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Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs - XYZ Bands!!!

Posted on: December 11, 2008 4:19 pm
 

YES!!!!!!!!!!  We've finally reached the end of the alphabet.  This isn't a sad occasion, its just the end of the preliminaries and the end of alot of exhaustive research on my part.  Since the inception of this blog, I've listed nearly 2000 songs for you wonderful folks to look over and vote for.  Of those songs, nearly 200 songs will make the first cut.  I haven't yet determined how I'm going to do the playoffs, but I'm guessing the first playoff elimination round will consist of 4-5 rounds with about 40-50 songs on each list.  I'll probably just start back up at the top of the alphabet and work my way down like we did the preliminary rounds, pitting the winners of the A, B, C etc..

Before I get to the list of the XYZ songs, its time to announce the winning songs of the groups and artists from the letter T.  I asked for you all to vote for 10 songs from a very lengthy list, and as luck would have it (drats) there were 9 clear cut winners and a 6 way tie for the #10 spot.  So I'll list the top 9 songs that advance and to get you all up for the hard decision making that will be required for the playoff rounds, I'll have you vote for 1 of the 6 songs that tied to determine the 10th spot.   Here's the 9 songs that made it already in the order of most popular........

  1. Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
  2. Africa - Toto
  3. Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
  4. Refugee - Tom Petty
  5. Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
  6. The Boys are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
  7. Don't Come Around Here No More - Tom Petty
  8. Proud Mary - Tina Turner
  9. My Girl - The Temptations

Here's the six songs that tied for 10th.  Please vote for only one!  

  • We're Not Going to Take It - Twisted Sister
  • Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty
  • Lay It On the Line - Triumph
  • Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
  • Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
  • Papa Was a Rolling Stone - The Temptations

I've made a list of 61 rock songs by groups and artists in the XYZ category.  My list probably doesn't include all rock acts, nor will it include all songs by the bands listed.  I basically picked the songs that I perceived to be the most popular hits/songs by these groups.  If there is a rock song that you like that isn't on the list, feel free to vote for it anyway.  I want to thank each and every one of you who have participated on my blog since I've started it.  I also want to let those of you who write your own blogs to feel free and post a link to your latest entry if you wish.  Without further ado, vote for your six (6) favorite songs, and please remember to also vote for the vote in song from the T bands...

  • Making Plans for Nigel - xtc
  • Senses Working Overtime - xtc
  • Dear God - xtc
  • King For a Day - xtc
  • The Mayor of Simpleton - xtc
  • The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead - xtc
  • Dear Madam Barnum - xtc
  • For Your Love - Yardbirds
  • Over, Under, Sideways, Down - Yardbirds
  • Heart Full of Soul - Yardbirds
  • Little Games - Yardbirds
  • Good Lovin' - Young Rascals
  • You Better Run - Young Rascals
  • I've Been Lonely too Long - Young Rascals
  • Groovin' - Young Rascals
  • A Girl Like You - Young Rascals
  • How Can I Be Sure - Young Rascals
  • It's Wonderful - Young Rascals
  • A Beautiful Morning - Young Rascals
  • People Gotta Be Free - Young Rascals
  • Carry Me Back - Young Rascals
  • See - Young Rascals
  • Get Together - The Youngbloods
  • Starship Trooper - Yes
  • I've Seen All Good People - Yes
  • Roundabout - Yes
  • Long Distance Runaround - Yes
  • Soon - Yes
  • Wonderous Stories - Yes
  • Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
  • Rhythym of Love - Yes
  • Leave It - Yes
  • Love Will Find a Way - Yes
  • And You and I - Yes
  • Changes - Yes
  • Lift Me Up - Yes
  • In the Year 2525 - Zager and Evans
  • Tell Me What You Want - Zebra
  • Who's Behind the Door - Zebra
  • She's Not There - The Zombies
  • Tell Her No - The Zombies
  • Time of the Season - The Zombies
  • Gimme all Your  Lovin' - ZZ Top
  • Got Me Under Pressure - ZZ Top
  • Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
  • I Got the Six - ZZ Top
  • Legs - ZZ Top
  • TV Dinners - ZZ Top
  • Dirty Dog - ZZ Top
  • If I Could Only Flag Her Down - ZZ Top
  • Tush - ZZ Top
  • My Head's In Mississippi - ZZ Top
  • Pearly Necklace - ZZ Top
  • I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide - ZZ Top
  • Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top
  • La Grange - ZZ Top
  • Viva Las Vegas - ZZ Top
  • Sleeping Bag - ZZ Top
  • Tubesnake Boogie - ZZ Top
  • Give It Up - ZZ Top
  • Doubleback - ZZ Top
  • Gun Love - ZZ Top

There's my list.   Please vote for your 6 favorite songs and please remember to vote for your choice on the vote in of the T band song!

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Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2008 3:15 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs - XYZ Bands!!!

Its good to see all the votes still coming in.  Merry Christmas and Happy Hollidays everyone.  Here's the updated tallies..

 

  • Gimme All Your Lovin - ZZ Top - 6
  • Got Me Under Pressure - ZZ Top - 4
  • Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top - 9
  • Sleeping Bag - ZZ Top - 1
  • Legs - ZZ Top - 5
  • Doubleback - ZZ Top - 1
  • I've Seen All Good People - Yes - 10
  • She's Not There - The Zombies - 6
  • Tush - ZZ Top - 7
  • Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top - 5
  • Tubesnake Boogie - ZZ Top - 7
  • I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide - ZZ Top - 5
  • King For a Day - xtc - 1
  • People Gotta Be Free - Young Rascals - 5
  • Long Distance Runaround - Yes - 3
  • Waiting on the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chigago - ZZ Top - 2
  • In the Year 2525 - Zager and Evans - 8
  • La Grange - ZZ Topp - 9
  • Time of the Season - The Zombies - 13
  • Roundabout - Yes - 9
  • For Your Love - Yardbirds - 8
  • Wonderous Stories - Yes - 1
  • Leave It - Yes - 3
  • Pearl Necklace - ZZ Top - 2
  • Heart Full of Soul - Yardbirds - 1
  • Good Lovin' - Young Rascals - 2
  • Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes - 10
  • Does It Really Happen? - Yes - 1
  • Awaken - Yes - 1
  • Close To The Edge - Yes - 1
  • Groovin' - Young Rascals - 1
  • Changes - Yes - 2
  • Soon  - Yes - 1
  • Its Wonderful - Young Rascals - 1
  • Get Together - The Youngbloods - 1
  • The Ballad of Mr. Pumpkinhead - xtc - 2
  • Tell Me What You Want - Zebra - 1
  • Dear God - XTC - 1
  • My Heads in Mississippi - ZZ Top - 1
  • Blue Jean Blues - ZZ Top - 1

Here is the up to date vote on the vote in songs..

  • Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy - 8
  • Lay It On the Line - Triumph - 7
  • Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty - 1
  • Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent - 3
  • Papa Was a Rolling Stone - The Temptations - 4
  • We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister - 1



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2008 3:00 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs - XYZ Bands!!!

Regarding my previous entry:

I've Seen All Good People - Yes

She's Not There - The Zombies

Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

Time of the Season - The Zombies

Leave It - Yes I had never heard this song till YO moved to Oregon and brought a list of songs I needed to hear if he was gonna marry me.

People Gotta Be Free - The Zombies

Woopsie daisy....

People Gotta Be Free - The Young Rascals

Tie breaker :  Lay It On the Line - Triumph



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2008 11:05 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs - XYZ Bands!!!

I've Seen All the Good People - Yes

She's Not There - The Zombies

Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

Time of the Season - The Zombies

Leave It - Yes I had never heard this song till YO moved to Oregon and brought a list of songs I needed to hear if he was gonna marry me.

People Gotta Be Free - The Zombies




Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2008 11:32 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs - XYZ Bands!!!

oh wow

way to compilcated for me   lol

but fun too read




Since: Aug 28, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2008 11:26 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs - XYZ Bands!!!

Tie Breaker

  • Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
XYZ Bands

  • Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes
  • Leave It - Yes
  • Changes - Yes
  • Legs - ZZ Top
  • Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
  • Tube Snake Boogie - ZZ Top



Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2008 10:28 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs - XYZ Bands!!!

Papa Was a Rolling Stone - The Temptations

Roundabout - Yes
She's Not There - The Zombies
Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
Time of the Season - The Zombies
Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
In the Year 2525 - Zager and Evans

Quite a selection Lazer.  I needed 7 or 8 more picks.



Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2008 7:03 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs - XYZ Bands!!!

  • Gimme all Your  Lovin' - ZZ Top
  • Got Me Under Pressure - ZZ Top
  • Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
  • Legs - ZZ Top
  • Tush - ZZ Top
  • My Head's In Mississippi - ZZ Top
  • Pearly Necklace - ZZ Top
  • La Grange - ZZ Top
  • Sleeping Bag - ZZ Top
  • Tubesnake Boogie - ZZ Top     &n
    bsp;     &
    nbsp; Hey buddy! Sorry so late with the info. I have four highlighted of the ZZ Top faves. I didn't see "Jesus left Chicago" or "Blue Jean Blues". These are truly great all time songs that spotlight their great blues sound. Great blog! Glad I got to be a part of it. Peace! 



  • Since: Aug 8, 2008
    Posted on: December 15, 2008 1:01 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs - XYZ Bands!!!

    Now the fun can really start.  Well done as always Lazer.

    For the tie breaker, I vote for Thin Lizzy.

     

    Owner of a Lonely Heart and I've Seen All Good People - Yes

    For Your Love - Yardbirds

    Tush, La Grange, and Gimme All Your Lovin - ZZ Top




    Since: Mar 14, 2007
    Posted on: December 15, 2008 2:44 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs - XYZ Bands!!!

    Just found this on the boards and it's a great idea. Alot of good songs here but my top 6 are:
    Dear God - XTC
    Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
    Time of the Season - The Zombies
    La Grange - ZZ Top
    Tush - ZZ Top
    I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide - ZZ Top

    As for the tie breaker, I'd have to vote for Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy

    Just a thought, but maybe for your playoff system, if you do wind up with four groups of songs, vote each one down to a top 16 and have a sort of Music Madness lol maybe even have seeding like take the #1 song from the first group and pair it with #16 from group 4, something like that. Anyway, great job and I'll be hoping to catch the playoffs.



    Since: Jun 26, 2008
    Posted on: December 14, 2008 12:32 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs - XYZ Bands!!!

    • Gimme All Your Lovin - ZZ Top - 4
    • Got Me Under Pressure - ZZ Top - 3
    • Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top - 5
    • Sleeping Bag - ZZ Top - 1
    • Legs - ZZ Top - 4
    • Doubleback - ZZ Top - 1
    • I've Seen All Good People - Yes - 7
    • She's Not There - The Zombies - 4
    • Tush - ZZ Top - 4
    • Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top - 5
    • Tubesnake Boogie - ZZ Top - 6
    • I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide - ZZ Top - 3
    • King For a Day - xtc - 1
    • People Gotta Be Free - Young Rascals - 4
    • Long Distance Runaround - Yes - 3
    • Waiting on the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chigago - ZZ Top - 1
    • In the Year 2525 - Zager and Evans - 6
    • La Grange - ZZ Topp - 6
    • Time of the Season - The Zombies - 10
    • Roundabout - Yes - 8
    • For Your Love - Yardbirds - 6
    • Wonderous Stories - Yes - 1
    • Leave It - Yes - 1
    • Pearl Necklace - ZZ Top - 2
    • Heart Full of Soul - Yardbirds - 1
    • Good Lovin' - Young Rascals - 2
    • Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes - 6
    • Does It Really Happen? - Yes - 1
    • Awaken - Yes - 1
    • Close To The Edge - Yes - 1
    • Groovin' - Young Rascals - 1
    • Changes - Yes - 1
    • Soon  - Yes - 1
    • Its Wonderful - Young Rascals - 1
    • Get Together - The Youngbloods - 1
    • The Ballad of Mr. Pumpkinhead - xtc - 2
    • Tell Me What You Want - Zebra - 1

    Here is the up to date vote on the vote in songs..

    • Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy - 6
    • Lay It On the Line - Triumph - 6
    • Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty - 1
    • Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent - 2
    • Papa Was a Rolling Stone - The Temptations - 3
    • We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister - 1

    Thanks for the votes MuffinMan (also the scorekeeping) , Markstaff, MajorE.Reckshun (great screen name), ponie, IGetNoRespect (you get some here), Seachicken, that cobra, Conquistador (nice Moody Blues tune too), and KBrown.  I still need some more votes though. 



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