Takeover Tuesday: 3 Doors Down's Favorite Rock Songs of All Time

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With Billboard Hot 100 top-fivers like "Kryptonite," “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You,” Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down knows how to roll. Their sixth LP, Us and the Night, hits earbuds March 11, and latest single “In the Dark” stays true to their signature sound. The band teamed up with Billboard to shout out the rock songs that are their kryptonite.

From back-in-the-day influences to new tracks we can’t get enough of, this playlist features some of our rock song favorites. Great rock 'n' roll is timeless -- enjoy!

1. Nothing More - "Jenny": The message, first and foremost, is what drew me to the song. And then once I started listening to it, the production quality and the mix just floored me. I love the fact that the message is just so strong. I really love this track.

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2.  3 Doors Down - “In the Dark”

3. Queen - "Good Ole Fashioned Lover Boy": This is one of the first songs that took me on a journey. Just listening to the lyrics, it kind of lends itself to a story, perhaps even a different time. Over the years, Queen’s become one of my favorite acts of all time. I’m a huge Freddie Mercury fan, and I love all their stuff. I love this song in particular because it’s just fresh, and it’s really fun and light-hearted and one of my favorites.

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4. Sona Fariq -  "We Be on Fire": Sona Fariq is a band that toured with us years ago in Europe and quickly became one of my favorites. The energy on stage and the fact that the songs are just really raw,  fun and loud -- it’s controlled chaos from beginning to end.

5. Limp Bizkit - "Break Stuff"

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6. Pierce the Veil - "King For a Day": This is a band my daughter actually turned me onto. She said, “Dad, listen to this.” And I was completely blown away not only by the lyrics, but by the changes and just how good the band is.

7. Skillet - "Monster": Um, what can I say about Skillet? I love this band. I love the message. I love the fact that they’re not afraid to stand up for what they believe in. I love the guitar tone, which was the first thing that drew me to this song. I also love just how good the guitar sounded and how rockin’ it is. It’s kind of gotten into my bones a little bit over the years, so this is my favorite track from Skillet.

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8. Def Leppard - “Photograph”: This was the first song I ever called “my favorite song.” It completely changed my life. I think I was in the first grade when I really started loving this song, and I couldn’t get enough of it. I probably played it on repeat over 100,000 times. It got my musical career started and is the reason why I play guitar today.

9. Elton John - “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”: This is my favorite Elton John song of all time. I love the melody and the way the song just kind of plays out. It’s a feel good track for me, and there’s really nothing I don’t like about it. It’s definitely been with me for many, many, many years. I can’t remember exactly when I discovered it, but the first time I heard it, I knew it was for me. It’s one of the best songs ever written, in my opinion.

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10. Sevendust - “Black”: Sevendust has been one of my favorite bands for a really long time. They were one of the first bands we ever toured with when we started playing years ago. They really showed us how to be on the road, how to do it correctly and how to have fun. I listened to this song every night before I went onstage for about three years. It got me fired up; it got everything ready, everything moving. It’s my favorite track from Sevendust. They’re really good friends of mine, and I hope you guys like this song as much as I do.

11. Rush - “The Spirit of Radio”: This song means a lot to me; as a matter of fact, when I was younger, I had a girlfriend break up with me one morning on my way to work. Instead of going into work, I put in Chronicles and rode around and listened to the whole Rush collection. But more importantly, that song was around when my band was getting signed, and basically I came home over it. And so, that song really helped me get through that day; it was pretty cool.

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12. Queen - “ Bohemian Rhapsody”: This is one of my all-time favorite songs. I remember when I was a kid and that song first came out, my brother had the record, and I was just blown away by the layers of vocals and just how many things are going on. I’ve always been a fan of music production; when that song came out, music production was done a lot differently than it is now, so I am really, really, still to this day quite impressed with how they pulled that off and how much talent it took and how much talent that band has and had. I really love that song. It’s one of my favorite all-time Queen tracks.

13.  Guns N’ Roses - "Mr. Brownstone" 

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14. One Ok Rock - "Cry Out”

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