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Vote For Your Favorite Songs - The G Bands

Posted on: September 11, 2008 10:49 am
 

As always, I want to thank everyone who has participated and posted on my blog.  I meant to do the G bands several days ago, but work got really busy and I just didn't have the time to post it.

I can't let this particular day go by, September 11, without honoring and memorializing  the 3000+ unknowing martyrs who's lives were sacrificed 7 years ago today.  It was the saddest and most horrifying day as an American that I've experienced in my lifetime, so I know that for those who lost loved ones from the dispicable acts of the terrorists it was a life changing disaster.  That being said, RIP to those who died in the terrorist attacks and KUDOs to our men and women serving in our armed forces.

I've cut off the voting for the songs of the D bands.   We voted for up to 7.  Eight songs will advance as there was a four way tie for the final three spots and I don't wish to do a special vote just to eliminate one song.   Here are the songs that will advance to a later round....

  1. American Pie - Don McLean
  2. Space Oddity - David Bowie
  3. Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
  4. Riders on the Storm - The Doors
  5. What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
  6. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
  7. Boys of Summer - Don Henley
  8. Light My Fire - The Doors

There aren't that many G bands however the ones I have in this list were some good ones.   This isn't a particularly long list so lets vote for up to 4 songs in this category.  I considered listing songs by Green Day as I really like that group, however, I'm trying to keep this limited to classic rock/pop which is mainly pre-1990 rock songs.  If you wish to write in a Green Day song or any G band rock and roll song that isn't on my list, feel free to do so.   Here's my list of G band songs.    Vote for up to 4.

  • Turn It On Again - Genesis
  • Invisible Touch - Genesis
  • Mama - Genesis
  • Land of Confusion - Genesis
  • I Can't Dance - Genesis
  • Follow You, Follow Me - Genesis
  • Hold On My Heart - Genesis
  • Abacab - Genesis
  • No Son of Mine - Genesis
  • Tonight, Tonight, Tonight - Genesis
  • In Too Deep - Genesis
  • Jesus He Knows Me - Genesis
  • Thats All - Genesis
  • Misunderstanding - Genesis
  • Throwing it All Away - Genesis
  • The Carpet Crawlers - Genesis
  • Smuggler's Blues - Glen Fry
  • Radar Love - Golden Earring
  • Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
  • Carefree Highway - Gordon Lightfoot
  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
  • Rainy Day People - Gordon Lightfoot
  • Truckin' - Grateful Dead
  • Rosemary - Grateful Dead
  • Sugar Magnolia - Grateful Dead
  • St. Stephen - Grateful Dead
  • Uncle John's Band - Grateful Dead
  • Casey Jones - Grateful Dead
  • Mexicali Blues - Grateful Dead
  • Turn on Your Love Light - Grateful Dead
  • One More Saturday Night - Grateful Dead
  • Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead
  • These Eyes - Guess Who
  • Undun - Guess Who
  • American Woman - Guess Who
  • Clap For the Wolfman - Guess Who
  • No Sugar Tonight (New Mother Nature) - Guess Who
  • Share the Land - Guess Who
  • Welcome to the Jungle - Guns and Roses
  • Its So Easy - Guns and Roses
  • Night Train - Guns and Roses
  • Mr. Brownstone - Guns and Roses
  • Paradise City - Guns and Roses
  • My Michelle - Guns and Roses
  • Sweet Child O Mine - Guns and Roses
  • You're Crazy - Guns and RosesDream Weaver - Gary Wright (no relation to Lazer_Wright)     

Although this list is much shorter than some of my previous ones, there are many great songs on this list and I think you'll find whittling your choices down to 4 may be quite a challenge.   So I'll post my votes and you may all post yours also.  If you haven't voted for the E or F bands feel free to do so.   When I do the H bands, that will be the cut-off for voting on the E bands.

