The readers of Classic Rock magazine have voted for the “100 Greatest Songs” — with Queen's 1975 opus, “Bohemian Rhapsody” coming in at Number One. There weren't many surprises in the AOR-heavy list, with Led Zeppelin coming in at Number Two with 1971's “Stairway To Heaven,” and the band placing no less than three tracks in the Top 15.
Coming in at Number Three was Pink Floyd's 1979 classic “Comfortably Numb,” Zeppelin back at Number Four with “Kashmir,” and the Top Five rounded out with Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1973 extended work-out, “Free Bird.”
The Who squeaked in with “Won't Get Fooled Again” sitting at the bottom of the Top 10, the Rolling Stones only got as high as Number 14 with “Gimme Shelter,” and the Beatles didn't placing a single song on the list until “A Day In The Life” came in at Number 20. Among the bands and artists that failed to place a single song in the Top 25 were the Doors, the Allman Brothers Band, Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Bob Seger, U2, Crosby Stills, Nash, & Young, Yes, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.