Deep Purple’s 20 best songs, from wicked to freakin’ awesome

By Steve Newton

Machine Head still rules.

20. “And the Address” (Shades of Deep Purple, 1968)

19. “Flight of the Rat” (Deep Purple in Rock, 1970)

18. “Lay Down, Stay Down” (Burn, 1974)

17. “Gypsy” (Stormbringer, 1974)

16. “Wring that Neck” (The Book of Taliesyn, 1968)

15. “Hush” (Shades of Deep Purple, 1968)

14. “Soldier of Fortune” (Stormbringer, 1974)

13. “Speed King” (Deep Purple in Rock, 1970)

12. “Gettin’ Tighter'” (Come Taste the Band, 1975)

11. “Sail Away” (Burn, 1974)

10. “Strange Kind of Woman” (Fireball, 1971)

9. “Smoke On the Water” (Machine Head, 1972)

8. “You Fool No One” (Burn, 1974)

7. “Lazy” (Machine Head, 1972)

6. “When a Blind Man Cries” (from the Machine Head sessions, released as single B-side in 1972)

5. “Knocking at Your Back Door” (Perfect Strangers, 1984)

4. “This Time Around/Owed to ‘G'” (Come Taste the Band, 1975)

3. “Space Truckin'” (Machine Head, 1972)

2. “Burn” (Burn, 1974)

1. “Highway Star” (Machine Head, 1972)

 

 

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