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Since: Oct 12, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2008 8:07 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Songs - The G Bands

 

  • Abacab - Genesis
  • Radar Love - Golden Earring  
  • Truckin' - Grateful Dead 
  • American Woman - Guess Who
  • Honorable mention:

    Keep It Dark -- Genesis (not on list)




    Since: Oct 29, 2008
    Posted on: November 2, 2008 11:57 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Songs - The G Bands

    I left out a few-------------------

    Tennessee

    Fire on The Mountain

    Throwing Stones

    Alabama Getaway

     




    Since: Oct 29, 2008
    Posted on: October 31, 2008 8:26 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Songs - The G Bands

    Grateful Dead Top 10

    Friend of The Devil

    US Blues

    Franklins Tower

    Scarlet Begonnias

    St Stephen

    Ripple

    Sugar Magnolias

    Terrapan Station

    Dire Wolf

    Peggy O

     




    Since: Jun 26, 2008
    Posted on: September 15, 2008 5:29 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Songs - The G Bands

    Thanks for joining the crew bostonboy.  Your picks are good ones too.   If you come back to this entry you have another vote to spend if you wish. 

    Here's the current tally on the votes

     

  • Land Of Confusion - Genesis - 3
  • Jesus He Knows Me - Genesis - 2
  • Twilight Zone - Golden Earring - 5
  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot - 9
  • Radar Love - Golden Earring - 6
  • Casey Jones - Grateful Dead - 5 
  • Sweet Child O Mine - G&R - 8
  • Abacab - Genesis -2
  • Truckin' - Grateful Dead - 2
  • Mexicali Blues - Grateful Dead - 1
  • Throwing It All Away - Genesis - 3
  • Welcome to the Jungle - G&R - 6
  • Paradise City - G&R - 3
  • We're an American Band - Grand Funk Railroad - 1
  • Heartbreaker - Grand Funk Railroad - 1
  • American Woman - The Guess Who - 8
  • That's All - Genesis - 2
  • Dream Weaver - Gary Wright - 4
  • Tonight, Tonight, Tonight - Genesis -1
  • You Belong to the City - Glen Fry - 2  (I'm sorry I omitted this one from my list)
  • Used to Love Her - G&R - 1
  • Civil War - G&R - 1
  • In Too Deep - Genesis - 1
  • Invisible Touch - Genesis - 2
  • Vacation - Go Gos - 1  (another band I shouldn't have missed)
  • Good Riddance - Green Day - 1
  • Scarlet Begonias - Grateful Dead - 1
  • St. Stephen - Grateful Dead - 1
  • Mr. Brownstone - G&R - 1
  • No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who - 3
  • Smuggler's Blues - Glen Fry - 3
  • The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis   
  • Mule - Government Mule -1
  • Ganks of the Deepend - Govt Mule - 1
  • High and Mighty - Govt Mule - 1
  • Slackjaw Jezabelle - Govt Mule - 1
  • Blindman in the Dark - Govt Mule - 1
  • These Eyes - Guess Who - 3
  • Carefree Highway - Gordon Lightfoot - 1
  • Carpet Crawlers - Genesis - 1





  • Since: Sep 25, 2006
    Posted on: September 15, 2008 3:31 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Songs - The G Bands

    Casey Jones - Greatful Dead

    Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses

    Paradise City - Guns N Roses




    Since: Jun 26, 2008
    Posted on: September 14, 2008 7:15 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Songs - The G Bands

    Thank you very much jmw10 for the compliment and your vote.  Great songs you picked.

  • Land Of Confusion - Genesis - 3
  • Jesus He Knows Me - Genesis - 2
  • Twilight Zone - Golden Earring - 5
  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot - 9
  • Radar Love - Golden Earring - 6
  • Casey Jones - Grateful Dead - 4 
  • Sweet Child O Mine - G&R - 7
  • Abacab - Genesis -2
  • Truckin' - Grateful Dead - 2
  • Mexicali Blues - Grateful Dead - 1
  • Throwing It All Away - Genesis - 3
  • Welcome to the Jungle - G&R - 6
  • Paradise City - G&R - 2
  • We're an American Band - Grand Funk Railroad - 1
  • Heartbreaker - Grand Funk Railroad - 1
  • American Woman - The Guess Who - 8
  • That's All - Genesis - 2
  • Dream Weaver - Gary Wright - 4
  • Tonight, Tonight, Tonight - Genesis -1
  • You Belong to the City - Glen Fry - 2  (I'm sorry I omitted this one from my list)
  • Used to Love Her - G&R - 1
  • Civil War - G&R - 1
  • In Too Deep - Genesis - 1
  • Invisible Touch - Genesis - 2
  • Vacation - Go Gos - 1  (another band I shouldn't have missed)
  • Good Riddance - Green Day - 1
  • Scarlet Begonias - Grateful Dead - 1
  • St. Stephen - Grateful Dead - 1
  • Mr. Brownstone - G&R - 1
  • No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who - 3
  • Smuggler's Blues - Glen Fry - 3
  • The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis   
  • Mule - Government Mule -1
  • Ganks of the Deepend - Govt Mule - 1
  • High and Mighty - Govt Mule - 1
  • Slackjaw Jezabelle - Govt Mule - 1
  • Blindman in the Dark - Govt Mule - 1
  • These Eyes - Guess Who - 3
  • Carefree Highway - Gordon Lightfoot - 1
  • Carpet Crawlers - Genesis - 1





