Take a look at the below list of Deep Purple Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time till 2017 with new and upcoming songs 2017. The Deep Purple is a British rock band whose musical career started at the beginning of the 1960’s. Like other bands, it has had to grapple with some turbulent times. The group lost its original singer after ten years in action. This loss was not to ruin the band as many would imagine. Ian Gillan joined the band and saw the band through a fruitful and prosperous period that produced their greatest albums like ‘Machine Head’ and ‘Fireball.’ The Deep Purple is without a doubt one of the biggest pioneers of hard rock music. Owing to this, any listing that will attempt to show their top work is likely to elicit a debate. However, since it is not taboo to sieve their greatest work, we think this list of their top 10 songs will be a good representation of their stellar career.
List of Top 10 songs by Deep Purple of all time Till 2017
10. ‘Perfect Strangers.’
This song was released a decade after the split up of the classic lineup of the ‘Mark II.’ The fallout was after Ian Gillan and Roger Glover had left. ‘Perfect Strangers,’ therefore came as a big surprise after a reunion of old allies. After this meeting, the group began to receive positive reviews. Their fans welcomed them with open arms which were a major motivation for the band. It was this feeling of great support that propelled them to the top of their game. Consequently, the Deep Purple, the band, earned itself both platinum and gold status around the world. ‘Perfect Strangers’ boasts of the band’s stylemark as regards to the sound.
9. ‘Child in Time.’
Released from the album ‘In Rock’ of 1970, the son can only be described as epic. The song lasts a whole ten minutes, and it feels like it just played a fraction of that very time. Ian Gillan, the vocalist, together with Blackmore brings a tremendous contribution to the success of this song. ‘Child in Time’ was a great piece of work from the band’s second era of their career.
‘Burn’ was released in 1974 from an album titled ‘Burn.’ This version happened after Gillan and Roger left the group. It was unknown at the time what would become of the Deep Purple. However, upon the induction of Glenn Hughes and David Coverdale, the group got a lifeline. It was this new energy that created this great hit. ‘Burn’ has such a killer riff. The drums are also excellent courtesy of Ian Paice. The guitar riff is the climax of the goodness of ‘Burn.’
‘Hush’ was a creation of Blackmore whose career dates back to the start of the 1960’s. He began with an instrumental group that was known as the Outlaws. During this time, Blackmore was a session guitarist. He later set on his path to form the Deep Blue. The Deep would start by transforming songs by other artists and make them their own. This kind of piracy was very lucky when they transformed Joe South’s ‘Hush.’ ‘Hush’ became a huge hit that earned itself international fame and popularity.
6. ‘Into the Fire.’
From ‘In Rock,’ an album from 1970, ‘Into the Fire’ is a killer song. The song possesses both a slow tempo and an organ work that is hard to rival. In fact, these aspects make it a very compact song. The song features a menacing and stomping riff.
5. ‘Woman from Tokyo.’
In this song, the Deep Purple delivers a great rock song that is riff-heavy. ‘Woman from Tokyo’ has since become a classic after being released in 1973 off the album ‘Who Do We Think We Are.’ At this time, Deep Purple was at the top of its game having released ‘Machine Head’ in 1972. In spite of the fact that the Deep Purple had begun to unravel as they were working on this particular album, ‘Woman from Tokyo’ turned out to be very impressive. The song boasted a very powerful riff.
As the name implies, ‘Fireball’ was capable of roasting. It is no wonder it was the title track for the album ‘Fireball’ of 1971. The drums in front of Ian Paice have never sounded better than they did in this song- which places Paice among one of the greatest drummers in rock and roll. Everybody else in the band played their role so well that it is nearly impossible to point out a flaw in ‘Fireball.’ The fast tempo flaunted by this song only needs you to sit back and enjoy the ride. This is one of the Deep Purple Top 10 Songs of All Time till 2017.
3. ‘Speed King.’
This was the first song off the group’s unbeatable album ‘In Rock’ of 1970. It is a nice piece of rock and roll. The song is a lengthy dose going for about five minutes. The fast-paced tempo is a sure favorite for speed addicts. ‘Speed King’ does not disappoint at all.
2. ‘Highway Star.’
‘Highway Star’ may peradventure be the summation of what can be termed as the best work from the Deep Purple. The song was released off the band’s 1972 album titled ‘Machine Head.’ The individual members all put their best foot forward to deliver quality. They successfully did terrific performances all around. There couldn’t have been a better album opener than ‘Highway Star.’
1. ‘Smoke On The Water.’
It seems ‘Machine Head’ was their winning album. This album produced our number one song on this list. ‘Smoke On The Water’ is without a doubt an all-time top classic rock song. The song has the most iconic riff ever. The song was an instant hit that became a radio staple later. ‘Smoke On The Water’ has been an all time classic. On account of this, the track ‘Machine Head’ made it to the U.S top 10 and reached #1 in the U.K.
Deep Purple New Songs 2016-2017
The Deep Purple completed their latest album this year. It will be a follow-up to their 2013’s ‘Now What.’ It has not yet been released, and not much is known about its contents.
The Deep Purple has had a long career that dates back more than a century ago. Their illustrious career has exported talent to other successful bands like Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and Whitesnake. At their peak moments, they were able to propel hard rock into the charts- which have made them one of the favorite groups of the era. They have been eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for two decades now. This year, they got into the Rock Hall as part of the 2016 group.