I gotta have more cowbell!

Sure, we all know the classic SNL sketch with Christopher Walken and Will Ferrell.  But here’s the thing, the cowbell is actually a great-sounding instrument and is featured in some absolutely classic tunes.

So we were thinking…what rock songs utilize cowbell the best?   There are many…but only a certain excellent few make…East Side Dave’s Top 5 Rock Songs With A Cowbell!

Let’s ROCK!

– East Side Dave


5.) “Lowrider” by WAR



4.) “Hair Of The Dog” by Nazareth

Nazareth - Hair Of The Dog with Lyrics.wmv

Now you're messin' with a...son of a bitch.



3.) “Don’t Fear The Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult



2.) “Night Train” by Guns N’ Roses

Guns N' Roses - Nightrain (HQ audio)

Guns N' RosesTrack # 3Album - Appetite For DestructionYear - 1987



1.) “Honky Tonk Woman” by The Rolling Stones



……And just for good measure…….we gotta get a little more cowbell!!   




"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race (6 to 10 AM). Digital Content Coordinator & Producer.