The popular choice for best southern rock song would’ve been something by Lynyrd Skynyrd, but I got a warm fuzzy when the top choice was “Can’t You See” by the Marshall Tucker Band. That’s one of the very first songs I started choosing to play on my own (thanks to my brother leaving his tape where I could find it while I was home sick in the late winter of 1977).
If you want to see how the big boys play guitar, watch the late Toy Caldwell double-time it at the 4:55 mark:
My favorite MTB song has to be “Fire On the Mountain” though. I like the studio version better than any of the live ones. It is more country than rock though. Honorable mention to “Heard It In a Love Song”.
Of course, it’s one of those uninformed lists. It’s hard to see how Mountain (a band from Long Island) makes the list other than the title “Mississippi Queen”. The same goes for the English band Humble Pie’s “30 Days In the Hole”. And then of course “Freebird” isn’t on the list at all, and the best the Allman Brothers Band can do is # 8.
On the other hand skimming these lists helps you recall songs you’ve forgotten. In my case, it’s “Highway Song” by Blackfoot; I’m pretty sure I haven’t heard that one since I moved away from Buffalo and its classic rock stations in 1989.