Rock and roll has always been a genre for the outsiders. While it may have had encounters with the mainstream from time to time, the real sound of rock and roll was originally about rebelling against the straight and narrow of society. There may have been some dark undercurrents, but that doesn't mean that everything was all that bad.
For as many songs are about restless teenage life, plenty of songs have come out of the rock canon that deal with the more positive aspects. Be it love, be it freedom, or even just your rebellious attitude, each of these songs has been able to capture unbridled joy in a way few artists have done since. Some may follow a certain formula, but no matter what kind of good feeling you're dealing with, each of these songs will inject that extra sonic spice into your life.
Sure, the electric guitars may be a bit much for some people, but a little edge to a song never hurt anyone. And let's face it, most rock songs talk about the world being on fire, so it's only natural that there be a few that douse those flames every now and again.
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