They Changed The Game
This list highlights the best that Southern Rock has to offer. And in more ways than one, they were massively influential and they practically raised the bar in this genre. We only included one song for every artist or band because to be honest, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band would probably take up more than five spots here EASILY.
10. Humble Pie – “30 Days in the Hole”
One question – why is Humble Pie STILL criminally underrated?
9. Ram Jam – “Black Betty”
It seriously can’t get any better than this!
8. Molly Hatchet – “Flirtin’ With Disaster”
This is what real music sounds like.
7. Little Feat – “Dixie Chicken”
Never trust anyone who says they do not like this song.
6. Wet Willie – “Keep On Smilin’”
Your neighbors will thank you for playing this loud.
5. Marshall Tucker Band – “Fire On The Mountain”
Sweet melody and great harmonies – what more could you ask for?
4. ZZ Top – “La Grange”
A song about a brothel that’s THIS good? Yep, we’ll take it.
3. The Charlie Daniels Band – “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”
We have two words – ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE. The devil got played.
2. The Allman Brothers Band – “Ramblin’ Man”
It’s one of the tracks you can play 100 times in a row and no one would complain.
1. Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama”
This is the ultimate Southern Rock song, enough said.