Rock songs about rock music.

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    Rock songs about rock music.

    Rock music has many songs in it's history written using itself as a subject.

    I'll bet disco, hip hop and rap also do this...but possibly not as often.

    Here are some examples of Rock about Rock:

    The Who-Long Live Rock
    The Beatles- Rock and Roll Music
    Led Zeppelin- Rock 'n Roll
    Joan Jett- I Love Rock and Roll
    Rainbow- If You Don't Like Rock and Roll
    The Rolling Stones - I Know it's Only Rock 'n Roll
    Mott the Hoople- Rock'n  Roll Queen
    Foghat- Rock and Roll Outlaws
    Jethro Tull- Too Old To Rock 'n Roll
    The Doors-When the Music's Over
    The Ramones-Rock 'n Roll High School

    Some songs from the fifties too:
    Danny and The Juniors- At The Hop
    Eddie Cochrane- 20 Flight Rock
    Bill Haley and the Comets- Rock Around the Clock

    Can you name any more? (THE TERM 'ROCK' OR 'ROCK'N ROLL DOES NOT HAVE TO BE IN THE TITLE).
     
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    Bryan Adams - The Kids Wanna Rock
    BOC - Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll, R U Ready 2 Rock
    Bad Company - Rock & Roll Fantasy
    Def Leppard - Rock Rock Till You Drop, Rock of Ages
    Steve Miller - Rock N Me Baby

     
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    Good Lord , there's a lot of these!!!

    The Clash-Rock the Casbah
     
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    Can't believe this wasn't among the first two or three ...

    "Hey Hey, My My" ... Neil Young



     
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    Woodstock - CSNY (Joni Mitchell)
    Monterey - The Animals
    The Winds Of Change - The Animals
    Rock And Roll Hoochie Coo - Rick Derringer
    Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
    The Beatles and the Stones - House of Love
    Rock and Roll Heaven - The Righteous Brothers
    I Want to Rock With You - M. Jackson (only years later did we learn that there were different connotations about just how and with whom he wanted to rock with)
    Rock & Roll Fantasy - The Kinks
     
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    Bob Seger - Rock & Roll Never Forgets
    Neil Young - Rockin' in the Free World
     
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    AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
    Argent - God Gave Rock and Roll To You
    Kiss - Rock and Roll All Night
    Queen - Modern Times Rock N Roll
    Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane
     
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    Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through -- Meat Loaf (Jim Steinman)
    The Road -- The Kinks
    Rock and Roll is King -- ELO
     
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    I guess you could say "American Pie" is about rock and roll, right? And, though I absolutely HATE this song, "ROCK in the USA" by Mellencamp.

     
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    [QUOTE]I guess you could say "American Pie" is about rock and roll, right? And, though I absolutely HATE this song, "ROCK in the USA" by Mellencamp.
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]

    Lloyd, great call on 'American Pie.'

    I hate that they play this one Don McLean song to death, the man has done some wonderful songs. 'Castles in the Air' being my favorite.

    American Pie is really a very well written song, just overplayed until you just want to scream. I remember 'Hollywood Nights' by Bob Seger being one song I just could not stand anymore....'Go Your Own Way' by Fleetwood Mac is a close second.
     
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    "Its still Rock n Roll to me"  Billy Joel
    "For those about to rock"  AC/DC
    "Rock n Roll aint noise pollution"  AC/DC
    "Jailhouse Rock" Elvis
    "Rock n Roll Fantasy"  Bad Company

    One to think about "Stage fright" by the Band.  I guess it could be about anyone who sings, but they were a rock band.
     
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    Geez how did we all forget this one?

    Boston -- Rock 'n' Roll Band 
     
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    B-52's - Rock Lobster
    Stray Cats - Rock this Town
    Buffalo Spingfield - Rock and Roll Woman
    Dead Milkmen - You'll Dance to Anything
     
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    John Fogerty - Rock and Roll Girls
     
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    The Load-Out - Jackson Browne 
    Rock Star - Ben Folds
    Superstar - Sonic Youth sick sick cover (original: The Carpenters) -- okay, a                         groupie song -- is that RnR singing about itself?  :D
    Taking the Long Way - Dixie Chicks
    Not Ready to Make Nice - Dixie Chicks


     
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    We Built This City on Rock and Roll- Starship
     
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    Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley And The Comets
    Crocodile Rock - Elton John
    Rock And Roll All Night - Kiss
    Rock And Roll Never Forgets - Bob Segar

    We Will Rock You - Queen

     
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    Re: Rock songs about rock music.

    That tribute to the Carpenters is a great CD. Bought that back in the early nineties or something

    In Response to Re: Rock songs about rock music.:
    [QUOTE]The Load-Out - Jackson Browne  Rock Star - Ben Folds Superstar - Sonic Youth sick sick cover (original: The Carpenters) -- okay, a                         groupie song -- is that RnR singing about itself?   :D Taking the Long Way - Dixie Chicks Not Ready to Make Nice - Dixie Chicks
    Posted by yogafriend[/QUOTE]
     
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    So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star - The Byrds
    Don't Mind Rockin' Tonite - Ducks Deluxe
    Around and Around  - Chuck Berry

    All Around the World - Little Richard
    They Called It Rock - Nick Lowe
    The Band Wore Blue Shirts - Joe Jackson
    It Will Stand - The Showmen

     
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    I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) - The Moody Blues
     
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    of course, with my typical radiohead comment

    radiohead - anyone can play guitar
     
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    Grateful Dead - Playing In The Band; Truckin'
     
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    I'd throw Dire Straits' Money for Nothing in this mix (peripherally, at least); and All the Roadrunning, a wonderful duet Mark Knopfler does with the estimable Emmylou Harris.



     
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    [QUOTE]I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) - The Moody Blues
    Posted by digger0862[/QUOTE]

    I can't believe I didn't think of this one. The Moody Blues is one of my favorite bands, and I love that song.
     

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