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Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Playoffs, L-N

Posted on: December 27, 2008 5:26 pm
 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas or whatever holiday that you celebrate around the 25th.  Mine was bittersweet.  I got to visit my two daughters and two grandsons, but both of my daughters had rough times in the week leading up to Christmas.  They kept themselves in excellent spirits considering their personal circumstances, so Christmas was enjoyed by all.  We have now reached the 3rd of 6 stages in the first round of the playoffs to what I'll call Lazer's Great American Search for the Greatest Rock Song of all Time.  Before I post the rules and the lists for this entry I'll post the final qualifyers for the playoffs. 

We had a vote-in song that went way back to the letter T in the preliminaries and Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy edged out Lay It on the Line-Triumph by one vote to advance to the playoffs.  We also need to post the winners of the XYZ category.  I asked for 6 votes on that entry and believe it or not, I got 6 clear cut winners.   The XYZ songs to advance are..

  1. Time of the Season - Zombies
  2. I've Seen All Good People - Yes
  3. Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
  4. Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
  5. La Grange - ZZ Top
  6. Roundabout - Yes

I think I've finally came up with a plan on how to run the playoffs now.  After the first round there will be 36 songs left.  For round two, I'll split those 36 songs in half, and we'll vote for our 8 favorites in each half.  That will get us down to 16.   Songs will be seeded according to vote numbers and it will be song versus song like a sweet 16 in the NCAA Tourney.  Well go from 16 to 8 to 4, a final between 2 songs.  How does that idea strike you all?   I should be able to milk another month or more out of this idea, LMAO.

Now we'll get down to the nuts and bolts of what brought you to my blog today.  There were 29 songs that advanced from bands/artists from the L, M and N category.   Although this may be my shortest list to choose from, this may be the hardest vote in the history of this blog.  It would be for me anyway, and I'm glad I've refrained from voting in the playoffs, breaking a tie may be hard as well.  The rules are as such; these songs have already survived a preliminary round and are the only songs you may vote for.  You may vote for no more than 6 songs on this list.   Two simple rules, thats all.  It ain't my rules that you'll hate, it that you can't vote for more.   Here's the list...

  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  • Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
  • Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
  • Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
  • Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
  • Lonesome Loser - Little River Band
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Working For the Weekend - Loverboy
  • Enter Sandman - Metallica
  • California Dreamin' - Mamas and the Papas
  • Paradise By the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf
  • Flirtin' With Disaster - Molly Hatchet
  • Mississippi Queen - Mountain
  • Blinded By the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
  • Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  • Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
  • Hair of the Dog - Nazareth
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • Southern Man - Neil Young
  • Sister Christian - Night Ranger
  • Heart of Gold - Neil Young
  • Love Hurts - Nazareth
  • Old Man - Neil Young
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Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2009 1:33 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Playoffs, L-N

Here's the final tally.

  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin - 24
  • Black Dog - Led Zeppelin - 5
  • Kashmir - Led Zeppelin 12
  • Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin - 2
  • Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin - 11
  • Lonesome Loser - Little River Band - 5
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd - 13
  • Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd - 19
  • Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd - 2 
  • Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd - 2
  • Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd - 8
  • Working For the Weekend - Loverboy - 2
  • Enter Sandman - Metallica - 15
  • California Dreamin' - Mamas and the Papas - 10
  • Paradise By the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf - 10
  • Flirtin' With Disaster - Molly Hatchet - 4
  • Mississippi Queen - Mountain - 11
  • Blinded By the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band - 12
  • All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople - 4
  • Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues - 14
  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond - 6
  • Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum - 5
  • Hair of the Dog - Nazareth - 1
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana - 15
  • Southern Man - Neil Young - 1
  • Sister Christian - Night Ranger - 5
  • Heart of Gold - Neil Young - 6
  • Love Hurts - Nazareth - 7
  • Old Man - Neil Young - 2

     




  • Since: Dec 1, 2008
    Posted on: January 6, 2009 9:05 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Playoffs, L-N

    This is great idea!  Here are my votes for this one.

  • Blinded By the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  • Love Hurts - Nazareth
  • Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd



  • Since: Aug 17, 2006
    Posted on: January 6, 2009 8:57 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Playoffs, L-N

    Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

    Freebird - Lynard Skynard

    Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin (Almost went Kashmir here but this song takes me to a happy place.)

    Enter Sandman - Metallica

    Old Man - Neil Young

    Mississippi Queen - Mountain




    Since: Sep 2, 2006
    Posted on: January 3, 2009 9:20 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Playoffs, L-N

    Some good ones here.  My votes are;

    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

    Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Blinded By the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band

    Enter Sandman - Metallica

    Working For the Weekend - Loverboy

    Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd




    Since: Aug 26, 2008
    Posted on: January 1, 2009 10:54 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Playoffs, L-N


    • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • Enter Sandman - Metallica
    • All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
    • Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
    • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
    • Heart of Gold - Neil Young



    Since: Apr 29, 2007
    Posted on: January 1, 2009 12:22 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Playoffs, L-N

    You said it Lazer:  too bad we can't vote for more!

    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    California Dreamin' - Mamas and the Papas
    Paradise By the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf
    Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
    Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum



    Since: Nov 7, 2008
    Posted on: January 1, 2009 1:16 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Playoffs, L-N

    All righty then...

    Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

    Heart of Gold - Neil Young

    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

    Lonesome Loser - Little River Band

    Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues

    Kashmir - Led Zeppelin




    Since: Nov 27, 2008
    Posted on: December 30, 2008 9:35 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Playoffs, L-N

    • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    • Lonesome Loser - Little River Band
    • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • Paradise By the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf
    • Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
    • Love Hurts - Nazareth

     




    Since: Mar 14, 2007
    Posted on: December 30, 2008 9:23 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Playoffs, L-N

    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Enter Sandman - Metallica
    Mississippi Queen - Mountain
    Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
    Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf



    Since: Apr 21, 2008
    Posted on: December 30, 2008 8:27 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Playoffs, L-N

    Wow, this is tough! Here goes...

    1. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

    2. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

    3. Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd

    4. Love Hurts - Nazareth

    5.Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

    6.Sister Christian - Night Ranger

    Lazer, you are a prince for all this hard work! Thanks!



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