Be forewarned before proceeding any further: After reading this you may well this find these songs bubbling up in your brain in the days to come. If you wanted to hear its biggest hit — 5 on the Hot — just tune into your local album rock station. Or flick that switch in your head. Is it just coincidence that its tempo of beats-per-minutes is the same as the accelerated heartbeat one feels after doing just a bit too much cocaine? Little know fact: Miller did not write this one, composed by Paul Pena. Both its subject matter and near-irresistible hip-shaking beat helped this number imprint itself into rock fan consciousness. Even if it only reached 28 as a single, the song came in at 2 on the Top 40 Jukebox Singles of All Time in As one of the first popular heavy metal hits, it occupies a special place in the heart of many rock fans as well as on the mental playlists of millions. Interesting component to this list: As we get to the top the songs grow longer and more complex. The radio edit only made it to 21 on the singles chart.
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Rock Music in the ‘70s
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The s were when icons were born. With the groundwork for a new sense of aesthetic and personal freedom laid in the swinging 60s, people experimented with their sound, look and entire persona in more and more extreme ways. In London there was punk, with The Sex Pistols and The Clash leading a tribe of pierced, leather-clad young upstarts that stuck two fingers up to the establishment. From somewhere in space landed David Bowie and Marc Bolan — two otherworldly angels at the forefront of glam rock.