  • Since: Feb 11, 2007
    Posted on: September 14, 2008 5:07 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Songs - The G Bands

    Great blog you've got here! My top four are:

    Invisible Touch- Genesis

    American Woman- Guess Who

    Welcome to the Jungle- Guns and Roses

    Sweet Child O Mine- Guns and Roses




    Since: Jun 26, 2008
    Posted on: September 13, 2008 4:18 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Songs - The G Bands

    Thanks for the votes bluezhound, Valpo_Domer, Golf Coward, Mr. Saprtacus and btcpa.  Good choices by everyone.  I'm sorry about leaving out Government Mule.  I really haven't heard much of their music, but I know they are pretty popular here in the Kansas City area. 

    Its also good to see a few new players this time around.  I hope you keep coming back!  

    Up to date vote counts are.

  • Land Of Confusion - Genesis - 3
  • Jesus He Knows Me - Genesis - 2
  • Twilight Zone - Golden Earring - 5
  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot - 9
  • Radar Love - Golden Earring - 6
  • Casey Jones - Grateful Dead - 4 
  • Sweet Child O Mine - G&R - 6
  • Abacab - Genesis -2
  • Truckin' - Grateful Dead - 2
  • Mexicali Blues - Grateful Dead - 1
  • Throwing It All Away - Genesis - 3
  • Welcome to the Jungle - G&R - 5
  • Paradise City - G&R - 2
  • We're an American Band - Grand Funk Railroad - 1
  • Heartbreaker - Grand Funk Railroad - 1
  • American Woman - The Guess Who - 7
  • That's All - Genesis - 2
  • Dream Weaver - Gary Wright - 4
  • Tonight, Tonight, Tonight - Genesis -1
  • You Belong to the City - Glen Fry - 2  (I'm sorry I omitted this one from my list)
  • Used to Love Her - G&R - 1
  • Civil War - G&R - 1
  • In Too Deep - Genesis - 1
  • Invisible Touch - Genesis - 1
  • Vacation - Go Gos - 1  (another band I shouldn't have missed)
  • Good Riddance - Green Day - 1
  • Scarlet Begonias - Grateful Dead - 1
  • St. Stephen - Grateful Dead - 1
  • Mr. Brownstone - G&R - 1
  • No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who - 3
  • Smuggler's Blues - Glen Fry - 3
  • The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis   
  • Mule - Government Mule -1
  • Ganks of the Deepend - Govt Mule - 1
  • High and Mighty - Govt Mule - 1
  • Slackjaw Jezabelle - Govt Mule - 1
  • Blindman in the Dark - Govt Mule - 1
  • These Eyes - Guess Who - 3
  • Carefree Highway - Gordon Lightfoot - 1
  • Carpet Crawlers - Genesis - 1




  • Since: Sep 6, 2008
    Posted on: September 13, 2008 11:48 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Songs - The G Bands

    The 4 I'm voting for are:

    American Woman- Guess Who
    These Eyes- Guess Who
    Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald- Gordon Lightfoot
    Twilight Zone- Golden Earring



    Since: Dec 22, 2007
    Posted on: September 12, 2008 9:53 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Songs - The G Bands

    Hey Lazer great Idea ... here's my Favs.

    • No Sugar Tonight  <>  Guess Who
    • Smugglers Blues  <>  Glen Fry
    • Radar Love <>   <>   Golden Earring

    Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot - not usually a Lightfoot fan but since I am a Michigander, that song means more to me than it probably does to most people and thats why it gets my vote...

    Same for me Muffin, I remember watching the Mariner Society raising the the ole ships bell & ringing it for each crew member, gave me goose bumps...

    Thanks Lazer.. Peace out Sparty



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