Rock Music Playlist is a weekly updated pick by editors of iTunes of the best rock music for the last seven days.
Rock Music is a type of popular music with many sub-genres from glam rock to alternative and progressive. It’s generally played with amplified electric guitars.
The music originated in the United States as rock and roll, sometime during the 1950s. From the early days, it went on to develop into many different styles during the 60s and 70s, most notably in the US and UK, where it began to dominate the charts.
Rock music can be traced back to the 40s and 50s rock and roll, a style which was heavily influenced by blues and rhythm and blues, popular with the African-American’s at the time. Early adopters of the music genre included Elvis Presley and Bill Haley & His Comets.
During the early part of the 1960s, rock and roll changed to instrumental and pop rock and then the surf and groups like The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers and the Searchers, who were known as the British Invasion.
During the 1970s rock music took another turn and a new genre was born, glam rock, with groups like T.Rex, Slade, Sweet and the Sparks.
The 1980s and 90s were dominated by the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi and Van Halen. Rock music is continuously evolving, reinventing itself with each new decade.
The album, Back in Black by AC/DC is listed as one of the biggest-selling rock albums of all time. Released on the 25th of July 1980, it was produced by Robert John ” Mutt ” Lange. The album topped the charts in the UK and France; it peaked at number four in the US. Sales of Back in Black are estimated to be 50 million copies worldwide.
One of the biggest-selling rock singles is ” (Everything I Do) I Do It for You “, a soft rock track written in about 45 minutes by Bryan Adams and Robert John ” Mutt ” Lange.
In the United Kingdom, the single has the longest unbroken run at the top of the UK Singles Chart, sixteen consecutive weeks.
In the US, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for seven weeks, and in Bryan Adams’ native Canada it stayed at the top of the chart for nine weeks.
” (Everything I Do) I Do It for You ” has been certified 3x Platinum in both the UK and US. Worldwide sales are in the region of 15 million.
The Rock Music Playlist featured here is a showcase for the music across the decades, a good way to get introduced to the music if you are new to the genre. The Rock Music Playlist is updated automatically each week, giving you a good selection of the classic and new tracks.
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