4 Classic Rock Songs That Are Far More Popular Now Than When Released

Queen - "Don't Stop Me Now": Originally a modest hit, this Queen song gained modern popularity through its use in Shaun of the Dead and various media, becoming a Spotify sensation.

Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'": Despite being overshadowed in the '80s, the song soared in the 21st century after its iconic use in The Sopranos finale, becoming Journey's most popular track.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Simple Man": Initially a non-single, "Simple Man" found renewed fame through digital platforms, entering charts in 2021 and 2023, boosted by TV placements and covers.

Styx - "Renegade": Styx's underestimated hit "Renegade" surpassed its chart performance, becoming the band's Spotify champion with widespread popularity in movies, TV shows, and games.