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Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 1, A-E

Posted on: December 17, 2008 2:30 pm
 

The preliminary rounds are over, we have exhausted the alphabet and it is time for the playoffs in Lazer's Great American Search for the Greatest Rock Song of All Time.  There is still time to vote for the W Band songs and the XYZ band songs as well.  So if you havent voted on those yet, you have until this weekend to vote on the W bands and about one more week to vote for the XYZ band songs.   I will now announce the winners of the Best Rock Songs from the U & V bands/artists.  I asked all of you to vote for up to 10 songs on that entry so I will advance the top 10 songs in that category on to the playoffs.  We did have a clean 10 song winner, here are the winning songs that advance...

  1. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  2. You Really Got Me - Van Halen
  3. Moondance - Van Morrison
  4. Jump - Van Halen
  5. Easy Livin' - Uriah Heep
  6. Runnin' With The Devil - Van Halen
  7. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
  8. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
  9. Panama - Van Halen
  10. With or Without You - U2

For the first match-up of the first round of the playoffs we will be choosing the top 6 songs of the 30 songs that got enough votes in the preliminary round to qualify for the playoffs from the bands and artists starting with the letters A-E.   Unlike the preliminary rounds where write-in votes were allowed, you can only vote for songs on this list as these songs have qualified.  Like I said, this list includes 30 songs and you may vote for up to 6 songs.  These lists will be shorter but the quality will be much higher, so you may find the deciding difficult.  I've also decided that from now on, I will abstain from voting.  I will only serve as a tie-breaking judge.  If there is like a tie for 6th place, I'll pick the 6th song to advance to the next round.  If you have a better suggestion for breaking ties, I'm all for it, but if I'm not the tie-breaker, then I'd probably like to resume voting.   Without further ado, here is the list of songs...

  • For Those About to Rock - AC/DC
  • Dream On - Aerosmith
  • Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • Let It Be - The Beatles
  • Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
  • Shooting Star - Bad Company
  • Bad Company - Bad Company
  • Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
  • More than a Feeling - Boston
  • Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
  • With Arms Wide Open - Creed
  • 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago
  • Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • White Room - Cream
  • American Pie - Don McLean
  • Space Oddity - David Bowie
  • Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
  • Riders on the Storm - The Doors
  • What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
  • Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
  • Boys of Summer - Don Henley
  • Light My Fire - The Doors
  • Hotel California - The Eagles
  • Desperado - The Eagles
  • Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
  • Seven Bridges Road - Eagles
  • Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Well, there's the list ladies and gentleman.  After typing that list, I realize that asking you to vote for only 6 songs is cruel and unusual punishment, but its not going to get any easier in the later rounds.  I want to thank everyone who has been voting on my blog.  I've been averaging close to 30 different voting members per entry.  I'm hoping the playoffs will actually increase those numbers.   Happy Holidays all, I just wanted to wish you that before I forgot.   Happy voting!

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Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2009 9:35 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 1, A-E

I think it is too late, but I'm gonna vote anyway, just because.

Hotel California - The Eagles

Layla - Derek and the Dominoes

  • Dream On - Aerosmith
  • More than a Feeling - Boston
  • Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
  • For Those About to Rock - AC/DC



  • Since: Jun 26, 2008
    Posted on: January 3, 2009 3:48 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 1, A-E

    Thanks for the votes everyone.  I now have to declare this vote is now over and here are the final results...

    • For Those About to Rock - AC/DC - 8
    • Dream On - Aerosmith - 10
    • Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith - 8
    • Hey Jude - The Beatles - 11
    • Let It Be - The Beatles - 9
    • Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles - 4
    • Shooting Star - Bad Company - 1
    • Bad Company - Bad Company - 2
    • Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult - 18 
    • More than a Feeling - Boston - 5
    • Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi - 10
    • Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen - 11
    • With Arms Wide Open - Creed - 7
    • 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago - 5
    • Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival - 9
    • White Room - Cream - 4
    • American Pie - Don McLean - 20
    • Space Oddity - David Bowie - 3
    • Layla - Derek and the Dominoes - 7
    • Riders on the Storm - The Doors - 6
    • What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers - 3
    • Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits - 7
    • Boys of Summer - Don Henley - 2
    • Light My Fire - The Doors - 9
    • Hotel California - The Eagles - 14
    • Desperado - The Eagles - 6
    • Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton - 0
    • Seven Bridges Road - Eagles - 5
    • Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra - 4
    • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton - 8

