What is the number one song in rock chart history?

UPDATE: Live365 closed after many years, but that didn’t stop Jammin Joe. He’s over at Mixcloud now with even more countdowns! Follow Joe on Twitter too!

The answer, by the way, was Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 by Pink Floyd! From 1980 through 2015, this song was easily the biggest!


At Kickass Rock Radio. Most of the time, Jammin Joe plays today’s rock and alternative, leaning toward the harder side on the genres. I spend much of my time monitoring radio to hear the current most popular songs for the rock chart. I always find some time to listen to Kickass Rock Radio for pleasure. I love the heavier mix of current music.

But on Friday nights, clear the decks …

Joe is live with special countdowns and programs far outside the usual format. Since March 22, 2014, Friday nights at 7PM and running past 11, US Eastern Time, Jammin Joe takes the mic live to present the incredible first airing of Top 1000 Rock Songs Of All Time In Chart History. This all time chart has never been published and can only be heard at Kickass Radio on Live365. I am hearing that an all time rock songs list will not be officially published until near the end of the decade, so this is the only chance to find the biggest rock songs for a while.

Just to give you an idea how huge these songs are, we already heard Smells Like Teen Spirit. The rest of the songs are even bigger.

Tonight, we crack into the cream of the crop, the top one hundred all time rock songs. Next Friday, the countdown finishes with the all time number one rock song.  Just two more shows. You won’t want to miss finding out. Everyone’s buzzing about what the number one song will be.

The Rock Top 30, which is the source of this compilation, is the longest-running weekly rock chart anywhere, so this all time rock chart has full backing and credibility, an objectively compiled chart, not a listener-voted favorites chart. The exact period covered is from 1979 to early 2014 when the countdown started. To qualify, a song must be at number one or at its first week in a peak position in 1980 or later. There’s your universe of rock songs.

This close to the top of the all time list, we will be hearing the biggest rock  songs ever by artists and groups including Silverchair, System Of A Down, Matchbox 20, Sting, Collective Soul, Stone Sour, Queensryche, Shinedown, Silversun Pickups, Blink 182, 3 Doors Down, Stone Temple Pilots, Bastille, Goo Goo Dolls and Cage The Elephant. Do you know which was the biggest hit by any of these rock bands?

We are living on the edge of the greatest rock countdown yet.

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