With rock's extensive history, one must wonder why every classic rock station in the world all seem to play the same couple of hundred songs over and over again. Here are twelve highly influential songs that nonetheless could use an extensive hiatus.
This song put the Doors on the map, but it also overstayed its welcome. Its seemingly neverending organ solo makes it a bit tiresome, but the radio edit with the majority of it excised seems to make this song oddly worse. There are several tracks on the band's 1967debut that deserve far more attention. see more on Light My Fire
Tom Scholz' engineering prowess cannot be questioned; he recorded Boston's smash debut in his basement, an almost astonishing feat for the 1970s and long before the advent of digital home recording. Musically it is a pleasant song, with its memorable riff and swirling harmonies. Unfortunately it is also a prime example of bloated arena rock bombast.
Few artists have been as big a victim of their own success as Peter Frampton. "Frampton Comes Alive" set the template for live albums, and it remains an impressive listen. It was also beat into the ground, and several of its tracks could hold this spot on this list. I simply chose this track because it is the one most likely to spawn terrible covers by non-rock artists. see more on Baby I Love Your Way
Famous for its no so veiled jab at Neil Young, Sweet Home Alabama is a classic rock testament to the attitude that the genre imbodies; gritty, upbeat and in your face. It is also played far too much, and one cannot help but see the irony in the song's locale, seeing as how Lynyrd Skynyrd were from Jacksonville, Florida. see more on Sweet Home Alabama