Locklyn likes rock music

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! We are doing a whole 180 and going from movies to music! This week is rock music. Now, rock music is a wideeeee genre from Queen to Metallica to Nirvana to Slipknot <3. They’re all rock and I love them. They fall under many different subgenres like heavy metal, nu-metal, punk rock, hard rock, and so on. Anyways, special thanks to my Mom for my music taste (because it’s way more than just rock). Anyways, let’s talk about some of my favorite rock bands from the 70s and up because if I were to add 50’s and 60’s this list would be way too long! To make it easier and more organized we’re gonna go by the decade the bands DEBUTED in.


70s: There’s nothing wrong with the classics

  • The Eagles: Hotel California
  • Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Pink Floyd (formed in 1965 but its one of my moms favs so here they are): Another Brick In the Wall
  • AC/DC: Thunderstruck
  • Aerosmith: Dream On/ Walk This Way
  • KISS: Crazy Crazy Nights
  • Iron Maiden: The Number of the Beast
  • Journey: Open Arms
  • Def Leppard: Pour some sugar on me
  • Twisted Sister: I Wanna Rock
  • Ozzy Osbourne: Crazy Train
  • Blondie: Call me!
  • Ramones: Blitzkrieg Bop
  • Bryan Adams: Heaven
  • Sister: Would You Love A Creature
  • Cheap Tricks: Surrender

80s: The hair of all hair

  • Pretty Boy Floyd: I Wanna Be With You
  • Tears for Fears: Everybody Wants To Rule the World
  • Metallica: Enter Sandman
  • The Replacements: Androgynous
  • Nirvana: Heart-Shaped Box
  • Bon Jovi: You Give Love A Bad Name
  • Guns N’ Roses: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  • Cinderella: Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers: Otherside
  • Europe: The Final Countdown
  • Pat Benatar: We Belong
  • Sublime: Santeria
  • Quireboys: I Don’t Love You Anymore
  • Radiohead: Creep

90s: Mentally here even though I was born in 05′

  • Deftones: My Own Summer (Shove it)
  • Blur: Song 2
  • Insane Clown Posse: Hokus Pokus
  • Foo Fighters: Best of You
  • Korn: Freak On A Leash
  • System Of A Down: Sugar
  • Nine Inch Nails: The Hand That Feeds
  • Semisonic: Closing Time 
  • SlipKnot: Psychosocial
  • The Cranberries: Zombie
  • Pearl Jam: Even Flow
  • Stone Sour: Through Glass
  • Creed: With Arms Wide Open
  • Papa Roach: Getting Away With Murder
  • Linkin Park: Crawling
  • Limp Bizkit: Rollin’
  • Staind: It’s Been A While
  • Trapt: Headstrong
  • Evanescence: Bring Me to Life (my mom loves when I sing this lol)
  • Three Days Grace: Animal I Have Become
  • Finger Eleven: Paralyzer
  • Skillet: Comatose

00s: Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ and Rollin’

  • The Killers: Somebody Told Me
  • My Chemical Romance: Helena
  • Seether: Careless Whisper (cover)
  • Audioslave: hypnotize
  • Sleeping With Sirens: If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn
  • Motionless In White: Masterpiece
  • Bring me the Horizon: Doomed 
  • Pierce the Veil: Caraphernilia
  • Kissin’ Dynamite: Six Feet Under
  • Asking Alexandria: They Don’t Want What We Want
  • Fall Out Boy: Sugar We’re Going Down
  • Imagine Dragons: Bleeding Out
  • Architects: Animals
  • Daughtery: Over You

10s: Rise of the pop-punk rock… and others that I have not really listened to much 😀

  • Issues: The Worst of Them
  • Waterparks: Turbulent


Thank you all for reading this week and let me know how many bands we have in common! See you next week for my very last blog of the year!

Author: Locklyn Wilchynski

Locklyn Wilchynski (She/Her) is a poet, writer, and musician. She is also a senior literary arts student at Mississippi School of the Arts. Her writing has been published in Co-Lin Refractions Literary & Art Magazine and The Phoenix Literary Journal. She won two gold keys, a silver key, and two honorable mentions in the 2021 Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. She has also won an honorable mention in the 2021 Ephemera Prize. She is a lover of all things crafted in darkness and finding the beauty within that. She believes that storytelling is one of the most powerful forms of communication to open up new conversations and ideas.