Top 10 Best Glam Rock Songs of All Time

Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Glam Rock songs of all time 2017, Glam rock or glitter rock is a type of music that developed in the 70’s where stars often had unique costumes, platform shoes and glitter makeup. The visual apperance of the performers was often androgynous and the style was a mixture of science fiction and art rock. This genre of music is best known for the fashion of its artists.

The 70’s had a large variety of glam rock artists who were known for their glittery apparel as well as their songs. The following is a list of the top ten best glam rock songs of all time.

Top 10 latest new Glam Rock songs 2017 2018

Here we present the list of top 10 best Glam Rock songs of all time 2017.

10. Mama Weer All Crazee Now: Slade

This song is featured on the 1972 Slade album “Slayed?” This track was written by Jim Lea and Noddy Holder. This song is the bands third number one single in the UK. This song reached number 76 on the US charts.

“I don’t want to drink my whisky like you do
I don’t need to spend my money but still do
Don’t stop now a c’mon
another drop now c’mon
I want to lot now so c’mon
That’s right, that’s right
I said Mama but we’re all crazy now
I said Mama but we’re all crazy now
I said Mama but we’re all crazy now
A you told me fool fire water won’t hurt me
A you tease me and all my ladies desert me”

9. Personality Crisis: New York Dolls

This song was written by David Johansen and Johnny Thunders. This song was released in 1973 as a double single along with the song “Trash.”

“Well we can’t take it this week
And her friends don’t want another speech
Hoping for a better day to hear what she’s got to say
All about that
Personality crisis you got it while it was hot
But now frustration and heartache is what you got
(That’s why they talk about personality)”

8. Fox on The Run: Sweet

This song is the first single that was written by the band Sweet. Their other songs prior to this one were written by producers. The song is about groupies. This song is featured on the 1974 Sweet album “Desolation Boulevard.”

“She walked through the corn leading down to the river.
Her hair shone like gold in the hot morning sun.
She took all the love that a poor boy could give her
And left me to die like the fox on the run.
Like the fox (like the fox, like the fox) on the run.”

7. Children of The Revolution: T. Rex

This song was written by Marc Bolan. This song hit number two on the singles chart in 1972.

“You can bump and grind.
Have a good time.
You can twist and shout.
Let it all hang out,
but you won’t fool the children of the revolution.
No you won’t fool the children of the revolution.”

6. No More Mr. Nice Guy: Alice Cooper

This song is featured on the Alice Cooper 1973 album “Billion Dollar Babies.” The song was written by Alice Cooper and Michael Bruce. This song reached number ten on the UK charts and number 25 on the US charts. This song is about the reaction of Alice Cooper’s mother’s church groups about the characters he plays on stage and his life performances.

“I used to be such a sweet, sweet thing
‘Til they got a hold of me
I opened doors for little old ladies
I helped the blind to see
I got no friends ’cause they read the papers
They can’t be seen with me
And I’m gettin’ shot down
And I’m feeling mean
No more Mister nice guy
No more Mister clean
No more Mister nice guy
They say he’s sick, he’s obscene”

5. Rock & Roll Part 1: Gary Glitter

This song is featured on Gary Glitter’s 1972 album “Glitter”. The song was written by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander. This song has two parts to it. The first part is vocal and the second part is instrumental. The Human League covered this song in 1980.

“Rock and roll, rock, rock and roll
Rock and roll, rock, rock and roll
Can you see where you call in the juke box hall
When the music played
And the world sang rounds to a pretty sound
No sorrow base
And them blue swede shoes, they will scream and shout
I guess they sing the blues, let it all hang out”

4. Rocket Man: Elton John

This song was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. This song was inspired by Taupin’s spotting of a shooting star. This song was also inspired by the Ray Bradbury short story “The Rocket Man”. This song was number 245 on Rolling Stone Magazines list of 500 Greatest songs of All Time. This song reached number two on the UK charts and number six on the US charts.

“And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time
Till touch down brings me ’round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home
Oh, no, no, no, I’m a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone
Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact, it’s cold as Hell
And there’s no one there to raise them if you did
And all this science I don’t understand
It’s just my job five days a week
A rocket man, a rocket man”

3. Under Pressure: Queen and David Bowie

This song is a collaboration of Queen and David Bowie and was released in 1981. This song is featured on Queen’s album “Hot Space”. This song reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. This song was also number 31 on Vh1’s list of 100 Greatest Songs of the 80’s.

“Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you
No man ask for
Under pressure
That brings a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets”

2. Rock & Roll All Nite: Kiss

This song is featured on the 1975 album “Dressed to Kill”. This single reached number 68 on the Billboard singles chart. This song was the first of six top 20 hits for Kiss in the 70’s. Kiss closes with this song in their live shows and has been using this as their closing song since 1976. VH1 named this song as number 16 on their list of Greatest Hard Rock Songs of All Time.

“You show us everything you’ve got
You keep on dancin’ and the room gets hot
You drive us wild, we’ll drive you crazy
You say you wanna go for a spin
The party’s just begun, we’ll let you in
You drive us wild, we’ll drive you crazy
You keep on shoutin’, you keep on shoutin’
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day”

1. Ziggy Stardust: David Bowie

This song is featured on David Bowie’s 1972 album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”. David Bowie wrote this song about his alter ego Ziggy Stardust, who acts as a messenger for extraterrestrial beings. The song was inspired by rock singer Vince Taylor who had a breakdown and believed he was a cross between an alien and a god. Bowie passed a tailor shop while riding the train one day that was called “Ziggy’s” and it was a unique shop he believed had Iggy Pop type qualities. The name Ziggy Stardust was inspired by a collection of many things. David Bowie’s love of unique clothing was also part of the mix of his alter ego. This song ranked as number 282 on Rolling Stone Magazines’s list “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” This track has also been covered by Bauhaus and Def Leppard.

“Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with Weird and Gilly
And the spiders from Mars. He played it left hand
But made it too far
Became the special man, then we were Ziggy’s band
Now Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo
Like some cat from Japan, he could lick ’em by smiling
He could leave ’em to hang
‘Came on so loaded man, well hung and snow white tan”

In conclusion, there were many great glam rock bands in the 70’s. Glam rockers were known for their interesting clothing choices and also for their music. Glitter rock as glam rock is sometimes called was a fashion statement as well as a musical experience. Long live glitter rock!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *