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Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs the P Bands - I

Posted on: October 22, 2008 7:33 pm
 

Welcome everyone, and thanks again for all the votes in the previous rounds.  I got much input for P bands and I used much of that input.  There's enough songs, that I'm going to split P bands into two groups  PA through PH and PI through PZ.   So this entry will include songs from all rock artists/bands in the PA/PH category.  Before we go to the rules and the list, I'll post the results of the voting for the M band songs.   I asked for 8 votes so I wish to pick 8 winners.   I'm in a pickle here folks.  I got 7 clear cut winners and a 5 way tie for 8th.  So what I'll do here is advance to the top 7 songs to the playoffs and we'll have a second side vote to pick the 8th song among the 5 songs that tied.  Here's the 7 that advanced.

  1. Enter Sandman - Metallica
  2. California Dreamin' - Mamas and the Papas
  3. Paradise By the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf
  4. Flirtin' With Disaster - Molly Hatchet
  5. Mississippi Queen - Mountain
  6. Blinded By the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  7. All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople

So as an additional vote for this entry, vote for one of the following 5 to determine the 8th and last song to advance

  1. Bat Out of Hell - Meatloaf
  2. Fire On the Mountain - Marshall Tucker Band
  3. Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
  4. Mighty Quinn - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  5. Can't You See?

Now on with the letter P.   My list is long enough to support 5 votes for your favorite songs.  I did not list every artist/band suggested to me, but I did choose the ones with the most public appeal who had the most songs hit US charts for rock and pop.   Also, I didn't include every song released by the bands that I did list.  If there are rock songs that aren't on my list in the Pa-Ph category, feel free to vote for them.   Here's my list, again, you may vote for as many as five songs....

  • Are You Ready? - Pacific Gas and Electric
  • Love Is a Battlefield - Pat Benetar
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benetar
  • Heartbreaker - Pat Benetar
  • We Belong - Pat Benetar
  • Fire and Ice - Pat Benetar
  • Shadows In the Night - Pat Benetar
  • Little Too Late - Pat Benetar
  • Invincible - Pat Benetar
  • All Fired Up - Pat Benetar
  • Diana - Paul Anka
  • Lonely Boy - Paul Anka
  • Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Paul Anka
  • Puppy Love - Paul Anka
  • Tonight My Love, Tonight - Paul Anka
  • Do I Love You - Paul Anka
  • (You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka w/Odia Coates
  • I Don't Like to Sleep Alone - Paul Anka w/Odia Coates
  • Times Of Your Life - Paul Anka
  • Music Man - Paul Anka
  • Indian Reservation - Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Steppin' Out - Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Just Like Me - Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Let Me - Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Hungry - Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
  • Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon
  • Slip Slidin' Away - Paul Simon
  • Better Man - Pearl Jam
  • Even Flow - Pearl Jam
  • Daughter - Pearl Jam
  • Black - Pearl Jam
  • Once - Pearl  Jam
  • West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
  • Its a Sin - Pet Shop Boys
  • Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys
  • Heart - Pet Shop Boys
  • If I Had a Hammer - Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane - Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Lemon Tree - Peter Paul and Mary
  • Five Hundred Miles - Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Let My Love Open the Door - Pete Townshend
  • After the Fire - Pete Townshend
  • Save It For Later - Pete Townshend
  • Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
  • True Colors - Phil Collins
  • Two Hearts - Phil Collins
  • I Wish It Would Rain Down - Phil Collins
  • Against All Odds - Phil Collins
  • Something Happened on the Way to that Place - Phil Collins
  • Both Sides of the Story - Phil Collins
  • One More Night - Phil Collins
  • Sussudio - Phil Collins
  • Dance Into the Light - Phil Collins
  • A Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins
  • In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
  • Poetry Man - Phoebe Snow

The second part of the P bands will be a longer list.  I'll take any recommendations for R bands, but I already have many groups in mind who had quite a few hits, so as it is already, it looks like Rs will be split as well.  Okay, now have at it, vote for your 5 favorites.  

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Since: Nov 12, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2008 7:22 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs the P Bands - I

I'm not really complaining, cuz i can tell this is more for classic rock fans, which i am, but the Pearl Jam list was a little odd and alot short, especially considering all the phil collins, for example, who can hardly be classified as rock. They are vastly underrated despite the fact they were voted the best American Rock band in a USA today readers poll, beating out Aerosmith & Guns N Roses- I didn't even think they'd beat Aerosmith since they've been around a lot longer to gain fans.Any list with Pearl Jam, should have atleast 8-10 selections, considering they are the best and most enduring band to come out of the 90's- Here are my 5+5:

Alive, Breath, Rearviewmirror,Black, Corduroy/Porch, Nothingman, I Got ID, Release,Do the Evolution...I could go on and on, they have over 80 songs i'd give 4/5 or better... the most popular ones i've seen listed are Daughter and Even Flow..Daughter is one of their worst songs (maybe cracks the top 100, although it's good), Even Flow is one of the best but not top 10,unless it's live...Please stop voting for Daughter, if you like Daughter, you probly don't know many of their songs and would probly really enjoy them..Thanks, Iceberg

p.s if anyone voted for Daughter and actually knows more than 10 songs by them, i'd be interested to know




Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2008 6:25 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs the P Bands - I

Many of you are forgetting to vote on the remaining M song.   Here's the up to date vote on that...

  • Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues - 6
  • Fire on the Mountain - Marshall Tucker Band - 2
  • Bat Out of Hell - Meatloaf - 1
  • Mighty Quinn - Manfred Mann's Earth Band - 1
  • Can't You See? - Marshall Tucker Band - 1



Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2008 6:22 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs the P Bands - I

Thanks for the votes and the kind words everyone.  Thanks to KBrown, t-rock-atx, Bastyd, iamyo, KidDude, TheMuffinMan, Scott-24, D2Moo, TrueBlueFrank, that cobra and welcome aboard rodel.  Also, iamyo, I did get your vote changed for you.  I'm blown away by all the different songs being mentioned and how so few songs are standing out as frontrunners.

Here's the votes....

  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benetar - 8
  • In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins - 10
  • If I Had A Hammer - Peter, Paul and Mary - 2
  • Let My Love Open the Door - Pete Townshend - 3
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon - 4
  • We Belong - Pat Benetar - 2
  • Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel - 1
  • Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins - 4
  • Against All Odds - Phil Collins - 2
  • Easy Lover - Phil Collins - 2
  • West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys - 3
  • Heartbreaker - Pat Benetar - 4
  • Fire and Ice - Pat Benetar - 2
  • Even Flow - Pearl Jam - 5
  • Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders - 3
  • Leaving On a Jet Plane - Peter, Paul and Mary - 1
  • Slip Slidin' Away - Paul Simon - 3
  • I Wish It Would Rain Down - Phil Collins - 2
  • Daughters - Pearl Jam - 3
  • Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney - 1
  • Downtown - Petula Clark - 1
  • Pure and Easy - Pete Townshend - 1
  • Are You Ready - Pacific Gas and Electic - 2
  • Poetry Man - Phoebe Snow - 1
  • You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon - 3
  • Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel - 2
  • Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benetar - 2
  • Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul and Mary - 1
  • Guyute - Phish - 1
  • Bathtub - Gin - Phish - 1
  • Split Open and Melt - Phish - 1
  • Tweezer Reprise - Phish - 1
  • You Enjoy Myself - Phish - 1
  • Better Man - Pearl Jam - 2
  • Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard - Paul Simon - 1
  • Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon - 1
  • Gin and Juice - Phish - 1
  • Shadow in the Night - Pat Benetar - 1
  • Black - Pearl Jam  - 1
  • Kodachrome - Paul Simon - 1
  • Slit Skirts - Pete Townshend - 1
  • Take Me Home - Phil Collins - 1
  • Jeremy - Pearl Jam - 2
  • Put Your Head on my Shoulder - Paul Anka - 1
  • Once - Pearl Jam - 1
  • Sussudio - Phil Collins - 1

 





Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2008 12:08 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs the P Bands - I

Fire on the Moutain - Marshall Tucker

 

In the Air Tonight - Collins

Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benetar

Sussudio - Collins

Betterman - Pearl Jam

Daughter - Pearl Jam




Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2008 6:33 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs the P Bands - I

Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benetar
Love Is a Battlefield - Pat Benetar
In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon

Write-in for Jeremy- Pearl Jam

tie-break:
Moody Blues- Nights in White Satin




Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2008 11:21 am
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs the P Bands - I

Here's my 'P's Lazer    

  • Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Paul Anka     &
    nbsp;    
  • Even Flow - Pearl Jam
  • Daughter - Pearl Jam
  • Once - Pearl  Jam
  • West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys



  • Since: Dec 7, 2007
    Posted on: October 24, 2008 10:05 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs the P Bands - I

    First, have to go with Can't You See in the M category.  Now for the Pa to Ph listings.  Number one is Paul Simon and my favorite from him, Kodachrome.  Now I'll enter my favorite Pete Townsend tune Slit SkirtsTake Me Home is my favorite Phil Collins tune by a slight margin over about four others.  There are a lot of great Pearl Jam tunes, but my favorite is Jeremy.  I think we all know someone like that, or who could be like that with a bit of a push.  Finally, have to go with Heartbreaker from Pat Benetar.  Note to self...Heartbreaker will come up again with the Rolling Stones.  That's an early pre vote in the R category.  Lazer, you do such a great job with this thread.   Keep it going brother.



    Since: Jun 26, 2008
    Posted on: October 24, 2008 3:25 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs the P Bands - I

    You're right Scott-24 about Something Happened on the Way to Heaven.

    The song Thats All is indeed sung by Phil Collins but its a song he did as a member of Genesis as the song is considered a Genesis song. 




    Since: Feb 19, 2008
    Posted on: October 23, 2008 9:38 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs the P Bands - I

    • West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
    • Something Happened on the Way to that Place - Phil Collins (sorry Lazer  shoud be "Heaven" not "to that Place"
    • Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
    • easy lover - phil collins
    • thats all - phil collins



    Since: May 20, 2008
    Posted on: October 23, 2008 9:09 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs the P Bands - I

    I would like to change 1 of my votes from "Let my love open the door" to "You can call me Al" by Paul Simon if possible. Also, Will Peter Gabriel be in the other P group, because Solsbury Hill is one of my absolute fav. songs.



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