200 Greatest Easy Listening Rock Songs

Top 200 Easy Listening Rock Songs

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The easy listening genre is a format associated with soft and mellow songs. Here’s an epic list of the best easy listening rock songs.

While jazz standards and mellow hits songs in popular music were associated with easy listening in the 60s, over the year’s soft rock songs and slow rock songs have started being associated with easy listening rock. The instrumentation in easy listening songs is known to calm the senses. The soft textural sound gives the format its signature identity. Easy listening rock songs came into prominence in the 70s. The folk movement paved the way for easy listening rock and in doing so attracted audiences from non-rock music formats.   

Easy Listening Formats

In the 80s radio stations playing easy listening music started including acoustic rock songs and rock ballads in broadcasts, and this shaped a new path for easy listening rock songs.

Instrumental acoustic and electric guitar solos gave brand new identity to easy listening in the 80s and 90s. While soft passages of reed instruments such as clarinet and saxophone formed the signature tunes of the easy listening songs in the 60s and 70s, the was a dramatic turnover in the 80s with acoustic guitars, electric guitars and keyboards forming the major sound in the genre.

The easy listening music format may have evolved drastically over the years, however, the smooth-relaxing instrumental parts and lush vocals yet form the soul of the genre. Over the years a number of record labels have released numerous compilations of easy listening songs. Box set compilations of songs from different decades have become popular with fans of easy listening.

Since the year 2000, easy listening has further evolved bringing in soft and mellow songs from a wide genre of music. Easy listening songs are enjoyed because of the soothing ambiance they create through instrumentation and vocals. Easy listening music is often confused with elevator music which is a completely different format. As the music road keeps widening and winding, it wouldn’t come as a surprise when things take a turn.

The lines below showcase a list of the best easy listening rock songs from various decades

