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Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 1

Posted on: October 31, 2008 7:21 pm
 

Hello everyone.  I'm going through some serious baseball withdrawals already, and its still over 3 months until spring training starts.   My 2 consolations are my 1-6 Chiefs and my rock and roll blog.  Thanks to you folks, my choices aren't so awful.   Well, we've made it to the letter R already.  I've decided to split the R bands/artists as there were too many songs to put on one entry.   This entry will cover bands and artists starting with the letter R and running through the word Richard.  Part 2 will probably be posted Monday or Tuesday.  If anyone wants to suggest bands and artists for part 2, feel free to do so.  I've already got a long list of songs by the Rolling Stones, Robin Trower, Robert Palmer and Rush.  Any other ideas will be welcome, just remember what competition they're running up against.  

I've cut off the vote for your favorite songs from the O and Q bands and artists.  I asked for 5 votes for your favorite songs and once again there was a tie for fifth, but since it was only a two-way tie, I'll advance the top 6 songs from that category.   The 6 songs that advance to the playoffs in the order of votes received are.....

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  2. Sitting On the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
  3. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
  4. Wonderwall - Oasis
  5. We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions - Queen
  6. Under Pressure - Queen w/David Bowie

Now for the current issue.  I've listed nearly 70 songs for Part 1 of the R bands/artists.  I'll allow for 6 votes on this list of songs.   I do allow for write in votes as I have not listed ALL rock groups in the R-Ric category, nor have I listed ALL songs by the groups that I did list.  I    picked what I percieved to be the most popular rock songs in this specific category.   Without further ado, here's my list.  Pick your 6 favorites......

  • Man on the Silver Mountain - Rainbow
  • Catch a Rainbow - Rainbow
  • Starstruck - Rainbow
  • Kill the King - Rainbow
  • Long Live Rock and Roll - Rainbow
  • Gates of Babylon - Rainbow
  • Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow
  • I Surrender - Rainbow
  • All Night Long - Rainbow
  • Stone Cold - Rainbow
  • Street of Dreams - Rainbow
  • Jealous Lover - Rainbow
  • Thank You - Ray Stevens
  • Osama-Yo' Mamma -  Ray Stevens
  • Ahab the Arab - Ray Stevens
  • Everything is Beautiful - Ray Stevens
  • The Streak - Ray Stevens
  • Shriner's Convention  - Ray Stevens
  • You Are So Beautiful - Ray Stevens
  • Turn the Radio On - Ray Stevens
  • The One I Love - REM
  • Radio Free Europe - REM
  • Can't Get There From Here - REM
  • Driver 8 - REM
  • Fall On Me - REM
  • Superman - REM
  • It's the End of the World As We Know It - REM
  • Finest Worksong - REM
  • Orange Crush - REM
  • Stand - REM
  • Turn You Inside Out - REM
  • Pop Song 89 - REM
  • Losing My Religion - REM
  • Shiny Happy People - REM
  • Texarkana - REM
  • Drive - REM
  • Ignoreland - REM
  • Everybody Hurts - REM
  • Man on the Moon - REM
  • What's the Frequency, Kenneth?  - REM
  • Bang and Blame - REM
  • Star 69 - REM
  • Strange Currencies - REM
  • Bittersweet me - REM
  • Here With Me - REO Speedwagon
  • Roll With the Changes - REO Speedwagon
  • Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon
  • Take It On the Run - REO Speedwagon
  • In My Dreams - REO Speedwagon
  • Don't Let Him Go - REO Speedwagon
  • Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
  • Keep Pushin' - REO Speedwagon
  • Time For Me To Fly - REOSpeedwagon
  • One Lonely Night - REO Speedwagon
  • Back On the Road Again - REO Speedwagon
  • Ridin' the Storm Out - REO Speedwagon
  • Like You Do - REO Speedwagon
  • Lay Me Down - REO Speedwagon
  • Son of a Poor Man - REO Speedwagon
  • (I Believe) Our Time is Gonna Come - REO Speedwagon
  • 157 Riverside Avenue - REO Speedwagon
  • Golden Country - REO Speedwagon
  • Music Man - REO Speedwagon
  • Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
  • Satisfied - Richard Marx
  • Hold on to the Night - Richard Marx
Comments