     




    Since: Aug 26, 2008
    Posted on: January 1, 2009 10:44 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 1, A-E

    • Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
    • American Pie - Don McLean
    • Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
    • Riders on the Storm - The Doors
    • Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
    • Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra



    Since: Nov 4, 2008
    Posted on: December 31, 2008 9:53 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 1, A-E

    Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith

    Let It Be - The Beatles

    Hotel California - The Eagles

    Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

    Light My Fire - The Doors




    Since: Apr 21, 2008
    Posted on: December 30, 2008 8:36 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 1, A-E

    Okay, here goes.

    1. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

    2. Shooting Star - Bad Company

    3.Hey Jude - The Beatles

    4.Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

    5.Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

    6. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits




    Since: Jun 26, 2008
    Posted on: December 28, 2008 11:04 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 1, A-E

    Thanks for the votes jasf and DomN8 on D,   Here's the up to date vote totals.

    • For Those About to Rock - AC/DC - 8
    • Dream On - Aerosmith - 10
    • Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith - 7
    • Hey Jude - The Beatles - 10
    • Let It Be - The Beatles - 8
    • Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles - 4
    • Shooting Star - Bad Company - 0
    • Bad Company - Bad Company - 2
    • Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult - 17 
    • More than a Feeling - Boston - 5
    • Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi - 8
    • Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen - 10
    • With Arms Wide Open - Creed - 7
    • 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago - 5
    • Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival - 8
    • White Room - Cream - 4
    • American Pie - Don McLean - 19
    • Space Oddity - David Bowie - 3
    • Layla - Derek and the Dominoes - 6
    • Riders on the Storm - The Doors - 5
    • What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers - 3
    • Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits - 5
    • Boys of Summer - Don Henley - 2
    • Light My Fire - The Doors - 8
    • Hotel California - The Eagles - 13
    • Desperado - The Eagles - 6
    • Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton - 0
    • Seven Bridges Road - Eagles - 5
    • Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra - 3
    • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton - 7

     




    Since: Dec 5, 2008
    Posted on: December 27, 2008 7:56 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 1, A-E

    Heres my opinion, it may be a little bias though, since the Eagles are my favorite.
       1.Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
       2.Hotel California - The Eagles
       3.Seven Bridges Road - Eagles
       4.Desperado - The Eagles
       5.American Pie - Don McLean
       6.25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago



    Since: Nov 22, 2006
    Posted on: December 27, 2008 6:42 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 1, A-E


    • Let It Be - The Beatles
    • Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
    • Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
    • American Pie - Don McLean
    • Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
    • Light My Fire - The Doors



    Since: Jun 26, 2008
    Posted on: December 21, 2008 10:02 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 1, A-E

    Its great to see some new folks dropping by to vote and of course its even better seeing the regulars!  Thanks ClevelandRocks!, Teugodd, KC Wolfpack, nine5seven, thekill, Section_725, thatcobra, John_Lennon and Madtown Clone.   Here's the current tally:

    • For Those About to Rock - AC/DC - 8
    • Dream On - Aerosmith - 10
    • Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith - 7
    • Hey Jude - The Beatles - 10
    • Let It Be - The Beatles - 7
    • Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles - 4
    • Shooting Star - Bad Company - 0
    • Bad Company - Bad Company - 2
    • Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult - 16 
    • More than a Feeling - Boston - 5
    • Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi - 8
    • Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen - 9
    • With Arms Wide Open - Creed - 7
    • 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago - 4
    • Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival - 7
    • White Room - Cream - 4
    • American Pie - Don McLean - 17
    • Space Oddity - David Bowie - 3
    • Layla - Derek and the Dominoes - 5
    • Riders on the Storm - The Doors - 5
    • What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers - 3
    • Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits - 5
    • Boys of Summer - Don Henley - 2
    • Light My Fire - The Doors - 7
    • Hotel California - The Eagles - 12
    • Desperado - The Eagles - 5
    • Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton - 0
    • Seven Bridges Road - Eagles - 4
    • Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra - 3
    • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton - 7

     





    Since: May 3, 2007
    Posted on: December 19, 2008 10:07 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 1, A-E

    Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
    What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
    Boys of Summer - Don Henley
    Hotel California - The Eagles
    Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
    Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

    Awesome job with this blog.  Way to go


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