200 Greatest Easy Listening Rock Songs

  1. “Desperado”- Eagles
  2. “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”- Bryan Adams)
  3. “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”- Chicago
  4. “I Can’t Tell You Why”- Eagles
  5. “Eye In The Sky”- The Allan Parsons Project
  6. “How Long”- Ace
  7. “Horse With No Name”- America
  8. “You’re The Only Woman”- Ambrosia
  9. “Let’s Make A Night To Remember”- Bryan Adams
  10. “So Into You”- Atlanta Rhythm Section
  11. “Ambrosia”- Biggest Part of Me
  12. “Oh Lori”- Alessi Brothers
  13. “To Love Somebody”- Bee Gees
  14. “All Out of Love”- Air Supply
  15. “I Need You”- America
  16. “How Much I Feel”- Ambrosia
  17. “Marriage Bureau Rendezvous’- 10cc
  18. “I Started A Joke”- Bee Gees
  19. “Imaginary Lover”- Atlanta Rhythm Section
  20. “Feel You Now”- The Autumn Defense  
  21. “Even The Nights Are Better”- Air Supply
  22. “I Might Be You”- Stephen Bishop
  23. “I’ll Always Be Right There”- Bryan Adams
  24. “How Deep Is Your Love”- Bee Gees
  25. “1973”- James Blunt
  26. “Stay Awhile”- The Bells
  27. “More Than Words”- Extreme
  28. “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”- Bee Gees
  29. “Say You Don’t Mind”- Colin Blunstone
  30. “She’s Got A Way”- Billy Joel
  31. “Fountain of Sorrow”- Jackson Browne
  32. “Lost Without Your Love”- Bread
  33. “On and On”- Stephen Bishop
  34. “Stay The Night”- James Blunt
  35. “Tender is The Night”- Jackson Browne
  36. “All of My Life- The Carpenters
  37. “Tears In Heaven”- Eric Clapton
  38. “Love Will Keep Us Together”- Captain & Tennille
  39. “All By Myself”- Eric Carmen
  40. “I Don’t Believe In Miracles”- Colin Blunstone
  41. “Sombody’s Eyes”- Carla Bonoff
  42. “Make It With You”- Bread
  43. “Against All Ods (Take A Look At Me Now)”- Phil Collins
  44. “I’ts All Up To You”- Jim Capaldi
  45. “I Want To Know What Love Is- Foreigner
  46. “She’s Always A Woman”- Billy Joel
  47. “To Be With You- Mr. Big
  48. “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough”- Don Henley and Patty Smyth
  49. “Only A Lonely Heart Sees”- Felix Cavaliere
  50. “Ride Like The Wind”- Christopher Cross
  51. “Just The Way You Are”- Billy Joel
  52. “Not Enough Love In The World”- Don Henley
  53. “We’re All Alone”- Rita Coolidge
  54. “Do That To Me One More Time”- Captain & Tennille
  55. “Make Me Lose Control”- Eric Carmen
  56. “Sometimes When We Touch”- Dan Hill
  57. “For All We Know”- The Carpenters
  58. “One More Night”- Phil Collins
  59. “Waiting For A Girl Like You”- Foreigner
  60. “Solitary Man”- Neil Diamond
  61. “Precious and Few”- Climax
  62. “Just a Song Before I Go”- Crosby, Stills and Nash
  63. “The Heart of The Matter”- Don Henley
  64. “Baby, What A Big Surprise”- Chicago
  65. “Honesty”- Billy Joel
  66. “Wonderful Tonight”- Eric Clapton
  67. “We’ve Only Just Begun”- The Carpenters
  68. “I Love You”- Climax Blues Band
  69. “Sailing”- Christopher Cross
  70. “Faithfully”- Journey
  71. “What A Fool Believes”- The Doobie Brothers
  72. “Peaceful Easy Feeling”- The Eagles
  73. “The Air That I Breathe”- The Hollies
  74. “You Are The Woman”- Firefall
  75. “Key Largo”- Bertie Higgins
  76. “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me”- Mac Davis
  77. “Dreams”- Fleetwood Mac
  78. “The End of Innocence”- Don Henley
  79. “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”- Rupert Holmes
  80. “Love Is On The Way”- Saigon Kick
  81. “It’s Too Late”- Carole King
  82. “The Lady In Red”- Chris de Burgh
  83. “Lights”- Journey
  84. “Desert Moon”- Dennis DeYoung
  85. “Your Body Is A Wonderland”- John Mayer
  86. “If You Leave Me Now”- Chicago
  87. “Best of My Love”- Eagles
  88. “Can’t Fight This Feeling”- REO Speedwagon
  89. “Dust In The Wind”- Kansas
  90. “Now And Forever”- Richard Marx
  91. “Little Lies”- Fleetwood Mac
  92. “Me and You and A Dog Named Boo”- Lobo
  93. “I’d Love You To Want Me”- Lobo
  94. “An Innocent Man”- Billy Joel
  95. “Just Remember I Love You”- Firefall
  96. “When You’re In Love With a Beautiful Woman”- Dr. Hook
  97. “Walking in Memphis”- Marc Cohn
  98. “Africa”- Toto
  99. “No More Lonely Nights”- Paul McCartney
  100. “Keep On Loving You”- REO Speedwagon
  101. “All I See is Your Face”- Dan Hill
  102. “Please Come To Boston”- Dave Loggins
  103. “Open Arms”- Journey
  104. “Wish You Were Here”- Pink Floyd
