Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Deep Purple leads Sweden rock’s top 666

Go BIG or go home.

That may well have been the philosophy of Sweden's biggest rock radio station Rockklassiker 106.7 when they decided to build a list of the Top 666 rock songs of all time, as voted by the station's listeners.

Fans voted in an online poll, submitting their top six tracks of all time, which was then built into a total top 666.

Deep Purple’s “Smoke On The Water” topped the list, with Metallica, Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC rounding out the top 5.

In the big picture, AC/DC (28) and KISS (23) had the most entries, followed by Metallica (21), Guns N’ Roses (18), Iron Maiden (14), Deep Purple (11) and Black Sabbath (10).

Top 20 songs of all time as voted by the listeners of Rockklassiker 106.7:

01 – Deep Purple"Smoke On The Water"
02 – Metallica - "Enter Sandman"
03 – Guns N’ Roses - "November Rain"
04 – AC/DC - "Back In Black"
05 – Metallica - "Nothing Else Matters"
06 – Iron Maiden - "Run To The Hills"
07 – KISS - "Lick It Up"
08 – Aerosmith - "Janie's Got A Gun"
09 – Jimi Hendrix - "Foxey Lady"
10 – Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
11 – KISS“Detroit Rock City”
12 – Black Sabbath“Paranoid”
13 – Metallica“Sad But True”
14 – Twisted Sister“We’re Not Gonna Take It”
15 – Blue Oyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”
16 – Nirvana“Smells Like Teen Spirit”
17 – Led Zeppelin“Rock And Roll”
18 – The Eagles“Hotel California”
19 – Guns N’ Roses “You Could Be Mine”
20 – Metallica“Master Of Puppets”

Check out the full Top 666 here.

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Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
New York, NY – May 1973

See also:

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