Since: Oct 12, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2008 2:17 am
 

Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 1

 

  • The Streak - Ray Stevens
  • Radio Free Europe - REM 
  • Driver 8 - REM
  • Lightnin' Hopkins - REM (not on list)
  • Country Feedback - REM (not on list)
  • Take It On the Run - REO Speedwagon
  • Honorable Mention:

    Lotus - REM (not on list)




    Since: Jun 26, 2008
    Posted on: November 6, 2008 12:08 pm
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 1

    • Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon - 5
    • Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon - 8
    • Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx - 2
    • Hold On To the Night - Richard Marx - 2
    • Stand - REM - 1
    • The One I Love - REM - 3
    • Ridin' the Storm Out - REO Speedwagon - 5
    • Back On the Road Again - REO Speedwagon - 1
    • Lay Me Down - REO Speedwagon - 2
    •  Everything Is Beautiful - Ray Stevens - 2
    • Street of Dreams - Rainbow - 2
    • Man on the Silver Mountain - Rainbow - 4
    • What's the Frequency Kenneth? - REM - 3
    • Roll With the Changes - REO Speedwagon - 3
    • Take It On the Run - REO Speedwagon - 6
    • Losing My Religion - REM - 4
    • Shiny Happy People - REM - 1
    • Texarkana - REM - 1
    • Drive - REM - 1
    • Ignoreland - REM - 1
    • Everybody Hurts - REM - 3
    • Time For Me To Fly - REO Speedwagon - 5
    • Man on the Moon - REM - 6
    • 157 Riverside Avenue - REO Speedwagon - 4
    • The Streak - Ray Stevens - 3
    • Music Man - REO Speedwagon - 1
    • Its the End of the World as We Know It - REM - 4
    • Radio Free Europe - REM - 2
    • Long Live Rock and Roll - Rainbow - 1
    • All Night Long - Rainbow - 1
    • Stone Cold - Rainbow - 2
    • Son of a Poor Man - REO Speedwagon - 4
    • I Love LA - Randy Newman - 1
    • Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow - 2
    • Golden Country  - REO Speedwagon - 2
    • MacArthur Park - Richard Harris - 1
    • Keep Pushin' - REO Speedwagon - 1
    • Thank You - Ray Stevens - 1
    • La Bamba - Ritchie Valens - 1  (my bad for omitting that)
    • The Mississippi Squirrel Revival - Ray Stevens - 1
    • Turn the Radio On - Ray Stevens - 1  
    • Great Beyond - REM - 1

    Thanks for the votes iamyo and t-rock-atx.   Why wouldn't you want your votes to influence No_Name?  Isn't that what voting is all about? 

     





    Since: Aug 8, 2008
    Posted on: November 5, 2008 4:44 pm
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 1

    It may be too late to get my votes in, but I'm a slacker, what can I say.  Here they are anyway:

    Time For Me To Fly - REO Speedwagon

    157 Riverside Avenue REO Speedwagon

    Take It On The Run - REO Speedwagon

    Radio Free Europe - REM

    What's the Frequency, Kenneth - REM

    Man on the Moon - REM

     




    Since: May 4, 2008
    Posted on: November 5, 2008 11:22 am
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 1

    I don't want to influence the final results, so I'll just replace my four RHCP nominees with some other write-ins:

    • Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles
    • Cryin' Time - Ray Charles
    • I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
    • Sail Away - Randy Newman

     

     




    Since: May 20, 2008
    Posted on: November 5, 2008 3:40 am
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 1

    REO Speedwagon was the first concert I ever saw on Valentines day 1981 when I was 15 years old. Hard to believe how long ago that is now.

    157 Riverside Ave, REO   Roll With the Changes, REO   Golden Country, REO    Son of a Poor Man, REO    Great Beyond, REM    Since You've Been Gone, Rainbow

    Thanks again Lazer. Kudos and 5's to you.