  105. “Don’t Expect Me To Be your Friend”- Lobo
  106. “You Saved My Soul”- Burton Cummings
  107. “Gravity”- John Mayer
  108. “Drive”- The Cars
  109. “Magnet and Steel”- Walter Egan
  110. “Cool Night”- Paul Davis
  111. “Diamond Girl”- Seals and Crofts
  112. “I Saw The Light”- Todd Rundgren
  113. “Longer”- Dan Fogelberg
  114. “I’m in You”- Peter Frampton
  115. “Two Steps Behind”- Def Leppard
  116. “When I Need You”- Leo Sayer
  117. “Rosanna”- Toto
  118. “Kiss You All Over”- Exile
  119. “We’ll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again”- England Dan & John Ford Coley
  120. “New Kid In Town”- The Eagles
  121. “Jessie”- Joshua Kadison
  122. “Big Love”- Fleetwood Mac
  123. “Say You Love Me”- Fleetwood Mac
  124. “Missing You”- Chris de Burgh
  125. “Summer Breeze”- Seals and Crofts
  126. “Throwing It All Away”- Genesis
  127. “Goodbye”- Air Supply
  128. “Take It Easy of Me”- Little River Band
  129. “Every Day Hurts”- Sad Café
  130. “Still The Same”- Bob Seger
  131. “Baby I Love Your Way”- Peter Frampton
  132. “Tequila Sunrise”- Eagles
  133. “All I Wanted”- Kansas
  134. “I Don’t Want To Live Without You”- Foreigner
  135. “Nights In White Satin”- The Moody Blues
  136. “Hazard”- Richard Marx
  137. “Can We Still Be Friends”- Todd Rundgren
  138. “Steal Away”- Robbie Dupree
  139. “Classic”- Adrian Gurvitz
  140. “Bluer Than Blue”- Michael Johnson
  141. “99 Miles From L.A.”- Albert Hammond
  142. “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight”- England Dan & John Ford Coley
  143. “Chevy Van”- Sammy Johns
  144. “The Old Songs”- Barry Manilow
  145. “With Or Without You”- U2
  146. “Take it To The Limit”- Eagles
  147. “Sentimental Lady”- Fleetwood Mac
  148. “Alone Again (Naturally)”- Gilbert O’ Sullivan
  149. “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)”- Looking Glass
  150. “This Is It”- Kenny Loggins
  151. “It’s Sad To Belong”- England Dan & John Ford Coley
  152. “Why Not Me”- Fred Knoblock
  153. “Shake It”- Iain Matthews
  154. “Thank You For Being a Friend”- Andrew Gold
  155. “Sad Eyes”- Robert John
  156. “Still Got The Blues”- Gary Moore
  157. “Over My Shoulder”- Mike + The Mechanics
  158. “Beautiful In My Eyes”- Joshua Kadison
  159. “Soldier of Fortune”- Deep Purple
  160. “Don’t Fight It”- Kenny Loggins and Steve Perry
  161. “Right Here Waiting”- Richard Marx
  162. “Bird of Paradise”- Snowy White
  163. “I Write The Songs”- Barry Manilow
  164. “Midnight Blue”- Melissa Manchester
  165. “Only One Woman”- The Marbles
  166. “Angie”- Rolling Stones
  167. “Rikki Don’t Lost That Number”- Steely Dan
  168. “Wildflower”- Skylark
  169. “Straight From The Heart”- Bryan Adams
  170. Is This Love- Whitesnake
  171. “Please Forgive Me”- Bryan Adams
  172. “Missing You”- John Waite
  173. “Patience”- Guns N’ Roses
  174. “Fool (If You Think It’s Over)”- Chris Rea
  175. “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”- Poison
  176. “One”- U2
  177. “Rooms on Fire”- Stevie Nicks
  178. “Beth”- Kiss
  179. “When I’m With You”- Sheriff
  180. “Ready For Love”- Bad Company
  181. “Paint My Love”- Michael Learns To Rock
  182. “Don’t Cry”- Guns N’ Roses
  183. “Afternoon Delight”- Starland Vocal Band
  184. “Whenever I Call You Friend”- Kenny Loggins and Melissa Manchester
  185. “Some Hearts Are Diamonds”- Chris Norman
  186. “Still Loving You”- Scorpions
  187. “Let Me Love You Tonight”- Pure Prairie
  188. “Big Log”- Robert Plant
  189. “Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady”- Helen Reddy
  190. I’ll Stand By You- The Pretenders
  191. “You and I”- Scorpions
  192. When The Children Cry- White Lion
  193. “The Flame”- Cheap Trick
  194. “More Than Words Can Say”- Alias
  195. “The Best of Times”- Styx
  196. “I’ll See You In My Dreams”- Giant
  197. “Almost Paradise”- Mike Reno and Ann Wilson
  198. “Only Women Bleed”- Alice Cooper
  199. “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad”- Def Leppard
  200. “Harden My Heart”- Quarterflesh

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  • shadowheart  11-08-2017
    Wow! Great song list, I love it. Will start listening one by one. Thank you for sharing! :)
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  • russelltchambers  11-08-2017
    I'm getting on youtube as i speak and listen to these on my playlist.
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