10 Perfect Rock Music Songs Of The 2010s

Hard Rock, Indie, Garage and Gothic -- they're all here. But which of your favourites made the cut?

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During a decade when R&B and dance music reigned supreme, a handful of perfect rock songs held the line.

That's right, it's the 2010s, when Beyoncé, Calvin Harris and Justin Bieber were in, and the rock heroes of previous decades were chugging away on the backburner as far as the mainstream was concerned. Indeed, it's nigh-impossible to believe My Chemical Romance once had a UK Top 40 #1.

Thankfully, however, those aforementioned heroes did indeed chug, turning up, plugging in and blasting all hell in-case anyone was listening.

Rock is a broad church, and the decade brought us some all-time greatest from all corners of the genre. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Jack White, and the Black Keys made big on the blues/garage scene, Ghost, Black Label, and Sixx:A.M. held down the harder edge, Greta Van Fleet revived the old sounds, and Slash kept doing what he does best. And that's without even mentioning Dave Grohl, who had his horned fingers in every melodic pie he could lay his beady eyes on.

Join us, then, in the dining hall of rock 'n' roll, and feast upon 10 not just a'ight, not just good, but downright perfect rock songs from the 2010s, and let's remember what good music sounds like.

10. From Can To Can't - Sound City Players

Tireless rock 'n' roller Dave Grohl moved from our speakers to our screens in 2013, with his feature-length documentary Sound City. The film charts the history of legendary recording studio Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, LA, and features just about everyone who's anyone in the contemporary rock scene.

Needless to say, you can't put Grohl in a studio with other musicians and not expect something to happen and, alongside his documentary, everyone's favourite goateed multi-hyphenate produced Sound City: Real to Reel, an album drawing on industry talents past and present, and running the gamut from classic to contemporary rock and all the niches in-between.

While arguably every track on the record is deserving of a place on pub jukeboxes the world over, the highest highlight is From Can to Can't, a melancholic yet aggressive power ballad featuring Grohl, Corey Taylor, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen and Kyuss's Scott Reeder. A stand-out effort from an already impressive record, the track elicits the best of Taylor's vocals this side of Slipknot, brings back the iconic EBow (from its late '70s/early '80s heyday), and features a blistering solo from Nielsen, on Grohl's own guitar no less!

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