This list originally started as 10, hence the title. But given the competition it was hard to narrow down to so few, so we now have 20. Since rock’n’roll started England itself have contributed a great amount to giving fans amazing music to listen to. For this reason it wasn’t easy. And some bands who were short-lived still managed to beat out other bands with large lists of great songs.
Bands and artists that closely missed out but deserve a mention are George Harrison, Amy Winehouse, New Order, Soft Cell,The Police, The Kinks, The Who, Elvis Costello, T-Rex, The Cure, Pink Floyd (downbeat music), Massive Attack, Portishead and Coldplay to name a few.
While searching found this good list from what looked to be an English alternative music station
Before finishing the list we decided that it is better to give a great party list than to condense what all different lists have with what we already like. So in the future you will see a list of 20 great English Songs to get Up and Party
Here’s the top 20 anyway:
20 The Drugs Don’t Work- The Verve
Another big hit from the Verve, if the drugs don’t work for you just listen to this song in a state of sobriety and you’ll be fine
19 Nights of white satin- Moody Blues
A great rock ballad by the Moody Blues
18 Heroes- David Bowie
David Bowie was another heavyweight of the English rock scene. This great song is good to sit back, relax and
17 Song #2- Blur
This song is a great up beat song that will get you up and dancing straightaway. Go on, get up and start jumping around.
16 God Save the Queen- Sex Pistols
Sex Pistols have a raw sound, but their lyrics really have what it takes. They stick it into all people confronting them in their day and age. One of many great songs by the group.
15 Norwegian Wood- The Beatles
Why this song? It is an evergreen song for the Beatles. It still sounds in 4 decades later.
14 Satisfaction- The Rolling Stones
Great upbeat sound on this song from the Rolling Stones, we’re all for songs that make you happy here at Street Talk Savvy
13 Sultans of Swing- Dire Straits
Dire Straits had many hits, this one was not the most ground breaking of all their songs, but after the horrible 80’s were gone, this one stood the test of time better than others
12 Bittersweet Symphony- The Verve
As a group they didn’t have a great shelf life but their first album, they really packed a punch
11 Whole Lotta Love- Led Zeppelin
An awesome rock band with many great songs, that are timeless. Robert Plants amazing singing voice also takes you somewhere else on this track
10 Sympathy for the devil- The Rolling Stones
This was the early days for the Rolling Stones when they were still markedly a blues band. Did Mick Jagger strut around the stage with his lips out and strut around the stage back then?
9 I bet you look good on the dancefloor- Arctic Monkeys
Great raw sound from this band. They have a lot of great music, so it’s no surprise they get a place
8 Karma Police- Radiohead
Radiohead are a band spanning a long era for these days and still keep writing popular songs for all generations, this one is Street Talk Savvy’s favourite from the band
7 Should I Stay or Should I Go-The Clash
If you weren’t from London this more upbeat song from the Clash would probably be your favourite from them
6 House of the rising sun-The Animals
This is an old song, a supposed American folk song with no decided origin, but here engraved in rock history, by the British band the Animals
5 Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppelin
Very morbid song, but still good. The guitar riff is one of the most popular of all time does it for most people
4 Love will tear us apart- Joy Division
It’s good and it’s very popular
3 Imagine-John Lennon
A sentimental favourite for all the people who mourn the death of a music great
2 Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen
Queen were a talented grouping, often between 4 music genres in one song. This rock ballad is definitely the best of a long list
This song is great to get a whole room of drunk English lads singing straight up, like no other on the list. For this reason it isa likely winner
The music in this list was chosen from making a combination on our favourites and what the other lists out there on the net are using. Also we tried to cover classics from the past that are worthy candidates rather than what has happened in say a Gen Y’s lifetime.The music is biased towards alternative rather than mainstream, but not going too heavy with the sound so Iron Maiden is out.
Hope you liked our list, feel free to make comments
If you are looking for English Slang from England
- Rolling Stones’ “Name That Riff” Competition: A Chance to Win a Piece of Rock’n’roll History (uk.prweb.com)