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The 16 Best Piano Rock Songs to Play

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Have you always dreamed of playing piano rock songs? Now is the time!

While writing this article, we thought of rock culture fans who are starting to play piano or who have been doing it for a long time but have exhausted their song repertoire.

There are indeed a lot of rock songs, but which ones to choose to play them on piano? In this article, we’ll reveal the 16 best piano rock songs to help you make your choice.

? Note: all the songs presented in this article are available on the La Touche Musicale piano learning app. So you can learn to play them with ease.

Joris, the author of this article, recommends the following resource: PDF Guide – Piano Tutorials: Learn the 10 easiest songs.

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david bowie piano rock songs

1 – Changes – David Bowie

Changes is a song by the artist David Bowie, released in 1971 in the album Hunky Dory.

It went unnoticed at the time of its release, but then gradually became a real worldwide hit.

Changes is an easy to play piano rock song. If you are a beginner, you can learn it without difficulty.

If you want access the Disney piano sheet music or the midi file of the song Changes, please feel free to download it here.

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2 – Come Sail Away – Styx

Come Sail Away is a song of the American rock band Styx, released in 1977 in the album The Grand Illusion.

Written by the songwriter Dennis DeYoung, it’s today one of the most famous rock songs in the world.

The piano version of Come Sail Away is more suitable for advanced players than for beginners. Indeed, the song is quite difficult to play.

If you want access the piano sheet music or the midi file of the song Come Sail Away, please feel free to download it here.

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3 – Nothing From Nothing – Billy Preston

Nothing from Nothing is a song written and sung by Billy Preston in 1974 in his album The Kids and Me.

The song is more of an R&B and Soul song than a rock song, but still deserves its place in this chart.

Nothing from Nothing is a very nice soul and rock song on piano. However, be careful with its difficulty: we advise you to learn it if you are already a advanced pianist.

If you want access the piano sheet music or the midi file of the song Nothing from Nothing, please feel free to download it here.

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neil young piano rock

4 – After the Gold Rush – Neil Young

After the Gold Rush is a song by Neil Young written in 1970 and released in the eponymous album.

The album was a great success with the public and the critics. It won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

After the Gold Rush is a beautiful piano rock song.

If you want access the Disney piano sheet music or the midi file of the song After the Gold Rush, please feel free to download it here.

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5 – Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel

Bridge Over Troubled Water is a song written by musician Paul Simon and performed by the American rock band Simon and Garfunkle.

Released in 1970 in the eponymous album, the song became a worldwide hit and won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

Bridge Over Troubled Water has a beautiful piano version. Learn how to play it and immerse yourself in the rock universe of the 70s.

If you want access the piano sheet music or the midi file of the song Bridge Over Troubled Water, please feel free to download it here.

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6 – Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Who today doesn’t know this cult song from the 1970s rock scene?

Bohemian Rhapsody is a song written by Freddie Mercury and performed by the British rock band Queen in 1975.

It’s certainly one of the most famous piano rock songs in the world. Bohemian Rhapsody is as well known in the world of rock music as Für Elise is in the world of classical piano music songs.

If you want access the piano sheet music or the midi file of the song Bohemian Rhapsody, please feel free to download it here.

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7 – Yesterday – The Beatles

Yesterday is a song written by Paul McCartney and performed by the legendary rock band The Beatles.

Released in 1965 as part of the Help! album, the track was a worldwide success and is still one of the most popular piano rock songs played by amateur pianists in this musical genre today.

The Beatles also wrote other music that, while still rocking, is more gentle and romantic. If you are a fan of this style of music, don’t hesitate to read our ranking of the best piano love songs to play.

If you want access the Disney piano sheet music or the midi file of the song Yesterday, please feel free to download it here.

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elton john piano rock

8 – Tiny Dancer – Elton John

Tiny Dancer is a song written by Bernie Taupin and composed by the famous pianist and musician Elton John in 1971.

Extracted from the album Madman Across the Water, the music exudes a very beautiful emotion.

The piano version of Tiny Dancer is particularly moving and will plunge you back into the very particular universe of its composer.

