates while hoping that they won't forget about him. (tied with.... 9 Tonight's The Night - Rod Stewart - Rod's song was removed from RKO radio play lists until the lyric 'Spread your wings and let me come inside' was edited out from the song.
9 Never Without You - Ringo Starr - Ringo  reflects on the loss of his Beatles bandmate George Harrison, who died in '01 10 Lola - The Kinks - "Where they drink champagne and it tastes just like Coca-Cola", was changed to " tastes just like cherry cola" in the UK because of the censors of the BBC,  policy against airing material with product placement.


The first true Heavy Metal sounding Songs (Results from a poll taken the week of Oct 24, 2022) The best Rock Songs about Outlaws or Criminals (Results from a poll taken the week of Nov 14, 2022)
1 You Really Got Me - The Kinks (1964) 1 Midnight Rambler � The Rolling Stones
2 Helter Skelter - The Beatles (1968) 2 Down by the River - Neil Young
3 Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer (1968) 3 Bad Company - Bad Company (tied w/
4 All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks (1964) 3 Desperado - Alice Cooper (the band)
5 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin (1969) 5 Maxwell�s Silver Hammer � The Beatles
6 My Generation - The Who (1965) (tied w/ 6 Midnight Rider - Allman Brothers Band
6 Wild Thing - The Troggs (1966) (tied for 6th) 7 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap � AC/DC
8 Born To Be Wild- Steppenwolf (1968) 8 Friend of the Devil - The Grateful Dead
9 Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin/Big Brother & The Holding Company(1968) 9 Bad Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce (tied w/
Hand of Fate - The Rolling Stones
I've Gotta Get A Message To You - The Bee Gees
10 Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix (1967) 9 Take the Money and Run - Steve Miller Band
The Ballad of Billy the Kid - Billy Joel
The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde - Georgie Fame

The best Rock song by a band or artist sung by somebody other than the normal lead singer (Results from a poll taken the week of Dec 12, 2022) The best Rock Songs that has lyrics in them that repeats over and over again, either �nah nah nah...� or �no no no...� (Results from a poll taken the week of Nov 21, 2022)
1 Happy - The Rolling Stones - Sung by the band's guitarist Keith Richards  
- Top 5 -
2 Going Up the Country - Canned Heat - Sung by the band's guitarist Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson    
3 My Wife - The Who - Sung by the band's bassist John Entwistle 1 Hey Jude - The Beatles (22.4%)
4 Going Mobile - The Who - Sung by the band's guitarist Pete Townshend 2 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam (17.1%)
5 Dedicated To The One I Love - The Mamas & The Papas - Sung by the group's harmony singer Michelle Phillips 3 Nobody But Me - The Human Beinz (12.3%)
5 Ooh La La - The Faces - Sung by the band's guitarist Ron Wood (tied for 5th) 4 Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin - Journey (10.7%) 
7 Have a Cigar - Pink Floyd - Sung by guest singer Roy Harper 5 Remember (Walkin' In The Sand) - The Shangri-Las (10.3%)
8 Go Now - The Moody Blues - Sung by the band's guitarist Denny Laine    
9 I'm in Love With My Car - Queen - Sung by band's drummer Roger Taylor
Medicine Jar - Wings - Sung by band's lead guitarist Jimmy McCulloch
  The Top 5 is only listed for this poll since there were only 13 songs to choose from in the voting.
9 Take It to the Limit - The Eagles - Sung by band's bassist Randy Meisner
You Got That Right - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Co-Lead vocals sung by band's guitarist Steve Gaines (4 way tie for 9th)

The best Funk Song made by Classic Rockers (Results from a poll taken the week of Dec 19, 2022) The greatest all time intros to Rock Songs (Results from a poll taken the week of Jan 30, 2023)
1 Fame - David Bowie w/ John Lennon 1 Revolution - Beatles - Acid guitar lick by John, hard single drum beat by Ringo, and John's scream, has this one starting off the first acid to metal rock song
2 Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone 2 Iron Man - Black Sabbath - Ward's simple drum beat, followed by Iommi's demonic guitar riffing & Ozzy's demonic like spoken word's 'I am Iron Man!', kicks this one off
3 Fingerprint File - Rolling Stones 3 2000 Light Years From Home - Rolling Stones - Mellotron, Piano, Electric Dulcimer & Oscillator by Brian Jones, with Fuzz Bass by Bill Wyman & 12-string fuzz guitar by Keith Richards
4 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen 4 Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty - A synthesizer sounding like a flute by Tommy Eyre, drum cymbals by Henry Spinetti & a saxophone by Raphael Ravenscroft kicks off this one
5 Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf 5 Come Together - The Beatles - McCartney's heavy bass mixed w/ Lennon & Harrison's guitars, Lennon's handclaps w/ echo & Ringo's perfect drum breaks played on tom toms
6 Funk #49 - The James Gang (tied w... 5 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin - Jimmy Page's acoustic guitar and moreso John Paul Jones' four recorders sets the mood for this one.
6 Shakedown Street - The Grateful Dead (tie) 7 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix - Guitar riff by Hendrix says it all in this opening
8 The Crunge - Led Zeppelin (tied w... 7 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple - Ritchie Blackmore's timeless, and rock's most known and most ever played guitar riff, was born on this song's opening notes
8  Emotional Rescue - The Rolling Stones 9 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd - It's the smooth organ played by producer Al Kooper and the piano played by Billy Powell that actually sets this one up
10 Drive My Car - The Beatles 9 Time - Pink Floyd - The gongs and alarms heard going off by many different clocks were all recorded in an antique clock store
Time Has Come Today - The Chambers Brothers - The alternate striking of two cowbells by Brian Keenan and a simple 'kookoo' sung by Lester Chambers, starts this one off.

The saddest Rock Songs about being unhappy (Results from a poll taken the week of February 27, 2023)
1 Fire and Rain � James Taylor
2 Mother - John Lennon
3 Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
4 Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) - Elton John
5 Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
6 A Woman Left Lonely - Janis Joplin (tied for 6th place with...
6 The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel (tied for 6th)
8 You Lost the Loving Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
9 All My Love - Led Zeppelin (five way tie for 9th place with...
9 How Do You Mend A Broken Heart - The Bee Gees (tied for 9th)
9 In The Ghetto - Elvis Presley (tied for 9th)
9 The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young (tied for 9th)
9 The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson and The Miracles (tied for 9th)

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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)