ROCK ANTHEMS! WHERE ARE THE NEW ONES?

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Who remembers the Rock anthems of the past? The songs that made your heart pound, sing at the top of your lungs, and pound your fist to the sky? The songs of legend, the songs that were sent down from the Gods? I’m gonna   look at a few of those anthems. And ponder…where are the NEW anthems?

 

“We Will Rock You” – Queen

This song is so strong that I believe it will never fade into obscurity. Used at sporting events and the like it is a true rock anthem. I cherish this song and always have.

 

“Rock and Roll All Nite” – KISS

Some say this is the worldwide Rock N’ Roll anthem. I know it is said that Kiss wrote this exactly to be that. Another classic that will live forever.

 

“Denim And Leather” – Saxon

This perhaps is my favorite of all of the Rock anthems I present here. I lived it and it has a special place in my soul.

 

“Breaking The Law” – Judas Priest

This is another anthem that was part of my youth. I can identify with this on so many levels.

 

“Highway To Hell” – AC/DC

I will always love this song, even though it was the song I was listening to right before a horrible auto accident. Those first notes…..

 

“Born In The USA” – Bruce Springsteen

Originally written in the protest song format it was reworked into the anthem that EVERYONE knows. Not particularly fond of it but it was iconic enough to be included.

 

“We’re An American Band” – Grand Funk Railroad

What can I say does it get anymore anthemic than this? Just one of the songs that gets in and sticks with you.

 

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” – Twisted Sister

Everyone from the MTV (when they played music videos) remembers this video. A true fist pumping anthem.

 

“Youth Gone Wild” – Skid Row

One of the newer Rock anthems that is worthy of mention. Skid Row came on the scene like gangbusters and this is the song that did it.

 

“Nothing But A Good Time” – Poison

Ahhh the 80’s this was a good time. Poison was a true party and live like there;s no tomorrow band. Thanks for that.

 

So, there’s a few anthems for ya. Anyone have any others to talk about? Let’s make this post a truly interactive one, tell me your thoughts!

the Hellion

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “ROCK ANTHEMS! WHERE ARE THE NEW ONES?

  1. I remember anthems being longer than 3.5 min like FREE BIRD (Skynard) and COME SAIL AWAY (Stix) and IM YOUR CAPTAIN (Grand Funk) and LONG TIME (Boston), WE WILL ROCK YOU/BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Queen), SLOW RIDE (Foghat), DON”T FEAR THE REAPER (BOC). etc etc etc. NOT to take away from the above posted tunes, just not true anthems IMO !

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