The 50 Heaviest Rock Songs Before Black Sabbath — Songs 50 to 41
Guitar World counts down the heaviest songs before Black Sabbath.
46. The Guess Who, “American Woman” (1970)
After luring in listeners with a sweet acoustic blues intro, Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman & Co. hit the stompboxes and showed the world what Led Zeppelin would’ve sounded like if they were Canadian. This one came out in January 1970 — mere weeks before Black Sabbath would redefine heavy.
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