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The best classic rock songs you need to listen to

Two days before the Grammys, Aerosmith will receive the award 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year Award. Not only have Aerosmith made an impact in the music industry, they have also dedicated time to philanthropic endeavors over five decades. These rockers are true icons of the classic rock genre.

Classic rock itself has long established itself as a true American musical genre. In fact, you could say that classic rock is the basis of American musical culture.

Of course, the definition of classic rock has been controversial for years, with some people claiming that a rock song of any genre simply has to be 25 years old to be considered a “classic”. Meanwhile, others find there’s a difference between classic rock, punk rock, pop rock, alternative rock and, well, you get the idea.

While bands like Aerosmith and The Doors are often considered the fathers of classic rock, the flowing lines of what defines a “classic” will vary depending on the part of the world in which you are. For the purposes of this article, the definition of classic rock is the music created between the 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s with an emphasis on guitar-driven compositions.

Although we can only name songs like “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin, and literally any Beatles song, these are a few other songs that you should add to your must-listen-to-playlist ASAP.