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Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 2

Posted on: November 4, 2008 6:36 pm
 

I'm sure many of you have already voted today on people and issues far more important than my rock and roll, but in the spirit of election day, I thought I'd post my next entry.  Its time to vote for your favorite songs from bands/artists starting with the letter R, part 2.   Thanks to all of you who have contributed to my blog and you're votes, comments and kind words are always greatly appreciated.  Before we get into the nuts and bolts of this particular entry, its time for me to announce the songs that will advance from the P bands/artists, Part 1.   On that entry I asked for 5 votes, and for a change, I have 5 clear cut winners.  I also will announce the final winner from the M bands as there was a vote-in for the final song in that category.   Here are the songs you'll find in the playoffs.......

  • Nights In White Satin - Moody Blues (winner of the vote-in of the M bands)
  • In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benetar
  • Even Flow - Pearl Jam
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
  • Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins

Now for the matter at hand.  I've compiled a list of 87 songs in this category.   The Red Hot Chili Peppers should have been listed in Part 1, but I omitted them in that round so they are included here.   Not all groups/artists in this alphabetical category are included, just the most significant rock bands and not all songs by those artists/bands are listed, just the ones perceived to be the most popular by yours truly.  If you wish to vote for a song that qualifies as rock and roll in this category thats not on the list, feel free to do so.  I'm asking that you vote for your 8 favorite songs from this list or in this particular category.   Here's my list. 

  • Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP)
  • Scar Tissue - RHCP
  • Dani California - RHCP
  • The Zephyr Song - RHCP
  • Give It Away - RHCP
  • Under the Bridge - RHCP
  • Knock Me Down - RHCP
  • Higher Ground - RHCP
  • Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
  • Bad Case of Loving You - Robert Palmer
  • Simply Irresistable - Robert Palmer
  • Some Guys Have All the Luck - Robert Palmer
  • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On  -  Robert Palmer
  • You Are In My System - Robert Palmer
  • Mercy Mercy Me - Robert Palmer
  • Some Like It Hot - Robert Palmer
  • Bridge Of Sighs - Robin Trower
  • Sailing - Robin Trower
  • Maggie May - Rod Stewart
  • You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
  • Sailing - Rod Stewart
  • Tonight's the Night - Rod Stewart
  • Hot Legs - Rod Stewart
  •  Do You Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart
  • Forever Young - Rod Stewart
  • Rythym of My Heart - Rod Stewart
  • I Don't Want To Talk About It  - Rod Stewart
  • Baby Jane - Rod Stewart
  • Downtown Train - Rod Stewart
  • This Old Heart of Mine - Rod Stewart
  • You're In My Heart - Rod Stewart
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest - Rod Stewart
  • I Was Only Joking - Rod Stewart
  • Sad, Sad,  Sad - Rolling Stones
  • Miss You - Rolling Stones
  • Rock and a Hard Place - Rolling Stones
  • Factory Girl - Rolling Stones
  • Little Red Rooster - Rolling Stones
  • Sex Drive -  Rolling Stones
  • Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
  • Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
  • 19th Nervous Breakdown - Rolling Stones
  • Under My Thumb - Rolling Stones
  • Sympathy For the Devil - Rolling Stones
  • Have You Seen Your Mother Lately - Rolling Stones
  • Mother's Little Helper - Rolling Stones
  • Get Off Of My Cloud - Rolling Stones
  • Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
  • Paint It, Black - Rolling Stones
  • Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
  • Let Spend the Night Together - Rolling Stones
  • Start Me Up - Rolling Stones
  • Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
  • Miss You - Rolling Stones
  • Beast of Burden - Rolling Stones
  • Don't Stop - Rolling Stones
  • Angie - Rolling Stones
  • Shattered - Rolling Stones
  • Keys to Your Love - Rolling Stones
  • Stealing My Heart - Rolling Stones
  • Emotional Rescue - Rolling Stones
  • Losing My Touch - Rolling Stones
  • Listen To Your Heart - Roxette
  • The Look - Roxette
  • It Must Have Been Love - Roxette
  • Dangerous - Roxette
  • Working Man - Rush
  • Fly By Night - Rush
  • Bastille Day - Rush
  • Lakeside Park - Rush
  • 2112 - Rush
  • Closer to the Heart - Rush
  • The Trees - Rush
  • Freewill - Rush
  • The Spirit of Radio - Rush
  • Tom Sawyer - Rush
  • Red Barchetta - Rush
  • Limelight - Rush
  • Subdivisions - Rush
  • New World Man - Rush
  • Manhattan Project - Rush
  • Time Stand Still - Rush
  • Mystic Rythyms - Rush
  • Show Don't Tell - Rush
  • Distant Early Warning - Rush

I already know that I'm going to hear alot of responses as to how hard this is going to be to limit the votes to 8, but if I ask for more than 1 vote for every 10 songs that we'll never get around to determining the greatest rock song of all time.  I've got a huge hunch as to what song of these 87 will get the most votes, but I won't divulge it so as to not skew the vote.  If any of you are curious as to what my suspicions are of the  top song  in this category, you can IM me your request after you've voted, and I'll IM back my prediction.   Anyway, enjoy the vote.  If you haven't voted on my last 2 entries, feel free to do so, the voting on those is in effect until I post my next entry, Part 1 of the S bands which will probably be in the next 3-5 days.  Speaking of voting, I'm leaving the house after I hit "submit" to do my patriotic duty.    

Comments

Since: Oct 12, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2008 2:32 am
 

Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 2

  • Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers (not on list) 
  • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On  -  Robert Palmer
  • Sympathy For the Devil - Rolling Stones 
  • Mother's Little Helper - Rolling Stones
  • Get Off Of My Cloud - Rolling Stones
  • Paint It Black - Rolling Stones 
  • Shattered - Rolling Stones
  • Working Man - Rush



  • Since: Jun 26, 2008
    Posted on: November 18, 2008 10:30 am
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 2

    I think thatcobra is the only one left for me to thank for voting.   Here's the finals.  Thanks again everyone, this got a ton of response!

    • Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) - 5 
    • Scar Tissue - RHCP - 4
    • Dani California - RHCP - 2
    • The Zephyr Song - RHCP - 2
    • Give It Away - RHCP - 1
    • Under the Bridge - RHCP - 9
    • Knock Me Down - RHCP 
    • Higher Ground - RHCP - 2
    • Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer - 6
    • Bad Case of Loving You - Robert Palmer - 1
    • Simply Irresistable - Robert Palmer - 6
    • Some Guys Have All the Luck - Robert Palmer
    • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On  -  Robert Palmer
    • You Are In My System - Robert Palmer
    • Mercy Mercy Me - Robert Palmer - 1
    • Some Like It Hot - Robert Palmer
    • Bridge Of Sighs - Robin Trower - 1
    • Sailing - Robin Trower - 1
    • Maggie Mae - Rod Stewart - 7
    • You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
    • Sailing - Rod Stewart
    • Tonight's the Night - Rod Stewart - 1
    • Hot Legs - Rod Stewart
    •  Do You Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart - 1
    • Forever Young - Rod Stewart - 1
    • Rythym of My Heart - Rod Stewart
    • I Don't Want To Talk About It  - Rod Stewart
    • Baby Jane - Rod Stewart
    • Downtown Train - Rod Stewart
    • This Old Heart of Mine - Rod Stewart
    • You're In My Heart - Rod Stewart - 2
    • The First Cut Is the Deepest - Rod Stewart - 1
    • I Was Only Joking - Rod Stewart
    • Sad, Sad,  Sad - Rolling Stones
    • Miss You - Rolling Stones
    • Rock and a Hard Place - Rolling Stones - 1
    • Factory Girl - Rolling Stones
    • Little Red Rooster - Rolling Stones - 1 
    • Sex Drive -  Rolling Stones
    • Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
    • Satisfaction - Rolling Stones - 12
    • Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones - 2
    • You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones - 8
    • 19th Nervous Breakdown - Rolling Stones - 3
    • Under My Thumb - Rolling Stones - 2
    • Sympathy For the Devil - Rolling Stones - 7
    • Have You Seen Your Mother Lately - Rolling Stones
    • Mother's Little Helper - Rolling Stones - 1
    • Get Off Of My Cloud - Rolling Stones - 1
    • Wild Horses - Rolling Stones - 3
    • Paint It, Black - Rolling Stones - 13
    • Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones -- 2
    • Let Spend the Night Together - Rolling Stones - 1
    • Start Me Up - Rolling Stones - 4
    • Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones - 3
    • Miss You - Rolling Stones
    • Beast of Burden - Rolling Stones 3
    • Don't Stop - Rolling Stones
    • Angie - Rolling Stones - 3
    • Shattered - Rolling Stones - 1
    • Keys to Your Love - Rolling Stones
    • Stealing My Heart - Rolling Stones
    • Emotional Rescue - Rolling Stones - 1
    • Losing My Touch - Rolling Stones
    • Listen To Your Heart - Roxette - 3
    • The Look - Roxette
    • It Must Have Been Love - Roxette
    • Dangerous - Roxette
    • Working Man - Rush - 5
    • Fly By Night - Rush - 2
    • Bastille Day - Rush - 1
    • Lakeside Park - Rush
    • 2112 - Rush
    • Closer to the Heart - Rush - 3
    • The Trees - Rush - 2
    • Freewill - Rush - 3
    • The Spirit of Radio - Rush - 2
    • Tom Sawyer - Rush - 3
    • Red Barchetta - Rush - 1
    • Limelight - Rush - 2
    • Subdivisions - Rush - 5
    • New World Man - Rush - 1
    • Manhattan Project - Rush
    • Time Stand Still - Rush
    • Mystic Rythyms - Rush
    • Show Don't Tell - Rush
    • Distant Early Warning - Rush
    • Time Is On My Side - Rolling Stones - 1
    • Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison - 2
    • Every Picture Tells a Story - Rod Stewart - 1
    • Tell Me Baby - RHCP - 1
    • Tumbling Dice - Rolling Stones - 1
    • Loving Cup - Rolling Stones - 1
    • Heart Breaker - Rolling Stones - 1
    • People Get Ready - Rod Stewart - 1
    • Young Turks - Rod Stewart - 1

