1. Welcome to the Black Parade, by My Chemical Romance
Were you an emo kid in the mid 2000's? If you were I'm sure you remember this iconic tune. It's big, epic, and the epitome of everything the whole emo movement was about. In some ways it reminds me of a Queen song in some respects musically; at least during the part of the intro where the whole rest of the band kicks in to build atmosphere.
2. Driver's High, by L'arc En Ciel
Despite the French sounding name, L'arc En Ciel is actual a Japanese rock band. The tune Driver's High is one of their better known tunes and for good reason. It definitely gives you the feeling that the wind is rushing through your hair while you have the window down and are stomping on the gas on a warm summer night. Even though the lyrics are all in Japanese I'm sure you will find this song invigorating nonetheless.
3. The Crystal Ship, by The Doors
This soft psychedelic tune from The Doors is rather under rated in terms of attention from the general public. The vocal melody and lyrics from singer Jim Morrison are on a whole other plane of existence and way ahead of their time. The rest of the band lays down multiple gentle layers of sound that make it feel as though you are floating through another dimension as peacefully as one might float atop a body of water.
4. Jesus of Suburbia, by Green Day
This 9 minute tune is what introduces listeners to the main story of Green Day's hit 2004 concept album American Idiot. It is a suite composed of at least five distinct musical parts that are put together to form one cohesive song. They would all honestly be good as individual songs, but the way the band put them together is simply remarkable.
5. New York Groove, by Ace Frehley
This cover of a Russ Ballard penned tune by Kiss lead guitarist Ace Frehley for his debut solo album Ace Frehley in 1978 is pretty well done. It is funkier and more R&B/soul tinged than most tunes that Kiss had been known for doing up to that point. Since funk of that nature was in at the time it is no wonder the song was chosen as the record's main single. It's definitely fun and easy to move along to while cranking it through your stereo at top volume.