Chris Daughtry’s Top Classic Rock Tracks: See His Playlist!

Musician Chris Daughtry picked his favorite classic rock tracks that have inspired him over the years. The American Idol season 5 finalist's band, Daughtry, just released their latest album, It’s Not Over … The Hits So Far, a greatest-hits compilation by the band. See his full playlist, shared exclusively with Us Weekly, below!

“Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N' Roses “Probably one of the most iconic rock songs of all time, and I dare you to skip or turn the station when it comes on.”

“Born on the Bayou” by Creedence Clearwater Revival “I feel like John Fogerty was the Chris Cornell of his era and this is one of my faves.”

“Changes” by David Bowie “Easily one of the most iconic tracks of our time. Rest in peace, Mr. Bowie.”

“I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner “Love this song. Love this band. Lou Gramm is one of the most underrated rock singers of his era.”

“One” by U2 “One of the most inspirational songs ever written, in my opinion.”

“In a Broken Dream” by Rod Stewart “This is a deep cut (see what I did there?) and one of my favorite Rod Stewart songs.”

“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John “The chord changes and interesting melodies make my head spin.”

“Since I’ve Been Loving You” by Led Zeppelin “It’s hard to pick a favorite Zep song, but this is one of Robert Plant’s best vocals, in my opinion.”

“Purple Rain” by Prince “It’s hard to pick a fave Prince song, but this kills me. It’s that perfect.”

“Paint It Black” by the Rolling Stones “I just love this song. No explanation needed.”

“Rebel Yell” by Billy Idol “Another inspirational song.… It inspires a lot of bad decisions.”

“Mother” by Danzig “I love Glen Danzig’s voice. It reminds me of a darker Elvis.”

“Back in the Saddle” by Aerosmith “When Steven Tyler screams the first line, you need to break s--t!”

“Still of the Night” by Whitesnake “Amazing riff, powerhouse vocals and all attitude. David Coverdale is beast.”

“I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt “To me, one of the most beautiful songs ever written.”

 

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