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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



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.