50 Greatest Live Rock Singles

Criteria: These 'Live Rock Singles' are songs recorded "Live" in concert and released as singles. Ranked by Popularity, Influence and Impact.

Live Rock Singles

1. Fingertips Part Two
Little Stevie Wonder
2. Purple Rain
3. A Boy Named Sue
Johnny Cash
4. Free Bird
Lyrnyrd Skynyrd
5. Rock & Roll All Nite
6. There Was A Time
James Brown
7. Show Me The Way
Peter Frampton
8. Rainbow '65
Gene Chandler
9. Soothe Me
Sam & Dave
10. My Ding A Ling
Chuck Berry
11. I Want You To Want Me
Cheap Trick
12. Crossroads
13. Lost Someone (edit)
James Brown
14. The Wonder Of You
Elvis Presley
15. The In-Crowd
Ramsey Lewis Trio
16. Shake
Otis Redding
17. Summertime Blues
The Who
18. Layla (Unplugged)
Eric Clapton
19. Dancing In The Streets
Mick Jagger & David Bowie
20. Got To Give It Up (edit)
Marvin Gaye
21. Mony Mony
Billy Idol
22. She's Got A Way
Billy Joel
23. I Just Want To Make Love To You
24. Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
Paul McCartney & Wings
25. Unbreakable
Alicia Keys
26. Trying To Live My Life Without You
Bob Seger
27. Needles & Pins
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers with Stevie Nicks
28. Do You Feel Like We Do?
Peter Frampton
29. At This Moment
Billy Vera
30. Maybe I'm Amazed
Paul McCartney
31. I'll Be There
Mariah Carey (with Trey Lorenz)
32. I Would Die 4 You
33. Distant Lover
Marvin Gaye
34. Soul Man
The Blues Brothers
35. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
George Michael/Elton John
36. War
Bruce Springsteen
37. Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine
Bob Dylan & The Band
38. I Do
J. Geils Band
39. Closer To The Heart
40. Solsbury Hill
Peter Gabriel
41. High-Heeled Sneakers -Jerry Lee Lewis
42. Nutbush City Limits
Bob Seger
43. Sunshine Part Two
The O'Jays
44. Somebody To Love
George Michael & Queen
45. Edge Of The Universe -The Bee Gees
46. Mean Mistreater
Grand Funk Railroad
47. Once In A Lifetime
Talking Heads
48. Going To A Go-Go
The Rolling Stones
49. Lately
50. Fire
Bruce Springsteen


1. The Load Out / Stay
Jackson Browne
2. An American Trilogy
Elvis Presley
3. A Nite At The Apollo: The Way You Do The Things You Do / My Girl
Hall & Oates with David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick

GREATEST "FAKE" LIVE SINGLES: (Audience Noise Added)

1. Farmer John
The Premiers
2. Skinny Legs & All
Joe Tex
3. Bennie & The Jets
Elton John
4. Oh Baby Don't You Weep
James Brown
5. Money
The Kingsmen
6. The Nitty Gritty
Shirley Ellis
7. Memphis
Johnny Rivers
8. Tusk
Fleetwood Mac
9. Oh La De Da
The Staple Singers
10. Maybe
The Shangri-Las


1. Marvin Gaye
1982 NBA All-Star Game, February 1982
2. Jimi Hendrix
Woodstock, August 1969
3. Jose Feliciano
World Series Game Three, October 1968
4. Whitney Houston
Super Bowl, January 1991
5. The Roots
The Colbert Report, April 2008


1. The T.A.M.I. Show
2. The Monterey International Pop Festival
3. The Last Waltz
4. Elvis Presley
'68 Comeback Special
5. Woodstock '69
6. Talking Heads
Stop Making Sense
7. James Brown
I Got The Feelin'
8. Neil Young
Rust On Tour
9. Let The Good Times Roll
10. Eric Clapton
11. Festival Express
12. Elvis Presley
That's The Way It Is
13. The Beastie Boys
Awesome, I Fuckin' Shot That
14. The Who
The Kids Are Alright
15. Stax / Volt Revue
Live In Norway

Last Updated: 2010-11-29