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On my list that I didn't catch here yet: Eagles - Hotel California Billy Joel - Miami 2017 Billy Joel - Downeaster Elexa Edwin McCain - Could Not Ask For More Le Roux - New Orleans Ladies Dobi Grey - Drift Away Carpenters - Close to You Bob Seeger - Against the Wind
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#2445551 - 07/29/1502:03 PMRe: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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This Masquerade is an excellent tune. It is my absolute favorite cover by Karen. Although, not original to the Carpenters. Many other Carpenter's tunes and covers would also fit the bill:
Close to You We've only just begun Rainy Days and Mondays ...
For something really fun:
Genesis: Firth of Fifth; You would likely want to come up with your own arrangement as has been done here. But very recognizable and would be definitely classic if played well. Better yet, if you inject vocals.
Marc Cohn - Silver Thunderbird Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis
Yeah, that, for some of the best post-1990 stuff. I actually saw him play live.
I'm much more into listening to keys than playing them, and I registered specifically for this thread.
Several important omissions: Guns N Roses - November Rain
Don Henley (with Bruce Hornsby) - The End of the Innocence
Great White - The Angel Song In my opinion, it might have the best non-Hornsby piano playing of any rock song in history and is criminally unknown to almost all people today -> take a listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2_4C4WSzrw