Who says rock is dead? You wouldn't know it from the great songs released by some of the genre's biggest names in 2014. We already picked our favorites -- and now the time has come for you to choose the very best one.

The 12 songs below find legends such as AC/DC, Metallica, Pink Floyd and Robert Plant offering familiar thrills, exploring new territory and sometimes even covering songs from their peers and predecessors. You can listen to them all below, and then weigh in with your choice for 2014's Song of the Year once an hour from now until Feb. 3:

  • 'Rock or Bust'


    From: 'Rock or Bust'

  • 'Loaded'

    Jeff Beck

    From: 'Live in Tokyo'

  • 'Inside the Vortex'

    Ace Frehley

    From: 'Space Invader'

  • 'Postcards From the Past'

    Billy Idol

    From: 'Kings & Queens of the Underground'

  • 'Ronnie Rising Medley'


    From: 'Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life'

  • 'Everything Matters'

    Ted Nugent

    From: 'Shutup & Jam'

  • 'Fault Lines'

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

    From: 'Hypnotic Eye'

  • 'Nervana'

    Pink Floyd

    From: 'The Endless River'

  • 'Little Maggie'

    Robert Plant

    From: 'Lullaby ... and the Ceaseless Roar'

  • 'Gotta Get it Right'

    Sixx: A.M.

    From: 'Modern Vintage'

  • 'High Hopes'

    Bruce Springsteen

    From: 'High Hopes'

  • 'Every Breaking Wave'


    From: 'Songs of Innocence'