These songs have been criminally ignored for too long. Shine the light on them and discover something new.
Everyone has heard Iron Man and Smoke On The Water. Maybe you’re getting tired of your current collection of music. Maybe you need to extend, advance. That’s where this list comes in. Check out these criminally ignored songs (I doubt you’ve heard of most of these) and see what you like. Then try to build on that. Also, these are a lot of my favorite songs, and it’s a shame that sometimes I feel like the only person who’s ever heard them. Obviously, I may be wrong and some of these songs could be very popular. But these are the songs that I suggest to people and they look at me like I have three heads.
These songs come from many forms of rock as well as other genres, such as trance and reggae. I doubt anyone besides me will like all of these songs, but I’m sure you’ll find quite a few you like. Also, as you may or may not already know, I like Hendrix a lot more than most people, so there is an abundance of his lesser-known stuff here.
One of my favorite songs of all time. It’s an instrumental, so if you need words, steer clear. Otherwise, give it a shot.
A remake of a classic by Bach. Tull managed to make it even better.
A sprawling 13-minute affair. There’s quite a bit of instrumentation in the middle, but it’s just as good as the riff.
Reggae besides Bob Marley. No, seriously, it exists. The is the best it has to offer.
I don’t know how this band didn’t become more popular. Cure for Pain is one of my favorite albums ever.
The original Beck does his thing. Amazing guitarwork here.
This might be the saddest song I’ve ever heard. But that’s why I love it.
Better known as the Sopranos theme song. The real version is much better than the one they play on TV, though.
A song that has been ignored too long. JA used their talent in arrangement to its fullest potential on this one.
The least appreciated song on Dark Side of the Moon. Which is a crying shame, because it’s the best song on the album.
I don’t know if you’ve heard of Chicago or not, but I know that you should check this out along with their other stuff.
Not played on the radio much (or ever). But the closing line is great; I won’t spoil it for you.
The refrain in this song is scarily catchy. It’s extremely well-written and shows off Hendrix’ guitar at its best.
This was a single, I think, but I’m the only person on the Eastern Seaboard who listens to techno, so you probably haven’t heard this before.
More non-Marley reggae. Not as good as Steppin’ Razor, but solid nonetheless.
Better known as the song from the UPS commercials. The parts with words are way better than what is on the commercial.
This song has the most uplifting riff I’ve ever heard. If it doesn’t instantly make you happy, nothing will.
Bob Marley shines as a guitarist here. It’s a portrait of life in Kingston in the 70s. Listen to it.
I think I’m the only person who has ever listened to this song in its entirety. It was on Echoes, which means it was overshadowed by the title track. I prefer it to nearly all of Pink Floyd’s work.
Techno again. The main riff is unbelievably catchy.
Tull goes hard rock. An excellent song, but I still have no idea what it’s about.
More JA. Actually, instead of just checking out songs, look at Crown of Creation. The whole album is amazing.
This song gave us one of the best quotes ever: “Don’t gain the world and lose your soull; wisdom is better than silver and gold.” It’s a shame no one’s ever heard it.
Seal is awesome, but this is by far his best song. You’ve probably heard that he’s married to Heidi Klum, but that’s about it.
The least-heard song on Frampton Comes Alive! Which is sad, because it’s miles better than most of the song on that album.
I don’t really understand why someone would sing about horses plowing land, but the refrains is amazing.
Maybe the least listened to RHCP song in existence. It’s sad, because it’s right up there with Dani California and Snow (Hey Oh).
Insanely catchy bassline. Listen to the song strictly for that.
The Clash were a great band, and this song shows why. It’s a great “stick-it-to-the-Man” song, too.
More Morphine. Oddly enough, Morphine’s best album is “Cure for Pain.” Greatest play on words ever, in my opinion.
The last of the JA tunes on this list. Once again, check out Crown of Creation for more.
I am SURE I’m the only soul who has heard this song. Which is downright terrible, because the bassline is. . . beyond words.
The only reason this is last is because it’s more well-known than most songs on this list. It’s in the top five quality-wise, though.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my list. Don’t hate it too much, OK? I also hope that you found some new music you like.