Elton John’s directory can also be categorized as pop music for piano.

You can discover more of the artist’s tracks in our article dedicated to the best Elton John songs to play on the piano.

If you want access the piano sheet music or the midi file of the song Tiny Dancer, please feel free to download it here.

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metallica

9 – Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

Nothing Else Matters is one of the best known songs of the rock band Metallica, released in 1991 in the album Metallica.

The music, originally played on guitar, exudes unparalleled emotion and nostalgia.

Played on piano, this rock song will move your listeners, even the most impassive!

If you want access the piano sheet music or the midi file of the song Nothing Else Matters, please feel free to download it here.

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10 – She’s Like a Rainbow – The Rolling Stones

She’s Like a Rainbow is a song by the Rolling Stones that first appeared in 1967 on the album Their Satanic Majesties Request.

The track is well known all over the world and remains one of the most popular rock songs of all time.

The piano version of She’s Like a Rainbow has a beautiful melody. If you are a fan of this rock band, go for it!

If you want access the piano sheet music or the midi file of the song She’s Like a Rainbow, please feel free to download it here.

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billy joel piano

11 – Piano Man – Billy Joel

Piano Man is a song by the American singer Billy Joel, released in 1973 in the album of the same name.

First published as a single in 1973, the soul and rock song reached 25th place in the Hot 100 of the American music magazine Billboard.

In 2010, the American rock magazine Rolling Stone ranked Piano Man 429th in its ranking of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

Piano Man is a very nice and quite easy piano rock song. If you are a beginner, you can learn it in just a few days.

If you want access the piano sheet music or the midi file of the song Piano Man, please feel free to download it here.

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led zeppelin piano rock

12 – Boogie with Stu – Led Zeppelin

Boogie with Stu is a song from the rock band Led Zeppelin, written in 1975 and included in the album Physical Graffiti.

It’s a rock song with a very interesting rhythm, which is slightly similar to jazz songs on piano.

Boogie with Stu is not an easy song to play on piano. We therefore advise beginners to start with other songs in this ranking before learning it.

If you want access the piano sheet music or the midi file of the song Boogie With Stu, please feel free to download it here.

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13 – Firth of Fifth – Genesis

Firth of Fifth is a song of the progressive rock band Genesis, released in 1973 in the album Selling England by the Pound.

It starts with a piano introduction that is beautiful.

It’s a rather difficult piano song to play. If you are a beginner, we advise you to work on the introduction with rigor. Once you play it well, the rest of the song will be simpler.

If you want access the Disney piano sheet music or the midi file of the song Firth of Fifth, please feel free to download it here.

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14 – Highway Star – Deep Purple

Highway Star is one of the most popular pieces of music of the English rock band Deep Purple.

Released in 1972 in the album Machine Head, the song quickly became a worldwide hit in the rock world.

Highway Star is a piano song with a beautiful melody and a catchy rhythm.

If you want access the piano sheet music or the midi file of the song Highway Star, please feel free to download it here.

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15 – Echoes – Pink Floyd

Echoes is a song of the music group Pink Floyd, released in 1971 in the album Meddle.

It’s an interesting song to play on piano because it has long instrumental passages, a beautiful rock improvisation and very original sound effects.

If you want access the piano sheet music or the midi file of the song Echoes, please feel free to download it here.

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16 – The Crystal Ship – The Doors

The Crystal Ship is a song by the musical group The Doors, released in 1967 in their very first album The Doors.

Considered as a farewell song to Jim Morrison’s first love, the track exudes an unparalleled romanticism and nostalgia.

The piano version of The Crystal Ship further intensifies the emotion emanating from the rock song.

If you want access the piano sheet music or the midi file of the song The Crystal Ship, please feel free to download it here.

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Conclusion about The 16 Best Piano Rock Songs to Play

This classification of the best rock songs for piano was not intended to be exhaustive. Indeed, there are still many other rock songs that are very interesting to play on the piano. We simply wanted, through this ranking, to provide you with a panorama of the diversity of the rock scene that you can play on your favorite instrument.

Don’t forget that you can play each of these songs on the La Touche Musicale piano learning app.

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