     




    Since: Jun 15, 2008
    Posted on: November 10, 2008 12:14 am
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 2

    • Under the Bridge - RHCP
    • Maggie May - Rod Stewart
    • Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
    • Start Me Up - Rolling Stones
    • Beast of Burden - Rolling Stones
    • Forever Young - Rod Stewart
    • Simply Irresistable - Robert Palmer
    • Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP)



    Since: Jun 26, 2008
    Posted on: November 9, 2008 8:25 pm
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 2

    Thanks for the votes MDSoxChick and Mando Time.  I'll kick off the S Bands on either Monday or Tuesday.  Tomorrow looks like a busy day for me but I'll try to get something together in the next day or two.  It looks like the S bands are going to be split into 3 groups.  You need to split the 'ST' bands alone.  It looks as though I'm up to 33 or 34 S bands/artists now and some of those groups will have from 10-25 entries.  



    Since: Mar 29, 2008
    Posted on: November 9, 2008 1:04 pm
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 2

  • Under the Bridge - RHCP
  • Maggie May - Rod Stewart
  • Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
  • Paint It, Black - Rolling Stones
  • Working Man - Rush
  • Freewill - Rush
  • Tom Sawyer - Rush



  • Since: Jul 8, 2008
    Posted on: November 8, 2008 11:39 pm
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 2

    Once again Laser, you put together a great list.  Thanks.

    • Addicted to Love-Robert Palmer
    • Satisfaction-The Rolling Stones
    • Sympathy for the Devil-The Rolling Stones
    • Paint It, Black-The Rolling Stones
    • Brown Sugar-The Rolling Stones
    • Listen to your Heart-Roxette
    • Subdivisions-Rush
    • Under the Bridge-Red Hot Chili Peppers



    Since: Jun 26, 2008
    Posted on: November 7, 2008 11:49 am
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 2

    I appreciate your input ram-n-it, but I'm taking songs from the R category.  There's a long list of songs to choose from or you can write in other songs by the same artists that are on this list.   You will get to vote for your Santana and Scorpions song though in my next entry, I assure you. 



    Since: Oct 2, 2006
    Posted on: November 7, 2008 11:36 am
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 2

    I gotta submit my own songs.

    VAN HALEN - BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

    DOKKEN - IN MY DREAMS

    MOTLEY CREW - GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS

    GREAT WHITE - ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY

    MARTY ROBBINS - EL PASO

    SCORPIONS - ROCK U LIKE A HURRICANE

    SANTANA - HOLD ON




    Since: May 4, 2008
    Posted on: November 7, 2008 11:11 am
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 2

    Lots of one-hit wonders in there, some pretty good.  I was just trying to be over-inclusive rather than under-.  Feel free to cut any of them loose.  I'll write in any that I think deserve it.  Your judgment has been pretty good so far.

    I think I'll PM my T band and later suggestions.




    Since: Jun 26, 2008
    Posted on: November 7, 2008 9:49 am
     

    Vote 4 Your Favorite Rock Songs - R Bands, Pt 2

    Thanks for all the names No_Name.  Please don't expect me to use them all.  I'll check them out and see if their enough rock to them.  I haven't heard of half of their acts.  I'd also like to make it through the S's before Christmas.  But if they did songs that hit the top 100 on the US Rock charts, I'll use them.

     



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