    Since: Jun 26, 2008
    Posted on: November 4, 2008 3:53 pm
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 1

    Thanks to all you who have voted so far.  Vegab, Markstaff, Seachicken (thanks for coming aboard!), madFiore (thanks for coming aboard),  A Sleeper (thanks for coming aboard!), K Brown, John Lennon, Mando Time, Golf Coward, True Blue Frank (thank you for coming aboard), D2Moo, No_Name, The Muffin Man, Kid_Dude, that cobra, sfrye and Busy Ruth(also thanks for coming aboard).  I believe it was you No_Name who voted for all the RHCP songs.  I'm not including those in this tally as I've promised to put RHCP songs in the next entry since I forgot to list any of their songs on this one.  So if you return you may vote for six of the songs from this group of artists.   Now for the vote tallies...

    • Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon - 5
    • Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon - 8
    • Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx - 2
    • Hold On To the Night - Richard Marx - 2
    • Stand - REM - 1
    • The One I Love - REM - 3
    • Ridin' the Storm Out - REO Speedwagon - 5
    • Back On the Road Again - REO Speedwagon - 1
    • Lay Me Down - REO Speedwagon - 2
    •  Everything Is Beautiful - Ray Stevens - 2
    • Street of Dreams - Rainbow - 2
    • Man on the Silver Mountain - Rainbow - 4
    • What's the Frequency Kenneth? - REM - 2
    • Roll With the Changes - REO Speedwagon - 2
    • Take It On the Run - REO Speedwagon - 5
    • Losing My Religion - REM - 4
    • Shiny Happy People - REM - 1
    • Texarkana - REM - 1
    • Drive - REM - 1
    • Ignoreland - REM - 1
    • Everybody Hurts - REM - 3
    • Time For Me To Fly - REO Speedwagon - 4
    • Man on the Moon - REM - 5
    • 157 Riverside Avenue - REO Speedwagon - 2
    • The Streak - Ray Stevens - 3
    • Music Man - REO Speedwagon - 1
    • Its the End of the World as We Know It - REM - 4
    • Radio Free Europe - REM - 1
    • Long Live Rock and Roll - Rainbow - 1
    • All Night Long - Rainbow - 1
    • Stone Cold - Rainbow - 2
    • Son of a Poor Man - REO Speedwagon - 3
    • I Love LA - Randy Newman - 1
    • Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow - 1
    • Golden Country  - REO Speedwagon - 1
    • MacArthur Park - Richard Harris - 1
    • Keep Pushin' - REO Speedwagon - 1
    • Thank You - Ray Stevens - 1
    • La Bamba - Ritchie Valens - 1  (my bad for omitting that)
    • The Mississippi Squirrel Revival - Ray Stevens - 1
    • Turn the Radio On - Ray Stevens - 1  



    Since: Dec 7, 2007
    Posted on: November 4, 2008 12:12 am
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 1

    Hey Lazer, don't forget the late 80's to early 90's band Roxette in the next R's.  They had some big hits like Listen To Your Heart, The Look, Dangerous, and It Must Have Been Love.  Then again, I might be the only one who will vote for them so use your own judgement.



    Since: Sep 8, 2008
    Posted on: November 3, 2008 9:08 pm
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 1

    Hi.  MuffinMan said this was fun so....

     

    Lay Me Down

    Hold on to the night

    Everything is beautiful

    Turn the Radio On

    Keep on Loving You

    Can't fight this feeling




    Since: Feb 24, 2008
    Posted on: November 2, 2008 12:53 am
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 1

    Losing My Religion--REM

    Can't Fight this Feeling, Take it on the Run, Keep on Loving You--REO Speedwagon

    The Streak--Ray Stevens

    and since Ray Steven was brought into this, I will add The Mississippi Squirrel Revival

     




    Since: Jun 15, 2008
    Posted on: November 2, 2008 12:30 am
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 1

  • Everybody Hurts - REM
  • Man on the Moon - REM
  • Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
  • 3 write-ins

    Richie Valens- La Bamba

    We need Peppers! So, please add Under the Bridge and Californication both by Chili Peppers!



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